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

October 24, 2014  

1972 October 24: "Continue increasing this political activity, it is very pleasing to me. It is a new chapter for the Krishna Consciousness movement. Now we shall begin to educate the politicians. Let it be known that our philosophy of political leadership is of the highest standard and morality."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 07:54 |
 

1972 October 24: "We are trying to get the Palace of the Maharaja of Bharatapur, just on the Kesighat in Vrindaban, and our devotees are living there now. He has promised to donate, so we shall know very soon if he is sincere."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 07:53 |
 

1972 October 24: "You boys cannot deal in these matters because you are too timid. He is bluffing. He says big words and makes threat and foolishly you believe him and do like he says. That I shall not do."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 07:39 |
 

1972 October 24: "Do not think think weak and timid, he is bluffing. He has delayed the conveyance on tricks, and has threatened to drive us away by violence, what is this? You could not find out a good lawyer even?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 07:38 |
 

1974 October 24: "My Guru Maharaj personally instructed me that books are more important than big, big temples. So I am always emphasizing book distribution. It is the best kirtana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 07:26 |
 

1974 October 24: "Here at Mayapur my Guru Maharaj was printing one paper. It was selling for only a few paise. Sometimes whenever one brahmacari would go to Navadvipa and sell even a few copies, I would see my Guru Maharaj become very, very much pleased."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 07:24 |
 

1975 October 24: "From Bhagavatam we understand the moon is 1,600,000 miles above the sun. If we say they have never gone to the moon planet, is it exaggeration? You are a scientist, I hope you will reply."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 06:58 |
 

1975 October 24: "Why not put artificial egg made by scientists in an incubator and get more and more chickens? If they cannot produce chicken or even an egg of chicken, how can we believe their very big, big talks."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 06:55 |

October 23, 2014  

1966 October 23: "Gargamuni and Ranchhordas are given Harinama today. Back to Godhead published again Today."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 02:04 |
 

1967 October 23: "When coming from San Francisco I promised that this time when I come back I shall first come to San Francisco. So I shall return by Pacific route. Please convey my greetings to Janaki's Aunt Edna. She may remain there with you till my return."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 02:04 |
 

1967 October 23: "Your child should be named Subhadra, the name that you have already chosen, this is nice. Regarding the horoscope, it is a nice idea and if I meet a good astrologer I shall try to get one for your little child."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 02:04 |
 

1970 October 23: "I have safely arrived in Amritsar and we are being very well cared for at the Vedant Niketan. The people and also the Sannyasis here are very much liking our Sankirtana Movement, so things are going on nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 02:04 |
 

1972 October 23: "Always remember that our first business is preaching and distributing literatures, never mind we have to live under a tree. But because the people of your country expect something, we must give them place, but preaching is our real business."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 02:03 |
 

1970 October 23: "I am so much pleased that you are carrying on the Street Sankirtana Party even though you have sometimes only one companion. This spirit is most satisfactory so please go on and you may rest assured that Krsna will always help you in any difficulty."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 02:03 |
 

1972 October 23: "You are feeling some discomfort in your life in Krishna Consciousness, but I can assure you that this is only temporary condition of little importance, because main thing is that somehow or other you have got a little attraction for Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 02:03 |
 

1972 October 23: "If there is any slip in enthusiasm, then how things will go on? I have seen how everything is deteriorating, simply because this enthusiasm is lacking. Enthusiasm and patience, these things required first. If we are not able to maintain, how we shall expand?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 02:03 |

October 22, 2014  

1967 October 22: "Forget this chapter, all Maya's play. We shall be sorry for his plight under Maya and may not waste our valuable time talking about him. The best thing you have done is that he no longer speaks in our temples."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 04:36 |
 

1967 October 22: "If he really believes in his new doctrine, he should honestly return his Sannyas certificate which he very tactfully secured from me. He should not utilize this certificate without any allegiance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 04:34 |
 

1967 October 22: "Our responsiblity is to open branches outside India. As the Europeans were very enterprising for colonization, similarly we should be enthusiastic to open branches in different parts of the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 04:33 |
 

1971 October 22: "Just like the tracks of a railroad line, both must be there, Bhagavata marga and pancaratriki marga - one side Bhagavata book, the other side Deity worship. Unless you follow both lines simultaneously you cannot make any progress in devotional service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 04:32 |
 

