Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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1971-07-16Arrival Addressplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigArrival Address — July 16, 1971, Detroit [Airport]

Arrival Address [Arrival Address — July 16, 1971, Detroit [Airport]]

[prema-dhvanī]

Devotee: All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda!

Prabhupāda: It has become very satisfactory that so many devotees, boys and girls, are taking part in this great movement, Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. It is very important movement because it is correcting the human civilization. There is a great defect in the modern civilization, and people are accepting this body as self, and based on this mistake in the foundation…
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1971-07-16Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — July 16, 1971, Detroit

Lecture [Lecture — July 16, 1971, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: So the window doors are open or not?

Devotee: Yes, they’re open.

Prabhupāda: Then open... There are so many men. It must be... Ventilation must be there.

" ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā
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1971-07-17Bg 6.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 6.41 — July 17, 1971, Detroit

Bhagavad-gītā 6.41 [Bg 6.41 — July 17, 1971, Detroit]

[kīrtana, followed by small child playing karatālas]

Prabhupāda: Oh, very good. [laughs] Śucīnāṁ śrīmatāṁ gehe yoga bhraṣṭa sañjāyate [Bg. 6.41]. When Arjuna asked Kṛṣṇa that
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1971-07-17Initiation Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture [partially recorded] — July 17, 1971, Detroit

Initiation Lecture [partially recorded] [Initiation Lecture [partially recorded] — July 17, 1971, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: So there are ten kinds of offenses. That is described. And the most important point is the committing sin on the strength of chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa
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1971-07-18Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — July 18, 1971, Detroit

Initiations [Initiations — July 18, 1971, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: Beads. Give me beads. [chants japa] Where is that tulasī plant? Today’s not very hot. Warm... It is all right. [Chants japa, devotee chants purificatory mantras. More japa. Devotee chants
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1971-07-18Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — July 18, 1971, Detroit

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — July 18, 1971, Detroit]

Mohsin Hassan: ...quite, came four weeks ago, and I received the response from you. I think I had a [indistinct] with me, and you indicated that you would like to meet me and give me some hint, a suggestion for my thesis writing. So here I am first to introduce myself to you and hope to learn some more about the objective of the movement. Maybe I could put in the thesis.
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1975-08-03Car Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCar Conversation — August 3, 1975, Detroit

Car Conversation [Car Conversation — August 3, 1975, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: Money means...

Ambarīṣa: Happiness.

Prabhupāda: [laughs] This is the civilization. And after getting money, drink wine and topless, bottomless, and go to hell.“ That
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1975-08-03SB 1.2.9 University Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.9 University Lecture — August 3, 1975, Detroit

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.9 University Lecture [SB 1.2.9 University Lecture — August 3, 1975, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: Water? [break]

" ...sya na arthaḥ arthāya upakalpate na arthasya dharmaikāntasya kāmo lābhāya hi smṛtaḥ [SB 1.2.9]"

Dharma,
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1975-08-03SB 6.1.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.50 — August 3, 1975, Detroit

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.50 [SB 6.1.50 — August 3, 1975, Detroit]

Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [break] [leads chanting of verse, etc.]

" pañcabhiḥ kurute svārthān
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1975-08-04Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — August 4, 1975, Detroit

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — August 4, 1975, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: Big fish? [laughter]

Ambarīṣa: That’s a catfish.

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Ambarīṣa: A catfish.

Prabhupāda: Cap?

Ambarīṣa: Cat. Catfish.

Brahmānanda: A very low class fish. It eats the stool of the other fish.
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1975-08-04SB 6.1.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.51 — August 4, 1975, Detroit

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.51 [SB 6.1.51 — August 4, 1975, Detroit]

Nitāi: “The subtle body endowed with the five knowledge-acquiring senses, the five working senses, the five objects of sense gratification, and the mind, altogether sixteen parts, which is the effect of the three modes of material nature and is composed of very strong, insurmountable desires, causes the living entity to transmigrate from one body to another within the kingdom of human life, animal life or higher demigod life. When h…
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1975-08-05Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — August 5, 1975, Detroit

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — August 5, 1975, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: ...tree you collected the dantana. Huh?

