December 21

Spoken December 21
Cc. Madhya 20.313-317
Prabhupāda: " harir hi nirguṇaḥ sākṣāt puruṣaḥ prakṛteḥ paraḥ sa sarva-dṛg upadraṣṭā taṁ bhajan nirguṇo bhavet" Nirguṇo bhavet. The liberation from material bondage is called nirguṇa. Nirguṇa means the three qualities, three modes of material nature, is nullified. As soon as we are transcendental to the three modes of material nature, that is called liberation. So just like there is injunction in the Vedic literature: to live in the city is
Purport to Nitāi-Pada-Kamala
Prabhupāda: Nitāi-pada-kamala, koṭi-candra-suśītala, je chāyāy jagata jurāy. This is a very nice song sung by Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura. He is advising that nitāi-pada, the lotus feet of Lord Nityānanda Kamala means lotus feet, er, lotus, and pada means feet. So
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: So your father has got personality. And why the ultimate Godhead is not a person? What is this philosophy? If God is father, He must be person. How you can prove God imperson? Eh? Haṁsadūta: Ah... Prabhupāda: He is puzzled. Devotee (1): I am puzzled. Prabhupāda: [chuckles] Just try to understand this philosophy. If when I see practically my father has got head, his father has got head, his father has got head, head, head, headRevatinandana:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:P…
SB 6.1.39-40
Prabhupāda: That is the material disease. Therefore Caitanya Mahāprabhu says, ceto-darpaṇa-mārjanam [Cc. Antya 20.12]. This roguism has to be purged. Then talk of spiritualism. At heart, dirty things are so much hugely accumulated by millions of years’ contamination of this material world. It is very difficult to get out of this roguism. And to become a Vaiṣṇava, he has to become a Doctor:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabhupāda:Mālatī:Prabhupāda:Himāvatī:Prabhupāda:Himāvatī:Prabhupāda:Yam…
Morning Walk
Prajāpati: His name is Harvey Cox, and he’s at Harvard University, and his books are read by millions of people. As soon as one of his books come out, everybody looks. So he..., in this new book, his basic thesis is that God is especially interested to the causes of the poor people, and the poor people are much closer to God than anyone else.Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Guest (1) [Indian man]:Prabhupāda:Prajāpati:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Pr…
SB 3.26.9
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.9 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " devahutir uvāca prakṛteḥ puruṣasyāpi lakṣaṇaṁ puruṣottama brūhi kāraṇayor asya sad-asac ca yad-ātmakam []" Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters December 21
Brahmananda My dear Brahmananda, Please accept my blessings. Your handwritten letter of 12/18/67 is a great pleasure. Your handwritten letter is more valuable than type written. Regarding Damodara’s plight, we are very sorry but we must always expect that some of the weak soldiers may fall down in a fight waged against the great Maya external energy of Krishna. The sex attraction is very great...
Krsna Devi My dear Krishna devi, Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter of Dec. 21, 1967. And I am glad to learn that you are getting strength in Krishna Consciousness so that you have decided to remain in the Temple in the absence of your husband. This is very nice. We should learn to depend on Krishna more and more. Actually, Krishna is always guiding us as Supersoul,...
Rayarama My dear Rayarama, please accept my blessings. My first concern is that you are not eating well. It is a case of anxiety. Please don’t eat dal and spices. Simply boiled vegetables, rice and a few capatis. Take butter separately and eat only as much as you may require for taste. Drink milk twice, morning and evening. Don
Alan Ginsberg My dear Mr. Ginsberg, Please accept my blessings. I was much aggrieved to hear the news of your accident and I was very anxious to learn that you are lying now in the hospital. I hope that you are progressing nicely but in any condition I request that you continue to chant the Maha Mantra, Hare Krishna. Here is a chance for you to chant Hare Krishna exclusively in the hospital bed....
Harer Nama My dear Harer Nama, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter dated December 10, 1968 and have noted the contents carefully. I was very happy to read how you are keeping nicely engaged in giving lectures at schools and preparing for a puppet show of Krishna Consciousness stories. This is very nice and if you continue to accelerate with engagements such as these then I am...
