January 3

Spoken January 3
Bg 10.4 Lecture
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 is spirit, that is called knowledge.…
Cc. Madhya 21.1-10
Prabhupāda: " agaty-eka-gatiṁ natvā hīnārthādhika-sādhakam śrī-caitanyaṁ likhāmy asya mādhuryaiśvarya-śīkaram" Agaty-eka-gatiṁ natvā. So the author of this Caitanya-caritāmṛta is offering his respectful obeisances unto Lord Caitanya. So he says,
Bg 4.1-6 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Where is the book? All right. Page? Madhudviṣa: Page 108. Prabhupāda: Page? Madhudviṣa: One hundred eight. The beginning of Chapter Four. Prabhupāda: All right. Begin. Read. Madhudviṣa: Chapter Four: “Transcendental Knowledge.” One: “The Blessed Lord said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvān, and Vivasvān instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Ikṣvāku.Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhup…
SB 6.1.6
Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] " adhuneha mahā-bhāga yathaiva narakān naraḥ nānogra-yātanān neyāt tan me vyākhyātum arhasi []" Today we shall discuss a very nice historical event, the story---history or story, whatever you call---
SB 6.1.56-62
Prabhupāda: [aside:] Just sprinkle, not individual, sprinkle. Minimize time. Don’t waste time. So the point is here that Ajāmila was so qualified just as a brāhmaṇa, perfect brāhmaṇa, born of a brāhmaṇa father and educated, qualified, and acquired the qualities. All the qualities are mentioned, that Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Revatīnandana:Prabhupāda…
Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā
Devotees: [chant Brahma-saṁhitā verses] " cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi[I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, the first progenitor who is tending the cows, yielding all desire, in abodes built with spiritual gems, surrounded by millions of purpose trees, always served with great reverence and affection by hundreds of thousands of or ][I worship Gov…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...is that nṛpa-liṅga-dharaṁ śūdram. The śūdras, fourth-class men, they are on the government execute. This is one defect. And another defect is, ghnantaṁ go-mithunaṁ padā [SB 1.16.4], maintaining large-scale slaughterhouse. These are the two defects of modern civilization. TheyPrajāpati:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Nara-nārāyaṇa:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:P…
SB 1.16.6
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " athavāsya padāmbhoja- makaranda-lihāṁ satām kim anyair asad-ālāpair āyuṣo yad asad-vyayaḥPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Devotee: ...volume two. That was from Jayatīrtha. This is actually the most complete report. Everything else is additional to this. It is very, uh, all the details. “My Dear Śrīla Prabhupāda, Please accept my worthless obeisances at your divine lotus feet. I pray that by your divine mercy I will obtain unquestioning faith in your instructions. It appears from all evidence of the revealed scriptures that it is in this way only my spiritual life will develop and mature. I have been in Hawaii now f…
SB 3.26.26
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.26 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " kartṛtvaṁ karaṇatvaṁ ca kāryatvaṁ ceti lakṣaṇam śānta-ghora-vimūḍhatvam iti vā syād ahaṅkṛteḥ []" [break] [02:06]Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: They boil it with... Oh, you have come. Good morning. Thank you. With rice. I forgot your name. Keśavalāl Trivedi: Keśavalāl Trivedi. Prabhupāda: Trivedi, Mr. Trivedi, yes. So, who is independent? This is our question. Who is independent? Do you know any man who is independent or any animal or anyKeśavalāl Trivedi:Prabhupāda:Keśavalāl Trivedi:Prabhupāda:Mahāmṣa:Prabhupāda:Keśavalāl Trivedi:Mahāmṣa:Prabhupāda:Mahāmṣa:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Mahāmṣa:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Keśavalāl …
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: These things are not available in the Western countries. They do not know all these. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I don’t think that there has ever been a personality who has ever given such a great gift to the Western world as yourself, Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: Yes, actually that is the fact. But let them appreciate, thatTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Harikeśa:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa…
Room Conversation with C.I.D. Chief
Prabhupāda: So you expand it. A dog is thinking, “I am this body. I am bulldog,” “I am greyhound.” And man is also thinking, “I am American,” “I am Indian.” But they do not know their real identity, and they are fighting like dogs. And this is going on in the name of civilization. And when we put forward CID Chief:Prabhupāda:CID Chief:Prabhupāda:CID Chief:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:CID Chief:Prabhupāda:CID Chief:Prabhupāda:CID Chief:Prabhupāda:CID Chief:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:CID …
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Why should be checked? This is the point. Girirāja: Yes. I don’t think that the court will decide against us. Prabhupāda: If they decide that, there are many other court judgments in our favor. Then we must adopt civil disobedience. There is no other, second way. “Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Pra…
Letters January 3
Sri Visvanatha Das Chief Minister of Orissa, Bhuvaneśvara Personal My dear Visvanatha Babu, Kindly accept my greetings. Since I met you last at Radha Damodara Temple Vrindaban sometimes in 1963-64, I left India for preaching the message of Lord Caitanya abroad in U.S.A., I could not meet you but always think of you how much you love to hear Sankirtana. At present I have established 70 centers...
