August 16

Spoken August 16
Janmāṣṭamī
, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s Appearance Day Devotees: govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. Prabhupāda: " cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁJanārdana:Prabhupāda:Gaurasundara:[I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who with the torchlight of knowledge has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance.]Prabhupāda:Gaurasundara:Prabhupāda:Gaurasundara:Mukunda:Prabhupāda:Yamun…
SB 1.1.2
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.1.2 Devotee: ...śivadam... Prabhupāda: " ...tāpa-trayonmūlanam śrīmad-bhāgavate mahā-muni-kṛte kiṁ vā parair īśvaraḥ sadyo hṛdy avarudhyate ‘tra kṛtibhiḥ śuśrūṣubhis tat-kṣaṇāt []" Try once more. Yes. PracticeDevotees:Prabhupāda:
SB 1.2.13
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.13 [no audio] Prabhupāda: " ataḥ pumbhir dvija-śreṣṭhā varṇāśrama-vibhāgaśaḥ svanuṣṭhitasya dharmasya saṁsiddhir hari-toṣaṇam []" So ataḥ, therefore, in the previous verse it was decided who is qualified to see God. God is there within yourself. He is not far away. Not that you have to go many miles away to see God.
Bg 2.10 Lecture
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " tam uvāca hṛṣīkeśaḥ prahasann iva bhārata senayor ubhayor madhye viṣīdantam idaṁ vacaḥPrabhupāda:Revatinandana:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:
Bg 7.10 Lecture
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " bījaṁ māṁ sarva-bhūtānāṁ viddhi pārtha sanātanam buddhir buddhimatām asmi tejas tejasvinām aham [Bg. 7.10]" [break] [03:10] Translation: Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 1.5.35
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " yad atra kriyate karma bhagavat-paritoṣaṇam jñānaṁ yat tad adhīnaṁ hi bhakti-yoga-samanvitam []" [break] [02:43] Translation: “Whatever work is done here in this life for the satisfaction for the mission of the Lord is called bhakti-yoga, or transcendental loving service of the Lord. And what is called knowledge becomes a concomitant factor.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Evening Darśana on night of arrival
Prabhupāda: ...not Paris. Paris we have got rented. What is the...? Devotee: It’s a hundred miles away from Paris. Prabhupāda: It is a big name. What...? Hari-śauri: Lucay de La Male. Prabhupāda: It is interior, near Orleans. So we have got very nice, beautiful palace. We have installed Gaura-Nitāi and Kṛṣṇa-Balarāma.Mr. Badruka:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁśa:Mr. Badruka:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁśa:Prabhupāda:Mr. Badruka:Prabhupāda:Mr. Badruka:Prabhupāda:Mr. Badruka:Prabhupād…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Vairāgya is there. Dr. Patel: Sir, shall I say, vairāgyaṁ jñeyam [indistinct]. Prabhupāda: Yes, bhaktiḥ pareśānubhavo viraktir anyatra syāt [SB 11.2.42]. This is vairāgya. So unless he has attained this stage, virakti, then where is bhakti? Bhakti is so powerful that it brings automatically Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīna…
Room Conversation
Hari-śauri: That’s all right. Okay. You’re recording this. Devotee: What to pause it, though? [break] Prabhupāda: [Hindi with Indian man] They are thinking, “Let it be green or yellow, it doesn’t matter. We shall cut the source of this [indistinct].” But how long is that animal, if there is no greenness? They are already cutting the animals premature. There is no [Hindi]. [Hindi conversation] Prabhupāda:Indian man:Harikeśa:Indian man:Indian lady:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Indian ma…
Speech at Fire Yajña with South Indian Brāhmaṇas [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: ...down to the Sutala planet, and by accepting the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Lord questioned Śukrācārya, “What was the discrepancy in the performance of yajña arranged by Bali Mahārāja that you cursed him?” Of course, he did not ask that Devotees:
Letters August 16
Damodara My dear Damodara, Please accept my blessings. I am very much thankful to you for your letter dated August 14th, 1969, and it is very encouraging. The Sankirtana Movement is the panacea for all problems of the world. The people are suffering on account of illusory happiness of this material world, and we have got great responsibility to enlighten them with Krishna Consciousness. I understand...
1975 So. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, Cal. 90034 My Dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 12th, 1969, and I have noted the contents. Enclosed please find the Conversation With Allen Ginsberg Part 2 and An Ancient Science for Modern America, along with the corrected Sanskrit verses duly typed. Regarding Macmillan publishing Srimad Bhagavatam...
P. Gangulee Sri. P. Gangulee Minister of Education & Culture Embassy of India 2107 Mass. Ave. Washington, D.C. Dear Sriman P. Gangulee, Please accept my greetings. I beg to thank you for your kind letter, reference number F.562/01/M, dated 10 August, 1970.
Boston My dear Uddhava, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your telegram dated 14th August, 1970 and reading as follows:---will send Hindi BTG by 14 special delivery should reach you on 16 or 17 your eternal servant uddhava das isokrishna boston. However until today there has been no arrival of the Hindi BTG, so I am still waiting for it.
My dear Jayadeva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 10, 1972, and I am very much pleased to hear that you are making spiritual progress and you are more serious to attend to the real matter of your life. Go on in this way, reading, chanting, worshiping the deity, and offering the fruits of your labor to Krishna, and attend Mangala Arati at the temple...
My dear Sukadeva, I have received your letter dated August 7, 1972 and I am very happy to note that things are improving more and more there in our Seattle Center. Yes, the program of increasing book distribution is very much appreciated by me, and especially if you can preach very widely to the university students nearby to your place, that is the best program. Try to get a course of instruction...
Mexico City My dear Turya dasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 1, 1972 and I have noted the contents carefully. Yes, I shall be very glad to hear that you have installed the Deity of Lord Jagannatha, Subhadra, and Balarama, provided you and your wife are going to stick there in Mexico City and you will not go away. I have heard that you are well...
Abhirama Coconut Grove, Florida My dear Abhirama das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 15, 1974 and have noted the contents. I have accepted the students upon your recommendation as my initiated disciples. Their spiritual names are as follows:
Cleveland My dear Batu Gopala Das: I have received your letter dated 3/8/74. Please accept my blessings. It is all right that you have remained there to do your duty. One should not leave a place if there is important business to do. That should be the principle. Here the temple opening has been postponed until the temple and asrama are fully completed. Yes, send the photos of your Deities, and I...
Los Angeles My dear Jayatirtha das: Please accept my blessings. With regard to the collections of Gurukrpa Swami that he pays to DNP henceforth, the equivalent amount should be transferred to India as follows: 50% to Mayapur Project in care of American Express Calcutta ISKCON a/c # 090031; and 50% to Vrindaban Project direct.
Hyderabad My dear Mahamsa Swami: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 12, 1974. Regarding the initiations I have accepted them as my disciples and their spiritual names are as follows: Krishna das---
San Diego My dear Gunagrahi das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 5, 1975. Your letter to the newspaper is nice. Upon your recommendation I accept for second initiation Sona puri devi dasi. Enclosed is the mantra sheet. Hold a fire sacrifice and let her hear the mantra from my recorded tape through the right ear.

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