July 14

Spoken July 14
SB 7.9.10-11
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.10–11 Prabhupāda: " ...manye tad-arpita-mano vacanehitārtha- prāṇaṁ punāti sa kulaṁ na tu bhūri-mānaḥ [SB 7.9.10]" So simply by becoming proud that “I have got so much material acquisition,” nobody can compete with Kṛṣṇa. That is not possible. Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabh…
SB 1.1.4
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.1.4 Prabhupāda: Hmm. Go on. Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " naimiṣe ‘nimiṣa-kṣetre ṛṣayaḥ śaunakādayaḥPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:
Bg 1.13-14 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 1.13–14 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] " tataḥ śaṅkhāś ca bheryaś ca paṇavānaka-gomukhāḥ sahasaivābhyahanyanta sa śabdas tumulo ‘bhavat [Bg. 1.13]" [break] [leads chanting of synonyms]Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:PrabhupādaSB 2.9.33336Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation with Indian Guests
Indian man (1): But if an animal kills, he kills for food. Indian man (2): Another one, Guru Maharaj-ji, they are taking our picture and selling all Christian books as religion education, moral education. And this is the tools. These people little cunning, eh? When it comes to my knowledge, I was almostPrabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:De…
Chanting Cc. Ādi-līlā 14th Chapter Verse 1-97
Lord Caitanya’s Childhood Pastimes Prabhupāda: Ādi-līlā 14th Chapter " kathañcana smṛte yasmin duṣkaraṁ sukaraṁ bhavet vismṛte viparītaṁ syāt śrī-caitanyaṁ namāmi tamc" Things that are very difficult to do become easy to execute if one somehow or other simply remembers Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances.
Morning Walk at Marina del Rey
Kṛṣṇa-kānti: Morning walk conversation, July 14th, 1974, in Marina del Rey. [break] Prabhupāda: Mātājī [indistinct] Satsvarūpa: Mātājī [break] Prabhupāda: Walking by the sea, it is very pleasant. Yes. Bali-mardana: The sea is always moving. [break] Prabhupāda: ...[indistinct]..., my going there? Jayatīrtha: To New Vrindaban?Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Devotee:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Bali-mardana:Jayatīrtha:Bali-mardana:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhu…
SB 1.16.24
Prabhupāda: [leads singing of Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. [04:57] Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " idaṁ hi mamācakṣva tavādhi-mūlaṁ vasundhare yena vikarśitāsiPrabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Both sides forest. [break] Now in America there is no sufficient men to live in all these places, to cut, clear it and make cottages and utilize the land for producing. There is no sufficient men, I think. And where there is overpopulation, why not invite them to come here? That they will not do. [break] Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Ravīndra-svarūpa:Prabhupāda:Ravīndra-svarūpa:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Ravīndra-svarūpa:Prabhupāda:Ravīndra-svarūpa:Prabhupāda:Ravīn…
SB 6.1.30
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.30 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Sixth Canto, First Chapter, verse number 30. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " niśamya mriyamāṇasyaPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Interview with Newsday Newspaper
Prabhupāda: Give him chair. They... Give... Rāmeśvara: Śrīla Prabhupāda? These gentlemen are a reporter and a photographer from a very large newspaper in Long Island called Newsday. This is Mr. Kevin Layhart, he’s the reporter... Prabhupāda: So they require chair? Rāmeśvara: He’s asking if youKevin Layhart:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Kevin Layhart:Kevin Layhart:Prabhupāda:Kevin Layhart:Prabhupāda:Kevin Layhart:Prabhupāda:Kevin Layhart:Bali-mardana:Prabhupāda:Kevin Layhart:Prabhupāda:Kevin Layhart:Ba…
Interview with Newsweek
Rāmeśvara: ...from our public relations firm. She’s assisting us in arranging for these interviews. We were just meeting with Wanda and telling her a little bit how you began the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement here in America. Interviewer [Wanda]: Well, perhaps you could continue where they left off. Could you tell me why you came to the United States in 1965? Did you feel that this was a mission that you had to fulfill?Prabhupāda:Interviewer:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Interviewer:R…
Morning Walk
[in car] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: ...demon came here to try and make Rāmeśvara leave with him. Devotee: Tried to take him home. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: A big demon. Prabhupāda: In order to kidnap? Rāmeśvara: Yes. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes, his father arranged it. Devotee: His father sent him. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: A very big demon. And Rāmeśvara preached to him, andRāmeśvara:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prab…
Room Conversation with Dṛṣṭadyumna’s Parents
Rāmeśvara: If we have any qualification, it is from you, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: " yasyāsti bhaktir bhagavaty akiñcanā sarvair guṇais tatra samāsate surāḥ [SB 5.18.12]" It is bhagavad-bhakti which makes one qualified. Rāmeśvara: Hmm. Prabhupāda: Bhagavad-bhakti is so nice that one becomes qualified.Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇ…
Room Conversation: Varṇāśrama
Prabhupāda: ...actually what benefit to the human society? But technology, or high technology. Just like Indian technology. [break] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I don’t see any benefit. I see that they only get trouble. Prabhupāda: In India the caste system was very good. From the very beginning the children would learn the technology of their paternal. Just like potter. YouTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Pra…
Room Conversation, Recent Mail
Bhāgavatāśraya: ...ground floor restaurant. So it would take eighteen months to build the building. And then the idea is that we can have the ground floor for our restaurant. Prabhupāda: Very good. Make Govinda Restaurant. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: New Delhi will like it. New Delhi people will appreciate a vegetarian restaurant. So I think therePrabhupāda:Bhāgavatāśraya:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛ…
Letters July 14
Sripad Narayana Maharaja “Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Jayatho” A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami c/o P.M. Stinson Beach California U.S.A. Sri Sri Vaisnava Carana Dandavat Purvikiyam I am offering my dandavat pranaamas to the Vaisnavas’ lotus feet and then I am writing.
