Spoken January 2
Bg 10.3 Lecture
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?
Cc. Madhya 20.391-405
Prabhupāda: " aiche kṛṣṇera līlā-maṇḍala caudda-manvantare brahmāṇḍa-maṇḍala vyāpi’ krame krame phire" So we have already discussed how kṛṣṇa-līlā, or the pastimes, different manifestation of Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes during one hundred and twenty-five years, beginning from His birth up to the disappearance, as many pastimes there are, they are being manifested in some of the universe, out of the innumerable universes. So God is never dead. Kṛṣṇa is never dead, as some of the modern philosophers, the…
Purport to Śrī-Śrī-Gurv-aṣṭakam
Prabhupāda: " saṁsāra-dāvānala-līḍha-loka- trāṇāya kāruṇya-ghanāghanatvam prāptasya kalyāṇa-guṇārṇavasya vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam" This song is offering obeisances particularly to the spiritual master, and the symptoms of the spiritual master are described in this prayer. The spiritual master has two kind of symptoms in his activities. One kind is called constant, and other kind is called temporary. So the first verse says that the constant symptom of the spiritual master is that he …
The Nectar of Devotion
[audio distortion] Pradyumna: [reading] “The process of devotional service as it is recommended in will gradually elevate one from the material condition of life to the spiritual status, wherein the devotee becomes purified of all designations.Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Devotees:
SB 1.16.5
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.16.5 Prabhupāda: Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. Devotees: Jaya! Prabhupāda: [Chants jaya rādhā-mādhava] [prema-dhvani] Hare Kṛṣṇa. Cite. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa. [05:42] Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya.Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:
SB 3.26.25
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.25 Nitāi: “The threefold ahaṅkāra, the source of the gross elements, the senses and the mind, is hence identical with them because it is their cause. It is known by the name of Saṅkarṣaṇa, who is directly Lord Ananta with a thousand heads.Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: What is the time now? Pañcadraviḍa: [indistinct] 6:35. Prabhupāda: [break] ...fire, explain. Harikeśa: Oh, because people can’t see life in fire, they think there’s no life in it, so therefore there’s no life in the sun. But it’s just like the Tata factory. When you see it from a distance therePrabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Pr…
SB 7.6.1
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.1 Prabhupāda: " śrī-prahrāda uvāca kaumāra ācaret prājño dharmān bhāgavatān iha durlabhaṁ mānuṣaṁ janma tad apy adhruvam arthadam []" This is Prahlāda Mahārāja. He is one of the authorities of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. There are twelve authorities mentioned in the Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Indian lady:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupā…
Morning Walk
Dr. Patel: She had a very religious background. Prabhupāda: Women are generally... Dr. Patel: They’re more religious, yes. My children... My son does not eat, I told you the other day, even tomatoes. The boy has passed examinations, so he’s going to States for the fellowship, and I donPrabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Pālikā:Prabhupāda:Pālikā:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupā…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...that a high-court judge, and he does not know what is God. How misfortunate he is. And he’s speaking of God, “Surrender,” all theoretical. They do not know what is surrender. If I say anybody that “Go to Dr. Patel and surrender unto him, and whatever heDr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupā…
Conversation with Yogi Amrit Desai of Kripalu Ashram, Pennsylvania, USA
Prabhupāda: I know everything, but I did not say anything. Yogi Amrit Desai: You knew him before? Prabhupāda: No. When I went to America one gentleman here, Paramananda Mehra... Yogi Amrit Desai: He introduced. Prabhupāda: ...he gave me an introductory letter. Yes. So he received me well. In the beginning I was staying in his care. But I did not say anything, but I knew everything.Yogi Amrit Desai:Prabhupāda:Yogi Amrit Desai:Prabhupāda:Yogi Amrit Desai:Prabhupāda:Yogi Amrit Desai:Prabhupāda:…
Room Conversation
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Trivikrama Mahārāja? Hari-śauri: I think he’s rather keen on working in Southeast Asia still. Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: He spoke to me this morning. He has to go back for some time to Southeast Asia, but he’s willing to stay in India and travel between centers. He’s a very nice Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Hari-śauri:
Letters January 2
[Based on the 1st paragraph, we believe that the original letter was incorrectly dated. Our estimate is that this is the correct date.---Bhaktivedanta Archives] My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. Thank you for your letter of December 25, 1968. I am awaiting your pictures of the house which might be used for prasadam program. So far as the press utilizing this place it is not possible...
