.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami

November 21, 2014  

1956 November 21: "When you will see the papers and programme, I am sure your excellency will be interested in co-operating with me. I am crying alone in the wilderness at the present moment. So please help me in this noble cause."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64

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1967 November 21: "I am pleased to learn of your spirit of protest but killing proposal is not good. We have to kill with arguments and reasons not with sticks and weapons. Sometimes we have to tolerate."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

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1971 November 21: "This is a revolutionary thought. The old system of gurukula should be revived as the perfect example of a system designed to produce great men who know what is the real welfare of the citizens."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 04:44 |
 

1972 November 21: "As there are in Vrindaban some residents like monkeys and hogs, similarly there are many rascals in the name of Vaisnavas, be careful of them. And do not dare to question impudently before your Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 04:41 |
 

1974 November 21: "They are nice pictures but this will deteriorate from the standard. These are not meant for the common man but for advanced devotees. If we distribute, they will misuse. I hope you can understand this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

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1974 November 21: "They criticize how we can create brahmanas. They think brahmanas are born like horses and asses are born. The training of brahmanas should be so nice that by guna and karma people will be forced to accept them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

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1975 November 21: "That you have been victorious in preaching to the big Mayavadis, that is the mercy of Krsna. The process is simply to read my books and learn the purports and then speak to them in your own words."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

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November 20, 2014  

1968 November 20: "Bhaktivinoda Thakura was associating with impersonalists for sometime and then he manifested himself as pure devotee. So there is no misunderstanding. Everything must be understood through the transparent via media of the bona fide Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

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1969 November 20: "We do not mind if there is no savings. Our policy should be to collect millions of dollars and to spend also millions of dollars or sometimes more. But we should be very careful that we may not be extravagant."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 06:15 |
 

1971 November 20: "My Guru Maharaja used to say, 'Anything material, if it is used for the service of Krishna, it is a mistake to give it up.' Because I understood this principle, he used to appreciate me in front of my godbrothers. Why you big leaders do not understand?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

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1974 November 20: "So we should not be confused. A big nation, a big worker, a big ascetic, and all similar big attempts, if they are devoid of bhagavad-bhakti, then such big qualities are exactly like the decoration of a dead body."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 06:08 |
 

1975 November 20: "Produce just enough for our own use. If you start trading business, then so many problems will be there. Trading leads to envy and jealousy and cheating, then everything is lost."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

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1975 November 20: "Why increase business? This is not required. He came to India simply for business so I gave him sannyasa and now he is finished with all business. Business should be discouraged, our business is simply book distribution."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

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1975 November 20: "Personal example - this is our process of preaching - not that we preach something and then do something else. That is called cheating and we are not that kind of cheater."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 06:02 |
 

1975 November 20: "Whatever is suitable, that you should do. This is the meaning of plain living and high thinking. But if the chanting of Hare Krsna is not there, then no high thinking will be there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 05:58 |

November 19, 2014  

1965 November 19: "I am obliged to your good daughter for awarding me the degree SWAMI JESUS. I take this honour as sent by Lord Jesus through an innocent child. Lord Jesus preached the message of God and I have taken up the same mission, and it would be a good luck for me if I can follow in the foot prints of Lord Jesus."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965

letters | 08:16 |
 

1968 November 19: "Your idea is very glorious but until you have some income how can you give up your prresent job? Of course, if there is no other alternative but to give up the job and depend on Krishna - He will do the needful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 08:14 |
 

1969 November 19: "I am very sorry to learn that our press is lying idle. Immediately print paperback TLC and the first volume of Srimad Bhagavatam. You mention lack of management but why should this be so when yourself and others are there?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 08:09 |
 

1973 November 19: "The picture of Radha-Paris Isvara is very nice and Radharani's attitude is very nice. She is giving her blessings to everyone. The picture of the arati is also a nice pose. Krishna is looking upon me and I am looking to Him. Kindly send me copies."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 08:00 |
 

