September 9

Spoken September 9
Bg 6.21-27 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " sukham ātyantikaṁ yat tad buddhi-grāhyam atīndriyam vetti yatra na caivāyaṁ sthitaś calati tattvataḥ [Bg. 6.21]" Now, every one of us is searching after happiness, but we do not know what is real happiness. The real happiness is, hint of real happiness, what is real happiness, that is being described by Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa to Arjuna. What is that real happiness? Happiness we feel through our senses. Because material, dead stone, has no sense, therefore dead stone cannot feel happ…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...Prabhu, you understand English? Woman: Yes. Prabhupāda: You stay with your son? Woman: No. I am ...[unclear]. Prabhupāda: So why don’t you stay here and join your son for preaching Kṛṣṇa consciousness? Because your son is so good, you must be good. Because a son cannot be good unless the mother is good. Because son inherits the motherWoman:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:
SB 7.5.30
Prabhupāda: " matir na kṛṣṇe parataḥ svato vā mitho ‘bhipadyeta gṛha-vratānām adānta-gobhir viśatāṁ tamisraṁ punaḥ punaś carvita-carvaṇānām []" Adānta-gobhir viśatāṁ tamisram. Adānta means uncontrolled. Our materialistic life means we cannot control our senses and the mind. The mind is dictating that enjoy your senses in this way. What is this sound? [feedback] And ourŚyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:
Interview
Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. [break] We have got experience of the sky. Some parts of the world the sky is cloudy just like London and northern parts of Europe they are always cloudy. Similarly in the tropical zone the sky is clear. The sky is the same generally the part of the creation where God consciousness is very meagre that is called material world. And the part of the creation where God consciousness is very prominent that is called Vaikuṇṭha or spiritual world.er:Prabhupāda:…
Lecture
Prabhupāda: Nārāyaṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Parāḥ means who are attached to the Lord. Nārāyaṇa-parā, devotees of the Lord, na kutaścana bibhyati [SB 6.17.28], they have no fear. All others they are fearful what will happen in this world and in the next the world they do not agree that there is life after death. They do not know and some of them who know there is life, of course they know heavenly planets or hell.Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:…
Room Conversation
Yaśomatīnandana: We got garlanded every block, so many garlands were there it was hard to redistribute again. Devotee: If you need help. [laughter] Svarūpa Dāmodara: How many people live in Surat, approximately? Yaśomatīnandana: Seven, seven I mean [break] ...five... but it is getting bigger and its bigger than Baroda. It’s larger than Baroda in population.Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Pra…
Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā 5.33, at Uppsala University, excerpt
Prabhupāda: ...from Vedic literature the description of the spiritual world. [chants Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā 5.29–38, excl. 36] " cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ
Lecture on Gurvaṣṭakam at Uppsala University
Prabhupāda: So in order to enter into spiritual life, two things are required, as enunciated by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. " ei rūpe brahmāṇḍo bhramite kona bhāgyavān jīva guru-kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya pāya bhakti-latā-bījaHaṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 5.5.3
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.3 Prabhupāda: So, " ye vā mayīśe kṛta-sauhṛdārthā janeṣu dehambhara-vārtikeṣu gṛheṣu jāyātmaja-rātimatsu na prīti-yuktā yāvad-arthāś ca loke []" So it has been recommended... [aside:] It is not working? Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: [Hindi] Do you know this? [break] ...go somewhere, better go, at least four men. And when you read some knowledge, at least two men. But when you eat, one man. Don’t bring four men and two men. Then he will be hungry; you will be hungry. [laughter] So for advancement of knowledge, two men at least required, discussionTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Ind…
SB 6.2.5-6
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.2.5–6 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Sixth Canto, Second Chapter, verse numbers five and six. [leads chanting of verses, etc.]Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...because as soon as the ship stopped, Commonwealth Pier, Boston, the Immigration Department came and took their papers. So I entered America in Boston. There was no checking in New York. The ship stopped in Boston. The official entrance was done there. Then when I came to New York, it is just like one dayHarikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Pra…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: The king and the daughter went to a great muni’s house, a saintly person. Cyavana Muni, Cyavana Muni. And the daughter, young daughter, out of ignorance, she committed some offense, took one, what is called, straw and pierced through one insect. The Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:
SB 1.7.10
Pradyumna: Translation: “All different varieties of ātmārāmas [those who take pleasure in ātmā, or spirit self], especially those established on the path of self-realization, though freed from all kinds of material bondage, desire to render unalloyed devotional service unto the Personality of Godhead. This means that the Lord possesses transcendental qualities and therefore can attract everyone, including liberated souls.Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters September 9
Dear Brij Suderji, Thank you very much for your letter No. D.O.367 P.A./RM/67 D/4/9/67 and have noted the contents carefully. I thank you once more for your kind appreciation of my great mission following the footprints of Lord Chaitanya the great Apostle of world peace and love of Krishna. Lord Chaitanya wanted to preach Krishna Consciousness all over the world and He entrusted the execution of the...
