August 5

Spoken August 5
Bg 4.19 Lecture
Prabhupāda: So this is the process of ceto-darpaṇa-mārjanam [Cc. Antya 20.12], to cleanse the material dust from the mirror of our mind. The whole process is to dust out the dirty things which we have accumulated by our material association and therefore to revive our spiritual consciousness, or Kṛṣṇa consciousness. From Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr. Goldsmith:Prabhupāda:Mr…
Temple Press Conference
Prabhupāda: It’s Kṛṣṇa’s mission to awaken man’s original consciousness. At the present moment we have got designated consciousness. I am thinking “I am Indian,” you are thinking Englishman, another is thinking American. But actually we are neither American nor Indian nor any that sort of designation. We are part and parcel of God. That is our real identification. If we come to that consciousness, then all the problems of the world will be solved. Now, due to our designa…
Bg 2.4-5 Lecture
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " arjuna uvāca kathaṁ bhīṣmam aham saṅkhye droṇaṁ ca madhusūdana iṣubhiḥ pratiyotsyāmi pūjārhāv ari-sūdana [Bg. 2.4]" [break] " gurūn ahatvā hi mahānubhāvān śreyo bhoktuṁ bhaikṣyam apīha lokePrabhupāda:
Room Conversation with George Harrison & the Shankars
Prabhupāda: ...big, big palace. George: Yeah. Uhh, this is Lakshmi Shankar, Viji Shankar and Sooma Shankar... Prabhupāda: I see. George: ...and Dori. [brief Hindi exchange with Shankars; laughter] Prabhupāda: So, you’re keeping all right, healthy? George: Just . Prabhupāda: " ātmānaṁ sarvato rakṣetŚyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:George:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Devotee (1…
Room Conversation with Professor Lewcock and other guest
Revatīnandana: So this is our spiritual master, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda. This is Professor Ronald Lewcock from Cambridge University, and I don’t... [break] name. Professor Lewcock: ...Sanzoni, from Ceylon. Prabhupāda: Ceylon. Professor Lewcock: Sri Lanka. Prabhupāda: So you are also teacher here?Professor Lewcock:Prabhupāda:Professor Lewcock:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Vṛndā-devī:Prabhupāda:Vṛndā-devī:Prabhupāda:Vṛnd…
Bg 4.13 Lecture
Puṣṭa-kṛṣṇa: ...translation... [break] ...Bhagavad-gītā... [break] Dayānanda: ...Prabhupāda... Prabhupāda: Hmm. Dayānanda: What is that... [break] Prabhupāda: ...where is, I don’t exactly... We have heard from authorities. There is no question of inquiring. What is the... Even if you don’t quote, you can assert firmly that everyone is a Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa D…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...the business of the representative of Kṛṣṇa to push the nipple.[?] Because they know what is the necessity. The whole world is upset for want of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. This is the necessity. It is not a, I mean to say, whimsical sporting. It is the necessity. But they do not know. It is a very responsible task. That is called Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Pr…
SB 1.5.24
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " te mayy apetākhila-cāpale ‘rbhake dānte ‘dhṛta-krīḍanake ‘nuvartini cakruḥ kṛpāṁ yadyapi tulya-darśanāḥPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...tree you collected the dantana. Huh? Brahmānanda: Which tree did you collect this..., twigs from? Ambarīṣa: Oh, over by your apartment. Prabhupāda: No, no. What is that tree? Ambarīṣa: It was a fir tree. Fir. Fir wood. Prabhupāda: Huh? Brahmānanda: Fir. F-i-r. Ambarīṣa: It’s a type of pine tree. Prabhupāda: Oh. It is good.Ambarīṣa:Prabhupāda:Ambarīṣa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Ambarīṣa:Brahmānanda:Ambarīṣa:Prabhupāda:Ambarīṣa:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Satsvarūp…
SB 6.1.52
Nitāi: “The foolish embodied living entity, inadept at controlling his senses and mind, although he does not desire to, he is forced to act by the different influences of the modes of material nature. He is just like the silkworm, who by the thread created from his own saliva creates a cocoon and becomes encaged in it without any possibility of getting out. The living entity has similarly engaged himself in a network of his own different fruitive activities and cannot find a way to get out of it…
Bg 15.15 Lecture
[class held outside, in the evening] Prabhupāda: So read something. [indistinct] Hari-śauri: [indistinct] Where is Pradyumna? Jayatīrtha: Panditjī? Haben sie ein buch? [do you have a book?] Devotee: Pradyumna pick a verse. Prabhupāda: You can read, anyone can read. Hari-śauri: Get the verse and read. Jayatīrtha: [leads devotees in chanting]Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Bhagavān:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Prabhupāda:Jayāntakṛd:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Jayatīrtha:Pra…
Room Conversation with Professor Francois Chenique
Prabhupāda: How are you? Hari-śauri: No, this is not him. This is a devotee. Yogeśvara: Professor’s upstairs putting on a dhotī. He brought his daughter. Prabhupāda: Oh? Yogeśvara: Professor Chenique teaches a course in Bhagavad-gītā at the University, and he is also doing translations of Śaṅkarācārya and teaches for the Federation of Yoga. He considers himself a Christian Advaitist. [break] Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśv…
Meeting with Bruno Gnan, Italian Printer
[devotee translates throughout; Italian printer, Bruno, speaks in French] Prabhupāda: [looking at book] Very nice. Hare Kṛṣṇa, thank you. Very nice. Bhagavān: He has worked very... He’s been trying very hard to get the Prabhupāda:Bhagavān:Bhagavān:Prabhupāda:Translator:Prabhupāda:Translator:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Translator:Prabhupāda:Translator:Prabhupāda:Translator:Prabhupāda:Translator:Bhagavān:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Translator:Prabhupāda:Tra…
Letters August 5
Ratanshi Morarji Khatau Per. Registered Post with A/D. Sri Ratanshi Morarji Khatau, Organizer of Bhagavata week (22-7-58 to 28-7-58) at (Vedanta Satsang Mandal) 55, New Marine Lines, Bombay -1. Dear Sir, I beg to inform you that I am in reciept of your invitation letter in the matter of observing Bhagavata week through the secretary of Bombay spiritual centre. As I know what sort of Bhagavata...
