November 7

Spoken November 7
Lecture [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: ...śikṣāṣṭaka. Śikṣa means instruction, and aṣṭaka means eight. He has given us eight verses to understand this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, and I shall try to explain. Please hear attentively. The first instruction is, the Lord says,
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: These are also done within these five years. Guest (1): And that too, in the foreign countries, to establish that, it is... Guest (2): Yes, it’s a wonderful thing. I was all the while imagining, imagining... Prabhupāda: So I went in U.S.A. without any sponsor. No, I... That is theGuest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (3):Guest (4):Prabhupāda:Guest (4):Prabhupāda:Guest…
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading:] “By performing Vedic ritualistic activities, by giving money in charity and by undergoing austerity, one can temporarily become free from the reactions of sinful activities, but at the next moment he must again become engaged in sinful activities. For example, a person suffering from venereal disease on account of excessive indulgence in sex life has to undergo some severe pain in medical treatment, and he is then cured for the time being.Prabhupāda:…
Room Conversation
[Poor audio] Guru dāsa: [indistinct] was that there discussion important? Prabhupāda: Very important. Guru dāsa: Section of Bhāgavata was it there[?]. [break] Prabhupāda: ..that is the whole [indistinct] of Bhāgavata. Bhāgavata never becomes old, nityaṁ bhāgavata-sevayāGuru dāsa:Prabhupāda:Guru dāsa:Prabhupāda:Guru dāsa:Prabhupāda:Guru dāsa:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutāna…
SB 1.2.27
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.27 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " rajas-tamaḥ-prakṛtayaḥ sama-śīlā bhajanti vai pitṛ-bhūta-prajeśādīn śriyaiśvarya-prajepsavaḥ []" [break] [leads chanting of synonyms]Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 2.1.4
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.1.4 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " dehāpatya-kalatrādiṣv ātma-sainyeṣv asatsv apiPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:
SB 3.25.7
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.7 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [break] [Prabhupāda and devotees chant verse] [break] " nirviṇṇā nitarāṁ bhūmann asad-indriya-tarṣaṇāt yena sambhāvyamānena prapannāndhaṁ tamaḥ prabhoPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Bhāgavata: ...for the Gaura Pūrṇimā festival this year. Prabhupāda: Where? Bhāgavata: On the land at the Caitanya Maṭha, at Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s birth site. [break] Dr. Patel: ...to me. Prabhupāda: No, not to you. [laughter] Dr. Patel: You were explaining to me. Prabhupāda: No. No, no. I am explaining to everyone that Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Bhāgavata:Prabhupāda:Bhāgavata:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda…
SB 5.5.19
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [break] " idaṁ śarīraṁ mama durvibhāvyaṁ sattvaṁ hi me hṛdayaṁ yatra dharmaḥ pṛṣṭhe kṛto me yad adharma ārād ato hi māṁ ṛṣabhaṁ prāhur āryāḥ []" [00:58] Translation: “My transcendental body, Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Kavirāja: [Hindi, asking Prabhupāda questions as he examines] Bhakti-caru: He says that the swelling is much less than before, and there is no weakness in the heart also. He says that... Kavirāja: [Hindi with Prabhupāda; mentions Horlicks and fruit juice] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Everything is going nicely except that the strength is going away.Bhakti-caru:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-caru:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Kavirāja:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-caru:Kavirāja:Prabhup…
Room Conversation
Kavirāja: [Hindi with Prabhupāda] [background conversation bathing Prabhupāda] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: We do it two times a day with a towel. Kavirāja: [Hindi with Bhakti-caru] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Rose water? Water? [indistinct comments by Upendra] Kavirāja: [Hindi with Prabhupāda; asks parikramāTamāla Kṛṣṇa:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Kavirāja:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bh…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Kavirāja says that he has so many nice patients he will not leave. So how he’s treating now? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I have not inquired that, Śrīla Prabhupāda. His point was that they depend upon his presence for treatment. That means that even if they were to die because he was not personally available to treat them, he did not think that it was very much important in comparison to treating Your Divine Grace. Because they are materialists, so whether they live or die does not affect a…
Room Conversation
Pañca-draviḍa: ...everything was together. But when you add up our sales, whole zones put together, then they’re as big as New York and the other areas now. They are doing nicely. They’ve also brought you some gifts---one sweater and some warm socks and a scarf for the winter here in Vṛndāvana.Prabhupāda:Pañca-draviḍa:Prabhupāda:Pañca-draviḍa:Bhakti-caru:Pañca-draviḍa:Bhakti-caru:Pañca-draviḍa:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Bhavānanda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Bhavānanda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabh…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: What Shastrijī said? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Hmm. I had a nice talk with Shastrijī, very detailed talk. He explained that the main... He said we have brought you to him at the very last possible moment. He said had we come six months earlier, so much easier it would have been. He said this time that we have called him just now was just timely that he came back again. He said that the main problem is the kidney. He said the kidney is working; otherwise you could not pass urine. And the medicin…
Letters November 7
My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I have received a very nice letter from England, sent to Mukunda, by an Indian gentleman named Laksmidasa. If it is possible, maybe you can make an editorial column, with letters to the editor or to our various centers, and use it in that way. It is very nice letter and I would like to have it printed in our magazine.
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated November 4, 1969 along with BTG #29 and the new edition of The Peace Formula essay. They are both very nice. The BTG will be complete when the headings of the essays are bolder and on each page the name of
My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 29, 1969 and noted the contents. Things are going on nicely in every department, and it is very encouraging. But as I have already told you, your first business is to see the publication of my books. I have already advised Satsvarupa and Brahmananda in this connection, and they will take the necessary...
