Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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1974-05-30Śrīla Prabhupāda Welcomed by Governor at Hotel de Villeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīla Prabhupāda Welcomed by Governor at Hotel de Ville — May 30, 1974, Geneva

Śrīla Prabhupāda Welcomed by Governor at Hotel de Ville [Śrīla Prabhupāda Welcomed by Governor at Hotel de Ville — May 30, 1974, Geneva]

[translated by Guru-gaurāṅga from French]

Governor: In the name of the Canton of Geneva and the city, we wish to extend our heartfelt welcome to you. This republic is an independent state, part of Switzerland, and it has a reputation for being a great center of dialogue between all men of science, philosophy and religion. Geneva is the seat of the World Counc…
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1974-05-31Bg 4.10, Festival at Maison de Faubourgplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.10, Festival at Maison de Faubourg — May 31, 1974, Geneva

Bhagavad-gītā 4.10, Festival at Maison de Faubourg [Bg 4.10, Festival at Maison de Faubourg — May 31, 1974, Geneva]

Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.]

"
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1974-05-31Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Monsieur Roost, Haṭha-yogī — May 31, 1974, Geneva

Room Conversation with Monsieur Roost, Haṭha-yogī [Room Conversation with Monsieur Roost, Haṭha-yogī — May 31, 1974, Geneva]

Guru-gaurāṅga: ...science and knowledge for man, and it is a manual. And he has an āśrama here. And this is our spiritual master, His Divine Grace Bhaktivedanta Swami. Monsieur Roost does not speak English, so
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1974-05-31Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Mr. C. Hennis — May 31, 1974, Geneva

Room Conversation with Mr. C. Hennis [Room Conversation with Mr. C. Hennis — May 31, 1974, Geneva]

C. Hennis: ...no, that’s all right.

Prabhupāda: No. Give him chair. Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa.

C. Hennis: Your disciples were kind enough to call on me and invite me to come and have a talk with you.
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1974-05-31SB 1.7.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7.6 — May 31, 1974, Geneva

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.7.6 [SB 1.7.6 — May 31, 1974, Geneva]

Prabhupāda: [Chants jaya rādhā-mādhava] [prema-dhvani]

[01:59]

Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [devotees repeat]

" anarthopaśamaṁ sākṣād bhakti-yogam adhokṣaje
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1974-06-01Bg 4.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.11 — June 1, 1974, Geneva

Bhagavad-gītā 4.11 [Bg 4.11 — June 1, 1974, Geneva]

[translated into French throughout]

Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.]

" ye yathā māṁ prapadyante
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1974-06-01Morning Walk, Partial Recordingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk, Partial Recording — June 1, 1974, Geneva

Morning Walk, Partial Recording [Morning Walk, Partial Recording — June 1, 1974, Geneva]

Prabhupāda: [indistinct] [break].

Bhagavān: So I hope he will still come.

Prabhupāda: He is Prime Minister of France?

Bhagavān: He just became the Prime Minister of France.
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1974-06-01SB 1.13.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.10 — June 1, 1974, Geneva

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.13.10 [SB 1.13.10 — June 1, 1974, Geneva]

Nitāi: [leads chanting, etc.] [devotee repeat]

" bhavad-vidhā bhāgavatās tīrtha-bhūtāḥ svayaṁ vibho tīrthī-kurvanti tīrthāni svāntaḥ-sthena gadābhṛtā [SB 1.13.10]"
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1974-06-02Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — June 2, 1974, Geneva

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — June 2, 1974, Geneva]

Prabhupāda: ...vayasa-tīrtham [SB 1.5.10]. And the swan is considered to be the highest of the birds. Therefore it is called paramahaṁsa. Example is given to the haṁsa. Haṁsa means swan. Supreme haṁsa.
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1974-06-02SB 1.13.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.11 — June 2, 1974, Geneva

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.13.11 [SB 1.13.11 — June 2, 1974, Geneva]

Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.]

" api naḥ suhṛdas tāta
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1974-06-03Morning Walk, partially recordedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk, partially recorded — June 3, 1974, Geneva

Morning Walk, partially recorded [Morning Walk, partially recorded — June 3, 1974, Geneva]

Prabhupāda: ...the moon planet, there is no rainfall?

Karandhara: No, according to scientists there is no [indistinct] rainfall on the moon.

