Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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1966-11-17Bg 8.15–20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 8.15-20 — November 17, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 8.15–20 [Bg 8.15-20 — November 17, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" mām upetya punar janma duḥkhālayam aśāśvatam nāpnuvanti mahātmānaḥ saṁsiddhiṁ paramāṁ gatāḥ [Bg. 8.15]"

This verse we have been discussing in, on Friday. Kṛṣṇa says that
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1966-11-18Bg 8.20–22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 8.20-22 — November 18, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 8.20–22 [Bg 8.20-22 — November 18, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" paras tasmāt tu bhāvo ‘nyo ‘vyakto ‘vyaktāt sanātanaḥ yaḥ sa sarveṣu bhūteṣu naśyatsu na vinaśyati [Bg. 8.20]"

Now, this verse we have been discussing from the last day. There is another nature,
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1966-11-19Bg 8.21–22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 8.21-22 — November 19, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 8.21–22 [Bg 8.21-22 — November 19, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" avyakto ‘kṣara ity uktas tam āhuḥ paramāṁ gatim yaṁ prāpya na nivartante tad dhāma paramaṁ mama [Bg. 8.21]"

This verse we have been discussing last day, that
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1966-11-20Bg 8.22–27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 8.22-27 — November 20, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 8.22–27 [Bg 8.22-27 — November 20, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" puruṣaḥ sa paraḥ pārtha bhaktyā labhyas tv ananyayā yasyāntaḥsthāni bhūtāni yena sarvam idaṁ tatam"

We have been discussing about the transcendental world. The transcendental world is above this material sky. The material sky is also a part of the transcendental sky or spiritual sky
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1966-11-21Bg 8.28–9.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 8.28-9.2 — November 21, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 8.28–9.2 [Bg 8.28-9.2 — November 21, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: The Lord says that the purpose of all Vedic instruction is to achieve the highest goal of life, back to Godhead. Any scripture of any country, not only of this Bhagavad-gītā,
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1966-11-21Cc. Madhya 20.66–96plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.66-96 — November 21, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.66–96 [Cc. Madhya 20.66-96 — November 21, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" prabhu kahe---‘tomāra dui-bhāi prayāge mililā rūpa, anupama-duṅhe vṛndāvana gelā’"

So Lord Caitanya informed Sanātana Gosvāmī that
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1966-11-22Bg 9.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.2 — November 22, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.2 [Bg 9.2 — November 22, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" rāja-vidyā rāja-guhyaṁ pavitram idam uttamam pratyakṣāvagamaṁ dharmyaṁ susukhaṁ kartum avyayam [Bg. 9.2]"

This is called... [aside:] Bruce! Come on. Sit down. Yes
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1966-11-22Cc. Madhya 20.100–108plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.100-108 — November 22, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.100–108 [Cc. Madhya 20.100-108 — November 22, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" āpanāra hitāhita kichui nā jāni grāmya-vyavahāre paṇḍita, tāi satya māni"

" kṛpā kari’ yadi more kariyācha uddhāra
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1966-11-22Cc. Madhya 20.97–99plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.97-99 — November 22, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.97–99 [Cc. Madhya 20.97-99 — November 22, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" kṛṣṇa-svarūpa-mādhuryaiś- varya-bhakti-rasāśrayam tattvaṁ sanātanāyeśaḥ kṛpayopadideśa saḥ"

Kṛṣṇa-svarūpa.
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1966-11-23Bg 9.2–5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.2-5 — November 23, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.2–5 [Bg 9.2-5 — November 23, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" aprārabdha-phalaṁ pāpaṁ kūtaṁ bījaṁ phalonmukham krameṇaiva pralīyante viṣṇu-bhakti-ratātmanā"

“One who is engaged in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then all his reactions of past sinful activities
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1966-11-23Cc. Madhya 20.118–119plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.118-119 — November 23, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.118–119 [Cc. Madhya 20.118-119 — November 23, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ...uṭhāya, kabhu narake ḍubāya daṇḍya-jane rājā yena nadīte cubāya"

