Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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DateTypeCity
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.
Los Angeles
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.
San Francisco
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.
San Francisco
1968-09-24Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview — September 24, 1968, Seattle

Interview [Interview — September 24, 1968, Seattle]

[a tape is being played of the interview]

Prabhupāda: ...Personality of Godhead, who stops our struggle for existence and raises to the platform of eternal life, bliss, and knowledge. To be more clear, everyone is trying to get eternal life. The whole human society is trying to get the highest perfection of knowledge, and they are trying also, by so many methods, to become happy, blissful. But they are being confused and baffled. Therefore if…
Seattle
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…
Los Angeles
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?
Los Angeles
1969-02-12Radio Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRadio Interview — February 12, 1969, Los Angeles

Radio Interview [Radio Interview — February 12, 1969, Los Angeles]

Interviewer: We have with us in the studio the head and founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, and I think that his name is pronounced Bhaktivedanta, Swami A.C. Bhaktivedanta.
Los Angeles
1971-07-29Television Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTelevision Interview — July 29, 1971, Gainesville

Television Interview [Television Interview — July 29, 1971, Gainesville]

Interviewer: As confirmed by all the Vedic scriptures and by the great sages in the disciplic succession, He has a body made of eternity, bliss, and all knowledge. God has infinite forms and expansions. But of all His forms, His original form, His transcendental form, is as a cowherd boy. A form which He reveals only to His most confidential devotees. So go the teachings of Kṛṣṇa as laid down in the Vedic literature. And o…
Gainesville
1971-07-29Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview — July 29, 1971, Gainesville

Interview [Interview — July 29, 1971, Gainesville]

Interviewer: This is being recorded on videotape, so it will be broadcast later.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Interviewer: Not right now, but later on... [break] ...very little about this...

Prabhupāda:
Gainesville
1971-11-10Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Reporters — November 10, 1971, New Delhi

Interview with Reporters [Interview with Reporters — November 10, 1971, New Delhi]

Prabhupāda: Kṛṣṇa says that “I am the taste of the water.” So everyone has got, everyone has knowledge what is the taste of water. Why do you say he does not know Kṛṣṇa? Kṛṣṇa says,
New Delhi
1972-06-30Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview — June 30, 1972, San Diego

Interview [Interview — June 30, 1972, San Diego]

[indistinct, microphone moving]

Prabhupāda: ...but our system is... Just like a beautiful dead body. A very beautiful, nice girl, she is appreciated by everyone. But when that girl is dead, then although the body is there, the so-called beauty is there, nobody accepts it. Is it not a fact?
San Diego
1972-07-20Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview — July 20, 1972, Paris

Interview [Interview — July 20, 1972, Paris]

Prabhupāda: [indistinct] ...this wrong conception should be now. We should know our real identity. Then everything will be all right. We are going on on a wrong concept of life. Therefore people are not happy. So I want to give them the message, spiritual life. If people accept it, they will be happy.
Paris
1972-07-20Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview — July 20, 1972, Paris

Interview [Interview — July 20, 1972, Paris]

Devotee: Yes. I think this gentleman would like to have some interview with Śrīla Prabhupāda. [to other devotee:] You’re going to translate, [indistinct]?

[to guest:] And you can sit here? And you can sit here, please?
Paris
1972-08-11Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Journalists — August 11, 1972, London

Interview with Journalists [Interview with Journalists — August 11, 1972, London]

Prabhupāda: So far I am personally experienced, in our childhood there were not so many problems. Now India is faced with so many problems on account of imitating Western civilization.
London
1972-09-02Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with the New York Times — September 2, 1972, New Vrindavan

Interview with the New York Times

[No audio]

[An interview held during the Bhāgavata Dharma Discourses in New Vrindavan. Śrīla Prabhupāda is interviewed by John Nordheimer of the
New Vrindavan
1972-09-09Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview — September 9, 1972, Pittsburgh

Interview [Interview — September 9, 1972, Pittsburgh]

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. [break] We have got experience of the sky. Some parts of the world the sky is cloudy just like London and northern parts of Europe they are always cloudy. Similarly in the tropical zone the sky is clear. The sky is the same generally the part of the creation where God consciousness is very meagre that is called material world. And the part of the creation where God consciousness is very prominent that is called Vaikuṇ…
Pittsburgh
1973-08-06Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Reporters — August 6, 1973, London

Interview with Reporters [Interview with Reporters — August 6, 1973, London]

Reporter: You’re just over here for a visit, are you? Or are you staying here? Do you intend to stay here?

Prabhupāda: If you allow me.

Reporter: Well, is there any problem about that, then?
London
1973-09-12Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Macmillan, Professor Gombrich and English Reporters — September 12, 1973, London

Interview with Macmillan, Professor Gombrich and English Reporters [Interview with Macmillan, Professor Gombrich and English Reporters — September 12, 1973, London]

[much background noise throughout]

Prabhupāda: I have no spoon.

