Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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1972-04-14Town Hall Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTown Hall Lecture — April 14, 1972, Auckland

Town Hall Lecture [Town Hall Lecture — April 14, 1972, Auckland]

Prabhupāda: So Śrīman Hanumān-prasāda Gosvāmī, he has spoken something about Kṛṣṇa’s representative. So naturally, question may be raised that how I became Kṛṣṇa
1972-04-15Bg 7.1, Public Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.1, Public Lecture — April 15, 1972, Auckland

Bhagavad-gītā 7.1, Public Lecture [Bg 7.1, Public Lecture — April 15, 1972, Auckland]



" mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayaṁ samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu
1972-04-15Deity Installationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigDeity Installation — April 15, 1972, Auckland

Deity Installation [Deity Installation — April 15, 1972, Auckland]


" sa bahyābhyantara-śuciḥ śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu"

" vande ahaṁ śrī-guru śrī-yuta-padakamalaṁ śrī-gurūn vaiṣṇavāṁś ca
1972-04-16Lecture at Art Galleryplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture at Art Gallery — April 16, 1972, Auckland

Lecture at Art Gallery [Lecture at Art Gallery — April 16, 1972, Auckland]

Prabhupāda: Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you very much for your coming here and giving us a chance to speak about the Absolute Artist. Kṛṣṇa’s name is Naṭavara. Naṭavara. Naṭavara means the greatest dramatic dancer. And another His name is
1972-04-17Lecture at Auckland Universityplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture at Auckland University — April 17, 1972, Auckland

Lecture at Auckland University [Lecture at Auckland University — April 17, 1972, Auckland]

Prabhupāda: ...known as saṅkīrtana, Hare Kṛṣṇa Movement. The chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa, you have already heard. Superficially it may appear the repetition of the same word, but every
1972-04-17Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — April 17, 1972, Auckland

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — April 17, 1972, Auckland]

Śyāmasundara: [introducing recording] Lecture in Prabhupāda’s room. Confidential talks with his devotees on the evening of April 17th, 1972, in Auckland, New Zealand.

1973-02-20SB 1.1.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.9 — February 20, 1973, Auckland

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.1.9 [SB 1.1.9 — February 20, 1973, Auckland]

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

1973-02-21Bg 2.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.13 — February 21, 1973, Auckland

Bhagavad-gītā 2.13 [Bg 2.13 — February 21, 1973, Auckland]


" ...dhīras tatra na muhyati [Bg. 2.13]"

This is very important verse, Bhagavad-gītā, beginning of spiritual life. Spiritual life and material life, what is the difference? Material life means the bodily concept of life,
1973-02-21SB 6.1.13–15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.13-15 — February 21, 1973, Auckland

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.13–15 [SB 6.1.13-15 — February 21, 1973, Auckland]


" yam... yamena niyamena vā [SB 6.1.13]"

So, this human form of life...

[aside: Is it working?]

Devotees: Yes.

Prabhupāda: ...especially meant for these things:
1976-04-27Arrival Addressplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigArrival Address — April 27, 1976, Auckland

Arrival Address [Arrival Address — April 27, 1976, Auckland]

Prabhupāda: ...in this human form of life, but unfortunately, the foolish leaders, they are keeping us in darkness. Therefore Kṛṣṇa personally comes. Whenever people are kept in darkness, that is called
1976-04-27Cc. Madhya 20.98–102plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.98-102 — April 27, 1976, Auckland

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.98–102 [Cc. Madhya 20.98-102 — April 27, 1976, Auckland]

Prabhupāda: So this evening I shall speak to you about Sanātana Gosvāmī, when he resigned from his ministership in the government of Nawab Hussain Shah in Bengal and joined Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu in His movement of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
1976-04-27Press Conferenceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPress Conference — April 27, 1976, Auckland

Press Conference [Press Conference — April 27, 1976, Auckland]

Interviewer: Your Grace, have you been to New Zealand before?

Prabhupāda: Twice. When the Deity was installed, I installed personally. Then I think I came last year here.

1976-04-27Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — April 27, 1976, Auckland

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — April 27, 1976, Auckland]

Devotee (1): Yeah, he’s floating around somewhere doing nonsense. Now he’s eating meat. [Prabhupāda chuckles] And this one boy in Fiji wrote me a letter. His friend worked at the hotel, Guru Maharaj-ji came and stayed there, and he was a waiter. For dinner, Guru Maharaj-ji had shrimp curry and then beer. Drinking, eating meat and having illicit sex.