Spoken November 30
Cc. Madhya 20.142
Prabhupāda: " dāridrya-nāśa, bhava-kṣaya---premera ‘phala’ naya prema-sukha-bhoga-mukhya prayojana haya" So by devotional service one should not expect, “My miserable material condition may be improved” or “I may be liberated from this material entanglement.Devotee:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:Prabhupāda:Kīrtanānanda:
Bg 2.26 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " atha cainaṁ nitya-jātaṁ nityaṁ vā manyase mṛtam tathāpi tvaṁ mahā-bāho nainaṁ śocitum arhasi [Bg. 2.26]" So this is the opinion of the modern scientists or the Buddha philosophy, that soul, there is nothing like soul separately, but by combination of matter, at a certain stage, the living symptoms are manifest. And as it is combination of several chemicals, so it is also finished as soon as the body is finished. There is noIndian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indi…
SB 1.15.20
Devotee: ...Rādhā-Mādhava? Prabhupāda: [indistinct] Devotees: Jaya. Prabhupāda: No, that I sing, but you do not sing before me? Devotee: No, you sing firstly. Then we sing. [laughter] Prabhupāda: Oh. [leads singing of Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava, then prema-dvani] Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. [break]Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.25.30
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.30 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " tad etan me vijānīhi yathāhaṁ manda-dhīr hare sukhaṁ buddhyeya durbodhaṁPrabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...can dance, and as soon as you say, “Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa and dance,” immediately they reject. Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Stop. They spend hours and hours practicing how to learn to dance. They go through so much tapasya. Indian man (1): In Mauritius on Diwali there was a very big festival the government arranged. There were more than forty thousand people, and they got one singer, Mukesh, from India, especially for that program. So when he was singing, everybody was making noise. A…
SB 5.6.8
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.6.8 Pradyumna: [leads chanting, etc.] " atha samīra-vega-vidhūta-veṇu-vikarṣaṇa-jāta dāvānalas tad vanam ālelihānaḥ saha tena dadāha []" [break] [00:15] Translation: “While He was wandering , a wild forest fire began. This fire was caused by the friction of bamboos, which were being blown by the wind. In that fire, the entire forest near Kuṭakācala and the body of Lord Ṛṣabhādeva were burned to ashes.Prabhupāda:Gurudāsa:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devote…
Letters November 30
Hayagriva My dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of Nov. 24, 1968, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very much pleased to hear of your good reports of OSU Yoga Society---it is very much encouraging to me. I have also appreciated your tape, and I shall return it to you in due time. I have only one.
Himavati My dear Himavati, Please accept my blessings. Yesterday my deities were dressed with the clothing you made and it appears so nice. I do not know whether you have time to make similarly a few other sets. It will be very nice. I know that you are the most expert in making dresses than all others so therefore I request you that you may make at least two or three sets of dresses as you have...
My dear Kirtanananda, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter of Nov. 7, 1968, and I have duly noted the contents with great satisfaction. It is very good news that so many students are attending your kirtana programs in Columbus, and I think this will develop into a very prosperous center very soon.
Detroit My dear Bhagavan das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 18th November, 1970 and I have noted the contents carefully. Yes, I have received a copy of the GBC meeting held in Pittsburgh and I hope that all of you GBC members will continue your present course of action. Always be acting for Krishna. Krishna Consciousness means to be alive, not that if we get...
Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated 28th October, 19th, 13rd, and 10th of November respectively and have noted the contents carefully. Your sentiments for me are very nice and I thank you very much for your sincere attitude which is so encouraging for me.
My dear Bahulasva, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of November 15, 1971, and I am very much pleased that our Chicago center is doing very nicely under your supervision. You may request the Prof. E. Dimac and Prof. Van Buitenin to review and write a forward for our
The Chairman, Municipal Committee, Vrindaban, U.P. Dear Sir, POINTS OF APPLICATION 1) We are establishing various centres all over the world to propagate Krishna Consciousness, which means recognizing that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead;
Krsna dasa My dear Krishna das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated, wherein you inform me that you will be arriving soon in Hamburg. I am very pleased that you are determined to rectify whatever may have been done in the past, in order to push on in Krishna Consciousness to a very bright future. Never mind the past. Now you appear very enthusiastic to work in Europe,...
My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of November 10, 1971, and have noted the contents carefully. I am currently in Vrindaban with a party of 40 devotees, and we are having daily parikrama of the holy places. We shall return to Delhi tomorrow by coach. The officials and residents of Vrindaban have greeted us very nicely, and they are simply astounded to...
My dear Manasvi Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Nov. 18, 1975. Now you are living peacefully with your family, that is good. Best thing is if you continue your employment at the book store, try to sell my books there if possible. Visit the New York temple regularly with your family and try to help them as far as possible, I think you should not...
W.J. Carpenter My dear W.J. Carpenter, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated nil. Material life means attachment for women, children, friends, countrymen, position, wealth, and good name. In the Srimad-Bhagavatam material existence is compare to a forest full of plunderers, dacoits, jackals, tigers and other ferocious animals. The jackals are compare to one...
Gurukrpa Honolulu My dear Guru krpa, Please accept my blessings. This letter is to inform you that I am sending Bali Mardan to Australia to act as GBC for Australia and New Zealand until the Mayapur festival next year. Now you may concentrate on Hawaii and Japan.

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