You do not have any material form or material ornaments; You do not have material weapons. You do not have any material abode. Nevertheless You eternally manifest Your spiritual form with transcendental ornaments, weapons and spiritual abode for the pleasure of Your devotees.
We are not sincere enough to understand Krishna’s ways and to follow His instructions and that is the greatest impediment and that’s why anything comes, we put in the mouth. And once we understand this clearly, then we stick to the vegetarian diet, because that is Krishna’s.
And these vibrations, if you try to repeat sincerely, please consider them that they are, they have the capacity to clear your life, you cannot go on disobeying Krishna's instructions. As I told you, disobeying means the destruction. It is better to voluntarily obey, than to go on the other path.
So the more time you have Krishna in your life, your life is all right, you just chant, Krishna, Krishna, Krishna! You may do your activity, you may repair a car or you may construct a table or chair or whatever, whatever your prescribed duty is. Just remember Krishna.
If whole our, our life is based on the firm foundation of Bhagavad-gītā and Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, we may be peaceful in our society, even then there will be something here and there but majority of the time we are very peaceful because we know that, "I am not doing anything wrong and the society, I want to take care of them, provided they hear me and try to obey."
Our health has got to be good, otherwise everything becomes null and void. If you have sick body, then you may have millions of dollars and everything, what’s the use of that to the sick body? Don’t have ailing body and if you don’t want ailing body then you have to ignore these temporary situations.
That’s the greatest danger in anger, it doesn’t matter to whom you are angry, you can’t harm the other party. You may be angry with this man, that man, this lady, that lady, you can’t harm them, first you are harmed.
Two persons can never agree, hardly really it’s Krishna’s arrangement that they agree and that’s why our Vedic way is very good that we were looking to the families, we knew the traditions of the families and somehow or the other, our parents selected the family that, "this family is quite good and the girl must be good", you know because they knew their whole family tree.
Even donkey, you offer a beer glass, a glass of beer, he will not touch it. "Hey donkey, you don’t drink, I drink." So we become lower than a donkey. The foolish animal also is better than us, that at least he follows the dictations of Krishna that, "you should not eat anything else apart from grass and he sticks to that." He is very nice that way, donkey is much better than us.
When you are forced to leave, you have to go, that’s it and get burnt or buried or whatever it is. But till we are alive, we should catch very strongly the lotus feet of Prabhupada. And not even in dream we should think that he is lacking something. No he doesn’t lack. We lack everything. He doesn’t lack anything.
Don’t look to your father or mother that they are eating meat or this or that no. Always you have a loving relationship and not only relationship, but serve them. And because of their blessings, you may be successful in your spiritual life.
According to our karma, we may have to accept some bodies here and there. But even then, the tendency will be there. That even if you are a horse, you will be a good horse. Even if you are pig, you will be a good pig. This good tendency should be there.
if the sadhana is not complete, we take our subtle body with us. And subtle body comprises of mind, intelligence and ego. So mind always accompanies us. Since last innumerable lives, atleast one round of 8,400,000 lives we have carried the mind together. And so mind has that impressions of all the bodies.
We don’t associate with A B C D or everybody. We select our associates and the same way Krishna also selects to whom to associate. Unless we become like Him, He will kick us out of this group. So please feel very proud, transcendental proud that you are selected.
As soon as you come to Krishna’s names, your life is bound to be purified and as soon as the purified life is there, then Krishna’s anubhava, the experience of Krishna is at your door step. Much more nearer you than even your door of the house.
This is my practical experience. And I am here, always working, something reading or writing, something reading or writing, twenty-four hours. Simply when I feel hungry, I take some food. And simply when I feel asleep, I go to bed. Otherwise, always, I don't feel fatigued.
As soon as 'devotion' is there, it is not passive. That you have to ingrain in your mind. "Devotional activities is not passive." Otherwise what we think, "I am meditating and I am alright". No. Devotional activity.
Whatever position we are in, our material things must be nicely organised. And then you come to the pure, purified mode of goodness platform and then only you will be able to chant continuously. Otherwise we will not be able to do anything. So this is how please organise yourself and then you will come to this platform.
One sincere soul like Srila Prabhupada is able to convert the whole world. If we become sincere, simply all of us, how many worlds we can convert? So please remember his greatness. And you can be great