July 17

Spoken July 17
Purport excerpt to Śrī-Kṛṣṇa-Caitanya Prabhu, Partially Recorded
Prabhupāda: This is a prayer to Lord Caitanya. The devotee is saying, “O Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, kindly show me your causeless mercy.” Śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu dayā karo more. “Because You have come to deliver fallen souls, so You will not find the most fallen soul like me.
Bg 6.41 Lecture
[kīrtana, followed by small child playing karatālas] Prabhupāda: Oh, very good. [laughs] Śucīnāṁ śrīmatāṁ gehe yoga bhraṣṭa sañjāyate [Bg. 6.41]. When Arjuna asked Kṛṣṇa that “Persons who are trying to make perfection in the bhakti-yoga...” Because the Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Initiation Lecture [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: So there are ten kinds of offenses. That is described. And the most important point is the committing sin on the strength of chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra. This is a fact that as soon you chant Kṛṣṇa, all your resultant action of sinful activities immediately nullified. But if we again commit that sins, that is up to you. So we should not make it a business that
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...ruler was a Hindu, the population were the Muhammadans. In Hyderabad the ruler was a Muhammadan and the population was Hindu. Now these Pakistanis, they say, “Now that is Muhammadan ruler. We shall occupy that.” And Kashmir, Hindu ruler, the Hindustanis they said, Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupā…
Bg 1.20 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 1.20 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] " atha vyavasthitān dṛṣṭvā dhārtarāṣṭrān kapi-dhvajaḥPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Yadubara: ...class by the inventor of the H-bomb, the hydrogen bomb, Dr. Teller. Prabhupāda: He was inventor? Yadubara: Yes. Prabhupāda: So he taught you how to use? Yadubara: What? Prabhupāda: He taught you how to use H-bomb? [laughter] Yadubara: No, he wasn’t teaching that. He was teaching some physics. He was not a very good teacher. There were 1500 pupils in the class, students, and we would never be able to see the teacher, so many students.Dharmādhyakṣa:Prabhupāda:Dhar…
SB 6.1.32
Devotee: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " ūcur niṣedhitās tāṁs te vaivasvata-puraḥsarāḥ ke yūyaṁ pratiṣeddhāro dharma-rājasya śāsanam []" [01:57] “Being forbidden in this way, the order carriers of the son of the sun-god, Yamarāja, immediately replied: Who are all of you who have the audacity to oppose the ruling jurisdiction of Yamarāja, the king of religious principles?Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Cc. Madhya 20.110
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.110 Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: [chants verse, etc.] " eka-deśa-sthitasyāgner jyotsnā vistāriṇī yathā parasya brahmaṇaḥ śaktis tathedam akhilaṁ jagat []" [01:14] Translation: “Just as the illumination of a fire, which is situated in one place, is spread all over, the energies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Para-brahman, are spread all over this universe.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Interview with Trans-India Magazine
Prabhupāda: My first daughter’s age is fifty-five. She was born in 1923. You were also born? Interviewer: Yes. [pause] [background whispering] Interviewer: Prabhu, we want to ask you some questions. It’s a monthly magazine we have, Trans-India. It circulates northern..., among Indian immigrants in North America and North American, Canadian friends of ours. You know ever since Swami Vivekananda came here in 1896Prabhupāda:Interviewer:Prabhupāda:Interviewer:Prabhupāda:Interviewer:Prabhupāda:Int…
Morning Walk
[in car] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Let’s go. Just go. Prabhupāda: [break] ...in this bus. Kīrtanānanda: Oh, you traveled in the bus. Yes, it was comfortable. [break] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Prabhupāda, there’s two hundred and fifty devotees here now. Prabhupāda: That’s nice. Make the whole city your [indistinct]. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Rāmeśvara…
Room Conversation
Indian man: I came to offer my obeisances to you. I became a Life Member as a result of Gopāla Kṛṣṇa’s talking to me. Prabhupāda: In Bombay? Indian man: No, sir, here. I came to offer you obeisances in Brooklyn temple, and I asked you a special permission as my Gurudeva, which you gladly gave me, to teach Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Hari-śauri:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:T…
Room Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I said, “What will I eat it with?” He said, “A little sugar.” I thought he was going to give me some bread or something. He said, “No, no. Eat it just like that with sugar.” Prabhupāda: Butter and miśri. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: They eat... The Punjabis are very fond of eating a lot of Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Tamāl…
Room Conversation about Gṛhasthas
Prabhupāda: ...and slowly moved, not that like... Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: No, no. Prabhupāda: No. The whole siṁhāsana will move. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yeah, I’ve seen that in India. Moves slightly. Sometimes for festivals, can...? Prabhupāda: There it can be done. Just like you have four rings, and hang it, and very slowly.Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣ…
Letters July 17
Satsvarupa My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for the Krishna Tape #13 along with your letter of July 12, 1969, and I am enclosing herewith Tape #16. Now I shall expedite work on the Krishna book, as I have completed
[To Dennis Kehr] I think you are very sincere boy, so please follow the regulative principles strictly and chant your rounds of Hare Krsna faithfully. Attend the arati ceremony and take prasada and work hard in the service of Krsna and you will surely experience the bliss of the perfection of life in Krsna consciousness.
