Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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1968-05-04SB 5.5.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.5.3 — May 4, 1968, Boston

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.3 [SB 5.5.3 — May 4, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: Just like in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam there are description of great..., twelve great souls. Twelve great souls. They are just like svayambhūr nāradaḥ śambhuḥ kumāraḥ kapilo manuḥ
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1968-05-05Lecture M.I.T.plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture to Technology Students [M.I.T.] — May 5, 1968, Boston

Lecture to Technology Students [M.I.T.] [Lecture to Technology Students [M.I.T.] — May 5, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda:

" oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ"

[I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who with the torchlight of knowledge has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance.]
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1968-05-06Brāhmaṇa Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBrāhmaṇa Initiation Lecture with Professor O’Connell — May 6, 1968, Boston

Brāhmaṇa Initiation Lecture with Professor O’Connell [Brāhmaṇa Initiation Lecture with Professor O’Connell — May 6, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: We are very glad to receive Professor O’Connell in this auspicious meeting. And it will be very nice, because he
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1968-05-07Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture: “Nobody Wants to Die” — May 7, 1968, Boston

Lecture: “Nobody Wants to Die” [Lecture: “Nobody Wants to Die” — May 7, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: So actually everyone is trying to live. Nobody wants to die. Why this psychological desire is there? I want to live. That, that means that he is eternal. Therefore he wants to live. That is confirmed in the
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1968-05-08Lecture at Engagementplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture at Engagement — May 8, 1968, Boston

Lecture at Engagement [Lecture at Engagement — May 8, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: You can speak? You can take this.

Brahmānanda: My name is Brahmānanda Dāsa Brahmacārī. I’m the president of the New York chapter of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was established in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, who had come to this country from Calcutta, India, to preach the science of God realization which is recommende…
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1968-05-08SB 7.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.1 — May 8, 1968, Boston

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.1 [SB 7.6.1 — May 8, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: ...from Prahlāda Mahārāja’s instruction, I’ll request you to practice another prayer. I’ll pray the last line, govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. You’
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1968-05-09Comment on Paintingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigComment on Painting — May 9, 1968, Boston

Comment on Painting [Comment on Painting — May 9, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: I have to thank Jadurāṇī for nice pictures. She is giving us light about spiritual understanding. So Kṛṣṇa will bless her with greater energy for Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Thank you. So this picture, Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, with His associates just joined into the picture
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1968-05-09Gāyatrī Mantra Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigGāyatrī Mantra Initiation — May 9, 1968, Boston

Gāyatrī Mantra Initiation [Gāyatrī Mantra Initiation — May 9, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: “...such things in devotion and love,” aśnāmi, “I eat.” So one’s purpose is served. If Kṛṣṇa accepts something from a person, that is the perfection of life. So there are many things, but today we are observing this ceremony, and the other day we also observed. Six boys were offered this facility of this second initiation stage, and today also, they have come from New York because I
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1968-05-30Talk After Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTalk After Lecture — May 30, 1968, Boston

Talk After Lecture [Talk After Lecture — May 30, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: When the result of the karma is offered to God, then it is karma-yoga.

Satsvarūpa: Swamiji? Can I make an announcement? Swamiji has said there are fifty important pilgrimage cities in India, but as far as we
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1969-04-25Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — April 25, 1969, Boston

Lecture [Lecture — April 25, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: When I was in Buffalo, my last lecture was at Buffalo University college. So I began a series of lecture for the young boys and girls. This series of lecture is not manufactured by me. Our process is not manufacturing. The Vedic process is not personal opinion. Our process is simply to carry the transcendental message to the people. Our system is so nice that we haven
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1969-04-25Prabhupāda Listeningplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPrabhupāda Listening to Recording of His Own — April 25, 1969, Boston

Prabhupāda Listening to Recording of His Own [Prabhupāda Listening to Recording of His Own — April 25, 1969, Boston]

[Following is a transcription of the recording being played back as Prabhupāda listens.]

