|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
March 5, 2014 1966 March 5: "Today I have sent one letter to the Secretary Salvation Army for exchange. At 2 o'clock went to Ananda Ashram. Kirtan was performed in the evening. Very much appreciated."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 11:56 |
1968 March 5: "Please be happy in separation. I am separated from my Guru Maharaja since 1936 but I am always with him so long I work according to his direction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 11:52 |
1971 March 5: "Anyone reading our KRSNA book, TLC, NOD, and Bhagavad As It Is, is sure to become a Krishna Conscious person. Therefore somehow or other we must push on this literature distribution program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 11:50 |
1972 March 5: "You are the flowers of your nation, the most exalted and never inferior or less than even the most so-called elevated materialistic person."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:48 |
1972 March 5: "Even I cannot give you any nice thing, still, because you have got some love for Krishna and your Spiritual Master, you are working very hard in every way just to push on this movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:45 |
1972 March 5: "Practically now it is in the hands of you big guns to manage everything. if you go on helping me in this way, you may know it for certain that very soon you will see Krishna face-to-face."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:42 |
1973 March 5: "We must avoid the risk of a separatist movement, unity is our purpose. We want to avoid skin disease and the Indian people are like the tannery experts. They will see our Sankirtana Party and think it is a white dance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 11:37 |
1974 March 5: "We do not say that one has to leave home. Either you leave home or remain there, you go on with your progressive interest and participation in this great movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:34 |
March 4, 2014 1967 March 4: "The money and society is yours. You can spend in any way but it is my duty to give you guidance as your ever well wisher. Pray to Krishna for your successful transaction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:21 |
1968 March 4: "I am very glad that Krishna is already dictating to you how to make perfect the SANKIRTANA party. I am glad that our friend, Allen Ginsberg, is helping you. There is no doubt about our success if we can make this Kirtana party successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:14 |
1970 March 4: "This Krsna Consciousness movement has such vast potency that by its philosophy the whole human race can be united politically, socially, religiously, and culturally. If important personalities like you will kindly join with my activities, I am sure it will come out successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:11 |
1972 March 4: "I am glad that you are trying for city commissioner. Take advantage, preach widely and sell our literatures. But our platform must be very simple - there is no other sacrifice necessary for the well-being of the citizens save and except this Sankirtana yajna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:05 |
1972 March 4: "Krishna says one should surrender to a bona fide spiritual master. He also says that one should “Surrender unto Me.” So there is no difference between surrendering to God and surrendering to God’s representative."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:04 |
1973 March 4: "Just yesterday I have arrived here in Calcutta and by the end of the week I expect to visit our new construction at Mayapur. Arrangements are being made for a very grand celebration on the Appearance Day of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:59 |
1974 March 4: "We have not gone an inch forward. The application is still lying there and they do not say yes or no. Our position is not clear. I require your help very much. Things are standing in the same position as when you left."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:56 |
1974 March 4: "Always follow our principles and actively preach. Krishna will protect you. Establish something substantial there and develop it. This is just according to the order of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu so He must be very pleased upon you for assisting me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:55 |
March 3, 2014 1966 March 3:
"Today Ekadasi observed. In the evening two visitors came. There were some topics on the meditation yoga. Dr. Mishra wanted my kirtan in his meetings. I am considering the proposal. The situation is adverse. Let me first of all see how they receive it in the Ananda."
