May 3

Spoken May 3
Lecture at Arlington Street Church
[kīrtana led by Satsvarūpa dāsa] Prabhupāda: [recites maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for your participating with us in the saṅkīrtana movement, or Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. This Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is to awake the sleeping living entities. In the Vedic literature, Woman (1):Prabhupāda:Woman (1):Prabhupāda:Woman (1):Prabhupāda:Woman (1):Prabhupāda:Woman (2):Prabhupāda:Woman (1):Prabhupāda:Woman (1):Prabhupāda:Wo…
Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 1
Prabhupāda: Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. Ādi-puruṣam, the original Personality of Godhead. So, when we speak of Govinda, Govinda is not alone. Just like when we speak of king, it is to be understood that king is not alone. He has got many other followers, secretaries, ministers, soldiersGargamuni:Prabhupāda:
SB 2.9.13
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees respond] " bhrājiṣṇubhir yaḥ parito virājate lasad-vimānāvalibhir mahātmanām vidyotamānaḥ pramadottamādyubhiḥ savidyud abhrāvalibhir yathā nabhaḥ []" [break] Prabhupāda: Next. [devotees take turns chanting verse, with Prabhupāda correcting pronunciation]Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Devot…
Morning Walk
Svarūpa Dāmodara: So why [indistinct] oh jaya... Devotee: [introducing recording] Prabhupāda’s morning walk. May 3rd, 1973, Los Angeles. Prabhupāda: ...is that the whole world is running on a false theory that life is born out of matter. But that is not a fact. So how to defeat this theory? That is our business. We have to defeat this rascal theory. We have to challenge all these rascals and defeat them. How it is possible?Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Svarūp…
SB 1.8.41
Pradyumna: Translation: “O Lord of the universe, soul of the universe, O Personality of the form of the universe, please, therefore, sever my tie of affection for my kinsmen, the Pāṇḍavas and the Vṛṣṇis.” [] Prabhupāda: So, Pāṇḍava and Vṛṣṇi dynasty, Kuntī belongs to both families. She is the daughter of the Vṛṣṇi family and the wife and mother of the Pāṇḍava family. So generally a woman has got affection both for the fatherDevotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: The inhabitants there, they can go from one planet to another without an aeroplane. That is Siddhaloka. Hmm. Go on. Dr. Patel: The highest is Satyaloka, no? Janaloka and Satyaloka. Prabhupāda: Brahmaloka. Dr. Patel: Brahmaloka, Janaloka and Satyaloka. Prabhupāda: No. Highest Brahmaloka, where Lord Brahmā lives.Yaduvara:Prabhupāda:Yadubara:Prabhupāda:Yadubara:Prabhupāda:Yadubara:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabh…
Arrival
Prabhupāda: " ...niścayād tat-tat-karma-pravartanāt sato vṛtteḥ sādhu-saṅge ṣaḍbhir bhaktiḥ prasidhyati [Upadeśāmṛta 3]" You have seen this verse in the Nectar of Instruction. Utsāhā: enthusiasm. Dhairya means patience. Utsāhād dhairyāt niścayāt,Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Never mind he’s very nicely dressed. But because he is not surrendered soul to Kṛṣṇa, he is a miscreant. That’s all. Beware of him. Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Can anyone be said to be innocent in this world? Prabhupāda: There are three classes: one devotee, one innocent and one envious. So we have nothing to do with the envious. With devotee, we shall make friendship, and to the innocent, we shall preach.Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gur…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...they used to discover, whole method is finished. Hari-śauri: Oh, yeah. During the war. Prabhupāda: Huh? Hari-śauri: Yes. So sinful means punishment. [indistinct] Prabhupāda: Our point is that we are going to live in the future. So if, becoming modern, we forget our future, then what is the use of becoming modernized? Better remain primitive. The business is that in future also we shall exist. If we do not know how we shall existGurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:…
Room Conversation with Siddha-svarūpa Follower
Prabhupāda: ...by taking birth of any, whether the tree is taking birth or the ant is taking birth and the fish is taking birth. Everywhere, living entities, they are taking birth. That’s all. And they are dying also. And between birth and death there is disease and old age. So during birth one cannot understand, because there is unconscious stage. Even the fetus is killed, it cannot underSiddha-svarūpa follower:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Hari-śauri:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Pu…
Letters May 3
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 1, 1968, along with enclosure of Acyutananda’s letter. On the day of our departure I was expecting you in the airport, but I think as you are young man, you were tired on the last night, on the 30th April, on account of late arriving from the Long Island meeting, and you could not get up earlier from your...
My dear Uddhava, Please accept my blessings. I am just in receipt of your letter forwarded from New York. Please be happy in separation. I am separated from my Guru Maharaja since 1936 but I am always with him so long I work according to his direction. So we should all work together for satisfying Lord Krishna and in that way the feelings of separation will transform into transcendental bliss.
Upendra San Francisco My dear Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated April 27, 1968, and noted the contents. Your feelings of separation are very strong, and I thank you for your kind sentiments expressed therein.