Hayagriva My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your two letters dated July 6 and 8, 1968, respectively, along with one letter from Kirtanananda Swami. My first request to you is that as you are getting a job again, in the Ohio State University, you must accept it without hesitation. In the Bhagavad-gita you have read that one should fully utilize one
Kirtanananda My dear Kirtanananda, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated July 8, 1968, along with Hayagriva’s letters. I have replied Hayagriva in detail---you will see it. Our only life and soul is Kirtana and by the Grace of Krishna, you are Kirtanananda. So the present activities which you are performing there, chanting and preparing Prasadam for the Deity,...
Manager of Security Pacific Bank Manager Security Pacific Bank Culver City Branch No. 94 Los Angeles Dear Sir: Re: My account No. 836-237 with you Please transfer .80 (six hundred and thirty-six dollars and eighty 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.
Makhanlal Seattle My dear Makhanlal, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated and have noted the contents carefully. Yes, you have my blessings for the gayatri initiations of Jaya Deva Das Brahmacari and your wife Tilaka Devi Dasi. I am enclosing herewith a tape of the gayatri mantra chanted by me along with two copies of gayatri mantra and one sacred thread, duly chanted...
Calcutta My dear Tamala Krsna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated after such a long time and I have noted the contents carefully. I have handed your letter over to Syamasundara for a point by point reply, but one thing is that if it is not possible to get Indira Gandhi or the Governor or the American Ambassador for the festival at Mayapur, then what is...
Bhavananda Calcutta My dear Bhavananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated July 5 and July 8, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. So far the speakers for Rathayatra are concerned, that is all right, but it is also a good idea to offset their nonsense by our own speakers. Yes, we should stand in our position and defy all nonsense propositions....
Gurudasa Vrindaban My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 9, 1972, wherein you have told me the water from the well is sweet. That is very good news. Now erect one large tank, similar to the one in front of Vrindaban station. Pump the water into the tank and store it. Water in Vrindaban, if it is sweet, it is very digestive, and simply...
Managua My dear Hanuman, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter from San Salvador dated June 28, 1972, and I am very pleased to note your progress by marching through the central America. It appears this part of the world is very, very sympathetic with our movement, so you may supply Karandhara with all the news reports and request him to send men to open centers. This travelling...
My dear Palika, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 4, 1972, and I am very much pleased to hear that all the preparation for Rathayatra Festival are very nice. Regarding the Jagannatha deities, They can be placed on the altar, that is sufficient.
Trinidad My dear Citsukhananda das: Please accept my blessings. I am glad to receive your letter dated July 5, 1974 and have noted the contents. You can immediately secure that land, and I am asking Saurabha from Vrindaban to send you the sample plans exactly like our Vrindaban temple. When the time is ripe, I shall be very glad come there and open the temple.
Vrindaban My dear Karandhara das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your express letter dated July 6, 1974 and have noted the contents. The festival must be gorgeously done. It should not be poor. If there is a scarcity of money, it will be supplied. There must be full prasadam for all the guests. You plan for that, and I will supply the funds. Complete prasada distribution...
Giriraja Bombay My dear Giriraja das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 6, 1975 and have noted the contents. Why are you making concessions to the tenants? There shall be no common area for the tenants to sit. Why are you doing this? This shall not be allowed. It is not in the Rent Act. This is all nonsense concessions. They should be placed in their rooms,...
Paris My dear Bhagavan das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 8, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Concerning the proposed meeting with the Pope, I have no objection cancelling or delaying the journey to Tehran if the meeting with the Pope is assured. That is important. But if it is simply a courtesy visit, then what is the use? If he is prepared...
Nitai Vrindaban My dear Nitai dasa, Please accept my blessings. I have received reports that you have been developing the habit of going outside the temple to hear lectures by others outside like Nrsimhavallabha. Also, I have heard now that even some of the Indian devotees are doing likewise.
My dear Saurabha dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 5, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. The bill which you submit to me should be signed by three persons before we issue payment to ECC. At present you and Giriraja are signing, but I desire that Gopala Krishna also sign. The copy of letter to Bank of America is enclosed, requesting payment...

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