April 19

Spoken April 19
Bg 2.55-56 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " prajahāti yadā kāmān sarvān pārtha mano-gatān ātmany evātmanā tuṣṭaḥ sthita-prajñas tadocyate [Bg. 2.55]" Now, we have been discussing for the last few days consciousness being dovetailed with the supreme consciousness. That is the perfectional stage of life. We are, at the present moment, in our material conditions, we are manufacturing ideas, and being baffled also because it is the business of the mind to create something and again reject it. Mind will think somethi…
Arrival and Interview
Prabhupāda: ...gītā. Unfortunately, there are so many interpretations by so many unscrupulous persons, so-called scholars and philosophers, that they have spoiled the precept of Bhagavad-gītā. So we are just trying to present Bhagavad-gītā as it is to the world, and I am very happy to inform you, you know, that all over the world, wherever I am going, I am preaching this philosophy, they are being accepted. So I am also very glad that in this distant place, Hong Kong, from India, you are trainin…
Morning Walk at Cheviot Hills Park
Prabhupāda: There is such proposition that he should exist, he should not exist. Then there must be some authority to give such order. That is answered in Bhagavad-gītā. Kṛṣṇa says, mayādhyakṣeṇa [Bg. 9.10]: “Under My superintendence, nature is working.”Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Devote…
SB 1.8.27
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.27 Prabhupāda: [leads singing of Jaya rādhā-mādhava] [05:07] [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:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 13.3 Lecture
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] " kṣetra-jñaṁ cāpi māṁ viddhi sarva-kṣetreṣu bhārata kṣetra-kṣetra-jñayor jñānaṁPrabhupāda:
Lecture [Hindi]
Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk, partially recorded
Mahāṁsa: Pious people, they see that actually they are not giving any spiritual benefit by converting them into Christianity. So they are very against this. They want some original Vedic school, gurukula schools. Prabhupāda: Yes. So that is, we have done already. Satsvarūpa has got practical experience. He can give you advice. He started this Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: [indistinct] ...nobody said that this meat-eating is bad; now I am saying. You see? So they do not know that it is bad. So they are not offenders. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: And now that you are saying, many people are stopping. Prabhupāda: Yes. Somebody, they act... Just like illicit sex. They did not know that it is sinful. Now they are understanding. There was no good leader. Even the priests. In the Bible it is said, Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...the animals and human beings. Then they can work. Annād bhavanti bhūtāni, then parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ [Bg. 3.14]. Now parjanyaḥ, cloud and rain, that is required. Parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ. And yajñād bhavati parjanyaḥ [Bg. 3.14]. Then you have to arrange for sacrifice. So in the Kali-yuga the costly sacrifice is not possible. Therefore from the Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:
Arrival Lecture
Prabhupāda: " ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur-unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ [Mangalācaraṇa]" Now the time is too late. I wish to take my bath. I’ll not speak very much now. When the time is fixed up for...Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 9.1 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 9.1 Prabhupāda: [Chants jaya rādhā-mādhava] [prema-dhvani] [06:02] So we have advertised Bhagavad-gītā, so we can read from the Ninth Chapter or from the beginning, as you like. Which one will be nice? Madhudviṣa: Ninth Chapter. Prabhupāda: That’s all right? Yes.Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Guest (1) [young man]:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Lady guest (2):Prabhupāda:Lady guest (2):Prabhupāda:Lady guest (2):Prabhupāda:Lady guest (2):Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Guest (3…
Morning Conversation
Prabhupāda: This is all right. And hand he cannot take? Problem? It is a problem? Devotee (1): For me, Prabhupāda, yes. Prabhupāda: So make a subcommittee immediately, resolution, consisting myself, yourself and Gopāla Kṛṣṇa and Lokanātha Swami. Svarūpa Dāmodara: Lokanātha? Prabhupāda: Swami. We are all Indians. There will be no difficulty.Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:P…
Conversations
Prabhupāda: And this opening hospital, that is not Vedic civilization. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: No. Prabhupāda: That is Western idea. “Give him some relief.” Modern. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Most of the time, instead of relieving, they make things even more difficult. Prabhupāda: Because they do not know. Nowadays they make experiment.Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: What you can do when a man dies? Can you save? So similarly, everyone is being handled by the laws of nature. Nobody can do anything, just puffed up, “We can do this plan.” All these political leaders, they are simply wasting time. They cannot do anything. Indira promised, Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girir…
Letters April 19
Unknown [TEXT MISSING] dated April 17, 1968, and I thank you very much for it. I am so much pleased to hear that you are not afraid to stand alone, and to maintain the temple there nicely; krishna is always there with you, and He will see to your success. Do not feel that you have offended me. You have served Krishna very nicely and are continuing to do so very nicely. There is no question of your...
