January 26

Spoken January 26
Sannyāsa Initiation Lecture
Prabhupāda: ... and sat means om tat sat, the Absolute Truth. Sannyāsa. [aside:] So stop that sound. So renouncement, simply giving up something, is not very good idea. You must have something better. Paraṁ dṛṣṭvā nivartate [Bg. 2.59]. If you get something better, then you give up something inferior. Our Vaiṣṇava philosophy, renouncement means renouncement of sense gratification. The Māyāvāda Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Children’s Darśana
Prabhupāda: Try to answer, children? Do you know what is Kṛṣṇa? Who can say? You say something Kṛṣṇa? Girl: The Supreme Personality of Godhead. Prabhupāda: Hmm. So, what does He do? Tell something Kṛṣṇa. You have read Kṛṣṇa book? Huh? Boy: He was given many names.Prabhupāda:Girl:Prabhupāda:Girl:Prabhupāda:Devotee:
Evening Address to Paṇḍas and Scholars
Indian man (1): ...Prabhupāda, who has been kind enough to grace this occasion wherein we have assembled this evening to pay our respectful homage to Jagannātha dāsa Gosvāmī, who was a contemporary of Lord Caitanya. Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Indian man (2):Indian man (3):Prabhupāda:Indian m…
Conversation
Prabhupāda: And whatever plan he’s making, it will be all frustrated. That is the whole history. Big, big emperor, big, big politicians, they have tried. Roman Empire, the Carthagian Empire, Greece Empire, Egyptian Empire and Mogul Empire, British EmpireSatsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhu…
Prayer Chants by Purī Brāhmaṇas
[Purī temple brāhmaṇas chant prayers to Lord Jagannātha, loud pūjā going on in background throughout] Prabhupāda: So these European and American Vaiṣṇavas, they’re hankering after jagannātha svāmī nayana pathagāmī bhavatu me. Now it is through your intervention they may be able to see Jagannātha Swami. [chuckles] They are hankering like that, Indian man:Prabhupāda:
Letters January 26
My dear Govinda Dasi, Please accept my blessings. I was very pleased to read your letter of January 19, 1969. I know that you will always be thinking of me as you described in your letter because you are so affectionate to this poor old man. And by your sincere affection you have also made me think of you how you are doing there in Hawaii. I understand from your letter and from Gaurasundara
Karandhara Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter dated January 2, 1973, regarding the book shipments to India. As I have already informed you by telegram, until further notice you should not dispatch any further shipment of books for India. The position is that I have asked Kesava Prabhu to see to all the book affairs here since in the past...
San Diego Dear Bhakta das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 22, 1974. Your report is a very good one and very pleasing to me. Your combining enthusiastic programs of both sankirtana and temple worship in San Diego, should be followed by all our centers.
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, dated 15/1/74. I have noted the contents carefully. I have received my copy of special BTG. It is very nicely done. I thank you very much. With great pleasure I note that although the Government of Kenya did not allow me to enter the state, my work was not hampered on account of...
Rome Dear Dhananjaya, Please accept my blessings. I’m so glad to receive your Special Delivery mail containing BTG. I am so glad to see you have given another step forward in our activity of pushing on the Krsna Consciousness movement. Rome is certainly a very important place in Europe. Big, big headquarters of the Christian world headed by the Pope. The people are naturally religiously inclined...
Bhaktivedanta Manor Dear Danavir, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of January 11th along with enclosures regarding the Bhakta Program and it is very nice. It is good to hold more classes with the bhaktas, but they should all be on the basis of our books. You should not go beyond the jurisdiction of our teaching. The idea of theater, based on Bhagavatam topics is also a very...

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