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Pearls of Instruction
by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura













The Pearls of Instruction
by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

1. We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend the kirtana of the devotees can succeed.

2. Every spot on earth where discourses on God are held is a place of pilgrimage.

3. Possession of objects not related to Krsna is our main malady.

4. Let me not desire anything but the highest good for my worst enemies.

5. As dalliance with the body in luxury increases, so wanes the spirit of service of the Lord.

6. Those favored by God find their paths set by thorns.

7. There is no peace or happiness in our worldly life. Circumstances create turmoil and annoyance.

8. Chant the mahamantra loudly and with attachment. This will drive away inertia, worldly evils and pests.

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Srila Prabhupada says in his Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.21.33:

The question may be raised that since the Lord is supposed to be worshiped by great demigods like Lord Brahma, Lord Siva and others, how can an ordinary human being on this planet serve Him? This is clearly explained by Prthu Maharaja by the use of the word yathadhikara, “according to one’s ability.” If one sincerely executes his occupational duty, that will be sufficient. One does not need to become like Lord Brahma, Lord Siva, Indra, Lord Caitanya or Ramanujacarya, whose capabilities are certainly far above ours. Even a sudra, who is in the lowest stage of life according to the material qualities, can achieve the same success. Anyone can become successful in devotional service provided he displays no duplicity. It is explained here that one must be very frank and open-minded (amayinah). To be situated in a lower status of life is not a disqualification for success in devotional service. The only qualification is that whether one is a brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya or sudra, he must be open, frank and free from reservations.

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The Teachings of Lord Chaitanya – original edition of 1968













Prahlada Nrsimha das – We are very honored to now for the first time ever make available a digital edition of the original Teachings Of  Lord Chaitanya, for free download, on our free ebooks page.

Srila Prabhupada’s original 1968 Teachings of Lord Caitanya (a treatise on factual spiritual life)

This is the first time it has been available in digitized format to anyone, ever! In regard to the 1974 second edition of Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, in 1967 (when this 1968 first edition was going into print) Srila Prabhupada has clearly said: “I do not want that Teachings of Lord Chaitanya should be edited again”  See below.

“I have already written to Rayrama about Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, that there is no need of editing the final manuscript. But let us prepare for its printing. He had some correspondence with Dai Nippon Printing Company of Tokyo, and our Dwarkadish did all the negotiations. Please contact him immediately and ask him to send me the correspondence he had with the printing company.
I also do not like too much editorial work. This too much editorial work on Geetopanishad has created some misunderstanding between the members of the editorial staff. Anyway, in the future one man should edit it, and that will be sufficient for our printing. And I do not want that Teachings of Lord Chaitanya should be edited again and typed again and time wasted in that way. I have also informed Rayrama of this, and you can also inform him like this. The book should be printed immediately, without any waste of time. That is my desire.”
Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Satsvarupa, December 23, 1967

Hare Krishna!

Download the original authorized 1968 edition of Teachings of Lord Chaitanya in PDF format.













“Krishna” and “Christ” with Srila Prabhupada and Father Emmanuel













Srila Prabhupada: What is the meaning of the word Christ?

Father Emmanuel: Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning “the anointed one.”

Srila Prabhupada: Christos is the Greek version of the word Krishna.

Father Emmanuel: This is very interesting.

Srila Prabhupada: When an Indian person calls on Krishna, he often says, “Krishta.” Krishta is a Sanskrit word meaning “attraction.” So when we address God as “Christ,” “Krishta,” or “Krishna,” we indicate the same all-attractive Supreme Personality of Godhead. When Jesus said, “Our Father, who art in heaven, sanctified be Thy name,” that name of God was “Krishta” or “Krishna.” Do you agree?

Father Emmanuel: I think Jesus, as the son of God, has revealed to us the actual name of God: Christ. We can call God “Father,” but if we want to address Him by His actual name, we have to say “Christ.”

Srila Prabhupada: Yes. “Christ” is another way of saying Krishta, and “Krishta” is another way of pronouncing Krishna, the name of God. Jesus said that one should glorify the name of God, but yesterday I heard one theologian say that God has no name — that we can call Him only “Father.” A son may call his father “Father,” but the father also has a specific name. Similarly, “God” is the general name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose specific name is Krishna. Therefore whether you call God “Christ,” “Krishta,” or “Krishna,” ultimately you are addressing the same Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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Free Tour of the USA Learning the Art of Bhakti-Yoga













* Experience life in a mobile ashram.

* Daily mantra meditation sessions and study of the ancient philosophy of the Vedic texts such as the Bhagavad-Gita.

* Follow a pure devotional lifestyle and vegetarian diet.

* Try it for a week, a month, or longer.

* A FREE TRIP TO HOLY TEMPLES IN INDIA once a year for those that stick with it.

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Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare  ॐ हरे कृष्णा हरे कृष्णा कृष्णा कृष्णा हरे हरे। हरे रामा हरे रामा रामा रामा हरे हरे॥ ॐ