August 11

Spoken August 11
Lecture
Prabhupāda: I have to speak something? So we are worshiping Rādhā-Mādhava, the lover or enjoyer of Rādhārāṇī. [break] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. " ānanda-cinmaya-rasa-pratibhāvitābhis tābhir ya eva nija-rūpatayā kalābhiḥDevotee:
Interview with Journalists
Prabhupāda: So far I am personally experienced, in our childhood there were not so many problems. Now India is faced with so many problems on account of imitating Western civilization. Journalist (1): Not simply because of the increased population?Prabhupāda:Journalist (1):Prabhupāda:Journalist (1):Prabhupāda:Journalist (1):Prabhupāda:Journalist (2):Prabhupāda:Journalist (2):Prabhupāda:Journalist (2):Prabhupāda:Journalist (1):Prabhupāda:Journalist (1):Prabhupāda:Jour…
Bg 13.3 Lecture
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " kṣetra-jñaṁ cāpi māṁ viddhi sarva-kṣetreṣu bhārata kṣetra-kṣetrajñayor jñānaṁ yat taj jñānaṁ mataṁ mama [Bg. 13.3]" [break] [leads chanting of synonyms] kṣetrajñamPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: His name was Gopal Ban. Gopal Ban. And there was a king, Kṛṣṇacandra. So the kings would relax by joking words by the jokers. That was system formerly. So Gopal Ban was constructing a house. So the king advised another friend that “If you go to his new house and evacuateBoy:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Shivananda:Prabhupāda:Bhagavān:Prabhupāda:Bhagavān:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Bhagavān:Prabhupāda:Bhagavān:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhup…
Janmāṣṭamī, Bhagavad-gītā 7.5
Nitāi: “Besides this inferior nature, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is a superior energy of Mine, which are all living entities who are struggling with material nature and are sustaining the universe.” Prabhupāda: " apareyam itas tv anyāṁ prakṛtiṁ viddhi me parāmDevotees:
SB 1.5.30
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.5.30 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [devotees repeat] " jñānaṁ guhyatamaṁ yat tat sākṣād bhagavatoditam anvavocan gamiṣyantaḥ kṛpayā dīna-vatsalāḥ []" [break] [02:44] Translation: “As they were leaving, those bhakti-vedāntas, who are very kind to poor-hearted souls, instructed me in that most confidential subject which is instructed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself.Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Devotee…
Arrival Address
[devotee translates into French throughout] Prabhupāda: [leads chanting of Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] [prema-dhvani prayers] All glories to the assembled devotees. Thank you very much. [devotees offer obeisances] [05:16] So I am very much pleased to come to this village of France. Caitanya MahāprabhuDevotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB, Canto Six Dictation
Prabhupāda: " hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa ṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare" Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Sixth Canto, Twelfth Chapter, verse number 24. " āvidhya parighaṁ vṛtraḥ kārṣṇāyasam arindamaḥTranslation:Translation: Translation: Purport:Translation:Translation:Translation:Translation:Translation: TranslationTranslation:Purport:Translation:
SB 6.1.55
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.55 [devotee translates into French throughout] Prabhupāda: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Which verse? [pause] Verse number 55. [leads chanting line by line]Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Evening Darśana
Prabhupāda: ...the existence of God. There must be. How can you deny existence of God? It is not possible. Now, if you are convinced that there is God, then the next question will be, “What is that God? Is He a living being or a stone? What is the nature of God or the features of God? Whether He hasShahrezad [an Iranian lady]:Prabhupāda:Shahrezad:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Arundhatī:Prabhupāda:Arundhatī:Prabhupāda:Arundhatī:Prabhupāda:Shahrezad:Prabhupāda:Shahrezad:Prabhup…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...I.A.S. civil service examination before one man is posted in some responsible office. Similarly, to be recognized by Kṛṣṇa, as He says, na ca tasmān manuṣyeṣu [Bg. 18.69], one has to pass examination, severe test of examination. All the big, big devotees we see. Nārada Muni, before becoming Nārada Muni, he had to pass through severe examination, test. So that chance is there in the human form of life, to pass the examination, test. But they are passing this human life with ordinar…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...strongly by chance? Devotee (1): Yes. Prabhupāda: How do they support? In other words, they cannot give explanation, and like a foolish man says, “Chance.” You cannot give proper explanation how things are happening. Like a foolish rascal: “Chance.Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Nava-yauvana:Prabhupāda:Nava-yauvana:Prabhupāda:Nava-yauvana:Prabhupāda:Nava-yauvana:Prabh…
Room Conversations Bangladesh Preaching, Prabhaviṣṇu And Articles by Haṁsadūta
Prabhupāda: All the Bengali literatures that we have already published, get it republished in Bangladesh and distribute hugely. And for that purpose we shall pay. And you spend that money. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: It’s not difficult for us to do that. Prabhupāda: Yes, why not? Plan like that.Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Prabhaviṣṇu:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhaviṣṇu:Tamāla Kṛṣṇ…
Letters August 11
7 Bury Place London, W.C. 1 ENGLAND, 11th August, 1971 My dear Bali Mardan, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 4th August, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. So far your engagement is concerned, you should concentrate on the Australian side. If possible try and develop Kuala Lampur also. That is your jurisdiction, so develop it nicely. And there you should...
Kathmandu My dear Gargamuni Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your very kind letter dated 31st July, 1971 and have noted the contents. I am so much encouraged to learn that you have come to Kathmandu, Nepal. Please try and organize a center there nicely. It will be a great credit for you. Nepalese are mostly Hindus and they will take to this Krishna Consciousness...
Sriman Hayagriva Das Adhikary c/o New Vrindaban 7, Bury Place, London, W.C.1; ENGLAND My Dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 29th July, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. You write to say that it is my satisfaction that is important; my wish is that you all GBC members cooperate and advance the mission of this society. That will satisfy...
My dear Yamuna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 3rd August, 1971 and have noted the contents. So far going to Africa is concerned, I have answered that point in the enclosed letter to Gurudas. It is not advisable at this time.
Berlin My dear Gangadevi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 8, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. I was very happy to see both you and your good husband Vasudeva when I was in Paris, especially now that you have got such a nice child. Now you have got your child and your responsibility is to raise your child in Krsna consciousness. You and your...
Jagadisa Toronto My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter dated August 7th, 1972, and noted the contents thereof. I shall be returning to Los Angeles in a few days from London, and I shall probably go to New Vrndavana for Janmastami as planned. I do not know if I will be able to come to Toronto after that, as I have been traveling all over the world over the past...
Karandhara Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 22 July 1973 and herewith please find another two checks. 11-66/1210 No. 143 for .00 and 24-191/1230 No. 298 for .00 which you please deposit in my investment account No. 8-80613 Bank Branch 366.
Srutadeva Catonsville, Maryland My dear Srutadeva das: Please accept my blessings. I have read this weeks newsletter, and I like it very much. You are doing very nice service. I have got all blessings upon you, and I am ordering all temples to send you regular news. You may send them a copy of this my letter.

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