Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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1968-01-06Gaurāṅga Bolite Habeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Gaurāṅga Bolite Habe — January 5, 1968, Los Angeles

Purport to Gaurāṅga Bolite Habe [Purport to Gaurāṅga Bolite Habe — January 5, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: This is a song sung by Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura. He says, “When that day will come, that I shall sing simply Lord Caitanya’
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1968-01-08Cc. Madhya 6.254plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 6.254 — January 8, 1968, Los Angeles

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.254 [Cc. Madhya 6.254 — January 8, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda:

" ...nija-bhakti-yoga- śikṣārtham ekaḥ puruṣaḥ purāṇaḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-śarīra-dhārī kṛpāmbudhir yas tam ahaṁ prapadye
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1968-01-10SB 1.5.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.2 — January 10, 1968, Los Angeles

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.5.2 [SB 1.5.2 — January 10, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda:

" pārāśarya mahā-bhāga bhavataḥ kaccid ātmanā parituṣyati śārīra ātmā mānasa eva vā [SB 1.5.2]"

I am just quoting Sanskrit mantras before you. You may not understand the language, but the vibration of the sound, the Sanskrit
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1968-01-12SB 1.5.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.4 — January 12, 1968, Los Angeles

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.5.4 [SB 1.5.4 — January 12, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: ...akṛtārtha iva prabho [SB 1.5.4]. The question of Nārada to Vyāsadeva his disciple, that “My dear disciple Vyāsadeva, you have thoroughly inquired,” jijñāsā, adhītam. Adhītam
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1968-02-01Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview — February 1, 1968, Los Angeles

Interview [Interview — February 1, 1968, Los Angeles]

Interviewer: I think the first question is kind of basic, is why is everything always taped at all the...

Prabhupāda: Because we have got so many branches, they want to hear me, my singing, my speech, therefore they record it and send it to different branches. We have got thirteen, fourteen branches: one in New York, one in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Buffalo, Boston, Montreal, Vancouver, London, Hamburg. We have got so many branches.
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1968-02-02Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — February 2, 1968, Los Angeles

Lecture [Lecture — February 2, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda:

" vairāgya-vidyā-nija-bhakti-yoga- śikṣārtham ekaḥ puruṣaḥ purāṇaḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-śarīra-dhārī kṛpāmbudhir yas tam ahaṁ prapadye [Cc. Madhya 6.254]"

This verse was composed by Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya. You know Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya? You have not heard?
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1968-10-30Īśo Mantra 1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 1 — October 30, 1968, Los Angeles

Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 1 [Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 1 — October 30, 1968, Los Angeles]

[incomplete lecture]

Prabhupāda: Open the page. Read.

Devotee: Page eighteen. Page eighteen. “The root of sin is deliberate disobedience to the laws of nature through not recognizing the proprietorship of the Lord; disobedience to the laws of nature, or disobedience to the order of the Lord of a human, to the human being. On the other hand, if one is sober and knows the laws of nature, without being influenced…
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1968-11-05Bs. 29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Brahma-saṁhitā, Verse 29 — November 5, 1968, Los Angeles

Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā, Verse 29 [Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā, Verse 29 — November 5, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda:

" cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ
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1968-11-08Brahma-saṁhitā, verse 29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTalk After Lecture [Brahma-saṁhitā, verse 29] — November 8, 1968, Los Angeles

Talk After Lecture [Brahma-saṁhitā, verse 29] [Talk After Lecture [Brahma-saṁhitā, verse 29] — November 8, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Who has seen that house? Dayānanda? You saw?

Dayānanda: No.

Prabhupāda: Any of the brahmacārīs?
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1968-11-08Prasāda After Kīrtanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTalk During Prasāda After Kīrtana — November 8, 1968, Los Angeles

Talk During Prasāda After Kīrtana [Talk During Prasāda After Kīrtana — November 8, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: What is this? Oh. For taking?

Viṣṇujana: Would you like a plate, Swamiji?

