July 16

Spoken July 16
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Very soon we shall have our own publication. Macmillan Company. [pause] What is your report? Devotee: I had a rough day today. Prabhupāda: Huh? Devotee: I didn’t get any new members today. I went all over... I went over to McGill, and not very many teachers, professors there know the temple, especially the chemistry professors. I donPrabhupāda:Govinda dasi:Prabhupāda:Govinda dasi:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Mr. Khanvar:Prabhupāda:Śivānanda:Prabhu…
Śrī Śrī Rukmiṇī Dvārakānātha Deity Installation
Prabhupāda: Now today this function of installing Deity, this is authorized. Just like several times I have given the example that when you put your mails in a box in the street, because it is written there U.S. Mail, you know that it is authorized box. And if you put your letters within this box, it will surely reach the destination. The post office will work. So there is no difference between the huge post office building and that small box beca…
Lecture at Initiation Fire Sacrifice
Prabhupāda: (devotees chanting responsively) " ...pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato api vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahya abhyantaraṁ śuciḥ śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu" The purport of this Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Arrival Address
[prema-dhvanī] Devotee: All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda! Prabhupāda: It has become very satisfactory that so many devotees, boys and girls, are taking part in this great movement, Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. It is very important movement because it is correcting the human civilization. There is a great defect in the modern civilization, and people are accepting this body as self, and based on this mistake in the foundation, everything is going wrong. The basic principle of civilizationAirpor…
Lecture
Prabhupāda: So the window doors are open or not? Devotee: Yes, they’re open. Prabhupāda: Then open... There are so many men. It must be... Ventilation must be there. " ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur-unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥDevotees:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:
Ratha-yātrā Address
Prabhupāda: " ...nityānanda śrī-advaita gadādhara śrīvāsādi-gaura-bhakta-vṛnda" " Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare" Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for you coming here and participating in this great movement known as Hare Kṛṣṇa Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Revatīnandana:Audience:Revatīnandana:Audience:Revatīnandana:Audience:Revatīnandana:Audience:Revatīnandana:Audience:Revatīnandana:Audience:Revatīnandana:Audience:Rev…
Ratha-yātrā Address
Revatīnandana: The spiritual master who founded this Hare Kṛṣṇa movement will address in just a few words. Then we’ll begin the procession to Trafalgar Square. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Devotees: Haribol! Prabhupāda: Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for your kindly participating in this festival, Ratha-yātrā festival. This festival is coming down since five thousand years, when Lord Kṛṣṇa, along with His elder brother Balarāma and His younger sister Subhadrā, all together in a chariot came from D…
Bg 1.16-19 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 1.16–19 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] " anantavijayaṁ rājā kuntī-putro yudhiṣṭhiraḥ Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Make-show. So we should not increase the show very, very much. Show, shortcut show. That’s all. Real business is... Āula, bāula, kartābhajā, neḍā, daraveśa, sāṅi sahajiyā, sakhībhekī, smārta, jāta-gosāñi, they have been condemned by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūpa:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Nalinī-kaṇṭa: No, American boys and girls. Prabhupāda: Oh. Nalinī-kaṇṭa: Swami Muktananda. He is very sick in the hospital. Brahmānanda: He has a brain hemorrhage. Prabhupāda: So anyway, he is chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. That’s all right. [break] ...do not come to our temple? What is the reason?Nalinī-kaṇṭa:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Citsukhānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Nara-nārāyaṇa:Prabhupāda:Dharmādhyakṣa:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Bahu…
Press Conference
Jayatīrtha: The first question, which you can address yourself to on a general basis, is “What is Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement?” [cameras clicking] Prabhupāda: So this photograph will go on? Jayatīrtha: Just for a few moments. Prabhupāda: Let it be finished. Otherwise, attention will be diverted. [break]Bhaktadāsa:Prabhupāda:Bhaktadāsa:Prabhupāda:Bhaktadāsa:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Reporter (1):Prabhupāda:Reporter (1):Prabhupāda:Reporter (1):Prabhupāda:Reporter (2):…
SB 6.1.31
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.31 Nitāi: " vikarṣato ‘ntar hṛdayād dāsī-patim ajāmilam yama-preṣyān viṣṇudūtā vārayām āsur ojasā []" [03:27] “As the order carriers of Yamarāja were snatching out the soul from the core of the heart of Ajāmila, the husband of the prostitute, the order carriers of Viṣṇu forbade them with great resounding voices to do so.Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Interview with Religious Editor of the Associated Press
Prabhupāda: Laboring. George Orwell: You say not separating but liberating? Prabhupāda: Not liberating. Hari-śauri: What was the point? George Orwell: I didn’t understand your repl... Hari-śauri: Could you repeat the question again? George Orwell: Many people say that members of the International Krishna Consciousness Society are being cut off from work in the world, and therefore their contributions to the world are being lost to th…
Evening Lecture at Gītā-Nagarī Farm
Prabhupāda: [sings Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] Thank you very much. [devotees offer obeisances] [05:45] So Kṛṣṇa consciousness means to follow the instruction of Kṛṣṇa. Our life has a certain aim in this material world. Sometimes we forget. Material world means forgetting our aim of life. That is natural. The basic principle of material life is forgetting Kṛṣṇa:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Conversation after Interview with Religious Editor, Associated Press
Prabhupāda: Because they are accustomed to the business of hammering the bricks from time immemorial, they think, “This is the business. How is that this man is not engaged in this business?” Hari-śauri: Even after he’d understood the analogy that the man was in the prison and hammering bricks, he was still thinking that Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabhupāda:Ātreya Ṛṣi:Prabhup…
Letters July 16
Mangalaniloy Brahmacari My dear Brahmacari Mangalaniloy, I thank you for your letter of the 8th instant and have noted the contents. Please note my change of address as above mentioned. I have further risked in the matter of rent of the house. I was paying Mr. Murray
Mr. Prakash Shah Second Secretary Embassy of India Washington D.C. Dear Mr. Shah, I thank you for your letter No. Con63 (1)66 of the 11th instant and it is understood that I may raise the necessary funds from the residents of America. Would you please send me a list of the Indian residents in America and oblige.