Prabhupāda:
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1974-06-03SB 1.13.12–14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.12-14 — June 3, 1974, Geneva

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.13.12–14 [SB 1.13.12-14 — June 3, 1974, Geneva]

Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [devotees repeat]

" ity ukto dharma-rājena sarvaṁ tat samavarṇayat yathānubhūtaṁ kramaśo vinā yadu-kula-kṣayam [SB 1.13.12]"
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1974-06-04Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Prof. Regamay — June 4, 1974, Geneva

Room Conversation with Prof. Regamay [Room Conversation with Prof. Regamay — June 4, 1974, Geneva]

Prabhupāda: ...our books.

Prof. Regamay: Yes. Yes, I have seen. I have read them, but the Bhagavad-gītā I have not yet received.

Prabhupāda:
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1974-06-04Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Biochemist Dr. Sallaz — June 4, 1974, Geneva

Room Conversation with Biochemist Dr. Sallaz [Room Conversation with Biochemist Dr. Sallaz — June 4, 1974, Geneva]

Dr. Sallaz: I’m still working, because I have to entertain with money. [laughs] In our world you cannot do anything without money. But what may interest you it is that we have several member who are looking for truth, for the really truth, and trying to attain it and to follow it. And for this reason, it is said to go only according the scientific organization officials, so on, we …
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1974-06-04SB 1.13.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.15 — June 4, 1974, Geneva

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.13.15 [SB 1.13.15 — June 4, 1974, Geneva]

Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.]

" abibhrad aryamā daṇḍaṁ yathāvad agha-kāriṣu
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1974-06-05Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — June 5, 1974, Geneva

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — June 5, 1974, Geneva]

Prabhupāda: As soon as... Just like dog, he does not know that he is controlled by the master, tch tch tch tch, chain. He does not know. He is thinking, “I am now free. Rau! Rau! Rau! Rau! Rau!
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1974-06-05Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — June 5, 1974, Geneva

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — June 5, 1974, Geneva]

[With M. Douant, the president of the Protestant Centre of Geneva; Mlle. Peritier, a member of the Protestant Centre of Geneva; M. Morrel, the Dean of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Geneva; M. Roche-dieu, former honorary professor of history of religion of the University of Geneva; and a theology student.
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1974-06-05Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Robert Gouiran — June 5, 1974, Geneva

Room Conversation with Robert Gouiran [Room Conversation with Robert Gouiran — June 5, 1974, Geneva]

Robert Gouiran: ...one month. I should be very glad to know where I should go for my second trip. If you could inform me.

Prabhupāda: Yes, you come to Vṛndāvana. We have got nice place there, and we shall accommodate you. The real spiritual life you
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1974-06-06Bg 13.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 13.35 — June 6, 1974, Geneva

Bhagavad-gītā 13.35 [Bg 13.35 — June 6, 1974, Geneva]

Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [devotees repeat]

" kṣetra-kṣetrajñayor evam antaraṁ jñāna-cakṣuṣā bhūta-prakṛti-mokṣaṁ ca ye vidur yānti te param [Bg. 13.35]"

[break] [02:30]
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1974-06-06Lecture at World Health Organizationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture at World Health Organization — June 6, 1974, Geneva

Lecture at World Health Organization [Lecture at World Health Organization — June 6, 1974, Geneva]

Prabhupāda: So you can give some introduction. Then I’ll speak.

Guru-gaurāṅga: So we are very honored to be able to address here today. Our spiritual master, His Divine Grace Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, not only is the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, which is a cultural organization with branches throughout the world, one hundred branches, but he
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1974-06-06Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — June 6, 1974, Geneva

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — June 6, 1974, Geneva]

Prabhupāda: ... only barrier. The meat-eaters cannot understand.

Satsvarūpa: He said, “Let us go on to higher topics. We’ve just been talking so long about meat-eating.”

Prabhupāda: Yes.
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1974-06-07Bg 8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 8.1 — June 7, 1974, Geneva

Bhagavad-gītā 8.1 [Bg 8.1 — June 7, 1974, Geneva]

Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.]

" arjuna uvāca kiṁ tad-brahma kim adhyātmaṁ kiṁ karma puruṣottama adhibhūtaṁ ca kiṁ proktam
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1974-06-08Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — June 8, 1974, Geneva

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — June 8, 1974, Geneva]

Prabhupāda: ...Ignorances. They have opined, they have given the opinion that children born between the ages of twenty years and thirty-six years, they are healthy. But we have got experience that children born even at
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