|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
December 31, 2014 1967 December 31: "Let us go on for Krishna's satisfaction and for the benefit of the whole world. I am confident of my future hopes in the sincere students like you; & now if I die I will die blissful, the work will go on."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 12:37 |
1968 December 31: "They are all mundane and have no entrance into actual spiritual activities. Superficially they pose themselves as great devotees, but we can feel their pulse; ultimately they are impersonalists."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 12:36 |
1970 December 31 : "London is the most important city in the world and it is my desire to see it come to full blossom under your expert management. So if the two of you take charge I will be satisfied that things are all right there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:33 |
1971 December 31 : "If he comes, please try to save this foolish boy. I like him very much; unfortunately he pretends now as the incarnation of St. Paul. Try to save him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:09 |
1972 December 31 : "You have some desire to become famous Vaisnava and jagad-guru. But Vaisnava means no material desire, what to speak of sex desire. First become without any sex desire, then think famous Vaisnava."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:39 |
1972 December 31 : "I am convinced that if you simply glorify Krsna and our books in the best descriptive manner, than anyone, no matter even atheist, they can be convinced to purchase one of our books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:36 |
1972 December 31 : "Act now or Krsna may take away this golden opportunity, being disappointed by our lack of enthusiasm and labor. George is now convinced of our movement, he will pay, so why the delay and difficulty?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:34 |
1972 December 31 : "Enthusiasm to serve Krsna is our price for entering into Krsna's kingdom. And maya is always trying to take it away - because without enthusiasm everything is finished."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:33 |
1973 December 31 : "If the devotees become angry and leave then our work is defeated. We have to manage our men in such a way that they may bend but not break. After all, our work is purely voluntary."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 11:30 |
1974 December 31: "Ultimately Ganesa Puja is not required, but if you have some sentiment to get the blessings of Ganesa in order to get huge sums of money for service of Krishna, then it can be done, but privately."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:03 |
1974 December 31: "For the time being, continue doing what you are doing. I shall advise you. Whatever income you are getting, give to the temple. Go regularly to the temple and raise your child. There is no need of loitering here and there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:00 |
1974 December 31: "Stay with me, both of you are my disciples. It is my duty to guide you for spiritual advancement. Let us see what can be done for all the misunderstandings that have taken place."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:59 |
1974 December 31: "So, make nice arrangement for all the devotees there. The principle is that we make propaganda for devotees to come. Don't ask any of them to go away. That is not our principle."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:56 |
1974 December 31: "Sankirtana if it is not possible, never mind. Try to organize meeting and impress upon the people Srimad-Bhagavatam philosophy. This is also Sankirtana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:54 |
1975 December 31: "I am prepared to organize Gujarat by traveling village to village. You said that you could help me in this respect and also supply a car. So as soon as it is ready I shall accept, please let me know."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 10:17 |
1975 December 31: "Thank you for your nice invitation card. Thousands of Caitanya Mahaprabhu temples may be established all over Australia so that I may receive one such invitation card at least every month."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 10:16 |
1975 December 31: "We are getting perfect knowledge from Krishna through the disciplic succession, so our position is very firm. We do not have to manufacture anything new."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 10:13 |
December 30, 2014 1967 December 30: "You will be glad to know that yesterday I have signed the agreement with MacMillan for publishing Gitopanisad. So far my health is concerned, Gaurasundara is keeping me fit by massaging and Govinda dasi is supplying me upma."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 08:35 |
1970 December 30 : "Enclosed is one letter to the editor of the Times replying the several letters you sent me. Hand it in personally so it is published immediately. We invite all kinds of men to discuss on this high philosophy of life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 07:23 |
1970 December 30 : "On the 4th we are all going to Bombay and from there my party of about 25 men will go to Allahabad for Ardhakumbla mela. I am reaching Calcutta on the 5th and shall attend an important meeting & then come back to Allahabad & then to Gorakhpur, etc."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 06:46 |
1971 December 30 : "Increase our preaching programs by using all the mass media which are available. We are modern day Vaisnavas and we must preach vigorously using all the means available."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 06:40 |
1971 December 30 : "The success of our Movement is due to my books and BTG being distributed throughout the world. So I hope you will see that the magazine comes out regularly and that my books can be published in Hindi."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 06:32 |
1971 December 30 : "Please see that we acquire land in Vrindaban immediately. We are ready to begin construction of a large Temple there. So do whatever is required, but somehow secure the land."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 06:30 |
