Spoken May 19
Lecture at Engagement
Prabhupāda: " oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhusya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ" My dear boys and girls. I thank you very much for your participating in this great saṅkīrtana movement. This saṅkīrtana movement is recommended for self-realization in this age. This age is called, according to Vedic understanding, it is called Kali-yuga, the age of quarrel and disagreement, this age. So, besides that, there are many other symptoms of this age. They are described in the…
SB 2.3.1
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.3.1 Prabhupāda: Kīrtana, kīrtana. Have kīrtana. [kīrtana] [Prabhupāda leads chanting] [break] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrī Guru and Gauranga. [obeisances] [break] Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Where is Pradyumna?Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Arrival Address
Prabhupāda: ....five years old. It is a school. He was preaching amongst the class friends this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. You have seen the picture of Prahlāda Mahārāja standing on the table---of course, there was no tables in those days---and speaking to his class friends devotional service. The friends of Prahlāda Mahārāja, they objected, that Devotees:
Morning Walk
[in car] Paramahaṁsa: ...purports. And that purport that you gave is very, very... Prabhupāda: Basic. Paramahaṁsa: Yeah. It explains it very clearly. That will clear up any misconception. Prabhupāda: That law of gravity is a bogus theory. The... Sixteen hundred thousand miles... Sixteen hundred thousand miles below the sun is the Rāhu. They are going there.Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda…
Room Conversation with Journalist
Prabhupāda: [indistinct] ...because the whole world was merged into water. So evolution takes place from aquatics, fish. Then, as the water dries up, there was vegetation, plants. Plants, creepers, trees. Then, gradually, the insects, moths, reptiles, serpents, they come out. And then, from insects, the birds, varieties of birds. There are three million kinds of birds. And aquatics, 900,000. And eleven hundred thousand, 1,100,000 species of these insects and re…
Room Conversation with Jesuit
Jesuit: How are you? Pleased to meet you. Good of you to see me. Prabhupāda: Yes Jesuit: I’ve been in India just once. Prabhupāda: Oh. Jesuit: I was over in Calcutta. Prabhupāda: Oh. Calcutta. Where? Jesuit: Right. I was staying with Brother Andrew. I don’t know whether you know him. He works with Mother Teresa in [indistinct]-pur over there.Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Jesuit:Prabhupāda:Jesuit:Prabhupāda:Jesuit:Prabhupāda:Jesuit:Prabhupāda:Jesuit:Prabhupāda…
SB Lecture
Prabhupāda: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Hmm. This is a conversation between Mahārāja Parīkṣit and Śukadeva Gosvāmī. Mahārāja Parīkṣit, five thousand years ago he was the emperor of the whole world. Formerly, up to five thousand years ago, the whole world was being controlled and ruled over by kings whose capital was Hastināpura, New Delhi. There was only one flag, only one ruler, one scripture, Vedic scripture, and …
Room Conversation
[audio very indistinct throughout] Prabhupāda: ...[indistinct] going to be new form, this human form, you get immediately. Your sacrifice means [indistinct], special place you get immediately. This is the process. So he is not loser. And you have the right to query.Siddha-svarūpa:Prabhupāda:Siddha-svarūpa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupā…
SB 6.1.19
Prabhupāda: Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Sixth Canto, Chapter One, verse number nineteen. Is that verse number right? Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Nineteen. Yes. Sakṛn. Prabhupāda: [leads devotees in chanting] " sakṛn manaḥ kṛṣṇa-padāravindayor niveśitaṁ tad-guṇa-rāgi yair iha na te yamaṁ pāśa-bhṛtaś ca tad-bhaṭānDevotees:
Conversation with M.P., Shri Sita Ram Singh
Sita Ram Singh: I came from Delhi. I got down here: “I want holy darśanas.” Prabhupāda: [indistinct] Sita Ram Singh: He told me, “He’s not keeping good health...” “Of course, I won’t speak to him, but simply I will have his darśana.Prabhupāda:Sita Ram Singh:Prabhupāda:Sita Ram Singh:Prabhupāda:Sita Ram Singh:Prabhupāda:Sita Ram Singh:Prabhupāda:Sita Ram Singh:Prabhupāda:Sita Ram Singh:Prabhupāda:Sita Ram Singh:Prabhupāda:Sita Ram Singh:Prabhupāda:Si…
Letters May 19
My dear Dinesh, Please accept my blessings. I understand from Devananda that you are in immediate need of the Sony machine, therefore I am sending it through Satsvarupa. You can take it from him, and when you have finished your business or you have got a similar or better machine, you can return it to me.
