Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] Chant. [prema-dhavani] Thank you very much. [devotees offer obeisances] [25:43] [sings] 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 [Bs. 5.29] [I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, the first progenitor who is tending the cows, yielding all desire, in abodes built with spiritual gems, surrounded … Read More

Listen even if you don’t understand

Listen even if you don’t understand   Srila Prabhupada’s response when requested to change his Guru Maharaja’s {Srila Bhaktisidanta Saraswati} book Brahma-Samhita Srila Prabhupada…” So even there is difficulty, let them read over and over and again. Then they will understand. Why should we change it? Let it be presented as Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī … Read More

Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Seattle, Oct. 2, 1968   Prabhupāda: You sit down. [kīrtana] vande ‘haṁ śrī-guroḥ śrī-yuta-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 … Read More

Lecture at a School, Srila Prabhupada

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Yamunā: [tests microphone chanting japa] [break] Up is on, down is off. Prabhupāda: Up, on. Yamunā: Up is on, down is off. Prabhupāda: So I should make it on? [break] Devotee: Since everyone is here now, we can start now? Prabhupāda: Yes. Devotee: All right. [sounds of setting up for kīrtana] [aside:] We should have the words to the chant. We … Read More

Rādhāṣṭamī Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Montreal, Aug. 30, 1968 [Poor audio] Prabhupāda: …am aprameyam anaghaṁ nirvāṇa-śānti-pradaṁ brahma-śambhu-phanīndras tebhyo ‘niśaṁ vedānta-vedyaṁ vibhuṁ sura-guruṁ māyā-mānuṣya-hariṁ vande ‘haṁ karunākaraṁ raghu-varaṁ bhū-pāla-cudāmaṇim This is a verse composed by a great devotee, Tulasī dāsa. He was a devotee of Lord Rāmacandra. So Lord Rāma and Lord Kṛṣṇa, there is no difference. When … Read More

The did not come to hear Hare Krishna; they came for the prasadam

December 10, 1976 : Hyderabad Hari-sauri Dasa : In the early morning of December 10th, Srila Prabhupada called in Mahamsa Swami, along with Hamsaduta Swami and Harikesa Maharaja, who had arrived the night before from Germany. The evening before, the devotees had arranged a pandal program and prasadam distribution, but the program … Read More

Lecture at a School, Srila Prabhupada

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Montreal, June 11, 1968   Prabhupāda: …do, whatever he eats, everything, then he becomes perfect. Perfect. Simply by understanding God perfectly… Not perfectly; preliminarily. Nobody can understand God perfectly. That is not possible. That is not in our capacity. God is so great, we are so small. But to our small understanding whatever … Read More

Engagement Lecture at Boston College, Srila Prabhupada

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Boston, May 10, 1968 Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] [prema-dhvani] [devotees offer obeisances] [20:49] [aside:] You can speak? You can take this. Brahmānanda: My name is Brahmānanda dāsa Brahmacārī. I’m the president of the New York chapter of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was established in 1966 by His Divine … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 1.12, Srila Prabhupada

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Māyāpur, April 5, 1975   Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] mahā-viṣṇur jagat-kartā māyayā yaḥ sṛjaty adaḥ tasyāvatāra evāyam advaitācārya īśvaraḥ [Cc. Ādi 1.12] [break] [01:36] “Lord Advaita Ācārya is the incarnation of Mahā-Viṣṇu, whose main function is to create the cosmic world through … Read More

Lecture on Mahā-mantra, Srila Prabhupada

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Prabhupāda: The door is open? You can keep the door open. Yes. Īśvara… Just try to cite, recite this. [devotees repeat each word] īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ anādir ādir govindaḥ sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam [Bs. 5.1] [repeats twice] Now, some of you members have asked me to explain the meaning of this chanting, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa … Read More

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