|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
December 16, 2014 1967 December 16: "When I left your country I had very little hope to come back again. But Krishna informed me that I'm not going to die immediately; therefore, I have come back again to get inspiration of Krishna Consciousness from you all good souls."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:36 |
1967 December 16: "A Krishna Conscious person is never tired of working. This is the test of how one is advancing in Krishna Consciousness. Nobody becomes tired but wants to work more and more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:35 |
1967 December 16: "There are only three persons there but each of you can work for 300 persons, so it is not the numerical strength that works, but it is Krishna Consciousness that works."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:34 |
1967 December 16: "I have given you a business idea and once you are successful in this you will get money more than your expectation and you can spend it for Krishna's service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:32 |
1967 December 16: "My dictaphone is a little out of order and as soon as I get it back my work on Srimad-Bhagavatam will begin. At present, I cannot sleep more than three hours at night, and one hour in day. So if I keep fit, I think I shall have ample time to work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:31 |
1974 December 16: "I am very happy to hear of the large number of new devotees you are recruiting. That is the real fruit of our preaching work, when people come and join and help us to spread this Krsna Consciousness movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:30 |
1974 December 16: "The difficulty is our GBC men are falling victim to maya. Today I trust this GBC and tomorrow he will fall down. So whatever we may resolve it will not be very useful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:26 |
1974 December 16: "Our actual credit is that we are simply repeating Bhagavad-gita As It Is without changing it, altering it or adding any mundane opinion. We simply repeat what previous acaryas have said and that is our merit. Therefore it is being accepted all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:24 |
December 15, 2014 1966 December 15: "I do not wish to disturb the position of the sevaits of Radha Damodara Temple, but simply if I am given the facility to live there with my disciples, it will be my pleasure to serve Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Damodara to my best capacity."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 08:14 |
1967 December 15: "In the Absolute world there are no such relativities as success or failure. The one thing in the Absolute world is to serve Krishna. Krishna must know that we are working very seriously and that is our goal of life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 08:07 |
1969 December 15: "We are now printing 50,000 BTGs per month, so try to increase sales as far as possible. Sankirtana and distributing BTG and my other literatures is the fieldwork of this movement. Temple worship is secondary."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 08:04 |
1969 December 15: "Your mother has benefited undoubtedly and she will be more and more benefited. Not only your mother, but also your father and all family members will be benefited by your dedication of life for Krishna's sake. Be rest assured. Krishna Consciousness is so nice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 08:03 |
1972 December 15: "I, the undersigned, shall be the sole operator of the Account; furthermore, in the case of any emergency the two Members of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, besides myself, may be called upon to enter and withdraw funds into and from the Account."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:57 |
1972 December 15: "I shall be the last man to give up the land to the rogue. He has taken our money but tactfully has not given us the conveyance. The land is still in our possession and we are not going to leave this land so easily. More when we meet."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:56 |
1972 December 15: "We have neither changed our plan nor have we any intention of changing our plan of developing our Land. We shall stick to the place to the last moment and we require your cooperation very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:55 |
1973 December 15: "Enclosed find three sacred threads and three gayatri mantras for the second initiates. Hold a fire yajna, after which they may listen to the mantra once through the right ear from from the cassette tape I have made."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 07:34 |
December 14, 2014 1967 December 14: "We should remain everlastingly a fool before the bonafide Spiritual Master. Not artificially but feelingly for as soon as one thinks that he is wiser man than the Spiritual Master he is surely doomed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 06:57 |
1968 December 14: "If you chant Hare Krishna offenselessly, avoiding the ten kinds of offenses, the vibration is sure to act. So our movement is directly taken to the spiritual platform. Chant nicely, offenselessly, and it will be successful anywhere."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:52 |
1972 December 14: "In the beginning we follow the principles. The more one becomes perfect at following the principles, the more his relationship with Krishna becomes manifest. Following Gopis comes in the perfectional stage. First come to the perfectional stage, then talk of Gopis."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:45 |
1972 December 14: "The bona fide Spiritual Master is acting in the position of Krishna because he is the most confidential servant of Krishna. On account of his exalted position he is honoured as much as Krishna. Not that he is Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:43 |
1972 December 14: "Anyone, if he is a pure devotee, he can deliver others, he can become Spiritual Master. But unless he is on that platform he should not attempt it. Then both of them will to go to hell, like blind men leading the blind."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:42 |
1972 December 14: "I have heard you are having some difficulties. Now try to keep a cool head under all circumstances and always remember that Krishna will protect you in any case, you haven't to worry anything."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:36 |
1973 December 14: "Try to convince them to return and work cooperatively. I am not at all pleased at what they have done, but if they return let us forget what has happened and go forward."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 06:32 |
1973 December 14: "The whole world is going to hell and everyone is suffering. How can we argue amongst one another and neglect our responsibility for reclaiming the fallen souls for going Back to Home, Back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 06:31 |
December 13, 2014 1968 December 13 : "Take full advantage of this opportunity and perfect yourself in Krishna Consciousness. This is my request to all of you. Please continue to be very sincere and Krishna will give you all facilities to return to His Spiritual Abode."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968: letters | 05:35 |
1969 December 13 : "Your decision not to publish this article is correct. What will people in general understand about Radha-Krishna Lila? Understand Krishna first. Read our Bhagavatam. The purports are there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:49 |
1970 December 13 : "Kali Yuga is the fallen age undoubtedly. Keep yourself brave and fit to face the situation with faith in Krsna and the Spiritual Master. Let us do something tangible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:26 |
1972 December 13 : "We are not after so many centers, but we want to make pure devotees of Krishna, that is all. Better one temple with sufficient strong men than many temples with few strong men."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:25 |
