Await Krsna’s mercy

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Demonic Communists

Prabhupada: Oh. Oh. We have got an idea of thunderbird. The bird flies in the, near the cloud in expectation of water, and they are not afraid of thunder. That is called cataka. That example is given by Rupa Gosvami. The cataka does not take water from ground. They will take water when it falls from the cloud. So in the beginning of every cloud there is thunder. So this bird, because they expecting water from the cloud, the cloud is giving him thunder, but still he does not, will not take water from

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Teacher is learning his ABC’s

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Caitanya caritamrta, Adi-lila, Introduction

1538Lord Caitanya and Rupa GoswamiLord Caitanya Mahāprabhu should therefore not be considered one of us. He is Kṛṣṇa Himself, the Supreme living entity, and as such He never comes under the cloud of māyā. Kṛṣṇa, His expansions and even His higher devotees never fall into the clutches of illusion. Lord Caitanya came to earth simply to preach kṛṣṇa-bhakti, love of Kṛṣṇa. In other words, He is Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself teaching the living entities the proper way to approach Kṛṣṇa. He is like a teacher who, seeing a student doing poorly, takes up a pencil and writes,

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Representative of Krsna

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Kanista, Madhyama, Uttama

PrabhupadaInitiation-620x350 (1)The spiritual master is the representative of Krsna. How he becomes representative? What is the test? The test is… Just like anyone can understand, representative. Suppose a business firm’s representative is going to canvass for business, what is his business? He will take the interest of the firm, not his personal interest. He will try to secure business for the firm he’s working, not for his personal… That is perfect representative. And if he goes, in the name of the firm’s representative, and he does his own business, then he’s a liar. Similarly,

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I have no other shelter

Speaker: Indradyumna Swami
Source: Two Parallel Tracks of Spiritual progress

Gandhi_sepia[1]Prabhupada told the story of Gandhi and his wife. Gandhi, one time, he had a terrible fight with his wife. He was so angry at her once that he threw her out of the house. It is a famous story in India. Gandhi threw his wife out of the house. “Out with you, go on the streets. Don’t come back.” Ten minutes later, there was a knock on the door. It was his wife. “What, you are back so soon? How is it that you are back so soon? Her

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