A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Quotes

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  • First birth is from your parents, but real birth, real life, begins when one accepts a bona fide spiritual master and renders service unto him. Then the path is open for going back to home, back to Godhead, to live eternally in full knowledge and full bliss and in association with the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, Lord Krishna.

  • When a Krishna Conscious person is elevated to a responsible position, he never becomes puffed up. Just like a tree when over-laden with fruits becomes humble and lower down. Similarly, a great soul in Krishna Consciousness becomes humbler than the grass and bowed down like the fruitful trees because a Krishna Conscious person acts as the agent of Krishna, therefore he discharges his duty with great responsibility.

  • When a pure devotee or spiritual master speak, what he says should be accepted as having been directly spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the Parampara System.

  • In the last stage of the spiritual master's life, the devotees of the spiritual master should take preaching activities into their own hands. In this way the spiritual master can sit down in a solitary place and render nirjana-bhajana.

  • Faith is unflinching trust in something divine.

  • A devotee should be fixed in the conclusion that, the spiritual master cannot be subject to criticism and should never be considered equal to a common man.

  • One should not be happy or distressed over desirables and undesirables, knowing that such feelings are just created by the mind.

  • It is imperative that one approaches a spiritual master, for by such association one proportionately develops his consciousness towards the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

  • Humility means that one should not be anxious to have the satisfaction of being honored by others.

    A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1976). “Bhagavad-Gita as it is: Abridged edition with translations and elaborate purports”
  • Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.

    A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1976). “Bhagavad-Gita as it is: Abridged edition with translations and elaborate purports”
  • To kill nothing, that is love.

  • Indulgence in animal killing for the taste of the tongue is the grossest kind of ignorance

  • A tree full of ripened fruits bows down naturally, because of the weight of the fruits and its willingness to make its fruits accessible to others.

  • A spiritual master who is one hundred percent Krishna conscious is the bona fide spiritual master.

  • It's better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.

  • By the grace of the spiritual master the cloud of the mercy of the Personality of Godhead is brought in, and then only, when the rains of Krishna consciousness fall, can the fire of material existence be extinguished.

  • A bona fide spiritual master, under the guidance of authorities, can turn anyone to the Vaisnava cult so that naturally he may come to the topmost position of a brahmana.

  • Beginning of all knowledge comes from humility.

  • The artist draws a picture of a rose very nicely with all attention and artistic sense, and yet it does not become as perfect as the real rose. If that is the real fact, how can we say that the real rose has taken its shape without Intelligence behind the beauty?

  • There is a word Kristos in the Greek dictionary, and this word is supposed to be borrowed from the Sanskrit word "Krishna," and Christ is derived from Kristos.

  • Out of many millions of wandering living entities, one who is very fortunate gets an opportunity to associate with a bonafide spiritual master by the grace of Krishna. By the mercy of both Krishna and the spiritual masters, such a person receives the seed of the creeper of devotional service.

  • Spiritual master is representative of God. Similarly, king is also representative of God. The father is also representative of God. These are the statements of the sastras. Because they will guide. The king will guide. The spiritual master will guide. The father will guide. What is that guidance? That guidance is how one can become Krishna Conscious by education, by culture.

  • The genuine Guru is God's representative and he speaks about God and nothing else.

  • A disciple serves the spiritual master with the sole purpose of getting instructions from him.

  • If after accepting the spiritual master and being initiated one does not follow the rules and regulations of devotional service, then he is again fallen.

  • Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation.

    A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1976). “Bhagavad-Gita as it is: Abridged edition with translations and elaborate purports”
  • If you sell diamonds, you cannot expect to have many customers. But a diamond is a diamond even if there are no customers.

  • One must execute devotional service under the guidance of a devotee or directly under the guidance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is not possible, however, to train oneself without guidance from the spiritual master.

  • The holy name of Krishna has extraordinary spiritual potency because the name of God is nondifferent from God Himself.

  • The Srimad-Bhagavatam states that any bona fide preacher of God consciousness must have the qualities of titiksa (tolerance) and karuna (compassion). In the character of Lord Jesus Christ we find both these qualities.

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