November 1

Spoken November 1
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading:] “...as given by Rūpa Gosvāmī in Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu, can be summarized thus: his service is favorable and is always in relation to Kṛṣṇa. In order to keep the purity of such Kṛṣṇa conscious activities, one must be freed from all material desires and philosophical speculation. Any desire except for the service of the Lord is called material desire.PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:…
Room Conversation
Acyutānanda: Gauracandra Gosvāmī is telling Prabhupāda that ah, that it started raining just so that the kīrtana would happen in front of Dāmodara and then it stopped raining so that we could go back into the samādhi grounds. Actually he was just trying to get us out of the front courtyard. Prabhupāda said, Ānandamoya:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Ānandamoya:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Ānandamoya:Prabhupāda:Ānandamoya:Prabhupāda:Ānandamoya:Guru Kṛipa:Prabhupāda:Guru Kṛipa:Prabhupāda:Guru Kṛipa:Yaśodānandana:Prabhup…
SB 1.2.21
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.21 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " bhidyate hṛdaya-granthiś chidyante sarva-saṁśayāḥ kṣīyante cāsya karmāṇi dṛṣṭa evātmanīśvare []" [break] [leads chanting of synonyms] [break]Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:
Arrival
Prabhupāda: " ... anarthopaśamaṁ sākṣād bhakti-yogam adhokṣaje [SB 1.7.6]" This, the present material civilized life, is anartha, unwanted. But still we have accepted it. This is [indistinct]. Things are not wanted---this body, material body, it was not necessary. We have got our spiritual body. Just like in India, the tropical climate, we do not require any heavy clothing. But still sometimes you find to become a gentleman they load with heavy clothing, unnecessarily. [laughs] It is simply…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...gatvā duḥkhānusaṅgaminaḥ. There is misery. Even you go to the moon planet... This is Bhāgavata. Before going to your moon planet, here is the information: “Anywhere you go, rascal, these things will follow, janma-mṛtyu-jarā-vyādhi Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Śrutakīrti:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Śrutakīrti:Prabh…
Room Conversation about Rādhā-Dāmodara Property
[poor recording] Prabhupāda: ...then our, this Deity worship is not regulated. Better you revitalize it. It is not that hard. Just see, just like a few days you remain at our temple to see our kīrtana, our ārati, nobody [indistinct]. If a few men remain there, then [indistinct]Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Devot…
SB 3.25.1
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.1 Prabhupāda: " kapilas tattva-saṅkhyātā bhagavān ātma-māyayā jātaḥ svayam ajaḥ sākṣād ātma-prajñaptaye nṛṇām []" So we are reciting from our latest edition of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. This is Third Canto, Part Four. We have finished Third Canto, publishing. This is very important subject matter. The Kapila, the expounder of Sāṅkhya philosophy, he instructed to His mother, Devahūti. There are two Kapilas. Real Kapiladeva is Kapila. He expounded Sāṅkhya philosoph…
Bg 7.5 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 7.5 Harikeśa: Translation: “Besides this inferior nature, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is a superior energy of Mine, which are all living entities who are struggling with material nature and are sustaining the universe.” Prabhupāda: " apareyam itas tv anyāṁDevotees:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Girl devotee: ...lotus flower. Prabhupāda: All right. [break] They cannot enjoy. We are enjoying. Is it not? Brahmānanda: Yes. Prabhupāda: They are sleeping. They are thinking they are enjoying. Brahmānanda: One has to know what is enjoyment. Prabhupāda: No, whatever it may be. We are utilizing it because we are fortunate. [break] Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupād…
SB 3.28.21
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.28.21 Harikeśa: Translation: “The devotee should first concentrate his mind on the Lord’s lotus feet, which are adorned with the marks of a thunderbolt, a goad, a banner and a lotus. The splendor of their beautiful ruby nails resembles the orbit of the moon and dispels the thick gloom of onePrabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Jñāna:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotee…
SB 5.5.10-13
Pradyumna: Translation: “O My sons, you should accept a highly elevated paramahaṁsa, a spiritually advanced spiritual master. In this way, you should place your faith and love in Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You should detest sense gratification and tolerate the duality of pleasure and pain, which are like the seasonal changes of summer and winter. Try to realize the miserable condition of living entities, who are miserable even in the higher planetary systems. Philosophically inquire…
Prabhupāda Vigil
[Hindi] Bhavānanda: Śrīla Prabhupāda, you called for me? Prabhupāda: No, I was asking how many men we can accommodate in the new building? Bhavānanda: Comfortably we can accommodate five to six hundred men in first-class rooms with first-class pakka prasādam. Shri Bajaj: That’s already established, and people are alreadyBhavānanda:Shri Bajaj:Prabhupāda:Shri Bajaj:Bhavānanda:Shri Bajaj:Shri Narayan:Prabhupāda:Bhavānanda:Shri Narayan:Bhavānanda:Shri Narayan:Bhavānanda:Shri Narayan:Bhavānanda:S…
Prabhupāda Vigil
Brahmānanda: [discussing the Gītā Pratiṣṭhāna conference being held there]...they offered him respects. This Bajaj, he was speaking something to him, offering him some respect. He was sitting in the front. This morning they just had their organizational meeting, and theyPrabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda…
Prabhupāda Vigil
Brahmānanda: If you’re not feeling well today, it can be postponed to another day. Prabhupāda: I am not feeling... [pause] I did not eat even today. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Prabhupāda says he did not eat today, Bhakti-caru. Bhakti-caru: You were sleeping, Śrīla Prabhupāda, in the afternoon. That’Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-caru:Bhavānanda:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhavānanda:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Brahmānanda:Bhavānanda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla K…
Letters November 1
Satsvarupa, Jadurani My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of Oct. 28, 1968, along with Jadurani’s. There is some difficulty of our temple here, therefore my return address is given to my residential apartment, as above. So you can write me letters to this address. I hope the enclosed statement of certificate of your being an ordained Brahmin will help...
