November 15

Spoken November 15
Bg 8.12-13 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " sarva-dvārāṇi saṁyamya mano hṛdi-nirudhya ca mūrdhny ādhāyātmanaḥ prāṇam āsthito yoga-dhāraṇām" We have been discussing the transmigration of the soul. The... There are different kinds of transcendentalists who are called yogi:
Class in Los Angeles
Dayānanda: Prabhupāda? That was the realtor on the phone. He said he’ll have the lease ready Monday. Prabhupāda: Oh, that’s all right. Baby: Jaya. [cries] Mother: Jaya. Prabhupāda: Jaya. Jaya. Jaya. Very nice. The first vibration is jaya. [laughs] [aside:] Your article is out. You have seen it?Upendra:Prabhupāda:Upendra:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Dayānanda:Govinda dāsī:Dayānanda:Prabhupāda:Govinda dāsī:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Vāmana:Prabhupāda:Vām…
SB 6.1.19 and Conversation
Prabhupāda: So I will have to inform that man he’ll come at ten. Haṁsadūta: He’ll come in time tonight? It’s on the way to Gorakhpur? Prabhupāda: Yes, we can go via that way also. Then it would be time. Haṁsadūta: When do they want us to come there? Prabhupāda: Huh? Haṁsadūta: When do they want us? If we leavePrabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Yamunā:Prabhupāda:Guest (2):…
SB 1.2.10 [Hindi]
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.10 [Hindi] Prabhupāda: " kāmasya nendriya-prītir lābho jīveta yāvatā jīvasya tattva-jijñāsā nārtho yaś ceha karmabhiḥ [SB 1.2.10]" So, our foreign students will excuse me I promised to speak in Hindi this night.
SB 3.25.15
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.15 [loud noise of fireworks in background] Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " cetaḥ khalv asya bandhāyaPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Lecture [Hindi]
Prabhupāda:
Lecture Hindi and English
[Hindi for much of lecture, translated here] Prabhupāda: This land of India is for the welfare of humanity, not for looting others. This is Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s mission. The persons outside India are only planning how to loot others. This is not the plan of India. India’s plan is to do welfare for the humanity. But people outside India do not know what is the aim of life. This we have to make them understand. We have to make our own life successful, and how to do it is being disclosed by the L…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Hmm? Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: That new gurukula picture that they had sent you in Illinois, near Chicago? They have taken that. Brahmānanda: It’s a military school. Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: A military school. Prabhupāda: Oh. Military school or the military barracks? Brahmānanda: No, a military school. Prabhupāda: What is the price?Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Gopāl…
Room Conversation [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: ...punishment, Kali-yuga. But this is proper punishment. Because the public also, they’re not anxious to become God conscious. Hari Śauri: No. They’re anxious to avoid it. There’s a few, but not many. Prabhupāda: So they must be punished, with such rogues and thieves. That is stated in the
SB 5.5.28
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.28 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [break] " śrī-śuka uvāca" [break] Yaśodānandana: " evam anuśāsyātmajān svayam anuśiṣṭān api lokānuśāsanārthaṁ mahānubhāvaḥ parama-suhṛd bhagavān ṛṣabhāpadeśa upaśama-śīlānām uparata-karmaṇāṁ mahā-munīnāṁ bhakti-jñāna-vairāgya-lakṣaṇaṁ pāramahaṁsya-dharmam upaśikṣamāṇaḥ sva-tanaya-śata-jyeṣṭhaṁ parama-bhāgavataṁ bhag…
Letters November 15
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Nov. 9, 1967 and have noted the contents very carefully. The Kirtanananda incident is certainly very unhappy and your dealing with the situation is quite appropriate. Lord Caitanya composed the verse that one should be humbler than the straw and more tolerant than the tree for chanting the Holy Name...
My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters, Nov. 7 & 8, 1967. The incident of Kirtanananda and Hayagriva chapter may now be closed. We shall always pray to Krishna for their recovery and we should not seriously take their counter propaganda. I am sure they will flap for some time without any effect on our Krishna Consciousness, service. Let us go ahead with our...
My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Nov. 7, 1968, and I very much appreciate your sincere endeavor for preaching our Krishna Consciousness movement. I have received one letter from Dr. Athvale whom you met in Amsterdam, and he was so much pleased with your behavior and talk that he has been induced to see me at Los Angeles. A qualified disciple increases...
My dear Advaita, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated November 2, 1969 and the booklet of essays. There are improvements to be made because the essays are not adjusted on the right side. Besides that, it is being printed not on glazed paper. The photograph has not come out very distinctly. Also the cost is not very satisfactory. The Dai Nippon company is printing...
My dear Balai, Please accept my blessings. After a long time I have received your letter and I thank you very much. I always think of you how nice, Krishna Conscious, beautiful girl you are. So Krishna has given you a nice daughter to take care of. Here, the daughter of Malati, Sarasvati, is giving us much pleasure in her Krishna Consciousness activities. She is so nice that as soon as there is chanting...
