Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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1966-02-19Bg Introductionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg Introduction — February 19-20, 1966, New York

Introduction to Gītopaniṣad [Bg Introduction — February 19-20, 1966, New York]

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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1966-03-02Bg 2.7–11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.7-11 — March 2, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.7–11 [Bg 2.7-11 — March 2, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Now Arjuna is perplexed. He is perplexed in the matter, whether to fight or not to fight. That was his perplexity. After seeing his relatives in front of him, with whom he was to fight, he was perplexed. And there was some argument also with Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa, of course, did not encourage him. Now, here is a point, that Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. What is that?
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1966-03-04Bg 2.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.11 — March 4, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.11 [Bg 2.11 — March 4, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: So Kṛṣṇa is, in this sen..., He’s identified, that bhagavān. Bhagavān means that nobody can surpass His knowledge. Because I have already given the definition of bhagavān,
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1966-03-07Bg 2.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.12 — March 7, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.12 [Bg 2.12 — March 7, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: So last day we were speaking about the eleventh, eleventh, Second Chapter, eleventh verse. Just read it. Second Chapter, eleventh verse.

Devotee: “In fact, there was never...
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1966-03-09Bg 2.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.12 — March 9, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.12 [Bg 2.12 — March 9, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Woman: What chapter?

Prabhupāda: The same chapter.

Woman: Chapter Two.

Prabhupāda: Now, the next question is that the Māyāvādī philosophers, they say that “Because I am now covered in ignorance, therefore I see individuals.
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1966-03-11Bg 2.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.13 — March 11, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.13 [Bg 2.13 — March 11, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: This is thirteenth śloka. You can open it. The Sanskrit word is

" dehino ‘smin yathā dehe kaumāraṁ yauvanaṁ jarā tathā dehāntara-prāptir dhīras tatra na muhyati
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1966-03-25Bg Excerpts: 2.44–45, 2.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg Excerpts: 2.44-45, 2.58 — March 25, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā Excerpts: 2.44–45, 2.58 [Bg Excerpts: 2.44-45, 2.58 — March 25, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: ...decided that I am not this body. We have already discussed. I am not this body, and I am pure consciousness. Some way or other, I am encaged with this bodily dress, but I am not this body. I am pure consciousness. Now, if we actually want happiness or independence, then we have to remain in our pure consciousness position. Suppose if I do not belong to certain association or certain comp…
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1966-03-28Bg 2.46–47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.46-47 — March 28, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.46–47 [Bg 2.46-47 — March 28, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Thank you very much. [break] The saṅkīrtana just now we have performed, it is vibration of the transcendental sound. This will help us in clearing the dust which we have accumulated on the surface of our mind. The whole thing is misunderstanding. We, as pure soul, pure consciousness, naturally we are aloof from material contamination. But due to our long association with this material atmosphere, we have accumulated a gre…
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1966-03-30Bhajahū Re Manaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Bhajahū Re Mana — March 30, 1966, New York

Purport to Bhajahū Re Mana [Purport to Bhajahū Re Mana — March 30, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: This is a song which a devotee is praying and asking his mind, bhajahū re mana. Mana means mind. Because, at the present moment, our mind is the driver, and this body is just like a car
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1966-04-01Bg 2.48–49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.48-49 — April 1, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.48–49 [Bg 2.48-49 — April 1, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: All glories to the assembled devotees. All glories to the assembled devotees. Now, spiritual consciousness, and to continue it... Simple theoretical knowledge that “
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1966-04-05Bg 2.49–51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.49-51 — April 5, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.49–51 [Bg 2.49-51 — April 5, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Now Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is just trying to place Arjuna in the platform of working on pure consciousness. The... We have already discussed for so many days that we are not this dull body, but we are consciousness. Now, some way or other, we are in contact with this matter. Therefore our freedom is checked. As spiritual beings, we are free, free to act, free to have anything, pure, no contamination, no disease, no birth, no death…
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1966-04-12Bg 2.51–55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.51-55 — April 12, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.51–55 [Bg 2.51-55 — April 12, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" karma-jaṁ buddhi-yuktā hi phalaṁ tyaktvā manīṣiṇaḥ janma-bandha-vinirmuktāḥ padaṁ gacchanty anāmayam [Bg. 2.51]"