Prabhupāda: No, no. A sannyāsī should always take in his hand. That is the system. Not in a plate. That means if you take in a plate, you
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1968-11-09Bs. Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Brahma-saṁhitā, Lecture — November 9, 1968, Los Angeles

Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā, Lecture [Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā, Lecture — November 9, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. Govindam, Lord Kṛṣṇa, ādi-puruṣa, the original person. In the Vedānta-sūtra
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1968-11-10SB 3.25.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.13 — November 10, 1968, Los Angeles

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.13 [SB 3.25.13 — November 10, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: ...this Sāṅkhya philosophy is very much well-known, especially in the Western world. The propounder of Sāṅkhya philosophy, Kapiladeva, son of Devahūti, is the incarnation of Kṛṣṇa. He says that
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1968-11-13Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — November 13, 1968, Los Angeles

Lecture [Lecture — November 13, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: ...introduced by the disciplic succession of Lord Caitanya, and this Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura who has sung this hari hari biphale janama goṅāinu, he’s a famous ācārya. His compositions are accepted as Vedic truth. So this purport of this song is very nice. He
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1968-11-14Lecture on Twenty-four Elements [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture on Twenty-four Elements [partially recorded] — November 14, 1968, Los Angeles

Lecture on Twenty-four Elements [partially recorded] [Lecture on Twenty-four Elements [partially recorded] — November 14, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: So what are these twenty-four elements? Can anyone say? If somebody asks you, “What are these twenty-four elements?
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1968-11-15Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigClass in Los Angeles — November 15, 1968, Los Angeles

Class in Los Angeles [Class in Los Angeles — November 15, 1968, Los Angeles]

Dayānanda: Prabhupāda? That was the realtor on the phone. He said he’ll have the lease ready Monday.

Prabhupāda: Oh, that’s all right.

Baby: Jaya. [cries]

Mother:
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1968-11-18Six Gosvāmīs Lecture, Śrī Śrī Ṣaḍ-gosvāmy-aṣṭakaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSix Gosvāmīs Lecture, Śrī Śrī Ṣaḍ-gosvāmy-aṣṭaka — November 18, 1968, Los Angeles

Six Gosvāmīs Lecture, Śrī Śrī Ṣaḍ-gosvāmy-aṣṭaka [Six Gosvāmīs Lecture, Śrī Śrī Ṣaḍ-gosvāmy-aṣṭaka — November 18, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda:

" kṛṣṇotkīrtana-gāna-nartana-parau premāmṛtāmbho-nidhi
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1968-11-23Bg As It Is Introductionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg As It Is Introduction — November 23, 1968 , Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā As It Is Introduction [Bg As It Is Introduction — November 23, 1968 , Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Somebody come read Bhagavad-gītā. You will read? Come on. Our publication by Macmillan Company, Bhagavad-gītā, is out.

Devotee: Where shall I read from?
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1968-11-25Bg 2.1–10 and Talkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.1-10 and Talk — November 25, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 2.1–10 and Talk [Bg 2.1-10 and Talk — November 25, 1968, Los Angeles]

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: “Sañjaya said, Seeing Arjuna full of compassion and very sorrowful, his eyes brimming with tears, Madhusūdana, Kṛṣṇa, spoke the following words
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1968-11-27Bg 2.8–12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.8-12 — November 27, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 2.8–12 [Bg 2.8-12 — November 27, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Read. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Yes, Second Chapter.

Devotee: Start at verse 8. “I can find no means to drive away this grief which is drying up my senses. I will not even be able to destroy it if I win an unrivaled kingdom on the earth with sovereignty like that of the demigods in heaven
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1968-11-29Bg 2.13–17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.13-17 — November 29, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 2.13–17 [Bg 2.13-17 — November 29, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: So we have begun another new book, Nectar of Devotion. So one tape... Where is... You can play that?

Govinda dāsī: I forgot to bring it.

Prabhupāda: Why you forget? I told you. I told you that we shall play and still you forgot?
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1968-11-29Talk Before Classplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTalk Before Class — November 29, 1968, Los Angeles

Talk Before Class [Talk Before Class — November 29, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Who has taken your Deity?

