Simply by reading Srimad-Bhagavatam you will be happy

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Dear Words For Dormant Hearts

So this practice should be adopted. Don’t waste time. As much as possible, try to hear about this transcendental subject matter, Bhagavatam. Yad vaisnavanam priyam. It is stated that “The Srimad-Bhagavatam is very, very dear to the Vaisnavas, to the devotees.” In Vrndavana, you will find, they are always reading Srimad-Bhagavatam. That is their life and soul. So now we have got already six volumes, and further… How many? Eight volumes are coming? So you will have enough stock. So you should read. Sravanam kirtanam visnoh. That is the main business.

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Our main business

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Jayapataka

If you have got some time, the best thing would be to chant Hare Krishna more and more. Because our life is very short, and we have to finish our Krishna Consciousness this life very quickly. We do not know when we shall meet our next death, our next exit from this platform. But before going out of this platform, we may try to finish Krishna Consciousness. That is our main business.

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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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Srila Prabhupada’s daily routine in London

Speaker: Yamuna devi
Source: Comes to England — The John and Yoko InterludeSP

His (Srila Prabhupada’s) schedule ran close to this:

1: 00 AM: Rises, chants japa and translates
3: 30 AM: Attends Aarti in his room, performed by either Purushottama or me
4: 30 AM: Attends Aarti, Srimad-Bhagavatam class, and kirtan in the main temple
6: 30 AM: Goes on a morning walk for about one hour, takes ayurvedic medicine and then a light breakfast (either Purushottama or I would go on the morning walk)
9: 00 AM: Chants kirtan or sings prayers alone in his room; sometimes

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I am very busy

Source: Breaking Ground

prabhupdatranslatingLon Solomon: I was really into sex, and I wanted to know what he meant by illicit sex-what was his definition. He said to me, “This means sex outside of marriage.” But I wasn’t satisfied with the answer, and I asked him for more details. He told me to first consider the answer he had given me and then come back the next day and he would tell me more.

Then I showed up with a girl. The Swami came to the door and said, “I am very busy. I have my work, I have my translating.

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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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