Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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1967-01-20Cc. Madhya 25.19–31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 25.19-31 — January 20, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.19–31 [Cc. Madhya 25.19-31 — January 20, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: ...by Caitanya Mahāprabhu to the Māyāvādī sannyāsīs. They were convinced with the arguments and presentation of Lord Caitanya. And from that day, not only the
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1967-01-21Cc. Madhya 25.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 25.29 — January 21, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.29 [Cc. Madhya 25.29 — January 21, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" ...snapanaṁ paraṁ vijāyate śrī-kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtanam"

" harer nāma-ślokera yei karilā vyākhyāna sei satya sukhadārtha parama pramāṇa
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1967-01-22Cc. Madhya 25.31–38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 25.31-38 — January 22, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.31–38 [Cc. Madhya 25.31-38 — January 22, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: ...Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu the disciple of Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī is quoting one verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam in which it is said that simply for understanding, if you waste your time, but if you do not practically apply yourself, then it is simply a waste of time. There is a very nice story. In our college days in logic class of Professor Purnachandra Sen, he cited a very nice exa…
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1967-01-23Cc. Madhya 25.36–40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 25.36-40 — January 23, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.36–40 [Cc. Madhya 25.36-40 — January 23, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" nātaḥ paraṁ parama sambhavata yad bhavataḥ svarūpam ānanda-mātram avikalpam aviddha-varcaḥ paśyāmi viśva-sṛjam ekam aviśvam ātman
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1967-01-24Cc. Madhya 25.40–50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 25.40-50 — January 24, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.40–50 [Cc. Madhya 25.40-50 — January 24, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" ...saṁsāreṣu narādhamān kṣipāmy ajasram aśubhān āsurīṣv eva yoniṣu"

This is a verse from Bhagavad-gītā,
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1967-02-01Cc. Ādi 7.39–47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.39-47 — February 1, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.39–47 [Cc. Ādi 7.39-47 — February 1, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: ...accustomed to follow the Vedic principles. Just like in Christian religion, those who do not follow the Bible, they are called heathens. Similarly, in Muslim, those who do not follow the Koran, they are called
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1967-02-03Cc. Ādi 7.49–65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.49-65 — February 3, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.49–65 [Cc. Ādi 7.49-65 — February 3, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: While Lord Caitanya was residing at Benares, Rūpa, Sanātana Goswami met Him, and He taught him about Kṛṣṇa consciousness and the procedure to execute Kṛṣṇa consciousness. For two months He instructed.
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1967-02-06Cc. Ādi 7.66–76plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.66-76 — February 6, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.66–76 [Cc. Ādi 7.66-76 — February 6, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: So Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī, they are now together. Now there will be discussion. Now Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī, he [is] asking Caitanya Mahāprabhu,
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1967-02-08Cc. Ādi 7.76–81plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.76-81 — February 8, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.76–81 [Cc. Ādi 7.76-81 — February 8, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" ...harer nāma eva kevalam kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva nāsty eva gatir anyathā [Cc. Ādi 17.21]"

Caitanya Mahāprabhu is explaining His position, why He
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1967-02-10Cc. Ādi 7.80–95plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.80-95 — February 10, 1966, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.80–95 [Cc. Ādi 7.80-95 — February 10, 1966, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" ...nāhi mane eta cinti’ nivediluṅ gurura caraṇe [Cc. Ādi 7.80]"

So Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu is describing His practical experience about chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. When He saw Himself that
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1967-02-13Cc. Ādi 7.106–107plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.106-107 — February 13, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.106–107 [Cc. Ādi 7.106-107 — February 13, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" ...īśvara-vacana vyāsa-rūpe kaila yāhā śrī-nārāyaṇa [Cc. Ādi 7.106]"

" bhrama, pramāda, vipralipsā, karaṇāpāṭava
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1967-02-15Cc. Ādi 7.107–109plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.107-109 — February 15, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.107–109 [Cc. Ādi 7.107-109 — February 15, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: ...Vedic literature, it is scriptures. It is compiled by the Lord Himself. Religion means the regulation of the Supreme Lord. That
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1967-02-18Cc. Ādi 7.108plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.108 — February 18, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.108 [Cc. Ādi 7.108 — February 18, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: Brahman means “the greatest.” So what is the idea of the greatest? The greatest means... That is described by Parāśara-sūtra,
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1967-02-20Cc. Ādi 7.109–114plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.109-114 — February 20, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.109–114 [Cc. Ādi 7.109-114 — February 20, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] So Caitanya Mahāprabhu is stressing that to read Vedic literature, Vedānta, Upaniṣad
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1967-02-22Cc. Ādi 7.113–17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.113-17 — February 22, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.113–17 [Cc. Ādi 7.113-17 — February 22, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] So there are so many statements in the Upaniṣads about the Absolute Truth being the Supreme Person.
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1967-02-24Cc. Ādi 7.118–121plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.118-121 — February 24, 1967, San Francisco

