December 18

Spoken December 18
Cc. Madhya 20.281-293
Prabhupāda: " yasyaika-niśvasita-kālam athāvalambya jīvanti loma-vilajā jagad-aṇḍa-nāthāḥ viṣṇur mahān sa iha yasya kalā-viśeṣo govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi [Bs. 5.48]" Kṛṣṇa’s first expansion, second expansion, the third expansion. The third expansion is Mahā-Viṣṇu. So Mahā-Viṣṇu
Morning Walk
Prajāpati: ...big gold letters over the whole front of the building where they were having inauguration of vice-president, “In God We Trust.” Big letters. Prabhupāda: Ācchā. Prajāpati: So they are advertising for us already, for Kṛṣṇa. Prabhupāda: Who is the vice-president? Devotees: Gerald Ford.Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:…
SB 1.15.40
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.40 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " visṛjya tatra tat sarvaṁ dukūla-valayādikam nirmamo nirahaṅkāraḥPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.26.6
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.6 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " evaṁ parābhidhyānena kartṛtvaṁ prakṛteḥ pumānPrabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ....very enthusiastic. Dr. Patel: I got up very early today. Prabhupāda: By the grace of Kṛṣṇa keeping good health. Mennon: Yes, I have got... Prabhupāda: You never use your shoes. Dr. Patel: But on sand, really, with shoeless, this walking it is very... Prabhupāda: Nehi, it is practice. So remember Mennon:Dr. Patel:Mennon:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Girirāja:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr. …
Letters December 18
Detroit My dear Bhagavan das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters November 30th and December 3d, and have noted the contents. I have not received the two sets of slides mentioned in your letter. Yes, I have heard of your plan to open a branch in Trinidad. That will be very nice and the selected members are approved by me. The more we open branches, the more I...
Los Angeles My dear Karandhara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your two telegrams and letter dated December 6th, 7th and 6th, 1970, respectively. I have just come to Surat from Indore as we are travelling often now and I have just received your letters addressed to Bombay from where my mail is regularly forwarded.
Hamburg My dear Krsna das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 1st December, 1970 and I thank you very much for your kind sentiments for me. Actually I cannot claim any credit for myself, but I say if any credit is due, it is due to the fact that I have not deviated from the original instructions. Whatever I have learned from my spiritual master I have presented...
My dear Vaikunthanatha, Please accept my blessings. I have only just now received your letter undated, in which you refer to a decision to be made by the government on October 11 whether or not we shall get a large building on that land. I had expected some news of this plan you have proposed, but til now I have not received from you any word. I am very pleased that you are progressing nicely in...
Miami My dear Sankarsana Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 10, 1972, and due to my wandering here and there for preaching work in India I have not yet had opportunity to reply you til now. Your question is whether you can utilize your inclination to play the guitar and write songs Krishna in devotional manner of activity. Several times I have...
Kona, Hawaii My dear Govinda dasi, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 1, 1973. I thank you very much for the check for ,000.00 which has been duly received by me. I understand however that out of the sale of the Temple,
Brooklyn My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your two letters dated Dec. 4, 1974 and Dec. 16, 1974 and I have noted the contents very carefully. I was very much relieved to hear all of the good reports coming from you New York and I thank you very much for seeing that everything is going on nicely there. As you mention in your letter that the United States is probably...
Hyderabad My dear Acyutananda and Yasodanandana Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 11, 1975. The books are already on the way. Sankirtana will always be appreciated, because it is the special blessings of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu on the people of this fallen age of Kali. Sukadeva Goswami says, this age is an ocean of faults, but there...
All Temple Presidents My dear Temple President, Please accept my blessings. I have received one letter from a Mr. Morris Yanoff with a news paper clipping explaining the disappearance of his Grandson David Yanoff age 12 years. Mr. Yanoff is very anxious the wheres of his grandson and he has asked me to help locate him. If this boy is in your temple please contact the following address. Mr. Morris...
Bhakta Steven Knapp Denver My dear Bhakti Steven Knapp, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your long letter how you are appreciating this philosophy. It is said in the Bhagavad-gita that out of thousands of men, only one takes an interest in the perfection of human life. The perfection of human life is to develop one
Kamuela, Hawaii My dear Brsni Prabhu, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated December 8, 1975. The Deities may be carved without hair or dhoties, and then later they can be dressed. I will be anxious to see the photographs of your work.
Tamala Krsna Phoenix My dear Tamala Krishna Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. Thank you for your letter dated December 4, 1975 I have noted the contents with great pleasure. Your letter is very very encouraging to me. I do not know how you are selling so many books. There is no instance in history where religious books were sold with such enthusiasm and success. Is there any such history? The...
Taunus, West Germany My dear Tulsi Das, Please accept my blessings. Thank you very much for your nice letter. I can understand from your letter that you are very intelligent. Generally India people are not taking up this movement, although it is their original culture, they are now in favor of economic development and technological advancement which can never do any good to the people in general,...

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