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.
"The initiation means to re-establish your eternal relationship with Viṣṇu and thereby get yourself out of this material clutches and go back to Godhead, back to home and enjoy there eternal life of bliss and knowledge. This is Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Movement. Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Movement means to keep oneself always in Viṣṇu consciousness or Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Then at the time of death if he keeps his Viṣṇu consciousness he will be immediately transferred to the Viṣṇu-loka or Kṛṣṇa-loka and his human form of life will be successful."
"When you are initiated, you promise, 'No illicit sex, no intoxication, no meat-eating, no gambling'. And if you do privately all these things, then what kind of man you are? Don't be cheater. Be plain. When you promise that 'We shall not do these things', don't do it again. Then you remain in goodness. That's all. Nobody can disturb you. And if you pollute yourself silently, then this goodness will gone. So this is the warning. Once you are initiated on the promise that you shall not do these all nonsense, then you remain perfectly in goodness. Mām eva ye prapadyante māyām etāṁ taranti (BG 7.14). Māyā cannot do anything. But if you cheat yourself, cheat your spiritual master, cheat God, then you'll be cheated by māyā."
"Prakṛti, material nature, puts us under certain condition, and we work accordingly, not independently. And the prakṛti, material nature, also working under somebody. Just like when you go on the street you see red light and green light. As soon as you see red light you stop your car. So this red light and green light is being manipulated by the police, and the police is working under government. Similarly, this whole material nature is acting like red light or green light, but behind that red light and green light there is the supreme brain. That is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. So as a layman or as child cannot understand how the red light and blue light..., green light is working... He sees simply, he thinks automatically it is being done. That is foolishness. It is not being automatically done. There is machine. There is manipulator behind this red light, this is intelligence."