Expert at everything

Speaker: HG Shyamasundar prabhu
Source: Expert at everything

Expert at everything. That was Prabhupada. Shyamasundar: Once we were in Mayapur. We had an old—I think it was a 1948 Hudson or some old, big car. And I was driving. We had left the main road. If you have been on the main road you know how bad it is. You can imagine how bad this secondary road was like. We were going to visit Lalit Prasad, who was Bhaktisiddhanta’s living brother, who was a very old man then. We didn’t know the road, and we didn’t know the way very

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Time destroys everything

Speaker: Indradyumna Swami
Source: The Hourglass

One time I was listening to Srila Prabhupada speak in France. He was saying time will destroy everything. One time Napoleon is adored in France. Here is France, where is your Napoleon now. Nobody thought Roman empire, Greek empire will perish. Even British empire, one time it was said “sun never sets on the British empire”. Now they occupy an island and “the sun never rises on the empire”.

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Serving dog instead of serving God

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source:  Swami Invites the Hippies

As they passed the shuffleboard courts and the old men playing checkers, Prabhupāda stopped and turned to the boys. “Just see,” he said. “Old people in this country do not know what to do. So they play like children, wasting their last days, which should be meant for developing Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Their children are grown and gone away, so this is a natural time for spiritual cultivation. But no. They get some cat or dog, and instead of serving God, they serve dog. It is most unfortunate. But they will not listen.

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Wherever you are there is Vrindavan

Speakar: Srila Prabhupada
Source: On the Bowery

His duty, whether on the fourteenth floor of a Riverside Drive apartment building or in a corner of a Bowery loft, was to establish Kṛṣṇa consciousness as the prime necessity for all humanity. He went on with his translating and with his constant vision of a Kṛṣṇa temple in New York City. Because his consciousness was absorbed in Kṛṣṇa’s universal mission, he did not depend on his surroundings for shelter. Home for him was not a matter of bricks and wood, but of taking shelter of Kṛṣṇa in every circumstance. As Prabhupāda had

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Seeing everything as Krsna’s energy

Speaker: Radhanath Swami
Source: Servant of the Servant

One time in Mayapura big big leaders of ISKCON were giving presentations, Prabhupada looked at the open field and pointed his cane and said “can’t you see”. They were puzzled, again he raised his voice and said “can’t you see”. Devotees thought may be Prabhupada is seeing Radha Krsna dancing and they were supposed to see. Again Prabhupada said “can’t you see”, then later Prabhupada walked into the middle of the field and stopped a leaking water faucet. He said “it is Krsna’s energy, we should not waste it”. He paused and

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Seperation from Krsna

Speaker:  Indradyumna Swami
Source:  Indradyumna Swami with Srila Prabhupada

Indradyumna Swami: “Srila Prabhupada you’ve mentioned several times in recent lectures that a pure devotee can see Krsna everywhere – that He’s never out of your vision. And at the same time in Siksastakam prayers Lord Chaitanya explains that, Govinda, I am feeling Your separation to be 12 years of more. I am feeling vacant in His absence.’ Could you explain this?”
Srila Prabhupada: “Yes. He’s playing how you can become mad without seeing Krsna. That is higher stage. It cannot be explained. But when you gradually go higher you’ll understand.”

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We are controlled God

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: We Are Controlled

15431357-control-A-big-hand-holding-a-person--Stock-Photo-people-man-whiteOnly Krsna is the supreme master. Ekale isvara krsna, ara saba bhrtya. Now… Siva-virinci-nutam. Even great demigods like Lord Brahma, Lord Siva, they also subordinate to Krsna. They offer their obeisances to Krsna. Siva-virinci-nutam. And in the Brahma-samhita it is confirmed by Brahma: isvarah paramah krsnah (BS.5.1). Isvara. Everyone can be an isvara. Isvara means controller. So we are also controller of something. A business man is controller of his business; I am controller of my disciples. There are so many controllers. So in that sense, everyone is isvara, in the

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Where is the technology?

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: Kamsa’s And Ravana’s State

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In Boston I was invited in the Massachusetts Technological Institute? Yes. So I, first of all I questioned the students that “You have got technological department. So where is the technology where we can understand the difference between a dead man and a living man? What is the thing is lost that a body’s called dead body? What is that technology.” So I talked on this point. The students appreciated very much. Actually, there is no technology why a man is dead. What is the machine, what is the component part 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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Envious of Krsna

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: People Are Being Killed 

krishna-syamasundara_1As it is mentioned: narayana-kalah santa bhajanti hy anasuyavah. Anasuyava. Asuya. Asuya means envious. Just like when we present Krsna, especially in India… This botheration is not there in other countries, outside India, because they had no information. I have placed before them that “Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You are searching after God. Here is God. Here is God’s name, here is God’s address, here is God’s activities. You try to understand God. Why you are speculating?” So they have accepted it. They are not asuyava. They are not

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Real nonviolence

Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: People Are Being Killed

imagesSometimes in the year 1950 or ’51 I went to Jhansi, and it happened so that the…, the friend in whose house I was staying, he was a leader, and there was a meeting for Gandhi’s disappearance day. So I was asked to speak. At that time I was not sannyasi. I was asked to speak something on nonviolence. So I explained that violence means if you have got some right and if somebody by force stops you to utilize your right, that is violence. That is violence. I have got some

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We become what we associate with

Speaker: Radhanath Swami
Source: Power of Inquiry-1

ironrodinfireWe become what we associate with. If we associate with impure people, impure activities, impure thoughts, we become polluted. If we associate with people who are pure, activities that are pure, and thoughts that are pure, we become purified. Srila Prabhupada, our guru, gave the example of an iron rod. If we put it in fire, it becomes red and hot like fire; and if you touch it, you’ll be burnt the same way as when you touch the fire directly. That is the power of association. But if we put that same

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