Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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DateTypeCity
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:
New York
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
New York
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…
New York
1968-02-02Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — February 2, 1968, Los Angeles

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

Prabhupāda:

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

This verse was composed by Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya. You know Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya? You have not heard?
Los Angeles
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
San Francisco
1968-05-05Lecture M.I.T.plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture to Technology Students [M.I.T.] — May 5, 1968, Boston

Lecture to Technology Students [M.I.T.] [Lecture to Technology Students [M.I.T.] — May 5, 1968, Boston]

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.]
Boston
1968-05-07Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture: “Nobody Wants to Die” — May 7, 1968, Boston

Lecture: “Nobody Wants to Die” [Lecture: “Nobody Wants to Die” — May 7, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: So actually everyone is trying to live. Nobody wants to die. Why this psychological desire is there? I want to live. That, that means that he is eternal. Therefore he wants to live. That is confirmed in the
Boston
1968-05-08Lecture at Engagementplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture at Engagement — May 8, 1968, Boston

Lecture at Engagement [Lecture at Engagement — May 8, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: You can speak? You can take this.

Brahmānanda: My name is Brahmānanda Dāsa Brahmacārī. I’m the president of the New York chapter of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was established in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, who had come to this country from Calcutta, India, to preach the science of God realization which is recommende…
Boston
1968-06-11Lecture at a Schoolplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture at a School — June 11, 1968, Montreal

Lecture at a School [Lecture at a School — June 11, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: Is it working?

Devotee: Yes.

Prabhupāda: So one intelligent boy should come forward. Who is intelligent, most intelligent boy? You come forward? Come on. Eh? Somebody come forward, some of the boys. Come on. You come on. No? All right. Very good. Stand up here. Can you say what is this? What is this?
Montreal
1968-06-15Lecture Engagementplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture Engagement — June 15, 1968, Montreal

Lecture Engagement [Lecture Engagement — June 15, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] Ladies and gentlemen, this Kṛṣṇa conscious movement is reviving our original consciousness. At the present moment, due to our long association with matter, the consciousness has become contaminated, just like when the rain water falls down from the cloud, the water is uncontaminated, distilled water, pure, but as soon as the water falls down on this earth, it becomes mixed up with so man…
Montreal
1968-06-26Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — June 26, 1968, Montreal

Lecture [Lecture — June 26, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: ...how Kṛṣṇa’s money is being stolen by this coward. Stena eva sa ucyate [Bg. 3.12]. Anyone who is using Kṛṣṇa’s money without acknowledging, he is a thief. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā. Stena eva sa ucyate:
Montreal
1968-06-29Lecture [Partially Recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [Partially Recorded] — June 29, 1968, Montreal

Lecture [Partially Recorded] [Lecture [Partially Recorded] — June 29, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: ...ātmā and Paramātmā the same, but quantitatively ātmā and Paramātmā different. So the Supersoul is present everywhere. Supersoul is present within you, Supersoul is present within me, Supersoul is present in all ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls present here. But
Montreal
1968-07-18Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — July 18, 1968, Montreal

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — July 18, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: Cloud cannot cover the sun. There may be a cloud overcast in the sky for hundred miles, but even hundred miles, is it possible to cover the sun, hundred miles cloud? The sun is itself so many hundreds of thousand times more than this earth. So
Montreal
1968-07-20Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — July 20, 1968, Montreal

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — July 20, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: It is simply troublesome, kleśa. Kleśa means troublesome. Because they cannot concentrate. Avyaktā hi gatir duḥkhaṁ dehavadbhir avāpyate. Those who have accepted this body, for them, to think of something impersonal is simply artificial, is simply artificial. Therefore the impersonalists or the void philosophers, their process of so-called yoga is simply troublesome, and maybe some profit there, bu…
Montreal
1968-07-22Weddingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigWedding Lecture — July 22, 1968, Montreal

Paramānanda & Satyabhāmā’s Wedding [Wedding Lecture — July 22, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: Gurudāsa, you don’t feel?

