1. Chant Hare Krsna, rain will come

    One man was to go to a fair, so he began to dress himself nicely. So dressing, dressing, in the meantime the fair is finished. (laughs) This is their program. You require water immediately: “All right, after three hundred millions of years.” If we become Krsna conscious, chant Hare Krsna, there will be rainfall. And […]
  2. Be saved from so-called priests

    In devotional service there is no sense gratification, but only transcendental loving service to the Lord. Consequently, the so-called priests engaged in sense gratification do not very much like devotional service. The brahmanas, the priests, have been against this Krsna consciousness movement since it began with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. When Caitanya Mahaprabhu started this movement, […]
  3. Nuclear war and Sankirtana

    You have asked about whether nuclear devastation on this planet would affect the Sankirtana Movement. No, there is nothing that can stop the Sankirtana Movement because it is the will of God Himself, Lord Caitanya, that His Holy Name be heard in every town and village. From a letter by Srila Prabhupada to Makhanlal, Mayapur […]
  4. Only bhakti is required

    Nobody can captivate Krsna by material possessions — money, manpower, beauty, education, austerity, and mystic power. Krsna says, bhaktya mam abhijanati. He doesn’t say, “If one is a rich man, he can have My favor.” No. Krsna is not a poor man like me. If somebody gives me money, I benefit. He’s self-sufficient. Only bhakti, […]
  5. Seek the association of pure devotees

    What is the secret of hearing and chanting? A professional speaker cannot impress transcendental ecstasy within the heart of the listeners. However, when a realized soul who is engaged in the service of the Lord is speaking, he has the potency to inject spiritual life within the audience. One should, therefore, seek the association of […]
  6. Please, get up, get up, get up

    Our only aim is how to preach Krsna consciousness. The Vaisnava’s business is para-duhkha-duhkhi. Para means others, and duhkha means unhappy. So Vaisnava personally has no unhappiness, because Vaisnava is under the protection of Krsna. So there is no question of unhappiness for a Vaisnava. But Vaisnava is unhappy by seeing others suffering. Para-duhkha-duhkhi. That […]
  7. Life on other planets

    Prabhupada: In the sun planet, in the moon planet, there are also human beings like us, and they are called devas because they are high, intellectual. They are all very powerful than ourself, and they have got different bodies with different power and everything. Otherwise, there is no question… Even great scientists like Dr. Meghnad […]
  8. Angry parents

    This mentality of Prajapati Daksa still continues even today. When young boys join the Krsna consciousness movement, their fathers and so-called guardians are very angry at the propounder of the Krsna consciousness movement because they think that their sons have been unnecessarily induced to deprive themselves of the material enjoyments of eating, drinking and merrymaking. […]
  9. Equal rights for women is maya

    Just like a male and female. That movement is very strong now in America. The female wants to become male, or equal rights. This is maya. How woman can become in equal with man? Of course, we are not going to study the social welfare activities or something like that, but purusa and prakrti, they […]
  10. Bhakti, like a mango, is always good

    Mango is so nice, either ripened or unripened, it is always good. And that goodness may be tasted by different types of men. But mango is always good. Mango is mango, “King of all fruits.” So devotional service is king of all processes of God realization. That is its position always, either ripened orunripe. From […]
  11. Rules for chanting

    Why not follow strictly? It is very simple. Chant Hare Krishna mantra. Because in the beginning we have no attachment for Hare Krishna mantra therefore the stricture is that you must chant so many beads. So, so long we haven’t got natural aptitude, natural affection for chanting Hare Krishna. We must follow these rules. But […]