| Prabhupada Nectar|
|Stories about, writings by, and excerpts of conversations with His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the spiritual master of Sacinandana Swami.|
| Real Association - by Sound|
We are touching Krishna immediately by sound vibration. So we should give more stress on the sound vibration, either of Krishna or of the spiritual master. Then we’ll feel happy and no separation.
| Don’t Trust the Mind|
Therefore one should not trust his mind, which is so fickle that it can give way to enemies at any moment. The mind is always accompanied by six enemies...
| Regretting One’s Previous Sinful Activities Is Necessary|
When a person regrets his sinful activities, the abandoning of Krishna consciousness and good intelligence, his path of deliverance from the path of material clutches is opened.
| Eagerness Is the Price to See Krishna|
"Simply your eagerness. That is the price. This price you have to pay." Then you get Krishna. Immediately. Krishna is not poor. And the Krishna-seller, the Krishna devotee, he is also not poor. He can distribute Krishna free.
| Distress - A Great Favor of the Lord|
When a devotee is in distress, he sees that the Lord has appeared as distress just to relieve or purify the devotee from the contamination of the material world. While one is within this material world, one is in various conditions, and therefore a devotee sees a condition of distress as but another feature of the Lord.
| You Can See Govinda in Your Heart|
Similarly, just as you can see a television picture transmitted from thousands and thousands of miles away, you can always see Govinda in your heart if you prepare yourself properly.
| Feeling of Absence of Spiritual Master|
Physical presence is immaterial; presence of the transcendental sound received from the spiritual master should be the guidance.
| The Material World: A Mirage|
Whatever you have got in this material world, that is simply imitation, a shadow of the original....You can understand that in the desert sometimes it appears that there is a vast ocean of water, mirage.
| Eagerness to See Krishna|
So people, they sometimes say, "Can you show me God? Have you seen God?" So the answer is here. Yes, you can see God. Everyone can see God. I am also seeing God. But there must be the qualification....
| All These Appeals Should Be Made|
Abhyasa-yoga means yoga practice. Practise it. The whole Krsna consciousness movement is a practice to learn how to transfer from one kind of consciousness to another.
| It Is One´s Mind|
It Is One’s Mind that generates different kinds of bodies for suffering different kinds of material pangs. Therefore as long as the mind is absorbed in fruitive activities, the mind is understood to be absorbed in nescience...
| Quality in Chanting|
To understand the meaning of quality, you first of all have to come to the stage of quality yourself. How can you understand the meaning of quality without experiencing it yourself? Your duty is to follow the instructions of your spiritual master and sastra.
| Cutting Edge|
Rupa Goswami has introduced this system of regulative principles which I have taught you also. These regulative principles, such as rising before 4 a.m. for mangala-arati, chanting sixteen rounds minimum on beads daily, reading books, going for the street sankirtana....
| Go On Increasing the Asset|
So if you deposit one cent daily, one day it may become a hundred dollars. When you get a hundred dollars you can buy the business. So you come here daily, one cent, one cent; and when it will be hundred dollars, you will become a devotee.
| Remain Eternal Servants of Srila Prabhupada|
You have to stay on the platform, then eternally you are safe. If you fall down from the platform, then it is your fault. Just like we all in Vaikuntha.
| "Always Chant and Think of Me": The Future Is Secure|
So if I am doing nicely, according to the instructions, then why bother about the future? If you are concerned, just do as Krishna says, "Always chant, think of Me." So why don’t you do this?
| Most Important Jewels|
When Lord Caitanya read the verses on the palm leaf, He tore them to pieces, for He never liked to be praised by anyone. The verses only survived because they had been copied by Mukunda Dasa.
| Go Out and Preach|
A Krishna conscious person does not sit down idly. He knows that Krishna consciousness is such an important philosophy that it should be distributed.
| Love Means Service|
Love means service. When a mother loves her child, she renders him service. "Offering gifts in charity, accepting charitable gifts, revealing one’s mind in confidence, inquiring confidentially,...
| Parampara Servant|
We have to be trained up on the platform how to become the best servant, not only servant directly, but servants of the servant. This is called parampara servant. My spiritual master is the servant of his spiritual master, and I am also servant of my spiritual master.
| In the Fire of Krishna Consciousness|
So we have to keep ourself always in the fire of Krishna consciousness; then everything is all right [laughs]. Otherwise, it will become dull and it will be simply idol worship.
He voluntarily surrenders. Not that he has lost his individuality. He keeps his individuality fully. But because Krishna desires that he should surrender, he never minds. He’s individual.
| Appearance and Predictions|
It was Janmastami, the annual celebration of the advent of Lord Krishna some five thousand years before. Residents of Calcutta, mostly Bengalis and other Indians, but also many Muslims and even some British, were observing the festive day, moving here and there through the city’s streets...
| Equality in Service|
We have many engagements. We rise early in the morning for mangala aratik, then dress the Deity, offer food, then aratik, so many hours. Then read books, class, take care of the temple. Don’t think that if one is engaged in Deity worship and if one is engaged in gardening there is a distinction...