1. Real religion and bogus non-religion

    Real dharma is sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja [BG 18.66]. This is dharma. All bogus type of dharma – Hindu religion, Muslim religion, this religion, that religion – they are not dharma. Therefore it is said here, sa vai pumsam paro dharmah. Parah means Supreme. What is that? Yato bhaktir adhoksaje, “Wherein this is […]
  2. The Spiritual Master principle

    In the absolute world there is no distinction as me, or he, and I. Krishna and His representative is the same. Just like Krishna can be present simultaneously in millions of places. Similarly, the Spiritual Master also can be present wherever the disciple wants. A Spiritual Master is the principle, not the body. Just like […]
  3. Be ideal, not like a hog

    You yourself must be ideal in following the rules and regulations, rising early, and restricting eating and sleeping. The less a person is concerned with material enjoyment such as eating, sex and sleeping, the more he is spiritually advanced. If the “devotee” himself lives like a hog or dog how can he preach? Srila Prabhupada; […]
  4. Murder conspiracy

    According to Manu, the great author of civic codes and religious principles, even the killer of an animal is to be considered a murderer because animal food is never meant for the civilized man, whose prime duty is to prepare himself for going back to Godhead. He says that in the act of killing an […]
  5. Anthropologist

    At another program a bearded American anthropologist rode up on a motorcycle to attend Prabhupada’s lecture and kirtana. Afterward, the anthropologist told Srila Prabhupada that he had come to India to study the primitive tribes. Prabhupada told him it was simply a waste of time. “Why do you want to study the primitive people?” he […]
  6. Don’t waste time

    Time and tide wait for no man. So the time indicated by the sunrise and the sunset will be uselessly wasted if such time is not properly utilized for realizing identification of spiritual values. Even a fraction of the duration of life wasted cannot be compensated by any amount of gold. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.3.17 Purport) That […]