Bhavananda Calcutta My dear Bhavananda, Please accept my blessings. Your letter dated December 29, 1972, is in hand, and I am especially pleased to hear that our Tarun Babu is now little more inclined and coming daily to the Calcutta temple. That will be a great occasion, as he has suggested us, to lead the sankirtana party of two lacs of men through Calcutta on Lord Caitanya
Prabhavisnu London My dear Prabha Visnu, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 1, 1973, and I am very glad to hear from you the wonderful news of travelling party in England. I think the people of that place are becoming more and more inclined for this Krishna Consciousness movement, they are inviting you to stay at their houses, they are taking books,...
My dear Ajita, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 21st, 1973. I can understand from the propaganda you are making that you are trying your best at your center there. Especially, even though the weather is cold you are emphasizing Sankirtana book distribution. So that is very important and that is why we are opening Centers. Also, you should keep on...
Alfred Ford Sriman Alfred Ford Teton Village Wyoming 83024 USA My dear Alfred, Please accept my blessings. I am writing this letter to inform you that Sudama Swami has left our camp. He has his own plans. He has violated our rules and regulations and thus fallen down from the spiritual platform. Under these circumstances, please do not act under his advice. I have been very much busy here in Bombay....
Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Patita Uddharana das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Dec. 27th, 1974 and have noted the contents. Madhavananda is now being sent to Hong Kong to collect for Krishna-Balarama Mandir in Vrndavana.
Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. Thank you for your letter dated December 15th, 1975. I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the suggestion for book selling, the point is that the Temples must pay the cost of printing. Then they may sell for whatever price they like.
55 North Car Street Thiruvanai Koil Trichi Tamilnad, India 620005 Dear Sri Subrahmanyan, Please accept my greetings and prayers for your well being. Thank you for your kind appreciation of our Society’s activities and of my humble effort on behalf of Lord Krishna.
Amarendra Gainesville My dear Amarendra, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 12-8-76. Yes, civil disobedience will be the only method in this circumstance. But there are so many judgments in our favor. We should bring the matter in the court. We have the opinions of so many scholars. Bring the matter in the court. But if it is a state policy to cut down this Movement,...
Atlanta My dear Balavanta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your report dated Dec. 3, 1976 and have noted the contents. That the Miami newspapers are appreciating our temple grounds is very good. Why artificial insemination? We should avoid that. The physiology is, if the semina is more, then comes bull. So, take more land and engage them in agriculture, plowing by the bulls instead...
Sri Raj Kumar Gupta Chandigarh Dear Sri Guptaji: Please accept my greetings and sincere thanks for your kindly helping our movement in so many ways. The whole world is being misled by the blind leaders; they are keeping the people in darkness. Our present position is that we have got this human form of life after a great evolutionary process and this is the opportunity to understand God Krishna,...

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