Now, last, in our last meeting, we were discussing this verse, that
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1966-04-15Bg 2.55–58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.55-58 — April 15, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.55–58 [Bg 2.55-58 — April 15, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" prajahāti yadā kāmān sarvān pārtha mano-gatān ātmany evātmanā tuṣṭaḥ sthita-prajñas tadocyate [Bg. 2.55]"

Now, for the last few days, we were discussing these symptoms, symptom of the person who is situated on the platform of pure consciousness. So this is
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1966-04-19Bg 2.55–56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.55-56 — April 19, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.55–56 [Bg 2.55-56 — April 19, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" prajahāti yadā kāmān sarvān pārtha mano-gatān ātmany evātmanā tuṣṭaḥ sthita-prajñas tadocyate [Bg. 2.55]"

Now, we have been discussing for the last few days about consciousness being dovetailed with the supreme consciousness. That is the perfectional stage of life. We are, at the present moment, in our material conditions, we are manufacturing ideas, and being baffled also because it is the business of the mind t…
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1966-04-25Bg [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg [partially recorded] — April 25, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā [partially recorded] [Bg [partially recorded] — April 25, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: ...because we are now encumbered with this material body, and as soon as we become free from this material conception of life, that is called
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1966-04-27Bg 2.58–59plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.58-59 — April 27, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.58–59 [Bg 2.58-59 — April 27, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" yadā saṁharate cāyaṁ kūrmo ‘ṅgānīva sarvaśaḥ indriyāṇīndriyārthebhyas tasya prajñā pratiṣṭhitā [Bg. 2.58]"

How we shall know that one is situated in the pure consciousness? Simple imagination that
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1966-04-29Bg 2.59–69plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.59-69 — April 29, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 2.59–69 [Bg 2.59-69 — April 29, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Those who are Sanskrit students may recite this important. Viṣayā...

[recites responsively through end of verse 61]

" viṣayā vinivartante nirāhārasya dehinaḥ
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1966-05-20Bg 3.8–13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 3.8-13 — May 20, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 3.8–13 [Bg 3.8-13 — May 20, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: So we were discussing that everybody should work.

" niyataṁ kuru karma tvaṁ karma jyāyo hy akarmaṇaḥ śarīra-yātrāpi ca te na prasiddhyed akarmaṇaḥ
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1966-05-23Bg 3.13–16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 3.13-16 — May 23, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 3.13–16 [Bg 3.13-16 — May 23, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" yajña-śiṣṭāśinaḥ santo mucyante sarva-kilbiṣaiḥ bhuñjate te tv aghaṁ pāpā ye pacanty ātma-kāraṇāt [Bg. 3.13]"

This verse we were discussing last meeting, that we should eat after offering sacrifice. Lord Kṛṣṇa says that things which are eatable, we receive by the grace of the Lord. We should acknowledge it. We should not be forgetful, that our eatables, which come to us, they can be manufactured by our sweet will. …
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1966-05-25Bg 3.16–17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 3.16-17 — May 25, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 3.16–17 [Bg 3.16-17 — May 25, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" evaṁ pravartitaṁ cakraṁ nānuvartayatīha yaḥ aghāyur indriyārāmo moghaṁ pārtha sa jīvati [Bg. 3.16]"

Lord Kṛṣṇa, now He has described about a circle of activity ending in
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1966-05-27Bg 3.17–20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 3.17-20 — May 27, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 3.17–20 [Bg 3.17-20 — May 27, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: All glories to the assembled devotees. All glories to the assembled devotees. Thank you very much.

" yas tv ātma-ratir eva syād ātma-tṛptaś ca mānavaḥ ātmany eva ca santuṣṭas
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1966-05-30Bg 3.21–25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 3.21-25 — May 30, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 3.21–25 [Bg 3.21-25 — May 30, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: All glories to the assembled devotees. All glories to the assembled devotees.

Yaj-jihvāgre nāma tubhyam. Aho bata śva-paco ‘to garīyān yaj-jihvāgre nāma tubhyam:
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1966-07-13Bg 4.1 and Reviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.1 and Review — July 13, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.1 and Review [Bg 4.1 and Review — July 13, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Last day we discussed on the last verse of the third chapter of Bhagavad-gītā. Now, today we shall begin the fourth chapter.

