June 17

Spoken June 17
SB 2.3.20-21
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] Just do over that... On page 155, text 20, read over the verse and then read the purport.Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 1.10.2
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.10.2 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] " vaṁśaṁ kuror vaṁśa-davāgni-nirhṛtaṁ saṁrohayitvā bhava-bhāvano hariḥ niveśayitvā nija-rājya īśvaro yudhiṣṭhiraṁ prīta-manā babhūva ha []" [break] sūtaḥ uvācaPrabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: What is there? He is digging? [break] Just see the fun. Devotee: Of all the four pillars of sinful activity, is meat-eating the worst? Prabhupāda: Everything is worst. Sinful is sinful. Disease is disease. This body, either it is living or it is dead, it is not very important thing. Now see. And the whole world is after this body. Kṛṣṇa says, Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Ha…
Room Conversation with German Women Philosophers
Pṛthu: [translating guest’s comments] ...that we all, when we are in material life, we have so many duties, so many works, so many things to do, but then, when she’s dead, she wants peace for herself. She wants to bePrabhupāda:Pṛthu:Prabhupāda:German lady (1):Pṛthu:Prabhupāda:German lady (1):Pṛthu:Prabhupāda:Pṛthu:Prabhupāda:Pṛthu:Prabhupāda:German lady (1):Pṛthu:Prabhupāda:Pṛthu:Prabhupāda:Pṛthu:Prabhupāda:German lady (1):Pṛthu:Prabhupāda:Pṛthu:…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...girls, sleeping, they are chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa again. [break] Siddha-svarūpa: ...not right; a rioting. Upendra: Riot. Siddha-svarūpa: Chaos. Prabhupāda: And what they will create, chaos? They have no strength. Siddha-svarūpa: Well, they burn their mattresses and they... Prabhupāda: Huh. One slap is sufficient. [break] Upendra:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Siddha-svarūpa:Prabh…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Dispatching is not possible. Govinda dāsī: It breaks. Prabhupāda: Huh? Govinda dāsī: If it were dispatched, it would break. Prabhupāda: Yes, it is very much fragile. You can make on the spot and keep it. Govinda dāsī: So we have to use some hard material that will dispatch nicely. Prabhupāda: Hmm.Govinda dāsī:Vṛṣṇi:Prabhupāda:Vṛṣṇi:Prabhupāda:Govinda dāsī:Prabhupāda:Vṛṣṇi:Govinda dāsī:Vṛṣṇi:Govinda dāsī:Vṛṣṇi:Govinda dāsī:Vṛṣṇi:Govinda dāsī:Vṛṣṇi:Govinda dāsī…
Arrival Address
[No Audio] Prabhupāda: I thank you very much for arranging this nice temple in Toronto. So actually, this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is the basic principle of united nations. Last night two Christian fathers came to see me in Detroit. So we were talking this movement. So we explained
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...except London. Haṁsadūta, when he was GBC... He’s still GBC? Jagadīśa: Haṁsadūta? Prabhupāda: That part? No. Jagadīśa: No, Jayatīrtha is. Prabhupāda: So there was some complaint against him. Jagadīśa: Against Mādhavānanda? Prabhupāda: Hmm. The complaint is that he spent money on his own account lavishly.Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Hari-śauri:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prab…
Room Conversation
Hari-śauri: The thing that came up when we were into doing the political thing a little bit, they were asking..., one of the major issues always in political battles is how would you control inflation, how would you solve the inflation problem? Prabhupāda: Inflation problem, I suggested, make gold coins as medium of exchange.Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śa…
SB 7.6.1
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.1 Pradyumna: Translation: “Prahlāda Mahārāja said: One who is sufficiently intelligent should use the human form of body from the very beginning of life, in other words, from the tender age of childhood, to practise the activities of devotional service, giving up all other engagements. The human body is most rarely achieved, and although temporary, like other bodies, it is meaningful because in human life one can perform devotional service. Even a slight amount of sincere …
Room Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: So is that because they can... They’re in the heavenly enjoyment, but they see that that is not the ultimate. And unless they are born in Bhāratavarṣa and get the opportunity for perfection in bhakti, they cannot achieve that ultimate, Kṛṣṇa consciousness. It seems that this is a very fortunate position, to be in this Bhāratavarṣa.Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Śatadhanya:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāl…
Letters June 17
My dear Sacisuta, Please accept my blessings. I am very much thankful to you for your letter dated June 12, 1968. The science of Krishna Consciousness is transcendental science which is never understood by materialistic persons. Therefore, the Vedas order is that one must approach a spiritual master to understand that transcendental science. And the qualification of a spiritual master is that he has...
