December 20

Spoken December 20
Bg 9.29-32 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " samo ‘haṁ sarva-bhūteṣu na me dveṣyo ‘sti na priyaḥ ye bhajanti tu māṁ bhaktyā mayi te teṣu cāpy aham [Bg. 9.29]" The Lord says that “I am... Although I am equal to everyone...” God is nobody’s enemy and nobody’s special friend, just like the king, the government, nobody
Cc. Madhya 20.298
Prabhupāda: " matsya, kūrma, raghunātha, nṛsiṁha, vāmana varāhādi-lekhā yāṅra nā yāya gaṇana" Now Lord Caitanya is describing līlāvatāra. So they are some of the names of the līlāvatāra. There are innumerable līlāvatāra, but these are some of the names: Matsya, Kūrma, Raghunātha, Nṛsiṁha, Vāmana, Varāhādi. In
Bg 3.1-5 Lecture
[kīrtana, followed by prema-dhvani prayers] Prabhupāda: That door is open? People will see. The door is... Read. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Chapter Three: Karma-yoga. One: “Arjuna said: ‘O Janārdana, O Keśava, why do You urge me to engage in this ghastly warfare if You think that intelligence is better than fruitive work Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa.:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla K…
Lecture, Manipurin Dancing Group, the Zaveri Sisters
Prabhupāda: ...chief devotee of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu he said, rādhā kṛṣṇa-praṇaya-vikṛtir [Ādi 1.5], the hlādinī, the affairs of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, hlādinī-śaktir asmād. Kṛṣṇa the Supreme Personality of Godhead has got immense potentiality as it is confirmed in the Audience:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...that the energy is displayed. It works; again it comes back to the original. That’s all. So what is their idea of conservation of energy? The same thing? Karandhara: Well, they say that there is no original. It never began, so there’s no original.Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Hṛdayānanda:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:…
SB 1.15.42
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " tritve hutvā ca pañcatvaṁ tac caikatve ‘juhon muniḥ sarvam ātmany ajuhavīdPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.26.8
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.8 Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [devotees repeat] " kārya-kāraṇa-kartṛtve kāraṇaṁ prakṛtiṁ viduḥ bhoktṛtve sukha-duḥkhānāṁ puruṣaṁ prakṛteḥ param []" [break] [01:32] “The cause of the conditioned soulPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 7.1 Lecture
Prabhupāda: " śrī bhagavān uvāca mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ asaṁśayaṁ samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu [Bg. 7.1]" The yoga system which is known as bhakti-yoga... [children making noise] Devotee: [indistinct] take the children outside.Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: Suppose if you come from other side and you land on Arabian desert, does it mean that you have gone... Indian man: They have gone on earth, some other part of the place... Prabhupāda: And I say they have not gone to moon. That is my point. [laughter] Dr. Patel: They have become Prabhupāda:Indian man: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:Dr. P…
Arrival Conversation
[kīrtana welcoming Prabhupāda at the Bombay Airport] [02:36] Hari-śauri: Girirāja? Who’s got the baggage? Girirāja: Ah? Hari-śauri: Somebody’s got to get the baggage. Girirāja: I’ll get it. [kīrtana ends] Devotees: Śrīla Prabhupāda ki jaya! [in car] Hari-śauri: Look at this. [somebody speaking in Bengali to Prabhupāda]Devotee:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Indian men:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāl Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛ…
Lecture [Hindi]
Prabhupāda: [Hindi]
Conversation with Rādhā-vallabha dāsa
Rādhā-vallabha: I have questions from the artists. Prabhupāda: Hm? Rādhā-vallabha: Questions from the artists. This is for Ninth Canto, Volume One. This is Mahārāja Ambarīṣa performing abhiṣeka on the altar. Muralīdhara will be painting this. And he has these musicians in the foreground. They will be off in a little bit of shaded area, and he wants to know if that’s appropriate to have them like that.Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Pra…
Conversation at the Gītā Pratiṣṭhāna (Conference)
Prabhupāda: That Imaṁ vivasvate yogaṁ proktavān aham avyayam [Bg. 4.1]: “This science of Bhagavad-gītā, I spoke to the sun-god millions of years ago.” By the calculation it is forty millions of years ago. Now who will believe that, that Kṛṣṇa spoke this Guest [Indian man]:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhu…