So Lord Caitanya is explaining the position of the conditioned souls. They are completely under the grip of this material nature. And just like one is seated on the car and the driver drives him
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1966-11-24Bg 9.4–7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.4-7 — November 24, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.4–7 [Bg 9.4-7 — November 24, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" mayā tatam idaṁ sarvaṁ jagad avyakta-mūrtinā mat-sthāni sarva-bhūtāni na cāhaṁ teṣv avasthitaḥ [Bg. 9.4]"

So this verse we have discussed last day. The Lord says that
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1966-11-24Cc. Madhya 20.119–121plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.119-121 — November 24, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.119–121 [Cc. Madhya 20.119-121 — November 24, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" bhayaṁ dvitīyābhiniveśataḥ syād īśād apetasya viparyayo ‘smṛtiḥ tan-māyayā ato budha ābhajet taṁ
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1966-11-25Bg 9.7–10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.7-10 — November 25, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.7–10 [Bg 9.7-10 — November 25, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Kalpa-kṣaye punas tāni kalpādau visṛjāmy aham. Now, this verse we have been discussing the last meeting that this whole cosmic manifestation, it is not permanent. It is created, and it is again annihilated, and the whole energy is wound up into the body of the Supreme Lord. It comes out, and again it is winded. Now,
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1966-11-25Cc. Madhya 20.121–124plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.121-124 — November 25, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.121–124 [Cc. Madhya 20.121-124 — November 25, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" daivī hy eṣā guṇa-mayī mama māyā duratyayā mām eva ye prapadyante māyām etāṁ taranti te [Bg. 7.14]"

So Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu says that this is the condition, suffering condition of the living entities, and he can be rescued by the mercy of
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1966-11-26Cc. Madhya 20.124–125plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.124-125 — November 26, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.124–125 [Cc. Madhya 20.124-125 — November 26, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" veda-śāstra-kahe-‘sambandha’, ‘abhidheya’, ‘prayojana’ ‘kṛṣṇa’-prāpya sambandha, ‘bhakti’
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1966-11-27Bg 9.11–14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.11-14 — November 27, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.11–14 [Bg 9.11-14 — November 27, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" avajānanti māṁ mūḍhā mānuṣīṁ tanum āśritam paraṁ bhāvam ajānanto mama bhūta-maheśvaram [Bg. 9.11]"

So Lord Kṛṣṇa says that the mūḍha...
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1966-11-27Cc. Madhya 20.125plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.125 — November 27, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.125 [Cc. Madhya 20.125 — November 27, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" abhidheya-nāma ‘bhakti’, ‘prema’-prayojana puruṣārtha-śiromaṇi prema mahā-dhana"

So after understanding our relationship with Kṛṣṇa
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1966-11-28Bg 9.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.13 — November 28, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.13 [Bg 9.13 — November 28, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" mahātmānas tu māṁ pārtha daivīṁ prakṛtim āśritāḥ bhajanty ananya-manaso jñātvā bhūtādim avyayam [Bg. 9.13]"

Now, Lord Kṛṣṇa says that who are the
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1966-11-28Cc. Madhya 20.137plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.137 — November 28, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.137 [Cc. Madhya 20.137 — November 28, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" na sādhayati māṁ yogaḥ na sāṅkhyaṁ dharma uddhava na svādhyāyas tapas tyāgaḥ yathā bhaktir mamorjitā"

So Lord Caitanya explained to the poverty-stricken man that simile. The astrologer is foretelling about the poverty-stricken man that
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1966-11-29Cc. Madhya 20.137–142plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.137-142 — November 29, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.137–142 [Cc. Madhya 20.137-142 — November 29, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" na sādhayati māṁ yogaḥ na sāṅkhyaṁ dharma uddhava na svādhyāyas tapas tyāgaḥ yathā bhaktir mamorjitā
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1966-11-30Cc. Madhya 20.142plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.142 — November 30, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.142 [Cc. Madhya 20.142 — November 30, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" dāridrya-nāśa, bhava-kṣaya---premera ‘phala’ naya prema-sukha-bhoga-mukhya prayojana haya"