Haṁsadūta:
London
1974-04-26Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Minister — April 26, 197, Tirupati

Interview with Minister [Interview with Minister — April 26, 197, Tirupati]

Prabhupāda: They spend so much money for spreading Christianity in this country. What we are spending in the foreign countries?

Minister: The last time in our state, in this [indistinct], sent thirteen
Tirupati
1974-06-29Reporters’ Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigReporters’ Interview — June 29, 1974, Melbourne

Reporters’ Interview [Reporters’ Interview — June 29, 1974, Melbourne]

Prabhupāda: ...comfortable, it will never be. Do you understand this? Fish is taken from the water and you put on the land, so you may give the fish very velvet cushion and anything, all nice thing, but will the fish will be comfortable?
Melbourne
1974-07-04Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Envious Reporter — July 4, 1974, Chicago

Interview with Envious Reporter [Interview with Envious Reporter — July 4, 1974, Chicago]

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Reporter (1): There’s a market?

Prabhupāda: Everywhere. Huh?

Reporter (1): That because the United States is so materialistic, the message of
Chicago
1975-03-05Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview — March 5, 1975, New York

Interview [Interview — March 5, 1975, New York]

Rāmeśvara: They’re intoxicated by it.

Prabhupāda: So? What is the question? Any question? Or shall I shall speak?

Reporter: Swāmījī, can you please...? Yes, please. Can you tell us what your purpose is in coming to New York at this time?
New York
1975-05-25Radio Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRadio Interview — May 25, 1975, Fiji

Radio Interview [Radio Interview — May 25, 1975, Fiji]

Śrutakīrti: [introducing recording] The following is an interview which took place on May 25, 1975, in Lautoka, Fiji, which was later broadcast on a local radio station.

Interviewer: Why did you choose to go to America and propagate the teachings of Lord Kṛṣṇa in a Western country?
Fiji
1975-07-09Television Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTelevision Interview — July 9, 1975, Chicago

Television Interview [Television Interview — July 9, 1975, Chicago]

Prabhupāda: Yes?

Woman reporter: When you came to Chicago last week you said you were going to tell us some of the solutions to our problems in this country. Can you tell me what some of those solutions are?
Chicago
1976-06-03Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Reporter — June 3, 1976, Los Angeles

Room Conversation with Reporter [Room Conversation with Reporter — June 3, 1976, Los Angeles]

Rāmeśvara: Do you want to sit on chairs or...?

Reporter: No, this is fine.

Rāmeśvara: Oh, good. Indian style. How large is the newspaper? The circulation?
Los Angeles
1976-06-04Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Reporter — June 4, 1976, Los Angeles

Room Conversation with Reporter [Room Conversation with Reporter — June 4, 1976, Los Angeles]

Reporter: I wonder if you can tell me a little bit about your routine. I understand that you only sleep about two or three hours a day. And do you usually sleep during the middle of the daytime as well?
Los Angeles
1976-06-10L.A. Magazine Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigL.A. Magazine Interview — June 10, 1976, Los Angeles

L.A. Magazine Interview [L.A. Magazine Interview — June 10, 1976, Los Angeles]

Rāmeśvara: Prabhupāda has a very busy schedule coming up in the next month and a half.

Hari-śauri: Detroit next.

Rāmeśvara: He’s going to Detroit, Toronto, Pittsburgh, and our farm in that area, then Washington, D.C., New York, London, Paris, Rome, Tehran, and back to Bombay, all within about forty-five days.
Los Angeles
1976-06-10Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Coronet Magazine — June 10, 1976, Los Angeles

Room Conversation and Interview with Richard from Coronet Magazine [Interview with Coronet Magazine — June 10, 1976, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: No, no. Curtain.

Rādhā-vallabha: Curtain, oh. Close?

Hari-śauri: Bring the shutter down. Shade, the shade.
Los Angeles
1976-06-12Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Jackie Vaughn, State Representative — June 12, 1976, Detroit

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

[indistinct]

Lekhaśravantī [Walter Reuther’s daughter]: This is Jackie Vaughn. He’s a member of the House of Representatives of Michigan. He
Detroit
1976-06-18Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Professors — June 18, 1976, Toronto

Interview with Professors O’Connell, Motilal and Shivaram [Interview with Professors — June 18, 1976, Toronto]

Prabhupāda: Yes?

Viśvakarmā: Professor O’Connell came over to the temple when this..., some man came, Ted Patrick, he came to Toronto last year
Toronto
1976-06-18Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Kathy Kerr Reporter from The Star — June 18, 1976, Toronto

Interview with Kathy Kerr Reporter from The Star [Interview with Kathy Kerr Reporter from The Star — June 18, 1976, Toronto]

Kathy Kerr: Umm, I was wondering what brings you to Canada right now. Is it some particular occasion you’re [indistinct]?
Toronto
1976-06-30Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Mike Darby, Wheeling Intelligencer — June 30, 1976, Wheeling, W. Virginia

Interview with Mike Darby, Wheeling Intelligencer [Interview with Mike Darby, Wheeling Intelligencer — June 30, 1976, Wheeling, W. Virginia]

[Mike Darby was a long-time admirer of Prabhupāda and was well-informed about Kṛṣṇa consciousness]
Wheeling, W. Virginia
1976-07-08Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview and Conversation — July 8, 1976, Washington, D.C.

