An interview with Damodar Prabhu of Sao Paulo, Brazil .
“That man took an atheistic position for debating with Guru Mahārāj, but seeing the face of Guru Mahārāj, and hearing only one śloka from Guru Mahārāj, he fell down at his lotus feet.”
After years of extreme drug and alcohol addiction Hriday Govinda Prabhu left it all behind to embrace a life of exclusive service and dedication. He shares his heart-touching story in this interview.
"Surrender is the most wonderful thing in the world, which makes it possible for the small to control the great, the smallest to control the greatest. It is only possible by this means: through love, through surrender."
For the satisfaction of Srila Gurudev and the Vaisnavas, we are happy to inaugurate this new series of excerpts from the talks of the Guardian of Devotion, our beloved grand-guru, His Divine Grace Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Deva-Goswami.
“‘Failure is the pillar of success.’ This is an English phrase. ‘Failure is the pillar of success.’ If I try I must get the success pillar. One time I fall down, and then for all time I will sleep? No.”
“If you read this book carefully, you will get everything.”
Facing our shortcomings with hope and determination: words of love and wisdom from His Divine Grace.
“I am not telling Sanskrit slokas only for reciting: they will go through your ear to the heart.”
“We must be sincere and we must be chaste in the line of Krishna consciousness. That means our faith must be strong: ‘I must get it, today or tomorrow.’ If the result is not coming then I must try to search within me, ‘Where is my fault?’ And if we will try to understand where our fault is then mercifully, by the grace of Krishna, it will appear to me.”