Cc. Ādi-līlā 7.118–121 [Partial Recording] [Cc. Ādi 7.118-121 — February 24, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: Lord Caitanya, from different quotations of Vedas, He establishes that the Supreme Absolute Truth is person. He’s not imperson. And so far Śaṅkarācārya is concerned, he was ordered to preach Māyāvāda philosophy by the Supreme Personality of Godhead for the time being. It is not that this is the only process for realizing the Absolute Truth.
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1967-03-01SB 6.1.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.7 — March 1, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.7 [SB 6.1.7 — March 1, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] So last night in our meeting, we were... Not last night; day before last night. Parīkṣit Mahārāja, King Parīkṣit, is very much, I mean to say, compassionate by hearing different kinds of miserable conditions in different hellish situation. He is asking Śukadeva Gosvāmī whether there is any possibility of delivering them. Vaiṣṇava, a devotee of the Lord, is always anxious to reclaim the f…
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1967-03-03SB 7.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.1 — March 3, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.1 [SB 7.6.1 — March 3, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" ...gopeśa gopikā-kānta rādhā-kānta namo ‘stu te"

[O my dear Kṛṣṇa, ocean of mercy, You are the friend of the distressed and the source of creation. You are the master of the cowherdmen and the lover of the
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1967-03-06SB 7.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.1 — March 6, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.1 [SB 7.6.1 — March 6, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" kaumāra ācaret prājño dharmān bhāgavatān iha durlabhaṁ mānuṣaṁ janma tad apy adhruvam arthadam [SB 7.6.1]"

Prahlāda Mahārāja, advising his classfriends,
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1967-03-08SB 7.6.3–4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.3-4 — March 8, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.3–4 [SB 7.6.3-4 — March 8, 1967, San Francisco]

[incomplete lecture]

Prabhupāda: ...a little endeavor, and it will come. So you haven’t got to engage your major portion of time for this purpose. Because according to your body, the necessities are already there. How there are
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1967-03-10SB 7.7.22–26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.22-26 — March 10, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.7.22–26 [SB 7.7.22-26 — March 10, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" aṣṭau prakṛtayaḥ proktās traya eva hi tad-guṇāḥ vikārāḥ ṣoḍaśācāryaiḥ pumān ekaḥ samanvayāt [SB 7.6.22]"

Now we are presenting self-analysis. What is that self? Prahlāda Mahārāja is describing. This is self-realization, Kṛṣṇa consciousness. A boy of five years old, because he has received the knowledge from the right source, he is presenting everything very competently and very scientifically. This i…
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1967-03-13SB 7.7.25–28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.25-28 — March 13, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.7.25–28 [SB 7.7.25-28 — March 13, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers]

" buddher jāgaraṇaṁ svapnaḥ suṣuptir iti vṛttayaḥ tā yenaivānubhūyante so ‘dhyakṣaḥ puruṣaḥ paraḥ
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1967-03-15SB 7.7.29–31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.29-31 — March 15, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.7.29–31 [SB 7.7.29-31 — March 15, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers]

" tatropāya-sahasrāṇām ayaṁ bhagavatoditaḥ yad īśvare bhagavati yathā yair añjasā ratiḥ [SB 7.7.29]"

So in last day meeting we have discussed that we have to crush the seed of this material existence.
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1967-03-16Bhajahu Re Manaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Bhajahu Re Mana — March 16, 1967, San Francisco

Purport to Bhajahu Re Mana [Purport to Bhajahu Re Mana — March 16, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: Bhajahū re mana śrī-nanda-nandana-abhaya-caraṇāravinda re. Bhaja, bhaja means worship; hu, hello; mana, mind. The poet Govinda dāsa, a great philosopher and devotee of the Lord, he is praying. He is requesting his mind, because mind is the friend and mind is the enemy of everyone. If one can train his mind in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then he is successful. If he cannot train his mind, then life is fa…
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1967-03-17SB 7.7.32–35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.32-35 — March 17, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.7.32–35 [SB 7.7.32-35 — March 17, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] So we have been discussing instruction of Prahlāda Mahārāja, a five-years-old boy, instructing his class fellows. So self-analysis. And he says,
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1967-03-18Cc. Ādi 7.149–171plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.149-171 — March 18, 1967, San Francisco

