July 1

Spoken July 1
SB 7.9.8
Prabhupāda: " brahmādayaḥ sura-gaṇā-munayo ‘tha siddhāḥ sattvaikatāna-gatayo vacasāṁ pravāhaiḥ nārādhituṁ puru-guṇair adhunāpi pipruḥ kiṁ toṣṭum arhati sa me harir ugra-jāteḥ []" Today I shall recite before you the prayers offered by Prahlāda Mahārāja to Nṛsiṁha-deva. This Prahlāda Mahārāja was tortured by his father on account of his becoming a Kṛṣṇa conscious boy. The only fault was that
SB 2.1.1
Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. So we have got new book, The First Step in God-Realization. Yes. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Prabhupāda: First, Invocation. [devotees repeating each word] Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo vāsudeva.Devotees:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gar…
Ratha-yātrā
Prabhupāda: Veṇum means flute. Kvāṇantam, playing on flute. So this Kṛṣṇa’s flute is not our imagination. It is in the Vedic literature. The Supreme Personality of Godhead is, He likes to play on flute. Just like here in this material world also, there are many boys who like to play on flute. Wherefrom this flute-playing idea came? That answer is given in the Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:…
Hare Krishna Festival Address
[kirtana] Prabhupāda: Where is my kartel? [sings Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] Is it working? [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrī Guru and Gauranga. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. [devotees offer obeisances] [07:16] Prabhupāda: Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you very much for your coming here and participating in this great movement known as Kṛṣṇa consciousness, or Hare Kṛṣṇa movement. This Hare Kṛṣṇa movement was started five hundred years ago by Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu…
Morning Walk
[in car] Ātreya Ṛṣi: San Diego is very close to the border of Mexico, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: Yes. [break] ...this cemetery of dog, one becomes dog. Yes, that is stated. Ātreya Ṛṣi: Yes. Prabhupāda: Yānti bhūtāni bhūtejyā: “The worshiper of this bhūta goes to the bhūta.”Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabh…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...so decomposes. So the outer skin has become dry. Nobody cares for it. It is lying down, the outer cover of the squash, and one dried bamboo. You have seen? You know bamboo? Part cut, it is also lying somewhere. And a piece of wear. Śyāmasundara: Wire. Prabhupāda: Wire, that is also lying somewhere. Nobody cares. But one gentleman, he collected all these three things and prepared a string instrument. He joined the bamboo with the dry cover of squash and fitted the string, and it …
Initiation Ceremony
Prabhupāda: ...puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ [Garuḍa Purāṇa]: “I offer my respectful obeisances whose name, holy name, by remembering, by chanting, one becomes purified in either condition, purified or impurified,” apavitraḥ, pavitraḥ; sarvāvasthāṁ gato Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Rāmāi dāsa:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Rāmāi dāsa:Prabhupāda:Rāmāi dāsa:Prabhupāda:Rāmāi dāsa:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Bhakta:Prabhupāda:Bhakta:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Madhud…
La Trobe University Lecture
Madhudviṣa: This afternoon His Divine Grace will be speaking from the Bhagavad-gītā As It Is. Some of you university students are familiar with the book the Bhagavad-gītā. The Bhagavad-gītā translated means “The Song of God.Prabhupāda:Man:Prabhupāda:Man (1):Man (2):Man (3):Man (1):Prabhupāda:Man (1):Madhudviṣa:Man (1):Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Young man (2):Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Young man (2):Prabhupāda:Young man (2)…
Room Conversation with Bhūrijana and Other Devotees
Prabhupāda: That is sense. [laughs] Otherwise nonsense, that’s all. It is up to us to take up the sense or nonsense. The direction is there. What Arjuna said? Satsvarūpa: " arjuna uvāca naṣṭo mohaḥ smṛtir labdhāPrabhupāda:Bhūrijana:Prabhupāda:Bhūrijana:Prabhupāda:Bhūrijana:Prabhupāda:Bhūrijana:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda:Amogha:Prabhupāda…
Morning Walk
[in car] Brahmānanda: One friend of the temple, one man, he has purchased it at a very high price, and he has lent it for your stay. These glasses are bulletproof. [break] This is a Lincoln Continental, Ford company. Prabhupāda: Hm. Why he stopped? [break] ...without car? [Brahmānanda laughs]Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabh…
SB 6.1.18
Prabhupāda: [leads prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. [break] Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Sixth Canto, First Chapter, verse number 18. [leads chanting of verse, etc.]Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bhavan’s Journal, Answers to a Questionnaire 3
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: So we’re continuing with this questionnaire from Bhavan’s Journal in Bombay. This is question number ten. Question number ten, Śrīla Prabhupāda, is, “Will mantras lose their sanctity if they are not in Sanskrit?Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Pra…
Room Conversation
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: His last questions are like this. He’s asking proselytizing in the Western countries, preaching. Is there any hope for preaching? He says Hindu dharma, like this. I think everything is arising because of the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement and your Divine GraceHari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Puṣṭa Kṛ…
SB 7.6.17-18
