July 25

Spoken July 25
Bg 4.9-11 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " janma karma (ca] me divyam (evaṁ] yo vetti tattvataḥ tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti kaunteya [Bg. 4.9]" Lord Kṛṣṇa says that “The process of My birth and the process of My activities, they are all transcendental.” And anyone who can understand the transcendental activities, appearance, disappearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, then the result is that [My dear Lord, and the spiritual energy of the Lord, kindly engage me in Your service. I am now embarrasse…
Initiations
Prabhupāda: You know the rules and regulations? That’s all right. Jamadāgni. Devotee: Jamadāgni. Prabhupāda: Yes. Jamadāgni was a great sage. That’s all. Father of Paraśurāma. (devotees chanting japa in background) (chanting japa) You know rules and regulations? Hm... What are they? Rules. What are the rules?Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupād…
SB 6.1.11
Prabhupāda: " karmaṇā karma-nirhāro na hy ātyantika iṣyate avidvad-adhikāritvāt prāyaścittaṁ vimarśanam []" The answer, Parīkṣit Mahārāja’s question to Śukadeva Gosvāmī, that this atonement, once committing some sinful activity, and counteracting it by so-called atonement, confession, has no meaning. If one is suffering from certain type of disease, goes to a doctor, physician, he gives some medicine, it is cured for the time being, and again if heDevotee:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhup…
Room Conversation
[Poor audio] Prabhupāda: ...by the size of the ocean they will be finished. But in the spiritual world the ānanda, the ocean of bliss, it increases. Ānandāmbudhi-vardhanaṁ [Cc. Antya 20.12]. Vardhanaṁ means it increases. So [indistinct] in the blissful [indistinct] the more [indistinct] you will never be feeling tired. That is the difference between material pleasure and [indistinct]. So I am very glad, when I installed this Deity, that place was not to my satisfaction, and it remained not very…
Bg 1.32-35 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 1.32–35 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse] " kiṁ no rājyena govinda kiṁ bhogair jīvitena vā yeṣām arthe kāṅkṣitaṁ noPrabhupāda:
Departure Address
Prabhupāda: Karma karoti sa sannyāsī [Bg. 6.1]. The mission of sannyāsī is given in the Bhagavad-gītā. Karmī. Karmī means he works, and he wants to enjoy the fruit. That is karmī. But Bhagavān, Kṛṣṇa, said, anāśritaḥ karma-phalaṁDevotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...book? Rādhā-vallabha: It’s back at the temple. I read it last night. Prabhupāda: What is the subject matter? Rādhā-vallabha: Well, it seems that they’re complaining that people are depending on faith for their knowledge. So their claim is that “We do not depend on this faith. We simply take a group of facts, and from these facts, this strong body of facts, we develop a theory which will explain them.Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupād…
SB 6.1.44
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.44 Nitāi: “O inhabitants of Vaikuṇṭha, you are all sinless, but those within this material world, they are all karmīs acting piously or impiously. Both kinds of activities are possible for them because they are contaminated by the three modes of nature and must act accordingly. One who has accepted a material body cannot remain inactive, and it is inevitable for one acting under the modes of nature to be sinful. Therefore all the living entities within this material world …
Conversation and Lecture at the House of Kṣīrodakaśāyī dāsa
[kīrtana in background] Jayatīrtha: ...was sitting previously, which was being worshiped, Sanātana was being worshiped at this place. So he sat down because he was thinking that he was good as standing up, same as standing up. So one Vaiṣṇava priest who was taking care of the place, he threw him out. So in the book they complained that the Vaiṣṇavas are considered to be very narrow-minded. [laughter] Now I can understandPrabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Kṣīrodakaśāyī:Jayatīrtha:Prabhu…
Sunday Feast Lecture
Prabhupāda: Somebody fanning, and water also. [chants maṅgalacaraṇa prayers] " śrī-caitanya-mano-‘bhīṣṭaṁ sthāpitaṁ yena bhū-tale [break]" [When will Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī Prabhupāda, who has established within this material world the mission to fulfill the desire of Lord Caitanya, give me shelter under his lotus feet?] " sādvaitaṁ sāvadhūtaṁ parijana-sahitaṁ kṛṣṇa-caitanya-devaṁ[I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and unto the fe…
Lecture at 7 Bury Place [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: ...means Kṛṣṇa consciousness. So, not only now; always. Long, long, millions of years ago there was Hiraṇyakaśipu. There was Vena Mahārāja and... Hiraṇyakaśipu was against his son. And Kaṁsa was against Kṛṣṇa. Śiśupāla was against Kṛṣṇa. So against Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement in this age, there will be many, undoubtedly. Therefore Caitanya Mahāprabhu has given us instruction, Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters July 25
Delhi My dear Harivilasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 8, 1968, and regarding your previous letter or any other letters, it is my habit to reply each and every letter. You have complained that in Canada your letters are missing. This is not a fact. Of course, since the last four days there is a postal strike, nation wide in Canada, and there may be some...
