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Srila Prabhupada on enthusiasm

LA,2.august 1970

"In the path of Krsna consciousness the first principle is enthusiasm. If you lack enthusiasm then other things will not happen. And you can keep enthusiastic if you follow the rules and regulation and chant regularly Hare Krsna mantra. Otherwise that enthusiasm also will dry. So six things are required for advancing Krsna consciousness. The first thing is enthusiasm. Utsahan dhairyat. And patient. And niscayad, with conviction, firm conviction. Utsahan dhairyat niscayad tat-tat-karma-pravartanat. Following the rules and regulation, chalked out plans. And sato vrtteh, dealing very straightforward. No diplomacy, no politics, no duplicity. That will not help. Sato vrtteh. Vrtteh, his profession should be very straightforward. No underhand dealings. Sato vrtteh and sadhu-sanga, and in the association of devotees. Six things. Enthusiasm, patience, firm conviction, following the rules and regulations, dealing straightforward, no duplicity, and in association of devotees. If you can keep these six principles always in front then your progress in Krsna consciousness is sure. There is no doubt about it. So as far as possible I've tried to train you and you are doing nice. I'm satisfied. So keep the standard and go on. March forward and Krsna will bless you."

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To the People of Bangkok, Thailand

The Krishna Consciousness mission is not sectarian. We want to do what the United Nations has failed to do. The human form of body is an opportunity for solving all the problems of life. Through evolution we come to the human life for solving this problem. The real problem is the repetition of birth, death, disease, and old age.

But there is another status of life where there is no birth, death, disease, and old age. The Krishna Consciousness movement is the means for promoting the human being to that status. This is a great science, and it is elaborately explained in the Bhagavad-gita.

So our mission is to give this benediction to all humanity. Let us cooperate together on this basis so that it will be a more effective United Nations, We shall be united on the basis of the prime need of human society, spiritual life.


Srila Prabhupada in Vrindavan - Photogallery


The leaders of society, despite all their materialistic plans, are the misleaders, for they have no plan to revive our lost relationship with the lord.
(His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Mukunda mala stotra, 1, purport)

Srila Prabhupada tells stories - MP3 Audio

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01 Introduction
02 Again become mouse
03 Alexander the Great
04 Arjunacarya
05 Bilvamangala Thakura
06 Birds in net
07 The Brahmana and the Cobbler
08 Can't, can't, can't
09 Cut coat tails
10 Dinabandhu dada
11 Don't live, don't die
12 Dr. Frog
13 Feeding market people
14 Gandhari, Duryodhana, Krsna
15 Ghost, ghost
16 Gladstone
17 Mahabharata
18 Stool and urine
19 Illiterate brahmana
20 Jackal king
21 King & ass
22 Krsna breaking promise
23 European, Krsna is God
24 Jayananda looks like Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
25 Krsna's headache
26 Lady carrying sticks on head
27 Liquid Beauty
28 Mirabhai & Rupa Gosvami
29 Monkey and log
30 Mrgari the hunter
31 Potter
32 Radha and Krsna at Kuruksetra
33 Saksi-Gopala
34 Sanatana & Radharani
35 Scholar and the boatman
36 Shah Jahan
37 Siva, Parvati, watermelon
38 16,000 wives
39 Smearing stool
40 Savitri
41 Thief to Vrndavana
42 Vastrana-lila
43 Visvamitra Muni
44 Yogi burning finger
45 Yogi who could walk on water
46 Simply wonderful

Jesus and Christ Are Perfect—But You Follow Darwin

A conversation with His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada: We live for seventy or eighty years, but the followers of Darwin’s theory are calculating a span of millions or even billions of years. They are calculating a span of millions, even billions, of years—and yet they will live for just seventy or eighty years. So how are they making such an incredibly vast calculation? Simply mental speculation. Simply misleading the people. An honest man should not mislead others. He should understand that his knowledge is limited. How can I put forward something that is merely my theorizing? That is not very good business.


Prabhupada on Dance

Srila Prabhupada on Gurukula

We must develop our Krishna Consciousness school at Dallas to be the model for education in all the world, and let anyone see our Krishna Consciousness children and they will immediately understand the importance and necessity for such education amongst the citizens at large. Otherwise, the children of your country and other countries, they are simply growing up to be sophisticated animals, so what good will their education do? But if they will agree to try to understand our Krishna Consciousness education or way of life and allow their children to be educated by us, they will see them come out as the topmost citizens with all good qualities such as honesty, cleanliness, truthfulness, loyalty, etc. So that is a very important work and you are especially responsible to make it successful. All other GBC men should give you all assistance for building up the standard there.
Letter to Satsvarupa - Los Angeles 1 July, 1972


Srila Prabhupada speaks about the hare krishna children

The important matter is that the children are taken care of nicely. Bhavananda was talking with me that in New Vrindaban students were very much neglected. Therefore they were immediately transferred to New York. Every parent wants to see that their children are taken care of very nicely. That is the first duty. If they are not healthy then how they can prosecute their education? If they are undernourished it is not good for their future activities. They must have sufficient quantity of milk and then dhal, capatis, vegetables, and a little fruit will keep them always fit. There is no need of luxurious fatty foods but milk is essential. A big building is also very good for the children's health. They can move freely and run and jump.

