October 17

Spoken October 17
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading] “...devotional service. Every service has some attractive feature which drives the servitor progressively on and on. Every one of us within this world is perpetually engaged in some sort of service, and the impetus for such service is the pleasure we derive from it. Driven by affection for his wife and children, a family man works day and night. A philanthropist works in the same way for love of the greater family and a nationalist for the cause of his country and countrymen…
SB 1.2.6
Prabhupāda: " sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo yato bhaktir adhokṣaje ahaituky apratihatā yayātmā suprasīdati []" “The supreme occupation, dharma, for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendental Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted in order to completely satisfy the selfSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:
Bg 2.1-11 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 2.1–11 Prabhupāda: I shall speak some verses from Bhagavad-gītā, Second Chapter, in which the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, instructed. The beginning of instruction is the Second Chapter of Bhagavad-gītā. So Arjuna, representing ourself, conditioned soul, covered with the material body and thinking in bodily conception of lifeIndian guest:Puṣṭa-kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
[in car] Prabhupāda: ...being a lover of God, nobody can smile, that’s a fact. Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Without being a lover of God. Prabhupāda: Yes. Brahma-bhūtāḥ prasannātmā [Bg. 18.54]. That is stated in Bhagavad-gītā. Who can become a... Smiling means he is satisfied in every respect.Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:P…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: You have done good because you are waiting for somebody’s decision. So the decision-maker can change. Otherwise so many people are working so hard day and night, he is not getting even sufficient food. And another man, without working, he is getting so much money. How it is possible? Hmm? So God is not an instrument of your whims. He is fully independent. That is God. Harikeśa:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prab…
Address to Rotary Club
Prabhupāda: Ladies and Gentlemen, the President, I am very much thankful to you that you are eager to hear what Kṛṣṇa wants to speak. Kṛṣṇa is accepted as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. All ācāryas---Rāmānujācārya, Madhvācārya, Viṣṇu Svāmī, Nimbārka, and latest, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and before that, other Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyum…
Room Conversation Visit from Dr. G. Ghosh and Dr. Gopal
Dr. Ghosh: [Bengali] Regular lecture health and disease in popular language with demonstrations by charts, models, projectors and cinematography. [Bengali] Maintaining health cards for children. Every six months have their height, weightPrabhupāda:Dr. Ghosh:Prabhupāda:Dr. Ghosh:Prabhupāda:Dr. Ghosh:Bhavānanda:Upendra:Dr. Ghosh:Bhavānanda:Dr. Ghosh:Prabhupāda:Dr. Ghosh:Bhavānanda:Dr. Ghosh:Bhakti-caru:Dr. Ghosh:Bhavānanda:Dr. Ghosh:Bh…
Room Conversation
Bhavānanda: Śrīla Prabhupāda, Acyutānanda Mahārāja has come. Prabhupāda: Here? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Acyutānanda Mahārāja. Prabhupāda: Here. Where you are preaching now? Acyutānanda: I was in Calcutta during the Māyāpur affairs. Then I went to South India. Now I’m going to America. My stay in India may be terminated. And I received American passport. IPrabhupāda:Bhavānanda:Prabhupāda:Bhavānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:…
Letters October 17
Mahapurusa My dear Mahapurusa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your detailed letter. Brown rice generally is doubly boiled, therefore it cannot be used for Krishna prasadam. Unpolished rice which looks like brown can be used. Generally in American the brown rice is doubly boiled therefore unfit. We do not mind polished or unpolished but doubly boiled mustn
Hansadutta My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. Enclosed please find one copy of the letter which I have sent yesterday to the Consulate General of the United States of America, at Montreal, sent by special delivery air mail, so that they may keep the file there as I am going to meet them on the appointment day as they have set up, Oct. 25, 1968. I hope you have already made this arrangement....
Rayarama My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your long letter dated October 11, 1968, and I am trying to reply this letter in two ways: The points of human civilization as well as our constitutional program. The first thing I may inform you that I am going to Montreal by the 23 or the 24 of October, because I have got an appointment engagement with the Consulate...
Nara-narayana Calcutta My dear Nara Narayana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 11th October, 1971 and have noted the contents. First of all you finish the model work nicely. I am going to Bombay on the 20th, starting from Nairobi on the 19th night reaching 8:15 the next morning. I shall start for Calcutta on the 24th instant and the expected time of arrival...
Delhi My dear Yamuna and Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your descriptive letter dated 10th October, 1971 and have noted the contents with interest. I am so glad to know that you are seeing all the MPs and officials in the government service and if you can make each of them a member of our society it will be a great service. Try to do it to your best capacity. I am also...
Karandhara Los Angeles My dear Karandhara Das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 5/10/73 and have noted the contents. I have also received the enclosed duplicate deposit slip for .89. Also find herewith checks Nos.
Dear Giriraj Prabhu: Please accept my humble obeisances. I am in do receipt of your registered letter dated October 7, 1974 with enclosed true copy of gift deed and CBI receipt for the fixed deposit certificates. Srila Prabhupad would like to know what is the balance of the Central a/c in American Express Bank. We are expecting that shortly L.A. is to transfer Dollars 40,000.00 in that account, and...
Calcutta Dear Sri Kanungo: Please accept my blessings, and offer the same to your good wife Srimati Chhavi Kanungo. I am staying now at Mayapur at the above address, and I was very much eager to see you in connection with your land that you have donated to our Society. Now we have to make a program how to develop the place to make it a nice preaching center in Orissa, and for this purpose your cooperation...
59 Muller Street, Yeoville, Johannesburg, South Africa Dear Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to His Divine Grace, Srila Prabhupad. It has come to our notice that one Godbrother of Srila Prabhupad’s, Swami Bon Maharaj, has been spreading damaging propaganda against Srila Prabhupad and against our movement. Satsvarupa Maharaj recently informed Srila Prabhupad that one Professor...
Nairobi My dear Cyavana Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I have received one letter from Jnana das Adhikari dated Oct. 8, 1975, and also Pusta Krsna Maharaja has pointed out one letter addressed to you here in Johannesburg dated Oct. 10 from Jnana das. This letter was opened by Pusta Krsna because it may have contained information relevant to our travel to Nairobi.
Brooklyn My dear Gopijanavallabha dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 24, 1975 and I have noted the contents carefully. Thank you for the enclosed check for Daksina. Your plan to have my quarters on the 11th. floor is very nice. I have made some alterations to your plan however and if possible you can implement then when you are designing the rooms....
Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 19, 1975, and I have noted the contents carefully. If Dr. Wolf has become envious then we must simply avoid him. What is his complaint? The idea of the nursery school is very good idea.

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