Vani And Vapuh

 

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

 

There are two words, vāṇī and vapuḥ. Vānī means words, and vapuḥ means this physical body. So vāṇī is more important than the vapuḥ. Vapuḥ will be finished.

Next Body

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

 

No. Kṛṣṇa doesn't say. Tathā dehāntara-prāptiḥ (BG 2.13). You will get another body, but that does not mean human body. That will depend on your price.

 

Material Consciousness

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

 

We are very interested in society, friendship and love, but what are they? Those in the garb of friends and relatives merely plunder the hard-earned money of the bewildered soul.

 

 

PHALGUNA KRISHNA PANCAMI

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

 

PHALGUNA KRISHNA PANCAMI -

 

A Vyasa-Puja offering of five prayers glorifying special characteristics of Srila 108 Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Goswami Thakura.

 

 

Threefold Miseries

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

 

 

Being unable to protect himself from the threefold miseries of material existence, the conditioned soul becomes very morose and lives a life of lamentation.

 

 

Spiritual Enquiry

Radhastami, Srimati Radharani's Appearance Day -- London, August 29, 1971:Siddhi means perfection. So this life is meant for perfection. What is perfection? Perfection means that we do not want miserable condition of life, and we have to get out of it. That is perfection.

The Duty Of Human Life

Lecture BG 07.01-5 - Hong Kong-

The duty of human life is to understand God, Kṛṣṇa. In the Vedānta-sūtra , the first aphorism is athāto brahma jijñāsā . Athaḥ , "therefore." Because we have got this human form of body, so this is the time for inquiring about the Absolute Truth. In the other life, animal life, beast life, tree life, plant life... There are 8,400,000 different forms of life, and through evolutionary process we have passed through 8,000,000 forms of life or a few thousand more forms of life, because human beings, they are of 400,000 forms of life.

Śraddhā, real śraddhā means complete faith.

Lecture on SB 1.15.30 -- Los Angeles, December 8, 1973:

Everyone can attain that bhāva stage. There is process. This process is described by Rūpa Gosvāmī how to come to the bhāva stage. Bhāva stage means just prior to perfection. One must come to the bhāva stage, next stage is perfection. Next stage is full perfection.

Real Religion

Lecture BG 04.07 - Montreal

In last night we have discussed that how the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He descends, what is the reason of His descending on this material platform. That we have partially discussed last night, that although He is the supreme authority of all energies, although He is unborn, although He is the Lord of all planets or all creation, material creation and spiritual creation, He comes.

Every Second

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

 

Every second of human life is meant for making an ultimate solution to the problems of life, i.e. repetition of birth and death and revolving in the cycle of 8,400,000 different species of life.

 

 

Devata And Asura

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

 

There are two classes of men: vidvān, learned, and the fools. Not learned, may not be fool. Human being, they are, of course, very intelligent than the animals. But amongst themselves there are more intelligent, less intelligent. On the whole, they are more intelligent than the animals.

Material Necessity

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

 

We require material necessities as much as it is required, no artificial life. That is spiritual life. Simply increasing artificial life, even for shaving, a big machine is required. What is this? Simply wasting time. Devil's workshop. Make life very simple. And simple living, high thinking, and always conscious to go back to home, back to Kṛṣṇa.

 

 

Letter Of Affection

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

 

Many letters were exchanged between Srila Prabhupada and Srila Govinda Maharaja over the years.
Here is one from 1955, ten years before his first journey to America to establish ISKCON.