December 8

Spoken December 8
Bg 9.22-23 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 9.22–23 Prabhupāda: " ananyāś cintayanto māṁ ye janāḥ paryupāsate teṣāṁ nityābhiyuktānāṁ yoga-kṣemaṁ vahāmy aham [Bg. 9.22]" Now Lord Kṛṣṇa is speaking His own devotees. So far He has spoken the elevationists, materialist elevationists.
Rotary Club Address
Prabhupāda: Mr. President, Rotarians, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you very much for your kindly inviting me to speak before you on the subject matter “The Present Need of the Human Society.” At the present day... According to our Vedic calculation, this is called Kali-yuga.
Lecture
Prabhupāda: ...yesterday the definition of Bhagavān, ṣaḍ-aiśvarya-pūrṇa-bhagavān [Cc. Madhya 25.33]: all riches, all strength, all reputation, all beauty, all knowledge and all renunciation. Complete. Because I have got mill... [break] Whether one has got... [break] That is not million, trillion, billion; it is unlimited. Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: They must neglect because foolish. They cannot solve. They’re rascal. They cannot solve. They’re simply pleased with some, what is called, temporary success. That’s all. The ultimate success is not the..., in hand. Professor Einstein, he was very big scientist, but he could not solve his death. He was to die.Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupā…
SB 1.15.30
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " gītaṁ bhagavatā jñānaṁ yat tat saṅgrāma-mūrdhani kāla-karma-tamo-ruddhaṁPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.25.39-40
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.39–40 Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse] [devotees repeat] " maṁ lokaṁ tathaivāmum ātmānam ubhayāyinam ātmānam anu ye ceha ye rāyaḥ paśavo gṛhāḥ" " visṛjya sarvān anyāṁś ca mām evaṁ viśvato-mukhamPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 7.6.6
Harikeśa: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Seventh Canto, Six Chapter, sixth verse. Prabhupāda: The other [indistinct]. [break] Harikeśa: [leads chanting of verse, etc.]Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters December 8
My dear Krishna Devi and Subala das, Please accept my blessings. I am glad to learn that you are going to re-open your Santa Fe temple. Please make it a point that once a center is opened should not be closed. I have already given charge of six temples to six boys. You and your husband must take charge of the Santa Fe center and Krishna will bestow all blessings upon you. I shall be very soon one...
Mukunda My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. You will be glad to know that after the petty trouble in Calcutta and the city being normal, I have today booked my ticket for San Francisco via Tokyo. I am starting on Wednesday morning (Dec. 13) reaching Tokyo the same day. I shall rest there for 24 hours and then start for San Francisco arriving at 12:45 p.m. on Dec. 14 by flight PAA 846. I...
Kirtanananda My dear Kirtanananda, Please accept my blessings. I have received today your letter dated 4, December 1968 and have carefully read the contents. You have asked whether you may use charcoals to use for fuel during the winter and since this is the simplest thing to use in your present situation certainly it is all right. In all such questions as this you need only use your good common...
Jayagovinda My dear Jaya Govinda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 3rd, 1969. The descriptions given by you are very pleasing and nice. Kindly keep up the standard of your temple activities by mutual cooperation, and everything will come out successful and smooth. Krishna is giving you all help, and the more you serve Him, the more help will come...
Kulasekhara My dear Kulasekhara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated December 2nd, 1969. I am pleased to learn that things are going nicely there. Please follow the routine work as you are doing now and everything will be pleasing and smooth. That is sure and certain. Whenever there is doubt or question, just discuss this amongst yourselves, and if there is no satisfactory...
Sucandra My dear Sucandra, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 3rd, 1969, and I am very glad to learn that you are feeling very strongly for Jesus Christ. You have already mentioned the exemplary character of Lord Jesus Christ that he sacrificed everything for God. This example should be taken. The process should be to follow the example, not to...
Hansadutta My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letters dated October 13, 1971, duly forwarded from Africa and Calcutta, and November 29, 1971, and I have noted the contents. I am pleased that you want to improve your speaking of German language for preaching and for translating books. That is very good proposal. Actually, we have no need to study very hard to...
Locanananda My dear Locanananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 29, 1971, and I am very pleased upon you that you have opened Geneva, Switzerland, center for pushing on the revolutionary Movement of Lord Caitanya. Our Movement is now growing like anything all over the world, and practically it is being recognized as the best solution for the...
Patita Uddharana My dear Patita Uddharana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of November 24, 1971, and I have noted the contents. I am pleased to see that routine work is going on nicely in Columbus center under your supervision. This routine work, such as chanting, speaking, rising early, cleaning, cooking and offering prasadam, arati, reading books
Upendra My dear Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter dated November 22, 1971, and with pleasure I note that Melbourne Temple is going on very nicely under your supervision. Now keep the standard of our routine work very high, and you will always meet with all success. The best news is that you are increasing nicely the distribution of my books and literature. This...
Oklahoma City My dear Vamanadeva and Indira dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated 11/20/71, and I have noted the contents. I am very pleased that you have opened another Center for spreading Lord Caitanya’s sublime Krishna Conscious Movement all over the world. I know you are very expert in this business of opening temples, because you have done very nicely...