" evaṁ buddheḥ paraṁ buddhvā
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1966-07-18Bg 4.3–6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.3-6 — July 18, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.3–6 [Bg 4.3-6 — July 18, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" sa evāyaṁ mayā te ‘dya yogaḥ proktaḥ purātanaḥ bhakto ‘si me sakhā ceti rahasyaṁ hy etad uttamam [Bg. 4.3]"

Last day we were discussing about the process of understanding
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1966-07-20Bg 4.6–8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.6-8 — July 20, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.6–8 [Bg 4.6-8 — July 20, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ajo ‘pi sann avyayātmā bhūtānām īśvaro ‘pi san prakṛtiṁ svām adhiṣṭhāya sambhavāmy ātma-māyayā [Bg. 4.6]"

Now, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is describing how He incarnates Himself for the benefit of conditioned souls in the material world. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, He descends. The Sanskrit word is
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1966-07-22Bg 4.7–9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.7-9 — July 22, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.7–9 [Bg 4.7-9 — July 22, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: This,

" Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare"

[My dear Lord, and the spiritual energy of the Lord, kindly engage me in Your service. I am now embarrassed with this material service. Please engage me in Your service.]
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1966-07-25Bg 4.9–11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.9-11 — July 25, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.9–11 [Bg 4.9-11 — July 25, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" janma karma (ca] me divyam (evaṁ] yo vetti tattvataḥ tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti kaunteya [Bg. 4.9]"

Lord Kṛṣṇa says that “The process of My birth and the process of My activities, they are all transcendental.
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1966-07-27Bg 4.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.11 — July 27, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.11 [Bg 4.11 — July 27, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ye yathā māṁ prapadyante tāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy aham mama vartmānuvartante manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ [Bg. 4.11]"

Lord Kṛṣṇa says that “every man is following My path, indirectly or directly.
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1966-07-28Bg 4.11–12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.11-12 — July 28, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.11–12 [Bg 4.11-12 — July 28, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ye yathā māṁ prapadyante tāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy aham mama vartmānuvartante manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ [Bg. 4.11]"

This śloka, this verse, we discussed last Friday evening, and I tried to explain the supreme leadership of the Supreme Lord. By nature we are destined to follow a leadership. Nobody is independent. Even in the animal society, the animals, they have also got a group, and there is leader of the group. Perha…
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1966-07-29Bg 4.12–13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.12-13 — July 29, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.12–13 [Bg 4.12-13 — July 29, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" kāṅkṣantaḥ karmaṇāṁ siddhiṁ yajanta iha devatāḥ kṣipraṁ hi mānuṣe loke siddhir bhavati karma-jā"

People, they are naturally following leadership, but they do not want to follow the leadership of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Because they want immediate relief from the miseries of this world. They do not want a permanent solution of all miseries. Kṛṣṇa, if we accept the leadership of Kṛṣṇa, then in this very life we can make a solutio…
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1966-08-01Bg 4.13–14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.13-14 — August 1, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.13–14 [Bg 4.13-14 — August 1, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ...mayā sṛṣṭaṁ guṇa-karma-vibhāgaśaḥ tasya kartāram api māṁ viddhy akartāram avyayam [Bg. 4.13]"

This verse was being discussed in our last meeting, that there are four divisions of men in the human society, and that division is natural. That is not artificial because the whole material nature is working under the influence of three modes of nature: goodness, passion and ignorance. You cannot classify the whole h…
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1966-08-03Bg 4.14–19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.14-19 — August 3, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.14–19 [Bg 4.14-19 — August 3, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" na māṁ karmāṇi limpanti na me karma-phale spṛhā iti māṁ yo ‘bhijānāti karmabhir na sa badhyate [Bg. 4.14]"

Now... You can come please forward. Yes. Yes. Come forward. There is
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1966-08-05Bg 4.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.19 — August 5, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.19 [Bg 4.19 — August 5, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: So this is the process of ceto-darpaṇa-mārjanam [Cc. Antya 20.12], to cleanse the material dust from the mirror of our mind. The whole process is to dust out the dirty things which we have accumulated by our material association and therefore to revive our spiritual consciousness, or Kṛṣṇa consciousness. From
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1966-08-08Bg 4.19–22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.19-22 — August 8, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.19–22 [Bg 4.19-22 — August 8, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" yasya sarve samārambhāḥ kāma-saṅkalpa-varjitāḥ jñānāgni-dagdha-karmāṇaṁ tam āhuḥ paṇḍitaṁ budhāḥ"

