March 18

Spoken March 18
Cc. Ādi 7.149-171
Prabhupāda: ...Māyāvādī sannyāsīs of Benares. There are two kinds of Māyāvādīs. The word Māyāvādī is very significant. I saw yesterday in your iṣṭagoṣṭhī you have tried to understand what is this Māyāvādī. Māyāvādī means materialist. Devotee:Prabhupāda:
SB 12.2.1
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 12.2.1 Prabhupāda: " tataś cānu-dinaṁ dharmaḥ satyaṁ śaucaṁ kṣamā dayā kālena balinā rājan naṅkṣyaty āyur balaṁ smṛtiḥ []" Today we shall discuss the prominent symptoms of this age. This book, Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: Whenever there is sun, there is sunlight, immediately. Where there is light, immediately there is illumination. Just like a drop of poison. You just take a drop of poison as soon as it touches the tongue immediately it expands all over the whole body and it make the whole blood, water, dead. How it expands, a small grain of potassium cyanide? Simply a grain immediately [indistinct]. If a material thing can have so much effect, immediately, the spiritual atom cannot do that? That is c…
SB 7.7.19-20
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.7.19–20 Prabhupāda: ... vidvān ātmano lakṣaṇaiḥ paraiḥ ahaṁ mamety asad-bhāvaṁ []. [aside:] You can sit down this side. Dehādau mohajaṁ tyajet. So, Prahlāda Mahārāja is instructing his demon class friends. They are not demons, but they are sons of demons. Just like you are. [laughter] You are not demons, but you are sons of demons. [chuckles] Is it right? [laughs] But you have no more connection with your demon father. ThatDevotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:De…
Pandal Lecture
Prabhupāda: I thank you very much for your coming here and participating in this great movement, Kṛṣṇa consciousness. The Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is already there in the Bhagavad-gītā and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. So in the morning we shall speak on the Devotees:
Lecture
Prabhupāda: ...he is speaking knowledge, perfect knowledge. Knowledge received from common man or any person within this material world, infected with four kinds of defects, cannot be perfect. The so-called scientists, philosophers, mental speculators or dramatists or writers, as we experience, their talkings all are nonsense
Morning Walk
[laughter] Gurudāsa: Very nice. Prabhupāda: Sometimes they visit: kill them. [laughs] But don’t kill my mistake. Gurudāsa: None of our own men. Prabhupāda: Hmm. If you live twenty-five, he’ll never come. But we should be careful. Gurudāsa: Yes. Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. [break] Then they will [indistinct]. [break]Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Saurabha:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Pr…
SB 2.1.3
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.1.3 Pradyumna: Translation: “The lifetime of such envious householders is passed at night either in sleeping or in sex indulgence, and in the daytime either in making money or maintaining family members.” Prabhupāda: Hmm. So somebody of you can lecture on this verse. Who will do that? Anyone? Hmm?Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta[?]:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa …
Morning Walk
Haṁsadūta: ...yeah. That’s auspicious? Prabhupāda: Eh? Haṁsadūta: That’s auspicious? Prabhupāda: Yes. Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: [aside:] Gaura-Nitāi! Gurudāsa: Gaura-Nitāi. [break] Prabhupāda: ...moon is going around the earth. Gurudāsa: [aside:] Three. Prabhupāda: So why the moon is..., particularly rises from the eastern side? The moon, according to thePuṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Pañcadravida:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Bha…
SB 7.9.40
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.40 Śāstrījī: [chants mantras] Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, 7.9.40 [chants verse; Prabhupāda and devotees respond] [break]Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters March 18
Sir Padampat Singhania My dear Sir Padampat, Please accept my greetings and blessings of Sri Sri Dvarakadhisa Maharaja. I hope by Lord’s Grace everything is all right with you. Now as referred to my last letter of January 20 1966, I am very glad to inform you that by the Grace of Lord Dvarakadhisa there is now some definite arrangement for dollar exchange in India.
