May 29

Spoken May 29
SB 2.3.11-12
Prabhupāda: This is the secret: association of the pure devotee of the Lord. Without association of pure devotee of Lord, nobody can come to the stage, unflinching faith and devotion to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. ... Prabhupāda: Prahlāda Mahārāja said that “I don’t want my liberation alone. Unless I deliver all these fools who are rotting in this material world, I do not want my personal liberation.” This is Vaiṣṇava philosophy. The Māyāvādī philosophers, they are going to Himalaya or some secluded place for personal benefit. But a Vaiṣṇava, he has no desire for personal benefit. The personal benefit is already there in Vaiṣṇava, because he’s in touch with the Supreme Lord by his service.
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: …advancement is different from others. There are three stages: bodily, mental, intellectual, and above that, spiritual. So we are propagating spiritual advance. Therefore those who are on the bodily platform, mental platform or intellectual platform, they cannot understand our process. Na te viduḥ svārtha-gatiṁ hi viṣṇuṁ durāśayā ye bahir-artha-māninaḥ [SB 7.5.31]. Bahiḥ means external. Those who are captivated by the external feature, they cannot understand what we mean by Kṛṣṇa consciousness. The external feature, those who are on the bodily platform, they think this material advancement—big, big house, big, big road… This is also required, but this is not all. But they do not know that beyond this, there is other things which is really essential for the human form of… They are captivated by this, external, bahiḥ. Just like I am, ahaṁ brahmāsmi, I am Brahman, spirit soul. And this body is bahiḥ, the mind is bahiḥ, the intelligence is bahiḥ. That they cannot understand. This water is supplying, what is this?
Morning Walk on Waikiki Beach
Prabhupāda: They have been described as dvīpada-paśuḥ, animals, but with special difference: the animals, ordinary animals, they have got four legs, and they have got two legs. Dvīpada-paśuḥ. Everything is there. And the Vedic civilization is no “Keep out,” but even the enemy comes at your home, you receive him as very good friend. Gṛhaṁ satram api prāptam. At your home, even your enemy comes, you should receive him in such a way, viśvastam akūto bhayam, he will forget that you are enemy. He will be so confident, that “I have come to a friend’s house.” This is Vedic civilization. And the Western civilization: “Beware of dog. Keep out.” And actually, they fire if you enter. And there is law that if he fires, you cannot stop. Trespassing. Private individually, private nationally, private communally—simply private. And when death will come, “No, sir. Keep out.” “No ‘keep out.’ Why you are here? I will keep it out. I will now keep it out.” Then what you will do? When Kṛṣṇa will come and say, “I will keep it out now,” what you will do? You have to go, go out. Finished, all “Keep out,” “Private,” everything finished.
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: There is purpose. We have explained so many times. The purpose is that we have come here to enjoy, but this enjoyment is false. God has given us the chance to enjoy, to experience that this enjoyment is not good. It is simply suffering. It is not enjoyment. The plan is that he’s given the chance to enjoy and experience that here there is no enjoyment and he’s simply suffering. So when he comes to his sense, he again goes back home. The thief, he thinks that to live in the prison house is very good: “I haven’t got to work, and I shall get my food and shelter.” That is not… That is a false enjoyment. Outside the prison, that is enjoyment. If one thinks that “I don’t have to work; let me go to the prison house.” Father wants that the sons should live in the family, but sometimes the son leaves the family and wants to enjoy independently. So he suffers. Jajīva bhoga-vāñchā kare pasati māyā kare jāpaṭiyā dhare.
SB 6.1.30
So we have to practice this, that Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra. If we practice, there is chance at the time of death repeating the same thing, Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra. So immediately you are saved, not to go to the yama-mandira. The powerful name, holy name, is as good as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. There is no difference. Absolute. Absolute means… Just like here, if I simply chant “mango, mango, mango,” there is no mango. Mango is different from the name mango. If I want to eat mango, the substance mango I must have. So there is difference between the name and its substance. That is material—duality. But in the absolute world there is…, means there’s no duality. The name mango and mango: the same. This requires advanced knowledge. So there is no difference between Kṛṣṇa the name and Kṛṣṇa the person. There is no difference. Otherwise, this is practical. You’re chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. Twenty-four hours you can chant, you’ll never feel tired. But if you chant any other thing…
Morning Conversation
Prabhupāda: At least. Before going to Europe, six years ago, you were keeping hair again: “I have to go to Europe.” That I have seen. Everywhere. Those who… You like to keep hair. That hippie mentality is going on. That’s right. That is good, very intelligent reasoning, actual, long hair by keeping…[?] Everyone is giving some advice. Gurudāsa is giving. “He’s keeping. He’s…” Gargamuni. Everyone has some explanation. I do not know how you can give up this hippie mentality. Hippie. Lāvaṇyaṁ keśa-dhāraṇam [SB 12.2.6]. Kali-yuga. Victim of Kali-yuga. It is… It is not yet whole, but weak men, victimized by Kali-yuga… There are so many things to victimize over the living entities in Kali-yuga, and one of the item is that he will take it that “I have become very, very beautiful, attractive, by keeping long hair.” Keśa. That is already stated there. You are victimized by that Kali-yuga. That’s all. No explaining. Our trademark is clean-shaven. We are known as shaven hair. Why you should be victimized? You are known as shaven hair. Are you not? Hmm? They say that “Hare Kṛṣṇa people, shaven hair”?
Conversations with Kīrtana Groups and Sannyāsa Initiation
Prabhupāda: …meat-eating, gambling and intoxication. Find out throughout the whole world if they can give up these bad habits by adopting any other means. But one who has taken to the bhakti-yoga, they have given up very easily. Is it not? Hari-śauri: Yeah, immediately. Prabhupāda: Anartha upaśamaṁ sākṣāt [SB 1.7.6]. Nobody dies without illicit sex or intoxication. Anartha, unnecessarily they are habituated. There is no need, but by bad association you have practiced this, habituated, cannot be given up. LSD… Government spends so much, millions of dollars, that “These hippies may give up.” Not successful. See practically. And as soon as they come to our camp, they give up. Is it not? Jayapatākā: Yes, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: Anartha upaśamaṁ sākṣāt. In every step anartha. This material life means anartha. There is no need, but anādi karama phale. Due to our karma we are put into this unfavorable condition, and it is very difficult to come out of it. But if you take to bhakti-yogam adhokṣaje, immediately. Who is taking, without any force… How practical it is. Anartha upaśamaṁ sākṣād bhakti-yogam adhokṣaje.
Letters May 29
My dear Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 27, 1969, and I have noted the contents. I do not know what I can do in these legal matters. You try your best in consultation with Tamala Krishna. I think that perennial watch-dog is playing some mischief. But the best thing would have been to change your location to the church. In the church there is everything...
Victoria, B.C., Canada My dear Gaura Hari, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 14th May, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. Also I have seen the newspaper clippings enclosed and they are very nice. The devotees are looking so cheerful also. So I have named Paulin as Prafullamukhi Devi Dasi. Prafullamukhi means one who always has a cheerful face....
Bombay My dear Amogha das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 18, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. You may remain in Bombay and assist with the temple management in cooperation with Giriraja das. I hope that this meets you in good health.

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