May 4

Spoken May 4
SB 5.5.3
Prabhupāda: Just like in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam there are description of great..., twelve great souls. Twelve great souls. They are just like svayambhūr nāradaḥ śambhuḥ kumāraḥ kapilo manuḥ [SB 6.3.20]. Svayambhū means Brahmā. But he was also family man. And Nārada, he was renounced. He was Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda…
Initiation of Baradrāj and Chandanācārya Dāsās
Prabhupāda: ...rādhā śrīla govinda-devau preṣṭhālībhiḥ sevyamānau smarāmi. [devotees chant responsively] Śrīmān rāsa-rasārambhī vaṁśī-vaṭa-taṭa-sthitaḥ karṣan veṇu-svanair gopīr gopīnāthaḥ śriye ‘stu naḥ. Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare. All right. Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. Give me your beads. [Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Śāradīyā:Prabhupāda:Candanācārya:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:…
Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 1
Gargamuni: “In the Bhagavad-gītā the Lord directly states that He accepts the vegetable foodstuffs from the hands of a pure devotee. Therefore a human being should not only become a strict vegetarian, but he should also become a devotee of the Lord and offer to the Lord all his food and only then partake of the Prabhupāda:
SB 2.9.15
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees respond] " dadarśa tatrākhila-sātvatāṁ patiṁ śriyaḥ patiṁ yajña-patiṁ jagat-patim sunanda-nanda-prabalārhaṇādibhiḥ sva-pārṣadāgraiḥ parisevitaṁ vibhum []" [break]Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Bhānu:Devotee (1):Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:
Morning Walk
Svarūpa Dāmodara: [introducing recording] April [wrong month] 4, 1973, Los Angeles. [break] Brahmānanda Mahārāja. Prabhupāda: Yes. We have to teach life from life, not from matter. Just against. And if you come out... Not if. You must. Because we are standing on truth. They are standing on untruth.Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Policeman:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa …
SB 1.8.42
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.42 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " tvayi me ‘nanya-viṣayā matir madhu-pate ‘Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Everything is perverted reflection. Janmādy asya yataḥ [SB 1.1.1]: “Everything is born from the Absolute Truth.” So unless there is something in the Absolute Truth, how it can be reflected here? Everything is there. Dr. Patel: Almost everything. All His śaktisPrabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel…
Room Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: ...just on the Sunday easily. Charge them... You know, like in Los Angeles, we used to charge a dollar a... Prabhupāda: The loan will be clear very soon. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Oh, yes. They have a... They are very expert at financing now, these..., the men who are in charge now. TheyPrabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛ…
Letters May 4
My dear Malati, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter of the 25th, April 1967, and I am very glad to know the sentiment expressed therein. You are a very sincere girl and your sentiment is also very nice. One should always feel very humble, that will help one to make progress in Krishna Consciousness. So your humble feeling that you are shrouded by illusion is very nice, at the...
My dear Syamasundara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of April 28, 1967, and thank you for returning the check. For the balance eight books you can send me your check conveniently, there is no hurry. It is so pleasing to me that you are giving service to Krishna by your intelligence, by your body, by your mind. Everything is very nice and this will make you more and...
Upendra My dear Upendra, I am in due receipt of your affectionate letter dated April 26, 1967. Thank you very much. Please accept my blessings and I also thank you very much for your sandalwood book marker. It is wonderful. Everyone appreciated this present and I am keeping it very carefully. I am glad that you are changing your office time and you shall have more time to perform kirtana. I am glad...
Sivananda My dear Sivananda, Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your letter dated “Friday,” and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding your idea of supporting the temple by Sankirtana collections, it is nice. In Los Angeles, New York, and other centers they are chanting on the streets every day and they are getting good remunerations, better than any job. New York once collected...
Citsukhananda San Jose My dear Citsukhananda, Please accept my blessings. I hope everything is going on well in your center. As each and every ISKCON Center is my life and soul for preaching this movement, I hope you are doing your best to conduct the regular routine duties of the Temple
Damodara Bahulasva Berkeley Rshi Kumara New York Satsvarupa Boston Umapati Paris Harer Nama Boulder Subaladas Philadelphia Rupanuga Buffalo Sridama Providence Jaya Gopala Columbus Vamanadeva St. Louis
London My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I hope everything is going on well in your center. As each and every ISKCON Center is my life and soul for preaching this movement, I hope you are doing your best to conduct the regular routine duties of the Temple
ISKCON Temple Presidents 3764 WATSEKA AVENUE - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90034 Bahulasva, Berkeley Satsvarupa, Boston Harer Nama, Boulder Rupanuga, Buffalo Jaya Gopal, Columbus Bhagavandas, Detroit Hansadutta, Hamburg Goursunder, Hawaii Durlabh, Laguna Beach
Satsvarupa Boston My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I hope everything is going on well in your center. As each and every ISKCON Center is my life and soul for preaching this movement, I hope you are doing your best to conduct the regular routine duties of the Temple
Sudama Tokyo My dear Sudama, Please accept my blessings. I hope everything is going on well in your center. As each and every ISKCON Center is my life and soul for preaching this movement, I hope you are doing your best to conduct the regular routine duties of the Temple
St. Louis My dear Vamanadeva, Please accept my blessings. I hope everything is going on well in your center. As each and every ISKCON Center is my life and soul for preaching this movement, I hope you are doing your best to conduct the regular routine duties of the Temple
Gurudasa Vrindaban My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 4/24/72, and I have noted the contents with pleasure. The Life Member meeting in Delhi is very important, so do it nicely. Also, 20 men have come from U.S. to Bombay, so I think some of them may come there to help you. You may request Giriraja to send four or five men to help you,...
