July 8

Spoken July 8
Śrī Īśopaniṣad Lecture [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: Sings along with Govindam Prayers... Then recites Sri Isopanisad verses 1–12 with response from devotees. Prabhupāda: Page. Devotee: Page fourteen in the middle, almost the middle of the first paragraph. The Vedas are not known like that the Vedic knowledge was originally imparted into the heart of Brahma the first created living being and Brahma in his term disseminated the knowledge to his sons and disciples who have continued the process down thorough history.Prabhupāda:Karandha…
Arrival Address
[devotees offer obeisances] Prabhupāda: So I thank you very much for your kind reception. It is necessary. " sākṣād-dharitvena samasta-śāstrair uktas tathā bhāvyata eva sadbhiḥ kintu prabhor yaḥ priya eva tasya vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindamDevotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...Gopala. Gurukṛpā: Gopala? He left. Prabhupāda: Why? Gurukṛpā: He was in māyā for a long time. He stole also. Devotee (2): No, he had twenty times that. Gurukṛpā: He must have gotten more. That’s all I know. He took from the bank. Devotee (2): He could have got the whole thing, right? Gurukṛpā: He could have, but he couldnPrabhupāda:Devotee (2):Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Devotee (2):Gurukṛpā:Devotee (2):Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:Prabhupāda:Gurukṛpā:…
Morning Walk
[in car] Prabhupāda: ...but to engage them in Kṛṣṇa’s service. Our knowledge in spiritual life and your help, material opulence, combined together, there will be great change in the whole world. Cooperate with us. There is no loss on your part, but there is great benefit to the whole world. Try to convince them. Although they are not very big authority, but still, through them, you can approach bigger authorities. [break] Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jaya…
SB 6.1.24
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.24 Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " tasya pravayasaḥ putrā daśa teṣāṁ tu yo ‘vamaḥ bālo nārāyaṇo nāmnā pitroś ca dayito bhṛśam []" Prabhupāda: [interrupting to correct synonym] You can [indistinct], “was very old.Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Cc. Madhya 20.103
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting, etc.] " ‘sādhya’-‘sādhana’-tattva puchite nā jāni kṛpā kari’ saba tattva kaha taPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Evening Darśana
Vipina: He would like to know if you have any questions in particular you might like to ask. Guest: No. Vipina: No? Jaya. Prabhupāda: [Hindi] [break] Hmm. Svarūpa Dāmodara: It’s a very big library, many books. Prabhupāda: They have all our books? Svarūpa Dāmodara: Yes. Including the earlier Bhāgavatam, Śrīla PrabhupādaPrabhupāda:Vipina:Hari-śauri:Devotee:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Dr. Sharma:Prabhupāda:Dr. Sharma:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Hari-ś…
Interview and Conversation
Bṛṣākapi: She’s from a religious, er... She reports on a religious, er... And this is Channel 4, TV. [background talk setting up cameras, etc.] Hari-śauri: Be a few minutes; they’re setting up the cameras. Interviewer: We’d like to get a..., first of all a general statement from you the state of the world and the state of your movement in itPrabhupāda:Interviewer:Prabhupāda:Interviewer:Prabhupāda:Janice Johnson:Prabhupāda:Janice Johnson:Prabhupāda:Janice John…
Room Conversation with Dr. Sharma
Prabhupāda: Give little, a small pot. Hari-śauri: Some prasādam? Dr. Sharma: Prabhupāda, you have given such beautiful temples, so many devotees, now to have a point of jump so that all India and all the world and other people can join in this. Your answers today were very penetrating. That can help a lot, saying that people can work outside but still be devotees, and if they can chant, if they can devote work, and if they can submit all the fruits of their action, if this can be somehow made …
Room Conversation with Scientists
Svarūpa Dāmodara: There is an international meeting coming up next year on the origin of life, in Japan, Tokyo. They have an international body called International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life, and there are participants from all over the world actually. They held this meeting once every four years. Next one is scheduled to be in Tokyo. We were thinking that if we get some material, weRūpānuga:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Rūpānuga:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Rūpānuga:Svarūpa…
Room Conversation during Lunchtime
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: So there was a newspaper clipping Māyāpur published in the Hindustan Times. This newspaper clipping... Prabhupāda: Hindustan Times? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes, Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: Delhi. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Ah. The heading is “Eleven Krishna Devotees Held for Firing.” “Five Indian and six foreign Vaiṣṇava devotees were arrested from Māyāpur Prabhupāda:Śatadhanya:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Śatadhanya:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Śatadhanya:Prabhupāda:Tamā…
Room Conversation about Māyāpur Attack Talk with Vrindavan De
Prabhupāda: Broken. Neglected. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Finished. I remember we were walking with you. So it was near the... You know, near Bury Place there’s a little park. Prabhupāda: That is very nice. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yeah. There was one building that they were constructing, and before finishing the building they were living in it, and you said, Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamā…
Letters July 8
Jadurani My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 7, 1967, and as you are very much eager to see me stronger, similarly I am also very much eager to regain my former health and serve you all. On the whole I am getting strength little by little, and I hope very soon I shall be able to work. My immediate program is to open some branches and go to Montreal...
