Srila Prabhupada Said

One who seeks pleasure externally, he is materialist, and one who seeks pleasure internally, he is spiritualist.

Los Angeles, February 8, 1969

The more you cleanse the temple, the more you decorate the Deity, the more your heart becomes cleansed and you become spiritually decorated. Cleanliness is next to godliness. Material world means dirty things and spiritual world means clean.

Calcutta, February 4, 1977

We must all become ideal in character and then people will be very impressed with such purity. A devotee is faultless. He has no flaws.

Letter to Batu Gopala. February 1, 1973

Whatever Krishna said, that is good, and everything else is bad. Bas. Our confusion is finished.

Bhubaneshwar, January 23, 1977

I don’t say, “Follow me,” I say, “Follow Krishna.” Krishna says, “Surrender unto Me.” I say, “Surrender unto Krishna.” Is there any difference? My position is simply repeating because Krishna says, “Anyone who preaches this confidential subject matter, he is dear to Me.”

Hawaii, January 18, 1971

Love affairs in the material world are only shadows or reflections of the real love with Krishna. If you love Krishna in any capacity, you shall never be frustrated because everything in Krishna is perfect, eternal, blissful, and full of knowledge.

Letter to Kancha bala, January 14, 1968

We should learn to forget and forgive minor incidents because whenever there are two men in a place, there is always some misunderstanding.

Letter to Gargamuni, January, 11, 1968

You are doing your duty very nicely. That’s all right. But by doing your duty, if you do not develop your Krishna consciousness, than you are simply wasting your time.

Bombay, January 6, 1973

If you catch up Krishna’s lotus feet very tightly, then you will not fall down.

Los Angeles, January 5, 1974

When one comes becomes Krishna conscious, he loves everyone. If you chant loudly Hare Krishna, even the ants and insects who is hearing, he’ll be delivered, because it is spiritual vibration.

Bombay, January 4, 1973

In the beginning there may be some failures. That is quite natural. Just as a child is trying to stand, he may fall down. But that does not mean he should give up the idea. Go on. A time will come when he will be perfect. So we should not give up this business, to try to serve the Supreme. It may be imperfect in the beginning, but stick to it, and a time will come when you’ll be perfect, Krsna conscious.

Lecture, BG 3.31-43, Los Angeles, January 1, 1969