Vīrabhadra: Who has taken Him? I don’t know. Somebody, they broke in the house, they took one typewriter and the sewing machine and I think it
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1968-12-01Talk, Initiation Lecture, and Ten Offenses Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTalk, Initiation Lecture, and Ten Offenses Lecture — December 1, 1968, Los Angeles

Talk, Initiation Lecture, and Ten Offenses Lecture [Talk, Initiation Lecture, and Ten Offenses Lecture — December 1, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: ...worship prevents snake biting. That is a village worship. So in every demigod worship there are drum beaters. So a party of drum beaters were engaged, and when the fees, bill, of the drum beaters was to be paid, the demigod
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1968-12-02Bg 7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.1 — December 2, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 [Bg 7.1 — December 2, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: [sings] Cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa-lakṣāvṛteṣu... govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi [Bs. 5.29]. [devotees respond] So we are worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Govinda. That is our business. What is the effect of worshiping Govinda? Just like people are trying to go to the moon planet, very tiny effort. Even they go to the moon planet, they
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1968-12-02SB 2.2.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.2.5 — December 2, 1968, Los Angeles

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.2.5 [SB 2.2.5 — December 2, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: [tapping microphone] Is it working?

" cīrāṇi kiṁ pathi na santi diśanti bhikṣāṁ naivāṅghripāḥ para-bhṛtaḥ sarito ‘py aśuṣyan ruddhā guhāḥ kim ajito
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1968-12-04Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — December 4, 1968, Los Angeles

Lecture [Lecture — December 4, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [three times with devotees responding]

" cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam
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1968-12-06Bg 2.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.26 — December 6, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 2.26 [Bg 2.26 — December 6, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: ...these living symptoms develop. The anthropology, Darwin’s theory. They do not believe in soul, transmigration of the soul. They have their own theories. But they are also not definite. Those who have read Darwin
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1968-12-09Disappearance Dayplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Disappearance Day, Lecture — December 9, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Disappearance Day, Lecture [Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Disappearance Day, Lecture — December 9, 1968, Los Angeles]

[Prabhupāda leads kīrtana]

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Come on. I was thinking of “Where is Jayānanda?
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1968-12-11Bg 2.27–38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.27-38 — December 11, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 2.27–38 [Bg 2.27-38 — December 11, 1968, Los Angeles]

[kīrtana, prema-dhvani]

Prabhupāda: Tamāla? Where is Tamāla?

Madhudviṣa: [indistinct]

Prabhupāda: Oh, I see. And what happened to the case?

Viṣṇujana: Their bondsman? The case?
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1968-12-13Bg 2.40–45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.40-45 — December 13, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 2.40–45 [Bg 2.40-45 — December 13, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Yes, somebody read.

Devotee: “Thus far I have declared to you the analytical knowledge of sāṅkhya philosophy. Now listen to the knowledge of yoga, whereby one works without fruitive result.
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1968-12-16Bg 2.46–62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.46-62 — December 16, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 2.46–62 [Bg 2.46-62 — December 16, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Read. Those who have books, open. Where is your son?

Young woman: Sleeping.

Prabhupāda: That’s all right. You can come forward, that girl. Come on. Come forward, yes. Sit down. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Read.
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1968-12-19Bg 2.62–72plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.62-72 — December 19, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 2.62–72 [Bg 2.62-72 — December 19, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Who will read? You will read? Give me one book. Give me one book. Open it. Where you are reading?

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Chapter Two, verse 62.

Prabhupāda: Page?
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1968-12-19Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — December 19, 1968, Los Angeles

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — December 19, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Just like... I am not criticizing, but it is, I mean to say, a human consideration. Suppose if you have committed some wrong thing within our jurisdiction and you come to me,
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1968-12-20Bg 3.1–5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 3.1-5 — December 20, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 3.1–5 [Bg 3.1-5 — December 20, 1968, Los Angeles]

[kīrtana, followed by prema-dhvani prayers]

Prabhupāda: That door is open? People will see. The door is... Read.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Chapter Three: Karma-yoga. One: “Arjuna said:
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1968-12-21Nitāi-Pada-Kamalaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Nitāi-Pada-Kamala — December 21, 1968, Los Angeles

Purport to Nitāi-Pada-Kamala [Purport to Nitāi-Pada-Kamala — December 21, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Nitāi-pada-kamala, koṭi-candra-suśītala, je chāyāy jagata jurāy. This is a very nice song sung by Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura. He is advising that
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1968-12-22Press Releaseplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPress Release — December 22, 1968, Los Angeles

Press Release [Press Release — December 22, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Give me that.