1975 November 19: "Why are they doing business? We shall only do one business and that is book-selling. That's all. This business should not be encouraged any more. Doing business and not sankirtana, this is not at all good."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

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1975 November 19: "It is very impressive. It looks like a secretariat building. Even big, big businessmen, they haven't got such branches all over the world as we have got. And our business is with honor. Why not purchase this building?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 07:40 |
 

1975 November 19: "Regarding the one million copies of Back to Godhead printed. Thank you, this is solid work. Regarding the new printing of the abridged Gita, why there should be mistakes? Mistakes makes the book useless. You must be very, very careful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 07:37 |
 

1975 November 19: "Krsna will guide you how to increase the library distribution. Do not worry. Just do it sincerely and with a cool brain. Anyone who is not biased and fanatically sophisticated will like our books. Yes, I am doing Srimad-Bhagavatam, trying to finish. I am trying my best."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 07:36 |

November 18, 2014  

1967 November 18: "Provocation and misunderstanding may remain between one man and another but our staunch faith in Krishna Consciousness may not allow any material disruption. Therefore please try to be sympathetic with any person even if they differ."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 01:22 |
 

1968 November 18: "Regarding Srimad-Bhagavatam, please send me the chapters you have revised I want to see how it is being done. I am glad you are not omitting anything, but just making grammatical correction, that is very nice. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 01:15 |
 

1970 November 18: "Our position has nothing to do with them. They cannot do anything and if somebody does something, they will be envious. So many persons were envious of my Guru Maharaja, but He was preaching and He did not care for them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 01:12 |
 

1972 November 18: "You have requested me if you can again return to your wife. How is that possible? Then you have to give up your sannyasi dress. You can support her if you want and she can remain separately, but you cannot see her nor talk with her, neither correspond."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 01:08 |
 

1972 November 18: "We are not so much after big, big buildings, we are interested to preach only. Not that we shall have to labour so much just to get money for maintaining, so much so that our spiritual life becomes neglected, no."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

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1972 November 18: "Real business is to spread the message of Lord Caitanya throughout the world. So that place where we may broadcast Krishna Consciousness all over the world, if you are able to get it without too much difficulty, that will be a very great asset for preaching."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 01:02 |
 

1975 November 18: "We do not criticize the communist idea, but we want to make it perfect. Let the leading men of any communist country come and talk with us and we are sure to make him convinced about this loftiest philosophy of Krsna consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 00:59 |
 

1975 November 18: "If you want to have Krsna, one must be above illicit sex life. That requires some strength. By chanting Hare Krsna, one will become strong. Unfortunately, we have no taste for this chanting. This is our misfortune."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 00:58 |

November 17, 2014  

1970 November 17: "We shall not misrepresent ourselves by making a show of devotional service to simply fill our bellies. We must push on with great seriousness and sincerity. Our only intention is to spread this sublime philosophy all over the world for the complete welfare benefit of everyone."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 03:56 |
 

1970 November 17: "We are now attracting the attention of the general public and very influential persons as well. Keep our program pure according to my instructions, and you will be given the deserved respect of topmost members of society. Thus we may hope to change society as a whole."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 03:55 |
 

1971 November 17: "I am especially encouraged by your programs in the colleges. I am successful in my teaching work because I have not deviated one inch from my Spiritual Master's instruction, this is my only qualification. So if you simply remain pure, your preaching will have effect."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 03:46 |
 

1972 November 17: "Why they are inventing such new things? Why these things are being imposed? I have given you the guiding principles, if no one is there who can manage in the right way, what can I do from such a distant place?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 03:45 |
 

1972 November 17: "Even there is some disturbance between you, that is not to be taken very seriously. Real business is preaching work, and if there is full attention on this matter only, all other businesses will be automatically successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 03:44 |
 

1974 November 17: "I am not very much enthusiastic for this charitable dispensary. I have heard from the Rama Krishna Mission that as no medical practitioner was joining to run it, their dispensaries are mostly being run by paid men."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 03:40 |
 

