December 12

Spoken December 12
Bg 9.24-26 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " ahaṁ hi sarva-yajñānāṁ bhoktā ca prabhur eva ca na tu mām abhijānanti tattvenātaś cyavanti te" Because we do not know God in fact, simply understanding, “Oh, there is God,” and little more advanced, “God is our order-supplier,
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: For young man, the more he sleeps, he is dead. He’s a dead body. A child, if he overeats, if he overeats, then it is not bad for him. So anyone overeats, it is bad, specially for old man. And if child gets diarrhea, it is good for him. When a old man gets diarrhea, it is death for him. Child gets diarrhea means whatever poisons he has acquired he gets out. His health becomes renovated. And old man, if he gets diarrhea, he loses his vitality. Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Hear and narrate. So, whatever you have heard, you can speak. [break] So, in your country also they do not like this organized Christian religion [indistinct]. The difficulty is that either Hindu religion or Christian religion, religion is one. So what is that one religion nobody knows perfectly, and it was not presented because they did not know what is religion. They are simply sticking to a particular kind of faith. Faith can be changed, faith can be given up but real religion, th…
Bg 6.47 Lecture
Prabhupāda: So we have been discussing Bhagavad-gītā. In Second Chapter, the Lord has very elaborately explained the constitutional position of the living entity, and the whole first portion of the six chapters... The Bhagavad-gītā is divided into three portions: the first six chapter, the second six chapters and the third six chapters.Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:Indian man (2):Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...two classes of men: the Communist and the non-Communist. Not exactly Communist and Capitalist, but Communist and non-Communist. Out of these two, the Communist are going to be powerful. This is the world tendency. So if the world becomes full of Communists, then the human civilization will be finished. All rogues and rascals, thatKarandhara:Prabhupāda:Umāpati:Prabhupāda:Umāpati:Prabhupāda:Umāpati:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Umāpati:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Yaśomat…
SB 1.15.34
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.34 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " yayāharad bhuvo bhāraṁ tāṁ tanuṁ vijahāv ajaḥ kaṇṭakaṁ kaṇṭakeneva dvayaṁ cāpīśituḥ samam []" [break] Prabhupāda: Word meaning. Pradyumna: yayāPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.25.44
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " etāvān eva loke ‘smin puṁsāṁ niḥśreyasodayaḥ tīvreṇa bhakti-yogena mano mayy arpitaṁ sthiramPrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...sun globe. You explain to them. Harikeśa: Uh... We can see there’s life in the air, there are fishes in the water and birds in the air. And in the earth there are so many worms and crabs and things like that. We see life in these forms, but why is it not true that we can see life in fire? We canAkṣayānanda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Akṣayānanda:Prabhupād…
SB 7.6.10
Harikeśa: “Money is so dear that one conceives that money is sweeter than honey, and who can give up the desire of accumulating such money, especially in the household life? The thieves, the professional soldiers, or the mercantile community tries to acquire money by risking the very life.Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 2.12 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " na tv evāhaṁ jātu nāsaṁ na tvaṁ neme janādhipāḥ na caiva na bhaviṣyāmaḥ sarve vayam ataḥ param [Bg. 2.12]" Kṛṣṇa says that na tu eva ahaṁ na tvaṁ na ime janādhipāḥ: “Either I or you or all these people who have assembled here in this battlefield, Devotees:
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: So explain the situation to them. Mahāṁśa: What happened a couple of times before over here was that some devotees became very passionate, mistreated a few village people over here, these laborers. And at that time many of the village people, from the villages, they came and they were protesting, and they made a big scene it. One of them was Caraṇāravinda, who created a veryPrabhupāda:Devotee:Mahāṁśa:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁśa:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Mahāṁśa…
Letters December 12
Father Ramakrishna Sriman Ram Krishna Dey c/o Day Bannernut Co. Waterloo St.-Cal. My dear Father Ramakrishna, My departure for Allahabad was postponed due to the failure of my proposed tenants’ payment of Rs 500/-. The man promised to pay me yesterday but he said his cheque was dishonored. Today he has again promised to pay at 12 noon but I do not now count upon him. So either he pays or not...
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of Your letter Dec. 2, 1967 with great pleasure. I am so glad to learn that we are receiving orders for our records from far distant places. It is all Krishna’s mercy. You will be pleased to know that I have purchased my ticket for New York via Tokyo and San Francisco. I am starting tomorrow morning at nine-thirty....
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter Dec. 3, 1967. You have described in your letter that my presence again before you will be wonderful. I quite agree with you. Your sincere prayer to Lord Nrsimhadeva is helping me to recuperate my health., and you will be glad to know that I am arriving at San Francisco on 14 Dec. at 12:45 pm by PAA 846. I can understand...
Ananda Vancouver My dear Ananda Das, Please accept my blessings. I have heard from Upendra that you have had some success in arranging for a temple in Vancouver. This is most encouraging news, but why you are silent? Please inform me of your progress there as I am always anxious to hear from you.
