January 8

Spoken January 8
Cc. Madhya 22.6
Prabhupāda: " śrutir mātā pṛṣṭā diśati bhavad-ārādhana-vidhiṁ yathā mātur vāṇī smṛtir api tathā vakti bhaginī purāṇādyā ye vā sahaja nivahās te tad anugā ataḥ satyaṁ jñātaṁ murahara bhavān eva śaraṇam" So this learned sage, by his experience he is saying that after studying all Vedic literature, and all
Cc. Madhya 6.254
Prabhupāda: " ...nija-bhakti-yoga- śikṣārtham ekaḥ puruṣaḥ purāṇaḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-śarīra-dhārī kṛpāmbudhir yas tam ahaṁ prapadye []" This is a prayer offering to Lord Caitanya. The central figure, dancing, a boy eighteen years old, He introduced this movement, Guest or devotee:Prabhupāda:Guest or devotee:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:
Bg 4.11-18 Lecture
Prabhupāda: This is page one-hundred-eighteen, yes. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: “All of them as they surrender unto Me, I reward accordingly. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Pṛthā.” Purport: “Everyone is searching after Kṛṣṇa in the different aspects of His manifestation. Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is partially realized in His impersonal Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla …
Purport to the Maṅgalācaraṇa Prayers
Prabhupāda: Vande ‘ham means “I am offering my respectful obeisances.” Vande. V-a-n-d-e. Vande means “offering my respectful obeisances.” Aham. Aham means “I.” Vande ‘ham śrī-gurūn, all the gurus, or spiritual masters. The offering of respect direct to the spiritual master means offering respect to all the previous
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading] “...and of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Prabhupāda, by whose inspiration I have been engaged in the matter of compiling this summary study of Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu. This is the sublime science of devotional service as propounded by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who appeared five hundred years ago in West Bengal, India, to propagate the movement of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.Prabhupāda:[When will Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī Prabhupāda, who has established within this material world th…
SB 1.2.6 [Hindi]
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.6 [Hindi] Prabhupāda: " ...ahaituky apratihatā yayātmā suprasīdati [SB 1.2.6]"
Morning Walk, partially recorded
[in car] Prabhupāda: ...purport of the Bhāgavata. Divā vyartha-karmabhiḥ. Karmabhiḥ. Divā ca vyartha-karmabhiḥ [SB 1.16.9]. [break] That’s all. Karandhara: Oh, that... There is... Let’s see, 1968, nineteen sixty..., 1970 there was a lot of rain. But I’ve never seen it rain four days in a row like this, just all day.Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Hanumān:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Hanumān:Prabhupāda:Hanumān:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Hanumān:Prabhupāda:Hanumān:Prabhupāda:Hanumān:Prabhupāda:K…
SB 1.16.11
Prabhupāda: So what is the arrangement? [break] Maṇḍapa, it is being trampled by children and others, with the dust of their feet, and God will come there. Devotee: [indistinct] Prabhupāda: But who suggested this? It must be... This carpet is full of dust. Then how did you allow it?Devotee:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.26.31
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.31 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " taijasānīndriyāṇy eva kriyā-jñāna-vibhāgaśaḥPrabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Mahāṁsa: They say there are many old temples which need renovation, so they will spend the money for the renovation of old temples but not construct new temples. Prabhupāda: That means they don’t want expansion. Mahāṁsa: Yes. Prabhupāda: So what kind of committee? Mahāṁsa: But that also is a farce, because they spent thirteen Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Acyutānanda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Mahāṁsa:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: This is idea. Mano-rathena, by mental speculation, āsato dhāvato, they will come to materialism. As soon as they will hover over mental concoction, they will remain in the material platform, because mind is subtle form of matter. Acyutānanda: Also, in their evidences by which they base their dialectic discussions, have they regarded the Vedic scriptures? They have avoided them very conveniently.Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:…
SB 6.1.15
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.15 Prabhupāda: " kecit kevalayā bhaktyā vāsudeva-parāyaṇāḥ aghaṁ dhunvanti kārtsnyena nīhāram iva bhāskaraḥ []" We are discussing this verse, that “Somebody,” kecit, “not all.” Kecit, “Somebody, simply by acting devotional service, devotional service to Vāsudeva, he immediately finishes all reaction of sinful life.
