November 20

Spoken November 20
Bg 8.22-27 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " puruṣaḥ sa paraḥ pārtha bhaktyā labhyas tv ananyayā yasyāntaḥsthāni bhūtāni yena sarvam idaṁ tatam" We have been discussing the transcendental world. The transcendental world is above this material sky. The material sky is also a part of the transcendental sky or spiritual skyStudent:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student (2):Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Student:Prabhupāda:Stu…
Pandal Lecture
Prabhupāda: " cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi [Bs. 5.29]" Govinda, the Lord. Go means the cow, and
SB 3.25.20
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.20 Nitāi: “Every learned man knows very well that attachment for the material is the greatest entanglement of the spirit soul. But the same attachment, when applied to the self-realized devotees, opens the door of liberation.”Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Dr. Patel: I must first of all imbibe the spirit of staying here. Prabhupāda: Huh? Dr. Patel: I must first of all imbibe the spirit. No? Prabhupāda: You have already. Otherwise how you are coming daily? Dr. Patel: I don’t know. I have got some... [indistinct] Prabhupāda: We don’t pay you any fee. Dr. Patel: I feel some sort of attachment to you. That is why I come.Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...kutah punah agamam. Who is coming back again, the body is destroyed, that’s all. [pause] Akṣayānanda: Kṛṣṇa will also increase? Prabhupāda: Hmm? Akṣayānanda: The ability to remember Kṛṣṇa, that will also increase? Prabhupāda: Yes. Yes, if the brain is clearAkṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Pālikā:Prabhupāda:Pālikā:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupād…
SB 5.5.33
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.33 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " tasya ha yaḥ purīṣa-surabhi-saugandhya-vāyus taṁ deśaṁ dāṣa-yojanaṁ samantāt surabhiṁ cakāraPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters November 20
Bali-mardana My dear Bali Mardan, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your nice letter and I have the noted the contents with great care. Yes, it is a very good opportunity for spreading our KC movement. We require unlimited money for constructing New Vrindaban and other schemes in KC. So if it is possible to get some money from your father
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of the 17th of Nov., and I have noted the contents carefully. Yes, get the books from Japan as soon as possible, and I have also written them one letter which you will find enclosed herewith. They have agreed to gold print on the cover, that is all right. So get it as soon as possible. I think the binding...
My dear Madhusudana, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of Nov. 16, 1968, and have noted the contents carefully. Your sentiment is very much appreciated by me, and your service attitude is very nice. It is very good that you are helping to put out our magazine Back To Godhead, and whenever I see the new magazine mailed to me each month, I am so pleased to go through its...
Patita Uddharana My dear Patita Uddharana, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your nice letter of Nov. 17, and I have noted the contents with care. Yes, I have noted that you would like to go to the New York center for some time. If you think that program is nice then I have no objection to your going there and living with the devotees in the temple there. Yes, try to convince...
My dear Gargamuni, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 17, 1969 with check for and the bank receipt also. Tamala Krishna has gone now to Germany with the Sankirtana Party to install Radha-Krishna Deities there. I hope by this time you have received the shipping documents and invoice sent by the Bank of Baroda as well as by me. So after clearing the...
Gaurasundara My dear Gaurasundara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 17, 1969 with enclosed check for for my maintenance, and I thank you very much. Regarding the house, I think there is indication of Krishna that we shall have our own house in Hawaii. Usually we do not wish to have our own house, but when Krishna offers it we must take the facility...
Vasudeva My dear Vasudeva, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your nice letter and the beautiful picture of Radha-Krishna which you have sent to me. Immediately upon receipt of this picture, I have hung it on the wall directly above my Deities, and it is appearing very nice there. Thank you very much. I always remember you that you are such a sincere and good boy, and I am sure...
Gaura Hari My dear Gaura Hari, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your nice letter dated 26 Damodara 484 Caitanya Era. It is my great pleasure that so many fine young boys have joined this Krsna Consciousness Movement and they are finding that their lives have been saved by this simple process. I have many times expressed my sympathy with the frustrated and unhappy younger generation...
Bhakta dasa My dear Bhakta das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of October 24, 1971, and have noted the contents carefully. Due to our always moving I have not had opportunity to answer until now. Please forgive me.