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your letter dated November 11, 1969, but the check which you say is enclosed is not found. The best thing will be that when you want to pay me you can ask your bank to transfer the amount to my account at the First National City Bank, #0420160131. When you want some money from me, I will do the same. So there will be no difficulty. Please...
Harold Torf My dear Harold Torf, Please accept my blessings. I am very glad to receive your letter dated November 11, 1969, and I am so much obliged to you for your kindly offering me your service. You are rightly placed by Krishna’s Grace under Brahmananda, and you try to follow his instructions. As soon as he will recommend, I shall initiate you; most probably when I return to Boston. Your picture...
Calcutta My dear Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 29, 1970, and have noted the contents carefully. I beg to thank you for your complete report of the situation in Calcutta and I am replying the points one by one.
Krsna dasa My dear Krsna das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated October 27th, 1970, and noted the contents with interest. I am very glad that by Krsna’s grace you have secured a very nice place in Berlin for our Temple there and with Sivananda in charge I am sure things will go on well there. I am so glad to hear that in Hamburg your program is going on smoothly....
My dear Lalita Kumar, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter (undated), and I am very encouraged by the progress you are making to lead the citizens of your community, Wilmington, on the transcendental path back to Home, back to Godhead. Because you are very sincere and enthusiastic boy, and very intelligent also, Krishna has give you this position of leadership in His army,...
Nandakisora My dear Nanda Kisora, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of (undated), asking me if you could go to Mexico City to learn Spanish language for opening centers in South America. Learning Spanish is a difficult job. How can you learn? I am very much enthusiastic expansion of our branches, but if it is dependent upon learning of Spanish language, don
Patita Uddharana My dear Patita Uddharana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter of Oct. 9, 1971; due to our frequent moving and heavy schedule I have been unable to answer until now. Please forgive me. I have noted especially your description of the unfortunate accident which took place and which took away our friends Jananivasa das Brahmacari and Will Prabhu. So on one...
Sankara Pyne My dear Sankara Pyne: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your Bengali letter date 4/11/73. I am glad to learn that my books are being read in the Calcutta University and the National Library and others. Go on in this way distributing as far as possible.
Atreya Rsi Bombay F. Attar c/o Arthur Young & Co. Iranians’ Bank Building, Fifth Floor Avenue Takht Jamshid Tehran 15, Iran My dear Atreya Rsi dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 28, 1974, and it is received so late on account of touring. I have sent you one telegram as follows: AUDIT YOUNG ATTAR TEHRAN LT COME AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE BEFORE NOVEMBER...
Vrindaban My dear Dhananjaya dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 9, 1974 and have noted the contents. Regarding the land purchase, these soil tests are unnecessary. All the land in that area needs fertilizers, that we know. Anyway, you can give up this. If there is doubt, then there is no need for purchasing this land(Cc. Madhya 13.80)
Gaura Gopala Mayapur My dear Gaura Gopala dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 6/11/74 and have noted the contents. My program in India is not yet fixed up. I may go out in December to Honolulu. Anyway Yasomatinandana dasa has written you to come, if he has written you to come, then you can come immediately with the Hindi typewriter.
Dallas My Dear Jagadisa, Jayatirtha, and Dayananda dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 1, 1974 and have noted the contents. So for maintaining the Gurukula at least the cost price for the books must be paid. Gurukula can take the profit for its maintenance. BBT cannot pay for maintenance of the temples. BBT can only pay for printing and temple properties...
New Delhi My dear Tejiyas dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 8, 1974 with enclosure of emigration application. I shall keep it aside and inform you. Regarding your question collecting, whatever money sent it is all the hand of Krishna. When Krishna gives, you get. Don
Janajanmadhih Memphis My dear Janajanmadhih das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 31, 1975 and have noted the contents. So, if you are strong enough to preach Krsna consciousness there, that is very good; that as long as you chant your 16 rounds and follow the four regulative principles, then you will get the strength. The process is that you should memorize...
Mr. Paul Diglio 87 Fairmont Avenue New Haven, Connecticut 06513 U.S.A. My dear Paul Diglio, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter and I am glad to know that you have a sincere interest in this Krsna consciousness movement. Now you should try to become strong in Krsna consciousness. The first thing is to chant 16 rounds minimum on the beads and it is best to do this in...
Frankfurt Dear Touati Lakhdar, Please accept my best wishes. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 21, 1975. I am glad to learn of your interest in Krsna consciousness. You should take up this chanting of Hare Krsna mantra very seriously. The devotees in the Frankfurt temple will instruct you how to do it. In this way you can become cured of any mental anxiety. Krsna consciousness is something...
Mahamsa Hyderabad My dear Mahamsa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 2/11/76. I am ready. When you call I shall come. So far Kadal kanal is concerned, I shall decide when I am in Hyderabad. Hoping this will meet you in good health.
Sri Purusottama Math Puri My dear Syama Sundarji, Please accept my humble obeisances. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 30/10/76 and have noted the contents. You have given me the credit of being the best disciple of Prabhupada. That is very kind of you, but I am just trying to serve him. Whatever success there is is due to his mercy. In my last meeting with him in Radha Kunda he advised...

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