A Month in the Life of Srila Prabhupada - October 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:
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  • 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.



Oct 1 to 22 - Seattle

1968 - October 01

Letter to Hansadutta written from Seattle
Letter to Mukunda written from Seattle
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I am little concerned about your attempt to form ISKCON Ltd. My idea is that we should not form a separate organization in London. The same International Society for Krishna Consciousness as we have branches in different places in USA, a similar branch may be opened in London or in Germany. The basic principle of our preaching work, methods and management must be the same. I do not know why a separate registration is required. To be more clear, I may say that if the management goes to other hands, then it will be difficult for preaching our principles. Our main principle is Krishna Consciousness on the basis of Bhagavad-gita As It Is, and Lord Caitanya's Teachings. So far different participants in London are concerned, they must agree to our principles or they must follow our principles.
Letter to Syamasundara written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 02

Lecture - Seattle
The Original Person is Not Dead - 0300
06:37 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
The Most Intelligent Persons - They are Dancing - 0301
05:56 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
People Are Not Inclined to Surrender - 0302
07:31 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Transcendental. "You Are Beyond" - 0303
03:47 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Maya Cannot Cover the Supreme Whole - 0304
03:45 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
We Should Submit Our Doubtful Questions - 0306
04:23 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Function of the Soul is Krishna Consciousness - 0308
06:31 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Spiritual Master is Eternal - 0309
08:09 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Jesus is the Representative of God, and Hari-nama is God - 0310
05:46 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
We are Giving New Light - Meditation will fail. You take this - 0311
02:40 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Just try to understand. A typewriting machine, a small screw, when it is missing, your machine is not working nicely. You go to a repairing shop, he charges ten dollars; you pay immediately. That little screw, when it is out of that machine, it has not a value even one farthing. Similarly, we are all part and parcel of the Supreme. If we work with the Supreme, that means if we work in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, or God consciousness, that 'I am part and parcel...' Just like this finger is working fully in consciousness of my body, whenever there is little pain I can feel. Similarly, if you dovetail yourself in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, you are living in your normal condition, your life is successful. And as soon as you are separated from Kṛṣṇa consciousness, the whole trouble is there. The whole trouble is there. So, there are many examples we cite every day in this class. So we have to accept this Kṛṣṇa consciousness if we at all want to be happy and be situated in our normal condition."
681002 - Lecture - Seattle


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Letter to Yamuna written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 04

Lecture - Seattle
Find Out The Supreme by Your Pursuit of Knowledge - 0292
06:19 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Twelve Kinds of Rasas, Humor - 0293
05:58 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Six Points of Surrender Unto Krishna - 0294
05:02 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
If You Are Anxious to Serve Krishna, That is the Real Asset - 0298
08:57 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
A Sannyasi Cannot Meet His Wife - 0299
03:43 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Kṛṣṇa-bhakti-rasa-bhāvitā matiḥ. Matiḥ means intelligence or status of mind, that 'I'll serve Kṛṣṇa'. 'If you can purchase this status of mind anywhere, please immediately purchase.' Then next question will be, 'All right, I shall purchase. What is the price? Do you know?' 'Yes, I know what is the price'. 'What is that price?' Laulyam, 'Simply your eagerness, that's all'. Laulyam ekaṁ mūlyam. 'Ah, that I can have.' No. Na janma koṭibhis sukṛtibhir labhyate (CC Madhya 8.70). This eagerness, how to love Kṛṣṇa, this is not available even after many, many births. So if you have a pinch of that anxiety, 'How I can serve Kṛṣṇa?' you must know you are the most fortunate man. A pinch only, laulya, this anxiety, 'How I can serve Kṛṣṇa?' it is very nice. Then Kṛṣṇa will give you intelligence."
681004 - Lecture - Seattle


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Letter to Cidananda written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 06

Letter to Advaita written from Seattle
Letter to Alan Ginsberg written from Seattle
Letter to Brahmananda written from Seattle
Letter to Dinesh written from Seattle
Letter to Jayapataka written from Seattle
Letter to Purusottama written from Seattle
Letter to Uddhava written from Seattle


