February 14

Spoken February 14
Bg 6.2-5 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Who is reading? Devotee: Verse number two. “What is called renunciation is the same as yoga, or linking oneself with the Supreme, for no one can become a yogi unless he renounces the desire for sense gratification [Bg. 6.2].” Prabhupāda: Here is the point of yoga practice. Yoga means to join. Now in our conditional state, although we are part and parcel of the Supreme, but we are now separated. The same example. This finger is part and parcel of your body, but if it is separated, a…
Cc. Madhya 6.151-154
Prabhupāda: Ataeva śruti kahe brahma-saviśeṣa: God, Brahma, the great. Brahma means the great. Bṛhatvād bṛhannatvāt. The Absolute Truth is the great and can expand also unlimitedly. Advaitam acyutam anādim ananta-rūpam [Bs. 5.33]. Rūpam: He has got His transcendental forms, Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Purport to Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava
Prabhupāda: ...gopī-jana-vallabha giri-vara-dhārī, yasoda-nandana braja-jana-rañjana yamunā-tīra-vana-cārī. This small song you can practice. The tune I can give you. [Prabhupāda sings each line and devotees respond, then with mṛdaṅga and karatālas.
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...my Guru Mahārāja was in his last days, these rascal doctors injected... Our, this Kuñjabihārī, Tīrtha Mahārāja brought so many big, big doctors. And he protested, “Why are you giving me injection?” He protested. He personally said, “Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:…
SB 6.3.20-23
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.3.20–23 Prabhupāda: " svayambhūr nāradaḥ śambhuḥ kumāraḥ kapilo manuḥ prahlādo janako bhīṣmo balir vaiyāsakir vayam [SB 6.3.20]" Twelve mahājanas, authorities, we have discussed yesterday morning. " dvādaśaite vijānīmoHaṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:
Bg 7.1 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " ...pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayaṁ samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu [Bg. 7.1]" Mr. Justice [indistinct] Swami, Ladies and Gentlemen, first of all, I thank you very much for kindly coming here and participating in this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. As I have already explained last night, that originally we are all Kṛṣṇa conscious. Just like each oSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Devotees:
Lecture
Prabhupāda: ...to God it is the king of all knowledge, rāja-vidyā. Because it is our constitutional position, normal life, to serve Kṛṣṇa. We are part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa. Just like part and parcel of my body---what they are meant for? Just like this finger is the part and parcel of my body. And what is the business of the finger? The business of the finger is to serve this whole body. Now, I have got some pain in this finger, so it is not workingDevotees:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Devote…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...even those who are farmers [indistinct]. In India also. As soon as they get some education, they don’t want to be a farmer. Gurudāsa: They’re going to the cities. Prabhupāda: Yes. They will be satisfied to become a petty clerk and get some very little income. They will be satisfied. They donGurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Pr…
Bg 2.14 Lecture
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Bhagavad-gītā, Second Chapter, fourteenth verse. [leads chanting of verse] " mātrā-sparśās tu kaunteya śītoṣṇa-sukha-duḥkha-dāḥHṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:…
Questions and Answers
[translated into Spanish throughout] Prabhupāda: Actually, spiritual consciousness keeps the body fit. Just like in the body the spirit soul is there and the consciousness is also there, maybe polluted, but as soon as the spirit soul gives up this body, the body immediately begins to decompose. So the decomposition of the body is checked by the spiritual presence. So if you become advanced in spiritual consciousness there is no question of suffering from bodily disease. [break]Woman devotee:Pra…
SB 7.9.7
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.7 Śāstrījī: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [chants verse, with Prabhupāda and devotees repeating] Dayānanda: [chants synonyms; devotees chant responsively] " astauṣīd dharim ekāgra- manasā susamāhitaḥ prema-gadgadayā vācāPrabhupāda:
Room Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: It seems like it will be a long court case. Prabhupāda: Very good. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: But they have no case. Prabhupāda: They have no case. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: They’re simply creating some, you know, problems, making propaganda against our society. Prabhupāda: Yes. That will advertise us. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yeah.Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Satsvarūpa:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Pra…
Room Conversation Varṇāśrama System Must Be Introduced
Prabhupāda: Revolution means they are dissatisfied. Satsvarūpa: French Revolution, Russian Revolution. Prabhupāda: These things were not going nicely. Therefore gradually it broke. But if things are going nicely, people will be happy. They will not revolt. You have to keep the citizens satisfied in all respects. You must know the necessity how people are satisfied. You have to arrange the government in that way. Then there will be no revolution. Mass of people, if they are satisfied, they will…
Conversation on Roof
Prabhupāda: ...son begotten by Lord Śiva in the womb of Pārvatī, he’ll be able to conquer over the demons. Kārttikeya. You have heard the name of Kārttikeya? So the wife of Lord Śiva, Dākṣāyaṇī, committed suicide in the Dakṣa Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-ś…
Letters February 14
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept blessings and offer the same to all your Godbrothers and sisters. With reference to your telephonic conversation last night and your letter of the 10th February, I beg to inform you that the Branch at San Francisco will act as a separate identity and the New York establishment has nothing to take risk for this centre.
