July 12

Spoken July 12
SB 7.9.10
Prabhupāda: " viprād dvi-ṣaḍ-guṇa-yutād aravinda-nābha- pādāravinda-vimukhāt śvapacaṁ variṣṭham manye tad-arpita-mano-vacanehitārtha- prāṇaṁ punāti sa kulaṁ na tu bhūrimānaḥ []" This verse we have been discussing in the last meeting. It is one of the many verses in the prayers of Prahlāda Mahārāja to Lord Nṛsiṁha. So Prahlāda Mahārāja says that a person who has dedicated his life,
SB 2.3.17
Prabhupāda: ...spoken by Śaunaka Ṛṣi, a great sage of the name Śaunaka. There was great meeting in Naimiṣāraṇya, a place, a very sacred place in India. If you sometimes go to India, you’ll try to find out this place. It is in northern India and there is a big city, very well known city, Lucknow. And it is forty or fifty miles from Lucknow. But the place is so nice, so attractive, that any man who goes there will find immediately spiritually impelled[?], it is so nice place, Naimiṣāraṇya. S…
Lecture
Prabhupāda: I thank you very much for your participating in this saṅkīrtana movement. This movement was started by Lord Caitanya five hundred years ago in India, West Bengal. [noise of someone speaking in background] [aside:] What is that sound? That sound cannot be stopped?Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Indian guest (1):Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Indian guest (1):Prabhupāda:Indian guest (1):Prabhupāda:Indian guest (1):Prabhupāda:Indian guest (1):Prabhupāda:Indian guest (1):Prabhupāda:Ind…
Bg 1.8-10 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 1.8–10 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " bhavān bhīṣmaś ca karṇaś ca kṛpaś ca samitiṁ-jayaḥ aśvatthāmā vikarṇaś ca saumadattis tathaiva ca [Bg. 1.8]" [break] " anye ca bahavaḥ śūrāPrabhupādaSB 2.9.33336Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation with David Lawrence
Prabhupāda: Anybody else is coming? No. Somebody’s coming? Devotee (1): There’s supposed to be two gentlemen coming, some men coming, and... Devotee (2): School? Soon from the school? Devotee (1): No. More boys will come. Prabhupāda: Eh? Devotee (1): They were from the same... Those boys all came from the same school as those teachers. TheyPrabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:David Lawrence:Pr…
Room Conversation with Two Buddhist Monks
Buddhist Monk (1): ...Living religion... Prabhupāda: Yes. Buddhist Monk (1): ...without which we cannot go very much further. Prabhupāda: This is humanity. Buddhist Monk (1): Yes, humanity. I was in Hrishikesh and five or six times in India. So that is why... Wherever possible, I lived with them, not for long times---a day or two or three or a week at most; share our spiritual food together.Prabhupāda:Buddhist Monk (1):Prabhupāda:Buddhist Monk (1):Prabhupāda:Buddhist Monk (1):Prabhupāda:Budd…
Chanting Cc. Ādi-līlā 12th Chapter Verses 1–96
The Expansions of Advaita Ācārya and Gadādhara Paṇḍita Prabhupāda: " advaitāṅghry-abja-bhṛṅgāṁs tān sārāsāra-bhṛto ‘khilān hitvāsārān sāra-bhṛto naumi caitanya-jīvanān" The followers of Śrī Advaita Prabhu were of two kinds. Some were real followers, and the others were false. Rejecting the false followers, I offer my respectful obeisances to Śrī Advaita Ācārya’s real followers, whose life and soul was Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
Morning Walk at Marina del Rey
Kṛṣṇa-kanti: [introducing recording] This is a morning walk conversation, July 12, 1974, at Marina del Rey. [break] [some indistinct due to loud ocean waves] Prabhupāda: So... New Vrindaban? Eh? Bali-mardana: When would you like to go? Prabhupāda: When we are going to Dallas?Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svar…
SB 1.16.22
Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " kiṁ kṣatra-bandhūn kalinopasṛṣṭān rāṣṭrāṇi vā tair avaropitāni itas tato vāśana-pāna-vāsaḥ- snāna-vyavāyonmukha-jīva-lokam []" [Prabhupāda corrects pronunciation of Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Kīrtanānanda: ...quotation from William Penn to the Indians. Prabhupāda: [reading] “I have great love and regard toward you, and I desire to win and gain your love and friendship by a kind, just and peaceable life. And the people I send are of the same mind. And I shall in all things behave.Ravīndra-svarūpa:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Ravīndra-svarūpa:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānand…