1972 December 13 : "Make big, big propaganda. Attract the public to hear our views and plans. You have got the best brains, now cooperate to place this Krishna Consciousness movement at the front of all others, that is my request."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:18 |
1972 December 13 : "Real acting art is catching the ears. Emphasis should be given to the words of Bhagavat, they are spiritual and will have powerful effect. Now go on with your work and try to do something wonderful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:15 |
1972 December 13 : "These things are going on, that I know. So how I can answer your question from here? Of course, my authorities and so-called officers, they sometimes order in such a way that everything becomes topsy-turvy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:13 |
1973 December 13 : "This sentimental idea of peaceful life in seclusion is not approved by me. It is all concoction. We must stay together and vigorously preach the Krsna Consciousness philosophy to the world. That is the real spirit of Lord Caitanya's Movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 02:04 |
December 12, 2014 1967 December 12: "You do not know how pleased I am to hear this. When one book is published I think I have conquered an empire."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 03:20 |
1968 December 12 : "Just as you are thinking of me so often, similarly, you should know that I am often thinking of you also. You have asked as to where is the ocean of love? I think you may know that it is in your heart."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:06 |
1971 December 12 : "A mundane philosopher is not a philosopher unless he refutes his predecessor and produces something new. This kind of knowledge is useless. We have got absolute authority from the Source of Knowledge, Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:03 |
1972 December 12 : "That is the first business, make books and distribute. So I am always encouraged to hear that you are increasing making books in foreign languages."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:52 |
1972 December 12 : "That will discourage them and no intelligent men will come. Allure them into serving Krishna in their own way - as they like to do it - not being forced to do something else they may not like to do."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:48 |
1972 December 12 : "Raise your family to be exemplary Vaisnavas by yourself following the regulative principles and rigidly chanting Hare Krishna. One can have as many children as Bhaktivinode Thakura as long a one is as good as Bhaktivinode Thakura."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:46 |
1973 December 12 : "Just now I was reading Krsna Book. In our childhood days we were reading one book, Folk Tales of Bengal. It was very widely read, especially by children. So why not introduce the Krsna book for the same purpose?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 02:42 |
1973 December 12 : "We want to unit the world on the platform of Krsna Consciousness under one state, one government, one religion and one scripture. It will be successful if we work cautiously and maintain our standards."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 02:40 |
December 11, 2014 1968 December 11: "Krishna is Controller and we are controlled. Simply a flick of the eye a temple has come to us, better than we were hoping for. When we accept the control of Krishna then all fortune is automatically present."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:28 |
1968 December 11: "Because you are very nice, sincere boy so Krishna is giving you very good facilities. So if you try to continue in the humble attitude you have now, with little time you will have wonderful success in further developing your Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:27 |
1972 December 11: "I have received so many preaching reports of meetings, newspaper articles and photos. This Krishna Consciousness movement will be very famous there and you will find many interested persons to become devotees. Now you go there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:20 |
1972 December 11: "Approach the government authorities and convince them about our movement. I am very much worried the whole thing will collapse. I like that place very much, it will be great disaster if things are in confusion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:19 |
1973 December 11: "I am glad to hear of the excellent results. From other parts of the world there is also very good reports of book distribution. That is our main propaganda work. So you go on and I will be pleased to receive your report regularly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:03 |
1973 December 11: "Our preaching work will be measured by the quantity of books we distribute so continue ever-increasingly. Take care the devotees do not become sick. They should always be properly clothed and fed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:58 |
1975 December 11: "As a farm boy or clerk becomes a hero for going to fight for his country during war time, so Krishna immediately recognizes the sincere effort of a preacher who takes all risks to deliver His message."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:56 |
1975 December 11: "Europe and America are in great danger - this Hare Krishna Movement is enveloping them. Because you are doing the field work of book distribution, the Sankirtana devotees are very, very dear to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:53 |
December 10, 2014 1966 December 10: "I have sent you 18 sets Srimad-Bhagavatam, 25 copies Krishna the Reservoir of Pleasure, 25 copies Who Is Crazy?, 40 copies Introduction to Gitopanisad, and 110 copies Back to Godhead. Now you distribute to the best of your capacity, and if you require more, we shall be glad to send them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 12:55 |
1968 December 10: "Our followers are neither Hindus nor belong to any Vedic sect but they are accepting this Sankirtana Movement very nicely. And some are very advanced as you might have seen from their characteristics."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 12:48 |
1971 December 10: "Your three-day festival in Central Park will be especially triumphant for me because only five years back I was sitting alone under a tree in your park thinking that perhaps no one will join me, but let me try."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:40 |
1971 December 10: "Caitanya Mahaprabhu said this Krishna Consciousness Movement will spread to every nook and corner of the world - so there is no doubt it will happen. He is God, how can He be wrong? So if we are intelligent we will assist and get the credit. Otherwise, someone else will."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:39 |
1972 December 10: "I remember well that Hall and how nicely they listened to our discourse. It is one of the best places in the world for our preaching work. Develop this field very carefully, take hold and convince the population."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:28 |
1972 December 10: "I am so much pleased that you are doing the real work of a sannyasi - traveling, preaching and training the devotees how to preach. Instruct them well for making spiritual advancement, that will be the best service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:24 |
1973 December 10: "Vaisnava means that when others see him, they will also chant Hare Krsna. You are not paramahamsa that you can do whatever you like. Remain ideal Vaisnava internally and externally, and everyone will respect you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:13 |
1973 December 10: "It is not a hopeless situation. Tell them that Prabhupada is coming soon and they should not give up the chanting, never mind they can do whatever they like. They are all good boys, they cannot go away."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:11 |