November 14

Spoken November 14
Lecture on Twenty-four Elements [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: So what are these twenty-four elements? Can anyone say? If somebody asks you, “What are these twenty-four elements?” Yes? Go on, tell. Viṣṇujana: I think I am only giving the gross ones: earth, air, fire, water, ether and intelligence, mind, intelligence and ego.Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:
Pandal Lecture
Prabhupāda: [prema-dhvani prayers] Mr. Justice Rangarajan, Justice Misra and Lalaji, ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for your kindly participating in this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. Today, this evening, we are especially enlightened by the nice speech delivered by Justice Rangarajan, little describing
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: Page number 21. [reading:] “Another part of sādhana-bhakti is called rāgānugā. Rāgānugā refers to the point at which, by following the regulative principles, one becomes a little more attached to Kṛṣṇa and executes devotional service out of natural love. For example, a person engaged in devotional service may be ordered to rise early in the morning and offer Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna…
SB 1.3.1
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.3.1 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " sūta uvāca jagṛhe pauruṣaṁ rūpaṁ bhagavān mahad-ādibhiḥPrabhupāda:Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:
SB 1.2.9-10
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.9–10 Prabhupāda: " dharmasya hy āpavargyasya nārtho ‘rthāyopakalpate nārthasya dharmaikāntasya kāmo lābhāya hi smṛtaḥ [SB 1.2.9]" " kāmasya nendriya-prītir lābho jīveta yāvatā jīvasya tattva-jijñāsā nārtho yaś ceha karmabhi�SB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90
SB 3.25.14
[loud sound of fireworks, firecrackers, etc., going on in background] Nitāi: “O most pious mother, I shall now explain unto you the ancient yoga system which I explained formerly unto the great sages. It is serviceable and practical in every way.” Prabhupāda: "Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...strength of śāstra we are challenging that “You have never gone to the moon planet.” Who can do so? The whole world is accepting they have gone to moon planet, and we are challenging, “You have never gone to moon.” [aside:] Hare Kṛṣṇa. Thank you very much.Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnanda…
SB 5.5.1 [Hindi]
Prabhupāda: " oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur-unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ" " śrī-caitanya-mano ‘bhīṣṭaṁ sthāpitaṁ yena bhū-tale svayaṁ rūpaḥ kadā mahyaṁ dadāti sva-padāntikam"
Lecture [Hindi]
Prabhupāda: " om ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ" " śrī-caitanya-mano-‘bhīṣṭaṁ sthāpitaṁ yena bhū-tale svayaṁ rūpaḥ kadā mahyaṁ dadāti sva-padāntikam
Room Conversation [partially recorded]
Tejiyas: M. Channa Reddy. Prabhupāda: Hm? Tejiyas: M. Channa Reddy. Prabhupāda: Why? Tejiyas: getting letters, this letter for the court case in America. Prabhupāda: Court case? Oh. Tejiyas: He had given us nice questioning, and some from our Members, who are members of Parliament and other persons like M. Channa Reddy himself. He said that he would approach the External Affairs Minister and ask him thatPrabhupāda:Tejiyas:Prabhupāda:Tejiyas:Prabhupāda:Tejiyas:Prabhupāda:Tejiyas:Prabh…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: [long Hindi conversation, preaching to Indian guests] It does not depend on becoming a sannyāsī, gṛhastha or śūdra. [Hindi conversation] If you take instruction of Bhagavad-gītā, and if you apply in your life, then you’re perfect. Never mind whether you are Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Guest:Prabhupāda:Alex Kulik [devotee businessman from Laguna Beach]:Prabhupāda:Alex Kulik:Prabh…
SB 5.5.27
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " mano-vaco-dṛk-karaṇehitasya sākṣāt-kṛtaṁ me paribarhaṇaṁ hi vinā pumān yena mahā-vimohāt kṛtānta-pāśān na vimoktum īśet []" [break] [01:40]Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
[Pradyumna chanting mantras with devotees chanting loud kīrtana] [end]
Letters November 14
My dear Aniruddha, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Nov. 7, and I am very glad to know that you are working in San Francisco equally with the same enthusiasm as I saw you here when I was in Los Angeles last year. Perhaps you have heard it that for the time being we have no temple. The landlord in Hollywood Blvd. did not like our devotees to stay there,...
Satsvarupa My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter of Nov. 9, 1968, and I have noted the contents carefully. It is good to hear that the temple is going on nicely, and you are selling Back To Godheads also 400 per month. I understand you are trying to get more lectures at colleges, also in sociology and political classes and philosophy classes. You should...
Carl Lange My dear Carl Lange, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter dated October 26, 1969 and I am encouraged to read the contents. Although you have been associating with us for a short time, I can understand that Krishna is giving you good opportunity to serve Him nicely. It is very kind of you to be donating all of your earnings to our Seattle temple, and surely...
Pradyumna, Arundhati My dear Pradyumna and Arundhati, Please accept my blessings. I am very much anxious to hear from you. In my last letter I was informed by you that you were going to send me some specimens of the composed version of Nectar of Devotion,
My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 12, 1969 and thank you very much. Regarding the delay in composing books, I have just now written to Pradyumna and Arundhati asking them the reason why they are delaying the matter. So on receipt of their clear reply I shall take necessary action. I can appreciate also that the matter is being...