Gurudāsa: Yes, very good.

Prabhupāda: This last verse... It is not last. It is the third of Brahma-sūtra, Brahma-saṁhitā. Ālola-candraka-lasad-vanamālya-vaṁśī-ratnaṅgadaṁ praṇaya-keli-kalā-vilāsam
Montreal
1968-07-27Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — July 27, 1968, Montreal

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — July 27, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda:

" ...caitanya prabhu-nityānanda śrī-advaita gadādhara śrīvāsādi-gaura-bhakta-vṛnda"

" pañca-tattvātmakaṁ kṛṣṇaṁ bhakta-rūpa svarūpakam
Montreal
1968-07-28Speech to Indian Audienceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSpeech to Indian Audience — July 28, 1968, Montreal

Speech to Indian Audience [Speech to Indian Audience — July 28, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: ...vijayate śrī-kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtanam. Lord Caitanya instructed this verse. He gave us eight verses, known as Śikṣāṣṭaka. Śikṣa means
Montreal
1968-08-16Janmāṣṭamīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigJanmāṣṭamī — August 16, 1968, Montreal

Janmāṣṭamī, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s Appearance Day [Janmāṣṭamī — August 16, 1968, Montreal]

Devotees: govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi.

Prabhupāda:

" cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam
Montreal
1968-08-23Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — August 23, 1968, Montreal

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — August 23, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: So to love Kṛṣṇa we don’t require anything. Ahaituky apratihatā. It is open for everyone, but we should learn to sacrifice for Kṛṣṇa. That is the sign of love.
Montreal
1968-08-26Questions and Answersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigQuestions and Answers — August 26, 1968, Montreal

Questions and Answers [Questions and Answers — August 26, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: So your question, Rukmiṇī’s question, Lord Caitanya’s opulence... There are six kinds of opulences: richness, then fame, strength, influence, beauty, education and renunciation. So He exhibited all these six. He was very beautiful; therefore His name is Gaurasundara. Very beautiful-tall and stout and strong. There was no comparison of His beauty at that time, He was so beautiful, fair complexion. This time He …
Montreal
1968-08-30Rādhāṣṭamīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRādhāṣṭamī — August 30, 1968, Montreal

Rādhāṣṭamī, Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī’s Appearance Day [Rādhāṣṭamī — August 30, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda:

" ...am aprameyam anaghaṁ nirvāṇa-śānti-pradaṁ brahma-śambhu-phanīndras tebhyo ‘niśaṁ vedānta-vedyaṁ vibhuṁ sura-guruṁ māyā-mānuṣya-hariṁ vande
Montreal
1968-09-06Questions and Answersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigQuestions and Answers — September 6, 1968, New York

Questions and Answers [Questions and Answers — September 6, 1968, New York]

Prabhupāda: Chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. This is the price. That’s all. Yes?

Guest: You mentioned these miracles. The only miracle [indistinct] who has gone beyond the material encagement. That is what the yogi is trying, is striving to do, trying to go beyond the material nature. When one mentions miracles, it is surely a proof that he has actually transcended this material nature.
New York
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,
San Francisco
1968-09-25Lecture on Teachings of Lord Caitanyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture on Teachings of Lord Caitanya — September 25, 1968, Seattle

Lecture on Teachings of Lord Caitanya [Lecture on Teachings of Lord Caitanya — September 25, 1968, Seattle]

[kīrtana, prema-dhvanī]

Prabhupāda: [chants:] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [devotees respond]

" cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa-
Seattle
1968-09-27Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — September 27, 1968, Seattle

Lecture [Lecture — September 27, 1968, Seattle]

Prabhupāda: Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [response] Thank you. So our program is to worship the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa. Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi.
Seattle
1968-09-30Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — September 30, 1968, Seattle

Lecture [Lecture — September 30, 1968, Seattle]

[kīrtana] [prema-dhvanī]

Prabhupāda: You have sold 120 copies?

