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The guru is worshiped because he doesn’t cheat

Remain a servant of Krsna, you’ll be happy. That is the business of the spiritual master. He gives the right information; therefore he is respected so much, because he does not cheat. “Yes, you can become master, even God you can become” — this is cheating. The real...

Why we stress the prohibition against cows’ flesh

In our Krsna consciousness movement, our first provision is that no one should be allowed to eat any kind of flesh. It does not matter whether it is cows’ flesh or goats’ flesh, but we especially stress the prohibition against cows’ flesh because according...

Meat-eating and wine-drinking go together

Meat-eater means other things will follow. Illicit sex will follow and drinking will follow. Because you cannot digest meat by water; you must drink. That is the fact. It is so heavy that unless… Therefore, madya-mamsa madya mamsa[wine and meat], they are four...

Why Srila Prabhupada accepted disciples

Prabhupada gave a lecture in 1966 in which he answered the question, “Why does Krsna expand?” Krsna expands to enjoy. Then he said, “Take, for example, myself as spiritual master. Suppose I have some disciples. What is the meaning of this disciples? It is to enjoy. I...

Jiva Gosvami defeats a rascal scholar

Rupa Gosvami, when he was in Vrndavana, was known as the most learned scholar. So one mundane scholar came, and he approached Rupa Gosvami and said, “Sir, I want to talk with you on sastras.” So Rupa Gosvami said, “Why talking with me about sastras?” “Now, you are...

Don’t pollute the mantra

Now, actually, people are surprised: “What this Hare Krsna mantra has got power that it is changing so quickly?” And on the other hand, it is to be admitted, unless it has got power, how it is changing? So we have to keep that power. Don’t make it an ordinary musical...