Delhi My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I have safely reached Bombay and there was a nice reception. I am now staying at Chembur at the above address. I hope everything is progressing well with you in Delhi. Please let me know how things are going on there.
New Vrndavana My dear Satyabhama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 9th, 1970. Since I left the U.S.A. I am continuously travelling for the last three or four months and just yesterday evening I have come back from Amritsar to Bombay. I have noted your letter and your analytical study of Krsna consciousness is very nice.
Advaita My dear Advaita, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your report of Press activities dated 7th October, 1971 and have noted the contents. Also I have received “Answers By Citing the Lord’s Version” and it has come out very nice. The new binding procedure is also very good. In some pages there are printing discrepancies.
Delhi My dear Bali-mardana, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 26th October, 1971 with enclosures. I am sorry that your dealing with the draft board has been mishandled and therefore you are in difficulty. Anyway if need be you can go back and face trial as advised by your father
Bhagavan Detroit My dear Bhagavan das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter with enclosures dated 12th October, 1971 and have noted the contents. It was a great shock for me to hear the death of Jananivasa and Will, so untimely. In such case we should hold special condolence meeting in our centers and pray for his being taken to Krishna Loka by the grace of Lord Krishna....
My dear Giriraja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 22, 1972, regarding the supply of deity for Chicago centre. I am told that the Bharatapur deity is more than 200 years old and is made of solid silver, and therefore it will be very difficult to get government permission to export it from India. It will be too much trouble, so if nice deities can...
My dear Madhudvisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 27, 1972, and I have noted the contents with care. I am very glad to hear all the good news, and I am very much inclined to accept your invitation to come to Australasia zone as per your request. We shall be engaged in Calcutta up to January 20th, so after that date I may fly there from Calcutta,...
Niranjana Saugor, India My dear Niranjana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 16, 1972, and I have noted the contents with care. You say that Saugar is a nice place and people are very much eager to see me there, therefore I shall be glad to go there. So you can set up the programme in consultation with Tamala Krishna Goswami, who is presently in...
Hyderabad My dear Acyutananda Maharaja: Please accept my blessings. Enclosed please find one letter addressed to me from one of our Bengali devotees, which I am forwarding to you for necessary action. Try to pacify him if he is offended. Everyone comes to us to offer voluntary service, so amongst ourselves there must be good behavior. One may not feel sorry. So the leaders must take precautions as...
Cyavana Nairobi, Kenya My dear Cyavana Swami: Please accept my blessings. I have seen your telegram to Brahmananda Swami and am glad to learn that you have opened a center in Zambia. You have made some progress there since going and I am pleased. You are a good worker. All my disciples they are good boys, intelligent, and hard working. I pray to Krishna that you all may use your intelligence for...
Dayananda Dallas My dear Dayananda das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated September 27, 1974; nil; and October 15, 1974. I understand that due to financial needs you are doing Sankirtana party in order to raise funds. Regarding the solution to your getting the necessary funds as well as your request for men to lead the Sankirtana, this must be decided by the GBC...
Dallas My dear Dhrstaketu das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 1, 1974 and have read the contents with care. With regard to the offenses you are hearing it is not ghosts as you say, but they are creations of your mind. The mind is indeed wretched as you say. Therefore Krishna says that for the endeavoring transcendentalist he must first control the mind,...
Harikesa Vrindaban My dear Harikesa das: Please accept my blessings. I have seen your letter dated October 28, 1974 addressed to Brahmananda Swami and also the enclosed letter from Gurudasa. I have also received the report from Gopala Krishna, especially how nice is the prasadam program there. Thank you very much. You have improved the situation there so much. and I am very much obliged to you....
Los Angeles My dear Jayatirtha das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your telegram reading as follows: LIBERTY BANK TRANSFER OKAY BUT FIRST LETTER NEVER REACHED BANK OF AMERICA SO MONEY NOT TRANSFERRED UNTIL MONDAY 21ST INFORMING TEJIYAS TO CHECK PUNJAB DELHI REGARDING ARRIVAL -JAYATIRTHA
Vrindaban My dear Pranava das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 28, 1974 and have noted the contents. Even if there is a slight doubt in this land purchasing matter, we shall not purchase. There must be no doubt. This man is legal-minded you say, therefore to my mind it is doubtful. It must be very cautiously examined. Mr. Maheswari must be satisfied, and...
Sri Purusottama Math Chatak Parvat Puri My dear Syamasundara das Prabhu: Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 10/10/74 and have noted the contents. Just now I have come to Bombay from our temple at Sri Dhama Mayapur. There is not negotiation going on that I may go to Bhuvaneśvara by the beginning of the month of December. At that...
Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Jayatirtha, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 25/10/76. So, if we can stay at Bury Place that is Krsna’s arrangement. Let Mr. Patel purchase the new property. In that case there is no need of sending the pass book. The transfer order may be torn up.
M. M. De Calcutta My dear M. M. De, From my side there is no instruction for stopping payment. There is a good job for you in Bombay. Free quarter and boarding and salary up to one thousand per month. If you like you can come to see me immediately.

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