A Month in the Life of Srila Prabhupada - June 1968

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The Months in the Life of Srila Prabhupada present 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;
  • 470+ short audio clips Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada sprinkled throughout the months;
  • 1,080 short video clips extracted from lectures, conversations, morning walks or interviews with subtitles in up to 93 languages sprinkled throughout the months;
  • 13,350+ concise statements, drawn from Srila Prabhupada's lectures, conversations and letters are 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 Months 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.



Jun 1 to 2 - Boston

1968 - June 01

Letter to Krishna dasa written from Boston
Letter to Upendra written from Boston


Jun 3 to 30 - Montreal

Go-up.png 1968 - June 03

Lecture BG 07.03 - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Kṛṣṇa consciousness is a science which is not for all. It is for all—it is very easy and sublime—but at the same time, the spell and strength of māyā is so strong that she does not allow to accept this very easy, at the same time sublime, spiritual process. Therefore Kṛṣṇa says in the Bhagavad-gītā that out of many hundreds of thousands and millions of people, somebody is interested in spiritual realization. Manuṣyāṇāṁ sahasreṣu."
680603 - Lecture BG 07.03 - Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 05

Letter to Brahmananda written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 07

Letter to Gargamuni written from Montreal
Letter to Gurudasa written from Montreal
Letter to Syamasundara written from Montreal
Letter to Yamuna written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 08

Letter to Rayarama written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 10

Lecture BG 04.05 - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Just like a small child. If I say to the small child, so "Sun is there in the sky," and the child will say, "Show me where is the sun." And if somebody says, "Yes, come on, I shall show you sun. Come on the roof. I have got a torch-light..." As it is not possible to show the sun at night, although the child is insisting, similarly, the so-called scientists who are claiming that there is no God, they're just like the child. You have to understand. Just like a man who is advanced in knowledge, he knows that sun is there. Although I cannot see at night, but sun is there. He's convinced. Similarly, those who are advanced in spiritual knowledge, they can see God in every moment"
680610 - Lecture BG 04.05 - Montreal
Lecture SB 07.06.01 - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Now at the present moment in a godless civilization, if some great scientist proves... Just like Professor Einstein, he also said that as we are making advance in science we find that there is a big brain behind this cosmic manifestation. That is acceptance of God. What is that big brain? That big brain is God. The Vedānta-sūtra says, janmady asya yataḥ (SB 1.1.1). Just like when you see a wonderful bridge or wonderful engineering work, you must think that there is a brain behind it. This nice construction, there is a brain behind it. Similarly, those who are sane men, they'll see that with this cosmic..., in this cosmic manifestation, so wonderfully working. "
680610 - Lecture SB 07.06.01 - Montreal
Letter to Harivilasa written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 11

Lecture - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"So here Kṛṣṇa says that anyone who understands this Absolute Truth or the activity or the purpose or the appearance, disappearance about God, what is God, what are His activities... Just like we have got our activities, we have got our identification, similarly, God has got His identification, His activity, His form, everything. Now one has to understand what is that. It is called divyam. Divyam means it is not like this material thing. It is spiritual. So that is a spiritual science."
680611 - Lecture - Montreal
Letter to Mr. J.A. Hamilton Jr written from Montreal
Letter to Mukunda written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 12

Lecture SB 07.06.01 - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"So natural characteristic for every living entity is to serve. That is the natural characteristic. Every one of us who are sitting in this meeting, nobody can say that "I am not servant." Every one of us is a servant. You go up to the highest man, your prime minister, or USA, the president, everyone is servant. Nobody can claim that "I am not servant." So therefore, either you are a Christian or either you are a Hindu, either you are a Muhammadan, but you have to serve. It is not that because one is Christian or Hindu, he hasn't got to serve."
680612 - Lecture SB 07.06.01 - Montreal
Letter to Mr. Mittra written from Montreal
Letter to Rayarama written from Montreal
Letter to Subala written from Montreal
Letter to whom it may concern written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 13

Lecture BG 04.07 - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Now you can select your own religion. Either you be a Hindu or Muslim or Muhammadan or Buddhist—whatever you like—Śrīmad-Bhāgavata does not stop you, but it gives you hint what is the purpose of religion. The purpose of religion is to develop your love of Godhead. That is real religion. So here Kṛṣṇa says that yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānir bhavati (BG 4.7). As soon as there is decadence of people's love of Godhead... That means when people become forgetful, almost forgetful. Because at least some people remember that there is God. But generally, in this age, they are forgetful. "
680613 - Lecture BG 04.07 - Montreal
Letter to Krishna devi and Dinesh written from Montreal
Letter to Satsvarupa written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 14

Lecture BG 04.08 - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Law of nature you cannot disobey. It will be enforced upon you. Just like law of nature, the winter season. You cannot change it. It will be enforced upon you. Law of nature, summer season, you cannot change it, anything. Laws of nature or laws of God, the sun is rising from the eastern side and setting on the western side. You cannot change it, anything. That you have to understand, how laws of nature is going on. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness, to understand laws of nature. And as soon as speak of laws of nature, we must accept that there is a law maker. Laws of nature cannot develop automatically. There must be some authority on the background. Bhagavad-gītā therefore says in the Tenth Chapter that mayādhyakṣeṇa prakṛtiḥ sūyate sa-carācaram (BG 9.10): "Under My direction, superintendence, the material laws are working."
680614 - Lecture BG 04.08 - Montreal
Letter to Hayagriva written from Montreal
Letter to Himavati written from Montreal
Letter to Purusottama written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 15

