November 18

Spoken November 18
Bg 8.20-22 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 8.20–22 Prabhupāda: " paras tasmāt tu bhāvo ‘nyo ‘vyakto ‘vyaktāt sanātanaḥ yaḥ sa sarveṣu bhūteṣu naśyatsu na vinaśyati [Bg. 8.20]" Now, this verse we have been discussing from the last day. There is another nature, paras tasmāt tu bhāvaḥ. Bhāva
Six Gosvāmīs Lecture, Śrī Śrī Ṣaḍ-gosvāmy-aṣṭaka
Prabhupāda: " kṛṣṇotkīrtana-gāna-nartana-parau premāmṛtāmbho-nidhi dhīrādhīra-jana-priyau priya-karau nirmatsarau pūjitau śrī-caitanya-kṛpā-bharau bhuvi bhuvo bharavahantarakauVāmanadeva:Prabhupāda:Vāmanadeva:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Madhudviṣa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:…
Bg 2.13 Lecture
Pradyumna: Chapter Two, text number 13. dehino ‘smin Prabhupāda: Page number. Give them page number. Pradyumna: dehino ‘smin Page number 88. Devotee: 188? Pradyumna: Eighty-eight. Prabhupāda: [aside:] Give me one. Pradyumna: [break] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " dehino ‘smin yathā dehe kaumāraṁ yauvanaṁ jarāPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):V…
SB 1.2.12
Prabhupāda: " tac chraddadhānā munayo jñāna-vairāgya-yuktayā paśyanty ātmani cātmānaṁ bhaktyā śruta-gṛhītayā []" We have been discussing the instruction of Sūta Gosvāmī, what is the purpose of life. Jīvasya tattva-jijñāsā. The only business of the human being is to inquire the Absolute Truth,SB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90
SB 3.25.18
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " jñāna-vairāgya-yuktena bhakti-yuktena cātmanā paripaśyaty udāsīnaṁPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Sannyāsa Initiation
Prabhupāda: Sannyāsa means that finishing all material desires. The sannyāsa means, real sannyāsa, means no more material desires. It is the beginning of spiritual life. Etāṁ sa āsthāya parātma-niṣṭhā. Parātmā, Bhagavān...Devotees:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Dr. Patel: It came to my mind today. Prabhupāda: This is beginning of knowledge. Everyone is thinking that he is independent. But completely under the control of prakṛti. [break] Dr. Patel: ...avyabhicāreṇa bhakti-yogena sevate, sa guṇān samatītyaitān brahma-bhūyāya kalpatePrabhupāda:Saurabha:Prabhupāda:Saurabha:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Giri…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: And this paper should be carried to Pradyumna. [break] ...predicted it? They are not going to do all this protest against Transcendental Meditation. Hari-śauri: No. Prabhupāda: That means here they are feeling the weight. You see? These protests, this combination, this endeavor to collapse ourHari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Jag…
SB 5.5.31
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.31 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " ati-sukumāra-kara-caraṇoraḥ-sthala-vipula-bāhv-aṁsa-gala-vadanādy-avayava-vinyāsaḥ prakṛti-sundara-svabhāva-hāsa-sumukho nava-nalina-dalāyamāna-śiśira-tārāruṇāyata-nayana-ruciraḥ sadṛśa-subhaga-kapola-karṇa-kaṇṭha-nāso vigūḍha-smita-vadana-mahotsavena pura-vanitānāṁ manasi kusuma-śarāsanam upadadhānaḥ parāg-avalambamā…
Letters November 18
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. Replying your letter of Nov. 9, I beg to inform you that Kirtanananda and Hayagriva’s recent standing is being directly dealt by me; at least Hayagriva is not as fanatic as Kirtanananda. His latest letter reveals that he is not out of Krishna Consciousness as we understand. The whole episode was generated by personal grudge. This personal grudge is...
My dear Rayarama, Please accept my blessings. I have advised Brahmananda to give you loan of .00 from the funds which are set aside by Brahmananda for publication of my books. The condition is that as promised by you, you must return the money by monthly installments of
My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of Nov. 12, 1968, and I am very much pleased to note the contents. The handbill of Dr. Frog, Ph.D. is very funny, and we should try to fight with these frog philosophers overcrowding all over the world. Your success in kirtana performances in the University campus is also very encouraging.
Kirtanananda My dear Kirtanananda, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your short note along with Hayagriva’s letter. I am so glad to receive your note because I was a little restless for not receiving your letters since a few days. I have written already to Hayagriva New Vrndavana how I am thinking of this place. And let us jointly endeavor for fulfilling this purpose. Yes,...
My dear Pradyumna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Nov. 12, 1968, and I thank you very much for it. Now you are in good opportunity to do the transliteration work and in cooperation with your professors and Hayagriva, make the Srimad-Bhagavatam revised edition in such a nice way that it may be accepted in any scholarly society. In the last editions, because...
My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Nov. 16, 1968, and it is very encouraging that Devananda is combating with Mr. Jarvis representing Maharishi Mahesa. Yes, in each and every such meeting you should go and challenge these persons, but you must be equipped very strongly with conclusions of the Bhagavad-gita. In the Bhagavad-gita it is clearly said...
