681231 - Lecture Spelling of Arati Song - Los Angeles

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



681231PU-LOS ANGELES - December 31, 1968 - 08:34 Minutes



Devotee: Jāhnave. Next one.

Prabhupāda: Jāhnavī.

Devotee: Jāhnavī.

Prabhupāda: Jāhnavī. Jāhnavī means the Ganges.

Devotee: Taṭa.

Prabhupāda: Taṭa, bank.

Devotee: Vane.

Prabhupāda: Of the forest.

Devotee: Jaga-jana.

Prabhupāda: Jaga means of the world, and jana means people.

Devotee: Mana.

Prabhupāda: Mana means mind, heart.

Devotee: Lobhā.

Prabhupāda: Attractive. This means, "The ārātrika ceremony which is going on on the bank of the Ganges to receive Lord Caitanya is so beautiful that it is attractive to the people of the world, all people of the world." Jaga-jana-mana-lobhā. Mana . . . "Attractive to the mind of all people of the world."

Devotee: Kibā.

Prabhupāda: Kibā again, the same thing, "hello."

Devotee: Hello. Bosiyāchen

Prabhupāda: Bosiyāchen, "is seated."

Devotee: Is seated. Gauracand is Lord Caitanya.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Devotee: Ratna?

Prabhupāda: Ratna means jewels.

Devotee: Siṁhāsane.

Prabhupāda: On the throne.

Devotee: "Come see Lord Caitanya seated on the jeweled throne"?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Devotee: Ārati koren.

Prabhupāda: Ārati means the arati, reception; koren, doing; brahmā, Lord Brahmā; adi, headed by; deva-gaṇe, all the demigods. That means, "To offer ārati reception to Lord Caitanya, all the demigods have come down, headed by Lord Brahmā." Ārati koren brahmā-adi deva-gaṇe.

Devotee: Kibā, hello. Dakṣine?

Prabhupāda: Dakṣine, on the right side.

Devotee: Nitai.

Prabhupāda: Lord Nityānanda.

Devotee: Cand?

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Devotee: Cand.

Prabhupāda: Cand, Nitāicand. His name, Nityānanda's, means Nitāicand. Yes.

Devotee: Bāme.

Prabhupāda: Bāme, on the left side. This is Nityānanda on the right side, and that is Gadādhara on the left side.

Devotee: Nikaṭe.

Prabhupāda: Nikaṭe, nearby.

Devotee: Advaita prabhu.

Prabhupāda: Here is Advaita Prabhu.

Devotee: Śrīvāsa.

Prabhupāda: Śrīvāsa, there, another Lord's devotee. Śrīvāsa.

Devotee: Chaterjra.

Prabhupāda: Chatra-dhara. Chatra-dhara means he is bearing the umbrella.

Devotee: Śrīvāsa is?

Prabhupāda: Śrīvāsa, you know? Śrīvāsadi-gaura-bhakta. He is the chief devotee of Lord Caitanya, Śrīvāsa. He is Śrīvāsa.

Devotee: So it says, "Nearby, Advaita Prabhu and Śrīvāsa are bearing an umbrella."

Prabhupāda: That means Advaita Prabhu is nearby, and Śrīvāsa is also nearby, and Śrīvāsa is bearing the umbrella on the head of Lord Caitanya.

Devotee: Śaṅkhya. Kibā śaṅkhya.

Prabhupāda: Śaṅkha. Śaṅkha means the conchshell.

Devotee: Conchshell?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Devotee: Bāje.

Prabhupāda: Bāje. Śaṅkha bāje means bugling, or what is? Sound, make sound. What do you call?

Devotee: Trumpet? Bugle or trumpet?

Prabhupāda: Yes. Trumpeting. Trumpeting. The conchshell.

Devotee: Sounding, it's called. You sound.

Prabhupāda: Sounding, yes. Sounding the conchshell. Śaṅkha bāje. Bāje means sounding. Yes.

Devotee: Ghaṇṭā.

Prabhupāda: Ghaṇṭā, bells. Different kinds of bells are also ringing.

Devotee: Bāje, sound, ringing.

Prabhupāda: Ringing.

Devotee: Bāje karatāla.

Prabhupāda: Karatāla, cymbal, this is also being sounded, all together.

Devotee: Madhura mṛdaṅga.

Prabhupāda: And the madhura, with sweet mṛdaṅga. You know, mṛdaṅga.

Devotee: Madhura means street?

Prabhupāda: Sweet.

Devotee: Sweet.

Prabhupāda: Yes. The mṛdaṅga vibration is very sweet.

Devotee: Bāje, sounding. Śunitai?

Prabhupāda: Śunite, to hear.

Devotee: Rasāla.

Prabhupāda: Rasāla, very relishable. All these sounds together, when vibrated, they are very relishable to hear.

Devotee: That's all.

Prabhupāda: So make typed copies nicely, with diacritic mark, hard "a," and explain. And the sound is there, repeat. If you practice two, three days, it will be all right. Everyone will be able to sing, and it will be very nice.

Devotee: It's very beautiful.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Everything will come out nice, beautiful.

(break) (Prabhupāda sings mahāmantra, along with other names, in morning tune)

Like that. I asked you not to sit down before Deity like that. You should always sit very respectfully. This is to be practiced. So these words can be mixed in a different way to make the sound palatable. That's all. Just repeat. The Hare Kṛṣṇa is there, but in a different way. That's all. (end)