November 25

Spoken November 25
Bg 9.7-10 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Kalpa-kṣaye punas tāni kalpādau visṛjāmy aham. Now, this verse we have been discussing the last meeting that this whole cosmic manifestation, it is not permanent. It is created, and it is again annihilated, and the whole energy is wound up into the body of the Supreme Lord. It comes out, and again it is winded. Now,
Cc. Madhya 20.121-124
Prabhupāda: " daivī hy eṣā guṇa-mayī mama māyā duratyayā mām eva ye prapadyante māyām etāṁ taranti te [Bg. 7.14]" So Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu says that this is the condition, suffering condition of the living entities, and he can be rescued by the mercy of
Bg 2.1-10 and Talk
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: “Sañjaya said, Seeing Arjuna full of compassion and very sorrowful, his eyes brimming with tears, Madhusūdana, Kṛṣṇa, spoke the following words [Bg. 2.1]. The Supreme Personality said, ‘My dear Arjuna, how have these impurities come upon you? They are not at all befitting a man who knows the progressive values of life. They do not lead to higher planets, but to infamyPrabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛ…
Room Conversation with Dr. Karan Singh
Prabhupāda: Therefore, simply for decoration of the body, that is not human civilization. [indistinct] civilized activity is going on on the basis of keeping this body in comfort. Yasyātma-buddhiḥ kuṇape tri-dhātuke [SB 10.84.13]. [indistinct] everywhere attempt is being made how to keep this body comfortable. The Dr. Singh:Prabhupāda:Dr. Singh:Prabhupāda:Dr. Singh:Prabhupāda:Dr. Singh:Prabhupāda:Dr. Singh:Prabhupāda:Dr. Singh:Prabhupāda:Dr. Singh:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:Prabhupāda:Śyāmasundara:…
Bg 2.20 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 2.20 Prabhupāda: " ...cin nāyaṁ bhūtvā bhavitā vā na bhūyaḥ ajo nityaḥ śāśvato ‘yaṁ purāṇo na hanyate hanyamāne śarīre [Bg. 2.20]" So the soul cannot be killed. Na hanyate hanyamāne śarīre. And the soul has no birth, no death. As Kṛṣṇa is eternal, Kṛṣṇa has no birth and deathIndian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (3):Prabhupāda:Indian man (4):Prabh…
SB 1.10.4
Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " kāmaṁ vavarṣa parjanyaḥ sarva-kāma-dughā mahī siṣicuḥ sma vrajān gāvaḥ payasodhasvatīr mudā []" [break] Prabhupāda: Anyone can do it? Pradyumna: Tenth Chapter, text 4. [break]PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Devotees:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:…
SB 3.25.25
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.25 [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.] " satāṁ prasaṅgān mama vīrya-saṁvidoPrabhupāda:Brahmānanda:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...this society. Only the important men, they can live as a gṛhastha. Not that “Now I am in love with this girl and get me married, and yajña, and then sleep.” These things should be stopped. That, that what is his name, the rascalTejiyas:Prabhupāda:Tejiyas:Prabhupāda:Tejiyas:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: At least once in a month you must be shaven-headed. Akṣayānanda: Actually, we usually shave more. Prabhupāda: Hmm? Akṣayānanda: We usually shave more than once a month. Two weeks. ‘Cause after even two weeks it looks a little dirty. Hari-śauri: We can get very good wigs. Prabhupāda: No, no, there is no need. It is simplyHari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Jagadīśa:Hari-śauri:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Jagadīśa:Hari-ś…
SB 5.6.3
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.6.3 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " tathā coktam- na kuryāt karhicit sākhyam manasi hy anavasthitePrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters November 25
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 21, 1969 and noted the contents. The dummy BTG #30 Special Rathayatra Issue is very, very nice. Regarding the printing order, I think henceforward you should publish 50,000 at least and they may be distributed as follows: 20,000 to the East Coast, 10,000 to the West Coast, and 20,000...