My dear Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter and noted reports of work there at your center and with great satisfaction. Please do it nicely. You are intelligent and Krishna will give you more and more intelligence to serve Him. I shall ask Jayananda for the permit and he will send it to you, along with the information required.
Hansadutta My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 7, 1969. Whenever there is difficulty in understanding you are at liberty to question me, and it is my duty to give you the right reply as far as possible. There is no cause of anxiety for this method. Questions and answers is the relationship for the Spiritual Master and disciple....
Sudama My dear Sudama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 13 November, 1969 and have noted the contents. Sriman Tamala Krishna das Brahmacari is staying now in London, and I have already handed him your letter for necessary action in the matter of sending more men there. He will also directly correspond with you. In the meantime, I may inform you that Bali...
Umapati My dear Umapati, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 8, 1969 with pictures enclosed. They are very nice. I understand the whole situation that you have not yet been able to find out a suitable place for living together, although Janardana is there. I think the same problem was experienced by the London devotees previously. Anyway, you will...
My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated from Vrndavana as well as two previous letters dated November 10th, 1970 and two letters carried here by Mr. H. S. Gupta. I have met Mr. Gupta last evening and his idea was to advertise so that people may know that if they go travelling in foreign countries they may stay in Temples there. But we cannot...
My dear Yamuna devi, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your nice letter of report from Delhi dated November, 1970, and have noted the contents. I have already written to Gurudasa to try for one very nice Temple in Vrndavana which is in good repair. If we can establish one center there it will be very, very nice. Our foreign devotees must have one very nice place in Vrndavana where...
My dear Badrinarayana das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 7, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. Regarding your proposal to accommodate more indoor engagements for Sankirtana, and thus to avoid the severe cold of wintertime, is a nice proposal, and I am encouraged to hear that you are always thinking of how to improve the program of your St. Louis...
Paramananda My dear Paramananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of November 2, 1971, and I am pleased that you have returned to New Vrindaban to develop it nicely. I wanted from the beginning that schoolhouse for teaching our children Krishna Consciousness. Now it seems that Krishna has fulfilled our desire and that Mr. Coffield may now sell it to us. Purchase it immediately...
New York My dear Bali Mardan, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 2, 1972, along with photos of a new building you have seen, but I did not yet receive the floor plans as you promised. So far advising you in this connection, what can I say? Now you must be able to judge these things as you have got experience and you are there, what can I do from...
Bhanutanya My dear Bhanutanya dasi, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated, and I have noted the contents with great concern. One thing is, I am very much sad to learn that you have left the company of the devotees over this incident at Gurukula school. Now you are living by yourself because you have been hurt by seeing that the children are sometimes mistreated,...
My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter from Vancouver dated November 2, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. Your question travelling SKP parties in other zones I have answered several times before, so you may see the letters to Dhananjaya in London and others. The thing is, our main business is to distribute books, either here or there...
New York My dear Jayadvaita, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 31, 1972, along with the latest copy of Back To Godhead #49, which I have read carefully and have appreciated to my complete satisfaction. I am so glad to know that you and the others at ISKCON Press are doing so wonderfully service in this way. These books and magazines are doing so...
Amsterdam My dear Madhumangala, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated, and I have noted the contents with care. So far your question is concerned, should the Jagannatha deity be bathed with water, that is not necessary. They should be washed once in a year, that is sufficient, 15 days before Rathayatra. That is called
Rupa Vilasa Dallas My dear Rupa Vilas, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 28, 1972, and I have noted the contents with care. I am very glad to learn that the children at Gurukula school are making good progress in their Krishna Consciousness education, that is very good news. Yes, if we simply train them properly they will come out just to the highest...
New York My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated, wherein you have requested me if you can again return to your wife. How is that? It will be a very bad example. It is not possible at all. Then you have to give up your sannyasi dress. So give up these thoughts. You cannot live together, that is not possible, neither you can see her or speak....
Bharadraja Los Angeles My dear Bharadraja das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 1, 1975 with enclosures and thank you very much. From the photographs I see that the work you have done is superexcellent. It is very, very nice. I very much appreciate it. The dolls of Lord Damodara are very nicely done. The face is so nice.
Detroit My dear Govardhana das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 7, 1975. It is a very good achievement that you have gotten this new building in Detroit. It is very aristocratic and prestigious. Do everything very nicely there now. You now have very good facility for broadcasting our Krsna consciousness propaganda. Just do everything very carefully and...
Madhudvisa Melbourne My dear Madhudvisa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 11, 1975 and have noted the contents. Regarding your coming to India and travelling with me, oh yes, you are welcome. It is very good that you have been observing Catur-masya. I have already sent through Brahmananda Swami a telegram approving your travel program. That
Mr. Mohan Majundar 402/1/A Netaji Subhas Candra Bose Road Calcutta 47 Dear Mohan Majumdar, I am in due receipt of your letter dated 12/11/75 and have noted the contents. I can be seen during the Lord Caitanya birthday celebration in Sridhama Mayapur. That will be in March of 1976.
Frankfurt My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 14/11/76. I am very happy to hear that you are going to Poland. Bharadraja also speaks Polish. He may come there sometimes if it can be arranged. Sri Garbha
Satsvarupa Los Angeles My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 6, which has just now reached me. Your report on the library party is very encouraging, especially regarding the use of Bhagavad-gita

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