August 17

Spoken August 17
Bg 4.34-38 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Thank you Mr. Standish. Thank you. Thank you. Now you can... Raymond. Put the lights... [break] Today’s subject matter... What is that subject matter? Disciple: “Knowledge is the solution.” Prabhupāda: Eh? Knowledge? Disciple: “Knowledge is the solution.” Prabhupāda: “Knowledge is the solution.
SB 7.9.11
Prabhupāda: [singing] " cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi [Bs. 5.29]" [devotees chant responsively:] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi.Nanda-kiśora:Prabhupāda:Nanda-kiśora:Prabhupāda:Nanda-kiśora:Prabhupāda:Nanda-kiśora:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Nanda-kiśora:Prabhupāda:Nanda-kiśora:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabh…
SB 1.1.2
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.1.2 Pradyumna: “Completely rejecting all religious activities which are materially motivated, this Bhāgavata Purāṇa propounds the highest truth, which is understandable by those devotees who are pure in heart. The highest truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare of all. Such truth uproots the threefold miseries. This beautiful PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:
Bg 7.1 [Staged before Camera]
Prabhupāda: I shall go? Kṛṣṇa-kāntī: Yes, you may start. Prabhupāda: Hmm. So this yoga system, bhakti-yoga, how to increase attachment for Kṛṣṇa, is being taught by our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. " mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ [Bg. 7.1]" Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Kṛṣṇa-kāntī:Devotee (3):Devotee (2):Kṛṣṇa-kāntī:Devotee (2):Kṛṣṇa-kāntī:Devotee (2):Devotee (2):Devotee (4):Devotee (3):Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Kṛṣṇa-kāntī:Prabhupāda:Kṛṣṇa-kāntī:Prabhup…
SB 1.2.14
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.14 Prabhupāda: [sings Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrī Guru and Gauranga. [devotees offer obeisances] Prabhupāda: Hmm. Go on. Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya.Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 2.11-12 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " aśocyān anvaśocas tvaṁ prajñā-vādāṁś ca bhāṣase [Bg. 2.11]" Lord Kṛṣṇa, here it is said, śrī-bhagavān uvāca: “the Supreme Personality of Godhead said.” Bhagavān. It is not written here kṛṣṇa-uvāca, because people might take Kṛṣṇa as ordinary person, historical person. Therefore the author, Vyāsadeva, says Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Śyāmasundara:Guest:Śyāmasundara:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Pra…
Bg 2.11 Lecture
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " śrī bhagavān uvāca aśocān anvaśocas tvaṁ prajña-vādāṁś ca bhāṣasePrabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 1.5.36
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.5.36 [faulty recording] Prabhupāda: [break] ...somebody is chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa, that is all right, but why the necessity of initiation? Initiation means [break] that the disciples agree to accept the instruction of the spiritual master and Kṛṣṇa accepts the disciple immediately to give him a spiritual body. This is the process. Otherwise, there is no need of initiation. One is chanting, one can chantDevotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: This side is going to be constructed. Girirāja: This side? Prabhupāda: Yes. Girirāja: We have to get the plan sanctioned first of all. Prabhupāda: It is not sanctioned? Girirāja: Oh, you mean one more story? Prabhupāda: Yes. Girirāja: Oh. Well, we were considering demolishing this one. Prabhupāda: Demolishing.... Saurabha said that cannot beSaurabha:Prabhupāda:Saurabha:Prabhupāda:Saurabha:Prabhupāda:Saurabha:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Saurabh…
Bg 13.22 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Where is Bhagavad-gītā? Bhagavad-gītā? Hari-śauri: Karatālas, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Karatālas? Prabhupāda: Bring Bhagavad-gītā. " puruṣaḥ prakṛti-stho hi bhuṅkte prakṛti-jān guṇān kāraṇaṁ guṇa-saṅgo ‘sya sad-asad-yoni-janmasu [Bg. 13.22]" Puruṣa, puruṣaDevotees:Devotee:Devotee:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Devotee:
Cc. Madhya 20.395
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.395 Prabhupāda: Oṁ namo bhāgavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhāgavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhāgavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [indistinct comments to Pradyumna] This is from Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā,Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁsa:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Press Interview at Muthilal Rao’s House
