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

September 30, 2014  

1967 September 30: "God is living, He has got a particular place and anyone who is God conscious can approach it in this very life. Our students appreciate very much this discovery. So we have to present this to the whole world very nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

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1967 September 30: " There is no necessity of stopping questioners by dogmatic statements. We are not lacking in philosophy - by the grace of Krishna we have got ample stock to answer anybody's intricate philosophical questions. You must now be careful so that people may not misunderstand us to be a second edition of the hippy movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 16:22 |
 

1972 September 30: "Distribution of my books is our real preaching. That is the certificate of my Guru Maharaja, if someone would sell a one paise magazine, he would be very, very glad. Now if you cannot handle the matter nicely, that is your fault."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 16:10 |
 

1972 September 30: "Who can speak better than my books? What your lecture will do? But if he reads one page his life may be turned. But if he goes away by your aggressive tactics, then you are nonsense and it is your failure."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

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1972 September 30: "The art is to sell many, many of my books and not to irritate the public. So instruct how to do this successfully - that is sannyasa, that is GBC."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 16:00 |
 

1972 September 30: "A brahmacari and unmarried woman alone in the same room together is strictly forbidden. You should not mix at all with brahmacarinis. Remain separate and talk almost nil. Actually you should not even see the face."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 15:58 |
 

1975 September 30: "The Institute will be primarily for those who have not entered our temples. It will be official for the general mass but there will be no difference between our temples and the Institute. It will be a formal education and they will get degree but the subject matter should not be different from what is in the temples."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 15:53 |
 

1975 September 30: "A cat or dog is thinking he is such and such and a human being thinks he is this and that. Entrapped by so many designations the human being remains on the platform of cats and dogs. The purpose of Bhaktivedanta Institute is to establish this distinction of human life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 15:53 |

September 29, 2014  

1967 September 29: "Your service attitude for Krishna and your sincere attempts at being advanced in Krishna Consciousness will work with you and make your life more and more glorious and a happy state. I've nothing new to instruct you, the same old instruction namely constant chanting and attentively hearing the transcendental vibration Hare Krishna is the only process for self realization in this age."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 14:05 |
 

1967 September 29: "The secret of success in the matter of Krishna Consciousness is devotion to the Lord and the Spiritual Master. So I am sure that even if I am not physically present before you, if you follow the above principles, still you will be able to execute all spiritual duties in the matter of Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 14:04 |
 

1967 September 29: "Regarding your dispute in your mind as to remaining a brahmacari, grhastha or becoming sannyasi, there is nothing to be bothered with. Anyone who is in full Krishna Consciousness and is dedicating his life for Krishna is already a sannyasi even if he is a married man. If you like you can become a householder and I've no objection to that."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 14:03 |
 

1967 September 29: "Please know it that I do not approve anyone's separation who are married by me. If they disagree, they may live separately, but there cannot be divorce. When one is separate, one may fully devote in Krishna, but no more marriage. If this is not followed, I will not take part in anyone's marriage in the future."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 14:00 |
 

1972 September 29: "I am especially happy to hear that you have got one Chinese boy there who is doing some translating work. Yes, the Chinese-speaking portion of the world is very huge and it requires to infiltrate gradually, especially by distributing my books widely in Chinese language. So his service is the greatest to Krsna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 13:54 |
 

1975 September 29: "The women devotees, they also come to Krishna. I cannot deny them. If the brahmacaris and sannyasis become steady in Krishna consciousness, then there is no problem. Whenever there is a young woman, we should remember Haridasa Thakura and we should think that these beautiful gopis are meant for the enjoyment of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 13:49 |
 

1975 September 29: "When two GBC's are concerned, the whole GBC must consider. What can I do? I have appointed the GBC not to fight amongst yourselves but to manage. If there is fighting then how will you manage?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 13:39 |
 

1975 September 29: "They have dog race, horse race, coca cola, pepsi cola - all unnecessary. If our farm projects are successful, then all this industry will be closed. We do not have to make propaganda, automatically people will not want."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 13:30 |

September 28, 2014  

1968 September 28: "You are speaking in the University as my representative. I may inform you these books which I have already prepared are the ultimate source of knowledge. Simply reproduce what I have explained in those books and you will surely come out victorious even in the midst of so many great scholars."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 07:34 |
 

