Spoken April 30
Northeastern University Lecture
Prabhupāda: My dear boys and girls, I thank you very much for attending this meeting. We are spreading this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement because there is a great need of this movement through the whole world, and the process is very easy. That is the advantage. First of all, try to understand what is the transcendental platform. So far our living condition is concerned, we are in different platforms. So we have to first of all stand on the transcendental platform…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: These four things, namely birth, death, old age, and disease will accompany you. Therefore in the Bhagavad-gītā it is said that mad-dhāma gatvā punar janma na vidyate. “If you reach My abode in the spiritual sky, then you’ll have no more birth.Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:
Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 1
Prabhupāda: [chants mantras] Who will explain? Karandhara Prabhu, you will explain? First or second. Hare Kṛṣṇa. [pause] Which one? Karandhara: Second verse? Prabhupāda: Yes, any one, if you can... Whatever you have realized, you can say without seeing the book. Īśāvāsyam idaṁ sarvamKarandhara:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:
SB 11.23.57, Initiations and Sannyāsa of Sudāmā
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 11.23.57, Initiations and Sannyāsa of Sudāmā Prabhupāda: ...the regulative principle? Sudāmā: You know the four principles? Prabhupāda: What is that? Japanese devotee (1): [gives in Japanese, with devotee translating:] No meat-eating, no gambling, no illicit sex... Prabhupāda: No intoxication.Japanese devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Devotee (2):Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Devotee (3):Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Devotee (3):Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:S…
SB 2.9.1-5
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [devotees repeat] " śrī-śuka uvāca ātma-māyām ṛte rājan parasyānubhavātmanaḥ na ghaṭetārtha-sambandhaḥ svapna-draṣṭur ivāñjasā [SB 2.9.1]" " bahu-rūpa ivābhāti māyayā bahu-rūpayā ramamāṇo guṇeṣv asyāPrabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Devotee: [introducing recording] Prabhupāda’s morning walk, April 30th, 1973, Los Angeles. Prabhupāda: ...things of value, they’re disappearing. Just like formerly people used to have some dishes of valuable metals. Now it is plastic. This is the advancement.Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Sv…
SB 1.8.38
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [devotees repeat] " ke vayaṁ nāma-rūpābhyāṁ yadubhiḥ saha pāṇḍavāḥ bhavato ‘darśanaṁ yarhi hṛṣīkāṇām iveśituḥPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...therefore he very intelligently appointed Kṛṣṇa as his spiritual master. Because everyone is in perplexity the problem of life. So this very thing happened to Arjuna, and he wanted to go to spiritual master for solution. And the supreme spiritual master was present before him; therefore he submitted: Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda…
Morning Conversation
Prabhupāda: Women should be taken care of---as daughter, as wife, as mother. Bās. No freedom. Then prostitution. Then spoiled the whole thing. Unwanted children, contraceptive, abortion. Very dangerous. In our society there are girls. They should live separately. They should be given full engagement, taken care of. No mixing. Then it will be spoiled. Both of them will beTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla …
Conversation with Vedic Astronomer
Prabhupāda: Hmm. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Jaya. I am little weak. Agnihotram Rāmānuja Tattvācārya: Yes, yes. All weak. Prabhupāda: So Surabhi, come here. You can come. Agnihotram Rāmānuja Tattvācārya: And I am very glad to meet Your Holiness. Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Agnihotram Rāmānuja Tattvācārya: Till now I saw only in the papers, newspapers and magazines and pamphlets and books. I am so fortunate to gain Prabhupāda:Agnihotram Rāmānuja Tattvācārya:Prabhupāda:Agnihot…
Letters April 30
Reserve Bank of India Chief Controller of Exchange Control Department Reserve Bank of India New Delhi, INDIA. Dear Sir, I beg to inform you that I am a Vaisnava Sannyasi in the line of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. In pursuance of the cult of Love of Godhead as propounded by Lord Caitanya 500 years before, I have come to America to preach the same cultural mission on the principles of the Bhagavad-gita...
Brahmananda Boston My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 26th April, 1970. Regarding printing KRSNA book in Japan because the printing details are difficult here in this country, that was my former decision. In the beginning I decided like that.
Jayapataka My dear Jaya Pataka, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 21st April, 1970. Acyutananda has written me that he will arrange for your visa for two years at least, but I learn that you have not heard anything from him til now. So unless you are assured that your visa has been made for at least two years, and he has got his own apartment, don
Central Bank of India Bombay Dear Sir: From the passbook from your Ballyganj Branch, Calcutta, it appears that they have credited Rs. 14,249.04 to my account, but in my passbook for my account 14538 with you you have credited the amount transferred as Rs. 14,239.31 only. There is a difference of Rs. 9.73. Please credit this amount to my account and explain why the amount credited was less. I am...
Gurudasa, Yamuna Delhi My dear Gurudasa and Yamuna, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated 26th April, 1971 and have noted the contents. Regarding Vrindaban, perhaps by now you have seen the place. Presently Mahantaji wants to transfer the property to us and wants to go there to Vrindaban on the 8th or the 15th May. So now you can decide when to go there so that he...
Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. Yesterday night I received one telephonic call from you. I talked for a few seconds and then you stopped, so I could not understand why you called me. Anyway I think things are going on nicely there.
Nayanabhirama Philadelphia My dear Nayana Bhirama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 20th April, 1971 with enclosed clippings as well as your check for .00 for my maintenance fund. Thank you very much.
Saurabha Vrindaban My dear Saurabha, Please accept my blessings. I am very much anxious to know how far the residential quarter is constructed. Our deadline of completing the whole temple and residential building is the end of July. Whether it is possible? I want to know it definitely, before I go to Europe. You kindly send me immediately a detailed report. Otherwise, I will have to go there immediately...

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