August 15

Spoken August 15
Initiation of Rukmiṇī Dāsī
Note: When Yamunā starts kīrtana with “Hare Kṛṣṇa,” Prabhupāda stops her, saying, “Vandanam. Vandanam. Prayer. Prayer.” Then Prabhupāda leads them in Vande ‘ham. At end of prayer, Prabhupāda says, “Chant,” and Yamunā starts leading Hare Kṛṣṇa Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Rukmiṇī:Prabhupāda:…
Conversation with Devotees
[After kirtan devotees chanting japa in background] Prabhupāda: Your child is very nice. It does not cry. [laughter] Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare, Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare. So your starting is very nice.Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Annapūrṇa:Prabhupāda:Child:Prabhupāda:Himāvatī:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Simply we shall sell retail in our saṅkīrtana. Let them sell to the bookstore. We shall not sell a single copy to the bookstore, or wholesaler. We shall simply sell in our saṅkīrtana party. In this way arrange...[break] Śyāmasundara: ...weekend festivals from town to town?Prabhupāda:Parivrājakācārya:Prabhupāda:Parivrājakācārya:Prabhupāda:Parivrājakācārya:Prabhupāda:Parivrājakācārya:Prabhupāda:Parivrājakācārya:Prabhupāda:Parivrājakācārya:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prab…
SB 1.1.2
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.1.2 Pradyumna: Purport: “Religion includes four primary subjects, namely pious activities, economic development, satisfaction of the senses and, finally, liberation from material bondage.” [] Prabhupāda: So the ultimate aim is liberation from this conditional life, bondage. We are conditioned in every way, we can experience. As soon as we are embodied with a material body, immediately we are conditioned. Just like as soon as we enter in some statSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90…
SB 1.2.12
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.12 Prabhupāda: [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to you Prabhupāda. [devotees offer obeisances] Prabhupāda: So? Begin. Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat]Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 2.9 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 2.9 Pradyumna: Translation: “Sañjaya said: Having spoken thus, Arjuna, chastiser of enemies, told Kṛṣṇa, ‘Govinda, I shall not fight,’ and fell silent.” [Bg. 2.9] Prabhupāda: In the previous verse, Arjuna said that “There is no profit in this fighting, because the other side, they are all my relatives, kinsmen, and by killing them, even if I become victorious, so what is the value?Devotees:
Bg 7.9 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 7.9 Pradyumna: “I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.” Prabhupāda: So Kṛṣṇa is describing how He is spread everywhere, in details. In the beginning, before this verse, He has mentioned in so many ways. So we can see Kṛṣṇa in every step and every moment. If we practice to see Kṛṣṇa, it is not difficult. Whenever there is fragranceDevotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Three lakhs gone. [break] ...from Mrs. Nair. From her this transaction was completed. Whether Municipality finished this transaction by paying competitive... Simply by marking is not conclusion of the business. [break] If they want it... [break] Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Their value is increasing due to our temple also, because now they advertise in the papers, Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:
Evening Darśana
Prabhupāda: That’s all. Devotee: Thank you. Prabhupāda: So mind, his business is to think something. But ordinarily the thinking is we accept something and reject something. Or accept the same thing and again reject the same thing. This business is going on. But if you think of question, there is no question of rejecting. Simply accepting. Then it is fixed up. Other things you accept and reject. Something we accept as Woman:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Ind…
Morning Walk
[on roof of apartment. Śrīla Prabhupāda was not feeling strong enough to walk] Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: ...decide where your apartment will be. Prabhupāda: That roof is the fifth story? Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Sixth. Prabhupāda: Sixth. So we are finishing fifth only? Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: We are finished, will be six stories. Pardon?Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣ…
Letters August 15
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. In your last letter you asked how to celebrate Krishna’s and Radha’s birthday. As last year, on K’s with fasting up to midnight, and R’s fasting up to noon. Then feasting. Certainly those who take Krishna
My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 8/9/67, and I have noted the contents carefully, and I can see that you are a little disturbed in mind. Don’t be. Everything will be all right, by Krishna’s Grace; we are Krishna
Krsna dasa My dear Krishna Das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of August 8th, 1969, and I have noted the contents. It is understood that the ticket you have sent to New York was redirected to me here in Los Angeles, but somehow or other it has never arrived here. So you must have this ticket cancelled immediately. Another thing is that the flight on Icelandic Airlines...
Gurudasa Calcutta My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 10th August, 1971 and have noted the contents. Yes, I received your Vyasa Puja offerings and the booklet was so nice. Thank you very much. It is very encouraging that you are getting prominent men of Calcutta to sign the invitation to Indira Gandhi. In the meantime I have induced the high commissioner...