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.149–171 [Cc. Ādi 7.149-171 — March 18, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: ...Māyāvādī sannyāsīs of Benares. There are two kinds of Māyāvādīs. The word Māyāvādī is very significant. I saw yesterday in your
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1967-03-20SB 7.7.40–44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.40-44 — March 20, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.7.40–44 [SB 7.7.40-44 — March 20, 1967, San Francisco]

[incomplete lecture]

Prabhupāda: So Prahlāda Mahārāja is recommending that either material prosperity within this planet or in other planet, they are all destructible. They
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1967-03-22SB 7.7.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.46 — March 22, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.7.46 [SB 7.7.46 — March 22, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" nirūpyatām iha svārthaḥ kiyān deha-bhṛto ‘surāḥ niṣekādiṣv avasthāsu kliśyamānasya karmabhiḥ [SB 7.7.46]"

Prahlāda Mahārāja is instructing his friends, all small children, about Kṛṣṇa consciousness. He is instructing so many things. We have been discussing this subject matter for the last few days. Now he
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1967-03-23SB 1.2.13–14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigJagannātha Deities Installation, SB 1.2.13-14 — March 23, 1967, San Francisco

Jagannātha Deities Installation, SB 1.2.13–14 [Jagannātha Deities Installation, SB 1.2.13-14 — March 23, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: Without devotion, simply we go on hearing for millions of years, oh, that will not also not earn[?]. It is here
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1967-03-24SB 1.2.14–16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.14-16 — March 24, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.14–16 [SB 1.2.14-16 — March 24, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" tasmād ekena manasā bhagavān sātvatāṁ patiḥ śrotavyaḥ kīrtitavyaś ca dhyeyaḥ pūjyaś ca nityadā [SB 1.2.14]"

This verse we have been discussing in last meeting. In order to understand that Absolute Truth, it is the duty of everyone to hear,
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1967-03-25SB 1.2.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.17 — March 25, 1967, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.17 [SB 1.2.17 — March 25, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ hṛdy antaḥ stho hy abhadrāṇi vidhunoti suhṛt-satām [SB 1.2.17]"

Kṛṣṇa,
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1967-04-05Lord Caitanya Playplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigDiscourse on Lord Caitanya Play — April 5-6, 1967, San Francisco

Discourse on Lord Caitanya Play [Discourse on Lord Caitanya Play — April 5-6, 1967, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: ...recording?

Hayagrīva: Good.

Prabhupāda: The first scene is that people passing on with saṅkīrtana movement as we have, as we usually do, very nice procession with
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1968-03-09Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview — March 9, 1968, San Francisco

Interview [Interview — March 9, 1968, San Francisco]

Interviewer: Your Grace, what is the basis of your teachings?

Prabhupāda: The basis of this teaching is Bhagavad-gītā As It Is. I have already published my book, this Bhagavad-gītā As It Is.
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1968-03-10Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — March 10, 1968, San Francisco

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — March 10, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: The meaning of this mantra is apavitraḥ pavitro vā. Apavitraḥ means unclean and pavitra means clean. So anyone who may be unclean or clean, it doesn’t matter.
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1968-03-12Radio Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRadio Interview — March 12, 1968, San Francisco

Radio Interview [Radio Interview — March 12, 1968, San Francisco]

Interviewer: Swami, will you get a little closer to that microphone, if you will. You are the head of ISKCON, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Prabhupāda: Yes.
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1968-03-13Talk in Studioplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTalk in Studio — March 13, 1968, San Francisco

Talk in Studio [Talk in Studio — March 13, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: What is this maker, the trademark?

Gargamuni: Concord.

Prabhupāda: Concord, yes. Concord is famous tape recorder company. [tapping microphone] It is all right?

Yamunā:
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1968-03-15SB 7.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.1 — March 15, 1968, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.1 [SB 7.6.1 — March 15, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: Yamunā?

Yamunā: Swamiji?