1971 October 22: "Devotional service can be advanced by six processes: enthusiasm, patience, conviction, following the regulative principles, being honest in one's profession, and being in the association of devotees. Devotee means who are following the regulative principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 04:32 |
 

1971 October 22: "First you have to decide yourself whether you are prepared to surrender to our principles, because if you keep your independence your position is the same. To associate with me you are always welcome but not with your independence. That will not help me or you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 04:31 |
 

1971 October 22: "Our Krsna consciousness movement preaching depends on our personal behavior.We cannot preach without being solid in our standing as devotee. One should preach by behaving himself exactly what he preaches."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 04:31 |
 

1972 October 22: "The pleasure of spending some days in Vrindaban is only exceeded by the pleasure of hearing the good news of our activities in Mayapur. Do not be anxious, I am coming there soon to live with you. And I shall speak thrice times what I am speaking here."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 04:30 |

October 21, 2014  

1947 October 21: "We have decided to open a manufactory branch in Berhampur. The bearer of this letter is a messenger on our behalf and we shall be thankful if you will kindly let us know the following points per bearer. Abhay Charan De, Director in chief, Vimaltone Laboratories Ltd."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64

letters | 01:11 |
 

1968 October 21: "To feel separation from the Spiritual Master is very good position. That means one who is in pure love with Krishna and His Representative, Spiritual Master, he thinks always of Them. And this thinking process is Krishna consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 01:10 |
 

1968 October 21: "You are now three. One can play mrdanga and two can play cymbals and chant nicely. We are more or less concerned for preaching. It does not matter even if we have got a temple or not, but if the preaching work goes on that is a great satisfaction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 01:10 |
 

1968 October 21: "So far crying for Krishna is concerned, as we go on chanting Hare Krishna, in the pure status, we shall be on the loving platform and at that time, we shall feel the greatest separation from the Lord. These are all transcendental existential understandings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 01:10 |
 

1968 October 21: "In separation one relishes the loving relationship more tasty. So don't be disappointed that you are separated from me, I am also always thinking of you. And I am always expecting your letters that you have opened a center and how you are working very nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 01:10 |
 

1968 October 21: "Girls or boys lecturing doesn't make any difference. Either may deliver lecture. We have no such distinction of bodily designations, male or female. Anyone following in this line of disciplic succession, can deliver lecture."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 01:09 |
 

1968 October 21: "Thank you very much for writing me. I am very poor and I have nothing to return for your loving service, but I can simply pray to Krishna for your gradual advancement in Krishna Consciousness. And that is the best blessing we can have in this material existence."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 01:09 |
 

1968 October 21: "If you can increase the offerings it is very nice, there is no harm. Krishna can eat unlimitedly, provided we can supply unlimitedly. But that is not possible for us therefore, we limit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 01:09 |
 

1968 October 21: "If we can sell some copies of our publications, books and literature, and we can maintain our establishment, somehow, we shall think it is a great success. We don't want anything more. Neither we want any big bank balance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 01:09 |
 

1968 October 21: "Ice cream purchased from the market may not be offered. We must offer to Krishna only first class prepared foodstuff made at home. We shall try to avoid as far as possible offering to Krishna goods purchased from the market."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 01:09 |
 

1970 October 21: "I am very much anxious to hear what you are doing there and how many life members have been made since my departure? How many you have made and how many Acyutananda has made? So kindly send me immediately a general report."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 01:09 |
 

1970 October 21: "Regarding our Indian centers, it is already decided that in Bombay we must have a center first and negotiation is going on. If we cannot open many centers in India, at least one center must be opened in Bombay before we go back to the States."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 01:08 |

October 20, 2014  

1966 October 20: "Today first hearing was done in the matter of my visa extension It will be heard again on 10/28/66 at 9 a.m."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966

letters | 04:14 |
 

1972 October 20: "REMAIN BOMBAY. FINISH NAIR BUSINESS. IF SETTLED PEACEFULLY IMMEDIATELY BALANCE SOON. IF NO POSSIBILITY OF SETTLEMENT GO TO COURT. LETTER FOLLOWS. --BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 04:14 |
 

