April 29

Spoken April 29
Bg 2.59-69 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Those who are Sanskrit students may recite this important. Viṣayā... [recites responsively through end of verse 61] " viṣayā vinivartante nirāhārasya dehinaḥ rasa-varjaṁ raso ‘py asya paraṁ dṛṣṭvā nivartate [Bg. 2.59]" This verse we were discussing last Friday. The subject matter is that we are trying to transfer our activities from the material platform to the spiritual platform. That is the whole idea. So material platform, as I have already explained to you several times, …
Brandeis University Lecture
Prabhupāda: " oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur-unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ" “I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes of ignorance with the torch of knowledge.
Conversation Before Lecture
Miss Rose: It’s not in good order Swamiji. Prabhupāda: Eh? Miss Rose: It’s not in good order. Prabhupāda: Which order? Miss Rose: Well, my house where I live. Prabhupāda: No, no. I say that you purchase one house. Miss Rose: Participate in one house? Prabhupāda: Purchase. Devotee: Purchase. Buy. Miss Rose: Oh. Am I gonna dig gold?Prabhupāda:Miss Rose:Prabhupāda:Miss Rose:Prabhupāda:Miss Rose:Candanācārya:Miss Rose:Candanācārya:Prabhupāda:Miss Rose:Prabhupāda…
Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 1
Gargamuni: [chants Mantra One, transliteration, etc.] " īśāvāsyam idam sarvaṁ yat kiñca jagatyāṁ jagat tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā mā gṛdhaḥ kasya svid dhanam [Īśo mantra 1]" “Translation: Everything animate or inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord. One should therefore accept only those things necessary for himself, which are set aside as his quota, and one must not accept other things, knowing well to whom they belong.Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devote…
Lecture
[translated into Japanese throughout] Prabhupāda: Thank you very much, Japanese boys and girls who have kindly cooperated with this movement. So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is on a different platform than this matter. It will be easier to understand that distinction between living body and dead body. So we are talking of the living portion of our existence. The living portionDevotee:
SB 2.9.1-12
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees respond] " śrī-śuka uvāca ātma-māyām ṛte rājan parasyānubhavātmanaḥ na ghaṭetārtha-sambandhaḥ svapna-draṣṭur ivāñjasāPrabhupāda:Devotee:Pradyumna:Pradyumna: Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Devotees:…
Morning Walk
Devotee: [introducing recording] The morning of April 29th, 1973, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, His Divine Grace, walk. Prabhupāda: In India, what is going on as “Hindu dharma,” it is a bogus thing. It has no meaning. Just like this Ramakrishna Mission, this Vivekananda, this Aurobindo, this Mahesh Yogi, so many others, all bogus. Anyone who is not going in terms of the Caitanya MahāprabhuDevotee:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhup…
SB 1.8.37
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.37 Prabhupāda: Begin. Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " apy adya nas tvaṁ sva-kṛtehita prabho jihāsasi svit suhṛdo Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Actually, if we become successful then all these things will be finished. French devotee: Finished. Prabhupāda: Yes. [break] Huh? French devotee: They are attracted by wonderful things such as Sai Baba. He is doing so many wonderful things. People... Prabhupāda: That is, means rascal. He does not see KṛṣṇaGargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Yadubara:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:…
Morning Conversation
Prabhupāda: They say that the first-class yogī is he who will have as much as possible sex, but he will not discharge. Kṛṣṇa was that yogī. He had sex with so many gopīs, but He would not discharge. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: They say that? Prabhupāda: That is the test of first-class Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa…
Letters April 29
Aniruddha Los Angeles My dear Aniruddha, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 24, 1968, and I thank you very much for all the nice news. I am so much pleased to learn that the Los Angeles temple is improving in opulence. Please tell Janaki that I am so glad to learn that she has framed the pictures very nicely and that both she and Mukunda are working to improve...
My dear Nandarani and Dayananda, Please accept my blessings. I am very pleased to receive your letters of April 23, 1968, and I am very thankful to you for your nice sentiments. You are very intelligent and nice boy and girl, and trying to understand Krishna Consciousness, and I can simply pray that you shall try to understand more and more this transcendental science, and whenever possible, try...
Upendra My dear Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 21 April, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. Do not be worried that there is only yourself and Gajendra as full time members. You will get more doubtlessly. Don
Madhudvisa My dear Madhudvisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated nil and have noted the contents. Regarding our proposals for an Indian program of Krsna Consciousness, I think it will be best if you come here sometime soon at your convenience and we can discuss it in more detail. You also wanted to come here to take further inspiration from the L.A. temple...
Shyama Dasi Srimati Shyamadevi Dasi ISKCON Temple 318 East 20th Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43201 3764 Watseka Avenue Los Angeles, Cal. 90034 My Dear Shamadasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your kind letter dated 24th April, 1970, and thank you so much for the beautiful silken cloth. Nanda Kumar has placed the cloth on the wall just above the Deities and upon it is a picture...
Brooklyn My dear Atreya Rsi Das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 25, 1973 and have read the contents carefully. Regarding purchasing the Washington D.C. Temple, yes, we can do it. We can invest ,000.00, and Damodara can pay
Kirtanananda New Vrindaban My dear Kirtanananda Maharaja: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 24, 1973 with enclosed daksina check for .00, for which I thank you very much. Yes, I will come for the ground breaking ceremony because it is special event. So you please send tickets for four of us to come.
Madhudvisa My dear Madhudvisa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated nil and have noted the contents. Your letter has been forwarded to London, New York, and then to here. Regarding Sudama Vipra I have heard that he is in South America, but would like to have it confirmed so please write me in this regard. But you should stay there in Australia; it...
Ajita Stockholm Dear Ajita, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 9 April. The devotees recommended by you for initiation are accepted by me as my disciples, and their new spiritual names are as follows: Arne Ekstrand
Gainesville, Florida Dear Amarendra, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your recent undated letter along with enclosed new paper clippings and I thank you very much. I have studied your statements in the papers and you have repeated my ideas and at the same time sounded like a politician, and this combination is very effective. You are certainly the right man for this preaching...
Riktananda Los Angeles Dear Riktananda, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of April 15, 1974 and noted the contents. Your proposal to come to Vrindaban and serve the deities in our new Krsna Balarama temple is approved by me. We require many first class devotees to make the temple alive with transcendental bliss, so as your departure is also sanctioned by Jayatirtha, you make...
Brahmananda Nairobi My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 21st April, 1977. The letter which you have sent from the student, Charles, is wonderful. I have asked that it be published in our English Back To Godhead as well as in all of the Indian language Back to Godheads here in India. Charles
My dear Charles, (Krishna Balarama das) Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your very nice letter dated 18th April, 1977. We are not concerned with the skin but with the soul. As it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita As It Is: " “vidya-vinyaya-sampann(Bg. 5.18)
Jayanta Dasa c/o ISKCON Nairobi Hare Krishna Land, Juhu Road, Juhu, Bombay 400 054 My dear Jayanta, Please accept my blessings. I was very glad to hear from Brahmananda Swami that he had found you again. When you came to Mayapur some years ago I was very pleased to meet you. I could understand immediately that you are a very intelligent young man and also a good devotee of Krsna. Of course...
Sri Surendra Kumar, ‘Saket,’ Morris Road, Aligarh, U.P. Hare Krsna Land Juhu Road, Juhu, Bombay 400 054 My dear Surendra Kumarji, Please accept my blessings and also the same to your good wife, son, daughter-in-law and grand-children. I beg to thank you for your letter dated the 26th April, 1977.

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