Ekayani My dear Ekayani Dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your encouraging letter dated 19th July, 1970, and noted the contents. I am so glad that you are now happily combined with Sriman Gopala Krsna, and I think this match is just suitable for you both. You were wanting a very nice responsible devotee husband and now Krsna has so blessed you, please utilize this opportunity...
Berlin My dear Krsna das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 17, 1970, along with one letter from your new wife. I am very much encouraged that you have seriously taken up the matter opening our center in Berlin city and it is a great opportunity for us, I have also received the beads and I have chanted them duly. I am sending them back by separate...
Calcutta My dear Giriraja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 14th July, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. So far the Mayapur program is concerned, I received one telegram from Tamala Krishna that the date for the program has been postponed and I replied by cable that it is all right, but still this is a little disappointing. Anyway, let us hope for better...
Nayanabhirama Philadelphia My dear Nayana Bhirama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 22nd July, 1971 and have noted the contents. Also I have received your clippings. So far your American Express Money Order, sent to Bombay, I have not received it as of yet. Perhaps you should trace it, because it should have been forwarded to me by now.
Sumati Morarjee Madame Srimati Sumati Morarji Baisaheba, Please accept my greetings. You will be glad to know that this time while coming to U.S.A. from Bombay I went to Moscow also, and arrangement is being made to start a center there very soon with the help of some young Muscovites.
My dear Sri Joshiji, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 15, 1972, and I have noted the contents with great interest. From London now I am staying in Paris, and from here I shall go to Amsterdam and then to Edinburgh, again to London, and from there I shall go to Nairobi for installing Radha-Krishna deities in our own temple there. Your letter under reply...
Vrindaban Dear Gurudasa: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 20, 1973 and I have carefully considered the contents. I am pleased to hear how you are completely absorbed in the project of our Vrindaban temple and taxing your brain how it can be carried out. I am also always praying to Krsna that He may give you intelligence to carry it out rightly. ...
Cleveland My dear Batu Gopala dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 16, 1975, and have noted the contents. Upon your recommendation, I am hereby accepting the following as my initiated disciples: Shombe Lumkin
Madhavananda Paris My dear Madhavananda dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 25, 1975 and I am glad to know that everything is going on well in the Paris temple. Upon your recommendation I am accepting the following as my initiated disciples:
Vrindaban My dear Satchitananda das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter from Vrindaban and am very engladdened to hear of your report how things are going on. You have given me great pleasure and I thank you for your attempt to please me.
Saurabha Vrindaban My dear Saurabha das: Please accept my blessings. I have received one letter from Swami Bon Maharaja regarding his meeting with you to show you the land he is willing to spare for our Gurukula project. Which land did he show you? What is the area of the land? Is it suitable for Gurukula?
Mombassa, Kenya Dear Urvasi dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 18, 1975 and have noted the contents. I am glad to learn that you are taking up Krsna Consciousness under the guidance of Shaktimati prabhu. You should follow her example. She is an experienced devotee. You assist her and help spread Krsna consciousness especially amongst the Asian community...

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