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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
January 25, 2014 1966 January 25:
"Lectures delivered in the studio on the test of spiritual realization. People appreciated. Decided to purchase one Martel Tape Recorder from the advertisement in the New York Times."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 08:18 |
1967 January 25: "Let me know if there is any possibility of publishing my commentary on the Bhagavad-gita in USA. I shall now begin Caitanya Caritamrta Essays & Text. If I am assisted by one expert typewriter we can publish every three months a book. And the more we have books, the more we become respectable."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 08:15 |
1969 January 25: "You say the Londoners are very anxious to meet me, so I am also very anxious to meet you and the Londoners. If the Beatles come forward, you can take the risk. Therefore the five-story house you mention may be immediately occupied."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 08:12 |
1969 January 25: "The conclusions we have tried to explain are the same conclusions as Arjuna. Press two leaves and if the taste is the same you can understand that both leaves are from the same tree. The taste is the conclusion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 08:09 |
1970 January 25: "I wish that all manuscripts, before finally going to the press, must be thoroughly edited so that there may not be any mistakes especially of spelling and grammar or of the Sanskrit names."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 07:55 |
1972 January 25: "Ideally husband and wife live separately in the temple. It is best to do the most ideal thing but whatever mode of living you chose the most important thing is to always remain one hundred percent in service of Radha-Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:51 |
1972 January 25: "You may adopt this principle, that whatever conditions increases your facility to preach this Krishna Consciousness Movement should be accepted. If we accept this all of these discouragements etc. will disappear."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:49 |
1974 January 25: "A photographic exhibit is an important part of our Caitanya Festival in Mayapur. Please arrange for this. I have got good reports of your working on the dioramas. I will be pleased to see your work when I come to Mayapur."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:42 |
January 24, 2014 1966 January 24: "Saw Mr. Larry Boghart in his office. He advised me to write to Mr. Felix Morrow for an appointment to see. So I am writing him & sending some literature of Srimad Bhagwatam."
Prabhupada Journal ::1966 letters | 06:16 |
1969 January 24: "We cannot worship Radha-Krishna now. Radha-Krishna worship is meant for persons who have already developed spontaneous love of God. In the training period we are only worshipping Laksmi-Narayana."
Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:33 |
1969 January 24: "There are two kinds of Spiritual Master, initiator and instructor. Anyone who can give instructing in spiritual life is treated as Spiritual Master. So the husband can help the wife as instructor."
Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:23 |
1970 January 24 : "As you are always thinking of me, I am also thinking of you; and the best thing will be I shall go there by the next mango season because last time when I was there I could not get any mango."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:22 |
1970 January 24 : "All the Goswamis and Acaryas chanted, my Guru Maharaja chanted, and following all their footsteps we are also chanting at least 16 rounds daily. We should not be carried away simply by all the other duties."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:20 |
1970 January 24 : "I am very much anxious to know who is taking care of the Deities, whether regular performances are being executed etc. The Deities are now installed - there cannot be any scope of neglecting Them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:19 |
January 23, 2014 1966 January 23 : "Due to snow fall the whole day, today I did not go either to Dr. Mishra's apartment nor outside the studio. I managed my things here in the studio. No expenditure."
Journal :: 1966 letters | 10:42 |
1968 January 23 : "He cannot remain long an Impersonalist because he is devoted to Radha and Krishna. He is not so formidable rascal. Recently he has sent me one letter of appreciation. There is no objection to reading his books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 10:37 |
1968 January 23: "Regarding the other books; keep them very nicely, and I shall see when I go there. You might have received another book perhaps, by Bhaktisaranga Goswami. This book by mistake was sent: it has to be returned."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 10:36 |
1969 January 23 : "Certainly Krishna will help you in your efforts to solve any of the difficulties that may be taking place. But if you think that staying with me will be better for you then you may consider this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 10:27 |
1970 January 23 : "By hearing this transcendental sound through the ear our heart becomes spiritually purified, and we can realize at that stage the transcendental Name. That is the way of descending process."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 05:56 |
1971 January 23 : "Our program for touring India has been going with all success in every place we are invited. Now we have come to the Ardha Kumbha Mela and we have got undisputed prominence amongst all groups here."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 05:45 |
1974 January 23: "What will be the program at this farm? How will people be attracted there? Who will work it? What about the present temple? He has asked for a decision, but until I know what is his plan, I cannot decide."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:17 |
1975 January 23: "He is coming to Mayapur to work on the Caitanya Caritamrta manuscript. Hopefully, he will finish editing the Antya-lila by the Festival at the end of March. Please give him all facilities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:53 |
January 22, 2014 1968 January 22: "You have accepted me as father, so I have also accepted you as my dear and real son. Relationship of father & son on spiritual platform is real and eternal, on the material platform it is ephemeral and temporary. Although I cannot give you anything as father, still I can pray to Krishna for your advancement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 18:59 |
1969 January 22: "What is the use of accepting a Spiritual Master if you cannot accept His words? To understand you have to follow in His footsteps. Use your judgment submissively; that is all, and this cannot be done in a challenging spirit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:56 |
1969 January 22: "We may or may not condemn the impersonalists, but they are already condemned by Krishna. Fix up your ears upon the transcendental vibration of Hare Krishna. There is nothing wrong with you. By the influence of your past habits perhaps it is taking more time for you to adjust things."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:52 |
1970 January 22: "Advocate, Supreme Court of India: Your appreciation of my adventure at this part of my life has encouraged me. You asked, "Kindly treat me as one of your humble disciples." It will be my prime duty to help you to my best capacity for your spiritual advancement of life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:43 |
1970 January 22: "I am very pleased that both you and your wife have been lecturing at the University and there is good response. You simply read my books and reproduce the purport - people will take it very seriously."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:38 |
