December 28

Spoken December 28
Cc. Madhya 20.354-358
Prabhupāda: " avatāra nāhi kahe-‘āmi avatāra’ muni saba jāni’ kare lakṣaṇa-vicāra" So Lord Caitanya says that incarnation, He never advertises Himself that He is avatāra. But experienced munis, those who are liberated souls, those who are expert in Vedic knowledge, they understand that this is Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:
Purport to Śrī Śrī Śikṣāṣṭakam [partially recorded]
Prabhupāda: [chants first four verses] Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu instructed His disciples to write books on the science of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. A task which those who follow Him have continued to carry out down to the present day. The elaboration and exposition on the philosophy taught by Lord Caitanya are in fact the most voluminous, exacting, and consistent, due to the unbreakable system of disciplic succession of any religious culture in the world. Yet Lord Caitanya in His youth widely renowne…
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading:] “Bhakti-rasa, however, the mellow relished in the transcendental loving service of the Lord, does not finish with the end of life. It continues perpetually and is therefore called amṛta, that which does not die, but exists eternally.”Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Devotee:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Pradyumna:Prabhupāda:Prad…
SB 1.2.10
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.10 Prabhupāda: Somebody is talking... " kāmasya nendriya-prītir lābho jīveta yāvatā jīvasya tattva-jijñāsā nārtho yaś ceha karmabhiḥ []" This verse we have been discussing for the last few days, it is very important, especially for the modern civilized man, that they
SB 1.15.51
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.51 Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [leads chanting of verse] [Prabhupāda and devotees repeat] " yaḥ śraddhayaitad bhagavat-priyāṇāṁ pāṇḍoḥ sutānām iti samprayāṇamPrabhupāda:Pradyumna:PrabhupādaSB 4.8.4Cc. Ādi 1.90Devotees:
SB 3.26.19
Nitāi: [leads chanting of verse, etc.] [devotees repeat] " daivāt kṣubhita-dharmiṇyāṁ svasyāṁ yonau paraḥ pumān ādhatta vīryaṁ sāsūta mahat-tattvaṁ hiraṇmayam []" [break] [02:25] “After the Supreme Personality of Godhead impregnates material nature with His internal potency, material nature delivers the sum total of cosmic intelligence, which is known as hiraṇmaya. This takes place in material nature when she is agitated by the destinations of the conditioned souls.Prabhupāda:N…
Bg 7.2 Lecture [Hindi]
Bhagavad-gītā 7.2 [Hindi] [final proofreading pending] Prabhupāda: " jñānaṁ te ‘haṁ sa-vijñānam idaṁ vakṣyāmy aśeṣataḥ yaj jñātvā neha bhūyo ‘nyaj jñātavyam avaśiṣyate [Bg. 7.2]" The Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is talking Himself, says,
Room Conversation
Girirāja: He made another point that in Krishna Shankar Shastri’s compiling of the commentaries, commentators, that Śrīdhara Svāmī is given the first position. Prabhupāda: Yes. Girirāja: But he says that is because he was the first; but it does not mean he was the best. Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Indian devotee:Prabhupāda:Indian devotee:Prabhupāda:Indian devotee:Prabhupāda:Yaśomatīnandana:Prabhupāda:Girirāja:Prabhupāda:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Indian devotee:Hari-śa…
Room Conversation
Prabhupāda: ...they will not walk on the street. This was the system. Rādhā-vallabha: You would never see them. Prabhupāda: Hm? Rādhā-vallabha: You would never see them at all. Prabhupāda: That is... Rādhā-vallabha: You want lunch? Do you want some lunch, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Prabhupāda: If woman walks on the street then [s]he is not respectable. Now women are going to offices.Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Prabhupāda:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Hari-śauri:Gopāla Kṛṣṇa:Hari-śauri:Prabhupāda:Rādhā-vallabha:…
SB 5.6.10
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.6.10 Prabhupāda: Hmm. So, read it? Hari-śauri: He doesn’t have a book. Prabhupāda: “People who are lowest among men and bewildered by the illusory energy of the Supreme Lord will give up the original varṇāśrama-dharma and its rules and regulations.”Devotees:
Letters December 28
My dear Gaurasundara, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 24, 1968 and I have noted the contents with pleasure. I am so encouraged that your activities in Hawaii are going nicely and I will be looking forward to seeing you again when I am able to go there. You had been having problems with Madhavi Lata, and Krishna has solved the problem because...
