Spoken July 22
Bg 4.7-9 Lecture
Prabhupāda: This, " Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare" [My dear Lord, and the spiritual energy of the Lord, kindly engage me in Your service. I am now embarrassed with this material service. Please engage me in Your service.] This is transcendental sound vibration. This is transcendental sound vibration, and this will help us to cleanse the dust on the mirror of our mind. On the mind we have accumulated material dust. Just like on the Second…
Wedding Lecture
Prabhupāda: Gurudāsa, you don’t feel? Gurudāsa: Yes, very good. Prabhupāda: This last verse... It is not last. It is the third of Brahma-sūtra, Brahma-saṁhitā. Ālola-candraka-lasad-vanamālya-vaṁśī-ratnaṅgadaṁ praṇaya-keli-kalā-vilāsam [Bs. 5.31]. This verse...Satyabhāmā:Prabhupāda:Satyabhāmā:Prabhupāda:Satyabhāmās father:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Satyabhāmās father:Prabhupāda:Satyabhāmās father:Prabhupāda:Paramānanda:Prabhupāda:Paramānandas father:Prabhupāda:Satyabhāmā:Prabhupāda:Paramānanda:Prabh…
Initiations
Aravinda: Śruta-kirtī. Prabhupāda: Śruta-kirtī, whose activities are well famous. Come on. What are the rules? Śruta-kirtī: No meat-eating, no illicit sex, no intoxication, no gambling. Prabhupāda: How many rounds you’ll chant? Śruta-kirtī: Around twenty. Prabhupāda: All right. (japa---break) Sudhamani. Sudhamani, yes. Brilliant night. You know the rules? Yes. (Aravinda:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Dev…
SB 6.1.8
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.8 Prabhupāda: (chants maṅgalācaraṇa) " tasmāt puraivāśv iha pāpa-niṣkṛtau yateta mṛtyor avipadyatātmanā doṣasya dṛṣṭvā guru-lāghavaṁ yathā bhiṣak cikitseta rujāṁ nidānavit []" Just like you go to a physician, and according to the gravity of the disease, the physician prescribes a medicine which may be very costly or may not be costly. That depends on the gravity of the disease. If the disease is very dangerous, then sometimes you have to accept some medicine…
Bg 1.28-29 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 1.28–29 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] " arjuna uvāca dṛṣṭvemaṁ svajanaṁ kṛṣṇa yuyutsuṁ samupasthitamPrabhupāda:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation with Dr. Arnold Toynbee
Prabhupāda: You have heard something our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement? Dr. Arnold Toynbee: I know something in general, yes. Perhaps you would tell me more. Prabhupāda: It is based on Bhagavad-gītā. Dr. Arnold Toynbee: Yes. Prabhupāda: You have read Bhagavad-gītā, I think. Dr. Arnold Toynbee: Yes, yes. Prabhupāda: So primarily, it is based on Dr. Arnold Toynbee:Prabhupāda:Dr. Arnold Toynbee:Prabhupāda:Dr. Arnold Toynbee:Prabhupāda:Dr. Arnold Toynbee:Prabhupāda:Dr. Arnold Toynbee:Prab…
Conversation with George Harrison
Prabhupāda: ...in your house? George Harrison: Yes. Prabhupāda: The first time you are seeing? [laughs] George: Yes. I’ve just seen the photographs before. We saw many places which didn’t turn out to be the one. Prabhupāda: This village is also nice. I am walking daily, morning. George: It’s perfect. Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:George:Śyāmasundara:George:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:George:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Geor…
SB 6.1.41
Pradyumna: “The supreme cause of all causes, Nārāyaṇa, is situated in His own abode in the spiritual world, but nevertheless He controls the entire cosmic manifestation according to the three modes of material nature---sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa. In this way all living entities are awarded different qualities, different names [such as brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya and vaiśya], and different activities according to the institution of varṇāśrama. Thus Nārāyaṇa is the cause of the entire cosmic mani…
Letters July 22
My dear Dayananda, Please accept my blessings. I am very glad to read your letter of appreciation for my services, and I can understand that you are making good strides in Krishna Consciousness. May Krishna bless you more and more so that your ambition to preach Krishna Consciousness may be successfully carried out. Both you and your wife, Nandarani, are very intelligent, and I have several times...
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 18, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am pleased to note that under your direction Bali Mardan, Jayadvaita, Rsi Kumar, Candanacarya, Nayana Bhirama and Joel Chalson are all working very nicely. It is a good combination, so make this combination stronger and improve it. You write to say that...
Dear Martin Malles, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter postdated July 17, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I am very pleased to note that you have been coming to our Krishna Consciousness temple in New York and what you are learning there from the disciples and from our literature is provoking you to think very deeply on the matters of self-realization....
Sivananda My dear Sivananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 17, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. The first thing I must mention is that I have still not received the ticket to Germany which Krishna das informed me in a previous letter was already sent to me. So I am anxious to know what is the position with this ticket. Also, I have...
My dear Acyutananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 16, 1972, along with two tapes and one book. The book contains some derogatory remarks my Guru Maharaja, therefore we shall having nothing to do with printing it. In fact, since Lalita Prasad Thakura has not fulfilled his promise to give us that Birnagar land for our ISKCON center, so we shall not have...
My dear Giriraja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 14, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am especially pleased to hear that everything is going on nicely in Bombay, and that you are sending a party of men to live in Bombay city for collecting there. That is a nice plan. Yes, the men may be rotated from time to time. And if all the others...
Gurudasa Vrndavana My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I have recently received several letters from the others there in Vrndavana, wherein they have mentioned there may be some illicit relationship between Devananda Swami and your wife, Yamuna devi. I want to know if there is any substance to this claim, you may be frank and honest with me as much as possible because I am very much in...
Jagadisa Toronto My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 15, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I am very much pleased to hear that everything is going on nicely in Canada, especially that your travelling party is having good success. Yes, that is the right idea, to strengthen whatever devotees we have got in spiritual life, fix them...
My dear Jayapataka, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 10, 1972, and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. I am very glad to hear that the building work is going on with full speed, including both day and night shifts of workers. Do not worry, I am sending you two first-class men from England, both of them have got good experience in engineering and...
Sri Jogeswar Chowdhury Sri Jogeswar Chowdhury Chittagong, Bangladesh My dear Sri Jogeswar Chowdhury, Please accept my blessings. I have seen your letter addressed to the Secretary of our London branch, and I am very much pleased to note that you have somehow or other seen one copy of our
Suniti Los Angeles My dear Suniti, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 13, 1972, describing the condition of your husband, Jaya Gopala das. Whatever happens we must take it as the special mercy shown by Krsna to his devotee. Yes, the reading of Krsna Book and chanting at his bedside must go on. I am offering prayers to Krsna that He may protect Jaya...
Paris Dear Bhagavan dasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 19, 1973 and I have carefully considered the contents. You have done a nice job with the French edition of Back to Godhead, and I am especially looking forward to the next issue which will be color 32 pages. You should more and more improve this magazine until it becomes superior to all other...

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