A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada - August 29

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

The Days in the Life of Srila Prabhupada presents 2200+ of his lectures; 905+ of his conversations; 490+ of his morning walks; 65+ of his interviews and 6,570+ of his letters.

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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.


1967 - August 29

Letter to Hansadutta written from Vṛndāvana
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I am also very pleased to know that Himavati is definitely going to have a baby. It is a very wonderful thing, and surely Krishna will bless your home with His presence, as both you and your wife and His sincere servants; The best preparation for the coming of the child is just for the parents to remain perfectly Krishna Conscious, and of course, the best means for that is by chanting the holy Names and listening to Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
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Your appreciation of my Spiritual Master is very commendable. We should always be very careful to give full respect to those who have so carefully handled this Divine Fruit of transcendental knowledge before us. Even a slight change will spoil it.
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I have always been so careful to give you only those things which I have heard from my Guru Maharaja.
Letter to Hayagriva written from Vṛndāvana
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The principle should be that we utilize our talents for the service of the Lord. That is real sannyasa. Formal acceptance of sannyasa, as required for all old men, means that one should retire from materialistic life, and devote his time and energy for the service of the Lord.
Letter to Satsvarupa written from Vṛndāvana
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I can assure you your steady progress in K. C.; as you are sincerely trying for the cause of K.C.
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That is the secret of Krishna Consciousness—not that we all have to become preachers, but that we all dedicate our lives or our consciousness (no matter in what capacity) to Lord Krishna.


1969 - August 29

Letter to Gargamuni written from Hamburg
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I am anxious to know if you have contacted the Silverman Real Estate Company for the house we saw in Beverly Hills.


1971 - August 29

Appearance Day, Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, Rādhāṣṭamī
Radharani is Krishna's Pleasure Potency - 0528
09:11 minutes from a Radhastami lecture in London
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Today is birth, appearance day of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, Rādhāṣṭamī. Fifteen days after Kṛṣṇa's birth, Rādhārāṇī appeared. Rādhārāṇī is Kṛṣṇa's pleasure potency. Rādhā-kṛṣṇa-praṇaya-vikṛtir hlādinī-śaktiḥ.
Loving Affairs of Radha and Krishna is Not Ordinary - 0529
07:26 minutes from a Radhastami lecture in London
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Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī has written a verse, rādhā-kṛṣṇa-praṇaya-vikṛtiḥ. The loving affairs of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa is not ordinary, these material loving affairs, although it appears like that. But one who cannot understand Kṛṣṇa, avajānanti māṁ mūḍhāḥ. Mūḍha, rascals, fools, they understand Kṛṣṇa as ordinary man.
One Can be Out of Distress When he Approaches Vishnu - 0530
07:06 minutes from a Radhastami lecture in London
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One can be out of distress when he approaches Visnu.
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This evening, we are talking about Radhastami. We are trying to understand the chief potency of Krsna. Radharani is the pleasure potency of Krsna. As we understand from Vedic literature, Krsna has many varieties of potencies.
Krishna's Enjoyment is Nothing Material - 0532
05:44 minutes from a Radhastami lecture in London
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If one has to give up everything material for Brahman realization, do you think that Param Brahman, the Supreme Brahman, can enjoy anything material? No. Krsna's enjoyment is nothing material. This point should be understood. For Brahman realization we are giving up everything material. And how Paraṁ Brahman can enjoy anything material? This question has been very much nicely discussed by Jīva Gosvāmī.
Radharani is Hari-priya, Very Dear to Krishna - 0533
08:07 minutes from a Radhastami lecture in London
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Rādhārāṇī is hari-priyā, very dear to Kṛṣṇa. So if we approach Kṛṣṇa through Rādhārāṇī, through the mercy of Rādhārāṇī, then it becomes very easy. If Rādhārāṇī recommends that "This devotee is very nice," then Kṛṣṇa immediately accepts, however fool I may be. Because it is recommended by Rādhārāṇī, Kṛṣṇa accepts. Therefore in Vṛndāvana you'll find all the devotees, they're chanting more Rādhārāṇī's name than Kṛṣṇa's.
Don't Try to See Krishna Artificially - 0534
03:44 minutes from a Radhastami lecture in London
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Feel the separation. The more you feel separation from Kṛṣṇa, you should understand that you are advancing. Don't try to see Kṛṣṇa artificially. Be advanced in separation feeling, and then it will be perfect. That is the teachings of Lord Caitanya.
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
Prabhupāda: Don't try to see Kṛṣṇa artificially. Be advanced in separation feeling, and then it will be perfect. That is the teachings of Lord Caitanya. Because with our material eyes we cannot see Kṛṣṇa. Ataḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-nāmādi na bhaved grāhyam indriyaiḥ (CC Madhya 17.136). With our material senses we cannot see Kṛṣṇa, we cannot hear about Kṛṣṇa's name. But sevonmukhe hi jihvādau, when you engage yourself in the service of the Lord... Where the service begins? Jihvādau. The service begins from the tongue, not from the legs, eyes or ears. It begins from the tongue. Sevonmukhe hi jihvādau. If you begin service through your tongue... How? Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. Use your tongue. Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare. And take Kṛṣṇa prasādam. The tongue has got two business: to articulate sound, Hare Kṛṣṇa, and take prasādam. By this process you'll realize Kṛṣṇa.
Devotee: Haribol!
710829 - Lecture Festival Appearance Day, Srimati Radharani, Radhastami - London
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Don't try to see Kṛṣṇa. You cannot see Kṛṣṇa with your material eyes. Neither you can hear about Him with your material ears. Neither you can touch. But if you engage your tongue in the service of the Lord, then He'll reveal Himself to you: "Here I am." That is wanted. So feel separation of Kṛṣṇa just like Rādhārāṇī, as Lord Caitanya teaches us, and engage your tongue in the service of the Lord; then, one day, when you are mature, you'll see Kṛṣṇa eye to eye.


