December 16

Spoken December 16
Bg 9.26-27 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " patraṁ puṣpaṁ phalaṁ toyaṁ yo me bhaktyā prayacchati tad ahaṁ bhakty-upahṛtam aśnāmi prayatātmanaḥ [Bg. 9.26]" Now, the Lord Kṛṣṇa says that “Anyone who offers Me in devotion these four things,” patraṁ puṣpaṁ phalaṁ toyam,
Cc. Madhya 20.245-255
Prabhupāda: " avatāra haya kṛṣṇera ṣaḍ-vidha prakāra puruṣāvatāra eka, līlāvatāra āra" " guṇāvatāra, āra manvantarāvatāra yugāvatāra, āra śaktyāveśāvatāra" Now, we have been discussing incarnations. These incarnations are concerned so far the maintenance of the material world is required. In the spiritual world there is no incarnation. There is a permanent situation of the spiritual planets, and in different planets, He, Kṛṣṇa, has different expansions under different symbolic repre…
Bg 2.46-62 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Read. Those who have books, open. Where is your son? Young woman: Sleeping. Prabhupāda: That’s all right. You can come forward, that girl. Come on. Come forward, yes. Sit down. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Read. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: “All purposes that are served by the small pond can at once be served by the great reservoirs of water. Similarly, all the purposes of the Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Viṣṇujana:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛ…
SB 6.1.32
Prabhupāda: " ke yūyaṁ pratiṣeddhāro dharma-rājasya śāsanam ūcur niṣedhitās tāṁs te vaisvasvata-puraḥ saraḥ []" So the constables of Yamarāja inquired from the Vaikuṇṭhadūta, the messengers of Vaikuṇṭha, that yūyaṁ pratiṣeddhāraḥ:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Revatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Revatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Revatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Revatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Revatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Revatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...need of God or not? Whether there is need of God? Prajāpati: The scientists say no, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: That is rascaldom. Prajāpati: They say there’s neither need nor usefulness. Prabhupāda: That is their rascaldom. What is your opinion, scientist? There is need of God.Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Svarūpa Dāmodara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Yaśomat…
SB 1.15.38
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.38 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " sva-rāṭ pautraṁ vinayinam ātmanaḥ susamaṁ guṇaiḥ toya-nīvyāḥ patiṁ bhūmer abhyaṣiñcad gajāhvayePrabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.26.4
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.4 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " sa eṣa prakṛtiṁ sūkṣmāṁ daivīṁ guṇamayīṁ vibhuḥPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Engagement at Birla House, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.1
Prabhupāda: Hmm. Lady: kaumāram... [indistinct] Prabhupāda: Hmm? " kaumāram ācaret prājño?" Harikesa: Sixth Chapter, First verse. Prabhupāda: Hmm? I shall speak in English? Hmm. " śrī-prahrāda uvāca kaumāram ācaret prājño dharmān bhāgavatān iha..." [aside:] You can give some stand. How long he will stand?Devotees:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...their civilization from monkey, and our civilization begins from... Dr. Patel: From Vedas. Prabhupāda: ...Brahmā. Brahmā. Dr. Patel: And Brahmā, actually, when he learned the Vedas. Prabhupāda: Yes. Dr. Patel: Those four or five ślokas, five or four ślokas, original of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam,Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda…
Bg 16.8 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " asatyam apratiṣṭhaṁ te jagad āhur anīśvaram aparaspara-sambhūtaṁ kim anyat kāma-haitukam [Bg. 16.8]" So we are discussing for the last few days the asuras, demons. [aside:] Stop. So the beginning is, na śaucaṁ nāpi cācāro na satyaṁ teṣu vidyate.Devotees:
Press Conference
Prabhupāda: ...the right side is darkness. [Hindi] Indian reporter (1): Obviously we have selected darkness. That is what we want to do. We want to go into light later on. Prabhupāda: You are requesting something... Veda says, “Come to the light.” Tamaso mā jyotir gamaya:Indian reporter (2):Prabhupāda:Indian reporter (2):Prabhupāda:Indian reporter (1):Prabhupāda:Indian reporter (3):Prabhupāda:Indian reporter (3):Prabhupāda:Dr. Ramachandra:Prabhupāda:Dr. Ramachandra:Prabhupāda…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Don’t take that I am simply paying agent. Is that all right, that I shall simply go on paying? Mahāṁśa: No. Prabhupāda: You have got so many trustees, and you all trustees and managing trustee and this trustee, and for payment I am responsible. Even for purchasing [indistinct]. What is this? I did not say at that time, but I talked this morning to them that what is this? I shall pay everything, and you are all big, big trustees? So you give me in writing that including the four Jag…
Letters December 16
My dear Advaita das Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 20, 1967. Yes, you can marry but wait until my arrival in N.Y. very soon. I have very much enjoyed your appreciation of my humble service to Krishna.
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I was so much happy to receive your letter Nov. 21, 1967, on my arrival. I hope in the meantime you have received my letter from Calcutta. I also hope you might have received some pictures which were sent from Calcutta. If you can, send one offset copy of the horses and chariot of Arjuna. Govinda dasi may draw a small picture of the same chariot for printing...
Krsna Devi My dear Daughter Krishna devi, Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to know that Krishna did not allow you to do something that was not His plan. Krishna wanted that both you and your husband must be engaged in organizing nice center. Jayananda is unique devotee. He paid you sincerely and therefore as soon as you reached Santa Fe you found out a good place better than the former place....
My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings & convey the same to Pradyumna & others. I missed your telephone call but I understand that your center is doing well. When I go to New York I shall go to Boston. I understand that Damodara has gone to N.Y. with manuscript of Teachings of Lord Caitanya. I thank you for your sincere service. I pray Krishna for your more & more improvement in Krishna Consciousness....
Subala My dear Subal das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of 12/14/67 and have noted the contents carefully. I hope in the meantime you have received my letter posted yesterday. I have already advised you that once a center opens it cannot be closed. Therefore my advise is that Srimati Krishna devi may look after the center for a few days during your absence for N.Y....
Memo to All Centers Repeatedly Srila Prabhupada says, “I only want my disciples to take this Movement seriously.” So, the punch line is that Prabhupada wants to initiate the following schedule: 1. Reside 4 months in India, 4 months in Europe and 4 months in the U.S.A. out of each year.
Coconut Grove My dear Bhakta Lance, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter date Nov. 1, 1974 and have noted the contents with care. My simple request is that you remain in association of devotees and continue to chant your 16 rounds daily and follow strictly the four regulative principles and read our books daily with great care. In this way your Krsna Conscious advancement...
San Francisco My dear Bhakta Steve, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Oct. 28, 1974 and have noted the contents. It is very nice that you have joined the Radha-Damodara travelling Sankirtana party and that you are engaged in spreading the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu along with Visnujana Swami and Tamala Krsna Goswami. I think it would be very nice if you...
Laguna Beach My dear Rsabhadeva, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of you letter dated Dec. 7, 1974 and have noted the contents carefully. If we sincerely desire to spread Krsna Consciousness then Krsna provides all facility. So now Krsna has provided the
Govt of India Overseas Communication Service Poddar Court Ravindra Sarani Calcutta My S. K. Roy, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Dec. 7, 1974. Thank you for your kind sentiments and I am very glad that you have appreciated our International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Our actual credit is that we are simply repeating

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