A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Quotes

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A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Quotes

Books are the basis; purity is the force; preaching is the essence; utility is the principle.
— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada —

When a pure devotee or spiritual master speak, what he says should be accepted as having been directly spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the Parampara System.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

To kill nothing, that is love.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Books are the basis; purity is the force; preaching is the essence; utility is the principle.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Srimad-Bhagavatam states that any bona fide preacher of God consciousness must have the qualities of titiksa (tolerance) and karuna (compassion). In the character of Lord Jesus Christ we find both these qualities.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

If you sell diamonds, you cannot expect to have many customers. But a diamond is a diamond even if there are no customers.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Beginning of all knowledge comes from humility.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

By the grace of the spiritual master the cloud of the mercy of the Personality of Godhead is brought in, and then only, when the rains of Krishna consciousness fall, can the fire of material existence be extinguished.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The spiritual master and Krishna are two parallel lines. The train, on two tracks, moves forward. The spiritual Master and Krishna are like these two tracks. They must be served simultaneously. Krishna helps one to find bona fide Spiritual Master and bona fide Spiritual Master helps one to understand Krishna. If one does not get bona fide Spiritual Master, then how he can ever understand Krishna ? You cannot serve Krishna without Spiritual Master, or serve just Spiritual Master without serving Krishna. They must be served simultaneously.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

A bona fide spiritual master, under the guidance of authorities, can turn anyone to the Vaisnava cult so that naturally he may come to the topmost position of a brahmana.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The genuine Guru is God's representative and he speaks about God and nothing else.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

A spiritual master who is one hundred percent Krishna conscious is the bona fide spiritual master.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Faith is unflinching trust in something divine.

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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