So by devotional service one should not expect,
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1966-12-01Bg 9.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.15 — December 1, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.15 [Bg 9.15 — December 1, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" jñāna-yajñena cāpy anye yajanto mām upāsate ekatvena pṛthaktvena bahudhā viśvato-mukham [Bg. 9.15]"

Now Lord Kṛṣṇa, after describing about the mahātmās, or the great souls, who worship the Supreme Lord by this process of
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1966-12-01Cc. Madhya 20.144–146plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.144-146 — December 1, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.144–146 [Cc. Madhya 20.144-146 — December 1, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" vedādi sakala śāstre kṛṣṇa-mukhya sambandha tāṅra jñāne ānuṣaṅge yāya māyā-bandha"

Lord Caitanya, summarizing the purport of the Vedic knowledge
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1966-12-02Bg 9.15–18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.15-18 — December 2, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.15–18 [Bg 9.15-18 — December 2, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" jñāna-yajñena cāpy anye yajanto mām upāsate ekatvena pṛthaktvena bahudhā viśvato-mukham [Bg. 9.15]"

Now, those who are directly worshiping the Supreme Lord, Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, they have been described as
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1966-12-03Cc. Madhya 20.146–151plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.146-151 — December 3, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.146–151 [Cc. Madhya 20.146-151 — December 3, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" mukhya-gauṇa-vṛtti, kiṁvā anvaya-vyatireke vedera pratijñā kevala kahaye kṛṣṇake"

So Lord Caitanya says,
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1966-12-04Bg 9.18–19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.18-19 — December 4, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.18–19 [Bg 9.18-19 — December 4, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" gatir bhartā prabhuḥ sākṣī nivāsaḥ śaraṇaṁ suhṛt prabhavaḥ pralayaḥ sthānaṁ nidhānaṁ bījam avyayam"

The Lord is gati. Gati means the destination. We do not know what is our destination. Due to our ignorance, due to our becoming overwhelmed by the illusory energy, we do not know what is our destination of life.
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1966-12-05Cc. Madhya 20.152–154plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.152-154 — December 5, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.152–154 [Cc. Madhya 20.152-154 — December 5, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: So Lord Caitanya is describing about the personal feature of Lord Kṛṣṇa. The [im]personal feature of Lord Kṛṣṇa, as described in the
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1966-12-06Bg 9.20–22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.20-22 — December 6, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.20–22 [Bg 9.20-22 — December 6, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" trai-vidyā māṁ soma-pāḥ pūta-pāpā yajñair iṣṭvā svargatiṁ prārthayante te puṇyam āsādya surendra-lokam aśnanti divyān divi deva-bhogān
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1966-12-07Cc. Madhya 20.154–157plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.154-157 — December 7, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.154–157 [Cc. Madhya 20.154-157 — December 7, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ anādir ādir govindaḥ sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam
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1966-12-08Bg 9.22–23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.22-23 — December 8, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.22–23 [Bg 9.22-23 — December 8, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ananyāś cintayanto māṁ ye janāḥ paryupāsate teṣāṁ nityābhiyuktānāṁ yoga-kṣemaṁ vahāmy aham [Bg. 9.22]"

Now Lord Kṛṣṇa is speaking about His own devotees. So far He has spoken about the elevationists, materialist elevationists.
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1966-12-10Bg 9.23–24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.23-24 — December 10, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.23–24 [Bg 9.23-24 — December 10, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ye ‘py anya-devatā-bhaktā yajante śraddhayānvitāḥ te ‘pi mām eva kaunteya yajanty avidhi-pūrvakam"

So worship of the Supreme Lord and worship of other demigods, that is being discussed in this verse by Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Actually, there is no need of worshiping any demigod beside the Supreme. But in the lower stage
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1966-12-11Cc. Madhya 20.156–163plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.156-163 — December 11, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.156–163 [Cc. Madhya 20.156-163 — December 11, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ete cāṁśa-kalāḥ puṁsaḥ kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam indrāri-vyākulaṁ lokaṁ mṛḍayanti yuge yuge
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1966-12-12Bg 9.24–26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.24-26 — December 12, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.24–26 [Bg 9.24-26 — December 12, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ahaṁ hi sarva-yajñānāṁ bhoktā ca prabhur eva ca na tu mām abhijānanti tattvenātaś cyavanti te"