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings and offer the same to the other artists. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 8th May, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. So far as your questions are concerned, they are as follows: The demigods mentioned by you appear just like man, but very beautiful and very nice features also. They are having fair complexion with golden hue. Golden means...
My dear Aksoja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 13 May 1972 and I have noted the contents. I have very much appreciated the enclosed photos of the Amsterdam activities. I am surely thinking to come to London for this year Rathayatra festival and if you like perhaps I can come to Amsterdam also if there is sufficient engagement there. At that time we can...
Toronto My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 14, 1972 and I have noted the contents. Now I am in Los Angles and everything is going very nicely here. I think that you may also come here and see me. Rupanuga, Satsvarupa, and Bali Mardan are coming here also, at least before the 27th of this month because I am giving them the sannyasa order...
Dinanatha Misra, M.A.B.L. Pleader Somewhere in the junction of Chittaranjan Ave. and Balarama De St. Calcutta-6, INDIA My dear Dinanatha, Please accept my greetings. Since I saw you last at your house, I had gone to Kuruksetra, Delhi, and also attended our Vrndavana temple opening ceremony, and now I
Pittsburgh My dear Dulal Candra dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 4th, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you for boldly infiltrating into the intellectual circles there. By attracting intelligent men to our movement, automatically, others will also be attracted to come. By preaching in this way, one becomes firmly convinced of the philosophy of Krishna...
Kamuela, Hawaii My dear Govinda dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 28th, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you very much for your kind donation of . I am very glad to hear that you are continuing your drawing work nicely. This is your business. Krishna has given you some special talent and you are using it for spreading His glories. This is wanted....
San Diego My dear Gunagrahi dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 8th, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you very much for doing such nice preaching work there. Train our men to follow all of the rules and regulations very carefully, as well as to chant at least 16 good rounds daily and to read all of our books.
Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Hansadutta dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 15th, 1975 and have noted the contents. Your pair of slippers is very nice. Thank you very much. Thank you for sending my coat to Melbourne. It is a little cool here. Your program in Germany is a good one. There is no need of establishing a deity for the time being in these places...
Hrdayananda Caracas My dear Hrdayananda Goswami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your report dated April 30, 1975 and have noted the contents. When our Mexico City branch is open, how can we close it? That building there is very nice and we have been there for five years now. I am not at all in favor of closing such a temple. Stay there in that building somehow or other, and if...
Hyderabad My dear Mahamsa Swami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 7-5-75 and have noted the contents. Please find enclosed the copy of the draft agreement with my corrections made therein. The money you have requested can be paid, but unless there is a solid transference of the land over to ISKCON, then how can we invest any of our funds? It is not good business...
Ramesvara Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 7th, 1975 and I have noted the contents. I am extremely happy to hear that a firm of young lawyers are now working with us to help us spread this movement by helping us to flood the world with our books. This is very welcome news. Things are looking very favorable for us, now we...
Catonsville, Maryland My dear Srutadeva dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your weekly sankirtana newsletters. I am always happy to hear of increasing book sales. These reports are very encouraging to me. Our real business is to print and distribute books. By doing this business, you are all becoming recognized by Krishna. Please try to continue working so nicely for Krishna,...
Vinode Kumar Chudamani B.A.L.L.B. Krishnapuri, Mathura, U.P., INDIA Dear Sir, While I am in Australia (Melbourne) at the above address, I received your Hindi newspaper “Vraja-Garima,” but unfortunately, I don’t see anything written Brajendra-nandana, Krishna. So far we are concerned, we are preaching the glories of Krishna throughout the world, to glorify Brajendra-nandana Hari. Our Krishna...
All Governing Board Commissioners All Governing Board Commissioners My dear GBC disciples, Please accept my blessings. Over the past ten years I have given the framework and now we have become more than the British Empire. Even the British Empire was not as expansive as we. They had only a portion of the world, and we have not completed expanding. We must expand more and more unlimitedly. But I...
Bombay My dear Caitya-guru das, Please accept my blessings. I have received on report from Brahmananda Swami in Nairobi an incident that took place that took place when you were there. One Mr. Amarshi B. Shretta, P.O. Box 53, Kisumu, Kenya, had lent his automobile to you that you might use it for me when I came to Kenya. However, it was reported that you disappeared with the car overnight. Mr. Shretta...
Jayapataka Mayapur My dear Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I wish to have a report of the situation with the land acquisition in Mayapur. I will be in Hawaii until June 1, then in Los Angeles until June 11. I hope that this meets you in good health.
Lautoka, Fiji My dear Upendra das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 13, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Concerning the domes, the domes must be over the three Deities. The domes should not be brought to the front of the building. Their place is over the Deities, whether they are visible to the passersby or not.

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