January 23

Spoken January 23
Cc. Madhya 25.36-40
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.36–40 Prabhupāda: " nātaḥ paraṁ parama sambhavata yad bhavataḥ svarūpam ānanda-mātram avikalpam aviddha-varcaḥ paśyāmi viśva-sṛjam ekam aviśvam ātman bhūtendriyātmakam adas ta upāśrito
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...that sex is there. Sudāmā: Yes, yes. Prabhupāda: That is not missed. Sudāmā: No. Prabhupāda: Therefore Bhāgavata says, viṣayaḥ khalu sarvataḥ syāt [SB 11.9.29]. Viṣaya, the four things---eating, sleeping, mating, defending---in any condition of life they’re available. TheySudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Passers-by:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Bali-mar…
SB 1.16.26-30
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] Prabhupāda: Satyaṁ śaucaṁ dayā kṣāntis. Pradyumna: " satyaṁ śaucaṁ dayā kṣāntis tyāgaḥ santoṣa ārjavam śamo damas tapaḥ sāmyaṁ titikṣoparatiḥ śrutam" Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (3):Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Devotee (4):Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:…
Cornerstone Laying, Bhagavad-gītā 16.7-9
Cornerstone Laying, Bhagavad-gītā 16.7–9 Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] " ...mano-‘bhīṣṭaṁ sthāpitaṁ yena bhū-tale svayaṁ rūpaḥ kadā mahyaṁ dadāti sva-padāntikam" [When will Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī Prabhupāda, who has established within this material world the mission to fulfill the desire of Lord Caitanya, give me shelter under his lotus feet?] " vande ‘haṁ śrī-guroḥ śrī-yuta-pada-kamalaṁ śrī-gurūn vaiṣṇavāṁś ca[I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritua…
Morning Walk
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: ...last month? Prabhupāda: No, they gave it, account up to December 12, week ending on December 12. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes, there was a six-day period when they sold 650,000 pieces of literature, six days. Prabhupāda: Recently we have published abridged edition of Bhagavad-gītā, 350,000Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Indian man (4):Prabhupāda:Indian man (4):Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāl…
Evening Darśana
Prabhupāda: He started this rājya hope: “We must have our own land.” So he was a very big man, barrister. So one, his friend, he was also brāhmaṇa, he felt it, and he was taking it daily, gaṇgā-snāna. So this, his friend, Mr. Bannerjee, he came to see him, that Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Mr. Pandiya:Prabhupāda:Mr. Pandiya:Prabhupāda:Mr. Pandiya:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Mr. Pandiya:Prabhupāda:Mr. Pandiya:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Indi…
Evening Lecture
Prabhupāda: So we shall continue that Rāmānanda? No. So who will read and explain? Indian guest or devotee: So shall I read from the First Chapter? Prabhupāda: No. Where he was. Indian guest or devotee: [indistinct] Prabhupāda: Yes. Hari-śauri: You won’t be speaking, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Prabhupāda: No. He will explain in Oriya. [break] [Gaura-Govinda translates in Oriya throughout] Indian guest or devotee:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian …
Conversation During Massage
Gargamuni: ...against the village people, and they harass the workers after working hours. So Jayapatāka said he was going to get the police there to watch. Prabhupāda: Yes. Bring police, and in the presence of police go on working. And if he disturbs, kill him. That’Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Gargamuni:Brahmānanda:Gargamuni:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Pr…
Room Conversation
[kīrtana in background] Bhāgavata: It was written in the paper that one nāga, he has died from cold. He was wearing nothing. [laughs] He has died. Prabhupāda: In Māgha-melā, er, Kumbha-melā? Bhāgavata: At Kumbha-melā, yes. One nāga. He died due to cold. It became very cold one night after you left, so cold that the Prabhupāda:Bhāgavata:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Gurukṛpa:Prabhupāda:Bhāgavata:Gurukṛpa:Hari-śauri:Bhāgavata:Prabhupāda:Bhāgavata:Prabhupāda:Bhāgavata:Prabhupāda:Guruk…
Letters January 23
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your nice long letter of 1/19/68, and of 1/17/68, and have noted contents carefully. We will phone Ravi Sankara and make some arrangements with him as is possible. Regarding Hanuman Prasad Poddar, he is not so formidable rascal, but you can read his literature. He is a sincere worker in Krishna Consciousness. His defect is that he is...
Rupanuga My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. It is my desire that you may not change your present program for going to Washington. I have advised Brahmananda to send Purusottama to Buffalo. In the meantime, I am also writing one letter to Mr. Goel; the copy of my recent speech on Krishna Consciousness I will send to him. Also, I am sending you one copy of said speech, and it may be published...
Houston, Texas Dear Sahadeva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 11, 1974. Regarding second initiations, I have become very concerned lately, that some of our older students who have been given the second initiation, have not been strictly following the rules and regulations. So from now on I want our presidents to be very sure the devotees they...
Bhavananda, Jayapataka Mayapur My dear Bhavananda Svami and Jayapataka Svami, Please accept my blessings. The bearer of this letter, Jagannatha das brahmacari is coming to Mayapur to work on the Caitanya Caritamrta manuscript. Hopefully, he will finish editing work on the Antya-lila by the Festival at the end of March. Please give him all facilities in this connection. He will need a quiet spot...
Mrs. Perlmutter Dear Mrs. Perlmutter, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter dated January 7th, and have noted the contents with pleasure. Yes, our Society is depending on love and respect; we are bound by love. You have thought exactly like an affectionate mother. Every mother should think like you for the benefit of her son. Our endeavor is to save human society from the danger...
Sriman Rupanuga das Adhikary ISKCON 10310 Oaklyn Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854 Nayapalli P.O. Bhubaneswara 12 Dist. Puri, Orissa Dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of December 24th, and studied the contents carefully. I have also noted the photocopy of the check for

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