Draupadi, Durvasa, Krishna pastime

A nice example of the all-cognizant quality of the Lord is described in Srimad-Bhagavatam, First Canto, Fifteenth Chapter, verse 11, in connection with Durvasa Muni’s visit to the house of the Pandavas in the forest. Following a calculated plan, Duryodhana sent Durvasa Muni and his ten thousand disciples to be guests of … Read More

Initiation of Śrī Caitanya and Wedding of Pradyumna and Arundhatī, Srila Prabhupada

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Colombus, May 14, 1969   Prabhupāda: It is stated, cātur-varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭaṁ guṇa-karma-vibhāgaśaḥ [Bg. 4.13]. [According to the three modes of material nature and the work ascribed to them, the four divisions of human society were created by Me. And, although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the … Read More

Lecture, Śrīla Prabhupāda Listening to His Own Recorded Lecture

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New York, April 23, 1969   Prabhupāda: om ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ [Gautamīya Tantra] [I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who with the torchlight of knowledge has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance.] [aside:] It is recording? The meaning of … Read More

Day after Śrī Gaura-Pūrṇimā Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Hawaii, March 5, 1969   Prabhupāda: [sings:] …pada-kamalaṁ śrī-gurūn vaiṣṇavāṁś ca śrī-rūpaṁ sāgrajātaṁ saha-gaṇa-raghunāthānvitaṁ taṁ sa-jīvam sādvaitaṁ sāvadhūtaṁ parijana-sahitaṁ kṛṣṇa-caitanya-devaṁ śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pādān saha-gaṇa-lalitā-śrī-viśākhānvitāṁś ca [I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and of all the other preceptors on the path of devotional service. I offer my respectful obeisances … Read More

Sunday Feast Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Los Angeles, Jan. 19, 1969   Prabhupāda: …the real meaning of Sanskrit means “reform.” It is not whimsical, just like in English language, “beauty but, peauty put.” It is not like that. Every word, every syllable has got a symbolic meaning. Bhaga. Bhaga means opulence, and vān means one who possesses. There are many words like that: guṇavān. … Read More

Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Seattle, Oct. 9, 1968   Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. [devotees offer obeisances] [14:19] Why don’t you sit on the chair if you feel inconvenient? I’m asking you. You can sit down on the chair. That’s all right? Hare Kṛṣṇa. [chants:] Govindam ādi-puruṣam tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ … Read More

Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Seattle, Oct. 4, 1968 Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] …śrī-gurūn vaiṣṇavāṁś ca śrī-rūpaṁ sāgrajātaṁ saha-gaṇa-raghunāthānvitaṁ taṁ sa-jīvam sādvaitaṁ sāvadhūtaṁ parijana-sahitaṁ kṛṣṇa-caitanya-devaṁ śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pādān saha-gaṇa-lalitā-śrī-viśākhānvitāṁś ca [I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and of all the other preceptors on the path of devotional service. I offer my respectful obeisances unto all … Read More

Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Seattle, Sept. 30, 1968 Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] [prema-dhvanī] Thank you very much. [Obeisances] [21:14] Lady devotee: Would you like the window open a little? Madhudviṣa: Do you want the window to be open? Prabhupāda: Yes. [sings] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi **. [devotees respond] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi … Read More

Lecture to College Students, Srila Prabhupada

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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

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