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Published on November 7th, 2023 | by Madhudvisa dasa


Transcendental Broadcast — a Television Interview with Srila Prabhupada PDF Download

Transcendental Broadcast a Television Interview with Srila Prabhupada

Newton Minnow, former director of the F .C. C., described the world of T.V. viewing as a “vast wasteland.” But when a pure devotee of Krishna (God) appears on television, the whole performance becomes surcharged with bliss. When television, with its complex technological setup for reproducing a picture in thousands of T.V. sets, is used for the purpose of glorification of the Supreme Lord by a pure devotee, it becomes spiritualized. Whoever sees and hears a pure devotee talking about the nature of God and the eternal soul becomes liberated from all misery.

This is an actual fact and can be investigated by any inquiring philosopher or scientist.

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On July 29, 1971, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, the author of Bhagavad-gita As It Is, arrived in Gainesville, Florida, to speak at a large student gathering at the University of Florida. Taking advantage of his presence in Gainesville, which His Divine Grace described as “a remote corner of the world, thousands of miles from the birth place of Lord Caitanya” (the incarnation of Krishna who appeared 500 years ago in India to teach the Hare Krishna mantra), the local T.V. station arranged for this interview.

Lord Caitanya predicted that His philosophy of the Absolute Truth would be spread to every town and village in the world. As clearly taught in the Vedic scripture Bhagavad-gita, it will reveal to us that our real self is not the body but an individual spiritual soul and that Krishna is the Supreme Spirit, the Soul of all souls. The nature of the spirit soul is eternally fresh. It cannot be destroyed, broken or contaminated. Because he is a pure devotee, Srila Prabhupada can speak from the transcendental platform of Absolute Truth.

We have prepared the text of this interview so that the serious reader may repeatedly read it and study the spirit soul in action.

As we have stated, this was not an ordinary television performance. A serious man wants to know the Absolute Truth in order to solve the problems in his life. Thus Bhagavad-gita advises him, “Just approach a spiritual master.” Who will not be eager to listen for his own benefit, when God reveals Himself through the words of a pure devotee?

About the Author

My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna." I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can. That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental! That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!

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