August 22

Spoken August 22
SB 7.9.13-14
Prabhupāda: " sarve hy amī vidhi-karās tava sattva-dhāmno brahmādayo vayam iveśa na codvijantaḥ ksemāya bhūtaya utātma-sukhāya cāsya vikrīḍitaṁ bhagavato rucirāvatāraiḥ [SB 7.9.13]" So Prahlāda Mahārāja is requesting Lord Nṛsiṁha that “Young man:Prabhupāda:Nanda Kiśora:Prabhupāda:Nanda Kiśora:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:
Initiation Lecture
Prabhupāda: [chants responsively with devotees:] " oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ‘pi vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ" The purpose of this mantra, apavitraḥ pavitro vā... Apavitraḥ means contaminated, infected, and Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Indian guest:Prabhupāda:
SB 1.1.4
Pradyumna: “ performance of sacrifice at this place, the strength of demoniac people is curtailed. Thus brāhmaṇas prefer Naimiṣāraṇya for such sacrificial performances.” [] Prabhupāda: So the Vedic literatures, one cannot say that it is concocted. One reference is there, one reference in another place. Sometimes there are some rascal philosophers, they say that
SB 1.2.19
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.19 [Govindam prayers playing] [Prabhupāda sings along] Devotees: All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: [sings Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrī Guru and Gauranga. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. [devotees offer obeisances]Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:…
Bg 2.16 Lecture
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " nāsato vidyate bhāvo nābhāvo vidyate sataḥ ubhayor api dṛṣṭo ‘ntas tv anayos tattva-darśibhiḥ [Bg. 2.16]" [break] [00:24] Translation: “Those who are seers of the truth have concluded that of the nonexistent there is no endurance, and of the existent there is no cessation. This seers have concluded by studying the nature of both.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Lecture, “What is a Guru?”
Prabhupāda: [leads prema-dvani prayers; devotees offer obeisances] Speaker: Ladies and gentlemen, I know for most of you this is your first appearance here at Bhaktivedanta Manor. I’d like to extend this welcome to you. Thank you for coming, and please, the door is always open, and our service is seven oPrabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Śrī Vyāsa-pūjā Lecture
Prabhupāda: So my dear sons and daughters, I am so much obliged to you that you have become so enthusiastic for offering Vyāsa-pūjā. Now try to understand. Several times we have explained why this function is called Vyāsa-pūjā. I have already explained in the morning: this offering worshiping, one may think that Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 7.1 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 Prabhupāda: " śrī bhagavān uvāca mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayaṁ samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu [Bg. 7.1]" Śrī bhagavān uvāca. Vyāsadeva could have written śrī kṛṣṇa uvāca,Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:
Initiation Lecture
Prabhupāda: [prema-dhvani prayers] So this morning we are having initiation ceremony for some devotees. The initiation means beginning. The Sanskrit name is dīkṣā. Dīkṣā, divya-jñānaṁ kṣapayati iti dīkṣā. Initiation, beginning of spiritual life. This is the Vedic function. Every human being must be initiated in Vedic culture, to make his life fulfilled, successful, because we are born animals. Animal means one who does not know except four things: eating, sleeping, sex life and defense. These a…
Room Conversation with Endowments Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: ...every day to get permission. Prabhupāda: Give him some prasāda. Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes. He is coming at one o’clock, so we’ll give the whole mahā-prasāda. Prabhupāda: Aiye Aiye, but... Hare Kṛṣṇa. So at four oCommissioner:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Commissioner:Prabhupāda:Commissioner:Prabhupāda:Commissioner:Prabhupāda:Commissioner:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Commissioner:Prabhupāda:Commissioner:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Pra…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: [indistinct] Devotee: Yes. Prabhāviṣṇu: Everywhere we go, the professors are very enthusiastic the publications, and they say, “We will take immediately all the books.” All over India. Prabhupāda: Many Indians. How many orders you booked? Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: A whole page on us. Prabhupāda: Sunday?Mahāṁśa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Gargamuni:Prabhupāda:Maṇihāra:Hari-śauri:Maṇihāra:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁśa:Gargamuni:Prabhupād…
Conversation with Seven Ministers of Andhra Pradesh
[Ministers for Endowments, Social Services, Revenue, Public Works Department, Minor Irrigation, Rehabilitation and Fisheries] [Hindi] [17:44] Prabhupāda: Our subject matter of Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is that systematize... The progress of human society should be systematized according to Devotees:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:
Letters August 22
My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your letter of 8/17/67, and have noted the contents. Krishna’s Janmastami ceremony may be celebrated in the same way as last year. I understand that Acyutananda is coming here on Janmastami Day, but I have received no word from him. Anyway, if he comes it will be a great joy for us. You will see in the letter to Brahmananda that...
My dear Daniel, Please accept my blessings. I am so much thankful to you for your good wishes, and your realization that you are the eternal servant of Krishna. It is the primary understanding of our constitutional position. Actually, we are servant, but in the conditioned state, every one of us posing as the master. The sooner we forget that we are not master, we are servant; and if even though we...
Mr. David Exley Mr. David Exley Chief, NGO Section External Relations Division Office of Public Information Dear Mr. Exley, I beg to thank you for your letter dated July 15, 1968, and I shall be very obliged if you kindly let me know whether we can talk
Vinode Patel My dear Vinode Patel, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 17th July, 1968, delivered to me just yesterday, after a month, on account of the mail strike. Anyway, I am very glad to learn that you are approaching the Gujarati people in San Francisco, and asking them for their support in the temple, that is a great satisfaction for me. Next time...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia My dear Amogha, Hanuman, etc. Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your telegram telling of .00 donation sent to L.A. But that sum has now been sent to London instead and I have duly received it here. Thank you very much for the same.
Madhudvisa My dear Madhudvisa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your note along with the letter of Sriman Des Louragan, and upon your recommendation, I have gladly consented to accept him as my duly initiated disciple, and to give him Gayatri mantra also. His beads have been duly chanted by me and they have been sent under separate post. Now you can hold a fire yajna for these two...
Governor Uttar Pradesh Raj Bhavan Lucknow, UP Hare Krishna Land Nampally Station Rd., Hyderabad, A.P. My Dear M. Channa Reddy, Kindly accept my greetings and the blessings of Krishna and Balarama. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 31, 1976. Thank you very much for so kindly taking the trouble of explaining the whole situation to me.

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