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  • Missing Something

    Devotee means “mad citta mad-gata- prana”.‘mad gata' meansKrishna-gata. He cannot live without Krishna! If I don't chant my 16 rounds in the morning, don't listen Hari-katha, whole day I feel like missing something.

  • Spiritual Integrity

    In the material world, people are fighting for their selfish motives. But Srila Prabhupada has made Iskcon so that everyone can work together for the pleasure of Krishna.

  • Spontaneous

    What comes in the mind means that you have attachment to that.

  • Designations

    Krishna doesn't see, are you a brahmacari, Grihastha, Vanaprastha or X,Y,Z, He sees how much you are attached to Him.

  • Following in the footsteps

    We don't have to imitate our previous acharya's. We just have to follow in their footprints. If we can become the grain of dust of the Six Goswamis and previous Acharyas, then our life will become successful.

  • Inviting Maya

    Srila Prabhupada told his disciples, “you have 3 main defects – 1. You are very restless. You change everything. 2. You are not much afraid of maya 3. You allow too much free mixing between opposite genders.”

  • Meditate on

    It took three lifetimes to Bharat Maharaja to go Back to Godhead. Then what about us? We have to meditate on this.

  • Love of Krishna

    Prabhupada says that you have to feel separation from Krishna. Bhakti Siddhanta Thakur says, “If father has to teach the son how to love father-mother, this will be too much. He should feel himself ”. We should know. Is Krishna not our father? We should ask ourselves. Except Krishna and acharyas, no one is our real well – wisher. We have to have some realisation.

  • Practical Application

    One who does not taste honey, how much he tastes sugar, molasses, guda, yogurt, he cannot know the taste of honey. Better to open the Jar of honey and taste it. And then have the Knowledge of Honey.

  • Changing Instructions

    Prabhupada said, “Don't change what has been taught to you. If you change, then everything will be finished”.

  • Real Business

    Our business is to develop attachment to Krishna. Actually a devotee wants to become a humble servant of Krishna and a pure devotee.

  • Dedicated to Guru

    Brahmachari – He is doing so much austerity of getting up for mangal arati, cooking for the Guru, thinking that everything he possesses actually belongs to his Guru and completely dedicating his life in the service of Guru. So God is watching that this man is doing so much austerity for his Guru. Prabhupada says “If somebody can remain a brahmachari, 75% of his chances are there of going back to Godhead if he strictly follows his Guru's instruction.

  • Krishna is the centre of Attraction

    In the spiritual world, family life is there, but the actual attraction is Krishna. Mother Yashoda is not that much attached to Nanda maharaja as much she is attached to Krishna. Same is true for Nanda Maharaja also. We should know this. So whether one is a vana-prastha, sanyasi or grihastha, main attraction is Krishna.

  • Materialistic life vs Spiritual Life

    Materialistic life means life of sense gratification. Spiritual life means trying to please Krishna.

  • Negative Attachment

    If we have got even iota of attachment to anything other than Krishna, we have to go there. We cannot go back to Godhead.

  • Attraction to Krishna

    After doing one's dharma, whatever it may be, if he does not develop love of Godhead, attraction to Krishna's name, beauty, pastimes, whatever he did is nothing but only waste of labour.

  • Seriousness

    Finish you job in one life of going back to Godhead, so that you don't have to come again and again and get kicks of maya. Guru is there to help you.

  • Criticism

    Simply sitting in mouse holes and criticizing others will not work. There are many things which are making so much sound like radios, televisions. All should be utilized for preaching purpose.

  • Eligibility

    One may do a lot of service, but to control six anarthas (kama, krodha lobha etc.), that is difficult, very difficult. You will definitely get some credit for your service, but if you want to go back Home, back to Godhead, you must control these anarthas. Krishna is situated in pure goodness which is free from any tinge of these bad qualities.

  • Characteristics

    Devotional life is dynamic, not static.

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