November 27

Spoken November 27
Bg 9.11-14 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " avajānanti māṁ mūḍhā mānuṣīṁ tanum āśritam paraṁ bhāvam ajānanto mama bhūta-maheśvaram [Bg. 9.11]" So Lord Kṛṣṇa says that the mūḍha... Mūḍha means the foolish, just like animals or less than animal. An ass, he is called
Cc. Madhya 20.125
Prabhupāda: " abhidheya-nāma ‘bhakti’, ‘prema’-prayojana puruṣārtha-śiromaṇi prema mahā-dhana" So after understanding our relationship with Kṛṣṇa... Every understanding has its ultimate goal. So the understanding is that we are eternally related with Kṛṣṇa. Forgetting this relationship, we are now engaged in relationship with this material body, which I am not. Therefore I have to revive my activities which is directly in relationship with Kṛṣṇa. And that is called to act in Kṛṣṇa consciousn…
Bg 2.8-12 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Read. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Yes, Second Chapter. Devotee: Start at verse 8. “I can find no means to drive away this grief which is drying up my senses. I will not even be able to destroy it if I win an unrivaled kingdom on the earth with sovereignty like that of the demigods in heaven Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Pr…
Bg 2.23 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 2.23 Prabhupāda: " ...śastrāṇi nainaṁ dahati pāvakaḥ na cainaṁ kledayanty āpo na śoṣayati mārutaḥ [Bg. 2.23]" So definition by negation. Directly we cannot appreciate what is that spiritual fragment, particle, which is within this body. Because the length and breadth of that spirit soul is impossible to be measured by our material instruments, although the scientists say that we can measure it. Anyway, even it is possible, first of all, you have to see where the soul is sit…
SB 3.25.27
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.27 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " asevayāyaṁ prakṛter guṇānāṁ jñānena vairāgya-vijṛmbhitenaPrabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 5.6.5
Pradyumna: ...bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " kāmo manyur mado lobhaḥ śoka-moha-bhayādayaḥ karma-bandhaś ca yan-mūlaḥ svīkuryāt ko nu tad budhaḥ []" [break] [02:46]Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters November 27
My dear Gopala Krishna, Please accept my blessings. ___ __ great satisfaction ____ your letter of November 20th along with your very kind gift of one pull-over sweater. This gift is very much appreciated by me as the weather in Los Angeles is little bit cold lately and I had need of just such a sweater. Also please thank Satyabhama for her good taste of selection. I am pleased to learn how you are...
Manager Lloyds Bank Limited Long Acre Brand 83-84 Long Acre London, WC 2 Dear Sir, Replying your letter of 24th November, 1964, I am returning herewith the bill of Exchange from Khem Singh & Sons duly accepted by me. Payment should be given on arrival of the parcels. Please therefore let me know at the above address immediately on arrival of the parcels, and I shall arrange for the payment forthwith....
My dear Pradyumna, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 20, 1969 and I have noted the contents. Prior to this I received one letter from Arundhati explaining why things were delayed, and you have also kindly explained it. So everything by Krishna
Abhirama My dear Abhirama das, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of November 19, 1971, along with sailboat plans, and I have noted the contents carefully. The plans are very nice, and I want that such a “floating ISKCON” be organized, but for financial questions you should consult with my GBC men and together you can chalk out your plan. But one thing, how practical is such...
My dear Kirtiraja das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of you letter of November 14, 1971, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very pleased that you have taken over responsibility for our ISKCON books mail-order department. I consider it one of the most important posts in our Society, so you must be very diligent to perform very nicely this immense work. I especially want...
Lalita Kumar, Jambavati My dear Lalita Kumar and Jambavati dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated, and I have noted the contents carefully. You may name your daughter Mitra dasi, I have no objection. You may call your children as you like, but you should always inform my secretary to make sure the name is entered on our list to avoid repetition. Later, the children...
Jayadharma 439 Henry Street Brooklyn New York My Dear Jayadharma, Please accept My blessings. I am in due receipt of your kind letter and sweater gift to me and I thank you very much. Yes, the process is to give the very best to the Spiritual Master no matter what the cost. Just like you
Brsni Prabhu My dear Brsni Das Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated September 9, 1975, I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the Gaura Nitai deities, I think 100 dollars is too much to pay for one pair of deities. Better you carve them from wood. In India the carvers have always used a wood bitter in taste, this keeps the worms from eating it, best is...
Ramesvara Prabhu My dear Ramesvara Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letters dated November 18th and 20th 1975. I have noted the contents carefully. The incident with Purusottama is now a closed chapter, in the future be more careful, we have got enemies as well as friends, we have to be careful.
Vrindaban My dear Balarama, Please accept my blessings. Upon your recommendation I am pleased to accept the following devotees as my initiated disciples. Now hold a fire sacrifice and instruct the first initiates to always follow the four regulative principles and chant minimum of 16 rounds daily avoiding the ten offenses. Let the second initiate hear the tape of me chanting Gayatri in the right...

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