Recently I gave saffron cloth to three devotees Markandeya, Jananivasa(kks) and Nityananda.

A brahmacari should live under the care of the guru, he should not have a private situation. Brahmacari gurukule vasan danta guror hitam. He should study the scriptures, he should beg alms and be a selfless servant.

In the Hari Bhakti Vilasa it is stated that a brahamacari should wear white cloth, but Srila Bhaktisiddhanta put his brahmacaris in saffron cloth for the sake of preaching. Saffron cloth is a responsibility ,there are more expectations from people. They expect that the brahmacari will know the scriptures,that he will know how to give lectures, that he will be an example in his personal conduct, in sadhana, in following spiritual standards, in eating, fasting, sleeping,in rising early, in chanting good japa, in enthusiasm in service, expert in all types of preaching, including leading kirtana, distributing books, giving lectures. He should make it his only business to be Krsna conscious.

…..and when they mature, they can lead many others in spiritual life with knowledge, kindness and saintliness.

All may not be attained at once, but now they must make a serious endeavor to make progress.

Yes I am looking for such brahmacaris to assist me in my mission of spreading Krsna consciousness all over the world.

Please bless them to be succesful in their endeavors, because such a brahmacari is a blessing to this earth and he is on the straight path back to Godhead and takes others with him.

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  1. Bhakta Michael on

    Please Accept My Most Humble Obesiances! All Glories To Sri Guru & Gauranga! All Glories To Srila Prabhupada! All Glories To You Gurudeva! All Glories To The Vaishnavas!

    Jaya Gurudeva!
    Very inspiring this post. I hope we can all endeavor for this point of surrender and commitment. It certainly stirs and pulls at the strings of Kripa in the heart to grow and expand, at reading, hearing or seeing such stauch souls, who are so commited to fully living this life in the missionary spirit and spearding and assisting you on this mission of Srila Prabhupada & Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
    Thankyou again Gurudeva for this inspiring post!
    And all glories to all the Vaishnava’s & Vaishnavi’s assisting you with the blog daily! It’s a constant Source of inspiration.

    Your Servant,
    Bhakta Michael

  2. Hare Krsna, Maharaja

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to you.
    And all glories to the brahmacaris for their commitment.

    Dear Maharaja, may you and your entire Hare Krsna family be blessed with success beyond your wildest dreams in taking the joy of Krsna Consciousness to people all over the world.

    Your servant
    Anisha