Srilekha Toronto My dear Daughter Srilekha, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your nice letter dated 8th July, 1970, and I am very glad to learn that you have been living at our Sri Sri Radha Krsna Temple for the last four months.
Tribhuvanatha London My dear Tribhuvanatha, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 10th July, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. I am so glad to hear how successful our Rathayatra festival was, with nearly 10,000 people participating in the procession. And the police were very pleased with our cooperative spirit. Very good. I have received similar...
Karandhara [To Karandhara] OK SEND KRSNA BOOKS BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI
Isvara Dear Isvara, Please accept my blessings. I beg acknowledge receipt of your undated letter and I have carefully considered the contents. I can understand that you wish to remain as householders living outside the temple, and that you have bought your own cottage in Argyll, Scotland. That is perfectly all right. Narottama dasa thakur has sung that it does not matter whether one is sannyasi...
MEMO TO ALL CENTERS To all GBC and Presidents: Please accept my humble obeisances at your feet. Srila Prabhupada has especially requested that henceforth there should be no approaches made to Alfred Ford or his family members for donations for temples. Prabhupada will personally handle these types of communications between Alfred Ford and our Society.
Madhudvisa Melbourne My dear Madhudvisa Maharaja: Please accept my blessings. I may request you to send three men to go with Subaladas Swami to Fiji for preaching and opening a temple. There is one Indian man there who wants to give ,000 for construction of a temple there.
Lautoka, Fiji My dear Mr. Punja: Please accept my best wishes. I wish to inform you that I am sending one of my elder sannyasi disciples to Fiji for preaching and opening a Krishna consciousness temple there. Three other men will also go there to assist him. His name is His Holiness Subaladas Swami. Please see that he is taken care of there. He will be arriving within one months time.
Brijratan S. Mohatta Mustafa Building Sir P. Mehta Road Fort, Bombay-1 INDIA My dear Brijratanji: Please accept my blessings. Enclosed please find herewith a copy of our latest issue of Back to Godhead containing the selection from Srimad-Bhagavatam as you had kindly suggested. We are making it a regular feature each month.
Gopala Krsna Bombay My dear Gopala Krishna das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 12, 1975 and have noted the contents. So it is all right that Aksayananda Swami travels and collects provided that the management of Vrindaban does not suffer. This collecting is also preaching. But not only collection, but expenditure must also be stabilized and srutinized....
Abhinanda Mayapur My dear Abhinanda dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 7, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. There is a great future for making standing orders in India undoubtedly. So now this program must go on very nicely and Krishna will give you all support. In Kuruksetra University, we gave some books to the Vice-chancellor. Please inquire...
New Vrindaban My dear Damodara Pandita, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 12, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Concerning the recordings of Krsna dasa Babaji, how can I make any judgment as I have not heard them. However, you should just go on chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra and the Pancatattva mantra and don
Los Angeles My dear Dhrstaketu dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 11, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. You can use the nickname Krishna-dasa, or Caitanya-dasa, etc., etc. when needed if you require some more simply name is distributing books. Everyone is Krishna-dasa, or Gurudasa, like that.

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