Spoken November 13
Lecture
Prabhupāda: ...introduced by the disciplic succession of Lord Caitanya, and this Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura who has sung this hari hari biphale janama goṅāinu, he’s a famous ācārya. His compositions are accepted as Vedic truth. So this purport of this song is very nice. HeDevotee:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Jaya-gopāla:Prabhupāda:Jaya-gopāla:Prabhupāda:Nandarāṇī:Prabhupāda:Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣ…
Pandal Lecture
Prabhupāda: Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for your kindly coming here and participating in this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. So I may inform our friends that His Excellency Mr. Jain is a devotee of Lord Rāmacandra. I was talking with him. So we are so pleased that you are associating with devotees.
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: Uh Page... Uh [indistinct]. “Practice means employing our senses in some particular type of work. Therefore devotional service in practice means utilizing our different sensory organs in service to Kṛṣṇa. Some of the senses are meant for acquiring knowledge, and some are meant for executing the conclusions of our thinking, feeling and willing. So practice means employing both the mind and the senses in practical devotional service.Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupād…
SB 1.2.34
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.34 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " bhāvayaty eṣa sattvena lokān vai loka-bhāvanaḥ līlāvatārānurato deva-tiryaṅ-narādiṣu []" Prabhupāda: Another verse. Another verse? This is the last?Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:
SB 1.2.7
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.7 Prabhupāda: " [vāsudeve] bhagavati bhakti-yogaḥ prayojitaḥ janayaty āśu vairāgyaṁ jñānaṁ ca yad ahaitukam []" Vāsudeve bhagavati. Vāsudeva is another name of Kṛṣṇa because Kṛṣṇa appears as the son of Vasudeva. Whenever Kṛṣṇa appears, He appears as the son of Vasudeva and Devakī. Kṛṣṇa is the origin of everyone. So how there can be a father and mother of Kṛṣṇa? Kṛṣṇa is described as Devotee:
SB 3.25.13
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.13 [loud noise of fireworks in background] Prabhupāda: [Hindi] Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Prabhupāda: [Hindi] Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " śrī-bhagavān uvāca yoga ādhyātmikaḥ puṁsāṁPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...not whimsically. That will not. That is a bad example. Dr. Patel: Oh, yes. Otherwise it will become a hotel. Prabhupāda: Eh? Dr. Patel: Otherwise it will become a hotel. Prabhupāda: Yes. Hotel we are preparing also, transcendental hotel. But they must pay for it. Dr. Patel: ThatPrabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:…
Room Conversation
[Prabhupāda fingering japa beads throughout] Prabhupāda: ...education, devotion, activities. Who can take more care than the father and the mother? So you combine together, make a batch of good character, ideal character in the whole world. There is no ideal character. Everyone is drunkard and meat-eater or woman-hunter. What is the civilization? Hog civilization. [break] Mahāvīra:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Prabhupād…
SB 5.5.26
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " sarvāṇi mad-dhiṣṇyatayā bhavadbhiś carāṇi bhūtāni sutā dhruvāṇi sambhāvitavyāni pade pade voPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
[...kirtana going on in background sounds like an arati] Bhakti-caru: Śrīla Prabhupāda? Prabhupāda: [Bengali] Bhogaiśvarya-prasaktānāṁ tayāpahṛta-cetasām, vyavasāyātmikā buddhiḥ... [Bg. 2.44]. Jayādvaita: Samādhau na vidhīyate. Prabhupāda: [Bengali] Bhakti-caru: [Bengali] [break] Kavirāja: [Hindi] Prabhupāda: [Hindi with Bhakti-caru:Bhavānanda:Kavirāja:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Bhavānanda:Bhakti-caru:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Bhavānanda:Kavirāja:Upendra:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Kavirāja:Prabhupāda:Ka…
Room Conversation
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: It’s sort of encouraging to see you taking milk. That’s encouraging. That’s something which you always said if you could take, you would get stronger, so I’m encouraged by that. I think that a great deal of patience is ultimately required, you know. We have to expect that actual strength and muscles will take a little time to come. [aside:] PrabhupādaUpendra:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Bhakti-caru:Kavirāja:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Prabhupāda:Bhakti-caru:Upendra:Prabhu…
Letters November 13
My dear daughter Sally, I thank you very much for your letter of the 9th instant and I am very glad to note that your little Bijo is growing to be more adventurous nowadays. Generally the son acquires the qualities of the mother and the daughter acquires the qualities of the father. And such children become happy in life. You have acquired the qualities of your intelligent father and your son will...
