July 28

Spoken July 28
Bg 4.11-12 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " ye yathā māṁ prapadyante tāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy aham mama vartmānuvartante manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ [Bg. 4.11]" This śloka, this verse, we discussed last Friday evening, and I tried to explain the supreme leadership of the Supreme Lord. By nature we are destined to follow a leadership. Nobody is independent. Even in the animal society, the animals, they have also got a group, and there is leader of the group. Perhaps you know it. So in every groupPrabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupā…
Speech to Indian Audience
Prabhupāda: ...vijayate śrī-kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtanam. Lord Caitanya instructed this verse. He gave us eight verses, known as Śikṣāṣṭaka. Śikṣa means “instructions”; aṣṭaka, “eight.” This Śikṣāṣṭaka poetry, containing eight verses, are very valuable, and they were given by Lord Caitanya for understanding of the whole human society. It was not meant for any particular country or particular society, but it was meant for the whole human race. Lord Caitanya entrusted His countryme…
Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā, Lecture
Prabhupāda: Govindam ādi-puruṣam tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. We are worshiping the original person, ādi-puruṣam. Original person... As we are all persons, our origin is also a person. We should always understand this. Ādi-puruṣam. The same example. Unless my forefather was a person, how his son, his son, his sonDevotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:
Initiation Lecture
Prabhupāda: ...athāpi manaso muni-puṅgavānām. Panthās tu koṭi-śata-vatsara-sampragamyo [Bs. 5.34]. The sky is so vast. This is material sky. We cannot even travel all over the sky. The modern scientist says that you go to the end of the sky cover, it will take forty thousands of years by the light year. This sky is only insignificant portion of the whole sky. You have no information of the whole sky. Nobody has information, the unlimited. The balance sky is spiritual sky. So …
Bg 1.40 Lecture
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " adharmābhibhavāt kṛṣṇa praduṣyanti kula-striyaḥ strīṣu duṣṭāsu vārṣṇeyaPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
[sound of bird chirping] Prabhupāda: ...take the fruits and singing morning. They are happier. Rāmeśvara: When we tell people that they may take their next birth as an animal, they say that is all right, because the animals are happier than the humans. Prabhupāda: But because you are rascal, you do not know you can become more happier, go back to home, back to Godhead. That you do not know. [sounds of bird singing] Just see how. What is this?Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Pr…
Press Conference at Airport
Prabhupāda: [leads prema-dhvāṇī prayers] [break] Woman reporter: Are you... Excuse me. Are you familiar with the new law in Texas which will affect your school here, and have you considered what...? There is a new law in Texas putting your school here under the same regulations as other boarding schools. And I wonder if you have considered how that will affect your school and whether you will be able to continue here.Prabhupāda:Woman reporter:Jagadīśa:Woman reporter:Jagadīśa:Man reporter:Jagadī…
Arrival Speech
[begins in car] Bhagavān: ...all the devotees came, and we carried Jagannātha around the land. It was very blazing hot, and we stopped at one point to read Caitanya-caritāmṛta, the part where Lord Caitanya is going in front of the ratha cart. And the thunder came and lightning, and it started to rain. [break]Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters July 28
Dear Mr. Banerjee, Please accept my Namaskara. As advised by you the other day I went to see Mr. Mangumal at Kalvadevi but he did not entertain the idea of missionary work. I talked with him and found him perfect gentleman but he has spiritual realization of the lowest rank. According to Bhagavata a person who is attracted by the Arcana Marga without any knowledge of the science of Vaisnavism is called...
Ved Prakash My dear Sri Ved Prakash Ji, With reference to my interview with you yesterday, I beg to inform you that the cause of our difference of opinion is based on the fact that you have got you own opinion in the matter of preaching our spiritual culture in the foreign countries but so far I am concerned I am conducted by the order of a superior authority and liberated person. My spiritual master...
Buro A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Camp Bombay July 28, 1965 My dear Buro, On the eve of my leaving India for America on the 9th of August 1965, I want to see you for entrusting you with money and books in the matter of my publication SRIMAD BHAGWATAM so far advanced.
My dear Tamala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of July 20, 1971, and I have considered the contents carefully. So far the Book Fund in the name of ISKCON, I changed it in Bombay before leaving India and I have advised the Calcutta bank to transfer all balance to the Bombay account. So there is no anxiety taxation as you are so much afraid.
My dear Visnujana Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 26th July, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. I never suggested to the GBC members that you should go to South America. If you are doing so nicely in Austin and neighbouring places, then go on with that program. And go on preaching on the college campuses, as you are planning to do in...
My dear Madhudvisa Swami, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 13.73. and have noted the contents carefully. I was just thinking of you, why you had not sent your report. I thought you had become angry because I did not go to your place but came instead to London. But at that time I was so sick - attacked by dysentery. The people in Calcutta became afraid...
Sir Alister Hardy, F.R.S. Religious experience research unit Manchester College Oxford OX1 3td Dear Sir Alister Hardy, I beg to thank you for your coming here yesterday evening, we had very nice talks on religious experience, and I have studied your replies to my questions very carefully.

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