November 12

Spoken November 12
Pandal Lecture
Prabhupāda: Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for your kindly participating in this Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Movement. We are speaking here for the last one week, so it is very encouraging that we are reviving the dormant Kṛṣṇa consciousness of our brothers and sisters in India.
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading:] “How Kṛṣṇa becomes attracted by the devotional service of His devotees is described by Nārada in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Seventh Canto, Tenth Chapter, thirty-seventh verse [SB 7.10.37]. There Nārada addresses King Yudhiṣṭhira while the King is appreciating the glories of the character of Prahlāda Mahārāja. A devotee always appreciates the activities of other devotees.Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:[I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaiṣṇava …
SB 1.2.33
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.33 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " asau guṇamayair bhāvair bhūta-sūkṣmendriyātmabhiḥPrabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 1.2.6
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.6 Prabhupāda: ...viṣvaksena-kathāsu yaḥ. [aside:] What is that sound? Notpādayed yadi ratiṁ śrama eva hi kevalam [SB 1.2.8]. Yesterday we discussed the verse, " sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo yato bhaktir adhokṣaje ahaituky apratihatā
SB 3.25.12
[noise of fireworks in background] Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [devotees repeat] " maitreya uvāca iti sva-mātur niravadyam īpsitaṁ niśamya puṁsām apavarga-vardhanam dhiyābhinandyātmavatāṁ satāṁ gatir babhāṣa īṣat-smita-śobhitānanaḥPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Cc. Madhya 20.120
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.120 Prabhupāda: So in our last meeting we were discussing the constitutional position of the living entity. Sanātana Gosvāmī inquired from Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, ke āmi kene āmāya jāre tāpa-trayaDevotees:
Morning Walk
Yaśomatīnandana: He will die by burning or something? Girirāja: He was laughing when they were burning the steel rods. So Gāṇdīva’s mother said, “In the same way you will also die by burning.” Dr. Patel: Who said? Girirāja: Gāṇdīva’s mother. Dr. Patel: No, but who said like that for thatGirirāja:Dr. Patel:Nara:Dr. Patel:Nara:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Nara:Dr. Patel:Nara:Dr. Patel:Nara:Dr. Patel:Nara:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Nara:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prab…
SB 5.5.25
Pradyumna: ...vāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " matto ‘py anantāt parataḥ parasmāt svargāpavargādhipater na kiñcit yeṣāṁ kim u syād itareṇa teṣāmPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Kavirāja: Boliya. [Hindi with Prabhupāda] Bhakti-caru: He’s asking whether Śrīla Prabhupāda is feeling stronger. He said yes. Kavirāja: [Hindi with Bhakti-caru; examines Prabhupāda] Bhakti-caru: He’s saying that Prabhupāda’s pulse is ninety, which is normal, and he gave three other medicines for PrabhupādaKavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Jagadīśa:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:…
Room Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: ...the bullock cart to Vṛndāvana. You were thinking to travel again, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Prabhupāda: Not now. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Some pain? Oh, here he is. Here’s Lokanātha, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: Lokanātha? Lokanātha: Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: You are coming back? Lokanātha: Yes, we came back from Prabhupāda:Lokanātha:Prabhupāda:Lokanātha:Prabhupāda:Lokanātha:Prabhupāda:Lokanātha:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Lokanātha:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Lokanātha:Prabhupāda:Lokanātha:Prabhupāda:Lokanātha:Prab…
Letters November 12
Krsna Devi My dear Krishna devi, Please accept my blessings. You will read the letter of your husband & try to know my mind. I am coming very soon to see you when everything will be adjusted. Hope you are well. Yours sincerely, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Subala My dear Subala, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Nov. 4. I am very soon coming to San Francisco. I will let you know the exact date sometime next week. In Krishna Consciousness there is variety but there is no discord. We may fight with one another on the point of serving but that is not a discord. We must stick to the service of the Lord very seriously...
