Spoken May 21
Initiation of Lokanātha dāsa
Prabhupāda: Mānuṣyam arthadam anityam apīha dhīraḥ, tūrṇaṁ yateta anumṛtyu pateta yāvat niḥśreyasāya viṣayaḥ khalu sarvataḥ syāt. The Vedic literature informs that labdhvā sudurlabham idam [SB 11.9.29]. Idam means “this.” “This”Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:
Sunday Feast Lecture
Prabhupāda: [aside:] You’ll play mṛdaṅga, I’ll sing. [sings Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] [prema-dhvanī] Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrī Guru and Gauranga. [devotees offer obeisances] [08:31] Prabhupāda: So this is the true picture of God: jaya rādhā-mādhava. Jaya rādhā-mādhava kuñja-vihārī.Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Devotees:
SB 3.1.10
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.1.10 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " yadopahūto bhavanaṁ praviṣṭo mantrāya pṛṣṭaḥ kila pūrvajena athāha tan mantra-dṛśāṁ varīyānPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
[in car] Madhudviṣa: ...cannot become a medical practitioner by simply reading the books. He must study under a medical practitioner. So in the case of your books, is it possible to become a devotee without actually having personal association with you? Just by reading your books?Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupā…
Room Conversation with Director of Research of the Dept. of Social Welfare
Prabhupāda: The defect of the Western country is practically there is no social structure. The father, mother, they divorce, and the children become careless. Most cases this is defect. Director: Happens, yes. Prabhupāda: I have seen many of my students, their family, whole family disrupt on account of father and mother, even in old age, divorce. I have seen BrahmānandaDirector:Prabhupāda:Director:Prabhupāda:Director:Prabhupāda:Director:Prabhupāda:Director:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Director…
SB 6.1.1
Prabhupāda: ...sudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees chant responsively] " rajovaca pravṛtti-mārgaḥ kathita ādau bhagavatā yathā krama-yogopālabdhena brahmaṇā padasaṁsṛtiḥ []" Hmm. So we have discussed the last two days what is the aim of life. So this whole Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is diverting the aim of life. There are two ways. Our present position, the aim of life is sense gratification. Devotees:Madhudvīṣa:Devotee (1):Madhudvīṣa…
Room Conversation About Deity-Making and Tulasi Tea
Hari-śauri: Twelve inches. That’s very small, Śrīla Prabhupāda. That’s only... Govinda dāsī: It’s eighteen inches. Oh, you said twelve inches. Twelve..., twelve is like this. Hari-śauri: This is a ten by eight. Prabhupāda: Fifteen. Fifteen. Govinda dāsī: Fifteen. Fifteen inches. Prabhupāda: But they areHari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Govinda dāsī:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Govinda dāsī:Prabhupāda:Govinda dāsī:Prabhupāda:Govinda dāsī:Prabhupāda:Govinda dāsī:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Govinda dā…
SB 6.1.21
Prabhupāda: [leads devotees in chanting] " kānyakubje dvijaḥ kaścid dāsī-patir ajāmilaḥ nāmnā naṣṭa-sadācāro dāsyāḥ saṁsarga-dūṣitaḥ []" [01:32] So yesterday Śukadeva Gosvāmī said, “In this connection I shall cite the example, historical example, of Ajāmila.Devotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...in that paper he wrote, “In case I die, these three men will be trustees, and the majority will be effective.” So that scrap of paper, Tīrtha Mahārāja kept it. And later on, Guru Mahārāja wanted to make a constitution, but he avoided. But actually, after his demise that scrap of paper was presented in the high court, and property was given. That is theTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Pra…
Letters May 21
My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter. I understand that some girls have volunteered to type and therefore you can now get the revised Gitopanisad nicely and correctly typed before it is handed over to the press. I am advising Rayarama to send you the sixth and seventh chapter for editing and I shall take with me the balance for re-editing and Typing. I...
My dear Mukunda and Janaki, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of the 17th instant. Your ardent call is responding from heart and I have decided to return to San Francisco any day after 5th June 1967. You can advise therefore the American Air Lines for booking my seat and take my instruction here when I shall start as you did it last time.
My dear Ravindra Svarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am very glad to learn that you are doing your best and your good wife is helping you nicely. I have received her letter but I am sorry that I could not reply this good girl. I very much appreciate her feelings and specially the hand writing. So you have very nice qualified girl as your life
Syamasundara My dear Syamasundara Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your good companion Srimati Malatidevi. Please inform her that I have received her letter with great appreciation and I shall meet her very soon in San Francisco. Regarding your inquiry the valuable woodred you have secured, I would advise you to attempt carving Lord Caitanya and His associates Murtis as I am sending...
Sivananda My dear Sivananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 13 and noted the contents very carefully and your ideas are just in accordance with the idea of a preacher. Your proposition to establish a center and then hand it over to the people who come later on and then start another center is the desire of Lord Caitanya. So kindly do this. You have now someway...
London My dear Yogesvara, Gurudasa, Digvijaya, Lesley, Yvonne, Jyotirmayi, Paul, Prithadevi, Purnananda, Tom, Lena, Dhananjaya, Inga, Mandakini, Tirthapada, Trivikrama, Yamuna, and Jaya Hari, Please accept my blessings. I thank you all very much for your Aksoy Treetiya card. This is the new years day of the appearance of Satya Yuga. Satya Yuga means the age when people did not know anything except...
My dear Kirtika (Judith Cornell), Please accept my blessings. Rupanuga Prabhu has recommended you for initiation and I am so glad to accept you as my duly initiated disciple. I have given you the spiritual name Kirtika Devi Dasi. Kirtika is the name of one of the gopis. Also your beads have been duly chanted on by me and are enclosed herewith.
Pittsburgh My dear Bibhu, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 18, 1972 and I have noted the contents carefully. I have considered coming to New Vrndavana and Pittsburgh for Janmastami and I think that I shall be able to come after all. I am going to London for Rathayatra this year but I think I can fly from London to Pittsburgh without any difficulty....
My dear Jayadeva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 8, 1972 and I have noted the contents. Actually, nothing in Krishna consciousness is an accident, but sometimes Krishna will put us into a seemingly unfavorable situation just to help us realize that he is the Controller. In the material world, all these situations are meant for tribulation, but in...
Pittsburgh My dear Ranadhira, Please accept by blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 15th, 1972 and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. You are very descriptive writer and I enjoy very much your descriptions and use of words. Actually, if we are engaged in writing and speaking on behalf of Krishna, this is the best process for advancing in Krishna Consciousness....
Bombay My dear Yadubara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 13, 1972 and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very pleased to learn from you your system of filing of all life members to insure that they receive all our literatures. Our life members in India must be kept alive. This literature will keep them alive, plus kirtana. So far the Gujarati...
Ekendra, Shawn, Christina, Dvarakadhisa, Kimi, Tonya, Joe, John, Candramukhi, Carol, Peggy, Lisa, Stephanie My Dear Ekendra, Shawn, Christina, Dvarakadhisa, Kimi, Tonya, Joe, John, Candramukhi, Carol, Peggy, Lisa, and Stephanie, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your very nice Isopanisad papers, with sanskrit, transliteration, translation and purport. You are all very...
Varanasi My dear Niranjana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated 10/5/73. Now I have come here to New York. My health is not keeping very well. I’m suffering from cold and cough. I am returning back to India for medical treatmentCaitanya Caritamrta, Madhya-lila, 7:12(Bg. 10.8(SB 1.5.22)

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