Spoken May 8
Lecture at Engagement
Prabhupāda: You can speak? You can take this. Brahmānanda: My name is Brahmānanda Dāsa Brahmacārī. I’m the president of the New York chapter of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was established in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, who had come to this country from Calcutta, India, to preach the science of God realization which is recommended for this age, this age of Kali, this age of disagreement. This proc…
SB 7.6.1
Prabhupāda: ...from Prahlāda Mahārāja’s instruction, I’ll request you to practice another prayer. I’ll pray the last line, govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. You’ll repeat that. Now try to under... [chants one word at a time with devotees repeating:] Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 6
Prabhupāda: “A person who sees everything in relation to the Supreme Lord and sees all entities as His parts and parcels and who sees the Supreme Lord within everything never hates anything, nor any being.” This is the stage of mahā-bhāgavata. In devotional service there are three stages. In the beginning it is called neophyte stage, beginners. The beginners are concentrated in the Deity worship. That is very important thing, to purify.
SB 1.8.46
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " vyāsādyair īśvarehājñaiḥ kṛṣṇenādbhuta-karmaṇā prabodhito ‘pītihāsairPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Dr. Patel: No, no, but even fallen,Vaiṣṇavas, Sāṅkhya... Prabhupāda: Sāṅkhya is required, but the cause of Sāṅkhya must be understood, cause of all causes. Sāṅkhya philosophy is our philosophy, Vaiṣṇava, because it was enunciated by Kapiladeva. Later on, the atheist Sāṅkhya, they wiped out God. [break] Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prab…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: A child cannot think. Motorcar is running. Child will think the motorcar is running automatically. But a sane man will understand that there is a driver. So persons who deny the existence of God are like that. They see the machine, nature. Nature is the machine. But behind the machine there is the operator. These rascal cannot understand. Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrt…
Room Conversation with Kim Cornish
Prabhupāda: ...psychology, metaphysics. Kim Cornish: Yes. Amogha: He was telling me that the paper he’s writing for his master’s degree is comparing a German philosopher with Buddhist philosophy. Comparison between those. Kim Cornish: Which, as far as I can gather, is the self/no-self thing. Buddhism was denying that youAmogha:Kim Cornish:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Kim Cornish:Prabhupāda:Kim Cornish:Prabhupāda:Kim Cornish:Prabhupāda:Kim Cornish:Prabhupāda:Kim Cornish:Prabhupāda:Kim Cornish:Prabhupāda:…
SB 6.1.7
Prabhupāda: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Canto Six, Chapter One, verse number seven. [leads devotees in chanting] " śrī śuka uvāca na cet ihaiva apacitiṁ yathā aṁhasaḥDevotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: If you have got the name, so why not reply to each one, with the letter... Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Oh, I see. Prabhupāda: ...that “We are intending to make a huge planetarium. If you can help us?” Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Mentioning the Fifth Canto, Bhāgavatam? Prabhupāda: Exactly to the description of Fifth Canto, we want.Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: “I don’t want your teaching.” Indian lady (1): Would you say that I accept duty of the... Prabhupāda: You understand first of all. Whatever the rascal father was teaching, he was refusing. That is the quarrel between the father and the son. Indian man (2): Śrīla Prabhupāda, what is the responsibility of some person towards the father who has given the material body to him?Prabhupāda:Indian man (3):Prabhupāda:Indian man (3):Prabhupāda:British devotee:Prabhupāda:B…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Nobody knows God. The whole Christian world, they do not know what is God. Paraṁ bhāvam ajānantaḥ [Bg. 7.24]. And they are these ajānantaḥ, must fall down. Taranti te. The very word is “falldown.” Without any understanding of God, religion means falldown. Everyone has fallen down. So many religions crying out. Now these Ārya-samājīsGopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Trivikrama:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Trivikrama:Prabhupāda:Trivikrama:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa…
Letters May 8
My dear Gargamuni, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 6, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I have advised Uddhava to inform you of what is decided regarding your business, and you may invite Kartikeya to come there to help you, as I have advised Uddhava to inform you. But your business must cooperate with the other departments, so that all...
My dear Jaya Govinda, Please accept my blessings. I am so much glad to learn that you have arrived in Hamburg. Your letter of 26 April, 1969 gives me a great relief. I was very, very much anxious while you were in India. For the time being, I have given up the idea of opening a center in India because by so attempting, I have simply lost money in so many ways. Now you have come to our own place and...
Krsna dasa My dear Krishna Das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 28 April, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. You say that there is great prospect for moving our Krishna Conscious propaganda and activities in Germany. We are already experiencing in several cities in the USA that by performing Sankirtana on the streets, they are collecting ...
My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated April 29, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I think that you may delete the two clauses if you think it will be helpful in having our society recognized in London. I understand that there is new hope now for getting a nice temple there, so I will await the results with interest. I think that there...
My dear Sivananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 26, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. You have mentioned that you may be interested in marriage, and if you think that you should marry, there is no question of living as an artificial brahmacari. Regarding your wish to open a center in the United States, first of all you have to establish...
Sudama My dear Sudama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your two letters, sent Special Delivery, dated May 5th and May 6th, 1969. I was very much anxious for Kartikeya after receiving the first letter, so now that he is somewhat improved, try to protect him. He is a very nice boy, but sometimes he gets crazy. You should treat him as your younger brother and with kindness. In the...
My dear Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 4 May, 1969, and I have noted the contents with much encouragement. Regarding the church, I think you should try for it by all means, and if need be I shall see that the funds which you need will be loaned to you. I have already informed Tamala Krishna that the Los Angeles temple may be called upon to give this loan....
Detroit My dear Bhagavan das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 3rd May, 1970. Regarding the check which you have sent, Gargamuni says that he has not yet received it. I am so pleased to see how you are carrying our Sankirtana program amidst the demonstrations of the people. This newspaper clipping which you have sent is just portraying the point of our...
Giriraja Bombay My dear Giriraja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your two letters dated May 3, 1973, and have noted the contents with great pleasure. I think by the grace of Krsna you are getting some glimpse of hope to keep in possession the Hare Krsna land for our missionary activities. The laurel of victory will be if we can get the whole land at a monthly rent of 1000rs,...
My dear Govardhan, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 3, 1973. Upon your recommendation I am glad to accept these devotees as my initiated disciples. So now you may hold a fire yajna and send their beads to Kirtanananda Swami for chanting. Also I give approval for the one brahminical initiation. Please find one Gayatri mantra enclosed. After the fire yajna you...
Sons and daughters My dear Sons and daughters, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your very nice letters and daksina of .00. Upon the recommendation of Govardhan I am pleased to accept you as my disciples. You new names are: James Ferris - Yamunatatacara das
Evanston, Illinois My dear Govinda Das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 30, 1974 and have observed the contents. The enclosed newspaper story, “Krishna followers freed from police harassment,”
Sudama Honolulu My dear Sudama Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 25, 1974 and have noted the contents. It is good news that you have so sufficiently taken possession of the 40 acres of land there in our society name, under control of Gaurasundara. Now you require

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