Gurudas My dear Gurudas, Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your letter (undated), and I am so glad to see he photo album sent by you. But I have not received any newspaper clippings regarding the procession-neither I have received the 2 slides which you mentioned in your letter under reply. (you mentioned 2 slides, one of Lord Jagannatha and one of the car) You write to say that there was...
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter, one undated, and the others dated July 12th and 14th, 1969. Regarding the house on 43rd Street, I think you have made the correct decision in not taking this place during the summer because now you have so much Sankirtana activities to devote your energy to, and things are improving gradually as you are...
Mr. Mottissey Dear Mr. Mottissey, Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your letter dated July 10, 1968, and I embrace you thankfully that you have become so much interested in Bhakti yoga. This Bhakti yoga is very pleasing, practical, and readily understandable how far we are making progress. But in practicing Bhakti yoga, we can make immediately an estimation of our progress. For...
Industry House Bombay Dear Nevatiaji, Please accept my greetings. I thank you very much for your letter dated 10th July, 1970, and noted the contents. I am surprised that the mail parcel containing the following articles has not reached you. Maybe it is delayed, but still if it is not yet arrived I shall send you a second batch on hearing from you. There was a copy of a letter addressed to Hanuman...
Uddhava Boston My dear Uddhava, Please accept my blessings. Sometimes I am asked for my glossy photo by some friends, but I have none here. Therefore I shall be glad if you kindly send the following glossy by return mail. (These photos will also be used for printing in various Indian papers and magazines as they are requesting. So they must be of good propaganda quality.)
Los Angeles My dear Mahatma, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of July 6, 1972, and I have noted the contents. If you have taken a wife for grhastha life, why are you neglecting? That is not Vaisnava. Vaisnava means he is very much responsible, and if he is householder, then he must be responsible. I cannot give sannyasa to any devotee who has not proven himself to be...
Alfred Ford Teton Village, Wyoming Dear Sriman Alfred Ford: Please accept Krishna’s blessings and be happy. Hare Krishna. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your kind letter dated May 22, 1974. I do not know why it is so much delayed. Anyway I was not here and I have just come here one week ago, so I am sorry that replying your letter is delayed so much(Cc. Ādi 17.164(Bg. 9.31)
San Francisco My dear Siddha Svarupananada Maharaja: Please accept my blessings. I am here in Dallas, and after two days I am going to New Vrindaban, and then to London on my way to India. I will reach India by July 26th to arrange for our grand festival in Vrindaban.
Hong Kong My dear Sudama Vipra Maharaja: Please accept my blessings. So I am here in Los Angeles, from tomorrow I am going to Dallas, from there to New Vrindaban, and then to London on my way to India. I am reaching India by July 26th to arrange for our grand festival in Vrindaban. I cordially invite you to attend our opening ceremony in Vrindaban because all our sannyasis will be present there....
Tusta Krsna Melbourne My dear Tusta Krishna Maharaja: Please accept my blessings. I am here in Dallas, and after two days I am going to New Vrindaban, and then to London on my way to India. I will reach India by July 26th to arrange for our grand festival in Vrindaban.
Yamal, Arjuna Los Angeles My dear Yamal and Arjuna Das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your note with the enclosed donation of for my book fund. Thank you very much for this. I hope this meets you in good health. Your ever well wisher,
Paramahamsa Honolulu My dear Paramahamsa Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 11, 1975 and have noted the contents. It is a good idea to send the fiberglass shells to India for fitting and testing. You can easily pack two or three in a crate and send air mail. Your Hare Krishna pineapple program is very nice. Continue to distribute. The name is already...

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