January 16

Spoken January 16
Cc. Madhya 22.31-33
Prabhupāda: Kṛṣṇa is the original sun; therefore wherever Kṛṣṇa is present there cannot be any ignorance or illusion. Darkness is compared with ignorance, illusion, sleeping, laziness, intoxication, madness; these are all darkness. One who is in the quality of darkness, these things will be visible in his person: too much sleepy, lazy, ignorant. Just opposite, the opposite number of knowledge. So these are called darkness. So if actually one is in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, these qualities will be not…
Purport to Parama Koruṇa
Prabhupāda: Parama koruṇa, pahū dui jana, nitāi gauracandra. This is a song sung by Locana dāsa Ṭhākura, a great devotee of Lord Caitanya, almost contemporary. He wrote one book, Caitanya-maṅgala, depicting the activities of Lord Caitanya. That is a very famous book,
SB 6.2.11
Prabhupāda: [Hindi] [sings maṅgalacaraṇa prayers] [aside:] That’s all right. " na niṣkṛtair uditair brahma-vādibhis tathā viśuddhyaty aghavān vratādibhiḥ yathā harer nāma-padair udāhṛtais tad uttamaśloka-guṇopalambhakam []" Na niṣkṛtair uditair brahma-vādibhiḥ.Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...enjoy in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Don’t forget Kṛṣṇa. Then you are well. Nirbandhaḥ kṛṣṇa-sambandhe yuktaṁ vairāgyam ucyate [Brs. 1.2.255]. Such a nice park. If we hold saṅkīrtana, people gather and enjoy distribution of prasādam,Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana…
SB 1.16.20
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.16.20 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " pādair nyūnaṁ śocasi maika-pādam ātmānaṁ vā vṛṣalair bhokṣyamāṇamPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.26.41
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.41 Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " rūpa-mātrād vikurvāṇāt tejaso daiva-coditāt rasa-mātram abhūt tasmād ambho jihvā rasa-grahaḥ []" [break] [02:58] “By the interaction of fire and the visual sensation, the subtle element taste evolves under a superior arrangement. From taste, water is produced, and the tongue, which perceives taste, is also manifested.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk. Tour of Māyāpur Grounds
Prabhupāda: They’ll never give us. Jayapatāka: They’re willing to give; they just want a higher price. Prabhupāda: What is the use? [break] Jayapatāka: He wants six thousand rupees. [Prabhupāda laughs] He has got three and a half bigas, twenty thousand rupeesPrabhupāda:Bhavānanda:Jayapatāka:Prabhupāda:Jayapatāka:Prabhupāda:Jayapatāka:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Jayapatāka:Prabhupāda:Jayapatāka:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: If he does not read Bhāgavatam, then he remains a rascal. Hari-śauri: Anything apart from the Vedas is not really knowledge. Prabhupāda: No. May be some fragmental knowledge, but if one wants full knowledge in life, then he must read Bhāgavatam. Bhagavad-gītā is the preliminary ABCD, and then let him read Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabh…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: But one cannot give up the family life, and it was an opportunity to give up family life. So it is blessing in disguise. Abhirāma: I’m sometimes thinking that if my activities were more purified... Prabhupāda: Yes. Always be engaged in Kṛṣṇa’s service. Abhirāma: But trouble is, it seems that in myPrabhupāda:Abhirāma:Prabhupāda:Abhirāma:Prabhupāda:Abhirāma:Prabhupāda:Abhirāma:Prabhupāda:Abhirāma:Prabhupāda:Abhirāma:Prabhupāda:Abhirāma:Prabhupāda:Abhirāma:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabh…
Room Conversation on 1976 Book Scores
Rāmeśvara: This is a very bad picture. It makes the devotee look very strange. And they have this elaborate ghee holder. Prabhupāda: This is our men? Rāmeśvara: Yes. This is at an ārati. You can see the donations that people have put on the tray. But it makes it look very strange, this picture, with the lighting. They have deliberately selected this.Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Hari-śauri:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: We are discussing some subject matter from Reader’s Digest the next two hundred years, how things will happen. The scientist proposing that they’ll control the laws of nature, and they will produce food from garbage---so many fantastic ideas. But our suggestion, according to Caitanya Mahāprabhu,
Letters January 16
San Francisco My dear Uddhava and Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your letter of January 11, 1968, and am pleased with your sincere service attitude. We are all conditioned souls so we are affected by Maya, but if we sincerely chant and serve, our attachment for Krishna will be revived and we will no more have to come under this Maya. Eternally we will be serving the Lotus Feet...
Govinda My dear Govinda Dasi, Please accept my blessings. I hope that by now you have received the reply to your letter which you mailed just after your arrival in Hawaii. I am very glad to learn that you have now become a very good housewife with your very good husband. It is learned also that you are cooking very nice foodstuffs for him. This is very good. Your husband is very busy now, otherwise...
My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 12, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I have gone through the description of the various rooms of the house but you have not mentioned if there is suitable space for a temple also. Our present temple in Montreal has very nice space so our first consideration is how to make the temple...
My dear Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 6, 1969 and your letters of January 10th and 11th, 1969. From your recent letters I can understand that you are keeping yourself busily engaged and are improving nicely. This is our process, that you do not let even one minute go by without doing some sort of service for Krishna. Because as soon as...
Paris My dear Janardana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your two letters post dated 2 and 4 January, 1970 respectively, the former redirected here from Boston. I am pleased to note that although you have not yet secured a Temple building you are moving our program forward on other fronts. The arrangement for the composing and printing of BTG in French and German languages...
My dear Devendranath, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 15, 1974. I have considered your proposal to go to California and start a farm if you can acquire some land. I have been giving instruction to Sudama Maharaja for development of Hawaii center, of which you are presently a member, and our plans include acquiring land here and farming flowers...
Abhirama Coconut Grove, Florida My dear Abhirama das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Jan. 7, 1975 and have noted the contents. I have accepted the ten persons whom you have recommended for second initiation and their threads have been enclosed along with mantra sheet. I have also accepted the three you have recommended for first initiation. Their names are:...
Puranjana Amsterdam My dear Puranjana das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Jan. 6th, 1975 and have noted the contents. I think your idea having professional men do our accounting in order to assure good accounting, is a good proposal. Regarding your other points, you must discuss these things with Hansadutta.
Revatinandana Los Angeles My dear Revatinandana Svami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Dec. 27, 1974 and have noted the contents. Your program sounds very nice. Please go on with this work continuously preaching and as far as possible, try to sell some books also.
Melbourne My dear Balarama dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your two letters dated December 23rd and January 7th respectively, and have noted the contents. Enclosed please find a letter as you requested announcing my appointing Bali Mardan as GBC. Upon your recommendation, I am happy to accept Nakula dasa Adhikari for second initiation. Now hold a fire yajna, and play the tape...
ISKCON International Gurukula Calcutta/ 3 Albert Road ISKCON International Gurukula To whom it may concern, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has decided to introduce the gurukula system of education for the proper training of young boys in the traditional gurukula way laid down in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. This gurukula system will be gradually upgraded to the rank of a...

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