Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.36-40, Srila Prabhupada

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San Francisco, Jan. 23, 1967 Prabhupāda: nātaḥ paraṁ parama sambhavata…, yad bhavataḥ svarūpam ānanda-mātram avikalpam aviddha-varcaḥ paśyāmi viśva-sṛjam ekam aviśvam ātman bhūtendriyātmakam adas ta upāśrito ‘smi [SB 3.9.3, Cc. Madhya 25.36] [O my Lord, I do not see a form superior to Your present form of eternal bliss and knowledge. In Your impersonal … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.149–50, Srila Prabhupada

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Gorakphur, Feb. 12, 1971 [kīrtana] Devotee: [introducing recording] Caitanya-caritāmṛta lecture, evening, 12th January [sic], ’71. [break] Prabhupāda: aho bhāgyam aho bhāgyaṁ nanda-gopa-vrajaukasām yan-mitraṁ paramānandaṁ pūrṇaṁ brahma sanātanam [SB 10.14.32] I think I shall speak in Hindi. [indistinct comments by others] What is that? I shall speak in English? Then they will take advantage of. … Read More

Sobre el Ekadashi, Srila Prabhupada

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Ekadashi (el onceavo día) se refiere a dos días del mes: el onceavo dí­a después de la luna nueva y el onceavo día después de la luna llena. Las Escrituras declaran que el día de Ekadashi es el momento más favorable para realizar más servicio devocional. El propio Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu introdujo … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.154, Srila Prabhupada

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Gorakphur, Feb. 16, 1971 Prabhupāda: So English is all right? Haṁsadūta: Yes. [laughs] Prabhupāda: Caitanya Mahāprabhu is quoting from Viṣṇu Purāṇa. As I have told you the other day, there are eighteen purāṇas: sattvika-purāṇa, rājasika-purāṇa, and tamasika-purāṇa. The whole scheme of Vedic culture is to reclaim all fallen conditioned souls to the platform of transcendental realization. That is the scheme. There … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.40-50, Srila Prabhupada

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Prabhupāda: …krūrān saṁsāreṣu narādhamān kṣipāmy ajasram aśubhān āsurīṣv eva yoniṣu [Bg. 16.19, Cc. Madhya 25.40] [Those who are envious and mischievous, who are the lowest among men, are cast by Me into the ocean of material existence, into various demoniac species of life.] This is a verse from Bhagavad-gītā, that those who are deriding upon … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.254, Srila Prabhupada

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Los Angeles, Jan. 8, 1968 Prabhupāda: …nija-bhakti-yoga- śikṣārtham ekaḥ puruṣaḥ purāṇaḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-śarīra-dhārī kṛpāmbudhir yas tam ahaṁ prapadye [Cc. Madhya 6.254] [”Let me take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who has descended in the form of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu to teach us real knowledge, His devotional service and detachment … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.128, Srila Prabhupada

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Bhubaneswar, Jan. 24, 1977 Prabhupāda: kibā vipra, kibā nyāsī, śūdra kene naya yei kṛṣṇa-tattva-vettā, sei ‘guru’ haya [Cc. Madhya 8.128] This verse we were discussing last night, Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s statement that Kṛṣṇa consciousness is not reserved for any particular person or nation or religion. [translated into Oriya throughout by Gaura-Govinda] The central … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 1.1, Srila Prabhupada

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Māyāpur, March 25, 1975 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] vande gurūn īśa-bhaktān īśam īśāvatārakān tat-prakāśāṁś ca tac-chaktīḥ kṛṣṇa-caitanya-saṁjñakam [Cc. Ādi 1.1] [break] [01:01] “I offer my respectful obeisance unto the sprititual masters, the devotees of the Lord, the Lord’s … Read More

Death generally involves remaining in trance for seven months.

  Death generally involves remaining in trance for seven months. A living being, according to his own action, is allowed to enter into the womb of a mother by the vehicle of a father’s semina, and thus he develops his desired body. This is the law of birth in specific bodies according … Read More

Transcendental Treasures

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Paramahāmsa, Nitai and I received unique, transcendental treasures during our stay in Atlanta. When Śrīla Prabhupāda arrived the weather was rather cold. The devotees presented Śrīla Prabhupāda with warm socks and a pair of canvas walking shoes.  The next morning before the walk I assisted Śrīla Prabhupāda by sliding his transcendental toes … Read More

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