April 8

Spoken April 8
Bg 16.2-7 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " ahiṁsā satyam akrodhas tyāgaḥ śāntir apaiśunam dayā bhūteṣv aloluptvaṁ mārdavaṁ hrīr acāpalam" " tejaḥ kṣamā dhṛtiḥ śaucam adroho nātimānitā bhavanti sampadaṁ daivīm abhijātasya bhārata" These qualities have been discussed. They are called
Bg 4.13 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 4.13 Prabhupāda: " catur varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭaṁ guṇa-karma-vibhāgaśaḥ tasya kartāram api māṁ vidhy akartāram avyayam [Bg. 4.13]" This is a verse from Bhagavad-gītā. Most of you know this book, Bhagavad-gītā. It is very famous book of knowledge. And we are presenting Devotees:
SB 1.14.44
Pradyumna: “...feeling empty for all time because you might have lost your most intimate friend, Lord Kṛṣṇa? O my brother Arjuna, I can think of no other reason for your becoming so dejected.” [] Prabhupāda: Hmm. So Kṛṣṇa was the intimate friend of Arjuna. Not only to Arjuna; all the Pāṇḍavas. So they cannot tolerate separation from Kṛṣṇa. This is the sign of Kṛṣṇa devotee. Caitanya Mahāprabhu said that Devotees:
Bg 4.19 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 4.19 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [Prabhupāda speaking aside at same time: “You also. You were asking.”] " yasya sarve samārambhāḥ kāma-saṅkalpa-varjitāḥ jñānāgni-dagdha-karmāṇaṁPrabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: That is not possible. If... They are very, very great, powerful. Even apparently it seems that they were victims of beauty, that is not the fact. Satsvarūpa: If their son was Vyāsadeva, how could it be falldown? Prabhupāda: Eh? Yes. Satsvarūpa: If the son was VyāsadevaPrabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhup…
Cc. Ādi 1.15
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 1.15 [aside conversation while verse recitation is going on] Devotee (1): Prabhupāda, you want this [indistinct]? Prabhupāda: Ācārya-[indistinct] means beginning from your spiritual master. Where is the picture of your spiritual master?Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Jayādvaita: ...the names of Kṛṣṇa as the spiritual master or the ācāryas have chanted them, but sometimes I’ll hear that our devotees will be chanting Kṛṣṇa’s name in different ways that I haven’t heard, in kīrtana. Prabhupāda: I do not follow what you say.Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Jayapatāka:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Jayapatāka:Prabhupāda:Jayapatāka:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Jayādvai…
Lecture [Hindi]
Prabhupāda: [Hindi]
Morning Walk
Devotee: [announces:] Morning walk March 8th, [indistinct] 1976. Madhudviṣa: ...gave one flower to the prime minister of Australia. Prabhupāda: Hmm. Madhudviṣa: He gave a donation. Prabhupāda: Hmm. Akṣayānanda: How much did he give? Madhudviṣa: I don’t know how much he gave, but he gave a donation. Akṣayānanda: Did he get a book?Madhudviṣa:Devotee (1):Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Pañcad…
SB 7.9.53
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.53 Śāstrījī: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, 7.9.53 [chants verse; Prabhupāda and devotees respond] [break]Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Speech [Hindi]
Prabhupāda: " ... kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-caitanya- nāmne gaura-tviṣe namaḥ [Cc. Madhya 19.53]" [Hindi]
Letters April 8
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 2, 1968, and I thank you very much for it. So far the 9 blocks are concerned, I do not mind a long walk, if it is flat land and not hills. Here I am walking at least 2 miles daily voluntarily, so if the house is nice, you can keep it. If a car is available, from New York, then that will be very nice, otherwise,...
My dear Pradyumna, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 2, 1968, and I hope by this time you have been checked by the doctor. I shall be glad to know how you are making progress, and I am anxious that you are still feeling pains. I am glad to know that proper care is being taken, and you are not going up any stairs, that is very nice. Your endeavors to learn Sanskrit...
His Holiness Swami B.S. Turya Shramy Maharaja Sri Radha Gobinda Gaudiya Math Village, Jagada nandapur P.O. Dal_ (Burdwan) West Bengal, India My dear Turya Shramy Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances. I am in due receipt of your kind letter dated 23rd March, 1970, addressed to our New York center and now forwarded to me here.
All ISKCON Temple Presidents MEMO TO ALL ISKCON TEMPLE PRESIDENTS: My dear ___ Please accept my blessings. I beg to inform you that recently some of the Governing Body Commission members held a meeting at New York on 25th through 28th March, 1972, and they have sent me a big big minutes, duplicated, for my consideration and approval, but in the meantime they have decided some appointments without...
Pittsburgh My dear Bibhu, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 10, 1972 and I have noted the contents. I am so glad to know that your temple is growing and you are expanding your programs. If we simply remain very sincere, then Krishna will give us all facility for serving Him nicely. This college program is very good, and you should continue in this...
Gurudasa Vrindaban My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to inform you that very soon I shall be going to Tokyo from here, and I wish to arrange with Dai Nippon to send many of our books to India, via Bombay, for selling in India. It has proven to be very troublesome to send money from America to India, but you can get books as many as you like, sell them there to the public at large,...