Prabhupāda: It is not working, I think. [break]

" ...ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur-unmīlitaṁ yena
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1968-03-16SB 7.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.1 [Partially Recorded] — March 16, 1968, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.1 [Partially Recorded] [SB 7.6.1 [Partially Recorded] — March 16, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: The soul is the production of Kṛṣṇa. Therefore ultimately, He is our dearmost friend. We are trying to love somebody. That somebody is a perverted reflection of Kṛṣṇa. Actually
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1968-03-17Bg 7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.1 — March 17, 1968, San Francisco

Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 [Bg 7.1 — March 17, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

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

Mayy āsakta. Mayy means “unto Me.
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1968-03-18SB 12.2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 12.2.1 — March 18, 1968, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 12.2.1 [SB 12.2.1 — March 18, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" tataś cānu-dinaṁ dharmaḥ satyaṁ śaucaṁ kṣamā dayā kālena balinā rājan naṅkṣyaty āyur balaṁ smṛtiḥ [SB 12.2.1]"

Today we shall discuss about the prominent symptoms of this age. This book,
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1968-03-20Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — March 20, 1968, San Francisco

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — March 20, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: The symptoms of Kali-yuga have already begun, five thousand years past. And it will increase. [break] ...proud of advancing, but these things are important items of human civilization. They are decreasing. [break]
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1968-03-23Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk at Stow Lake — March 23, 1968, San Francisco

Morning Walk at Stow Lake [Morning Walk at Stow Lake — March 23, 1968, San Francisco]

Devotee [1] [girl]: March 23rd, Stow Lake, walk with Swamiji.

Prabhupāda: First thing is that calculation of Candra, moon planet, there are different views. Different scientists, they have different views. It is not a standard. They have not agreed to the
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1968-03-24Initiation Viṣṇujanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Viṣṇujana — March 24, 1968, San Francisco

Initiation Ceremony of Viṣṇujana [Initiation Viṣṇujana — March 24, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: Nama.

Viṣṇujana: Nama.

Prabhupāda: Om.

Viṣṇujana: Om.

Prabhupāda: Viṣṇu [repeats each word] pādāya kṛṣṇa preṣṭhāya bhū-tale śrīmate bhaktivedānta svāmin iti nāmine.
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1968-03-25Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — March 25, 1968, San Francisco

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — March 25, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: “...you, under the direction of Lord Śiva. I worshiped Lord Śiva very successfully, and I prayed from him some sources of my happiness. So he has directed me to see you, that you have got that thing. So please give me that.
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1968-03-26Bg 7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.1 — March 26, 1968, San Francisco

Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 [Bg 7.1 — March 26, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

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

So Kṛṣṇa is describing personally. Kṛṣṇa
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1968-03-27Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk at Stow Lake — March 27, 1968, San Francisco

Morning Walk at Stow Lake [Morning Walk at Stow Lake — March 27, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: Chant.

Devotee [1] [girl] [sings]: Śrīvāsādi-gaura-bhakta-vṛnda.

Prabhupāda: Yes. You learn this song.

" śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu nityānanda
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1968-03-28SB 1.3.1–3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.3.1-3 — March 28, 1968, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.3.1–3 [SB 1.3.1-3 — March 28, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: You read from the third chapter. [break]

Upendra: ...concerning “Description of Incarnations of Godhead” Translation: “Sūta said, In the beginning of the creation the Lord first of all expanded Himself in the universal form of
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1968-04-02Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — April 2, 1968, San Francisco

Lecture [Lecture — April 2, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: ...consciousness movement was started five hundred years before by Lord Caitanya. This is not a new movement. Practically, it is as old as the creation of this world, but as things change in course of time, so it required rejuvenation. So this movement was rejuvenated about five hundred years ago. Before that, Lord Kṛṣṇa
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1968-09-10Bg 7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.1 — September 10, 1968, San Francisco

Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 [Bg 7.1 — September 10, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

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

So this yoga system, Kṛṣṇa consciousness yoga system, is to begin with developing attachment for Kṛṣṇa. And the process of developing attachment I have already explained to you for the several last meetings. So for the beginners, attachment for God, everyone, people in the lowest stage, he has to admit th…
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1968-09-11Bg 7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.2 — September 11, 1968, San Francisco

Bhagavad-gītā 7.2 [Bg 7.2 — September 11, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda:

" jñānaṁ te ‘haṁ sa-vijñānam idaṁ vakṣyāmy aśeṣataḥ yaj jñātvā neha bhūyo ‘nyaj jñātavyam avaśiṣyate [Bg. 7.2]"

We have been discussing this verse, what is knowledge. Knowledge means how this universe is working, what is the working force, what is the energy. Just like scientists, they are searching out different energies. Just like this earth is floating on weightlessness. Such a huge mass of material body with s…
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1968-09-12SB 6.1.6–15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.6-15 — September 12, 1968, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.6–15 [SB 6.1.6-15 — September 12, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] So we have been discussing the talks between Śukadeva Gosvāmī and Mahārāja Parīkṣit. The question is how one can be delivered from the miserable condition of hellish life. The nature
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1968-09-13Bs. 34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Brahma-saṁhitā, Verse 34 — September 13, 1968 , San Francisco

Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā, Verse 34 [Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā, Verse 34 — September 13, 1968 , San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: [singing]

" cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ
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1968-09-14Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — September 14, 1968, San Francisco

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — September 14, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: So we have to continue this chanting, either imperfectional stage or in the perfectional stage. Satatām kīrtayanto mām [Bg. 9.14]. In the Bhagavad-gītā,
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1969-03-31SB 7.6.9–17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.9-17 — March 31, 1969, San Francisco

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.9–17 [SB 7.6.9-17 — March 31, 1969, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers]

It is not working?