Hayagriva, Pradyumna My dear Hayagriva and Pradyumna, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for sending me the poster with pictures of Mr. Ginsberg and myself. It is very nicely done. Now on that I shall lead the kirtana. I shall first of all chant, and our devotees should respond as usual. And with the devotees Mr. Ginsberg will also be amongst our devotees, and the public will be requested...
Ekayani Bronx My dear Ekayani, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your encouraging letter, dated 8th April, 1970, and I am so happy to note your steady enthusiasm to work harder in Krsna’s service. So this enthusiasm is very good sign, and if you continue to become more and more enthusiastic to be always strictly engaged in devotional service while observing carefully...
London My dear Lilavati, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 28th April, 1970, and the report of our Sankirtana Movement in London is very much encouraging. I think each couple of our students may try to open a branch in England. Our first branch of London Yatra was opened by Mukunda, Gurudasa, and Syamasundara and their wives. They tried very hard, and...
The Manager Punjab National Bank The Manager, Punjab National Bank, Brabourne Road, Calcutta. From: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, 3, Albert Road, Calcutta-1G. Dear Sir, This day I have taken a fixed deposit a/c No. 1146/228/ [indistinct] for a sum of Rs. 1,30,000/- from your office for a period of 61 months. I request you that the interest accrued on the fixed deposit be credited to my savings fund...
Bhagavan Detroit My dear Bhagavan, Please accept my blessings. I am anxious to know what has happened to Aravinda since he left me in India. I think his parents live there in Detroit, his other name is Arthur Friedman, so kindly search them out and ask them where he is. I have given him his return ticket to Los Angeles, so I think he has returned to your country.
My dear Citsukhananda, Please accept my blessings. We have received your letter dated April 26 1972, and noted the contents. I do not think I shall require special visa for going there for one or two weeks, an ordinary tourist visa will suffice. I shall be reaching Los Angeles the 20th of May, 1972, and from there we shall make further plans and get visas for going to Mexico later.
Patita Uddharana Detroit My dear Patita Uddharana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 27, 1972, along with sample of your booklet. It is very nice, I have enjoyed it very much, but there are some direct criticisms and that we are not going to do. These men are not so important than our institution, so we shall not give them unnecessary publicity by...
New York My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated April 11 and April 26, 1972, along with tape of three “revelations.” The tape is nice, a good advertisement. Now similar tapes should be made. Another revelation is that the needle, when put into the water, it goes down quickly to the bottom. But a big, big log, weighing one ton, does not...
Babhru Das My dear Babhru Das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 5,1,73 and have received the dakshina contents contained therein. I am very grateful for your offering of for your second initiation. Now that you have become Brahmin you should know that this means increased responsibility on Krsna
Bhurijana Hong Kong My dear Bhurijana, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of May 1st, 1974, and have carefully noted the contents. It comes as a shock to me that you have stepped down from your duties as president of our Hong Kong center. Your move is not satisfactory to me, but what can I do? If you are persistent your desire to leave you are free to act on your own. You...
Trista Hubbarth Gaylord, Michigan Dear Trista Hubbarth, Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 25th, which I have only received recently due to touring. You have very thoughtfully asked me what do I think of the Self Realization yoga and meditation. We are not concerned with other religions or yogas in terms of competition or sectarian spirit. Actual...
New York My dear Ādi Kesava Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 21, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Your plan to have the Rathayatra on July 18th, down 5th Avenue, is approved by me and I shall try to be there definitely. However make the carts very strong, not that while the procession is going on, the wheel breaks on the cart. It...
Mr. George Twohie Mr. George Twohie, State Department, Washington, D.C. Dear Sir, I have been informed through one of my disciples that one application for negotiating a house owned by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi has not yet reached your Washington office. In order to expedite matters, I am enclosing one
Tejiyas New Delhi My dear Tejyas, Please accept my blessings. I have received one letter from one of our life members in Delhi, and I am enclosing his letter addressed to me, that you might straighten this matter out. Why he should not have been issued with a receipt for his contribution at least?
Aksayananda Vrndavana My dear Aksayananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings, Just now I have sent you a telegram reading as follows: “CANNOT ATTEND BY MEDICAL ORDER PROGRAM MAY GO ON BY VRNDAVAN PARTY LETTER FOLLOWS ALSO SENDING MY ZONAL SECRETARY
Tokyo My dear Gurukrpa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. Yesterday, Gopala Krsna spoke with Ramesvara Maharaja, and it is understood that you are waiting for a letter from me before sending the second amount of ,000. It is also understood that no money will be coming this month from the BBT. Therefore you can arrange to immediately send the
Sri Prabhakar Mishra, F-91, Kirtinagar, New Delhi-15 Hare Krsna Land Juhu Road Juhu, Bombay 400 054 My dear Prabhakar, Please accept my blessings. I understand from Gopal Krsna that you met him and you have offered your obeisances which I gladly accept.

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