Prabhupāda: In the Bhagavad-gītā Kṛṣṇa says... The first beginning of the teachings of Bhagavad-gītā... [aside:] You have to go. No children; otherwise it will be disturbed. When Arjuna accepted Kṛṣṇa as the spiritual master, Interviewer (1):Prabhupāda:Interviewer (1):Prabhupāda:Interviewer (2):Prabhupāda:Interviewer (3):Prabhupāda:Interviewer (3):Prabhupāda:Interviewer (2):Prabhupāda:Interviewer (2):Prabhupāda:Interviewer (2):Prabhupāda:Interviewer (3):P…
Room Conversation
[much background noise] Harikeśa: Speak loudly. Hari-śauri: It’s very noisy. Mahāṁśa: This is Dr. Ghosh. This is Visukeran[?] Agarwal, one of our very close friends in Hyderabad. He’s a very close friend in Hyderabad. Prabhupāda: I think I have seen you. Mahāṁśa: Oh, yes, yes. Prabhupāda: Dr. Ghosh. [conversation in Bengali] After this function you can go.Dr. Ghosh:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁśa:Dr. Ghosh:Prabhupāda:Dr. Ghosh:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Dr. Ghosh:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁśa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁś…
Room Conversation with Madhudviṣa and others
Prabhupāda: It doesn’t matter. Live like gṛhastha, but don’t leave. So where you are staying now? Madhudviṣa: I just came from Hawaii. Prabhupāda: Where is your wife? Madhudviṣa: She’s there. I just had a baby boy. Prabhupāda: Huh? Madhudviṣa: I just had a son. Prabhupāda: That’s nice. Madhudviṣa: I called him Abhay. I hope thatPrabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Śrutakīrti:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Śru…
Letters August 17
Hayagriva My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your note dated August 13, 1968, with the copy of lease agreement and I have gone through it carefully. When you were here I suggested to purchase the land out-right. But I think it has not been possible. But on the face of the lease, it appears as good as sale document.
Mahapurusa My dear Mahapurusa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter of August 14th, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am pleased to learn that you are now chanting 16 rounds daily, eating Bhagavat Prasadam, reading
Calcutta My dear Jayapataka, Please accept my blessings. Your letter dated 10th August, 1970, addressed to our L.A. Temple redirected here has been duly received by me. I have sent several letters and a telegram from this place to your new address, but I have received no reply of them till now. On the 15th August, 1970, Tamala has sent you the following telegram:
Sri M. L. Chand Dalmia Cement (B) Ltd. 4-D, Dalhousie Sq. East Calcutta Dear Sri Chand; Please accept my greetings. Kindly refer to my letter dated 24th June, 1970. I did not receive any reply from you, but on the contrary I have received a copy of letter addressed to the Chief Controller of Import and Export by the Sri Caitanya Research Institute in which it is said that this letter has got...
Sri Trivediji Scindia Co. Calcutta Dear Sri Trivediji, Please accept my greetings. Since I received your letter dated July 18th, 1970, I have not heard anything from you regarding the Murtis which are kept under your care. The matter appears to be very complicated because I do not know why Sri Caitanya Research Institute has falsely declared to the Chief Controller of Import and Export that the...
Hansadutta Hamburg My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. In further reference to my letter dated 14th August, 1971, I understand from Syamasundara that you have engaged all our Sankirtana members of Amsterdam to work in a cigarette factory. I do not know how you could dare to do this without asking me or any other GBC members. Amsterdam is doing nicely in Sankirtana Party collections;...
Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter date August 11, 1973 and the duplicate deposit slips. I herewith send you three more checks; 1,111.00 300.00 108.00 1,519.00 US DOLLARS all of them may be deposited in my investment account No. 8-80613 Bank of America 366.
Bhurijana Singapore My dear Spiritual Son Bhurijana das: Please accept my blessings. I am very glad to receive your letter dated 8/7/74 from Singapore. I am very pleased that you have gone to that place simply on my order, alone, to preach the message of Lord Caitanya. I like this kind of spirit in you very much. You know I went to your country also alone, in old age, because of the order given...
Hyderabad My dear Abhinanda das and Gopesvara das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 25, 1975 and have noted the contents. Your success of book distribution to the libraries has given me great pleasure. Gopala Krishna has discussed with me the problem of selling books imported under the present CCP. We are planning to import books for sale to libraries through...
Hyderabad My dear Mahamsa Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 2, 1975 and have noted the contents carefully. The photographs show that the Nellore land is very nice and that a nice center can be constructed there. Yes, you did the right thing in getting the Gift Deed registered. I am sending herewith the Power of Attorney in this connection that you...

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