Govinda: What?

Prabhupāda: I shall speak. Record it. “Manifesto of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness.” The International Society for Krishna Consciousness is a movement aiming at the spiritual reorientation of mankind through the simple process of chanting the holy names of God. The human life is meant for ending the miseries of material existence. Our present-day society is trying to do so by material progress. Howeve…
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1968-12-23Bg 3.6–10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 3.6-10 — December 23, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 3.6–10 [Bg 3.6-10 — December 23, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Yes, read. Which verse? Go on.

Sudāmā: “One who restrains the senses and organs of action but whose mind dwells on sense objects certainly deludes himself and is called a pretender
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1968-12-23Recorded Speech to Members of ISKCON Londonplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRecorded Speech to Members of ISKCON London — December 23, 1968, Los Angeles

Recorded Speech to Members of ISKCON London [Recorded Speech to Members of ISKCON London — December 23, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda:

" ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur-unmilitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ
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1968-12-25Prayers by King Kulaśekharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Prayers by King Kulaśekhara — December 25, 1968, Los Angeles

Purport to Prayers by King Kulaśekhara [Purport to Prayers by King Kulaśekhara — December 25, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: ...verse was sung by King Kulaśekhara, a great king, and, at the same time, a great devotee of the Lord. His songs are recorded in the book known as
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1968-12-25Weddingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigWedding Lecture — December 25, 1968, Los Angeles

Wedding of Śyāma dāsī and Hayagrīva [Wedding Lecture — December 25, 1968, Los Angeles]

[fire sacrifice]

Prabhupāda: [devotees chant responsively:]

" oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ‘pi vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ
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1968-12-26Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with LA Times Reporter About Moon Trip — December 26, 1968, Los Angeles

Interview with LA Times Reporter About Moon Trip [Interview with LA Times Reporter About Moon Trip — December 26, 1968, Los Angeles]

Reporter: ...about the movement, and it occurred to me...I was wondering if there were any religious people in this country that had any misgivings or thoughts about the trip around the moon. And whether there were any objections or opinions that would run contrary to the usual thought about traveling to the moon, and he said that in some of your recent lectures y…
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1968-12-26Prayers to the Six Gosvāmīsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSpelling of Prayers to the Six Gosvāmīs — December 26, 1968, Los Angeles

Spelling of Prayers to the Six Gosvāmīs [Spelling of Prayers to the Six Gosvāmīs — December 26, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: K-r-i-s-h-n-o-t, kṛṣṇot. Then next word, kīrtana, k-i-r-t-a-n-a. Kṛṣṇotkīrtana-gāna, g-a-n-a. This
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1968-12-26Hari Hari Biphaleplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport & Explanation to Hari Hari Biphale — December 26, 1968, Los Angeles

Purport & Explanation to Hari Hari Biphale [Purport & Explanation to Hari Hari Biphale — December 26, 1968, Los Angeles]

Pradyumna: Hari hari biphale, janama...

Prabhupāda: Goṅāinu. G-o-y-a-i-n-u. [Bengali phonetic spelling sometimes does not match the BBT standard diacritics used for Bengali.
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1968-12-27Bg 3.11–19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 3.11-19 — December 27, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 3.11–19 [Bg 3.11-19 — December 27, 1968, Los Angeles]

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: “The demigods, being pleased by sacrifices, will also please you. Thus nourishing one another there will reign general prosperity for all [Bg. 3.11].”