Brahmānanda: Which tree did you collect this..., twigs from?

Ambarīṣa: Oh, over by your apartment.

Prabhupāda: No, no. What is that tree?
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1975-08-05SB 6.1.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.52 — August 5, 1975, Detroit

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.52 [SB 6.1.52 — August 5, 1975, Detroit]

Nitāi: “The foolish embodied living entity, inadept at controlling his senses and mind, although he does not desire to, he is forced to act by the different influences of the modes of material nature. He is just like the silkworm, who by the thread created from his own saliva creates a cocoon and becomes encaged in it without any possibility of getting out. The living entity has similarly engaged himself in a network of his own diff…
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1975-08-06Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — August 6, 1975, Detroit

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — August 6, 1975, Detroit]

Brahmānanda: [indistinct]

Prabhupāda: What is his mentality? [break] ...there is tiger. [break] ...interior village in Bengal, there are tigers. Orissa also.

Brahmānanda: In Los Angeles city they have coyotes, like a wolf, and they go around eating the pet cats and dogs.
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1976-06-11Arrivalplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigArrival — June 11, 1976, Detroit

Arrival [Arrival — June 11, 1976, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: ...our process is: What Kṛṣṇa says, we believe Kṛṣṇa, because He is the supreme authority. Mattaḥ parataraṁ nānyat kiñcid asti dhanañjaya [Bg. 7.7]. So Kṛṣṇa is the supreme authority, accepted by all
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1976-06-12Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Jackie Vaughn, State Representative — June 12, 1976, Detroit

Interview with Jackie Vaughn, State Representative [Interview with Jackie Vaughn, State Representative — June 12, 1976, Detroit]

[indistinct]

Lekhaśravantī [Walter Reuther’s daughter]: This is Jackie Vaughn. He’s a member of the House of Representatives of Michigan. He
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1976-06-12SB 6.1.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.46 — June 12, 1976, Detroit

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.46 [SB 6.1.46 — June 12, 1976, Detroit]

Pradyumna: Translation: “O best of the demigods, we can see three different varieties of life, which are due to the contamination of the three modes of nature. The living entities are thus known as peaceful, restless and foolish; as happy, unhappy or in-between; or as religious, irreligious and semireligious. We can deduce that in the next life these three kinds of material nature will similarly act.
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1976-06-13Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — June 13, 1976, Detroit

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — June 13, 1976, Detroit]

[in car]

Devotee (1): ...use this land here now for our vehicles. We want to purchase it.

Hari-śauri: That’s all our vehicles?

Prabhupāda: What price they want?

Devotee (1): We haven’
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1976-06-13Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Mother and Son — June 13, 1976, Detroit

Room Conversation with Mother and Son [Room Conversation with Mother and Son — June 13, 1976, Detroit]

Mādhavānanda: Have you read the other cantos also? You read all the way up to the Fifth Canto?

Mother: I read so much, you know, and I have four children
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1976-06-13SB 6.1.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.47 — June 13, 1976, Detroit

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.47 [SB 6.1.47 — June 13, 1976, Detroit]

Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting, etc.]

" vartamāno ‘nyāyoḥ kālo
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1976-06-14Garden Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigGarden Conversation — June 14, 1976, Detroit

Garden Conversation [Garden Conversation — June 14, 1976, Detroit]

Mādhavānanda: ...year. And it rises also very early.

Prabhupāda: Why, in different season, the day is longer and shorter?

Rakṣaṇa: The time that Lord Vivasvān takes to travel across the sky differs.
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1976-06-14Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — June 14, 1976, Detroit

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — June 14, 1976, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: ...point out material development of civilization is artificial. It is not meant for that.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: It is patchwork.

Prabhupāda: India has been frustrated.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:
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1976-06-14Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Ambarīṣa and Catholic Priest — June 14, 1976, Detroit

Room Conversation with Ambarīṣa and Catholic Priest [Room Conversation with Ambarīṣa and Catholic Priest — June 14, 1976, Detroit]

Śrutakīrti: We took a few pictures that you could see. We took some pictures for you to look at of the restaurant. It
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1976-06-14SB 6.1.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.48 — June 14, 1976, Detroit

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.48 [SB 6.1.48 — June 14, 1976, Detroit]

Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting, etc.]