Hansadutta My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters of December 4th and December 7th, 1968 and also I have received the beautiful first edition of Back To Godhead in the French language. This is a great joy to me to see such publication being printed so nicely and my heartfelt thanks are due to Janardana, Dayala Nitai, Vaikunthanatha, yourself and your wife,...
Himavati My dear Himavati, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of December 6, 1968 and I thank you very much for it. Just as you are thinking of me so often, similarly, you should know that I am often thinking of you also. So if you can remember to always remember Krishna and the instructions of your Spiritual Master than surely this will bring the highest benediction to...
My dear Joy Fulcher, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter dated December 6, 1968 and have considered the contents. I know that now there is a shortage of hands in our Seattle center, so why not remain there to help out Upendra and the others. Also your services to attract brahmacarinis will be very valuable in Seattle. I know that you are very nice artist even without the guidance...
My dear Saradia, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your recent letter and I have noted the contents with pleasure. Your kind thoughts which you expressed are very nice and encouraging to me. Also you have asked some intelligent questions and I am answering them here.
Atreya Rsi Brooklyn My dear Atreya Rsi, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of November 24, 1971, and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. I have not received as yet any recommendation from Rupanuga for initiation of your wife, but as soon as I do I shall be glad to accept her. You are a very good boy, and you are sincerely serving Krishna, so you may...
Danavir My dear Danavir, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of December 2, 1971, and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. I am very glad that you will holding the 1st Annual Abhisheka Yatra Parade and Festival in Portland city. Also I am pleased to learn that Mukunda is helping you. He is one of my first disciples, along with his wife Janaki, and I am very fond...
Kirtanananda My dear Kirtanananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of November 17, 1971, and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. I am especially pleased that your travelling Sankirtana Party is being organized nicely under your supervision, and that it is meeting with good success. This travelling SKP is busses carrying tents is very encouraging....
Uddhava My dear Uddhava, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge of your letter of November 13, 1971, just now received by me, along with a box of very nice slides. Thank you very very much for the color slides. I am very much satisfied with all of my disciples who have worked so hard on these paintings for Srimad-Bhagavatam. In fact, I think there is no other art existing which can in any...
Gargamuni Calcutta My dear Gargamuni Swami: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of the photos of Vrindaban as well as your telegram reading as follows: WORK STOPPED ON KITCHEN DOLLARS EIGHT THOUSAND NEVER RECEIVED PLEASE ADVISE ---GARGAMUNI.
Gopijanavallabha Brooklyn My dear Gopijanavallabha das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 27, 1974 and have also seen your letter addressed to Brahmananda Swami dated November 21, 1974. I never said that what Taitiriya was doing should be overlooked because of getting the buildings. Anyway where are the buildings? Bali Mardan says he will know who she is...
Patita Uddharana Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Patita Uddharana das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 8, 1974 and have noted the contents. So in your letter you are not finding fault with anyone. So you are good Vaisnava. You do not find fault with anyone. This is the qualification. We should always think ourselves very humble and meek. This you must know....
Mayapur My dear Satadhanya das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 6, 1974 and have noted the contents. I am simply surprised how many people visited the temple on Ras Purnima and that so many Gitar Gans were distributed. I do not think so many people visited the other maths there in Mayapur.
Vrindaban My dear Saurabha das: Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 1, 1974 and have noted the contents. Thank you for supplying the account for the money which has been sent to you. I am encouraged that you expect to have the everything completed on time. This I want.
Jayasacinandana Los Angeles My dear Jayasacinandana Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 2, 1975. No! you have made some discovery. All along you have been hearing the recording of Yamuna devi and now you want to change. It is not ordinary singing, it is concert, many people are singing, so it is not bad. Just like Sankirtana, many voices...
Sri Vishvambar Dayala, Raman Reti, Vrindaban, Mathura (U.P.) My dear Vishvambar Dayala, Please accept my blessings. I acknowledge receipt of donation from your mother Srimati Narayani Devi, which donation shall be used for the purchase of Gurukula land. The stone bearing your mother
Aksayananda Vrindaban My dear Aksayananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 8th December, 1976. You have sent me the balances recorded in the passbook, but I want the balance according to the bank. Please do this immediately. Find out from the bank manager what the balance of these two accounts are and send the information to me immediately. Also, what is the...
Bombay My dear Giriraja, Please accept my blessings. Sriman Sri Krishna Badruka, son of Hariprasada Badruka, who is staying in our temple there, may stay for one month more. By the end of January he will leave his room. So, there is no cause for agitation.
Delhi My dear Rajiva, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil. Regarding your working on the translation of the second canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam, we shall see later on, for now just try to finish what you have begun.
Sukadeva Seattle My dear Sukadev, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 26, 1976. So, Gurukrpa says one thing and you say something else. What can I say? Now you should consult with Ramesvara and Hrdayananda Maharajas your engagement. Work under their direction. That will be alright.

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