December 23

Spoken December 23
Cc. Madhya 20.330-335
Prabhupāda: So we have discussed the different names of Manu, the father of man. In different millenniums there are different Manus, and the present Manu is Vaivasvata Manu. Out of the fourteen Manus, now it is, the eighth Manu is going on at the present moment. That means this is one o
Bg 3.6-10 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Yes, read. Which verse? Go on. Sudāmā: “One who restrains the senses and organs of action but whose mind dwells on sense objects certainly deludes himself and is called a pretender [Bg. 3.6].” Prabhupāda: Yes. This is very important thing. Yoga indriya-saṁyamya.Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhupāda:Sudāmā:Prabhup…
Recorded Speech to Members of ISKCON London
Prabhupāda: " ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur-unmilitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ" I offer my respectful obeisances unto the spiritual master, who has opened my eyes with the torch of knowledge in my material existence of darkness. Ladies and Gentlemen, please accept my greetings in the happy new year of 1969, and blessings of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for your kindly participating in this happy meeting of…
Discussion with Guests
Prabhupāda: That you have to test. Now I have given you this one formula. By following any guru or any principle, if you actually develop your love of God, then it is nice. Otherwise it is useless waste of time. That is the test. But they, so far I know, these yogis, they are themselves God. They say that everyone is God. And who is dog? So I think it is not very congenial. How everyone can be God? Then what is the meaning of God?Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest [2] [Indian man]:P…
Lecture
Prabhupāda: ...ways that God is giving facility to become one of His associates. [indistinct]. So, nobody is seeking after God. When you will seek after God, God is situated within your heart, He will give you all facility. And so long you want to become God, you will be cheated, because you are trying to cheat yourself. How you can become God? First thing is that, you are trying to become God, then how you became a dog? God cannot become a dog. God is always God. The Māyāvādī philosoph…
SB 6.1.41-42
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.41–42 Prabhupāda: ...means Vedic injunction, and Vedic injunction means directly the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is the sum and substance. Dharma means approved by the Vedas. You cannot manufacture dharma, “This dharma, that Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (1):Prabhupāda:Devotee (2):Prabhupāda:Devotee (3):Prabhupāda:Devotee (3):Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Devotee (4):Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Guest:Prabhupāda:Devotee (5):Prabhupāda:Devo…
SB 1.15.45
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.45 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " sarve tam anunirjagmur bhrātaraḥ kṛta-niścayāḥPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.26.11-14
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.11–14 Nitāi: “The aggregate elements, namely the five gross elements, the five subtle elements, the four internal senses, the five senses for gathering knowledge and the five outward organs of action, are known as the pradhāna.Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Nitāi:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ....when he has gone so high, does it mean he has gone to sun planet, moon planet? [break] ...that you have offered some room here? Saurabha: No, well there was..., on the floor space there is facility for a doctor, so he saw that on the plan, so he proposed that Prabhupāda:Saurabha:Prabhupāda:Saurabha:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Devotee:Lokanātha:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Prabhupāda:Harikeśa:Lokanātha:Prabhupāda:Lokanātha:Prabhupāda:Dr. Patel:Prabhupāda:Dr…
Letters December 23
My dear Jadurani, Please accept my blessings. Your letter dated Dec. 15 in hand. I am very glad to know that you are helping your God-brothers in Boston, just like the Queen of King Jadu. King Jadu was a very powerful King and Jadurani was his constant companion. Krishna selected to appear Himself on this earth planet, selecting the Jadu Dynasty as His Predecessors. So your help to your God-brothers...
Satsvarupa My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. Your letter dated 17, Dec. duly in hand. I am preparing the text in dictaphone for sending you as usual, but you must have a dictaphone there, otherwise how you can hear the tapes? So arrange for this, either one to hire or on purchase system. And as soon as you let me know that you have one dictaphone there, I will send you the tapes regularly....
New York My dear Sons and Daughters, Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Sudama Goswami I have gladly consented to accept all of you as my duly initiated disciples. Your beads are chanted by me and are enclosed herewith. I have given you the spiritual names as follows:
New York My dear Bali Mardan, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 8, 1972, along with description of that house. I am enclosing one copy of my letter to Karandhara in this regard. I want to use those bonds for purchasing books for India. But I think there is no shortage of funds to be collected by you and your men in New York only. I was told by...
Hariprasada Hyderabad My dear Hariprasadaji, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 14, 1972, and I am so much encouraged by your report of the Hyderabad activities, and I think that that place will be most important preaching centre for India, because I have noted that you are all so much eager and enthusiastic to serve Krishna. That is the first...
