April 1

Spoken April 1
Bg 2.48-49 Lecture
Prabhupāda: All glories to the assembled devotees. All glories to the assembled devotees. Now, spiritual consciousness, and to continue it... Simple theoretical knowledge that “I am consciousness; I am not this body,” anything, simple theoretical knowledge, cannot help us. [aside:] You can put on this light. UnlessPaul:Prabhupāda:
Conversation Including Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.1-34 Recitation & Explanation
Prabhupāda: “So we want to see him naked in this assembly.” So she prayed Kṛṣṇa. Mahābhārata story is very nice, how Kṛṣṇa, protecting His devotee. Gargamuni: Swamiji? Didn’t Karṇa request Arjuna not to fight when he was lifting the chariot? Didn’Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:…
Bg 7.7 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 7.7 Prabhupāda: " om 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 dadāti sva-padāntikam[When will Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī Prabhupāda, who has established within this material world the mission to…
Conversation with Author
Prabhupāda: And if still people are unhappy with this movement, then what can be done? [pause] Author: So you say that you encourage anybody who disagrees with aspects of your philosophy to argue with you. Prabhupāda: No. We invite everyone, “Please come and take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness.Author:Prabhupāda:Author:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Author:Prabhupāda:Author:Prabhupāda:Author:Prabhupāda:Author:Prabhupāda:Author:Prabhupāda:Author:Prabhupāda:Author:Prabhupāda:Au…
Bg 4.12, Appearance Day of Lord Rāmacandra
Bhagavad-gītā 4.12, Appearance Day of Lord Rāmacandra Prabhupāda: [leads chanting of verses] " ...kalā-niyamena tiṣṭhan nānāvatāram akarod bhuvaneṣu kintu kṛṣṇaḥ svayaṁ samabhavat paramaḥ pumān yo govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmiPradyumna:Prabhupāda:
Śrī Rāma-navamī, Cornerstone Laying
Prabhupāda: ...Rāma-navamī, the birthday of Lord Rāmacandra, Bhagavān. In the Brahma-saṁhitā it is mentioned, " rāmādi-mūrtiṣu kalā-niyamena tiṣṭhan nānāvatāram akarod bhuvaneṣu kintu kṛṣṇaḥ svayaṁ samabhavat paramaḥ pumān yo
Morning Walk
Chandobhai: ...proktam adhidaivaṁ kim ucyate. " adhiyajñaḥ kathaṁ ko ‘tra dehe ‘smin madhusudhana prayana-kale ca kathaṁ jneyo ‘si niyatātmābhiḥ [Bg. 8.2]" Very important. Prabhupāda: Yes. So these are the questions. So the answer will be there.Chandobhai:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Chandobhai:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Chandobhai:Dr. Patel:Chandobhai:Prabhupāda:Chandobhai:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Chandobhai:Prabhupāda:Chandobhai:Prabhupāda:Chandobh…
Cc. Ādi 1.8
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " māyātīte vyāpi-vaikuṇṭha-loke pūrṇaiśvarye śrī-catur-vyūha-madhye rūpaṁ yasya udbhāti saṅkarṣaṇākhyaṁPrabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: The people are thropping. Thropping? Thropping? What is called? Bhagavān: Shopping? Throbbing? Prabhupāda: Throbbing or thropping? Brāhmananda: Groping? Prabhupāda: No. Throbbing? Bhagavān: Groving? What does that mean? Prabhupāda: [Bengali] Cat-patha[?]. Just like when you take a fish from the water and put it in the land.Bhagavān:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Pañcadraviḍa:Prabhupād…
Conversation with Devotees on Theology
Prabhupāda: Is it possible for a man or for anyone that he can..., he should be according to the life of his different friends or servants or sons? That is theology. Next time when I go to your country, why not hold a meeting of all the theologicians to discuss publicly what should be the nature of God? What do they describe, the nature of God?Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupā…
SB 7.9.46
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.46 Śāstrījī: [chants slokas] Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.46. [Prabhupāda and devotees respond] [break] " mauna-vrata-śruta-tapo-Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Devotee:
Prabhupāda: ...and shall remain up to eight. So our darśana and talks, if there is any, generally, every day it will be done. And on Sunday you can fix up some time. I will speak in the evening. And then Kṛṣṇa’s desire, as He likes. For the time being, this arrangement.Indian guests:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters April 1
Mr. Toshihiro Nakano Mr. Toshihiro Nakano Secretary General International Foundation for Cultural Harmony. P.O. BOX No. 43, Numazi City Japan Dear Mr. Toshihiro Nakano, I beg to inform you that while I was on tour a letter from you was received in the office and it was sent to me on my tour. Unfortunately the same is missing and I shall be obliged if you please send me
My dear Arundhati, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated “nil.” If you have got extra time, I encourage you to learn Sanskrit along with your husband. So far your movement is concerned, in pregnancy, you should strictly not ride on cars or any conveyance until your delivery, neither should you dance also.
Hamburg My dear Himavati, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 25th March, 1970. Yes, the same things are going on. I am trying to change diets and sometimes fasting. But after all, it is old body, so dizziness is not unnatural. Regarding herb teas for colds and sore throat, up to now I have no such complaint, so they are not necessary.
Lilavati London My dear Lilavati, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 23rd March, 1970. So I am glad to learn that your daughter and Syamasundara’s daughter are learning Krsna Consciousness very nicely. The program was that you would go to New Vrindaban for training children
My dear Daughter Jadurani, Please accept my blessings, and offer the same to all the hard-working crew in our Boston Art Department. I have received both your letter and a letter from Sriman Bharadraja some while back and just the other day I have received one telegram from the Art Department. I have also seen the article in our new issue of Back to Godhead and I am very much encouraged to see how...
Kanya Kumari (Carol Bouchier) New Orleans My dear Kanya Kumari (Carol Bouchier), Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your kind letter dated 2nd February, 1971 as well as your beads. They have been duly chanted on and enclosed herewith. I am glad to accept you as my disciple and have given you the spiritual name Kanya Kumari Devi Dasi. Kanya Kumari means
Krsna dasa Hamburg My dear Krsna dasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated 9th and 26th March, 1971 respectively and they are most encouraging. You have taken the matter very intelligently and now we have got invitation from one Professor G. G. Kotovsky in Moscow. So I agree to go to Germany as soon as I hear from you in reply to this letter. Please let...
Rameswar Dayalaji Birla Sri Rameswar Dayalaji Birla Birla House Mt. Pleasant Road Bombay-6 My dear Rameswar Dayalaji Birla, Please accept my greetings. I beg to inform you that the two pairs of Radha Krishna Deities have arrived in Bombay from Jaipur. So out of the four Deities, two of Krishna and two of Radharani, one Deity of Radharani is broken by the hand. So kindly do the needful for replacing...
Dear Bhavatarani; Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of March 24, 1974, and I have noted the contents. I can understand that due to material circumstances you are feeling distressed, and this large sum of money which you are to receive is also causing you distress because you don
Manasvi Honolulu My dear Manasvi dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 13rd, 1975 and have noted the contents. I am very glad to hear that everything is going on nicely there. Encourage Siddhasvarupa Maharaja to continue to speak as much as possible and give him all facilities. Whenever there is some question or if he speaks something incorrect, you may...

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