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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

March 9

God is the father or creator or whatever, or the source of all life, or source of our existence. Whatever you like, you can say. So we have, we have been created in that way. Eko bahu syama. God has become many. This is also version of the Vedas that many, all these many, we are also god. Just like the fire diffuses its sparks. The sparks coming out of the fire, they are also part and parcel of the fire. Similarly we, we are all parts and parcels of the Supreme. Now, He wanted to become many. He wanted to become many, so He has become many, and we are that many.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 2.12, New York, March 9, 1966

March 8

Anyone who is not surrendering to Krsna, he must be duskrtinah. Duskrtinah means he has got brain, but his brain is being utilized for sinful activities. So duskrtinah, mudhah, and rascal who does not know anything - what is God, what I am, what is this world - he's a rascal. He's animal. Mudhah means ass. As ass does not know what is God, what I am, what is this world, what is our relationship, what is this universe, nothing, no knowledge - mudhah - and duskrtinah, naradhamah means human being is especially meant for understanding this philosophical aspect of life, but one does not care. He is simply acting where to eat, where to sleep and where to get woman, and that's all. That's his business. This is mudhah. This is the business of hogs and dogs.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 9.2, Calcutta, 8 March, 1972

March 7

Marriage is a concession for a person who cannot control his sex desires. Of course it is a difficult job for the boys in this country because they have free access to intermingling with the girls. Under the circumstances, it is my open order for everyone that everyone can marry without any artificial pose. But if somebody is able to remain a Brahmacari, there should not be any causing for his marriage. But at the mature age say after 50 years old age, everyone should separate from wife.

Letter to Trivikrama, 7 March, 1970

March 6

Keep your health in good condition and work very hard for Krishna. That is our motto of life.

Letter to Rayarama, 6 March, 1969

March 5

In the beginning we, especially the brahmanas and the ksatriyas, two classes, higher classes, they have to take sannyasa. If not, at least the brahmanas must take sannyasa. The brahmanas have got four asramas: brahmacari, grhastha, vanaprastha, and sannyasa. The ksatriya have got three asramas: brahmacari, grhastha, vanaprastha, no sannyasa. And the vaisya two asramas: brahmacari, grhastha. Neither vanaprastha or sannyasa. And the sudras, they are simply one, grhastha, that's all. This is the Vedic order.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.2.5, New York, March 5, 1975

March 4

My Dear parent,
Please accept my blessings. There has been a serious mistake. I do not wish that Gurukula should be closed down in Dallas. So you kindly arrange to send your child back to Gurukula. One thing is at least for the time being, you must arrange to pay the tuition for your child. If you like, you can get my books and sell them and you can pay tuition in that way. You purchase at the temple's price and sell them and with the profit you can pay your tuition.

Letter to Parent, 4 March, 1976

March 3

The more one feels imperfect in Krishna's service, the more he is advancing in Krishna Consciousness. Even the topmost devotees feel they are inadequate in their service to the Lord. So it is good to feel inadequate, and to try harder to please Krishna with better service. But one should never feel, oh, I have seen Krishna, and so I am reached perfection - this is not Krishna Consciousness.

Letter to Hamsaduta and Himavati devi, 3 March, 1968

March 2

Krsna Consciousness means full cooperation with Krsna, and Krsna means with all His entourage. We should always remember this. Just like when we speak of a tree, it includes the root, the trunk, the branches, the leaves, the flowers - everything. Therefore to love Krsna means to love Him along with all His Name, His fame, His qualities, His entourage, His abode, His devotees, etc.

Letter to Yamuna, 2 March, 1970

March 1

Just like a child, he does not know how he is produced. I know. I asked my mother in my childhood, "My dear mother, how did I come out from your belly?" I still remember. So my mother showed me her navel: "You come out from this place." So anyway, a child cannot understand, but when he grows up, he understands everything. So how Krsna consciousness acts, how this transcendental sound cleanses your heart, you may not understand in the beginning, but if you take to it and if you practice it, then you understand.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.7, San Francisco, March 1, 1967

February 29

Sometimes they will advertise, "Our customers are our masters." Is it not? But in spite of the flowery language - "Our customers are our masters" - this is business, because nobody is a qualified customer unless he pays. But service is not like that. Service - Caitanya Mahaprabhu prays to Krsna: "You do whatever You like, but still You are my worshipable Lord." That is service. "I don't ask any return from You." That is service. When you expect some return, that is business.

Talk on “Becoming Pure”, February 29, 1972

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