Because we do not know God in fact, simply understanding,
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1966-12-13Cc. Madhya 20.164–173plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.164-173 — December 13, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.164–173 [Cc. Madhya 20.164-173 — December 13, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ‘bhaktye’ bhagavānera anubhava-pūrṇa-rūpa eka-i vigrahe tāṅra ananta svarūpa"

Expansion of Kṛṣṇa, that is being described by Lord Caitanya. They are described in different Vedic literatures, and we are getting the information in one place from Lord Caitanya. So that is the advantage, to be in the disciplic succession. To find out in different information from different scriptu…
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1966-12-14Cc. Madhya 20.172plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.172 — December 14, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.172 [Cc. Madhya 20.172 — December 14, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ananta prakāśe kṛṣṇera nāhi mūrti-bheda ākāra-varṇa-astra-bhede nāma-vibheda"

So Kṛṣṇa has innumerable expansions. So far potency of the Lord is concerned, in those expansions there is no difference of potency, but the different names are due to difference of manifestation. Sometimes the Lord is manifested with two hands, sometimes with four hands. And [in] the four hands there are di…
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1966-12-16Bg 9.26–27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.26-27 — December 16, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.26–27 [Bg 9.26-27 — December 16, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" patraṁ puṣpaṁ phalaṁ toyaṁ yo me bhaktyā prayacchati tad ahaṁ bhakty-upahṛtam aśnāmi prayatātmanaḥ [Bg. 9.26]"

Now, the Lord Kṛṣṇa says that
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1966-12-16Cc. Madhya 20.245–255plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.245-255 — December 16, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.245–255 [Cc. Madhya 20.245-255 — December 16, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" avatāra haya kṛṣṇera ṣaḍ-vidha prakāra puruṣāvatāra eka, līlāvatāra āra"

" guṇāvatāra, āra manvantarāvatāra
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1966-12-17Cc. Madhya 20.255–281plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.255-281 — December 17, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.255–281 [Cc. Madhya 20.255-281 — December 17, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" kriyā-śakti-pradhāna saṅkarṣaṇa balarāma prākṛtāprākṛta-sṛṣṭi karena nirmāṇa"

So out of three transcendental propensities of the Supreme Lord,
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1966-12-18Cc. Madhya 20.281–293plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.281-293 — December 18, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.281–293 [Cc. Madhya 20.281-293 — December 18, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" yasyaika-niśvasita-kālam athāvalambya jīvanti loma-vilajā jagad-aṇḍa-nāthāḥ viṣṇur mahān sa iha yasya kalā-viśeṣo
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1966-12-19Bg 9.27–29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.27-29 — December 19, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.27–29 [Bg 9.27-29 — December 19, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" yat karoṣi yad aśnāsi yaj juhoṣi dadāsi yat yat tapasyasi kaunteya tat kuruṣva mad-arpaṇam [Bg. 9.27]"

Now, here is a general prescription for all people for transcendental realization of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
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1966-12-19Cc. Madhya 20.294–298plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.294-298 — December 19, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.294–298 [Cc. Madhya 20.294-298 — December 19, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" tṛtīya-puruṣa viṣṇu-‘guṇa-avatāra’ dui avatāra-bhitara gaṇanā tāṅhāra"

" virāṭ vyaṣṭi-jīvera teṅho antaryāmī
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1966-12-20Bg 9.29–32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.29-32 — December 20, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.29–32 [Bg 9.29-32 — December 20, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" samo ‘haṁ sarva-bhūteṣu na me dveṣyo ‘sti na priyaḥ ye bhajanti tu māṁ bhaktyā mayi te teṣu cāpy aham [Bg. 9.29]"

The Lord says that “I am... Although I am equal to everyone
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1966-12-20Cc. Madhya 20.298plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.298 — December 20, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.298 [Cc. Madhya 20.298 — December 20, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" matsya, kūrma, raghunātha, nṛsiṁha, vāmana varāhādi-lekhā yāṅra nā yāya gaṇana"

