A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada - July 26

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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.

This listing covers all available material and includes:
  • 10,300+ links to Vanisource - our repository of all of Srila Prabhupada's words;
  • 450+ short audio clips - Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada sprinkled throughout the months;
  • 1,080 short video clips extracted from lectures, conversations, morning walks and interviews, with subtitles in up to 88 languages, sprinkled throughout the months;
  • 13,350+ concise statements, drawn from Srila Prabhupada's lectures, conversations and letters, highlighted within quoteboxes;
  • For further study on the different subjects addressed, each statement links to the various categories in our thematic section of Vanipedia named Vaniquotes.

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.


1952 - July 26

Letter to Ramakrishna written from Allahabad
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I am trying my level best to reopen the business but still it will take minimum one week to come to the normal condition. I am awfully stranded and put to much shame. Will you kindly help me as you have done so many times?


1967 - July 26

Letter to Children at New York written from Delhi
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I have played the record a number of times here, and when they hear it they think it is wonderful. I am very anxious—even more than ever—for our American House in Vrindaban.
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I always said that if I could get the American boys and girls to take up this movement the rest of the world would join. Now my theory is being proved. So now I am depending on you all to carry on this great mission in my absence; chant and hear, and Krishna will bless you.


1970 - July 26

Letter to Indrani written from Los Angeles
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You are both young, intelligent and sincere devotees. So please work combinedly with great enthusiasm to establish our branch of ISKCON in Berlin. That is my desire.
Letter to Jayapataka written from Los Angeles
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Recently I have given Sannyas order of life to six Brahmacaris. They have been sent in different parts of the country for preaching work.
Letter to Navayogendra written from Los Angeles
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Nowadays I am not keeping very good health and very soon I may return for a change in India.
Letter to Yamuna written from Los Angeles
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These are the most important duties for the brahmacarinis—namely cleansing. Caitanya Mahaprabhu personally used to inspect temple cleaning and if He would see a little particle of dust He would remark, "O, you have not done very nice." So try to follow His footsteps in the matter of cleansing. By nicely cleansing one can get promotion in the spiritual kingdom in some of the Vaikuntha planets
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Your program for training your Godsisters is very nice, so do it nicely as you have got experience in arcana. There is no matter if there is a little change here and there—the real duty is love and devotion.


1971 - July 26

Lecture BS before Initiation - New York
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Ordinary person cannot understand God can be person. He thinks that "God must be a person like me." His limited knowledge, speculator, poor fund of knowledge, he thinks that "God must be like me."
Lecture Initiation - New York
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There are two kinds of indra. One is a small insect which is called indra-gopa, and beginning from this indra up to the maha-indra, the king of heaven, they are all under the reaction of fruitive activities.
Lecture Initiation and Sannyasa - New York
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One who is advanced, he can take sannyāsa even at young age. Just like Caitanya Mahāprabhu took sannyāsa, Rāmānujācārya took sannyāsa very young age.My Guru Maharaja took sannyasa at very young age. So it is not that only old men should take sannyasa.


1973 - July 26

Lecture BG 01.36 - London
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Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is meant for the paramo nirmatsarāṇāṁ those who are not envious. How they can be envious? Paramahaṁsa, one who has understood what is this creation, who is the creator, what are these living entities, one who has got this knowledge, he is called paramahaṁsa. So how a paramahaṁsa can be envious of others? Therefore it is said paramo nirmatsarāṇām (SB 1.1.2).
Conversation - London
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The problem is birth and death. But nobody wants birth and death. Nobody wants. But it is there on account of our material life. So in the material life there are four problems: birth, death, old age and disease. So long one has to accept a material body, he has to accept these miseries also.
Letter to Karandhara written from Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK
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I am also happy to note that Hayagriva is working on The Books. Please keep him carefully, his work is very important for our Movement.


1974 - July 26

Letter to Adi-kesava written from Bombay
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My only request is that you see that our men strictly are carrying out my instructions regarding following the rules and regulations.
Letter to Balavanta written from Bombay
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My only request is that you see to it that all our men are strictly following the rules and regulations as I have given. I am only concerned for your spiritual life.
Letter to Daughters written from Bombay
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It was a very nice visit to the Bury Place temple. It is from there that we started our London activities.
Letter to Hladini written from Bombay
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I can see that you are very nicely taking care of the Deities, and this is much appreciated by me. Now you stick to this process of worship of the Deity and you will advance more and more in Krishna consciousness.
Letter to Sudama written from Bombay
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Regarding the initiations, I have duly initiated them as follows: Matt Johnson- Mahaksa, Greg Price- Daksa, Rick Parish- Rtu, Mike- Manohara. I also accept Sukhi devi for twice born brahmana initiation.


