Srila Prabhupāda


Deity Worship at Home

14th September 2014 • Srila Prabhupāda

Pradyumna: "Especially for the householder-devotees, the path of Deity worship is strongly recommended. As far as possible, every householder, by the direction of the spiritual master, must install the Deity of Viṣṇu, forms like Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, Lakṣmī-Nārāyaṇa, or Sītā-Rāma especially, or any other form of the Lord, like Nṛsiṁha, Varāha, Gaura-Nitāi…

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On Chanting

14th September 2014 • Srila Prabhupāda

As soon as we have got some time, chant Hare Krisna. Either loudly or silent... As far as possible loudly; if not possible, silently. But the tongue must go, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. The tongue must work. And…

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Srila Prabhupada's Birthday Wish

14th September 2014 • Srila Prabhupāda

In June, July and August, Srila Prabhupada, Gaurasundara and I lived at the Prince Arthur Street apartment in Montreal. It was a homey atmosphere since Srila Prabhupada did not travel for over three months due to visa requirements. Since his birthday was a approaching in late summer, I debated what…

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NOI # 8 The Essence Of All Instructions

14th September 2014 • Srila Prabhupāda

_tan-nāma-rūpa-caritādi-sukīrtanānu- smṛtyoḥ krameṇa rasanā-manasī niyojya tiṣṭhan vraje tad-anurāgi janānugāmī kālaḿ nayed akhilam ity upadeśa-sāram_ **TRANSLATION** The essence of all advice is that one should utilize one's full time — twenty-four hours a day — in nicely chanting and remembering the Lord's…

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Sravanam Kirtanam is Our Main Business

14th September 2014 • Srila Prabhupāda

Yes. That is... And in Sanskrit, as in English it is A to Z, similarly in Sanskrit, a, a, i, u, and the end is _kṣa_. So _a_ and _kṣa_, that is called _akṣa_. _Akṣa-ja_. And _ja_ means generated. So we also compose words, those who are Sanskrit scholars, they…

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Srila Prabhupada - The Embodiment of Simplicity

14th September 2014 • Srila Prabhupāda

Being simple is a very very great opulence in this age of Kali. Srila Prabhupada was so simple. He really didn’t want anything for himself. He just wanted to serve. He just wanted to speak the truth. Recently I was reading Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja offering in…

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Srila Prabhupada's Faith in the Holy Name

9th September 2014 • Srila Prabhupāda

As we were chanting, I looked at the picture of Srila Prabhupada on the wall, painted from a photograph of him from 1966, and I thought of how he came to the Western world to give us the holy name. He did so on the order of his spiritual master…

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Lecture on Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day

9th September 2014 • Srila Prabhupāda

We have gathered at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada on the auspicious occasion of his disappearance festival. When we were with His Divine Grace in Surat on his guru maharaja’s disappearance day, he remarked that on the absolute platform there is no difference between the appearance and disappearance of…

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