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

July 23, 2014  

1969 July 23: "I am sorry to learn that your health is not very good. The best thing is that you rest for some time until you are feeling stronger. There is no question of indexing in your present condition. When your health has improved we shall talk of work for you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 16:41 |
 

1971 July 23: "These plays are not meant for ordinary people. They are not meant for public showing unless they are very nicely done. The audience must give grave attention. If they laugh, then that is a great offense."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 16:10 |
 

1971 July 23: "Lord Caitanya never played before ordinary men. Only before devotees. So plays of Krishna Lila should be avoided, unless it is very gravely performed. Some instructive stories from Bhagavatam may be played before the general public."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 16:08 |
 

1971 July 23: "So far mixing with society, we can do it. That is all right. How a preacher can stop? The whole world is nondevotee. But to mix intimately is not good. Simply for jobs sake, we cannot. So that should be avoided."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 16:08 |
 

1972 July 23 : "This is not my responsibility. Henceforth my students must take the responsibility for their own householder life, take all risk for supporting wife and home, but utilize it to make spiritual progress - that is the real thing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 16:00 |
 

1973 July 23 : "It is not necessary that we always wear the robes, but we should always keep sikha and tilok. Somehow or other distribute books and if you can impress people a little to chant then it does not matter about your dress."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 15:58 |
 

1973 July 23 : "You are setting a very good example in that you yourself are going with the travelling party. The commander must be in front in the fight, not that he sits back behind the lines."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 15:56 |
 

1975 July 23: "You have done a great service, and I am very pleased. Your proposal for travelling and distributing books all over India is very good. Krishna will bless you. Take books and sell and spend for your expenses."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 15:51 |

July 22, 2014  

1967 July 22: "It is the Grace of Lord Krishna that He has put me in contact with so many rare souls who are taking Krishna Consciousness in all seriousness. Now I am going to India; and even if I cannot come back, I will work so all you transcendental children can be strong enough to preach this cult for the benefit of all human society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 14:55 |
 

1967 July 22: "After finishing your M.A. exams I wish that you become fixed up and come for some time to Vrindaban in my personal touch. When I come back, I shall install Radha-Krishna Murti in the temple, and I hope it will be a great center for the society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 14:54 |
 

1972 July 22: "I am especially pleased that your travelling party is having good success. Strengthen whatever devotees we have got in spiritual life, fix them beyond any doubts. Then our potency will increase so that we may recruit dozens of new devotees very easily."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 14:49 |
 

1972 July 22: "Regarding Lalita Prasad Thakura, unless he keeps his promise than we are not interested to publish any of Bhaktivinode Thakura's books. That animosity against Guru Maharaja is going on, so we shall have nothing to do with it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 14:47 |
 

1972 July 22: "The reading of Krsna Book and chanting at his bedside must go on. I am offering prayers to Krsna that He may protect Jaya Gopala, who is such sincere devotee. Now you godbrothers and godsisters also continue to offer prayers and chant always the Hare Krsna Mantra for him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 14:46 |
 

1972 July 22: "Avoid publishing my writings in hodge-podge journals. These so-called Hindus are generally impersonalists, and we do not want to have anything to do with them. Better we stick to our own standard, and eventually they will all come to us for learning what is God."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 14:45 |
 

1973 July 22: "The translating of my books is of the utmost importance and I am very thankful that you are seriously taking on this practical work for spreading Krsna Consciousness in your zone."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 14:44 |
 

1973 July 22: "You have done a nice job with the French edition of Back to Godhead, and I am especially looking forward to the next issue which will be color 32 pages. You should more and more improve this magazine until it becomes superior to all other magazines in the French language."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 14:43 |

July 21, 2014  

1967 July 21: "When you come to India, you must pack nicely and bring my trunk and also the tape recorder and finally the big Royal typewriter. I shall let you know my arrival news from India. Hope this will find you all right."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 15:53 |
 

