May 1

Spoken May 1
Lecture [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: ...and, I mean to say, ornament Kṛṣṇa, the more you become rich. The reflection... Kṛṣṇa being richly dressed, richly fed, it will be reflected on you. Kṛṣṇa is not in necessity, but we should dress Kṛṣṇa with the first-quality ornaments. In India, the Deities, They are given very, very valuable jewelry. The Muhammadans were attracted for these jewelries. They came to India to plunder the temples to get the jewelries. Still in temples there are millions of dollars of jewelries, templ…
Nṛsiṁha-caturdaśī
, Lord Nṛsiṁha-deva’s Appearance Day Prabhupāda: ...just like Janmāṣṭamī and Nandotsava. Yesterday you had some festival? No. That’s all. So Nṛsiṁha-deva has appeared to convince the atheist [laughter] that there is no God. This is a lying propaganda that nobody has seen God. Everyone has seen God. The devotee sees within his heart, in the temple, and everywhere. And the atheist sees when heViṣṇujana:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:…
Lecture
Prabhupāda: So... [break] This material existence, which we are now passing through, is not our actual existence. There is a Bengali Vaiṣṇava poet, he says... Generally, the question is raised, “How the living entities became fallen in this material world?Devotee:
SB 2.9.2-3
Prabhupāda: ...his association, or its association with the different types of..., modes of material nature, sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa, tamo-guṇa. So you mix it, then that it becomes eighty-one. Three multiplied by three, nine, and again, nine multiplied by nine, it becomes eighty-one. So there are 8,400,000 forms on account of this mixture. ThatDevotee:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Ba…
Initiations
Prabhupāda: Now chant all mantras. [chants word-by-word, and devotees repeat] " nama apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ‘pi vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraḥśuciḥ [Garuḍa Purāṇa]" " śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇuBrahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda Purī:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda Purī:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Robert:Prabhupāda:Bhojadeva:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Bopadeva:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Y…
Morning Walk
Svarūpa Dāmodara: Prabhupāda’s morning walk. May 1, 1973, Los Angeles. Svarūpa Dāmodara: When I drove, so the stars were very shining in the sky very clear. [break] Prabhupāda: Yes, the man-made, it is rubbish, although they have got machine. [break] Svarūpa Dāmodara: Smoother. [break] Prabhupāda: What other things they can put there?Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dā…
SB 1.8.39
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " neyaṁ śobhiṣyate tatra yathedānīṁ gadādhara tvat-padair aṅkitā bhātiPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: For this purpose, arrange meeting in the school, colleges, societies, big, big halls. Because they may not come. They are not attracted to the temple meetings. They think, “This temple is temple, some priestly class.” They want philosophy, logic, science. So they have to be convinced. Not sentiments. So those who are advanced, they are not in favor of religious sentiments, because they have got experience, Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Giri…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...the Lord then said, [Hindi:] ...bhagavān diyā. This... [break] Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Mamaivāṁśo jīva-loke [Bg. 15.7]. Gurukṛpā: “The living entities in this conditional world are My eternal, fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupā…
Letters May 1
Dayananda My dear Dayananda, Please accept my blessings. Just yesterday morning I was thinking of you that I did not hear from Dayananda for so many days, and immediately I got your nice letter dated April 25, 1969. You are such a nice soul that you are always thinking of Krishna and becoming more and more purified in Krishna Consciousness. As stated in the
Boston My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 28th April, 1970, along with a note from a boy in Spain. I have replied the boy, and the letter is enclosed herewith, please forward it to him.
Lance Nally 702 North 2nd Street Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401 My dear Lance Nally, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated and have noted the contents. I am so glad to hear that you are now becoming serious engaging in devotional service. Maya is always there like a shadow, presenting reasons for refraining from devotional service but if we simply keep ourselves...
Brisbane, Australia My dear Amogha das Adhikari: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 19, 1973 and have noted the contents. I am sorry to learn that you had to leave your engagement in Indonesia. Anyway, so now you are in Australia, so you can consult with Madhudvisa Swami as to what to do there in Indonesia, and you also consult with Karandhara Prabhu as to...
My dear Giriraja Das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your two letters dated 25.4 and 26.4 and have noted the contents carefully. I have noted that you have said there being new law that licensee is tenant or owner. I do not know what to do on this, but the fact is that we are the proprietor. In the contract it states that we must pay Rs. 2 lacs and within the first year then the...
San Diego My dear Mahatma das, Please accept my blessing. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of April 20, 1974 and I have noted the contents. Regarding your wanting to give up household life for vanaprastha you may do it and spend your time positively by going on traveling sankirtana, provided it is recommended by the temple president and there is facility for taking such a party. Taking...
Brooklyn My dear Markandeya Rsi, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of April 16, 1974. You are of course welcome to come to India, but if you are not living in a temple now in the association of devotees, how can you expect to live that way in a foreign country like India? My point is, just coming to India may not automatically be the solution to your problems....
Hari-sauri Melbourne My dear Hari Sauri, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated 20th April, 1977. I am very much obliged to you for giving such a full report. May Krsna bless you and give you more and more intelligence how to manage everything very nicely in Australia and New Zealand.

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