"Show yourself as an ideal Vaisnava, then you are my representative in full. We are not after titles and designations. We must teach by personal example. Do this and the future of our movement will be glorious."
Sunday, 1 November 2009
"Narayana understood Dhruva's sincerity & sent Narada to initiate him. This Krishna Consciousness is a parallel process of worshiping the Supreme Lord & the Spiritual master simultaneously."
"If your parents don't receive you as their beloved son you shall live with me. I don't wish to keep you in that blazing fire. At least I shall not make your life miserable even though I am not as rich as your parents."
"Lord Caitanya has warned. Don't mix with any Swami who has no knowledge of Krsna Consciousness. Their speaking is simply maya. Anyone who listens to their philosophy is doomed, all devotion dries up."
"Our philosophy of political leadership is of the highest standard and morality. Now we shall begin to educate the politicians. Continue increasing this political activity, it is very pleasing to me".
"I am so much pleased that you are carrying on the Street Sankirtana Party even though you have sometimes only one companion. This spirit is most satisfactory so please go on and you may rest assured that Krsna will always help you in any difficulty.
"Just like the tracks of a railroad line, both must be there, Bhagavata marga and Pancaratriki marga - one side Bhagavata book, the other side Deity worship. Unless you follow both lines simultaneously you cannot make any progress in Devotional Service."
"To feel separation from the Spiritual Master is very good position. That means one who is in pure love with Krishna and His Representative, Spiritual Master, he thinks always of Them. And this thinking process is Krishna consciousness."
"You should keep everything very clean. That is the first business. The prasadam room should be immediately cleaned after taking prasadam. Every room should be as clean as a mirror otherwise you are inviting rats."
"The Ravana class want Sita without Rama and therefore havoc. We want to perfect everything with Krishna Consciousness. Our policy is without Krishna, everything is zero. But zero by the side of Krishna, then it is 10, 1,000, 1,000,000."
"I have come here on the order of my Spiritual Master, I am nonentity; there is no credit for me, all the credit goes to my Spiritual Master. He has arranged everything, and I am simply to abide by His order."
"Let us try our best to spread this Krishna Consciousness movement with sincerity and Krishna will give us all facilities. After all, it is Krishna's business. Our sincere desire is to serve Him and this is our bona fide position."
"So people might think you mad if they heard of your crazy work. So spiritual activities are like that. But Krishna can adjust opposing elements. By His inconceivable power, yes can be no, and no can be yes."
"I have noted your several complaints against the devotees but it would be better for you to set the example by your personal behavior and try to reform the others, not by criticism, but by your friendly behavior."
"All Gurukula students should be educated free of charge. We must give free education to our children. We cannot enforce that if you do not pay, then take back your child. Rather the opposite."
"We can take part in politics only which is sanctioned by Krishna. This political struggle is reaction of man's sinful activities. Unless they accept Krishna Consciousness, there is no possibility of peace in the world."
"So don't be disheartened at any circumstance. Depend on Krishna. After all this is the kingdom of maya. She is always peeping to take the opportunity of attacking us, but if we fix up our attention on the Lotus Feet of Krishna, maya cannot even touch us."
"Religion is the Law of God and no one but God or His empowered representative can put forward religious formulas. Devotional service which ignores the injunctions of scripture is simply a disturbance to society."
"The communist goal is to achieve a paradise on earth - so what kind of paradise can they achieve? Any society without religion is animal society. Without God-centered society, the whole thing is dog-centered society."
"I am very happy to learn that you are going to various homes and lecture halls, and holding kirtana and delivering lectures from these transcendental literature. Continue to preach in this way to all you meet."
"Whenever there is new branch of our society for Krishna Consciousness I become very very happy and my blessings in heart and soul are with you. Although I am not physically present there, spiritually I am always with you."
"Please continue your sincere preaching effort. This is the greatest welfare activity. We want the people to see how it is possible to live a perfect happy life in this world and in the end go back to home, back to Godhead."
"Kirtana and distribution of our literature, that is the basic principle of our success. Even we do not have our own temple it does not matter, we can hold Kirtana 24 hours, and distribute our publications - that is our great success."
"God is not only alive, but we can go and live with Him. He has got a particular place and anyone who is God conscious can approach it in this very life. We have to present this to the whole world very nicely."
"The secret of success in the matter of Krishna Consciousness is devotion to the Lord and the Spiritual Master. So continue your present attitude and you will be successful even I am not physically present before you."
"Guru and Krishna are two parallel lines on which the spiritual express runs very smoothly. One minus the other is no good for the devotee. Anyone who talks of Krishna without service to Guru will not be successful."
"The mission of Caitanya Mahaprabhu is now transferred from Indian hands to the hands of the Americans and Europeans. I have given the initiation, but the rest of the work will depend on you."
"Dress has to be accepted according to the taste of others and foodstuffs accepted according to the eater's taste. So if you think this kind of dress will attract more people, you can dress yourself in that manner. But our real dress is the tilaka and sikha."
"Caitanya Mahaprabhu sent His most confidential disciples out on the street and house to house. Even the magistrate would object, Caitanya Mahaprabhu would still send. He exhibited a great civil disobedience movement."
"Preach, sell books, you will feel yourself becoming perfectly happy. There is immense field for preaching. Do not hesitate to take the bold step forward and invite everyone to become a devotee of Krsna."
"Here we are having great success chanting Hare Krishna on the streets. It is all Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Mercy that this is happening all around the world and we should pray to Him that he may benedict us with even greater opportunity to spread His Sankirtan Movement."
"I shall never leave you, you are my disciple and I am your spiritual master, so you do not require to worry. I shall never leave you. Follow my instructions and do all of the things which you already know. These things will protect you."
"When the Spiritual Master accepts a disciple and the disciple surrenders unto Him, He has got the responsibility of absorbing the sinful reaction of His disciples life. This is a great responsibility of the Spiritual Master."
"The Vedas gives specific instruction how to swim over this material ocean, but if the rascal does not take the instruction through the bona fide representative, the Spiritual Master, then he becomes drowned."
"The so-called democratic government means some sudras, rascals. Without coming to Varnasrama dharma there is no question of human society. So our Krishna Conscious movement is supposed to be representative of Krishna."
"This Krishna Consciousness movement is not a sentimental fanaticism of so-called religion. It is the perfect culture - perfect social order, perfect economic development, perfect philosophy, and perfect religion."
"Why there should be any misunderstanding between a Krishna conscious husband and wife? So whether you are alone or with husband you must continue to follow the regulative principles. And wherever you get place, you should always remember Krishna and never forget Him for a moment."
"The soul is the same passing through different bodies by the process of transmigration, exactly like gold passing through business transaction. Somebody thinks 'my gold' and when it is passed to another, he thinks 'my gold.'"
"We shall take all necessary steps for self-protection, depending the result on Krishna. Arjuna had to fight in the battlefield, but at the same time he heard Bhagavad-gita. Our motto shall be like that."
"People have become demoniac, Krsna is not realized, He is not exposed to the non devotee. Our mission is to turn the people to become devotees so that they can see Krsna. So we have got a great mission. Krsna is asking you to do this job."
"So our movement is Krishna. The Krishna Consciousness Movement is non-different from Krishna. If we present Krishna Consciousness in right earnestness, then all the so-called yogis, swamis, mayavadis, scientists, philosophers, and political leaders will have no more importance."