December 25

Spoken December 25
Cc. Madhya 20.337-353
Prabhupāda: " dvāpare bhagavān śyāmaḥ pīta-vāsā nijāyudhaḥ śrī-vatsādibhir aṅkaiś ca lakṣaṇair upalakṣitaḥ" " namas te vāsudevāya namaḥ saṅkarṣaṇāya ca pradyumnāyāniruddhāya tubhyaṁ bhagavate namaḥ" These are some of the
Purport to Prayers by King Kulaśekhara
Prabhupāda: ...verse was sung by King Kulaśekhara, a great king, and, at the same time, a great devotee of the Lord. His songs are recorded in the book known as Mukunda-mālā-stotra. That is very famous book. It is sung by many devotees. So it does not matter whether a man is king, or a poor mendicant. Everyone has the facility to become the greatest devotee of the Lord. So he
Wedding Lecture
[fire sacrifice] Prabhupāda: [devotees chant responsively:] " oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ‘pi vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu" Yes, chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. [Govinda dāsī:Prabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Mr. Morris:Prabhupāda:Mr. Morris:Prabhupāda:Hayagrīva:Prabhupāda:Śyāma dāsī:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Initiation Ceremony
Karandhara: Prabhupāda, do you want to give the names before the kīrtana? Prabhupāda: What? Karandhara: You want to give the names to the new devotees before the kīrtana, and after the kīrtana go on the walk? Prabhupāda: The name is not given? Karandhara: No. I have the beads.Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:Karandhara:Prabhupāda:K…
SB 1.15.47-48
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.47–48 Pradyumna: Translation: “Thus by pure consciousness due to constant devotional remembrance, they attained the spiritual sky, which is ruled over by the Supreme Nārāyaṇa, Lord Kṛṣṇa. This is attained only by those who meditate upon the one Supreme Lord without deviation. This abode of the Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, known as Goloka Vṛndāvana, cannot be attained by persons who are absorbed in the material conception of life. But the Pāṇḍavas, being completely washed of all materi…
SB 3.26.16
Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " prabhāvaṁ pauruṣaṁ prāhuḥ kālam eke yato bhayam ahaṅkāra-vimūḍhasyaPrabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 7.1 [with Translator]
Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 [with Translator] Prabhupāda: " ...samagraṁ māṁ yathā jñāsyasi tac chṛṇu [Bg. 7.1]" [begins lecture in Hindi] [translator translates] [aside to translator:] Just translate. [01:19] So if you have to translate, why not translate from English? That will be easier for me, and they will also understand. Huh? Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: ...naturally. Devotee: That was [indistinct]. Yaśomatīnandana: Gradually they will start going around naked. Prabhupāda: No, they have already become. That is already advanced, to become naked. That rascal... What is his name? Yaśomatīnandana: Rajneesh. Prabhupāda: No, no. That guru, Beat..., Beatle. Haṁsadūta: Oh, I know.Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabhupāda:Haṁsadūta:Prabh…
Morning Walk
Prabhupāda: You have to be free from mind also. Guest (1) [Indian man]: Free from mind? Prabhupāda: Yes, mind. Guest (1): Yes. Very difficult to control mind. Prabhupāda: But if you want freedom, you have to do that. Guest (1): Yes, that’s true. There is no other alternative. Guest (2) [Indian man]: Freedom from mind, how would you explain it, or how would you detail it? [break]Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (2):Prabhupā…
Room Conversation with Mr. Tombe M.L.A.
Mr. Tombe: After all, even if it is thrown out... Prabhupāda: That is also answered in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam by very strong word. Bhāgavata says, śva-viḍ-varāhoṣṭra-kharaiḥ saṁstutaḥ puruṣaḥ paśuḥ [SB 2.3.19]. If the public is like dogs, camel, hogs and asses, so what is the value of their election? HeMr. Tombe:Prabhupāda:Mr. Tombe:Prabhupāda:Mr. Tombe:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Mr. Tombe:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:
SB 5.5.1
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.1 Prabhupāda: " nāyaṁ deho deha-bhājāṁ nṛloke kaṣṭān kāmān arhate viḍ-bhujāṁ ye tapo divyaṁ putrakā yena sattvaṁ śuddhyed yasmād brahma-saukhyaṁ tv anantam []" This verse we were discussing yesterday. Portion of the verse was explained, and portion of the verse we shall try to explain this night.Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Letters December 25
Names of the Executive members of the Delhi section of the League of Devotees. (1) Rai Bahadur Pandit Narain Das, 21 Pusha Road, N. Delhi (2) Rai Sahale Seth Girdharilal, Bag Diwar, Delhi (3) Seth Baseswar Natha, 9 Barkhnkakau Road, N. Delhi (4) Sat Narayana Gurvala, Malibara, Delhi
Sri Radha Vinode Ji Mandir 33, Ananda Ghat. Goswami Abhay Charan Bhaktivedanta Editor.-“BACK TO GODHEAD”. Revered Sri Goswami Ji, Kindly accept my respectful obeisances. I have come to Vrindaban to see you specially on some important mission.
My dear Govardhana das Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 9, 1969 along with your prayer beads. I have duly chanted upon these beads and thereby have accepted you as an initiated disciple. Your spiritual name is Govardhana das Brahmacari. Govardhana is the name of the hill which Krishna lifted up to protect the inhabitants of Vrindaban from the heavy...
Hayagriva My Dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your two letters dated November 25th and 30th, 1969. That things are improving in New Vrindaban is very encouraging to me. The collection in Washington was ,200, and out of that
My dear Jananivasa, Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter dated December 9, 1969 and your kind contribution of to our Book Fund. I was very happy to learn that you are very serious writing an essay entitled
Jayagovinda My dear Jaya Govinda, Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your letter dated December 17, 1969, and I can understand from the spirit of your letter that Krishna is fixing you in a particular type of duty which you may welcome for your benefit, for the movement
My dear Krishna das, Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your letter dated December 17, 1969 with enclosure of , for which I thank you very much. You have signed your name as Krishna das naradhama, but actually, one who is Krishna das is Narottama. But a Krishna das can deliver all naradhamas. I am always very much pleased with your humble attitude, and a Vaisnava devotee of Lord Caitanya...
Edinburgh, Scotland My dear Kisora, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter from Edinburgh dated December _ 1972, and I am so much pleased to hear from you again. Actually, I liked that place Scotland very much when I was there last time, and especially I saw that the Scotsmen were very much inclined toward our preaching, but the weather was for me unbearable. But I think by...
Gurukrpa , Yasodanandana My dear Gurukrpa Maharaja and Yasodanandana Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. Karandhara has received a letter from Tamala Krsna Goswami and he is expressing some hesitation your returning to India. I can understand that previously there must have been some quarrel amongst you and that sometimes happens amongst god-brothers. Whatever is done is done; the main thing is...
Yadubara Coconut Grove, Florida My dear Yadubara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Dec. 16, 1974 and I have noted the contents carefully. I just saw your film last night and it was very nice. We can collect a lot of money with this film, for ISKCON Food-relief program. But not a single farthing of that money should be used for any other thing. It should all go...

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