A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada - August 10

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Srila Prabhupada's letters, lectures and conversations throughout consecutive years

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These statements from the Days in the Life of Srila Prabhupada offer unparalleled insights into his devotional character; his vision to re-spiritualize human society; his dedication to translate, publish & distribute his books; his expertise to tirelessly lead & manage his worldwide movement; his empowered ability to encourage, care for, train & clearly communicate the disciplines he expects from all his disciples as he engages them in their pursuit of Krsna consciousness & performance of missionary activities. Through all these situations one can also experience how Srila Prahhupada consistently represents the pure teachings of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates.


1968 - August 10

Letter to Wendy Weiser written from Montreal
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When you are in Boston, it is not very far from Montreal, so you can come here to visit. And when you come here, we shall talk together, and I shall initiate you as my disciple if you so desire. And I shall be very pleased to meet with you and also Saradia, if she also comes here.


1971 - August 10

Lecture SB 01.02.02 - London
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Sūta Gosvāmī, who is a disciple of Śukadeva Gosvāmī... Śukadeva Gosvāmī is his spiritual master. Therefore it is the etiquette, before speaking anything, the disciple should first of all offer respect to the spiritual master. So offering respect to the spiritual master means to remember some of his activities. Some of his activities.
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"It is the etiquette, before speaking anything, the disciple should first of all offer respect to the spiritual master. So offering respect to the spiritual master means to remember some of his activities. Some of his activities. Just like you offer respect to your spiritual master, namas te sārasvate devam gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe. This is the activity of your spiritual master, that he is preaching the message of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu and he's a disciple of Sarasvatī Ṭhākura. Namas te sārasvate. You should pronounce it sārasvate, not sarasvatī. Sarasvatī is the..., my spiritual master. So his disciple is sārasvate. Sārasvate devam gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe. These are the activities. What is the activities of your spiritual master? He's simply preaching the message of Lord Caitanya. That is his business."
710810 - Lecture SB 01.01.02 - London
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This is the activity of your spiritual master, that he is preaching the message of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu and he's a disciple of Sarasvatī Ṭhākura. Namas te sārasvate. You should pronounce it sārasvate, not sarasvatī. Sarasvatī is the, my spiritual master. So his disciple is sārasvate. Sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe. These are the activities. What is the activities of your spiritual master? He's simply preaching the message of Lord Caitanya. That is his business.
Conversation - London
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The priestly class, they will make propaganda against us: "Oh, they are mlecchas , they are Europeans, they are Americans. What they can do? It is not good." Because India, the caste system is very strong. So I am giving the Europeans and Americans the opportunities to become brāhmaṇa , they are not satisfied.


1972 - August 10

Lecture SB 01.02.11-12 - London

1973 - August 10

Lecture BG 13.01-2 - Paris
The Object of Knowledge is Called Jneyam - 0045
08:53 minutes from a lecture on BG 13.01-2 in Paris
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There are three things, jñeyam, jñāta, and jñāna. The object of knowledge, the knower is called jñāta, and the object of knowledge is called jñeyam. And the process by which one can understand, that is called jñāna, knowledge. As soon as we speak of knowledge, there must be three things: the object of knowledge, the person who is trying to know and the process by which the object of knowledge is achieved.
Conversation A - Paris
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Intelligent men and women should take interest in this great movement. It is a very scientific spiritual movement. People are suffering for lack of spiritual knowledge. They have become materially like animals. Materialism means animalism. Yes. Materialism means animalism.
Conversation B - Paris
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You have got this body, so you must supply the necessities of the body. That we supply. Not only that; we want to keep men in so peaceful condition ... that he's not disturbed by mental anxieties, bodily disease, natural disturbances and fighting or quarreling with other living entities. So when he's perfectly in peaceful condition of life, he can save time for advancement in spiritual consciousness.
Conversation C - Paris
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As soon as we speak of karma, there must be somebody else to judge. And that judgment is said, daiva netreṇa. Daiva means divine supervision. So what is that divine supervision? Next question immediately comes. As soon as you accept karma, and the resultant action, and it is supervised by the divine authority, the next question will be: What is that divine authority?