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your two letters dated Nov. 5, 1968, and previous to this I received your other letters along with Rayarama’s, with enclosure of Parvat Maharaja’s letter, and I think I have replied that. I have written also a separate letter to Acyutananda requesting him first of all to go to Bombay with Jaya Govinda, and if their trial in...
Malati London My dear Malati, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your nice letter of October 29, 1968, and I have noted your nice sentiments. Yes, we should always think ourself as the most fallen, the most ignorant, and it is simply by the Mercy of Lord Caitanya that we have even the opportunity to serve Krishna. We have no qualification of our own; it is simply by the merciful...
London My dear Mukunda, and My Dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I have received your respectful letters dated Nov. 7, 1968, and I have noted the contents with great interest. I shall reply them separately. Dayananda has told me that Mr. George Harrison is interested to see me, and he is going to stay one week more, and so let us see what happens.
My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. Regarding your calendar dates, I have already written to the following Sannyasis to send you the calendar dates. If you have not received them, then please remind them. Their addresses are as follows: His Holiness Shraman Maharaja
Syamasundara London My dear Syamasundara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Nov. 4, 1968. The description of your letter reveals that you want to serve Krishna more and more. This is very good sign. Service of Krishna is so nice that one becomes enthusiastic to serve more and more. That is the nature of spiritual service. I can understand also that because...
My dear Damodara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 4th October, 1970 and I’ve noted the contents with much pleasure. I am glad to see that you are working in the universities. They are a good field for spreading our Krishna Consciousness activities. Try and get all our books accepted in the college libraries and classroom courses. That will be our real...
His Holiness Kirtanananda Swami c/o Dr. R.P. Rao Reader Chemistry Department Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur, U.P. c/o Kailsh Seksaria; 74 Marine Drive; Bombay-20 November 12th, 1970 My Dear Kirtanananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your nice letter from Gorakhpur dated October 31st, 1970. I have come back to Bombay and the letter was redirected from...
My dear Sivananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 13rd Sept. and letter dated Oct. 18. Due to travelling and so much work, I was not able to answer you sooner. I’m very happy to hear that you are once again in Berlin. When you first went to Germany by yourself, I was praying that Krishna would help you in every way to establish a center there in Berlin....
Vamanadeva My dear Vamanadeva, Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your excellent wife Srimati Indira Dasi. I am so glad to hear from you after some time. I have been recently travelling all over the land of India and just recently I have come back to Bombay where I have received your letter redirected from Calcutta. I am so much pleased that you are carrying on our Krsna Consciousness...
Toronto My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter, no date, and have noted the contents carefully. This college program and school work you are doing is very encouraging to hear. In these schools try to get as many classes as possible. This traveling Sankirtana is very good; to go from village to village as Lord Caitanya has predicted.
Kirtanananda My dear Kirtanananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter of November 3, 1971. Yes, you may take the 32“ brass deities, along with throne and paraphernalia on your tour of many states, and in this way try very nicely to reveal to everyone everywhere you go the ecstasy of
Nityananda New Orleans My dear Nityananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 20th October, 1971 and have noted the contents. I am very pleased to know that your temple is doing nicely and that there are sincere souls trying to understand this Krishna Consciousness process. You must always remain very serious and enthusiastic chanting and hearing the message of...
Mayapur My dear Jayapataka Maharaja: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 26, 1973 and have noted the contents. Your description of Sridhara Maharaja’s birthday celebration is nice, and I thank you for presenting on my behalf a copy of Caitanya Caritamrta.
Hansadutta West Germany My dear Hansadutta das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 11, 1974 and also the new German books KRSNA, TLC, and LIFE FROM LIFE, and also the record “Krsna Meditation.” I thank you very much. It is all very nice. May Krsna bless you with more and more publishing work. I am always thinking of your Frankfurt Schloss center. The...
Jagadisa Dallas My dear Jagadisa dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter November 2, 1974 and have noted the contents. I have also received the enclosed clipping from Ottawa and the information the property. This property must be considered by the GBC. If it can be properly utilized, it is nice, for Varna-asrama College and dairy farm. With 100 acres for cultivation...