Puri Maharaj ISKCON Sydney, 83, Hereford Street, Glebe, Sydney, Australia 2037. My dear Puri Maharaj, Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge your letter of 18/3/72, and I have noted the contents carefully. You will be happy to know that our centers in Australia are expanding very rapidly, and many many young boys and girls are surrendering their lives in rich country to Lord Krishna....
Pittsburgh My dear daughter, Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Bibhu I have gladly consented to accept you as my duly initiated disciple. Your beads have been duly chanted on by me and they are sent under separate post. Your spiritual name is Tarkikchuramoni Devi Dasi.
My dear Giriraja, Please accept my blessings. We have arrived in New York on the fifth bypassing London for now because the new place is not yet ready. I will be staying here until the 17th, then go to New Vrndavana for a few days and then to Los Angeles.
Los Angeles My dear Sudama, Please accept my blessings. Am in due receipt of your letter dated 4/6/73. I am still in New York, but if the climate is not suitable, I may be going to Los Angeles very soon. Your program for traveling on the West coast holding festivals at schools and communes is approved by me. Especially you must try to convince these students to join us. There is nothing else that...
Manager, Punjab National Bank Vrindaban Branch Attention: Mr. A.N. Gupta Dear Sir; Regarding the fixed deposit ISKCON Vrindaban Temple Construction Fund, receipt RNPIK 270090 for Rs 743,879.80 (Rupees seven hundred and forty three thousand, eight hundred and seventy nine, eighty paise only), due on May 2, 1974. This receipt is kept with your New Delhi Moti Bagh branch, in the custody of the bank....
Syamasundara Puri, India Dear Syamasundara Brahmacari, Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 3/4/74. I have not visited Jagannatha Puri because my men are not allowed to see the deity. When you arrange that we can visit the temple with my disciples then I can come immediately. Now I am in India up until May 15 then I am going to Europe to visit in France, Switzerland,...
New Delhi Dear Tejyas, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your express letter of 4 April, 1974 along with the list of needed checks and I have examined the contents. As far as the checks needed for Vrindaban construction I am handing them along with this letter by hand delivery by Gurudasa who is here now. One check listed by you for Rs 23,000 to Punjab National Bank has...
Los Angeles My dear Bhakta Dennis, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil and have noted the contents. I think that the best thing for you is to study our books very carefully and then try to write something. Do not try to concoct your own theories. This is not the process. You must write just as you have heard from your Guru and nothing else. Otherwise, your writing...
Devakinandana Brooklyn My dear Devakinandana dasa, Please accept my blessings. I have heard that you are a very good man with cows. Your service would be very valuable here in India. I think that you could travel to the centers here where we keep cows and try to establish a very high cow-protection standard. Our cow-protection program in India should be the exemplary standard for the whole world....
Laguna Beach My dear Gupta Dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 8th, 1975 and have noted the contents. Regarding your idea for writing articles for different legal journals, that will be very nice. I think it will be best if you take a little help from the editors who will be in Los Angeles soon. They can help you to make sure that nothing is stated improperly....
Cleveland My dear Krsnanandini devi dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 3rd, 1975 and have noted the contents carefully. Regarding Bhumata devi dasi’s affliction, she should simply take the proper treatment. Make the best out of a bad bargain. This material body is a bad bargain because it is always miserable. So, to make the best out of this bad bargain...
London My dear Mantrini dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 26th, 1975 and have noted the contents. In order to start the proposed project in your letter you must have full sanction of the GBC. Then I will approve of it, if they approve it. Do not try to start any project independent of the GBC. I want that everyone will co-operate nicely with the GBC....
Culver City My dear Mr. Faul, Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil and have noted the contents. I am glad to hear that you have visited our temple in L.A. If you carefully study our movement around the world, you will find that actually we are solving all of the so-called problems of life. I request you to take an active part in our movement as much as possible...
Mr. Fitzgerald London My dear Mr. Fitzgerald, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 21, 1975 and have noted the contents. These things should be decided by the GBC. Let them make a decision on the matter. You have already sent letters to them, so the problem is in their hands. I cannot deal with so many managerial problems. The GBC is there to releive me from...
Gururaja R. Rao 1626 PIE XI Blvd. HIV 2C5 Montreal, Canada My dear Mr. Rao, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 14th, 1975 and have noted the contents. I am very pleased to know that you are feeling the greatness of the Krishna Consciousness movement. You will find that the more you involve yourself, the more you will understand our philosophy and then automatically...
c/o ISKCON Los Angeles Hare Krishna Land Juhu Rd., Juhu Bombay 400 054 My dear Baradraj, Please accept my blessings. Just recently I have received one letter from His Holiness Guru Kripa from Japan. The Panca Tattva Deities in Hawaii are now many years old and they are beyond being repaired. Please therefore immediately make new Deities of the same size as the ones that are now installed. They...
H.S. Dwivedi Secretary, Adarsh Seva Sangha, Pohri Dist. Shivpuri MP. Hare Krishna Land Juhu Rd., Juhu Bombay 400 054 Dear Shri Dwivedi, Please accept my greetings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated April 3rd, 1977 with the enclosed Bird’s Eye View of a Adarsh Seva Sangha center.
Swami Sri Radhey Baba Siddha Baba-Ka-Asthan Kachchi Sarak, Mathura U.P. My dear Radhey Baba, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated 4th April, 1977 along with the enclosed essay entitled “Back.” The essay is very good and I thank you for it. You have very nicely understood and described the meaning of

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