Manager of First National City Bank Manager First National City Bank 686 Broadway (near Great Jones Street) New York, NY 10012 Dear Sir, Replying your letter of November 6, 1969 I beg to send you herewith as follows: 1) My Passbook a/c No. 042016131 with your Grand Street branch.
London My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. After a long time I have receive your letter dated November 19th, 1970, as well as your telegram dated the 24th November, 1970. I thank you very much that you have sent the memorandums etc. Hansadutta, Syamasundara and Tamala Krsna are detained here because we are trying to establish a center in Bombay. In the meantime, if you and your wife, Janaki,...
Ratnesvari (Joan Cerando), Lokanatha (Larry Batcheldor), Vrajasundari ( Barbara Batcheldor), Yogescandra (John Warren), Varahadeva (Beverly Warren), Nalinikanta (Tom Hopke) Berkeley My dear Sons and Daughters, Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Locana I have gladly consented to accept all of you as my duly initiated disciples. Your beads have been duly chanted by me and they...
My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of November 17, 1971, and I am especially pleased that the church owners in Dallas have accepted our offer of ,000 down payment. I have seen one copy of the contract sent to me by Karandhara. It seems all right. One thing: What are the monthly payments? Now you organize our KC school very nicely on the basis of a kindergarten...
My dear Nityananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 12, 1972, and I have noted the contents with care. I am forwarding the copy of your letter, along with my reply, to Satsvarupa in Dallas. I think he is the GBC man in that zone, and he is the best man to come there immediately and see what is the situation and do the needful. Of course I do not...
Ravanantakara (Rick Knickerbocker), Makhana Taskara (Martin Framson), Rasalubhda (Lynn MacDonald), Sudarsani (Cynthia Greene), Madhuryalilananda (Elizabeth Hanks) Denver My dear Sons and Daughters, Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Kurusrestha I have gladly consented to accept you as my duly initiated disciples. I have chanted on your beads and they are enclosed herewith. I...
New York My dear Sudama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 14, 1972, and I have noted the contents with care. Yes, we shall base our preaching work on Lord Caitanya’s formula: sankirtana. After all, He is God, and if He recommends, what is the question of failure? that is not possible. If we simply stick to this programme as I have done it since...
Cidananda My dear Cidananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter and your kind words to me. Thank you very much. I should be returning to Los Angeles the last week of November and I should be more than happy to see you there. Please always try to remember me by my teachings and we shall always be together. Just like I have written in the first publications of Srimad-Bhagavatam,...
Damodara My dear Damodara Das Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Oct. 31, 1973, and I have acknowledge its contents carefully. I have also received the new copy in which you have enclosed; it is very nice.
Ahmedabad My dear Annada devi dasi: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 20, 1974 and am pleased to hear that you are well. When I was in Delhi I was sorry to learn that you were ill, so I immediately informed your husband that you must be cared for. Anyway we have to depend upon Krishna in all circumstances. As long as the body is there there will be different...
Hyderabad My dear Mahamsa Swami: Please accept my blessings. If you have got a copy of Bhavan’s Journal, Diwali Number, No. 8 November, 10, 1974, you can see on page 197 under the heading “Our Reader’s Page,” there is a question: “Should non-Hindus who have adopted the Hindu way of life e.g. the followers of the Hare Krishna movement, be allowed to enter Hindu temples?
Seattle My dear Sarada devi dasi: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 17, 1974 and have noted the contents. I am very glad to hear that you are engaged in the service of tulsi devi. Tulsi leaves are very important for satisfying Lord Krishna. But tulsi devi is not pleased by the nice tune of singing but by the nice devotion. So you continue to your best, and...
Subala Lautoka, Fiji My dear Subaladas Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 13, 1974 and have noted the contents. Regarding your registration, it should be clearly stated that no property can be sold or mortgaged without my express sanction. I am glad to note that you have got three brahmacaris there. Train them up nicely.

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