Danavir My dear Danavir, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of November 12, 1971, and have noted the contents with encouragement. But one thing, what do you mean Gaura Hari was held in jail? Please convey my blessings to Mrs. Dossa. Her husband was a very great devotee who was taken away by Krishna for promotion, and she may rest assured that he has progressed on the path...
Honolulu My dear Govinda dasi, Please accept my blessings and the blessings of Lord Caitanya also. Because you have done the Caitanya Mahaprabhu murti so wonderfully, I can understand that Caitanya Mahaprabhu had a special blessing upon you. So you first introduced Tulasi plant in the Western countries and now you have introduced the vigraha form of Lord Caitanya in the Western countries. So do it...
My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of November 3, 1971, and I am very pleased to note that things are improving nicely in Europe in general. I am glad to hear that Vasudeva has returned and is working cooperatively. He is a good boy, but sometimes in a weak instant Maya can capture us and we cannot resist. That is why I am always urging my students to...
My dear Krishna devi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of November 7, 1971, and I am encouraged to note that you are working very nicely in Krishna Consciousness, despite being there in a foreign land with so many obstacles. This kind of service is especially appreciated by Krishna, that some devotees should take risk for His preaching work. And my Guru Maharaja repeatedly...
My dear Sri Galim das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 7, 1971, and I am encouraged to note that things are going on nicely at Austin center under your supervision. I have seen the photo-slides sent by Hayden Larson and William Walsh and they are first-class. Please give them all facilities to finish this work nicely. If Bill Prabhu holds a university...
Sudama My dear Sudama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of November 4, 1971, and I am very pleased to hear that you have got some more devotees to assist you. Now you plot out a program with them how best to spread Krishna Consciousness in Japan. Our process is to infiltrate. We should not bother very much for their red tape, just rely on Krishna and by our determination...
Professor Stillson Judah Librarian and Professor of the History of Religions Graduate Theological Union Library 2451 Ridge Road Berkeley, California 94709 Dear Professor Judah: I beg to thank you very much for your letter dated November 1, 1974. I understand you have sent your book to my Los Angeles address. At present I am in India at the above address. Most probably my secretary in Los Angeles...
Sheth Sri Punjabi Chandu Halwi Karachiwala 185, Wallkeshwar Road, Teenbatti Bombay-6 My dear Sadajeewatlalji: Last night we had some talks on your new attempt to elevate the girivanavasi people. It is very enlightening for anyone that you are trying to elevate the position of the people in the forest and in the hills. This sort of desire is certainly very much laudable, because in our Vaisnava...
Gaura Govinda Hyderabad My dear Gaura Govinda Swami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 15/11/75 and have noted the contents. So if you think your presence is required in Bhuvaneśvara, then you can go there for necessary action. I am going to Vrndavana, so you can come and meet me at Vrndavana and from there you can go to Bhuvaneśvara.
Los Angeles My dear Ghanasyama das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 4, 1975 and was very pleased to read the contents. On the whole it is very encouraging that the professors like our books. This is our success. This quotation is very important:
Dallas My dear Jagadisa das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 8, 1975. Regarding your letter of October 11th, I have replied it November 9th, so you should have received it by now. Regarding the Illinois property, I have also agreed that it is a nice property. That is good that the GBC men have agreed to the tax proposal. Regarding your use of manpower...
Jayatirtha Berkeley My dear Jayatirtha das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 12, 1975 with enclosed photographs and also your letter of November 8th. I note that starting December 15th there will be a monthly deposit in the amount of
Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your BBT Trustees report dated November 11, 1975 and have noted the contents. I note that under transfers you have sent ,000 to Gurukrpa Swami in Bombay. When was this and why was it done? Please send the details. I note that for the new printing of the abridged Gita, Dia Nippon, there were mistakes. Why there should...
Satsvarupa Los Angeles My dear Satsvarupa das Gosvami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 10, 1975 and have noted the contents. Krsna will guide you how to increase the library distribution. Do not worry. Just do it sincerely and with a cool brain. Regarding Miami temple, you say it is a paradise. So that must be because it must be better than the former...
Los Angeles My dear Jitadusana, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated Nov. 10, 1976. Devotional service does not depend on material assessment. It is said in Srimad-Bhagavatam, “ahaituki apratihata”. Devotional service must be without any material ambition and there is no material impediment which can check advancement in devotional service. Srila Gaura Kisora das...

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