A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada - November 06

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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:
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  • 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;
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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.


1965 - November 06

Letter to Sally written from New York
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My mission is not turn any one from the affiliation of a particular religion but I want to let them know more knowledge about God and devotion.


1968 - November 06

Letter A to Rayarama written from Los Angeles
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There is no need of replying Parvat Maharaja's letter. He did not reply my letter & why he would expect a reply from you. Do your duty nicely & go Back to Godhead.
Letter B to Rayarama written from Los Angeles
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I want to send him some various literatures and pamphlets about our society. So you please send him some Back To Godheads, our new prospectus, and press cuttings, etc. which will be of good information for him.
Letter to Brahmananda written from Los Angeles
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I am in due receipt of your letter along with Dai Nippon. I cannot understand why they should increase the price & supply goods not to the former sample! You use your best discretion & do the needful.
Letter to Jadurani written from Los Angeles
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Regarding the picture, Panca-tattva, I do not think there is necessity of putting them in perspective. Actually they are standing on the same line. Just like a group photo is taken and nobody looks smaller or greater. That is the system. But the thing is that if you make Lord Caitanya smaller, that would not be nice. He should be larger, and actually he was very large and broad shouldered. So better to paint as you have been doing, and with Lord Caitanya a little larger.
Letter to Uddhava written from Los Angeles
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I think you should consult your Godbrothers in this connection. So I have no objection if you decide to marry as a matter of necessity.


1969 - November 06

Letter to Harer Nama written from London
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I am pleased also that Bhavananda, Palika Dasi and Prabhavati Dasi are all working so sincerely and steadfastly to promote this Sankirtana Movement, and surely Caitanya Mahaprabhu will bestow His full blessings upon all of you.
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Now people are reading all kinds of nonsense books, and thus their reading capacity is helping to pave their way through the circles of birth and death. If they will simply take to reading this transcendental literature we are presenting, the same reading capacity will elevate them to the highest perfection of spiritual life. So this is very important task we are doing.


1970 - November 06

Conversation - Bombay
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"If you can make the people Kṛṣṇa conscious, then everything will be automatically. Because the democracy is there. So if they vote for a Kṛṣṇa conscious person to become president and prime minister, then everything will be saved. So that means you have to create voter, Kṛṣṇa conscious. Then everything will be right. That should be one of your aims, the Kṛṣṇa conscious movement. The government is still is under the control of the public. That's a fact. If the public becomes Kṛṣṇa conscious, naturally the government will be Kṛṣṇa conscious. But that is up to the public. But they do not want to be."
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Lecture SB 06.01.06 - Bombay
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It is not a fact that there is no living entity. Accepting they reached the moon planet, they might have gone to the part where it is desert or barren land, because in each and every planet there is such possibility.


1971 - November 06

Letter to Kirtanananda, Vrndavana Candra and Silavati written from Calcutta
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The large brass Deities can be bathed the same as the small ones if they can be handled easily; Cooking can go on after the Deities' plate is made. Without offering to the Deity nobody can be supplied, but after the offering if there are so many men and more is required then how can it be stopped?; In Vrindaban dhupa is offered without a flower sometimes, but either way is all right. If a flower can be offered, then that is nice; generally sandalwood paste is offered on the forehead, but on other parts of the body is all right; Kumkum powder should be offered on the feet.
Letter to Ksama (Lynn Edwards) written from Calcutta
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I can understand that you are a very sincere girl and that is the first qualification for developing love for Krishna. Now increase that sincerity more and more by engaging yourself whole-heartedly and with great enthusiasm for serving Krishna and very soon love of Godhead will fructify. You will become more and more happy in this life and in the end go back to home, back to Krishna, to enjoy eternal life, full of bliss and knowledge and in association with the supreme lovable object, Krishna.


1972 - November 06

Lecture NOD - Vṛndāvana
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Rupa and Sanatana were made the prime ministers of spreading sankirtana movement, the Caitanya cult. We are sitting in Rupa Gosvami's place. Officially, they become Muhammadan, but by the grace of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, they became Gosvami, Rūpa Gosvāmī.
Lecture SB 01.02.26 - Vṛndāvana
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There is great necessity of spreading this Krsna consciousness movement to actually educate the human being to the highest perfect of life. That is required. It is not a religious system, competing with some other religion.
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When I started this mission many friends advised me "Why don't you make it 'God consciousness'?" This is bogus, God consciousness. "Krsna consciousness." Otherwise, they'll put so many gods.


