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

August 14, 2014  

1958 August 14: "I wish that a personality like yourself may accept the leadership. Responsible gentlemen who are managing all other affairs, must also take up the responsibility of this missionary activity as well then it will successful. I hope you will take the matter very seriously and do some practical service for the satisfaction of the Lord."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64

letters | 03:10 |
 

1958 August 14: "They are very busy to bring peace in the world by continuously holding expensive conferences, meetings, summit talks etc. but such attempts are being made without any relation of God and they are all manifold creations of Maya, the External Potency of the Absolute Truth."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64

letters | 03:09 |
 

1965 Saturday, August 14 :
"The ship started majestically at 11 o'clock in the morning. On reaching the Bay of Bengal, the sea appeared like a big plate of water. It is a vivid example of God's Maya because it appears like something but factually it is something else."
Jaladuta Dairy :: 1965

letters | 03:08 |
 

1968 August 14: "The whole Srimad-Bhagavatam is full of philosophical discussions and we are prepared for that. But at the same time we are concerned mostly with the mass of people - therefore Hare Krishna kirtana is our life and soul."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 03:04 |
 

1971 August 14: "Yes, we were saved by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Road. We shall always expect to be saved by His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja Prabhupada. Whatever success we have had in preaching Lord Caitanya's mission all over the world it is only due to his mercy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 03:00 |
 

1971 August 14: "There are complaints against the GBC which is not very favorable. We require to hold this important meeting of the GBC to formulate the rules and regulations how things will be worked on."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 02:56 |
 

1971 August 14: "I set up the GBC with hope that I shall get relief from administration of the mission but on the contrary I have become the center of receiving so many complaints. So it is not a relief for me, rather it is becoming troublesome."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 02:54 |
 

1974 August 14: "Yes, I can be made President and Trustee of the Corporation as you have suggested. Now I want to make an International Trust Board for the whole Society. Make a draft and kindly send to me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 02:49 |

August 13, 2014  

1965 Friday, August 13: "Today at 9 a.m. embarked on M.V. Jaladuta. Everything is nice and thanks to Lord Sri Krishna for His enlightening Smti. Sumati Moraji for all these arrangements. The ship started at 1/30 p.m. very slowly from the dock. The voyage was again stopped at 3/30 a.m. at Kalpi near Diamond Harbor. The delta of the Ganges quite wide with shallow water."
Jaladuta Journal :: 1965

letters | 03:50 |
 

1969 August 13: "Your endeavor to induce the Beatles to cooperate with us is successful. Now when I come to London I shall bring various other recordings sung by me. When they are presented through Mr. George Harrison and his company, I am sure people will like them very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 03:45 |
 

1969 August 13: "When I heard the wheels of the cart collapsed it was so great a shock that the whole day I was sick and morose. Now after receiving this letter I am very much enlivened that as a result of this collapse you have got now the sympathy of all the people of London."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 03:41 |
 

1974 August 13: "Regarding moneys collected, do not keep this money. Immediately spend on printing books. This should be strictly followed: 50% for printing and 50% for building. No money should be invested for any business."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 03:38 |
 

1974 August 13: "Regarding the society's leaders emphasizing business, you should understand what is the meaning of business. Business means to help the preaching. Preaching needs financial help - otherwise, we have no need for business."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 03:37 |
 

1974 August 13: "Our book business is sufficient to support our movement. I do not want the preaching to be at the expense of managing. Manager must also be a preacher - otherwise who will want to follow him?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 03:32 |
 

1974 August 13: "Regarding book sales, please endeavor in this way. The book sales - this is the only solace in my life. When I hear that my books are selling so nicely, I become energetic like a young man."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 03:31 |
 

1974 August 13: "We have to plan our activities in such a way that we become stronger, not weaker. Physically I am becoming weak, so now you boys must become strong."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 03:30 |

August 12, 2014  

1965 August 12:
"To start for U.S.A. by
MV. Jaladuta from Calcutta
port (King George's Dockyard)"
1965 Jaladuta Journal

letters | 15:28 |
 

1965 August 12: "Srimat Bhaktivedanta Swami, a resident of Vrndavana, is departing from Calcutta for New York this 12th day of August. People from far off America have invited him to meet him in person and acquaint themselves with his work." [from Dainik Basumati]
Jaladuta Journal :: 1965

letters | 15:27 |
 

1968 August 12: "Several devotees arrived from San Francisco to begin preparations for opening our center in London, England. While they are here, we are having rehearsal of Kirtana daily so we are going to try to make it as successful a venture as Krishna desires."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 15:26 |
 

