Spoken June 28
Darśana
[sounds of devotees entering, offering obeisances, chanting japa] Prabhupāda: Jayānanda, how are you? So you are married now? Eh? So where is your marriage presentation? Jayānanda: Pardon? Prabhupāda: When you are not married, you gave me five thousand dollars. Now you are married, you must give me now ten thousand, double. Come on. Hare Kṛṣṇa. [indistinct] Where is your brother?Makhanlal:Prabhupāda:Makhanlal:Prabhupāda:Makhanlal:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupā…
Lecture
Prabhupāda: So I am very glad that you are following the footprints of the Gosvāmīs, Six Gosvāmīs. Vande Rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau śrī-jīva-gopālakau. Rūpa Gosvāmī, Sanātana Gosvāmī, vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau, and two Raghunātha Gosvāmī
SB 2.4.3-4 and Initiations
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.4.3–4 and Initiations Prabhupāda: [prema-dvani] Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrī Guru and Gauranga. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. [devotees offer obeisances] Prabhupāda: Where is Pradyumna? Om namo bhagavate... Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya.Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupād…
Lecture at St. Pascal’s Franciscan Seminary
Father Greene: ...there is more to life than what we see and touch and hear, that there is a need for salvation, redemption, in one form or another. And that both these ideas, that we do not live on bread alone and that we need salvation, lead us to agree that there is something beyond this life which we can call at least in general, to use a technical word, the Transcendence. I think within this context we can talk and discuss and agree at least to some extent. I would now like to ask one of th…
Room Conversation with Reverend Gordon Powell
Reverend Powell: Your people have a serenity that many Western people don’t have. What..., what is the secret of serenity? And is it... I gather you reject many material demands, materialism as such. Prabhupāda: Surrender is not material.Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Reverend Powell:Prabhupāda:Reverend Powell:Prabhupāda:Reverend Powell:Prabhupāda:Reverend Powell:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Reverend Powell:Pr…
Morning Walk
[in car] Prabhupāda: And how we are getting response from the public? Satsvarūpa: They get nice attendance on Sunday. Many people come. Prabhupāda: That’s nice. There is good hope. Satsvarūpa: Oh, yes. Good book distribution here, too. Prabhupāda: That is the most successful. Wherever book distribution is going on nicely, that is successful. Because people are in gross ignorance. They are taking this temporary life as everything. Very horrible condition. We are trying to explain what is the…
SB 6.1.15
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.15 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Sixth Canto, First Chapter, verse number eight. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " asmāt puraivāśv iha pāpa-niṣkṛtauPrabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotee:
Bg 16.17-19, Garden Conversation
Prabhupāda: So read something. Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Chapter Sixteen, text number seventeen. " ātma-sambhāvitāḥ stabdhā dhana-māna-madānvitāḥ yajante nāma-yajñais te dambhenāvidhi-pūrvakam [Bg. 16.17]" Translation: “Self-complacent and always impudent, deluded by wealth and false prestige, they sometimes perform sacrifices in name only, without following any rules or regulations.Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupā…
Room Conversation After Film
Ṛṣi Kumāra: It was very beautiful. Prabhupāda: Yes. Ṛṣi Kumāra: Very nice film. Very pleasing. Prabhupāda: Now make Indian Bengali edition. It will be very much appreciated in India. Yes. Is it not? Ṛṣi Kumāra: Yes, everything looks so pleasing. Prabhupāda: Yes. They will very much like this movement. Make some Hindi version, Bengali.Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Ṛṣi Kumāra:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānand…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Jaya. [devotees offer obeisances] Thank you very much. Ṛṣi Kumāra: Thank you, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: Very good. Ṛṣi Kumāra: There’s no enjoyment out there. It’s all illusion. I think I tried everything. Prabhupāda: I was surprised that “How Ṛṣi Kumāra can fall down like this?Ṛṣi Kumāra:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Ṛṣi Kumāra:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Ṛṣi Kumāra:Prabhupāda:…
SB 7.6.14
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.14 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting, etc.] " kuṭumba poṣāya viyan nijāyur na budhyate ‘rthaṁ vihataṁ pramattaḥPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Talk About Varṇāśrama, S.B. 2.1.1-5
