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What is Vaniquotes?

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's compiled teachings

Srila Prabhupada is a prolific spiritual and social commentator who resourcefully draws from the vast and timeless wisdom of the Vedas. The sheer volume of his comments sometimes makes it difficult for readers to grasp the proper conclusion.

  • Vaniquotes collects Srila Prabhupada's comments under naturally accruing themes, thus giving the reader better access to the powerful messages that Srila Prabhupada is giving.
  • Quotes are presented in scriptural order and by date. Each quote is also linked to Vanisource (Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters), thus keeping everything in context.
  • The reader can approach Vaniquotes via philosophical and social themes, the different personalities who present them, or from such interesting directions as Srila Prabhupada's usage of the English, Sanskrit and Bengali languages.
  • As Vaniquotes develops, the audio versions of Srila Prabhupada's lectures and conversations will also be compiled along with the text versions, thus offering a profound hearing experience for the reader and thereby keeping the individual quotes even more in context.
  • Vaniquotes will supply the resources to further develop the Vanipedia projects; other sections, such as Vanipedia articles, Vanibooks, and Vaniversity online courses will draw from Vaniquotes. The more pages we have in Vaniquotes, the richer the articles in Vanipedia will be, the more comprehensive the compendiums in Vanibooks, and the more variegated and inclusive the Vaniversity online courses will be – and all representative of the siddhanta of our disciplic succession.

A Work in Progress

Compiling in Vaniquotes can be compared to building a very big temple. There are lots of stages, and at times the construction site looks a little messy. However, there is a team of architects, engineers and workers of many different capacities all serving together to finish the offering of love to glorify God. Over time the beauty of the temple becomes self manifested. Similarly we are attempting to build a valuable resource of Srila Prabhupada's teachings and when completed it will manifest as a beautiful Vani Temple for all to experience.

Completing all the petals of Vanipedia is a herculean task, that will take either

  • a few committed people a long period of time;
  • many committed people a short period of time.

"Before enlightenment, copy & paste. After enlightenment, copy & paste."

Our simple motto for Vanipedia reflects the massive task of compiling all of Srila Prabhupada's teachings. It also reflects our conviction that Srila Prabhupada has said it all, and it reflects our resolve to stay fixed in our duty until the task is completed.

Who is Srila Prabhupada?

Authorized and Empowered

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is a self-realized, pure devotee of Lord Krishna. While physically present among us he shared the essence of Vedic knowledge liberally and without prejudice. His only desire was to fulfil his spiritual master's desire – to introduce the process of Krishna consciousness to the world.

Srila Prabhupada showed us the importance of living life according to the directions given in scripture. He spoke and wrote profusely so that many may have this guidance in life, and he wished that every person on the planet had the opportunity to read his books now and in the future.

Srila Prabhupada translated and commented on over fifty volumes of ancient Vedic scripture before his physical demise on November 14, 1977. His authority to write, and to teach and train students in the science of self-realization was given to him by his guru, Srila Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja (1874-1937), who came in the disciplic succession from Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu (1486-1534), Himself an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Srila Prabhupada founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON.

Timeline of Srila Prabhupada's Life

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Random Video Clips of Srila Prabhupada

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Random Audio Clips of Srila Prabhupada

Prabhupada Speaks - Creating 1080 Audio Messages in YouTube Clips

Collaborate with us to translate multi-language subtitles for 1080 - 1 to 15 minute audio clips translated into your language by Srila Prabhupada's 50th Anniversary of leaving this world on the 4th of November 2027.

  • To date, over 590 devotees have translated 33,000 subtitles in 91 languages.

Prabhupada Speaks - Around the World

You can now listen while you read statements from Srila Prabhupada's lectures, conversations, interviews and morning walks, all organized thematically by date, location and subject.

Contents and Statistics

Welcome to Vaniquotes, an unparalleled repository of statements of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada grouped together via themes, personalities, scriptures and the usage of language. Each quote is linked to its original source, thus keeping everything within its proper context. Vaniquotes is organically homegrown and hand-made by many different devotees from around the world as an offering of love to respect the sublime words of Śrila Prabhupada.

Visit the List of Umbrella Categories to get some perspective on how vast this ever-growing repository is becoming.

To search through all the categories and pages go to All categories or All pages. You will also find links to the All categories and All pages search, on the left "Vaniquotes" navigation toolbar. Type your subject of interest.

In the search box (to your left) you can type in any word (or small phrase) of your interest and all page titles or categories that have the word in it will appear.

We wish you blissful deep-sea diving into the ocean of Śrila Prabhupada's Vani!

Statistics in Vaniquotes - categories - pages - quotes
  • Today's count is 21,580 categories, and 164,210 pages

The statements within these pages are drawn from the following places, and today we have a count of:

  • 38,843 quotes from Bhagavad-gītā As It Is
  • 400,235 quotes from Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
  • 155,508 quotes from Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta
  • 134,924 quotes from other books by Srila Prabhupada
  • 670,301 quotes from Srila Prabhupada's lectures
  • 411,665 quotes from Srila Prabhupada's conversations and morning walks
  • 248,272 quotes from Srila Prabhupada's correspondence
  • Today's total count is 2,059,748 quotes
  • Once completed we estimate that Vaniquotes will have around 30,000 categories, 200,000 to 250,000 pages, and somewhere around 2 & 1/2 million quotes.

Mapping Srila Prabhupada's transcendental vani ki jaya!

How can I help?


Completing the Vaniquotes petal is essential for the development of Vanipedia, Vanibooks and Vaniversity petals. At present we have pages, either completely finished or in process. Please contact us by email at [email protected] to see how you can help.

  • Our aim is to have 150,000 to 200,000 completed pages.
  • We have an active team of volunteer compilers from different countries around the world.
  • If you want to find out more about the whole project then everything is explained here.
  • If you do not have the time to help out, please consider contributing by making a donation.

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