Los Angeles My dear Hrdayananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 30, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I was ready to send some threads and gayatri mantras to Houston, but now you have moved, so I shall send them to Pusta Krishna instead. I am going to Los Angeles soon, you can stay there, and we shall speak some. Hoping this meets you in good...
Karandhara Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 28, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I have no objection if Kesava tours the USA and gives instruction how to sell books, then when he is finished USA he can go to London. But one thing is, there is vast possibility for selling our books in England, I think more than...
Vrindaban My dear Ksirodakasayi, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 26th April, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. It is good news that you have come to your senses that nothing should be done by contractor. Everything should be done by ourselves. Mr. Saraf is experienced, so take his help. So go on raising funds, constructing, and send me the...
My dear Bhavananda: Please accept my blessings. Since leaving India more than one month I have not received any report of the Mayapur project, how it is going on. So I may request you to write me in this regard. I want that the building must be completely finished before my next return. So please tell me what is the position there.
Honolulu My dear Bhavatarini, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 23, and I have noted the contents. Your enthusiastic response to my instructions is very encouraging. Actually the disciple is supposed to find relief from all his problems just by carrying out the orders of the spiritual master. Just as Arjuna in the beginning was completely confused...
Hansadutta Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 28, 1974 and I have noted the contents. There is no question of asking you to go away from Bhaktivedanta Manor. I have received word also from other sources that the situation has improved since you have come there. I have sent a detailed letter to Mukunda and this...
Los Angeles Dear Madhudvisa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. Please find the enclosed copy of a letter I have sent to Bhurijan. He has written me that he has stepped down from his duties as president of Hong Kong and has given them to Devaprastha. I think Bhurijana was doing nicely preaching to the Chinese boys but he has written that he is uninspired and feeling incapable and wants to spend...
Prabhakar New Delhi My dear Prabhaker, I thank you very much for your letter dated nil, and I have carefully noted the contents. I have the same feeling upon you as my beloved son. And I still maintain the feeling hoping you will be a great help in the Krsna Consciousness Movement. The ideas given by you are provisionally accepted and it is possible for us to join together. Still, we need to meet...
The Management Tirupati-Tirumala-Devasthanam Tirumala, Andra Pradesh Dear Sirs; I wish to express my heart-felt gratitude for the kind treatment given me and my disciples, members of the Hare Krishna Movement on our recent two day visit in Tirumala. The special excess we were given for darsana before Balaji is something we will always remember favorably, and for my American and European followers...
Vrndavana Dear Aksayananda Swami and Dhananjaya, Please accept my blessings. The bearer of this letter, Sri Munnalai, the driver for Mr. L. S. Agarwal, should be given nice facilities for himself and his family at our Asram when he comes to Vrndavana for pilgrimage. He would like to stay with us very much so see that full prasadam as well as a room is given during his stay in Vrndavana.
To All GBC’s in the U.S.A. My dear GBC disciples, Please accept my blessings. I have met with Tamala Krishna Goswami and it appears impractical to send anyone to China at this time. I am requesting him to resume his old position as manager of the Radha-Damodara TSKP. Book distribution is my most important concern and these devotees should be given facility to distribute books profusely throughout...
Gaurasundara My dear Gaurasundara das, Please accept my blessings. I am presently here in Hawaii and I would be very pleased if you could come to meet with me. Hoping that this meets you in good health. Your ever well-wisher, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Bombay My dear Giriraja das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 28, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Seeing the success of the BBT Library Party, I am therefore stressing so much on the book distribution. Let the higher section accept these books, it will be a great triumph. Then the nonsense remark that
Calcutta My dear Sriman Kashinath Mullick, Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 12, 1976, to my Vrindaban address, and I have noted the contents with care. Since then I have left Vrindaban on my European and American tour and your letter was redirected to me here. From Vrindaban, I went to Australia, then Auckland, New Zealand, and then to Fiji Island where I...
Kirtanananda New Vrindaban My dear Kirtanananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 25, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Concerning the construction of a new temple for Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Candra, our men can see how the Indian mistris are doing the work there, and they can learn the art. During the construction, the Deities can...
New Orleans My dear Nityananda das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 17, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. You can call your farm, Talavana. Concerning constructing a temple at the farm, it is feasible only if you have sufficient brahmanas to take nice care otherwise no. You have seen our Vrndavana temple, also the temple in Melbourne and Los...
Puranjana Los Angeles My dear Puranjana das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of the Spanish edition of the Srimad-Bhagavatam first Canto, Chapters 12-15, and I thank you very much. These books are the life of human society. Others may be disturbed, but they cannot disturb this Srimad-Bhagavatam. Let any man come, but here they cannot touch. We are putting these books for deliberation...
Los Angeles My dear Radhavallabha das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 22, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Yes, there is no need for corrections for the first and second Cantos. Whatever is there is alright. Once Pradyumna comes to join me here from India, then there will be no need for Nitai das or Jagannatha das to edit the Srimad-Bhagavatam....
Whom it may concern Bombay To whom it may concern, I have been informed by Upendra das in Fiji Island that he wrote one letter similar to the enclosed letter herein and that one month has passed without any reply. What kind of management is this? So these things should be rectified immediately. There is good scope for distributing Gujarati and Hindi books in Fiji, but if there is mismanagement then...

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