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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

April 12

By prasadam distribution you will do service to the Lord, and the public will be pleased upon you as well. Gradually increase the number of guests, and don't deny anyone. Continue in this way: whatever is there, distribute equally-it may not be very sumptuous, but no one should be denied equal portion.

Letter to Giriraja, April 12, 1972

April 11

If they insist on touching your feet and there is no other way to avoid, it you can simply remember your predecessor Acharyas and Spiritual Masters and accept them and return namaskara with folded hands. That is the Vaisnava etiquette.

Letter to Acyutananda, April, 11, 1970

April 10

Hearing the vibration of Hare Krishna automatically reminds one of Krishna's Pastimes. Both of them arise simultaneously in the mind when one is sincerely chanting. You cannot make any distinction between listening to the sound and thinking of the Pastimes. But the process is to hear, and then Krishna's Pastimes, Form, Qualities, etc. will automatically come to mind: that is very nice.

Letter to Satsvarupa, April 10, 1969

April 9

I can only suggest, and wherever possible that can be applied, but I do not force anyone. After all, you are working hard to please Krisna only out of love for me, so there can be no question of force if love is here. We should not ever try to force anyone or reduce our Society to an impersonal business exchange. This will kill everything. Our only purpose in every endeavor is simply to make advancement in spiritual life or in pleasing Krisna.

Letter to Bhakta Das, April 9, 1972

April 8

According to sastra anyone who wears tilaka, shikha and kunti over and above the Vaisnava dress or Vaisnava sannyasi must be accepted especially while chanting Hare Krishna mantra with bead bags. When Jagannatha has expanded His jurisdiction over the whole world why the so-called servants of Jagannatha should not allow them to see the Lord of the Universe?

Letter to Shyamasundara, April 8, 1974

April 7

When I eat meat, mamsa, it means, "This animal also will eat me again." You cannot escape this "Life for life." That is the law everywhere. If you have murdered somebody, you must be killed also. You can escape the so-called state laws, but you cannot escape the laws of the material nature.

Vrindavan, April 7, 1976

April 6

A good citizen knows what is lawful work and what is unlawful work. You can hide yourself from the eyes of the police, man-made law, but is it not possible to hide yourself fom eyes of the Supreme because the Supreme is sitting within your heart.

Bombay, April 6, 1974

April 5

One of the symptoms of a devotee is that he is kind. If our Godbrother becomes ill it is our duty to help him get the proper medicine and treatment so that he can recover. There is no question of ill-treating of our own Godbrothers simply because they are sick, nor should you allow such neglect to go on. So long we have this material body there will be sickness, but we have to remain on the transceendental platform nevertheless.

Letter to Sukadeva, April 5, 1974

April 4

So far as you working engagement is concerned, certainly you are not a karmi. Any person whose constant occupation is Krishna Consciusness, he is not a karmi, he is a devotee in all circumstances. You should accept the best source of monetary income and use it for Krishna. That is better sannyasa. Stick to your job and use it for Krishna Consciusness. You are not karmi.

Letter to Gopal Krishna April 4, 1971

April 3

God is also an individual person as you are individual person, I am individual person, but the difference between God and you and me is this that you know your business, I know my business, but God knows everyone's business. That is the difference.

Melborne, April 3, 1972

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