Ratha-yātrā Lecture
Prabhupāda: Ladies and gentlemen, first of all I wish to thank you, the inhabitants of this great city, Philadelphia. You are so kind, enthusiastic, in taking part in this movement. So I am very much obliged to you. I am especially obliged to the American boys and girls who are helping me so much in spreading this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement in the Western countries. I was ordered by my spiritual master to preach this Kṛṣṇa consciousness in the Western countries. So in 1965 I first came in New …
SB 6.1.26-27
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.26–27 Nitāi: Sixth Canto, First Chpater, verse 27. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " sa evaṁ vartamāno ‘jño mṛtyu-kāla upasthite matiṁ cakāra tanaye bāle nārāyaṇāhvaye [SB 6.1.27]" [break] [02:15] “As Ajāmila thus passed his span of life being attached to his son, his time of death arrived. At that time he began to think of his son without any other thought.Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Comments on Bhagavad-gītā Play
Prabhupāda: ...of this human being, people do not know how they are kept in ignorance. And... [break] ...because we are part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa, out of His causeless mercy He comes to deliver us from this ignorance. Unfortunately, they are so much engrossed by the illusory energy, they do not take advantage of the instruction of Kṛṣṇa. So therefore this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is being propagated that these dull-headed Devotees:Rāmeśvara:Devotees:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhu…
Cc. Madhya 20.106
Pradyumna: [chants verse] [break] " acirād eva sarvārthaḥ sidhyaty eṣām abhīpsitaḥ sad-dharmasyāvabodhāya yeṣāṁ nirbandhinī matiḥ []" [00:24] Translation: “Those who are anxious to awaken their spiritual consciousness, who have unflinching intelligence and who are not deviated, certainly attain the desired goal.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
[in room] Prabhupāda: This is their position, and they are proud of their knowledge. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Not at all scientific. Bali-mardana: But they make up many very big words. Prabhupāda: That any rascal will do. Bambharambhe laghu kriya. [speaks gibberish:] AparkulasvenavargolajagundakuligondoliojalīlāvaleRāmeśvara:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Devotee:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Tamāla K…
Letters July 12
Mahatma Gandhijee Bhangi Colony New Delhi. Dear Friend Mahatmajee, Please accept my respectful Namaskar. I am your unknown friend but I had to write to you at times and again although you never cared to reply them. I sent you my papers “Back to Godhea(7.14(Bg. 4.34)
Sripad Narayana Maharaja International Society for Krsna Consciousness, Inc. Twenty-Six Second Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003 Telephone: 674-7428 Acarya: Swami A.C. Bhaktivedanta Trustees: Larry Bogart James S. Greene Carl Yeargans Raphael Balsam
Cidananda My dear Cidananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 8, 1968, and in the meantime, Uddhava das, and Krishna das Brahmacaris have also come here via New York. Since I wrote you the stop payment instruction, I have received payment of both the checks and money order. So you need not worry it. When you go to Australia, you must take with you one mrdanga...
My dear Jayananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 3, 1968. I have heard your successful execution of Rathayatra festival in San Francisco from so many sources. And I am so glad to hear the news. But till now I have not received any newspaper clippings, or photostats of news articles. I am very much anxious to get them.
Satsvarupa Allston, Mass. My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 10, 1968, and I have noted the contents Mr. Coomey, assistant district director of Boston department of Justice. As you say that within a day or two he is going to reply my letter, I shall wait for his reply, until next week, and then I shall take steps as it may be needed. In...
