November 4

Spoken November 4
Govardhana Pūjā Lecture
Prabhupāda: Today Govardhanadhārī, Giridhārī, Lord Kṛṣṇa, today lifted the mountain. According to Vedic literature there are different demigods. Sometimes you will find in Greek mythology the gods of the water, gods of the thunderbolt. These are not imagination. Actually they are facts. But due to our insufficient knowledge we do not know how the material nature is being controlled. So when Kṛṣṇa was on this planet and He was playing the part of a cowherd boy, and it was known to all over the un…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: One of our relatives, long, long ago, he happened to be, as my grandmother..., my cousin’s, oh, grandfather. He went to England in those old days and he became a parsiyas[?] doctor, very... When he came home the brāhmaṇas prescribed that “You went to England, so you have to make this Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Guest [1] [Indian man]:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:H…
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [offers obeisances] " ... sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe" Prabhupāda: Hmm. Pradyumna: From page number two. Prabhupāda: Hmm. Pradyumna: “ ‘Relief from Material Distress.’ In the Bhagavad-gītā,Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:
SB 1.2.24
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.24 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " pārthivād dāruṇo dhūmas tasmād agnis trayīmayaḥ tamasas tu rajas tasmātPrabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: But suppose you are different... Guest (1): But, but... Prabhupāda: He is Christian, she is Muhammadan, she is Buddhist. Secular government means government should give protection to the Hindu, to the Muslim, to the Christian, to the Buddhist. But it is the governmentGuest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Lady Guest:Prabhupāda:Lady Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Pr…
SB 2.1.1
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " śrī-śuka uvāca varīyān eṣa te praśnaḥ kṛto loka-hitaṁ nṛpa ātmavit-sammataḥ puṁsāṁ śrotavyādiṣu yaḥ paraḥ []" Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Mrs. Kildan:Prabhupāda:Mrs. Kildan:Prabhupāda:Guest:…
SB 3.25.4
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " sūta uvāca dvaipāyana-sakhas tv evaṁ maitreyo bhagavāṁs tathā prāhedaṁ viduraṁ prītaPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Girirāja: ...very nice. Very nice. Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: It’s very long also. Prabhupāda: Long and broad. [aside:] Hare Kṛṣṇa. Jaya. [break] ...is anātha, without any master, like these dogs, loitering, no hope where to get food, where to take shelter. Anātha. Anātha and sa-nātha.Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Saurabha:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Devotees in distance:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Pa…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...one hour. Pradyumna: Just after it gets dark. Prabhupāda: Huh? Pradyumna: Just after sun does down it gets a little dark. Prabhupāda: Then at what time it should be happened? You can inquire from other temple. Akśayananda: Last winter we had 6:30. Pradyumna: With the season it changes little. Prabhupāda: So is there any regulation given in the Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Akśayananda:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Akśayananda:Prabhupāda:Akśayananda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śaur…
SB 5.5.16
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, synonyms, etc.] [break] " lokaḥ svayaṁ śreyasi naṣṭa-dṛṣṭir yo ‘rthān samīheta nikāma-kāmaḥPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
[Hindi or Bengali conversations] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Jaya Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: So, that legal business? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Girirāja has gone into Mathurā to meet with Mr. Garg to just see that all of the drafts are in order, if everything is in order. Then hopefully tomorrow we can finish it all.Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇ…
Letters November 4
Janaki My dear Janaki, Please accept my blessings. Every minute I think of you and and as you asked me to go to San Francisco while returning from India, I am trying to fulfill my promise. I am thinking of going directly to San Francisco. Please offer my blessings to Syamasundara, Malati, and others. Hope you are well.
My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Oct. 22 and I’ve noted the contents. I am much obliged to you for sending me the record player which is essential but I could save the customs duty of 120 Rs if you could have sent a note stating that it was an unsolicited gift. Anyway the machine was received intact and I am enjoying it. But I have not heard anything...
My dear Nico Kuyt, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated October 17, 1969, sent from the Detroit temple. I am very much pleased to note your sincere attitude towards our Krishna Consciousness Movement, and this sincerity will lead you to the highest spiritual consciousness if you continue in this way. That is the special Grace of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. In former...
Tamala Krsna My dear Tamala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 30, 1969. A two-way ticket is being sent to New York for you to come to London, so you may go to New York as soon as possible and do the needful. At least if you remain so long as I am here, then we can return back together. Regarding Los Angeles business, for the time being you can entrust...
Bali-mardana My dear Bali Mardan, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your air letter from Japan dated 18 October, 1970, and I have noted the contents with great encouragement. It is for your daring and active nature that I have chosen you to represent me as GBC man for the southeast Asia zone, and I can see from your latest words that my choice has not been wrong. I think that Singapore...
