Spoken June 24
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...to serve the Supreme Lord. America has got special advantage for serving the Supreme, and by the grace of the Lord you have got everything. Man’s first necessity is arrange for eating, sleeping. Of course, there is nothing is to be arranged, everything is arranged already. But still, due to our ignorance, we are anxious for what we shall eat, where shall I sleep, how my sense gratification will be done, how my country will be defended.Atreya Ṛṣi:Prabhupāda:Devot…
SB 2.4.1, SB 2.3.1-25 Recitation
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. We chant all the verses in this chapter, all together, starting from the beginning. [Prabhupāda and devotees chant all verses of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam[Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Parīkṣit, as you have inquired from me as to the duty of the intelligent man who is on the threshold of death, so I have answered you.][One who desires to be absorbed in the impersonal brahma-jyoti effulgence should…
Garden Conversation with Professors
Prabhupāda: ...which is fact? The dreams and phases of different life while passing through, they are facts or I am fact? What is your answer? We are teaching that you take care of the fact, not of the dreams. That is our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. That is the beginning of Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Dr. Judah:Dharmādhyakṣa:Prabhupāda:Dr. Crossley:Prabhupāda:Dr. Crossley:Prabhupāda:Dr. Crossley:Prabhupāda:Dr. Crossley:Prabhupāda:Dr. Crossley:Prabhupāda:Dr. Crossley:Prabhupāda:Dr. Crossley:Prabhupāda…
Morning Walk
[in car] Prabhupāda: So do these people know what is the science of God? Jayatīrtha: No. But they pretend that they do. Prabhupāda: Well, pretending will not do. You must explain what is God. “Something,” “perhaps,” this is not science. [break] Jayatīrtha: ...if no one else knows, theyPrabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Ba…
Prabhupāda Inspects New BTG
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: [reading Prabhupāda’s comments from The Science of Self-Realization] “...God’s property from being occupied by God’s sons. America and other nations in the United Nations should agree that wherever there is enough land it may be utilized by the human society for producing food. The government can say, Reporter:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: So, what news? Dhṛṣṭadyumna: Well, Śrīla Prabhupāda, we’ve distributed 70,000 magazines so far this month. So I think we’ll reach 100,000 in this month. Even though we are getting much harassment from the police, still we are going on. Prabhupāda: Why harassment? What is the fault? [break]Dhṛṣṭadyumna:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Dhṛṣṭadyumna:Prabhupāda:Dhṛṣṭadyumna:Prabhupāda:Dhṛṣṭadyumna:Hari-śauri:Dhṛṣṭadyumna:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanāna…
SB 7.6.8
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.8 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Devotees repeat] [leads chanting, synonyms, etc., devotees respond] " durāpūreṇa kāmena mohena ca balīyasā śeṣaṁ gṛheṣu saktasyaPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Conversation: “How to Secure Brahmacārīs”
Prabhupāda: So people were inclined to send their children to gurukula. Now they are inclined to send their children to cinema, this, that... A difficult task to institute. Loafer class, they should be trained up as śūdras---in carpentry, in weaving. It doesnTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Yaśodānandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśodānandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśodānandana:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Yaśodānan…
Letters June 24
Kirtanananda My dear Kirtanananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kind attention for me continually for one month, and I was so happy to remain in New Vrindaban. Yesterday afternoon, we safely reached Los Angeles, and Tamala Krishna has rented a very, very nice entire house for me, with compound and garage, at
My dear Labangalatika, Please accept my blessings. I am just looking over the letter that you had given to me in New Vrindaban, so I shall reply to it herewith. You are a very good girl, and I have seen with pleasure your advancement in Krishna Consciousness. It appears that in your previous life you had cultured this knowledge, and on account of your pious life, you have got a very good son who is...
Dear Mrs. Davis, Please accept my greetings. I thank you very much for your letter of June 11, 1969, and I have carefully gone over the contents. Just yesterday I left New Vrindaban, and your son, Madhu Mangala, is still there, He appears now to be quite peaceful and happy, so I think we should let him continue like that, and if he keeps up in this way, there is no need of any demonic treatment as...
My dear Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated June 23, 1969. I have reached Los Angeles yesterday afternoon, and I am very comfortable here. The house is very nice, calm and quiet. Yes, for the present my program is to stay here for one month, but if I do not go to London, then I shall stay longer. Surely I shall go to San Francisco to take part in the Rathayatra...
