October 14

Spoken October 14
Bg 2.20-25 Lecture
Viṣṇujana: “For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not... [Bg. 2.20]” Prabhupāda: These are the statements of Kṛṣṇa. Now the constitution of the soulViṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupād…
Lecture [Hindi]
Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation with Kenneth Keating
Prabhupāda: Because, we are actually spirit soul we are not this body. But, our present civilization is going on, on the concept of this body. That I’m this body, and therefore I’m thinking I’m Indian, you are thinking you are American, somebody is thinking something else. This is our body. Just like I give you an example.Ambassador Keating:Prabhupāda:Mrs. Keating:Prabhupāda:Mrs. Keating:Prabhupāda:Ambassador:Prabhupāda:Ambassador:Prabhupāda:Ambassador:Prabhupāda:Ambassador:Prabhupāda:Mrs. Keati…
Bg 13.20 Lecture
Pradyumna: Translation: “Material nature and the living entities should be understood to be beginningless. Their transformations in the modes of matter are products of material nature.” [Bg. 13.20] Prabhupāda: So there were six questions by Arjuna: kṣetra, kṣetra-jña, jñānam, jñeyam, prakṛti, puruṣa.
SB 1.8.34
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.34 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " bhārāvatāraṇāyānye bhuvo nāva ivodadhau sīdantyā bhūri-bhāreṇaPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Lecture
Prabhupāda: ...so on account of exploitation by the superior energy, the living entity, the material energy becomes important. So the Vedic civilization is for fulfilling the mission of the spiritual energy. And the modern civilization is to become entangled in the activities of this material energy. EntangledDevotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Nothing happens accidentally. According to Vedic literature, there is no such word as “accident.” The word is adṛṣṭa: there is cause; I cannot see it. Adṛṣṭa. It is not in my vision, but there is cause. There is no question of accident.Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harik…
SB 1.7.2-4
Prabhupāda: So I shall try to speak on some of the preliminary important ślokas from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, how Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam was compiled by Vyāsadeva under the instruction of Śrī Nārada Muni. So the description was given by Sūta Gosvāmī in a very big meeting at Naimiṣāraṇya, thousands of years ago, and the Sūta Gosvāmī is describing how Devotee:Guest (1) [Indian man]:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Devotee:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee:Guest (3):Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Pu…
Address [Hindi]
Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: That is special advantage of this age. People are very much fallen from spiritual standard, and to fall down from the spiritual standard means to spoil the humanity. There is no education on this point. That is Vedic culture. Most of them, they do not believe that there is soul, spirit soul, and human life is meant for understanding it and make progress on that platform. Most of them, they do not know. There is no education, I think. Everyone reads Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian ma…
Room Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: How are you feeling this morning, Śrīla Prabhupāda? You haven’t passed any urine for quite awhile. What is the reason for that? Prabhupāda: I think I have. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: No. According to the chart, you haven’t passed any urine for eight or nine hours, ten hours, nearly ten hours.Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla K…
Room Conversation
Bhakti-caru: [Bengali] Prabhupāda said, “I kick them on their face.” “I literally kick them on their face.” [Bengali] Prabhupāda: [Bengali with Bhakti-caru] Bhakti-caru: [to Upendra] Śrīla Prabhupāda wants that Bonamali Prabhu, that kavirāja. Should go and talk to him tomorrow. [break]Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupād…
Room Conversation
Pradyumna: " tad-īkṣaṇotprema-rasāplutāśayā jātānurāgā gata-manyavo ‘rbhakān uduhya dorbhiḥ parirabhya mūrdhani ghrāṇair avāpuḥ paramāṁ mudaṁ te [SB 10.13.33]" Prabhupāda: One line? Pradyumna: Just read like this, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Prabhupāda: One line. Pradyumna: Ah, one line. Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:P…
Letters October 14
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for sending me 2 copies of BTG stationery & envelopes. I have received a letter from Damodara (dated Oct. 9) in which he writes to say: “Swami Kirtanananda has returned to the United States and is causing quite a stir among the devotees. Following his suggestions, we have stopped wearing robes and have cut off our...
My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. Your letter of Oct. 10, 1968 with press cutting is very much encouraging. When a devotee is seriously prepared to serve Krishna, the Lord gives him both intelligence and opportunity to serve Him more and more, so that the serving devotee may ultimately reach the Lord without any doubt. The symptoms appear to be as above mentioned. Please therefore utilize...
Vasudeva Paris My dear Vasudeva, Please accept my blessings. I have heard a serious complaint against you that you are in intimate relation with Aradhana’s wife Santanu. I am not only surprised but I cannot believe that a nice boy like you should be thus accused. Anyway young boys and girls sometimes commit mistakes due to age but we should remember that we are considered to be the most responsible...
Hamburg My dear Vrinda devi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 8th October, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. I heard from Sivananda that you had left him without his knowledge. That is not very good. When he wrote me twice
Buffalo My dear Gunagrahi Das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 29, 1973 and have noted the contents. I thank you for your very nice report. I am glad that you held very nice Rathayatra in Buffalo and have donated one calf to New Vrindaban.
Sintra, Portugal Dear Frederico Lourenco: Please accept my best wishes. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil with enclosed drawings, and I thank you very much. Regarding prasadam, Krishna does not accept any foodstuff offered by a person who is not a devotee. In the Bhagavad-gita it is stated:(Bg. 9.26)
Dear Gurudas Prabhu: Please accept my humble obeisances. Your letter to Srila Prabhupad dated October 3, 1974 in transit has been received. Srila Prabhupad affirms that he never gave you permission to leave India, but only to leave Vrindaban. You left without informing me of you intentions. Now you are asking for him to write a letter so you can collect money. But what the monies you have already...
Hanuman Montreal My dear Hanuman das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated. I had heard that you have since gone to Buenos Aires, so please let me know what is your program. I hope this meets you in good health.
Dunblane Stirlingshire, Scotland Dear Stephen Graham: Please accept my best wishes. I am in due receipt of your letter dated February 14, 1974 forwarded to me from my London center. I am very glad to note your interest in Krishna consciousness. So you should come and life with us at one of our centers and practice Krishna consciousness, following the devotional practices, and chanting Hare Krishna....
Auckland, New Zealand Dear Tusta Krishna Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 15, 1974 from Indonesia and have noted the contents. So for your preaching you should just request everyone you meet to chant Hare Krishna and to follow the four regulative principles. This will be your preaching principle wherever you go. On this basis travel and work, and...
My dear Dr. W.H. Wolf-Rottkay, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated September 27th and October 3, 1976, I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the scientists, we have entrusted our own three scientists namely Svarupa Damodara, Sadaputa, and Madhva and we leave the matter to them, we do not say anything ourselves, but are leaving it to them. But there are many common...
Giriraja My dear Giriraja Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated 8/10/76 and have noted the contents carefully. Yes, you can do as you have suggested, reply in the monthly news letter to the members, followed by the reply I sent to Smt. Morarji.
My dear Yasomatinandana Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated 8/10/76 and have noted the contents carefully. You say the farm is only five miles from the city, so we will build our temple on that land. The farmers should be trained up to become devotees of Krishna. The same Idea I have already given for Hyderabad farm. Invite the local farmers to participate in Kirtana...

Share with your friends

Task Runner