December 27

Spoken December 27
Bg 10.1 Lecture
Prabhupāda: Śrī-bhagavān uvāca, the Supreme Personality of Godhead said. Bhagavān, this very word, is very significant. You should try to understand what does it mean, bhaga. Bhaga means opulence and bhagavān means one who has got opulences. The Sanskrit grammar, there is a affix called
Cc. Ādi 3.87-88
Prabhupāda: " tvāṁ śīla-rūpa-caritaiḥ parama-prakṛṣṭaiḥ sattvena sāttvikatayā prabalaiś ca śāstraiḥ prakhyāta-daiva-paramārtha-vidāṁ mattaiś ca naivāsura-prakṛtayaḥ prabhavanti boddhum [Cc. Ādi 3.87]" Naiva... Na, “never,” asura-prakṛtaya,
Bg 3.11-19 Lecture
Bhagavad-gītā 3.11–19 Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: “The demigods, being pleased by sacrifices, will also please you. Thus nourishing one another there will reign general prosperity for all [Bg. 3.11].” Prabhupāda: Yes. This is very important point. The godless society, they are thinking that everything is being done by nature. Nature is there, but there is a controller of nature. Just like this electricity. Electricity is natural power but there is a powerhouse and there is a resident engineer. Similarly, ev…
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading:] “...immediately terminates along with his body as soon as his life is over. Death is therefore taken as the representative of God for the atheistic class of men. The devotee realizes the presence of God by devotional service, whereas the atheist realizes the presence of God in the shape of death. At death everything is finished, and one has to begin a new chapter of life in a new situation, perhaps higher or lower than the last one. In anyPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Dev…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: They think that “Now I have become this position, it will continue.” But how long it will continue? They do not care for this. " śeṣāḥ sthāvaram icchanti kim āścaryam ataḥ param [Mahābhārata, Vana-parva 313.116]Indian lady:Prabhupāda:Indian guests:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Indian lady:Prabhupāda:Indian lady:Prabhupāda:Indian lady:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupā…
SB 1.15.50
Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " draupadī ca tadājñāya patīnām anapekṣatām vāsudeve bhagavati hy ekānta-matir āpa tamPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
SB 3.26.18
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.18 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] " antaḥ puruṣa-rūpeṇa kāla-rūpeṇa yo bahiḥPrabhupāda:Devotees:Prabhupāda:Devotees:
Bg 7.7 [with Translator]
Bhagavad-gītā 7.7 [with Translator] [translated throughout] Prabhupāda: So śrī-bhagavān uvāca means the supreme authority. Mattaḥ parataraṁ nānyat kiñcid asti dhanañjaya [Bg. 7.7]. If you learn from the supreme authority without any deficiency, then the knowledge is perfect. Ordinary person, they have got four deficiencies: they commit mistake, they are illusioned, their senses are imperfect, and with imperfect knowledge they try to speaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90
Bg 3.14 [with translator]
Prabhupāda: " annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ yajñād bhavati parjanyo yajñaḥ karma-samudbhavaḥ [Bg. 3.14]" [to translator, who translates throughout:] You will translate? No. Indian man: You can speak in English. He will translate. Prabhupāda: I’ll speak in English. So here is a verse from
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: Hmm. Where is Jagadīśa? [break] ...on the real goal of life. Jagadīśa: Because they do not know that the goal of human life is to become freed from the repetition of birth and death, therefore there is no, as explained in the First Chapter of the First Canto of Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Indian man:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Jagadīśa:Prabhupāda:Guest (1) [Indian man]:Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Prabhupāda:Guest (1):Pra…
Room Conversation about F.A.T.E.
Rādhā-vallabha: This is for the theistic exhibition. This is the copy for the sound track, and when the karmīs first walk in, this is the sound track that will play. Prabhupāda: No, no. You keep here. Rādhā-vallabha: So this is like the introduction to the entire thing. Then it comes up to the point when they see the diorama of yourself, and therePrabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:Prabhupāda:…
Room Conversation
Hari-śauri: [announces] The following is a conversation held in Śrīla Prabhupāda’s room regarding the starting up of yoga courses for tourists in Vṛndāvana and Bombay. Prabhupāda: There are... Just note down. Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes, Śrīla Prabhupāda. Prabhupāda: No, if you teach yoga system, theyGopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Hari-śauri:Jagadīśa:Gopā…
Letters December 27
Satyabhama My dear Satyabhama, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your very nice and encouraging letter dated December 20, 1968, and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. There is a statement of Sri Naradaji, the exact sanskrit words are:
Janajanmadhih (Jeffrey Balawajder), Anadi (Alann Hayes), Araudra (Auda Gen) Boston My dear Sons and Daughter, Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Traidas I have gladly consented to accept all of you as my duly initiated disciples. I have chanted on your beads and they are enclosed herewith. I have given you the spiritual names as follows:
Chicago My dear Sri Govinda, Please accept my blessings. Enclosed please find three sacred threads duly chanted by me, along with three copies of gayatri mantra. Now hold the fire yagna and give gayatri mantra to Vipina Purandhara, Sundhararupa and Jaya das. You may teach them to count on the finger divisions and play the tape of me reciting gayatri mantra into their right ear. Instruct them fully...
Trai Iskcon Boston My dear Trai das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated december 7, 1972, and I am so much pleased to hear from you that the book distribution has increased five times than before! Similarly, I have heard from Chicago and other places also that they are increasing five times than before. That is very encouraging to me. You are, I can understand,...
Durgesh Southall, England My dear Durgesh, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter 10-12-74 and have noted the contents carefully. It has been recommended to me by the leaders in London that you should move into our temple as a permanent brahmacari and that your father will allow it if I also recommend. After studying your letter carefully and seeing the devotion and sincerity...
Los Angeles My dear Hrdayananda Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 17, 1974 and have noted the contents carefully. Also I have received the books newly printed in Spanish language; Krsna, vol. 1,
Hong Kong My dear Trivikrama Swami, Please accept my blessings. I have just received one telegram from Brahmananda Swami. He said that there is one Chinese initiated devotee there who is giving money and has already translated three chapters of Bhagavad-gita.
My dear Ramesvara, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your telegram as follows: Christmas week book distribution in Los Angeles despite closed airport better than ever by your grace 112000 BTGS 8000 Gitas sold stop on invitation of governor Brown of California 50 devotees visited State mental institutions to help improve conditions and morale by giving religious message publicity very...

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