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

September 22, 2014  

1965 September 22: "A slighly brown man in faded orange drapes wearing white bathing shoes stepped out of a compact car yesterday and into the Butler YMCA. He is A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swamiji, a messenger from India to the peoples of the West." [From the Butler Eagle, September 22, 1965]
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965

letters | 13:22 |
 

1966 September 22:
"Four boys, Bruce, Charles, Steve and Keith initiated with Harinama. Donald sent some apples by post. Thanks."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 13:20 |
 

1968 September 22: "Krishna is very kind on you, out of His good will He has come to you. It is very surprising. So please welcome the Deity and install Him in a nice throne. The more we are engaged in Deity worship, the more we become purified."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 13:18 |
 

1969 September 22: "Perhaps you have seen in The Times of India about my London arrival. Now we have released one Hare Krishna album through Apple Records. So this Movement is gradually becoming very popular. Please pray to Lord Caitanya to help me in this great attempt."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 13:14 |
 

1970 September 22: "What great men do, common man will follow. So if we want to actually be successful we must convince the influential men of your country, then everything will follow automatically. So I request you to take this matter very seriously."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 13:08 |
 

1970 September 22: "I begged from His Holiness a little piece of land at Mayapur for my Western disciples, but he refused. Now they are loitering in the streets of Calcutta. Do you think it is right?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 13:06 |
 

1972 September 22: "I am pleased things are once again back to normal and you are very enthusiastic to spread our preaching work. Now concentrate your efforts by bringing our program to the highest standards and automatically you will make devotees there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 13:04 |
 

1972 September 22: "I am encouraged you all big men will do the needful by consulting together therefore I have called you there. Build a simple temple just like Govindaji's that is not so difficult."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 12:57 |
 

1975 September 22: "I received a letter from Jayadvaita das regarding Upadesamrta. Regarding the corrections, these kind of changes are admissable. There is no harm. A dedication is not required. I am enclosing the introduction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 12:52 |

September 21, 2014  

1970 September 21: "Be fully engaged in Krishna’s service. It does not matter what engagement; Krishna accepts equally the service of a little calf and that of Srimati Radharani. So always be very much appreciative of each other's service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 01:28 |
 

1970 September 21: "Our movement should be taken as being a family based upon love and trust, so as the father becomes unhappy when one of his children wishes to break family connections so please do not consider leaving as you are spiritual children of mine."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 01:26 |
 

1970 September 21: "In my books I have tried to explain clearly this philosophy but it so happens that this philosophy is given a self-interested interpretation. As soon as personal motivation comes in it is not possible for one to understand our Krishna Consciousness philosophy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 01:21 |
 

1971 September 21: "My Dear Daughters, so now you are in the line of Krishna Consciousness. Please strictly follow and try to serve the Deity. Even there are some inconveniences, please try and tolerate. If in this one life I try and become a little tolerant, there will be tremendous spiritual benefit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 01:17 |
 

1972 September 21: "Yes, that is a good program holding classes, having kirtana in the street, and recruiting devotees. Do not worry. You are my disciple and I am your spiritual master, as long as you follow my instructions, then I shall never leave you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 01:13 |
 

1974 September 21: "So if it will be better than Birla Mandir, then your labor and expenditure is a success. My only request is we must spend money very cautiously and not to waste. For improvement we can spend. I am simply afraid that money may not be wasted."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 00:34 |
 

1975 September 21: "You have invited me to come and yes, I will certainly come. Your idea for bullock cart sankirtana is very good. So now do it. And your program for distributing literature, charity and prasadam, this is all very nice. And that you will do it personally, that I thank you very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 00:31 |
 

1975 September 21: "A sannyasi must not go back to his own village. You are doing substantial work there so there is no necessity for immediate change. I am going now on tour of Africa and when I return I shall see you and we shall do the needful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 00:27 |

September 20, 2014  

1968 September 20: "You have very frankly inquired about sex relationship. A sannyasi is not supposed to be asked anything sexual. But still, because you are so much dependent, I must give you information as far as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 11:01 |
 

1968 September 20: "It is not necessary that because one has got wife, therefore you must have sex life. The whole scheme is to avoid sex life. And if one can avoid it completely then it is a great victory for him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 10:48 |
 

