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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

June 17

Horse is controlled by the mouth. Therefore you have seen the harnesses are fixed in the mouth, the driver controls the mouth and the horse goes. So Krishna was a boy. How did He know that "This demon Kesi has come in the shape of a horse. If I have to control him, I will have to control his mouth". So He pushed His hand within the mouth of the horse, and the horse felt it was just like a hot iron bar, so he died. Similarly, when Krishna fought with Aristasura, He knew that to control the bull you have to control the horns, so He took up the horns and killed him. This is svabhaviki, natural. He knows everything.

Mayapura, June 17, 1973

June 16

If you take one cent from somebody else without doing something good to him or without exchanging something, then you are debtor, and you have to pay him with interest and compound interest. That is the law of karma.

New Vrindavan, June 16, 1969

June 15

Spiritual master is representative of God, similarly, king is also representative of God. The father is also representative of God. These are the statements of the sastras. Because they will guide. The king will guide. The spiritual master will guide. The father will guide. What is that guidance? That guidance is how one can become Krishna conscious by education, by culture.

Mayapur, June 15, 1973

June 14

Vrindaban does not require to be modernized because Krishna's Vrindaban is transcendental village. They completely depend on nature's beauty and nature's protection. The community in which Krishna preferred to belong was Vaisya community, because Nanda Maharaja happened to be a Vaisya king, or landholder, and his main business was cow protection. It is understood that he had 900,000 cows and Krishna and Balarama used to take charge of them, along with His many cowherd boy friends, and every day, in the morning He used to go out with His friends and cows into the pasturing grounds.

Letter to Hayagriva, June 14, 1968

June 13

I can see you, you can see me, similarly, you can go directly, see God and live with Him, dance with Him, play with Him, eat with Him. That is the perfection of life.

Paris, June 13, 1974

June 12

Lord Caitanya, although Krishna Himself, appealed to His friends and helpers to help Him in His mission and what to speak of me; I am just an ordinary human being. So I need your help.

Letter to Yogesvara, June 12, 1971

June 11

First birth is from your parents, but real birth, real life, begins when one accepts a bona fide spiritual master and renders service unto him. Then the path is open for going back to home, back to Godhead, to live eternally in full knowledge and full bliss and in association with the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, Lord Krishna.

Letter to Narayani, June 11, 1972

June 10

A king is sitting on the throne and there is a bug. The bug and the king, they are on the same throne, but the bug and the king, much difference. Sitting on the same throne does not mean that they have become equal. Why? Due to the constitutional position. The bug's constitutional position is to bite only, and the king's position is to rule. Although they are on the same level, the difference is great - gulf of difference. Similarly, God and the living entity may sit down together, may talk together, they lie together, eat together, but that difference will be there.

Montreal, June 10, 1968

June 8

If we make our Deity worship program extremely opulent and gorgeous, and if all of the devotees are always attending arati and holding kirtana in front of the Deities, that will be the best program for attracting the Indian people to Krishna Consciousness Movement.

Letter to Giriraja, June 8, 1972

June 7

Any nonsense you do and if you say, "It is the latest fashion", everyone will do.

Honolulu, June 7, 1975

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