Vrndavana My dear Gurudasa and Yamuna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated June 13, 1972, and I am very glad always to hear from you how the things are going on in Vrndavana. I am especially pleased to hear that Mr. Kenneth Keating is becoming more and more interested in our movement, and that you have received the first allotment of foodstuffs from the...
Central Bank of India Central Bank of India Gowalia Tank Road Branch, Bombay, India Re: Account Number 16066 in the title of The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Dear Sirs: Please be informed that it has hereby been resolved by myself, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, the Settlor, and the Trustees of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, that the following persons shall henceforth be empowered to act as signatories...
Pranava Vrindaban My dear Pranava das: Please accept my blessings. How is that there is no news from you the land? I expected to receive news through Nitai, but there is no news. Please see to this matter as I have requested you in my previous letter, the copy of which is enclosed.
Nairobi My dear Sanat Kumar, Daniel, and Yudhisthira: Please accept my blessings. You have been recommended for initiation by Brahmananda Swami and Cyavana Swami, and I am pleased to accept you as my initiated disciples. They have given me a very nice report of your activities and I am glad to know that the government authorities are taking interest in our movement. It is a good sign. So you go on...
Aksayananda Vrindaban My dear Aksayananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 2, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. I am very pleased to hear that Haihaya is doing nicely as manager. He is a good boy. Now train him to be first class manager. You mention attracting more people to stay in our guest house . . . yes, but when will that attraction...
Cyavana Evanston, Illinois My dear Cyavana Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 16, 1976 and I have noted the contents with care. I am glad to see that you are trying to remain engaged in Krishna’s service. Concerning your engagement, why not come to New York immediately. I shall be there on July 9, and at that time I shall do the needful so that...
George Harrison c/o Bhaktivedanta Manor, My dear Sriman George, Please accept my blessings. I would be very much pleased if you can meet me the next time that I am in London. I am scheduled to be there from July 20th to July 26th, 1976, and for further details you can contact Mukunda das. I am looking forward to seeing you again.
My dear Gopala Krsna das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 12, 1976 and with enclosed news clipping, and I have noted the contents with care. That Mrs. Kochar, she should be brought in to court, immediately. The Hare Krishna Cult is bona fide, why she should say otherwise. She must withdraw this statement publically. It is Vedic culture. We have so...
Harikesa Frankfurt My dear Harikesa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 10, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Concerning Arabic translations, someone has already done one. He came to me in Bombay. Also, there is no need to give commentary on the Koran. There is no other religion in the world in truth than this Bhagavat-dharma. However,...
Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Jayatirtha das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 14, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Concerning the idea of having a restaurant with the temple, if the temple and restaurant are mixed then it is not a good idea. However, if the restaurant is completely separate entrance and the activities of the restaurant do not...
Ramesvara Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara das Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 19, 1976 and I have noted the contents with care. Concerning the ,000 given to me by Jagat Guru Maharaja, that has nothing to do with Nairobi debts. It was an individual contribution to the book fund. Contributions and debt clearing are two different things. ...
Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of one letter from Srivatsa Goswami, 45 Dumrao Bagh Colony, Assi, Varanasi 221 005, India. He has written that Santosa das met him at his residence in Vrindaban and proposed to give Srivatsa Goswami all of my books in exchange for a set of
Bhaktivedanta Manor Dear Sri Modi, Please accept my greetings. It would give me great pleasure if we could meet together when I am next in London. I am scheduled to be in London from July 20th up to July 26th, 1976. You can contact my secretary, Sriman Jayatirtha das Adhikari at the Bhaktivedanta Manor for details. Looking forward to seeing you then.
Vasudeva Lautoka, Fiji My dear Vasudeva das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 18, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. I am requesting the BBT in Los Angeles to forward you the books which you require. There is no need to deal through Australia. You can place your order directly to Ramesvara Maharaja and I am also notifying him to fill...
Yasodanandana Hyderabad My dear Yasodanandana Maharaja and Acyutananda , Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 10, 1976 with enclosed photographs; especially the one taken in Bangalore of the Bar Association members taking my books was best of all(Cc. Antya 4.67(Bg. 9.32(SB 7.11.35)

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