Dear Mr. Nair, Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 18, 1969, forwarded to me here from San Francisco. I quite appreciate the difficult problems in India, and I quite agree with you cent per cent that India is now in a miserable condition by its poverty, and natural atrocities like floods, earthquakes, etc. Your suggestion that this can only be solved...
Rayarama My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 3, 1969, and I have noted the contents. So I am glad to learn that your program is to do some work independently, and at the same time to do work for our Krishna Consciousness Movement. This formula I have already accepted, and I have given you permission according to your leaning. If possible,...
Manager Security Pacific Bank Culver City Branch No. 94 Los Angeles Dear Sir: Re: My account No. 836-237 with you Please transfer .00 (Five hundred and forty-six dollars and no cents) to the First National Bank of Boston, Brighton Avenue Branch, in favor of account No. 516-5642, ISKCON Press, and charge the same to my account as above mentioned.
Manager Security Pacific Bank Culver City Branch No. 94 Los Angeles Dear Sir: Re: My account No. 836-237 with you Please transfer ,500.00 (One thousand and five hundred dollars and no cents) to the First National Bank of Boston, Brighton Avenue Branch, in favor of account No. 516-5642. ISKCON Press, and charge the same to my account as above mentioned.
Batu Gopala (Ed Englehart) Detroit My dear Batua Gopala, (Ed Englehart), Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 5th July, 1971 and have gladly accepted you as my duly initiated disciple. Please find your beads enclosed herewith and chanted on by me. I have given you the spiritual name Batua Gopala Das Brahmacari. Batua Gopala was a great devotee of Lord Caitanya....
Gopala Krsna Brooklyn My dear Gopala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 3d July, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. I have not heard from you since a very long time. When I was in India, I met your father several times and your mother also. They used to come by the temple in Bombay. Your father is pleased that you are working here. Your...
Toronto My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter dated 3d July, 1971 and have noted the contents. I am so glad to hear that things are going on nicely in Toronto and that there are so many devotees there and that many of them are qualified for initiation. When I go to N.Y. which should be by the middle of this month, I shall try to visit Toronto also....
Kaliya Krsna (John Moffat) My dear Kaliya Krishna Das (John Moffat), Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kind letter dated 5th July, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. Yes, I am so glad to accept you as my duly initiated disciple, as you were recommended highly by Sriman Bhagavan dasa Prabhu. I have given you the spiritual name Kaliya Krishna Das Brahmacari....
Laksmi Narayana Detroit My dear Laksmi Narayana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 6th July, 1971 and have noted the contents. I am so pleased to know that you have been recommended by Sriman Bhagavan das Prabhu for gayatri mantra initiation. Actually that is what I am trying to do in your country is to establish a brahminical society. So when I see that...
Sukhasagari (Candice Kellepoury) Detroit My dear Sukhasagari Devi Dasi (Candice Kellepoury), Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your very kind letter dated 5th July, 1971 and requesting initiation; you will be glad to know that I have gladly accepted you as my duly initiated disciple and have given you the spiritual name Sukhasagari Devi Dasi. Sukhasagari means the ocean...
Bhagavatananda My dear Bhagavatananda, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter from Pittsburgh dated July 3, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. One thing is, our process of Krishna Consciousness, if it is followed with determination and enthusiasm, automatically it has the effect of fixing us, body, mind and soul, to the Lotus Feet of Lord Krishna, so that all sorts of...
Nandarani Dallas My dear Nandarani, Please accept my blessings. I have seen this special Rathayatra issue of “Back to Godhead” written by you, and I am so much pleased that so intelligently you have assorted the matter to completely understand our philosophy in a nutshell. I know that you are very intelligent and educated girl, so fully kindly utilize it for developing the Dallas institution...
Ramacandra Denver My dear Ramacandra das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 4, 1975 and am glad to know that you are happy in Krsna consciousness. I hope this meets you in good health. Your ever well wisher,
Atlanta My dear Balavanta dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 26, 1976, with enclosures and I thank you very much. Concerning the distinction between the innocent and the atheists, those who give time to listen to us are innocent. Those who naturally oppose us and have no time are atheists, because we are the only ones talking God. We don
Nandarani Tehran My dear Nandarani dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of the information you sent in your letter of June 10, 1976 and I have noted the contents with care. Try to publish Persian books as many as possible. That will be a big success. Iranians have very much respect especially for the Americans and your dealings with them will be very much appreciated. Also, if...
Nitai Vrindaban My dear Nitai das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 19, 1976 and I have noted the contents with care. Continue with your program in the temple. It is a good program and it sounds that you are doing very nice! You may begin translations of Brhad-Bhagavatamrtam, and Laghu-Bhagavatamrtam as requested.
Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am enclosing one bank draft for amount of U.S. .00 (two-thousand one-hundred and ninety) for deposit in the Mayapur-Vrindaban account (“ISKCON Mayapur-Vrindaban Fund a/c #6004-07143) at the Bank of America, 600. Please deposit this and send me receipt to the New York address.

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