My dear Indira, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter. So far your son leaving you, his parents, at 5 years, that is not necessary. Especially our Krishna Conscious children; they are already living in a asrama. The children of our devotees may live with their parents perpetually because you are all living in the temple and already engaged in devotional service. Other...
ISKCON Amsterdam TO ISKCON AMSTERDAM: My dear Bala Gopala, Robert, Douglas, David, Jan, Jean, Vivienne, Thop, Madhavi Lata, Robert, Vivienne Dich, Robert Taylor, May, Dhananjaya, Geraldine, etc. Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kind feelings of appreciation of my humble service unto you. You are all helping me in pushing forward this mission of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,...
ISKCON Hamburg, Mandali Bhadra, Gunnar, Rolf, Andre, Harrison, Phillip, Haripriya, Antonio, Maria, Philip, Herbert, Lilasakti, Jyotirmayi, others TO ISKCON HAMBURG My dear Mandali Bhadra, Gunnar, Rolf, Andre, Harrison, Phillip, Haripriya, Antonio, Maria, Philip, Herbert, Lilasakti, Jyotirmayi, etc.
ISKCON Laguna Beach, Rsabhadeva, Sivani, Indumati, Kalyanai, Kapiladev, Richard, Suruci, Tajh, Dru, David, Vaidyanatha, others TO ISKCON LAGUNA BEACH: My dear Rsabhadeva, Sivani devi, Indumati, Kalyanai, Kapiladev, Richard, Suruchi, Tajh, Dru, David, Vaidyanath, etc.
ISKCON Ocean City, Nandakisora, Jahnava, Bobbie, Steve, Jane, others TO ISKCON OCEAN CITY: My dear Nandakisora, Jahnava, Bobbie, Steve, Jane, etc. Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kind feelings of appreciation of my humble service unto you. You are all helping me in pushing forward this mission of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, coming down by disciplic succession to my...
TO ISKCON PITTSBURGH: My dear Trivikrama Swami, Bibhu, Katyayani, etc. Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kind feelings of appreciation of my humble service unto you. You are all helping me in pushing forward this mission of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, coming down by disciplic succession to my Guru Maharaja. So whatever you have spoken, it is simply due to them. I am...
ISKCON Portland, Danavir, Trilochana, Visnu, Kamsari, Kamala, Traidas, Pramada, others TO ISKCON PORTLAND: My dear Danavir, Trilochana, Visnu das, Kamsari, Kamala, Traidas, Pramada, etc. Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kind feelings of appreciation of my humble service unto you. You are all helping me in pushing forward this mission of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu,...
TO ISKCON PRESS: My dear Advaita, Uddhava, Jayadvaita, Sita Ram, Meenakatam, Vilasini, Tusita, Bhargava, Bharadraja, Murlidhara, Kuladri, Kirtimati, Yugalakisora, Nara devi, Lilasuka, Jadurani, Usik, Gadadhara, Mamata devi, Nitai, Sumahat, Bimala, Anandini, Lynn, Candanacarya, Kasturika, Madhusudana, Charori, Navadvipa, Madhupuri, Tapas, Puspabana, Palika, Kancanbala, Pompa, Vidarbhasuta, Pradyumna,...
TO ISKCON SAN DIEGO, My dear Bhakta das, Surya, Rajiblocan, Aniruddha, Paratrikananda, Norah, Annapurna, Marney, Nrsimha Caitanya, Marybelle, etc. Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kind feelings of appreciation of my humble service unto you. You are all helping me in pushing forward this mission of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, coming down by disciplic succession to my...
Mahamsa, Ksudhi, Rsi Kumara, Nandakumara, Tusta Krsna, Krsna Tulasi, Gurukrpa, Madhudvisa, others My dear Mahamsa, Ksudhi, Rsi Kumar, Nanda Kumar, Tusta Krishna, Krsna Tulasi, Gurukrpa, Madhudvisa Swami, etc. Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kind feelings of appreciation of my humble self and service unto you. You are all helping me in pushing forward this mission...
Jagadisa My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 1, 1973 and I have noted the contents carefully. The book fund debts should always be cleared very quickly, otherwise how books will come out, so always pay regularly as you collect.
Tejiyas New Delhi My dear Tejiyas das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 26, 1975 and have noted the contents. Regarding the importation of printing paper, it will not be as gift, but it will be paid for from India in foreign exchange. We have sent so much foreign exchange from America and Europe, now we want permission to send out the same amount for purchasing...

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