Spoken February 19
Introduction to Gītopaniṣad
[Earliest Recording of Śrīla Prabhupāda in the Bhaktivedanta Archives]
Bg 6.30-34 Lecture
Viṣṇujana: Verse thirty: “For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me [Bg. 6.34].” Prabhupāda: That’s all. How you can [laughs] be lost of Kṛṣṇa? That is sadā tad-bhāva-bhāvitaḥ [Bg. 8.6]. So if you practice your life in this way, never lost to Kṛṣṇa, so at the time of death you are sure to go to Kṛṣṇa. Where you are going? You are not lost to Kṛṣṇa. Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇu…
Cc. Madhya 6.154-155
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.154–155 Prabhupāda: " ...tathā parā avidyā-karma-saṁjñānyā tṛtīyā śaktir iṣyate" So there are three kinds of energies. The Supreme Personality of Godhead has got unlimited energies, just like in the sun there is unlimited energy. You can imagine if so much energy is possible in a material thing which is created by God, or Kṛṣṇa, how much energy Kṛṣṇa has got. That can be easilyIndian:
Speech at Śrī Caitanya Maṭha
Prabhupāda: ...His Holiness Śrīpāda Puri Mahārāja. we are very much thankful to the authorities of this temple for giving us shelter and associating with this holy function. [aside:] You will translate? [Yaśomatīnandana translates throughout] [break] TodayŚyāmasundara:
Lecture at Śrī Caitanya Maṭha
[audience talking loudly in background throughout] Prabhupāda: ... kindly coming here and participating in the great Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. [break] ...in this meeting, the Commissioner of Income Tax... Host: Sales tax, Sales tax. Prabhupāda: Sales tax, present here, and he has asked me [loud applause] one intelligent question, which I, I was just going to answer. So I shall try to answer, here in this meeting, what is the objective of this movement. This Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement i…
Bg 7.4 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 7.4 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " bhūmir āpo ‘nalo vāyuḥ khaṁ mano buddhir eva ca ahaṅkāra itīyaṁ mePrabhupāda:Devotee:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...impersonalist or personalist. Impersonalist or personalist. Mr. Sar: Yes. Prabhupāda: Who is better? Mr. Sar: Yes. Prabhupāda: That is explained, that personalists are better posted than the impersonalists. Gatir duḥk..., avyaktā hi gatir duḥkhaṁ dehavadbhir avāpyateMr. Sar:Prabhupāda:Mr. Sar:Prabhupāda:Mr. Sar:Prabhupāda:Mr. Sar:Prabhupāda:Mr. Sar:Prabhupāda:Mr. Sar:Prabhupāda:Mr. Sar:Prabhupāda:Mr. Sar:Prabhupāda:Mr. Sar:Prabhupāda:Mr. Sar:Prabhupāda:Mr. Sar:Pr…
Room Conversation with Professors
[translated throughout by Hṛdayānanda] Prabhupāda: At the present moment it is required that the leading men should understand the aims of life and introduce it in the society for the general benefit of the human society. The present chaotic position of the societyProfessor:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Professor:Prabhupāda:Professor:Prabhupāda:Professor:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Professor:Prabhupāda:Professor:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Professor:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Prof…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...this flavor. Now who can challenge? Apart from other things... Acyutānanda: But you don’t know the real cause scientifically, so you say it is a god. Prabhupāda: No, no. You, you are scientist, but you are a greater rascal. You cannot explain. Wherefrom this flavor has come?Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Guru-kṛpa:Prabhupāda:Guru-kṛpa:Prabhupāda:Guru-kṛpa:Acyutānanda:Guru-kṛpā:Sudāmā:Yaśodānan…
SB 7.9.12
Śāstrījī: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [chants verse, with Prabhupāda and devotees repeating] [break] " tasmād ahaṁ vigata-viklava īśvarasya sarvātmanā mahi gṛṇāmi yathā manīṣamDayānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotees and children:
Evening Darśana
Prabhupāda: How do they speak there is no soul? What is the reason? Acyutānanda: Their reason is they cannot see the soul. Prabhupāda: Then they have no intelligence. Mūḍha. Acyutānanda: When we dig a hole here and there’s water, within a few weeks there’s fish and frogs. They say that isPrabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutā…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...and actually for the benefit of the human society. They have no other desire. Hari-śauri: No, they can’t stop this movement. It’s not possible to stop this movement now. Prabhupāda: No, it is not possible. That I’m certain. It is advertising indirectly. [laughs]Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:H…
Room Conversation with Ādi-keśava Swami
Ādi-keśava: ... the handling of this case in New York. We’ve been talking a lot the general issues, but there’s some specific points. Some are very practical, have come up. For instance... Prabhupāda: If you feel alone, you take some other with you whom you like.Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśa…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Now nobody can. After, no darśana. Hari-śauri: I told him darśana’s finished. Prabhupāda: Yes. That’s all. Where is Tamāla Kṛṣṇa? Ādi-keśava: I don’t know. Satsvarūpa: Shall I call him? Prabhupāda: No, no. Ādi-keśava: I was wondering. I’ve been... While in New York I’ve been worshiping the Deities, Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, but now, because of this case, IPrabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Bhakti-caru[?]:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Ādi-keśava:Prabhupāda:Bhavānanda:Prabhupāda:Bhav…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: And anywhere there is some connection with Caitanya Mahāprabhu, we shall try to develop on this principle. Besides that, as many other centers possible. Pṛthivīte āche yata nagarādi [CB Antya-khaṇḍa 4.126]. That will make our movement triumphant. And demons are always against. That is old story, everywhere.Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Hari-śauri:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa…
Letters February 19
Linda Detroit My dear Linda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your nice letter dated 10 February, 1970, and I am very glad to note how you are eager to understand this science of devotional service to Krsna or Krsna Consciousness.
My dear Gerald, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your nice letter dated Lachine, 23rd December, 1970. I am travelling all over India just now on preaching tour and Samkirtan, so sometimes my mail is delayed. I am very glad that you are inquisitive to know the science of Krsna consciousness and you are already practically experiencing the awakening of transcendentally blissful love...
Miami My dear Sankarsana, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 26th. and have noted the contents carefully. All of your programs sound very pleasing to me and I request that you write and consult with Visnu Jana Maharaja and the local GBC men, in order to bring the realization of this proposal. I am here in Australia at the moment and will be returning to...
Los Angeles My dear Dr. Wolf, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Feb. 12th, 1975 and have noted the contents carefully. I am very soon going to London and I shall meet with Hansadutta and other secretaries there. I shall seriously see that all such undesirable things may not happen in the future.
Gunagrahi San Diego My dear Gunagrahi das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Feb. 11, 1975 and have noted the contents. I have accepted upon your recommendation Dan for first initiation. His name is Dvarakaraja dasa. His beads may be chanted upon by Kirtanananda Svami or Satsvarupa Maharaja. I have also accepted Matanga das and Vamsi dasa for 2nd initiation. Their...
Pusta Krsna das (Paul H. Dossick) 1932 Haste St., Apt. 10 Berkeley, California 94704 Sree Dham Mayapur Dist Nadia, West Bengal Dear Pusta Krsna, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of February 7, 1977, and examined the contents.

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