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Inspirations

For a little meat, many slaughterhouses

I have seen in the airplane, they eat meat, a little piece, not a lump. But because everyone is eating little, little, we require huge number of slaughterhouses. But if one decides, “I have got so many preparations to eat, so why shall I eat a little meat? I shall...

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How to form an ideal society

The wealth of the world actually belongs to Krsna, and every living entity, man and animal, has the birthright to use God’s property for his maintenance. When one takes more than his maintenance requires — be he a capitalist or a communist — he is a thief, and as such...

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Give to Krsna

You are working as a medical practitioner. So you earn lakhs of rupees. Give to Krsna. That is tam abhyarcya. Then you become perfect. That is also confirmed in Bhagavata. Atah pumbhir dvija-sresthah [SB 1.2.13]. Everyone is working according to varna and asrama....

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Perform tapasya, or be degraded

Without tapasya you cannot be purified. That little tapasya we have prescribed, that “Rise early in the morning at half past three.” But they are so downtrodden, they cannot do it. “Let me sleep five minutes more. I’ll enjoy.” You see? Such downtrodden. They were...

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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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