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710723 - Lecture Initiation - New York

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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710723IN-NEW_YORK - July 23, 1971 - 09:53 Minutes

Prabhupāda: You know the rules and regulation? That's all right.

Devotee: Jamadagni

Prabhupāda: Jamadagni

Devotee: Jamadagni

Prabhupāda: Yes. Jamadagni was a great sage. That's all. Father of Paraśurāma. (japa)

You know rules and regulation? Hmm. What are those? Rules? What are the rules?

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

Prabhupāda: Alright. What is his name?

Devotee: Brahma-vita.

Prabhupāda: Brahma-vita. Brahma-vita, "whose profession is to realize Brahma." . . . (indistinct) . . . that's all right. (japa) Hmm.

Devotee: Pāyasvinī.

Prabhupāda: Pāyasvinī dāsa. Pāyasvinī means the surabhī cow, who delivers milk as much as you like. (devotees laugh) Surabhīr abhipālayantam. Cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa-lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam (Bs. 5.29). Come on. (japa) Hmm.

Devotee: Bhārgava.

Prabhupāda: Hmm, Bhārgava means the descendant of Bṛghu. Bṛghu is one of the great sages, seven sages, in . . . rotating around the polestar, seven sages. And Bṛghu Muni is one of them. Bhārgava. In India there is still a Brahmin's family they are called Bhārgava. Come on. (japa)

Devotee: Keith Miller? Sumahat.

Prabhupāda: Sumahat. "Great personality." Come on. You know the rules and regulation?

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

Prabhupāda: Thank you. (japa)

Prabhupāda: Hmm.

Devotee: Ricardo. Haihaya.

Prabhupāda: Haihaya, a great saintly king. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Come on. (japa)

Woman devotee: This is for you to drink . . .

Prabhupāda: What is this? Goblet? What is this?

Woman devotee: It's . . . (indistinct)

Prabhupāda: Oh! Thank you. Come on. What are the rules? The rules, prohibitive rules? Eh?

Devotee: (prompting) The rules. What are the rules? The four regulative . . .

Prabhupāda: You do not know? Oh . . . (indistinct) . . . tell her. Tell her.

Devotee: No meat-eating, no intoxication . . .

Prabhupāda: Yes. (laughing) Repeat again. Repeat. Yes. What are the rules, you repeat.

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

Prabhupāda: No intoxication.

Devotee: Narmadā.

Prabhupāda: All right.

Devotee: Narmadā.

Prabhupāda: Narmadā. Narmadā is a sacred river in India, like Ganges. What you have got here? Yes. Come on, next. Narmadā, Godāverī, Kāverī, Gaṅgā, Yamunā. All sacred rivers.

Woman devotee (2): (offers obeisances and praṇāma mantras)

Devotee: Vaijayantī.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Devotee: Vaijayantī.

Prabhupāda: Vaijayantī. Vaijayantī is one who become victorious everywhere. Come on.

Devotee: Urvasī.

Prabhupāda: Urvasī. Urvasī is the beautiful society girl in the heaven. (laughter) Come on. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Hmm.

Devotee: Gosita.

Prabhupāda: Gosita. Gosita was a great sage.

Play that record, Govindam ādi-puruṣam. (japa) (Hums)

Devotees: Jaya!

(break) (end)