June 27

Spoken June 27
Ratha-yātrā
Prabhupāda: Jagannātha svāmī nayana-pathagāmī bhavatu me. [crowd repeats] Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare. [crowd repeats] Thank you very much. Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you very much for your kindly participating in this great Ratha-yatra festival. I have already explained what is this Ratha-yatra festival. It is in commemoration of a grand visit by Lord Kṛṣṇa along with His elder brother, Balarāma, and His younger sister, Subhadrā,…
Ratha-yātrā Lecture
Prabhupāda: When our eyes are anointed with love of God, we can see Him everywhere. That is the injunction of the śāstras. We have to develop our seeing power by developing love of Godhead. Premāñjana-cchurita bhakti-vilocanena [Bs. 5.38]. When one is sufficiently developed in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he can see the Lord every moment within his heart and everywhere, wherever he goes. So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is an attempt to teach people how to see God, how to see Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa can be see…
SB 2.4.3-4
Prabhupāda: [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. [hums] Devotees: All glories to Śrī Guru and Gauranga. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. [devotees offer obeisances] Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya.Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Conversation with Śrīdhara Mahārāja
Prabhupāda: ...German center, [Bengali] ektā United States. Śrīdhara Mahārāja: Three in America. Prabhupāda: Three in America. Śrīdhara Mahārāja: Another three, Another...? Prabhupāda: Another three in Europe. Śrīdhara Mahārāja: Three in Europe. Six. Prabhupāda: One in India. Śrīdhara Mahārāja: India, one. Prabhupāda: Yes. [aside:] [Bengali] Why you are keeping there?Śrīdhara Mahārāja:Prabhupāda:Śrīdhara Mahārāja:Prabhupāda:Śrīdhara Mahārāja:Prabhupāda:Śrīdhara Mahārāja:Prabhupāda:Śrīdh…
SB 1.10.14
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " nyarundhann udgalad bāṣpam autkaṇṭhyād devakī-sute niryāty agārān no ‘bhadram iti syād bāndhava-striyaḥ []" Prabhupāda: [interrupting chanting] You can practice this diacritic mark. English transliteration is there. It is not very difficult. Simply to practice twice, thrice, four times, it will come exactly, the pronunciation. You have to learn the diacritic mark. Then it will be all right. Word meaning.Prad…
Bg 3.27 at Town Hall
Prabhupāda: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] " prakṛteḥ kriyamāṇāni guṇaiḥ karmāṇi sarvaśaḥ ahaṅkāra-vimūḍhātmā kartāham iti manyate [Bg. 3.27]" Kṛṣṇa says that all these living entitiesDevotees:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Guest (1):Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Guest (3):Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Guest (4):Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Guest (4):Devotee:Guest (4):Prabh…
Morning Walk, partially recorded
Prabhupāda: ...has got the body of a tree and one has got the body of human being, demigod. So the reason is kāraṇam---kāraṇam means reason---guṇa-saṅgo ‘sya [Bg. 13.22], as he is infecting the modes of material nature. Infection. If we infect some choleric diarrhea, weDevotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:
Arrival Address
Prabhupāda: Who sang this song? You sang. You know the meaning? Devotee: “O venerable Vaiṣṇava, O ocean of mercy, please be merciful unto your servant. Please give me one drop of mercy. I pray for the shade of your lotus feet.” Prabhupāda: Yes. So Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura has also said, Devotees:
Departure Conversation
[in car] Rāmeśvara: ...sketch for you, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: Yes. Rāmeśvara: It is very basic. But this will be the cover of the Antya-līlā, volume two. It is a scene of all of the devotees at a big feast, and Lord Nityānanda is there, and Lord Caitanya is invisible except to a few devotees.Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Brahmāna…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...one man? Devotee (1): They only take one master usually. Brahmānanda: It’s a German dog. Prabhupāda: Oh. Don’t care for other? Devotee (1): No. They train them that way. Brahmānanda: What are those? Deer? Satsvarūpa: This is a zoo. Kuruśreṣṭha: Those are elk. Prabhupāda: Hmm? Kuruśreṣṭha: Some are elk. [break] [in car] Prabhupāda: Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Paramahaṁsa:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Jayatīrtha:Brahmānanda:…
SB 6.1.15
Santoṣa: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " kecit kevalayā bhaktyā vāsudeva-parāyaṇāḥ aghaṁ dhunvanti kārtsnyena nīhāram iva bhāskaraḥPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Garden Conversation
Prabhupāda: So, any question from the newcomers? Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: This gentleman, he owns this house, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: Yes, I know him. Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: He mentions that he met you way back in 1966, in Tompkins Square Park. Prabhupāda: Yes. [pause] [break] Prabhupāda: If you go somewhere, you must know first of all why you have gone there. That is the first question. If you go to a store, the first business is that you have gone to purchase some particular thing from the store. That i…
