Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

DateType City
1972-12-05Rotary Club Lecture, Bhagavad-gītā 2.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRotary Club Lecture, Bhagavad-gītā 2.24 — December 5, 1972, Ahmedabad

Rotary Club Lecture, Bhagavad-gītā 2.24 [Rotary Club Lecture, Bhagavad-gītā 2.24 — December 5, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda: Rotarians, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you very much for your kindly inviting me this evening to speak something on
Ahmedabad
1972-12-06Bg 2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.1 — December 6, 1972, Ahmedabad

Bhagavad-gītā 2.1 [Bg 2.1 — December 6, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda: [maṅgalācaraṇa prayers]

" śrī-caitanya-mano-‘bhīṣṭaṁ sthāpitaṁ yena bhūtale svayaṁ rūpaḥ kadā mahyaṁ dadāti sva-padāntikam"

" he kṛṣṇa karuṇā-sindho dīna-bandho jagat-pate
Ahmedabad
1972-12-07Bg 2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.1 — December 7, 1972, Ahmedabad

Bhagavad-gītā 2.1 [Bg 2.1 — December 7, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda:

" ...uvāca taṁ tathā kṛpayāviṣṭam aśru-pūrṇākulekṣaṇam viṣīdantam idaṁ vākyam uvāca madhusūdanaḥ [Bg. 2.1]"

Madhusūdana. Kṛṣṇa is described here as Madhusūdana, the killer of the demon Madhu.
Ahmedabad
1972-12-08Rotary Club Addressplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRotary Club Address — December 8, 1972, Ahmedabad

Rotary Club Address [Rotary Club Address — December 8, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda: Mr. President, Rotarians, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you very much for your kindly inviting me to speak before you on the subject matter “The Present Need of the Human Society.
Ahmedabad
1972-12-08Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture — December 8, 1972, Ahmedabad

Lecture [Lecture — December 8, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda: ...yesterday the definition of Bhagavān, ṣaḍ-aiśvarya-pūrṇa-bhagavān [Cc. Madhya 25.33]: all riches, all strength, all reputation, all beauty, all knowledge and all renunciation. Complete. Because I have got mill
Ahmedabad
1972-12-09Bg 18.67–69plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 18.67-69 — December 9, 1972, Ahmedabad

Bhagavad-gītā 18.67–69 [Bg 18.67-69 — December 9, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda: ...about Kṛṣṇa’s forbidding Arjuna not to speak this Bhagavad-gītā to a person who is not very much advanced in austerity and penance. The verse is on the Eighteenth Chapter, verse number 67, in which Kṛṣṇa says to Arjuna,
Ahmedabad
1972-12-10Bg 18.67plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 18.67 — December 10, 1972, Ahmedabad

Bhagavad-gītā 18.67 [Bg 18.67 — December 10, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda:

" idaṁ te nātapaskāya nābhaktāya kadācana na cāśuśruṣave vācyaṁ na ca māṁ yo ‘bhyasūyati [Bg. 18.67]"

So we were discussing this verse yesterday. So there are persons
Ahmedabad
1972-12-10Lecture [Hindi]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [Hindi] — December 10, 1972, Ahmedabad

Lecture [Hindi] [Lecture [Hindi] — December 10, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda:
Ahmedabad
1972-12-10Conversation [Hindi]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation [Hindi] — December 10, 1972, Ahmedabad

Room Conversation [Hindi] [Room Conversation [Hindi] — December 10, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda:
Ahmedabad
1972-12-11Bg 2.2–6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 2.2-6 — December 11, 1972, Ahmedabad

Bhagavad-gītā 2.2–6 [Bg 2.2-6 — December 11, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda:

" kutas tvā kaśmalam idaṁ viṣame samupasthitam anārya-juṣṭam asvargyam akīrti-karam arjuna [Bg. 2.2]"

Anārya-juṣṭam, “not at all befitting a man who knows the progressive values of life.
Ahmedabad
1972-12-12Bg 6.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 6.47 — December 12, 1972, Ahmedabad

Bhagavad-gītā 6.47 [Bg 6.47 — December 12, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda: So we have been discussing Bhagavad-gītā. In Second Chapter, the Lord has very elaborately explained the constitutional position of the living entity, and the whole first portion of the six chapters
Ahmedabad
1972-12-13Bg 7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.1 — December 13, 1972, Ahmedabad

Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 [Bg 7.1 — December 13, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda:

" mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayam samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu [Bg. 7.1]"

So by the end of the Sixth Chapter, Kṛṣṇa has explained the
Ahmedabad
1972-12-14Bg 7.1–3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.1-3 — December 14, 1972, Ahmedabad

Bhagavad-gītā 7.1–3 [Bg 7.1-3 — December 14, 1972, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda:

" ...pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayaṁ samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu [Bg. 7.1]"

So Kṛṣṇa is advising simply by increasing your attachment for Kṛṣṇa, simply always being absorbed in the thought of Kṛṣṇa, we can be eligible to understand the whole knowledge, complete knowledge, without any doubt. By our mental speculation we acquire knowledge, but there are so many doubts. So many doubts.…
Ahmedabad
1975-09-25Bg 7.1 [Hindi]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.1 [Hindi] — September 25, 1975, Ahmedabad

Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 [Hindi] [Bg 7.1 Hindi — September 25, 1975, Ahmedabad]

[final proofreading pending]

Prabhupada:

" śrī bhagavān uvāca mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayaṁ samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu
Ahmedabad
1975-09-25Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — September 25, 1975, Ahmedabad

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — September 25, 1975, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda: Society has lost this saṁskāra process; therefore they remain in the animal platform. Janmanā jāyate śūdra saṁskārad bhaved dvijaḥ. When a person is born even in human society, he remains a
Ahmedabad
1975-09-26Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — September 26, 1975, Ahmedabad

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — September 26, 1975, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda: ...position is if you can get a bungalow like this, and two cars, good wife, then life is successful. Is it not?

Kartikeya: Yes, I think.

Prabhupāda: Never mind “I am going to be a dog next life.
Ahmedabad
1975-09-27Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — September 27, 1975, Ahmedabad

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — September 27, 1975, Ahmedabad]

Prabhupāda: [Hindi] ...parks here?

Kartikeya: There are many small parks, but biggest park is here. One is at Kankariya, near the lake. That old lake is... A five-hundred-old lake is there.
Ahmedabad
1975-09-27Conversation [Hindi]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation [Hindi] — September 27, 1975, Ahmedabad

Room Conversation [Hindi] [Room Conversation [Hindi] — September 27, 1975, Ahmedabad]

[final proofreading pending]

Prabhupāda: So if they are not educated and remain in darkness, of what use is this kind of education? If he does not know what body he is going to acquire in the future and the body he will acquire is from 8400000 species of life, sarva-yoniu . What is the body I will acquire, if he does not know of what use is such education? If today I am a big man and after body change I becom…
Ahmedabad
1975-09-27SB 1.2.6 [Hindi]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.6 [Hindi] — September 27, 1975, Ahmedabad

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.6 [Hindi] [SB 1.2.6 [Hindi] — September 27, 1975, Ahmedabad]

[final proofreading pending]

Prabhupāda:

" sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo yato bhaktir adhokṣaje ahaituky apratihatā yenātmā suprasīdati [SB 1.2.6]"

Dharma, what is dharma (supreme occupation)?
Ahmedabad
1975-09-29Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — September 29, 1975, Ahmedabad

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — September 29, 1975, Ahmedabad]

Kartikeya: The outside of garden may not be open...

Brahmānanda: Park gate is closed.

Kartikeya: We can walk on the road.

Prabhupāda: All right. When it is open?

Kartikeya: Normally six. [break]
Ahmedabad
1976-10-09Arrival Talkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigArrival Talk — October 9, 1976, Aligarh

Arrival Talk [Arrival Talk — October 9, 1976, Aligarh]

Prabhupāda: ...very glad to see you again. So this saṅkīrtana is all-glorious. That is the blessings of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Paraṁ vijayate śrī-kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtanam. This is His blessing: simply by
Aligarh
1976-10-09Garden Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigGarden Conversation — October 9, 1976, Aligarh

Garden Conversation [Garden Conversation — October 9, 1976, Aligarh]

Prabhupāda: Every father loves his son. Therefore this is contradictory. He is blind, but he has called... [microphone rattling]

Surendra Kumar Saigal: He has no locana.

