December 15

Spoken December 15
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: You understand what is the meaning of Bhāgavata, this word, Bhāgavata? You understand? These are the common questions. If you do not understand this common question then how you can instruct others? Guest (1): [indistinct] Prabhupāda: That’s all right but do not take the position of a teacher unless you have assimilated the whole thing. Simply by hearing others you may misunderstand, you may not present the real thing. Therefore IGuest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Pr…
SB 6.1.27
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.27 Prabhupāda: ...all sinful contamination. Therefore purposely they commit sinful activity and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa to counteract. That is also greatest offense, that “Because I am chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa...” Just like some government officer, because he is in higher post
Morning Walk
Svarūpa Dāmodara: The sky is quite clear. Prabhupāda: Yes. Can you change it? Can you change it? Svarūpa Dāmodara: No. [laughter] Prabhupāda: Then what kind of scientist you are? Svarūpa Dāmodara: A rascal scientist. [Prabhupāda laughs] Candanācārya: Śrīla Prabhupāda, may I put a question? Prabhupāda: Yes. Candanācārya: Yesterday I made the acquaintance of a theologist, a professor from the University of Montreal. He said that the Roman Catholic presentation of Christianity is that God c…
SB 1.15.37
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.37 Pradyumna: [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " yudhiṣṭhiras tat parisarpaṇaṁ budhaḥ pure ca rāṣṭre ca gṛhe tathātmani vibhāvya lobhānṛta-jihma-hiṁsanādy- adharma-cakraṁ gamanāya paryadhātPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.26.3
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.3 Devotee: [leads chanting] [devotees repeat] " anādir ātmā puruṣo nirguṇaḥ prakṛteḥ paraḥ pratyag-dhāmā svayaṁ-jyotir viśvaṁ yena samanvitam []" Nitai: [break] [leads chanting of synonyms] [01:33] “The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supreme Soul, and He has no beginning. He is transcendental to the material modes of nature and beyond the existence of this material world. He is perceivable everywhere because He is self-effulgent, and by His self-e…
Bg 16.7 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 16.7 Prabhupāda: " pravṛttiṁ ca nivṛttiṁ ca janā na vidur āsurāḥ na śaucaṁ nāpi cācāro na satyaṁ teṣu vidyate [Bg. 16.7]" So this asuric public, they do not know which way their destination is. They say it is self-interest, but these rascals, they do not know what is the self-interest, because their very beginning of life is mistaken. They are thinking this body is the self. So how they will know self-interest? The basic principle is mistaken. Devotees:…
Letters December 15
Nripen Babu Sri Nripendra Natha Banerji Late Principal of Kanyakubja College Elliot Road. Birpur. My dear Nripen Babu, Kindly accept my greetings and blessings of Sri Sri Radha Damodara Dev Thakura. I hope everything is going well with you. Since I came to America I desired to write you letter several times but I forgot your address. I wrote several letters to your brother at Vrindaban but I...
Sripad Narayana Maharaja Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Jaya A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami 26 Second Ave., Apt. B1 Rear New York, N.Y. Sri Sri Vaisnava Carana Dandavat nati Purvikeyam I am offering my dandavat pranaamas to the Vaisnavas’ lotus feet and then I am writing.
My dear Cidananda, Please accept my blessings. I was very much anxious to hear from you since I did not receive any letter for a long time. So your letter dated December 7, 1969 is very encouraging and welcome. Since you have gone to Vancouver things have improved very nicely. Now we are going to print 50,000
Gargamuni My dear Gargamuni, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter with enclosures of one check for and one bank receipt for . From the Book Fund this month I have spent a very large amount: ,400. I have given two checks to Brahmananda, and Brahmananda has also sent me one check for
Manager of Punjab National Bank Manager Punjab National Bank P.O. Vrindaban, Dist; Mathura INDIA Dear Sir: RE: SHIPMENT OF 8 CASES OF SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM TO NEW YORK PER S.S. JALAKALA, AND YOUR LETTER DATED DECEMBER 5TH (3732) With reference to the above I beg to inform you that I do not exactly know what you mean by some documentary evidence to connect the payment. The whole idea is that the...
Bombay My dear Capt. Singhal, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter and have noted the contents carefully. I shall be the last man to give up the Hare Krishna Land to the rogue Mr. Nair. He has taken our money but tactfully has not given us the conveyance. He wanted to take farther Rs. 300,000 by similar tactics, but we have saved the situation for the time being.
Nirmala Bombay My dear Nirmala, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil and thank you very much for the nice sentiments expressed therein. We have neither changed our plan nor have we any intention of changing our plan of developing Hare Krishna Land in Bombay. We shall stick to the place to the last moment and we require your cooperation very much. I am coming to...
Bhutatma My dear Bhutatma, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter sated December 11, 1973. I hereby accept the following devotees for first and second initiation as recommended by you: John - Vatsara dasa Elena - Kalakantha dasi
Govardhan My dear Govardhan, Please accept my blessings. I hereby accept the devotees you have recommended for first and second initiation. Enclosed are three threads and six gayatri sheets for the second initiates. Hold a fire yajna, after which they may listen to the mantra once through the right ear from the cassette tape I have made.
Denver My dear Kurusrestha, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated December 7, 1973 along with the wonderful photos of Denver Temple. Thank you very much. I am very pleased. Carry on as you are doing. When I return to the U.S. next summer I will certainly consider visiting there.
Madhudvisa My dear Madhudvisa Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated December 11, 1973. Thank you for the comprehensive report of our Australian theater of ISKCON. I am glad that things are going nicely and that you have settled up the New Zealand affair. Depend on Krsna and He will give you good intelligence. I am pleased that you are managing things so nicely....
Mukunda, Madhavananda London My dear Mukunda and Madhavananda, Please accept my blessings. Enclosed find one letter I just received from Jaya Laksmana das. We want to utilize our land there for raising flowers, vegetables and grains if possible. Jaya Laksmana
New Orleans My dear Nityananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated December 11, 1973. Yes, I received the photo album and it was very nice. Thank you very much. I hereby accept the two devotees you recommended for second initiation and enclosed find two sacred threads and two gayatri mantras.
Bridesville, Canada My dear Bahudak, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 21, 1974 and have noted the contents. I am very glad to hear your new farm-asrama existing there. We want to develop many such farms all over the world. Your are enthusiastic and intelligent and it appears that you are managing in nicely. Why not call it New Gokula instead of New Mayapur....
Bhakta Mark Brooklyn My dear Bhakta Mark, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil, and have noted the contents. It is very nice that you have met with my disciple, Visnujana Swami and you should try to remain with him and learn as much as possible this wonderful philosophy of Krsna Consciousness from him.
Los Angeles My dear Revatinandana Swami, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 24, Oct. 1974 and I have noted the contents. I am very glad to hear of your program of travelling on the West Coast preaching in the colleges and having radio interviews. This is very encouraging to hear. Actually this preaching work is the duty of a sannyasi. The more he preaches the more...
Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Tribhuvanatha, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Nov. 15, 74 and have noted the contents carefully. I was very happy to hear of your Hare Krishna Festival program and that the response has been so wonderful. Simply by giving people a chance to hear this wonderful Hare Krsna mantra and Krsna
Sri Vishvambhar Dayala c/o Krishna Balarama Temple, Raman Reti, Vrindaban, (U.P.) My dear Vishvambhar Dayala, Please accept my blessings. I understand that Sri Bhawatyaji has come to Vrindaban for transferring land for Gurukula. I hope by the time this letter reaches you, you will have finished the transaction.

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