Interview and Conversation [Interview and Conversation — July 8, 1976, Washington, D.C.]

Bṛṣākapi: She’s from a religious, er... She reports on a religious, er... And this is Channel 4, TV.

[background talk setting up cameras, etc.]

Hari-śauri:
Washington, D.C.
1976-07-14Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Newsday Newspaper — July 14, 1976, New York

Interview with Newsday Newspaper [Interview with Newsday Newspaper — July 14, 1976, New York]

Prabhupāda: Give him chair. They... Give...

Rāmeśvara: Śrīla Prabhupāda? These gentlemen are a reporter and a photographer from a very large newspaper in Long Island called
New York
1976-07-14Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Newsweek — July 14, 1976, New York

Interview with Newsweek [Interview with Newsweek — July 14, 1976, New York]

Rāmeśvara: ...from our public relations firm. She’s assisting us in arranging for these interviews. We were just meeting with Wanda and telling her a little bit about how you began the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement here in America.
New York
1976-07-16Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Religious Editor of the Associated Press — July 16, 1976, New York

Interview with Religious Editor of the Associated Press [Interview with Religious Editor of the Associated Press — July 16, 1976, New York]

Prabhupāda: Laboring.

George Orwell: You say not separating but liberating?

Prabhupāda: Not liberating.
New York
1976-07-17Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Trans-India Magazine — July 17, 1976, New York

Interview with Trans-India Magazine [Interview with Trans-India Magazine — July 17, 1976, New York]

Prabhupāda: My first daughter’s age is fifty-five. She was born in 1923. You were also born?

Interviewer: Yes.

[pause] [background whispering]
New York
1976-07-23Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Colin Cross Religion Editor of The Observer — July 23, 1976, London

Interview with Colin Cross Religion Editor of The Observer [Interview with Colin Cross Religion Editor of The Observer — July 23, 1976, London]

Prabhupāda: I think I saw you before? No.

Mukunda: Śrīla Prabhupāda, this is Mr. Colin Cross, who is the religious correspondent for
London
1976-07-27Radio Interview with Mike Robinsonplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRadio Interview with Mike Robinson — July 27, 1976, London

Radio Interview with Mike Robinson [Radio Interview with Mike Robinson — July 27, 1976, London]

Mukunda: Śrīla Prabhupāda, this is Mr. Robinson, Mike Robinson, from London Broadcasting Company. It’s a very prominent news program in London, and he wanted to interview you, ask some questions.
London
1976-08-17Press Interview at Muthilal Rao’s Houseplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPress Interview at Muthilal Rao’s House — August 17, 1976, Hyderabad

Press Interview at Muthilal Rao’s House [Press Interview at Muthilal Rao’s House — August 17, 1976, Hyderabad]

Prabhupāda: In the Bhagavad-gītā Kṛṣṇa says... The first beginning of the teachings of Bhagavad-gītā... [aside:] You have to go. No children; otherwise it will be disturbed. When Arjuna accepted Kṛṣṇa as the spiritual master,
Hyderabad
1976-10-16Press Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPress Interview — October 16, 1976, Chandigarh

Press Interview [Press Interview — October 16, 1976, Chandigarh]

[reporters from the English-language Times of India, the Press Trust of India, UNI, the Punjabi Akali Patarika and Ajit, and the Hindi and Urdu Hind Samachar]

Interviewer: No, I’
Chandigarh
1976-12-31Press Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPress Interview — December 31, 1976, Bombay

Press Interview [Press Interview — December 31, 1976, Bombay]

Prabhupāda: Caitanya Mahāprabhu is the mercy incarnation for all people. How we can question upon this idea?

Indian reporter: So you are elaborating on this thing.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Ignorance. Stated in the
Bombay
1977-02-26Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview — February 26, 1977, Māyāpur

Interview [Interview — February 26, 1977, Māyāpur]

[First 28 minutes of audio is talk between 2 interviewers and Prabhupada in Hindi, discussing, among other things, books produced in other languages. A few English words interjected.]

Interviewer (1):
Māyāpur
1977-04-05Interviewplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInterview with Mr. Koshi (Asst. Editor of The Current Weekly) — April 5, 1977, Bombay

Interview with Mr. Koshi (Asst. Editor of The Current Weekly) [Interview with Mr. Koshi (Asst. Editor of The Current Weekly) — April 5, 1977, Bombay]

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Śrīla Prabhupāda, this is Mr. B. T. Koshi. He is the assistant editor of
Bombay