[Srila Prabhupada Letter to: Satsvarupa Nairobi 9 October, 1971]


Srila Prabhupada on education

Education means to lead the people gradually to Krsna consciousness. [Lecture SB 1.3.20 Los Angeles 1972]

For the present you should continue going to school because education is important. Without education nobody has any social position and all our students in Krishna Consciousness are expected to be preachers. So preachers must have sufficient education because they have to meet with so many opposing elements. Education should be continued at the same time chanting should be continued. There will be no difficulty. [Letter to: Indira and Ekayani —San Francisco 17 December, 1967]


Life Comes from Life

First of all, you have
to establish that life
is not from matter.
Matter is from life..."

No One--Not Even Darwin--Can Be Independent

This whole Darwinian theory is false. But people are giving it so much stress. First of all, no one--not even Darwin--can be independent. For instance, Darwin died. So he was under the control of something higher. No man wants to die, but he is forced to die. Is it not? Then where is his independence?


What is the Value of Your Education?

Disciple: Srila Prabhupada, the
universities nowadays don’t teach any courses in the
nature of the soul.

Srila Prabhupada: Therefore, the young
person says, “What is the wrong if I become a
dog?” Because there is no education. He does not know
the difference between the dog and the human being. Therefore,
he says, “What is the wrong if I become a dog? I will
get more facility for sex without any criminal charges.”
This is the advancement of education.

Dr. Mize: How does the mind, then, come to
know that there is a soul?

Srila Prabhupada: You have to be educated.
How are these people, my students, convinced about the soul?
They have been educated by knowledge and by practice.
Everything has to be learned by being properly educated. And
therefore, the Vedic injunction is tad-
—”In order to know that
science”—sa gurum
—”you must go to a guru, a
teacher.” So the answer is that you must go to the
teacher who can teach you how the soul is there.


Everyone should be unhappy to see others in distress

Srimad Bhagavatam 6.10.9

If one is unhappy to see the distress of other living beings and happy to see their happiness, his religious principles are appreciated as imperishable by exalted persons who are considered pious and benevolent.

Srila Prabhupada purport:  One generally follows different types of religious principles or performs various occupational duties according to the body given to him by the modes of material nature. In this verse, however, real religious principles are explained. Everyone should be unhappy to see others in distress and happy to see others happy. Atmavat sarva-bhutesu: one should feel the happiness and distress of others as his own. It is on this basis that the Buddhist religious principle of nonviolence -- ahimsah parama-dharmah -- is established.

What was it like to meet Prabhupada?

WWDIS: What was it like to meet Prabhupada?
Michael Cassidy: He was grave. He was focused. He was funny. He was an exciting man to be around. I had been in the movement for five years and had attended eight or more lectures in different temples across the country where I heard Prabhupada speak in person. But to sit and talk with him face to face about something that meant so much to me, and was so controversial in the movement, had to be the most intense experience of my life.

After Prabhupada listened to three of the demos we made, he asked "What is this for"? I told him "To convey the values and concepts of Krishna consciousness to Americans." He asked "So what's the problem"? I told him that some of the big men, the temple leaders, said it was maya (meaning it was a waste of time). He looked at me, then smiled and said, "Let the cows moo." That's when I said "So it's okay to do this"? and he said, "Do it. It will be successful."


Lover of the Lord

This video was inspired by Mangalananda (Michael Cassidy) and his wonderful Change of Heart album.
A beautiful song with video and words to sing along to, lets say its Krsna Karaoke.
Lover of the Lord
w/m Michael Cassidy
©2000 Mangalananda Publishing

Our first religion is to produce food grain sufficiently to feed everyone

Prabhupada: Our first problem is, because we have got this material body, eating. Everyone must eat. Therefore our first religion is to produce food grain sufficiently to feed everyone.
-Conversation, Atlanta, March 1, 1975

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Prabhupada at Latrobe University

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Srila Prabhupada speaking with guests

Maybe. You have not seen him, the one who has seen God.

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