Prabhupāda: So if you have got any question, you can ask.
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1969-04-26Lecture Engagement and Prasāda Distributionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture Engagement and Prasāda Distribution — April 26, 1969, Boston

Lecture Engagement and Prasāda Distribution [Lecture Engagement and Prasāda Distribution — April 26, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: This age is called, according to the Vedic language, Kali. Kali-yuga means the age of disagreement and dissension. So in the
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1969-04-27Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — April 27, 1969, Boston

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — April 27, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: So we take account of past, present, future of this creation. When I say, “Some years ago I was there,” that means within this creation. It does not go some years in your past creation. Do you follow what I say? Are you following what I am saying?
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1969-04-28Lecture at Harvard University Divinity Schoolplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture at Harvard University Divinity School — April 28, 1969, Boston

Lecture at Harvard University Divinity School [Lecture at Harvard University Divinity School — April 28, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: I shall speak or you shall speak? I shall speak?

Satsvarūpa: I shall speak?

Prabhupāda: What do you want? I shall speak or you?
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1969-04-28SB 5.5.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.5.2 — April 28, 1969, Boston

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.2 [SB 5.5.2 — April 28, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda:

" mahat-sevāṁ dvāram āhur vimuktes tamo-dvāraṁ yoṣitāṁ saṅgi-saṅgam mahāntas te sama-cittāḥ praśāntā vimanyavaḥ suhṛdaḥ sādhavo ye [SB 5.5.2]"
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1969-04-29Brandeis University Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBrandeis University Lecture — April 29, 1969, Boston

Brandeis University Lecture [Brandeis University Lecture — April 29, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda:

" oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur-unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ"

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes of ignorance with the torch of knowledge.
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1969-04-29Before Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigConversation Before Lecture — April 29, 1969, Boston

Conversation Before Lecture [Conversation Before Lecture — April 29, 1969, Boston]

Miss Rose: It’s not in good order Swamiji.

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Miss Rose: It’s not in good order.

Prabhupāda: Which order?

Miss Rose: Well, my house where I live.
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1969-04-30Northeastern University Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigNortheastern University Lecture — April 30, 1969, Boston

Northeastern University Lecture [Northeastern University Lecture — April 30, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: My dear boys and girls, I thank you very much for attending this meeting. We are spreading this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement because there is a great need of this movement through the whole world, and the process is very easy. That is the advantage. First of all, try to understand what is the transcendental platform. So far our living condition is concerned, we are in different platforms. So w…
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1969-04-30Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — April 30, 1969, Boston

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — April 30, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: These four things, namely birth, death, old age, and disease will accompany you. Therefore in the Bhagavad-gītā it is said that mad-dhāma gatvā punar janma na vidyate.
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1969-05-01Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — May 1, 1969, Boston

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — May 1, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: ...and, I mean to say, ornament Kṛṣṇa, the more you become rich. The reflection... Kṛṣṇa being richly dressed, richly fed, it will be reflected on you. Kṛṣṇa is not in necessity, but we should dress Kṛṣṇa with the first-quality ornaments. In India, the Deities, They are given very, very valuable jewelry. The Muhammadans were attracted for these jewelries. They came to India to plunder the temples to ge…
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1969-05-01Nṛsiṁha-caturdaśīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigNṛsiṁha-caturdaśī — May 1, 1969, Boston

Nṛsiṁha-caturdaśī, Lord Nṛsiṁha-deva’s Appearance Day [Nṛsiṁha-caturdaśī — May 1, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: ...just like Janmāṣṭamī and Nandotsava. Yesterday you had some festival? No. That’s all. So Nṛsiṁha-deva has appeared to convince the atheist [laughter] that there is no God. This is a lying propaganda that nobody has seen God. Everyone has seen God. The devotee sees within his heart, in the temple, and everywhere. And the atheist sees when he
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1969-05-02Lecture to International Student Societyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture to International Student Society — May 2, 1969, Boston