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.17–18 Pradyumna: Translation: “My dear friends, O sons of the demons, it is certain that no one bereft of knowledge of the Supreme Personality of Godhead has been able to liberate himself from material bondage at any time or in any country. Rather, those bereft of knowledge of the Lord are bound by the material laws. They are factually addicted to sense gratification, and their target is woman. Indeed, they are actually playthings in the hands of attractive women. Victimiz…
Room Conversation with Devotees
Prabhupāda: ...allowing permanent residence, to suffer for that, that will help us. That will help us. But if they do not do anything, then what is the use of them? What we can expect from them, profit? What we expect? Our real problem is here, that every time our men has to go out, they kicked out, trained-up menTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caitanya:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caitanya:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caitanya:Prabhupāda…
Room Conversation with Alice Coltrane
Prabhupāda: When? Alice Coltrane: I’m going into Delhi today, and bring... We have to go back to [indistinct]. Prabhupāda: I was very glad that you stayed here for some time. Alice Coltrane: I will live after this[?]. But I have to [indistinct]. Prabhupāda: So if you want to do something, take this idea and introduce. Then it will be successful.Alice Coltrane:Prabhupāda:Alice Coltrane:Prabhupāda:Alice Coltrane:Prabhupāda:Alice Coltrane:Prabhupāda:Alice Coltrane:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Alice …
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Yaśodāmāyi was always thinking of Him, “Here is my son. How to give protection? How to give Him food? How to...” She did not that He is God, but she knew... Gopī knows... He did not know what is Kṛṣṇa. They know “There is God.Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla K…
Conversation
Devotee: [offers obeisances] Prabhupāda: Sit down. How are you? Devotee: I am very well. [pause] Prabhupāda: [Bengali] [indistinct] So? What is the report? Hmm? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Want to give your report? You can... Mr. Myer: Yes, I’ll just move in. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: You want to hear any report, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Or just talk?Prabhupāda:Mr. Myer:Prabhupāda:Mr. Myer:Prabhupāda:Mr. Myer:Prabhupāda:Mr. Myer:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Mr. Myer:Prabhupāda:Mr. Myer:Prabhupāda:Mr. Myer:Prabhup…
Conversation about Old Days in Calcutta
Prabhupāda: Then we began to... I used to call his wife didi, as my sister, eldest sister. That man was old. At that time he was at least seventy years old. And his wife died, so he had no children, so he married again. Old husband, young wife, but the relationship was so nice, great devotee, and wife devoted.Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupā…
Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: But you’ve given us... Even if you didn’t give us... Prabhupāda: Nobody. All these sannyāsīs, they leave. They do not give. They cannot give. They have no knowledge. Here the blind man, kānā, they keep them in darkness by some hobby and beggar, this, that, thatTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:
Letters July 1
26 Second Avenue Apartment BIR New York 10003 USA Sripad Narayana Maharaja, Gradually I am becoming well. Today is my best day which is why I am writing you a letter in my own hand. I still have not received a reply to the letter I sent you on June 14th. I am very eagerly waiting to know if you have been to Delhi and if the books were sent or not. In the meantime I have written a letter to Vinoda...
Hayagriva 1975 So. La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90034 My Dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 27, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. So far as the Sanskrit transliterations are concerned, I have done it, and am returning it herewith. Please do the needful. Regarding the New Vrindaban scheme, I think you should...
Mukunda My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. I have seen your letter to Dinesh, dated 26th June, 1969, and I am little bit disturbed in my mind. This recording business is not our line, so you should not divert your attention for the time being for such things. After a great struggle, you have got now a nice place for the London temple, and if you leave now, your other co-workers, Godbrothers...
Citsukhananda My dear Citsukhananda, Please accept my blessings. I hope everything is going on well in your center. I am very glad to know that your sales of our literature and books are very good and improving more. It is natural that such distribution of literatures should increase as the people hear more Krsna Consciousness Movement, so distributions of our books and literatures is our major...
My dear Damodara, Please accept my blessings. I hope everything is going on well in your center. I am very glad to know that your sales of our literature and books are very good and improving more. It is natural that such distribution of literatures should increase as the people hear more Krsna Consciousness Movement, so distributions of our books and literatures is our major propaganda program....
My dear Damodara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 25th June, 1970, and noted the contents. What has happened to Dinesh’s letter to the Embassy? Please see that this permission is granted. It is very important business.
Jagadisa My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I hope everything is going on well in your center. I am very glad to know that your sales of our literature and books are very good and improving more. It is natural that such distribution of literatures should increase as the people hear more Krsna Consciousness Movement, so distributions of our books and literatures is our major propaganda...
