So life is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. So if you actually feel for your country, for your community, for your people, just spread this Kṛṣṇa consciousness. They're dying. You spread this Kṛṣṇa consciousness, they'll come again to life, and everything will be actually beautiful. That is my request
Now we have got so many books. So whenever you find time... You must find time. There is so much time. So read all these books or chant. But when you are hungry, you take prasādam. When you are sleepy, take a snap. Not very much; just to refresh. And go on, either chanting the beads or reading the books or talking about Kṛṣṇa. In this way, always remain in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
If there is a seed of mango tree, mango tree will come out and it will give you mango fruit. Never Krishna will come to you and tell, "Please excuse me. This is a mango tree. But I forgot and kept banana in it." Never, Never.
Go anywhere. But don't leave Prabhupada. That's my request. Your father is Prabhupada. You cannot change your father and go here and there....(mimicking) .."you are my father" (laughter). I will slap you if you change your father. (in a strict tone) You can't do it.
From today, don’t follow this skull. As soon as we realize this, we will understand that the unlimited amount of sense gratification also is not enough to satisfy this skull. We are running after here and there like mad persons for sense gratification.
Be satisfied. We are trying very hard to do some service or business. Whatever we get is Krishna’s mercy, we are completely satisfied. And this satisfaction, will give you nice help. Otherwise this greed, can never satisfy you.
By giving unnecessary vent through our mouth, for the lower modes, our own health is deteroirated. By becoming angry, you don’t harm the person to whom you are angry. But your circulation becomes completely irregular. And if irregular blood circulation is there, it gives rise to blood pressure and so on. And if unfortunately, the clot is formed, you can die within no time.
Till we are sitting here and the Lord is present here in His murti form, you will be out of modes. Nobody is fighting here, nobody is screaming here, they are completely in mode of goodness. And you should always remember that if you want to remain in the mode of goodness - it is very favourable for your successful bodily existence. Otherwise all these modes will create unknown trouble in your body.
You should organise your lifestyle for atleast some fresh food that will be available during the day time. Otherwise we are going to be destroyed. There is no satisfaction. Because there is no satisfaction, kaivalya - our bhakti yoga is completely absent in our lives.
Here there is nothing else needed. We just want you to hear a few words from the shashtras. Today we are reading very nice verse from Srimad Bhagavatam which is very instructive, at the same time merely hearing is not enough. We should realise it. We should put it into practice.
Young ones - we claim that we love them. If we really love them, please, you elders, you put these things into practice. They are looking at you. So they will take up the same process. These eternal things have got to be given to the younger generation, so that it continuously goes to their lives and their lives are getting purified. This is our great responsibility
We are here for 1 hour, 2 hours and then according to our karmic activities, we will be separated. Never to meet again may be. So this is how, when the living entities, they see each other, should try to utilise every second of their meeting to discussion of the Supreme Absolute Truth Krishna. All other things are not very much useful
This example I have given so many times, a big machine and a small screw, part of it. When it is detached from the machine, it has no value. But when it is again attached to the machine, even it is very insignificant, small, it has got value.
I have my connection with Kṛṣṇa. It may be little, very. I may be very minute, but that, I mean to say, connection is very valuable. I have given many times this example, that a car running at a speed of sixty miles, and a cycle is running at the rate of ten miles, but as soon as the cyclist catches the car, the cyclist also runs in the sixty miles
Not that sarva-kāmaḥ goes to Kṛṣṇa and simply bothers Him, "Give me this, give me this." No. Let him talk like that, "Give me this, give me that," Kṛṣṇa will see to that. But by devotional service, if he comes in contact with Kṛṣṇa seriously, then time will come, he will become akāmaḥ. Therefore it is recommended.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead fulfills the material desires of a devotee who approaches Him with such motives, but He does not bestow benedictions upon the devotee that will cause him to demand more benedictions again. However, the Lord willingly gives the devotee shelter at His own lotus feet, even though such a person does not aspire for it, and that shelter satisfies all his desires. That is the Supreme Personality’s special mercy.
Eternal time is chasing everyone. Yesterday you (referring to a devotee) went to Dwarka, time is gone. If you don’t do anything, time is gone. Time is chasing and your end is coming near. And every minute and every hour it is chasing.
Without devotional service, it cannot work. Because you are all alone, only these four walls are there. If you are not interested in devotional service, in scriptures, then the walls will eat you away.
sadhu is translated by Prabhupada as ‘thoroughly honest man’. This is the thing – thoroughly honest. Otherwise, śṛṇvanti gāyanti gṛṇanty, is absent, we cannot hear, śṛṇvanti, gāyanti, we cannot sing, and we cannot accept gṛṇanty, unless you are sadhu.
We have to see individual, what circumstances, he or she is in and then advise them. So far as possible, we should not break the couples. No breaking. Because as soon as the father and mother separate, the most suffering party are the children.
Please, those who are married, for children’s sake, they have to tolerate. In the end, the children will eventually follow the father or mother, they will have traits, their father, mother’s traits. So, better to concentrate on these things.