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Lecture - Seattle
Darwin Has Taken The Idea of Evolution From This Padma Purana - 0473
05:12 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Aryans Means Those Who Are Advanced - 0474
05:58 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"In the Bhagavad-gītā it is said that there is another, spiritual sky, where there is no need of sunshine, na yatra bhāsayate sūryo. Sūrya means sun, and bhāsayate means distributing the sunshine. So there is no need of sunshine. Na yatra bhāsayate sūryo na śaśāṅko. Śaśāṅka means moon. Neither there is need of moonlight. Na śaśāṅko na pāvakaḥ. Neither there is need of electricity. That means the kingdom of light. Here, this material world is kingdom of darkness. That you know, everyone. It is actually darkness. As soon as there is sun on the other side of this earth, it is darkness. That means by nature it is dark. Simply by sunshine, moonshine and electricity we are keeping it light. Actually, it is darkness. And darkness means ignorance also."
681007 - Lecture - Seattle
Letter to Hayagriva written from Seattle
Letter to Tosana Krishna written from Seattle


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Letter to Murari written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 09

Lecture - Seattle
Letter to Dayananda written from Seattle
Letter to Satsvarupa written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 10

Letter to Hansadutta written from Seattle
Letter to Janardana written from Seattle
Letter to Sivananda written from Seattle
Letter to Syamasundara written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 11

Lecture - Seattle
Letter to Ananda written from Seattle

Go-up.png 1968 - October 13

Letter to Acyutananda and Jayagovinda written from Seattle
Letter to Janaki written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 14

Lecture BG 02.20-25 - Seattle
We Have to Train our Senses to Satisfy Krishna - 0092
04:34 minutes from a lecture on BG 02.20-25 in Seattle
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"So long you try to satisfy your senses, that is your material life. And as soon as you turn yourself to satisfy the senses of Kṛṣṇa, that is your spiritual life. It's a very simple thing. Instead of satisfying... Hṛṣīkeṇa hṛṣīkeśa-sevanam (CC Madhya 19.170). That is bhakti. You have got senses. You have to satisfy. Senses, with senses you have to satisfy. Either you satisfy yourself... But you do not know. The conditioned soul does not know that satisfying the Kṛṣṇa's senses, his senses will be automatically satisfied. The same example: just like pouring water to the root... Or these fingers, part and parcel of my body, giving foodstuff here to the stomach, automatically the fingers will be satisfied. This secret we are missing. We are thinking we shall be happy by trying to satisfy our senses. Kṛṣṇa consciousness means don't try to satisfy your senses, you try to satisfy the senses of Kṛṣṇa; automatically your senses will be satisfied. This is the secret of Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
681014 - Lecture BG 02.19-25 - Seattle
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
Prabhupāda: What is that?

Viṣṇujana: Ice cream truck.
Prabhupāda: Oh, ice cream. (laughter) You are taking ice cream? Huh?
Viṣṇujana: No. They go up and down the street.
Prabhupāda: Canvassing?
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes.
Prabhupāda: Don't take ice cream. This is māyā. (laughter) 'Come on, come on, enjoy me. Come on, come on, enjoy me.' (laughs) As soon as you enjoy, you become entrapped. That's all. Just like fishing tackle. They throw the tackle and invite the fish, 'Come on, come on, enjoy me. Come on, come on, enjoy me'. As soon as—ap! (laughter) Finished. Then, (sound imitating fish) 'Where you go now? Come on in my bag. Yes, I'll fry you nicely'. You see? So these are all explained in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. The fish is losing his life by eating, by tongue.