1968 September 20: "Just like a flock of birds - although very intimately related, everyone of them has to fly in the sky by individual strength. If one is less strong, the other cannot keep him in the sky. That is the law of nature."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 10:38 |
 

1968 September 20: "So long everyone of us is strong in Krishna Consciousness, there is no doubt, you can fly in the spiritual sky and meet together without failure. But if somebody lags behind, one may not meet the other at our destination."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 10:36 |
 

1968 September 20: "You should not imitate great personalities like Bhaktivinoda Thakura but you must follow in Their footprints. In all circumstances try to follow - but never try to imitate."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 10:34 |
 

1974 September 20: "The festival success is very encouraging. So go on with your festivals. You have captured the essence, and therefore you are successful in being able to distribute it. I am very glad that I have got such good disciples as you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 00:10 |
 

1974 September 20: "This is the duty of all my initiated disciples, whether they are big or they are small. Actually there is no such thing as big or small. Everyone is devotee. So everyone is expected to follow the devotional practices."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 00:08 |
 

1974 September 20: "Do not be paramahamsa that now I haven't got to hear Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad gita. Don't be a better paramahamsa than your Guru Maharaja. So as I am doing, you must also do."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 00:06 |

September 19, 2014  

1955 September 19: "My dear Sripada Gosvami Maharaja, So why for the matter of saving some papers we shall not print the full number? In my opinion we should print more than 1000 copies every month and distribute them in large scale. I think you will reconsider the matter and let me know your further opinion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64

letters | 00:28 |
 

1965 September 19 : "Today is the 38th day of our journey. We reached New York Port at 12:30 pm, three hours later than the scheduled time."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1965

letters | 00:24 |
 

1968 September 19: "He cannot go because he has rendered already some service to Krishna. So Krishna is not going to leave him at any cost. Please offer my blessings to him, and treat him very well. So far Mrigendra das is concerned, he will also come back; don't worry."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 00:22 |
 

1969 September 19 : "In England there is very good prospect for pushing on Krishna Consciousness. I am trying to make some arrangement with Mr. John Lennon to have the facility for of his garden house. Here we can accommodate many devotees."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 00:20 |
 

1969 September 19: "Lord Caitanya accepted Jagai and Madhai on condition they would not commit further sinful activities. So all our students should be careful in the matter of violating the four principles and at the same time must carry on the chanting process rigidly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 00:16 |
 

1970 September 19 : "Hundreds of people join our Sankirtana Party daily in downtown Calcutta, and I am confident that this great mission will be successful if only we continue to push on without any personal motivation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 00:14 |
 

1974 September 19: "Your duty is to carry out my orders. Anyone who surrenders to Krishna wholeheartedly and engages in His service cannot say later on, I resign. Once surrendered, it cannot be withdrawn."
1975 September 19:

letters | 00:08 |
 

1975 September 19: "To the Prime Minister of Mauritius: I thank you very much for your kind invitation to visit your country. I am arriving at Port Louis on the afternoon of the 30th and I look forward to meeting with Your Excellency."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 00:04 |

September 18, 2014  

1960 September 18: "[From the Visitors' Book] I am pleased to write herein that I have come to Delhi from my H.Q. Kesi Ghat, Vrindaban (U.P.) purely on spiritual mission to propagate the cult of devotional service of the Lord. And I am publishing an English fortnightly magazine of the name Back-To-Godhead from this place."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64

letters | 04:36 |
 

1965 September 18:
"To-day is the 37th day of our journey. At 4 p.m. we left Boston Port for New York. At midnight there was considerable fog till we reached late at New York Port at 12:30 on 19/9/65."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965

letters | 04:27 |
 

1965 September 18:
"Markine Bhagavata-dharma
On board the ship Jaladuta,
Commonwealth Pier,
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
dated 18th of September, 1965"
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965

letters | 04:26 |
 

1968 September 18: "If by begging alms we can provide ourself, we should not accept any job. Form a party of Sankirtana, and walk in the street, you can get not less than 50 to 100 marks daily. Form a local trust party of 12 heads and immediately start your work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 04:24 |
 

1968 September 18: "It is clear that the place is destined for our temple, and you can immediately take it on lease. You are a sincere devotee and Krishna will give you timely all good intelligence in this connection. Now please try to organize as quickly as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 04:22 |
 