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Now you have to sell 120 copies at least daily. Thank you. [break]

[kīrtana] [prema-dhvanī
Seattle
1968-10-02Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — October 2, 1968, Seattle

Lecture [Lecture — October 2, 1968, Seattle]

Prabhupāda: You have got fan? Fan, fan. [sings] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [devotees respond] So our program is to worship the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, Govinda. This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, find out who is the original person. Naturally, everyone is anxious to find out the original person of a family, original person of a society, original person of a nation, original person of humanity
Seattle
1968-10-04Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — October 4, 1968, Seattle

Lecture [Lecture — October 4, 1968, Seattle]

Prabhupāda: [sings] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [audience responds] Somebody is helping him? Yes, it is all... So we are interested in capturing the original person. [chuckles] We are not interested with any subordinate.
Seattle
1968-10-07Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — October 7, 1968, Seattle

Lecture [Lecture — October 7, 1968, Seattle]

Prabhupāda: [sings] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [devotees repeat] So we are worshiping Govindam, the reservoir of all pleasures, Govinda, Kṛṣṇa. And He is ādi-puruṣaṁ, the original person. So
Seattle
1968-10-09Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — October 9, 1968, Seattle

Lecture [Lecture — October 9, 1968, Seattle]

Prabhupāda: Why don’t you sit on the chair if you feel inconvenient? I’m asking you. You can sit down on the chair. That’s all right? Hare Kṛṣṇa. [chants] Govindam ādi-puruṣam tam ahaṁ bhajāmi.
Seattle
1968-10-11Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — October 11, 1968, Seattle

Lecture [Lecture — October 11, 1968, Seattle]

Prabhupāda: [chants] Govindam ādi-puruṣam tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [devotees respond, repeats several times] Thank you very much. So all newcomer students, you are welcome. Thank you very much. This Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, we are worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the supreme leader. Human society cannot work without leader. Anywhere you go, any country, any nation, any society, any community, any family, there is a leader. So the…
Seattle
1968-10-18Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — October 18, 1968, Seattle

Lecture [Lecture — October 18, 1968, Seattle]

Prabhupāda: [sings “Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi.”] So we are worshiping Govindam, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the original person. So this sound, govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi,
Seattle
1968-10-20Lecture to College Studentsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture to College Students — October 20, 1968, Seattle

Lecture to College Students [Lecture to College Students — October 20, 1968, Seattle]

[kīrtana, prema-dhvanī]

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Thank you all very much for coming today to hear our spiritual master speak and join us in this saṅkīrtana festival. What we
Seattle
1968-10-21Disappearance Dayplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhaktiprajñāna Keśava Mahārāja’s Disappearance Day Lecture, — October 21, 1968, Seattle

Bhaktiprajñāna Keśava Mahārāja’s Disappearance Day Lecture, [Bhaktiprajñāna Keśava Mahārāja’s Disappearance Day Lecture, — October 21, 1968, Seattle]

Prabhupāda: One has to accept the renounced order from another person who is in renounced order. So I never thought that I shall accept this renounced order of life. In my family life, when I was in the midst of my wife and children, sometimes I was dreaming my spiritual master, that he
Seattle
1968-10-26Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — October 26, 1968, Montreal

Lecture [Lecture — October 26, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: In our last meeting we were discussing. Why people are forced to commit sinful activities? This point is also discussed in the Bhagavad-gītā. Arjuna inquired from Kṛṣṇa, “What is that thing which forces a man to commit sinful activities?
Montreal
1968-11-13Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — November 13, 1968, Los Angeles

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prabhupāda: Oh, that’s all right.

Baby: Jaya. [cries]

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

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

Prabhupāda:

" kṛṣṇotkīrtana-gāna-nartana-parau premāmṛtāmbho-nidhi
Los Angeles
1968-12-04Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — December 4, 1968, Los Angeles

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

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

" cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam
Los Angeles
1968-12-09Disappearance Dayplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Disappearance Day, Lecture — December 9, 1968, Los Angeles

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

[Prabhupāda leads kīrtana]

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Come on. I was thinking of “Where is Jayānanda?
Los Angeles
1968-12-22Press Releaseplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPress Release — December 22, 1968, Los Angeles

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

Prabhupāda: Give me that.