Madame Sumati Morarji Bai Saheba, Please accept my greetings, and I hope everything is well with you. Surely you will be very much pleased to know that my preaching work is getting ground in this country. The most important factor is that my followers and assistants are all young Americans. They are educated and possess an aptitude for grasping reality.
My dear Gargamuni, Please accept my blessings! I am in due receipt of your letter dated Nov. 8, 1967. You have written to say that your wife and you have a problem on which you require my help. The whole world, beginning with the highest planet to the lowest in this material world is facing this problem. Combination of husband and wife is a necessary satisfaction of the sex urge. The foolish people...
My dear Harer Nama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter, undated, and thank you so much for it. Yes, your place is very nice, don’t try to change it, but try to improve it. Better try to have Sankirtana and get one mrdanga from New York by paying them, and in this way try to improve the attendance of the temple. Your ideas you mention are very good. Try to search out jobs,...
My dear Kris, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your nice letter and have noted the contents carefully. Yes, you were very kind to massage when I was there in Santa Fe, and I thank you very much for this. I have noted your questions carefully, and regarding your question the Prasadam recipes; Krishna is offered foodstuff in goodness. The foodstuffs in the modes of goodness are...
Patita Uddharana (was Patita Pavana) My dear Patita Pavana, now, Patita Uddharana, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter, and thank you very much for it. That you are chanting and reading with great delight is very good. Please continue this practice and the delight will continue to increase the more you increase sincerity. I understand also that your family is now reading...
Upendra My dear Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your nice letter of Nov. 7, 1968, and thank you very much for it. Regarding your question, Sayamrupa means the Original Form. Sayamprakash means Balarama. And Tadekatmarupa is the purusa, just like Mahavisnu. It is not necessary to remember or fully understand all these different forms, at the present, but it is like if you...
My dear Bali Mardan, Please accept my blessings. I am so pleased to receive your letter dated November 7, 1969 and have noted the contents carefully. You are a sincere devotee from the very beginning, coming from a very respectable family, intelligent, and your humbleness is a proof of your high parentage. Thank you very much for this Vaishnava quality. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has advised a Vaishnava...
My dear Dayananda, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your kind letter dated October 27, 1969. Tamala Krishna has arrived here, and he was describing your nice daughter, Candramukhi, how she is chanting Cintamani nicely. So both you and your wife are doing nice service to Krishna, and He has sent you a nice daughter. Be happy with your good family. Narottama das Thakura has sung...
Gaurasundara My dear Gaurasundara, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated October 23, 1969. Both you and Heroine Govinda Dasi, assisted by Jayasri, Turya dasa and Balabhadra are all doing very nicely and entirely to my satisfaction. Krishna will bless you. Srimati Govinda Dasi
Jayasri My dear Jayasri, Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your letters dated October 14, 1969 and November 5, 1969. You are such a sincere devotee that Krishna has helped you to understand the philosophy so quickly. And this sincerity of purpose is the only means to attain perfection in Krishna Consciousness. I am so glad to learn that you are thinking of sleep as a waste of time....
Kirtanananda My Dear Kirtanananda, Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your letter dated November 3, 1969, and it is so much heart-engladdening that you have taken very seriously the preaching work, and Krishna is giving you chance for becoming a great preacher in the near future. Yes, from the very beginning of your sannyas I had the desire like this, so Krishna is now fulfilling...
Linda Ryon My dear Linda Ryon, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated October 26, 1969 and I have noted the contents with pleasure. I am so glad to learn that you and your husband, Michael, are finding your lives very happy and satisfying due to the influence of Lord Krishna. This is the position of Krishna Consciousness that if anyone will take to it seriously, he will...
My dear Turya dasa, Please accept my blessings. It is very kind of you to send your letter dated November 5, 1969, and I am so glad to learn that you are progressing in Krishna Consciousness. The secret of success in this line is to render service. With our present senses, materially covered, it is very difficult to understand Krishna, His transcendental Name, Fame, Form, Pastimes, etc. But if we...
Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your two letters dated 20th ansd 29th September, 1970. I have also just received the three sets of color photos of our L.A. Temple and they are very beautiful. Thank you very much for them.
Karandhara Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I have received today your letter dated October 25th, 1970, and in the meantime I have just replied your two previous letters from September so I hope you have also received that letter. I have seen the article from Salt Lake City and also one letter has come from Mohanananda in Dallas. So things are very favorable in both these...
