April 28

Spoken April 28
Lecture at Harvard University Divinity School
Prabhupāda: I shall speak or you shall speak? I shall speak? Satsvarūpa: I shall speak? Prabhupāda: What do you want? I shall speak or you? Satsvarūpa: I think there’s enough people. You could speak. Prabhupāda: " oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā[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.][When will Śrīla Rūpa G…
SB 5.5.2
Prabhupāda: " mahat-sevāṁ dvāram āhur vimuktes tamo-dvāraṁ yoṣitāṁ saṅgi-saṅgam mahāntas te sama-cittāḥ praśāntā vimanyavaḥ suhṛdaḥ sādhavo ye []" Now, in the last meeting we have discussed that this life is meant for self-realization. This human form of life especiallyStudent:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Studen…
Śrī Īśopaniṣad Invocation Lecture
Gargamuni: It’s on page twelve, almost in the middle. The second paragraph. “The universe has its own time, fixed by the energy of the complete whole, and when that time is complete, this temporary manifestation will be annihilated by the complete arrangement of the complete.Prabhupāda:
SB 2.9.10
Pradyumna: " ...surāsurārcitāḥ []" [break] “...abode of the Lord, the material modes of ignorance and passion do not prevail. Nor there’s any other influence in the matter of goodness. There is no predominant...” Prabhupāda: Nor there is...? Nor there is...Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Kliśyamānānām. It is very important word. Everyone is suffering here. What the scientists can do that? “Future.” That’s all. Bluff. But everyone is suffering here. That is the word. Bhave ‘smin kliśyamānānām, avidyā...Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:P…
SB 1.8.36
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and evotees repeat] " śṛnvanti gāyanti gṛṇanty abhīkṣṇaśaḥ smaranti nandanti tavehitaṁ janaḥ ta eva paśyanty acireṇa tāvakaṁ bhava-pravāhoparamaṁ padāmbujam []" [break] śṛṇvantiPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 7.2 Lecture
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [devotees repeat] " jñānaṁ te ‘haṁ sa-vijñānam idaṁ vakṣyāmy aśeṣataḥ yaj jñātvā na iha bhūyaḥ anyat jñātavyam avaśiṣyate [Bg. 7.2]" [break] [02:35] Translation: “I shall now declare unto you in full this knowledge, both phenomenal and noumenal, by knowing which there shall remain nothing further to be known.Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...and it is still going on all over the world. So what is the use of observing centenary for a dead system of religion, and which is not very old, not even hundred years? So what is the use? Maṇḍanam loka-rañjanam [Hari-bhakti-sudhodayaPuṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Tripurāri:Prabhupāda:Tripurāri:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa…
Conversation: Vairāgya, Salaries, and Political Etiquette
Prabhupāda: Niṣkiñcanasya. One who has decided that “This world is useless. I have to take birth repeatedly and accept different types of bodies and suffer...” Body means... Those who have understood this fact and disgusted, so bhakti line is for them. One who has the tendency to enjoy this material world, and they are taking advantage of God, Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣ…
Conversation: Animals’ Expertise
Prabhupāda: [referring to ants] Just see. One second, thousands came. Bhakti-caru: [Bengali] Prabhupāda: How quickly they come! Just see. And wherefrom they get out of? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yeah, how do they find out it? That’s what I don’t understand. Prabhupāda: That they know. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: They were all over, and the medicine was up here.Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Girirāja:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda…
Letters April 28
My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. I am very much perturbed in mind that you are living scattered with the others. The letter which I have written to Gurudasa is sent herewith in a carbon copy. As you will find in that letter, I am prepared to give a letter of guarantee of the Bank of America to the authorities of the mortuary building up to the extent of
Satsvarupa My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 24th April, 1970. Yes, publish the Bengali poem which I am sending herewith. Get it transliterated by Pradyumna. The meaning is as follows: My dear Lord Krsna, You are so kind upon this useless soul, but I do not know why You have brought me here. Now You can do whatever You like with me. 1
Balavanta Atlanta, Georgia Dear Balavanta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of April 18, 1974. As for political speaking, first of all, don’t go so much into the details of the affairs. Our message is that people should elect pure God Conscious leaders, that is our main statement. We cannot go into details. As a side touch you can speak on inflation.
Rupanuga Washington D.C. My dear Rupanuga Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of April 17, from Washington D.C. and I have very carefully noted the contents. Regarding Mayapur, as you have begun this program should be regularly followed once a year: meet in Mayapur and chalk out activities for the year. Then, next year meet and see how far things are...
Frankfurt My dear Harikesa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated April 16th, 1977. Do not be worried. I have written one letter to Radhavallabha telling the Press to immediately print all pending German books lying with them in Los Angeles. I have got all my blessings upon you so organize everything very nicely and see that we come out successful in this...
Second part of above letter Wolfgang - Varanga-dasa Bernhard - Viruddha-sakti-dasa Harbet - Hrtpati-dasa Martin - Marutsuta-dasa Elizabeth - Indukanti-dasi Gertrude - Girvani-dasi Brigitte - Bhramaraksi-dasi Inge - Indukanti-dasi I am enclosing sanctified threads for Pavanesana, Airavata, Ajata das, and Kamadhena das. Also gayatri mantra is enclosed. Have them hear the tape through the right...
Kuladri New Vrindaban My dear Kuladri, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your telegram requesting permission for the fire ceremony for the new initiates and second initiations. I have already sent you a telegram reading as follows:
My dear Radhavallabha, Please accept my blessings. As you probably know, our society is facing a very serious courtcase in Germany. It is understand that if we have difficulty in this courtcase, we may not get further chance to print our German books. Whatever German books you have lying with you ready for printing should be immediately printed. This work should be given priority as our society ...
Sriman Yasomatinandan das Adhikari c/o ISKCON Ahmedabad Hare Krsna Land, Juhu Road, Juhu, Bombay 400 054 My dear Yasomatinandan, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated 26th April, 1977. From your report and the report of Pradyumna I can understand that the installation ceremony was performed very nicely. This is the first impetus in Allahabad. Now you organize everything...

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