October 21

Spoken October 21
Bhaktiprajñāna Keśava Mahārāja’s Disappearance Day Lecture,
Prabhupāda: One has to accept the renounced order from another person who is in renounced order. So I never thought that I shall accept this renounced order of life. In my family life, when I was in the midst of my wife and children, sometimes I was dreaming my spiritual master, that heGovinda dāsī:
SB 7.9.8
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.8 Prabhupāda: ...something the prayers of Prahlāda Mahārāja. " brahmādayaḥ sura-gaṇā munayo ‘tha siddhāḥ sattvaikatāna-gatayo vacasāṁ pravāhaiḥ nārādhituṁ puru-guṇair adhunāpi pipruḥ kiṁ toṣṭum arhati sa me harir ugra-jāteḥTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Jaya-gopāla:Prabhupāda:Jaya-gopāla:Prabhupāda:Jaya-gopāla:Prabhupāda:
The Nectar of Devotion
Prabhupāda: ...that just now I have received one newspaper cutting. This is from South Africa. What is the city’s name? Devotee (1): Durban. Prabhupāda: Durban. So these two young gosvāmīs, they are preaching very successfully in South Africa. And another news I have gotŚyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Devotees:
SB 1.2.10
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " kāmasya nendriya prītir lābho jīveta yāvatā jīvasya tattva-jijñāsā nārtho yaś ceha karmabhiḥ []" Prabhupāda: Anyone else? [devotees chant] [break] Pradyumna: [leads chanting of synonyms] PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 1.8.41
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.41 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [devotees repeat] " atha viśveśa viśvātman viśva-mūrte svakeṣu me sneha-pāśam imaṁ chindhi dṛḍhaṁ pāṇḍuṣu vṛṣṇiṣu []" [00:48] Translation. “O Lord of the universe, soul of the universe, O personality of the form of the universe, please, therefore, sever my tie of affection for my kinsmen, the Pāṇḍavas and the Vṛṣṇis.Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Nonsense. [break] Harikeśa: Well, they have a saying that “Laws are for being broken.” Prabhupāda: Hmm? Harikeśa: “Laws are for being broken.” Prabhupāda: That is intelligence. If you can break laws, that is intelligence. Hmm. So many dogs. So which way we shall go? [break] Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: We can go this way, straight. It goes around the park, around the lake. [break] Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:…
Room Conversation with Documentary Maker
Guest: ...a couple of things for the potential audience who I’m hoping will see the documentary. So it’s just a couple of questions I’d like to ask you, if I may. And if I can record them, we can have them typed out. I hope my little tape recorder works.Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Pusta Kṛṣṇa:Guest:Pusta Kṛṣṇa:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prab…
Room Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Australian books are sold out. I was thinking that you would be thinking that. He has to print in bigger quantities. Prabhupāda: Great amount. You have to appoint two, three more printers. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes. Gopāla says that the problem is not the printers, because they have offset presses, so to them, to print ten thousand, twenty thousand, fifty thousand doesnPrabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Upendra:Pr…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: We restrict the tongue, practicing. Anything can be done by practice. So if we take kṛṣṇa-prasādam, the tongue is restricted, locked to some limited... Then our all other senses become controlled. And spiritual life means sense control. We are not going to kill the senses. The Devotees:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Upendra:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Pradyumna:Prabhu…
Letters October 21
Aska Distillery The Proprietor, Aska Distillery, Aska. Dear Sir, We have decided to open a branch manufactory of our above laboratory in a suitable locality of Berhampur. We are arranging to approach the local excise authorities to grant us permit for possessing and using rectified spirit for medicinal purposes. But before we do anything finally as would like to enquire from your good self whether...
Aniruddha My dear Aniruddha, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated October 5, 1969 and October 7, 1969 and have noted the contents carefully. As you were not fixed up in any place I could not reply. Now I understand from Brahmananda
Hayagriva Tittenhurst Park Tittenhurst House, Ascot, Berkshire, ENGLAND My Dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 13, 1969 and have noted the contents carefully. The most enlightening paragraph of your letter is when you say to print 50,000 copies of our BTG. My idea is that we should print at least 100,000 of this magazine every...
Yamunacarya My dear Yamunacarya, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of October 4, 1969 and I have also duly received your beads sent by Brahmananda. Your initiated name is Yamunacarya. Yamunacarya was a great devotee. Formerly he was a great king, and later on he became a great devotee and acharya of the Ramanuja Sampradaya. There are many such Mahatmas, or great souls,...
Hansadutta, Himavati Calcutta My dear Hansadutta and Himavati, Please accept my blessings. I stayed in Bombay more than ten days, but I did not receive any letter from you. Hope you are all doing well. In Bombay the preaching work was very nice and now we are come to Amritsar, invited by the Vedant Niketan. This morning I have reached here and the reception was very nice.
Calcutta My dear Sagar Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I hope you are doing well along with Hansadutta and shall be glad to hear from you the reports of your activities. I shall be glad to know also if you want to stick in Calcutta only or if required you may come to Bombay. We are very much serious to open a branch in Bombay very soon.
Amarendra Gainesville My dear Amarendra dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 9-22-75 with enclosed Guru-daksina and I thank you very much. On your recommendation I am accepting the following devotees for initiation:
Los Angeles My dear Satsvarupa das Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 29, 1975, and I have noted the contents with care. Concerning your debate with the professor who claims that if God knows everything then His foreknowing makes men very much like puppets or machines(Bg. 9.11(Bg. 18.66(Bg. 18.66)

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