Spoken August 31
Bg 5.22-29 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 5.22–29 Prabhupāda: " ye hi saṁsparśajā bhogā duḥkha-yonaya eva te ādy-antavantaḥ kaunteya na teṣu ramate budhaḥ [Bg. 5.22]" Happiness which is derived by touch senses, saṁsparśajā... Saṁsparśajāḥ means happiness, so-called happiness derived by touch senses.
Speech [Bhāgavata-dharma Discourse]
[kirtana] Prabhupāda: [prema-dvani] Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrī Guru and Gauranga. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: ...some of the sannyāsīs will speak or I will speak? Where is Kīrtanānanda Mahārāja? Śyāmasundara: Maybe someone should introduce the Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Devotees:Kīrtanānanda:Devotees:Kīrtanānanda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:
Bg 2.30 Lecture
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [aside; asks Prabhupāda which text] Prabhupāda: Dehī nityam avadhyo ‘yaṁ. Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.]Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation with British Man
Guest: ...wisdom was not of the Western order... Prabhupāda: No. Guest: ...nor any means at all. Prabhupāda: No. Guest: And since it’s so very rare that I have an opportunity of hearing such wisdom, I decided to be bold enough to seek more of what you’ve got to say. Prabhupāda: Thank you. [laughs] So, everything is stated in our books. You have seen all our books?Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest (1)…
Lecture [Hindi]
[final proofreading pending] Prabhupāda: I can speak a little in Hindi then you can. Today all my disciples are celebrating the Vyasa-puja-tithi. Vyasa-puja-tithi, is the birthday of the spiritual master. The real guru is Vyāsadeva, Vedavyāsa, and through the disciplic succession of Vedavyāsa. Just like it is said in the
Initiations
Prabhupāda: They have got neckbeads? Pradyumna: Everyone has their neckbeads? Yes. Bhakta Adira? Devotee (1): Kṛṣṇa dāsa. Prabhupāda: His family? [indistinct discussion] Kṛṣṇa dāsa [child]: Jaya Śrīla Prabhupāda. Pradyumna: His name is Abhayāśraya. Prabhupāda: [Hindi] So kya niyama hai? Adira: [says four rules in Hindi]Prabhupāda:Devotees:Pradyumna:Devotee (1):Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Atmananda:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Pradyumna:Devotee (1):Hari-śauri:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:La…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Raso ‘ham apsu kaunteya prabhāsmi śaśi-sūryayoḥ [Bg. 7.8]: “I am the sunshine and moonshine.” You cannot see sunshine and moonshine? Indian man: But, sir, the sunshine is the hiraṇyagarbha. That too is the product. That is material. There is something beyond the sunshine, sir.Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Children:Hari-śauri:Indian man:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Indian man (3):Prabhupāda:Indian man (3):Prabhupāda:I…
Meeting with Mr. Krishna Modi, Member of Parliament
[Hindi conversation] Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Prabhupāda is always traveling. [Hindi] Krishna Modi: It is needed. Prabhupāda: This is the only hope. Kīrtanād eva kṛṣṇasya mukta-saṅgaḥ paraṁ vrajet [SB 12.3.51]. Throughout the whole world, the situation is not very good. Now there is drought, no water. All over the world. I have seen whole Europe, all the fields are now gray, no green. [Hindi]Krishna Modi:Prabhupāda:Krishna Modi:Prabhupāda:Krishna Modi:Prabhupāda:Krishna Modi:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Krishna Modi:Go…
Letters August 31
Krsna dasa My dear Krishna Das, Please accept by blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 8.25.68 and I am so pleased to look in you a Divine Spirit for preaching the K.C. movement. It is very welcome. So if you go to Germany and join Sivananda there who is already there, you can immediately open correspondence with him, his address being as follows.
West Berlin My dear Sivananda, Please accepting my blessings and those of Lord Krishna. I am sure Krishna is protecting you and your sincerity of service will bring Krishna and more and more near to you. So have faith in Him and surely you will be successful in opening branch in W. Berlin. Indications of Krishna
Dear Satya Pal, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter addressed to my New Vrindaban temple, and I am so glad to read it. I think this is the first letter I received from you since I met you sometimes in 1959. I am glad to learn that now you are a family man, and you have qualified yourself as post graduate student of economics and are in possession of a government...
Jagadisa Toronto My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 24, 1973, and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the Regina temple, if it is already opened then maintain it, otherwise we should not open more centers at this time, especially in the smaller cities, it is better to go there with traveling Sankirtana parties, that was...
Dear Karandhara Prabhu: Please accept my humble obeisances. I have received your letter with enclosure dated August 21, 1974 and presented your proposal to Srila Prabhupada of his writing a memo to the negligent temples. The following was his reply:
Sri Rameshji Mahalingam Dear Sri Rameshji Mahalingam: Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 12, 1975 and have noted the contents carefully. I am very sorry for the incidence which has taken place between you and my devotees. So you may please note it that I am dealing with these foreign students and teaching them to become Krishna devotees, and some of them being...
Los Angeles My dear Karandhara das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your nice letter dated August 13, 1976. So you are already engaged in the service of Krsna. Stick to it and that will make you perfect. You are following the regulative principles. This is our spiritual strength and you are most fortunate that you have got a very good wife. Your wife met me in NY and New Vrndavana...
Navayogendra Mombassa, Kenya My dear Nava Yogendra Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your Vyasa Puja and Janmastami cards and I thank you very much for them. Please continue to render very nice service and certainly Krishna will be pleased upon you.

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