Spoken May 14
Room Conversation with Allen Ginsberg
Prabhupāda: ...six or seven years old, my father was worshiping, so I wanted to imitate. I asked him that “Give me Deity.” So he gave me. Allen Ginsberg: Did you wash them and play with them? Prabhupāda: Yes. Washed, changed dress. Allen Ginsberg: Fed them. Prabhupāda: Yes, everything. Allen Ginsberg: Do you still? Do you still wash them and feed them and play with them?Prabhupāda:Allen Ginsberg:Prabhupāda:Allen Ginsberg:Prabhupāda:Allen Ginsberg:Prabhupāda:Allen Ginsberg:Prabhupāda:Allen G…
Initiation & Wedding
Prabhupāda: It is stated, cātur-varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭaṁ guṇa-karma-vibhāgaśaḥ [Bg. 4.13]. The Lord says that “The four divisions of social order---namely the brāhmaṇas, the kṣatriyas, the vaiśyas, śūdras---these divisions were created by Me,” and Śrī Caitanya:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Arundhatīs father:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:
Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 9-10
Prabhupāda: [chuckles] Hare Kṛṣṇa. Chant. Oṁ pūrṇam adaḥ. [chants with devotees] Loudly. [chants Mantras 1–10] “The wise have explained to us that one result is derived from the culture of knowledge, and it is said that a different result is obtained from the culture of nescience.
Morning Walk
Kṛṣṇa-kāntī: [introducing recording] Śrīla Prabhupāda’s morning walk, recorded May 14th, 1973, at Cheviot Hills Park, in Los Angeles. Prabhupāda: The material energy, it is also coming from Kṛṣṇa. The spiritual en... Kṛṣṇa Himself is spiritual energy. Exactly like that is. This weather is coming from sun, but sun is covered. The weather created by sun makes himself covered; not himself covered, it is covering our eyes. Sun is not covered; my eyes are covered. Therefore material means when our c…
SB 1.8.52
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.52 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " yathā paṅkena paṅkāmbhaḥ surayā vā surākṛtamPrabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
[in car] Prabhupāda: Sixteen hundred thousand. And what is their calculation? Gaṇeśa: 250,000. Amogha: Miles from the earth. Prabhupāda: 455,000? Paramahaṁsa: 250,000 miles from the earth. They say it is very near the earth and that the sun is very far away. [break] Prabhupāda: ...circumstances, it is now doubtful whether they are going to the moon planet.Paramahaṁsa:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Gaṇeśa:Prabhupāda:Gaṇeśa:Prabhu…
SB 6.1.13-14
Prabhupāda: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Texts number thirteen and fourteen. [leads devotees in chanting] " tapasā brahmacaryeṇa śamena ca damena ca tyāgena satya-śaucābhyāṁ yamena niyamena vā" " deha-vāg-buddhijaṁ dhīrāDevotees:
Evening Darśana
Prabhupāda: Fifth Canto, fifth chapter. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Fifth Canto, fifth chapter? I don’t have the first volume, Śrīla Prabhupāda. We only have the second volume of Fifth Canto with us. Prabhupāda: No other Bhāgavatam? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: We do. We have Prahlāda Mahārāja teachings, Seventh Canto.Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhup…
Letters May 14
My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 13, 1968, and noted the contents. It is very good news that you are getting one bus for traveling with the Sankirtana party. Our first plan was like that---
Himavati My dear Himavati, Please accept my blessings. Today I am using your beadbag. It is very nice, I thank you very much for it. Hope you are well. Your ever well-wisher, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Rayarama My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 13, 1968, and I noted thereof that you are a little bit disappointed. There is no question of disappointment in Krishna Consciousness. We shall try our best
My dear Subala, Please accept my blessings, I am in due reciept of your letter dated May 9, 1968. It is very nice that Hal Pappa is coming to our temple. Please hand over the enclosed letter which I write to him out of my natural affection for him. I think if he joins with you you will feet more encouraged in the service of the Lord.
Ananda My dear Ananda, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated April 29, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. As you have suggested, I have sent one letter to Annapurna, in care of her father, and without writing my return address. As of yet I have not received her reply. I am very pleased to note that there are some nice boys and girls who are joining you...
Indira My dear Indira, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your nice letter dated April 5, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. The sincere sentiments you have expressed are very nice, and surely Krishna will be pleased to bless you because of your nice attitude for serving Him. I think that because you are unable to tend the Deities in the temple, that you and your sister,...
Satsvarupa My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 12, 1969, delivered by Arundhati here in Columbus. This evening Arundhati will be married to Pradyumna, and they appear to be a very nice couple. Regarding your questions Sankirtana Party, I think you should try to always have Sankirtana going on. All other things are subsidiary. This...
c/o George Harrison Oxfordshire, England My dear Syamasundara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 7th May, 1970, written on Hare Krishna stationery of George Harrison. My hearty thanks are to George Harrison because now he is chanting Hare Krsna so enthusiastically. May Krsna bless him more and more, and he may advance in Krsna consciousness.
Jadurani New York My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 10, 1972, along with Bali Mardan’s letter. I am replying Bali Mardan’s letter after I have heard from him regarding the proposal by Dai Nippon to print all our foreign-language BTG
Jagadisa Toronto My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 8, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I am very much encouraged by your increase in literature distribution for Canada zone, and I can understand that you are very methodical and careful to keep proper accounts. That is very good qualification for manager. Now one thing, as you...
San Francisco My dear Jayananda, Trai, and Rsabhadeva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated May 9, 1972, and have noted the contents carefully. I have no objection to any of the points mentioned therein by you. Only thing is, we must try to avoid becoming too much overly organized like the material businessmen. Our business is to ourselves become Krishna...
Radha Mohan My dear son, Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Balavanta I have gladly consented to accept you as my duly initiated disciple. Your beads have been duly chanted by me and they are sent under separate post. Your spiritual name is Radha Mohan das Brahmacary. I am so glad to learn that you have been such a great help to Balavanta there in our Atlanta center. I can understand...
Satsvarupa Dallas My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter dated May 12, 1972, and have noted the contents. I am encouraged to hear that you are prepared to take sannyas and travel widely for GBC’s real business. I am thinking to go to Mexico City by end of this month or first of June, and we shall stay there for one week, and, as you have invited me to come...
My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 6/5/73. I have noted the contents carefully. I have already sent you one letter dated May 11, 1973 as well as a copy of a letter sent to Madan Mohan Goswami by registered post that same day. I trust you have received that letter by now and you are proceeding as per my instructions therein.
Eldest son of the late Mr. Atulya De The eldest son of the late, Mr. Atulya De P.O. Barala, Dist. Mursidabad West Bengal, INDIA My dear son, Please accept my blessings. I wanted to see you very urgently to know your family affairs. So, will you kindly give me your exact name and address so that I can arrange to see you? When I was grhastha, I had visited your home two or three times. Now, I...
Yadunandana Dallas My dear Yadunandan, Please accept my blessings. I have just been informed by my servant, Srutakirti, that the young children, under twelve, are not allowed to use their japa beads while chanting. This policy is not good. Why this change has been made? I never said they should not use their beads. That is our business. They must be taught how to respect their beads. How they can...

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