1971 August 12: "In the midst of your heavy duties go on writing something glorifying the Lord and put our philosophy into words. Writing articles means to express oneself how he is understanding the whole philosophy. So this writing is necessary for everyone."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 15:25 |
 

1971 August 12: "If Indira Gandhi is not available, then forget this program. If it is not possible, then there should be no ceremony. But she has not flatly denied us. She said if she is on the Bengal side she would come. So find out the date when she will be on that side."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 15:23 |
 

1971 August 12: "So you all have been trained up under the expert guidance of Visnujana Swami. Stay fit in spiritual life by strictly following. If you will follow faithfully then your going back to home back to Godhead will be certain."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 15:19 |
 

1971 August 12: "Encourage him as much as possible. Give him daily a little prasadam and give him opportunity to hear Hare Krishna Mantra. That will induce him more and more. He has got an inclination so if you give him a chance to associate with you then he may turn out to be a great help to our movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 15:18 |
 

1971 August 12: "GBC does not mean to control, GBC means to see that the activities of a center go on nicely. I do not know why he is exercising absolute authority. That is not the business of GBC. The president, treasurer and secretary are responsible for managing the center. GBC is to see that things are going nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 15:14 |

August 11, 2014  

1970 August 11: "The Deities are not as opulent as when They were being taken care of by you so if you want to come back here and take care of Them I have no objection. Does the democratic management not allow you to go to the Deity room? What is the difficulty?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 14:08 |
 

1970 August 11: "If they are interested in us being there, then the clear idea should be that they should construct a temple according to our design and we shall have a half dozen men for keeping the Deity nicely and eventually organize an ashram. They should give us proper facility. How else we will work?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 14:07 |
 

1972 August 11: "As I have been traveling all over the world for the past few months, I don't know if I will be able to visit. I am thinking to sit down for a while for translating work, but if I get opportunity I shall certainly come there. I am very glad to hear that everything is expanding there in Krsna consciousness spirit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 14:06 |
 

1972 August 11: "Since you have asked me, this is my advice. You and your family, sit down and chant daily some japa and have kirtana. Then you may order my books, hold class all together daily at least one hour. After you have practiced these things for a few months' time, then we can see to your formal initiation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 14:05 |
 

1972 August 11: "Stop this fighting. Now do something tangible for Krishna and always cooperate with each other. Have a European preaching center and try to engage all the hippies and tourists who come to Vrndavana. Give them nice prasadam, engage them in chanting, cleansing the temple, reading our books, and give them all facilities for becoming devotees."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 14:04 |
 

1972 August 11: "We are never alone in Krishna consciousness; the Spiritual Master is always there in his instructions, and Krishna is there within your heart. This spot life is merely a platform to make progress toward going back to home, back to Godhead. So never mind there may be some inconvenience in family life. Make Krishna your husband and always think of Him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 14:03 |
 

1975 Augsut 11: "My Dear Sripada Bon Maharaja: It is a great pleasure for me to know that you saw our Toronto and Montreal temples. Next time you come to Europe or America please kindly visit all our temples, especially Los Angeles, Detroit, London, and Paris."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 14:00 |
 

1975 August 11: "That you are expecting 30,000 people for Jhulana Yatra is wonderful. You should distribute liberally prasadam. Let each man be given prasadam. That is our special program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 13:59 |

August 10, 2014  

1968 August 10: "It is very good that you would like to go to Boston to the Brahmacarini asrama. It is not very far from Montreal, so you can come here to visit. And when you come here, we shall talk together, and I shall initiate you as my disciple if you so desire."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 01:12 |
 

1974 August 10: "You must keep your sannyasa, because you have taken it from me. Wherever you go, just try to follow the regulations, and Krishna will bless you. I do not want any personal service from you, I want only to keep you engaged in Krishna's service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 01:07 |
 

1975 August 10: "I am organizing in Europe and America many farm lands so that my disciples can live peacefully, grow their own food, produce cloth, and save time for chanting Hare Krishna. This scheme has been successful in West Virginia, New Orleans, and Pennsylvania."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 00:44 |
 

