Spoken June 5
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: As soon as… Just like dog, he does not know that he is controlled by the master, tch tch tch tch, chain. He does not know. He is thinking, “I am now free. Rau! Rau! Rau! Rau! Rau!” This is the position, no difference between the dog and so-called big, big men. If the dog thinks that he is free and he can jump over anywhere freely, is it possible? No. Fully controlled under the master. He has accepted this control.
Room Conversation
[With M. Douant, the president of the Protestant Centre of Geneva; Mlle. Peritier, a member of the Protestant Centre of Geneva; M. Morrel, the Dean of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Geneva; M. Roche-dieu, former honorary professor of history of religion of the University of Geneva; and a theology student.] ... Prabhupāda: So the Vedic conception is that the human society should be divided into four divisions, namely the brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya and śūdra, natural division. One section of the human society should work as the brain. Another section should work just like the arms, another section like the belly, another section like the leg. These four divisions are essential. That is also mentioned, cātur-varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭaṁ guṇa-karma-vibhāgaśaḥ.
Room Conversation with Robert Gouiran
Prabhupāda: This anxiety there must be when we are in a different atmosphere. Just like we heard there was a plane crash. So we are traveling by plane. So as soon as we get on the plane, that anxiety is there. So the anxiety is caused on my boarding aeroplane. Anxiety is caused on account of my boarding aeroplane. So if I do not board a plane, then that anxiety is nowhere. So anyone who is existing in this material world, there must be anxieties. There must be anxieties. Exactly the same example, that as soon as I… It may be very nice plane; it doesn’t matter. But I know that it is unsafe. At any moment it can crash. Therefore there is anxieties. So similarly, we are, so long we are in the material platform, we cannot avoid anxieties.
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: …kill. Simply kill. Paśu-ghna. As soon as you become animal killer, Kṛṣṇa consciousness finished. Parīkṣit Mahārāja, vinā paśu-ghnāt. Except the persons who are killers of animals, everyone will be interested. nivṛtta-tarṣair upagīyamānād bhavauṣadhāc chrotra-mano-‘bhirāmāt ka uttamaśloka-guṇānuvādāt virajyeta pumān vinā paśu-ghnāt [SB 10.1.4] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: One good thing is that there is generally a growing movement amongst American people, and I don’t know about other countries, for vegetarianism. People are becoming more and more… I think it is due to our books, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Book distribution, we are educating the people in that way. Prabhupāda: Actually, we are educating. That’s a fact. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Many vegetarian societies now. [break]
SB 6.1.39
So challenge was replied that “You are representing Dharmarāja. So you have come here to take away this person, and we are prohibiting. So you have challenged us. So first of all explain your position, whether you know what is dharma and what is adharma, who is punishable, under what circumstance one is punished, and one who is punished, where does he go?” Actually, all these descriptions are there in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, different types of hellish life, what kind of sinful activities are punished by what kind of hellish condition. Everything is there. In the Fifth Canto, everything is there. There are different planets where Yamarāja is there, how a dead man or the soul is taken there, the path—everything is in detail there. If you say it is mythology… Why you should say mythology? You have not seen the whole universe, how it is situated. You are simply imagining from this place. So your imagination, imaginology, and we have our mythology. So we have got some evidence, but you have no evidence. At least we have got some support of the books. But what you have got? You are simply imagining, “I think,” “I believe.” What is this nonsense? What is your proof? Everyone is saying “I believe.” Hundreds and thousands… And what is correct? Everyone… At least, we have got something correct. We don’t say “I believe.” This is not our process of knowledge. We, Kṛṣṇa conscious person, we never say “I believe.” No. We immediately quote from the ...
Letters June 5
My dear Krishna dasi, Subala das, Lilavati dasi, Yamuna dasi, Jayananda das, Upendra das, Malati dasi, Guru das, Syamasundara das, Haridasa, Mukunda das, Janaki, Aunt Edna Howell, My dear boys and girls I am so much obliged to you for your prayers to Krishna to save my life. Due to your sincere and ardent prayer, Krishna has saved my life. I was to die on Tuesday certainly but because you prayed sincerely...
I understand that the government of the U.S.A. is disgusted with the so-called Swamis because they have exploited the people in so many ways. That is a fact. And if I would have been in the government, I would have also considered like that. So, they have not got a very good opinion about these rascal Swamis. Under the circumstances, it will be difficult to get me admitted as a Swami, although I am...
My dear Candanacarya, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter of June 2, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding your proposal of working in Columbus with the chance of earning per day, why don’t you take it? This will be a great help to this center because there is such great potential for spreading our movement amongst the students there, and if we can...
Gopala Krsna Dear Gopala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 29, 1969. I have already sent your beads duly chanted upon, and I hope you will be happy in Krishna Consciousness always. As you are a very nice, good soul, Krishna will certainly bless you with all benedictions. It doesn
Dear Sir: I beg to acknowledge receipt of your Hindi letter dated May 27, 1969, and I do not know why Gopala Krsna’s father is so much upset. I have received one letter from Gopala Krsna dated May 29, 1969 in which he writes “I don’t think my parents will have any objections now because I have assured them in telegrams and letter that I am not going to abandon them.
Turya My dear Turya das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of May 29, 1969, sent along with your beads, and I have duly chanted upon them and have initiated you as my disciple. Your spiritual name is Turya das and this means transcendental. So you are the servant of the Transcendental Lord, Krishna, and when one serves the Transcendental Lord, he also becomes completely...
Niranjana Varanasi My dear Niranjana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 31-5-73. I have noted the contents carefully. Yes, if you have got the chance, you may come here to Mayapur to see me. I will be here for at least one month, so, if your exam schedule permits, then you can immediately come here. Come with Dr. Rao also. We have serious consultation....
My dear Tamala Krsna, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 6-1-73, and have noted the contents carefully. Yes, Mrs. Gandhi should be informed of all these incidents, how our temple has been dismantled by the municipality.
San Diego My dear Nrsimha Caitanya, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your undated letter and I have examined the contents. Your reports of the devotional progress of San Diego are very convincing, this combination of book distribution and public festivals is very good for bringing the people to an attraction for Krsna Consciousness. Go on holding as many festivals as possible....
Ramesvara Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter of May 29th and I have examined the contents. You have written to recommend Tripurari for sannyasi. Tripurari is however already a brahmacari so in essence there is no difference between brahmacari. I have asked Tripurari to dedicate his life to distributing my books and he has turned out the most...
Bon Maharaja His Holiness, Sri Srimad B.H. Bon Maharaja c/o Joseph T. O’Connell St. Michael’s College University of Toronto My dear Sripada Bon Maharaja, Please accept my humble dandavats. When I was in Vrndavana, I was informed that you were staying in New York, but I do not know what is your address. Now, I understand that you are staying with Professor Joseph T. O
Houston Dear Mr. Hunter, Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter with enclosed contribution towards the development of our Mayapur City in W. Bengal, and I thank you very much. We are trying to construct a city where people from all over the world can come to visit and live according to the Vedic tenets of
Vrindaban My dear Prabhavisnu dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 20, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Concerning the set of Srimad-Bhagavatams that Dr. Tripati gave us in Aligarh, I happen to know that the complete set should not cost more than Rs. 700, like that. And besides that, the paper may be so brittle that it may be useless. That I...

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