December 11

Spoken December 11
Cc. Madhya 20.156-163
Prabhupāda: " ete cāṁśa-kalāḥ puṁsaḥ kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam indrāri-vyākulaṁ lokaṁ mṛḍayanti yuge yuge [SB 1.3.28]" " jñāna, yoga, bhakti---tina sādhanera vaśe brahma, ātmā, bhagavān-trividha prakāśe" So the Absolute Truth is manifested according to the vision of the seer. The Absolute Truth is one without second, but according to the capacity of the seer, the Absolute Truth is manifested either as Brahman, impersonal Brahman, or localized Paramātmā, or the Supreme Personality of Go…
Bg 2.27-38 Lecture
[kīrtana, prema-dhvani] Prabhupāda: Tamāla? Where is Tamāla? Madhudviṣa: [indistinct] Prabhupāda: Oh, I see. And what happened to the case? Viṣṇujana: Their bondsman? The case? Prabhupāda: No. Jaya-gopāla: I was allowed to preach in court. Prabhupāda: Eh? Jaya-gopāla: I preached to the whole court. And I had a lady judge, she let me. So she suspended my sentence.Prabhupāda:Jaya-gopāla:Prabhupāda:Jaya-gopāla:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupā…
Speech to Mahārāja and Mahārāṇī
Haṁsadūta: The following speech was recorded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Gosvāmī Mahārāja at the Lal Bhag Palace before Their Highnesses Mahārāja Tukoji Rao Halokar, Mahārāṇī Sarmistha Bhai Halokar, on December 11, 1970 at five p.m. in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indian man (1):Prabhupāda:Indi…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: " [bhakti-yogena manasi] samyak praṇihite ‘male apaśyat puruṣaṁ pūrṇaṁ māyāṁ ca tad-apāśrayam [SB 1.7.4]" The materialistic person, they have only one experience: this cosmic manifestation. Beyond this they have no other vision. Their senses are imperfect. Just like the astronomers, they have got big, big telescope, many other instruments. They want to see through the eyes how many stars are there, how the planets are moving, and whatever imperfect knowledge…
Bg 2.2-6 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " kutas tvā kaśmalam idaṁ viṣame samupasthitam anārya-juṣṭam asvargyam akīrti-karam arjuna [Bg. 2.2]" Anārya-juṣṭam, “not at all befitting a man who knows the progressive values of life.” Āryan. Āryan means who are progressive. So this dejection of Arjuna in the battlefield is described as befitting a non-Āryan.Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian lady:Prabhupāda:Indian lady:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Indian lady:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: [in car] ...innocent child, woman, they’re innocent. They should be given full protection. There is no such thing. They’re being exploited, keeping them unmarried, and the hotels and the clubs and the, what is called? Top..., top... Devotees: Topless. Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda…
SB 1.15.33
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.33 Pradyumna: Translation: “Kuntī, after overhearing Arjuna’s telling of the end of the Yadu dynasty and disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa, engaged in the devotional service of the transcendental Personality of Godhead with full attention and thus gained release from the course of material existence.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.25.43
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.43 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " jñāna-vairāgya-yuktena bhakti-yogena yoginaḥPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Huh? Woman devotee (1): I’m trying to collect for making vases. Prabhupāda: Hmm? What is that? Harikeśa: She’s making vases, flower arrangements for the altar. [break] Akṣayānanda: ...only had one sweeper, so I wasn’t able to engage him. But I got some soda to do it with. Hopefully today, this morning, he will start.Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Indian devotee:Prabhupāda:Indian devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayā…
SB 7.6.9
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.9 Harikeśa: ...Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Seventh Canto, Sixth Chapter, ninth verse. [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " ko gṛheṣu pumān saktam ātmānam ajitendriyaḥ sneha-pāśair dṛḍhair baddham utsaheta vimocitum []" [break] [00:27]Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 7.6 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Hmm. Give me this spectacle. [chants verse, devotees repeating] " etad yonīni bhūtāni sarvāṇīty upadhāraya ahaṁ kṛtsnasya jagataḥ prabhavaḥ pralayas tathā [Bg. 7.6]" “Everything that exists is a product of matter and spirit...” Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters December 11
My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 6, 1968. Also I have received the duplicate copy of the letter of credit which you have returned. So far as dealing with Mr. Kallman, I think that you should have no more business dealings with this man. At every turn he tried to cheat us so we must consider him as very dangerous cheater and avoid...