Coconut Grove, Florida My dear Gargamuni Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Oct. 15th, 1970 from Coconut Grove, Florida. You have rightly appreciated my real mission, that whatever I have learned from Guru Maharaja I want to present to the English speaking public. Therefore I
Jadurani Boston My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I am pleased to hear that the paintings for Vol. I Canto II have been finished and that more paintings for Vol. II have begun. At least from 50 to 100 paintings should appear in each volume, and that will be the perfection of your service for Lord Krsna. In reply to your specific question, there is no ocean of milk, rather they are standing...
My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 11 October, 1970, with enclosed news clippings, and I have noted them with great satisfaction. Though I am now in India with a few of my men, and we are having some success here, still, my Guru Maharaja has instructed me to spread this Krsna Consciousness Movement in the western world, so this is our first...
Karandhara My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I have received your special delivery letter of 15 October, 1970, and have noted the contents with great pleasure. You are one of my most determined students and for this reason I think that Krsna is giving you all facilities for serving Him. It is most encouraging to me to see that you are spreading this movement so nicely and I thank you...
Rupanuga My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of October 15, 1970, and the contents have given me great encouragement. When I first came to your country I had no idea how much the American people would cooperate with my Krsna Consciousness mission. But now good boys like yourself and all my other spiritual sons and daughters all around the world...
Boston My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of 23 September, 1970, along with the note from your good wife, and have read them with attention. The sentiments which you have expressed are very much encouraging to me, that I have got such disciples as yourself who are more anxious to serve me than my own children. You are one of my oldest and best-qualified students,...
Sudama Tokyo My dear Sudama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 22nd October, 1970 and I have noted the contents carefully. I’m glad that you and Bali Mardan Prabhu have had a chance to be together and have planned jointly one center in Hong Kong. That is what I wish to see from the GBC members; that they work combinedly to open as many centers as possible...
Aban Villa Santacruz East Bombay-55 My dear Sri A. S. Khanna, Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated and have noted the contents. You will be glad to know that by the first week of January, 1972, I will be returning to Bombay for two weeks, and I shall be glad to see you at that time.
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 24th October, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. So far whether to print posters, of course paintings are always nicer, but if posters can be printed I have no objection. If good printing is done, as you have described, then where from the money will come? So whether such investment is possible; you should...
Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 22nd October, 1971 and have noted the contents. So far BGAII is concerned, if the price for Morocco binding is the same as that of hardcover, then we shall prefer hardback only along with the paper back. I suggested Morocco binding before because I thought it to be cheaper. But if it is not...
c/o Vishva Hindu Parishad 16/10 Arya Samaj Road New Delhi (Korelbag) My dear Sri R. V. Ramdas, Please accept my greetings. I have been in extensive tour all over the world, in Europe, America, Africa and very recently I have come back to India, so I have just now received your letter of 20th August, 1971 and so this late reply.
Visnujana San Antonio, Texas Dear Visnujana das Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil, and have noted the contents carefully. It is very encouraging for me to hear that my Sannyasis are traveling and preaching. Regarding keeping our temples clean, this is essential. Unless we can maintain the temples we presently have superexcellently clean, we should...
My dear Visnujana Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I understand from Kirtanananda Maharaja that there is a nice scheme for travelling sankirtana party. So I think that your joining them will be super-excellent scheme and I have my full hearted sanction for your joining the party if you like.
Lautoka, Fiji My dear Deoji Punja: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 14, 1975 with enclosed altered plans for the temple. You are doing solid work, even alone, and I am very pleased. This is the test for a sincere devotee. Simply by depending on the mercy of the Lord and carrying out the order of the spiritual master, ones success in spiritual life is guaranteed....
Gargamuni Brooklyn My dear Gargamuni Swami Please accept my blessings. Now after consideration it is my desire that you return to take over Calcutta affairs. Otherwise things are not at all going on nicely there. You are experienced man for Calcutta. I do not wish to see things deteriorating there. It is important center, and you have proven that you can manage things nicely, so why you should not...
Madhudvisa Melbourne My dear Madhudvisa Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 21, 1975, and I thank you very much for it. Now I am getting old, so if you can do things without me, that will be a great pleasure for me. You are an experienced devotee and know how to manage things, and you have good men there to help you so I am sure that you can carry...
Montreal My dear Mayapurusasa das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Oct. 9, 1975 and have noted the contents. Regarding this matter with your child, I cannot say, but at least I would not have agreed that the doctors perform this operation. In New York in 1968 when I was in the hospital they tried to operate my brain, but I left the hospital tactfully. Therefore...
Suci Nairobi My dear Suci devi dasi: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter as I was leaving the temple to come here to Bombay. You have rightly said that the best way to associate with the spiritual master is to follow his instructions. There are two ways of associating, by vani and by vapu. Vani means words and vapu means physical presence. Physical presence is sometimes...

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