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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

March 20

So this material nature is very powerful. You cannot protect from the onslaught of material nature. Therefore Prahlada Maharaja advising us that you try to achieve the permanent. The permanent is the soul. God is permanent. And there is a world, a sky, which is also permanent. So why not transfer yourself to that permanent sky, permanent association, permanent life, permanent supreme knowledge? What we are seeking here in imperfectness? But people have no information. Some of them, they do not believe in it. Some of them are callous. This is our unfortunate condition. But it is neither false nor it is fiction. It is actual fact, truth, real truth, Absolute Truth.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.7.40-44, San Francisco, March 20, 1967

March 19

Nowadays people have discovered so many problems. But actual problem - janma-mrtyu-jara-vyadhi - they are not very much serious. Therefore they have been described here as pramattah, madmen. He does not know what is the real problem, but he is very busy with the superficial problems. Therefore sastra says that these people, blind, they do not know what is the problem.

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

March 18

So far the living arrangement is concerned, the grhasthas should be given chance to live together as husband and wife. If not, then all the girls can stay in a place and all the boys can stay in a place, if there is not sufficient space.

Letter to Hayagriva, 18 March, 1969

March 17

If there is one brahmana in a family, or one society, the whole family, whole society becomes sanctified.

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


March 16

Yes, there are two Boar Incarnations; one is reddish, and the other whitish. Varaha is the first, He is reddish just like a boar.

Letter to Jadurani, 16 March, 1968

January 14

Regarding sending children to Gurukula, that is also optional, not compulsory. The most important things are that you follow very carefully all of the rules and regulations such as rising early, and having mangala arati and classes, etc. and that you chant at least 16 rounds daily without fail. These things are most essential for your spiritual advancement and then everything will be alright.

Letter to Tirthanga dasa, 14 March, 1975

March 13

The conception of one world state can only be fulfilled if we can follow the infallible authority. An imperfect human being cannot create an ideology acceptable to everyone. Only the perfect and the infallible can create a program which is applicable at every place and can be followed by all in the world. It is the person who rules, and not the impersonal government. If the person is perfect, the government is perfect. If the person is a fool, the government is a fool's paradise. That is the law of nature.

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

March 12

Krsna was acting as a ksatriya. In His boyhood, He was acting like a vaisya. But Krsna is neither ksatriya nor, nor brahmana. This is the example. He was a cowherd boy. That is business of vaisya. And when He was fighting in the battlefield, He was a ksatriya. He was marrying as a ksatriya. So although He was acting sometimes as ksatriya, sometimes as vaisya, but He's neither of these. So devotee is like that. He may act in any position, but He is above all the material conception of life. That is perfection.

Varnasrama walk, Vrndavana, 12 March, 1974

March 11

When we passed through the sea on the ship, although we are on the sea, quite safe, still, when there is some storm, when there is some disturbance on the ocean, we also become very much disturbed, because that situation is foreign to us. We are not so much disturbed in the land as we are disturbed in the ocean because we know that our position in the ocean is not our natural condition. So we should know that disturbance is due to our unnatural condition. Otherwise, there is no question of disturbance.

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

March 10

A poor man, begging from door to door, he cannot become God, as it is misconceived, daridra-narayana. Why Narayana can be daridra? What is this nonsense? He is the richest. And why He can, He will be daridra? The argument is forwarded that "God is in everyone's heart; therefore everyone is God." What is this argument? Everyone's heart, God is there. God said, isvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese 'rjuna tisthati (Bg. 18.61). Where God says that because isvara, the Supreme Being, is situated in everyone's heart, therefore everyone is God? What is this argument? Where Krsna says that because isvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese 'rjuna tisthati [Bg. 18.61], therefore everyone is God? Is that very sound argument?

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 7.2, London, 10 March 1975