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Is this love for Christ?

Prabhupada: Why Christ was killed? What fault? What is his fault? Just see. Was there any fault in his words? He advised, “Don’t kill,” and he was crucified. We have to deal with such rascals. I may be representative, but he is directly son of God. People are so...

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Gaudy Baubles

This craze for the gaudy baubles and trinkets of this world is responsible for the repugnance that is exhibited by the materialistic thinkers to any serious consideration of the real center of the principle that is distortedly reflected in the aesthetic enterprises of...

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Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati on personal calamities

You should perceive your former life and the impressions from it as conducive to performing bhajana. In other words, you should realize that the unfavorable conditions of your past are in fact a platform for the manifestation of favorable ones in the present. It is...

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Vedic civilization vs machine civilization

Live with the minimum necessities. Don’t increase your necessities unnecessarily. This is Vedic civilization. And the modern civilization is ever increase your necessities — a machine for shaving your cheek. Another machine, another attention diversion. More machine...

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In democracy nobody is happy

Syamasundara: He sees this happiness in a communal aspect. It must be for the greatest number. So he advocates a democracy where everyone is given unlimited individual freedom. Prabhupada: That is also another nonsense. In democracy nobody is happy. The so-called...

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Be determined, rectify weakness

Devotee (1): For someone whose determination wavers and slackens here and there, is there ever a point where the neophyte devotee is in danger of just forgetting everything and falling, tumbling completely backwards? Prabhupada: Everyone is neophyte. He should...

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Disappearance Day of Srila Gour Govinda Swami on Feb 24th

A Brief Life Sketch Of Srila Gour Govinda Swami His Divine Grace Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja made his appearance as Braja-bandhu Manik in a vaishnava family on 2nd September 1929. He appeared in the village of Jagannathapura, not far from Jagannatha Puri Dhama, in...

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Thinking of Srila Prabhupada, thinking of Krsna

Brahmananda: If we think about our spiritual master, is that as good as thinking of Krsna? Prabhupada: Yes, because it is said, yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasadah: ** “If you can please your guru, then you please Krsna.” So if you make always this plan, “How to please...

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