My dear Balabhadra, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter (undated), and I have noted the contents with pleasure. Your description of the parade with 55,000 people viewing is very much encouraging, and it is clear that Krishna is giving you nice opportunities for spreading the Sankirtana Movement throughout Hawaii. Send pictures of your activities in this parade and your...
My dear Dinesh, Please accept my blessings. I have just received your letter dated June 13, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I quite follow you that you are planning to work conjointly with our London party. So I am sending you back the agreement duly signed by me, and I hope you will do the business side of these records with the Grace of Lord Caitanya. If you wish to go to London,...
Gaurasundara My dear Gaurasundara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 13, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I am very glad to hear your recent Sankirtana success, and as long as this is going on, everything will come out nicely. I can understand that you are now forced to reduce your number living at the house, so for the time being you keep five...
My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated June 7, 1969 and June 11, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the tour of North Dakota, this is a nice proposal. So if it is practical, it will be very nice for you and your wife. Only thing you have to do is rent a station wagon, so you can travel, sleep and cook there. Keep with...
Harer Nama, Prabhavati My dear Harer Nama and Prabhavati, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters of June 10, 1969, and I have noted the contents of both with much encouragement. I have also received short letters from the new people who have come to help you in the Santa Fe temple, and their nice appreciation of our movement is a great pleasure for me to note. Keep them very...
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I thank you so much for your encouraging letter, and I am so pleased to learn that the center is doing very nice propaganda work in Hawaii. Now you send to Brahmananda as many photographs as possible of the parading and the other chanting engagements. It will be the policy of our paper now to print as many as possible photos and articles of our own activities....
My dear Muralidhara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 12, 1969, and I have noted the contents. I have also seen your Krishna-Balarama picture and it is very nice. These pictures you are drawing for our Festivals in Los Angeles may be nicely colored and photographed and sent to Brahmananda for publication in
My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for you letter dated June 14, 1969, sent along with Krishna tapes #11 and #12. The tapes are done very nicely as always. The first thing is that I have written to Jadurani today that she may immediately return to you in Boston. There is some inconvenience in Hawaii for accommodating so many people because the landlady has said there...
Dear Sir: RE: S.B. a/c 2913 with you I beg to hand you herewith one Bank Draft in your favor for Rs 825.00 for credit of my above a/c. The purpose of sending this money is to purchase Brass Deities from Vrindaban. Arrangement has been mad that Sri Ramnath Mukutwala of Lohi Bazar, Vrindaban, will supply Radha-Krishna Brass Murtis, 24
Tamala Krsna My dear Tamala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 13, 1969, and I have noted the contents. You write to say in your your letter, “Please come to Los Angeles immediately, Prabhupada. There are so many devotees who are so much anticipating Your Divine Appearance.
My dear Umapati, Please accept by blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 12, 1969, and I have noted the contents. You could not secure till now a good job, but that does not mean you shall return to New York. Keep yourself in San Francisco for some time more, and if there is no favorable response, then you may go to Paris where there is contemplation of opening a center....
