Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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1977-01-19Arrival [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigArrival [partially recorded] — January 19, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Arrival [partially recorded] [Arrival [partially recorded] — January 19, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: So, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s two places are very favorite. One is Bengal, another Orissa. Puriyā Gauḍīya. They are very serious about Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s teaching. And the last 18 years of His life, He stayed in Orissa, Jagannātha Purī. His mother requested that
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1977-01-19Evening Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigEvening Lecture — January 19, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Evening Lecture [Evening Lecture — January 19, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: [prema-dhvani prayers] All glories to the assembled devotees. All glories to the assembled devotees. Thank you very much.

Hari-śauri: [indistinct]

Prabhupāda: Huh?
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1977-01-19Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 19, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 19, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: ...available plots.

Gargamuni: Yes, there’s those two plots on that main... Now, there’s many broken buildings there. Many. I drove all around. But the plots are too small.
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1977-01-19Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 19, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 19, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Rāmeśvara: ...but they have never used it against us. But now they have started. One devotee, a girl from Berkeley temple who was a very big book distributor---sometimes she could collect five, six hundred dollars in one day
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1977-01-20Morning Walk [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk [partially recorded] — January 20, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Morning Walk [partially recorded] [Morning Walk [partially recorded] — January 20, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: They’re devotees of Lord Śiva.

Gaura-Govinda: Ananta Vasudeva temple.

Prabhupāda: Which one? This one?

Gaura-Govinda: Yes.
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1977-01-20Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 20, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 20, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

[someone preaching in temple in Oriya over loudspeaker in background]

Prabhupāda: ...neither they do not know how life becomes possible. They may go on “Bhag, bhag,” but these two things are absent. You are all scientists? No. You do not know how life becomes possible. They simply theorize in so many ways, but they cannot give us any positive information.
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1977-01-20Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 20, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 20, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

[people talking in background]

Prabhupāda: So I shall speak from some book or...?

Hari-śauri: You’re already speaking at night.

Prabhupāda: So I shall speak in the evening?
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1977-01-21Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Lecture [Lecture — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

[Gaura-Govinda translates into Oriya throughout]

Prabhupāda: Just like a student is admitted in the school for learning ABCD, and if he follows the rules and regulations and continues his studies regularly, then one day he would be able to pass M.A. examination, so from the very beginning we have to execute these processes. Because our life is impure at the present moment, and we have to purify this life.
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1977-01-21Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

[in car]

Prabhupāda: Kṛṣṇa says one who is completely free from sinful life, he can become perfectly a devotee. So these are the four pillars of sinful life. Yeṣāṁ tv anta-gataṁ pāpam
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1977-01-21Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: They claim if there are temples, people are accustomed going to temple, chanting Hare..., there is no harm. But the city like the Western countries, simply sense gratification, that should be stopped.
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1977-01-21Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: ...important worldwide movement. Very cautiously, very intelligently, we should use our resources, intelligence. This is a worldwide. And feeling our pressure, there is obstruction, therefore. And it is genuine. There is no doubt about it. No doubt about it. We are not going to be defeated, I am confident. And with this confidence I went to your country, that
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1977-01-21Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Rāmeśvara: ...how nicely they are printed and that they are from America. Otherwise these books...

Gargamuni: In libraries they have no budget for religious books. They only want technical books.
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1977-01-21Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Rāmeśvara: He doesn’t know what to call this state, so he considers it similar to a spiritual body. But anyway, it appears to be a subtle body. He says that “People find themselves, when they
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1977-01-21Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: So there is no civilization except in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That’s a fact. All madmen.

Rāmeśvara: I remember about a year ago you told me that the biggest problem facing America in the future is unemployment.
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1977-01-21Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. [break] ...the society. Eh? Father, mother, killing children, is that human society?

Rāmeśvara: No, lower than animal.

Prabhupāda: You see? And we have to tolerate this?
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1977-01-22Bg 7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.1 — January 22, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 [Bg 7.1 — January 22, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda:

" mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayaṁ samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu [Bg. 7.1]"

[translated throughout into Oriya] Last night some gentleman questioned,
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1977-01-22Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Film Producer about Kṛṣṇa Lila — January 22, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation with Film Producer about Kṛṣṇa Lila [Room Conversation with Film Producer about Kṛṣṇa Lila — January 22, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: Jayadeva’s, that poetry, that Kṛṣṇa is begging pardon from Rādhārāṇī, that is also very confidential.
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1977-01-22Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Sannyāsīs — January 22, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation with Sannyāsīs [Room Conversation with Sannyāsīs — January 22, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: So I am anxious to receive report from Satsvarūpa Mahārāja.