Lecture to International Student Society [Lecture to International Student Society — May 2, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: ...for your participating with us in this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. I understand that your, this society is known as International Student Society? Yes. There are many other international societies. There are international United Nations also. The idea is very nice, but we should try to understand
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1969-05-03Lecture at Arlington Street Churchplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture at Arlington Street Church — May 3, 1969, Boston

Lecture at Arlington Street Church [Lecture at Arlington Street Church — May 3, 1969, Boston]

[kīrtana led by Satsvarūpa dāsa]

Prabhupāda: [recites maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for your participating with us in the
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1969-05-04Initiation of Baradrāj and Chandanācārya Dāsāsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation of Baradrāj and Chandanācārya Dāsās — May 4, 1969, Boston

Initiation of Baradrāj and Chandanācārya Dāsās [Initiation of Baradrāj and Chandanācārya Dāsās — May 4, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: ...rādhā śrīla govinda-devau preṣṭhālībhiḥ sevyamānau smarāmi. [devotees chant responsively]
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1969-05-05Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — May 5, 1969, Boston

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — May 5, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: ...come to the light of the sun, immediately you get out of your room and get, immediately. Similarly, although God is far, far away, He is everywhere at the same time. That is God
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1969-05-06Weddingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigWedding Ceremony and Lecture — May 6, 1969, Boston

Wedding Ceremony and Lecture [Wedding Ceremony and Lecture — May 6, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. So this is very simple method: chant, dance, eat nicely, and realize God. First of all give to the audience, then... [devotees chanting
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1969-12-22SB 2.1.1–5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.1-5 — December 22, 1969, Boston

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.1.1–5 [SB 2.1.1-5 — December 22, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: ...Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare. So I am so pleased that you are doing things just to my satisfaction. And stick to this principle and Kṛṣṇa will bless you, sure. Our line of action is not difficult: chanting sixteen rounds regularly, following the four regulative principles, take
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1969-12-23Discussion Guestsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigDiscussion with Guests — December 23, 1969, Boston

Discussion with Guests [Discussion with Guests — December 23, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: That you have to test. Now I have given you this one formula. By following any guru or any principle, if you actually develop your love of God, then it is nice. Otherwise it is useless waste of time. That is the test. But they, so far I know, these yogis, they are themselves God. They say that everyone is God. And who is dog? So I think it is not very congenial. How everyone can be God? Then what is the mean…
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1969-12-23Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — December 23, 1969, Boston

Lecture [Lecture — December 23, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: ...ways that God is giving facility to become one of His associates. [indistinct]. So, nobody is seeking after God. When you will seek after God, God is situated within your heart, He will give you all facility. And so long you want to become God, you will be cheated, because you are trying to cheat yourself. How you can become God? First thing is that, you are trying to become God, then how you became a dog? God cannot become a dog. God…
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1969-12-24New Vrindaban Gurukulaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigDiscussion about New Vrindaban Gurukula — December 24, 1969, Boston

Discussion about New Vrindaban Gurukula [Discussion about New Vrindaban Gurukula — December 24, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: ...form a committee from education in your...

Hayagrīva: They have to be taught reading, and for this they have primers.
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1969-12-24Discussion BTG Staffplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigDiscussion with BTG Staff — December 24, 1969, Boston

Discussion with BTG Staff [Discussion with BTG Staff — December 24, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: This Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is composed of four different stages. The first stage is to understand the relationship with Godhead, or Kṛṣṇa. Because the conditioned souls at the present moment, they have forgotten self. They have forgotten their relationship with Kṛṣṇa. Actually the relationship is there, eternal, but under the influence of
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1969-12-26Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — December 26, 1969, Boston

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — December 26, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: So this chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra is purifying your existence. Yasmād śuddhyed sattvam. Sattvam means existence. You are existing, I am existing, God is existing eternally. The temporary existence that we see at the present moment, this is not our existence. This is our diseased condition, crazy condition.
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