1968 September 28: "The description given in my books are not mundane speculations but they are authorized versions of liberated souls presented by our humble self. So the strength is not in us but the strength is in the Supreme Lord. We simply must present them without adulteration in humble service spirit. That is the secret of success."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 07:30 |
 

1970 September 28: "Improve the standard as far as possible that should be our constant care. Turn over your intelligence to Krishna, He will bestow upon you more and more intelligence how to serve the Spiritual Master. Do not divert your attention elsewhere."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 07:29 |
 

1971 September 28: "I am always thinking of you and praying to Krishna when you will be relieved and join us again. Your hospitalization is an opportunity. Simply go on chanting and think of Krishna always."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 07:25 |
 

1971 September 28: "He is yet to learn a little more. Unless one is in our line of thought it is very difficult to translate nicely. He may associate with us and it will take some time to come to the perfectional stage."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 07:22 |
 

1972 September 28: "I am especially interested in your college program because students are intelligent and inquisitive so approach them nicely and lead them gradually to Krsna Consciousness. It is a very good sign that they are allowing us to reside on campus and propagate Krsna Consciousness. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 07:18 |
 

1972 September 28: "It appears the new Deities that I have entrusted to you are being very well cared for, thank you very much. As long as Radha and Krsna are pleased, everything will operate very smoothly in your temple activities. Krsna gives all facility as much as He is pleased."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 07:17 |
 

1975 September 28: "It is the great mercy of Krishna that you want to serve me. Do not lose this opportunity. The best thing will be for you to immediately come and live with me. I will be glad to keep you as my constant companion for sometime so that you can learn Krishna consciousness and be useful for Krishna's service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 07:16 |

September 27, 2014  

1967 September 27: "By the Grace of Guru one gets Krishna and by the Grace of Krishna one gets a bonafide Guru. One minus the other is no good for the devotee. Guru and Krishna are two parallel lines on which the spiritual express runs very smoothly. Do not ever try to approach Krishna directly. Anyone who talks of Krishna without service to Guru will not be successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 08:02 |
 

1968 September 27: "Come and live with me so you can be freed from the doubts. Sometimes Maya disturbs us but that does not mean any serious drawback. So you can come and live with me for some time, and everything will be set up."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 08:01 |
 

1968 September 27: "It is by Krishna's Grace that you have gotten a job as desk clerk. This is another good news. Please continue in that job and try to organize a center perhaps our own temple of Radha Krishna which is very attractive for me at least."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 08:00 |
 

1968 September 27: "By the Grace of Krishna and the Spiritual Master, the dumb man can speak like a great orator, and a lame man can cross over a great mountain. So we must have the necessary unflinching faith in Spiritual Master, and the strength will be supplied by Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 07:59 |
 

1971 September 27: "So far your visions are concerned, that is all right but better you give your attention for hearing more. That is essential. Don't speculate in the mind; simply hear. That is the process."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 07:59 |
 

1973 September 27: "I am so glad to learn you have again ordered for so many of my books. Although in the beginning we had no such opportunity, still I brought some books from India, and that was the foundation stone of our Krsna consciousness movement. So I want all our centers should give very much importance in the matter of book distribution."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 07:58 |
 

1974 September 27: "I thank you very much for your prayers for my health. By your prayers and by the grace of Lord Nrsimhadeva I am recovered. So let us now go on with the spreading of this sublime cult of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 07:55 |
 

1975 September 27: "I am in due receipt of your letter with Greek pamphlet. This preaching work is very pleasing to me. Go on with your translation work, and Krishna will surely bless you. Thank you very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 07:44 |

September 26, 2014  

1966 September 26: "Today the Trustees resolved that legal steps should be taken for my stay. They are prepared to spend up to $500.00 for this purpose."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 00:24 |
 

1969 September 26: "This pranamoya, annamoya, etc. are for persons too much engrossed in the bodily concept. Such studies are for neophyte transcendentalists. Devotional service is far above such platform. Our prana, or life, is surrendered to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 00:23 |
 

1969 September 26: "On the whole, the Spiritual Master is an agent of Krishna. But either He is assistant to the gopis or assistant to the cowherds boys, He is on the level of Krishna. That is the verdict of all scriptures."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 00:22 |
 

1969 September 26: "Thank you very much. I always remember you for your kind personal service and walking with me on the street. So you are so kind upon me, Krishna will bless you with advanced consciousness, and you will be spiritually very happy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 00:20 |
 