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. Your letter of 8/24 contains some important questions. The six goswamis are not all eternal associates of Krishna. Only Rupa and Raghunath Goswami are eternal associates. You know there are two kinds of living entities: nityamukta or eternal associates of the Lord, and nityabaddha or eternally conditioned. This material manifestation is a chance for the...
New York My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters. You have a problem before you in respect to living separate from your wife. If your wife keeps herself peaceful living separately from you, I think you can arrange for the time being like that, but in my opinion, this business of separation may not be developed into a case of divorce. So far Eric is concerned,...
Aniruddha My dear Aniruddha, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 30, 1968, and noted the contents carefully. I have already written one letter to Balarama, as you gave me his address. Regarding Barry Major, I think I have already replied his letter from New York, and I am asking him to see me in San Francisco. You will be glad to know that just yesterday...
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. We have safely reached yesterday after noon at 3:00 and there was grand reception, arranged by Jayananda and Patty. Many Indians were present, and I was very much pleased to see the activities of San Francisco devotees. They are doing very well. In the evening, some of the respectable Indian gentlemen came to see me, and they have offered...
My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings, and I hope you are doing well there. And Himavati is helping you very nicely. You will be pleased to know that here the Sankirtana party, led by Tamala Krishna, is doing very nicely. I understand that within two months they have collected
Hayagriva My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. And I hope by this time you have reached your headquarters, at Wheeling, and I hope you are feeling well. And you have taken the dictaphone. Now immediate task is that you revise the 1st, 2nd, 3rd volumes of Srimad-Bhagavatam. As soon as they are revised, we shall immediately print in one volume. Just we are going to print, volume one means...
Janardana My dear Janardana, Please accept my blessings, and I hope you are all doing well in Montreal. And I may inform you that immediately you begin translation work of our Srimad-Bhagavatam in French, as well as Bhagavad-gita as it is, in French, and begin our Back To Godhead in French language printed in the mimeograph machine. So you have got enough engagement; you may not take trouble of attempting...
Subala My dear Subala, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Sept. 1, 1968, and I am so glad to learn that you have got permission to chant in the park. Previously you sent me the press clippings, and I have seen that so there was some difficulty, now by Krishna
Arundhati My dear Arundhati, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your most recent letter (undated), and I have noted the contents. I hope by this time your health has improved, and as you are doing such important work for Krishna, you must be careful to take proper care of your health. You are an intelligent girl, so conjointly with your husband, Pradyumna, you can determine what are...
My dear Bhurijana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter of September 4th, 1969, sent along with the Bhakti-sastri examinations and a maintenance check of 15 dollars. I have noted down your new temple address, and please try as far as possible to make this a very successful center. If you can get permission from the authorities for chanting and collecting on the...
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated September 6, 1969 and the new issue of BTG. I am pleased to learn that the house transaction is finished, and I shall be glad if you send a copy of the conveyance deed to the London address, where I am going the day after tomorrow. The purchasing transaction has been done on Janmastami Day,...
My dear Gopala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter of 3rd September, 1969 with check for 55 dollars enclosed, and just today I have received your nice gift package of sweater, scarf, socks and incense. They are all very nice and I much appreciate your kind thoughts of me in this connection. On Vyasa Puja Day your article in the Vyasa Puja booklet was read...
Jagadisa My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of September 4th, 1969 and the enclosed check for the Bhakti-sastri examination. As I have already mentioned in my letter of September 7th, I have also duly received the contribution of 150 dollars from Laksmimoni and yourself. I am so pleased to note that Sadanandini is now staying in Detroit, living...
