July 13

Spoken July 13
Bg 4.1 and Review
Prabhupāda: Last day we discussed on the last verse of the third chapter of Bhagavad-gītā. Now, today we shall begin the fourth chapter. " evaṁ buddheḥ paraṁ buddhvā saṁstabhyātmānam ātmanā jahi śatruṁ mahā-bāho kāma-rūpaṁ durāsadamStudent:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Student:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:
Initiation Lecture
Dayānanda: “... so blaspheming the Lord’s devotee. The only way one can be forgiven of this highest offense is by a pure devotee of the Lord. So considering the Lord and the demigods on the same level or...” Prabhupāda: In the śāstra it is said that if you commit some offense to Kṛṣṇa, He excuses, but if you commit offense to His devotee, He never excuses. Personal offense to Kṛṣṇa can be excused by Kṛṣṇa. He is so merciful. The Durvāsā Muni, he offended Mahārāja Ambarīṣa an…
Bg 1.11-12 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 1.11–12 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " ayaneṣu ca sarveṣu yathā-bhāgam avasthitāḥ bhīṣmam evābhirakṣantu bhavantaḥ sarva eva hi [Bg. 1.11]" [break] " tasya sañjanayan harṣaṁ kuru-vṛddhaḥ pitāmahaḥPrabhupāda:
Room Conversation with Educationists
Guest (1) [young British woman]: What was the meaning in that? Prabhupāda: Ṭhākura, they belong to kṣatriya class. Brāhmaṇa... According to Vedic conception, there are four divisions: brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya and śūdra. So next to brāhmaṇa is the kṣatriya. So this ṬhākuraGuest (2) [young British man]:Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupā…
Chanting Cc. Ādi-līlā 13th Chapter Verses 1-124
The Advent of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Prabhupāda: Hmm. " sa prasīdatu caitanya- devo yasya prasādataḥ tal-līlā-varṇane yogyaḥ sadyaḥ syād adhamo ‘py ayam" I wish the grace of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, by whose mercy even one who is fallen can describe the pastimes of the Lord.
Morning Walk at Marine del Rey
Kṛṣṇa-kānti: [introducing recording] Morning Walk, July 13th, 1974, in Marina del Rey. [break] Prabhupāda: ...have discrimination because the British government, they think that the Ratha-yatra is becoming very popular. Jayatīrtha: Yes. Prabhupāda: That is the... It is actually rational discrimination. The Christians, they thought, Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Bali…
SB 1.16.23
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.16.23 Prabhupāda: [leads singing of Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. Hare Kṛṣṇa. [05:18] Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.]Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Conversation with Professor Hopkins
Devotee: Which one should we... Ravīndra-svarūpa: Ah, I gave it to Brahmānanda Swami. Devotee: Jayatīrtha has it. Prabhupāda: Eh? Ravīndra-svarūpa: Jayatīrtha has it. Prabhupāda: Ah. So you can also send that. Ravīndra-svarūpa: The difficulty is, if I wrote a receipt, Mr. Manischewitz would not be able to get a tax deduction, because ourPrabhupāda:Ravīndra-svarūpa:Prabhupāda:Ravīndra-svarūpa:Prabhupāda:Ravīndra-svarūpa:Prabhupāda:Brahmananda:Prabhupāda:…
Room Conversation with Reporter Sandy Nixon and Anne Jackson
Jayatīrtha: ...they’re both doing extensive articles for different magazines, on Kṛṣṇa consciousness. And they’ve already done a lot of preliminary study, from what I understand. So they have a few questions to ask. I think they’ll write very respectful articles. So this is the girl that interviewed you at the airport.Ravīndra-svarūpa:Jayatīrtha:Ravīndra-svarūpa:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Sandy Nixon:Prabhupāda:Sandy Nixon:Prabhupāda:Sandy Nixon:Prabhupāda:Sandy Nixon:Prabhupāda:Sandy Nixo…
Room Conversation with Bernard Manischewitz
Prabhupāda: If you want to sit in chair, you can sit. Brahmānanda: Here, I’ll get you a chair. Devotee: Prabhupāda can sit here. Bernard Manischewitz: Thank you very much. This is fine. This is fine. I have here a check for the Life Membership. Brahmānanda: Oh, yes. Bernard Manischewitz: I’ll cash it. Brahmānanda: Mr. Manischewitz is becoming Life Member.Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Bernard Manischewitz:Prabhupāda:Bernard Manischewitz:Prabhupāda:Bernard Manischewitz:Prabhupāda:Bernard Manischewi…
SB 6.1.28-29
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.28–29 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Sixth Canto, First Chapter, verses 28 and 29. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " sa pāśa-hastāṁs trīn dṛṣṭvā puruṣān ati-dāruṇānPrabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Kṛta-kṛta:Prabhupāda:Kṛta-kṛta:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Cc. Madhya 20.107
Pradyumna: [chants verse, etc.] [break] " yogya-pātra hao tumi bhakti pravartāite krame saba tattva śuna, kahiye tomāte []" [00:20] Translation: “You are fit to propagate the cult of devotional service. Therefore gradually hear all the truths it from Me. I shall tell you them.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Evening Darśana
Prabhupāda: There is an example. In a water tank you throw one stone. It becomes a circle. And the circle expands, expands, expands unless the circle comes to the shore. Similarly, our loving affair begins from personal self to family, from family to society, community, nation, international. But still, it is imperfect unless the circle reaches to the lotus feet of God. Then it is satisfied. Svāmin kṛtārtho ‘smi varaṁ na yāce. Here, any loving affairs, that is more or less lusty. A man or woman love each other with some desire, not without desire. That desire is sense gratification. But actually that is lust, not love. Pure love can be exchanged in relationship with God. Here there are temporary… A boy, a girl, or a man, a woman in relationship of love, but it breaks as soon as the lusty desire is not fulfilled. So here there is no question of love. It is all lusty desire. Real love can be achieved when it is exchanged with Kṛṣṇa, or God. Premā pum-artho mahān [Caitanya-mañjuṣa], that is the recommendation given by Caitanya Mahāprabhu. That is the highest achievement, when we come on the loving platform with God. Then we are satisfied. Big, big political leaders in our country like Mahatma Gandhi, he loved his country so much. But the reward was that he was killed by his own men, by his countrymen. But this is not possible when the love is exchanged between God. Kaunteya pratijānīhi na me bhaktaḥ praṇaśyati. A little love for God can save you from ...