1975 August 10: "I am very much anxious to start this Gurukula scheme immediately. I am starting for India immediately by cancelling other programs and if you kindly give us the land I shall begin the constructing of the Gurukula building immediately."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 00:42 |

August 9, 2014  

1967 August 9 : "I am very glad to inform you that we have safely reached India. I stayed for a few days in Delhi and then came to Vrindaban. I am undergoing the treatment of an ayurvedic physician celebrated to be the best in the area, and I think I am feeling a little better. Anyway, as soon as I am a little fit, I shall return to you by the Grace of Krishna. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 10:52 |
 

1969 August 9 : "I do not think taking on an outside job will be nice. If you can organize sales of BTG and our literature very nicely, there will be no financial strain. Also try to cooperate with the local booksellers."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 10:51 |
 

1971 August 9: "I am so much grateful to you both, husband and wife, that you are so much helping me to fulfill the order of my Guru Maharaja. Just as soon as you have secured a nice temple, I will be glad to come and visit there. That will be very nice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 10:50 |
 

1972 August 9 : "I am told such building could be built for less in America, what to speak of India. I shall expect it to be the most first-class building of India, you are spending like it is the Taj Mahal."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 10:48 |
 

1972 August 9: "So you don't have to minimize the preaching program in order to study independently, no. preaching Krishna is the same as remembering Krishna. Your program for preaching is very much approved by me. I can understand if one of my students is making spiritual advancement if he is also making many devotees."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 10:45 |
 

1974 August 9: "You mention that you want to write a book, but instead of writing books, you should read and explain my books to others. Reading and writing are the same, sravanam kirtanam vishnoh."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 10:45 |
 

1974 August 9: "You have sent a list of six men for initiation, so why you are disappointed? Do not think of changing the place. Stick to that place and chant Hare Krishna. Krishna will send more men, rest assured. Devotees may come or not come, but you do your duty."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 10:39 |
 

1974 August 9: "Regarding the picture of Krishna and Balarama fighting as bulls, this is completely rejected by me. It is not good. You have made it demoniac. Make Them as they are themselves, as boys fighting. Never show like this. Everything is there in the Krsna Book. Don't imagine."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 10:38 |

August 8, 2014  

1968 August 8 : "This method of chanting in the park, distributing Prasadam, and selling our literature and making some collection, is just the way by which we can make both propaganda and maintain our institution."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 08:12 |
 

1969 August 8 : "The Vedic system is students go from door to door for begging alms, and because everyone's son is in the asrama, nobody declines to give alms. So there is no financial difficulty; but now we have to adjust to the circumstance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 08:11 |
 

1971 August 8 : "First of all you must promise that you will not separate under any circumstances. This marriage is serious business and not to be taken lightly. There is no question of separation in Krishna Conscious marriages."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 08:10 |
 

1972 August 8 : "How many trustees there are and how many are our initiated members? Our initiated members must be in the majority, and if any deed has to be prepared then I shall send you the wordings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 08:09 |
 

1972 August 8 : "They may install Deities later. First let them preach. Preaching is the first thing, and when there is experience then I can install Deities. Now you go on preaching with full vigor and determination."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 08:08 |
 

1973 August 8 : "He has no sense. Unnecessarily he has canceled our sales agreement and we are suffering so much in litigation. So, he has not gained any experience what is the meaning of going to court. Therefore I cannot agree."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 08:07 |
 

1973 August 8: "Yes, before the Spiritual Master a dullheaded fool is required, an over intelligent disciple is not a very good qualification. Chant, dance distribute books and Prasadam and everything will increase automatically."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 08:06 |
 

1973 August 8: "I am happy that the preaching is going on. Above all our preaching must go on. If we do not get that land then we may purchase some other land, that is not a very difficult thing - but preaching is our real business."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 08:05 |
 

1974 August 8: "Regarding your expectation of 10,000 people, that is very good. I am very much pleased. Give the people nice prasadam. This is what is temple - life. Chanting, dancing, prasadam, this is what I want."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 07:28 |
 

1974 August 8: "I am especially concerned that the second initiations not be taken cheaply. Brahmins are expected to rise early and follow strictly. Everyone must always chant 16 rounds and follow the four regulative principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 07:26 |
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