August 19

Spoken August 19
SB 7.9.12
Prabhupāda: " tasmād ahaṁ mahi gṛṇāmi vigata- viklava īśvarasya yathā manīṣam nīco jayā guṇa-visargam anupraviṣṭaḥ pūyeta yena hi pumān anuvarṇitena []" This is the prayer of Prahlāda Mahārāja, a great devotee of Lord. So he has described that although he was born of an atheistic family, but still, Kṛṣṇa, or God, does not take account of a devotee, in which family he belongs. Kṛṣṇa does not take account, God does not take account of the family of breeding. HeYoung man:Prabhupāda:…
SB 1.1.3
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.1.3 Pradyumna: Translation: “Know, O thoughtful men, that Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the mature fruit of the tree of Vedic literature. It emanated from the lips of Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī. Therefore this nectarean fruit is all the more relishable by liberated souls.Prabhupāda:
SB 1.2.16
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.16 [Govindam prayers playing; Prabhupāda singing along] Prabhupāda: [sings Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrī Guru and Gauranga. All glories to you, Śrīla Prabhupāda! [devotees offer obeisances] [break]Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 2.13 Lecture
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " dehino ‘smin yathā dehe kaumāraṁ yauvanaṁ jarā tathā dehāntara-prāptir dhīras tatra na muhyati [Bg. 2.13]" [00:27] [break] Translation: “As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 6.1.58 [Hindi]
[final proofreading pending] Prabhupāda: Translation? You have got? English or Hindi? Hmm? Yaśomatīnandana: English or Hindi? " ekadāsau vanaṁ yātaḥ [SB 6.1.58]" Prabhupāda: We are now discussing the story of Ajamila. He was a Brahmin boy with all brahmanical qualities. The qualities are described as, Prabhupada:Devotee:Prabhupada:
Room Conversation About Māyāpur Construction
Gargamuni: ...to keep it going we took a minimum amount of ten thousand a month. We were getting ten thousand a month. But to finish the building we require more, more per month, because ten thousand is just the most minimum amount just to keep it going.Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Jayapatākā:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Gargamuni:Jayapatākā:Gargam…
Room Conversation
[loud kīrtana in background] Prabhupāda: Everything is all right? Acyutānanda: Yes, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: Let him dance[?]. Wherefrom you are coming? Acyutānanda: From Calcutta. Māyāpur, Calcutta. Prabhupāda: My health is not well. Acyutānanda: Yes, I have heard. We brought you some medicine from your sister.Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Acyutān…
Śrī Vyāsa-pūjā Lecture
Prabhupāda: Śrīpada Sampat Bhaṭṭācārya, Ladies and Gentlemen: I must thank you for your kindly coming here during this Vyāsa-pūjā ceremony. Vyāsa-pūjā... This āsana where they have seated me, it is called vyāsāsana.Devotees:
Letters August 19
Sacisuta My dear Sacisuta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 9, 1968, and I can understand your problem. The principle to be followed by devotee is clear and nice. It is stated in the Bhagavatam, that one should be chanting the Hare Krishna mantra in such a nice way that he shall become completely disassociated with any other contamination. That should be...
My dear Jananivasa das Brahmacari, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated August 7th, 1969 and your prayer beads. There was some mix-up with these beads, and they have been sent to Krishna Kamini Dasi (Mrs. Jane Cline). Let her keep these beads. I am enclosing herewith another set of beads for you, duly chanted upon by me. Your initiated name is Jananivasa das Brahmacari....
Oliver My dear Oliver, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated August 5th, 1969, and I am very much pleased with your nice handwriting and the purport of it. You have so quickly picked up the importance of the Hare Krishna Movement and are so much eager for propagating Krishna Consciousness. That means you are already recognized by Krishna. In your previous life you...
My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated August 18th, 1969. I was very much anxious to receive your letter, but I did not know that you stopped writing me on account of the memo issued a few days ago. The memo was circulated just to minimize correspondence in minor affairs. I think in ordinary administration the presidents of different centers may consult...
Subala My dear Subala, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter of August 14th, 1969. You have got some good souls assisting you, and that is a good sign. Please take care of these boys and keep them fixed up in Krishna Consciousness. In our lifetime, if we can fix up at least one soul in Krishna Consciousness, Krishna immediately recognizes the service. The spell of Maya...
Berlin, West Germany My dear Modan Mohan Mohini, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 13, 1973. I thank you very much for your kind sentiments. To be a fool before the Spiritual Master is a very good qualification. It is not a good qualification to be over intelligent before the Spiritual Master. Even Lord Caitanya presented himself as a fool before...
Toronto My dear Meenakatan, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 14, 1973 and I have noted the contents carefully. Yes you may return to India I have no objection. We very much need workers in India, so if you go there that will be nice.
El Cerrito Dear Miss Johnson, Thank you for your letter dated July 15th 1974. Regarding the lecture that I gave at the Rathayatra festival, I think if you contact our San Francisco temple, they might be able to provide you with a transcript. If you speak with the president there Bhakta dasa, he may be able to suggest ways that you can use your public relations in the service of Krishna. First of...
All GBC Secretaries Dear GBC Prabhu: Please accept our humble obeisances at your feet. It has come to His Divine Grace’s attention that many members of our society are engaged in the same business that Rsabhdeva (ex-President Laguna Beach) and devotees of Laguna Beach Temple were engaged in. These devotees were recently in Delhi and Calcutta. Some of them also met one of our GBC men in Hongkong....

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