Satsvarūpa: The library party?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Satsvarūpa:
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1977-01-22Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 22, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 22, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: They are appreciating in foreign countries also. Otherwise why these European, American boys would join? They are not fools and rascals. They understand that “Here is the genuine movement.
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1977-01-23Evening Darśanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigEvening Darśana — January 23, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Evening Darśana [Evening Darśana — January 23, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: He started this rājya hope: “We must have our own land.” So he was a very big man, barrister. So one, his friend, he was also brāhmaṇa, he felt it, and he was taking it daily,
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1977-01-23Evening Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigEvening Lecture — January 23, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Evening Lecture [Evening Lecture — January 23, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: So we shall continue that Rāmānanda? No. So who will read and explain?

Indian guest or devotee: So shall I read from the First Chapter?

Prabhupāda: No. Where he was.
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1977-01-23Conversation During Massageplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigConversation During Massage — January 23, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Conversation During Massage [Conversation During Massage — January 23, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Gargamuni: ...against the village people, and they harass the workers after working hours. So Jayapatāka said he was going to get the police there to watch.
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1977-01-23Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 23, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 23, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

[kīrtana in background]

Bhāgavata: It was written in the paper that one nāga, he has died from cold. He was wearing nothing. [laughs] He has died.

Prabhupāda: In Māgha-melā, er, Kumbha-melā?
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1977-01-24Cc. Madhya 8.128plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 8.128 — January 24, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.128 [Cc. Madhya 8.128 — January 24, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda:

" kibā vipra, kibā nyāsī, śūdra kene naya yei kṛṣṇa-tattva-vettā, sei ‘guru’ haya [Cc. Madhya 8.128]"

This verse we were discussing last night, Caitanya Mahāprabhu
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1977-01-24Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — January 24, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — January 24, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: Gurukṛpa Mahārāja, what is the benefit of this modern education?

Gurukṛpa: No benefit. It makes them an ass.

Prabhupāda: Making them demons, that’s all.

Gurukṛpa:
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1977-01-24Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 24, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 24, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

[loud kīrtana in background]

Prabhupāda: The small Deity?

Gurukṛpa: Yes.

Prabhupāda: He was carried with me. So he was taking care of the Deity, giving massage and cooking. Devānanda also doing that. The rascal gone, left, hippie, doing
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1977-01-24Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 24, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 24, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: That is the difference in... [break]

Satsvarūpa: Then, in years to come---like five years, ten years, twenty years---how will we be able to keep up our relationship with the universities that we have now? Now they think highly of us, that we
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1977-01-27Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 27, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 27, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Pradyumna: [reads Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu to Prabhupāda]

Prabhupāda: Yes. [corrects a word] You first accept these ten different methods. So explain that.

Pradyumna: Guru-pādāśrayaḥ:
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1977-01-27Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 27, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 27, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Satsvarūpa: They should give something for taking prasādam. [break]

Prabhupāda: ...anna-sambhavaḥ.

Satsvarūpa: “Surrender to Me.” Parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ [Bg. 3.14].

Prabhupāda:
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1977-01-28Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — January 28, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — January 28, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

[in car]

Prabhupāda: This is also arrangement by Kṛṣṇa. Vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām. “I will arrange soldiers. Russia will arrange for military power, America will arrange for military power, and they
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1977-01-28Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 28, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 28, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Pṛthu-putra: ...to show me. They were telling me that “You are going to see the representative of God.” And when I came to that vision, I saw the person. At that time I didn
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1977-01-28Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 28, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 28, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Gargamuni: Your lecture was very nice.

Satsvarūpa: Yes. We all loved that lecture very much last night.

Gargamuni: Very open. Very humbly, you were... Although they have done so much, you were very humble in your approach of requesting them to help us.
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1977-01-29Bg 7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.1 — January 29, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 [Bg 7.1 — January 29, 1977, Bhubaneswar ]

Prabhupāda:

" mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayam samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu [Bg. 7.1]"

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Bhagavān, personally speaking how you can understand Him perfectly. [translated throughout into Oriya by Gaura-Govinda] [break]
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1977-01-29Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — January 29, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — January 29, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: He’s actually authority. [break]

Bhāgavata: ...on the leaves.

Prabhupāda: Yes, tasteful. [break] By accident, eh? The rascal has said. [train whistle]

[break] ...scientist?
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1977-01-29Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 29, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 29, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: Lead a gentle life. We don’t allow divorce. Is that not good? Where is that check?

Hari-śauri: Two checks. There were two checks for a hundred and ten. That went to Calcutta with Abhirāma.
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1977-01-29Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 29, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 29, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: ...and European temples, Deity worship, kīrtana. It will go on increasing, more and more centers. And make such a policy---pickpocket $250 and give them books. $250 for an American is nothing. Is it not?
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1977-01-30Morning Walk [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk [partially recorded] — January 30, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Morning Walk [partially recorded] [Morning Walk [partially recorded] — January 30, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Indian man: [indistinct]

Prabhupāda: Yes, why not? We shall select.

