December 13

Spoken December 13
Cc. Madhya 20.164-173
Prabhupāda: " ‘bhaktye’ bhagavānera anubhava-pūrṇa-rūpa eka-i vigrahe tāṅra ananta svarūpa" Expansion of Kṛṣṇa, that is being described by Lord Caitanya. They are described in different Vedic literatures, and we are getting the information in one place from Lord Caitanya. So that is the advantage, to be in the disciplic succession. To find out in different information from different scriptures, it is very difficult, but if we become in the line of disciplic succession, all the experience is …
Bg 2.40-45 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Yes, somebody read. Devotee: “Thus far I have declared to you the analytical knowledge of sāṅkhya philosophy. Now listen to the knowledge of yoga, whereby one works without fruitive result.” Prabhupāda: Which one this is reading? Second Chapter? Devotee: Yes. Text 39.Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupā…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...your devatā finished. But your relationship with Kṛṣṇa will never finish---nityo nityānāṁ---because you are nitya, Kṛṣṇa is nitya. That relationship, we have to reestablish that relation. That is the function of the human body. If you are simply busy with this temporary nature, then you are losing time. The temporary relationship will
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: You have heard our philosophy? You have heard our philosophy? Guest [1] [Indian man]: Whatever I have read, but, you see, I don’t believe what I have read. I believe only whatever I have talked to you, whatever you have said. Prabhupāda: No, no, that is another thing. But still, what is your conception of our philosophy? What is that teaching?Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest…
SB 6.1.22
Prabhupāda: But we have to do in such a way that I may not be in inconvenience. Take something. All right. Bring something; take one piece. That’s all. Finished. You were drinking before? Devotee: Yes, I was... Prabhupāda: So you don’t feel any inconvenience? Devotee: No. Prabhupāda: That’Devotee:Prabhupāda:Child:Prabhupāda:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Woman:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhu…
Lecture
[beginning of tape for many minutes is inaudible] Devotee: Morning, December 13th, Delhi. Prabhupāda: Dharma, I have explained, occupational duty. So long we have got this material body we have got particular type of occupational duty. We are preaching to the world not any occupational duty but we are preaching eternal duty. This occupational duty is in connection with the body. That is not eternal. Suppose this life INara-Nārāyaṇa:Prabhupāda:Nara-Nārāyaṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prab…
Bg 7.1 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayam samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu [Bg. 7.1]" So by the end of the Sixth Chapter, Kṛṣṇa has explained the aṣṭa, aṣṭāṅga-yoga-siddhi. Aṣṭāṅga-yoga-siddhi,Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:
Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Disappearance Day Lecture
Devotees: Jaya Prabhupāda! Haribol. All glories to Śrī Guru. Haribol. Prabhupāda: Hmm. " nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale śrīmate bhaktisiddhānta-svāmin iti nāmine" Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura passed away from this material world on 31st December, 1936. So almost forty years past. So there are two phases: Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
[in car] Prabhupāda: ...is contamination. Just like when a person is diseased, you find so many extra chemicals in his body. So a diseased person produces such chemicals, not that chemicals are the agents for his life. Try to understand. When a living entity is pure, when he becomes impure, these chemicals are produced out of him. Exactly the same thing: just like when a man becomes contaminated, infected with some disease, you will find so many extra things, germs and chemicals, in his body. S…
SB 1.15.35
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " yathā matsyādi-rūpāṇi dhatte jahyād yathā naṭaḥ bhū-bhāraḥ kṣapito yena jahau tac ca kalevaram []" [break] ...matsya-ādi---incarnation as a fish, etc.; Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.26.1
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.1 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " śrī-bhagavān uvāca atha te sampravakṣyāmi tattvānāṁ lakṣaṇaṁ pṛthakPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 16.6 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " dvau bhūta-sargau loke ‘smin daiva āsura eva ca daivo vistaraśaḥ prokta āsuraṁ pārtha me śṛṇu [Bg. 16.6]" There are two classes of men within this world: daiva āsura eva ca. One class of men is called daiva, devatā, or the demigod, and the other class,
Letters December 13
R. N. Aggarwal M.A Sri R.N. Aggarwal MA. President D.M. Committee. Town Hall, Delhi. Dear Sri, Re: your secretary’s letter No. D.O. 807/P.T. the League of Devotees: D/22/11/55 With reference to the above and my subsequent interview with you, I beg to inform you that it has been now decided to hold a preliminary meeting of the above league in the city first to discuss the aims & objects.
Sri Nripendranath Banerjee 114, Elliot Road, Mirpur, Kanpur - 4, U.P. Kashi Mullick’s Thakur Batty 142, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Cal-7 My dear Nripen Babu, Please accept my greetings. I hope you have duly received my previous postcards. The Calcutta situation having come down to normal conditions, I have now purchased my Ticket for Japan (Tokyo) on my way to San Francisco and New York (U.S.A)....
My dear Girish, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of November 30, 1968 and have noted the contents with pleasure. So far as your question the Krishna stories, you will be glad to know that soon we will begin working on a book called,
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of December 9, 1968 and have noted the contents. Regarding the material for canvas protection I think that there is a tar which is made from coals which may be used. Or else if this is not available or cannot be used then you may use any material which will do the job nicely.