Lecture - Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 16

Lecture SB 07.06.03 - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"This human form of body, it is very rarely obtained. It is not to be misused. That is the first knowledge. But people are not educated in that way. They are encouraged that, go on sense enjoyment: 'Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy'. Some rascal comes, so he also says, 'All right, go on, enjoy. Simply meditate for fifteen minutes'. But actually, this body is not meant for aggravating sense enjoyment. We require sense enjoyment because that is a demand of the body. If we want to keep body in healthy condition, then the demands of the body—eating, sleeping, mating, and defending—must be provided. But it should not be aggravated. Therefore in the human form of life, tapasya. Tapasya means austerity, penance, vows. These are the teachings of all scriptures."
680616 - Lecture SB 07.06.03 - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Suppose you have got a very nice coat, and within that coat you are actually, so far we are concerned, at the present moment. Now, if you simply take care of the coat and shirt, and if you don't take care of your actual person, how long you can become happy? You will feel so much inconvenience even if you have got a very nice coat. Similarly, this body, this gross body, is just like our coat. I am actually spiritual spark. This body, gross outward covering, and there is inward covering: mind, intelligence and ego. That is my shirt. So shirt and coat. And within the shirt and coat, actually I am there.
dehino 'smin yathā dehe
kaumāraṁ yauvanaṁ jarā
tathā dehāntara-prāptir
dhiras tatra na muhyati
(BG 2.13)"
680616 - Lecture SB 07.06.03 - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"In a golden cage, there is a bird. If you don't give any food to the bird and simply wash the cage very nicely, oh, there will be always, (imitates bird) 'chi chi chi chi chi'. Why? The real bird is neglected. Simply outward covering. So similarly, I am spirit soul. That I forgot. Ahaṁ brahmāsmi: 'I am Brahman'. I am not this body, not this mind. So people are trying to burnish the body and the mind. First of all they try to burnish the body. This is material civilization. Very nice clothing, very nice food, very nice apartment, very nice car or very nice sense enjoyment—everything is very nice. But that is to this body. And when one is frustrated to this very nice arrangement, then he goes to the mind: poetry, mental speculation, LSD, marijuana, drinking and so many things. These are all mental. Actually, happiness is not there in the body, nor in the mind. Real happiness is in the spirit."
680616 - Lecture SB 07.06.03 - Montreal
Letter to Aniruddha written from Montreal
Letter to Satsvarupa written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 17

Letter to Sacisuta written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 18

Letter to Gargamuni written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 19

Lecture BG 04.09 - Montreal
Letter to Purusottama written from Montreal
Letter to Saradia written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 20

Lecture SB 01.04.25 - Montreal
Letter to Jadurani written from Montreal
Letter to Madhavi Lata written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 21

Letter to Brahmananda written from Montreal
Letter to Hansadutta written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 22

Letter to Jagannatham Prabhu written from Montreal
Letter to Rayarama written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 23

Lecture SB 07.06.06-9 - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Do you think that eastern side is the mother of sun? Because sun is born from the eastern side, you can take it for granted that eastern side is the mother of sun. Similarly, Kṛṣṇa appears in similar way, but that does not mean that He is born. That is stated in the Fourth Chapter, Bhagavad-gītā: janma karma me divyaṁ yo jānāti tattvataḥ. 'Anyone who understands in truth how I take My birth, how I work, how I am transcendental...' Simply by knowing these three things—how Kṛṣṇa is born, and how does He work and what is His actual position—the result is tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti kaunteya: (BG 4.9) 'My dear Arjuna, simply knowing these three things, one comes to Me after quitting this material body'. Punar janma naiti: 'He never again comes back'. So that means, in other words, if you can understand the birth of Kṛṣṇa, then you will stop your any more birth. You will be free from this birth and death. So try to understand how Kṛṣṇa takes His birth."
680623 - Lecture SB 07.06.06-9 - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"The originally idea is, in the society, those who are intellectuals, those who are engaged in intellectual work, they are called brāhmaṇas. To understand Brahman, to understand the situation of this world, they understand spiritual knowledge. Those who are engaged in such cultivation of knowledge, they were called brāhmaṇa. But at the present moment anyone who is born in the family of the brāhmaṇa, he is called a brāhmaṇa. But actually he may be a cobbler. But that is not the idea. So, these eight divisions of human society, scientific division of human society, is now lost. Therefore Caitanya Mahāprabhu instructed that kalau, 'In this age', nāsty eva nāsty eva nāsty eva gatir anyathā (CC Adi 17.21), 'there is no other alternative for advancement of human society's goal of life'. Because human society is meant for advancing in the goal of life, and that goal of life is Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
680623 - Lecture SB 07.06.06-9 - Montreal
Letter to Subala written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 24

Letter to Aniruddha written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 26

Lecture - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"There are many hospitals to cure the bodily diseases, but there is no hospital to cure the disease of the soul. So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is to cure the disease of the soul. Disease of the soul. Every soul, every person, is mistaken to accept this body as his self or the mind as his self. This is the difference. Yasyātma-buddhiḥ kuṇape tri-dhātuke, sa eva go-kharaḥ (SB 10.84.13). Anyone who is accepting this body as self, he's either an ass or a cow. Misconception. So people are not interested."
680626 - Lecture - Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 27

Letter to Satsvarupa written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 28

Letter to Brahmananda written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 29

Lecture Excerpt - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Devotees are not under the karma. In the Brahma-saṁhitā it is stated, karmāṇi nirdahati kintu ca bhakti-bhājām (Bs. 5.54). Prahlāda Mahārāja was tortured by his father in so many ways, but he was not affected. He was not affected. Superficially... Just like in the Christian Bible also, that Lord Jesus Christ was tortured, but he was not affected. This is the difference between ordinary man and the devotees, or transcendentalists. Apparently it is seen that a devotee is being tortured, but he is not tortured."
680629 - Lecture Excerpt - Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - June 30

Letter to Kirtanananda written from Montreal
Letter to Ved Prakash ji written from Montreal