Spoken November 22
Bg 9.2 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " rāja-vidyā rāja-guhyaṁ pavitram idam uttamam pratyakṣāvagamaṁ dharmyaṁ susukhaṁ kartum avyayam [Bg. 9.2]" This is called... [aside:] Bruce! Come on. Sit down. Yes... Rāja-vidyā. Vidyā means education, and rāja means king. So what is the king of education? Just like we have got a different status of life in the material world, similarly, in the education also, somebody is M.A., somebody is B.A., somebody is school-leaving certificate, somebody is three years, somebody is four…
Cc. Madhya 20.100-108
Prabhupāda: " āpanāra hitāhita kichui nā jāni grāmya-vyavahāre paṇḍita, tāi satya māni" " kṛpā kari’ yadi more kariyācha uddhāra āpana-kṛpāte kaha ‘kartavya’ āmāra" So Sanātana Gosvāmī, he’s ācārya in this disciplic succession from Caitanya Mahāprabhu, Lord Caitanya. He is the first disciple of Lord Caitanya, and from him, Sanātana Gosvāmī, Six
Cc. Madhya 20.97-99
Prabhupāda: " kṛṣṇa-svarūpa-mādhuryaiś- varya-bhakti-rasāśrayam tattvaṁ sanātanāyeśaḥ kṛpayopadideśa saḥ" Kṛṣṇa-svarūpa. Now, Sanātana Gosvāmī is taking instruction and lessons from Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. And what is the subject matter of instruction? That is described herein by the author of this
Bg 2.17 Lecture
Prabhupāda: [leads singing of Guruvaṣṭakam then Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] [break] [17:41] " ...sarvam idaṁ tatam vināśam avyayasyāsya na kaścit kartum arhati [Bg. 2.17]" So the distinction between the living soul and the dead body---anyone can perceive. What is the distinction between a living body and the dead body? When a man is dead, he, his relatives cry, lament:
SB 3.25.22
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " mayy ananyena bhāvena bhaktiṁ kurvanti ye dṛḍhām mat-kṛte tyakta-karmāṇas tyakta-svajana-bāndhavāḥPrabhupāda:Nitāi:PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Devotees:
SB 5.5.35
Pradyumna: ...absorbed in transcendental bliss, which increased a thousandfold. Lord Kṛṣṇa, Vāsudeva, the son of Vasudeva, is the original source of Lord Ṛṣabhadeva. There is no difference in Their constitution, and consequently Lord Ṛṣabhadeva awakened the loving symptoms of crying, laughing and shivering. He was always absorbed in transcendental love. Due to this, all mystic powers automatically approached Him, such as the ability to travel in outer space at the speed of mind, to appear and di…
Letters November 22
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. You will be pleased to know that I am arriving in San Francisco on Nov. 24 at 12:45 PM by Pan Am. flight no. 846. I’ve sent this news to Mukunda. I am enclosing a separate letter authorizing you to sign the contract in my behalf. I
Mr. Bruce Scharf, Brahmananda Mr. Bruce Scharf c/o Iskcon Inc. 26 Second avenue New York 10003 NY Dear Mr. Scharf, I hereby authorize you to sign the contract with Messrs. MacMillan and Co. in the matter of publishing my Gitopanisad. You are also authorized to receive payment on my behalf.
Gargamuni My dear Gargamuni, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Nov. 20, 1968, and previous to this letter I received another letter from you, dated Nov. 7, and instead of replying you directly I have said the following words in a letters addressed to Brahmananda dated on Nov. 12, and Nov. 16, that
My dear Gurudasa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of Nov. 14, 1968, and have noted the contents carefully. And I thank you very much for your good reports from London yatra. It is all very much encouraging to me. Yes, I have received a letter from Mr. Dindayal, and I have replied it as follows:
Ranadhir My dear Ranadhir das, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your long letter of Nov. 15, and I have noted the contents with great care. Yes, I have duly chanted on your beads, and they are sent herewith, and your spiritual name is now Sriman Ranadhir das Brahmachary. Ranadhir is name of Krishna, meaning One Who is very sober, very undisturbed and cool-headed in executing...
Satsvarupa My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of Nov. 20, 68 along with the 1st tape of this term. The 2nd tape is already sent to you and the 3rd tape is enclosed herewith please find. When typing, please mention the tape No. I hope to send you new tapes regularly & I hope you will do the needful.
My dear Sriman Ben, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your humble letter dated September 20th, 1970. I am presently staying in Bombay. Since arriving in India I have been extensively travelling and preaching our Sankirtana Movement to all parts of the country. There is good reception also for our Society here. From other countries all over the world I am receiving daily...
