January 9

Spoken January 9
Cc. Madhya 22.11-15
Prabhupāda: " ‘nitya-mukta’-nitya kṛṣṇa-caraṇe unmukha ‘kṛṣṇa-pāriṣada’ nāma, bhuñje sevā-sukha" Yesterday we have been discussing two kinds of living entities. One class, nitya-mukta, eternally liberated, they never come to this material world. They are eternally liberated. And another class, just like we are, conditioned. We are eternally conditioned. Eternally conditioned means we do not know when we have been conditioned like this. It is not possible to trace out the history. Because liv…
Bg 4.19-25 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Page? Hm? Who will read? You’ll read? Yes. Which page? Devotee: One-hundred-twenty-three. Devotee: “Transcendental Knowledge.” Text number nineteen. “One is understood to be in full knowledge whose every act is devoid of desire for sense gratification. He is said by sages to be a worker whose fruitive action is burned up by the fire of perfect knowledge.Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devot…
Purport to Gaurāṅga Bolite Habe
Prabhupāda: This nice song was sung by Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura, one of the great ācāryas of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava sampradāya. That is the sect of Vaisnavism started by Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Gauḍīya means belonging to Bengal. There are five Gauḍa-deśa in the northern part of India, out of which, part of Bengal, West Bengal, is called Gauḍa-deśa. So Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading] “Impersonalists are very fond of merging into the Supreme, like rivers that come down and merge into the ocean. The ocean can be compared with liberation, and the rivers with all the different paths of liberation. The impersonalists are dwelling in the river water, which eventually comes to mix with the ocean. They have no information, however, that within the ocean, as within the river, there are innumerable aquatic living entities. The sharks who dwell in the ocean do not …
Morning Walk
Nitāi: January 9th, 1974, Los Angeles. Morning walk. [break] Prabhupāda: ...origin of everything, animate or inanimate. Prajāpati: Jaya. Your lecture this morning was brilliant, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Your logic could defeat anybody. [Prabhupāda chuckles] The theological rascals, though, they will not accept any authority except their own mind. They are such nonsense.Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Svarū…
SB 1.16.12
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.16.12 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " bhadrāśvaṁ ketumālaṁ ca bhārataṁ cottarān kurūn kimpuruṣādīni varṣāṇiPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.26.32
Nitāi: [indistinct] Prabhupāda: And why it is that? All right. Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " tāmasāc ca vikurvāṇād bhagavad-vīrya-coditātPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Acyutānanda: “...Please, everyone join and say, 'Rāma ki jaya.’ ” Nobody... Complete silence. Again he said, “Everyone say, 'Sai Rāma,’ ” and somebody yelled out, “Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa,” and the whole audience said, “Hare Kṛṣṇa,” then he said Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Yaśodānandana:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Yaśodānandana:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Yaśodānandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśodānandana:Indian man (1):Acyutānanda:Indian man (1):Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Yaśo…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: That you’ll find everywhere. There is no such thing. Dr. Patel: Americans are more sophisticated. [break] Prabhupāda: They are thinking like that. Dr. Patel: The court’s ruling like that, then it will be... Prabhupāda: No, we have got our own fight. The thought-checking. So “I am thinking of Kṛṣṇa. Why you are checking me?Trivikrama:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Pr…
Morning Darśana with Ramkrishna Bajaj and friends
Girirāja: This is Mr. Sharma, the head technician at the airport, radar. Prabhupāda: Oh. When I went to your MIT, I challenged that “Where is that technological department where a dead man can be brought into life?”Mr. Sharma:Prabhupāda:Mr. Bajaj:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (3):Prabhupāda:Indian man (3):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (3):Prab…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Then somebody must be there to look after the construction. Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: We can send one boy, Vijeta, from here. He’s not doing very much, and he’s on the construction department. I was just waiting for Saurabha to come back. Prabhupāda: So he can go, because Gaura-Govinda will be engaged for collecting.Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla K…
Discussion on Deprogrammers
Prabhupāda: [Hindi] Jñānaṁ ca yad ahaitukam. [Hindi] Jñāna vairāgya. [Hindi] " vāsudeve bhagavati bhakti-yogaḥ prayojitaḥ janayaty āśu vairāgyaṁ jñānaṁ ca yad ahaitukam [SB 1.2.7]" Indian man: [Hindi with other guests and Prabhupāda]Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:…
Letters January 9
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 4, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. One thing that I beg to bring to your notice the printing of my books. In 1954, I left my home, and for 5 years I lived as Vanaprastha here and there, and then in 1959 I took sannyasa. Of course even when I was a householder I was publishing...