My dear Kadamba dasi, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your note and gift of one ring. Just now I am wearing it. Because you have sincerely offered, I must accept on behalf of my Guru Maharaja although I am not worthy. I have met your son. His lovely features are very nice and he appears to be a first class brahmacari. Always be an example to him by being steadfast in Krsna Consciousness...
My dear Madhudvisa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of the painting you have sent. This is not a good style of painting. It is an artistic style for sense gratification only. I cannot encourage this style---it should be stopped immediately. Paintings should be like the Deities, formal and worshipful. This type of painting is sentimental and not authorized. Paintings should be...
My dear Mahajan, Sharanagata devi and Bhaktim Hera, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your note and offering of December 3, 1973 and on behalf of my Guru Maharaj I humbly accept it. I am happy to have you as my second initiated disciples and I request that you take this responsibility very seriously and carry on with this Krsna consciousness Movement. Always be strong in our principles...
My dear Trai das, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated December 2, 1973. Thank you very much for pushing on our book distribution program so enthusiastically. Kindly offer all the devotees there my deepest gratitude for their wonderful service in this connection. I understand from Karandhara that you are one of the most staunch supporters and workers for distributing our...
Ameyatma Los Angeles My dear Ameyatma dasa: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil together with photos of the paintings and card, and layout sketch. Regarding the two portrait paintings of myself you have done, both are nice but the close-up one is better.
Calcutta My dear Gargamuni Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 2, 1974 with enclosed copy of Trial Balance from June ‘73 to June ‘74. and also your telegram reading as follows: ONE THOUSAND RUPEES BOOKS SOLD MAYAPUR RAS PURNIMA DAY THOUSAND VISITED CHANDRADOYA MANDIR PRASADAM DISTRIBUTED
Gopijanavallabha Brooklyn My dear Gopijanavallabha das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 1, 1974 and have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the abhiseka ceremony, actually it is to be done. There were mlecchas activities. But it does not required to be done because hari nama is going on, but if it is done for the general satisfaction, it will be...
Brooklyn My dear Hansadutta das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 27, 1974 and have noted the contents carefully. If there is a possibility of moving the Press within a year, then you may not move the Press now. It will be a unnecessary expense. Rupanuga
Malati London My dear Malati devi dasi: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated November 19, and December 3, 1974, and have noted the contents. So why the devotees in London are unhappy? What is the situation? Yes, it is a very good idea to join with your husband. Try to bring him in line. Induce Syamasundara to follow the regulative principles and chant Hare Krishna,...
Radhavallabha Brooklyn My dear Radhavallabha das: Please accept my blessings. I have seen your letter addressed to Brahmananda Maharaja dated November 26, 1974 and I am glad to learn that the situation in New York is proper again. Thank you very much. So now do everything nicely and cooperate together, and keep everything purified. That is the brahminical qualification, truthfulness and cleanliness,...
Sacimata Calcutta My dear Saci Mata devi dasi: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your Bengali letter undated and have noted the contents. It is good that you are keeping under your parent’s protection for the time being, but wherever you remain do not forget to follow the four regulative principles and chanting at least 16 rounds daily
Breckenridge Hills, Missouri My dear Vamanadeva das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 24, 1974 with enclosed photograph of tulsi devi. They are growing very nicely. Regarding monthly donations, you can send the money to either of the following accounts whichever is more convenient: 1. Bank of America, Bombay Branch, in favor of International Society for...
Kadamba Kanana San Francisco My dear Kadamba Kanana Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 8.31.75. The mercy of the spiritual master is always there, but we have to take it. Just like the sun, it is there for everyone, but we at least have to stand in a receptive place to get the benefit. So I do not know what you have done, but now you remain strict...
Mr. S.D. Purmanan Mr. S.D. Purmanan Central training institute for instructors Kurla, Bombay 70 My dear S.D. Purmnanan, Please accept my blessings. Thank you for your letter dated December 1, 1975. I shall be in Bombay by the 15th December, so you can meet me at that time any day after 5:00 PM till 23rd December. My address there is, Hare Krishna Land, Gandhi Gram Rd. Juhu, Bombay 54.
Sri D. N. Mishra Sri D.N. Mishra M.A., B.L. Advocate 179 Balarama Dey Street, Calcutta---6 My dear Dina Natha, Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 6 December 1975 and noted the contents. I am coming to Calcutta by beginning of February when I shall see to the matter personally.
Sri Krishna C. Batra Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry---605002 Dear Sir, In reply to your letter dated 26 November 1975, I beg to submit herein that our International Society for Krishna Consciousness is a Bhakti yoga asram as it is enunciated in the Bhagavad-gita. The main purpose of the society is to understand the nature of God and our relationship with Him. The very word yoga means connecting...
Dr. Suresh Candra West Bengal Dear Dr. Suresh Candra, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your Bengali letter dated Nov. 26, 1976. I have noted the contents carefully. It appears that you are an unmarried brahmacari. So, if you continue this status of life for the matter of executing devotional service, that will be a great advantage. Many great personalities remain brahmacari...

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