April 17

Spoken April 17
Lecture
[Prabhupāda singing along with “Govindam” record] Prabhupāda: Thank you very much. Everything all right? Devotees: Jaya. Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. [chuckles] Ārādhito yadi haris tapasā tataḥ kim [Nārada Pañcarātra]. Govindam ādi-puruṣa is known as Hari. Hari means
Lecture at Auckland University
Prabhupāda: ...known as saṅkīrtana, Hare Kṛṣṇa Movement. The chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa, you have already heard. Superficially it may appear the repetition of the same word, but every mantra with effect is chanted like that. It requires little practice.Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:
Room Conversation
Śyāmasundara: [introducing recording] Lecture in Prabhupāda’s room. Confidential talks with his devotees on the evening of April 17th, 1972, in Auckland, New Zealand. Prabhupāda: ...[indistinct] just find out [indistinct] talks [indistinct] if you want to [indistinct]. Hanumān:Prabhupāda:Hanumān:Prabhupāda:Hanumān:Prabhupāda:Hanumān:Prabhupāda:Hanumān:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Hanumān:Śyāmasundara:Hanumān:Prabhupāda:Hanumān:Indian Guest:Prabhupāda:Indian Guest:P…
SB 1.8.25
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.25 Prabhupāda: [leads singing of Jaya rādhā-mādhava] [04:50] [prema-dhvāṇī prayers] Thank you very much. [break] Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat]Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 4.28 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 4.28 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] " dravya-yajñās tapo-yajñā yoga-yajñās tathāpare svādhāya-jñāna-yajñāś caPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...feverish. But these people, they take bhakti as a means of liberation. That is their mistake. Dr. Patel: That is their mistake. Prabhupāda: Yes. Dr. Patel: That is where we were quarreling very often. Prabhupāda: Yes. We have now made a conclusion not to fight. Dr. Patel: [laughs] Yes. Prabhupāda: Otherwise he can become a Jamadagna.Kirtirāja:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupā…
Bg 9.1 Lecture
Prabhupāda: [leads responsive chanting with devotees] " śrī-bhagavān uvāca idaṁ tu te guhyatamaṁ pravakṣyāmy anasūyave jñānaṁ vijñāna-sahitaṁ yaj jñātvā mokṣyase ‘śubhāt [Bg. 9.1]" [01:09] Śrī-bhagavān uvāca. Now we will explain. So Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...there is no possiblity. Tell them, this United Nation Organization, that “You are all bogus. You cannot do it. Come to this platform, and you’ll be able.” They have proved themselves bogus for the last twenty-five years, I think. They started in 1947? Huh?Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...is real scientist. Those who change every year theory, I don’t like that scientist. Do you like that scientist? Dr. Patel: No. Prabhupāda: Then who? Nobody, no gentleman likes that. Dr. Patel: He’s not a scientist, who changes himself. Prabhupāda: Yes. You cannot change your position. That is science. Kṛṣṇa has said that Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupā…
Room Conversation
Indian man: ...stayed with the devotees in the temple... Prabhupāda: Hmm? Indian man: ...and reached the peace of mind which I was not able to get, whole of my life, I was able to achieve by staying in your temple myself. You know for example I am in my own... [break]Prabhupāda:Indian:Prabhupāda:Indian:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Indian lady:Prabhupāda:Indian lady:Prabhupāda:Indian:Prabhupāda:Indian (2):Indian:Prabhupāda:Indian (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee:Indian:Prabhup…
SB 7.12.6
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [chants verse word by word; devotees respond. Begins to chant line-by-line; devotees chant reponsively, not letting Pradyumna finish line]Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation Meeting with Dr. Sharma (from Russia)
Prabhupāda: You have seen this book, Hindi? Dr. Sharma: Ah, yes. Indian man (1): Dr. Sharma stayed here in our building only. Indian man (2): Just opposite my room is my uncle’s son-in-law. Son-in-law. Prabhupāda: Oh. Indian man (2): He and his wife, both are doctors. They were in U.M., University in Moscow. They got their medical post there. Now he has come back to India for some research work. And my sister, his wife, is still in London. He will be going back in June, and we have requeste…
Conversation with Yadubara (after seeing film)
Prabhupāda: Nice. So how it is reacting amongst the public? Yadubara: Well, the people seem to like it, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: They will like it. Yadubara: I was surprised, but the karmīs, their attention is held throughout the film. They seem to enjoy it very much. And several people have said that Prabhupāda:Yadubara:Prabhupāda:Yadubara:Prabhupāda:Yadubara:Prabhupāda:Yadubara:Prabhupāda:Yadubara:Prabhupāda:Yadubara:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣ…
Letters April 17
Balmukundji My dear Balmukundji, Please accept my greetings. I thank you very much for your letter dated 11th April, 1970. The Secretary of Sri R. D. Birla has replied my first letter, and I have also replied that asking him to supply immediately four pairs of Sri Murtis, but so far I have not received confirmation. But I received no reply from Jaipuraji, so I shall wait a few days more for his...
