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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

May 10

Krishna's mercy is always there. It is your misuse of free will. You are given the opportunity – that is fortune. But you do not accept the fortune. That is your misfortune.

Perth, May 10, 1975

May 9

If Krishna does not supply you this light, sunlight, you will die. But He does not charge anything. But because you are human being, you should try to repay: "Oh, Krishna is giving us so much facilities. Let me render some service unto Him”. This is Krishna consciousness. This is to acknowledge, "O God, You are so kind. You are giving so many things. So I have collected this fruit. It is Your fruit, I know. Still please accept."

Columbus, May 9, 1969

May 8

You have to make it public that "I am going to have garbhadhana-samskara." It is not a secret thing. It is a ceremony. And then, when she is pregnant, no more sex. No more sex means so long the child is there, ten months and unless the child is grown up at least six months, no sex. That means once you have sex and then abstain for sixteen months.

Hrisikesh, May 8, 1977

May 7

Every animal is imperfect, but man-animal can become perfect. If he likes. It is very important life. You cannot become as perfect as God, but near about.

Perth, May 7, 1975

May 6

Every disciple should always remain busy in some work for Krishna. We shall not allow to remain vacant our mind, and if the mind is always filled up with Krishna Consciousness activities, there is no chance of Maya to sit on the mind and force us to act under her spell.

Letter to Mukunda, May 6, 1968

May 5

There is distinction even in wood. There are so many jungle woods, we can use it for cooking. But the sandalwood, which is so valuable, if we do not know what is the value of sandalwood, if we use it for cooking and burning... Similarly, if we use this human form of life exactly like the cats and dogs, simply for sense gratification, then we are committing suicide.

Honolulu, May 5, 1976

May 4

Om is formless, but Krishna has got a beautiful form, enjoying. And we are addicted to beautiful form. Why something which is not beautiful? Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita, "I am omkara." So in one sense omkara and Krishna are the same. But I can see Krishna very beautiful and so many things, but I do not see in Omkara that thing. Therefore my preference should be to Krishna.

Boston, May 4, 1968

May 3

Krishna can change anything, therefore we worship Him as the greatest Scientist. If a man knows swimming he can stay up. So if a man has this much power, what to speak of God. So we see that Ramacandra has the art how to make stones float. It is a question of knowing the art. Art means the display of intellectual energy. Everywhere we can see intelligence in everything, so the Lord knows the art of everything, so He can change anything, we cannot.

Letter to Rupanuga, May 3, 1972

May 2

When there is suffering given by Krishna, a devotee does not take seriously suffering. A devotee thinks, "It is the favor of Krishna that he has put me into suffering." They never see suffering as suffering. It is favor of Krishna. That is devotee's vision. It is exactly like a son who knows his father well. If the father slaps, the son never protests. He knows that "It is good for me." Similarly, a devotee is never disturbed when there is suffering given by Krishna.

Bombay, May 2, 1974

May 1

Ointment is applied to the eyes for clear vision. When the ointment of love of Godhead will be applied in our eyes then with these eyes we shall be able to see God. God is not invisible. Simply like a man with cataract or any other eye disease, he cannot see. That does not mean the things are not existing. He cannot see. God is there, but because my eyes are not competent to see God, therefore I deny God. God is there, everywhere.

Boston, May 1, 1969