1974 - August 10

Lecture BG 07.04 - Vṛndāvana
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These energies, the external energy, Kṛṣṇa says they are separated. "Separated" means you cannot perceive Kṛṣṇa directly from this energy. All materialistic scientists, they cannot understand that earth is also Kṛṣṇa's energy, water is also Kṛṣṇa's energy, fire is also Kṛṣṇa's energy. But they are energy, that they can understand. The scientists, they are accepting that these are different energies. But whose energy, that they do not know.
Lecture SB 01.05.29 - Vṛndāvana
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What is that easiest process? That easiest process: you don't talk nonsense; you simply talk what Kṛṣṇa has said. That's all. And many times they give me very great credit that I have done wonderful. Yes, I have done wonderful. But what is the reason? Because I am not a rascal. I speak what Kṛṣṇa has spoken. That's all. Very easy. Everyone can do that. Not only I. Any of you, you can do this. Simply speak what Kṛṣṇa has said. That's all. Don't make addition, alteration.
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Kṛṣṇa is the chief living being. Just like I am also living being; you are also living being. But you accept me as the chief of this institution. There must be one chief. Otherwise there will be no management. It will be chaotic.
Letter to Sudama Vipra written from Vṛndāvana
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My advice to you is that whatever instruction you have received from me, just try to follow to your best. You must keep your sannyasa stage, because you have taken it from me. Wherever you go, try to follow the regulations, and Krsna will bless you. If Krsna blesses you, your life will be successful.


1976 - August 10

Lecture SB 03.22.21 - Tehran
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Here we cannot live without working, and still we have to become always Kṛṣṇa conscious. This art, to understand and to practice, is Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. Then in spite of my being engaged in so many so-called material things Because a devotee has nothing to do with material things. Even if he works for maintenance of the body, that is not material.
Conversation A - Tehran
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Prabhupāda: All these members of the United Nations, everyone is thinking in the bodily concept, 'I am American', 'I am Indian', 'I am Chinese'. So how there will be unity? There cannot be. That is we are proposing, that don't think in the bodily concept of life. Brahma-bhūtaḥ prasannātmā na śocati (BG 18.54): that we are teaching. But they are thinking they have gone to the United Nation, but they are keeping themselves as dogs. There cannot be any peace. They must go on barking against one another. That's all.
Nava-yauvana: They are thinking that they have to protect their so-called interest.
Prabhupāda: So the dog is also thinking. From three miles he begins to bark, 'Why you are coming here? Don't come. I am protecting my interest'. That mentality is there in the dog; so how you are greater than the dog?
760810 - Conversation A - Tehran
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Prabhupāda: Well, they are not concerned with the Bhagavad-gītā. You cannot quote from Bhagavad-gītā to instruct these rascals. You have to talk with them with common sense. Their charge is... What is their charge? That you are engaged in ritualistic ceremonies?
Nava-yauvana: Yes.
Prabhupāda: So what they want us to do? If you don't want me to do this, then you must say what you want me to do. Is it not right? Suppose I am chanting. If you don't want me to chant, then what do you want me to do, the next question will be.
Conversation B - Tehran
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Our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement means we are dealing with Kṛṣṇa. That's all. We're writing books, so many books for Kṛṣṇa. We are preaching and going country to country. We simple deal with Kṛṣṇa. Therefore the movement is known as "Kṛṣṇa consciousness." Somebody suggested "Why don't you write 'God consciousness'?" No, if I say "God consciousness," they'll bring so many gods. It is very simple. If we take it seriously, then benefit is there. But if we hesitate, it is our misfortune.
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You surrender, not surrender, that is your business; but my business is that I am requesting you that you surrender to Krsna.


1977 - August 10

Conversation - Vṛndāvana
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We do not maintain any political view, what American government or Indian government... We want the whole people of the world, let them become human being. That is our movement. What is this? Simply killing business is going on. All governments should cooperate, pushing on this movement for humanity's sake.
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The American boys have cooperated with me by printing, by distributing, and the money was received by selling the books. So the books are mine. I have given to the society.
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I have done business, regular, in foreign countries. I have earned money and spending the same money in my country. It is not American money.


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