Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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1975-03-13Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — March 13, 1975, Tehran

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — March 13, 1975, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: ...imaṁ rājarṣayo vidhuḥ [Bg. 4.2]. Rājarṣayaḥ, it means the saintly kings. These... Bhagavad-gītā it is said, in the Fourth Chapter, it is meant for the saintly kings, because if the king is saintly, and if he understands the philosophy of life, then he can turn the whole picture, you see. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Where is the palace? That is the palace?
Tehran
1975-03-13Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Canadian Ambassador to Iran — March 13, 1975, Tehran

Room Conversation with Canadian Ambassador to Iran [Room Conversation with Canadian Ambassador to Iran — March 13, 1975, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: How long you have come here in Iran?

Ambassador George: Nice to see you again. Not that I have felt that far away.
Tehran
1975-03-13Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Indian Guests — March 13, 1975, Tehran

Room Conversation with Indian Guests [Room Conversation with Indian Guests — March 13, 1975, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: ...meeting was very successful. You were present in Delhi? Very, very successful. All big, big men came, and they realized. We are going to have again that for two days. That is being arranged.
Tehran
1975-03-13SB 1.10.3–4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10.3-4 — March 13, 1975, Tehran

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.10.3–4 [SB 1.10.3-4 — March 13, 1975, Tehran]

Prabhupāda:

" kāmaṁ vavarṣa parjanyaḥ sarva-kāma-dughā mahī siṣicuḥ sma vrajān gāvaḥ payasodhasvatīr mudā [SB 1.10.4]"

" niśamya bhīṣmoktam athācyutoktaṁ
Tehran
1975-03-14Morning Walk [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk [partially recorded] — March 14, 1975, Tehran

Morning Walk [partially recorded] [Morning Walk [partially recorded] — March 14, 1975, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: ...they assemble together and people are unhappy. [break] They have renounced democracy, eh? Communist?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Well, they have some sort of democracy themselves.
Tehran
1975-03-14Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Yoga Student and Other Guests — March 14, 1975, Tehran

Room Conversation with Yoga Student and Other Guests [Room Conversation with Yoga Student and Other Guests — March 14, 1975, Tehran]

Devotee: ...to chant the names of Nitāi-Gaurāṅga before we encourage them so much to chant the mahā-mantra?
Tehran
1975-03-14Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — March 14, 1975, Tehran

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — March 14, 1975, Tehran]

Paramahaṁsa: These are some of my friends here, Prabhupāda.

Prabhupāda: Hmm.

Paramahaṁsa: This is Kani Faisal. He is a director, theater director, and artist.

Prabhupāda: Oh.
Tehran
1975-03-15Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — March 15, 1975, Tehran

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — March 15, 1975, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: Fools, they assemble together, and people are unhappy. Democracy. Eh? Communist?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: But they have some sort of democracy themselves.

Prabhupāda: They are dictators. Actually, Stalin
Tehran
1975-03-15Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — March 15, 1975, Tehran

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — March 15, 1975, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: ...manda-bhāgyā hy upadrutāḥ [SB 1.1.10]. This is the position of the people. Their span of life is shortening. Nobody is living long life. And if he’s little long life, then people will commit suicide. Before coming out of India I heard one of our members, a big industrialist, he has committed suicide in Calcutta. So perhaps you know. He committed suicide in falling from the Wellington Bridge to the Ganges.
Tehran
1976-08-07Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — August 7, 1976, Tehran

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — August 7, 1976, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: These are all local fruits? Or imported?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Mostly local fruit. Now we have a lot of local fruits.

Prabhupāda: You grow banana also?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: No, the banana is imported.
Tehran
1976-08-08Morning Walk at Niavaran Parkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk at Niavaran Park — August 8, 1976, Tehran

Morning Walk at Niavaran Park [Morning Walk at Niavaran Park — August 8, 1976, Tehran]

Hari-śauri: [explaining to Pradyumna how to use the tape recorder for recording the morning walk] See? That shows it’s playing now it is recoding also. You can see here it
Tehran
1976-08-08Evening Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigEvening Conversation — August 8, 1976, Tehran

Evening Conversation [Evening Conversation — August 8, 1976, Tehran]

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Now if there are planets, Śrīla Prabhupāda, like the sun planet, where...

Prabhupāda: We get information from the śāstra, every planet is full of life.
Tehran
1976-08-08SB 3.22.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.19 — August 8, 1976, Tehran

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.22.19 [SB 3.22.19 — August 8, 1976, Tehran]

Pradyumna: [chants synonyms, etc.]

" ato bhajiṣye samayena sādhvīṁ yāvat tejo bibhṛyād ātmano me ato dharmān pāramahaṁsya-mukhyān śukla-proktān bahu manye
Tehran
1976-08-09Garden Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigGarden Conversation — August 9, 1976, Tehran

Garden Conversation [Garden Conversation — August 9, 1976, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: And mix with mustard oil and this, what is called, eggplant. Eggplant roasted in the fire and put with little mustard oil, salt and chilis, it becomes very tasteful. So puffed rice and that, they take in Bengal. That is
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1976-08-09Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — August 9, 1976, Tehran

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — August 9, 1976, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: If you find out sand and rocks, you must also [indistinct] there was water. And from water, vegetation comes. From vegetation, other life comes. What we speak, we don’
Tehran
1976-08-09Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Nandarāṇī and Ali — August 9, 1976, Tehran

Room Conversation with Nandarāṇī and Ali [Room Conversation with Nandarāṇī and Ali — August 9, 1976, Tehran]

Nandarāṇī: ...take a form. As soon as He takes a form...