1973 - November 06

Lecture SB 02.01.03 - Delhi
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Every student, every disciple, they write me letter how much they are feeling grateful, that "We have got something. Prabhupada, you have given us something."
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"When you are engaged in the loving service of the Lord, beginning with your tongue, sevonmukhe hi jihvādau, by chanting this Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra and taking prasādam, in this way, gradually, when you will be purified, you will understand what is Kṛṣṇa. He will reveal. Kṛṣṇa reveals."
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Conversation - Delhi
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The yogic process is like that. But that is not the process of check, stopping death. You can delay death. That you can delay, so it's a hundred years, two hundred years, five hundred years, or even more than that.
Letter to Indira Gandhi written from Delhi
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We are not only preaching the cult by chanting and dancing, but also by presenting in the English language the books of the bhakti cult, especially Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam all over the world.
Letter to Mukunda written from Delhi
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Another request I have to you is that there have now been two instances of when somebody does not agree you try to get them out by calling the police. This is never to be done. This is the mistaken policy of Shayasundar, but do not follow this principle.
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With great difficulty we get a man. We have to reform them. Our business is to become sympathetic to fallen souls. So in future do not do it all. Everything should be done amicably.


1974 - November 06

Letter to Gandharva written from Bombay
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So you have done you duty at the last moments of your wife's life so that she could hear them chanting. As to where she has gone, that depends on what she was thinking of at the time of her passing away. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gita: anta-kale ca mam eva/ smaran muktva kalevaram/ yah prayati sa mad bhavam/ yati nasty atra samsayah (BG 8.5). "And whoever, at the time of death, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt." To remember Krishna requires practice, and this is most easily done by chanting Hare Krishna mantra.
Letter to Sarvamangala written from Bombay
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You should know it that our temples they are not in this material world. The temple is Vaikuntha, where Krishna and remembered and served 24 hours daily without stopping. So we already are in Vaikuntha by participating in the temple activities. So it must be done very nicely.


1976 - November 06

Lecture SB 05.05.18 - Vṛndāvana
Anyone Who Takes Care of His Subordinate, He is Guru - 0828
06:21 minutes from a lecture on SB 05.05.18 in Vṛndāvana
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Anyone who takes care of his subordinate, he is guru. The first charge is that you should not become a guru unless you are completely in awareness how to save your dependent from the path of birth and death. But generally people come to guru and ask for blessing for some material benefit. They are rascals, and therefore Kṛṣṇa also gives them a rascal guru. They want to be cheated. They do not know what is the purpose of going to guru. They do not know what is the problem of my life and why shall I go to guru. And the so-called gurus also take advantage of this ignorance of the public, and they become a guru.
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Today I am human being; tomorrow I may be a dog. Then where is my society? Where is my friendship? Where is my love? They do not disclose all these things. Cheat guru. If my soul is transmigrating, tathā dehāntara prāptiḥ (BG 2.13), is it guarantee? Is there any guarantee that today I am Indian, and after my death I shall become Indian? No. There is no guarantee. Today I am American, and after death I shall become a...? No. That is not in your hand. After death your so-called boastfulness, pride—everything finished.
Conversation - Vṛndāvana
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My only endeavor is to understand God, that's all. There is no sectarian. And I am selling my books all over the world. So it's not that everyone is foolish.
Letter to Giriraja written from Vṛndāvana
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It is good that our friends are coming forward to help in Bombay. Let them present a statement that it is a genuine movement. All Indians are interested in spreading this movement. Krsna is accepted as the Supreme Lord by all Indians. His birthday ceremony, Janmastami, is observed by all Indians.
Letter to Kirtanananda written from Vṛndāvana
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It is very nice. I have read with great pleasure the article about the construction of my palace. When is it going to be finished? When it is finished I will be anxious to come there to stay.


1977 - November 06

Conversation A - Vṛndāvana
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Prabhupāda:...depend on you. For me, wherever I am kept, I shall remain. This is the position.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:What, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Wherever you are kept?
Prabhupāda:Wherever you kept, keep, I shall remain. The institution depends on the GBC.
Conversation B - Vṛndāvana
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Prabhupāda:I am, lying down like this, comfortable.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Yes. So we will keep you laying like this all the time. Just a few times that there's something to drink, we'll personally pick you up. Then you can drink easily, and we'll immediately lay you down again. You won't have to sit up for any reason except just only for drinking. Will that be all right? And we'll help you, Śrīla Prabhupāda. It won't be any strain. You feel comfortable laying like this? (pause) Śrīla Prabhupāda, your hands are just like lotus petals. (break)
Prabhupāda:If there is no appetite, how there will be strength?
Conversation C - Vṛndāvana
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Prabhupāda:Receive them nicely.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:What, Śrīla Prabhupāda?
Prabhupāda:The Manipuri devotees, receive them nicely.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa:Receive them nicely. Didn't some Manipur devotees visit Caitanya Mahāprabhu in Jagannātha Purī sometimes?
Prabhupāda:They go.


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