Please cultivate your life so that at least sometime which you save from the prescribed duties, you perform your prescribed duties. No shastra tells you to stop your duties. No. We have to perform very expertly, our prescribed duty. Don't shirk. Work very hard.
Here Prabhupada gives us the secret for satisfying Kṛṣṇa, there must be service, devotional service. And not only that Prabhupada has given this philosophy in order to prove the practical aspects of the philosophy.
Our thinking is completely wrong that if I have riches I can worship Kṛṣṇa very nicely. The more riches you have, the more you are worried about it. The more riches you have, you go bald. Kṛṣṇa shaves you off because you are worried.
Everybody has some mystic power. You know as I told you today that frog also has a mystic power. It can breathe under the ground. And their another mystic power is that he can stretch his tongue and take the rasagulla in.
If you really want to meditate, either you meditate on the form of the Lord which is the standard recommended by Narada muni. He is one of the Mahajanas, a great personality and he was daily seeing Kṛṣṇa. So he has described the form of Kṛṣṇa
We are in unlucky situation and because of unlucky situations, we are completely misguided. Save yourselves from misguidance. And guidance is only coming from the mouth of Kṛṣṇa through, His scriptures. Otherwise you are misguided and you are spoilt.
Our mother's hand was, (so strong that) as soon as she slapped we will fly twelve miles. (Gurudev laughs) I asked (her), 'From where you got these hands?' (She said) 'Come with me to the well.' (Gurudev and devotees laugh). This is simple life. We need not get to the well, but at least we can clean everything.
Just only you improve your diet, eat always warm food, simple. And sleep, in regulated sleep also and re-create your body. And as soon as the re-creation is there, you will feel like a king of the whole planet. Because to be king also, you have to have the healthy body. Isn't it?
We were children and I heard that if I get up early in the morning, I will get plenty of money. So I went to mother and said that, "tomorrow at seven clock I want to retire." What's the matter? For two, three days I slept early and got up early, there was no money. So I stopped (Gurudev laughs). But I didn't know that because of that habit, you become healthy and you can do any job you like you know..
Go today and place a nice label on it. Don't call it "micro (my crow)." Crow is a very nasty word. (Gurudev and devotees laugh) That is re, re-name it "My-Kṛṣṇa wave.". At least we will remember Kṛṣṇa then. Please, please, please, there is no place for these things in Vedic culture.
What we do, that eventually we get fed up. Or the illusory energy is too much around us. So we take to the electronics this and that and to waste our time. Please this human existence is solely meant to recognise the importance of the Absolute Truth. And remember it has a very intimate connection to our well being, life as a whole, human life
We have to maintain the body some how or the other. But we have to remember that the maintenance is something which is out of our control. Only Supreme Absolute Truth Krsna can maintain this body. Such a complicate, complicated system you know.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead is known as bhakta-vatsala. He is never described as jñānī-vatsala or yogī-vatsala. He is always described as bhakta-vatsala because He is more inclined toward His devotees than toward other transcendentalists
Mahaprabhu very humbly says, "What fault is there in Amogh's criticism? Actually he is correct." Maharaj says that if we repeat the mood of Mahaprabhu, then we become free from the burden that other living entities throw upon us.
Every one of us very intimately connected with Kṛṣṇa, and Kṛṣṇa is sitting in everyone's heart. Kṛṣṇa is so kind that He is simply waiting, "When this rascal will turn his face towards Me." He's simply looking. He is so kind. But we living entities, we are so rascal, we shall turn our face to everything except Kṛṣṇa. This is our position.
So many living entities are there, suffering un, unsurpassable miseries. Please for their own good, go house to house or city to city or planet to planet. We can't go planet to planet so at least we can move about around the world. If you are not able to move around the world you, you are staying in some city, go from house to house, city to city and some how or the other get yourself in this and I guarantee you that in whichever condition you are, you will never be feeling the miserable condition.
Prabhupada says adhyātma-dīpam, you will rekindle the transcendental knowledge, the lamp of transcendental knowledge in your heart. It is there, but it is extinguished. So rekindle please by combining, by combining your experience and the essence of Bhagavatam.
And whenever you do your own fruitive activities, that is also Kṛṣṇa katha. Please remember this. If you do your prescribed duty very carefully, love work, love your work. Don't think that time about your fruits. Salary is bound to come or some profit is bound to come. But try to serve the customers, try to please your boss. And that is devotional service.
Everybody was present in mangala arati and morning program. Please remember that the first duty is to somehow or the other have the source of the maintenance, be pleased with us. Kṛṣṇa is the source of maintenance.
. As soon as we cultivate this idea firmly that, "I am Kṛṣṇa's servant", jivera svarupa hai kṛṣṇera nitya das, you are out of the difficulty. bhojanācchādane vṛtāḥ cintā kurvanti vaiṣṇavāḥ - those who are Vishnu bhaktas, unnecessarily they don’t worry about bhojan and aachadhan (roof over the head, shelter) It is going to be provided, provided you are within your limits of the instructions of Kṛṣṇa.
Prasad is prepared by temple but your stomach is yours isn't it? And the size of stomach doesn't increase. It is six inches. So how much you can take in six inches? Don't overeat and you are out of the Kaliyuga.
The respectable persons must be respected. Not only with words, but our actions also. Please amāninā māna-dena is our Caitanya Mahaprabhu's instructions. We should never expect any respect for us and be kind to others.
Only one thing we have to decide that I will take rest early in the night and get up, get up in Brahma muhurta. This is the only thing required. And you are out of Kaliyuga. Then laziness is not there, quarrelsome attitude you have completely forgotten. And misdirection is also not there.
Marriage was not at all a burden, it was just a natural thing because the businesses were there, farming lands were there, nobody was forced to serve. So, nobody had to find a job before he marries. It was just a natural process.
we have lost our original things and we are running after the madness of the world. This has to stop and again the Vedic standards should be understood and put into practice. That is how and in this process also, Prabhupadji always insist that we should never compare ourselves with Krishna. We can't copy.
By remembering Krishna, many times we forget to eat. You are not hungry now. (laughter) Is'nt it? You have to say, "No". (laughter) Anyway the hunger depends upon how seriously we are interested in these. If the seriousness is absent, hunger is more. If the seriousness is there, to that extent that, decrease and it may vanish too.