My dear Madhudvisa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter that you say “I am now prepared to give up all self-created designations and work only as your servant.” That is the real position; transcendental loving service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna. That is our real identification. All other identifications are false or temporary....
Hiranyagarbha My dear Hiranyagarbha das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of November 7, 1971, and I am very pleased to note that we have now got our center in Ottawa, Canada. I understand that Ottawa is the seat of government and a very important place. A few days back, the Canadian High Commissioner to India, Mr. James George, came to our festival which we are holding...
15E (2, self help co-operative housing society Ltd., St. Francis Road, Vile Parle) West, Bombay, 400 056 My dear Sri AK Shivdasani, Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated 10/11/74 and have noted the contents. We are having discourses here every evening at 7:30pm on Srimad-Bhagavatam and you are cordially invited to attend the discourses as well as the Arati and the...
Spanga, Sweden My dear Areya Devi Dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated October 13rd, 1974 in which you request to become married. You can consult this matter with Hansadutta who is my representative. He is Grhastha and he can advise you in this matter. Please go on regularly chanting your rounds and pushing on Krishna Consciousness philosophy to everyone you...
P.O. Box 2152 Long Beach, CA My dear Bahurupa Das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated September 24th, 1974. I am pleased to hear that you are chanting 16 rounds daily and reading my books regularly and following the four rules. In my books the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness is explained fully so if there is anything which you do not understand, then you simply...
Balistraat, 1 Amsterdam OOST My dear Hugo Salemon, Please accept my blessings I am in due reciept of your letter dated October 8th, 1974. So far your worship of Lord Jagannatha in your home and your becoming initiated. It is alright provided you have the recommendation of the temple president. I am very glad to see that such a young boy as yourself you are taking serious interest in this Krishna...
Calcutta My dear Sriman Jose, Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated November 1st, 1974 and I have noted the contents. I am very glad to see that you are seriously taking up this Krishna Consciousness Movement. I understand that you are distributing my books in Calcutta and I am very pleased by this activity. I also note that you are translating my books into Spanish...
Toronto My dear Krsnakatha Das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated September 30th, 1974 and have noted the contents. So far I know the paintings are coming out nicely from the press so if you like you can remain with your wife in Montreal. You can also paint like Devahuti does by the instructions of the press managers.
Vrindaban Dear Mr. Kapoor, I am in due reciept of your letter dated October 19th, 1974. I have recently heard from Bhagavan Das the GBC secretary for India, and also from Tejas that the accounting records are in a shambles and there has been some mismanagement on your part, So upon rectifying these discrepancies we shall see further regarding your position of your working within this Society As well...
Mr. Saral Das Gupta, No. 2532, Sector 35C, Chandigarh, Punjab My dear Sri SK Das Gupta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated 11/10/74 and I have noted the contents. I am very glad to note that you are taking active interest in our Krishna Consciousness Movement and are helping to preach this philosophy. Our movement is not a passive movement but it is active. We...
Mr. Seibert My dear Mr. Seibert, Please accept my best wishes. I am in due reciept of your letter dated September 27th, 1974. I am glad to hear that you are determined to fight maya and take up this Krishna Consciousness philosophy. So go on reading my books and attending the temple regularly. By this process your spiritual life will develop. You should also be sure to chant 16 rounds on your beads...
My dear Nrhari Das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated September 27th, 1974 from San Diego. I have also received the photograph of your new son Mahaprabhu Das and he appears to be very nice so keep him carefully and raise him in Krishna Consciousness and your life will be successful. I am forwarding your letter to Hrdayananda Swami. The contents of your letter are...
My dear Padmagarbha Das, Please accept my blessings, I am in due reciept of you letter dated October 22nd, 1974 regarding your proposal to spread Krishna Consciousness in Germany village to village by horse and wagon I do not know if this is a practical suggestion, but if the preaching goes on I have no objection. You can consult with Hansadutta in this connection to see if he approves. Preaching...
Syamananda Dr. L.L. Das, Rhada Bazar, Navadvipa, West Bengal, District Nadia. My dear Syamananda Das, Please accept my well wishes. I am in due reciept of your letter dated October 7th 1974 and have noted the contents. It is best that you remain in your place and chant Hare Krishna. That is the best thing for you to do. Caitanya Mahaprabhu
V.S.R. Chakravarti 24, Kasturi Ranga Iyengar Road Madras-18 Dear Sri Chakravarti: The book compiled by your father V.R. Srisaila Chakravarti, namely “The Philosophy of Sri Ramanuja,” given to me by you on 2/11/74 was very interesting to read. Of course we Gaudiya Vaisnava follow Srila Ramanuj(Bg. 13.5)

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