January 13

Spoken January 13
Lecture [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: We are all in ignorance, in the darkness of ignorance. Ajñāna-timirāndhasya. So the disciple is praying that “I am... I was in the darkness of ignorance,” but jñānāñjana-śalākayā, “but you have opened my eyes by the torture of knowledge
Bg 7.1 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 Prabhupāda: " mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayaṁ samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu [Bg. 7.1]" So today’s subject matter is kṛṣṇa-yoga. Yesterday we discussed some portion of it.Devotee:Prabhupāda:
SB 1.16.18
Prabhupāda: Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. Devotees: Jaya! Haribol. Prabhupāda: [leads chanting of Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] [leads prema-dhvani prayers] Thank you very much. [break] [06:00] Pradyumna: Translation “The personality of religious principles, Dharma, was wandering in the form of a bull. And he met the personality of Earth in the form of a cow, who appeared to grieve like a mother who had lost her child. She had tears in her eyes, and the beauty of her body was lost. Thu…
Morning Walk
Devotees: Haribol. Haribol. Haribol. Haribol. [break] Prabhupāda: How do you like this idea? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: At Victoria... Prabhupāda: Anywhere, as we are walking, the saṅkīrtana. [break] ...tiresome. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: No. Prabhupāda: Walking and chanting, sometimes it is... Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Little bit. It’s a goodPrabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Jayapatāka:Prabhupāda:Jayapatāka:Prabhupāda:Jayapatāka:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Jayapatāka:Prabhupāda:Jayapatāka…
SB 5.5.2 [Bengali]
Prabhupāda: " mahat-sevāṁ dvāram āhur vimuktes tamo-dvāraṁ yoṣitāṁ saṅgi-saṅgam mahāntas te sama-cittāḥ praśāntā vimanyavaḥ suhṛdaḥ sādhavo ye [SB 5.5.2]" [Bengali]
Lecture at Kumbha-melā
Prabhupāda: [indistinct] ...the Personality of Godhead, He has come down. He comes, " yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānir bhavati bhārata [Bg. 4.7]" That is one of the pastimes: to deliver the fallen souls. Fallen souls means anyone who is in this material world, beginning from Brahmā down to the small ant, all of them are fallen. It is simply degree of position. Just like in the prison house everyone is a criminal. One may be first-class prisoner and one may be third-class prisoner, but all of t…
Conversation and Instruction On New Movie
Prabhupāda: These are weapons. That was the only endeavor, how legally he could occupy the bricks and stones of Gauḍīya Math. That’s all. He had no other ambition. How to push on Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s mission, how to push on Guru MahārājaRāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara…
Letters January 13
My dear Andrea Temple, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of January 9, 1968, and I thank you very much for it. I have heard from Govinda dasi that you are such a nice girl, and I appreciate your sincere interest in this Krishna Conscious philosophy and this Sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya. I have also heard how you typed Sri Sri Brahma Samhita and I am very pleased with...
Jadurani My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your nice letters of Jan. 11, and 13. I thank you for your kind appreciation for the tapes received there. Also, thank you that you are trying to organize all the artists, and doing so nicely. No, there is no color picture of Lord Caitanya
Pradyumna My dear Pradyumna, Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your nice letter of Jan. 13, 1968. Your eagerness to render service to the Lord is very much appreciated by me. Please get the copy of Sri Sri Brahma Samhita, and begin the transliteration. I think you know the diacritical marks for transliteration; please use them. Please send me full photostat copy of the original Brahma Samhita....
My dear Madhavi Lata, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your recent letter (undated) and I have noted the contents. You have tried to explain the reasons for your recent traveling excursions, but there is no need to explain; the reason is that you are restless. I wanted you to concentrate your mind on painting and utilizing your talents for Krishna
Dear Mrs. Hochner, Please accept my New Year’s greetings. I am so pleased to accept your token of good will and the sounding Haribol with needlework. This cloth is so nice that I have hung it in my room in front of me so that I can see Haribol and remember you always.
Bank of Baroda Bank of Baroda Mohan Mansion Chandi Chowk P.O. Box 1409 Delhi 6, India Agent Dear Sir: Re: My savings bank account No. 1452 with you. Kindly refer to your letter No. FEX 21/2295 dated 20 July, 1969. Please transfer Rs. 6,000 by mail order to your Calcutta branch, P.O. Box No. 313, Indian Exchange, for credit of my account No. 29/12802, and send me the debit note.
Bank of Baroda P.O. Box No. 313 India Exchange Calcutta 1, India Manager Dear Sir: Re: My savings bank account No. 29/12802 with you. Kindly refer to your letter No. FEX 33/6400 dated 29 July, 1969. I am negotiating with one Mr. Javarali for purchasing a piece of land priced near 13,000 Rs. Now, if I send you the equivalent in American dollars, whether it will be possible for you to pay him...
Punjab National Bank Punjab National Bank P.O. Vrindaban (Mathura) U.P., India Manager Dear Sir: Re: My savings fund account No. 2913 with you. Please transfer Rs. 5,500 by mail order to your Calcutta branch at Brabourne Rd. for credit of my savings fund account No. 2595.
My dear Sethji, Please accept my greetings. I beg to thank you for your New Year’s greeting card which I have received here in L.A. after returning from London via Boston. I am so glad to see your quotation from Srimad-Bhagavatam the socialistic view of Sri Narada Muni. It is very nice and I have also mentioned it in the preface of my first volume of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Krishna Consciousness Movement...
Aksayananda Vrindaban My dear Aksayananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 8th January, 1976. Why Saurabha should be consulted for Temple functioning and maintenance? He cannot give you any idea for these things. He is busy with other matters.
Brahmananda Nairobi My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 27th, 1975. Our movement is so large it requires expert management and strong vigilence. Now you are finding out so many things were mismanaged, but why didn
Sri K. Raghupati Rao Sri K. Raghupati Rao 5 Raja Annamali Road, Madras 600084 Dear Sri Rao, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated 5th January, 1976. You say that there is some contradiction in the Bhagavad-gita, that is your defective understanding. The direct meaning of the 15th Chapter 7th verse is that every living entity is the eternal part and parcel of Krishna....
Jayatirtha My dear Jayatirtha, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Dec. 31st and have noted the contents. Let Harikesa Swami have some encouragement, and at Mayapur we can decide. He is intelligent and has got good energy. It is good news German book printing and distribution. It is all your credit, Krsna will bless you. You are competent to decide all these things....
Sudama New York My dear Sudama Swami, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter dated Jan. 3rd and have noted the contents. It is nice that you are enthusiastically engaged in New York. I have no objection to your worshiping my murti for Guru Puja. But for placing in the temple there must be a pair of murtis, (my Guru Maharaja must be there) as in Krsna-Balarama Mandir, and they must...
West Germany Dear Uthal dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Dec. 31st and have noted the contents. I do not think this ship will be successful. Getting and managing a farm is a good proposal. I am encouraging farm projects everywhere. That is a very important, solid program. So do this enthusiastically and Krsna will be pleased.

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