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

We do not change Bhagavad-gita

Srila Prabhupada: ….Therefore we are presenting Bhagavad-gita as it is. We do not change. We have no power to change. Then where is the authority of Bhagavad-gita? I am a third-class man, and if I change the statements in the Bhagavad-gita, then where is the authority of Bhagavad-gita? That is going on. … Read More

Bhagavad-gita 6.41

# Bhagavad-gita   Text 6.41 prapya punya-krtam lokan usitva sasvatih samah sucinam srimatam gehe yoga-bhrasto ’bhijayate   prapya — after achieving; punya-krtam — of those who performed pious activities; lokan — planets; usitva — after dwelling; sasvatih — many; samah — years; sucinam — of the pious; sri-matam — of the prosperous; … Read More

There is no rasa in Brahmajyoti or Paramatma

Even the impersonalist’s object of destination is Krsna as the impersonal jyoti, and the yogi’s destination of Paramatma is also Krsna. Krsna is both brahmajyoti and localized Paramatma, but in brahmajyoti or Paramatma there is no Krsna or sweet relations with Krsna. In His personal feature Krsna is both Partha-sarathi and Syamasundara … Read More

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