April 23

Spoken April 23
Engagement Lecture
Prabhupāda: ...cakṣur-unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ. " 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.] The meaning of this verse... It is offering obeisances to the spiritual master. The spiritual master opens the eyes of the ignorant disciple in the matter of transcendenta…
SB 2.9.1
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.9.1 Pradyumna: [chanting verse] ...na ghaṭetārtha-sambandhaḥ. [devotees repeat] Prabhupāda: [indistinct] It is sandhi? Na ghaṭeta artha. It has been lost? Pradyumna: Yes. Prabhupāda: Na ghaṭetārtha-sambandhaḥ. Na ghaṭetārtha-sambandhaḥ. Na ghaṭetārtha-sambandhaḥ.Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Pradyumna:Prabh…
SB 1.8.31
Prabhupāda: [leads singing of Jaya rādhā-mādhava] [04:50] [prema-dhvāṇī prayers] Thank you very much. Hare Kṛṣṇa. [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:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Lecture [Hindi]
Prabhupāda: " śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu-nityānanda śrī-advaita gadādhara śrīvāsādi-gaura-bhakta-vṛnda" " hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare"
Morning Walk
Mahāṁsa: ...persons serving..., taking people from..., who are serving Kṛṣṇa into serving their sense gratification. Prabhupāda: Yes. Engage them. Māyā... It is not actually māyā’s fault. It is māyā’s business that all living entities who are within this material world, they have come to enjoy. Enjoy means sense gratification. So Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:A…
SB 1.2.9
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.9 Prabhupāda: [Chants jaya rādhā-mādhava] [break] [02:23] Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] " dharmasya hy āpavargyasyaPrabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...although there is full arrangement for producing food, and because we are rogues and demons, nature will restrict supply. [break] But this machine will be stopped as soon as the increase of population of rogues and demons. The machine is there already. Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:…
SB 1.7.6
Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] Prabhupāda: [aside comment] What is that sound? Eh? [high-pitched squeaking of fan] [break] " narthopaśamaṁ sākṣād bhakti-yogam adhokṣaje lokasyājānato vidvāṁś cakre sātvata-saṁhitām []" [break] [00:22] Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 9.4 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 9.4 Prabhupāda: [leads devotees in chanting] " mayā tatam idaṁ sarvaṁ jagad avyakta-mūrtinā mat-sthāni sarva-bhūtāni na cāhaṁ teṣv avasthitaḥ [Bg. 9.4]" [01:20] So God... Sometimes some foolish question is there, “Can you show me God?Devotees:Gurukṛpā:Guest (1):Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Woman devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Guest (3):Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Guest (3):Prabhupāda:G…
Initiation Lecture [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: ...in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta, while teaching Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, " ei rūpe brahmāṇḍa bhramite kona bhāgyavān jīva guru-kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya pāya bhakti-latā-bīja [Cc. Madhya 19.151]" The living entities, they are transmigrating from one form of life to another and wandering from one planet to another, sometimes low-grade life, sometimes high-grade life. This is going on. This is called Devotees:
Room Conversation with Minister Dixon, State Minister for Social Services
Devotee (1): ...social welfare, and also he’s minister for sport and recreation. He has come to see you, and this is his secretary. Mr. Dixon: Well, I am very pleased to have the opportunity of meeting you. Prabhupāda: Sit down. Mr. Dixon: How long have you been in Australia? Prabhupāda: Just up to Sunday. Monday we are going?Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Mr. Dixon:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Mr. Dixon:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dixon:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dixon:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dixon:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dixon:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Mr. Di…
Room Conversation with Mormons
Guest (2): ...interesting. I see Elder Forester and myself, we feel that we’re called to God through a living prophet ourselves. And our feeling is in our own hearts we feel that we have a living feeling in what we call a testimony of Christ. And we feel that he is our savior and that he did atone for the sins of the world. And we were wondering what your feelings were this.Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:D…
Meeting with Mr. Dwivedi
Prabhupāda: And you want cloth. That is primary necessities. So if you become independent these things, your eighty percent economic problem is solved. So this is a wrong type of civilization only. That Gandhi’s program was very nice. We want to revive.Mr. Dwivedi:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dwivedi:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dwivedi:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dwivedi:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dwivedi:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dwivedi:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dwivedi:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dwivedi:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dwivedi:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dwivedi:Prabhupāda:Mr. Dwivedi…
Morning Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...sinful. And for this bluffing, they have spent millions, er, billions of... Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: It said thirty billion dollars just for that one episode. In the article the man says that many Americans already feel the same way he does, that it’s a bluff. Prabhupāda: From the very beginning I have said it is childish, 1958. I am not scientist. I have noTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:P…
Letters April 23
Hayagriva, Shyamsundar and Haridas There is possibility of opening two more branches one in Baltimore and the other in Boston. Brahmananda, Rayrama and Mahapurusa three boys have already gone to Boston last night to see the situation and we shall have to act according to situation. In Baltimore one gentleman namely John De Priest is attracted with our movement and he proposes that somebody in Baltimore...
