May 15

Spoken May 15
Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 10
[Prabhupāda chants first ten verses with devotees] Prabhupāda: So this verse is very important. " anyad evāhur vidyayā anyad āhur avidyayā iti śuśruma dhīrāṇāṁ ye nas tad vicacakṣire [Īśo 10]" So here is one word, iti śuśruma. Śuśruma means heard. The word meaning is there.
Initiation Ceremony
Prabhupāda: So first of all I shall distribute, then kīrtana? Karandhara: Yes. Will all the new initiates step forward [indistinct]? Prabhupāda: Neck beads fixed up? [leads word-by-word chanting of mantra] " nama apavitraḥ pavitra vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ‘pi vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁPradyumna:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Andy:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Julie:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Hamsa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Bruce:Prabhupāda:Jagad…
Morning Walk at Cheviot Hills Golf Course
Kṛṣṇa-kāntī: [introducing recording] [Prabhup] ...āda’s morning walk, recorded May 5th, 1973, at Cheviot Hills Park, in Los Angeles. Prabhupāda: ...difficulty for the scientist to understand God? What is their difficulty? We understand God very easily. Svarūpa Dāmodara: They find it very hard to see the spirit, the soul inPrabhupāda:Umāpati:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Karāndhara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dā…
SB 1.9.1
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " sūta uvāca iti bhītaḥ prajā-drohāt sarva-dharma-vivitsayā tato vinaśanaṁ prāgādPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: This man is unemployed, and if we engaged him for plowing, will he do that? Amogha: I don’t think so. [laughter] Prabhupāda: Just see. Paramahaṁsa: That’s too hard. Amogha: That’s work. Paramahaṁsa: “We don’t want to work like that, we just want some easy job.” Prabhupāda: Then you suffer. Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Jayadharma:Prabhupāda:Jayadharma:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Am…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: God created the soul and the matter also. Has he discussed anything? Hayagrīva: No. Prabhupāda: God created everything. God created soul and the matter. Hayagrīva: The individual soul. Prabhupāda: Ah. Hayagrīva: Well, then, how is the individual soul eternal if it has a beginning? Prabhupāda: No, we say there is no beginning. As God has no beginning, soul has no beginning.Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabh…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...she still upstairs? Rādhā-vallabha: No, Prabhupāda. Pālikā is up there now learning how to cook from her. Prabhupāda: Hm? Rādhā-vallabha: Pālikā has gone up there to learn cooking from her, and then she will come back and instruct the cooks in L.A. Pusta Kṛṣṇa: She wrote... Pālikā wrote one letter saying that she wantedRādhā-vallabha:Pusta Kṛṣṇa:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Devotee (3):Rādhā-vallabha:Devotee (3):P…
SB 6.1.15
Prabhupāda: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Canto Six, Chapter One, verse number fifteen. " kecit kevalayā bhaktyā vāsudeva-parāyaṇāḥ aghaṁ dhunvanti kārtsnyenaDevotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Evening Darśana
Pradyumna: Translation: “The Blessed Lord said, One who is unattached to the fruits of his work and who works as he is obligated is in the renounced order of life, and he is the true mystic, not he who lights no fire and performs no work.” Purport: “In this chapter the Lord explains that the process of the eightfold Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian ma…
Letters May 15
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 9, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. The first thing is that you must feel well. In whatever condition you should feel well, because if you fall sick, everything will be topsy-turvy. And what you require to be in good health, you know better than anyone else. That is your first business,...
Dinesh My dear Dinesh, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 11, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. Regarding your idea of pressing a 10“ record, if you can sell these in ordinary stores, that
My dear Gargamuni, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter of May 11, 1969, sent along with the check for .00. You have written to say that you are still having problems in obtaining manpower for your business, and the only solution I can think of is that you engage outsiders to do this work. If you think you have a scarcity of money, then I can return the check to you,...
Gurudasa My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 6, 1969, but in the letter-heading there is no mention of London, so outsiders may misunderstand where is Clapham. Regarding my going to London, I have now finished my engagements on this side, and I can go to London at any time you may call. But still I understand there is no temple building...
My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 10th, 1969, and I have gone over the contents carefully. Regarding the IBM Composer, please have the IBM Company send me one letter stating that .00 should be transferred to their account, such and such account number, on the completion of the negotiations. Then I shall advise my bank to transfer the money to...
My dear Tamala, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 11th May, 1970, and noted the contents. When you go to London making plans for World Sankirtana, you may take into consideration of the proposal made by Mr. Parikh. He said that from Kenya there is invitation for our group to perform Kirtana there. So if we go, a group of at least 25 heads, they have already...
Giriraja My dear Giriraja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 5, 1972, and I was anxiously awaiting for this. So actually we have taken a very responsible task on behalf of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. At the present moment, to speak the truth, the whole population of the world are demons and animals. It may be a very strong aspersion on the people...
My dear Madhudvisa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 7, 1973 and have noted the contents. I am glad to hear that some progress is being made for getting that house in Malaysia. Please keep me posted as things progress in this regard.
Hansadutta Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of May 9th from Bhaktivedanta Manor as well as your letter May 6th from Holland. I am going on May 17th to Vrindaban, to take a last look at the construction before going to Europe, and I may also buy a piece of land in Vrindaban. Then according to the itinerary given us by...
Jadurani Brooklyn My dear Jadurani dasi, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your undated letter, and I have examined the contents. You mention that in the picture where Lord Caitanya is discussing with the Kazi cow killing, Lord Nityananda is there with a drum. No, there is no mention of Him being with a mrdanga. He should not have a shaved head as a brahmacari but in...
Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara, Please accept my blessings. Caitanya caritamrta is complete (12 parts) and only 3 parts are published, and now the 5th Canto is almost finished, so why these books are not being published? This is our first business. Immediately, these pending books (17 in total) must all be published. Why the delay? The US printer

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