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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

June 30

Krsna is not an ordinary man. Therefore Krsna warns this. Avajananti mam mudhah [Bg. 9.11]. Mudha rascals. To accept God as man and to accept man as God, this is rascaldom.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 9.11, Calcutta, June 30, 1973

June 29

I wish that all of you, especially those that are married couples, may combinedly advance in Krsna consciousness being constantly engaged in His loving service and that will make me very happy.

Letter to Madhusudana, 29 June, 1970

June 28

"In Kali-yuga, this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, there shall be a waning of these qualities: religiosity, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, memory, bodily strength, duration of life, and mercy" (SB 12.2.1) These are the human assets - qualities which make a human being distinct from the animals. But these things will decline. There will be almost no mercy, there will be almost no truthfulness, memory will be shortened, duration of life shortened. Similarly, religion will practically vanish. So that means gradually human beings will descend to the platform of animals.

Replies to a Questionnaire from Bhavan's Journal, June 28, 1976

June 27

It is very scientific movement because at the present moment we are all godless, forgotten what is God and what to speak of His name. They do not believe in God and what to speak of His name, fame, His place, His activities, His form, His qualities. How we can know? There is no educational system about the science of God. This movement, Krsna consciousness movement, is teaching the science of God. And if you accept the name of the God, name of God, Krsna - this is also affirmed in other system also - then you will be able to associate with God immediately. Because God is Absolute. Absolute means there is no difference.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 3.27, Melbourne, June 27, 1974

June 26

Why the marriage is there? Just to restrict. Without marriage, the man and woman will be open to so many other men and women. Therefore it is to restrict. One man, one woman. Otherwise, if you associate with so many men and so many women, this is animalism. So in order to check him from the animal life, sex intercourse, the marriage is there. This is the purpose. Therefore sastra. Sastra means simply restrict. One who is accustomed to restriction, he's perfect. Not indulgence. The animals are not restricted. But nowadays, better animal is restricted. They have got a time for sexual intercourse. But these, these animals, the four-, two-legged, two-hands animal, they have no restriction. Any time. Less than animal. Therefore sastra is there.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.10.13, Mayapura, June 26, 1973

June 25

Krsna has nothing to do, but to maintain the human society very peaceful, advancing in spiritual knowledge, this varnasrama is required. Therefore sometimes I become very eager to start a varnasrama college. We have nothing to do with varnasrama, we Krsna ..., But we want to see that the whole human society is peaceful. That is our mission.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.12, Los Angeles, 25 June, 1975

June 24

Every verse in Vedic literatures, especially Bhagavad-gita or Srimad-Bhagavatam, they are not ordinary sounds. Simply if you chant the mantras, you become purified.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.4.1, Los Angeles, June 24, 1972

June 23

 Krsna personally comes to canvass. Because we are all Krsna's children, He's very sorry that we are in this miserable condition of life. He's very sorry. But we are so fool, we do not know that what is the condition of our life. We are thinking we are very much happy. This is called maya. He's suffering, he's kicked by the shoes of maya every moment, and still, he's thinking "I am very happy. Why shall I go back to home? I shall remain in America." But you cannot be allowed to remain in America. You are born of a very rich family, a rich nation, you have got opulence. Your roads and your houses are very nice, but who is going to allow you to live here? Why don't you think like that? You may live for fifty years, or sixty years, or utmost 100 years; then you'll be kicked out. But they do not know that life is eternal.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.3.25, Los Angeles, June 23, 1972

June 22

Canakya Pandita, although he was prime minister, he maintained his brahminical spirit. He was not accepting any salary, yes, because for brahmanas to accept salary, it is understood that he becomes a dog. That is stated in the Srimad-Bhagavata. He can advise, but he cannot accept. So he was living in a cottage, but he was prime minister. So this brahminical culture, the brahminical brain, is the standard of Vedic civilization...

Conversation with Professor Kotovsky, Spiritual Communism, Moscow, June 22, 1971

June 21

Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your good wife, Arundhati, and your firstborn son, whom you may give the name Aniruddha. This is very good news. Now you must take the responsible post of both husband and father to guide both these good souls, your wife and son, to the perfection of human life in Krsna consciousness. You and your wife are both intelligent and advanced in devotional science, so work conjointly to raise your son in the best atmosphere of ideal family blessed by Krsna in Krsna consciousness.

Letter to Pradyumna, 21 June, 1970

 

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