One should not foolishly adopt any of the slogans concocted by imaginative devotees

“One should not foolishly adopt any of the slogans concocted by imaginative devotees. If one actually wants to derive the effects of chanting, one must strictly follow the great ācāryas.” (Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 7.168, Srila Prabhupada Purport) “I want one student who follows my instruction. I don’t want millions. Ekaś candras … Read More

108 beads

As Vaisnavas count 108 beads, which represent the 108 individual gopis, so Krsna would also count on 108 beads to count the different groups of cows.     Srila Prabhupada in Krishna Book    

You should write

This is explained by Brahmā. Brahmā-saṁhitā means… Brahmā is the first living creature appeared in this universe, and after his realization, he is offering prayer. Realization means you should write, every one of you, what is your realization. What for this Back to Godhead is? You write your realization, what you have … Read More

Srila Prabhupada told us we were all nonsense

Śrīla Prabhupāda told us we were all nonsense. He angrily rebuked us, “Now you have to fast for three days!” [Hare Krishna Land Juhu Beach, Bombay, January 13th, 1976] Hari Śauri: Today was Ekādaśī, and Śrīla Prabhupāda took his morning walk along the Gaṅgā. Hundreds of pilgrims were taking a dawn bath … Read More

Srila Prabhupada on chanting Hare Krishna

  The transcendental vibration established by the chanting of Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare/ Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare is the sublime method for reviving our Krishna consciousness. As living spiritual souls we are all originally Krishna conscious entities, but due to our association with … Read More

Tulasi Devi – instructions by Srila Prabhupada on how to worship Her

Three Tulasi-mantras Śrīla Prabhupāda: I am giving you herewith three mantras for Tulasī Devī as follows: vṛndāyai tulasī-devyai priyāyai keśavasya ca viṣṇu-bhakti-prade devī satya vatyai namo namaḥ This is offering OBEISANCES, bowing down (pancanga pranam).   And when COLLECTING LEAVES from the plant, the following mantra should be chanted: tulasy armṛta-janmāsi / … Read More

Gaura Purnima lecture by Srila Prabhupada

So today is Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s appearance day. We will honor it with a full day fast, which we will break at the appearance of the full moon with a nice prasadam feast. Also in honor of this auspiscious day, we share with you a lecture given in Mayapur India, on … Read More

The poor Brahmana of Pratisthanapura

… there is a story in the Brahma-vaivarta Purana that in the city of Pratisthanapura in South India there was once a brahmana who was not very well-to-do, but who was nevertheless satisfied in himself, thinking that it was because of his past misdeeds and by the desire of Krsna that he … Read More

How a rabbit can kill a lion

There is a story that a lion was killed by a rabbit. Sasakena nipatitah. Why? Buddhir yasya balam tasya: “One who has got intelligence, he has got power.” A Lion is very mighty, ferocious animal, and a sasaka, an ordinary rabbit, he killed the lion. How? The lion was disturbing all the … Read More

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