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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

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

June 6

The great liberated souls and incarnations who appear from time to time in this material world are not actually coming back, because they are never subject to material contamination or the laws of material nature. For the purpose of delivering the fallen living entities they come here temporarily and then go back when their business is finished, and this is all under the direct order of the Lord. So the appearance of the Lord or the great liberated souls in the material world is different from the appearance of the contaminated living entity who is forced to take birth in the material world due to his desire to lord it over the world.

Letter to Vrindavanesvari, June 6, 1969

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