Dear Carl Lange, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 9, 1969 along with your money order for . I thank you very much for your contribution towards my book fund. My next publication is going to be Nectar of Devotion
My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 8, 1969, and I have noted the contents. Regarding articles for BTG, I have already issued instructions to all centers requesting my disciples to send articles every month, and I am going to repeat it again for the second time. You may continue to send me the Sanskrit transliterations for being corrected...
My dear Jaya Gopala, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of July 4, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. For the time being you should go on with your work there. I shall consult with Tamala Krishna, and if possible I shall try to send devotees there to help you. In the meantime you should continue going out on Sankirtana as much as possible and preach...
My dear Vamanadeva, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 2, 1969, and I am very glad that you are now in the Columbus center and you are working nicely to help the devotees there. You also write to say that you have a good job that will further train you in carpentry skills, so do this nicely. It is a good opportunity. If you want to marry, you may inform all the...
Boston My dear Candanacarya, Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your good wife, Srimati Kasturika Dasi. I am in due receipt of your nice letter dated 2nd July, and I am very glad to learn that you are now happily married. I beg to thank you also for the check of your contribution for my book fund, it is very welcome at this time and for the nice photographs of your wedding ceremony....
Jayadvaita Boston My dear Jayadvaita, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 6th July, 1970, and noted the contents. Regarding the missing translation, it is as follows: First Canto, Chapter 3, verse 6, Translation
Vrndavana Candra Baltimore My dear Vrndavana Candra, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 30th June, 1970, and noted the contents. I am so pleased to learn that your center is attracting so many persons some of whom are sincere. If you are sincere in your service of preaching our Krsna consciousness philosophy, other sincere souls will come. Our process...
Honolulu My dear Daughter Govinda Dasi, Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your good husband Gaurasundara and all the others there also. You will be glad to know that I have received your mangos just yesterday and they were so first class. Thank you very much. Now they are all finished. So I am thinking why you don
Bombay My dear Giriraja, Please accept my blessings. I have met with Mrs. Morarji on arriving here in London and she has agreed to be the President of our Bombay Board of Trustees for building up the Juhu project. This is a good opportunity. So she, along with our other big Life Members, can form this Committee, and our own men will give direction. Now form the Committee by consulting her how to...
Jaya Gopala, Suniti Los Angeles My dear Jaya Gopala and Suniti, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your telegram dated July 9, 1972 and I have noted the contents with great concern. I am very much anxious to know what is your condition, and how you are recovering. Please let me know at your earliest convenience. In this material world, at every step there is danger, so we must become...
Los Angeles My dear Ameyatma das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 27, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you for your nice sentiments. Yes, this is the proper for you to satisfy your spiritual master. It is stated: yasya prasada bhagavata prasada. By the mercy of Krsna one gets the mercy of Krsna.
Bhumata Cleveland My dear Bhumata devi dasi: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 10, 1975 with enclosed check for Dollars 300.00. I thank you very much for this your service. You are a good lady and a good devotee. Your willingness to serve shows what is your progress in Krsna consciousness.
Carlos Bismark Bagiio City R.P. Philippines My dear Carlos: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated and have noted the contents. It is very good to hear from you and that you are chanting and trying to follow my instructions, even though you are so far distant from any of our centers. This proves the potency of Lord Caitanya
Mrdapriya Laguna Beach My dear Mrdapriya devi: Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter undated and noted the contents. You should not feel that it is impossible for you to surrender to Krsna or that you are not a devotee. You are already a devotee, that is clear from your statements. Of course an advanced devotee feels sometimes hopelessness, just like Caitanya Mahaprabhu prayed:...
Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara das: Please accept my blessings. Herewith please find the following the three checks: 1. No. 2-134/710 on Lake View Bank, Chicago for Dollars 21.00. 2. 6-12/410 on National City Bank, Cleveland for Dollars 300.00. 3. No. 5-161/110 on Barclays Bank, Boston for Dollars 10,000.00.

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