1966 March 3 letters | 17:25 |
1968 March 3: "I am pleased you have begun practicing for the Kirtana party; please keep me informed how you are progressing. Responsive chanting is very nice; one singer may lead, and the others join in. That is the system. Arrange for costumes and wig; one boy dressed as Lord Caitanya, another as Nityananda."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:24 |
1968 March 3: "One God, one scripture, one mantra, this idea is not manufactured by me, but it is authoritative statement. In Life Magazine, Feb. 9, 1968, there you will see how nicely the American boys and girls are dancing and chanting the Holy Name of the Lord. I think a very nice Sankirtana party can be organized to travel all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:20 |
1968 March 3: "Ultimately you want to merge in the formless, or you want some material facilities, or you want to serve Krishna as His personal associate. Never mind, whatever you want, you worship one God, Krishna. The ultimate gain can be achieved as one desires."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:15 |
1968 March 3: "The Indian transcendentalists who are very serious about spreading the message of Bhagavad-gita may join us and backed by the Sankirtana movement, it will be great success. And there is every possibility of oneness all over the world, without any communal differences."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:58 |
1970 March 3: "Organization of the European centers and World Sankirtana Party - for these reasons I called you. You are all tested devotees, remain engaged in Krsna's service, then there will be no misunderstanding. See that the French and German BTGs are nicely done - that is my ambition."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:41 |
1974 March 3: "We will present our program exactly in the line of Lord Caitanya, by kirtana, prasadam distribution and speaking from Bhagavad-gita. We cannot deviate even an inch in order to attract the followers of the ecology philosophy or any other materialistic, utopian movement. Our ideal Vedic community will attract everyone on its own merit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:55 |
1974 March 3: "What is the use of knowing a number of influential leaders, since you yourself found them deficient? Our ideal will attract on its own merit, and we shall be glad to attract everyone who comes without compromising."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:53 |
March 2, 2014 1966 March 2: "In every step of his life the Spiritual Master guides. To take such guidance means the Spiritual Master should also be a very perfect man. Otherwise, how can he guide? It is not a formality. It is a great responsibility both for the disciple and for the Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Lecture :: 1966 letters | 18:22 |
1969 March 2: "These are all simply cheating formulas. It is simply for solving the problem of bread, it is not true religion as described by Srimad-Bhagavatam. Our Krishna Consciousness movement does not belong to any such cheating process."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:21 |
1969 March 2: "The argument that this evidence will lead many people to accept the philosophy of Lord Caitanya has no evidence. We should train our disciples in such a spirit that even if the whole world is against us, the Sankirtana Movement will be pushed on without any reference to scientific advancement of knowledge."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:20 |
1969 March 2: "Change in religious faith does not make one advanced in spiritual understanding. If we turn our attention to fit with other religious sects, how will that help anybody? We have nothing to do with compromising with Christians or Buddhists. Our principle should be to preach Krishna Consciousness as it is."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:16 |
1969 March 2: "Apart from this killing process within the embryo, there is also killing process in the slaughterhouse. If we want to criticize it will simply increase our enemies. Better let us try to invoke the dormant transcendental emotion by chanting and dancing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:14 |
1970 March 2: "Krsna Consciousness means full cooperation with Krsna. To love Krsna means to love Him along with all His Name, His fame, His qualities, His entourage, His abode, His devotees, etc."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:00 |
1970 March 2: "It is said the Goswamis were very much advanced having conquered over eating, sleeping, and mating. I am very glad that you are gradually coming to that stage. Try to realize it yourself and teach the method to all your younger brothers and sisters."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:58 |
1970 March 2: "A devotee of Lord Jesus Christ is one who is strictly following the ten commandments. Similarly Lord Buddha also emphasized ahimsa paramadharma. So these instructions are for the sinful men. Thus devotees of Lord Jesus Christ, they can go to heaven, a planet in the material world, that is all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:52 |
March 1, 2014 1966 March 1:
"Saw the India office for extention passport. Still hopeful. Received letter from Secretary of Indian Prime Minister. Disappointing. Received letter from Universal book not encouraging.
Butter & Bus fare etc.
