The Supreme Personality of Godhead then said: O Brahma, O depth of Vedic wisdom, be neither depressed nor anxious about the execution of creation. What you are begging from Me has already been granted before
Please, therefore, describe the Almighty Lord's activities which you have learned by your vast knowledge of the Vedas, for that will satisfy the hankerings of great learned men and at the same time mitigate the miseries of the masses of common people who are always suffering from material pangs. Indeed, there is no other way to get out of such miseries
Srila Narada Muni who is aptly referred to as the Transcendental Spaceman, once traveled to Dwaraka to meet Lord Krishna. There he was astonished to see Lord Krishna maintaining 16108 queens in 16108 astounding palaces.
Once when a plane was in flight, the co-pilot made an announcement, "I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we are cruising along at 500 miles per hour and the bad news is that we don't know where we are going!"
Performing bhakti in this world is like swimming in the river against the current. It is definitely very difficult to swim against the current because even after swimming for so long we would have moved only a little bit. But we cannot give up thinking that, Oh, I have swimmed for so long, let me take some rest. The moment we think like that, immediately we start sinking down
Persons who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life and whose sinful actions are completely eradicated are freed from the dualities of delusion, and they engage themselves in My service with determination
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who created us by His external potency and by whose mercy we expand the creation of the universe, is always situated before us as the supersoul, but we cannot see his form. We are unable to see Him because all of us think that we are separate and independent gods
When he was physically present in this planet, Srila Prabhupada by his merciful glance, and oceanic smile had purified so many souls and gave them the gift of Krishna-bhakti. After leaving this planet, he still continues to give his merciful association through his books and lectures and so it is upto us to take advantage of the same and purify our existence.
A person who is fully absorbed in Krsna consciousness is sure to attain the spiritual kingdom because of his full contribution to spiritual activities, in which the consummation is absolute and that which is offered is of the same spiritual nature
Once there was a sage named Ayodadhaumya, who was teaching three disciples, Upamanyu, Aruni, and Veda. The teacher called upon one of his students, Aruni of Pancala, and instructed him, "My dear boy, there is a breach in the dike. Go and close it.