Krsna dasa My dear Krishna Das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your very nice letter dated November 5, 1968 and I thank you very much for the kind sentiments that you have expressed therein. Because you are very nice, sincere boy so Krishna is now giving you very good facilities by which you can serve Him and at the same time perfect yourself for going back to Godhead....
Citsukhananda New York My dear Citsukhananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 17, 1972, and I have noted with pleasure that you want to go to Caracas, South America, to join Hanuman for opening centre and preaching work there. That will be very, very nice. I know that you are the right man because I saw for myself how nice you have created the...
My dear Madhudvisa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of you telegram from Melbourne, Australia requesting to name Sanauk’s new girl-child. They may name her Bhakti Moti dasi. Now I have not heard from you any report in so long time. Why you are silent? You had invited me to come there this winter, but I have not heard anything definite program from you; therefore, I am unable to chalk...
Mohanananda My dear Mohanananda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter dated November 22, 1972, and I have noted the contents with great care. I am very, very glad to hear of your desire to return to Gurukula school and apply yourself to developing that place. I am so glad to hear this good news. Only a few weeks back I had got a letter from Satsvarupa wherein he has informed...
Gurudasa Vrindaban My dear Guru das, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated December 3, 1973. You report that although construction has temporarily stopped the expenditure is still Rs. 100 per day. I do not think four masons require so much. Please explain what is the Rs. 100 per day expenditure.
Mahendra Pittsburgh My dear Mahendra, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated December 8, 1973. You should not install the Deities until you have a complete program to see that regulated worship may go on nicely. Until then, simply worship Guru and Gauranga in pictures.
My dear Makhanlal, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated December 4, 1973. Regarding the .00 check, send a copy of the cancelled check, both sides, to Karandhara for examination. I accept the following devotees as my duly initiated disciples:
Hrdayananda My dear Hrdayananda Swami, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 25, 1975, I have noted the contents carefully. The deities in the picture you sent appear nice. Also the article, Visa to the Kingdom of the spirit looks favorable, although I cannot read the language.
Evanston, Illinois My dear Uttamasloka Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. I read your Sankirtana news letter with great relish. Europe and America are in great danger, this Hare Krishna movement is enveloping them. The Sankirtana devotees are very very dear to Krishna. Because you are doing the field work of book distribution, Krishna has immediately recognized them as true servants. Just like during...
Yashma Sarna Srimati Yashma Sarna, Muhuroni close, Ngara Rd. P.O. Box 28946, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa My dear Yashma Sarna, Please accept my blessings. Thank you for your letter dated nil. Thank you also for your kind donation of 800 Shillings. The process of Krishna consciousness is very simple. Everything belongs to Krishna, so our only duty is to give everything for Krishna
Dina Bandhu Portland My dear Dina Bandhu, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Nov. 25, 1976. Upon your recommendation I am pleased to accept the devotees you have recommended for initiation. For first initiation their new names are; Sam R.
My dear Gaura Govinda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 30/11/76. Yes, as soon as we get electricity, the sooner it will be fit for my coming there. For my translation work I require electricity. I am going to Wardha on the 17th. Find out the travel arrangements from Wardha to Bhuvaneśvara. Whether there is a direct railway line? Or are there airplane flights...
Haridasapur My dear Prabhusvarupa Das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 4/12/76. Regarding the construction of the boundary wall you may consult with Jayapataka Swami and Bhavananda Goswami. They’ll do the needful, I have already advised them. Please work very closely with them in all matters.
Purnaprajna Calcutta My dear Purnaprajna, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 7/12/76. Who says you are a bhajananandi. Don’t be a bhajananadi. As soon as you become a bhajananandi you’ll be spoiled. You’ll be spoiled as Nitai has spoiled himself. You have an intense desire to preach, so do that.

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