Prabhupāda: Apart from form, we are, when we talk of God, at least we assume that He has form. They are offering prayer. Whom they are offering prayer?
Tehran
1976-08-09SB 3.22.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.20 — August 9, 1976, Tehran

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.22.20 [SB 3.22.20 — August 9, 1976, Tehran]

Parivrājakācārya: [chanting verse]

" yato ‘bhavad viśvam idaṁ vicitraṁ saṁsthāsyate yatra ca vāvatiṣṭhate prajāpatīnāṁ patir eṣa mahyaṁ paraṁ pramāṇaṁ bhagavān anantaḥ
Tehran
1976-08-10Evening Darśanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigEvening Darśana — August 10, 1976, Tehran

Evening Darśana [Evening Darśana — August 10, 1976, Tehran]

Atreya Ṛṣi: ...about Gandhi.

Prabhupāda: This Indira Gandhi?

Atreya Ṛṣi: No, Mahatma Gandhi. When I was in America three months ago, this was in a magazine, a new study. And it was very interesting because it showed that how subconsciously this man was very much, very much affected by sex, influenced. After I read it, I understood your comments a lot better, because it was a very frank study of details of his life and
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1976-08-10Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — August 10, 1976, Tehran

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — August 10, 1976, Tehran]

Nava-yauvana: Many people, when they see the devotees, they are confused, and they think that the devotees are engaged in some kind of ritualistic activity, that the chanting and practices of devotees are ritualistic, and they compare it to their own rituals and they don
Tehran
1976-08-10SB 3.22.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.21 — August 10, 1976, Tehran

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.22.21 [SB 3.22.21 — August 10, 1976, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: Spectacles. Spectacles.

Pradyumna: Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Canto 3, Chapter 22 text 21.

Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya.
Tehran
1976-08-11Evening Darśanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigEvening Darśana — August 11, 1976, Tehran

Evening Darśana [Evening Darśana — August 11, 1976, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: ...the existence of God. There must be. How can you deny existence of God? It is not possible. Now, if you are convinced that there is God, then the next question will be,
Tehran
1976-08-11Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — August 11, 1976, Tehran

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — August 11, 1976, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: ...I.A.S. civil service examination before one man is posted in some responsible office. Similarly, to be recognized by Kṛṣṇa, as He says, na ca tasmān manuṣyeṣu [Bg. 18.69], one has to pass examination, severe test of examination. All the big, big devotees we see. Nārada Muni, before becoming Nārada Muni, he had to pass through severe examination, test. So that chance is there in the human form of life, to pass the examination, …
Tehran
1976-08-11Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — August 11, 1976, Tehran

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — August 11, 1976, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: ...strongly by chance?

Devotee (1): Yes.

Prabhupāda: How do they support? In other words, they cannot give explanation, and like a foolish man says, “Chance.” You cannot give proper explanation how things are happening. Like a foolish rascal:
Tehran
1976-08-12Evening Darśanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigEvening Darśana — August 12, 1976, Tehran

Evening Darśana [Evening Darśana — August 12, 1976, Tehran]

Nava-yauvana: “First we must reach to your standard, then we can become interested in spiritual life.” It’s an envious position.

Prabhupāda: Hm?

Nava-yauvana: It’s an envious position. On the material platform they are thinking,
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1976-08-12Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — August 12, 1976, Tehran

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — August 12, 1976, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: That they do not know. Their advancement of knowledge is so poor that if the chemicals of the semina and ovum, by mixture, life can be generated, so why you wait for such accident? You can combine such chemicals. Why you are waiting for the accident or chance meeting? You can produce. That they cannot. Then how it is accident? Just like nowadays the ox
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1976-08-12Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — August 12, 1976, Tehran

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — August 12, 1976, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: I can give you formula. That toothpaste formula, that is my invention. It’s working very nicely.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Can we have it? What if we can’t find nim leaves here?
Tehran
1976-08-12Visit to Proposed Restaurant and Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigVisit to Proposed Restaurant and Room Conversation — August 12, 1976, Tehran

Visit to Proposed Restaurant and Room Conversation [Visit to Proposed Restaurant and Room Conversation — August 12, 1976, Tehran]

[visit to house/restaurant which Ātreya Ṛṣi was purchasing]

Prabhupāda: You are not going to install Deity?
Tehran
1976-08-12Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — August 12, 1976, Tehran

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — August 12, 1976, Tehran]

[back at temple]

Prabhupāda: ...very good action? I told you, no, what is good action?

Peter: Good action by doing something for somebody else.

Prabhupāda: Everyone is doing.
Tehran
1976-08-12Conversation in Carplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigConversation in Car — August 12, 1976, Tehran

Conversation in Car [Conversation in Car — August 12, 1976, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: ...that is Kṛṣṇa’s mercy. But I am not that devotee. You are devotee. It is a fact. Kṛṣṇa supplies everything to the devotee’s comfort.

Dayānanda:
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1976-08-12SB 3.22.22 and Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.22 and Initiations — August 12, 1976, Tehran

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.22.22 and Initiations [SB 3.22.22 and Initiations — August 12, 1976, Tehran]

Prabhupāda: Hmm. He knows the rules and regulations?

Atreya Ṛṣi: Yes, Śrīla Prabhupāda.

Prabhupāda: Let him say. Let him say.

Atreya Ṛṣi:
Tehran