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730501 - Lecture Initiation - Los Angeles

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

730501IN-LOS ANGELES - January 01, 1973 - 14:03 Minutes

Prabhupāda: Now chant all mantras. (chants word-by-word, devotees repeat)

nama apavitraḥ pavitro vā
sarvāvasthāṁ gato 'pi vā
yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ
sa bahyābhyantaraḥśuciḥ
(Garuḍa Purāṇa)
śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇu

Now, give these beads. (devotees chant japa)

Brahmānanda: Brahmānanda Purī.

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Brahmānanda: Brahmānanda Puri.

Prabhupāda: Paramānanda.

Brahmānanda: Brahmānanda.

Prabhupāda: Brahmānanda. Brahmānanda, his name already there.

Brahmānanda: Brahmānanda Purī.

Prabhupāda: All right. So, you are Brahmānanda Purī. You know the rules and regulation? What is that?

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

Prabhupāda: Hmm. How many rounds you will chant?

Brahmānanda Purī: Sixteen rounds.

Prabhupāda: Take it. All right. Come on. Don't drop. Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa! (everyone chants japa)

Brahmānanda: Robert? Gaṅgādhara.

Prabhupāda: You know the rules and regulation? Tell. What are those rules and regulation?

Robert: No eating meat, fish or eggs, no illicit sex, don't take intoxicants, no gambling.

Prabhupāda: Your name is Gaṅgādhara. Take it. Come on. (devotees chant japa) Come on. Be prepared with this neck beads on. So, you know the rules and regulation?

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

Brahmānanda: Bhojadeva.

Prabhupāda: Bhojadeva. Hare Kṛṣṇa. (devotees chant japa) What are the rules?

Bopadeva: No meat-eating, fish or eggs, no illicit sex, no gambling, no intoxication.

Brahmānanda: Bopadeva.

Prabhupāda: Bopadeva, yours. Hare Kṛṣṇa. (japa) What are the rules and regulation?

Yajña-prīyā dāsī: No illicit sex . . . (indistinct)

Brahmānanda: Yajña-prīyā dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Yajña-prīyā dāsī. Come on. Hare Kṛṣṇa. (devotees chant japa) Yajñaiḥ saṅkīrtana-prāyair yajanti hi su-medhasaḥ (SB 11.5.32). (japa) You know the rules and regulations? What are those? Thank you.

Brahmānanda: Bhuvaneśvara dāsa.

Prabhupāda: Bhuvaneśvara dāsa. Thank you. (devotees chant japa) Rules?

Brahmānanda: Kṛṣṇa Caitanya dāsa.

Prabhupāda: Kṛṣṇa Caitanya dāsa.

Devotees: Jaya! Haribol!

Prabhupāda: Very good name.

Brahmānanda: . . . (indistinct)

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Come on. (japa) What are the rules?

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

Brahmānanda: Asura-kula-nāśana.

Prabhupāda: Ohh. Very big name. (laughter) Asura-kula-nāśana. Asura-kula means demons. You have to massacre all these demons. (laughter) Come on. You will do it? You will do it? Thank you. (laughter)

Brahmānanda: Leslie. (devotees chant japa)

Prabhupāda: You know who is demon? You know who is demon? Asura-kula-nāśana, you know who is demon? Who is that? Who is demon?

Asura-kula-nāśana: Oh, karmīs. (laughter)

Prabhupāda: No, not only karmīs; others also. So-called scientist.

Devotees: Jaya! Haribol!

Prabhupāda: Māyayāpahṛta-jñānā (BG 7.15). Anyone who is posing himself as very much advanced in education but has no knowledge in Kṛṣṇa, he is also a demon.

Devotees: Jaya!

Svarūpa Dāmodara: Who is not a devotee of Kṛṣṇa . . .

Prabhupāda: Hah?

Svarūpa Dāmodara: . . . he's a demon.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Demon means he is not a devotee. That is demon. There are two kinds of persons—one demon, and one demigod. Those who are devotees, they are demigods, and those who are not devotees, they are demons.

dvau bhūta-sargau loke
asura . . . daiva āsura eva ca
viṣṇu-bhakti-bhaved daiva
āsuras tad-viparyayaḥ
(BG 16.6)

Asura. Asura means just the opposite number of devotees. That's all. This is the general definition of demons: opposite number. So anyone who is against Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he is a demon. That's all. This is general. Come on. What are the rules and regulation?

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

Brahmānanda: Tārakā dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Tārakā-devī dāsī. One of the gopīs.

Devotees: Jaya.

Prabhupāda: Thank you very much.

Brahmānanda: Terry. (devotees chant japa)

Prabhupāda: What he is doing? What are the rules and regulation?

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

Prabhupāda: Hmm. Strictly.

Terry: Jaya Śrīla Prabhupāda.

Prabhupāda: Come on. What is it?

Brahmānanda: Tejomāya.

Prabhupāda: Tejomāya. Who is Tejomāya? You know? Who is Tejomāya? You know? Tejomāya, we have explained: the sun. Sun is Tejomāya. Aśeṣa-tejāḥ. Sun. Tejomāya. Nobody can compare with his temperature. (devotees chant japa)

Prabhupāda: Who is next?

Brahmānanda: Caroline? Caroline?

Prabhupāda: (japa) What are the rules and regulation?

Caroline: No meat, fish or eggs, no gambling, no intoxication and no illicit sex.

Prabhupāda: Are you insured? (laughter) Insured?

Caroline: . . . (indistinct)

Prabhupāda: Because you have got this spot. (devotee has a "beauty spot" above her lip) (laughter) There was a film actress, Pearl White, she had a spot like that. She insured for many amount. (laughter) Come on.

Brahmānanda: Cinmayī dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Cinmayī. Yes. That is your insurance. Cinmayī: to become spiritually conscious. That is the best insurance.

Devotees: Jaya. (japa)

Brahmānanda: Jodie? Jodie?

Prabhupāda: Come on. (japa) What are the rules and regulation?

Jodie: Chant at least sixteen rounds. No taking of meat, fish or eggs, no illicit sex, no gambling and no intoxication.

Prabhupāda: Thank you.

Brahmānanda: Kāla-rūpa.

Prabhupāda: Kāla-rūpa. Vicious. When Kṛṣṇa appears in the Battle of Kurukṣetra, virāṭ-rūpa, he inquired to Arjuna, "Who are You?" He said, "Kāla-rūpa." Kāla-rūpa means, "I have come . . . I have appeared to kill all these demons." Hare Kṛṣṇa. Now chant. (japa) You know the rules and regulation?

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

Prabhupāda: Very good. What is intoxication?

Kālacandra: Smoking.

Prabhupāda: Hah?

Kālacandra: Smoking.

Prabhupāda: What are these?

Brahmānanda: He said cigarette.

Prabhupāda: Tea also. Yes. Tea, coffee—all these are intoxicants. So?

Brahmānanda: Kālacandra.

Prabhupāda: Hmm. Kālacandra. Come on. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Kālacandra dāsa. You are Gauracandra, but you are servant of Kālacandra. Kālacandra is another name of Kṛṣṇa. So thank you very much. Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Devotees: Jaya! Haribol! All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. All glories to you Prabhupāda! (end)