|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
January 11, 2014 1968 January 11: "You state that I am your life. This means you are my body and so neither life nor body can be separated because on the Absolute platform there is no such distinction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 14:31 |
1969 January 11: "You say my visit will be the biggest event since the Roman Invasion. Actually this will be so. If England is prepared, they will receive something sublime which they cannot produce in their own country, neither in Manchester, Glasgow, nor Edinburgh."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:26 |
1971 January 11: "Many persons are regularly attending our classes and following the regulative principles and chanting Hare Krsna. That is the success of our preaching work when there is this result of more persons joining, so I am confident that things are going on."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:21 |
1972 January 11: "Since you are now leader, you must be the perfect example of Krishna conscious devotee. How is that? Follow the regulative principles very diligently, maintain the highest level of standard in routine work such as rising early, cleansing, chanting, temple worship, street sankirtana, etc. And always keep the devotees satisfied."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:18 |
1972 January 11: "Organize printing of our foreign books. For so many years you have been there and nothing has been printed. This is not a very good sign. How there can be preaching without books?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:16 |
1972 January 11: "Now I want that our books and magazines be printed profusely and distributed all over, so do this very nicely, I think that will be your great credit. If these books are introduced among the student class they will have powerful effect."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:15 |
1974 January 11: "Now Krsna is sending you new devotee to help. He is a good boy, now utilize him properly. He is sincere, learned, enthusiastic and qualified. Keep him nicely engaged."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 14:12 |
1974 January 11: "The only fear I have is that you may fight. Please do not. That will ruin everything we have done. Now push on this glorious mission without letting it be hampered by any personal differences."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 14:10 |
January 10, 2014 1970 January 10: "They are not my words, I do not make any addition or subtraction. I am simply the bearer of the message from Lord Caitanya through the disciplic succession."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 06:58 |
1970 January 10: "If you all carry these words successively, then the transcendental parampara system will be exactly maintained and people will be benefited. Please, read regularly my books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 06:57 |
1971 January 10 : "Everyone should be thoroughly convinced of the power of the Hare Krsna mantra to protect you in all circumstances. Then advancement will be swift."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 06:55 |
1972 January 10 : "Now become very convinced of our philosophy and very enthusiastically and soberly maintain temple routine standards, satisfy the devotees, and in every way become the perfect example of Krishna concscious angel."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:46 |
1972 January 10 : "I am very very glad to see that you have got such a nice place to conduct Krishna's business. I think I shall be very comfortable in your center when I shall come there very soon."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:41 |
1972 January 10 : "Why after so many years nothing can be done to print profusely my books and literatures in European languages? Translators are there, all facilities are there - simply you are not serious to do it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:20 |
1975 January 10: "Yes, I'll come. I am also hankering to go and the first opportunity may be in April. Please take great care there and make an ideal place for devotional service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 05:49 |
1975 January 10 : "Impure atmosphere can be counteracted by having kirtanas twice and thrice daily with dancing. Don't allow anyone to engage in eating and sleeping alone or the devil's workshop will develop."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 05:45 |
January 9, 2014 1969 January 9: "I am very much anxious for getting my books published. But I do not know how I will get them published. I do not mind for the profit concerned. But I want to see them published."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 04:58 |
1970 January 9: "Simply we have to see that in our books there is no spelling or grammatical mistake. We do not mind for any good style, our style is Hare Krishna, and such literatures are welcomed, read and respected by bona fide devotees."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 04:54 |
1973 January 9: "These boys and girls have understood what is austerity and what is the difference between matter and spirit. Though they may be dressed in rags, still they are more exalted than kings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 04:50 |
1973 January 9 : "That is the secret of my success, those who are helping me are sincere, they have done the work. A little sincerity is very difficult thing in this age of hypocrisy and bluff."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 04:40 |
1974 January 9: "If you take the royalty it will be personal interest in money and trade, and this will deviate your principle of sannyasa. Sannyasi lives by begging alms for the bare necessities of life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:11 |
1975 January 9: "Everyone should adore our members as honest. These dishonest methods must be stopped. It is hampering our reputation all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:56 |
1975 January 9: "Money collected for feeding people in India should be collected under ISKCON Food Relief. Not any other name. Every farthing collected for that purpose must be used for that purpose."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:54 |
1975 January 9: "Everyone must be full-time engaged and the best engagement is to sell books. All should attend classes 2 or 3 times daily, chant 16 rounds, and go out for street sankirtana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:50 |
January 8, 2014 1970 January 8: "When I was in London, I was wearing on your cloak daily because there it was severe cold. But this side is very nice. It is not cold at all. So when I get back the coat surely I shall utilize it properly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:54 |
1970 January 8: "Krishna is never approached directly. Krishna is approached through His bona fide servitors. Try your best to serve Krishna under the direction of your Spiritual Master and Krishna will surely help you in all respects."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:46 |
1970 January 8: "My ambition is to open centers as many as possible. By this work not only you will be blessed by Krishna but your name will be recorded in the history of the Krishna Consciousness Movement which is to grow to the largest volume of expansion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:45 |
1971 January 8: "I am not after recruiting some disciples. My main purpose is to propagate the teachings of Krishna Consciousness. But for preaching work we want some assistants and if somebody offers voluntarily his service it is welcome."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 16:44 |