1974 November 17: "If you are inclined to retire, you are welcome to live with us. You can live with your good wife as vanaprastha. We have got three very nice places in India and in any one of them, you are welcome."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 03:37 |
 

1975 November 17: "I met a very major car accident in Mauritius, and still there is some little sore on my knees. So by December I shall go back to Vrindaban via Delhi. From there I shall go to South India to Nellore, and then to Calcutta by February. Surely at that time we shall meet again."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 03:31 |

November 16, 2014  

1968 November 16: "We know they are a bogus humbug without any substance, why should we bring them prominence by criticizing them? Very soon we shall surpass all missions, asrams and yoga societies. Simply we have to push on the Sankirtana party."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 00:46 |
 

1970 November 16: "Without being jolly, one cannot make tangible progress in Krsna Consciousness. And without strictly following the regulative principles and chanting the prescribed number of rounds, nobody can become free from the unhappiness of this material world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 00:43 |
 

1970 November 16: "Vibrate these transcendental sounds everywhere continually, it will pierce the ears and enter the hearts of such materially absorbed persons and their natural attraction for Krsna will be revived."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 00:42 |
 

1970 November 16: "The recent upheavals is finished. I do not think you will find any more these politics. Remain pure following the instructions of the Spiritual Master and there is no chance for maya to enter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 00:41 |
 

1970 November 16: "Maya and Krsna, always side by side. Either one is serving Krsna or serving Maya. Maya is always peeping, ready to take advantage. This full schedule will save you from engagement elsewhere."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 00:37 |
 

1972 November 16: "If we fall down in following the regulative principles such as rising before four, chanting 16 rounds, like that, if these things are not strictly observed - then maya will enter and spoil everything."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 00:36 |
 

1972 November 16: "These books and magazines are our most important propaganda weapons. The more we produce and distribute our literature profusely all over the world, the more we shall deliver this world from it's suicidal course."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 00:32 |
 

1972 November 16: "If we ourselves are above suspicion, others will automatically respect. That is cooperation. And we must exist on such cooperation, otherwise if we go on fighting over small things - the whole thing is doomed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 00:22 |

November 15, 2014  

1967 November 15: "We should never tolerate any insult to Krishna or His Representative. Anyway, forget the chapter, there is nothing to be lamented. If thousands like him come and go, we have to prosecute our real program - being sincere to Krishna and Krishna Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 01:08 |
 

1969 November 15: "Just like a rope comes down the well, we have captured the strong chain of disciplic succession coming from the highest platform. Captures it very tightly and we are assured of being delivered from the clutches of Maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 01:06 |
 

1969 November 15: "Don't be worried about the clutches of Maya. For my disciples who are so kindly cooperating with me in the matter of my rendering service to my Spiritual Master, for them I am always ready to come back from Goloka Vrindaban, if they are not delivered along with me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 01:01 |
 

1970 November 15: "It is no use to learn Hindi or any other language, just try to learn to speak our Krsna Consciousness language very nicely. If you follow our regulations and always remain neat and clean, very soon everything obscure will become clear."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 00:55 |
 

1974 November 15: "So many difficulties I had to face since I left my home but by Krishna's grace we are situated on a standard footing. So let us maintain this position and pray always to Krishna that we may not spoil what Krishna has given us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 00:43 |
 

1974 November 15: "When you understand you are a fool then you are a little intelligent. Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted to remain a fool, all Vaisnavas - not artificially but seriously - think themselves as foolish. The more we remain foolish, the more we remain eager for spiritual advancement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 00:41 |
 

1974 November 15: "To repeatedly offer obeisances to the Spiritual Master, this is very important. A disciple should offer dandabats, not namaskara. The more one becomes fixed up in Guru obeisances, the more one becomes advanced."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 00:38 |
 

1975 November 15: " Do not adulterate or change anything. Memorize the purports of my books and then speak them in your own words, that is the process to preach Krsna consciousness. Then you will be the perfect preacher."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 00:35 |
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