July 18

Spoken July 18
Bg 4.3-6 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 4.3–6 Prabhupāda: " sa evāyaṁ mayā te ‘dya yogaḥ proktaḥ purātanaḥ bhakto ‘si me sakhā ceti rahasyaṁ hy etad uttamam [Bg. 4.3]" Last day we were discussing the process of understanding Bhagavad-gītā. This is to receive the knowledge in disciplic succession, bona fide disciplic succession. It is not a thingDevotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Lecture [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: Cloud cannot cover the sun. There may be a cloud overcast in the sky for hundred miles, but even hundred miles, is it possible to cover the sun, hundred miles cloud? The sun is itself so many hundreds of thousand times more than this earth. So Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:
Initiations
Prabhupāda: Beads. Give me beads. [chants japa] Where is that tulasī plant? Today’s not very hot. Warm... It is all right. [Chants japa, devotee chants purificatory mantras. More japa. Devotee chants mantra again. Prabhupāda corrects his pronunciation. More Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation
Mohsin Hassan: ...quite, came four weeks ago, and I received the response from you. I think I had a [indistinct] with me, and you indicated that you would like to meet me and give me some hint, a suggestion for my thesis writing. So here I am first to introduce myself to you and hope to learn some more the objective of the movement. Maybe I could put in the thesis.Prabhupāda:Mohsin Hassan:Prabhupāda:Mohsin Hassan:Prabhupāda:Mohsin Hassan:Prabhupāda:Mohsin Hassan:Prabhupāda:Mohsin Hassan:Pr…
Bg 1.21-22 Lecture
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] " arjuna uvāca senayor ubhayor madhye rathaṁ sthāpaya me ‘cyuta yāvad etān nirīkṣe ‘haṁ yoddhu-kāmān avasthitānPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation with Malcolm
Prabhupāda: So what is that origin of all things? Malcolm: [pause] You ask me something for which I have no words. Prabhupāda: [laughs] Yes. Our searching is... Not searching. We take the origin of everything: Kṛṣṇa. In the Bhagavad-gītāPradyumna:Prabhupāda:Malcolm:Prabhupāda:Malcolm:Prabhupāda:Malcolm:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Mother:Prabhupāda:Mother:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Mother:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Malcolm:Prabhupāda:Mother:Prabhupā…
Śrīmad-Bhagavatam 1.2.17
[recorded on faulty equipment] Nitāi: “Sri Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead, who is the Paramātmā [Supersoul] in everyone’s heart and the benefactor of all the truthful devotees, cleanses the desire for material enjoyment from the heart of the devotee who relishes His messages, which are in themselves virtuous when properly heard and chanted.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...there are many buildings like this. Jayatīrtha: Yes. [break] Prabhupāda: ...there is one word, sva-langulena atithi tīrtvā sindhum. We see sometimes the dogs are swimming. [greets passerby:] Good morning. If somebody thinks, “Oh, the dog is swimming, so let me capture the tail, and I shall swim. I shall cross,Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Nalinī-kaṇṭa:Prabhupāda:Kṛṣṇadāsa:Prabhupāda:Kṛṣṇadāsa:Prabhupāda:Bahulāśva:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhup…
SB 6.1.33
Nitāi: “Dear sirs, whose servant are you, where have you come from, and for what reason are you forbidding us to touch the body of Ajāmila? Are you coming from the heavenly planets, are you demigods, sub-demigods, or the best of the perfected devotees?”Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
[in car] Prabhupāda: ...also in the procession? Rāmeśvara: This bus is for carrying prasādam. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Oh. Maybe they should go in the procession, though. That would look impressive, wouldn’t it? Prabhupāda: All our cars behind. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Wow. We could have had our twenty-five vans and eight buses.Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Ādi-keśava:Rāmeśvara:Ādi-keśava:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Ādi-keśava:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Rāmeśvara:Prabhupāda:Rāmeś…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...7-UP with ice. Hari-śauri: 7-UP? We’ll have to send someone out for it. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Rādhā-vallabha should go. Prabhupāda: So, so far I was there, it was successful. What was the next? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Well, we were selling prasādam. I think we must have made somewhere between five and ten thousand dollars so far from Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla K…
Ratha-yātrā Lecture
Ratha-yātrā Prabhupāda: ...observed five thousand years ago at Kurukṣetra. In India there is still that place, Kurukṣetra, and religious men go there especially on the occasion of solar eclipse. So recently there was solar eclipse. Still many millions of Indian population gathered there. Those who have gone to India might have seen this holy place, Kurukṣetra. There is a railway station also of the name Kurukṣetra, and it is a vast field. The Battle of Kurukṣetra took place also during Lord Kṛṣ…
Letters July 18
Jagadisa Toronto My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter dated 8th July, 1970, in which you have recommended the initiation of Srimati Stephanie O’Henly. I have received her letter and beads also and I have initiated her duly. I have returned the beads in another packet and her initiated name is Srilekhadevi Dasi. I beg to thank you also for the check for...
The MacMillan Company New York Gentlemen: Regarding my book, THE BHAGAVAD GITA AS IT IS, I beg to inform you that when I had originally submitted the manuscript to Mr. James Wade he informed me that it had to be considerably shortened due to production requirements.
Tribhuvanatha My dear Tribhuvanatha, Please accept my blessings, I beg to acknowledge receipt of your nice letter dated 13rd June, 1970, and just the other day I have received your package containing gifts of conchshell, sandalwood incense, orange socks and flowers as well as your beads for initiation. I beg to thank you for all these nice presentation and they are all being appropriately employed....
Baltimore My dear Vrndavana Candra, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter informing me that you have lost your original set of beads and requesting me to chant upon the new set sent also enclosed by you. You are intelligent boy and now you are in very responsible position as president of our Baltimore branch, so you should be more careful. Anyway, I have chanted...
To Whom It May Concern: This is to certify that I as the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, appoint the following persons as the authorized officers of our Nairobi branch, and only they can represent the Society and conduct the affairs in their respective capacities.

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