Forgive the enemy

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Actual Sense Pleasure

Tapasvi, one who is, who are sages, their duty is they always forgive any enemy. Just likework.4872806.1.flat,550x550,075,f.jesus-christ-crucified-on-the-cross-easter-christian-art you have got very nice example, Lord Jesus Christ. He was being crucified, but he forgave all the persons who were engaged in crucifying him. He prayed Lord, “O my Lord, these people do not know what they are doing.” So this is, I mean to say, the signs of great sages. They are not, I mean to say angry. Kama-krodha.

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What is required to become Krishna conscious?

Speaker: Radhanath Swami
Source: We must cultivate proper desires

Srila-Prabhupada-on-Morning-Walk-with-Devotees-By-Lake-620x350Yesterday, at Radha-Rasabihari temple, my dear god-brother, Srutakirti Prabhu, who was Srila Prabhupada’s longest standing personal servant, gave a class. He cited a particular incident that is so essentially instructive to all of us. He was talking about a morning walk. I believe it was in Los Angeles. During these morning walks, it was usually only the very senior devotees that were allowed to go on walks with Srila Prabhupada and usually, all the senior devotees had so many questions they wanted to ask. But one particular devotee, he didn’t say

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Worship the deity to take birth in America

Speaker: Indradyumna Swami
Source: The Postage – Stamp

ids_large_0One time, one of my god brothers was visiting a temple in Vrindavana in the 1970’s and was praying very sincerely in front of the deity and the pujari, who was a bit of a smartha brahmana at that time, said to my god brother, “You are praying very nicely to the deity. So in your next life you can start to achieve perfection. You can take birth in India, and maybe become a brahmana.” This is their idea that they are superior because they have taken birth in India. Some

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I saw the train

Speaker: Suresh Gajendran
Source: Krishna is the Absolute Truth

king-edward-steam-train-1Once, there were three brothers who lived in a village. They had never gone to the city before, and they had no understanding of what a train was. One day they went to the city to see for themselves what a train was. As they waited, they heard the sound of the train’s whistle, and they turned to another man and asked, “Is that the train?” And the man answered, “Yes.” Hearing this one of the three brothers returned to his village and told everyone that the train is the sound

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Scorpion and the sage

Speaker: Radhanath Swami
Source: Advent of Kali-yuga

saintandscorpionWe know that great sages by nature are paradukha dukhi. That means their only sorrow is the sorrow of others. They only live for the welfare of others. They are even willing to suffer, to be humiliated and sometimes even be killed for the welfare of others. There’s a story where a sage was sitting on the bank of the Ganges and saw a scorpion drowning. So he picked up this scorpion to save him but the scorpion just stung him. Of course the sting of a scorpion is very painful. So he

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Higher taste

Speaker: Premanjana Dasa
Source: The Affection of Srila Prabhupada

srila-prabhupada-disciplesHaridas Prabhu had the habit of stealing money from the temple; he had a habit for stealing. He used to get money for the deity kitchen, devotee kitchen etc. As a habit, he generally used to steal Rs. 1 or Rs. 2 (in 1972) it used to be a ‘very big thing’ at that time.

There was one such incident that Haridas recalls, “Srila Prabhupada was here as he used to come to Hare Krishna Land. He used to get extra money for buying fruits and vegetables for the deity kitchen

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It is natural to serve

Source: Breaking Ground

Suddenly the old derelict returns, announcing his entrance: “How are ya?” He is carrying something. He maneuvers his way through the group, straight to the back of the temple,matchless.gift where the Swami is sitting. He opens the toilet room door, puts two rolls of bathroom tissue inside, closes the door, and then turns to the sink, sits some paper towels on top of it and puts two more rolls of bathroom tissue and some more paper towels under the sink. He then stands and turns around toward the Swami and the audience. The Swami is looking at

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Real starvation

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Relieving Our Bodily Burden

Real starvation is of the soul. The soul is not getting spiritual food. Here, in this meeting, birdinthecagethis is meant for giving to the starving spirit soul. And as soon as you get some spiritual food, then we become happy. That is the situation. Yayatma suprasidati. Unless you get spiritual food there cannot be satisfaction of the real soul. The same example, within the cage there is the bird. If you simply wash the cage very nicely and cover it and paint it and the bird within the cage is crying, starving…

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Durvasa muni visits the Pandavas

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: If Krishna Says All Right…

Draupadi offering very little food stuff stuck in the pot to Krishna

If you simply satisfy Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, then you satisfy all others. Tasmin tusto jagat tustah. Just like you know the story, in Mahabharata, that Duryodhana planned… Duryodhana… Once Duryodhana satisfied Durvasa Muni very nicely, and Durvasa Muni wanted to give him some benediction, “Now you take some benediction, whatever you like.” So Duryodhana was very cunning. His only aim was how to cheat the Pandavas. So he said, “My dear sir, I shall ask you some day. Not now.” So “All right.” So when the Pandavas were

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At least lift your anchor

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: At Least Lift Your Anchor

AnchorHoldingBoatPerhaps you all remember that a bridegroom party was to go to the bride’s home. In India the marriage party, bridegroom party, the bride, his father, his relatives, go with the bride, bridegroom, to the bride’s home, and the marriage ceremony takes place there in the presence of all kinds of relatives. That is the system. So the marriage was to take place in a different village some miles away, and in Bengal the land is full of rivers. The rivers are considered to be high roads. So it was settled

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Take you to your father

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Disappearance day of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

Back to KrishnaA rich man’s son is loitering in the street, forgetting his father’s opulence and property. And somebody, out of sympathy, giving him some food. But other person comes to him and says, “Oh, my dear boy, I know you. You are the son of such and such rich man. Why you are loitering in the street? Come on, I shall take you to your father.” So if that gentleman takes that loitering boy to his father, the father is glad, and the boy inherits his father’s property, and his whole problem

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Better spend time curing the disease

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Crow-And-Tal-Fruit Logic

Back to Godhead - Volume 11, Number 01 - 1976Srila Prabhupada encourages us to get out of the material world – not endlessly speculate on how we got here.

Srila Prabhupada dictated this essay in reply to a question about the origin of the living entity: Were we originally with Krishna, or did we fall from Krishna’s impersonal energy, the brahmajyoti? The essay was an addendum to a letter Prabhupada wrote to his disciple Madhudvisa Dasa in June of 1972.

Because he falls down from Brahma-sayujya, he thinks that this may be his origin, but he does not remember that even

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