Quotes by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is the founder of ISKCON (Intrernational Society For Krishna Consciousness)

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One should not be attached to more than the necessities of life required for spiritual advancement.

According to nature’s arrangement, living entities lower on the evolutionary scale do not eat or collect more than necessary. (Nectar of Instruction 2, purport)
One should not be happy or distressed over desirables and undesirables, knowing that such feelings are just created by the mind.
To turn your home into Vaikuntha, the spiritual world, is not difficult. You simply have to adopt the right method. Lord Krishna provides everything we need to bring the spiritual world into our lives.
The rich father does not like to see his son become a crazy fellow loitering in the street. But if his son does not come home, there is no loss for the father. And if the son comes back to the home of his rich father, it is in the son's interest.
Men without faith in God and His revealed world find no good in this world, nor in the next. For them there is no happiness whatsoever. (Bhagavad-gita 4.40,purport)
Chanting Hare Krishna can deliver us from material entanglement at once, provided the chanting is pure.
A grain of devotion is more valuable thank tons of faithlessness.
The so-called democrats capture the administrative machine without assuming responsibility for the prosperous condition of the citizens. (Srimad – Bhagavatam (1.18.45), purport).
The so-called democrats capture the administrative machine without assuming responsibility for the prosperous condition of the citizens. (Srimad – Bhagavatam (1.18.45), purport).
According to nature’s arrangement, living entities lower on the evolutionary scale do not eat or collect more than necessary. (Nectar of Instruction 2, purport)
8. If a bag of rice is placed in a public place, birds will come to eat a few grains and go away. A human being, however, will take away the whole bag. He will eat all his stomach can hold and then try to keep the rest in storage. (Book:Nectar of Instruction 2, purport)
One should become a scientist or philosopher and conduct research into spiritual knowledge, recognizing that spiritual knowledge is permanent whereas material knowledge ends with the death of the body. (Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 10)
Self-realization is possible in the human form of life, but not in other forms.
The culture of knowledge reaches perfection only when the knower comes to the point of surrendering unto the Supreme Lord, Vasudeva.
The purpose of all Vedic literature is to awaken this God consciousness in the forgetful living beings, and this same purpose is presented in various ways in the different scriptures of the world for the understanding of a foolish mankind.
Thus the ultimate purpose of all religions is to bring one back to Godhead.
The Lord’s original form is that of Sri Krishna, and Sri Krishna expands Himself into an unlimited number of forms, such as Baladeva, Rama, Nrsimha and Varaha. All of these forms are one and the same Personality of Godhead.
The Lord states that as soon as one reaches Him by devotional service – which is the one and only way to approach the Personality of Godhead – one attains complete freedom from the bondage of birth and death.
The Lord always helps the pure devotees by imparting necessary knowledge within their hearts, and thus out of His special favor He dissipates all the darkness of ignorance.
The Lord fully maintains His unalloyed devotees and He guides them progressively on the path toward devotional perfection.