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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

June 5

We say that if Krishna is truth, the world is also truth because the world is a manifestation of Krishna's energy. So if Krishna is true, how His energy can be false? The Mayavadis preach so-called monism, but they always distinguish brahma and maya. They say brahma is true, maya is false. We say maya is true, and because it is Krishna's energy, she must be employed in Krishna's service.

Letter to Gopal Krishna, June 5, 1969

June 4

Initiation means beginning. Not that immediately after initiation one becomes perfect.

New Vrindavan, June 4, 1969

June 3

The transcendental ecstatic symptoms certainly become manifested in a devotee's body, but they should not be exhibited amongst common men.

Letter to Makhan Lal, June 3, 1970

June 2

It is better not to have a fruit tree than to have a poison fruit tree.

Honolulu, June 2, 1975

June 1

I came here with a great mission to execute my Spiritual Master's order but my heart is stabbing me. Of course, I'm not afraid of Maya. I know Maya cannot touch me, but still if I die in this condition, my mission will remain unfulfilled. Please therefore pray to Prabhu Lord Caitanya and Vrindaban Bihari, to rescue me this time. My mission is still not finished.

Letter to Sri Krishna Pandit, June 1, 1967

May 31

The mouse, they make a hole in the field for his living comfortably. You have seen the holes in the field? And the big snake, they take advantage of these holes. They enter into it and eat the mouse, and live comfortably. So the mouse makes the comfortable place for the snake. The snake's business is to enter and live comfortably.

Geneva, May 31, 1974

May 30

Whenever there is unwanted population these three things will naturally, by nature's course, appear —  famine, pestilence, and war — and the population will be finished. There was some unwanted population at that time also for which Krishna arranged the war, battlefield of war. If we want very good population, very good generation, then we have to follow the principles of Bhagavad-gita.

New York, May 30, 1966

May 29

When I go to Los Angeles I am in Vaikuntha. When I go to New York I am in Vaikuntha. Wherever we have got a temple, that is Vaikuntha. So why shall I have objection? Do your duty nicely and see what Krishna desires. Let it be fulfilled. But you do your duty. It is your duty to pray to Krishna as affectionate children, and let Krishna decide. And I have no objection, either.

Vrindavan, May 29, 1977

May 28

For offering prasadam simply prayers to the Spiritual Master is sufficient. The process is that everything is offered to the Spiritual Master, and the Spiritual Master is supposed to offer the same foodstuff to the Lord. Therefore simply by chanting the prayer to the Spiritual Master, everything will be complete.

Letter to Harer Nama, May 28, 1968

May 27

When I left India, I promised "I'll never come back here." I was reluctant to do anything here. But still, I thought, "At least in Mayapura let me have my..." (laughs) "There is Vaisnava, so many resident, in Mayapura, Vrindavana." I promised that "I'll never come again, back again here." That was my promise. But Krishna wanted. That's all right. I was quite disgusted. Still I am disgusted.

Vrindavan, May 27, 1977

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