Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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1975-10-14Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — October 14, 1975, Johannesburg

Lecture [Lecture — October 14, 1975, Johannesburg]

Prabhupāda: ...so on account of exploitation by the superior energy, the living entity, the material energy becomes important. So the Vedic civilization is for fulfilling the mission of the spiritual energy. And the modern civilization is to become entangled in the activities of this material energy. Entangled
1975-10-14Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — October 14, 1975, Johannesburg

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — October 14, 1975, Johannesburg]

Prabhupāda: Nothing happens accidentally. According to Vedic literature, there is no such word as “accident.” The word is adṛṣṭa: there is cause; I cannot see it.
1975-10-14SB 1.7.2–4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7.2-4 — October 14, 1975, Johannesburg

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.7.2–4 [SB 1.7.2-4 — October 14, 1975, Johannesburg]

Prabhupāda: So I shall try to speak on some of the preliminary important ślokas from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, how Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam was compiled by Vyāsadeva under the instruction of Śrī Nārada Muni.
1975-10-15Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigConversation — October 15, 1975, Johannesburg

Conversation [Conversation — October 15, 1975, Johannesburg]

[in car]

Prabhupāda: ...is generated from dog originally.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: The disease?

Prabhupāda: Syphilis. In Āyurvedic it is called phairanga, means this disease is imported from Western countries. Every dog has syphilis, and they contaminate the woman, and that is distributed to man. According to Vedic civilization, dog is untouchable. Now in India also, to keep a dog is aristocracy. Yes. Especially the tail cut. Now half-cut tail…
1975-10-15SB 1.7.5–6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7.5-6 — October 15, 1975, Johannesburg

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.7.5–6 [SB 1.7.5-6 — October 15, 1975, Johannesburg]

Prabhupāda: [prema-dhvani]

Thank you very much. [devotees offer obeisances]


" yayā sammohito jīva ātmānaṁ tri-guṇātmakam paro ‘pi manute ‘narthaṁ
1975-10-16Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — October 16, 1975, Johannesburg

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — October 16, 1975, Johannesburg]

Prabhupāda: ...to these people that “Without Kṛṣṇa consciousness, you are trying to become happy by material adjustment. This will never be successful.” So what is their answer?
1975-10-16Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Reporter of The Star — October 16, 1975, Johannesburg

Room Conversation with Reporter of The Star [Room Conversation with Reporter of The Star — October 16, 1975, Johannesburg]

Reporter: Your Grace, can I start by asking you what do you think of South Africa?

Prabhupāda: [to Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa] That you can reply. [to reporter] Just preach this cult, Kṛṣṇa consciousness. I was expected since a long time. So I could not come here due to my other engagements.
1975-10-17Bg 2.1–11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.1-11 — October 17, 1975, Johannesburg

Bhagavad-gītā 2.1–11 [Bg 2.1-11 — October 17, 1975, Johannesburg]

Prabhupāda: I shall speak some verses from Bhagavad-gītā, Second Chapter, in which the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, instructed. The beginning of instruction is the Second Chapter of
1975-10-17Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — October 17, 1975, Johannesburg

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — October 17, 1975, Johannesburg]

[in car]

Prabhupāda: ...being a lover of God, nobody can smile, that’s a fact.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Without being a lover of God.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Brahma-bhūtāḥ prasannātmā
1975-10-17Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — October 17, 1975, Johannesburg

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — October 17, 1975, Johannesburg]

Prabhupāda: You have done good because you are waiting for somebody’s decision. So the decision-maker can change. Otherwise so many people are working so hard day and night, he is not getting even sufficient food. And another man, without working, he is getting so much money. How it is possible? Hmm? So God is not an instrument of your whims. He is fully independent. That is God.
1975-10-18Bg 16.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 16.6 — October 18, 1975, Johannesburg

Bhagavad-gītā 16.6 [Bg 16.6 — October 18, 1975, Johannesburg]


" ...daivo vistaraśaḥ prokta āsuraṁ pārtha me śṛṇu [Bg. 16.6]"

There are two classes of men throughout the whole universe. One class is called daiva and the other class is called
1975-10-18Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — October 18, 1975, Johannesburg

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — October 18, 1975, Johannesburg]

[in car]

Prabhupāda: ...here poor people have to stand in queue. It is a mostly powder [break].

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: They use this argument against us, that the Vedic culture was most solidly founded in India.
1975-10-19Bg 4.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 4.13 — October 19, 1975, Johannesburg

Bhagavad-gītā 4.13 [Bg 4.13 — October 19, 1975, Johannesburg]


" cātur-varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭam guṇa-karma-vibhāgaśaḥ tasya kartāram api māṁ viddhy akartāram avyayam [Bg. 4.13]"

This is a verse from Bhagavad-gītā, Fourth Chapter, text number thirteen. Kṛṣṇa
1975-10-19Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — October 19, 1975, Johannesburg

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — October 19, 1975, Johannesburg]

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: ...cutting trees.

Prabhupāda: Because they are also living being, so you cannot take their life unnecessarily. You are responsible. You can cut trees when they are dried like this; otherwise not. [break]
1975-10-20Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — October 20, 1975, Johannesburg

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — October 20, 1975, Johannesburg]

Prabhupāda: They kept dead body frozen?

Harikeśa: It hasn’t become very popular.

Prabhupāda: Why? Why? The scientists’ failure?

Harikeśa: Maybe people don’t believe it.

1975-10-20SB 5.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.5.1 — October 20, 1975, Johannesburg

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.1 [SB 5.5.1 — October 20, 1975, Johannesburg]


" śrī-ṛṣabha uvāca nāyaṁ deho deha-bhājāṁ nṛloke kaṣṭān kāmān arhate viḍ-bhujāṁ ye tapo divyaṁ putrakā yena sattvaṁ śuddhyed yasmād brahma-saukhyaṁ tv anantam
1975-10-21Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — October 21, 1975, Johannesburg

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — October 21, 1975, Johannesburg]

Prabhupāda: Nonsense. [break]

Harikeśa: Well, they have a saying that “Laws are for being broken.”

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Harikeśa: “Laws are for being broken.”

Prabhupāda: That is intelligence. If you can break laws, that is intelligence. Hmm. So many dogs. So which way we shall go? [break]
1975-10-21Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Documentary Maker — October 21, 1975, Johannesburg

Room Conversation with Documentary Maker [Room Conversation with Documentary Maker — October 21, 1975, Johannesburg]

Guest: ...a couple of things for the potential audience who I’m hoping will see the documentary. So it’s just a couple of questions I
1975-10-22SB 5.5.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.5.2 — October 22, 1975, Johannesburg

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.2 [SB 5.5.2 — October 22, 1975, Johannesburg]


" mahat-sevāṁ dvāram āhur vimuktes tamo dvāraṁ yoṣitāṁ saṅgi-saṅgam mahāntas te sama-cittāḥ praśāntā vimanyavaḥ suhṛdaḥ sādhavo ye