by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

The living entity is not created; rather he is an eternal entity. Nor is the living soul inert, rather he is conscious. The independence that a living entity possesses has not been granted by anyone. Independence is innate in his existence and he only experiences distress due to misusing his independence...

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Service to the devotees promises more than service to the Lord Himself. The association of the bhaktas is even more beneficial than the association of the Lord. The living place of the bhakta, the abode of śrīla gurudeva, is more favourable for śuddha-bhajana (pure, loving devotional service) than the abode of the Lord.

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

The Supreme Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya has asked all sections of the people of this world not to tamper with or mutilate the Absolute Truth with their crippled attempts to regulate Him, but rather to approach Him with an absolutely clean and sincere heart, in which His own feature will be revealed...

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

The pressure of our need for happiness obliges us to rationally reflect upon the merits and demerits of our situation. In such rational reflection we take notice that all phenomenal representations can be traced to some original source...

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

It is essential to have full confidence in Bhagavan. It is equally essential to have similar firm determination to perform hari-bhajana, the process of devotional service. I must receive His grace. I must not go astray. I must always go on chanting His name. God will undoubtedly help me if I am bona fide...

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

...Devotion to God is attained by associating with those who serve both Him and His devotees. They have made service to God the very essence of their life. They have made the narrations of the names, appearance, attributes and sports of God the mainstay of their existence and they are always engaged in discoursing about them...

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

...A person who always remains busy with his own happiness and freedom, leaving aside service to Hari, guru and Vaisnavas, will never be the recipient of any service from others, despite his desire for it. Instead, he will be neglected and disliked by all. On the other hand, millions upon millions of people, and even Mahaprabhu Himself, will be ready to serve that person who...

by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

...It is essential, however, that we understand the true significance of Sri Vyasa-puja. Merely placing a garland on the neck of Sri Guru or offering at his feet a few flowers and fruits, some money, sweets, or cloth does not mean that real worship of the guru has been performed. The real Vyasa-puja is to...

by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja

...Why did Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu praise this krsna-sankirtanam? Sri-krsna-sankirtanam is the best teaching He delivered. There is no parallel to this sri-krsna-sankirtanam. Let it be most successful. In the state of viraha (separation) there is no consolation other than sri-krsna-sankirtanam. It is the only thing...

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

Some people attempt to become heroes through action, some strive to fulfil other desires, others strive to cultivate realization of brahma and yet others try to achieve oneness with God...

A letter written by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja

Sri Guru, the Vaisnavas and Sri Bhagavan – these three are antaryami. In other words, they are the internal witnesses and know our heart. They see the Truth and speak the Truth...-

by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

  • How will we attain service to Sri Bhagavan?
  • Is the gift of Sriman Mahaprabhu the highest benefaction?
  • How will I know that I have gained sambandha-jnana?

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