Prabhupāda:
Aligarh
1976-10-09Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — October 9, 1976, Aligarh

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — October 9, 1976, Aligarh]

Hari-śauri: They had that one in the bedroom in New Vrindavan.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Hari-śauri: This picture, the original. It was in New Vrindavan.

Prabhupāda: Kīrtanānanda has purchased.
Aligarh
1976-10-09SB 1.2.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.5 — October 9, 1976, Aligarh

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.5 [SB 1.2.5 — October 9, 1976, Aligarh]

Prabhupāda: [Conversing in Hindi]

" munayaḥ sādhu pṛṣṭo ‘haṁ bhavadbhir loka-maṅgalam yat-kṛtaḥ kṛṣṇa-sampraśno yenātmā suprasīdati [SB 1.2.5]"

By the sages in Naimiṣāraṇya, the question was put before Sūta Gosvāmī that
Aligarh
1976-10-10Lecture [Hindi]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture [Hindi] — October 10, 1976, Aligarh

Lecture [Hindi] [Lecture [Hindi] — October 10, 1976, Aligarh]

Prabhupāda: [Hindi]
Aligarh
1976-10-10SB 1.2.6 [Hindi]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.6 [Hindi] — October 10, 1976, Aligarh

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.6 [Hindi] [SB 1.2.6 [Hindi] — October 10, 1976, Aligarh]

Prabhupāda:

" sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo yato bhaktir adhokṣaje ahaituky apratihatā yayātmā suprasīdati [SB 1.2.6]"

[Hindi]
Aligarh
1971-01-15Śrīmad-Bhāgavatām 6.2.9–10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad-Bhāgavatām 6.2.9-10 — January 15, 1971, Allahabad

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatām 6.2.9–10 [Śrīmad-Bhāgavatām 6.2.9-10 — January 15, 1971, Allahabad]

Haṁsadūta: Sixteen heads arrived at the Kumbha-melā, January 5, 1971. Śrīla Prabhupāda arrived on the morning of January 13, 1971, and the following lectures were recorded beginning January 15, 1971, at the Kumbha-melā, crossing of Kali and Yamunā roads, just across from the Hanumān Mandira, a temple which is said to be at least one million years old. Prabhupāda said it was standing since the time of Lord Rāma…
Allahabad
1971-01-16SB 6.2.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.2.11 — January 16, 1971, Allahabad

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.2.11 [SB 6.2.11 — January 16, 1971, Allahabad]

Prabhupāda: [Hindi] [sings maṅgalacaraṇa prayers] [aside:] That’s all right.

" na niṣkṛtair uditair brahma-vādibhis tathā viśuddhyaty aghavān vratādibhiḥ
Allahabad
1971-01-17Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — January 17, 1971, Allahabad

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — January 17, 1971, Allahabad]

Prabhupāda: Vivekananda has influence here in higher class, among the educated class. They talk about Vivekananda and this and that, nonsense. In your country, fortunately, that opposition was not there. There was no influence of Vivekananda class men. Here amongst the educated class there is influence of all these rascals, Vivekananda, Aurobindo, and
Allahabad
1971-01-17SB 6.2.12–14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.2.12-14 — January 17, 1971, Allahabad

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.2.12–14 [SB 6.2.12-14 — January 17, 1971, Allahabad]

Prabhupāda: There are so many persons following their own principles of religious, ritualistic performances, but... [break] ...by remaining in the same standard. They are not improving. The spiritual life or religious life means that one should make advance towards back to home, back to Godhead, not that religious life should be followed to make some material improvement. That is not religious life.
Allahabad
1971-01-18Discussionsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigDiscussions — January 18, 1971, Allahabad

Discussions [Discussions — January 18, 1971, Allahabad]

Prabhupāda: ...a bona fide spiritual master. Bona fide spiritual master means who carries out the order of higher authorities. Otherwise he is not spiritual master. Anyone who manufactures his own process of religion, that is rascaldom.
Allahabad
1977-01-13Lecture at Kumbha-melāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture at Kumbha-melā — January 13, 1977, Allahabad

Lecture at Kumbha-melā [Lecture at Kumbha-melā — January 13, 1977, Allahabad]

