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human life is a combination of matter and spirit soul

Because human life is a combination of matter and spirit soul the whole process of vedic knowledge is directed at liberating the spirit soul from the contamination of matter.

Srimad Bhagavatam 2.1.3,

Srila Prabhupada

Our human life is a mixture of spirit soul and matter. It is a holistic process of gaining vedic knowledge. It frees our spirit soul from the polluted matter. It helps us to be liberated. If we learn something with a free mind, we will be able to grasp it.…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 21, 2017 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Any devotee who has developed genuine love for Krishna

Any devotee who has developed genuine love for Krishna can also explain the truth about Krishna, because Krishna helps such sincere devotee seated in his heart.

Delhi, September 20, 1967.

Srila Prabhupada

Those who love Krishna from the bottom of heart, they can only understand the divine truth. They can explain that sincere love for Sri Krisna can enlighten and enhance the blessing. It can improve the holy communion with God. Any devotee can try to build this faith on…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 21, 2017 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Real independence means complete faith in the mercy of the Lord without dependence on the condition of matter.

Real independence means complete faith in the mercy of the Lord without dependence on the condition of matter.

Srimad bhagavatam, srila prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada highlighted the importance of actual independence in our life. We need to have faith on our Sri Krishna. We have to practice our spiritual duties sincerely. We must give priority to the spread of iskcon either through writing, lecture, video presentation etc. We need to be aware of the divine teachings by regularly…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 10, 2017 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Krishna can change anything, therefore we worship Him as the greatest Scientist.

Krishna can change anything, therefore we worship Him as the greatest Scientist. If a man knows swimming, he can stay up. So if a man has this much power, what to speak of God. So we see that Ramachandra has the art how to make stones float. It is a question of knowing the art. Art means the display of intellectual energy. Everywhere we can see intelligence in everything. So the lord knows the art of everything, so He can change anything, we cannot.

Letter to Rupanuga, May 03,…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 10, 2017 at 9:35pm — No Comments

A pure devotee has no demand from the lord

A pure devotee has no demand from the lord. His only concern is to serve the lord sincerely and seriously and he is not at all concerned about what will happen in the future.

Srimad Bhagavatam, 4.9.29

Krishna consciousness teaches the devotee to pray Sri Krishna from the bottom of the heart. The heart becomes pure after chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra for some time. A scientific study of the brain done by the researchers have revealed that it helps us be steady and cool in…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 10, 2017 at 9:34pm — No Comments

So many people are suffering for want of a good leader

So many people are suffering for want of a good leader throughout the whole world. (MORNING TALK,APRIL 25, 1977, BOMBAY).

A leader is important for every country. Without the leader, the life of a common man will not improve. We need to work on our leadership skills. We can definitely learn from youtube. We can get a large number of Spiritual leaders of Iskcon and get the guidance of Srila Prabhupada from youtube.com. We will come to know how to spread the Krishna consciousness among…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 10, 2017 at 9:21pm — No Comments

One should learn how to cry for the Lord.

One should learn how to cry for the Lord. One should learn this small technique, he should be very eager and actually cry to become engaged in some particular type of service. This is called “laulyam” and such tears are the price for the highest perfection. If one develops this ‘laulyam’, or excessive eagerness for meeting, and serving the lord in a particular way, that is price to enter into a kingdom of God.

In “The Nectar of Devotion”, page 83



Srila Prabhupada emphasized the… Continue

Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 10, 2017 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Serve the spiritual master at any cost

Srila Prabhupada said, “The disciple’s duty is to be ready always to serve the spiritual master, at any cost.

Los angeles, june 23, 1972







This is an excellent opinion expressed by Srila Prabhupada. Our spiritual master must be respected. We must follow the teachings strictly in our practical life. The spiritual guru is the leader who will show you the right path of Krishna consciousness. We will be happy to follow a knowledgeable teacher who has sound knowledge of the… Continue

Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 10, 2017 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Think of Krishna always and try to work sincerely, everything will come automatically.

Being a follower of Srila Prabhupada, I feel happy to discover this remarkable saying of the founder of ISKCON - 

Think of Krishna always and try to work sincerely, everything will come automatically who said this in a letter to Aniruddha, July 7, 1968. 

The devotee must carry on thinking of Sri Krishna. He must follow all the principles mentioned by his/her guru. His respect to Sri Krishna and the incessant chanting of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra will work like…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 4, 2017 at 11:08pm — No Comments

competition for the best satisfaction of Krishna

In the spiritual world also there is competition for the best satisfaction of Krishna - letter to Janardana, january 22, 1967.

Srila Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada, the founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness said this and he claimed that there is competition everywhere. Competition must be taken positively and we need to learn from failures as failures are the pillars of success. The world of spirituality is different from the materialistic world. We…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 4, 2017 at 10:57pm — No Comments

always remember our first business preaching and distributing literatures

Srila Prabhupada, said- always remember our first business preaching and distributing literatures, never mind we have to live under a tree.- letter to narottamananda , october 23, 1972.

Srila Prabhupada had emphasized the importance of preaching of the holy Bhagavad Gita. The literature of Bhagavad Gita help us gain the diving knowledge of ancient vedic literature. We come to know about the instruction of Lord krishna and the conversation between Sri Krishna and Arjuna. With…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 4, 2017 at 10:34pm — No Comments

God's another name is ajita. A means not and jita means conquered

Srila Prabhupada said- God's another name is ajita. A means not and jita means conquered. Nobody can conquer God. He conquers everyone. But devotee can conquer  Although God is Ajita, he becomes jita, conquered by his devotee. (new york , march 5, 1975) 

The above quotation of Srila Prabhupada is quite significant. The purpose of this speech is to give priority to praying Sri Krishna. The devotee must understand the importance of chanting Sri Krishna name. The devotee has to…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 3, 2017 at 10:41pm — No Comments

If you catch up Krishna's lotus feet very tightly, you will not fall down.

This quotation by Srila Prabhupada was made in Los Angeles, 5th January, 1974. It is really great to know the value of Krishna Consciousness. Without Krishna chanting, we cannot get the blessing of Lord Krishna. Unless we get Krishna blessings, we will never be happy. There are materialistic thoughts that pull our mind down. You will find many people who will try to take them to their way where there is joy but the spiritual happiness is lacking. You will get pleasure but for a short span of…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 3, 2017 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Chant Hare Krishna as many times as possible and be liberated. Thank you very much

Srila Prabhupada said the above quotation and this is indeed the basic idea that drives a Sri Krishna follower without which his life becomes meaningless. We need to take the name of Sri Krishna and chanting can be done in the early morning, before going to bed and while on the way towards office.

As I go to my office in a bus, i chant the name of Sri Krishna - Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna hare hare , hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare! This helps me keep…

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Added by Pratanu Banerjee on September 3, 2017 at 10:14pm — No Comments

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