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

April 15, 2014  

1961 April 15: "I am proud to feel that Lord Buddha happened to be an Indian and we worship Him as incarnation of Godhead. His holy name is mentioned in the Bhagavata. We can take help from the Bhagavata, the cream and ripen fruit of the Vedic literature, and stop at once the quarrel and turmoil of the present world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64

letters | 21:47 |
 

1966 April 15:
"Ekadasi. Met Mr. Anderson, Assistant to Governor. He is little sympathetic. He says that I may expect some news from the Asia Society, New York. Yolanda will take me to Ashram tomorrow at 2 P.M. Books delivered to Elise. Two sets of books for sale in charge of Paul. Collection in the meeting -- $4.00 Expenditure Bus fare .60."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 21:41 |
 

1967 April 15: "Regarding my room in the temple, I can understand that you want to use it for many other purposes and you cannot agree to use it exclusively for my Bhagavatam Printing. I do not wish to disturb you. As you are very much anxious to get the room vacated, I have decided to vacate it without delay."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 21:39 |
 

1970 April 15: "I am enclosing herewith the Preface for Krsna Book. Regarding George's introduction to Krsna Book, as he is not settled up in his conclusion, he wants to change it, either we should wait for his final decision or it may not be added. For the time being I am holding its publication."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 21:36 |
 

1970 April 15: "God's killing and God's protection are the same. He is Absolute, but His mercy is shown to the atheist by killing and His mercy is shown to the theist by protecting; so both are seeing God but in different features."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 21:33 |
 

1972 April 15: "I am very pleased to hear that Latin America is ready for Krishna Consciousness movement. I am sending one of our new sannyasis, so you can make arrangements to meet for performing this great task of pioneer preachers on South American continent."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 21:32 |
 

1972 April 15: "So far your GBC duties are concerned, everything is going very nicely here in your absence, so there is no need for you to come here. So I shall be very much satisfied if you go on increasing the beauty and importance of our Back to Godhead magazine, and be happy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 21:30 |
 

1973 April 15: "You are all working so hard and thus my Guru Maharaja will be so pleased upon you. Certainly He will bestow His blessings thousand times more than me and that is my satisfaction. N.B. Every one should go out with the Sankirtana Party as soon as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 21:20 |

April 14, 2014  

1967 April 14: "Krishna consciousness means to increase the number of persons in Krishna consciousness. Like Y.M.C.A., supply nice Prasadam at cheap rate and give shelter and opportunity to hear Srimad Bhagavatam etc. Make an experiment like this during the Expo World Fair."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 17:23 |
 

1970 April 14: "That is a fact, if people actually want peace and tranquility, they must support this movement wholeheartedly. And if we execute our prescribed duties very seriously and sincerely, we will enact a new chapter in the history of the Western world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 17:17 |
 

1970 April 14: "Any suitable position in life is good if it is utilized for Krishna's service. You thought that with a wife you will be more enthusiastic, so Krishna has given you a nice wife. Now your first business is to see the center organized very nicely and see the BTG published in French and German languages."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 17:13 |
 

1971 April 14: "If a personality like you will join this institution, it will be a great asset. I have one invitation to speak at the university in Moscow. If I see you are understanding our philosophy, then I shall be glad to take you with me to Russia for preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 17:09 |
 

1972 April 14: "Now a school must be started in English medium and for this Krishna Consciousness education many families will send their children. Actually the Bhaktivinoda Institute was started for this purpose - but they have turned it into an ordinary school."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 17:04 |
 

1972 April 14: "At Mayapur we are already on the top of all my godbrothers and that should be maintained. But I have received one complaint so we should avoid any quarrel with my godbrothers. You should go and beg his forgiveness, and bow and touch his feet."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 17:03 |
 

1972 April 14: "As soon as you send me, jointly signed, a statement of how the money I gave you was spent, along with vouchers, then I can arrange more in future. So do it very nicely, quickly, and sagaciously."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 16:57 |
 

1974 April 14: "Now among yourselves you are all senior members, please try to rectify this rift. You must push on cooperatively and spare me from management intervention; that will be your success. P.S. I want to organize a women's kirtana party singing the Gitar Gan. Can you help me?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 16:55 |

