May 13

Spoken May 13
Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 9
Prabhupāda: [chanting with devotees:] " andhaṁ tamaḥ praviśantiye ye ‘vidyām upāsate tato bhūya iva te tamo ya u vidyāyāṁ ratāḥ [Īśo 9]" “Those who are engaged in the culture of nescient activities shall enter into the darkest region of ignorance. Worse still are those engaged in the so-called culture of knowledge.
SB 1.8.51
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.51 Pradyumna: ...mo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " strīṇāṁ mad-dhata-bandhūnāṁ droho yo ‘sāv ihotthitaḥPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...change your views victimized by these rascals. The rascals are very strong. [japa] In the Sixteenth Chapter of Bhagavad-gītā it is said, pravṛttiṁ ca nivṛttiṁ janā na vidur āsurāḥ [Bg. 16.7]. Asura. Asura, demons, demonic civilization, demonic people, they do not know what is Gaṇeśa:Prabhupāda:Gaṇeśa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:P…
Room Conversation with Justin Murphy [Geographer]
Amogha: ...these kinds of ideas, and that we have ideas that can be very useful for them. So actually there is a... Prabhupāda: First of all, you have to understand what is the basic principle of civilization, what we want to fulfill, what is the goal. There are different species of life, beginning from aquatics, fishes and animals in the water. Then, as the water dries up, then vegetation come. In this way, there is evolution from aquatics to vegetable life, then movingJustin Murphy:Prabhupāda…
Room Conversation
Amogha: He said that... When we were walking to the car, he said... I was talking to him a little bit it, and I gave him some magazines to read. He said it is very convincing argument the..., why the problems are all there because of the bodily concept of life. So he said, Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Gaṇeśa:Prabhupāda:Gaṇeśa:Prab…
Letters May 13
Mukunda San Francisco My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of the 9th May as well as Srimati Janaki’s letter of the same date. Please convey my blessings for her and all the boys and girls in San Francisco. Since I have come to New York I have not heard anything from Jayananda Das Brahmacari (Jim). Is he regularly attending meetings. I shall be glad to...
A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI 318 East 20th Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43201 My Dear Bibhavati, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 10, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the painting you planned to give to the New York temple, you should consult with Brahmananda to see if this new arrangement is satisfactory. So you should work this out...
Dayananda My dear Dayananda, Please accept my blessings. I am very glad to have received your letter post-dated May 8th, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. There is a Bengali proverb that it is not wise to pick up quarrel with a crocodile while living in the jurisdiction of the water. Therefore we may agree to the desire of Mr. Spellman to keep peace with him so that in the future if...
Gopala Krsna My dear Gopala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated May 6th, 1969 and May 9th, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. I think that since you are willing to observe the four principal rules of spiritual life, you may be initiated by me as soon as you like. The other rules you should try to follow as far as possible, but according...
Ishan 318 East 20th Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43201 May 13th, 1969 My Dear Ishan, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 10, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the lease on the building, I think you may consult with Hansadutta in this matter and decide what is to be done. The description of the house sounds very nice, so if you agree to take...
Jayasri My dear Jayasri Dasi, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter of May 5th, 1969, sent along with your beads, and I have duly chanted upon them and initiated you as my student. Your name, Jayasri Dasi, means victory, and if you will simply continue to develop your Krishna Consciousness by following the rules and regulations, then surely your life will be very victorious...
My dear Tamala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated May 9th, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I am pleased to note that you are doing nicely for giving the student community to hear our Krishna Consciousness Movement. Yesterday, at the Ohio State University we had a tremendous meeting, and nearly two thousand students were dancing, clapping...
Balmukundji My dear Balmukundji, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated the 6th instant, and noted the contents. In my last letter I advised you that your Devanagari Lipi class should begin by chanting Hare Krsna Mantra, but if you find the time is short, then instead of reciting the Guru mantra quoted by you which is of impersonal mature, you can chant the following...
Boston My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 9th May, 1970. Regarding the dummy BTG, I compared with the Japanese BTG, and it appears that the present one is quite inferior. The price is higher and the subscription card is not to be included, and the size is smaller also. So considering all these points it is inferior to the Japanese BTG. Now because...
Damodara Maharaja My dear Sripada Damodara Maharaja, Please accept my humble obeisances. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 8th April, 1970, which was addressed to my New York office. I am so sorry to learn that there is a sort of conspiracy by some of our God-brothers as not to give me a place at Mayapur. I do not wish to argue on this point, but according to your advice I have already sent...
My dear Pradyumna, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 8th May, 1970, and I have seen the synonyms of Brahma Samhita verses. It appears that it is nicely done, but if I have to see it scrutinizingly, it will take some time.
Vrindaban My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 5, 1972, and I have noted the contents. You can accept Suri’s plan, it is very nice, so you execute it perfectly. That will be the grandest temple in Vrindaban. May be a little costly, but if you can collect Rs. 25,000 per month and also Gargamuni can collect Rs. 25,000 per month, then...
Mayapur My dear Bhavananda Goswami Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. Since I posted my last letter to you and Jayapataka Maharaja, jointly it has been decided that I’m returning to India by the 22nd or 23rd of this month. I think you have already been informed by Karandhara Prabhu. The reason is my health is broken down.
Dasanudasa New Talavan, Mississippi My dear Dasanudasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated April 21st, 1977. Thank you very much for sending the Guru Daksina. The two essays which you have sent are very nicely written. It appears that you have good talent for writing, so kindly continue to develop in this way and write more and more of your realizations based upon...
Sri Rajendra Sahai Bhakti Bhawan Fatehpur (U.P.) Reply 21A Feroze Gandhi Rd. Lajpatnagar III, New Delhi 110024 CAMP: Risikesa My dear Sri Sahaiji, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter, undated. Regarding Sri Beni Madho Temple, I have already advised Sri Acarya Omkar Giri to see my friend Dr. G. Ghosh of Allahabad, for making a Deed of Gift. But I have not heard anything...

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