1972 - August 29

Chanting SB 01.01.01 to 01.03.44 Fire Sacrifice - Los Angeles
Letter to Gurudasa written from Los Angeles
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Do not be depressed. All along my godbrothers gave me only depression, repression, compression—but I continued strong in my duty. So never mind there is some discouragement, continue with your work in full enthusiastic Krishna Consciousness attitude of service.
Letter to Niranjana written from Los Angeles
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If you are always remembering Him by your activities and seeing Krishna everywhere, even in the heart of the demonic persons, then anger will never overcome you, being purified of all false pride. But occasionally if there is good reason, you may have to become angry just to chastise the evil-doers and blasphemers.


1973 - August 29

Lecture BG 02.26-27 - London
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"So the karma-vāda, that you follow morality you'll get good results... But where is your morality? Because you are disobedient to God. In the beginning of your life, you are immoral. You are disobeying the greatest authority. There is another example, a story, that a gang of thieves, they stolen some property from different houses, then out of the village they are dividing amongst themselves the booties. So one thief is saying, 'Please divide it morally so that one may not be cheated'. Now just imagine, the property is stolen. Where is the morality there? But when dividing, they are thinking of morality. The basic principle is immoral. Where you can have morality? Similarly, according to Vedic injunction, īśāvāsyam idaṁ sarvam (ISO 1): Everything belongs to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is His property. So the whole planet is God's property, whole universe is God's property. But when you are claiming that 'This is my property', then where is morality?"
730829 - Lecture BG 02.26-27 - London
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Our morality is to satisfy Krsna or His representative, guru. Yasya prasada. If he's satisfied, then it is moral. If he's not satisfied, then it is immoral.
Letter to Susan Beckman written from Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK
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Material existence means to be always hankering and lamenting. I must have a new automobile, I must have more money, I must have good wife, I must have this I must have that. Then when I have the thing, I lament, I have lost my wife, I have lost my money, I have lost my car, simply lamenting. So the second stage is to be free from this anxiety.


1975 - August 29

Morning Walk - Vṛndāvana
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Caitanya Mahaprabhu said that if somebody remembers Krsna by seeing somebody, that somebody is Vaisnava. He remembers immediately Krsna.
Lecture BG Hindi - Vṛndāvana
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Those who have acquired knowledge and are joyful, that I am not material, Aha brahmâsmi, So’ham this is all right but if you do not advance, then you will fall down. Then you will fall down from the realm of knowledge. This is an injunction of the scriptures.
Lecture SB 06.01.62 - Vṛndāvana
Get the Whole Human Society from the Pitch of Darkness - 0192
07:21 minutes from a lecture on SB 06.01.62 in Vṛndāvana
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It is a great science. Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is most scientific movement to get the whole human society from the pitch of darkness.


1976 - August 29

Morning Walk - Delhi
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We are a Society, so the gṛhasthas are there, brahmacārīs, sannyāsīs, vānaprastha. All status of life. Missionaries, they have got only sannyāsīs. We have got all.
Lecture SB 05.05.01 Hindi - Delhi
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In every yuga the same thing is there, they forget the Lord and to maintain their body they work very hard day and night.


1977 - August 29

Conversation - London
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Whatever I have done, I have given my will and purpose of honor; you try and maintain it. Otherwise I have no desire—nothing. I have no such sentiment, "This is my country, this is my…" If I would have been driven by such sentiment, nobody leaves Vṛndāvana in this condition of life.


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