Lecture to College Students, Srila Prabhupada

Seattle, Oct. 21, 1968 Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] [prema-dhvanī] Thank you very much. [devotees offer obeisances] [14:43] [Introduction by Tamāla Kṛṣṇa] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Thank you all very much for coming today to hear our spiritual master speak and join us in this saṅkīrtana festival. What we’re doing here is searching and seeking after the Supreme Absolute Truth. We … Read More

Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

Los Angeles, Dec. 4, 1968 Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. [devotees offer obeisances] [19:10] [sings] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [three times with devotees responding] cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi [Bs. 5.29] [I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, the first progenitor who is tending the cows, yielding all … Read More

Brief History of the Relation between the Vedic and Western World Views by Sadaputa dasa

In The Late Eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, European scholars and scientists began to come in contact with the culture of India. Many were impressed by the antiquity of Vedic civilization and the deep spiritual and material knowledge contained in the Vedic literature. But other European intellectuals were dismayed by these developments. … Read More

Defining love by Kadamba Kanana Swami

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2016, Vrndavana, India, Bhagavad-gita 3.34) It is interesting that when speaking of prema (pure love for Krsna) in the Srimad Bhagavatam, the example is given of the intermediate devotee, the madhyama-adhikārī. Not the kanishta-adhikārī (the neophyte), but of the madhyama, someone a bit more advanced, a devotee who has shown determination. It is provided: īśvare tad-adhīneṣu … Read More

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