November 2

Spoken November 2
Lecture
Prabhupāda: [chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers] Before speaking on the verses already quoted by my disciples, I may be permitted to read a portion of my preface to the Hare Kṛṣṇa Movement. Those who are my, our life members, they have got the Śrīmad-Bhavagatam,
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading:] “So when our senses are engaged for the actual proprietor of the senses, that is called devotional service. In our conditional state, our senses are engaged in serving these bodily demands. When the same senses are engaged in executing the order of Kṛṣṇa, it is called Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:
SB 1.2.22
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.22 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " ato vai kavayo nityaṁ bhaktiṁ paramayā mudā vāsudeve bhagavati kurvanty ātma-prasādanīm []" [break] [leads chanting of synonyms]Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...for others it is said. For Kṛṣṇa, it is mercy. The gopīs came with lust. They became purified with Kṛṣṇa’s association. Gopīs, actually, superficially, externally, they are..., means, nitya-siddha, ever-liberated expansion of KṛṣṇaŚyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śy…
SB 3.25.2
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " na hy asya varṣmaṇaḥ puṁsāṁ varimṇaḥ sarva-yoginām viśrutau śruta-devasyaPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Lecture [Hindi]
[final proofreading pending] Prabhupāda: I do not have much practice in speaking in Hindi and I am from Calcutta and Hindi is not my mother tongue. I cannot speak Gujarati, though I can understand a bit like Damjibhai spoke in Gujarati and I understood everything. But I cannot speak Gujarati. So whatever possible I will speak in Hindi. Mr. Damji spoke my disciple Mr. Alfred Ford. I have given him the name Ambarisa Maharaja. Ambarisa Maharaj was the emperor of the whole wo…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...brain. Brahmānanda: That’s an accident. That’s an accident. Prabhupāda: Accident. All accidents make symmetrically so beautiful. Harikeśa: Well, in the beginning only it was an accident. Then it became regular, after that first accident. Prabhupāda: Yes. So in the beginning let us kick. [laughter] Then things will be all right.Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Indian lady (3):Prab…
Room Conversation about New York Court Case
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: So a lot of these parents are saying that we should all be..., we should be investigated. Now they are saying that we are not Hindus, and they are saying that by chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa, the thinking of the brain stops.Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: And they continually going on giving information---rocks and sand. Why do you take so much trouble of going to Mars and this? If your go.... It is already concluded that we shall give this, because they are already under the impression that all other planets are vacant. The same thing, after spending millions of dollars, theyHari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śaur…
SB 5.5.14
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.14 Pradyumna: Translation: “As I have advised you, My dear sons, you should act accordingly. Be very careful. By these means you will be freed from the ignorance of the desire for fruitive activity, and the knot of bondage in the heart will be completely severed. For further advancement, you should also give up the means. That is, you should not become attached to the process of liberation itself.Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation New Books
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I think I have printed list here. Sixty-three thousand copies printed. Kṛṣṇa book in Spanish, three volumes. [break] Prabhupāda: How many? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: [looking up in list] I think 50,000. Prabhupāda: Hmm? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: [re-checking list] What is that? Yeah, 55,000 copies. Brahmānanda: Beautiful books, Prabhupāda.Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Brahmānanda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Brahmānanda:Tamāla …
Room Conversation
[Hindi] Prabhupāda: Jaya. Shri Narayan[?]: [Hindi] ...improvement? Prabhupāda: [Hindi with Shri Narayan, talking of Delhi to Māyāpur, risk] What happened to the car? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Er, do you know the history? Bhakti-caru: Yes. First thing they had a flat tire. Then they ran out of gas, and then there was no petrol station. Then they lost the track. They went to somePrabhupāda:Shri Narayan:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Shri Narayan:Prabhupāda:Shri Narayan:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...that “After you, who will take the leadership?” And “Everyone will take, all my disciples. If you want, you can take also. [laughter] But if you follow. They are prepared to sacrifice everything, so they’ll take the leadership. I may, one, go away, but there will be hundreds, and theyBrahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Brahmānanda:Prabhupā…
Room Conversation with Jaidayal Dalmia
Prabhupāda: Jaya. [Hindi] Jaidayal Dalmia: [Hindi] Prabhupāda: [Hindi the Gītā conference with guest] There is good demand all over the world. [Hindi] “Kṛṣṇa is not person; Kṛṣṇa is consciousness.” [Hindi] Kṛṣṇa personally speaking, and Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Jayādvaita:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:
Room Conversation with Akṣayānanda
Prabhupāda: What is the report? Akṣayānanda: They have just... Shri Narayanjī and Ramkrishna Bajajī have just left. I just saw them off. They are very happy. All the members of the committee, of their committee, they made a prayer that Your Divine Grace would have long life and good health. And regarding their meeting, I simply put theirPrabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Akṣayānanda:Tamāla Kṛ…
Room Conversation [partially recorded]
Bhavānanda: Actually, I think you’re the only one on the whole planet who is not Māyāvādī---Māyāvādī or influenced by Māyāvādī philosophy. Actually, until you came to the West, the only philosophy that had come to America from India was Māyāvādī philosophy. No one knew anything else. [break] [end]
Room Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: [looking at Preaching is the Essence?] Each verse is like a separate lecture, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: So, we shall... Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: What, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Prabhupāda: We shall chant our beads or read book? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Well, we can... Which would you like? Prabhupāda: For me, everything is all right.Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:…
Room Conversation Kavirāja Visit
Prabhupāda: [indistinct] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes, Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: What you are going to say? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: What are we going to do? Bhakti-caru: Going to say. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: What am I going to say? Prabhupāda: Yes. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Well, the real factor is Your Divine Grace’s desire. I mean, it seems likePrabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Kavirāja:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛ…
Letters November 2
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. Now I understand that I may return with my visitors visa which can be altered once I am in USA. If MacMillan is silent then immediately send me the correspondence which Dvarakadhisa had with the Japanese printers. Most probably I shall stop in Tokyo & hand over the printing to them. Hope you are well.