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Some sādhu went [indistinct]. Dr. Patel: No, no. I mean janeṣu abhijñeṣu. Abhijñaḥ. Prabhupāda: Abhijñeṣu. Abhijñaḥ means those who are in knowledge. Dr. Patel: Knowledge. Prabhupāda: Abhijñāta. Dr. Patel: That means sat-saṅga. Instead of doing sat-saṅga, people go to Kumbha-melāPrabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:…
Morning Discussion about Kumbha Melā
Gurudāsa: ...the drafts Gopāla sent me, Gopāla Kṛṣṇa Prabhu sent me, were uncashable. Prabhupāda: Why? Gurudāsa: Because he sent them first in one man’s name who didn’t cash them, or was instructed that he shouldn’t do that, and he did by mistake. Then he sent them in my name, and he sent them Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Pra…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: There is chance of being accepted all over the world. They are... There is now opposition, and some of the politicians, they’re of opinion that “This culture, Hare Kṛṣṇa movement, is spreading like epidemic, and if we do not check, in ten yearsIndian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Ashok Chugani:Prabhupāda:Ashok Chugani:Indian man (1):Girirāja:Ashok Chugani:Ashok Chugani:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Trivikrama:Ashok Chugani:Indian man (1):Ashok Chugani:Pr…
Room Conversation
Indian man (1): As you have said, it comes and goes, somehow attached to the body. Prabhupāda: Today or tomorrow. Best thing is so long we have got this opportunity of human form of life, let us cultivate Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is... Indian man (1): I came other day also, and you were advised by the doctors not to see you.Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man …
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: [indistinct] [break] India is still for monarchy, not for democracy. They would like. If they get ideal king, they’ll accept it. So if you can, and if she’s serious, let her become ideal. The people will worship him like God. But she must be sincere. It is a fact. Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Pradyum…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...Headquarters in Vṛndāvana. And try to organize this Gurukula as their world attraction. That will be your success. Simply teach them nicely English and Sanskrit. And our books are there. And regular habits: going to the Yamunā in procession, timely get up early in the morning, attending class, clean dress, clean bedding, clean room. Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Har…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Let them chant and take prasādam. They’ll... Everyone will get. Then gradually, as a snake charming, by chanting, chanting, chanting, then they will be subdued. And that is guaranteed process. There is no doubt. Anyone, even a man is like a snake. In material world everyone is a snakeHari-śauri:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:
Arrival of BBT manager
Rāmeśvara: All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda! Jaya! Prabhupāda: I was just talking you, that “When Rāmeśvara is coming? What is time?” Very good, early in the morning. Rāmeśvara: Śrīla Prabhupāda, you look well. Are you feeling well? Prabhupāda: At the present moment I am feeling well because you are here. [laughing]Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Hari…
Letters January 8
My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I hope by this time you might have received my letter posted from San Francisco. On Saturday last I have come to Los Angeles and the climate is very suitable for me. I may stay here for a few days. Last night I delivered this speech in the Radio Station (Lureal (?) ) for broadcasting in Los Angeles and San Francisco. As I accept you as a learned thoughtful...
Govinda My dear Govinda dasi, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated January 3, 1970. I am so much engladdened that you are so anxious to get me in house and make my headquarters there. The proposal is very nice because I have got experience from the help of your husband and yourself how both of you are serviceable in my activities. You are very good secretary and...
Tokyo My dear Sudama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 4th, 1970. I noted the contents with great interest. Actually, I was thinking of you from London and by the grace of Krishna my anxiety was televisioned to you in your dream. So Krishna is very kind upon us, and His kindness will be more exhibited the more we expand this Krishna Consciousness...
My dear Sriman Sai, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated 29th December and the nice sentiments expressed therein. I am very glad to inform you that I have seen your photograph and from your features it appears that you have improved very much spiritually.
Visnujana My dear Visnujana Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your encouraging letter dated 23rd December, 1970. I am very glad to know that things are progressing nicely in Houston. I have seen the flyer and it is nice. Please establish this center firmly just according to our highest principles of devotional service to Krsna.
Jagadisa Toronto Dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your GBC report dated December 31, 1973, and I have carefully examined the contents. It is encouraging to me that you are closely supervising our five centers in Canada, and from the most recent report it appears that things are going nicely.
Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Malati devi dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Jan. 6, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you for the fruits and vegetables. Regarding the London situation, I have asked Brahmananda Svami to go there and see what is the position. He is most probably there by now.
Bhagavatji, Gunarnava Vrindaban My dear Bhagavatji and Gunarnava, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 4.1.77 and have noted the contents. In your letter dated 24/12/76 you have stated, “to enable the work to carry on steadily as per schedule we will require Rs. 2 lakhs per month beginning 1st January 1977, as opposed to the Rs. 1 lakh you have been sending us...

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