Kirtanananda New Vrindaban My dear Kirtanananda Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 22, 1974 with enclosed copy of Brijbasi Spirit and your check for Dollars 500.00. Thank you very much. Here in India one important Hindi paper has published a big article on your New Vrindaban and they much appreciated it, and gave very good report. I have asked them...
Pradyumna Calcutta My dear Pradyumna dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated. I think you should stay. Your presence is required. If you are leaving because of your wife, then your wife must agree to pay for your return fare. If she agrees, then you can go.
Evanston, Illinois My dear Sri Govinda dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 17, 1974 and have noted the contents. I am glad to know that you are cooperating with Jagadisa Prabhu for rectifying the difficulties there. I have received report that you have repaid debts of Dollars 35,000.00, so this is very nice. So continue in this way. I want that all our...
Tripurari Evanston, Illinois My dear Tripurari dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter post dated October 11, 1974 and have noted the contents. This book selling is the real preaching of our cult. Especially when you sell Caitanya Caritamrta and Srimad-Bhagavatam. They will understand what we mean by reading these books.
Seattle My dear Abhinanda das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 18, 1975. Yes, this is very good that you have taken seriously our programs here in India such as the book distributing. This is very important. It is a very good idea for the Seattle temple to finance the purchase of a vehicle as well as monthly finances for travel and maintaining and operating...
Bhagavata Calcutta My dear Bhagavata das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 2, 1975 with enclosed articles and I have noted the article. So those who say that the Mahabharata battle was fought 3,000 B.C., that is correct. But they had a big, big meeting with big, big professors but was there any conclusion? No. So therefore these kinds of meetings are...
Gurudasa Tampa My dear Gurudasa Swami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 21, 1975 and have noted the contents with much pleasure. So I thank you very much because I see you are doing very good. Now you are doing something. So you should continue in this way. Do practical solid work. This is required. You are an old experienced devotee and I have personally...
Mr. K. T. Desai Kambli Block Nehru Road Ville Parke East Bombay 57 Dear Mr. Desai, I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 14, 1975 with your enclosed article. You mention God, but who is God? If you do not know who is God, then how can you say that He is the Super Joy(Bg. 6.47)
Frankfurt My dear Sacimata dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 23, 1975. So I understand that you are doing the layouts for the German Back to Godhead and also the Swedish Back to Godhead. The Swedish
Sri N. Tombi Singh, M.P. (Lok Saba) 108 South Avenue New Delhi Dear Sri Singh, I have received a letter from the Manipur Gita Mandal in Imphal dated August 18, 1975 inviting me and my disciples to Manipur for putting on my programs. I am prepared to go to Manipur with 6 or 7 or my European and Indian disciples in April, 1976. So if you can arrange for my going there, I am prepared.
Sri Singh Manipur Gita Mandal Paona Bazar Imphal, Manipur 795001 Attn: Kulachandra Singh, Secretary Dear Sri Singh, I am in due receipt of your letter from Imphal, Manipur dated August 18, 1975 forwarded to me by my disciple Dr. Svarupa Damodara das. I am prepared to go to Manipur with some of my European and Indian disciples some time in April, 1976. I have written to Sri. N. Tombi Singh in...
Atlanta My dear Svarupa Damodara das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 11, 1975. I had never received your letter of September 21st and the invitation for going to Imphal for Manipur Gita Mandal. So I have now written them a letter as per enclosed and please find enclosed the copies. So we shall go there in April, 1976 and I will take some of my disciples...
Los Angeles My dear Kirtiraja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 2/11/76. Now you have got good contact in Poland. You must immediately supply the books for the University library. It is a very good order. Yes, encourage them to visit other libraries. It is my earnest desire to have my books translated and published in Russian and Polish. Yes, the translations...
Haridasapur My dear Prabhusvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 8/11/76. Yes we shall begin work immediately. Where is that Rs. 10,000 which you have already collected. With that 10,000 plus 10,000 from us you can begin work immediately to construct a boundary wall. I am going to Mayapur by the fifteenth instant. From Mayapur I may go to Haridasapur and begin...

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