San Diego My dear Bhakta Das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 19th May, 1971 and have noted the contents with pleasure. It is so much encouraging to note how nicely your program is going on there. In all aspects of temple life you seem to be doing so nicely and Sankirtana is being well received also. So continue your program with all enthusiasm for making...
Gurudasa Delhi [To Gurudasa] STOPPING TWO HOURS DELHI EN ROUTE MOSCOW ALL DEVOTEES MEET AIRPORT SUNDAY MORNING 20TH 730 AI 515 TRY BRING KARAN SINGH OTHER VIPS TO MEET ME NOTIFY SUBAL DAS---BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI
London My dear Ksirodakasayi, Please accept my blessings. Since you have left for London because of your wife’s illness, I have not heard anything from you. How is your wife doing? What has been your program also? Please let me know. You will be glad to know that I will be in London to participate there in Rathayatra festival. On the 20th instant I am going to Moscow for five days and then on...
Houston My dear Prahladananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 14th May, 1971 and have noted the contents. I am so glad to note how ISKCON Houston is making steady progress for becoming a grand success. And Sankirtana is being well received, especially at the schools and university. That is very nice. Try especially to distribute our literatures there...
Sri V.D. Ravel Esqr. Calcutta My dear Sri Ravelji Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your three letters dated 30th May, 8th and 9th June, 1971 respectively and have noted the contents. It appears from your writings that you are a true devotee of the Lord and you have respect for other devotees. That is a very good sign of a devotee. I am very much obliged to you for your...
Atlanta My dear Balavanta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 12, 1972 and I have noted the contents. I thank you very much for the nice flower garland you have sent, and the nice fragrance is very pleasing. Beautiful flowers are compared to Krishna smiling.
Carol My dear Carol, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of June 7, 1973 and I have carefully noted the contents. I can see from your letter that you are very sincere Krsna Consciousness and Gurukula. Yes, you should always feel yourself most fortunate and glad that you are in the Krsna Consciousness movement where you can learn sanskrit and English from such...
Heidelberg, West Germany My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 13, 1973 accompanied by two copies of German BTG #19. The magazine is gorgeous, better than Dia Nippon. Continue the standard, increase the pages, increase the articles, increase the distribution. May Krsna bless you more and more. Offer my blessings to your wife.
Tamala Krsna Bombay My dear Tamala Krsna, Please accept my blessings I have received your telegram regarding Syamasundara asking devotees to leave India to be guests in the new London temple. So let Syamasundara come to Mayapur and we can discuss this and correct any difficulty.
Brahmananda Nairobi My dear Brahmananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of two letters from you dated 4/6/74 and 12/6/74. I am glad to read that you are eager to join me as my permanent secretary and that your major concern is to help provide me with
Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Malati, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of June 15, 1974. I can understand by what you have written that you are advancing in Krsna Consciousness. By your unalloyed service to the Deities you are becoming more and more attracted to the spiritual world and seeing the material world as a condemned place of no happiness. So our business as...
Cleveland My dear Batu Gopala, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 8th, 1975 and have noted the contents. I accept the persons you have recommended for initiation (first). Their names are as follows, Bill---Bhama dasa, Brenda
Gadi Charlotte, N.C. My dear Gadi dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 13, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you for the donation. Thank you for helping me in this preaching work. Make sure that you preach nicely and at the same time follow the example of perfect behavior given by your spiritual master and the previous acaryas and confirmed in the...
Madhudvisa Melbourne My dear Madhudvisa Swami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 11, 1975 and have noted the contents. Regarding Ratha-yatra, we shall chose the most favorable time to hold our celebration. If for our preaching, it is going to be more beneficial to hold it in September, then you may do so.
Beatrice Matusow 4542 Lehus St. Kapaa, Kauai, Hi. 96746 My dear Mrs. Matusow, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 2, and have noted the contents. Regarding your idea, I think it will be best, if the next time you come to Honolulu, you come to our center here and discuss this proposal to the temple president named Manasvi dasa. Then some decision can be made....

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