Jagadisa My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. Enclosed please find your prayer beads which I have chanted one round upon and initiated you with. Your spiritual name is Jagadisa das Brahmacari. Jagadisa means Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe.
My dear Paramananda, Please accept my blessings. I was so pleased to receive your letter of December 8, 1968 and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. Such attitude of humbleness which you have so nicely expressed along with your very good service attitude is very beautiful and will take you far to advance more and more.
My dear Nandakisora, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your nice letter and have noted the contents with pleasure. You are gradually developing to be a nice Vaisnava, and please continue in this way. Krishna will be very pleased upon you. Regarding the song by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura, the transliteration is as follows:
Satsvarupa My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 7, 1969 along with the article of Acyutananda. Your decision not to publish this article is correct. To the neophyte devotees we should issue instruction that there are four stages of understanding the Absolute Truth. The first stage is re-establishing our relationship with Krishna....
Calcutta My dear Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 9th December, 1970. You write to say, “We notice that even the communist protestors can’t help smiling and answering back ‘Hari Bol!
Tamala Krsna, Syamasundara Bombay My dear Tamala Krsna and Syamasundara, Pleased accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 6th, 1970. Regarding the land in Bombay, we shall prefer to have that vacant land at 5 lakhs. That is a better place than Mr. Shedh
Atlanta My dear Balavanta, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 13, 1972, and I have noted the contents with great care. I have had a good laugh and enjoyed your tricking the opponent candidates in election race, especially in front of the college students. That is a very good sign. Now I want that we shall recruit more and more our men amongst the...
My dear Bhagavan dasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 21, 1972, along with letters of requesting for initiation by me. I have accepted all of them as my duly initiated students, and their letter along with beads are enclosed herewith. I am also very happy to receive the copies of your booklets in French language, and I am surprised that the price...
Mexico City My dear Candrabali, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 4, 1972; and I have noted the contents with great care. I have received also one letter from your good husband Citsukhananda and he is going to Caracas, South America, for opening our ISKCON Branch there. I am very much pleased upon him for his doing such prominent work in spreading...
Paris My dear Sons and Daughter, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated November 22, 1972, and upon the recommendation of Bhagavan I have gladly consented to accept you all as my duly initiated disciples. I have chanted on your beads and they are enclosed herewith. I have given you the spiritual names as follows:
Seattle My dear Sukadeva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your kind letter dated November 13, 1972, and I have noted the contents with great care. I am so glad to receive your report after such long time, and it appears that everything is improving more and more, by Krishna
19, Douglas Street, Milton, (Brisbane), Queensland, Australia 4064 My dear Upendra, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 14, 1972, and I am very, very happy to hear from you that you have started one new ISKCON center at Brisbane, Australia. I do not know if Madhudvisa has made any arrangement for me to come there, I have not heard from him in that...
ALL GLORIES TO SRI GURU AND GAURANGA! MEMO TO ALL CENTERS Dear Prabhus, Please accept my most humble obeisances at your lotus feet. Today we received a newsletter from Syamasundara Prabhu regarding gems and I assume every Center received the same letter. I discussed the contents with Srila Prabhupada and His Divine Grace instructed me to immediately issue the following letter.
Hawaii My dear Balabhadra Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. I understand from Sudama Goswami that Gaurasundara has handed over to you some portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Temple there. I do not know why he has sold the Temple without my permission. He had no right to do such a thing. I request that you kindly send whatever money he has given you directly to me in Los Angeles by registered...
My dear Beharilal, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated November 8, 1973 just now received by me as it was redirected from India. I have not received any reply from Tusta Krsna Swami to my letters. I do not know why he has left New Zealand. In Hawaii a great wrong doing has been done by Gaurasundara and Siddha-svarupa. They sold the temple and went away with all the money...
My dear Govinda dasi, Please accept my blessings. Sudama Goswami has relayed to me the news of his conversation with you recently. We require just now huge sums of money for our projects in India so I request that you send the check for ,000.00 to me in Los Angeles by registered post.
London My dear Mukunda das, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated December 6, 1973. Regarding the type of paper for India, we want the same type as we have already used for Srimad-Bhagavatam and Krsna Book. Karandhara has advised me that Dai Nippon purchases most of their paper in Sweden so you may check there. The size will depend on the presses used in India so you may...
Tamala Krsna Bombay My dear Tamala Krsna Goswami, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letters dated December 6th and 7th and have carefully noted the contents. I have already advised Guru das to remain in Vrindaban. There is no need for him to come to the U.S.A. at this time.
Dr. Channa Reddy Governor of Uttar Pradesh Raj Bhavan, Lucknow BY REGISTERED POST Hare Krishna Land, Gandhi Gram Road Juhu, Bombay 400 054 My Dear Shri Reddyji: I thank you very much for your kind acceptance of invitation, and I have read your letter dated November 19, 1974 with great interest. Your acceptance of the authority of the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam through the blessing...

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