Tuesday, 19 June 2018

A Day in the Life of Śrīla Prabhupāda - June 19

“...another passage is there in Prema-vivarta, janame janame sabe pitā mātā pāya: "In every life, one can get father and mother." Kṛṣṇa guru nahi mile bhajahun re bhāi(?): "But Kṛṣṇa and guru cannot be had in every life." That is only in human life. Otherwise, as soon as there is birth, there is father and mother. Either you become human being or tiger or snake or bird, the father-mother is there. But the spiritual father and Kṛṣṇa, that can be obtained in human life, not in every life.”

-Morning Walk - Honolulu, June 19 1975

Friday, 15 June 2018

A Day in the Life of Śrīla Prabhupāda - June 15

Makhanlāl: In the Upadeśāmṛta, in the eleventh verse, it says that if one takes his bath even once in the Rādhākuṇḍa he immediately awakens his love for Kṛṣṇa. I was wondering, some of those who have had the opportunity to take bath in Rādhākuṇḍa, it seems though it may take some time. I was wondering, is that because we don't see time in the proper perspective?
Prabhupāda: Why do you go to Rādhākuṇḍa, unless there is some awakening of Kṛṣṇa consciousness?
-Morning walk, DETROIT - June 15, 1976

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

A Day in the Life of Śrīla Prabhupāda - June 13

“If we are Krishna Conscious, any type of occupation will suit me and we shall always be satisfied. Therefore, I recommend you to read books more and more and try to understand the subject matter from different angles of vision and be always discussing it with your godbrothers even while you are working at the press, and when you are working and you cannot read, then listen to the tapes of my lectures and hear in that way. And never neglect to chant your 16 rounds of beads daily, rise early without fail, attend mangal arati, take bath, and follow the other regulative principles, and everything will come out very successfully, you can rest assured of that.”
-Letter to Bhargava -- Los Angeles 13 June, 1972


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

A Day in the Life of Śrīla Prabhupāda - June 12

“Our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement means to teach Kṛṣṇa science, science of Kṛṣṇa, science of God. So the government should take up, American government, and cooperate with us. Teach the people the science of God. Then it will be a great, benevolent welfare activity. Simply giving their money to the poor, to the needy, will not help them.”
-Interview with Jackie Vaughn (Black Congressman) -- June 12, 1976, Detroit

Saturday, 9 June 2018

"O Devotee of the Lord"

akṣṇoḥ phalaṁ tvādṛśa-darśanaṁ hi

tanoḥ phalaṁ tvādṛśa-gātra-saṅgaḥ
jihvā-phalaṁ tvādṛśa-kīrtanaṁ hi
sudurlabhā bhāgavatā hi loke
“O devotee of the Lord, the purpose of the visual sense is fulfilled simply by seeing you, and to touch your body is the fulfillment of bodily touch. The tongue is meant for glorifying your qualities because in this world a pure devotee of the Lord is very difficult to find.”
Hari-bhakti-sudhodaya 13.2

Friday, 8 June 2018

A Day in the Life of Śrīla Prabhupāda - June 8

“There is a Sanskrit proverb, sati shatyam samacharit, and this means if somebody is cunning, we must also become cunning. To a cunning person we must not be a simpleton. Krishna Conscious devotees are expected to be very intelligent, so we have to work very intelligently to prove our advancement in Krishna Consciousness.”

-Letter to Hansadutta written from New Vrindaban, USA, June 08 1969

Thursday, 7 June 2018

A Day in the Life of Śrīla Prabhupāda - June 7

“If you simply follow the simple program that I have initiated you will be happy in this life time and in the end you will go back to home, back to Godhead.”
-Letter to Bhurijana and Jagattarini written from Los Angeles, June 07, 1976

Monday, 4 June 2018

A Day in the Life of Śrīla Prabhupāda - June 4

Man: Why did Kṛṣṇa create the universe?

Prabhupāda: Because He is creator. God, He is known as creator. He is creating so many, He has created you also. You are also creating. You scientists, you are creating so many things. You have got the creative energy. The electrician is creating the electric fan, electric light, heater, electric, so many things. Electrician, that is nature. And God is the Supreme. He has the power to create, create, create. He is becoming many by creation. Many, when there is variety, many, that means creation. So this is also one of His creations. When there was necessity of creation, therefore He has created. The necessity was that some of the living entities they wanted to enjoy. They did not want to serve Kṛṣṇa. So for them, enjoy here in this material world.

 -Conversation - Mexico, 4 June 1972