Now Lord Caitanya is describing about
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1966-12-21Cc. Madhya 20.313–317plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.313-317 — December 21, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.313–317 [Cc. Madhya 20.313-317 — December 21, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" harir hi nirguṇaḥ sākṣāt puruṣaḥ prakṛteḥ paraḥ sa sarva-dṛg upadraṣṭā taṁ bhajan nirguṇo bhavet
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1966-12-22Cc. Madhya 20.318–329plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.318-329 — December 22, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.318–329 [Cc. Madhya 20.318-329 — December 22, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" sṛjāmi tan-niyukto ‘haṁ haro harati tad-vaśaḥ viśvaṁ puruṣa-rūpena paripāti triśakti-dhṛk"

This is a quotation from
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1966-12-23Cc. Madhya 20.330–335plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.330-335 — December 23, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.330–335 [Cc. Madhya 20.330-335 — December 23, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: So we have discussed the different names of Manu, the father of man. In different millenniums there are different Manus, and the present Manu is Vaivasvata Manu. Out of the fourteen Manus, now it is, the eighth Manu is going on at the present moment. That means this is about one o
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1966-12-24Cc. Madhya 20.334–341plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.334-341 — December 24, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.334–341 [Cc. Madhya 20.334-341 — December 24, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" satya-yuge dharma-dhyāna karāya ‘śukla’-mūrti dhari’ kardamake vara dilā yeṅho kṛpā kari’"

In the Satya-yuga the incarnation of God is of white color.
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1966-12-25Cc. Madhya 20.337–353plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.337-353 — December 25, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.337–353 [Cc. Madhya 20.337-353 — December 25, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" dvāpare bhagavān śyāmaḥ pīta-vāsā nijāyudhaḥ śrī-vatsādibhir aṅkaiś ca lakṣaṇair upalakṣitaḥ
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1966-12-26Bg 9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 9.34 — December 26, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 9.34 [Bg 9.34 — December 26, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" man-manā bhava mad-bhakto mad-yājī māṁ namaskuru mām evaiṣyasi yuktvaivam ātmānaṁ mat-parāyaṇaḥ [Bg. 9.34]"

This śloka, this verse we have already finished. The conclusion of the Ninth Chapter of
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1966-12-26Cc. Madhya 20.353–354plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.353-354 — December 26, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.353–354 [Cc. Madhya 20.353-354 — December 26, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" sarvajña munira vākya-śāstra-‘paramāṇa’ āmā-sabā jīvera haya śāstra-dvārā ‘jñāna’"

We should always think that we are in the modes of ignorance. We are just trying to make progress from ignorance to goodness and then transcend. This is the process of spiritual realization. Nobody should think that we are perfect. We cannot be. God is
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1966-12-27Bg 10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 10.1 — December 27, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 10.1 [Bg 10.1 — December 27, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda: Śrī-bhagavān uvāca, the Supreme Personality of Godhead said. Bhagavān, this very word, is very significant. You should try to understand what does it mean, bhaga. Bhaga
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1966-12-27Cc. Ādi 3.87–88plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 3.87-88 — December 27, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 3.87–88 [Cc. Ādi 3.87-88 — December 27, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" tvāṁ śīla-rūpa-caritaiḥ parama-prakṛṣṭaiḥ sattvena sāttvikatayā prabalaiś ca śāstraiḥ prakhyāta-daiva-paramārtha-vidāṁ mattaiś ca
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1966-12-28Cc. Madhya 20.354–358plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.354-358 — December 28, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.354–358 [Cc. Madhya 20.354-358 — December 28, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" avatāra nāhi kahe-‘āmi avatāra’ muni saba jāni’ kare lakṣaṇa-vicāra"

So Lord Caitanya says that incarnation, He never advertises Himself that He is
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1966-12-29Cc. Madhya 20.358–359plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.358-359 — December 29, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.358–359 [Cc. Madhya 20.358-359 — December 29, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" bhāgavatārambhe vyāsa maṅgalācaraṇe ‘parameśvara’ nirūpila ei dui lakṣaṇe"