Rupanuga Buffalo My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated October 27th, 1970, addressed to Calcutta and now redirected to me here in Bombay. We are just now receiving great publicity and it is reported that Bombay has now got its atmosphere filled with Krsna Consciousness. It is a fact, and the important members of the Bombay community are appreciating...
Sydney My dear Tirthapada, Please accept my blessings and offer the same to all the devotees of our Sydney Temple. I am so glad to receive your letter dated 14th October and have noted the contents. The test of preaching ability is whether one is making some disciples or not. So it appears that your preaching is going on nicely. The standard of purity which I have introduced in the Krsna Consciousness...
Deoji Punja Punja & Sons Ltd. P.O. box 125 Lautoka, Fiji My dear Deoji Punja: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 25, 1974 and am glad to read the contents. It is very good that you have already opened the center and registered the Society. This is good beginning. One thing, regarding registering, is that our system is to keep the name of the Founder-Acarya...
Subala Lautoka, Fiji My dear Subaladas Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 23, 1974 and have noted the contents with much joy. You have done something tangible, and I am pleased that you are simply carrying out my order without any consideration of your self-interest. This is wanted for progress in spiritual life. So as you have pleased me, you should...
Hawaii My dear Sudama das Goswami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 21, 1974 and have noted the contents. So we have already discussed the new house, and I shall be looking forward to coming there sometime in mid December. So please arrange.
Alanatha Stockholm My dear Alanatha das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 4, 1975, with the enclosed copies of the Yoga Library in Swedish language. The get-up is very nice and I think they will sell very, very well. Just see what books we are publishing all over our Society in all the languages. Where is the CIA message in our books that they are claiming?...
Devotees of ISKCON Rome Rome My dear devotees of ISKCON Rome, Please accept my blessings. I have received from Haihaya recommendations for the following devotees for initiation and I am glad to accept them. Their spiritual names are as follows: Bhakta Tonin(Bg. 7.14)
Brooklyn My dear Gargamuni Swami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated from El Paso, Texas and I have noted the contents. So I am glad to see that you are doing well. Similarly, now we are getting literature published all over the world. I just received very nice books in Swedish and also Italian
Buenos Aires My dear Hrdayananda das Goswami: Please accept my blessings. I have seen your letter dated October 13, 1975 addressed to all GBC’s. Brahmananda is accused, but I shall explain that Pusta Krishna Swami since the last three years was trying for my visa, so out of natural compassion for him I thought let me go to South Africa and come back before sitting down tightly. He was expecting...
Mayapur My dear Jayapataka Swami, Please accept my blessings. I have received a letter from Gargamuni Swami that he has sent ,000 to Mayapur. So why should there be scarcity of money? What are you doing with this money? Please give me your report.
Los Angeles My dear Palika devi dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 27, 1975. Yes, the separation of man and woman is desirable. If Yamuna and yourself can develop such an institution of a woman’s asrama, that will be nice. You are all elderly devotees. I think that this will be a good idea.
Prabhavisnu London My dear Prabhavisnu das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated and accept upon your recommendation the following as my initiated disciples. For first initiation, their spiritual names are as follows: Martin Webster
Sukadeva Honolulu My dear Sukadeva das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of the booklet on the Kau Farm on the big island of Hawaii dated October 26, 1975. The thing is that to mortgage your present house is not at all good. There is a Bengali saying that one should not borrow money to purchase a gold earring. So I do not approve of this mortgaging transaction.
Tampa My dear Tamala Krsna das Gosvami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated and I was very pleased to read the contents. This is Lord Caitanya’s blessing upon you that you are executing his order. Prthivite ache yata nagaradi gram/ savatra pracara haibe mora nama. You are doing this very nicely. I heard that the Western Zone distributed more than your Radha-Damodara...
Gargamuni Calcutta My dear Gargamuni, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your telegram reading as follows; “Due to your displeasure with Vrindaban management ...” Before this I received one letter form you addressed to Jagadisa. The reply to that letter is sent with Debu. There I have requested you to come here with the car. I
Trivikrama Taipei, Taiwan My dear Trivikrama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Oct. 25, 1976. I’m very glad to hear the good response you are getting in Taiwan. Krsna is blessing you. You have taken a bold step. Krsna will help you. My blessings are with you. Do your best, surely you

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