Indian man: Īśopaniṣad.

Prabhupāda: Whichever you like. Īśopaniṣad?
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1977-01-30Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Svarūpa Dāmodara — January 30, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation with Svarūpa Dāmodara [Room Conversation with Svarūpa Dāmodara — January 30, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: Putrikā. Putri, then kā, go together.

Indian man: [Bengali]

Svarūpa Dāmodara: Ācchā. Prabhupāda was reading in Manipuri.
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1977-01-30Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 30, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 30, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Pṛthu-putra: ...one thing they always like, when we don’t explain to them too much the meaning of the chanting, they like the music.

Prabhupāda: Oh. Well then that is all right.
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1977-01-31Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — January 31, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — January 31, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

[in car]

Prabhupāda: ...obedient to God---that means offer sacrifices---then there will be regular rain. And if there is regular rain, any damn land is good for any purpose. Land has been made bad because there is no regular rain. They
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1977-01-31Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 31, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 31, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Pradyumna: All the basic questions are asked,

Prabhupāda: Burbs.

Pradyumna: “What is life? What is this?” So many things.

Prabhupāda: “It is folly to be wise where ignorance is bliss.
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1977-01-31Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 31, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 31, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: ...subject matter.

Hari-śauri: It was that article on transcendental science.

Prabhupāda: And no irresponsible article should be published. Strictly. It is going to be future evidence. Not whimsical.
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1977-01-31Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 31, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 31, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: What is the prospect, Hong Kong? I don’t think there is any.

Hari-śauri: Bangkok.

Prabhupāda: Er, Bangkok, yes.

Yogeśvara: No, my personal conclusion after a few weeks there is that either there should be a traveling party doing that part of the subcontinent
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1977-01-31Varāha-dvadaśīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigVarāha-dvadaśī — January 31, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Varāha-dvadaśī, Lord Varāha’s Appearance Day [Varāha-dvadaśī — January 31, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: Today, Varāha-dvādaśī, appearance of Kṛṣṇa’s taking the incarnation of Varāha, boar. Keśava dhṛta-śūkara-rūpa jaya jagadīśa hare.
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1977-02-01Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — February 1, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — February 1, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: ...matter and spirit. Why these scientists cannot understand?

Svarūpa Dāmodara: They’re somehow confused.

Prabhupāda: Hmm? That means less intelligent.

Svarūpa Dāmodara:
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1977-02-02Foundation Stoneplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigFoundation Stone Ceremony Speech — February 2, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Foundation Stone Ceremony Speech [Foundation Stone Ceremony Speech — February 2, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: My foreign disciples, they could not understand either Hindu or Oriya. So for this movement, I am very much obliged to these American boys. The history of this movement is that my Guru Mahārāja, His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, and before him, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, they had an intense desire to preach Caitanya Mahāprabhu
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1977-02-02Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — February 2, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — February 2, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

[in car]

Prabhupāda: The learned scholars, they used to live in the forest. Vyāsadeva was writing in śāmyaprāśa cottage. [chuckling] That is university. And no university can produce such scholar or student, not imperfect. They
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1977-02-02Appearance Dayplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLord Nityānanda Appearance Day — February 2, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Lord Nityānanda Prabhu’s Āvirbhāva Appearance Day [Lord Nityānanda Appearance Day — February 2, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: So today, the appearance day of Nityānanda Prabhu. Nityānanda Prabhu is Baladeva, Baladeva-tattva.

" vrajendra-nandana yei, śacī-suta haila sei,
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1977-02-02Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — February 2, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — February 2, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Satsvarūpa: So the men would not buy their lunch from the meat-eaters.

Prabhupāda: No, that is not our scheme. Our scheme is that pathyam auṣadha. Auṣadha means medicine, and
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1977-02-02Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — February 2, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — February 2, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Svarūpa Dāmodara: They say the intelligence is a molecular interaction, in nervous system, in the brain. So...

Prabhupāda: The interaction, but not..., that is not the brain.
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1977-02-03Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — February 3, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — February 3, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

Prabhupāda: ...India because the Japanese people, they were trying to expand. Two, three wars they tried, they could not. They wanted to take this advantage, Subhas Bose’s cooperation. But their motive was different. And therefore they killed Subhas Bose. Subhas Bose was
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1977-02-03Conversation on Trainplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigConversation on Train — February 4, 1977, Bhubaneswar

Conversation on Train [Conversation on Train — February 4, 1977, Bhubaneswar]

[conversation takes place on the train at the station, with cries of vendors, etc.]

Prabhupāda: “...prefer that I do not see the face of nondevotee.”

Hari-śauri:
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