1972 September 18: "The standards I have already given you, now maintain them. Do not try to innovate or create anything or manufacture anything, that will ruin everything. Simply do as I am doing and be always serious and sincere to serve Krsna, and He will give you intelligence how to do everything."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 04:14 |
 

1974 September 18: "The subject matter is very grave and unless you intimately associate yourself with us it will be very difficult to understand. I have got my program to go there by the end of the month. At that time you can try to meet me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 04:12 |
 

1975 September 18: "You all should co-operate and then things will go on very nicely. We should not bring in politics. That is a very nasty thing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 04:07 |

September 17, 2014  

1965 September 17:
"Thirty-sixth day from starting from Calcutta Port. We are now on the Boston dockyard and the custom officers came on the ship. They have now issued the admittance permission. To-day we are expected to reach Boston Port U.S.A."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965

letters | 07:48 |
 

1968 September 17: "Already he has wasted ten months by his childish frivolities; sometimes preacher, sometimes guru, and sometimes so and so. So you will kindly give them clear indication that they should stop all these things, and work as directed without further delay."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 07:45 |
 

1968 September 17:"It is clear he is trying to entice. He is canvassing to break them from the society and to remain with him. He is another edition who has broken the poor Hrsikesa from the society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 07:44 |
 

1969 September 17:"The reception here was very nice. The BBC invited us for television on Tuesday night. We are expecting many engagements and it appears here that people are very interested in the Krishna Consciousness Movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 07:39 |
 

1970 September 17: "In India, from the very moment we stepped down from the airplane, there is good propaganda work going on. We are sending out Sankirtana Party and it appears to be very successful. We have had many meetings and still we have got many engagements and the functions are going very nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 07:33 |
 

1970 September 17: "Regarding your opening a branch, I have got all my blessings upon you. Do it immediately. So far GBC, I prefer to see you a great preacher and you may be relieved from that responsibility."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 07:30 |
 

1970 September 17: "We are not concerned with a scholar who knows theoretically Caitanya Vaisnava Movement but we are interested with persons who are actually devotees who actually chant Hare Krsna Mahamantra and follow the regulative principles; Theoretical knowledge will not help us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 07:27 |
 

1970 September 17: "The new boy Bruce is improving. He has now sacrificed his hairs for Krsna - that is a good sign. I hope the way you conduct our Temple will improve and there may not be any more poisonous effects as happened in the past."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 07:24 |

September 16, 2014  

1955 September 16: "My dear Sripada Gosvami Maharaja, Either in Calcutta or in Delhi we must have our own press to broadcast the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in all the important languages. Hindi is for all India propaganda while English is for world wide propaganda."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64

letters | 12:20 |
 

1965 September 16:
"Today is the 35th day of our journey. The Lord has Himself taken charge of the ship. In expansion the Lord is rowing the oars. We shall certainly reach to America port safely. The whole night was non-disturbing and today on the 36th day of our journey we reached safely the Boston Port."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965

letters | 12:17 |
 

1967 September 16: Your eagerness to get me back will surely be a success because I'm also eager to return. Tears for Krishna is as good as associating with Him personally. So your feelings and tears of Krishna Consciousness will make you more enriched in spiritual advancement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 12:14 |
 

1967 September 16: "Krishna is very kind to all but He is especially kind to his sincere devotee. I know you are a sincere devotee. When you drive your car you always chant Hare Krishna and when I was by your side I could understand how heartily you have accepted this Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 12:13 |
 

1970 September 16: "We have come here eight strong. I am trying to establish a branch and we are getting encouragement. Books and magazines worth $60,000 are coming very shortly, then we will have vigorous preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 12:03 |
 

1971 September 16: "We should not follow the policy that one man gives us everything and we become idle. This is a material policy. Our policy is madhukari or the profession of the bumblebee. The bumblebee does not eat all the honey in one flower. It goes from flower to flower and takes little. The purpose is that saintly persons, Vaisnavas, if they take something from many men, everyone is benefited."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 11:58 |
 

1974 September 16: "Krsna is giving you chance because you want to serve. It is all Krsna's grace. Krsna says, 'Anyone who is sincerely engaged in My service I give him the intelligence.' So if Krsna gives the intelligence who can compete with you? Krsna is the most intelligent."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 11:37 |
 

1974 September 16: "I understand you received the vote in the election for Temple President. So you should be the president. I am putting my casting vote for you. I have informed the GBC of this by post."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 11:36 |
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