April 3, 2014

Conversation with Author -- April 1, 1972, Sydney

Prabhupada: Explain... Any group of men, they have got a particular type of dress, the military dress, the police dress. So people can understand that "Here is a police." Similarly, by this dress they will chant, "Hare Krsna!" immediately. That is our experience. As soon as they will see these people, "Hare Krsna," and if they will criticize our, anything, we want that people see us and chant Hare Krsna. That we want. Simply by seeing us they will remember Hare Krsna. That is great advancement. Indirectly that is our propaganda, chanting Hare Krsna.

Lecture at International Student Society -- Boston, May 3, 1969

March 1, 2015

"I have received also one letter from Upendra today, and I am so glad he is released within 10 days. That was my expectation when he came to see me, that he couldn't be incarcerated for more than a week. This instance of suffering by a devotee should be carefully noted. As Upendra was in the beginning incarcerated for 3 months, it was reduced to one week; similarly, when a devotee is seen in trouble, it should be accepted as God's Mercy. Just like Upendra's suffering for 3 months was destined by the law, but by the Mercy of God the suffering is reduced to one week only. So a devotee always accepts his distress as minimized by God's Mercy, although he would have to suffer many more times the suffering.

July 31, 2015

“Because of the no-cutting rule, the grasses were from eight inches to a foot tall. One particular morning, the long grasses were particularly wet from the dew, and it was very foggy. So we were going down a hillock, and Prabhupada was walking a little ahead of me. As I was watching Srila Prabhupada’s feet, I thought, I will step where he walks, as a disciple is thinking to try to walk in the footsteps of the Spiritual Master. All of a sudden it hit me, “There’s no footprints!” It was uncanny because I was the only person there at the time. But it struck me so profoundly, and I turned around and looked, and there were really large, deep impressions where I had walked.

August 27, 2011

Sharing of Srila Prabhupada katha

"......Of the many wonderful pastimes of Srila Prabhupada I heard a wonderful story that I'd never heard the second part of until now.

October 13, 2011

Merits of Prasadam Distribution, from the words of our Founder-acarya His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada -

"By prasadam distribution you will do service to the Lord, and the public will be pleased upon you as well. Gradually increase the number of guests, and don't deny anyone. Continue in this way: Whatever is there, distribute equally-it may not be very sumptuous, but no one should be denied equal
portion." Letter to Giriraja, April 12, 1972

“The Krishna consciousness movement is based on this principle: Chant the Hare Krishna maha mantra at every moment, as much as possible, both inside
and outside of the temples, and, as far as possible, distribute prasada. This process can be accelerated with the cooperation of state administrators

January 26, 2012

Srila Prabhupada in Advaita Bhavan

Pujari from Sri Advaita Acarya's house in Santipura, West Bengal by Mulaprakrti devi dasi

This story was heard in Mayapura in 1980. A man came to the ISKCON's Caitanya Candrodoya Mandira carrying with him a copy of the Back of Godhead article about Srila Prabhupada, entitled A Lifetime in Preparation.