1,080 short video clips extracted from lectures, conversations, morning walks and interviews, with subtitles in up to 88 languages, sprinkled throughout the months;
13,350+ concise statements, drawn from Srila Prabhupada's lectures, conversations and letters, highlighted within quoteboxes;
For further study on the different subjects addressed, each statement links to the various categories in our thematic section of Vanipedia named Vaniquotes.
These statements from the Days in the Life of Srila Prabhupada offer unparalleled insights into his devotional character; his vision to re-spiritualize human society; his dedication to translate, publish & distribute his books; his expertise to tirelessly lead & manage his worldwide movement; his empowered ability to encourage, care for, train & clearly communicate the disciplines he expects from all his disciples as he engages them in their pursuit of Krsna consciousness & performance of missionary activities. Through all these situations one can also experience how Srila Prahhupada consistently represents the pure teachings of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates.
"You are trying to go up and down. You're trying to go to the moon planet, sun planet, very high, or you may try to go down. But there is one thing that you cannot get by simply traveling up and down, bhramatām upary adhaḥ. You should try for that thing: tasyaiva hetoḥ prayateta kovido, na labhyate yad bhramatām upary adhaḥ. Simply by traveling up and down you cannot get that. And what is that? Niḥśreyasāya, the highest benefit. And what is that highest benefit? The highest benefit is to stop your birth and death and to go back to home, back to God. That is wanted."
"Everyone has got his particular type of religion or occupation. That's all right. Dharma svanuṣṭhitaḥ puṁsām (SB 1.2.8). The result will be... By executing your particular type of religion, the result must be there. The result is, 'How I shall go back to home, back to Godhead'. If that desire is not developed, it is simply waste of time. You may profess this religion or that religion or this religion or that religion, it doesn't matter. You are simply wasting time by following the dogmas and ritualistic this or that. That will not help you. Phalena paricīyate. Whether you have come to this consciousness, 'What I am? I am not matter; I am spirit. I have to go back to my spiritual'. That... That is wanted. So either you may be Hebrew or may be Hindu or Christian—we want to see whether that consciousness has arisen. If it is not, then you have simply wasted time. Either you be Hindu or brāhmaṇa or this or that, it doesn't matter. Śrama eva hi kevalam (SB 1.2.8). Simply wasting time."