Jayapataka Toronto My dear Jayapataka, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 10th April, 1970, and I am glad to learn that you have been provided sufficient funds for your travelling. You should take a long visa and Acyutananda will arrange for that, so you write to him and arrange for it and then go. Don
Tokyo My dear Sudama, Please accept my blessings. I am very much anxious to hear from you your activities. I sent you one tape record as desired by you and I hope you must have received it. So you please keep me informed your activities at least once a fortnight.
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My dear Nityananda Das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 14, 1973 and was very pleased to read of your Sankirtana book distribution results. That you are sending good amount to the BBT even you have smaller size temple is much appreciated by me. I am very much pleased how all you disciples are distributing my books. Just now Karandhara has informed...
Melbourne, Australia My dear Amogha dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated 2-4-75 and have noted the contents. I am also hoping that you will be able to print our books in that part of the world in the local languages. I think there is a Dai Nippon branch in Jakarta. It is a great service to sell our books to educational institutions. The more you do this, the...
Dallas My dear Jitasvara dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 27, 1975 and have noted the contents. The best thing for your wife is to try and tolerate the pains and to execute her devotional service to the best of her capacity. If this is difficult, then she should try to get the proper treatment for her problem. And in this case, you may consult with...
Narinder Natha Bagai 1185, Sector 18C Chandigarh, Punjab My dear Mr. Bagai, Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 28-3-75 and have noted the contents. Our book shipping department in Bombay is being improved, so I hope you shall receive your books soon. Regarding your taking sannyasa, first, you must come and live with us for some time and then we shall see.
Radha-sarana My dear Radha-Sarana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated April 4, 1977. Just because there are no men is not a good reason to make someone a brahmana. This policy is not good. First have devotees. Then we should consider to open a center. Not that we open centers and have no devotees to manage them and therefore we create brahmanas. However, because...
My dear Ramesvara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated March 26, 1977. Thank you very much for the Guru Daksina. Why not hold the Rathayatra on Janmastami? It comes at the same time as you are planning and it will be very much appreciated. For Gaura-Nitai alone, Rathayatra is not at all recommended because They are playing the part of devotees. But as you are having...
Los Angeles My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated March 25, 1977 along with the copy of “Readings in Vedic Literature.” Yes, that is our aim, to destroy the position of the mundane scholars. Mundane scholars are called adhyksik, which means simply sense perceivers, no realization. Everyone has appreciated the substance of your book. This shows...
Mr. Sushil Kumar Arora Golden Lotus Limited P.O. Box 761 Station A Toronto 1 Ontario, Canada Hare Krishna Land, Juhu Road, Juhu, Bombay 400 054 My dear Sauri dasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated March 22nd, 1977 which has only now reached me having been forwarded to Vrndavana.

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