Prabhupāda:
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1968-12-28Śrī Śrī Śikṣāṣṭakamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Śrī Śrī Śikṣāṣṭakam [partially recorded] — December 28, 1968, Los Angeles

Purport to Śrī Śrī Śikṣāṣṭakam [partially recorded] [Purport to Śrī Śrī Śikṣāṣṭakam [partially recorded] — December 28, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: [chants first four verses] Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu instructed His disciples to write books on the science of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. A task which those who follow Him have continued to carry out down to the present day. The elaboration and exposition on the philosophy taught by Lord Caitanya are in fact the most voluminous, exacting, and consistent…
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1968-12-29Gaurāṅga Bolite Habeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Gaurāṅga Bolite Habe — December 29, 1968, Los Angeles

Purport to Gaurāṅga Bolite Habe [Purport to Gaurāṅga Bolite Habe — December 29, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: This song was sung by Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura, a great devotee-ācārya in the disciplic succession of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Sampradāya. Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Sampradāya means the disciplic succession who are coming down from Lord Caitanya. So this Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura has written many songs, and it is recognized as a authority by all the Vaiṣṇavas. He has sung the songs in simple Bengali languag…
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1968-12-30Bg 3.18–30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 3.18-30 — December 30, 1968, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 3.18–30 [Bg 3.18-30 — December 30, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: All glories to the assembled devotees.

Devotees: Jaya! Haribol! [cheers]

Prabhupāda: Who is reading? Go on. Purport. Yes. Ninety-eight. Oh, yes.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:
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1968-12-30Press Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPress Interview — December 30, 1968, Los Angeles

Press Interview [Press Interview — December 30, 1968, Los Angeles]

Journalist: ...Cosmic Star and we just changed the name for January, the first issue. The first issue just, well, it’s out, coming off the printer today.

Prabhupāda: It is published every month?
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1968-12-31Ārati Songplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSpelling of Ārati Song — December 31, 1968, Los Angeles

Spelling of Ārati Song [Spelling of Ārati Song — December 31, 1968, Los Angeles]

Pradyumna: Jāhnave. Next one.

Prabhupāda: Jāhnave. Jāhnavī. Jāhnavī means the Ganges.

Pradyumna: Taṭa.

Prabhupāda: Taṭa, bank.

Pradyumna: Vane.

Prabhupāda:
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1969-01-01Bg 3.31–43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 3.31-43 — January 1, 1969, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 3.31–43 [Bg 3.31-43 — January 1, 1969, Los Angeles]

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: We’re reading from Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, in the chapter entitled Karma-Yoga, page 104, verse thirty-one. “One who executes his duty according to My injunction and who follows this teaching faithfully becomes free from the bondage of fruitive actions
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1969-01-02Śrī-Śrī-Gurv-aṣṭakamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Śrī-Śrī-Gurv-aṣṭakam — January 2, 1969, Los Angeles

Purport to Śrī-Śrī-Gurv-aṣṭakam [Purport to Śrī-Śrī-Gurv-aṣṭakam — January 2, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda:

" saṁsāra-dāvānala-līḍha-loka- trāṇāya kāruṇya-ghanāghanatvam prāptasya kalyāṇa-guṇārṇavasya
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1969-01-03Bg 4.1–6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.1-6 — January 3, 1969, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 4.1–6 [Bg 4.1-6 — January 3, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Where is the book? All right. Page?

Madhudviṣa: Page 108.

Prabhupāda: Page?

Madhudviṣa: One hundred eight. The beginning of Chapter Four.

Prabhupāda: All right. Begin. Read.
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1969-01-04Parama Koruṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Parama Koruṇa — January 4, 1969, Los Angeles

Purport to Parama Koruṇa [Purport to Parama Koruṇa — January 4, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Parama koruṇa, pahū dui jana, nitāi gauracandra. This is a song by Locana dāsa Ṭhākura, a great devotee and ācārya of the Gauḍīya-sampradāya.
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1969-01-06Bg 4.7–10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.7-10 — January 6, 1969, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 4.7–10 [Bg 4.7-10 — January 6, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Feeling all right? [pause] Page?

