March 16

Spoken March 16
Purport to Bhajahu Re Mana
Prabhupāda: Bhajahū re mana śrī-nanda-nandana-abhaya-caraṇāravinda re. Bhaja, bhaja means worship; hu, hello; mana, mind. The poet Govinda dāsa, a great philosopher and devotee of the Lord, he is praying. He is requesting his mind, because mind is the friend and mind is the enemy of everyone. If one can train his mind in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then he is successful. If he cannot train his mind, then life is failure. Therefore Govinda dāsa, a great devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa
SB 7.6.1 [Partially Recorded]
Prabhupāda: The soul is the production of Kṛṣṇa. Therefore ultimately, He is our dearmost friend. We are trying to love somebody. That somebody is a perverted reflection of Kṛṣṇa. Actually... Just like the child. The child is searching after the mother
Lecture [Bengali]
Lecture [Bengali] — March 16, 1973, Māyāpur
Morning Walk, partially recorded
Prabhupāda: ...by enjoying this morning fresh air. Gurudāsa: Yes. Prabhupāda: And if you take bath in the Yamunā, you will get double energy. These are nature’s gifts. And then we chant Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra. It is not at all difficult. To live a spiritual life, very easy. Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:P…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...come with me? American guest: Yes. When I came with you, I came back once again, and this is the second time. Prabhupāda: Oh. American guest: That time I stayed four months, and this time I’ve just arrived again. Prabhupāda: Oh. So what is your program now? American guest: Uh, well I came to see Nim Karoli. I didnPrabhupāda:American guest:Prabhupāda:American guest:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:American guest:Prabhupāda:American guest:Prabhupāda:…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: They’re Australian. [Hindi conversation with another guest Lakṣmī’s position in relation to Kṛṣṇa and the gopīs] [break] Gurudāsa: Like Lord Caitanya, you have also showed him the right way. Prabhupāda: He is there on the line. Gurudāsa: What was the discussion Lakṣmī?Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harik…
SB 2.1.1
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.1.1 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " śrī-śuka uvāca varīyān eṣa te praśnaḥ kṛto loka-hitaṁ nṛpa ātmavit-sammataḥ puṁsāṁ śrotavyādiṣu yaḥ paraḥ []" [break] [02:58]Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Sannyāsa and Harināma Initiations
Prabhupāda: The mantra, " namaḥ apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ‘pi vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ [Garuḍa Purāṇa]" So this purificatory process... According to Vedic system, there is purificatory process. Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Peter West:Prabhupāda:Peter West:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣ…
Morning Walk
Devotee (1): You want a loṭā for...? Prabhupāda: What for the loṭā is there? Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: To water the tulasī. Devotee (2): See is there any loṭā. Devotee (1): No loṭā. Prabhupāda: See how aparādhī, offender. They have used that loṭā for watering. Great offender. This is going on, mlecchasJayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prab…
Room Conversation With Rādhā-Dāmodara Saṅkīrtana Party
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Okay. Some men can come through the other room and stand out here. Devotee: Some devotees are going to have to go around. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: You lead them, Gargamuni. Prabhupāda: Get this fan on. Fan and lights. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Fan and lights. Dhṛṣṭadyumna: Śrīla Prabhupāda... Prabhupāda: Hmm. Dhṛṣṭadyumna: On behalf of all the Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Ādi-k…
SB 7.9.38, Śrī Gaura-Pūrṇimā
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.38, Śrī Gaura-Pūrṇimā Śāstrījī: [chants mantras] Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, 7.9.38 [chants verse; Prabhupāda and devotees respond] [break]Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters March 16
Rayarama My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I am pleased to learn that you are conducting classes very nicely and Krishna is supplying you intelligence to answer some critical questions by the audience. It is very good news. The more one can meet opposite elements successfully the more one is supposed to be advanced in Krishna consciousness. To a sincere heart Krishna gives all intelligence...
My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I have seen the typed copies of Narada Bhakti Sutra as well as Teachings of Lord Caitanya. Both of them are nicely made. I think let us finish first Teachings of Lord Caitanya and then we take again Narada Bhakti Sutra. The subject matter discussed with Narada Bhakti Sutras is already there in the Teachings of Lord Caitanya. I have sent you matter for...
Jadurani My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your nice letter dated March 12, 1968. I thank you very much for it, and I am so glad to hear that everything is going well there, and that Yadunandana and John are there helping in so many ways.
Advaita My dear Advaita, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter of March 6, 1969, and I am so glad to know that you are feeling the Lord’s mercy being given your engagement of printing Krishna Consciousness propaganda literature. I think we shall have to open the press immediately because the business transaction with Dai Nippon is not very prospective. If we have our...
My dear Gopala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 7, 1969, and thank you very much for it. I am sorry I could not acknowledge receipt of your money, but it was deposited in the bank less .00, and some cents
Jadurani My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of March 10, 1969. And I am glad to learn that you are feeling somewhat healthier. Now you have requested to begin working, but I think you shall just suspend your activities at least for one month more. By that time I shall be in Boston, and I shall examine you personally then I shall do the needful. In the...
Gopala Krsna Montreal My dear Gopala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your check of for my book fund account and thank you very much for it. I have received information from the Scindia Steam Navigation Co., Ltd. that the pair of Deities, 24 inches high, weighing 50 kilograms the pair, will be arriving in Montreal sometimes by the end of May 1970. They will...
Satsvarupa Boston My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of the edited copy of tape #19. I shall reply the points listed by Pradyumna in a separate letter. I have received information from the Scindia Steam Navigation Co., Ltd. that the pair of Deities, 24 inches high, weighing 50 kilograms the pair, will be arriving in Boston sometimes by the end of May 1970....
Mr. Yukio Ogata c/o Ushigome Post Office Tokyo, Japan My dear Mr. Ogata: Please accept my greetings. It is understood that the Back To Godhead department is in debt by ,000.00. I am very sorry that this has increased so much. Therefore I am sending check no 16-320 for
New Delhi My dear Tejyas, Please accept my blessings. I am enclosing one copy of a letter to the Punjab National Bank, Bengali Market, New Delhi. Kindly attend to this immediately. We can discuss further when I come to Delhi on the 24th March. Hoping that this meets you in good health,
Nityananda My dear Nityananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated February 21st, 1977, and I have noted the contents. The New Talavan Review and the brochure are both very nicely done and I thank you for them. So far as Gurukula is concerned, literary education is for the Brahminical class, not for all. Others should learn by seeing, like the ksatriyas, vaisyas,...

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