• Srila Prabhupada Transcript with Audio

    “Become A Spiritual Master”

    Srila Prabhupada’s Class on Bhagavad-gita 2.2, August 3, 1973, London   Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. (leads chanting of verse) (Prabhupāda and devotees repeat) śrī bhagavān uvāca kutas tvā kaśmalam idaṁ viṣame samupasthitam anārya-juṣṭam asvargyam akīrti-karam arjuna (BG 2.2) (break) śrī bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; kutaḥ—wherefrom; tvā—unto you; kaśmalam—dirtiness; idam—this lamentation; viṣame—this hour of crisis; samupasthitam—arrived; anārya—persons who do not know the value of life; juṣṭam—practiced by; asvargyam—that which does not lead to higher planets; akīrti—infamy; karam—the cause of; arjuna—O Arjuna.   Translation: “The Supreme Person, Bhagavān, said: My dear Arjuna, how have these impurities come upon you? They…

  • Srila Prabhupada Transcript with Audio

    God Speaks (and Firmly Refutes Impersonalism)

    Srila Prabhupada Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 2.12, Hyderabad, November 17, 1972 Prabhupāda: na tv evāhaṁ jātu nāsaṁ na tvaṁ neme janādhipāḥ na caiva na bhaviṣyāmaḥ sarve vayam ataḥ param (BG 2.12) Kṛṣṇa is giving more enlightenment on the living entity, soul. “Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.” Now, Kṛṣṇa says that, “In the past I existed. So also you. And so also all these soldiers and the kings who have assembled in this fighting. They existed in the past. For the present, there is no question of asking . .…