Sumati Morarjee Madam Sumati Morarji Baisaheba, Please accept my greeting and blessing of Lord Bala Krishna. I hope by the Grace of Lord Sri Krishna everything well with you. Since I received your last letter of October 9, 1965, I was very much encouraged when you wrote to say
Devananda New York My dear Devananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 12, 1968, and I thank you very much for it. Your sincerity and desire for doing some service for Krishna is very much encouraging to me. Please go on chanting nicely, and steadily. Chanting 16 rounds is prescribed, but you can chant more rounds and hear them very attentively.
Michael My dear Michael, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter and I thank you very much for it. Yes, by Krishna’s Grace all obstacles have been removed. We all prayed to Krishna that your inconveniences may be removed, and by Grace of Krishna, they have all been removed, so we feel very much thankful to the Lord. You just remain fixed up in devotional service, and all...
Hayagriva My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your nice long letter of March 12, 1969, and have noted the contents carefully. I hope by Krishna’s Grace all will work out nicely with your job arrangements. I am glad to learn that your yoga society is going on nicely. Regarding Pradyumna: I shall write to him in this connection, and when I come there in May, I shall...
Nandakisora My dear Nanda Kisora, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your very nice poetry; I am reading it again and again and I shall most probably arrange to publish it in BTG. The devotees here also have very much appreciated it, and I may encourage to do more writing of poetry and even articles for our BTG magazine. I hope you are all well and happy there, and please convey...
Tamala Krsna My dear Tamala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 14, 1969 and I am so glad to learn that everyone in L.A. is working very hard. And Krishna Consciousness is so nice that you are aspiring for still more work. That is the sign of spiritual life. In the material world we want to minimize our activities and take rest more but in...
Manager of Bank of Baroda, M. M. De Manager Bank of Baroda (Calcutta Branch) P.O. Box No. 313 India Exchange Calcutta-1, India Dear Sir: Re: My S/B Account No. 29/12802 with you Through M. M. De Kindly refer to my letter dated 3 March, 1970.
Dear Madhudvisa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I have accepted the two Melbourne devotees for initiation as recommended by you and their names are given as follows: Charles of the Sea---Praceta dasa Christian---Camari dasi Please instruct them in the ten offenses to chanting and hold a fire yajna there. You may chant on their beads.
Uttamasloka Dear Uttama Sloka, Please accept my blessings. I have accepted for first initiation the devotees recommended by you, and their spiritual names are as follows: Rick Richert---Revati-prana-natha dasa Kevin Douglas---Kesisatru dasa Be sure to instruct them on the ten offenses and their obligation to chant at least 16 rounds daily, without fail. You may send their beads to Rupanuga Maharaja...
San Jose, Costa Rica My dear Hanuman, Please accept my blessings. I have received one letter from Narayana dasa, saying that he has been informed by some of your men that you are GBC there and that he must subjugate to your authority. I never said that you were the GBC there. You cannot say that. If you are unable to work under the direction of Hrdayananda Gosvami, then you must work under my direction,...
Lalana Miami My dear Lalana devi dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 3-7-75 and have noted the contents. It is very nice that you are learning to weave. That is a great asset to have. I have no objection to your coming to India as long as your temple president and GBC do not object. So, consult with them and do the needful.
Narayana San Jose, Costa Rica My dear Narayana Dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 4, 1975 and have noted the contents. Hanuman is not GBC. If he cannot work under Hrdayananda Gosvami, then he must work under me. He cannot be independent. I never said he was GBC. You should continue your programs there under the direction of Hrdayananda Gosvami. If Hanuman...
Supriya Detroit My dear Supriya, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 9, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you very much for your kind sentiments and the daksina. Upon the recommendation of your temple president Govardhana dasa, I am accepting you as my initiated disciple. Your name can be Sukrta dasa. I am hoping that you will fulfill your promise to...
Sri Triloki Natha Acarya, Jnana, Gudadi (Gudri) Vrindaban, (Mathura District) U.P. Dear Sri Acaryaji, I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 24th February, 1976. It was addressed to Calcutta temple but on account of not mentioning the zonal number, it was delivered very late in Calcutta, then it was redirected here in our above temple.

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