The Lord is Krsna, the Supreme Lord, who manifested Himself as the charioteer of the warrior Arjuna in the era of the Mahabharata war.
We see in the street that the cars are moving at high speed but they’re within their ‘orbits,’ their white or yellow lines of demarcation—because there is some brain, some management. So, similarly, with all these planets.
“His American church”—yes, Srila Prabhupada had hope and determination. There was life in his lectures and kirtanas (chantings), his morning and evening gatherings in the loft. At least he was acquiring a small, regular following. But from India there was no hope.
Attacked incessantly for one hundred years the five-hooded serpent began to lose his strength and Puranjana became extremely anxious. One may struggle against time for one hundred years, but eventually one’s vitality weakens, and one’s bodily limbs become feeble.
The boys rise at 4 A.M., and at 4:30 they go to the temple to take part in chanting and dancing. First they sing prayers to the spiritual master, and then they sing the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. the names of the Lord. At 5 we all go for a walk, chanting Hare Krsna softly on our beads.
Inflation is simply taxation. Sly, sneaky taxation. Afraid of increasing direct taxation (and spoiling their humanitarian image with the voters), our leaders spend at a deficit and slip their unbacked currency into the economy.
Recently, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness held a three-day festival in 115 cities worldwide. The celebration honored Janmastami (the day Lord Krsna made His advent in this world) and Vyasa-puja.
First, set up an altar in your home at some convenient place. The altar is a place where you can perform meditation, offer devotion to the Lord, and receive the Lord’s love.
Wherever we have a Hare Krsna center we should immediately establish a college for training people—first, according to their natural talents. Everyone will be elevated to spiritual awareness by performing the spiritual activities we prescribe
The Krsna consciousness movement is part of an important tradition of devotional faith, the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, which began in the sixteenth century with Sri Caitanya, but which participates in a movement of devotion dating back to at least the second century B.C.
Most people think they have no need for a spiritual master. In a sense, they are right. People interested only in an animal-like existence do not need a spiritual master. A spiritual master is required for a person who is inquisitive about transcendental knowledge.