Srila Prabhupada: “Prostitutes are necessary citizens for the proper upkeep of society”


Srimad Bhagavatam, Verse 1.11.19 At the same time, many hundreds of well-known prostitutes began to proceed on various vehicles. They were all very eager to meet the Lord, and their beautiful faces were decorated with dazzling earrings, which enhanced the beauty of their foreheads. Purport We may not hate even the prostitutes if they are […]

One great astrologer calculated that I was previously a physician and my life was sinless


Letter to: Tamala Krsna — Los Angeles 21 June, 1970 My Dear Tamala, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 18th June, 1970, sent by Special Delivery Air Mail. Krsna philosophy is understood as it is stated in the Vedas: Yasya deve para bhakti yatha deve tatha gurau tasya […]

Great souls cheat others for a great cause


Srimad Bhagavatam 1.13.37 Translation Sanjaya said: My dear descendant of the Kuru dynasty, I have no information of the determination of your two uncles and Gandhari. O King, I have been cheated by those great souls. Purport That great souls cheat others may be astonishing to know, but it is a fact that great souls […]

If the brahmacaris cannot remain in the presence of women in the temple, then they may go to the forest


Letter to Ekayani | Bombay, Indian | December 3rd, 1972 My dear Ekayani, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 1, 1972, and I have noted the contents with great concern. I do not know why these things inventions are going on. That is our only business, to […]

The man is also woman


Excerpt from Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.64-65 lecture in Vrindavan, India, September 1, 1975 Woman means enjoyed, and man means enjoyer You do not think that only woman is woman. The man is also woman. Don’t think that the woman is condemned; man is not. Woman means enjoyed, and man means enjoyer. So this feeling, this feeling is […]