October 22

Spoken October 22
Bg 3.8-11 Lecture
Prabhupāda: So we were discussing that everybody should work. " niyataṁ kuru karma tvaṁ karma jyāyo hy akarmaṇaḥ śarīra-yātrāpi ca te na prasiddhyed akarmaṇaḥ [Bg. 3.8]" " yajñārthāt karmaṇo ‘nyatra loko ‘yaṁ karma-bandhanaḥ tad-arthaṁ karma kaunteya
Sannyāsa Initiation
Prabhupāda: ...comes from fire, smoke is not acceptable, but fire is acceptable. Similarly, although this māyā, material world, is coming from Kṛṣṇa... Mattaḥ sarvaṁ pravartate [Bg. 10.8], Kṛṣṇa says. Ahaṁ sarvasya prabhavo, mattaḥ sarvaṁ pravartate. Sarvaṁ pravartatePradyumna:Prabhupāda:
SB 1.2.11
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " vadanti tat tattva-vidas tattvaṁ yaj jñānam advayam brahmeti paramātmeti bhagavān iti śabdyate []" [break] Prabhupāda: Next? Pradyumna: [leads chanting of synonyms] [break] ...brahma iti---known as Brahman; Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 13.23 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 13.23 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " upadraṣṭānumantā ca bhartā bhoktā maheśvaraḥ paramātmeti cāpy ukto dehe ‘smin puruṣaḥ paraḥ [Bg. 13.23]" [break] [00:52] Translation: “Yet in this body there is another, a transcendental enjoyer, who is the Lord, the supreme proprietor, who exists as the overseer and permitter, and who is known as the Supersoul.Prabhupāda:
SB 1.8.42
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [break] " tvayi me ‘nanya-viṣayā matir madhu-pate ‘sakṛt ratim udvahatād addhā gaṅgevaugham udanvati []" [break] [01:03]Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 5.5.2
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.2 Prabhupāda: " mahat-sevāṁ dvāram āhur vimuktes tamo dvāraṁ yoṣitāṁ saṅgi-saṅgam mahāntas te sama-cittāḥ praśāntā vimanyavaḥ suhṛdaḥ sādhavo ye []" In continuation of the last verse I recited day before yesterday, the second verse is suggesting how one can be liberated from this material bondage. In the first verse it was suggested that this human form of life is not meant for wasting uselessly like the animals, dogs and hogs. It should be properly utilized…
SB 5.5.1
Pradyumna: Translation: “Lord Ṛṣabhadeva told His sons: My dear boys, of all the living entities who have accepted material bodies in this world, one who has been awarded this human form should not work hard day and night simply for sense gratification, which is available even for dogs and hogs that eat stool. One should engage in penance and austerity to attain the divine position of devotional service. By such activity, one’s heart is purified, and when one attains this position, he attains et…
Room Conversation
Bhavānanda: Dosage on this medicine, do you know? Bhakti-caru: That he’ll prescribe when he comes, according to the condition. Bhavānanda: I thought he had said once a week. Bhakti-caru: He said something like that. Then he said... Bhavānanda: We can speak to him, Śrīla Prabhupāda. [break] Not sure of what the dosage is. We can speak to him, find out. [break] [indistinct fragments with breaks, as tape is tested]Dr. Gopal:Bhavānanda:Dr. Gopal:Indian man:Dr. Gopal:Bhakti-caru:Dr. Gopal:Bhakti-…
SB Dictation
Devotee: Third chapter. Right? Prabhupāda: Own original features. The same dress, the same tendencies, the same color. Every individual has got differences. So with all the differences He manifested, not only Original Person or character, nature, dress, likes. Jayādvaita: Kṛṣṇa expanded Himself in this way.Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Jayadvaita:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna…
Letters October 22
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated Oct 11, & Oct 18. I have noted the contents. I have received stationery & prospectus both from Montreal & New York. So far as Kirtanananda’s chapter is concerned, forget all this, Maya
My dear Umapati, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated Oct. 15. It is so nice & enjoyable. Your appreciation of Krishna Consciousness is much improved by the grace of Krishna---because you are chanting Krishna’s Holy names constantly. There are some truths which you have expressed as really sublime, especially the portion where you write to say
Kirtanananda My dear Kirtanananda, Please accept my blessings. While I am packing my goods for going to Montreal I have received your letter of Oct. 18, 1968. Yes, when Krishna has given us New Vrindaban, it must develop rest assured. You have got very good engagement by the Grace of Krishna, do it nicely and your life will be glorious and successful. So also Hayagriva
My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 11th October, 1971 and have noted the contents. I welcome you for your coming back to our society and you are feeling very nicely the association of devotees. Srila Rupa Goswami has described that devotional service can be advanced by six processes. Perhaps you know them. They are as follows: enthusiasm, patience,...
Mayapur My dear Jayapataka, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 17, 1972, and the pleasure of my again spending some days in Vrindaban is only exceeded by the pleasure of hearing from you the good news of our activities in Mayapur. I am very much encouraged to note the many signs of progress in the building work and other things. You are the best man for this...
My dear Madhudvisa Swami, Please accept my blessings. With regards to your telegram to Tamala Krsna Maharaja dated October 19, 1973 I may inform you that I have today sent the following cable to Tusta Krsna Maharaja. “Tustakrsna 59215 Kenui Road Sunset beach Hawaii, USA
Giriraja Bombay My dear Giriraja das: Please accept my blessings. Gargamuni Swami has returned with copies of letters from the BMC architect, the Bandra Asst. Engineer, and the letter regarding the land acquisition. Regarding the property evaluation, I have already written you how we have paid Rs. 200/- per sq. yard. From the developed portion we are receiving income per annum of Rs. 18,000/- including...
Yamuna P.O. Box 65 Murphy, Oregon My dear Yamuna devi dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 11, 1975 and I have noted the contents with care. The picture of the cows shows that they are very nice and friendly.
Kuladri My dear Kuladri, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 7, 1976 along with a check for ,111. Thank you very much. Yes, I was there in Buffalo, it is nice. Nitai Gaura is there. It is a very good opportunity. Take advantage and do it nicely. Surely Nitai Gaura will give you strength.
Satsvarupa My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your report dated October 4, 1976. I am happy to hear of our great victory at the Chicago airport. Do not mind the dogs barking to get us out of the temple in Chicago. Stay in the temple and prolong as far as possible. In Bombay they tried to evict us in so many ways, but Krsna allowed us to stay and now we are going...

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