" tyaktvā karma-phalāsaṅgaṁ
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1966-08-09Bg 4.20–24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.20-24 — August 9, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.20–24 [Bg 4.20-24 — August 9, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: One two three, [tap, tap, tap] one two three, one two three. Testing, one two three. [break]

" yasya sarve samārambhāḥ kāma-saṅkalpa-varjitāḥ jñānāgni-dagdha-karmāṇaṁ
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1966-08-12Bg 4.24–34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.24-34 — August 12, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.24–34 [Bg 4.24-34 — August 12, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" brahmārpaṇaṁ brahma havir brahmāgnau brahmaṇā hutam brahmaiva tena gantavyaṁ brahma-karma-samādhinā [Bg. 4.24]"

This verse we have been discussing in our last meeting about the sacrifice. And there are different types of sacrifice recommended according to the different classes of men. There are generally three classes of human beings: those who are under the influence of the modes of goodness, and those who are …
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1966-08-14Bg 4.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.34 — August 14, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.34 [Bg 4.34 — August 14, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" tad viddhi praṇipātena paripraśnena sevayā upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ jñāninas tattva-darśinaḥ [Bg. 4.34]"

Now, this verse we are discussing in our last meeting. Śrī Kṛṣṇa, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, has concluded that all kinds of sacrifices that we can expected, we are expected to do, the best sacrifice is to acquire knowledge, acquire knowledge. Because whole, our this material conditioned life is due to ignorance. Therefore the …
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1966-08-14Bg 4.34, Q & Aplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.34, Q & A — August 14, 1968, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.34, Questions & Answers [Bg 4.34, Q & A — August 14, 1968, New York]

Prabhupāda: Brahman and Supersoul, we have been discussing this morning... Perhaps just we began the verse and you have forgot. Just like myself, I am soul, the spiritual soul. My place is within this heart. Now, in the medical science, they have found it that the heart is the center of all vitality of this body. Modern materialistic science they have found that whatever we are eating, it is going to the stomac…
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1966-08-17Bg 4.34–38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.34-38 — August 17, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.34–38 [Bg 4.34-38 — August 17, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Thank you Mr. Standish. Thank you. Thank you. Now you can... Raymond. Put the lights... [break] Today’s subject matter... What is that subject matter?

Disciple: “
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1966-08-21Bg 4.37–40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.37-40 — August 21, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.37–40 [Bg 4.37-40 — August 21, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" yathaidhāṁsi samiddho ‘gnir bhasmasāt kurute ‘rjuna jñānāgniḥ sarva-karmāṇi bhasmasāt kurute tathā [Bg. 4.37]"

Yathā, “as,” as an edhāṁsi. Edhāṁsi
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1966-08-24Bg 4.39–5.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.39-5.3 — August 24, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 4.39–5.3 [Bg 4.39-5.3 — August 24, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Just like the roaring of a lion drives away the big elephants from the forest---whenever there is roaring of a lion, even the big animals like elephants, they go away
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1966-08-25Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — August 25, 1966, New York

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — August 25, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: “You take to your teacher and give it to him.” “All right. This will do?” “Oh, yes, this will do. This cup will do.” Now, when the teacher saw that he is coming with a cup of yogurt and promised that he will supply, he would supply, whatever required, he would supply, oh, he became very angry:
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1966-08-26Bg 5.3–7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 5.3-7 — August 26, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 5.3–7 [Bg 5.3-7 — August 26, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" jñeyaḥ sa nitya-sannyāsī yo na dveṣṭi na kāṅkṣati nirdvandvo hi mahā-bāho sukhaṁ bandhāt pramucyate [Bg. 5.3]"

Jñeyeḥ, “Just understand,” sa. Sa
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1966-08-27Bg 5.7–13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 5.7-13 — August 27, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 5.7–13 [Bg 5.7-13 — August 27, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" yoga-yukto viśuddhātmā vijitātmā jitendriyaḥ sarva-bhūtātma-bhūtātmā kurvann api na lipyate [Bg. 5.7]"

Detachment.