Prabhupāda: [indistinct] ...the Personality of Godhead, He has come down. He comes,

" yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānir bhavati bhārata [Bg. 4.7]"

That is one of the pastimes: to deliver the fallen souls. Fallen souls means anyone who is in this material world, beginning from Brahmā down to the small ant, all of them are fallen. It is simply degree of position. Just like in the prison house everyone is a criminal. On…
Allahabad
1977-01-13Conversation and Instruction On New Movieplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigConversation and Instruction On New Movie — January 13, 1977, Allahabad

Conversation and Instruction On New Movie [Conversation and Instruction On New Movie — January 13, 1977, Allahabad]

Prabhupāda: These are weapons. That was the only endeavor, how legally he could occupy the bricks and stones of Gauḍīya Math. That
Allahabad
1977-01-15Morning Lecture at Kumbha-melāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Lecture at Kumbha-melā — January 15, 1977, Allahabad

Morning Lecture at Kumbha-melā [Morning Lecture at Kumbha-melā — January 15, 1977, Allahabad]

Prabhupāda: So people do not understand that there is life after death. But Bhagavān says, “Yes, there is life after death.” Tathā dehāntara-prāptiḥ
Allahabad
1977-01-15Conversation in carplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigConversation in car — January 15, 1977, Allahabad

Conversation in car [Conversation in car — January 15, 1977, Allahabad]

Prabhupāda: ...in Western countries, fifty years. Twenty years in Durban and thirty years in England.

Gurudāsa: Twenty years in...?

Prabhupāda: In Durban. South Africa. Fighting with General Smuts to give Indians equal rights. They are very conservative. At heart they want
Allahabad
1972-09-13Conversation with Bajaj and Bhusanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigConversation with Bajaj and Bhusan — September 13, 1972, Arlington

Conversation with Bajaj and Bhusan

[no audio]

Prabhupāda: Our philosophy is,

" ataḥ pumbhir dvija-śreṣṭhā varṇāśrama-vibhāgaśaḥ"

" varṇāśrama-vibhāgaśaḥ
Arlington
1975-02-28Arrival Addressplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigArrival Address — February 28, 1975, Atlanta

Arrival Address [Arrival Address — February 28, 1975, Atlanta]

Prabhupāda: [indistinct] So I am very glad to see you, and I am coming first of all Mexico City? Hmm?

Śrutakīrti: Yes.

Prabhupāda: So Mexico City, then Caracas, then...

Śrutakīrti:
Atlanta
1975-02-28Parama Koruṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigPurport to Parama Koruṇa — February 28, 1975, Atlanta

Purport to Parama Koruṇa [Purport to Parama Koruṇa — February 28, 1975, Atlanta]

Prabhupāda: ...pahū dui jana. Pahū means prabhu. The shortcut is pahū. Prabhu, lord, or master. So these prabhu, two, two prabhus, Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Nityānanda Prabhu. Caitanya Mahāprabhu is addressed as Mahāprabhu, Mahā-puruṣa. And others, they are addressed as
Atlanta
1975-02-28Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Svarūpa Dāmodara — February 28, 1975, Atlanta

Room Conversation with Svarūpa Dāmodara [Room Conversation with Svarūpa Dāmodara — February 28, 1975, Atlanta]

Prabhupāda: ...Is it not fact? If sexual intercourse is the beginning of life, then why it is not always successful? We say that when the life, living entity, is there in the semina and it is put into the woman
Atlanta
1975-03-01Cc. Ādi 7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Ādi 7.1 — March 1, 1975, Atlanta

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.1 [Cc. Ādi 7.1 — March 1, 1975, Atlanta]

Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.]

" agaty-eka-gatiṁ natvā hīnārthādhika-sādhakam śrī-caitanyaṁ likhyate ‘sya prema-bhakti-vadānyatā
Atlanta
1975-03-01Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — March 1, 1975, Atlanta

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — March 1, 1975, Atlanta]

Prabhupāda: ...of Europe and of America. Everywhere, everywhere. You know who are mūḍhās?

Tripurāri: Yes, Śrīla Prabhupāda.

Prabhupāda: Who?