1972 December 30 : "There is no question that he is only pure devotee and no one else is pure devotee. All of my disciples, as soon as they surrender themselves to Krsna, they become pure devotees."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:28 |
1972 December 30 : "If you simply do as I am doing, then without doubt you will remain always fresh and enthusiastic for working very energetically on Krsna's behalf, without any falldown."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:26 |
1972 December 30 : "That is wanted, that all of you take upon yourselves the responsibility of preaching widely everywhere the message of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu without any compromise or deviation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:24 |
1972 December 30 : "If you yourself remain always pure, then your preaching will have effect. As soon as there is little impurity, the whole thing will deteriorate and go to hell."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:22 |
December 29, 2014 1967 December 29: "Krishna has sent you to help me. As you are my sincere spiritual son, Krishna speaks within your heart so I have full faith in you. I give you full power of attorney."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 10:07 |
1968 December 29: "Regarding questions on yoga, explain the principles of yoga from Bhagavad-gita, preceded and followed by Krishna kirtana. If they want to know about hatha yoga explain that it cannot be successfully practiced in this present age of Kali."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 10:04 |
1971 December 29: "Restriction on reading Tenth Canto pastimes is only for those who do not know what is Krishna. But you are initiated, so you can read. Still our Krishna Book is so nice that even an ordinary man can read it and derive benefit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 09:56 |
1972 December 29: "Do not bother yourself by so many speculative thoughts. Remember always that you have now got this golden opportunity. It is not by accident that you have met your Spiritual Master and have become involved in Krsna's work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:55 |
1972 December 29: "So you have lost your enthusiasm due to irregular habits. Unless the determination to become successful in Krsna consciousness is there, any occupation, any place will simply become a source of restlessness and trouble for your mind."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:54 |
1972 December 29: "One fixed-up devotee, he can manage everything nicely, even in huge temple with many students. The problem is not the facility itself, rather the problem is the ability of the manager."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:52 |
1972 December 29: "Let them gradually develop the surrendering attitude and accept voluntarily the life of tapasya which must be practiced in the temple. We should not be over anxious just to recruit men if they will not be of the best quality."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:50 |
1972 December 29: "Arrange programs immediately at the Bar Association, the Stock Exchange, the Royal Asiatic Society, Ramakrishna Cultural Institute, Gaudiya Math, YMCA, Govinda Bhavan, like that. I will speak in Bengali, Hindi, or English."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:43 |
1973 December 29: "Almost all Indians have ignored the injunction of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. But now I have brought this message to the West and now you are helping me to bring it back to the people of India. It is a fact that all of humanity's suffering is due only to a lack of Krsna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 09:28 |
December 28, 2014 1968 December 28: "Such practices are against the principles of Krishna Consciousness. I want that all my students should always be ideal in character and not discredit our Society. For Krishna we can execute any activity, but this is not free license to act whimsically."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 09:40 |
1970 December 28: "In India everyone is a devotee. They have simply been mislead by politicians. By Lord Caitanya's mercy we are again reviving their dormant Krishna Consciousness, just as we are doing in our centers all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 09:37 |
1971 December 28: "I wanted we should print such leaflets, but they have not done - simply trying for equaling Dai Nippon, consuming money like Dai Nippon, and producing nothing. Our Society means books, if there are no books, how can we preach?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 09:36 |
1971 December 28: "We have been there for so many years, only now you are printing the first book? Produce profuse books, spend all your time translating, organizing, printing and distributing, then you will be able to improve the situation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 09:35 |
1971 December 28: "Wherever there is preaching strength there is success, pandal, making members, traveling Sankirtana, whatever it may be - just maintain our strong position of purity and preach and distribute literature, that's all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 09:34 |
1972 December 28: "If you want to make progress in kicking out maya from your life, then help me to push on this Krishna Consciousness movement all over the world. You have got now the golden opportunity and it is no accident that you have got now your Spiritual Master. Now the rest is up to you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:17 |
1974 December 28: "I am always praying to Krsna that my disciples will not fall away from the path of Krsna Consciousness. Always pray to Krsna so that He may keep you engaged in His transcendental service. Avoid the service of Maya like poison."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 09:16 |
1974 December 28: "Simply with mrdanga and karatala, traveling and chanting Hare Krsna, preaching simply Srimad Bhagavatam philosophy, this is the process. Don't add anything. It will only be a distraction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 09:13 |
December 27, 2014 1968 December 27: "When I put on the hat sent by you on my head, everyone says that it is brilliant, and because one has to dress according to the taste of friends this hat has become an important factor of my dressing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:35 |