Madhavi Lata My dear Madhavi Lata, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 24, 1968 which was sent from the Halawa Jail. It is nice that you are doing preaching work there, but you should know that such practices like stealing are against the principles of Krishna Consciousness. I always want that my students should be very ideal in character and not discredit...
Calcutta My dear Jayapataka Maharaja, Please accept my blessings. I hope everything is going on with good prospect in Calcutta. I have decided to come there for the meeting with Mrs. Birla at the Birla Academy on the 6th January, 1971. Our program here in Surat is very successful and we are terminating it for the time being when we depart for Bombay on the 2nd January. From Bombay we are catching...
Satsvarupa My dear Satsvarupa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 23rd, 1970, Along with a press letter. I am very glad that Advaita has come back to his position, but I am very much concerned that there is a Mayavadi Sannyasi among yourselves. According to Caitanya Mahaprabhu, anything spoken by the Mayavadis is very, very dangerous. If the Sannyasi who...
Tulsi San Diego My dear Tulsi Das, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 26th November, 1970 and have noted the contents carefully. I was not able to reply sooner, but have been travelling and so much of my mail has been neglected.
Portland My dear Mukunda, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter of December 12, 1971, and it has given me much pleasure to hear from you after such long time. I can understand that you are feeling some separation, as I am also feeling some separation from both you and your good wife, Janaki. I am very pleased to see that you are all right and that you are advancing nicely in...
Santa Barbara My dear Sivanivas, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter of December 3, 1971, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very pleased that you are making nice progress in Krishna Consciousness. Because we are now getting little respect around the world, therefore we must always be strong in Krishna Consciousness so that our standard will not deteriorate. If...
Amsterdam My dear Sons, Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Aksojananda I am very glad to consent to accept both of you as my duly initiated disciples. Your beads are duly chanted by me and are enclosed herewith. I have given you the spiritual names as follows:
Jaggadeva My dear Jaggadeva, Please accept my blessings. With reference to a letter to me dated December 6, 1972, wherein Aksojananda Swami has recommended several students for initiation, I have since heard that he has left Amsterdam and he is supposed to be preaching in England, and I have heard that you are now the president of Amsterdam temple so I am informing you that, upon the recommendation...
Jagadisa Toronto My dear Jagadisa, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Dec. 9, 1974 and have noted the contents carefully. Regarding your first question, you have not committed such a serious offense. My request is that you atone for your actions by engaging in devotional service with great enthusiasm. Wherever your health is good, you should remain there and serve....
Jagadisa Pandita San Francisco My dear Jagadisa Pandita, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil and have noted the contents. My opinion is that it is not necessary for us to utilize these different musical talents for spreading Krsna Consciousness. I would rather see people follow strictly the path of Lord Caitanya and His Sankirtana devotees. We are using mrdanga,...
Kurusrestha Denver My dear Kurusrestha, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 12, 1974 and have noted the contents carefully, along with the photographs and installation souvenir. I thank you very much for your kind donation of
Seattle My dear Sukadeva, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 4, 1974 and have noted the contents carefully. A real Vaisnava, of course, will never say that he is superior to anyone. He will say that he is the lowest of the living entities. If he says that he is superior then actually he is not superior. You mentioned in your previous letter this person...
Uddhvareta Los Angeles My dear Uddhvareta, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil and have noted the contents carefully. Regarding your proposal, I shall have to consult the GBC men first before making that decision. I have sent your proposal to Jayatirtha Prabhu and have asked him to make copies and send it to the GBC men and have them give opinions. Then send...

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