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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
March 1, 2014 1966 March 1:
"Saw the India office for extention passport. Still hopeful. Received letter from Secretary of Indian Prime Minister. Disappointing. Received letter from Universal book not encouraging.
Butter & Bus fare etc.
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 17:21 |
1968 March 1: "I have induced my younger son, Brindaban De, to supply anything Indian that is sellable here and he has agreed. I think he may get 10% commission for his labor, and he can supply everything you may require from India."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:19 |
1968 March 1: "When I came to your country I wasn't very much in comfortable situation. Still I had the strength of mind, and I stayed. Similarly, you can stay always in India even in the most inconvenient condition. For a preacher there is no difficulty anywhere, irrespective of climate and conditions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:12 |
1968 March 1: "This Maya will attack the body always, because the body itself is the source of all troubles. We try to make a solution of our misfortunes, but at the same time we want to keep this body. If anyone wants real happiness, he has to get out of the entanglements of this material body."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:11 |
1968 March 1: "Take that house and live there, all three together, chanting Hare Krsna, and try to remain in transcendental peace. You cannot live together so you are living scattered. If you would have lived together with mutual cooperation, there would have been no trouble."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:07 |
1968 March 1: "Jayananda is purchasing a nice house in San Francisco. He has asked my approval. I think I shall send my approval with pleasure and we shall install Sri Sri Radha Krishna Vigraha there in a permanent place."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:06 |
1972 March 1: "It is our most important branch because it is located near a large university. If we can convince the intelligent class of men our success for saving your country and the rest of the world from a very dangerous condition is assured."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 17:00 |
1972 March 1: "Instruct them in the principles of brahminical life, namely, to be always pure or suci. One's actions are not pure until the body is pure. Through all kinds of cleanliness habits, eventually one can be purified completely, and thus qualify oneself to meet God face to face."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:52 |
February 28, 2014 1966 February 28: "Engagement with the First Secretary of Permanent Commission of Nepal State to the United Nations at 2 pm. Saw the First Secretary Mr. Kedar P. Kairala and it is hopeful. He will let me know very soon. Expenditure: Bus fare .30"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 11:54 |
1969 February 28: "Certainly my Spiritual Master watches me. There is no possibility of receiving perfect knowledge without approaching a self-realized Spiritual Master coming down in disciplic succession. The mental speculator - no matter how advanced he may be - cannot deliver the right knowledge."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 11:52 |
1970 February 28: "If we finish 15 tapes in a month, it comes to about 300 pages per month. Therefore, we can calculate that every two months we produce one book or, in every year we produce six books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 11:51 |
1970 February 28: "We wish to print at least sixty books, so it will take ten years. Under this process, the time allowed is quite reasonable. Anyway try to process the work in the above way and let me know how far it is feasible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 11:49 |
1970 February 28: "By the by, I may inform you that we require many pairs of Deities, but the Vrindaban manufacturer is very slow. Will you kindly take the trouble to find out someone in Jaipur who can supply us such Murtis regularly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 11:48 |
1972 February 28: "The future preachers of the Krishna Consciousness Movement must learn to be suci, absolutely pure in all respects. Your country will become so much degraded that they will appreciate if we are revolutionary clean."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:46 |
1972 February 28: "We have to daily sharpen our intelligence by reading and discussing and preaching to others. You cannot expect that even the great saintly persons are free from thoughts coming and going."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:45 |
1972 February 28: "We should always pray that Krishna may kindly provide me the intelligence to kill all demons of doubt, and because He understands the heart of His sincere devotee, immediately He gives assistance. I am absolutely certain that anyone who challenges me, I can defeat. Why? Because Krishna gives me the intelligence."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:43 |
February 27, 2014 1966 February 27: "Whole day remained at Ananda Ashram, Monroe, NY. Kirtan demonstration in the morning. Recording was made by Mr. Bill but it was not successful. In the evening returned. No income. No expenditure."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 12:56 |
1969 February 27: "In my childhood I was very naughty boy, and I used to catch my father in so many ways demanding unreasonable things, and my father used to satisfy me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:54 |
1969 February 27: "You say you are my disobedient son, but I think I am your disturbing father. I am putting more and more burden upon you but you have no hesitation to accept my demands."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:53 |
1969 February 27: "Regarding your kirtana success, it is so much pleasing to me. This is the way of our preaching work. Infuse this Krishna Consciousness idea amongst the student community."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:51 |
1969 February 27: "When you send news of successful kirtana performance so I experience personally and I am overwhelmed with spiritual joy. Kindly send at least two letters in a week as I am always anxious to hear from you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:50 |
1972 February 27: "So-called transcendentalists who have no real knowledge they are fond of these miracles. Krishna Consciousness is not a miracle, it is science, practically we can understand. We do not see anything miracle."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:48 |
1972 February 27: "I am an old man. If you help relieve me from this administrative work, that will free me to give you so many more books. So kindly assist me in this way."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:46 |
1972 February 27: "Actually, if you simply serve in a surrendered attitude, and go on chanting regularly, the answers to everything will come out automatically."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:45 |
February 26, 2014 1966 February 26:
"The whole day and night remained at Ananda Ashram. Kirtan demonstration was given. Dr. Mishra appreciated it very much. Next morning also invited. The following letters received
1. From Teertha Maharaj
2. From the Nepal Permanent Commission
3. From Brindaban.
4. From United States Navigation Co.
The following letters despatched.