Bombay My dear Sri Birlaji, Please accept my greetings and blessings of Lord Krishna. I thank you very much for your kind letter dated 17th April, 1970. You have rightly pointed out that people are becoming more materialistic in this age on account of their forgetfulness of Krishna Consciousness.
Manager of Bank of Baroda Manager, Bank of Baroda Bombay-20 BR Dear Sir: Re: My a/c no. 4966. Ref: Your letter dated 19th April, 1971, no. SB: 16/22. I beg to enclose herewith the form sent by you, duly filled out and signed by me. Sincerely,
Bombay My dear Giriraja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 15, 1972 and I have noted the contents. This food distribution program is to be done very, very nicely as I have already written in my last letter. Generally people make a plea that why are there so many hungry and naked. So we invite all hungry and naked people to come to us and we will give them...
Krsnakanti Los Angeles My dear Krsnakanti, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your note dated April 18, 1972 and I have noted the contents. Thank you very much for your contribution of . Your endeavors to spread Krishna consciousness by means of radio and television is very encouraging to me, and I am looking forward to participating in this program when I return to Los Angeles soon....
My dear Thakura Haridasa: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 21, 1973 and also the screenplay “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” from Mr. Diamond. So it is good work that you are getting important man to understand the importance of Krishna consciousness in the modern world. If the important men of your country use their wealth to support this movement...
Jaipur, Rajasthan Dear Mr. Saxena, Please accept my greetings. I thank you for your letter of 16 April, 1974 addressed to our Bombay temple. For the present I am staying in Hyderabad and from here I will go to Tirupati to Balaji and by the 1st of May I will return to Bombay. I am very much pleased to know that you are trying to organize a home for retired gentlemen for fully devoting the rest of...
Glasgow, Scotland Dear Niranjana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 9th April from Scotland. You are asking what should your preaching work be now that you are attending the university. So the first preaching work is that yourself should become an ideal devotee. Lord Caitanya said that one should first make himself perfect and then attempt to instruct others....
Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara das Maharaja and Ranadhira das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 19, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Firstly, there is no need to print the Reservoir of Pleasur(Bg. 6.47)
Shaktimati Nairobi My dear Shaktimati dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 10-3-76, and I have noted the contents with care. It is best that you stay there in Nairobi. There you have your family, and you can assist in the activities of the Nairobi Temple. If there is any further question in this connection, Brahmananda Maharaja is there and he can further direct...
Sons and Daughters The Assembled Devotees Australian Yatra My dear sons and daughters, Please accept my blessings. I am very grateful for all your offerings of daksina to your spiritual master. This is the system. Now all of you must very sincerely follow the regulative principles. Four don
Hyderabad My dear Yasodanandana Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 14 April, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Concerning the printing of the Brahmasamhita, I have informed Ramesvara Maharaja that the BBT Trustees can discuss this, and if they approve it, then I have no objection. You have stated that you would also assist in the...

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