" sannyāsas tu mahā-bāho duḥkham āptum ayogataḥ
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1966-08-28Bg 5.14–22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 5.14-22 — August 28, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 5.14–22 [Bg 5.14-22 — August 28, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" na kartṛtvaṁ na karmāṇi lokasya sṛjati prabhuḥ na karma-phala-saṁyogaṁ svabhāvas tu pravartate [Bg. 5.14]"

Now, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, says that
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1966-08-31Bg 5.22–29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 5.22-29 — August 31, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 5.22–29 [Bg 5.22-29 — August 31, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ye hi saṁsparśajā bhogā duḥkha-yonaya eva te ādy-antavantaḥ kaunteya na teṣu ramate budhaḥ [Bg. 5.22]"

Happiness which is derived by touch senses, saṁsparśajā
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1966-09-02Bg 6.1–4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 6.1-4 — September 2, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 6.1–4 [Bg 6.1-4 — September 2, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: We have finished the Fifth Chapter of Bhagavad-gītā. Today we shall begin the Sixth Chapter. In the Sixth Chapter you’ll find the process of yoga. You have heard many times of the yoga system. That yoga system is approved by
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1966-09-04Bg 6.4–12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 6.4-12 — September 4, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 6.4–12 [Bg 6.4-12 — September 4, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Śrī-caitanya-mano ‘bhīṣṭaṁ sthāpitaṁ yena bhū-tale, svayaṁ rūpaḥ kadā mahyam...

[When will Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī Prabhupāda, who has established within this material world the mission to fulfill the desire of Lord Caitanya, give me shelter under his lotus feet?]
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1966-09-07Bg 6.11–21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 6.11-21 — September 7, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 6.11–21 [Bg 6.11-21 — September 7, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: In India there are some selected places, very sacred place, and the yogis, generally, they go there and sit there alone in a sacred place and as prescribed in the
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1966-09-08Mahā-mantra Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture on Mahā-mantra — September 8, 1966, New York

Lecture on Mahā-mantra [Lecture on Mahā-mantra — September 8, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: The door is open? You can keep the door open. Yes. Īśvara... Just try to cite, recite this. [devotees repeat each word]

" īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ
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1966-09-09Bg 6.21–27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 6.21-27 — September 9, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 6.21–27 [Bg 6.21-27 — September 9, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" sukham ātyantikaṁ yat tad buddhi-grāhyam atīndriyam vetti yatra na caivāyaṁ sthitaś calati tattvataḥ [Bg. 6.21]"

Now, every one of us is searching after happiness, but we do not know what is real happiness. The real happiness is, hint of real happiness, what is real happiness, that is being described by Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa to Arjuna. What is that real happiness? Happiness we feel through our senses. Because materia…
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1966-09-14Bg 6.32–40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 6.32-40 — September 14, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 6.32–40 [Bg 6.32-40 — September 14, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Ātmaupamyena sarvatra samaṁ paśyati yo ‘rjuna. Please come forward. Sukhaṁ vā yadi vā duḥkhaṁ sa yogī paramo mataḥ [Bg. 6.32]. Now, we have been discussing for the last few days about the perfect form of yoga. Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He is teaching Arjuna directly the perfect form of yoga. If you actually want to perform the yoga system, then here is authoritative statement by the Supreme Perso…
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1966-09-16Bg 6.40–42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 6.40-42 — September 16, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 6.40–42 [Bg 6.40-42 — September 16, 1966, New York]

[kīrtana---Prabhupāda tells the devotees to chant one round---someone yells “I’m God” and yells something that sounds like “Om” over and over but sounds more like a cow mooing real slow. He yells and screams,
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1966-09-18Bg 6.40–43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 6.40-43 — September 18, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 6.40–43 [Bg 6.40-43 — September 18, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: ...nāmutra vināśas tasya vidyate, na hi kalyāṇa-kṛt kaścid durgatiṁ tāta gacchati. Now, this verse we have been discussing last week, that one who falls down
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1966-10-02Bg 7.8–14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.8-14 — October 2, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 7.8–14 [Bg 7.8-14 — October 2, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" raso ‘ham apsu kaunteya prabhāsmi śaśi-sūryayoḥ praṇavaḥ sarva-vedeṣu śabdaḥ khe pauruṣaṁ nṛṣu [Bg. 7.8]"