Morning Walk
[in car] Rāmeśvara: And Śrīla Prabhupāda said, “Now you can go”; otherwise he would not leave. Prabhupāda: And take some prasādam. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: His father and mother are also very nice here. They are doing great service, both of them working in the restaurant. Prabhupāda: So many children are coming, very fortunate children, from the beginning Kṛṣṇa conscious. We had the chance of taking birth from such father and mother. So all these children should be taken care of very nicely. Oh, yes. T…
Letters July 13
Raja Mohendra Pratap Raja Mohendra Pratap World Federation Prem MohaVidyalaya P.O. Vrindaban. Dear Raja Sahib, In continuation of my last post card, I beg to inform you that I have finished the reading of your book Religion of Love. In my opinion the whole thesis is based on the philosophy of pantheism and the approach is made by the services of mankind. Religion of love is the true religious...
Subala My dear Subala das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of July 11, 1968, and it appears that things are not very happy there, in spite of Woomapati’s presence. How is it that you do not get any work? Woomapati knows some technical work. Is there only work in the restaurants, and there is no other work?
My dear Umapati, Please accept my blessings. I understand that you have now gone to Santa Fe and trying to get a job there. And I hope Krishna will arrange for this. Do not be worried. Another boy, Christopher Fynn, may be going there very soon. So three together try to live peacefully and always discuss on the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam, chant Hare Krishna in regular classes, and whenever...
Bhagavan, Krsna Bhamini My dear Bhagavan das and Krishna Bhamini, Please accept my blessings. I thank you both so much for your encouraging letter of July 9, 1969. I am so pleased to learn that you are now in Detroit and already you have begun some program to introduce the residents there to this sublime practice of Krishna Consciousness. You are both very sincere souls I know, and Krishna will help...
Hansadutta My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of July 7, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. Rather then answering your points now, I think when we meet again in San Francisco Rathayatra Ceremony we shall discuss things. But one thing is that I have a very nice place in mind where yourself and Himavati may go to help start one temple....
Gurudasa Calcutta My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 31st June, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. Yes, we were in Moscow for five days. The city is very clean but the socialistic government is not very good. Only you can take what the state supplies. There is very little freedom there. Anyway, there is hope for opening a center in the...
Jayadvaita My dear Jayadvaita, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 10th July, 1971 and have noted the contents. Also I have received the laid-out sheets for tapes no. 1 & 2 and they are very well done. Thank you very much. I was so much pleased to see that already the tapes were edited and laid out and this is encouraging me to translate more and more. You can give...
Bombay My dear Giriraja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 6, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I am pleased to hear that everything is progressing nicely there in Bombay. As for Srimati and Madri, they shall not be going to Africa. Brahmananda mentions that several other boys want to go to Africa from Bombay. Why this restlessness? If you so much...
7, Bury Place, London, W. C. 1, England. My dear Puri Maharaj, Please accept my humble dandabats. I understand that the Rs. 1000/= has already been sent to you on or June 8, 1972. I hope you have received it safely, and that you are doing the needful. I shall be very glad to hear from you what is the progress.
Shyamsundar Mallik 155/A Mahatma Gandhi Road Calcutta-7, India My dear Brother Shyamsundar, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your kind letter dated 7/7/72 in Bengali, and you will excuse I am writing in English because I am in London. I hope you are making the Ratha-yatra Festival very successful, along with my disciples headed by Bhavananda and Acyutananda Swami. In my childhood...
Tilakainath (Tom), Dhumrakesa (Doug), Gokulacandra (George), Pavamana (Paul) Bombay My dear Sons, Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Giriraja I have gladly consented to accept all of you as my duly initiated disciples. Your beads have been duly chanted by me and they are sent under separate post. Your initiated names are as follows:
Bombay My dear Yadubara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 1, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. Dai Nippon has upped their price for Hindi BTG considerably, so it is better to print in Bombay just as you have done with Gujarati BTG. When you return to Bombay, you can try for this. Meanwhile, the manuscript is lying with Dai Nippon for next Hindi...
New Delhi My dear Mahavir Prasad Jaipuriaji: Please accept my blessings. Last time we opened our Vrindaban temple under the leadership of the Governor of U.P. Dr. Channa Reddi. I expected your presence also. Perhaps you could not attend due to prior engagement.
Vrindaban My dear Narottamananda das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 4, 1975 and have noted the contents. Regarding your taking a second wife, you cannot do this. At least you cannot stay in our temple in Vrindaban. If you want to take a second wife, then you have to leave our Vrindaban temple. Whether you can maintain them and take some job and earn? Our...
New Delhi My dear Tejiyas das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 1, 1975 and have noted the contents. It is nice that Mr. Agarwal wants to construct a temple for us in Meerut. It is a good, big city. Regarding the Jaipur land, yes it is situated in an important place, a good locality although a little deserted. If Mr. Jaipuria gives the land and builds the...

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