1970 September 26: "It is only under certain conditions that the spiritual energy of Krishna becomes material. Actually everything is spiritual and when we hear the name Krishna, which is identical with Krishna, we must remember, and in that way everything is purified."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 00:17 |
 

1970 September 26: "Some analyst or priest or lover may widen the consciousness from this to that, but only Krishna is without limit and therefore He can widen the consciousness infinitely. Only Krishna is without limit, and if we desire ananda, bliss unending, we must go to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 00:16 |
 

1972 September 26: "I want to see how the things are going on, and how it is going depends on you. Now I cannot tax my brain so much from such distant place, therefore I am relying completely on you, my trusted senior disciples."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 00:13 |
 

1972 September 26: "So many letters you are sending and still nothing is settled. Take bank mortgage and use it for construction. I just want to see that things are done, that's all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 00:12 |
 

1974 September 26: "Hanuman Prasad Poddar will give us 25 bighas. So immediately go and see the land, and if suitable then immediately take it. They want to see that the land is used for cow protection. If you can manage this land nicely, they can give more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 00:04 |

September 25, 2014  

1969 September 25: "Dress has to be accepted according to the taste of others and foodstuffs accepted according to the eater's taste. So if you think this kind of dress will attract more people, you can dress yourself in that manner. But our real dress is the tilaka and sikha."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 06:32 |
 

1970 September 25: "It appears they were advised to come to India and join Tirtha Maharaj. It is now clear that my Godbrothers take objection to my being called Prabhupada and on this point they want to poison the whole Society - that is now clear."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 06:30 |
 

1970 September 25: "You will remember I called you not Gargamuni but Gargamoney. Whenever I required some money I approached you and you were kind to pay me immediately. So please continue your capacity in this way. That will please Krsna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 06:25 |
 

1971 September 25: "Krishna will give you all intelligence how to push on this movement. Now we are giving commentary on the Western philosophers. I never studied philosophy or science but Krishna has given me the intelligence how to defeat their nonsensical proposals."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 06:23 |
 

1971 September 25: "Secure the tape of me reciting Gayatri mantra and hold a fire yajna. Then the devotees should hear the tape individually, privately, through the right ear. They should repeat each word. Then get the threads on their bodies."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 06:15 |
 

1975 September 25: "The District Court has given us the permission 'for as long as the country lasts.' By the grace of Krishna may your country last forever, and may the justice also live a long time and may you go on selling my books. That is my desire."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 06:08 |
 

1975 September 25: "In your country the girls are being exploited. They are taught to be independent so they become playthings for sex. So where is the freedom? I want that they live, man and wife together, chant Hare Krishna and be happy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 06:06 |

September 24, 2014  

1970 September 24: "You can open immediately a center in the very near future. If you take more interest in preaching work, absolutely you may be relieved from GBC."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 02:09 |
 

1971 September 24: "Pray to Krishna. Supersoul is sitting in everyone's heart, so when He hears, the effect of hearing is there. So it is to be understood that the Spiritual Master is also hearing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 02:04 |
 

1971 September 24: "Caitanya Mahaprabhu sent His most confidential disciples out on the street and house to house. Even the magistrate would object, Caitanya Mahaprabhu would still send. He exhibited a great civil disobedience movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 02:01 |
 

1972 September 24: "I am very glad that you are holding Bhagavata-dharma Festivals all over England. Increase the selling of my literatures and magazines. There is immense field for preaching so do not hesitate to take the bold step forward and invite everyone to become a devotee of Krsna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 01:56 |
 

1972 September 24: "As my senior disciple take the lead in supervising the distribution of my books widely all over Great Britain. Hold one Hare Krsna Festival every night somewhere in London. If there are too many men for the temple they may be dispatched to open new centers in Glasgow and other cities as you see fit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 01:53 |
 

1974 September 24: "By your prayers I am recovered. So let us go on with the spreading of this sublime cult. My only request is that you all remain enthusiastic and pure by strictly following all the the devotional practices."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 01:48 |
 

1975 September 24: "Our books are meant to educate people in consciousness and it is very good the professors have recommended Krsna Book for undergraduate study. Our process for learning is by hearing. Hearing is so important. As soon as the book is discussed in the class they will be purchased by the students."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 01:44 |
 

1975 September 24: "That you have fulfilled my request without hesitation, this is your success in spiritual life. The translations I am not using. There is some fault. I am doing the translations. I have finished now the Sixth Canto and have started the Seventh Canto."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 01:43 |
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