November 10

Spoken November 10
SB 3.25.13
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.13 Prabhupāda: ...this Sāṅkhya philosophy is very much well-known, especially in the Western world. The propounder of Sāṅkhya philosophy, Kapiladeva, son of Devahūti, is the incarnation of Kṛṣṇa. He says that yoga ādhyātmikaḥ puṁsāṁ mato niḥśreyasāya me
Lecture [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: ...but Vedas indicate that He is the supreme eternal, nityo nityānām. There are many eternals, many millions and trillions of eternals, but He is the supreme eternal. Nityo nityānāṁ cetanaś cetanānām [Kaṭha Upaniṣad 2.2.13]. He is the supreme living creature. He is also living. He is not dead.Devotee:Prabhupāda:
SB 6.1.14
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.14 [begins with short conversation with devotees] Prabhupāda: [chants verse] It is recording? [break] We have to... Nobody is preparing that way. So when Guptas[?] took you from the train, where did you stay? Yamunā: We were taken to a small Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Pandiya:Prabhupāda:Pandiya:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Pandiya:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Devot…
Arrival Lecture
Prabhupāda: ...Caitanya Mahāprabhu, paraṁ vijayate śrī-kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtanam: All glories for the chanting of the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa. So this is the verdict of Vedic literature also. When Parīkṣit Mahārāja was talking with Śukadeva Goswāmī, he described the varieties of follies in this age of
Bg 4.1 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 4.1 Prabhupāda: ...by Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, five thousand years ago. Not five thousand years ago. It is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā, that before it was explained to Arjuna, it was formerly explained to the Sun-god.Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prab…
Interview with Reporters
Prabhupāda: Kṛṣṇa says that “I am the taste of the water.” So everyone has got, everyone has knowledge what is the taste of water. Why do you say he does not know Kṛṣṇa? Kṛṣṇa says, “I am the light of the sunshine.” So who has not seen the sunshine? So when you see sunshine, if you think, Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:Prabhupāda:Reporter:P…
Room Conversation with Mayor
Prabhupāda: So only you have got only mṛdaṅga? Why? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I think more are coming from Calcutta. Śyāmasundara called me. Prabhupāda: At least four khols you want to have. Four khols and sixteen men, that is party. Yes. And one leading singer and one dancer. That makes complete party. Twenty, twenty-two men. So where is Śyāmasundara?Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Viṣala:Prabhupāda:Viṣala:Prabhupāda:Viṣala…
Morning Walk
Guru dāsa: Prabhupāda on a morning walk, 10th of November. Devotee: [indistinct] in life. Acyutānanda: What? Guru dāsa: He said he was very bad. Acyutānanda: I saw him also. I can see no justification for such cruelty. I do not care to see my two Godbrothers who committed such a crime. I feel that I will not be able to control my anger with them. I feel that they should be asked to leave the society. Whatever your divine grace decides in this matter I accept. [break]Guru dāsa:A…
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading:] “Foolishly, people who are enamored of the glimmer of modern materialistic advancement are thinking that the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is for less intelligent men. ‘I am better off being busy with my material comforts---maintaining a nice apartment, family and sex life.Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:
SB 1.2.31
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.31 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " tayā vilasiteṣv eṣu guṇeṣu guṇavān ivaPrabhupāda:
Pandal Speech
Prabhupāda: Mr. High Commissioner and Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you very much for your coming here, taking so much trouble to participate in this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. And I shall simply try to draw your attention the importance of this movement. Importance of this movement is this, that we do not know what is the aim of life. The modern civilization, all over the world, especially in the Western world, nobody knows what is the actual problem and what is the aim …
Bhajana with Harmonium, Room Conversation
[Bhajana with harmonium] Prabhupāda: You follow. [Bhajana continues with new tune] [break] [Prabhupāda leads Bhajana, with devotees responding] [06:24] Prabhupāda: That’s all. [break] This tune I don’t...? Ha? Brahmānanda, do you know it? Brahmānanda: This tune? No. Devotee: You did it in London.Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Rukmiṇī dāsī:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:…
SB 3.25.10
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.10 Nitāi: “[Now be pleased, my Lord, to dispel my great delusion. Due to my feeling of false ego, I have been] ...engaged by Your māyā and have identified myself with the body and consequent bodily relations.” Prabhupāda: " atha me deva sammohamDevotees:
Morning Walk
Dr. Patel: ...that man, and then Krodha Mahārāja knew that this man would be perhaps hanged by the officials. So he engineered that he [indistinct] Africa. He was smuggled into Africa. And there, in Africa, he learned Bengali by himself, reading books. And he was Bengali scholar.Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Dr. Patel:Brahmānanda:Dr. Pat…
Room Conversation [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: ...still in the jungle. And they show the picture, Darwin’s theory... Hari-śauri: Yes. Prabhupāda: Yes. They are stoning animals. Hari-śauri: Prehistoric man. Prabhupāda: Huh? Hari-śauri: Prehistoric man. Prabhupāda: Yes. So now civilization is not stoning the animals. “I have [indistinct] slaughterhouses.Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:
SB 5.5.23
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [break] " na brāhmaṇais tulaye bhūtam anyat paśyāmi viprāḥ kim ataḥ paraṁ tu yasmin nṛbhiḥ prahutaṁ śraddhayāhamPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: I wish that you GBC manage very nicely and consider that I am dead and let me try to travel all the tīrthasthāna, without any responsibility. If I become recovered from this malady, I shall come back and then I shall die anyway. What is that, when the dead body is there, let them bring to Māyāpur and Vṛndāvana. I am thinking in this way. Bring little medicine and no medicine, little milk, and travel one place to another, and if there is death, what is the lamentation? My age is ripe.…