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 17:21 |
1968 March 1: "I have induced my younger son, Brindaban De, to supply anything Indian that is sellable here and he has agreed. I think he may get 10% commission for his labor, and he can supply everything you may require from India."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:19 |
1968 March 1: "When I came to your country I wasn't very much in comfortable situation. Still I had the strength of mind, and I stayed. Similarly, you can stay always in India even in the most inconvenient condition. For a preacher there is no difficulty anywhere, irrespective of climate and conditions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:12 |
1968 March 1: "This Maya will attack the body always, because the body itself is the source of all troubles. We try to make a solution of our misfortunes, but at the same time we want to keep this body. If anyone wants real happiness, he has to get out of the entanglements of this material body."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:11 |
1968 March 1: "Take that house and live there, all three together, chanting Hare Krsna, and try to remain in transcendental peace. You cannot live together so you are living scattered. If you would have lived together with mutual cooperation, there would have been no trouble."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:07 |
1968 March 1: "Jayananda is purchasing a nice house in San Francisco. He has asked my approval. I think I shall send my approval with pleasure and we shall install Sri Sri Radha Krishna Vigraha there in a permanent place."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:06 |
1972 March 1: "It is our most important branch because it is located near a large university. If we can convince the intelligent class of men our success for saving your country and the rest of the world from a very dangerous condition is assured."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 17:00 |
1972 March 1: "Instruct them in the principles of brahminical life, namely, to be always pure or suci. One's actions are not pure until the body is pure. Through all kinds of cleanliness habits, eventually one can be purified completely, and thus qualify oneself to meet God face to face."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:52 |
February 28, 2014 1966 February 28: "Engagement with the First Secretary of Permanent Commission of Nepal State to the United Nations at 2 pm. Saw the First Secretary Mr. Kedar P. Kairala and it is hopeful. He will let me know very soon. Expenditure: Bus fare .30"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 11:54 |
1969 February 28: "Certainly my Spiritual Master watches me. There is no possibility of receiving perfect knowledge without approaching a self-realized Spiritual Master coming down in disciplic succession. The mental speculator - no matter how advanced he may be - cannot deliver the right knowledge."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 11:52 |
1970 February 28: "If we finish 15 tapes in a month, it comes to about 300 pages per month. Therefore, we can calculate that every two months we produce one book or, in every year we produce six books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 11:51 |
1970 February 28: "We wish to print at least sixty books, so it will take ten years. Under this process, the time allowed is quite reasonable. Anyway try to process the work in the above way and let me know how far it is feasible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 11:49 |
1970 February 28: "By the by, I may inform you that we require many pairs of Deities, but the Vrindaban manufacturer is very slow. Will you kindly take the trouble to find out someone in Jaipur who can supply us such Murtis regularly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 11:48 |
1972 February 28: "The future preachers of the Krishna Consciousness Movement must learn to be suci, absolutely pure in all respects. Your country will become so much degraded that they will appreciate if we are revolutionary clean."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:46 |
1972 February 28: "We have to daily sharpen our intelligence by reading and discussing and preaching to others. You cannot expect that even the great saintly persons are free from thoughts coming and going."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:45 |
1972 February 28: "We should always pray that Krishna may kindly provide me the intelligence to kill all demons of doubt, and because He understands the heart of His sincere devotee, immediately He gives assistance. I am absolutely certain that anyone who challenges me, I can defeat. Why? Because Krishna gives me the intelligence."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:43 |
February 27, 2014 1966 February 27: "Whole day remained at Ananda Ashram, Monroe, NY. Kirtan demonstration in the morning. Recording was made by Mr. Bill but it was not successful. In the evening returned. No income. No expenditure."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 12:56 |
1969 February 27: "In my childhood I was very naughty boy, and I used to catch my father in so many ways demanding unreasonable things, and my father used to satisfy me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:54 |
1969 February 27: "You say you are my disobedient son, but I think I am your disturbing father. I am putting more and more burden upon you but you have no hesitation to accept my demands."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:53 |
1969 February 27: "Regarding your kirtana success, it is so much pleasing to me. This is the way of our preaching work. Infuse this Krishna Consciousness idea amongst the student community."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:51 |
1969 February 27: "When you send news of successful kirtana performance so I experience personally and I am overwhelmed with spiritual joy. Kindly send at least two letters in a week as I am always anxious to hear from you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:50 |
1972 February 27: "So-called transcendentalists who have no real knowledge they are fond of these miracles. Krishna Consciousness is not a miracle, it is science, practically we can understand. We do not see anything miracle."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:48 |
1972 February 27: "I am an old man. If you help relieve me from this administrative work, that will free me to give you so many more books. So kindly assist me in this way."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:46 |
1972 February 27: "Actually, if you simply serve in a surrendered attitude, and go on chanting regularly, the answers to everything will come out automatically."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:45 |