October 20

Spoken October 20
Initiation
[kīrtana, etc.] Prabhupāda: [leads prayers for fire sacrifice] Vande ‘ham..., svāhā. Why left hand? Right hand. Svāhā. Svāhā. [chants standard fire sacrifice prayers with devotees’ response] Now stand up with this banana. " go brahmaṇya-devāya Devotees:Prabhupāda:Young woman:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Young woman:Viṣṇujana:Young woman:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Viṣṇujana:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:…
Lecture & Initiation
Prabhupāda: [sings] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [audience responds] So Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement means to approach the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa. This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Directly. This is a special gift of Lord Caitanya thatYoung man:Prabhupāda:Young man:Prabhupāda:Bill:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Rob:Prabhupāda:Young man:Prabhupāda:Young man:Prabhupāda:Śrīmatī:Prabhupāda:Śrīmatī:Prabhupāda:Young man:Prabhupāda:Jāhnavā:Young man:Pra…
Lecture to College Students
[kīrtana, prema-dhvanī] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Thank you all very much for coming today to hear our spiritual master speak and join us in this saṅkīrtana festival. What we’re doing here is searching and seeking after the Supreme Absolute Truth. We are searching after Kṛṣṇa, or God. In this last hundred years or so in this country therePrabhupāda:[I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who with the torchlight of knowledge has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignor…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...the whole atmosphere, you should come and disturb. You are making... You cannot understand? And the whole attention is diverted to you. So harā, harā is the form of the word... Hare is the form of the word harā when address, when She is addressed. And Kṛṣṇa, when HeJāhnavā:Prabhupāda:
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading] “...particular type of body as a result of his action in the present body. These activities are taken into account by superior authority known as daiva, or the authority of God. This daiva is explained in the Bhagavad-gītā as the prime cause of everything, and in the Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indians and Devotees:Prabhupāda:Indian devotee:Prabhupāda:Indian devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:…
SB 1.2.9
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.9 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " dharmasya hy āpavargyasya nārtho ‘rthāyopakalpate nārthasya dharmaikāntasya kāmo lābhāya hi smṛtaḥ []" Prabhupāda: Next. Pradyumna: [leads chanting of synonyms]PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Devotees:
Bg 13.22 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " puruṣaḥ prakṛti-stho hi bhuṅkte prakṛti-jān guṇān kāraṇaṁ guṇa-saṅgo
SB 1.8.40
Pradyumna: Translation: “All these cities and villages are flourishing in all respects because the herbs and grains are in abundance, the trees are full of fruits, the rivers are flowing, the hills are full of minerals and the oceans full of wealth. And this is all due to Your glancing over them.Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: They kept dead body frozen? Harikeśa: It hasn’t become very popular. Prabhupāda: Why? Why? The scientists’ failure? Harikeśa: Maybe people don’t believe it. Prabhupāda: No, it is made by the scientists. [break] Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: ...behind the frozen body was that if someone had an incurable disease, they thought that they could suspend the life by freezing it, and then, when they found the cure for the disease, they would unfreeze him, or thaw him out, and cure him of his disease so …
SB 5.5.1
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.1 Prabhupāda: " śrī-ṛṣabha uvāca nāyaṁ deho deha-bhājāṁ nṛloke kaṣṭān kāmān arhate viḍ-bhujāṁ ye tapo divyaṁ putrakā yena sattvaṁ śuddhyed yasmād brahma-saukhyaṁ tv anantam []" This is a verse, verse number one, Fifth Canto, Fifth Chapter, of Puṣṭa-kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Woman guest:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:
Room Conversation
[No Audio] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Jaya Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: So, what do you think? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I haven’t had an opportunity yet to speak with Bhakti-caru, so it was not possible for me to understand the conversation that transpired. Prabhupāda: No. My... Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I like him. He has fine features. HeUpendra:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Bhagatjī:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhagatjī:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhagatjī:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhagatjī:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhagatjī:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhagatjī:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhagatjī:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bh…
Doctor Visit and Conversation
Dr. Gopal: Vomiting? Prabhupāda: There was some tendency. Dr. Gopal: There was some tendency, but you never had. Prabhupāda: Had little. Dr. Gopal: You had. Did you feel any difficulty during urination? Prabhupāda: Not at all. Dr. Gopal: It is passing without any hesitation. Prabhupāda: I think so.Dr. Gopal:Bhavānanda:Dr. Gopal:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhavānanda:Dr. Gopal:Prabhupāda:Dr. Gopal:Prabhupāda:Dr. Gopal:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Dr. Gopal:Prabhupāda:Dr. Gopal:Prab…
Letters October 20
Tehran My dear Atreya Rsi Das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 3, 1973 and the nice offering made by Navayauvana dasa, and I thank you very much. . You say that you are doing limitedly, but go on. Try to convince the elite section our Krsna consciousness movement. You have got a very nice place there with attached garden, and you are able, so...
Brooklyn My dear Bali Mardan das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 13, 1974 together with the copy of S.B. 3:4, color photos and slides hand delivered by Gopala Krishna. The book is nice. The printing, binding is nice, but the paper is a little inferior, especially the end paper. It is good that you are getting it done quicker. The slides and photos of...
Digambar Singh Chowdhury My dear Digambar Singh: Please accept my blessings. Since I have left India I am touring so many places. Now I am in Johannesburg and on the 25th of October I am going to Nairobi. Regarding our farming scheme, it is almost settled that we shall get some land. Now we have to organize carefully. In this respect, I am counting upon your good help. On my return to India I wish...
Dinesh Candra Sarkar, 5, Bidyasagar Road, P.O Nabagram, Dist., Hooghly, W. Bengal, India My dear Dinesh Candra, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 22nd. October, 1975 and I have noted the contents carefully. I am not keeping always very well. At the present moment I have some trouble with my teeth. By the end of the month, I shall go to Bombay where I shall...
Los Angeles My dear Radhavallabha dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of the 4 volumes of Caitanya-caritamrta and your letter dated October 1, 1975 and I have noted the contents carefully. Concerning the synonyms, henceforward I am adding the synonyms myself. From yesterday night I have begun adding the synonyms as it doesn
Sama Catonsville, Maryland My dear Sama dasa, Please accept my blessings for you, your wife, and your new baby daughter, Sarada devi dasi. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 8, 1975 and I have noted the contents carefully. Thank you very much for the pictures of Baltimore yatra, especially I have appreciated the beauty of the Gaura-Nitai Deities which you are going to install. Where...
Siddha Svarupananda Haiku, Hawaii My dear Siddha Svarupa Ananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Sept. 25 with enclosed Guru-daksina and I thank you very much. I am pleased to accept your recommendation for the first initiation of William and Barbara Renaroza. Their names are Sakari das and Sivadasi respectively. Now hold a fire-yajna for their initiation...

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