1969 July 21: "Unless a man is Krishna Conscious, his external advancement of knowledge has no value. So your present engagement is very nice; neither I think you can be better educated in the universities. A person who is in Krishna Consciousness is the topmost educated man."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 15:47 |
 

1969 July 21: "In a Krishna Conscious marriage the basic principle is to serve Krishna nicely and to help the partner advance in spiritual life. Husband and wife are true benefactors for one another and there is no question of any serious conflicts or separation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 15:46 |
 

1969 July 21: "The hippy philosophy is nice in that they are disgusted with materialistic life. Therefore they want to renounce. Unfortunately, they have no good leader, neither they have information that there is another beautiful life in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 15:45 |
 

1970 July 21: "Early next year some forty of my students will visit Vaisnava temples in India and perform kirtana there. They are observing all the regulative principles and Vaisnava sadacara. People of India as well as the priestly order should receive them properly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 15:37 |
 

1971 July 21: "Yes, it is encouraging news that he is favorably inclined toward giving us land in Raman Reti. Another nice news is that all of you women are going out daily for preaching. Very good. Continue it whole heartedly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 15:34 |

July 20, 2014  

1967 July 20: "I am feeling too much to return to Vrindaban at the lotus feet of Vrindaban Bihari Lord Krishna; and therefore I have decided to return to India immediately. By the mercy of Krishna somehow or other, I have received air passage, and I am expecting to leave Saturday next."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 15:44 |
 

1967 July 20: "The Holy Name of Hare Krishna is now being chanted not only in this country but also in England, Holland and Mexico, that I know of. Therefore it is a need that this movement must be spread all over this country. Please therefore fully cooperate with me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 15:43 |
 

1969 July 20: "We have so many other things to discuss; what is the soul, what is bhakti. To understand Radha and Krishna's Pastimes, that is our aim, but we should not indulge in this at present. Then there is sure to be misunderstanding."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 15:41 |
 

1969 July 20: "Krishna Consciousness is not brought to America in an altered form. It is the bonafide process. If you continue to associate with the devotees you will see practically how you are making very, very nice spiritual advancement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 15:40 |
 

1973 July 20: "So you have sufficient engagement there? Because if we are not full time engaged then the mind is free to do its fickle business. Maya will immediately enter - we do not even have to call her."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 15:39 |
 

1973 July 20: "Krsna understanding is very easy for those who are simple and submissive devotees. We know well the havoc that results when a non-devotee gives his interpretation of Krsna. We want all our foreign language books to be translated by devotees only."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 15:38 |
 

1973 July 20: "I am awaiting anxiously your report on my meeting with the Emperor of Japan. As to when I shall be able to go, in September I will stay in L.A. Then whenever you call me to Japan I shall be able to go."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 15:37 |
 

1973 July 20: "You proposed to move to another building but I do not appreciate this idea. Go directly to the Columbia Club building so we can purchase and move directly there. I am praying to Krsna that He will favor you with that new house for conducting His preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 15:35 |

July 19, 2014  

1970 July 19: "The disciplic succession is beginning from God. If the branches, twigs and leaves remain in touch with the original tree, then it is alright. The test is whether the line is in touch with the Supreme - that is all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 14:54 |
 

1970 July 19: "Do not be disappointed but be always engaged in pushing on Sankirtana, distribution of our literatures, Prasadam, and preaching and classes and sincere souls will come. Work very sincerely and Krsna will provide all facilities according to our endeavor."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 14:50 |
 

1970 July 19: "I have already said; again I repeat, go from village to village and get them all interested in Krsna. You write to say that many nice devotees are coming. When I hear all these things immediately I wish to go myself personally."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 14:48 |
 

1972 July 19: "We have celebrated a very, very nice Rathayatra festival here in London, and in Trafalgar Square I initiated nearly 30 new devotees with fire yajna before 25,000 persons, mostly Englishmen. We are leaving for Paris tomorrow, so you may reply me there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 14:46 |
 

1973 July 19: "I am eating and working nicely here. The village is neat and cleans. Rathayatra was very successful, 10,000 people attended and prasadam was distributed. George Harrison came to meet with me and he is very enthusiastic to cooperate."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 14:45 |
 

