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710721 - Lecture Initiation - New York

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

710721IN-NEW YORK - July 21, 1971 - 11:00 Minutes

Prabhupāda: What is your name? Eh?

Susie: Susie.

Aravinda: Kaṅkā dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Kaṅkā. Your name is Kaṅkā dāsī, the daughter of a great king. All our, I mean, girl disciples are named great devotees' daughter or wife, like that. So you know what is the rules and regulation?

Kaṅkā: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Tell me.

Kaṅkā: No meat-eating, no illicit sex, no gambling, no intoxication.

Prabhupāda: And what is your name, spiritual?

Kaṅkā: (prompted by Aravinda) Kaṅkā?

Prabhupāda: You forget immediately? Hare Kṛṣṇa. All right. How many rounds you will chant?

Kaṅkā: Sixteen rounds a day.

Prabhupāda: Only?

Kaṅkā: More if I can.

Prabhupāda: Thank you. Come on. Next.

Aravinda: Rāṣṭrapālikā.

Prabhupāda: Rāṣṭrapālikā: governess, governeress. Is that?

Aravinda: Governess.

Prabhupāda: Governess? Governess. You have to govern. So what are the rules and regulations?

Rāṣṭrapālikā: No meat-eating, no intoxication, no illicit sex, no gambling.

Prabhupāda: Who is your husband? Who is your husband?

Rāṣṭrapālikā: Nitāi dāsa.

Prabhupāda: Nitāi dāsa. That's all right. Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Aravinda: Vidarbha-sūtā.

Prabhupāda: Garbha-sūtā.

Aravinda: Vidarbha-sūtā.

Prabhupāda: Eh? Vidarbha-sūtā. Vidarbha-sūtā means the wife of Lord Rāmacandra. Come on. You are married? No, not yet. All right. Come on, next.

Aravinda: Vilāsinī.

Prabhupāda: Vilāsinī. Vilāsinī means who enjoys with Kṛṣṇa. Come on.

Aravinda: Uṣika.

Prabhupāda: Uṣika.

Aravinda: Uṣika.

Prabhupāda: Uṣika is Brahmā's another name, Uśik-kṣayā. So you know the rules and regulations? What are they?

Uṣika: No illicit sex, no meat-eating, no gambling, no intoxication.

Prabhupāda: Thank you. Ceto-darpaṇa-marjanaṁ bhava-mahā-dāvāgni-nirvāpaṇam (CC Antya 20.12).

Aravinda: Romapāda.

Prabhupāda: Brahmapāda?

Aravinda: Romapāda.

Prabhupāda: Roma?

Aravinda: R-o-m-a-p-a-d-a.

Prabhupāda: Rāmapāda? R-o?

Aravinda: R-o.

Prabhupāda: All right. So there was a great ṛṣi, Romaharṣaṇa, Romaharṣaṇa. So his disciple or servant. Yes. Hare Kṛṣṇa. No, that's all right. Come on.

Aravinda: Cedirāja.

Prabhupāda: Cedirāja. Cedirāja was Kṛṣṇa's aunt's husband. In connection with Kṛṣṇa. He was a great king. His son, Cedirāja's son, was Kṛṣṇa's cousin-brother but greatest enemy. Yes. Kṛṣṇa killed him. Yes. Come on.

Aravinda: Kuśakratha dāsa.

Prabhupāda: Kuśakratha. Kuśakratha. You know the rules and regulation? Yes. What are they?

Kuśakratha: No meat-eating, no gambling, no illicit sex, uh, no intoxication.

Prabhupāda: Which you like best? Which of them?

Kuśakratha: You are reading my mind, Śrīla Prabhupāda.

Prabhupāda:All right. Don't do that again.

Aravinda: Kirtīrāja.

Prabhupāda: Kirtīrāja. "The king who is famous." Who is that king who is famous, very? Do you know? No? Kṛṣṇa.What are the rules?

Kirtīrāja: No meat-eating, no illicit sex, no gambling and no intoxication.

Prabhupāda: Thank you.

Aravinda: Kaṁsā. Kaṁsā devi.

Prabhupāda: Kaṁsā was the sister of King Kaṁsa. Kaṁsā was not bad, but Kaṁsa was bad. Yes. Come on.

So is there any thread?

Aravinda: Yes. There's seven gāyatrīs, four threads.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Aravinda: Four threads, seven gāyatrīs in all.

Prabhupāda: So they may come after. Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Devotees: All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. All glories to the pure devotee. (end)