Please try to understand the shlokas. That’s why we insist few shlokas are always with you, so that will guide you, all the time. And 24 hours a day, your brain will be full of the shlokas and there will be no nonsense in your brain. If you allow nonsense in the brain, the whole of your life becomes nonsense.
I don’t know how to insist, how to really emphasis this fact that root of all troubles is that we are going away from Krishna. That’s what Prabhupada has insisted. And Prabhupada, has found out the correct diagnosis of the society. Otherwise everywhere there is a misleading fact.
Because once we are upset and once you are angry what you will do is not in your hands. You lose the control of yourself. It is better that we don’t lose our control, others may behave in any way they like, but we are completely, completely very sober, like a sea water.
You cannot take one month's food in one hour. Can you take? So that's all right. Gradually. Your questions are nice, but don't take the answers all in a day. That will be not good. If you understand very easily, then you will forget very easily.
If you don’t run your shop properly, how are you going to survive? Whether it is illusion or whatever, you have to do it. Service is involved. You are serving the customers, you are honest with them, doing everything for them. That is devotional service.
You maybe serving your children or you are serving your family or your parents or society or country or whatever. Service should go on very carefully. There should not be any neglect of our prescribed duties. And this service attitude is a form of devotional service.
And lifestyle means it’s meant for the whole of life, till our body and soul are together. So, this point we miss. So, what happens that every year or after years we try to evaluate what we are getting, or how far we have gone. But there is no need of evaluation because these things are continuing after death, so daily day in and day out we have to follow the same process. That is why patience is required.
Once Lord Shiva was explaining the glories of Vishnu worship and glories of Lord’s devotees to Mother Parvati. Then Lord Siva advised Mother Parvati to meet the great sage Vamadeva and learn about the method of worshiping Lord Vishnu. Parvati duly approached the sage Vamadeva and the sage explained the method of Vishnu worship.
Who stops you? Who stops you, tell me. who stops you from uttering? And if you really think that this is the only way, according to our scriptures, gurus and everybody, then why are we keeping shut? Who is keeping our mouth shut? Why must we not utter every time? Because we don’t understand the importance of His name
You have to understand. How you will understand? By hearing. God has given you the ear. If you simply hear, if you simply hear...There is no question of education. It is not that one who is not educated, he will not understand what is God. He will understand, because the ear is there.
Just like a son is insisting father, "Father, give me two hundred rupees, ten rupees..." And the father knows as soon as he gets two hundred rupees, he will go to wine shop and spoil his life. He doesn't want to give. But when he is insisting, he says his mother, "Give him two hundred rupees. Let him go to hell." This is like... It is like that. "Let this rascal go to hell. What can I do?
Nobody is your wife, nobody is your children; they have simply assembled together by the waves of time. Just like we have seen in the waves of the river, so many straws assembled together, and again, on the waves, they are separated---one straw goes this way, another straw goes... Finished
He was a child of five years old, and king's son, locked up within the palace. So he was taking opportunity in the school. As soon as he go to the school, and the teachers are out, he'll stand up on the bench and speak of Kṛṣṇa consciousness
Either you are put in the golden cage or iron cage or wooden cage or any cage---cage is cage. And so... So long you are not free... Just like the bird is kept into the cage. He's unhappy. He's unhappy. It may be golden cage; it doesn't matter. Similarly, we cannot be happy with this encagement
Sadā means twenty-four hours. You should have to mold your life in such a way that twenty-four hours you will be thinking of Kṛṣṇa. Man-manā bhava mad-bhaktaḥ [Bg. 9.34]. That will make your life perfect.
"Even if you do not understand anything, if you simply sit down silently and give aural reception to the sound vibration of Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, you become purified. Puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ. Śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ [SB 1.2.17]. Simply by hearing, you become pious.
Always stick to Kṛṣṇa's lotus feet so māyā will not be able to touch you. Just like in a contaminated, diseased area, the doctor is also fearful, but he has got prophylactic, I mean to say, administration. He is quite fit. He can go even in the contaminated state. Similarly, if we are in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, even if we are in the midst of mayic activities, it will not affect us
So if these ordinary people offer respect to the Vaiṣṇava, they becomes advanced. So you must be Vaiṣṇava. Otherwise why they will offer you respect? Respect cannot be demanded. It must be commanded. By seeing you, they will give you respect. Then dhīrādhīra-jana-priyau. This is gosvāmī.
To write books, that is also kṛṣṇa-kīrtana. And to read books, that is also kṛṣṇa-kīrtana. Not that simply this kīrtana is kīrtana. If you write books about Kṛṣṇa, if you read books about Kṛṣṇa, if you talk about Kṛṣṇa, you think of Kṛṣṇa, you worship Kṛṣṇa, you cook for Kṛṣṇa, you eat for Kṛṣṇa---so that is kṛṣṇa-kīrtana.