April 13, 2014  

1966 April 13: "Navami. Today I received one letter from the chief assistant of the Governor of New York. In the evening eight ladies and gentlemen attended the meeting. Paul's T.R. is alright. Income -- $1.00."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 18:04 |
 

1968 April 13: "We do not condemn any religion. So we are teaching Love of Godhead, not any particular type of religion. Our Krishna Conscious movement is not a religious movement - it is a movement for purifying the heart."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 18:00 |
 

1969 April 13: "If you can organize a means of selling our magazines and books in India, it will be a great help to our activities. One of my disciples is already in India, and if you think seriously to help me in this movement, he will also join you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 17:58 |
 

1969 April 13: "The disagreement amongst our god-brothers, it is a fact. But so far as I am concerned, I am trying to execute my humble bit, and if somebody disagrees in these activities, what can I do?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 17:54 |
 

1971 April 13: "In my youthhood I organized theater performance and acted the part of Advaita Prabhu in one such drama. It was very much appreciated by the highest class of men in Calcutta. While performing such dramas, always the actors must be Vaisnavas. Outsiders may help but devotees should have all the major roles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 17:51 |
 

1974 April 13: "Now you have been posted as temple president. You go on expanding there as you are doing so wonderfully. So many new devotees are joining. Now instruct them carefully and keep them in your care."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 17:49 |
 

1974 April 13: "After Hyderabad I travel one week in Southern India; then Paris, five days each in Geneva, Rome, Sweden, Germany. Then Australia and back to India by Janmastami. After that England and then the U.S."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 17:47 |

April 12, 2014  

1966 April 12: "Astami. Today I have been to New India House. Mr. Mukherji of Passport Department kept my undertaking and passport for necessary action will return on Monday the 18th. Bus fare .30. An address on the Bhagavad-gita, chapter 2, verses 51-55."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966

letters | 18:33 |
 

1967 April 12: "Don't be overburdened. We don't want anyone to be overburdened. Rather I shall ask him who is not a family man to take the whole responsibility. So don't be agitated. Prosecute Krishna consciousness in peacefulness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 18:31 |
 

1968 April 12: "There is nothing to wonder for big gaps. These gaps do not hamper from understanding the parampara system. We have to pick up the prominent acaryas, and follow from him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 18:26 |
 

1969 April 12: "I welcome everyone's cooperation. If we cooperate, we can do tremendous service for Lord Caitanya. I am prepared to cooperate in every way - but I wonder if the other side is prepared for this also."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 18:22 |
 

1970 April 12: "Let Lord Jagannatha be carried from London in Their chariots and live for eight days at the chapel house of George Harrison, that will be practical understanding of Krishna Consciousness. Then after, Lord Jagannatha shall return in procession to London temple. You can suggest this idea to George on my behalf."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 18:18 |
 

1972 April 12: "Prasadam distribution is very, very important. Gradually increase the number of guests, and don't deny anyone. Continue in this way: Whatever is there, distribute equally - it may not be very sumptuous, but no one should be denied equal portion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 18:15 |
 

1972 April 12: "It is a father's duty to raise his son to be a strong, useful citizen, and sometimes he must reprimand him for some mistake in order to teach him. But this harshness is only for his son's benefit. It is simply out of love that I chastise any of my students."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 18:11 |
 

1973 April 12: "So Krishna has given you American intelligence, and I think this New York City is the greatest city in the world. So all you managers cooperate together and do something gorgeous. That is my instruction to you, and if you can do it Krishna will be very much pleased with you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 18:09 |

April 11, 2014  

1970 April 11: "All of them are pseudo-religions. The Bhagavat condemns such pseudo-religion. Except Krsna Consciousness or Bhagavata Dharma, any other system of religion is only pretension."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 17:46 |
 

1971 April 11: "Do not worry about the immigration difficulties. It will all be done by Krishna's grace. Don't worry. Take to the right process and it will be done."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 17:42 |
 

1971 April 11: "Initiated members are for managing the temples and preaching work. We are not after making initiated members very many but our concern is that people understand this philosophy in wider circles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 17:40 |
 

1972 April 11: "I am surprised that none of the GBC members detected the defects. It was detected only when it came to me. What will happen when I am not here, shall everything be spoiled by GBC?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 17:38 |
 

1972 April 11: "So in the GBC Agenda I do not find any programs for reforming our past bad habits. So for the time being, let the GBC activities be suspended until I thoroughly revise the whole procedure."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 17:37 |
 