681014 - Lecture BG 02.19-25 - Seattle
Letter to Hayagriva written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 15

Letter to Cidananda written from Seattle
Letter to Nandarani written from Seattle
Letter to Rayarama written from Seattle
Letter to Rupanuga written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 16

Letter to B. N. Jariwala written from Seattle
Letter to Brahmananda written from Seattle
Letter to Candravali written from Seattle
Letter to Gaurasundara written from Seattle
Letter to Gurudasa written from Seattle
Letter to Mahapurusa written from Seattle
Letter to The Consulate General of The USA written from Seattle

Go-up.png 1968 - October 17

Letter to Hansadutta written from Seattle
Letter to Rayarama written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 18

Lecture - Seattle
Here Is A Television Box Within Your Heart - 0478
10:22 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
God Cannot Be Impersonal, Because We Are All Persons - 0480
07:01 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Krishna is All-attractive, Krishna is Beautiful - 0481
05:34 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Mind is the vehicle for being attached - 0482
03:27 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Prema is mature condition of bhava - 0484
07:27 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
By Chanting on the Street, You are Distributing Sweetballs - 0489
03:02 minutes from a general lecture in Seattle
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"We are worshiping Govindam, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the original person. So this sound, govindam Adi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi, is reaching Him. He is hearing. You cannot say that He is not hearing. Can you say? No. Especially in this scientific age, when television, radio messages are broadcast thousands and thousands of miles away, and you can hear, now why can you...? Why Kṛṣṇa cannot hear your prayer, sincere prayer? How can you say it? Nobody can deny it."
681018 - Lecture - Seattle


Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Just like thousands and thousands miles away you can transfer the television picture or your radio sound, similarly, if you can prepare yourself, then you can see always Govinda. It is not difficult. This is stated in Brahma-saṁhitā, premāṣjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena. Simply you have to prepare your eyes, your mind in that way. Here is a television box within your heart. This is the perfection of yoga. It is not you have to purchase one machine, or television set. It is there, and God is also there. You can see, you can hear, you can talk, provided you have got the machine, you repair it, that's all. The repairing process is Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
681018 - Lecture - Seattle
Conversation - Seattle
Letter to Dayananda written from Seattle
Letter to Harer Nama and Tosana Krishna written from Seattle
Letter to Krishna devi written from Seattle
Letter to Nandarani written from Seattle
Letter to Umapati written from Seattle


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Letter to Aniruddha written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 20

Lecture Initiation - Seattle
Approach the Original Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna - 0414
06:37 minutes from an initiation lecture in Seattle
Within Six Months You'll Become God - Very Foolish Conclusion - 0415
05:47 minutes from an initiation lecture in Seattle
Simply Chanting, Dancing, and Eating Nice Sweetballs, Kachori - 0416
05:25 minutes from an initiation lecture in Seattle
Happy In This Life and Next Life - 0417
02:14 minutes from an initiation lecture in Seattle
Initiation Means Beginning of the Activities - 0418
05:24 minutes from an initiation lecture in Seattle
Initiation Means the Third Stage of Krishna Consciousness - 0419
02:20 minutes from an initiation lecture in Seattle
Don't Think That You Are Maidservant Of This World - 0420
07:38 minutes from an initiation lecture in Seattle
Ten Offenses to Avoid while Chanting the Maha-mantra - 1 to 5 - 0421
03:19 minutes from an initiation lecture in Seattle
Ten Offenses to Avoid while Chanting the Maha-mantra - 6 to 10 - 0422
08:16 minutes from an initiation lecture in Seattle
Lecture to College Students - Seattle
Conversation - Seattle
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"So harā, harā is the form of the word... Hare is the form of the word harā when address, when she is addressed. And Kṛṣṇa, when He's addressed, the form does not change. This is grammatical rule. So Hare Kṛṣṇa means, 'Oh, the energy of Kṛṣṇa, or energy of the Lord', and Kṛṣṇa, 'the Lord'. So Hare Kṛṣṇa. Hare Kṛṣṇa means I am praying not only to the Lord, but to the energy also."
681020 - Conversation - Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 21