1973 July 19: "It is not important to hold a Janmastami GBC meeting. The important thing now is for GBC members to go on working. The best time and place for GBC meeting is Mayapur on Lord Caitanya's Appearance Day. Mayapur is meant for that. All devotees from all our centers should go at that time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 14:43 |
 

1974 July 19: "I am sending one of my elder sannyasi disciples for preaching and opening a Krishna consciousness temple there. Three other men will also go there to assist him. Please see that he is taken care of there. He will be arriving within one months time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 14:33 |
 

1974 July 19: "I may request you to send three men to go for preaching and opening a temple. There is one man there who wants to give $50,000 for construction of a temple. Please do this as soon as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 14:30 |

July 18, 2014  

1970 July 18: "World Sankirtana Party does not mean that we have to cover immediately the whole world. The program is that everywhere this Sankirtana Movement should be introduced."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 14:13 |
 

1970 July 18: "If the temples are not properly maintained, then we should simply concentrate on Sankirtana outside. Temple opening is secondary, but we should concentrate on the outside Sankirtana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 14:12 |
 

1970 July 18: "We should concentrate our energy on constructive work. The constructive work is preaching. So his proposal for preaching from village to village in our own bus is very much appreciated by me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 14:10 |
 

1970 July 18: "I am very glad to know you have been staying at our London Temple. This is the most fortunate company because the most important thing for spiritual realization is the company of realized souls or pure devotees of the Lord."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 13:50 |
 

1970 July 18: "Since the publication by MacMillan in 1968 which is now in its third printing, I have desired to publish my expanded version of Bhagavad-gita As It according to my original manuscript. I am confident my original manuscript will make a more successful book."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 13:48 |
 

1970 July 18: "I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter informing me you have lost your original set of beads and requesting me to chant upon the new set sent by you. Now you are in very responsible position as president of our branch, so you should be more careful. Anyway, I have chanted duly the beads and they are herewith returned to you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 13:21 |
 

1975 July 18: "Chant Hare Krishna and read our books very carefully. Do not waste your time with this study of monkeys. What will you learn by this? Better to hear from Lord Krishna Himself in Bhagavad-gita."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 13:18 |
 

1975 July 18: "Somehow or other they must be induced to take interest in spiritual life. Then it will be successful. You will get money and they will get spiritual profit. Both will be benefited by the grace of Krishna Balarama."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 13:16 |

July 17, 2014  

1968 July 17: "Henceforward our plan should be to push Sankirtana and sell our publications. For books, Brahmananda, for magazine, Rayarama, for Sankirtana, Mukunda, and for suggestion, my humble self."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 13:50 |
 

1969 July 17: "There are many Vaisnava temples there, if any big temple is in difficulty financially, we can take charge of this temple and improve it and maintain it nicely. So if you know of any prospective temples where this could be arranged, please inform us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 13:46 |
 

1973 July 17: "I understand you wish to remain as householders living outside the temple that is perfectly all right. However, as a householder you cannot go into the streets and hold sankirtana and sell our books as a means of maintenance. This is not a good idea for householders."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 13:43 |
 

1974 July 17: "Yes, it will be very nice if the Chinese boys come there to the Hong Kong center. That is our mission - that local boys take up interest in our movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 13:40 |
 

1974 July 17: "All our sannyasis will be present there. You also come there as a regular sannyasi and take part. That is my desire. So long I am living I wish you all be strictly under my guidance without any fratricidal disagreement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 13:35 |
 

1975 July 17: "We are selling 30-40 lakhs around the world so we shall expect at least sales in India of one lakh of Rupees per month. Did the Oberoi-Sheraton Hotel purchase our books? The hotels must purchase our books for putting in their rooms."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 13:30 |
 

1975 July 17: "Expenditure must be stabilized and scrutinized. Nothing should be spent extravagantly. That you have to see. Do not bother my brain how to do it. I have put you in charge how to do it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 13:28 |
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