December 10

Spoken December 10
Bg 9.23-24 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " ye ‘py anya-devatā-bhaktā yajante śraddhayānvitāḥ te ‘pi mām eva kaunteya yajanty avidhi-pūrvakam" So worship of the Supreme Lord and worship of other demigods, that is being discussed in this verse by Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Actually, there is no need of worshiping any demigod beside the Supreme. But in the lower stageDevotee:Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: " [yasyātmā buddhiḥ kuṇape tri-dhātuke] sva-dhīḥ kalatrādiṣu bhauma-ijyadhīḥ yat-tīrtha-buddhiḥ salile na karhicij janeṣv abhijñeṣu sa eva go-kharaḥ [SB 10.84.13]" So the world is under the bodily concept of life, so they are thinking that Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):…
Bg 18.67 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " idaṁ te nātapaskāya nābhaktāya kadācana na cāśuśruṣave vācyaṁ na ca māṁ yo ‘bhyasūyati [Bg. 18.67]" So we were discussing this verse yesterday. So there are persons abhyasūyati, envious of Kṛṣṇa. Envious. Who is envious of Kṛṣṇa? Demons. Just like Kaṁsa: always making plan how to kill Kṛṣṇa. As soon as he heard that his eighth son of his sister Devakī would kill him, as soon as he heard this prophecy, he become a determined enemy of Kṛṣṇa. He was always thinking of Kṛṣṇa. Th…
Lecture [Hindi]
Prabhupāda:
Room Conversation [Hindi]
Prabhupāda:
Initiations
[Devotees chanting japa in background] Prabhupāda: You have got? All right. Come on. He is showing his father. [japa] [break] Karandhara: [to Prabhupāda] Ameyātmā. Prabhupāda: Ameyātmā. [japa] You know the rules and regulation? Rules and regulation? Devotee: Four regulative principles.Ameyātmā:Prabhupāda:Ameyātmā:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:George:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Dharma-dakṣa:Prabhupāda:Karandhar…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...theologician. Prajāpati: Śrīla Prabhupāda, throughout the Western theology, there is a conception of the wrath of God, God’s anger at man’s disobedience or his unwillingness to follow God and live by God’s commandments. Prabhupāda: Yes. Prajāpati: But in our literature we find Kṛṣṇa has some transcendental pastimes of anger, but that He does notPrabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:K…
SB 1.15.32
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.32 Pradyumna: Translation: “Upon hearing of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s returning to His abode, and upon understanding the end of the Yadu dynasty’s earthly manifestation, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira decided to go back home, back to Godhead.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.25.42
[poor recording] Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " mad-bhayād vāti vāto ‘yaṁ sūryas tapati mad-bhayātPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: The rascals should not do that. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura says, nāmāśraya kari thākaha āpana kārye. You do your work, but take shelter of hari-nama. That is wanted. Devotee (1): So simple. Prabhupāda: So simple, yes. [Bengali] Nāmāśraya kari thākaha āpana karye.Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:P…
SB 7.6.8
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.8 Harikeśa: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Seventh Canto, Sixth Chapter, eighth verse. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] "Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Disappearance Day Lecture
Prabhupāda: [indistinct] “...simple expression of reverence and love. The disciple, Abhaya Charan Dāsa, was to become His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, founder-ācārya of International Society, Krishna Consciousness.” So whatever I appreciated forty years ago, the same principle is going on. We have no change. What I understood my spiritual masterDevotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Room Conversation on Farm Management
Prabhupāda: Make very nice, palatable prasādam. We shall spend for that. Why miserly? There is no need of miserly. You are going to earn money by agricultural produce, so how the money will be utilized? It will be utilized for KṛṣṇaJagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda…
Letters December 10
Janis Dambergs 311 Saint Louis Square Montreal, 18, Quebec Canada My dear Janis, I am so glad to receive your kind letter, dated November 30, 1966, with enclosure of .00 on account for my books. Thank you very much. Just on receipt of your letter, I have already sent you, through the Railway Express Company, the following books and literatures:
Gaurasundara My dear Gaurasundara, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of 7, December 1968 and have duly noted the contents. Regarding my plans for January I can not as yet give a definite answer because I have recently been invited to visit the South American country, Guyana at the beginning of the new year. So this too is undefinite and I will have to see whether they provide...
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated December 4, 1969 and December 6, 1969. So far as transferring ,400 to the account of ISKCON, I have done it immediately. The copy of the advice to the bank is enclosed. Please note down my account number there which is now transferred to the same branch on Broadway. So when convenient you also transfer...
Los Angeles KARANDHARA DAS ADHIKARI WE REQUIRE 70.000 DOLLARS FOR PURCHASING VERY NICE CALCUTTA HOUSE KEEP SAIS CONTRIBUTION 28,000 INTACT LETTER FOLLOWS A C BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI
My dear Bhagavan das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 22, 1971, along with beads and letters from several devotees at Detroit temple. I am very glad to accept these students as my duly initiated disciples and their names shall be as follows;
My dear Son, Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Locanananda I have gladly consented to accept you as my duly initiated disciple. your beads have been duly chanted by me and they are sent under separate post. I have given you the spiritual name: GURUGAURANGA DAS.
Rupanuga Brooklyn My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 2, 1971, and it has given me great pleasure to hear such encouraging news from you. Practically speaking, it appears my work in America and the Western countries has been now successful and everything is now going on very nicely there. Because by Krishna
My dear Sons, Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Brihaspati I have gladly consented to accept all of you as my duly initiated disciples. Your beads have duly chanted by me and they are sent under separate post. I have given you the spiritual names as follows:
New Orleans [To Brahmanya Tirtha] Regarding your question should force be used on children, no, there shall be no forcing the children to do anything. Child should not be forced. This is all nonsense. Who has devised these things? If we want them to become great devotees, then we must educate the children with love, not in a negative way. Of course, if they become naughty we may show the stick but...
Heidelberg My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 8, 1972, and the paper sample enclosed by you is very nice for Bhagavad-gita in German language. I shall be very glad indeed to see that book printed by you, and that will be your greatest credit. You may send the copy with plastic cover and I shall see how it is put out. I can understand...
London My dear Revatinandana, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 3, 1972, from Edinburgh, and I am so much pleased that you are doing the real work of a sannyasi, travelling, preaching and training the devotees to preach. I am too much proud of you on account of seeing the newspaper items. Yes, if there is good response for purchasing our books...
Sudama Oahu, Hawaii My dear Sudama das Goswami: Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 10/4/73 and have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the Hawaii situation, do not worry. I shall rectify when I come there. They are chanting, this will save them. Otherwise, they are all good boys, and they cannot go away. It is not hopeless situation. Whenever you meet...
Aksayananda My dear Aksojananda Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 10/12/74, and upon your recommendation I am accepting for twice born brahminical initiation Sriman Muktananda das Brahmacari. Enclosed is his sacred thread duly sanctified and his mantra sheet. Now hold a fire sacrifice, and let him hear the mantra through the right ear, and impress upon him...
Nairobi My dear Navayogendra das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your Diwali card forwarded to me from Mayapur. So I have received reports that you are doing nicely there in Nairobi, making Life Members daily. So you are a experienced preacher and this is to your eternal credit. If we can do something even a little thing, in the service of Krishna in this life, then it is considered...
My dear Radhavallabha das Prabhu, Please accept my humble obeisances. Srila Prabhupada has requested me that you should please publish one new book of Lord Kapiladeva’s teachings. The book should consist of Prabhupada’s purports to Chapter 25 of S.B. #4 as well as all the lectures he has given on these verses here in the last month and a half. The title of the book should be: Kapila

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