Prabhupada said no and he gestured to half a dozen grihastha disciples in the room. Someone asked, "Can you love your wife without reference to Krishna?" Prabhupada said, "You have to put your love in
Wally, a teacher, and his wife, Kerry, and their two young children had been regularly attending the temple programs. Although Kerry was not so committed to Krishna consciousness, they had both agreed
Jagajivan : In Mayapur and other places I started making 16 mm films of Srila Prabhupada. Sometimes I wouldn't have film in the camera, but I would use it as a trick to go on the morning walks: "I'm f
"I have no objection to marriage, but to bless it by a fire sacrifice, I am thinking that if they don't stay together then it is not good. But if they can remain together for one year, then there can
When we were in Bombay on our first trip to India, we were crammed into the apartment-cum-temple in the Akash Ganga Building. The devotees were sick, the toilets didn't work, the water didn't
Devamrita Swami : Prabhupada was starting off speaking about one subject and then a hippie interrupted him, "I want sex!" And Prabhupada changed the whole subject of the lecture and began to explain i
Once, Prabhupada visited Australia. As he walked into the Sydney temple, Jagattarini dasi ran ahead to remove his shoes and picture from the vyasasana. Upon seeing Prabhupada, she immediately began to
"I want that all householders be engaged in managing these restaurants."
Shyamasundar das: These were some of the most enjoyable walks in all of my time with Prabhupada was walking through these wheat fields around the Manor. Prabhupada would discuss everything from the na
In your letter of the 17th instant you have frankly inquired from me about householder life, especially in the matter of sex relationship. A sannyasi is not supposed to be asked about anything sexual.
In general, I think we can safely say that Prabhupada was very open and willing to discuss almost any subject from the Krishnaconscious point of view. He might point out an impertinent or illogical qu
Tamal Krishna Goswami : Krishna gives intelligence to His
surrendered devotee, so by the grace of Krishna, Prabhupada
knew everything because he knew Krishna. He knew, for
Talking of cheaters: Why do people want to be cheated? Because they are already cheated and want to counterattack by being cheated in a different way. Because they have no information (it's not taught
"There is no hindrance of your being a householder so far as distributing books is concerned. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu had many householder disciples who would preach Krishna consciousness. I understa
Rucira : Himavati told me a story from the first trip with Srila Prabhupada to India. The devotees were living in tents and Hansadutta refused to sleep with her in their tent. All the other couples we
Srila Prabhupada called for me during mangala-arati! As secretary GBC, I got some instructions. Then I asked a personal question. Could I worship Deities? He at once said, Oh yes, and shook his head
Chitralekha : Prabhupada was always instructing Upendra in a
gentle, loving, fatherly way and Upendra was always ready to
serve Prabhupada and travel with him. But by that time I had
Umapati Swami : When I went with my then wife to see
Prabhupada in Los Angeles, at one point my wife said,
"Prabhupada, I really like to read your books." Prabhupada
Laksmi Nrsimhadev : The Radha Damodar brahmacharis met with Srila Prabhupada in Atlanta. Tamal Krishna Maharaj wanted all the brahmacharis on the Radha Damodar party to have darshan with Srila Prabhup
Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 12, 1969, delivered by Arundhuti here in Columbus. This evening Arundhuti will be married to Pradyumna, and they appea
Srila Prabhupada's Godbrother criticized that Prabhupada has a business background but he doesn't. He has always been a Vaisnava. He was implying that he's a preacher and Prabhupada is a businessman.
The sannyasi/grihastha controversy continues to simmer, although in Srila Prabhupada's presence the criticisms are muted. Even among the sannyasis there is no clear consensus. When Prabhupada brou
The GBCs came to see Prabhupada at the end of their meeting. Again they gathered in his room, and one by one the results of their day's deliberations were read out.
They have been debating the sanny
We should see the superiority of a devotee (with no question of whether he is a grhastha or a sannyasi) based on whether one is serving. How one is advanced in Krishna consciousness. This principle. I
In the evening Srila Prabhupada called all the sannyasis, and whatever GBC men were present, to discuss the position of women in our Society. He is concerned that a major conflict seems to be looming
The acoustics in the large temple room were poor. It produced an unpleasant echo when Srila Prabhupada spoke, because of the high ceiling and the cinder block walls. It was quite different than Los An
Prabhupada was notified to day that Tamal Krishna Maharaja and Bhagavan dasa have gone to Africa to check the situation there.
A long letter arrived today from Karandhara dasa. Since Prabhupada previo
Srila Prabhupada received a long letter today from Pushta Krishna Maharaja. It is the first direct news from him since his resignation last month as a GBC and his declaration of intent to temporarily
The verse for class this morning was one from Srila Prabhupada's "most quoted" list. As everyone sat in eager anticipation in front of the Deities and the vyasasana, Pradyumna prabhu led us all in res
Satsvarupa Maharaja sent a lengthy zonal report for December and the early part of this month. His Library Party is doing especially well. Many professors are taking orders for their own personal libr
At 11 a.m. Atreya Rishi prabhu returned from work to take Srila Prabhupada to see the house he is purchasing in the central part of Teheran. Before we journeyed there Srila Prabhupada discussed with A
Sixty-five devotees arrived from the USA today.
News of yesterday's GBC resolutions has traveled fast. Among the householders there is considerable resistance and resentment. Most temple presidents
Quite a bit of mail had piled up and needed to be answered. Pushta Krishna Maharaja brought it to Prabhupada's attention during his massage, which he took in the back bedroom today. It is too hot now
When his Godbrothers saw that Tejas dasa and his wife were sometimes quarreling, they suggested that he should ask Prabhupada to allow him to take sannyasa. They said it would better enable him to pre
Right after dealing with the mail, Pushta Krishna Maharaja allowed some devotees from the Los Angeles BBT Ramesvara, Radhaballabha, and Jagannatha Suta to come onto the veranda. Prabhupada approved sp
After greeting Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha-Rasabihari and receiving guru-puja, Srila Prabhupada took a tour of the building site. The foundation work has begun and some of it is already completed. H