February 17

Spoken February 17
Bg 6.16-24 Lecture
Devotee: Verse sixteen: “There is no possibility of one’s becoming a yogi, O Arjuna, if one eats too much, or eats too little, sleeps too much or does not sleep enough [Bg. 6.16].” Prabhupāda: Yes. This is very nice. [laughs] Nothing is prohibited because after all, you have to execute the yoga process with this body. To make the best use of a bad bargain. You see? This material body is the source of all miseries. Actually the spirit soul has no misery. Just like normal condition of a living en…
Cc. Ādi 7.119
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.119 Prabhupāda: " viṣṇu-śaktiḥ parā proktā kṣetrajñākhyā tathā parā avidyā-karma-samjñānyā tṛtīyā śaktir iṣyate [Cc. Madhya 6.154]" So we are discussing three kinds of energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Yesterday the question was, some gentleman, that whether the ultimate truth, Absolute Truth, is a person or imperson. There are many impersonalists, and there are many personalists also. The personalists, impersonalists, and the localized Par…
Lecture
Prabhupāda: ...giving quotations from many scriptures the supreme position of chanting the holy name of Kṛṣṇa. " śravaṇaṁ kīrtanaṁ dhyānaṁ harer adbhuta-karmaṇaḥ janma-karma-guṇānāṁ ca tad-arthe ‘khila ceṣṭitam" Ity ādi asmin eva purāṇe tatra tatra pathyate.
Room Conversation
Devotee: ...then why is any one activity of Kṛṣṇa consciousness better than another one? Why is any one way of serving Kṛṣṇa better than another? For example, with chanting of the sixteen rounds. Suppose that you’ve gone 23 hours of the day serving Kṛṣṇa in one way or another, and the last hour there is opportunity to finish your rounds and also opportunity to make a life member. So instead of chanting your sixteen roundsPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Pra…
Lecture [Hindi] [Partially Recorded]
Prabhupāda:
SB 6.1.6
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.6 Prabhupāda: This is a verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Sixth Canto, First Chapter, verse number 6. [] In the course of conversation... Not conversation. Mahārāja Parīkṣit was hearing Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam from Śukadeva Gosvāmī. This
Morning Walk
Yaśomatīnandana: ... everybody he saw Kṛṣṇa, and the people knew...[indistinct] [laughter] Right, Prabhupāda? Prabhupāda: His father could not. His father could not. Yaśomatīnandana: My father couldn’t know Him. Yadubara: Hiraṇyakaśipu. Yes. Prabhupāda: Prahlāda’s father, he could not see. But Prahlāda sees.Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Yaśomatīnandana:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Dr…
Bg 2.17 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 2.17 [translated throughout by Hṛdayānanda] Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] " avināśi tu tad viddhiHṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Guest:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hanumān:Prabhupāda:…
SB 7.9.10
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.10 Śāstrījī: [chants verse, with Prabhupāda and devotees repeating] [break] " viprād dvi-ṣaḍ-guṇa-yutād aravinda-nābha- pādāravinda-vimukhāt śvapacaṁ variṣṭham manye tad-arpita-mano-vacanehitārtha- prāṇam punāti sa kulaṁ na tu bhūrimānaḥDayānanda:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...brainwash or brain-giving, that “This movement is not brainwash; we are brain-giving. Where is your brain? First of all you must have brain; then it is a question of washing. But you have no brain; you do not know what is this life. So we are giving, brain-giving movement, not brainwashing movement.Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Child:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Devotee…
SB 7.9.3
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.3 Pradyumna: Translation: “Thereafter Lord Brahmā requested Prahlāda Mahārāja, who was standing very near him: My dear son, Lord Nṛsiṁha-deva is extremely angry at your demoniac father. Please go forward and appease the Lord.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters February 17
Carl E. Maxwell-Payne William Alfred White Inc. 513 Avenue of the Americans New York 11. N.Y. Dear Mr. Payne, I thank you very much for your letter of February 14, 1967 and I have received the copies of your schemes which did not fructify. From a letter of Mr. William J. Taylor dated January 20, 1967 it appears that he authorized you for first mortgage negotiation and I do not know how Mr. Taylor...
My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of Feb. 8, 1968, and have noted the contents. I thank you very much for your sincere appreciation, and for your feelings of imperfectness. The more you think as imperfect, the more you make actual progress in Krishna Consciousness. This hankering after perfection is seen in even the most perfect devotees. So we should...
Gargamuni My dear Gargamuni, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated February 9, 1969, and I thank you very much for it. Regarding your reprinting of my letters, if you will not detract from your other important engagements you may do it. I have written to Brahmananda distributing our books, and should assist him in this important matter. I have considered your...
Krsna Devi Washington, D.C. My dear Krsnadevi, Please accept my blessings. I am very much pleased to read your letter dated 13 February, 1970, and thank you very much for your appreciation. Now I see that in our society the girls are more intelligent than the boys.
Sriman Rupanuga das Adhikary ISKCON Temple 40 Englewood Avenue Buffalo, N.Y. 14214 CENTER: 1975 So. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, Cal. 90034 My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your two letters dated February 7 and 9, 1970 respectively. I have also received the edited copy of Krsna tape #10.
Sridama Boston My dear Sridama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 12 February, 1970, and I am very glad to know that you are doing well in Boston Temple. I did not know where you were staying and I was very much anxious your health, so I wrote to Subala and he has conveyed my message to you. Now I am relieved to learn that your are engaged in cooking...
Hansadutta My dear Hansadutta Please accept my blessings. While in India last it was brought to my attention that our Sriman Hayagriva das has become deviated from the four basic principles which I have given to all my students for adherence to when they are first initiated. I do not know why he is living in such a way but I feel that he must be brought back to the standard immediately. So I am requesting...
Gurudasa, Prajapati Los Angeles My dear Guru das and Prajapati, Please accept my blessings. Regarding the dance troupe, I request you to prepare 7 different dances (a new one each day) from the Caitanya Caritamrta for displaying and performing during the Mayapur festival. Also, I request you to prepare 7 different dances from the Krishna book for performing during the Vrndavana festival. When you...
Hare Krishna Land Juhu Road, Juhu Bombay Sree Dham Mayapur Dist Nadia, West Bengal Dear Gopal Krsna, Please accept my blessings. Please supply me the following BBT information. 1) What amount of order is the Vrinda Book Co. giving monthly, and
Mayesvara das Brahmachari ISKCON 340 West 55th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019 U.S.A. Sree Dham Mayapur Dist. Nadia, West Bengal Dear Mayesvara, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of February 7, and heard the contents. Regarding whether to follow Tamal Krsna Goswami and work at architecture and mechanical plans in the Pennsylvania farm or to come and work in the same way with...

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