Rome My dear Dhananjaya, Please accept my blessings. Karandhara has informed me of the receipt of the letter from you reporting the establishment of an ISKCON Center in Rome, Italy. The transcendental bliss I have derived from hearing the news is not measurable within the three dimensions. I thank you very much for your humble service and I pray to Krsna to always protect and bless you. I will look...
Hansadutta Heidelberg, West Germany My dear Hansadutta, Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated December 15, 1973. Previously I have seen copy of German Easy Journey to Other Planets. It is very nice. The printing is very good and I am quite pleased. Thank you very much for helping me spread this transcendental knowledge to the Germanic peoples. It is a great credit for...
To: All Temple Presidents: Please accept my blessings. This is to introduce our life member, Sri Narinder Natha Bagai. Please try to help Mr. Bagai in every respect during his visit to your Temple, and provide him with boarding and lodging free of charge.
Brahmananda Honolulu My dear Brahmananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of telegrams dated the 18th, 20th, and 21st of December reading as follows respectively: JAYATIRTHA REPORTS HONOLULU SUDAMA SUBAL BROKEN AWAY WITH SIX MEN TAKEN OVER RESTAURANT STOP TEMPLE PROPERTY IN NAME OF ONE OF THEIR MAN NOT IN SOCIETY NAME AM GOING THERE IMMEDIATELY GROUNDWORK GOING ON HERE STOP...
Dr. Ghosh Allahabad My dear Dr. Ghosh, Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 15th December, 1974 and have noted the contents. I thank you for your kind appreciations. Our movement actually has been predicted by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He said that in every town and village all over the world His name would be heard and it is actually happening. Our centers...
Edinburgh My dear Kisora, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 11-12-74 and have noted the contents. If you like you can come immediately to Bombay and work under the direction of Giriraja who is also anxious to have you as an assistant. At the present moment there are no facilities for householders, therefore you can come alone and in a short while when the householder...
Bhaktivedanta Manor My dear Patita Uddharana, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 11 Dec. 74 and have noted the contents carefully. You should send a copy of that document to me immediately of if Hansadutta is coming to Bombay you can send it with him. Please keep me informed of the position with Mr. Mody and also of Mr. Kewal Krishan. I hope things are going on...
Chandigarh Dear Sri Bagai: Please accept my greetings and the blessings of Lord Caitanya. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 15-12-74 and am sending herewith your Life Membership Card signed by me. I am also sending herewith a letter addressed to all of my temple Presidents to help you in every respect and to provide you boarding and lodging free of charge.
Sri Raghava Charyulu Government of India Nuclear Physics Division Bombay Dear Sri Raghava Charyulu, Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 7th Nov, 1974 addressed to my Los Angeles headquarters. I was so much pleased with your interesting letter and I wish you will understand more and more through your learning of mathematics and physics the intricacies...
Sri Srinivasan Tiruchy Junction 1, India Dear Sri Srinivasan, Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 19-12-74 and have noted the contents. Your life will become perfect if you can engage yourself fully in the devotional service of Sri Krsna. As stated in your letter now you are retired from your job and your daughters are getting married. This means that your...
My dear Dharmatma, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 28, 1976. I’m very pleased that you are taking my order to distribute books so seriously. All blessings of Krishna are on these girls who are working so hard to distribute my books. that is very nice that you want to distribute more books than Tamala Krsna goswami
Jayasacinandana Mayapur My dear Jayasacinandana, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Nov. 30, 1976 accompanied by your translation of Srila Bhaktivinode’s songs. Thank you very much. You have done nicely. Hoping this will meet you in good health.
Sri K.C. Kapur 44 Kailash P.O. Box no. 31 Kanpur-1 Hare Krishna Land Juhu, Bombay-54 My dear K.C. Kapur, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 10, 1976. Thank you very much for the offer of the use of your place in Allahabad during the Kumbha. Yes, most probably we are going. I shall let you know later on. I will give your address to my disciple who is...
Los Angeles My dear Saurabha, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 12/12/76. I have no objection to your going to visit your family and then to Los Angeles to discuss the doll exhibitions for the planetarium. Yes, make this guesthouse the most beautiful building in Bombay. You have got the credit for Vrindaban, now take the credit for Bombay. Your service will be...
Trivikrama Taipei, Taiwan My dear Trivikrama, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Dec. 9, 1976. Your description of how you are distributing Bhagavad-gita is very nice. Follow that principle. There is no need of sannyasa dress. Organize this system all over Southeast Asia and distribute as many books as possible. I think that in Taiwan the Chinese people are very...

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