Monday 23 July 2018

A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada-23rd July

Without discipline there cannot be any spiritual progress. Therefore our system is to follow the authority or our superiors, no that we can independently question, not this is right and this is wrong. That is not the way.
Letter to Sankarasana -- Paris 23 July, 1972

Friday 20 July 2018

A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada-20th July

Prabhupāda: Any question?
Nanda-kiśora: What happens to a person if we just give him out on the street one Simply Wonderful or some prasādam, one piece of prasādam?
Prabhupāda: Oh, that is wonderful, simply wonderful. (laughter) (chuckles) He has not tasted such wonderful sweet in his life. Therefore you give him wonderful, and because he's eating that wonderful sweet, one day he'll come to your temple and become wonderful.
Devotees: Jaya!
Prabhupāda: Therefore it is simply wonderful. So go on distributing this Simply Wonderful. Your philosophy is simply wonderful. Your prasādam is simply wonderful. You are simply wonderful. And your Kṛṣṇa is simply wonderful. The whole process of simply wonderful. And He acts wonderfully, and He reacting wonderfully. Who can deny it?
Kīrtanānanda: Prabhupāda is simply wonderful.
Prabhupāda (chuckles) That's all right. You can become, everyone.
- Lecture - New York, 20 July 1971

Thursday 19 July 2018

A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada-19th July

Owl will never open the eyes to see that there is sunlight. You know this, owl? So they will not open. However you may say, "Mr. Owl, please open your eyes and see the sun," "No, there is no sun. I don't see." (laughter) This owl civilization. So you have to fight with these owls.
You must be very strong, especially the sannyāsīs. We have to fight with the owls. We have to open their eyes by force from this, with machine. (laughter) So this is going on. So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is a fight against all the owls.
Lecture on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.37 -- San Francisco, July 19, 1975

Saturday 14 July 2018

A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada-14th July

Anyone who is making progress in Kṛṣṇa consciousness should not be envious, "Oh, he is so great. He is so rich man. He has got so nice palace. He has got so nice wife. I haven't got anything." Don't be. Because it is completely different life. Don't be captivated by the material opulence, even you are put into great difficulties. Because you are not this material body. You are spirit soul. So your progress should be steady on the spiritual platform.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 07.09.10-11 - Montreal, July 14, 1968

Friday 13 July 2018

A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada - 13th July

Unless one is prepared that "I am accepting somebody as my spiritual master. I must accept whatever he says," if there is any doubt, that "I cannot accept his words verbatim," then one should not accept him as spiritual master. That is hypocrisy. One must be first of all convinced. Therefore it is the duty of the spiritual master and the disciple to associate—that is the injunction of Sanātana Gosvāmī—for some time, and both of them should study.
Initiation Lecture -- Los Angeles, July 13, 1971

Thursday 12 July 2018

A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada- 12th July

In our conditioned life we are bitten by so many types of Maya snakes, and more and more we are put into unconsciousness of mind without any hope of eternal life. Krishna Consciousness is the only herb for such Maya snake-bite condition. So our duty is very responsible.
Letter to Carl Lange -- Los Angeles 12 July, 1969

Tuesday 10 July 2018

A Day in the LIfe of Srila Prabhupada- 10th July

We are preaching the highest principles of loving service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and as such, there is no scope for compromising with any of the kinds of philosophies of the impersonalist school.

Letter to Hayagriva -- Montreal 10 July, 1968

Saturday 7 July 2018

A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada-6th July

My idea is that if simply by narrating the Crucifixion incident of Lord Jess Christ, the Roman Catholic Religion can spread to such a wide area of the world, how much there is great potency of spreading our Krishna Consciousness by depicting hundreds of thousands of such incidents like Rathayatra.
Letter to Aniruddha -- Montreal 7 July, 1968

Thursday 5 July 2018

A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada-5th July

Servant of māyā means servant of senses. And spiritual life means instead of becoming servant of māyā or servant of senses, we become the servant of Kṛṣṇa, or God.
- Lecture CC Madhya 20.100 - Washington D.C. July 5 1976

Wednesday 4 July 2018

A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada- 4th July

Those who are following, they are happy, practically you can see. And those who are not following, they are unhappy. Yes.
- Lecture SB 01.08.18, Chicago, July 4 1974

Tuesday 3 July 2018

A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada-3rd July

Materialists are always careful for maintaining his material status quo first, and then please Visnu. Although they profess to be devotees of Visnu.
Therefore the Krishna Consciousness persons are greater than such materialistic worshippers. Materialist person perform all pious activities or devotional activities for some material gain, and as soon as there is any hindrance in the path of material gain, they at once become demon.
Therefore bhakti means without any material desires. That is the sign of pure devotee.

- Letter to Satsvarupa written from Montreal, July 3 1968

Monday 2 July 2018

A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada-2nd July

Just sacrifice the fruit of the engagement. That is to be given to Kṛṣṇa. This is surrender. Just like a good boy surrenders to his father means whatever he earns, the money, at the end of month he puts in the hand of the father: "Oh, this is my month's earnings"; similarly, we have to sacrifice the fruits of our labor to Kṛṣṇa. This is the beginning of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
- Lecture on SB 7.9.8 -- Montreal, July 2, 1968