Jahnava My dear Jahnava Dasi Please accept my blessings, and the blessings of my Guru Maharaja. I am very pleased to now accept you as my disciple, and your spiritual name is Jahnava Dasi. Janava Devi was the consort energy of Lord Nityananda. This process of Krishna Consciousness is offered to every one, but only one out of many thousands of people will accept it. Therefore you should be very serious...
Jayapataka My dear Jayapataka, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of February 7, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I have also seen the leaflets done by this boy, Mark, and they are very nicely done. Regarding your question the 10 senses, such questions should be taken up at your Istagosthi meetings. I have already answered most of the questions you have...
My dear Kirtanananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 9 February, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. Regarding prasadam offering to the Deities, you will take from the cooked foodstuffs in a plate just sufficient for one man
Prahladananda My dear Prahladananda Das, Please accept my blessings and the blessings of my Guru Maharaja also. I am very pleased to accept you as my disciple, and your spiritual name is Prahladananda. This means one who is as cheerful as Maharaja Prahlada in all kinds of critical tests. With these chanting beads, this Hare Krishna Mantra is coming down by disciplic succession, so you receive it,...
My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated February 12, 1969, and I am so glad to note the report of your very nice activities. The fact that 72 regular students are attending your class plus visitors means it is a great success. May Krishna bless you more and more for your sincere service. I am sure that your little son, Eric, will come out a great...
Madhudvisa My dear Madhudvisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your two letters dated 10 and 12 February, 1970 respectively. I am glad to learn that you are early planning for the upcoming Ratha-yatra festival. In this connection, I have requested the exact date of the festival from India but it has not yet been replied, so you may plan for any suitable date between 20...
Boston My dear Sacisuta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated February 4, 1970, and I am glad to learn that you have now become steady in comparison with your flickering past life. The association of devotees is the most important element in learning Krishna Consciousness way of life. By association with undesirable companions we have learned so many bad habits...
Hamburg My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 29 January, 1972, and I am very pleased to note that you are so enthusiastic to push on Krishna Consciousness and follow yourself very faithfully the regulative principles chalked out by our great predecessors. If you simply go on in this way, everything will come out successful, that we are seeing...
Hamburg My dear Himavati dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of February 1, 1972, I am very much engladdened to note that you are progessing so nicely in Krishna Consciousness by teaching others. That is the system. Learn yourself and teach others, then this Movement will grow progressively. But one thing is that the highest standards of purity must be always very...
My dear Ramesvara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated February 5th. and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very much pleased to hear of your increased book distribution and it gives me great pleasure to hear of your increased eagerness to distribute my literature. Through the distribution of this literature, we can completely annihilate all the bogus yogi groups...
Brahmananda Nairobi Dear Brahmananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 24, 1974, which has only reached me now due to travelling. I appreciate your spirit in wanting to retaliate against the Kenya government for their not allowing me to enter the country on Krsna
Denver Dear Kurusrestha das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 24, 1974 which has only now reached me due to my travelling. Your report on activities in Denver center is very comprehensive and I can understand you are feeling full responsibility for all the devotees and operations under your care. Actually the more selfless dedication you apply yourself...
Sridhara Maharaja Navadvipa Personal My dear Sripada Sridhara Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet. I thank you very much for your kind letter dated 1-1-1975 and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. I left India on the 26th January from Bombay and I went to Hong Kong and Tokyo. Then I went to Hawaii and I received your letter there. Then I went to Los Angeles....
Brahmananda Nairobi My dear Brahmananda Swami, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated February 1, 1976. If you are needed there, it is all right for you to miss the festival. You will have to accept the decisions made by the other GBC. You can gradually train Nanda Kumar. He is undoubtedly a good pujari.
San Diego My dear Gunagrahi das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated February 5, 1976. Regarding your question the brahmacaris, you may consult the GBC regarding this matter. Tamala Krishna Maharaja especially is qualified to give you good answer.
Rupanuga Deleplane, Virginia My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 31, 1976. I have before me the Sankirtana Newsletter for January 12-18, so why are you standing third? Regarding Philadelphia

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