November 8

Spoken November 8
Talk After Lecture [Brahma-saṁhitā, verse 29]
Prabhupāda: Who has seen that house? Dayānanda? You saw? Dayānanda: No. Prabhupāda: Any of the brahmacārīs? Dayānanda: No. Maṇḍalī. Prabhupāda: Oh, Maṇḍalī? You have seen? Maṇḍalī: [indistinct] Prabhupāda: Oh, you have seen very nice house. Maṇḍalī: Mm. I thought it was nice.Prabhupāda:Maṇḍalī:Prabhupāda:Maṇḍalī:Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:…
Talk During Prasāda After Kīrtana
Prabhupāda: What is this? Oh. For taking? Viṣṇujana: Would you like a plate, Swamiji? Prabhupāda: No, no. A sannyāsī should always take in his hand. That is the system. Not in a plate. That means if you take in a plate, you’ll take much. [laughter] So in hand, he cannot take much. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Boy:Woman:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prab…
The Nectar of Devotion
Prabhupāda: ...stated in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta: " nitya-siddha kṛṣṇa-bhakti sādhya kabhu naya śravaṇādi-śuddha-citte karaye udaya [Hari-bhakti-vilāsa]" The Kṛṣṇa consciousness is a fact in everyone’s heart. It is already there. Otherwise, how these Europeans and Americans, theyAcyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutānanda:Prabhupāda:Acyutāna…
SB 1.2.28-29
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.28–29 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " vāsudeva-parā vedā vāsudeva-parā makhāḥ vāsudeva-parā yogā vāsudeva-parāḥ kriyāḥ" " vāsudeva-paraṁ jñānaṁ vāsudeva-paraṁ tapaḥPrabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:
SB 2.1.5
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " tasmād bhārata sarvātmā bhagavān īśvaro hariḥ śrotavyaḥ kīrtitavyaś caPrabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:British man:Prabhupāda:British man:Prabhupāda:Guest (1) [Indian man]:Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.25.8
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " tasya tvaṁ tamaso ‘ndhasya duṣpārasyādya pāragam sac-cakṣur janmanām ante labdhaṁ me tvad-anugrahātPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...in politics, how to treat with enemies, how to treat with friends, how to make... In politics there are so many things, diplomacy. So he said, “What is this nonsense? Everyone should be Kṛṣṇa conscious. They are all equal.” His father became angry. What is that?Indian man:Prabhupāda:Bhāgavata:Prabhupāda:Bhāgavata:Devotee in distance:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prahupada:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Dr. Patel:Bhāgavata:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Devotees:…
SB 5.5.20
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.20 Pradyumna: ...devāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [break] " tasmād bhavanto hṛdayena jātāḥ sarve mahīyāṁsam amuṁ sanābham akliṣṭa-buddhyā bharatam bhajadhvaṁPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: You don’t strain for collecting. Then spiritual progress will be hampered. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Don’t strain for collecting. Then spiritual progress will be hampered. That’s a fact. Jayapatākā: It seems that the temple could be completed within seven years without straining.Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Jayapatākā:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Jaya…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: [Hindi conversation between kavirāja, Prabhupāda and Bhakti-cāru; mentions pain in lower abdomen] Śatadhanya: Sharp, pin-pointed pain, or over..., general? Bhakti-cāru: [Bengali with Prabhupāda] When he passes urine, then... Prabhupāda: [Bengali] Bhakti-cāru: Śrīla Prabhupāda? Urine? Urine bottle? [break]Balaram Mishra:Prabhupāda:Kavirāja:Balaram Mishra:Kavirāja:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Kavirāja:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-cāru:Balaram Mishra:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:…
Letters November 8
Pujaniya Srila Tirtha Maharaja, Kindly accept respectful obeisances at your lotus feet. Since I have come to the United States of America I had several correspondence with Sripada Govinda Maharaja. While I was in Calcutta at that time as well as in our different exchange of letters there was some hint from Sripada Govinda Maharaja, I should work in cooperation with your holiness and in my last letter...
My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Oct. 31, 1968, and I am so much pleased to read the contents. I understand that you have started to firmly initiate a campus society, called OSU Yoga Society. It would have been better to name it as Bhakti Yoga Society, otherwise the society may be understood as one of the many yoga societies. Anyway,...
London My dear Yamuna, Mukunda, and Syamasundara, Please accept my blessings. I have duly received your letters dated Nov. 1, Nov. 2, and Oct. 25, respectively, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am confident that you are all trying your best so there is no question of doing things hastily. You can execute your respective duties peacefully and I am confident that you will be successful. I...
My dear Gopala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I thank your very much for your letter of October 18, 1969, and yesterday I received your gift of one shawl. This shawl is very nice, and it will be used when I go to some meeting in my dress garments. Please send some me the new editions of the French
Hayagriva New Vrindaban My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 27, Sept. I’m very pleased that you’re opening a nice center in the important city of Pittsburgh. Please develop the Pittsburgh and New Vrindaban plan conjointly. If Pittsburgh center can help contribute financially to our New Vrindaban, that will help relieve many financial...
Sri Birlaji Birla House Bombay Dear Sri Birlaji, Please accept my greetings. I beg to apologize for not keeping our scheduled appointment on the morning of November 3rd. I became ill due to exhaustion from too much travelling and was not able to leave my room.
Paris My dear Pusta Krishna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 1, 1972, and I am very much engladdened to hear that you have arrived to Europe and that you have enthusiastically begun your work there, opening one centre in France. Yes, such opening of temples, holding daily street sankirtana, distributing books, preaching in the schools and colleges,...
Heidelberg, Germany My dear Hansadutta Das: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter with enclosures dated October 26th, and have noted the contents with great pleasure. It is Krsna’s mercy that you were able to take in a copy of Bhagavad-gita to Moscow. It is very encouraging that the boy without any association is maintaining the standard. This is due to his chanting...
Jadurani Brooklyn My dear Jadurani dasi: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 19, 1973. Yes, why not get Devahuti to paint, she’s a good painter. Now I want for Lord Caitanya’s Appearance Day one book of Ādi lila published, 400 pages at least, hardbound, for being distributed at Mayapur. Regarding the enclosed photo, the Yamadutas are all right....
Mayapur My dear Jayapataka Swami: Please accept my blessings. This is to inform you that yesterday Giriraja has sent by T.T. Rs. 2,25,000/- to American Express Bank a/c No. 090031. Now the wall and proposed rooms and other works must be finished by Gaura Purnima.
Washington, DC My dear Rupanuga das: Please accept my blessings. I have seen your letter dated October 31, 1974 addressed to Brahmananda Swami and have noted the contents with care. I have not yet received the report from the Enquiry Commission, but there are four points to be enquired. The first is the meat eating and chicken eating in the temple and even in the Deity kitchen where the prasadam...
Brooklyn My dear Taittiriya devi dasi: Please accept my blessings. With further reference to your letter dated September 11, 1974, I beg to inquire whether you have taken possession of the house at 5th Avenue, and if not please let me know why it is delayed. Please send Bali Mardan with detailed information and necessary documents.
Bhuvaneśvara My dear Gaura Govinda Svami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 3/11/76. Try to get the certified copy. Otherwise, what can be done? Do not be discouraged. Go on serving sincerely. Your success is your sincere desire to serve Krsna.
Potomac, Maryland My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 28, 1976. Yes, we should take advantage of this opportunity to preach. I see it that somehow or other they are chanting Krsna. Either they criticize or chant. The article you have sent from the college newspaper can help our counter-propaganda. Ramesvara should be informed.

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