Rich or poor, it doesn’t matter

“Lord Caitanya had rich devotees, poor devotees and He showed that the poor devotee didn’t have to become rich to become liberated, to become fully blessed by Him. Simply he had to keep his devotional service going strong. Similarly, those who were the rich...

When Krishna gives material facility?

“The spiritual master and Krishna will only give material facility if a person is ripe, if a person is mature enough to tolerate that situation and properly engage it in and dovetail it in Krishna’s service.” His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja...

People don’t know what they are getting into

“People don’t know what they are getting into, sometimes. If you are a brahmana, be merciful to your Guru and be strict; be merciful to yourself. Because Yamaraj has got a special book for brahmanas. But if you are careful and you act as a brahmana, you...

How to be an effective preacher?

“A person cannot be an effective preacher without developing brahminical standard, therefore we need to follow the four regulative principles, chant Hare Krishna every day, study the literatures, know what we’re giving the people, and be actively engaged in giving out...

Where we send our energy

“According to where we want to send our energy, that is where we will get our result or mercy from. Within this universe, within this material sphere, we are getting material results, which means birth, death, old age, disease. When we direct it to Krishna, then we...