1975 - July 26

Morning Walk - Laguna Beach
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Krsna is very kind. If you want this kind of food, He'll give you facility.
Lecture SB 06.01.45 - Laguna Beach
Everyone Has to Work - 0068
06:25 minutes from a lecture on SB 06.01.45 in Laguna Beach
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Anyone who has got this material body, he has to work. Everyone has to work.
One Path is Pious; One Path is Nonpious - No Third Path - 0140
05:38 minutes from a lecture on SB 06.01.45 in Laguna Beach
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This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. We are teaching people that you are suffering life after life. Now the human society has come to such a position that they do not know that there is life after this life. They are so advanced. Exactly the cats and dogs, they do not know that there is life after life.
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"If I do not know what is the destination and try to drive my car in full speed, then what will be the result? The result will be disaster. We must know why we are running. Running means... Just like the river is running in great tide, flowing, but the destination is the sea. When the river comes to the sea, then its destination gone. So similarly, we must know what is the destination. The destination is Viṣṇu, God. We are part and parcel of God. We are... Somehow or other, we are fallen in this material world. Therefore our destination of life will be to go back to home, back to Godhead. That is our destination. There is no other destination. So our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is teaching that 'You fix up your goal of life'. And what is that goal of life? 'Back to home, back to Godhead. You are going this side, opposite side, toward the side of hell. That is not your destination. You go this side, back to Godhead'. That is our propaganda."
750726 - Lecture SB 06.01.45 - Laguna Beach
Conversation - Laguna Beach
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Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha have said like that just to try to make this man dispossess... Unless he is penniless, he will not take to God.
Letter to Aksayananda written from Los Angeles
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Not that we should use all collected money for maintenance. Better to print books and distribute.
Letter to Dinanatha N. Mishra written from Laguna Beach
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I have to translate all the Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, and many other theistic literatures left by the Gaudiya Vaisnavas headed by the six Goswamis like Rupa, Sanatana, Jiva, etc.
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They are not my books, since I have simply translated; but my purports for each and every verse from the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam do very much appeal to the people in general as well as learned circles. They are very much appreciating and we are selling to the extent of 30-40 hundred thousands of Rupees per month. Out of this we spend 50% for the maintenance of our different temples all over the world and 50% we spend for reprinting my books.
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I have a great desire to translate the Valmiki Ramayana because that is authorized. Tulsi das' Charit manas is already translated into English by some clergyman, but I do not exactly know his name. Therefore I wish to translate Valmiki Ramayana exactly in the way I have done Srimad-Bhagavatam.
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Now I wish to establish some temple of Ramacandra, Sita Ram. Of course it depends on the mercy of Lord Ramacandra. Therefore I am still requesting you to join our movement completely retired from family life and engage yourself in translation work for the rest of your life.
Letter to Dr. Channa Reddy written from Los Angeles
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When I get some opportunity I shall take the advantage of constructing a temple and Varna-ashrama College as soon as possible.
Letter to G.L. Nanda written from Laguna Beach
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I have received one encouraging letter from Dr. Channa Reddy, Governor of Uttar Pradesh. He is very enthusiastic in this project. So I am very anxiously awaiting your reply to my letter.
Letter to Niranjana written from Los Angeles
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Go ahead with your translation work. This is very important and work together with Yasomatinandana. We want very much to publish Hindi publications and distribute throughout India.
Letter to Sarvavit written from Los Angeles
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It is your responsibility to always exhibit a Krsna conscious example. You should always be thinking how to spread Krsna consciousness to the African people. This is our mission - to save suffering humanity from the path of repeated birth and death.
Letter to Vrnda written from Los Angeles
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I am in receipt of your letter, undated. Regarding the booklet, "A Guide to the Care of Srimate Tulasi devi," yes, the book is very nice. It is approved. But one thing is that no sprays can be used, not at all.


1976 - July 26

Conversation A - London
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We want worker. Otherwise, Kṛṣṇa is giving us so many centers. In India I can get so many places, but how to manage? Simply taking from persons, and if I cannot manage nicely, that does not look well. Therefore I say first of all get men, then take donation. There is no harm.
Conversation B - London
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My Guru Maharaja is very pleased. As soon as a book comes out, he is pleased.
Letter to Jayapataka written from Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK
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Regarding the approval of the University, we have got both students and teachers and can supply the list to them. But first we must know the conditions which they are asking of us to fulfill. It was very good that they liked the prasadam. Introduce the recitation of Gitar Gan in every school. That will be a nice credit.


1977 - July 26

Conversation - Vṛndāvana
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It does not make any difference. So you have got small Deity. Very nicely... So you can bathe Them nicely, decorate Them nicely, give Them... And big Deity, it will be difficult to handle. Better keep this Deity and increase the devotional. That will be... More time devoted for taking class, for cleansing the... About Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam consider. That is main business.


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