Lecture by Yashoda-nandana das on how the acharya establishes tradition according to the time place and circumstance.
A lecture by Srila Prabhupada where he explains that were it not for the mercy of Narada Muni and his Pancaratriki systemof purification, nobody in this age could be accepted as a brahmana.
The real purpose of hearing Bhagavatam is not material improvement but just the opposite: the complete cessation of material existence through purification and renunciation.
"If I have any credit in this connection, it does not belong to me personally, but it is due to my eternal spiritual master, His Divine Grace Om Viṣṇupāda Paramahaṁsa Parivrājakācārya 108 Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja Prabhupāda.."
Srila Prabhupada speaks about Jesus Christ when a young boy how he condemned those killing animals in the synagogue, he was against this cruel and sinful behavior. But today (Christmas day or any day) millions of so called Christians will be filling their bellies with the flesh of slaughtered animals. This Jesus condemned-Thou shalt not kill !
"Actually, anyone who is preaching God's glories must be accepted as a guru. Jesus Christ is one such great personality. "
"So, after offering good eatables to the Lord, the devotee takes the remnants, called prasadam. Thus everything becomes spiritualized, and there is no danger of a downfall."
"In this way the disciple renders devotional service under the guidance of the spiritual master or his representative for at least six months to a year."
"Everyone, all my disciples, they are leaders. As purely as they follow, they become leader. if you want to follow, you can become a leader."
Srila Prabhupada, His Divine Grace, is also manifest through the preaching of bona fide disciples able to inspire others to read his books and follow his instructions.