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of December 17, 1968 and have carefully noted the contents. Regarding Rukmini, I think that if she is desiring to marry Upendra then that idea is very nice and approved by me. If she will rather wait for awhile that is all right but in either case Upendra should be informed of her plans. It is very good sign that Rukmini is...
Syamasundara London My dear Syamasundara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your very encouraging letter of December 16, 1968 and I’ve noted the contents with great pleasure and hope. It is understood from your letter that Mr. George Harrison has a little sympathy for our movement and if Krishna is actually satisfied on him surely he will be able to join with us in pushing...
Madhudvisa My dear Madhudvisa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of you letters dated December 6 and 13, 1972, and I have noted that you have sent two airline tickets for my coming there along with my one assistant. If that is so, where are those tickets sent, with which airline, where to pick them up? I am prepared to come there, as you have made such enthusiastic arrangements,...
Meenakatan Delhi My dear Meenakatan, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge reciept of your letter dated 12/7/72, and I have noted the contents. Thank you very much for the sincere sentiments expressed therein, and I am very much pleased that you are happy in Krishna Consciousness. For the time being, you may assist Subala Maharaja by working there in Delhi for collecting and making Life...
Yasodanandana, Gurukrpa Coimbatore, India My dear Yasodanandana and Gurukrpa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 3, 1972, and I have very much appreciated hearing from you the news of your successes in preaching tour. You are the pioneers preachers in South India. That is very important portion of India, and there is much to do there in future, so you are...
Tamala Krsna Bombay My dear Tamala Krsna Goswami, Please accept my blessings. Enclosed find a copy of a letter I have just received from Hari Charan Goswami. As he states therein, he is willing to teach our students Hindi and Sanskrit. We want to introduce this program of teaching our students Hindi and Sanskrit for two reasons. First of all, as I have already explained in a previous letter, if...
Brooklyn My dear Gopijanavallabha, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Nov. 24, 1974 which was sent to Hong Kong. I think by this time all of your questions in your letter have been answered. I am very anxious to get that building in New York City. Rupanuga has given photographs as well as floor plans in his most recent letter. I like it very much, so I want you...
Hrdayananda Mexico City My dear Hrdayananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Nov. 27, 1974 with enclosed Spanish BTG and have noted the contents very carefully and looked through the new Spanish BTG. This new BTG is done very nicely. The printing is very beautiful and I thank you very much for doing such a nice job. I am very glad to hear you have printed...
Los Angeles My dear Ramesvara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your telegram dated Dec. 17, 1974 reading as follows; “Great success, book sales for weekend of Dec. 13 thru 15. Tripurari BBT Party 1346 big books, L.A. 1002 big books, N.Y. over 950 big books, Atlanta Airport over 650 big books, in one day. Distribution definitely doubling in USA, Hare Krsna, Ramesvara
Aksayananda Vrndavana My dear Aksayananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings It is very nice that the U. P. State Ministry has booked eleven double rooms in our guesthouse. Kindly give them a good reception and food and deal very nicely with them in all respects. It is very nice that the chokidars have nice uniforms and are working very efficiently. That is wanted. The uniforms for the guesthouse...
c/o ISKCON Berkeley 2334 Stuart St. Berkeley, CA 94705, USA Hare Krishna Land Juhu Road, Juhu, Bombay 400 054 India My dear Caru das: Please accept my blessings. I have received a letter from Mr. J. R. D. Sharma dated Nov. 30, 1976, regarding his Deities. They should be returned. What is the use of keeping Sarasvati? We do not require to worship any other Deity besides Radha Krishna.
Prabhuswarupa Sriman Prabhuswarup Das Sripat Bari, (Thakur Haridas Sevashram) Haridaspur, P.O. Chhayagharia, P. S. Bongoon Dist. 24 Parganas (W.B.) Hare Krishna Land, Juhu Road, Juhu, Bombay 400 054 India My dear Prabhuswarup Das: Please accept my blessings.I have already met with Jayapataka Swami and have given him full instructions regarding our Hare Krishna Centre at Haridaspur. So you may...
Berkeley My dear Ramanuja das: Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter dated December 7, 1976 and have noted the contents. The newsletters which you have sent are very nice. Thank you very much. I hope this letter will find you in good health.

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