Letters December 20
My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of December 15, 1968 and have noted the contents with much satisfaction and encouragement. This accredited course which you have attained at the University of Buffalo is a very nice breakthrough for Lord Caitanya
Manager LLOYDS BANK LTD (Long Acre Branch) 83084 Long Acre London, WC 2 Dear Sir, With further reference to your letter JC/RB, dated November 24, 1969, and my reply dated November 27, 1969, I beg to inform you that I am leaving London tomorrow. Therefore I authorize Mr. Michael Grant to take delivery of the parcels due to arrive here, and the passbook is left here with him. You can debit the...
Jayapataka My dear Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated the 16th instant addressed to me and Tamala Krsna as along with a Bengali letter from Sagar Maharaja. This morning I have received also your telegram and I have replied as follows;
Resolution RESOLUTION: At a meeting of the Bureau of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness held at A-11 Sea Face Park, 50, B. Desai Road, Bombay-26, on the 20th December, 1972, the following was resolved: 1. To open two Savings Bank Accounts with the Syndicate Bank, Hyderabad, under the titles of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Building Fund, and International Society...
Atreya Rsi Tehran My dear Atreya Rsi, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 2, 1973. Also, I have received the letter from Navayauvana along with the .00 daksina. I happily accept Navayauvana for second initiation. Enclosed find one sacred thread and one gayatri mantra sheet. You should hold a fire sacrifice amongst our members only, after which the...
Haribolananda Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Hari Bol Ananda, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated December 13, 1973. Yes, we want to develop our land there and Bhaktivedanta Manor very nicely with cows and gardens. So after discussing the matter fully with Madhavananda and Mukunda you make a practical plan for doing this, simultaneously carrying on the Sankirtana program...
Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 12, 1973. Regarding the entry certificate from the Home Office of Great Britain, what is the value of such a certificate if it remains at the discretion of the local immigration officer whether or not the certificate can be expeditious in passing through immigration? If you...
Dr. Santosh Kumar Dr. Santosh Kumar Dept. of Medicine McMaster University St. Joseph’s Hospital Hamilton, Canada Dear Mr. Kumar, Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 18, November 1974. I thank you very much for your kind appreciations of our movement. Actually this Hare Krsna Movement is going all over the world, because the message of Lord Krsna, the Supreme...
Jayadvaita Brooklyn My dear Jayadvaita, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 1l, 1974 and have noted the contents carefully. Yes, in the future you should make sure that all the books, no matter what size or color, have the words Bhaktivedanta Book Trust under the logos. Whether it is clear or unclear it should be there.
Jayatirtha My dear Jayatirtha, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil. Yes, then we can purchase. Why should we remain in doubt 7 Bury Place. The place is nice, but the building is not so nice (7 Bury Place that is). The building on Soho is nice, I
Calcutta My dear M.N. De, Please accept my blessings. Regarding Bhuvaneśvara temple, whatever you have said is alright, but we have received estimate much less than that of yours. It is almost 50% less than what you have said. Besides that we are not prepared to spend so much for this project. So, for the time drop this matter. But, I am going to Bhuvaneśvara by the first week of January 1977....
Potomac, Maryland My dear Rupanuga, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 29, 1976. Kirtanananda’s offer to Brisakapi is good. If one is fully engaged in preaching, his mind will be subdued. That is the only way. Yadavadhi mama cetah krsna-padaravinde.
New York My dear Tamala Krsna, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 9, 1976. Your book distribution report is very encouraging. If I see our leaders are enthusiastic, that gives me more enthusiasm. Your suggestion to get new buses is good. I always recommended that. I don

Share with your friends

Task Runner