March 15

Spoken March 15
SB 7.7.29-31
Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] " tatropāya-sahasrāṇām ayaṁ bhagavatoditaḥ yad īśvare bhagavati yathā yair añjasā ratiḥ [SB 7.7.29]" So in last day meeting we have discussed that we have to crush the seed of this material existence.
SB 7.6.1
Prabhupāda: Yamunā? Yamunā: Swamiji? Prabhupāda: It is not working, I think. [break] " ...ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur-unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ" [I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who with the torchlight of knowledge has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance.] " śrī-caitanya mano-‘bhīṣṭaṁ sthāpitaṁ yena bhū-tale svayaṁ rūpaḥ kadā mahyaṁ[When will Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī Prabhupāda, who has established with…
Cc. Ādi 7.8
Prabhupāda: [Chants jaya rādhā-mādhava] [break] [00:41] Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] Prabhupāda: Hmm. Pradyumna: " rāsādi-vilāsī, vrajalalanā-nāgaraPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...you should call learned. Arcye viṣṇau śilā-dhīr guruṣu nara-matir vaiṣṇave jāti-buddhiḥ [Padma Purāṇa]. You take it... Nitāi: Yes. Prabhupāda: ...this quotation from Padma Purāṇa, and distribute it by transcribing to all our devotees.[One who thinks the Deity in the temple to be made of wood or stone, who thinks of the spiritual master in the disciplic succession as an ordinary man, who thinks the Vaiṣṇava in the Acyuta-gotra to belong to a certain caste or creed o…
Room Conversation with Sannyāsīs
Śyāmasundara: ...seeing how the money is spent, everything is going nice. It is organized, and everything... Prabhupāda: Yes. Management. Management means everything is in order; otherwise what is the use of assembling together? Śyāmasundara: If therePañcadraviḍa:Prabhupāda:Pañcadraviḍa:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Pañcadraviḍa:Prabhupāda:Pañcadraviḍa:Prabhupāda:Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupād…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Fools, they assemble together, and people are unhappy. Democracy. Eh? Communist? Ātreya Ṛṣi: But they have some sort of democracy themselves. Prabhupāda: They are dictators. Actually, Stalin’s dictatorship was going on. Ātreya Ṛṣi: It’s all dictatorship. Prabhupāda: Eh? Ātreya Ṛṣi: Democracy is also dictatorship, but by elections. They elect a foolPrabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Devotee…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...manda-bhāgyā hy upadrutāḥ [SB 1.1.10]. This is the position of the people. Their span of life is shortening. Nobody is living long life. And if he’s little long life, then people will commit suicide. Before coming out of India I heard one of our members, a big industrialist, he has committed suicide in Calcutta. So perhaps you know. He committed suicide in falling from the Wellington Bridge to the Ganges.Mrs. Patel:Prabhupāda:Mrs. Patel:Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Pra…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: “...and they are drunkards, they are guṇḍās, and they are creating trouble always.” “Oh,” He is, “then why not preach amongst them?” You see? This is Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s preaching. Hard nut. To accept a hard nut and make it soft. [break] Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Trivikrama…
SB 7.9.37
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.37 Śāstrījī: [chants mantras] Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.37 [chants verse; Prabhupāda and devotees respond] [break]Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters March 15
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter. You have asked me something for which it is difficult to answer from such a distant place. You are grown up girl you should rather decide what to do. Fix up your mind always in Krishna and He will give you good counsel.
Janardana My dear Janardana, Please accept my blessings. I am glad to learn that your good wife is now days taking interest in Krishna Consciousness. Please offer her my blessings. I think a good and sincere husband’s influence is working in her. Be happy in family life and both of you become blessed by Krishna consciousness. What my books.
My dear Kirtanananda, Please accept my blessings and offer the same to all the devotees there. I hope by this time you must have received another .00 from new york which was delayed on account of the Pass Book. The Bank has however sent me the debit note for this
Official (for Madhudvisa) Local Board No. 31 25 Huntington Ave. Boston, Mass 02116 I, THE UNDERSIGNED ACHARYA (Ordained Minister of Religion) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Inc, certify herewith that Michael E. Morrissey (Madhudvisa Das), S.S. No. 19/31/47/208, has been my initiated student of Theology for six months (initiated September 11, 1968). He is presently studying...
My dear Tamala Krishna and Visnujana, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your long letter dated February 10, 1969, along with Purusottama’s letter of the same date, and I shall reply conveniently. In the meantime, I am enclosing herewith the certificates and letters duly signed by me, and as you need them urgently I am dispatching them first.
Acyutananda My dear Acyutananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 10 March, 1970. In the meantime I have received the package of badailaich very timely. Devananda told me that there was only one pod balance, so it arrived very timely. Thank you very much.
Ekayani c/o Mendoza Bronx, N.Y. My dear Ekayani, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much also for your nice letter dated 24 February, 1970, and thank you very much for your kind appreciation of Guru, that is very nice. I am very much pleased to know that you are chanting at least the prescribed number of rounds daily and studying our literatures so carefully. Especially for girls...
London My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 8 March, 1970. At first, I must thank you very much for your slides and the viewer, which I enjoy whenever I find some time. The pictures of London Temple immediately get me there, and I enjoy your company. So I can understand that everything is going on well in London Temple. The service of the...
My dear Harer Nama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 3 March, 1970, and I am very glad to know that you six boys are pushing our Krishna Consciousness Sankirtana movement in the Boulder-Denver area. Please work cooperatively and do it nicely.
London Dear Sri Balmukundji, Please accept my blessings, and offer the same to your good wife. As advised by you, I have already written letters to the Murti makers as well as to Birlaji and Jaipuraji. Actually my mission is to establish hundreds and thousands of Temples like the one which I have established in London and other places. And I wish that every Indian who has a little love for Krishna...
Subala Philadelphia My dear Subala, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 12 March, 1970, and I am so much pleased to learn your gradual progress and success in preaching work. You are a sincere devotee, and Krishna will give you more and more chance for preaching His glory.
Brian Marvin Dear Brian Marvin, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your long letter dated February 14, 1974 and I have examined the contents. Your first question is, how can the Vedas be considered eternal since they contain many historical references? But history is also eternal. For example, six months ago there was summer now there is a new season, and in another six...
My dear Jaya tirtha, Please accept my blessings. There is a great blunder by the Union Bank in the matter of dispatching the monthly interest of .27 (Seven hundred and sixty dollars and twenty seven cents).As informed by your telegram they dispatched this amount to my account through the Charter Bank. I do not know when the Charter Bank received the money they advised the Punjab National Bank, however,...
Ranchor Manchester, England Dear Ranchor, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 1st, 1974, and I have examined the contents. It is all right if you live independently as a grhastha provided you follow the rules and regulations. Chant together husband and wife and speak the philosophy exactly right as it comes in disciplic succession. You must speak...
Dr. G. Ghosh Gyan Bhavan 22, Minto Rd. Allahabad 211002 INDIA My dear Dr. Ghosh, Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Feb. 8th, 1975 and have noted the contents. On my world tour, I have received your letter redirected to New York City. I started from Bombay on the 24th of Jan., then via Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Caracas, Miami, Atlanta,...

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