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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

June 21

A Spiritual Master is always liberated. In any condition of His life He should not be mistaken as ordinary human being. This position of a Spiritual Master is achieved by three processes: Sadhana siddha - one who is liberated by executing the regulative principle of devotional service; Krpa siddha - one who is liberated by the mercy of Krsna or His devotee; Nitya siddha - one who is never forgetful of Krsna throughout his whole life. These are the three features of the perfection of life.

Letter to Tamala Krsna, June 21, 1970

June 20

In Vrindavana, when we walk on the street, the cartsmen, the milkmen carrying milk, immediately they'll offer namaskar, "Swamiji". The other day we were walking and we entered one field, just for walking. So the villagers, the cultivators, they came to congratulate us and receive us. "Swamiji, it is our great fortune that you have come to our field". But in your country if I would have entered in another's place, perhaps they would have brought charge of trespass or might have shot us down. So that is the different system. That by birthright they are Krishna conscious in Vrinvadan.

Toronto, June 20, 1976

June 19

If there is lack of obedience then there cannot be discipline, and without discipline we cannot manage a huge world organization.

Los Angeles, June 19, 1972

June 18

You are mine and I am Krishna's, therefore you are also Krishna's.

Letter to Gargamuni, June 18, 1968

June 17

Horse is controlled by the mouth. Therefore you have seen the harnesses are fixed in the mouth, the driver controls the mouth and the horse goes. So Krishna was a boy. How did He know that "This demon Kesi has come in the shape of a horse. If I have to control him, I will have to control his mouth". So He pushed His hand within the mouth of the horse, and the horse felt it was just like a hot iron bar, so he died. Similarly, when Krishna fought with Aristasura, He knew that to control the bull you have to control the horns, so He took up the horns and killed him. This is svabhaviki, natural. He knows everything.

Mayapura, June 17, 1973

June 16

If you take one cent from somebody else without doing something good to him or without exchanging something, then you are debtor, and you have to pay him with interest and compound interest. That is the law of karma.

New Vrindavan, June 16, 1969

June 15

Spiritual master is representative of God, similarly, king is also representative of God. The father is also representative of God. These are the statements of the sastras. Because they will guide. The king will guide. The spiritual master will guide. The father will guide. What is that guidance? That guidance is how one can become Krishna conscious by education, by culture.

Mayapur, June 15, 1973

June 14

Vrindaban does not require to be modernized because Krishna's Vrindaban is transcendental village. They completely depend on nature's beauty and nature's protection. The community in which Krishna preferred to belong was Vaisya community, because Nanda Maharaja happened to be a Vaisya king, or landholder, and his main business was cow protection. It is understood that he had 900,000 cows and Krishna and Balarama used to take charge of them, along with His many cowherd boy friends, and every day, in the morning He used to go out with His friends and cows into the pasturing grounds.

Letter to Hayagriva, June 14, 1968

June 13

I can see you, you can see me, similarly, you can go directly, see God and live with Him, dance with Him, play with Him, eat with Him. That is the perfection of life.

Paris, June 13, 1974

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