Dear Sri K.L. Goswami, Replying your letter of July 23rd, 1969, I beg to enclose herewith some newspaper cuttings for your information how we have performed Rathayatra Ceremony in San Francisco, London, Buffalo, Boston and Ohio. Regarding the land, we are already negotiating for some land on the bank of the Ganges in Navadvipa. The price is cheaper there. I think Serampore being an industrial center,...
Yamuna My dear Yamuna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letters dated July 16th, 22nd and 27th, and I have noted all of the contents carefully. I have also received some photographs of your Rathayatra Day ceremony, sent to me by Sri Govinda. It appears to be very, very nice, and I am having these photographs reprinted together on one page so I may show the others how nicely...
MacMillan Company The MacMillan Company New York Gentlemen: Regarding my book, THE BHAGAVAD GITA AS IT IS, I have written you on the 18th July, 1970, regarding whether Macmillan wants to publish an expanded version of the GITA. However, I have not yet received any reply.
Subhadra My dear Subhadra dasi, Please accept my blessings. Thank you very much for your nice letter dated July 22, 1970 Thursday night. I did not reply right away because I am getting ready to to lead a Sankirtana Party to chant Hare Krsna in Japan and then to India, where Lord Sri Krsna had all His Pastimes with the cowherd boys and girls. Yes, you are certainly right when you say Radharani cooks...
Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 2nd August, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. I am so glad to hear that you have brought the big Deities from San Francisco. You can install the Dieties according to the ceremonial functions you have already seen in Boston. Do it nicely with cleanliness, love and affection. That is required....
Cleveland My dear Sri Govinda Das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 5th August, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. It is so much encouraging to note how nicely you are distributing BTG. That is our main business, to distribute our literatures. This incense business is all right as a supplement, but we should give all our energy to distribute these literatures...
Bali-mardana New York My dear Bali-mardana, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your latest letter, undated, along with two advance copies of Back to Godhead #46 and #47. I have handed over these copies to Mr. George Harrison who is enjoying them very much. Yesterday he has taken me to one 75-acre farm near London which he has found for our London asrama. If we take this place then...
Varanasi My dear Niranjana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter from Bhilai dated July 7, 1972 and I have noted the contents carefully. I am sending the letter to Varanasi as you indicate that you will be leaving Bhilai by August 4. It appears that the working on the committee will be too much difficult for you, so it will be better if you can serve Krishna by...
The Manager, Central Bank of India, Head Office Bombay, Fort INDIA Dear Sir, Regarding account number 9-381, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Building Fund. I wish to send some money on account of building fund, as soon as you receive it you have to transfer it for fixed deposit account for 6 months. Please send me the necessary papers for our joint signatures.
Amogha Double Bay, Australia My dear Amogha das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 16, 1974 with enclosed clippings and the Christian paper Southern Cross. The articles are very nice, and I am very pleased how the Christian community are appreciating our movement. Actually we have no quarrel with them. We accept Lord Jesus Christ as the son of God...
Ramesvara My dear Ramesvara Maharaja: Please accept my blessings. Please find enclosed one bank draft #672 from Provident National Bank on account 588 587 6 for the amount of #382.43 (US$ three hundred eighty-two and forty-three cents). This is for deposit in the Bank of America, Los Angeles, in favor of ISKCON Mayapur-Vrindaban Fund a/c no. 6004-07143. Kindly send me the deposit slip when the transaction...

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