Govinda: What?

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

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

Prabhupāda:

" ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur-unmilitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ
Los Angeles
1968-12-25Weddingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigWedding Lecture — December 25, 1968, Los Angeles

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

[fire sacrifice]

Prabhupāda: [devotees chant responsively:]

" oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ‘pi vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ
Los Angeles
1969-01-13Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — January 13, 1969, Los Angeles

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

Prabhupāda: We are all in ignorance, in the darkness of ignorance. Ajñāna-timirāndhasya. So the disciple is praying that “I am... I was in the darkness of ignorance,
Los Angeles
1969-01-15Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — January 15, 1969, Los Angeles

Lecture [Lecture — January 15, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: So this yoga system, bhakti-yoga, means to concentrate only to Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa, when we speak of Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa and His expansion also... In the Brahma-saṁhitā Kṛṣṇa
Los Angeles
1969-01-19Sunday Feast Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSunday Feast Lecture — January 19, 1969, Los Angeles

Sunday Feast Lecture [Sunday Feast Lecture — January 19, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: The real meaning of Sanskrit means “reform.” It is not whimsical, just like in English language, “beauty but, peauty put.” It is not like that. Every word, every syllable has got a symbolic meaning.
Los Angeles
1969-02-07Appearance Dayplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Appearance Day, Lecture — February 7, 1969, Los Angeles

Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Appearance Day, Lecture [Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Appearance Day, Lecture — February 7, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: ...means a broader heart. They are not satisfied simply by his personal comfort. In political history also, you will find so many great leaders. They sacrificed their own comforts. In your country there was George Washington. He sacrificed so many. There were other leaders. In every country, in political field. Similarly, social field …
Los Angeles
1969-02-09Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — February 9, 1969, Los Angeles

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — February 9, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: ...it is taken orphans are very much forlorn. But in the presence of parents also, many children are suffering. And [in] the presence of good medicine, good physician, many people are dying. It is not guaranteed. Suppose one is diseased, suffering. If you engage good, qualified physician, good medicine, and therefore there is no guarantee of cure. No. There is no guarantee. The medical practi…
Los Angeles
1969-02-10Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — February 10, 1969, Los Angeles

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — February 10, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: After each and every verse we chant, govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. Similarly, we repeat Kṛṣṇa---Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare. Why we repeat? The more we repeat means we learn to love. That is required. Anything which you do not love, you cannot repeat. It will be disgusting. Anything, any word you take, if you simply repe…
Los Angeles
1969-02-12Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — February 12, 1969, Los Angeles

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — February 12, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: ...controlling the mind and the senses. So a devotee says that to control the mind and senses, that is also required, but if one has gotten the mercy of Caitanya Mahāprabhu
Los Angeles
1969-03-05Lecture-Day after Śrī Gaura-Pūrṇimāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture-Day after Śrī Gaura-Pūrṇimā — March 5, 1969, Hawaii

Lecture-Day after Śrī Gaura-Pūrṇimā [Lecture-Day after Śrī Gaura-Pūrṇimā — March 5, 1969, Hawaii]

Prabhupāda: Today is the second day of Lord Caitanya’s birth ceremony. The Lord has appeared yesterday, 4th March. Not exactly 4th March. It is called, according to Vedic calendar, Gaura pūrṇimā, the full moon day of the month of Phālguna. Phālguna means up to 15th March. From 15th February to 14th March is the month of Phālguna according to Bengali calendar. And on the month of Phālguna, the full …
Hawaii
1969-03-23Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — March 23, 1969, Hawaii

Lecture [Lecture — March 23, 1969, Hawaii]

Prabhupāda: So the first question is, “What is the practice you preach?” Yes. We are preaching the original practice. Practice means which is practically done. And sometimes things are impractical when they are unnatural, and natural things can be practiced very easily. So our preaching is to reinstate the living soul to his original condition. The original condition of living being is part and parcel of the Supreme Lord. As such, the part and parcel i…
Hawaii
1969-03-27Śrī Rāma-Navamīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Rāma-Navamī — March 27, 1969, Hawaii

