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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

May 22

A spiritual master is not a fashion, that "Oh, I should have a spiritual master." People after fashion. No. One must be very much inquisitive to know what is the highest perfection of life. If one is actually inquisitive to understand about the highest perfectional stage of our life, then he should search after a spiritual master.

New Vrindavan, May 22, 1969

May 21

Chanakya Pandita says that there is no comparison between a rich man and a learned man. They are different categories. A rich man, a king, may be very respectable in his own country amongst his own men, but a learned scholar is respected all over the world. If one is respected all over the world, and if one is respected in his own village, how there can be any comparison?

Dallas, May 21, 1973

May 20

We are in so many ways indebted. Our obligations are there. But if one surrenders fully unto Krishna then he is no longer any more indebted to all these obligations. He is immune. At one stroke he becomes liquidated from all obligation. Krishna is Mukunda. Mukunda means one who can offer you liberation from this material bondage.

New York, May 20, 1966

May 19

Krishna is within your heart. If you kindly continue to hear about Him, as you are doing, then Krishna will be very much pleased, "Oh, this person is now interested in me.” Because nobody's interested in Krishna, so Krishna is also silent to them. But as soon as you become interested, oh, Krishna becomes very active, "Oh, he's trying to do something. I shall help him."

Los Angeles, May 19, 1972

May 18

Now I have come back to my home, Vrindavana. If anything should go wrong, at least I will be here in Vrindavana. Vrindavana is for residence, Bombay is office for organization, and Mayapur is for worship of the Supreme Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Letter to Gurukripa, May 18, 1977

May 17

If death takes place, let it take here. There is nothing to be said new. Whatever I have to speak, I have spoken in my books. Now you try to understand it and continue your endeavor. Whether I am present or not present, it doesn't matter. As Krishna is living eternally, similarly, living being also lives eternally. But "one who has done service to the Lord lives forever." So you have been taught to serve Krishna, and with Krishna we'll live eternally. Our life is eternal. A temporary disappearance of this body doesn't matter. Body is meant for disappearance. So live forever by serving Krishna.

Vrindavan, May 17, 1977

May 16

When we are spiritually perfect we develop the spiritual form to live eternally in the spiritual world. In the spiritual world there are exactly the same things as we see here, namely the land, water, trees, birds, beasts, human beings, etc., and all of them are spiritual as all the varieties here are material.

Letter to Gurudas, May 16, 1970

May 15

If you get one thousand of rupees, ten rupees is already there. If you get Krishna then you get all perfection.

Hrishikesh, May 15, 1977

May 14

Krishna's Lila in Vrindavana is prakata or manifest Lila, and the same is going on eternally in the spiritual realm, which is known as aprakata or nonmanifest. Krsna's planet and Krsna's pastimes are going on eternally, and the same is manifested before the conditioned souls at certain intervals, once in one day of Brahma, exactly as the sun is visible for 12 hours once in a 24 hour cycle of day and night. When the sun is visible it is called prakata, and when the sun is not visible that is called aprakata or unmanifested. Nonmanifested therefore does not mean there is no existence, but the terms are used in relation to the visibility or nonvisibility to the limited conditioned souls.

Letter to Syamasundara, May 14, 1970

May 13

The soul already has a spiritual body, which material body covers. My material body grows upon me – my spiritual body – but my material body is unnatural. The real body is spiritual. I am accepting various bodies that position is to be the servant of Krishna.

Los Angeles, May 13, 1973

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