1971 January 22: "It is very good that your wife has taken to learning the language. So instead of fighting and creating misunderstanding, train her for useful purpose and it will be a great help to both you and the society. Offer my blessings to her."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 18:36 |
1974 January 22: "I can understand that you are feeling disturbed because your wife has left you. My advice is that you associate always with Krsna through chanting the Holy Name. If you are always with Krsna there is no question of moroseness or anxiety."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 18:32 |
1975 January 22: "Thank you very much for distributing my books in such severe conditions of cold. This is Krishna Consciousness. No matter what the conditions, still a devotee will always try his best to please the Spiritual Master and Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 18:24 |
January 21, 2014 1969 January 21: "If we are sincere, Krishna will supply us with all necessities of life. How it is possible that He will keep us fasting? This is the process of Krishna Consciousness. As soon as your finances are almost depleted, Krishna sees to everything."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:34 |
1969 January 21: "So you all six together are doing very nice Krishna Consciousness activities and I am so much pleased. So many people are taking part in our Sankirtana movement and you have got continuous engagements almost every night. This is very much encouraging."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:32 |
1970 January 21: "My jurisdiction of preaching work is mostly these Western countries and because Bhaktivinoda Thakura wanted that the American and European devotees should come to Mayapur, therefore I am trying for it. Whichever plot of land you altogether select, I will accept."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:23 |
1972 January 21: "I have noted with pleasure that you desire to be personally present with me again, and I am also looking forward to seeing all of you again. Yes, you may be my cook. I may remain in Africa for some time but I am sure to come there by springtime."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:00 |
1972 January 21: "You are setting the example of determination in charge of one of our most important fields. Go on increasing and such sincerity is noticed by Krishna and He is helping you to approach nearer and nearer to His Lotus Feet."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:25 |
1972 January 21: "Why Mayapura Festival is not being held? Set up camp like ordinary pilgrims, everyone will see we are not Pakistani spies. And along with the One-Rupee Coupons, give one book of Gitar Gan also. In this way 10,000 books will be distributed very easily."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:24 |
1975 January 21: "I have received information that 50,000 big books will be distributed every month this year. That is the success of our mission. You are so humble and so sincere, this is a sign of your success. I am very much encouraged."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:22 |
1975 January 21: "For the Supreme Personality of Godhead, you can say either Paramesvara or Bhagavan. If you can give the meaning of all the sanskrit words, that will be best. Thank you. To have my books printed in all languages of the world is so much important to me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:20 |
January 20, 2014 1966 January 20: "When I heard of the sudden death of Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri who was personally known to me, I thought President Dr. Radhakrishnan as the next man to get the sanction because he is also known to me. I have already approached him and I am awaiting the result."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 06:08 |
1966 January 20: "I strongly wish to take possession of the property on Srila Prabhupada's Avirbhav Teethi. We are all sincere workers for respiritualising the whole world situation and Dr. Radhakrishnan, being in the highest office of India, he must help us in this critical moment."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 06:06 |
1968 January 20: "Indira Gandhi is interested in sending learned scholars to spread Indian culture in foreign countries. I am already doing this. Now somehow or other I am here so please see if he can help you in getting a SANKIRTANA party to come here. It is simply a matter of convincing him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:03 |
1971 January 20: "The fact is already there. There is a bona fide method for achieving spiritual perfection and it will be a great contribution if this authorized information is presented on the basis of modern scientific understanding."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 05:58 |
1972 January 20: "I am very very pleased that your roving party is having great success and opening many temples. That is the method recommended by my Guru Maharaja. So go on like this, you have all of Krishna's blessings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 05:57 |
1972 January 20: " When Krishna sees that His devotee is sincere, there is nothing He cannot do to help that devotee to advance towards Him. If you are sincere you may become the biggest distributor of my books and then I shall surely come to live there in your new house."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 05:56 |
1972 January 20: "We must always be careful to maintain the highest standards of rising early, chanting, street sankirtana, etc. Business is secondary. If the routine Krishna Consciousness program is neglected for other things then everything else will fail."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 05:54 |
1972 January 20: "There is no need by any of my disciples to read any books besides my books - in fact, such reading may be detrimental to their advancement in Krishna Consciousness. If my students cannot even read my own books thoroughly, why they should read others?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 05:53 |
January 19, 2014 1966 January 19: "By the Grace of Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga an encouraging letter is received today from Sir Padampat Singhania of Kanpur India. Temple hopeful. Two sets of books taken back from Paragon Book Gallery."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 09:38 |
1972 January 19: "All collections should be sent to the Book Fund Account. All necessary expenditures will be paid by check from the account. Anyone using personal miscellaneous expenditures must sign a voucher - this is accounting."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:36 |
1975 January 19: "Now we should have self-sufficiency, make our own food and weave our own cloth. Thus life becomes easy and we can save time for preaching and chanting."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:22 |
1975 January 19: "I will be coming there shortly. You can see me then. For the time being be very staunch and never let a moment go by without engaging in at least one of the nine devotional processes."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:19 |
1975 January 19: "Maharaja Pariksit simply listened, sravanam. Sukadeva Gosvami simply narrated, kirtanam. Prahlada Maharaja simply contemplated - smaranam. Prthu Maharaja simply did deity worship - arcanam. And Arjuna only remained as friend - sakhyam."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:16 |
1975 January 19: "Hanuman remained only engaged in carrying out the order of Lord Ramacandra - dasyam. And Bali Maharaja surrendered everything to Krishna - atma-nivedanam. So, any devotee executing any one of the nine is transcendentally glorious."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:14 |