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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

November 12

The principle of chanting is glorify the Lord and not to attract a crowd. If Krishna hears nicely then He will ask some sincere devotee to gather in such place.

Letter to Subala, November 12, 1967

November 11

If you simply hear about God, then you will see God by hearing. That is... Because there is cloud of dirtiness within our heart. Unless that dirtiness is cleansed, we can't perceive God. Therefore this process of chanting Hare Krishna mantra is described by Sri Caitania Mahaprabhu, ceto-darpana marjanam (Cc. Antya 20.12) "cleansing the mirror of the heart". Just like unless you cleanse the mirror which is full of dust, you can't see your face very nicely; similarly, unless you cleanse your heart very nicely, or in other words, unless your heart is cleansed of all sinful reaction, you can't understand what is God. That is not possible.

Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.6, Delhi, November 11, 1973

November 10

There two ways of association - by vani and by vapuh. Vani means words, and vapuh means physical presence. Physical presence is sometimes appreciable and sometimes not, but vani continues to exist eternally.

Bombay, November 10, 1974

November 9

Everyone is struggling to gain something which he does not possess, and he's lamenting for something which he has lost.

Vrindavana, November 9, 1972

November 8

Just like a diseased person, the more he comes back to his health it becomes pleasing more and more; similarly, the more we come Krishna Consciousness, certainly it will be pleasing, because Krishna is the Reservoir of all pleasure.

Letter to Umapati, November 8, 1969

November 7

The difference between a devotee and a non-devotee is this, just like the bee always attracted by the honey and flies go to the open sores. So the devotee is only attracted by the good qualities in other people and does not see their faults.

Letter to Badrinarayana, November 7, 1971

November 6

If one renders even a small amount of sincere devotional service, Krishna becomes obliged to elevate such a person; and what to speak of one whose entire life and soul has been dedicated to Krishna's service.

Letter to Harer Nama, November 6, 1969

November 5

Your description of past incidents may be forgotten. We are not concerned with past misunderstandings, we are concerned only with progressive service to Krishna.

Letter to Govinda dasi, November 5, 1970

November 4

Radharani and the gopis, they are all on the same status, but the gopis know that "Radharani is the better worshiper than us". Therefore their only business is how to take Radharani and join with Krishna. This is Vaikuntha understanding. They are not envious that "Krishna loves Radharani so much".

Delhi, November 4, 1973

November 3

Sometimes a person, the proprietor of the house, after the death, remains in that house as serpent, sometimes as dog, sometimes as tree. Being too much attached to the possession, they cannot get better life. And sometimes we can get the body of a hog and monkey in Vrindavana also.

Vrindavan, November 3, 1972.

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