My dear Paramananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of January 4, 1969 along with your note for Purusottama who is here now and will give you his note along with this letter. I understand that you are anxious to go to New Vrindaban. I think that it is Krishna
Berkeley My dear Candrabali, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 5, 1970. I am so glad to learn that you are going to be married with Citsukhananda on Sunday, 11th January, at the Radha-Krishna Temple. I like this marriage ceremony because it has given practical proof of my ideas that boys and girls of this country better be married and engaged in preaching...
Philadelphia My dear Vrndavana Candra, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 4, 1970 and noted the contents. The girl referred to is certainly very nice as I can understand from her letter, and she has sent me her beads for chanting and Subala has recommended to initiate her. So they are all good news. I am sending her the beads duly chanted, and her initiated...
Nayanabhirama Philadelphia My dear Nayana Bhirama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 27th December, 1970 and have noted the contents carefully. I am glad to hear that Philadelphia is such a good place for pushing on our Sankirtana movement and it is also very encouraging to hear that BTG distribution is increasing. Also, now that you
Hyderabad My dear Hariprasadaji, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated December 27, 1972 and January 2, 1973, and I have noted the contents with great care. Now your brother is here with me and I am talking with him daily what we shall do in Hyderabad. So you needn
Hasyakari (Howard Bernd), Rathangapani (Randy Buchert), Varuthapa (Warren Havens), Laksmivan (Lawson Knight), Bhaktavatsala (Barry Butler), Bhaktilila (Linda Butler) My dear Sons and Daughter, Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Damodara I have gladly accepted all of you as my duly initiated disciples. Now you may send your beads to Kirtanananda in New Vrindaban for chanting them,...
Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. Your letter dated December 28, 1972, is in hand and I have noted the contents carefully. According to our Vedic process, polygamy is allowed. For example, Krsna married 16,000 wives, Arjuna married 3 or 4 wives, Krsna
Satsvarupa, Hrdayananda Dallas My dear Satsvarupa and Hrdayananda, Please accept my blessings. Your letters dated December 25, 1972, are in hand and I am very much encouraged also to see the nice photos you have sent me. Especially I am glad to hear that Mohanananda has returned to Dallas School for taking charge of things there. Yes, he was the original pioneer member of Dallas Temple, so he has...
Gurudasa Dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 27, 1973 and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding transfer of money from the U.S.A., I have somehow or other arranged to transfer
London My dear Revatinandana Swami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter Jan. 4, 1974 with the enclosed cookbook. I know you are a very good cook and I can understand that you have found the books useful for distribution. I have no objection to your printing it with the name
Dear Sukadeva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 4, 1974 and I have examined the contents. It is good news for me that our Seattle, Washington temple is growing under your able guidance, and I am much obliged to you. It would not be possible for me to preach all over the world except for your cooperation, you and your Godbrothers and sisters who...
All Temple Presidents Temple Presidents All ISKCON Centers My dear temple president, Please accept my blessings. This letter is to inform you that Hari das Brahmacari has received permission to go to all of our centers in the west for visiting and gaining the experience of preaching there. He is from Bengal and he can cook nicely, go out on sankirtana, lead kirtanas, classes, as well as teach Bengali...
London My dear Devamaya devi dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Jan. 6th 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you for your burfis. Regarding your questions, there is no special planet for the Lord in His form of Lord Jagannatha. This particular lila was performed with His brother and sister when They were on this planet. If you are attracted to worshiping...
Abhirama Miami My dear Abhirama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated 8th December, 1975. I have replied your previous letter. I do not know why you have not received it. I accept all the candidates for first initiation as my duly initiated disciples. Their spiritual names are:

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