Devotee: The extension cord. [pause]

Prabhupāda:

" ko gṛheṣu pumān saktam ātmānam ajitendriyaḥ
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1969-04-01SB 1.2.1–34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigConversation Including Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.1-34 Recitation & Explanation — April 1, 1969, San Francisco

Conversation Including Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.1–34 Recitation & Explanation [Conversation Including Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.1-34 Recitation & Explanation — April 1, 1969, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: “So we want to see him naked in this assembly.
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1969-07-27Ratha-yātrāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRatha-yātrā Lecture — July 27, 1969, San Francisco

Ratha-yātrā Lecture at The Family Dog Auditorium [Ratha-yātrā Lecture — July 27, 1969, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: My dear boys and girls, I thank you very much for joining us on this Rathayātrā ceremony. I am going to sing now an Indian song, and then I shall explain it. Even if you don
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1970-07-04Ratha-yātrā and Press Conferenceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRatha-yātrā and Press Conference — July 4, 1970, San Francisco

Ratha-yātrā and Press Conference [Ratha-yātrā and Press Conference — July 4, 1970, San Francisco]

[ecstatic kīrtana, prema-dhvanī]

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Madhudviṣa: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta will now deliver a brief message in regarding the Ratha-yātrā festival, following which the members of the press will present their questions to His Divine Grace.
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1970-07-04Guṇḍicā Mārjanam Cleansing of the Guṇḍicā Temple, Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigGuṇḍicā Mārjanam Cleansing of the Guṇḍicā Temple, Lecture — July 4, 1970, San Francisco

Guṇḍicā Mārjanam Cleansing of the Guṇḍicā Temple, Lecture [Guṇḍicā Mārjanam Cleansing of the Guṇḍicā Temple, Lecture — July 4, 1970, San Francisco]

Devotees: All glories to Prabhupāda! Jāyate Prabhupāda! Jaya!

Prabhupāda:
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1970-07-05Ratha-yātrāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRatha-yātrā Lecture — July 5, 1970, San Francisco

Ratha-yātrā [Ratha-yātrā Lecture — July 5, 1970, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: My dear boys and girls, those who have come here, I welcome you on behalf of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu appeared five hundred years ago, and He introduced this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. This Ratha-yātrā is one of the item of this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. Jagannātha, just try to understand Jagannātha.
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1971-06-27Ratha-yātrāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRatha-yātrā — June 27, 1971, San Francisco

Ratha-yātrā [Ratha-yātrā — June 27, 1971, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: Jagannātha svāmī nayana-pathagāmī bhavatu me. [crowd repeats] Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare. [crowd repeats] Thank you very much. Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you very much for your kindly participating in this great Ratha-yatra festival. I have already explained what is this Ratha-yatra festival. It is in commemoration of a grand visit by Lord Kṛṣṇa along with His …
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1971-06-27Ratha-yātrāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRatha-yātrā Lecture — June 27, 1971, San Francisco

Ratha-yātrā [Ratha-yātrā Lecture — June 27, 1971, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: When our eyes are anointed with love of God, we can see Him everywhere. That is the injunction of the śāstras. We have to develop our seeing power by developing love of Godhead.
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1971-06-28Darśanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigDarśana — June 28, 1971, San Francisco

Darśana [Darśana — June 28, 1971, San Francisco]

[sounds of devotees entering, offering obeisances, chanting japa]

Prabhupāda: Jayānanda, how are you? So you are married now? Eh? So where is your marriage presentation?

Jayānanda: Pardon?
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1971-06-28Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — June 28, 1971, San Francisco

Lecture [Lecture — June 28, 1971, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: So I am very glad that you are following the footprints of the Gosvāmīs, Six Gosvāmīs. Vande Rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau śrī-jīva-gopālakau. Rūpa Gosvāmī, Sanātana Gosvāmī,
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1975-07-15Arrival Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigArrival Lecture — July 15, 1975, San Francisco

Arrival Lecture [Arrival Lecture — July 15, 1975, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: ...that one who has got unflinching faith in God and similar faith in guru, yasya deve... [buzzing feedback sound] [aside:] What is that sound? It cannot be stopped? Deve
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