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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

February 17, 2010

A girl is married to a husband. She's hankering after a child. If she thinks, "Now I am married, I must have immediately a child." Is it possible? Just have patience. Become a faithful wife, serve your husband, let your love grow up, and because you are husband and wife, it is sure you'll have children. But don't be impatient. Similarly, when you are in Krishna consciousness, your perfection is guaranteed. But have patience, determination. "I must execute. I should not be impatient." That impatience is due to loss of determination. And how that loss of determination is there? Due to excessive sex life.

Los Angeles, February 17, 1969

February 16, 2010

In India the practice was hand grind daily. The women will do that. That's exercise for them, and they keep their body fit and beautiful. And in the morning they chant Hare Krishna and grind. Whatever they require for the day, they grind fresh. And actually, by this exercise, they keep their body beautiful. Yasodamayi was doing that, even she is the queen of Nanda Maharaja, what to speak of other women. Churning milk, grinding the wheat, this is their household. Full engagement. Otherwise gossiping...
"Idle brain, devil's workshop."

Mayapur, February 16, 1977

February 15, 2010

The unhulled rice and the empty husks of rice look very much the same. One who knows how to get the grain out of the unhulled rice is wise, but one who beats on the empty husk, thinking to get some result, is simply wasting his labor uselessly. Similarly, if one studies the Vedas without finding the goal of the Vedas, Krishna, he simply wastes his valuable time.

Letter to Dr. Staal, February 15, 1970

February 14, 2010

We are trapped in a state of forgetfulness of Krishna, and Krishna is giving a chance now to re-establish your relationship with Him by this chanting process. So take full advantage of it and be happy.

Letter to Prahladananda, February 14, 1969

February 13, 2010

So a devotee always accepts his distress as minimized by God's Mercy, although he would have to suffer many more times the suffering.  Any one who accepts this philosophy of God's Mercy in suffering conditions, and still makes progress in Krishna Consciousness, it is said that he is sure to go back to Home, Back to Godhead.

Letter to Gurudas, February 13, 1968

February 12, 2010

The Spiritual Master and Krishna are two parallel lines. You have to make your progress on these two parallel lines, you cannot avoid one in preference of the other. The train, on two tracks, moves forward. The Spiritual Master and Krishna are like these two tracks, they must be served simultaneously. Krishna helps one to find bona fide Spiritual Master, and bona fide Spiritual Master helps one to understand Krishna. If one does not get bona fide Spiritual Master, then how he can ever understand Krishna? You cannot serve Krishna without Spiritual Master, or serve just Spiritual Master without serving Krishna. They must be served simultaneously.

Letter to Mahapurusa, February 12, 1968

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