Morning Walk
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Are the prajāpatis responsible for propagating human species or all species of life? Prabhupāda: Human. Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Are there different prajāpatis for the different species? Prabhupāda: Yes. Brahmā is the original. [break] ...a class of men, they are called beḍiyās.Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Puṣ…
SB 7.6.11-13
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Translation: “How can a person who is most affectionate to his family, the core of his heart being always filled with their pictures, give up their association? Specifically, a wife is always very kind and sympathetic and always pleases her husband in a solitary place. Who could give up the association of such a dear and affectionate wife? Small children talk in broken language, very pleasing to hear, and their affectionate father always thinks of their sweet words. How could he giv…
Morning Talk
Prabhupāda: And they are all intelligent in sense gratification. Quite equal in intelligence, like the man. There is no scarcity of intelligence. Āhāra-nidrā-bhaya [Hitopadeśa]. How to sleep, how to eat, how to enjoy sex, how to protect from dangerTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣ…
Letters June 27
Sri Krishan Pandit My dear Sri Krishan Pandit, Kindly accept my greetings. I am very much thankful to you for your letter dated June 15, 1967. Your prayers to Lord Krishna are heard by the Lord, and by His Grace I’m getting improved in health day by day. Your suggestion to return to India is welcome. As soon as I get a little strength I must return to India. I also thank your son-in-law, Yog Raj...
Sumati Morarjee Madame Sumati Morarji Baisaheva: I thank you very much for your letter dated June 20, 1967. As stated by you, my missionary work is really a great challenge to the western way of life. But Krishna is so attractive that He is accepted even by the Westerners when the consciousness is presented in the right disciplic succession. The challenge is to the maya, or in other words it is a...
Satsvarupa Allston, Mass. My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 23, 1968, and I have noted the contents. I am very much pleased to hear of your good success in the park on Sunday. This is very much encouraging to me, to hear so many people are hearing the chanting, and philosophy, and also taking nice prasadam as well. Yes, it is very good,...
My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 23, 1969, on which date I have reached here at Los Angeles. Regarding Glen’s contribution of ,000, I may request you to send it to me by return of post. The house contemplated, I don
Vamanadeva My dear Vamanadeva, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated June 23, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. You idea of going to Columbus for the weekdays and to New Vrindaban for the weekends is very nice, so you may do this. I have just left New Vrindaban on June 23rd, and I think you will be a great asset to the construction projects that will...
Bhagavan Detroit My dear Bhagavan das, Please accept my blessings. I hope you are doing well. I was expecting your arrival here every moment. Anyway, if you come during the Rathayatra festival in San Francisco it will be a great pleasure for me. Brahmananda is also coming. So we shall have to chalk out the future program of our activities. So your presence will be very much appreciated.
Sriman Hayagriva Das Adhikary New Vrndavan RD 3, Moundsville, WV. 26041 3764 Watseka Ave. Los Angeles, Calif. 90034 My Dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 23rd June, 1970, and noted the contents. I have received the matter for publication in English and Hindi in Indian newspapers, and necessary actions are being taken.
Hyderabad My dear Acyutananda Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 5, 1975 and have noted the contents. Regarding the question of New Vrindaban that should be referred to Kirtanananda Swami who can deal with it directly.
Paris My dear Bhagavan das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 20, 1975 and also the French Gita blue prints. Is that the paper that it will be printed on. This paper is very nice. I have also seen the Spanish literature you have published. Why you do not use the literature they are publishing for South America?
Sao Paulo, Brazil My dear Hrdayananda Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 9, 1975 with the enclosed books in Portuguese. It is very nice, and I am glad to learn that our movement is being nicely received there.
Rsabhadeva Laguna Beach My dear Rsabhadeva dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 22, 1975 and have noted the contents. I am accepting the following for second initiation as twice born brahmana and their threads are enclosed duly sanctified: Anatacharya das, Gupta das, and Rasatoonga dasi.

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