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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

April 30

We are giving you prasadam. By eating, eating, eating, eating, you one day will become Krishna conscious, simply by eating. Because you are so dull. you cannot understand the philosophy. You know the belly like the animals. So therefore we are giving facility, "All right, fill up your belly, and you'll be infected." As you take foodstuff from an infected area, you become infected with some disease, so this is Krishna-infected, prasadam. You take it, and one day you'll be diseased with Krishna consciousness. 

Fiji, April 30, 1976

April 29

Krishna is living everywhere, that is the vision of the higher devotees. Actually He's living, but still, because we are in the lower condition, we should know that here is Krishna in the temple. Krishna is everywhere, but for us, because we have no such vision to see Krishna anywhere and everywhere, therefore we should come here in the temple and see Krishna, "Here is Krishna. Krishna has kindly appeared here in a manner in which I can see Him. That is Krishna's mercy. That is temple."

Los Angeles, April 29, 1973

April 28

We are meant for enjoyment, but we are seeking enjoyment in a false place- in a illusion, like the desert animals that run after water in mirage and eventually die of thirst. They cannot relieve their thirst with such illusory water. Similarly, we are trying to manufacture many things to satisfy our thirst for enjoyment, but we are being baffled at every turn because material existence is an illusion. Real intelligence means to inquire, "Where is reality? Where is the eternal substance behind the illusion?" If we can find that out, we can experience real enjoyment.

Los Angeles, April 28, 1973

April 27

Krishna, He is the Lord, but He has nothing to do. He is simply enjoying with His friends, with Radharani, with cowherd boys, with gopis. He has nothing to think, ''How to provide?" That is greatness. He is taking the cows as a sporting. And when He was called for Kamsa, He left everything, renounced everything in full, so much love. At once, in a moment, He left Vrindavana, and all these devotees, they began to cry for Krishna for rest of life. And whenever Krishna was reminded, oh, He will say. "I am very soon coming, Don't worry. I am very soon coming."

Boston, April 27, 1969

April 26

At Tirupati, there are so many hills. From the distant place, your vision is not clear. You simply see something cloudy, the same hill. But if you take little further progress, you see the same hill greenish. And if you actually go in the same hill, you will find there are so many animals. men and houses. Object is the same. but from different angle vision, it appears differently. Similarly, unless one can understand Krishna perfectly, he realizes the Absolute Truth as impersonal, nirakara Brahman.

Tirupati, April 26, 1974

April 25

The difficulty is sometimes Krishna's ashirvad (blessing) may be just the opposite. Krishna will take away. So at this time they become atheist.

Tokyo, April 25, 1972

April 24

If there is little pain in the finger, I become so much disturbed because I have got intimate connection with this finger. Similarly, we have got intimate connection with Krishna and we are fallen therefore Krishna also feels little pain, and therefore He comes down. Krishna is feeling pain. So you become Krishna conscious. Then Krishna will feel pleasure.

Vrindavan, April 24, 1975

April 23

Krishna is dancing - you have seen - similarly, our position is simply dancing with Krishna and being happy. That is our position. But we have come to this material world to enjoy independently of Krishna. Therefore we have been captured by illusory energy.

Hyderabad, April 23, 1974

April 22

Nowadays people are very fond of diving within the water and swim. This has become a fashion. So next life they are going to become fish. Yes. If you at the time of death, if you think of that, how to swim very nicely within water, that means next life nature will give you a fish life. You get it. That is God's mercy. Why you artificially try to become a fish? You become actually fish. That is nature's gift.

Melbourne, April 22, 1976

April 21

I am very glad to learn that you are doing spiritual activities very nicely and you are always alert to see whether you are committing some offense. This is a very nice attitude. In rendering service to Lord Krishna and the representative the Spiritual Master, we should always maintain this fearful attitude, which means careful attention. This attitude will advance you progressively in Krishna Consciousness.

Letter to Gopal Krishna, April 20, 1970