1972 December 27: "That is advancement, to stick tightly to the orders of the Spiritual Master. Because my Guru Maharaja ordered it, I am also ordering it. Go on preaching, spread this Krsna Consciousness all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:34 |
1974 December 27: "What is this alone? Vaisnava is never alone. When I first came to your country I was alone for one year. But I never felt alone. I always felt the presence of my Guru Maharaja."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:28 |
1974 December 27: "Under all circumstances you must remain in the association of devotees. Continue to make nice milk preparations for the Deities. When I come in the spring I will be glad to accept them three times a day."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:25 |
1974 December 27: "I can come immediately. Try to arrange many programs with respectable gentlemen, philosophers, scholars, etc. If you can arrange nice programs in Brazil then I will be very pleased to go there also."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:09 |
1974 December 27: "Thank you very much for installing the very nice Radha-Krsna Deities. So do like that in every village and town. The matter is in the American hands. It must go on very nicely. That is my desire."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:48 |
1974 December 27: "So local men are coming daily. By good association and good preaching they can all become devotees. This is Lord Caitanya's mission to go to every town and village and create Vaisnava spirit in the local men."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:46 |
1975 December 27: "'Christmas week book distribution despite closed airport 112,000 BTGS, 8,000 Gitas sold.' Thank you very much. This is very good. Fight and depend on Krsna, that will bring you victory."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:05 |
December 26, 2014 1971 December 26 : "The American Ambassador and the Indian High Commissioner have agreed to come. Now, if you can convince the President of Kenya, Mr. Jomo Kenyatta, then I shall also consent to come for a few days to meet him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 04:20 |
1971 December 26 : "So never think dissatisfaction. Because you are serving Krishna, that is my satisfaction enough. But because you are also preaching so nicely, then I am more than satisfied. Why he does not write me?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:49 |
1971 December 26 : "We should always cling to the Lotus Feet of the Lord by following very strictly. If routine work - sixteen rounds, rising early, street Sankirtana, etc.- becomes slack or neglected, then all other attempts will fail."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:34 |
1971 December 26 : "As long as we keep ourselves pure for preaching, then we shall have all good results - of that there is no doubt. That is the proof of your preaching work - it becomes touchstone and turns iron to gold."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:30 |
1972 December 26 : "They are able to give enough money, but don't bother to try to mix with or preach to the Hindus extensively. Real business is to convert the local men to become Krishna Conscious and carry on the work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:18 |
1972 December 26 : "Except for some rare soul like George Harrison, big personalities will not help us. Now George is practically converted and he is only preaching about Krishna, and he has done that from the beginning."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:17 |
1972 December 26 : "We want that the mass shall support us, but we want that the class shall preach for us, that is the distinction. Is it clear?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:16 |
1972 December 26 : "I remember how you used to bring so many big men to see me at John Lennon's house. So if you sincerely desire to serve Him in that way, Krishna will give you every opportunity and intelligence."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:14 |
December 25, 2014 1955 December 25: "The League program is: (1) To hold consecutive meetings for impressing the ideas of the mission. (2) To train at least 7 to 10 educated young men (3) To publish a monthly paper for the English knowing heads of society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 06:16 |
1969 December 25: "This movement is greatly needed for the human society, so we are not working like any political party, but we are trying to execute the Will of the Supreme Lord."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:09 |
1972 December 25: "It is not very much advisable to make lies. Lies will not help us to train ourselves in truthfulness. Lie to some, not to others, that is not a good philosophy. Rather the brahmanas are always truthful, even to their enemies."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:08 |
1972 December 25: "We may do anything for Krishna, but that is reserved for very advanced experts in Krishna Consciousness - they know how to catch the big fish without themselves getting wet."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:06 |
1973 December 25: "I request you not to go to see him any more. This is not approved by me. Whatever is to be learned of Bhaktivinoda Thakura can be learned from our books. There is no need whatsoever for any outside instruction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 06:04 |
1974 December 25: "So one who gives class must read and study regularly and study the purport and realize it. Don't add anything or concoct anything - then you can preach very nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 05:56 |
1974 December 25: "The qualification for leading class is how much one understands about Krsna and the surrendering process. Not whether one is male or female. Of course, better she has heard nicely then she will speak nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 05:52 |
1974 December 25: "We can collect a lot of money for ISKCON Food Relief program with this film. But not a single farthing of that money should be used for any other thing. It should all go to our ISKCON Food Relief fund, nothing else."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 05:50 |