October 25

Spoken October 25
Bg 13.6-7 Lecture
[Prabhupāda reads from commentary by Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa] Prabhupāda: " mahā-bhūtāny ahaṅkāro buddhir avyaktam eva ca indriyāṇi daśaikaṁ ca pañca cendriya-gocarāḥ" " icchā dveṣaḥ sukhaṁ duḥkhaṁ saṅghātaś cetanā dhṛtiḥ
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: You have not met? Gurudāsa: Yes, I have met him. At Janmāṣṭamī two years ago at New Vrindavan. Pañca-draviḍa: He is coming in on the third shift, I think. Prabhupāda: Huh? Pañca-draviḍa: They will... Girirāja and Bhavānanda and them, they will probably be in the third shift, depending on how the land deal goes, whether it is settled by then.Prabhupāda:Pañca-draviḍa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Gurudāsa:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:G…
Room Conversation
Gurudāsa: ...then I must agitate my mind either how to stop the intoxicant or how to get it. Prabhupāda: And if we get the management of this temple, that will be triumph in [indistinct] Vṛndāvana. It is the most important place. Gurudāsa: And actually, the man who came yesterday, this Mr. Nath and some men who come regularly, they would like to see it, because they like thisPrabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:P…
Room Conversation
Devotee: Also in Los Angeles they are buying press? Prabhupāda: That is small press. That is not for printing books; some small pamphlets. Dr. Kapoor: But this is also being done well. This should be [indistinct]. Prabhupāda: Ah. Gurudāsa: George is going to make any more records, recordings? Prabhupāda: He has already made one record our Hare Kṛṣṇa movement.Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Dr. Kapoor:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Dr. Kapoor:Pra…
Bg 13.26 Lecture
Pradyumna: Translation: “Again there are those who, although not conversant in spiritual knowledge, begin to worship the Supreme Person upon hearing Him from others. Because of their tendency to hear from authorities, they also transcend the path of birth and death.Prabhupāda:
SB 1.8.45
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " tāṁ bāḍham ity upāmantrya praviśya gajasāhvayam striyaś ca sva-puraṁ yāsyan premṇā rājñā nivāritaḥPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Harikeśa: By chemically changing the genes in the living being we can, before conception, make a superior... Prabhupāda: You can... First of all you be beaten with shoes. That’s all. Then you can. Harikeśa: No, we’ve actually done it. We’ve changed some genes and made some people better. By experimentation we can make peoplePrabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Puṣṭa Kṛṣ…
SB 5.5.3
Pradyumna: Translation: “Those who are interested in reviving Kṛṣṇa consciousness and increasing their love of Godhead do not like to do anything that is not related to Kṛṣṇa. They are not interested in mingling with people who are busy maintaining their bodies, eating, sleeping, mating and defending. They are not attached to their homes, although they may be householders. Nor are they attached to wives, children, friends or wealth. At the same time, they are not indifferent to the execution of …
Room Conversation
Bhavānanda: Śrīla Prabhupāda? A nice vegetable broth Ātreya Ṛṣi prepared for you. [indistinct background comments] [break] Prabhupāda: [indistinct] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: You can what, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Prabhupāda: I can sit up. [break] [devotees chanting japa] Bhavānanda, you can take little oil andBhavānanda:Śatadhanya:Bhavānanda:Śatadhanya:Bhavānanda:Śatadhanya:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Śatadhanya:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Śatadhanya:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Śatadhanya:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda…
SB Dictation
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Dictation Pradyumna: In this verse it describes that he looked around, and then he saw Vṛndāvana as it actually was. But first I need the Bengali... [break] ...tat kanat cat[?]... Prabhupāda: Ta boli tu[?]. Ah... Pradyumna: Sarva ritu śuka dayā. Prabhupāda: Śuka dayā.Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:…
Letters October 25
Tamala Krsna My dear Tamala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated October 17, 1969 and October 22, 1969. The letters were very long; I have read them once and shall read them again carefully. Here things are improving. We have got now practically two centers in London: one in Mr. Lennon
Tamala Krsna, Syamasundara Bombay My dear Tamala Krishna and Syamasundara, Please accept my blessings. I’m in due receipt of your separate letters and have noted the contents carefully. The letter addressed to Ksirodakasayi has been approved by me and sent by airmail to London. I think the procedure followed by you for Bombay activities is quite nice. I was thinking of going to Delhi and Vrndavana...
New Vrindaban My dear Kirtanananda Swami: Please accept my blessings. In India ghee is needed in our temples. I want to know if you can supply ghee by exporting it from USA. The quantity is 100 lbs. for Mayapur and 100 lbs. for Vrindaban per month. I am prepared to pay you for it in dollars at the fair market price.
Madhudvisa Melbourne My dear Madhudvisa Swami: Please accept my blessings. In India ghee is required for our temples. I want to now if you can supply 200 lbs. per month in exchange for books. I hope this meets you in good health. Your ever well wisher,
Ramesvara Dear Ramesvara Prabhu: Please accept my humble obeisances. There have been two letters from GBC men to Srila Prabhupada regarding street chanting and book distribution, and there seems to be some discussion the two. Srila Prabhupada has said that book distribution is more important that street chanting. Book distribution is brihat kirtana. It is literally kirtana in the sense that the...
Saurabha Vrindaban My dear Saurabha das: Please accept my blessings. I have received from the Punjab National Bank, Vrindaban a copy of their letter dated 14/10/74 to the Secretary of ISKCON Vrindaban regarding the opening of a new current account No. 683. I do not know anything this account. Who is the Secretary? Who are the signatories? What is the purpose of the account?
Amrita Patrika Newspaper “Amrita Patrika” Newspaper Calcutta, India Attn: Advertising Dept. Dear Sir: Please accept my greetings. We are interested in advertising in the important daily Indian newspapers. If you can kindly send me the respective contract rates of advertising, at the same time our society being a charitable religious concern to propagate God-consciousness all over the world,...
Hindu Newspaper “Hindu” Newspaper Madras, India Attn: Advertising Dept. Dear Sir: Please accept my greetings. We are interested in advertising in the important daily Indian newspapers. If you can kindly send me the respective contract rates of advertising, at the same time our society being a charitable religious concern to propagate God-consciousness all over the world, if there is any special...
My dear Barbara Eady, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter undated. I am very glad to hear that you are very serious Krsna Consciousness and are chanting 16 rounds, following the regulative principles and trying to distribute my books in New Zealand. I will be pleased to accept you as my initiated disciple, but I must have some recommendation. If you will have Tusta Krsna write...
My dear Harivilasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated 19/10/76. Let this couple first of all legally marry. After that we bless them by observing a fire ceremony. It is not necessary to burden me with these matters. Please consult with the local GBC.
Svarupa My dear Svarupa Das, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated 20/10/76. As soon as everything is complete in the matter of registration of the “deed of gift” and the land is in the name of ISKCON, we shall begin immediately. Please communicate to Jayapataka Swami in this connection and he will inform me of the situation.
My dear Vidya dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 27, 1976. If it is not possible for Tulasi to survive the winters when planted in the ground, then a suitable house should be provided for her. Even in the Canadian temples which are in a much colder climate are keeping Tulasi nicely. Why should there be so much difficulty in Los Angeles, which has...

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