" manasaiva pure devaḥ pūrva-rūpaṁ vipaśyati anumīmāṁsate ‘pūrvaṁ manasā bhagavān ajaḥ
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1976-06-15Bg 2.1–2.12 Readingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.1-2.12 Reading — June 15, 1976, Detroit

Bhagavad-gītā 2.1–2.12 Reading [Bg 2.1-2.12 Reading — June 15, 1976, Detroit]

[Rain falling throughout; sitting under the trees on the river bank]

Prabhupāda: Just rub your finger, you’ll find so many germs. Nobody can get in the kitchen[?], huh? [
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1976-06-15Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — June 15, 1976, Detroit

Initiations [Initiations — June 15, 1976, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: Go on with... You go on with your mantra. You can perform bathing ceremony. [chants Brahma-saṁhitā and Caitanya-caritāmṛta Ādi-līlā ślokas responsively for installation of Gaura-Nitāi Deities]
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1976-06-15Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — June 15, 1976, Detroit

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — June 15, 1976, Detroit]

[much static throughout] [in car]

Prabhupāda: So you can go there.

Hari-śauri: You want to go, Śrīla Prabhupāda?

Prabhupāda: We can go tomorrow. Now, just we are going forty-five [indistinct].
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1976-06-15Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with George Gullen, President of Wayne State University — June 15, 1976, Detroit

Room Conversation with George Gullen, President of Wayne State University [Room Conversation with George Gullen, President of Wayne State University — June 15, 1976, Detroit]

George Gullen: ...I’m the president of Wayne State University. I’m very pleased to be asked to come and visit with you. [break]
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1976-06-15Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — June 15, 1976, Detroit

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — June 15, 1976, Detroit]

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: [reading] “...who has made it his life’s work to debunk the so-called miracle powers of god-men the world over, and said that he is afraid for his life. Amongst those he has challenged is Satya Sai Baba, a mystic who has thousands of followers in South Africa. The man who is said to expose fraudulent practices amongst miracle workers is Dr. Abraham T. Kavoor, who recently held a spell-binding magic show at the Bangalore…
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1976-06-15Conversation with Clergymenplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigConversation with Clergymen — June 15, 1976, Detroit

Conversation with Clergymen [Conversation with Clergymen — June 15, 1976, Detroit]

Jayādvaita: That should be finished in not more than one or two days.

Viśākhā: Tell him this has to be turned over when it stops.

Hari-śauri: If it runs out.
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1976-06-15SB 6.1.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.49 — June 15, 1976, Detroit

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.49 [SB 6.1.49 — June 15, 1976, Detroit]

Pradyumna: ...te vāsudevāya. 6.1.49. [leads chanting, etc.]

" yathājñas tamasā yukta upāste vyaktam eva hi na veda pūrvam aparaṁ naṣṭa-janma-smṛtis tathā [SB 6.1.49]"

[01:54]
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1976-06-16Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — June 16, 1976, Detroit

Morning Walk

[No Audio]

Prabhupāda: ...wrong yesterday?

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: No, you were right on the mark, Prabhupāda. Always. The old man, the other night, when you said that, he said, “This is something like elitism.
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1976-06-16Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — June 16, 1976, Detroit

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — June 16, 1976, Detroit]

[Several devotees conversing about doctors and hepatitis before Prabhupāda enters, offer obeisances]

[03:12]

Prabhupāda: You can make little chewra.

Pālikā: Same way Hari-śauri is making?
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1976-06-16SB 6.1.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.50 — June 16, 1976, Detroit

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.50 [SB 6.1.50 — June 16, 1976, Detroit]

Pradyumna: Translation: “Above the five senses of perception, the five working senses and the five objects of the senses is the mind, which is the sixteenth element. Above the mind is the seventeenth element, the soul, the living being himself, who, in cooperation with the other sixteen, enjoys the material world alone. The living being enjoys three kinds of situations, namely happy, distressful and mixed.
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