Śrī Rāma-Navamī, Lord Rāmacandra’s Appearance Day [Śrī Rāma-Navamī — March 27, 1969, Hawaii]

[kīrtana]

Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers]

" rāmādi mūrtiṣu kalā-niyamena tiṣṭhan nānāvatāram akarod bhuvaneṣu kintu
Hawaii
1969-03-30Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — March 30, 1969, Hawaii

Lecture [Lecture — March 30, 1969, Hawaii]

[Gaurasundara lectures for about 25 minutes, then asks for questions]

Prabhupāda: Yes, you can question about the speaking.

Guest: Could you elaborate a little bit on the point of debate of Kṛṣṇa manifesting everything, and therefore He
Hawaii
1969-04-09Śrīla Prabhupāda and Disciples Speakplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīla Prabhupāda and Disciples Speak — April 9, 1969, New York

Śrīla Prabhupāda and Disciples Speak [Śrīla Prabhupāda and Disciples Speak — April 9, 1969, New York]

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. So today you speak something, I shall hear. Yes. Any of you can speak something from Śikṣāṣṭaka? Yes? Stand up.
New York
1969-04-11Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — April 11, 1969, New York

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — April 11, 1969, New York]

Prabhupāda: ...society. Lokānāṁ hita-kāriṇau. So loka-hitam. Varīyān eṣa te praśnaḥ [SB 2.1.1]. Varīyān means glorify; eṣa, this; praśnaḥ, question;
New York
1969-04-12Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [partially recorded] — April 12, 1969, New York

Lecture [partially recorded] [Lecture [partially recorded] — April 12, 1969, New York]

Prabhupāda: ...how to love God. It is not our proposition that you are Christian, you become Hindu, or you are Muhammadan, you become Christian, increase our numerical strength. We don
New York
1969-04-16Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — April 16, 1969, New York

Lecture [Lecture — April 16, 1969, New York]

Prabhupāda: Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Second Canto. Second Canto is not yet published. First Canto is published, our English translation. So, the Mahārāja King Parīkṣit, he was cursed by a brāhmaṇa
New York
1969-04-17Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — April 17, 1969, New York

Lecture [Lecture — April 17, 1969, New York]

[Prabhupāda singing along with “Govindam” record]

Prabhupāda: Thank you very much. Everything all right?

Devotees: Jaya.

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. [chuckles] Ārādhito yadi haris tapasā tataḥ kim
New York
1969-04-23Engagement Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigEngagement Lecture — April 23, 1969, Buffalo

Engagement Lecture [Engagement Lecture — April 23, 1969, Buffalo]

Prabhupāda: ...cakṣur-unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ.

" om ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ
Buffalo
1969-04-25Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — April 25, 1969, Boston

Lecture [Lecture — April 25, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: When I was in Buffalo, my last lecture was at Buffalo University college. So I began a series of lecture for the young boys and girls. This series of lecture is not manufactured by me. Our process is not manufacturing. The Vedic process is not personal opinion. Our process is simply to carry the transcendental message to the people. Our system is so nice that we haven
Boston
1969-04-26Lecture Engagement and Prasāda Distributionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture Engagement and Prasāda Distribution — April 26, 1969, Boston

Lecture Engagement and Prasāda Distribution [Lecture Engagement and Prasāda Distribution — April 26, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: This age is called, according to the Vedic language, Kali. Kali-yuga means the age of disagreement and dissension. So in the
Boston
1969-04-28Lecture at Harvard University Divinity Schoolplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture at Harvard University Divinity School — April 28, 1969, Boston

Lecture at Harvard University Divinity School [Lecture at Harvard University Divinity School — April 28, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: I shall speak or you shall speak? I shall speak?

Satsvarūpa: I shall speak?

Prabhupāda: What do you want? I shall speak or you?
Boston