My dear Krishna das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated November 4, 1969 and have noted the contents carefully. Regarding my going there, the first thing is that if I speak, one has to translate into German. That does not make any good speech; it hampers the natural flow of the speech and makes it not very much impressive. If you think the major portion of the audience...
Delhi My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 2nd, 1970. Perhaps you have received my letter sent to you earlier. Please see Atma Ram & Sons book distributers on Kashmere Gate, New Delhi (Isha Kumar-proprietor). Isha Kumar as always been very respectful towards me. You can show him all our books and if he is interested, he may become...
My dear Krsnadasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 30, 1972, and I have noted the contents. It appears that you are again constantly disturbed by the same nonsense doubts. These things are not very important, we may not waste our time with these insignificant questions. If we are seeking to find out some fault, maya will give us all facility to...
Mr. Loy [To Mr. Loy] Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 7, 1972, and I can very much understand your concern. After all, she is your beloved daughter, and you have sacrificed everything just to bring her to the point of proper education, training, and so many things are there between you. But what can I say? In your country the girls are independent,...
Sri Krishna Pandit Sriman Haribhaktanu das Sri Krishna Pandit, 4092 Kucha Dilvali Singh, Ajmeri Gate, Delhi-6. My dear Sri Krishnaji, Please accept my greetings and blessings of Lord Krishna. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 29, 1972. I very much regret for the loss of your good wife. I always remember her because she was so kind upon me when I used to visit your house. She was...
Bombay [To Tamala Krishna] WE MUST HAVE LAND ACCORDING PURCHASE AGREEMENT LETTER FOLLOWS---BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI
Bombay My dear Tamala Krishna, Giriraja, and Manusvi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 4th November, 1972, and in reply I have sent one telegram, as follows: “We must have land according to purchase agreement. Letter follows. Bhaktivedanta Swami.
Karandhara Los Angeles My dear Karandhara Das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 25, 1973 and have noted the contents. So far yourself is concerned, whatever is done is done. Now go on with your duty and do it nicely. You are an intelligent devotee. You can understand.
Vrindaban My dear Harikesa das: Pleaser accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 31, 1974 and have noted the contents. Thank you for giving me the account of Gurudasa. What is that hotel bill for Rs. 1200/-? I have already written you one letter of thanks for your taking care of the Vrindaban temple.
Washington, DC My dear Rupanuga das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 1, 1974 with enclosed clipping. But, I have not yet received the report of the inquiry commission investigating the charges against Bali Mardan. (Later on heard something by telephone message to Brahmananda)
Sriji Mexico My dear Sriji devi dasi: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your Vyasa Puja offering dated August 22, 1974, received just now and I am very glad to receive it; better late than never. I thank you very much for your sentiments. Satisfaction of the spiritual master is the secret of advancement in spiritual life. The Lord is the original spiritual master, and a person in...
Guru Datta Sharma BEAWAR (Dist. Ajmer) Rajasthan 305901 Dear Sriman Sharmaji: Please accept my greetings. I am very glad to learn that your son Niranjana Datta Sharma is interested in our movement so much so that he wants to join. We are very eager to get educated men to push on our movement all over the world.
Mayapur My dear Jayapataka Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your telegram as follows: PADAPADMA SAHASRA PRANAME WELCOME BACK FROM YOUR TOUR STOP DEVOID YOUR LOTUS FEET DUST MAYAPUR IS WEEPING HOPE YOUR ARRIVAL FORTHCOMING WEATHER NICE FRESH STOP
My dear Karanasindhu and Kirtiraja das: Please accept my blessings. you should immediately write one letter to Purusottam das in Vrindaban saying that you are not interested in his work nor do you require his help; and whatever books he has got of ours in his possession he may return to our Vrindaban center immediately.
Melbourne My dear Madhudvisa Swami: Please accept my blessings. I have seen your letter to Brahmananda Swami dated October 9, 1975. They promised before me to follow the principles. If they are not, then they are not allowed to initiate, but if they are actually following, then they are allowed. These things should be raised in our next meeting in Mayapur and decided.
Vrindaban My dear Nitai das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 28, 1975 and have noted the contents. Regarding the matter with Purusottama dasa, you immediately go and take back whatever books of ours that he has in his possession. You may inform him that we do not require his editing, neither should he correspond with our men in Los Angeles. He is a very...
Ramesvara Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara das: Please accept my blessings. I have received your report on the telephone to Harikesa. This is very funny thinking in our society that you want to spend for this boat, and that Tulsi das wants to take sannyasa because he is feeling sex agitation. First of all there is no sanction to purchase this boat from the BBT. We are not interested.
Laguna Beach My dear Revatinandana Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 17, 1975 and have noted the contents. You are happy because you are chanting, dancing, reading Srimad-Bhagavatam and all the books. If you do these things regularly, then your life is a success. I am glad that things are going on better there. For lecturing, any one of our members...
Bhagavan Paris My dear Bhagavan dasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 28/10/76. I have received the books you have sent. They are very nicely done. Thank you. But, I did not receive the BTG yet. Yes, let Haya haya go to Spain and work very carefully. When it is established I shall go there. It is very good news that we are opening a center in Greece. I have...
Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara, Please accept my blessings. Please find enclosed two letters which have just reached me here in Vrindaban after being forwarded several times, and my reply to them. I think this matter is serious. Previously I sent one newsletter asking that this boy be returned to his father or at least that his father be notified of his wheres. My directions were not followed and...

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