Spoken October 29
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading] “...may be divided into two classes: one class may be for achieving a certain goal, and the other may be for avoiding some unfavorable circumstance. In Sanskrit these activities are called pravṛtti and nirvṛtti,Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 1.2.18
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " naṣṭa-prāyeṣv abhadreṣu nityaṁ bhāgavata-sevayā bhagavaty uttama-śloke bhaktir bhavati naiṣṭhikīPrabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:
Bg 7.1 Lecture [Hindi]
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayaṁ samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu [Bg. 7.1]" Prabhupāda:
SB 1.8.49
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [devotees repeat] " bāla-dvija-suhṛn-mitra- pitṛ-bhrātṛ-guru-druhaḥ na me syān nirayān mokṣo hy api varṣāyutāyutaiḥ []" [break] [00:52] Translation: “I have killed many boys, brāhmaṇas, well-wishers, friends, parents, preceptors and brothers. Though I live millions of years, I will not be relieved from the hell that awaits me for all these sins.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 7.3 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 7.3 Harikeśa: Translation: “Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavor for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in truth.” Prabhupāda: " manuṣyāṇāṁ sahasreṣu kaścid yatati siddhaye yatatām api siddhānāṁDevotees:Devotee:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee (3):Prabhupāda:Devotee (4):Prabhupāda:Devotee (3):Prabhupāda:Jñāna:Prabhupāda:Jñāna:Prabhupāda:Devotee (5):Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:In…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Harāv abhaktasya kuto mahad-guṇā mano-rathenāsato dhāvato bahiḥ [SB 5.18.12]. Nondevotees, they are simply pulled on by the mental speculation: “This will be very nice. This will be very nice.” Mano rathena, on the chariot of mind... Asataḥ,Cyavana:Prabhupāda:Cyavana:Prabhupāda:Cyavana:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:
Room Conversation
Brahmānanda: City Hall is also there. United Nations has offices in that big building. They study the environment. It’s environmental study. Prabhupāda: That is another scheme. For the last thirty, forty years they could not study. “In future we shall be happy.Caitaguru:Brahmānanda:Cyavana:Brahmānanda:Cyavana:Brahmānanda:Prahupada:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Cyavana:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Cyavana:Brahmānanda:Cyavana:Prabhupāda:Cyavana…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...prasādād bhagavat-prasādaḥ. By pleasing the spiritual master, you please Kṛṣṇa. That’s nice. But why Kṛṣṇa should be pleased? Why? What is the necessity of pleasing Kṛṣṇa? Hmm? Devotee (1): To please the representative of Kṛṣṇa.Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (3):Prabhupāda:Indian man (4):Prabhupāda:Cyavana:Prabhupāda:Cyavana:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Cyavana:Prabhupāda:Cyavana:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Ha…
SB 3.28.19
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.28.19 Harikeśa: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Third Canto, Twenty-eighth Chapter, text number nineteen. [leads chanting of verse, etc.]Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:
SB 5.5.7
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.7 Pradyumna: Translation: “Even though one may be very learned and wise, he is mad if he does not understand that the endeavor for sense gratification is a useless waste of time. Being forgetful of his own interest, he tries to be happy in the material world, centering his interests around his home, which is based on sexual intercourse and which brings him all kinds of material miseries. In this way one is no better than a foolish animal.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Kavirāja: [Hindi with Bhakti-caru, talking diet---milk, barley, curd] Bhakti-caru: [explaining] To transport the medicine, someone can bring it from Calcutta here. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Or the same things, if the ingredients can be gotten from Delhi or Agra, they can be prepared here?Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-caru:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-caru:Kav…
Letters October 29
Janis My dear Janis, I thank you for your letter of 25th instant and I have noted the contents carefully. I have complete agreement with for the arrangement that you desire to make in connection with the Exhibition at Montreal. Yes we shall go in a batch for performing the Kirtana ceremony both in the exhibition pandal as well as in the University Hall and you can arrange in that way.
Nandarani My dear Nandarani, Please accept my blessings. I was very pleased to receive your letter. I have come to Navadvipa since I’ve received your letter, the birthplace of Lord Caitanya. We came here last Tuesday & probably I shall return to Calcutta early next week.
Yamuna My dear Yamuna, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your nice letter of Oct. 21, 1968. I received your letter in Montreal but I have come here just day before yesterday. I am going to Hollywood from here and my return post address is given over leaf.
Gargamuni My dear Gargamuni, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 17, and October 24, 1969 and have noted the contents carefully. I am glad that you have deposited ,000 in my savings accounts. Regarding your business and spiritual practices, I give you special permission as follows: You find out of 24 hours at least one hour conveniently for chanting...
Svarupa Damodara Tustin, California My dear Svarupa Damodara Das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 15, 1973 and was very glad to read the contents. Regarding your book, “The Origin of Life,”
To All ISKCON Temple Presidents: This is to introduce to you Mr. Harjibhai M. Patel of Diamond Press Ltd., P.O. Box 40030, Nairobi, Kenya. He and his wife are going on world wide tour in April, 1975. Kindly receive Mr. Patel and offer him best accommodation, prasadam, and whatever assistance he might require. He is a pure vegetarian. He is my friend here in Nairobi, and he has kindly hosted me at...
District Judge of Agra Through his Personal Assistant Mr. S.D. Kulshrestha District Judges Court AGRA, U.P., India Dear Sriman Kulshresthaji: Please accept my blessings and offer my regards to Judge Saheb. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 24, 1975, while I am on tour. I left India on September 30th and went to Mauritius. From there I went to South Africa to Durban and Johannesburg,...
Mr. Longo A. Ali Mr. Longo A. Ali Kilifi Garage Box 21 Kilifi, Kenya Dear Mr. Ali: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 13, 1975 hand delivered to me by my disciple Jnana das Adhikari and I am pleased to note the contents. I am glad to note your determination to be freed from the material entanglement by chanting Hare Krishna mantra. This is the recommended...
Berkeley My dear Pusta Krsna, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated 10/10/76. I know that you are intelligent and can act very nicely to help spread Krsna consciousness. If you feel Maya attracting, then live an honest life as a householder and contribute to our movement. As a family man you can join Svarupa Damodara to help with the Bhaktivedanta Institute. Caitanya Mahaprabhu...

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