Lecture Festival Disappearance Day, Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Maharaja - Seattle
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"In my family life, when I was in the midst of my wife and children, sometimes I was dreaming my spiritual master, that he's calling me, and I was following him. When my dream was over, I was thinking—I was little horrified—'Oh, Guru Mahārāja wants me to become sannyāsī. How can I accept sannyāsa?' At that time, I was feeling not very satisfaction that I have to give up my family and have to become a mendicant. At that time, it was a horrible feeling. Sometime I was thinking, 'No, I cannot take sannyāsa'. But again I saw the same dream. So in this way I was fortunate. My Guru Mahārāja pulled me out from this material life. I have not lost anything. He was so kind upon me. I have gained. I left three children, I have got now three hundred children. So I am not loser. This is material conception. We think that we shall be loser by accepting Kṛṣṇa. Nobody is loser."
681021 - Lecture Festival Disappearance Day, Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Maharaja - Seattle
Lecture SB 07.09.08 - Seattle
On the Platform of Goodness, You Can Understand the All-Good - 0818
03:45 minutes from a lecture on SB 07.09.08 in Seattle
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"When a bird flies in the sky, so he has to leave behind him everything, and he has to fly in the sky on his own strength. There is no other help. Why bird? Take these airplanes, jet planes. When we get on the sky, leaving this land, no more we can depend on our strength on the land. If the plane is sufficiently strong, then we can fly; otherwise there is danger. Similarly persons who are very much materialistic, they are thinking that this opulence, prestige, and material strength will save him. No. That is bewilderment."
681021 - Lecture SB 07.09.08 - Seattle
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
Jaya-gopāla: What type of living entity is Māyādevī?

Prabhupāda: She is Vaiṣṇavī. She is a great devotee of Kṛṣṇa. But she has accepted a thankless task: to punish. The policeman is a sincere government servant, but he has accepted a task, nobody likes him. (laughs) If some policeman comes here, immediately you shall feel disturbed. But he is the sincere servant of government. That is the position of Māyā. Her business is to punish these rascals who have come to enjoy here. (laughter) You see? But she is a sincere servant of God.
Jaya-gopāla: Is this like a post?
Prabhupāda: Yes. It is a post, thankless post. Nobody thanks, everyone derides. You see? But she is a great devotee. She tolerates and punishes. That's all. Daivī hy eṣā guṇamayī mama māyā duratyayā (BG 7.14). She only wants to see that 'You become Kṛṣṇa conscious, I leave you', that's all. Police business is that "You become law-abiding citizen; then I have no connection with you.

681021 - Lecture SB 07.09.08 - Seattle
Letter to Krishna dasa written from Seattle
Letter to Makhanlal written from Seattle
Letter to Muralidhara written from Seattle
Letter to Syama written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 22

Lecture BG 03.08-11 - Seattle
Letter to Kirtanananda written from Seattle


Go-up.png 1968 - October 23

Lecture SB 02.01.02-5 - Montreal
Asrama Means Situation for Spiritual Cultivation - 0819
06:18 minutes from a lecture on SB 02.01.02-5 in Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - October 25

Lecture BG 13.06-7 - Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - October 26

Lecture - Montreal
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"The process of meditation is meant for keeping the mind in equilibrium. That is śama. And dama, dama means controlling the senses. My senses are always dictating me, 'Oh, you take this. You enjoy this. You do that. You do that'. And I am being driven by. We are all servants of the senses. So we have become servant of senses. We have to transform into become servant of God, that's all. That is Kṛṣṇa conscious. You are already servant, but you are servant of the senses, and you are being dictated and being frustrated. You become servant of God. You cannot become master, that is not your position. You have to become servant. If you don't become servant of God, then you become servant of your senses. That is your position. So those who are intelligent, so they will understand that 'If I have to remain a servant, why I shall remain servant of the senses? Why not of Kṛṣṇa?' This is intelligence. This is intelligence. And those who are foolishly keeping themself as servant of the senses, they are spoiling their life. Thank you very much."
681026 - Lecture - Montreal
Letter to Gargamuni written from Montreal


Go-up.png 1968 - October 27

Conversation - Montreal


Oct 28 to 29 - Santa Fe

Go-up.png 1968 - October 29

Letter to Yamuna written from Santa Fe


Oct 30 to 31 - Los Angeles

Go-up.png 1968 - October 30

Lecture ISO 1 - Los Angeles