My dear Himavati, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 26 Oct. and I may advise you that in your pregnant condition you may not take any pungent foodstuffs. Your husband knows how to prepare nice capatis and you can take them nicely buttered. Don
Madhusudana My dear Madhusudana, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 24th October 1967. Kirtanananda was awarded the position of a Sannyasi because he wanted it although I could understand it that he wanted to be a spiritual master himself. Lord Caitanya wanted every one should be a spiritual master provided he follows the order of Lord Caitanya. The Lord
My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated 24 & 25 Oct. respectively. I may say that in reply to your letter of Oct 24, you may go to England around the first of Dec. or whenever you find it convenient. There is no hurrying the attempt. In the meantime go on improving the condition of BTG which you are doing very nicely with the cooperation of your very...
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your note of Oct. 28, 1968, along with a letter to you from Jaya Govinda. His letter appears not very clear and your remark on Acyutananda’s attitude is also notable. You write to say
My dear Arundhati, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 24, 1969. Regarding your working hours, if you can work more, of course that is very good. Caitanya Mahaprabhu says that we should be engaged in Krishna
My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 4, 1969, and there are three important subject matters of which you have tried to get my opinion. I may inform you that they are all very nice proposals. So far as the building is concerned, if you can manage for the money, immediately try to purchase it as Satsvarupa has done in Boston. Similarly,...
My dear Hayagriva, Vamanadeva, and Pradyumna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 28, 1969. I have received also a spearate letter from Vamanadeva who is going to open a center in St. Louis. The list of proposed centers in different places is very encouraging to me. My aim is that I want to start at least 108 centers during my lifetime. So there are...
Krsna Devi My dear Krishna Devi, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter dated October 21, 1969 and have noted the contents. It is very good news that Visnu Arati is advancing nicely in Krishna Consciousness and I know that you and your husband will always do your best to bring her up on the right path of Krishna Consciousness. To raise one soul to Krishna Consciousness...
My dear Kulasekhara, Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your good wife, Visakha Dasi. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 21, 1969 and have noted the contents carefully. In a new place sometimes one feels loneliness, but gradually this subsides. But this feeling is not very good for a Krishna Conscious devotee. When she has got her husband for companionship, what is the...
Mandali Bhadra My dear Mandali Bhadra, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated October 24, 1969 and have noted the contents carefully. Krishna Consciousness is not limited within any circle. Brahmacari, grhastha or sannyasi: everyone is eligible for cultivating Krishna Consciousness. There are these stages for gradual development of control of the strong senses in the...
Vamanadeva My dear Vamanadeva, Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your letter dated October 28 in which you propose to go with your good wife, Indira Dasi, to St. Louis for opening a Krishna Consciousness center. The proposal is very nice so you try for it. I have all approval. Please keep me well informed of your progress in this scheme. I hope that Lord Krishna will give both of...
New York My dear Bali-mardana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 20, 1972, and I have appreciated very much the enclosed booklet, “Krsna, the Reservoir of Pleasure.” Although none of you have yet been here in Vrndavana, still, Krsna has given you the spiritual vision and you are seeing Vrndavana actually, the paintings are so nice. Just see...
Bhutatma, Kesava San Francisco My dear Bhutatma and Kesava, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 3, 1972, and enclosed please find the copy of letter to the new initiates. Their beads are sent under separate post. You may hold fire yagna and give gayatri mantra to Lokanatha, and Gostavihari. Teach them to count on the finger divisions, and play the...
Kelso, Washington My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 8, 1972, and thank you for your kind sentiments. Yes, I always think of you too. You are one of my first disciples, along with your wife, Janaki, so I am always praying to Krishna to give you His all blessings for bringing you back to Home, back to Godhead. Wherever you may be,...
Satsvarupa Dallas My dear Satsvarupa das Maharaja: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your GBC report for the period ending October 1, 1973 dated October 12, 1973. Yes, I have received your report dated September 25, 1973 and have replied it on October 4, 1973. With regard to Dallas Mohanananda has now come to Bombay, and because our Giriraja is returning to the U.S.A. on...
Hrdayananda Los Angeles Hrdayananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated nil accompanied by two copies of the first edition of the Portuguese Bhagavad-gita. It is very nice. You are doing very nicely. This enthusiasm is required. It is the basic principle in making advancement in Krsna
Morris Lapidus Brooklyn My dear Morris Lapidus, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated October 22, 1976. I am sorry to see that you have so many quarrels with my disciples. They are working very hard on my behalf trying to serve Krsna. Why not try to cooperate with them, instead of trying to get them to cooperate with you. I understand you are older, but then please just...
Honolulu My dear Shasta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 25/10/76. Regarding Sukadeva, it has been found that he has got a substantial amount of money in private bank accounts. Perhaps you do not know this. He has caused a great difficulty in the management of our Honolulu temple. Of course Gurukrpa has got to handle the situation nicely, but what can I do from...

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