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Our Simple Life

Here at Gopal Soft Toys we not only manufacture dolls, but we are also trying to live a self-sufficient lifestyle according to Srila Prabhupada's teachings of how to live a simple village life based on agriculture, cow protection, and cottage industry, with Krishna in the center.

Balaram Cart


Our Bullock Cart
Butter Kamadenu

Making Butter

Gopi Krishna


Nandi Plowing


Plowing the Fields
Surabhi Surabhi


Nandini Nandini


Nandini and Hrimati Dasi
Washing the cows Vishnupriya

Bath Time

Vishnupriya and Hrimati Dasi

Srila Prabhupada on simple living:

"... live simple life, keeping cows, village life as it is exhibited by Krsna, Vrndavana. Krsna, if He liked, He could have lived in cities. How they were happy, the inhabitants of Vrndavana with Krsna and living and cows. That I want to introduce. At any cost do it and... Don't bother about big, big buildings."

"Now, we must take to agricultural work -- produce food and give protection to the cows. And if we produce a surplus, we can trade. It is a simple thing that we must do. Our people should live peacefully in farming villages, produce grain and fruit and vegetables, protect the cows, and work hard. ... Krsna conscious people will never be losers by following the instructions of Krsna. They will live comfortably, without any material want, and tyaktva deham punar janma naiti [Bhagavad-gita 4.9]: After leaving this body they will go directly to God. This is our way of life. "

"Stick to your own place and grow your food. There is no question of transport. Little transport is required, that bullock cart. Krsna was being carried on bullock cart. There is no use of petrol. Use simply the bull. They are already there. Utilize them."

You can support our cow protection project through a donation via PayPal.

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