Y. Jagannatham Bombay ALL GLORY TO SRI GURU AND GAURANGA!! My dear Jagannatham Prabhu, Please accept my humble obeisances. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your kind letter dated 24th June, 1970, and I am very glad to learn that your last responsibilities in family affairs are now discharged, your two daughters are now married. Now in this ripe old age you can devote yourself for spreading Krsna...
Shyama Dasi Srimati Shama Devi Dasi c/o New Vrindaban R.D. 3, Moundsville, W. Va. 26041 3764 Watseka Avenue Los Angeles, Cal. 90034 My Dear Shama Dasi, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter and nice presentations. I was thinking of you since a long time because I have not received any letter from you. I am very pleased with your nice presentation and I have...
Tulsi My dear Tulsi dasa, Please accept my blessings. I hope everything is going on well in your center. I am very glad to know that your sales of our literature and books are very good and improving more. It is natural that such distribution of literatures should increase as the people hear more Krsna Consciousness Movement, so distributions of our books and literatures is our major propaganda...
Bhavananda Brooklyn My dear Bhavananda, Please accept my blessings. You will be glad to know that very soon I am planning to come to N.Y., as you have requested in your mailgram dated 29th June, 1971. So you can arrange for three world return tickets starting from L.A., to N.Y., to London, to Paris, to Bombay, to Calcutta, to Tokyo, to Honolulu, to L.A. once again. The three names are as follows:...
Satsvarupa Boston My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. Enclosed please find tape no. 2 from L.A., 4th Canto, 8th chapter. Kindly acknowledge date of receipt. I hope that by now you have got the throne, etc. all ready for installation ceremony. By the middle of July I shall be going to N.Y. and at that time you can send us tickets for going to Boston also. We are three; Syamasundara (Samuel...
My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter from Cleveland dated June 26, 1972 and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. Similarly I have received such nice letters from Rupanuga and Hrdayananda, and I am very much satisfied that you are all feeling the serious nature of this Sannyasi mission. So far you are concerned, I am especially stressing...
Gurudasa Vrindaban My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I am spending my last two days in Australia and after this I shall go to the U.S.A. In the meantime, I wish to give you some instructions regarding our Janmastami installation in Vrindaban.
Acarya Prabhakar Mishra E-91, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi-15 INDIA My dear Prabhakar: Please accept my blessings. I wrote you one letter on May 31, 1975, but I have not received any reply from you. Did you see Nandaji in this connection? Please reply this letter at the following address immediately: ISKCON, 2334 Stuart St., Berkeley, California 94075, U.S.A.
Bhagavata Calcutta My dear Bhagavata das: Please accept my blessings. Enclosed please find a copy of a letter addressed to the Central Bank of India, Camac Street Branch dated June 2, 1975. I have not received any reply from them. Will you please personally go to the bank and take their reply or any other information regarding the subject matter and let me know definitely at the above address in...
Hrdayananda Sao Paulo, Brazil My dear Hrdayananda Swami: Please accept my blessings. With regard to your letter dated June 9, 1975, upon your request I am accepting the following as my initiated disciples: Joca---Yajni dasa; Claudio---Caturmurti das; Bosco
Srimati Indira Gandhi Prime Minister of India Parliament House New Delhi, India VIA REGISTERED POST 1014 Emerson St., Evanston, Illinois 60201 Your Excellency Srimati Indira Gandhi: May it please Your Excellency, enclosed please find one copy of my letter addressed to Sri Jai Prakash Narayanji. I wish that both of you may sit together and agree to join together to work on the basis of the...
Jai Prakash Narayan Sri Jai Prakash Narayan P.O. Patna, Bihar, India TRUE COPY VIA REGISTERED POST 1014 Emerson St., Evanston, Illinois 60201 Dear Sri Jai Prakash Narayanji, Please accept my greetings. I am hearing from the newspapers that in India there is some upheaval on the ground of political activities. I have also heard that you are observing
Mr. Morris Lapidus Mr. Morris Lapidus 439 Henry St. Brooklyn, New York 11231 Dear Mr. Lapidus: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 21, 1975. Actually we are not fond of having businesses. Although for spreading Krsna consciousness we can use millions of dollars, yet we do not like to employ many of our men at great endeavor in the competitive business world....
Nityananda New Orleans My dear Nityananda das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 28, 1975 with the enclosed photos. Your farm appears very nice, open plain land. The cows are very nice and so are the sheds. This farm project you should consider very important. The idea is that people can be self sufficient and raise their own foodstuffs and have sufficient...
Sat Krita Dallas My dear Sat Krita dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated June 23, 1975 and have noted the contents. I have organized the GBC for the purpose of spreading Krsna consciousness all over the world. In this way I am trying to become free from the management in order to translate my books. Therefore there is no need to form a separate new committee...

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