May 5

Spoken May 5
Lecture to Technology Students [M.I.T.]
Prabhupāda: " oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ" [I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who with the torchlight of knowledge has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance.] This prayer is offering respectful obeisances to the spiritual master. Why? Because the spiritual master is the person who opens our eyes, complicated in ignorance, with the torch …
Lecture [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: ...come to the light of the sun, immediately you get out of your room and get, immediately. Similarly, although God is far, far away, He is everywhere at the same time. That is God’s nature. Simply we have to agree that “Now I shall realize...”Missing text:Glenn Teton:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:…
Śrī-Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 3
Prabhupāda: Kṛṣṇa is lion to the demons, and He’s a lamb to the devotees. [laughter] Hare Kṛṣṇa. Jaya. So the atheist, they say that “We have not seen Kṛṣṇa.” Yes. You’ll see Kṛṣṇa as lion when He’ll ultimately come and capture you, Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation, “Definition of Chance”
Pradyumna: [reading from dictionary] “Chance.” It’s a noun and adjective. “1. The way things fall out. Fortune, undesigned occurrence, opportunity, possibility, probability. Especially in plural, as ‘the chances are against him.Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāma…
SB 2.9.16
Devotees: [taking turns in leading chanting; Prabhupāda correcting pronunciation] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " bhṛtya-prasādābhimukhaṁ dṛg-āsavaṁ prasanna-hāsāruṇa-locanānanam kirīṭinaṁ kuṇḍalinaṁ catur-bhujaṁ pītāṁśukaṁ vakṣasi lakṣitaṁ śriyāPrabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Bhānu:Prabhupāda:…
Morning Walk
Devotee: [introducing recording] Prabhupāda’s morning walk, May 5th, 1973. Prabhupāda: This cloud is for rain. Svarūpa Dāmodara: Huh? Prabhupāda: This cloud is for rain. Svarūpa Dāmodara: It was raining a little bit when I came, in the south, towards Laguna Beach. It was raining. Prabhupāda: Raining? Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Brahmānan…
SB 1.8.43
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " śrī-kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa-sakha vṛṣṇy-ṛṣabhāvani-dhrug- rājanya-vaṁśa-dahanānapavarga-vīryaPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: You cannot, go on. [break] ...Tirupati. These rascals are getting money and investing for television. Indian man: Industry. Prabhupāda: You see? They should have given to us for distributing Kṛṣṇa consciousness all..., but these rascals will not do that.Indian man:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Pañcadraviḍa:Prabhupāda:Pañcadraviḍa:Prabhupāda:…
Nṛsiṁha-caturdaśī
Prabhupāda: ...girls who have played the Prahlāda-caritra, Hiraṇyakaśipu-vadha. Today is the appearance day of Lord Nṛsiṁha-deva. It is called . So I am so pleased that within such a short time these boys have nicely learned how to play, and especially I have to thank Mr. Hiraṇyakaśipu. [applause] [laughs] Mr. Hiraṇyakaśipu has played his part very nicely.Devotees:
Room Conversation
Bhūrijana: [offers obeisances] Prabhupāda: So I was talking with Siddha-svarup. So while you are all here, so what is the reason [indistinct]? We should work conjointly. Bhūrijana: And...? Prabhupāda: Jointly work. Don’t make division. Bhūrijana: Yeah. Prabhupāda: What is the misunderstanding, settle up. This way.Bhūrijana:Prabhupāda:Bhūrijana:Prabhupāda:Bhūrijana:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Bhūrijana:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Bhūrijana:Prabhupāda:Bhūrijana:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Bhūrijana:Prabhupāda:…
SB 6.1.1
Prabhupāda: Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Sixth Canto, the first chaper, text number one. [leads chanting; devotees repeat] " śrī parīkṣid uvāca nivṛtti-mārgaḥ kathita ādau bhāgavatā yathā krama-yogopalabdhena brahmaṇā yad asaṁsṛtiḥ []" [01:39]Devotees:
Letters May 5
Ballabhi San Francisco My dear Ballabhi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 27, 1967. I am very glad to learn that you are making advance in Krishna Consciousness very sincerely. While chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna you should always feel the presence of Krishna in Person and as soon as you remember Krishna in Person you can remember also His talks with...
Gurudasa, Yamuna San Francisco My dear Guru das and Yamuna, I am very much pleased to receive your writing and short letter dated 25th April, 1967. Please accept my blessings. I hope you are living very peacefully and chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
Montreal My dear Kirtanananda, I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 1st 1967 and I am very pleased to go through it. Please accept my blessings. You are doing very nice alone, and Krishna will help you more and more. As you are managing our Montreal center, similarly, Mukunda and Haridasa and Syamasundara are also very nicely managing the center in San Francisco. I have received also one...
San Francisco My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 1, 1967 and thank you very much. You will be pleased to know that yesterday at noon at the City College of New York I had a very successful meeting amongst the students. There were 200 students present, and at the last kirtana they all danced and sung with me, and there were 20 minutes of answers...
My dear Gargamuni, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your very nice letter dated 4/27/68, and the sentiments expressed in that letter by you gives me more pleasure that you are appreciating the importance of our movement. I am sure that you must appreciate like that because I am always of opinion that both you and your elder brother are the result of a good mother. So I very much...
