One should not take a vow of fasting in the Karttika month in the home or house. Always the endeavor should be made to go to a place of pilgrimage to make this vow and observe it there.
Once I was giving a lecture and saying, “Life is uncertain”. Just then a bird came, touched the fan and fell down on the groud. Then I said, “This bird has sacrificed his life to prove my words”.
Independent study of Vedas without guru is like having a Ph.D in information on honey jars without knowing the taste of honey.
Ashrama, meanwhile, refers to four spiritual classes—brahmachari (student life), grihastha (householder life), vanaprastha (retired life) and sannyasa (renounced life). These four ashramas exist to help us move towards Krishna consciousness and a natural and gradual detachment from the material world.
Grudge for some one means you drink poison and expect the other person to die.
In this Age of Kali, the holy name of the Lord, the Hare Krishna mantra, is the incarnation of Lord Krishna. Simply by chanting the holy name, one associates with the Lord directly. Anyone who does this is certainly delivered.
Who can be worthy of the name of the Supreme Lord but the Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna? Brahmaji collected the water emanating from the nails of His feet in order to award it to Lord Siva as a worshipful welcome. This very water [the Ganges] is purifying the whole universe, including Lord Siva.
A humble servant of the spiritual master is the best preacher.
I have opened a crying school here in Bhubaneswar. Unless we cry for Krishna, we can not get His mercy.
It is not easy to give up blaspheming devotees through determination only, thinking that just determination can work is illusion, its trap of maya. You fail, You hide and live in shame because Maya is more powerful than your determination.