August 13

Spoken August 13
Lecture [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: What is that original cause, chunk? Can you say? Śyāmasundara: Something gas. Prabhupāda: Gas. Śyāmasundara: Liquid gas. Prabhupāda: So anyway, that is not sentient. That is material. Gas is also material. Gas is another form, vapor. Vapor. Vapor is made out of water. Water or... Vapor is air, major portion of air and minor portion of water. In this way, vapor. So that means it is airy. But no. Air has got its cause. They do not know. Air has got its cause, the sky. The sky has i…
Room Conversation with Sister Mary
Revatīnandana: So their residence place is not very far away, and she was curious. She came over a few days ago to find out more Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Sister Mary: I’ve seen a few the street. Prabhupāda: Where? Sister Mary: We live down there, you see, and we’ve seen them several times in the street singing, and asked them what youPrabhupāda:Sister Mary:Prabhupāda:Sister Mary:Prabhupāda:Sister Mary:Prabhupāda:Sister Mary:Prabhupāda:Sister Mary:Prabhupāda:Revatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Re…
Bg 13.5 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 13.5 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [devotees repeat] " ṛṣibhir bahudhā gītaṁ chandobhir vividhaiḥ pṛthak brahma-sūtra-padaiś caivaPrabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation with Sanskrit Professor
Yogeśvara: ...At the University of..., at the Sorbonne University here in Paris. Professor: No, in fact, in the University of Marseilles. Yogeśvara: Marseilles? Professor: In the southern part of France. Yes. Prabhupāda: So you can show our books, how Sanskrit we have written. Professor: What? Yogeśvara: He says we can show you our books. These are some of the publications of our Society.Prabhupāda:Guru-gaurāṅga:Professor:Prabhupāda:Professor:Prabhupāda:Professor:Prabhupāda:Professor:Prabh…
Room Conversation with Rosicrucians
[translated simultaneously from and into French by Yogeśvara and Guru-gaurāṅga with “breaks” throughout] Yogeśvara: ...Mr. Belfiore and his wife Mrs. Belfiore. Mr. Belfiore is the Regional [French, asks exact title], the Inspector General for the French area, Paris area, for the Rosicrucian movement, the Rosicrucian order.Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Mr. Belfiore:Prabhupāda:Mr. Belfiore:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Mr. Belfiore:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Mr. Belfiore:Yogeśvara:Pr…
Discussion about Guru Maharaj-ji
Prabhupāda: Is it not? Haṁsadūta: Yeah. Prabhupāda: So what is the evidence that he is God? Anyone can say, “I am God.” Then, anyone will be accepted as God? Haṁsadūta: Well, I think they take it just on the strength of this, whatever it is, experiences that they have. When they become initiated, they get some kind of an experience. SoPrabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Śrutakīrti:Haṁsadūta:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda…
Room Conversation with French Nun
Yogeśvara: She’s asking... This is a French nun, and she wishes to know whether for us Christ is the son of God or is He God Himself, or what is the identity of Lord Jesus Christ? Prabhupāda: Yes. Jesus Christ says that he’s son of God. That’s all right. We accept.Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Yogeśvara:Prabhupāda:French Nun:Prabhupāda:Y…
Bg 7.7 Lecture
Pradyumna: “[O conqueror of wealth [Arjuna], there is no truth] ...superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.” Prabhupāda: " mattaḥ parataraṁ nānyat kiñcid asti dhanañjaya mayi sarvam idaṁ protaṁ sūtre maṇi-gaṇā iva
SB 1.5.32
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.5.32 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [devotees repeat] " etat saṁsūcitaṁ brahmaṁs tāpa-traya-cikitsitam yad īśvare bhagavati karma brahmaṇi bhāvitam []" [break] [02:33] Translation: “O Brāhmaṇa Vyāsadeva, it is decided by the learned that the best remedial measure for removing all troubles and miseries is to dedicate onePrabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Indian devotee:Prabhupāda:Indian devotee:Pr…
Morning Walk [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: ...ratha car? Haṁsadūta: Well, we’re thinking of trying again for the permission to get the use of it. Prabhupāda: Yes. Haṁsadūta: Then we’ll keep it. No, their objection was that it went..., it jumped the curb; it went out of control at one point, and therefore... Prabhupāda: That we can rectify. We can make such arrangement it will not jump; it will sit down. [Haṁsadūta laughs] [break] Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:
SB 6.1.55
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.55 Harikeśa: Oṁ namo bhagavat vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavat vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavat vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Sixth Canto, First Chapter, text number 55. " eṣa prakṛti-saṅgena puruṣasya viparyayaḥPrabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Arrival Conversation in Car and at Temple
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: The whole thing is being done in one week. I just got the whole text from Nirañjana on Sunday from England. We’ve got it composed, it is going into printing tomorrow. it will be ready by Vyāsa-Pūjā. It’s a Hindi Back to Godhead on JanmāṣṭamīPrabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Kartikeya Mahadevia [driving]:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Hari-śauri:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Hari-śauri:Kartikeya Mahadevia:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Kartikeya Mahadevia:Hari-śa…
Letters August 13
My dear Jaya Govinda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 4th, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding your accepting a job in the Graphics profession, I think you can accept this job because it is paying, as well as you can get experience in the profession. So as Krishna Das has advised you, I confirm it. Regarding your meeting with...
My dear Madhudvisa Maharaja, Please accept my blessing. Enclosed please find one letter from Durdaivanasana Das (Mr. Chopra ) of Gorakhpur. He has asked me to help his son, so you can call this boy as advised by Mr. Chopra in the letter and you can help him by sending him to Gorakhpur and giving him what travelling expenses are required also. (Ticket and a little cash).
Sri Suresh Candra District Administrative Office Vreoden Hoop West Demerara British Guyana My dear Sri Suresh Candra, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 15th July, 1971 and have noted the contents. I am glad to learn that you had contact with my disciple Vaikunthanatha and his wife Saradia Devi there in Guyana. Presently Vaikunthanatha and wife are in Trinidad...
Toronto My dear Amsu das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 23, 1974 and have noted the contents. Regarding the worship of our Gaura Nitai by women pujaris, we worship Lord Caitanya in His householder life when He was with His wife, and not as a sannyasi. So, it is alright for women to do this service. But, besides this, service is spiritual and there...
Caru Melbourne My dear Caru das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 17th. I am forwarding your letter to Madhudvisa Swami for necessary action. The idea is very good. You do it as you see fit. Hope this letter meets you in good health.
Melbourne My dear Madhudvisa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. Please find a letter enclosed from Caru das which I am forwarding to you for necessary action. Hope this meets you in good health. Your ever well wisher, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Ramesvara Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara Das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 8, 1974 and also your letter dated July 18, 1974 with enclosed Chinese edition of Back to Godhead. I understand from your letter that you have loaned Hong Kong center
Ann Arbor, Michigan My dear Tamala Krishna Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated July 27th along with BBT loan proposal. Yes, regarding the buses, Bali Mardan must give you the loan. Regarding the society’s leaders emphasizing business, you should understand what is the meaning of business. Business means to help the preaching. Preaching needs financial help,...
Toronto My dear Uttama Sloka, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 18th. Thank you for your report of the Toronto activities. Regarding the initiations, I think that everyone has been initiated in New Vrndavana recently.

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