January 6

Spoken January 6
Bg 10.8 Lecture
Prabhupāda: ...iti matvā bhajante māṁ budhā bhāva-samanvitāḥ: [Bg. 10.8] “I am the origin of everything.” Everything means universe also. Whatever you can imagine, that comes within the category of everything. So if Kṛṣṇa is the source of everything, then if you love Kṛṣṇa, then you love universe. Actually that is so. If you love your father, then you love your brother. If you love your country, then you love your countrymen. Suppose we are in foreign country, and here is one gentleman from Indi…
Cc. Madhya 21.62-67
Prabhupāda: " kṛṣṇe jānāñā dvārī brahmāre lañā gelā kṛṣṇera caraṇe brahmā daṇḍavat kailā" So we have been discussing, yesterday, Brahmā visiting Kṛṣṇa as four-headed Brahmā. He was little proud that “I am the original, first creature of the universe. I have got four heads, four hands.Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Purport to Gaurāṅga Bolite Habe
Prabhupāda: This is a song sung by Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura. He says, “When that day will come, that I shall sing simply Lord Caitanya’s name and there will be shivering on my body?” Gaurāṅga bolite habe pulaka-śarīra. Pulaka-śarīra means shivering on the body. When one is factually situated in the transcendental platform, sometimes there are eight kinds of symptoms: crying, talking like a madman, and shivering of the body, dancing without any care for any other men
Bg 4.7-10 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Feeling all right? [pause] Page? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: One-hundred-thirteen. Verse seven? “Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bhārata, and a predominant rise of irreligion---at that time I descend Myself.” Purport. Prabhupāda: This is a very important verse.Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda…
Purport to Gaurāṇgera Duṭi Pada
Prabhupāda: Gaurāṅgera duṭi pada, yāra dhana sampada, sei jāne bhakati-rasa-sāra. This is another song composed by Narottama das Ṭhākura, and he says that “One who has accepted the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya, in other words, one who has the only asset of possession, the two feet of Lord Caitanya, such person is supposed to know what is the essence of devotional service.
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Mosquito? Devotee (1): Yes. Prabhupāda: Oh. [laughter] Many, many? Without mosquito curtain you cannot sleep. Devotee (1): No, we can sleep. At Advaita Bhavan there’s a fair amount of mosquitos at night, but there’s not so many that you can’t sleep without a mosquito coil burning.Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Devotee (3):Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:
SB 6.2.1-5
Prabhupāda: ...authorized is Śukadeva Gosvāmī. You haven’t got to sit here. " evaṁ te bhagavad-dūtā yamadūtābhibhāṣitam upadhāryātha tān rājan pratyāhur naya-kovidāḥ [SB 6.2.1]" So the speeches of the Yamadūta, assistants of Yamarāja, was thus finished, arguments. The argument was that Revatīnandana:Prabhupāda:
The Nectar of Devotion
Prabhupāda: [Hindi] Hmm. Read it! Pradyumna: “As far as material necessities are concerned, the human civilization at the present moment is very much advanced in living comfortably, but still we are not happy because we are missing the point. The material comforts of life alone are not sufficient to make us happy.PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.26.29
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " taijasāt tu vikurvāṇād buddhi-tattvam abhūt sati dravya-sphuraṇa-vijñānam indriyāṇām anugrahaḥ []" [01:34] “By the transformation of the false ego in passion, intelligence takes birth, O virtuous lady. The functions of the intelligence are to help in ascertaining the nature of objects when they come into view, and to help the senses.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Acyutānanda: It is called Mahāprabhu sādhana. It is on record that that is the house where Caitanya Mahaprabhu spent catur-masya. [break] Yes, he arranged fabulous programs for us. There were almost ten thousand people there. Prabhupāda: There is good potency in South India.Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Mahāmṣa:Prabhupāda:Mahāmṣa:Prabhupāda:Mahāmṣa:Harikeśa:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutāna…
Prabhupāda: ...Dialectic Spiritualism. Dr. Patel: [laughs] You have taken their, I mean, word. Prabhupāda: It is not their words, but just to counter... Dr. Patel: In fact, sir, Engel was a spiritualist, and his chela, Karl Marx, became materialist because he saw abject poverty all round, due to the industrial revolution. He thought in that way. He becamePrabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Trivikrama:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel…
Room Conversation
Girirāja: It didn’t seem [indistinct] after two months. So today... Actually I was thinking of phoning his wife, because she was not well. Or one of our ladies could phone her. And then if she’s still not well they could go and visit her. And if she is well, they could invite her, and then if she wants to come, then shePrabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja…
Letters January 6
Upendra My dear Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 2, 1969 and I have carefully noted the contents. You have expressed the desire to become an Ayurvedic physician but I do not think that this proposal is very good. This science is not so important to us now because in your country there is ample facility for receiving medicines. Besides many of the...
