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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

March 20

Try to recoup your health, depending on Krishna, because after all, He is the ultimate Master of all situations. It is not the doctor, or the medicine, or the place, but it is ultimately Krishna Who is the Master to do everything. With this viewpoint we shall go forward.

Letter to Rayarama, 20 March, 1969

March 19

In this material world the point of attraction is stri and purusa, man and woman, male and female. There is an attraction, natural. So the man wants woman, woman wants man, because there is attraction. And when, by that attraction, the man and woman is united, then the result is the children. Pumsah striya mithuni-bhavam etam tayor mitho hrdaya-granthim ahuh [SB 5.5.8]. Then the attraction for this material world increases. When one is alone, he's not so much attached with the material world. But as soon as he unites with the other party, then he gets children, and the attraction increases.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.1.4, Vrndavana, March 19, 1974

March 18

So far the Brahmacaris, you cannot check the association with householders. But their living should be separate.

Letter to Hayagriva, 18 March, 1969

March 17

In your body, for maintenance, proper maintenance of the body you require the head, you require the arms, you require the belly, you require the legs. So all these four divisions of the body are required. You cannot say, "Oh, we don't require this head." Oh, it is nonsense. You require everything. You require the head, you require the arms, you require the belly, and you require the leg. This is fit body. Suppose if there is a body without head - oh, it is dead body. It is body undoubtedly, but if there is no head, simply the trunk is there, it is called dead body. The head is considered to be the intellectual part of the body. Similarly, if there is no brahmana in the society, that is a dead body. If there is no spiritual man in the society, that is a dead society.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 7.1, San Francisco, 17 March, 1968

March 16

So far as Gurukula is concerned, literary education is for the Brahminical class, not for all. Others should learn by seeing, like the ksatriyas, vaisyas, and sudras. Just like driving a bullock cart; it doesn't require education. Modern so-called education is simply a waste of time producing hippies.

Letter to Nityananda, 16 March, 1977

March 15

Yes, you may perform the marriages in the Temple room, but after the legal marriage has lasted at least 6 months to a year. Then we can know they are faithful and serious.

Letter to Jayatirtha, 15 March, 1973

March 14

The original words of Lord Krishna have unrivalled potency and anyone who is fortunate enough to hear those words and tries to apply them to his life becomes perfect.

Letter to Mr. Dennany, 14 March, 1975

March 13

Indra, the king of heaven, he ruled over this planet as perfectly as the heavenly king Indra does. How? Ajitasrayah, completely being devotee. So the king can rule over the country... Why country? The world, world over. If he takes shelter of Krsna, Ajita means Krsna conscious, God conscious, such person, as they are advised in the sastra, then they can rule over the any part of the world or the whole world exactly like Indra, the king of heaven. He is ruling over perfectly.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhдgavatam 1.10.3-4, Tehran, March 13, 1975

March 12

A child does not want to go to school, but it is the duty of the parent to send him to the school by some way or other. So that is government's duty, that a man should be employed according to his capacity. There should be no unemployment. That is very dangerous position of the society. Now this unemployment question is very strong all over the world. They'll plan that "This government is not good. That system is not good. He's not good." And he'll do nothing. He'll personally do nothing. Just like the hippies, they criticize everyone, but he'll not do anything. These descriptions are there in the Srimad-Bhagavatam

Varnasrama walk, Vrndavana, 12 March, 1974

March 11

Dhira means that one who is undisturbed in mind. And our disturbance of the mind is due to our ignorance. Suppose I want to go somewhere. Now I am in the station. Actually, it so happened when I came to New York first from India. I was to be dispatched to Butler by the bus station, but I was a new man. I did not know the rules and regulation. Of course, somebody was guiding me. Still, I was very much in disturbed condition, how to get on the bus, how to get the ticket, how... All these. So disturbance of mind is due to our ignorance. So here, a very nice word is used: dhira. Dhira means undisturbed. Undisturbed. So this we should carefully note, that our mind in the material condition is always disturbed.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 2.13, New York, March 11, 1966