1973 April 11: "These children are the future hope of our Society, so it is a very important matter how we train them. The simple method I have introduced is sufficient.Why this Montessori method?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 17:28 |
 

1974 April 11: "It is extremely assuring that Gurukula is doing nicely. The importance of Gurukula cannot be overestimated, both for our Movement, indeed it is important for the whole world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 17:27 |
 

1974 April 11: "Human life means tapasya, lie down on the floor, collect alms for the spiritual master - not to make a comfortable material arrangement. We are producing first class brahmanas who can actually do good for their fellow man."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 17:26 |

April 10, 2014  

1966 April 10:
"Sasthi. Today the whole day I remained at Paul's loft and did not go out. Today I am working on Cohen's big Royal Typewriter and it is very good for hard working. Paul is impressed with my mission in America."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 20:59 |
 

1969 April 10: "I eulogize your attempt for improving the Center. Do it very nicely, and when I go there I shall see that you have done so much for Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 20:58 |
 

1970 April 10: "As soon as a center is opened it gives me Vaikuntha bliss. Such news is life-giving ambrosia, so the more you open branches, the more I increase my duration of life. Go on opening nice branches as many as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 20:56 |
 

1972 April 10: "I am very much puzzled by the whole business. You have passed so many resolutions and made so many other changes. Therefore I have not approved of it, and I have suspended the GBC."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 20:51 |
 

1972 April 10: "Now I have given you everything, but I do not see that even the basic principles of advancement are there and instead we become carried away by big big talk. So I am still thinking how things will go on."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 20:50 |
 

1974 April 10: "So many criticisms he alleges you are making. This is not good. Let them work peacefully. This fighting spirit will ruin our great movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 20:42 |
 

1975 April 10: "The process of opening a center somewhere is that we go there and hold classes for one week on the teachings of Bhagavad-gita and if the people like, then we'll open a center."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 20:36 |
 

1975 April 10: "I am very glad that you have come forward, one of the leaders of the community. Our ideology is standard. It is not anything new, but it is very old. It is not anything concocted."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 20:34 |

April 9, 2014  

1966 April 9: "Panchami. Today I went to Dr. Mishra's apartment. I cooked some khichuri and took it. After a little rest, I took my typewriters and came down to my room at 72nd St. From there I came to Paul's loft. In the evening Susman met me. He brought some grains."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966

letters | 20:49 |
 

1968 April 9: "He has taken the step as a matter of diplomacy but will come back when I return to India. I am not astonished for his behavior but I am sorry for my Godbrother's behavior. He is a neophyte and so he may commit so many mistakes, but my Godbrother should not have commited such a mistake. It is not approved."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 20:47 |
 

1968 April 9: "How one is successful in his work is tested by whether or not Krishna is satisfied. The Impersonalists cannot enjoy this bliss of satisfying Krishna. They make Krishna dead, so they will remain dead, never to understand Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 20:44 |
 

1970 April 9: "As you are trying your best to make our preaching propaganda as authoritative as possible, Krishna will certainly help you. The book I sent you will help - and the balance Krishna will teach you. Always remember this, time is very short - we want to understand our business only and not become very scholarly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 20:42 |
 

1971 April 9: "Your very sincere attitude for serving your Spiritual Master is the only way. Offering the same highest respects to the Spiritual Master as to the Supreme Person, makes one bona fide to receive spiritual knowledge by revelation so I pray to Krishna to bestow upon you all his blessings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 20:37 |
 

1972 April 9: "We are selling our books not for making business but for pleasing Krishna, and by preaching we should sell books, not by cheating. If this simple method is followed, there will be tremendous success in selling of our books, and the public will appreciate and take great benefit from our preaching."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 20:32 |
 

1972 April 9: "In every endeavor our only purpose is to make advancement in pleasing Krishna. You are working so hard only out of love for me, so if love is there how can there be any question of force? We should never force anyone or reduce our Society to an impersonal business exchange - that will kill everything."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 20:30 |
 

1975 Aprill 9: "Regarding your affliction, simply take the proper treatment. The dust from the lotus feet of the Spiritual Master is never to be used for material benefit. That is a great misconception. Chant your rounds and follow all the rules and regulations in this way even if afflicted you will fully understand the mercy of Krishna and the Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 20:27 |
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