My dear Bhagavan das, Please accept my blessings and offer the same to all the devotees of Detroit. While I was in Boston, you presented me a set of original Sanskrit Srimad-Bhagavatam with your affectionate letter signed by all the devotees. It was a great opportunity in the Boston Temple and I enjoyed the days very much with your company. Please try to develop your center likewise. In Boston always...
Randas Agrawal Sriman Randas Agrawal Dewas Kothi Sanyogitaganj Indore, (M.P.) My dear Randas Agrawalji, Please accept my greetings. Since I’ve come to Surat I’ve not heard from you. I hope everything is going well with you. Out of the many life members, Maharaja Bharatasingh gave one check numbered 0011644 from the State Bank of Indore and this is now returned with remark
Calcutta My dear Tamala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 29th, December, 1970, and noted the contents. In the meantime, our program in Surat is going on very well. I have just finalized the arrangements for my coming to Calcutta and you may revise the information sent in my previous letter dated December 30th, as follows:
Brooklyn My dear Kirtiraja dasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 23, 1971. Regarding the list of my Godbrothers, you do not any longer need to send them issues of BTG or other books. That we will do from here in India. Similarly whenever you get requests for BTG subscriptions or other literature, you can forward these requests to Bombay ISKCON...
My dear Von Paul Reed, Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your letter dated 15th December, 1971. I am very pleased that you and your family have decided to join our Krishna consciousness movement seriously, and I thank you also for the daksina you have sent.
Hansadutta Heidelberg, West Germany My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter Dec. 19, 1972, and I have not yet received the sample copy of Bhagavad-gita in German language. But I think each book will cost you
New Delhi My dear Tejiyas, Please accept my blessings. Your letter dated 21 September 1972 is in hand and I am especially glad to note that you have got that apartment in Bengali Market, Babar Road. Now you have got facility for spreading Krsna consciousness in Delhi, and I know that you are very sincere and serious preacher, therefore Krsna has given you to utilize on His behalf. You have mentioned...
Tejiyas New Delhi My dear Tejiyas, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 17, 1973. It is a source of great pleasure for me to hear that you are seriously undertaking publication of the abridged version of Bhagavad-gita As It Is in India. As you know my Guru Maharaja emphasized book publication above all other preaching activities because it is the...
Boston My dear Ādi Kesava das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Dec. 24th, 1974 and have noted the contents carefully. The thing is, we should have a little common sense in all activities. The example can be given that women by nature do not forget to dress very nicely although always engaged in household affairs. Deity worship or lecturing in the colleges is...
Dallas My dear Laksmimoni devi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Dec. 18th, 1974 and have noted the contents. Thank you for your nice pictures of Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha in Toronto. The thing is, we should have little common sense in all activities. The example can be given that women by nature do not forget to dress very nicely although always engaged in household...
Lautoka, Fiji My dear Mr. Punja, Please accept my blessings. I am writing this letter to inform you that I am now sending Bhagavata dasa brahmacari there to Fiji to be co-manager with your good self. This man is very experienced in the Gujarati communities. He has preached in Africa to the Gujaratis there in Kenya, Tansania, Zambia, etc. for over 3 years, as well as London and Gujarat. He is I think...
Visnuprasada N. Decai Chairman, Managing Comt. Fourteen Co-op Housing Society JVPD Scheme, Bombay-56 Dear Sir: I thank you very much for your kindly visiting our land the other day. Along with your secretary, Mr. Ramanbhai B. Tolat. The thing is that we are in a little difficulty on account of our entrance road being very narrow. Therefore, I request you to give up your strip of land in front...

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