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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

March 23, 2010

The tortoise as soon as he likes to disclose his senses, and when he likes he pulls them within. That is the position of a pure devotee. He can wind up the senses whenever he likes and he can exhibit the senses whenever he likes. The senses are under his control. He is not under the control of the senses as are the ordinary persons. That is the meaning of Goswami.

Letter to Himavati, March 23, 1969

March 22, 2010

We can ask favour from anyone, but we must know that nobody can favour us unless sanctioned by the Supreme Person. Suppose we approach rich man to favour us with some contribution. Krishna is there within, and if he says, "You give him this money", the man will give us. If he is not so fortunate now therefore Krishna did not dictate him. So there is nothing to be sorry. This should be our principle.

Mayapur, March 22, 1976

March 21, 2010

Krishna is joyful. I am a part and parcel of Krishna therefore I must be also joyful. That is natural. If my father is black,then I am also black.So our father, the supreme father, Krishna is joyful.He is not engaged in some industrial work or heavy machine making. He is simply playing on his flute,and Radharani is there.That is joyful nature.

Hawaii, March 21, 1969

March 20, 2010

Depend on Krishna, because after all, He is the ultimate Master of all situations. It is not the doctor or the medicine, or the place, but it is ultimately Krishna who is the Master to do everything.

Letter to Rayarama, March 20, 1969

March 19, 2010

We act according to our whims, and the resultant action is there immediately.Nature`s law, God`s law is there.It is not God`s creation that somebody is suffering from some painful condition and somebody is enjoying . No. We infect ourselves with some contamination because this material world is full of contamination. You must remain very cautious.Otherwise you will have to suffer.

Mayapur, March 19, 1976

March 18, 2010

In the material world we want to minimize our activities and take rest more, but in the spiritual world there is no rest and there is no limit of activities. Krishna is unlimited, His service is unlimited and the energy of his servants is unlimited. Although we are in midst of ignorance, still if we keep ourselves alert there is no place of ignorance.

Letter to Tamal Krishna, March 18, 1969

March 17, 2010

A pure devotee always think himself as not-devotee. If one thinks he is a big devotee that is not good,thinking that he is a first degree. We should not be puffed up. A devotee avoids it, remaining always in second degree. Krishna has given everyone something extraordinary, and to serve Krishna with one`s extraordinary`s talent means successful life.

Letter to Sukadeva, March 17 , 1973

March 16, 2010

Everyone is being controlled by God, but a devotee is so exalted that Krishna says, "I wish to be controlled by you." This is Krishna`s position.

Vrindavana, March 16, 1974

March 15, 2010

Today, 15th March, now it is 7:35, gone, as soon as it is 7:36, you cannot bring back that 15th March, evening, 7:35 again. Even if you pay millions of dollars, "please come back again, " no, finished. Chanakya Pandita says, "Time is so valuable that if you pay millions of golden coins, you cannot get back even a moment," What is lost lost for good. " If you such valuable time spoil for nothing, without any profit, just imagine how much you are losing, how greatly you are loser."

San Francisco, March 15, 1968

March 14, 2010

There is a story that one fool was sitting on a branch of a tree and he was cutting off. And somebody said, "You`ll fall down. " " Ha, fall down." But when he fell down he said, "Oh, you are a great astrologer." So who goes to the astrologer? Only fools and rascal. No sane man goes. What is to happen, that will happen. Why shall I go to astrologer?

Mayapur, March 14, 1976