Room Conversation
Bhavānanda: We should begin the parikramā in Vṛndāvana. Prabhupāda: Yes. Bhavānanda: Because quite honestly, Śrīla Prabhupāda, I think most of us are very worried. If you go off down the road and send us all back to our different assignments, we would not be able to serve with our full attention, knowing that our beloved father and spiritual guide was in such weak condition. So if we begin in Vṛndāvana, wePrabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Jayapatākā:Prabhupāda:Jayapatākā:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda…
Room Conversation
[kīrtana] [break] Devotee: Lokanātha is here, over there, Śrīla... Lokanātha: Śrīla Prabhupāda. Devotee: [whispering] The kīrtana should stop. Prabhupāda: So? Where did you go? Lokanātha: I went to Mathurā. I went first to Vṛndāvana and looked for the carts. They were not very good kind. They were made for rough loads. So I went to Mathurā and spoke to one farmer. He had a fairly big size cart and two strong bullocks. He asked for a hundred rupees. He wouldnPrabhupāda:Lokanātha:Prabhupāda:L…
Letters November 10
Madam Sumati Morarji Baisaheba, Please accept my greetings and blessing of Lord Bala Krishna. I hope you have already received my letter of the 27th ultimo and I hope to receive your reply very soon. And in continuation of my letter as abovementioned I beg to inform you that the number of
Calcutta My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated 30th & 31st October, and 7th November, 1970. Yesterday evening Sagar Maharaja arrived well. From your letters, you seem to be a little unhappy so I would like you and Himavati to come here and live with me in Bombay as soon as possible. All the things which are being left behind should be...
Jayapataka Calcutta My dear Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 6the November along with enclosed plans for the Hamilton House. Regarding the Hamilton House, it is a first class building for our preaching work with its central location. My Guru Maharaja wanted us to open our centers in the most congested parts of major cities. We do...
San Diego My dear Bhakta dasa: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 17, 1973 and have noted the contents. I thank you very much for your invitation for your Govardhana celebration. I would have come, but I received your letter late, but I hope anyway that you have enjoyed Govardhana-Puja. The photos are very nice, and Radharani looks very satisfied,...
Los Angeles My dear Jayatirtha das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your cable reading as follows: FIRST C.D. MATURED NOVEMBER SEVENTH 9858 DOLLARS INTEREST EARNED TRANSFERRED TO PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK VRINDABAN ALSO 8000 DOLLARS BBT LOAN FOR KITCHEN PROJECT MAYAPUR TRANSFERRED AMERICAN EXPRESS CALCUTTA -JAYATIRTHA.
Alanatha Stockholm My dear Alanatha das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your two letters dated 26th and 27th September 1975 and have noted the contents. Upon your recommendation I am accepting the following as my initiated disciples. Their names are as follows: Johnnie
Vancouver My dear Bahudak das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 23rd and have noted the contents. I am glad to note that you are taking out the traveling party. I hope that you have good success. Just do everything very soberly. Regarding the instruments, stringed instruments are Vedic, but the real Vedic instrument is mrdanga and karatala. Anyway, you...
Los Angeles My dear Jayatirtha das and Manjuali dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your card dated October 25, 1975 along with the beautiful photographs of Sri Sri Rukmini-Dvarakadhisa of New Dvaraka. So do it nicely. I have invited Krsna and He may not be insulted by disrespectful behavior. I have introduced this system of Deity worship amongst the non-believers, the atheists,...
New Vrndavana My dear Kirtanananda Swami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 24, 1975 together with your check for ,111. I thank you very much for it. I was thinking that Kirtanananda Swami is angry upon me because I did not go to New Vrndavana, but what can I do? They are dragging me in so many places and it was arranged for me to see Indira Gandhi, the...
Madhudvisa Melbourne My dear Madhudvisa Swami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 16, 1975 together with the nice photographs and the professor’s review. From the photo it appears that everything is very nice. I am very glad. In Melbourne, Australia who dreamt that there would be such a nice temple, Radha-Krsna, and that local men would be worshiping....
Mr. A. D. Nyamiaka District Commissioner Office P.O. Box 29 Kilifi, Kenya East Africa Dear Mr. Nyamiaka, Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 18, 1975, delivered to me by my disciple Jnana das Adhikari. I had requested Jnana das for you to come and see me in Nairobi and he said you were to come, but unfortunately I did not meet you. Anyway I am glad that...
Naresh Chandera Gupta Sriman Naresh Chandera Gupta 575 D L F Colony Rohtak Naryana My dear Sriman Naresh Chandera, Please accept my blessings. I am very thankful for your letter in appreciation of our Krishna consciousness movement. You will be very much useful in this great movement. Please immediately come to Bombay at the above address and we shall talk in detail and do the needful.
Vrndavana My dear Upendra das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 10, 1975 and I have read the contents in entirety. So I thank you very much for your sentiments. Why not stick to Vrndavana. I am coming there soon and again we shall associate. Now you should extend your visa and stay there and stick to that holy place. Ultimately Vrndavana is our goal of...
Mayapur My dear Bhavananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I have received one telegram from Gargamuni reading as follows; Ras purnima over five thousand books sold four lakhs visit temple Bhavananda signs twenty thousand autographs awaiting your arrival 15th or after please reply.

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