Prabhupāda: [Bengali] [break] ...whether I have a family. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yeah. Prabhupāda: These Englishmen were very much eager to know the man who is working, whether he’s family man, because a family man will never become irresponsible. And this is very, very much visible fact in India. A very poor man, if heTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabh…
Conversation
Prabhupāda: I have not done it, but I have seen it. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: You learned everything by seeing. You said that you learned how to cook by watching your mother. Prabhupāda: Sometimes I used to cook. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Oh, for your family? Prabhupāda: Our family. I asked my mother, “I’ll do this, that.Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Pr…
Conversations
[audio very faint in places] Prabhupāda: ...divorce, child-killing or making the children hippies, that all. Or find out some war to destroy them. When it is unmanageable, they declare war: “Engage these rascals.” The politicians do that. When they cannot manage, they declare war, because they are not human beings; they are animals, Churchill and Hitler and thisŚatadhanya:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Śatadhanya:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Śatadhany…
Showing of Planetary Sketches
Bhakti-prema: You like that. Prabhupāda: Yes. Bhakti-prema: Yes, it is nicer. Prabhupāda: That I have seen. I told him in... What is that land? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Switzerland. Prabhupāda: Switzerland. Yes. From Switzerland they’ll... Bhakti-prema: So big mountain. Prabhupāda: Yes. Bhakti-prema: And he took [indistinct] in other planets?Prabhupāda:Bhakti-prema:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-prema:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-prema:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-prema:Yaśodānandana:B…
Letters June 28
My dear Janardana, Hansadutta, Himavati, and Pradyumna, Please accept my blessings. While on my sick bed I was so much encouraged by your successful carrying on the Montreal Branch even in spite of the absence of Kirtanananda. There is a verse in the Bhagavad gita tenth chapter that anyone who serves the Lord sincerely with love and affection is certainly instructed by the Lord from within. The Lord...
Calcutta My dear Tamala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I hope things are going well there and Mayapur development is going on and that the fencing is being done also, as I instructed you in my last letter. So far my travels, from Bombay you may have heard, I went to Moscow. We stayed there for five days. There are many younger Muscovites who are very anxious for joining our movement. Unfortunately...
Jadurani Brooklyn My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 18 and I have carefully studied the contents. I am very glad to hear you have begun paintings for Caitanya Caritamrta because we will require many illustrations. Re your questions:
London My dear Jaya Hari, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 25 June along with the wonderful literature, “Rathayatra ‘73, London Summer Festival.” The collage of the pictures and the articles in the magazine have been wonderfully set up and I very much appreciate it. I can understand from your attempt that you are doing something wonderful this year. So I...
San Francisco My dear Bhakta das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of June 17, and have carefully read the contents. I am glad to hear you have been thinking of me and have arranged a nice house near the temple for my stay there. As you know, I will be arriving 6:30 P.M. from Chicago on United airlines on July the 6th. I am also looking forward to attending the grand...
Nandikesvara Winnipeg, Canada My dear Nandikesvara das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 17, 1975 and thank you for the nice report. You are enthusiastic for spreading Krsna consciousness. This is the most important quality. Please continue.
Punjab National Bank Vrindaban Branch Vrindaban, Dist. Mathura U.P. INDIA Att: The Manager Dear Sir: Re: A/c No. 668 Vrindaban Construction Fund Fixed Deposit for Rs. 3,14,557.36 Date of Maturity 21/6/75 Regarding the above mentioned C.D. which matured on June 21, 1975, out of this 1 lakh of Rupees may be kept with you, and the balance should be renewed for Fixed Deposit for 3 (three) months....
Tulsi Los Angeles My dear Tulsi das: Please accept my blessings. I have received your request for initiations and I accept the following as my disciples and their spiritual names are as follows: Robin West---Rathagrahi dasa; David Moore---Disa dasa; and Dorrie Winham

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