My dear Subala, Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter of April 30, 1968, and noted the contents. So your duty as you are doing, even nobody is coming in morning, Lord Jagannatha will hear your kirtana, because we are always in company with the Lord of the Universe. But I think Krishna has sent you one nice boy to help you. Please try to convince him rightly the philosophy...
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated April 28th, 29th and 30th, 1969, along with the credit note of the Bank, #2880. Regarding the United States Customs, we had been importing books from India, and I do not know what is wrong there if we import books from Japan. So far as publication is concerned, our Society has got branches all over...
Sivananda My dear Sivananda Prabhu, Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 23 April, 1969, addressed to the New York temple and redirected here. I am so much obliged to you for picking up the “Jugantar” publication of your activities in London. I understand that you are sending an annual subscription fee for
My dear Abhirama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 23 and have noted the contents. I am very glad to know that one new brahmacarini has donated ,000 and a new car. My thanks to her and she will be initiated as soon as you recommend. So far as distributing the fifteen thousand dollars, I would advise you to send this money to ISKCON PRESS for printing Bhagavad-gita...
Danavir Portland My dear Danavir, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 20, 1972 and I have noted the contents. I am pleased to know that our Portland center is having good success in pushing on Lord Caitanya’
My dear Niranjan, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 21, 1972 and I have noted the contents. I am glad to know that your confusion has been cleared up, and you have understood the reasons for my scolding you. This is the duty of the father or spiritual master, to simply chastise. By this chastisement, the disciple can realize his mistakes, and become...
New Orleans My dear Nityananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 18, 1972 and I have noted the contents. Thank you very much for your kind invitation, and when I return to the U.S., I will seriously consider the proposal. So far your concern management, the solution is to be always thinking of Krishna and the Spiritual Master, then maya cannot touch...
Rsabhadeva San Francisco My dear Rsabhadeva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 26, 1972 and I have noted the contents. I am glad to know that you are now managing the activities of our San Francisco temple. Kesava has done a very nice job there, so you try to continue with the same enthusiastic spirit and Krishna will give you unlimited opportunities...
Miami My dear Sridama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 26, 1972 and I have noted the contents. Always there will be obstacles placed in our path by the demons and atheists, but if we can remain pure, nothing will be able to stop this great transcendental movement from spreading God consciousness all over the world. So as president, you must make...
Trai My dear Trai, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 19, 1972 and I have noted the contents. I am pleased to know that all of you are enthusiastically engaged in distributing our books. In this modern Godless civilization, everyone is greatly suffering due to lack of the real knowledge of Krishna consciousness, and our task is very great and very...
Dear Jayatirtha, Please accept my blessings. I have received your recent letters of April 16 and April 25 and have noted the contents. You have also written in a letter to Satsvarupa that temple donations are being put toward the Indian BBT debt. Please, let me know in this connection what is the amount taken from donations and transferred to the BBT account for the book debt by India? Also I will...
Jayatirtha Dear Jaya tirtha, Please accept my blessings. I have received a letter from Atreya Rsi das dated April 18, 1974. In that letter he mentions your name as follows: “I have received one letter from Jagadisa Prabhu who has been told by Tamala Krishna das Goswami Maharaja and Ramesvara Prabhu that recently more than one million dollars in funds from BBT, MVT and other contributors have been...
Dear Ramesvara, Please accept my blessings. I received a letter from Atreya Rsi das dated April 18, 1974. In that letter he mentions your name as follows: “I have just received one letter from Jagadisa Prabhu who has been told by Tamala Krishna das Goswami Maharaja and Ramesvara Prabhu that recently more than one million dollars in funds from BBT, MVT and other contributors have been transferred...
Bombay My dear Giriraja das, Please accept my blessings. Herewith please find one copy of a letter to the Central Bank of India, Gowalia Tank Road Branch, Bombay. I sent one bank draft to them by registered post. See that the transaction is executed and have the funds entered in the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust passbook.
Manager of Central Bank of India The Manager, Central Bank of India, Gowalia Tank Branch, Bombay, India Dear Sir: Herewith please find enclosed one bank draft for U.S. ,871.45 (U.S. dollars two thousand eight hundred and seventy one and forty five cents). The check is a Bank of Hawaii check (Honolulu Main Office), draft number FH 099223 dated May 5, 1976. Please credit this amount to the Bhaktivedanta...
Radha-Damodara TSKP New York Radha-Damodara TSKP My dear disciples, Please accept my blessings. As it is impractical for anyone to be sent to China at this time, I am sending Tamala Krishna Goswami to resume his old position as manager of Radha-Damodara TSKP. Now all of you work cooperatively. I was very pleased to see how you were working so hard last year to distribute so many books. There is...
Jayananda My dear Jayananda, Please accept my blessings. I am feeling very intensely your separation. In 1967 you joined me in San Francisco. You were driving my car and chanting Hare Krsna. You were the first man to give me some contribution () for printing my Bhagavad-gita. After that, you have rendered very favorable service to Krsna in different ways. I so hope at the time of your death you...

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