1971 January 8: "If they are sincere it is not objectionable that your followers want to accept you as guide in spiritual matters. So the best thing will be that you become a regular disciple of me and you can teach your followers in the same principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 16:42 |
1971 January 8: "Please establish this new center firmly just according to our highest principles of devotional service to Krsna. You may immediately arrange an alter for worship of Guru-Gauranga. Later you can increase the Deity worship."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 16:41 |
1974 January 8: "Our program is perfect, now you simply have to implement it without any changes. Now our five centers in Canada are going nicely. As GBC, please correspond and occasionally visit the centers to see how they are doing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:36 |
1975 January 8: "Thank you for the fruits and vegetables. I have asked Brahmananda Svami to go and see what is the situation there. Please continue your service nicely as one of my elder women disciples always setting good example for others to follow."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 16:33 |
January 7, 2014 1974 January 7: "You write that things are in crisis. Therefore, we have to take shelter of Krsna. If Krsna wants to kill us that is not wrong, if it is His desire. Our business is to follow the regulative schedule and never mind the material danger."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 17:48 |
1974 January 7: "We have so much work to do, we cannot lose our solidarity. Do not cause a crack with fighting spirit or competition. Please spare me such disturbance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 17:47 |
1974 January 7: "I was very pleased by your report of our cow protection program. Engage the bulls in tilling the ground. People may call this the primitive way but it is very practical for engaging the bulls in loading carts, transporting, etc."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 17:45 |
1975 January 7: "See what is the actual situation there. Study it very carefully and let me know how things are going. This incident has caused havoc all over the world. It is hampering our reputation everywhere. It must be stopped immediately."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 17:20 |
1975 January 7: "Has anyone ever become convinced in Krishna Consciousness by listening to this record? No. But, if he reads one book, he will be convinced about spiritual life. That is our success. I do not want this record distribution to continue."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 17:18 |
1975 January 7: "You should remain with us for some time, otherwise how will we know what work you are fit to do? You should understand of course, that we do not pay anyone in our society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 17:16 |
January 6, 2014 1969 January 6: "This proposal to become an Ayurvedic physician is not very good. The first medicine you should be concerned with is to chant Hare Krishna and become steady in Krishna Consciousness. Study my books and develop your preaching abilities. This will be the most successful and appreciated endeavor."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:59 |
1970 January 6: "I am so glad to learn that Sriman George Harrison is making good advancement in Krishna consciousness. He is a good soul and I am praying for him to Krishna, so surely he will make advancement. His book, KRSNA, is already ready for being sent to the press."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:48 |
1971 January 6: "Distribution of books means propagation of our mission. If we can distribute KRSNA Book in thousands upon thousands, automatically the Krsna Consciousness Movement will be spread up. This kind of transcendental enthusiasm is the basic impetus for Krsna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 16:46 |
1972 January 6: "Japa should be done early with full concentration during Brahma Muhurta. Do not worry much about chanting fast, most important is hearing. Be grave and silent, only discusses topics relating to Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:43 |
1974 January 6: "Purchase land as much bighas as possible. But don't purchase more land than we can utilize. My only desire is that our temples must be a living temples by chanting Hare Krsna and by distributing prasadam and books to the intelligent class of men."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:42 |
1974 January 6: "I am glad you are learning laboriously how to make diorama models. Keep materials like bamboo, thatch and tarpolin in stock. If Tirtha Maharaja is having a big showing then we have to show more and let everyone see what the American model makers can do."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:40 |
1974 January 6: "I am working on Caitanya Caritamrta continually. This time we shall have the first part published 400 pages. So by the time I reach India I hope my quarters will be completely open for use without any difficulty."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:39 |
1975 January 6: "This has caused havoc. It should be stopped immediately. Book distribution is our real business, not other things. Stop record selling completely. This is my order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 16:29 |
January 5, 2014 1972 January 5: "I am very encouraged by your enthusiasm for preaching. You are Sannyasi so preach in this way and become parivrajakacarya. The intelligentsia and leaders must be preached to. Kirtana will soften their hearts."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:20 |
1972 January 5: "I have written a Bengali poem on the Bhagavad-gita called Gitargan. So please take quotation for printing--page 5' x 3 1/2', with very nice paper and softbound, about 100 pages long. Print these books immediately."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:19 |
1973 January 5: "That your center has become too much crowded is a good sign. If Krsna Consciousness is there, Krsna means that He is eternally increasing, so I can understand Radha Gopinatha have very much appreciated their new home."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:11 |
1973 January 5: "Everything we have done has rested on these books. Without books we make no progress. We shall not be very much concerned with properties and big big temples. We shall henceforward concentrate our full energy on distributing books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:03 |
1973 January 5: "New devotees will send me their letters as usual, and I will give them names myself and enter in our records, simply you must chant on their beads and then return to them. Is that clear? In other parts of the world, I shall chant them as always."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:00 |
1974 January 5: "Please cooperate and become very serious about Krsna Consciousness. By your pure example you will be spiritually strong and attract so many others who are looking for the actual meaning of life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:57 |
1975 January 5: "Your idea is a little utopian. First thing is understand Srimad Bhagavatam fully. If you simply explain the first verse, it will take volumes and volumes. So study my books intensely. This will make everything perfect."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:51 |
1975 January 5: "Regarding sending men to Bangkok, let us see who is a spare man. But our policy is not to import devotees, but to make devotees out of the local men there. That is better."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:50 |