Bhurijana My dear Bhurijana, Please accept my blessings. Replying to your letter dated April 14, 1969, I have already confirmed your meeting on the 15th and 16th of May, 1969, and I hope you have duly received the telegram which I have sent. Yesterday I have come to Buffalo, and Rupanuga has organized a very nice meeting of students. There were more than 200 students who were all participating in...
My dear Sudama and Kartikeya, Please accept my blessings to the both of you. I was very much anxious to receive your letters, so now I am pleased to acknowledge receipt of them. I can understand that things are improving all around, and that is very satisfactory. So depend upon Krishna, work very sincerely, and everything will be complete without any doubt. On the kirtana nights you should all assemble...
Bali-mardana Sydney My dear Bali Mardan, Please accept my blessings and offer the same to Sriman Upendra. Your informative letter dated “nil” is encouraging. For the service of Krsna you are already in the jail for a few hours, so if possible try to put this movement as cultural instead of religion.
Calcutta My dear Tamala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. Your first letter has been duly replied and this evening I have received two telegrams from you acknowledging receipt of the first check as well as asking for power of attorney. The second check, no. CHT/A-T492827 for Rs. 9,700/- is also enclosed herewith. Please find, and acknowledge receipt by telegram. In the mean time I have received...
Calcutta My dear Tamala Krsna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 15.4.71, and noted the contents carefully. It appears that Calcutta activities are going on very nicely and I am so glad to learn that you are all going to Mayapur on the 23rd instant, along with Mr. Virendra Das (the lawyer) and Acyutananda Maharaja. I have already written to Mr. Sarkar to...
Satsvarupa My dear Satsvarupa Maharaja: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 15, 1973 with enclosure of m/s. Narada Bhakti Sutra. . I have no objection to your publishing it, however there are many, many mistakes in the Sanskrit which have to be corrected, so I am returning the m/s. to you under separate cover. Regarding
John Panama John Panama, c/o Zabrek 9113 Sudbury Rd. Silver Springs, M.D. 20901 USA My dear John Panama, Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil and have noted the contents. Yes, I can help you. But you must want to be helped. Life is not meant for simply eating, sleeping, mating and defending as the animals are doing. It is meant for developing spiritual consciousness...
Mr. Ramanbhai M. Patel Mr. Ramanbhai M. Patel 1255, Fort St., Apt. #201 Montreal H3H 2B8 Canada My dear Mr. Patel, Please accept my greetings. I have duly received your check for 200.00 dollars forwarded to me at our Vrndavana branch. Thank you very much for this kind donation. I hope that you are finding the time to visit our Montreal temple frequently, and that you are finding our books interesting...
Viruha Paris My dear Viruha dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 2-4-75 and have noted the contents. This body belongs to Krishna and therefore we must always keep it in healthy condition to the best of our ability, but if due to some past sinful activities, we are suffering some bodily miseries we should not become discouraged. Devotional service must continue...
Gyan Bhawan, 22, Minto Road, Allahabad-211002 Hare Krsna Land, Juhu Road, Juhu, Bombay 400 054 My dear Dr. Ghosh, Please accept my warm greetings and prayers for the well-being of your family. I beg to thank you for your letter dated April 14, 1977.

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