Bali-mardana Singapore My dear Bali-mardana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters, one to the GBC and Prabhus and one to me, dated 30th December, 1970. I am so pleased that you are thinking of distributing my books to the largest extent. Distribution of books means propagation of our mission. If we can distribute KRSNA book in thousands upon thousands, automatically...
Honolulu My dear Govinda dasi, Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your good husband Gaurasundara. How are your Tulasi plants in Hawaii? How are they feeling? I am always thinking of them and you. Please let me know how they are growing and how you are taking care of them. This time when I go to Hawaii I shall sit down in the forest of Tulasi plants and chant Hare Krishna.
Radhavallabha My dear Radhaballabah das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your first and second copies of your letter dated December 18th, 1971 which were sent to Bombay and Madras respectively. I am very glad to know that you are seriously taking to Srimati Tulasi Devi worship. Tulasi Devi is a pure devotee of Krishna and she should be treated with the same respect given...
Mayapur Dear Bhavananda and Jayapataka Maharajas, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 25, 1973, from Mayapur. Thank you for the information. I have advised Karandhara to send immediately ,000 to Gargamuni Maharaja and you take the Indian exchange for
Tejiyas Dear Tejyas, Please accept my blessings. As informed to you in my letter last, I beg to inform you further that I plan to send to India ,000 for completing our Vrndavana scheme as soon as possible, before Janmastami ceremony. Out of this ,000 our two sannyasis, Gurukrpa Maharaja and Yasodanandana Maharaja have collected
Candravali Miami My dear Candravali devi dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Dec. 25th, 1974 and have noted the contents. Your husband will be consulting with Gurukrpa Swami as to what his next engagement shall be.
Mahamsa Hyderabad My dear Mahamsa Svami, Please accept my blessings. I have received one letter from Sudharu deva dasa whom you have transferred to Madras. He like to stay in Hyderabad to be engaged in the service of the deity, so what was the difficulty to keep him there? He is interested in worshiping Radha-Modanmohan deity and very very anxious to stay at Hyderabad. If there is not great difficulty,...
Aksayananda My dear Aksayananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated 24th December and 31st December, 1975, and have noted the contents of each carefully. Regarding the land of Sri R. N. Bhargava, since he is offering it to us for our unconditional use, why not take it? Naturally, if we start a Gosala there, later on we can start a Vedic school for the...
To All Governing Body Commissioners Re: Examinations for awarding titles of Bhakti-sastri, Bhakti-vaibhava, Bhaktivedanta and Bhakti-sarvabhauma. Your response is requested immediately by Srila Prabhupada. Dear Prabhus, Please accept my most humble obeisances. Srila Prabhupada has requested me to write you in regard to the above examinations which he wishes to institute. Here in India many persons...
Dina Dayala My dear Dina Dayala, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated December 12, 1975, giving a report of your preaching in Greece. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu desires that in every city, town and village Krishna Consciousness should be preached. Therefore I left Vrindaban to come to your country. And now you have left your country also on behalf of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu,...
K.C. Kapur c/o IFOM 44, Kailash P.O. Box no. 31 Kanpur-1 Hare Krishna Land Juhu, Bombay-54 My dear K.C. Kapur, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 28, 1976. Thank you very much for your kindly making available your house in Allahabad during the Kumbha Mela. I will have my disciple Gurudas Swami pick up the keys from Dr. Ram Das Tiwari as you have indicated...
Bhuvaneśvara My dear Gaura Govinda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 2/1/77 and have noted the contents carefully. We shall arrange for one man to oversee the construction. That will be supplied. You have got all blessings of Krsna. You are so nice faithful servant of Krsna, surely you will be successful.
Jairamdas Kuthiala Yatri Sri Jairamdas Kuthiala Yatri c/o Sadhu Ashram, 23-D Chandigarh Hare Krishna Land Juhu, Bombay-54 My dear Jairamdas Kuthiala Yatri, I am in due receipt of your letter dated 31/12/1976. Yes, you can come to see me at Prayag. We are having our own camp there. It is proposed that my camp will be near the governor
Delhi My dear Rajiva, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 3/1/77 and have noted the contents. Yes you may translate Bhagavad-gita. You’re so enthusiastic. Krsna will give you strength. The more you serve the more you

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