Nectar of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad Bhagavatam lectures Volume 6, Part 1
Well here it is - part one of Vol #6 of the Srimad Bhagavatam lecture series given by His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. What follows are only tidbits of the lectures delivered by Srila Prabhupada on Srimad Bhagavatam.
You will find below.
* simply visit a temple of Lord Vishnu and you will become liberated
* anyone whose heart does not melt after chanting Hare Krishna regularly is steel framed
* simple living or "primitive life" gives you anxiety free life
* chanting the vedic mantras makes one a vedic scholar
* Darwin wrote a letter to a friend saying his theory was all speculation
* anyone who is not Krishna Conscious is a rascal, no matter how big a man he is
* Brahma heard the occult sound ‘tapa’ and accepted it as the actual presence of the Lord, making no distinction between the sound and the form
* Indra is a prostitute hunter, but still considered a great devotee
* no dogs in Vaikuntha
* and much more.....
Lectures, June 19, 1972, Los Angeles
So altogether, it is a city of fifty thousand population, but there are five thousand temples, Krishna. All Radha-Krishna. So this is a chance, that "Come to Vrindavana, and wherever you go, you see Radha-Krishna. That will make your life successful." By seeing, seeing, Radha-Krishna, Radha-Krishna, seeing, seeing, you'll get an impression. And if you continue... The inhabitants of Vrindavana, you'll find if, when you go there, that in the morning and evening, all of them, they are going different temples and seeing the Deity Radha-Krishna. So there is no need of education, there is no need of philosophy, there is no need of science. Simply if you visit temples of Vishnu, then your life is successful. This is the Krishna consciousness process. Simply if you move to the temple and see with your eyes; very simple process. Our, this Krishna consciousness program is so simple, at the same time sublime, that you become liberated at the end. Tyaktva deham punar janma naiti. If you simply think of Krishna in that way.
Lectures, June 18, 1972, Los Angeles
Distress and happiness, they're already destined, according to our body. We have discussed this point. Take, for example, you American boys and girls, you have got a body, by your previous activities. So your standard of living is better than other country. So actually I see that even if you go outside your country, your standard of living is maintained. Because you have got already the body. Deha-yogena dehinam.
Lectures, June 20, 1972, Los Angeles
There were many poets and writers used to come and visit Chaitanya Mahaprabhu when He was at Jagannatha Puri, and they would present some writings, but these writings would not be presented before Chaitanya Mahaprabhu unless it was sanctioned by His secretary Svarupa Damodara. That was the system. So one brahmana, he wrote one poetry that... The purport of the poetry was that "Jagannatha is Krishna. But He cannot move. He's wooden Krishna. And Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is also Krishna, but He is moving Krishna." That means he distinguished between Jagannatha and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. So this is not siddhanta.
This is not conclusion of the shastra. Shastra conclusion is: the Deity and Krishna, the same. There is no difference. We have many times explained this. Deity, the worshipful Deity in the temple, is not different from Krishna. So Svarupa Damodara did not approve of the poetry to be presented to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. At that time, he chastised him that "You do not know the conclusion, and you dare to write some poetry. Don't do this."
To be continued......