Acyutananda My dear Acyutananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 29th, 1970, and noted the contents. Regarding taking introduction from some persons to their friends for making life members, don
Karandhara Los Angeles My dear Karandhara: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 28, 1973. Regarding the initiations I accept the following as my initiated disciples: Hamsavatara. das---Howard Ramacandra das
Revatinandana Edinburgh, Scotland My dear Revatinandana Swami, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 27, 1973 and also the letter from Partha Das. I am glad that you are traveling and preaching. This is your main business. For a sannyasi the more he wanders and preaches, the more he becomes experienced. The people benefit, he benefits, and from a material...
Sons and Daughters of Atlanta Atlanta My dear Sons and Daughters of Atlanta: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 23, 1973 with the silk chaddar. It is very nice, and just suitable for me. Here it is getting a little cold, being the winter season, so I am wearing it. So I thank you all for giving me this gift, and I pray for your ever advancement...
Sukadeva Seattle My dear Sukadeva dasa: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 25, 1973 and have noted the contents. Regarding your going to other’s meetings, yes, you can go to preach but do not pick a quarrel or have any violence. Try to attract the sincere devotees there.
Gurukrpa Tokyo My dear Gurukrpa Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 5, 1974 and have noted with pleasure that you have paid DNP Dollars 100,000.00 since September last. Here in Bombay only Dollars 86,500.00 approximately has been received, so I am enquiring from Ramesvara.
Hansadutta Taunus, West Germany My dear Hansadutta dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 5, 1974 with enclosed clipping. Yes, I have received the new books and have already written to you my thanks. You are appreciating the chastisement of your spiritual master, and Krishna will bless you by this appreciation. What six books have you given to the printer?...
Patita Uddharana Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Patita Uddharana dasa: Please accept my blessings. I have understood from Hansadutta Prabhu that you are giving lectures in the temple. I have seen the column from the Gujarati newspaper and I am very pleased. Somebody must speak, and you have taken the task. I offer you my thanks. You are an elder disciple and you have heard what I am speaking, so you...
Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara dasa: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated two on October 3, 1974 and one November 7, 1974 with enclosed press proofs of color pages of Bhagavad-gita. Now it was proposed that we would purchase the rights to print Bhagavad-gita As It Is ourselves. What happened to the proposal to buy the rights from Macmillan? This color pages...
Bhagavan Paris My dear Bhagavan das, Please accept my blessings. I am un due receipt of your letter dated October 23, 1975 together with enclosures. So far your misunderstanding with Hansadutta is concerned, it is not substantial. But in the presence of all GBC, the matter should be settled though. Don
Deoji Punja Lautoka, Fiji My dear Deoji Punja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 1, 1975 with enclosures. I have informed Upendra das, who is in Vrndavana, that his ticket is waiting for him in Delhi. So it is good that you have arranged it. And I think that he will be a good asset for your activities there in Fiji.
Mr. K.L. Trivedi Mr. K.L. Trivedi 1st Grade Assistant (Retired) General Administration Dept. Nagar Mahpalika Kanpur, U.P. Dear Mr. Trivedi, With this letter you can go to Vrndavana and live there under the direction of the President. If both of us find it suitable, then we have no objection.
Johannesburg My dear Pusta Krishna Swami: Please accept my blessings. I have today sent you one telegram reading as follows: IMMEDIATELY GO NAIROBI TO TAKE CHARGE INSTRUCTIONS MAILED NAIROBI---A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI. One telephone call has come from Dinnath that Sharma the president has left Africa because of fighting with Cyavana Swami. When I was in Nairobi I took away from Cyavana all managerial...
Ramesvara Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your October BBT report dated November 5, 1975 and have noted the contents. The report of the BBT Library Party is very encouraging to me that the main library of Harvard told us they would be honored to complete the collection of our books. Just see. This is wonderful. Still University of New Brunswick...
Sri P. D. Shastri Sri P.D. Shastri Advocate Dairy House Savasi Baroda, Gujarat Dear Sri Shastri, Please accept my best wishes. I am in due receipt of your letter undated as well as your handwritten book, the Gita as it has appeared to me. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu strictly followed Krsna. That is his grace:(Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila, Chapter 7, Verse 128.)
Sri V.S. Murthy Lecturer in Physics Maharani Sri Jaya College Bharatapur, Rajastan Dear Sri Murthy, Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 8/11/75, and have noted the contents. At present I am at Bombay and you are welcome to come and see me and we shall discuss these things broadly. And if possible I am prepared to go to Bharatapur and speak my views on spiritual...
New York My dear Ādi Kesava, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated 3/8/76 which has just now reached me. Upon your recommendation I am pleased to accept the boy you have recommended for initiation. His new name is Giridhari dasa. Please make sure he knows to strictly follow the four regulative principles and chant a minimum of sixteen rounds daily avoiding the ten offenses....
S.L. Dhani, Deputy Secretary Krishna Balarama Mandir Chattikara Road Vrindaban, U.P. Subject: The Times of India Article of November 7th 1976 concerning your paper on the Puranic theory of evolution. Dear Sir, The abovementioned International Society for Krishna Consciousness has published within the last ten years English translations of the Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam (Maha-purana), Caitanya...

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