Still considered saintly

Speakar: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Breaking Ground

There is a story about how habit is second nature. There was a thief, and he went on pilgrimage with some friends. So at night when the others were sleeping, because his habit was to steal at night, he got up and was taking someone’s baggage. But then he was thinking, “Oh, I have come to this holy place of pilgrimage, but still I am committing theft by habit. No, I shall not do it.”

So then he took someone’s bag and put it in another’s place, and for the whole night the poor

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How Suka became Sukhadeva

Speaker: Radha Krishna prabhu

When Radha and Krishna wound up Their pastimes in Earth, They instructed their male parrot Suka, who is Radharani’s personal parrot, to stay back and speak the Srimad Bhagavatam. After They left Suka felt great separation for whilst Radharani was on Earth She would always speak to him about Krishna. So he was daily hearing Krishna katha. But now he was not getting any more stories or talks about Krishna and so he became very unhappy. He felt he would die. Then once he heard that Siva speaks the Bhagavatam in his abode. It so happens

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Krsna is self-effulgent

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source:  How not to be in the material world

Just like in krsna-lila, Krsna was stealing butter. So the neighboring friends of Yasoda-mata, was complaining… It is not a complaint; it was just to see the fun of Krsna. Krsna was sitting, and they were complaining. They were seeing the bodily feature, how Krsna is feeling. So other ladies complaining, “Mother Yasoda, your son comes to our house and steals butter. You see. We try to conceal them in a darkness so that this boy cannot see. But still He finds out. So better you take away

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Tiny experience

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: SB 6.1.1-2, Melbourne, May 22, 1975

Devotee: “It says in the scriptures that Lord Brahma rides on a swan. Do we take this to mean it’s a real swan, or is it symbolic?”
Prabhupada: “Not symbolic, it is fact. Why do you say symbolic?”
Devotee: “Because it’s rather unusual.”
Prabhupada: “Unusual? What experience have you got? (laughter) You have no experience. Have you got experience of other planetary systems, what is there? Your experience is very tiny. So you should not calculate Brahma’s life and other things by your tiny experience…Your experience is nothing. Therefore, you

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Living with Krsna

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Make Sure To Pass That Final Examination At Death

Satatam means anywhere and anytime. Just like my residence is at Vrndavana. That is the place of Krsna, when Krsna advented Himself He was there. So now I am in America, in your country, but that does not mean that out of Vrndavana. Because if I think of Krsna always, so it is as good as I am in India. In Vrndavana, I am as good as in New York, in this apartment. The consciousness is there. So Krsna consciousness means you already live with Krsna in

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Krsna is always joyful

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source:  The Rascals’ Business

4ad16022c04377936687510590000374We are meeting with so many problems of life. These are called anarthas, unnecessary. I am spirit soul; you are spirit soul. We are as good as God. Anandamayo ‘bhyasat. Our real position is ananda. Sac-cid-ananda. Why we are meeting so many problems? This is due to this body. This is due to this body. Therefore the real culture is, real education is, how to stop this repetition of body. But they do not know. Anandamayo ‘bhyasat. We are part and parcel of Krsna. He is fully joyful. You’ll see always Krsna joyful.

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Rising above the modes

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Subtle Cosmic Button-pusher

Bhagavad_gita_as_it_is_plate_09-e1371531068663We have to raise above the modes of material nature. Nirguna. Traigunya-visaya veda nistraigunyo bhavarjuna. That is the statement of Bhagavad-gita. In the Vedic instruction, traigunya, Vedic instruction is dealing with the three gunas, the three material modes of nature. Nistraigunyo bhavarjuna. Nistraigunya. What is that? Because when Krsna was asking Arjuna to fight, he was in the traigunya platform, in the material platform. He was thinking, “How shall I kill my grandfather? How shall I kill my teacher? How shall I kill my brother? How can I kill nephews?” This is traigunya-vicara,

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Lord’s expert supervision

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: Oneness Is Variety

banner2The whole creation is going on under the direction of Krsna. That is also stated in the Bhagavad-gita: mayadhyaksena prakrtih suyate sa-caracaram (BG. 9.10). Under His supervision… Just imagine how expert supervision is there, that the sun is rising exactly in the same moment as it is to be done. The waves of the sea are going on perpetually, but the waves cannot come beyond the limit. We have walked on the sea beach. So just at ten, one, three feet, the big ocean, Pacific Ocean is… But we are

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Lord – The expert accountant

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: Oneness Is Variety

Just imagine how many numberless there are living entities. Asankhya. Jiva-bhago sa vijneyah sa canantyaya kalpate. There is no, you cannot… Innumerable. And each and every individual soul is doing according to his own desires and every account is kept. Just imagine how expert accountant is required. Every account is kept. Because He has to be offered again another body, taking account of his activities. Karmana daiva-netrena. He’s acting. Innumerable living entities. So how big brain is Krsna, you can just imagine. And not only one planet — there are innumerable planets, there

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Krsna’s body does not change

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: We Are Controlled

When Arjuna asked Krsna, Krsna said, imam vivasvate yogam proktavan aham avyayam (BG. 4.1). Krsna said that, “First of all, I narrated this yoga system of Bhagavad-gita to the sun-god.” So, in order to clear this matter, Arjuna inquired from Him: “My dear Krsna, we are born very recently. How is that You narrated this yoga system to the sun-god?” Arjuna, of course, knew everything, but in order to clear our doubts, he raised this question. And Krsna answered that “You were also present at that time, but you have forgotten.

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Love of Krsna

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: Devotee Doesn’t Want Anything

krishna_26_fullJust like Caitanya Mahaprabhu teaches: aslisya va pada-ratam pinastu mam marma-hatam karotu va adarsanat. A devotee desires to see Krsna. But he says: “I don’t mind if You break my heart by not being present. I don’t mind. You break my heart.” Because a devotee is always anxious to see Krsna. Just like Radharani. She’s always anxious to see Krsna. But Krsna does not come. Just like Krsna left all the gopis, immediately went to Mathura. Renouncement. So much love with the gopis, and He could renounce immediately. This is one of

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Come to Krsna and you will be saved

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: People Are Being Killed 

Nityananda-Prabhu-3Mumuksavo ghora-rupan. We are therefore restricting not to worship any other. Therefore when I started this mission many friends advised me “Why don’t you make it ‘God consciousness’?” This is bogus, God consciousness. “Krsna consciousness.” Otherwise, they’ll put so many gods. “Here is another god, here is another god, here is another god, here is another god, here is another incarnation, here is another avatara,” all nonsense. Place actual who is God. Krsnas tu bhagavan svayam. Narayana-kalah santah. So try to understand our mission. Here it is said. We have to accept

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