October 13

Spoken October 13
Bg 13.19 Lecture
Prabhupāda: [aside:] So why don’t you come forward? Back side, yes. So, svayaṁ bhagavān, Kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam [SB 1.3.28]. We have many times explained the word bhagavān. Bhagavān means six opulences: riches and..., aiśvaryasya samagrasya vīryasya,
SB 1.8.33
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.33 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " apare vasudevasya devakyāṁ yācito ‘bhyagāt ajas tvam asya kṣemāyaPrabhupāda:
Bg 13.1-3 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. We are reading one chapter from Bhagavad-gītā, Thirteenth Chapter. The subject matter is nature, the enjoyer and consciousness. In Sanskrit it is called kṣetra-kṣetra-jña [Bg. 13.27]. Kṣetra means the field. Just like an agriculturist, they work on the field. The worker or the agriculturist owns the land, and he works there, and according to his labor he enjoys the fruits. Similarly, we have been given this body as the field of activity. Every one of us,…
Car ride from Durban to Johannesburg
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: But still they come? Prabhupāda: Yes, out of curiosity only, not to accept your philosophy: “What this Swāmījī is speaking?” Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Yes, you asked them, “So why don’t you surrender? What is your objection?” Prabhupāda: Objection is that they will not be allowed to drink tea. That is objection. No cigarette, no even tea. They think it is impossible. All, they are Indian house. Eh?Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: And this side, they are coming from Europe? Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: This side, coming from the oil countries, coming down the coast, and also coming... [break] Prabhupāda: How long they can stay in the water? Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: If it’s warm weather they can stay all day. Prabhupāda: Acchā? Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: In the cold weather, a few hours. They put on these black suits made out of a certain fabricPrabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:P…
Lecture [Hindi]
Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation
[visit with Prabhupāda’s Godbrothers, Bengali] Prabhupāda: [Bengali] And Doctor Stillson, what he has called me? Name? Carmons... What is that? C-h... Hari-śauri: I can’t remember, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: It is a common word. [Bengali with Bhakti-caru] It begins with c-h. Spiritual master.Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Bhakti-caru:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Hari…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: [Bengali with Pisimā and Bhakti-caru] [kīrtana] [break] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Purī Mahārāja. Prabhupāda: Ah. [Bengali] [meeting with Purī Mahārāja, Āśrama Mahārāja, Ānanda Prabhu and others---Bengali] [kīrtana led by Purī Mahārāja] Purī Mahārāja: [Bengali discussion with Prabhupāda and others] [break]Prabhupāda:Purī Mahārāja:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Purī Mahārāja:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Purī Mahārāja:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Purī Mahārāja:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Purī Mahārāja:Hari-śauri:Purī Mahārāja:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Purī Mahārā…
Room Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: This... At noontime you seemed to be getting a little taste. Did you have a little? You said gradually. Prabhupāda: And now... Just now, I have no taste. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: So I don’t think there is any problem. I mean, what you ate today was more than I saw you eat in three months, Śrīla Prabhupāda. You ate a Love Feast today. So whenever we eat a Love Feast, we never have much appetite in the evening. Usually we simply chant.Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa…
Letters October 13
Damodara My dear Damodara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of Oct. 9. I am very sorry to hear that Kirtanananda is advising you to give up the robes and the flags on the head. Please stop this nescience as I never instructed Kirtanananda to act like that. I am not at all satisfied with this action of Kirtanananda. Kirtanananda has no right to instruct you in that way,...
Hansadutta My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of Oct. 5. “Money is the honey” goes so far as it is employed for Krishna consciousness. The body is undoubtedly a material vehicle but when it acts for Krishna Consciousness it becomes spiritualized. By the grace of Krishna material energy can be transformed to spiritual energy & spiritual energy is never...
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I am very glad to receive your letter (undated). Yes I am feeling stronger. I always think of you because you are so nice in Krishna Consciousness. Several times I talk your nice qualifications which you are employing amongst my visitors. Krishna Consciousness is always dormant in everyone
My dear Acyutananda and Jaya Govinda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your joint letter dated Oct. 4, 1968, redirected from New York, and along with another separate letter from Acyutananda explaining your desire to come back to USA and fight the case of draft board. It is a good suggestion, because if you won the case on the ground that you have adopted a different order...
My dear Janaki, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter, very nice letter. You have expressed very nice sentiments and this shows that you are positively advancing in Krishna Consciousness. Your talk with the Indian ladies and gentlemen is very interesting. They inquire from you, and they are astonished that you are very serious. That means they are not at all serious. They...
London My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 7, 1968. And I have noted the contents carefully. I think the process which you have adopted is quite all right. Now everything is clear to me; you can go on with your procedure. So far the original text of our aims and objects of the society, I have read it and I don
My dear Dayananda and Nandarani, Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your children Candramukhi and Vilasani. I am in due receipt of your letters dated 7th October, and I am so glad to receive them. I am so pleased to see that you both have taken very seriously to improve the conditions of our London temple. Our London center is very important and it is already known all over Europe and...
Denver My dear Sons and Daughter, Please accept my blessings. I have just recently received one letter from Sriman Tulsidas Prabhu and at his recommendation I have gladly consented to accept you all as my duly initiated disciples. Your beads are all chanted and they are enclosed herewith. I have given you the spiritual names as follows:
Delhi My dear Tamala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 3d October and have noted the contents. I am starting for Bombay on the 19th October at 10:00 p.m. reaching Bombay at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. I shall stay there until the 23d, four days, and then I shall start for Calcutta on the 24th, some time in the morning. The exact time of my...
Denver My dear Tulsi das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter from Denver dated 3d October, 1971 and have noted the contents. It is very much encouraging that your center is improving daily and doing so nicely. There is good field there. So combinedly work very hard to make our new Denver center a grand success. We have all taken on a great responsibility for spreading...
Yadubara Bombay My dear Yadubara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated September 30, 1972 and I have noted the contents carefully. Concerning your request for money for Hindi and Gujarati BTG’s where is the money collected from the first editions. For any magazine published money should be collected and then republished. Accounts should be kept
Culver City, California My dear Candanacarya: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated September 22, 1973 and have noted the contents. Yes, the name of your daughter Radhasakti is all right. I am glad to learn that you are again with the printing department. So now you print small books as many as possible from my lectures past and present as New York has done,...
Nairobi My dear Cyavana Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter from Zambia dated August 24, 1973. I am very much pleased with your preaching there, how you are making members and distributing books. It is also encouraging that the Indians there are taking note of the authority of this movement of Lord Caitanya.
Dallas My dear Mohanananda Das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated September 26, 1973 and have noted the contents carefully. In my opinion all Gurukula students should be educated free of charge, but outside students may be charged. Our own parents should without obligation contribute liberally, but we should not be hard with them if they cannot pay. Sometimes...
Atlanta My dear Rupanuga Maharaja: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated September 29, 1973 together with the campaign materials. Regarding Guyana, if the money is there, so you open an office and print books. That will be all right. Yes, Kesava may be GBC man for South America. That is approved by me. And you can incorporate Central America into the Eastern...
New Delhi My dear Tejiyas Das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 6, 1973 and have noted the contents. I am glad to learn that your festival preperations are well under way. My program is that by the 25th of October I shall go to Delhi for one or two days and then to Vrindaban up to the 8th of November. I will come to Delhi on the 9th for the festival,...

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