Tripurāri: Fools and rascals who won’
Atlanta
1975-03-01Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with three Trappist Monks — March 1, 1975, Atlanta

Room Conversation with three Trappist Monks [Room Conversation with three Trappist Monks — March 1, 1975, Atlanta]

Prabhupāda: That is the Vedic description. The religious principle cannot be manufactured by anyone within this universe. It is the codes or laws given by God. That is religion. That means we have to know who is God, what is His desire, and we have to abide by that. That is religion. Just like a good citizen means he knows the government and the government laws, and he abides by it…
Atlanta
1975-03-01Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Svarūpa Dāmodara — March 1, 1975, Atlanta

Room Conversation with Svarūpa Dāmodara [Room Conversation with Svarūpa Dāmodara — March 1, 1975, Atlanta]

Prabhupāda: Try to understand this, that life is always there, as God is there. So these living entities, part and parcel of God, they are also there. That God has got multi-energies, potencies. Out of that, three potencies have been taken as very important.
Atlanta
1975-03-02Appearance Dayplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Appearance Day Lecture — March 2, 1975, Atlanta

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Appearance Day Lecture [Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Appearance Day Lecture — March 2, 1975, Atlanta]

Prabhupāda: ...auspicious day, hundred and one years ago, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, he appeared on this day. So Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura is
Atlanta
1975-03-02Sunday Feast Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSunday Feast Lecture — March 2, 1975, Atlanta

Sunday Feast Lecture [Sunday Feast Lecture — March 2, 1975, Atlanta]

Prabhupāda:

" namo mahā-vadānyāya kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-caitanya- nāmne gaura-tvise namaḥ [Cc. Madhya 19.53]"

This is a prayer offered by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, the first
Atlanta
1975-03-02Morning Walkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigMorning Walk — March 2, 1975, Atlanta

Morning Walk [Morning Walk — March 2, 1975, Atlanta]

Prabhupāda: Matter is also there, but matter means it is sometimes manifest, sometimes not. But life is always existing.

Svarūpa Dāmodara: Unless the matter is touched by life, it cannot, er, it cannot
Atlanta
1975-03-02Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Tripurāri — March 2, 1975, Atlanta

Room Conversation with Tripurāri [Room Conversation with Tripurāri — March 2, 1975, Atlanta]

Prabhupāda: You are well now for distributing books? [break]

Tripurāri: ...these are prabhus from different temples. Some work under the direction of the temple presidents and some work under my direction. But all these devotees distribute at the airports. Mostly big books.
Atlanta
1975-03-02Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation with Scientists — March 2, 1975, Atlanta

Room Conversation with Scientists [Room Conversation with Scientists — March 2, 1975, Atlanta]

Prabhupāda: No, no, I shall learn. I shall...

Dr. Wolf-Rottkay: Śrīla Prabhupāda, they are used to cheating, and so they couldn’t believe Kṛṣṇa either
Atlanta
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
Auckland
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]

[kīrtana]

Prabhupāda:

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

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

Prabhupāda:

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

" vande ahaṁ śrī-guru śrī-yuta-padakamalaṁ śrī-gurūn vaiṣṇavāṁś ca
Auckland
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
Auckland
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
Auckland
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.

Prabhupāda:
Auckland
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]

Prabhupāda:
Auckland
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]

Prabhupāda:

" ...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,
Auckland
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]

Prabhupāda:

" 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:
Auckland
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
Auckland
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.
Auckland
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.

Interviewer:
Auckland
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.
Auckland
1976-07-07Cc. Madhya 20.102plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20.102 — July 7, 1976, Baltimore

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.102 [Cc. Madhya 20.102 — July 7, 1976, Baltimore]

Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting]
Baltimore
1976-07-07Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — July 7, 1976, Baltimore

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — July 7, 1976, Baltimore]

Prabhupāda: ...bora bora phet, lanka dinga ke matta kare het[?] It was translated by a Mr. Row, a professor in the Presidency College, he translated, “Big, big monkey, big, big belly, Ceylon jumping, melancholy.
Baltimore
1976-07-07Room Conversationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigRoom Conversation — July 7, 1976, Baltimore

Room Conversation [Room Conversation — July 7, 1976, Baltimore]

Prabhupāda: “...so we have got our authority.” I have got my authority, Bhāgavatam, Vedic literature. Why shall I give you better preference, your authority? I have got my authority.
Baltimore