Spoken May 2
Lecture to International Student Society
Prabhupāda: ...for your participating with us in this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. I understand that your, this society is known as International Student Society? Yes. There are many other international societies. There are international United Nations also. The idea is very nice, but we should try to understandGuest:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Satsvarū…
Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 1
[Prabhupāda and devotees chant Invocation and Mantras 1–14] " oṁ pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaṁ pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate [Īśo Invocation]" " īśāvāsyam idam sarvaṁ yat kiñca jagatyāṁ jagatPrabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:
SB 2.9.6-14
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verses] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " ...upāśṛṇod dvir-gaditaṁ vaco vibhuḥ sparśeṣu yat ṣoḍaśam ekaviṁśaṁ niṣkiñcanānāṁ nṛpa yad dhanaṁ viduḥ [SB 2.9.6]" " niśamya tad-vaktṛ-didṛkṣayā diśoPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Svarūpa Dāmodara: Recently I went to a lecture called “The Origin of Life.” It was given by a well-known biochemist whose name is Professor Stanley Miller. He was talking the origin of life. Prabhupāda: Yes. So what is origin of life? Svarūpa Dāmodara: He said there are twenty amino acids, twenty of them, which are necessary for the maintenance of life, the living entities. So he was discussing how these amino acids are formed before the dawn of creation, and he had so many theories, all…
SB 1.8.40
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " ime jana-padāḥ svṛddhāḥ supakvauṣadhi-vīrudhaḥ vanādri-nady-udanvantoPrabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Dhyānāvasthita-tad-gatena manasā paśyanti yaṁ Devoee: yoginaḥ. Prabhupāda: yoginaḥ yasyāntaṁ na viduḥ surāsura-gaṇā [SB 12.13.1]. So the brāhmaṇas, although sura, he does not know Kṛṣṇa. Yasyāntaṁ na viduḥ surāsura-gaṇā. The asuras,Bhāgavata:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:
Śrī Śrī Kāliya Kṛṣṇa Deity Installation
Prabhupāda: " oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ" " śrī-caitanya-mano-‘bhīṣṭaṁ sthāpitaṁ yena bhū-tale svayaṁ rūpaḥ kadā mahyaṁ dadāti sva-padāntikam" Devotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: That is the difficulty. Everyone sees that “Some way or other, I become guru. Then so many persons will offer me respect. Somehow or other, create some situation. Then I become guru.” This is going on. Not bona fide guru. Bona fide guru is indicated by Caitanya Mahāprabhu, Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gur…
Conversation with Shri Narayan
Prabhupāda: [Hindi] Shri Narayan: [Hindi] Prabhupāda: Your wife... Shri Narayan: [Hindi] Indian lady (1): [Hindi] [Hindi conversation] Girirāja: This is prasādam from the Deity. Shri Narayan: Yes. [Hindi] [Hindi conversation working in Dubai] Indian man (1): [Hindi conversation] Prabhupāda: Indians are intelligentShri Narayan:Prabhupāda:Shri Narayan:Prabhupāda:Shri Narayan:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Shri Narayan:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Gir…
Room Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Śrīla Prabhupāda? I was thinking to..., if I had some free time, that I could work on writing some essay nationalism. Prabhupāda: Why? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Well, you’ve been mentioning so many times how foolish the..., so many people are. Under the banner of nationalism they are basing their whole life.Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:…
Letters May 2
My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 28, 1969, and I was very glad to note the contents. Regarding the IBM Composer, I think Krishna desires to have this machine because printing of our books in Japan is gradually fading due to the Japanese people
Bhakta dasa My dear Bhakta das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 16, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I am very much happy that you are convinced of this Krishna Consciousness movement and philosophy, and that you are sincere to manage everything in a spiritual manner just pleasing to Lord Krishna. When I shall come to Los Angeles by 20th May...
Bombay My dear Giriraja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 20, 1972, and I have noted the contents. So you have paid Mr. Bhuther Rs. 10,000, but you have built a temporary pandal for Rs. 1500/-, and all of the materials can be re-used so just see how much money you have wasted on this pandal. No one followed my instructions in this matter, as I repeatedly...
Hansadutta Hamburg My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 21 April, 1972, along with photos of busses. I do not know these things, but I think a double-decker bus may not pass all the road obstacles such as bridges and tunnels between Germany and India, so I think a single-decker bus may be more practical for driving there. So far Germany, you can...
Toronto My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated April 17, and 12, 1972, and I have noted the contents. Let us forget past incidents and let us look forward to rectify our defects. So far you are concerned, I am very much convinced of your sincere service. Go on with your work, and other instructions will follow. Simply become more concerned...
Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I am just now in receipt of your special-delivery letters dated April 29, 1972, and I am very much encouraged by the contents. The newspaper article is especially nice, it means that the citizens are beginning to look behind our dress to find out our nice philosophy. This is a very good sign.
Boston My dear Kirtanananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 25 April, 1972, and I was expecting your check for a long time. I have been dreaming for a long time that you ___ send something but I didn’
Dallas My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I beg acknowledge receipt of your letters dated April 10 and April 18, 1972, and I have noted the contents. It is better to forget past incidents, whatever is done is done. Let us look forward to correcting our mistakes. So far you are concerned, I am very much convinced of your sincere service. I am especially glad that the school Gurukula is...
Brooklyn My dear Jadurani: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 25, 1973. Regarding the drawing for the TLC, you can do it in the same lines as it was done previously. Your drawing for the room of Sanatana Goswami is approved by me. Also approved by me is the sketch by Pariksit Das. Now you can go on making the pictures more and more beautiful and by...
Brooklyn My dear ISKCON artists, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of April 19, 1974 and have noted the contents. I will answer the points as best as I can. 1. Fresh rice and paddy grains are simply some grains. Still in this country of sandalwood pulp and rice grains are used to put on the forehead in different blessings.
Mukunda Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. I was in Hyderabad and on my return to Bombay I received your letter of April 15, 1974. I am glad to know that on the arrival of Hansadutta things are improved very nicely and problems are being solved gradually. It is understood that Hansadutta delivered a letter through Manasvis
Brooklyn My dear Pancaratna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter and packet of information including prospectus for getting engagements in schools and colleges. Your list of achievements by college course, Yoga club and programs in general is very impressive, particularly that you have a regular four credit college course at Fordham University wherein the students...
Karatiey Mahadevia A-11 Sea Pace Park Bhulabhai Desai Road Bombay-400 026 Dear Karatiey, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 27-4-75. The enclosure of the Gujarati paper clipping was received but I could not read the Gujarati language. I could although understand the purport of it. I have already decided to make a trust board for Hare Krishna Land in which there...
Mahamsa Hyderabad My dear Mahamsa, Please accept my blessings. At the present moment, I am in New Delhi. We came here on the invitation of two big ministers, the Home Minister and the Railway Minister and we had two successful meetings here. Now, on the third instant, we shall go to Kuruksetra invited by Mr. G.L. Nanda. Then I shall come back on the same evening. On the fourth, I shall take rest...
Hyderabad Dear Panalalaji, Please accept my blessings. I am now staying in New Delhi and I am going to Bombay on the fifth instant. You wanted me to send you news when I am reaching Bombay. You also wanted to come at that time. So, would it be possible to come to Bombay on the fifth instant and do the needful?

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