So we have been discussing about the symptoms, characteristics, of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One characteristic is that is eternally constant, or present with Him, and another characteristic is that it is sometimes manifested, sometimes not manifested. These two characteristics are called the …
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1966-12-30Bg 10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 10.1 — December 30, 1966, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 10.1 [Bg 10.1 — December 30, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" śrī-bhagavān uvāca bhūya eva mahā-bāho śṛṇu me paramaṁ vacaḥ yat te ‘haṁ prīyamāṇāya vakṣyāmi hita-kāmyayā [Bg. 10.1]"

This verse we have been discussing last meeting. Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is advising Arjuna that,
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1966-12-31Cc. Madhya 20.367–84plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.367-84 — December 31, 1966, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.367–84 [Cc. Madhya 20.367-84 — December 31, 1966, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" śaktyāveśāvatāra kṛṣṇera asaṅkhya gaṇana dig-daraśana kari mukhya mukhya jana"

Lord Caitanya says that incarnation of opulence
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1967-01-01Bg 10.2–3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 10.2-3 — January 1, 1967, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 10.2–3 [Bg 10.2-3 — January 1, 1967, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" na me viduḥ sura-gaṇāḥ prabhavaṁ na maharṣayaḥ aham ādir hi devānāṁ maharṣīṇāṁ ca sarvaśaḥ [Bg. 10.2]"

So Lord Kṛṣṇa says that nobody knows Him.
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1967-01-01Cc. Madhya 20.385–394plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.385-394 — January 1, 1967, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.385–394 [Cc. Madhya 20.385-394 — January 1, 1967, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" ‘nitya-līlā’ kṛṣṇera sarva-śāstre kaya bujhite nā pāre līlā kemane ‘nitya’ haya"

Nitya means eternal. Kṛṣṇa
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1967-01-02Bg 10.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 10.3 — January 2, 1967, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 10.3 [Bg 10.3 — January 2, 1967, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" yo mām ajam anādiṁ ca vetti loka-maheśvaram asammūḍhaḥ sa martyeṣu sarva-pāpaiḥ pramucyate"

Now, here is nice formula presented by Kṛṣṇa Himself, that one should understand the position of Kṛṣṇa. What is the position of Kṛṣṇa?
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1967-01-02Cc. Madhya 20.391–405plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.391-405 — January 2, 1967, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.391–405 [Cc. Madhya 20.391-405 — January 2, 1967, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" aiche kṛṣṇera līlā-maṇḍala caudda-manvantare brahmāṇḍa-maṇḍala vyāpi’ krame krame phire"

So we have already discussed how
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1967-01-03Bg 10.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 10.4 — January 3, 1967, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 10.4 [Bg 10.4 — January 3, 1967, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" buddhir jñānam asammohaḥ kṣamā satyaṁ damaḥ śamaḥ sukhaṁ duḥkhaṁ bhavo ‘bhāvo bhayaṁ cābhayam eva ca"

So what is knowledge? Knowledge means distinguishing the spirit from matter. That is knowledge. We should understand what is spirit and what is matter. We are combination of matter and spirit. Actually I am a spirit, but I am now covered, embodied by matter. When we make a complete analytical study what is matter, what…
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1967-01-03Cc. Madhya 21.1–10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 21.1-10 — January 3, 1967, New York

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.1–10 [Cc. Madhya 21.1-10 — January 3, 1967, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" agaty-eka-gatiṁ natvā hīnārthādhika-sādhakam śrī-caitanyaṁ likhāmy asya mādhuryaiśvarya-śīkaram"

Agaty-eka-gatiṁ natvā.
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1967-01-04Bg 10.4–5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 10.4-5 — January 4, 1967, New York

Bhagavad-gītā 10.4–5 [Bg 10.4-5 — January 4, 1967, New York]

Prabhupāda:

" buddhir jñānam asammohaḥ kṣamā satyaṁ damaḥ śamaḥ sukhaṁ duḥkhaṁ bhavo ‘bhāvo bhayaṁ cābhayam eva ca"

So we have to understand these qualifications. Intelligence.
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