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    Bank of America belongs to you?

    Srila Prabhupada speaks on the absurdity of material enjoyment (criminality) and renouncement (madness). Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 02.03.20-21, Los Angeles Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. (leads chanting of verse) (Prabhupāda and devotees repeat) Just do over that . . . on page 155, text 20, read over the verse and then read the purport. Prabhupāda: No, one more . . . chant the verse. Pradyumna: (leads chanting of verse) bile batorukrama-vikramān ye na śṛṇvataḥ karṇa-puṭe narasya jihvāsatī dārdurikeva sūta na copagāyaty urugāya-gāthāḥ (SB 2.3.20) (break) (Līlāvatī chants) Prabhupāda: That’s all. You have . . . word meanings are recited? Pradyumna: Yes, we…

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    “Because People Must Be First of All Gentle”

    Srila Prabhupada Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.13, September 18, 1972, Los Angeles Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. (sings of Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava) (prema-dhvani) Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. (obeisances) Prabhupāda: Recite. Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Canto One, Chapter 3, text 13. (leads chanting of verse) (Prabhupāda and devotees repeat) aṣṭame merudevyāṁ tu nābher jāta urukramaḥ darśayan vartma dhīrāṇāṁ sarvāśrama-namaskṛtam (SB 1.3.13) Prabhupāda: Ladies. (ladies chant) That’s all. Now, word meaning. Pradyumna: aṣṭame—the eighth of the incarnations; merudevyām tu—in the womb of Merudevī, the wife; nābheḥ—of King Nābhi; jātaḥ—took birth; urukramaḥ—the all-powerful Lord; darśayan—by showing; vartma—the way; dhīrāṇām—of the…

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    Appearance Day of Lord Vamana 2021

    Srila Prabhupada lecture on Vamanadeva, The 15th Incarnation, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.19, September 24, 1972, Los Angeles Prabhupāda: (Govindam prayers playing, sings along) (leads singing of Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava) (prema-dhvani) Thank you very much. Devotees: All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. (obeisances) (break) Pradyumna: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Canto One, Chapter 3, text number 19. (leads chanting of verse) (Prabhupāda and devotees repeat) pañcadaśaṁ vāmanakaṁ kṛtvāgād adhvaraṁ baleḥ pada-trayaṁ yācamānaḥ pratyāditsus tri-piṣṭapam (SB 1.3.19) Prabhupāda: Next Prabhupāda: Ladies. Ladies. (ladies chant) That’s all right. Word meaning. Pradyumna: pañcadaśam—the fifteenth in the line; vāmanakam—the dwarf brāhmin; kṛtvā—by assumption of; agāt—went; adhvaram—arena of sacrifice; baleḥ—of King Bali;…

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    The Complete Process of Realizing God

    (Not Mere Sentimental Belief) “What kind of bhakti? Bhaktyā śruta-gṛhītayā. Śruta, by hearing śruti, or Vedas. Completely on the basis of Vedic knowledge, that bhakti; not sentimental. Sentimental bhakti is also there, because the acceptance of Kṛṣṇa is there. Therefore there is some value. But real bhakti, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī has commented that bhakti based on understanding of Vedānta-sūtra is perfect, on the basis of jñāna and . . . knowledge, and vairāgya.” https://krishnakirtan.com/pmp3/voice/SB_1-02-12_DEL_1973-11-18_Qualifying_to_Dance_with_Krishna.mp3 Class on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.12, Delhi, November 18, 1973