Now, Lord Kṛṣṇa is describing how you become Kṛṣṇa conscious fully, in every step of your life. This verse we have been discussing last day, that
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1966-10-07Bg 7.11–16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.11-16 — October 7, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 7.11–16 [Bg 7.11-16 — October 7, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" balaṁ balavatāṁ cāhaṁ kāma-rāga-vivarjitam dharmāviruddho bhūteṣu kāmo ‘smi bharatarṣabha"

Now, this particular verse we were discussing last day, that lust or sex desire on the principles of religiosity is Kṛṣṇa. This point we have discussed very elaborately, you may remember, that so far necessities of this body are concerned, that is allowed, but in a regulated form.
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1966-10-09Bg 7.15–18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.15-18 — October 9, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 7.15–18 [Bg 7.15-18 — October 9, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Māyayāpahṛta-jñānā āsuraṁ bhāvam āśritāḥ. Last day we have been discussing four classes of men who come to God and four classes of men who do not come to God. The four classes of men who do not come to God, they are impious, foolish, lowest of the mankind, and their knowledge is taken away by the illusory energy and they are atheists.
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1966-10-12Bg 7.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.18 — October 12, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 7.18 [Bg 7.18 — October 12, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" udārāḥ sarva evaite jñānī tv ātmaiva me matam āsthitaḥ sa hi yuktātmā mām evānuttamāṁ gatim [Bg. 7.18]"

Now, we were discussing in our last meeting about the four classes of men who are adverse to the worship of God and four classes of men who take to the worship of God. So far four classes of men who take to worship of God, they are recommended as
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1966-10-23Bg 7.28–8.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.28-8.6 — October 23, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 7.28–8.6 [Bg 7.28-8.6 — October 23, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" yeṣāṁ tv anta-gataṁ pāpaṁ janānāṁ puṇya-karmaṇām te dvandva-moha-nirmuktā bhajante māṁ dṛḍha-vratāḥ [Bg. 7.28]"

This verse we have been discussing last day.
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1966-10-26Bg 8.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 8.5 — October 26, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 8.5 [Bg 8.5 — October 26, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: There is a story. In a cowshed there was fire. So after that incidence, the cow, as soon as the cow sees something red, oh, they began to disturb, “Oh, there is fire.” Similarly, here, tasting the bitterness of so-called rascaldom, they think that Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa is also similar rascaldom. So we shall begin? So when they have sent the file? Did you ask?
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1966-11-04Govardhana Pūjāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigGovardhana Pūjā Lecture — November 4, 1966, New York

Govardhana Pūjā Lecture [Govardhana Pūjā Lecture — November 4, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Today Govardhanadhārī, Giridhārī, Lord Kṛṣṇa, today lifted the mountain. According to Vedic literature there are different demigods. Sometimes you will find in Greek mythology the gods of the water, gods of the thunderbolt. These are not imagination. Actually they are facts. But due to our insufficient knowledge we do not know how the material nature is being controlled. So when Kṛṣṇa was on this planet a…
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1966-11-05Bs. 32 and 38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Brahma-saṁhitā Verses 32 and 38 — November 5, 1966, New York

Purport to Brahma-saṁhitā Verses 32 and 38 [Purport to Brahma-saṁhitā Verses 32 and 38 — November 5, 1966, New York]

[Prabhupāda sings]

Prabhupāda: This verse is particularly important because it describes the significance of sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ
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1966-11-15Bg 8.12–13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 8.12-13 — November 15, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 8.12–13 [Bg 8.12-13 — November 15, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" sarva-dvārāṇi saṁyamya mano hṛdi-nirudhya ca mūrdhny ādhāyātmanaḥ prāṇam āsthito yoga-dhāraṇām"

We have been discussing about the transmigration of the soul. The
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1966-11-16Bg 8.14–15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 8.14-15 — November 16, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 8.14–15 [Bg 8.14-15 — November 16, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ananya-cetāḥ satataṁ yo māṁ smarati nityaśaḥ tasyāhaṁ sulabhaḥ pārtha nitya-yuktasya yoginaḥ [Bg. 8.14]"

Last day we have been discussing the, how the impersonalists, they transfer themselves in the spiritual kingdom. The yogis and the
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