Baltimore My dear Abhirama, Please accept my blessings. With further reference to my letter dated 31st August, 1971, I have already asked you to consult with the GBC members before purchasing the boat. So do not purchase this boat unless all the GBC members agree. I understand that some of the GBC members are not favorably disposed to this proposal of purchasing a boat. In one letter I have read...
My dear Dr. Bali, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter dated 3rd September, 1971 and my blessings are there for you and your good wife. One S. Indian gentleman, Mr. Cheety, came to see my in L.A. when I was there and he has invited me to go to his place. I had promised him that I am going there during my Madras tour in October. Formerly also when I talked with Vaijyantimala,...
Madhudvisa My dear Madhudvisa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. Enclosed please find a copy of my letter to Dr. Bali regarding the program in Madras. There is no need of you going there immediately to see that house in Madras. Tomorrow evening I am going to Kenya, the address is given above. After Mombassa you will be glad to know that I shall be returning to Bombay, which should be by the end...
Bhakta dasa Dear Bhakta das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kindly remembering me on Vyasa Puja birth day, and I have duly received your gift of .00, and I have appreciated your warm sentiments with great satisfaction. I am very much encouraged by your progress in Krsna Consciousness. Now go on in this way always striving to please Krsna, and you will feel yourself...
Gerald Sawas 3384 Mallin Ave. Long Beach, Calif. 90808 My dear Gerald Sawas; Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kindly remembering me on Vyas Puja birth day, and I have appreciated your warm sentiments with great satisfaction. I am very much encouraged by your progress in Krsna consciousness. Now go on in this way always striving to please Krsna and you will feel...
My dear Ksirodakasayi, Kirti ma dasi, Caturbhuja, Karanadakasayi, Sandipani, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kindly remembering me on Vyasa Puja birthday, and I have appreciated your warm sentiments with great satisfaction. I am very much encouraged by your progress in Krishna Consciousness. Now go on in this way always striving to please Krsna and you will feel yourself...
My dear Mahamaya, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kindly remembering me on Vyasa Puja birth day, and I have duly received your gift of .00, and I have appreciated your warm sentiments with great satisfaction. I am very much encouraged by your progress in Krsna Consciousness. Now go on in this way always striving to please Krsna and you will feel yourself becoming...
Nityananda My dear Nityananda and ISKCON New Orleans; Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kindly remembering me on Vyas Puja birthday, and I have duly received your gift of .00, and I have appreciated your warm sentiments with great satisfaction. I am very much encouraged by your programs in Krsna Consciousness. Now go on in this way always striving to please Krsna and...
Dallas Dear Rasamanjari, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your kindly remembering me on Vyasa Puja birth day, and I have appreciated your warm sentiments with great satisfaction. I am very much encouraged by your progress in Krsna Consciousness. Now go on in this way always striving to please Krsna and you will feel yourself becoming happy more and more. That I want. Thank...
Tejiyas New Delhi My dear Tejiayas, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of you letter from Vrndavana dated first September, 1972, and I have appreciated the contents with great care. I am especially encouraged that you are planning another wonderful festival of Hare Krsna festival in Delhi, and that you are trying to get again the LIC grounds. Then it will be first class. One thing is,...
RESOLUTION At the meeting of the members of the Bureau of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness held at their Head Office at the Hare Krishna Land, Gandhi Gram Road, Juhu, Bombay on the 9th September, 1974, the following was resolved:
Mr. Ed Gilbert 3101 West End Ave. No. C4B Nashville, Tennessee 37203 Dear Ed Gilbert: Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 19, 1975 redirected to me from New York. Regarding your question, God does not discriminate, but so long as we have got forms we have to discriminate. Without God consciousness the discrimination is there. Why should think that you are...
Mahamsa Hyderabad My dear Mahamsa Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 6, 1975 with enclosed photos of the farm. I like that place and wish to go there. As soon as you call me I will come. If this scheme is successful, it will be a great fortune for us to capture Indian ideals and the support of the Government. Yes, Hansadutta can supply Rs. 2 lakhs...
Satsvarupa Los Angeles My dear Satsvarupa Goswami: Please accept my blessings. I have been informed by Brahmananda Maharaja that only six temples have sent copies of the Affidavit that I have requested from each temple. Please see why they are not sending.
Presidents of all ISKCON Centers To the Presidents all-ISKCON Centers. Dear President, This is to introduce Srimati Lalita Bose, who is our friend and well-wisher. Wherever in our centers she goes, she should be received free of boarding and lodging at least for three days.

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