1972 October 20: "He is bluffing. Our position is very strong. He is simply planning tricks. Possession is nine-tenths of the law. Why you should be afraid of him? We can satisfy any court of law."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 04:13 |
 

1972 October 20: "He has dominated you and you are afraid of him and he has fooled you to think he is in superior legal position. But this is cheating. Do not pay him any more money. Bring a criminal case against him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 04:13 |
 

1973 October 20: "Regarding your opening another school, if you can do it, I have no objection. But, it is a great responsibility. To open for a few days, and then close it is not good."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 04:13 |
 

1973 October 20: "The more our books are distributed, the more people will become convinced about this movement. This is very important work and I wish that you continue. I start within the next few days for Delhi. We are having a big festival there. I look forward to seeing you at that time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 04:12 |
 

1973 October 20: "Regarding my seeing the Pope, I shall let you know. Now I am India, then I shall go to Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, and America. It must be postponed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 03:59 |
 

1973 October 20: "You should keep everything very clean. That is the first business. The prasadam room should be immediately cleaned after taking prasadam. Every room should be as clean as a mirror otherwise you are inviting rats."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 03:58 |

October 19, 2014  

1967 October 19: "I am very much obliged to him for his service as I am to my other disciples & I am very sorry that Maya has taken advantage of his disobedience & he has fallen into Maya's illusion - but he should not continue for very long as I will always pray to Krishna for his recovery."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 07:48 |
 

1967 October 19: "The Lord puts the dangerous impersonalist into more & more darkness so he can never know the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If Kirtanananda does not rectify himself immediately his future is very dark."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 07:46 |
 

1967 October 19: "Krishna will not accept food prepared by Kirtanananda in his present diseased condition. If he at all wants to render service to Krishna he may be engaged at washing dishes and this will improved his condition."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 07:08 |
 

1967 October 19: "From my part as I am your ever well-wisher I wish that you may preach Krishna Consciousness to the students of the entire Western world. You will be blessed not only in this life but in your next eternal life in association with Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 07:01 |
 

1968 October 19: "We must always know that we are executing the topmost yoga system, Krishna Consciousness, and we do not require any other inferior quality yoga system. That is a fact."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 07:00 |
 

1972 October 19: "I have read the Agreement and I do not find any mention of a time limit as you have told. Our position is very strong so long we are in possession and we have paid him the earnest money and more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 07:00 |
 

1973 October 19: "We have already got our book-selling program. It is better not to divert to other lines of business. This boy appears to be lost coming in contact with business. Unless we become very strong in Krsna consciousness, it is very risky to handle material things and business."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 06:24 |
 

1973 October 19: "We may artificially renounce the world, but as soon as the opportunity of sucking blood is there - we turn again into a bed bug. I repeatedly say this. Unless everyone of us sticks to the regulative principles there is no other alternative than fall-down."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 06:22 |

October 18, 2014  

1967 October 18 : "Today I have been to the American Consular office & upon presentation of the invitation letters from the different centers I was at once granted visitors visa."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 13:50 |
 

1968 October 18: "If you find difficulty to live with your God-brothers then you are welcome to live with me. Each and everyone of you is my very important assistant so do not try to leave us but try to adjust things as far as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 13:49 |
 

1968 October 18: "I have decided to accept your invitation and visit your temple and you can now arrange for that. I thank you that we have got so many nice souls to serve the cause of pushing on Krishna consciousness in this country and all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 13:48 |
 

1973 October 18 : "We must be as tolerant as the tree, as we execute the Krsna consciousness movement. Without this mentality we cannot be successful. Material nature means disagreement but our success will depend on agreement even though there are varieties of engagements."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 13:38 |
 

1973 October 18: "If we fight on account of diversity, it is simply material platform. All our men must meet in Mayapur every year and discuss how to make unity in diversity. That will make our movement successful. One section of men have already gone out, therefore we must be very careful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 13:34 |
 

1973 October 18 : "You should rectify, but not reject. Members are coming to join us to be rectified, not to be rejected. So, try to rectify the incorrigible, and if not possible, then change. What can we do?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 13:32 |
 

1973 October 18: "Now this displeasing of godbrothers has already begun and gives me too much agitation. Our Gaudiya Math fought with one another after the demise of Guru Maharaja but my disciples even in my presence have already begun fighting. So I am greatly concerned."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 13:30 |
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