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: One-hundred-thirteen. Verse seven? “Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bhārata, and a predominant rise of irreligion
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1969-01-06Gaurāṇgera Duṭi Padaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Gaurāṇgera Duṭi Pada — January 6, 1969, Los Angeles

Purport to Gaurāṇgera Duṭi Pada [Purport to Gaurāṇgera Duṭi Pada — January 6, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Gaurāṅgera duṭi pada, yāra dhana sampada, sei jāne bhakati-rasa-sāra. This is another song composed by Narottama das Ṭhākura, and he says that
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1969-01-07Bhajahū Re Manaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Bhajahū Re Mana — January 7, 1969, Los Angeles

Purport to Bhajahū Re Mana [Purport to Bhajahū Re Mana — January 7, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Bhajahū re mana, śrī-nanda-nandana-abhaya-caraṇāravinda re. This is a song composed by Govinda dāsa, a great poet and Vaiṣṇava. He says, addressing his own mind Because mind is the center of all elevation. In the
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1969-01-08Bg 4.11–18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.11-18 — January 8, 1969, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 4.11–18 [Bg 4.11-18 — January 8, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: This is page one-hundred-eighteen, yes.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: “All of them as they surrender unto Me, I reward accordingly. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Pṛthā.
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1969-01-08Maṅgalācaraṇa Prayersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to the Maṅgalācaraṇa Prayers — January 8, 1969, Los Angeles

Purport to the Maṅgalācaraṇa Prayers [Purport to the Maṅgalācaraṇa Prayers — January 8, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Vande ‘ham means “I am offering my respectful obeisances.” Vande. V-a-n-d-e. Vande means “offering my respectful obeisances.
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1969-01-09Bg 4.19–25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.19-25 — January 9, 1969, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 4.19–25 [Bg 4.19-25 — January 9, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Page? Hm? Who will read? You’ll read? Yes. Which page?

Devotee: One-hundred-twenty-three.

Devotee: “Transcendental Knowledge.” Text number nineteen. “One is understood to be in full knowledge whose every act is devoid of desire for sense gratification. He is said by sages to be a worker whose fruitive action is burned up by the fire of perfect knowledge.
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1969-01-09Gaurāṅga Bolite Habeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Gaurāṅga Bolite Habe — January 9, 1969, Los Angeles

Purport to Gaurāṅga Bolite Habe [Purport to Gaurāṅga Bolite Habe — January 9, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: This nice song was sung by Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura, one of the great ācāryas of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava sampradāya. That is the sect of Vaisnavism started by Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Gauḍīya means belonging to Bengal. There are five Gauḍa-deśa in the northern part of India, out of which, part of Bengal, West Bengal, is called Gauḍa-deśa. So Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura…
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1969-01-10Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — January 10, 1969, Los Angeles

Initiations [Initiations — January 10, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: So what is the name?

Pradyumna: Ṛṣabhadeva.

Prabhupāda: Huh? Ṛṣabhadeva, yes. Ṛṣabhadeva is the, was a emperor of the world, and He was incarnation of Kṛṣṇa. So Ṛṣabhadeva dāsa. You are not Ṛṣabhadeva, but you are servant of Ṛṣabhadeva. Always remember it. When we give some spiritual name, that is Kṛṣṇa
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1969-01-10Gaura Pahūplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Gaura Pahū — January 10, 1969, Los Angeles

Purport to Gaura Pahū [Purport to Gaura Pahū — January 10, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Gaura pahū nā bhajiyā goinu, prema-rathana-dhana helāya hārāiṅu. This is another song by Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura. He’s saying that “I have invited my spiritual death by not worshiping Lord Caitanya.
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1969-01-11Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Prabhuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Prabhu — January 11, 1969, Los Angeles

Purport to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Prabhu [Purport to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Prabhu — January 11, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu doyā koro more, tomā binā ke doyālu jagata-māyāre. This is a song composed by Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura. He is praying Lord Caitanya that
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1969-01-12Bg 4.34–39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.34-39 — January 12, 1969, Los Angeles

Bhagavad-gītā 4.34–39 [Bg 4.34-39 — January 12, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Page... page.

Madhudviṣa: Verse thirty-four: “Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth
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1969-01-13Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — January 13, 1969, Los Angeles

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — January 13, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: We are all in ignorance, in the darkness of ignorance. Ajñāna-timirāndhasya. So the disciple is praying that “I am... I was in the darkness of ignorance,
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