1. To Mr. Prem Gandhi
2. To Sally Agarwal.
3. Brindaban's letter replied."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 17:51 |
1968 February 26: "I am very much ambitious for leading a Kirtana party, especially all over your United States, and Europe. If you can move with this Kirtana party, say a batch of 12 to 15 heads, all over the United States, as well as Europe, I am sure we will be more popular than the so-called yogi."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:48 |
1968 February 26: "If he comes back then our dream of opening a center in India is not very encouraging. Kirtanananda came back, Ramanuja has joined the Buddhist camp and the other two boys living with Bon Maharaja, they are not very much hopeful. If I would have been there, I could manage, but I am here."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:47 |
1968 February 26: "We have got 50 or more volumes of Srimad-Bhagavatam and they can be printed here if it can be arranged. If printing of Bhagavatam is done here and a Kirtana party is organized then I shall never go back to India. I shall stay here in your good care till my death."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:31 |
1969 February 26: "I am pleased that you are doing very nicely in your center. By no means should you stop kirtana. It must be done regularly because that is our strength. We are always in the whirlpool of maya, and only this chanting of Hare Krishna Mantra can save us from all pitfalls."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:20 |
1971 February 26: "Translating the rest of Srimad-Bhagavatam is my next program. I shall record two tapes daily. Time is short and I am aging but I want to publish all of Srimad-Bhagavatam."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 17:16 |
1971 February 26: "Although I am getting old, I shall give you two tapes daily provided you guarantee to finish printing two tapes daily. I shall record two tapes daily but my only request is that the tapes must be transcribed, edited, composed, layed out and printed all in one week."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 17:10 |
1971 February 26: "It is not compulsory. It may be $500.00 or $5.00 it doesn't matter. Each devotee should collect some alms to the best of his capacity either cash or something else and make a presentation to the Spiritual Master. This is daksina. Without daksina the initiation ceremony is not perfect."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 17:08 |
February 25, 2014 1968 February 25: "We accept Krsna on the evidence of Vedic literature. This man, who is actually Gadadhara Chatterjee, declared himself as the same Rama and Krsna. There is no evidence in the Vedic literatures that a common, unintelligent person by worshipping the goddess Kali can become an incarnation of Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 14:10 |
1968 February 25: "It is our movement only under the guidance of the acaryas in disciplic succession which strictly follows. This sublime movement is not only for the present age, but for all ages, past, present and future."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 14:05 |
1968 February 25: "Nobody can compare with the Merciful Nityananda. He can defend Himself quite well; He could have killed the sinners in an instant, but He had decided that He wanted to save these sinners. He was setting an example that we have to preach Krishna Consciousness even at the risk of personal violence."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 14:02 |
1969 February 25: "You may paint Guru Maharaja, myself, Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Gaura Kisora, Panca-tattva, Sankirtana, etc. We have immense work to be done so you become expert painter. Continue to improve your artistic talents and it will soon come to the perfectional stage."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:50 |
1970 February 25: "Authorized songs means songs composed by self-realized Acaryas. Unauthorized songs or statements should never be heard. The comparison is given, milk, although very nutritious food, if it is touched by the tongue of a serpent, it acts like poison."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:36 |
1970 February 25: "It is a great advancement that George Harrison has given up composing nonsense songs. I can give him many themes for songs and if George can compose such nice song in his own words, I am sure it will be an epoch making event."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:34 |
1972 February 25 : "The art of dancing, like any art, can be engaged to glorify the Supreme Lord. Organize a classical dancing group to depict very exquisitely stories from our Krishna Book. That will be very nice proposal."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:22 |
1972 February 25: "When intelligent people begin to understand that if one becomes Krishna Conscious, that is the highest perfection of understanding philosophy, then our Krishna Consciousness Movement will advance very quickly because everyone respects the opinion of intelligent scholars."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:15 |
February 24, 2014 1966 February 24: "The classes I am holding now may be called the initiation classes for developing The International Institution for God consciousness. The classes may be held thrice in a week and I shall be available for discussion between 6 to 8 P.M."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 14:38 |
1967 February 24: "I am very glad to learn that the N.Y. center is doing really well. It is all Krishna's mercy. So if you think that my presence will be necessary then immediately book my seat in the air line when you want me to go there. I shall then cancel all programs here for three weeks."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:36 |
1967 February 24: "Today I have sent you the first installment of Narada Bhakti Sutras. Please let me know how do you like it or if there is any difficulty to understand it. On hearing from you I shall take up the next installment."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:34 |
1970 February 24: "I am very much anxious to get him a good wife so I have all my blessings for the girl being married to him. Perform the ceremony on my behalf. I am sure under your care they will be trained as good husband and wife and be happy in life in Krsna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:28 |
1971 February 24: "Krishna is in your heart. The more you surrender to Him, the more He takes charge. And seeing your sincerity, He gives you all facility for increasing your service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:26 |
1971 February 24: "We have contacted a nice Muslim friend from Dacca. If you at all seriously intend to go to East Pakistan, please contact this gentleman and if you think it is favorable you may go there with the blessings of Krsna. When you decide your departure, I will give you further instructions on this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:24 |
1972 February 24: "So I am very glad that you are working for opening a branch there and going on with your work in Krishna Consciousness despite so many obstacles which Maya has placed in your path just to try to deviate you from going back to Home, back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:18 |
1972 February 24: "Follow this simple formula of chanting regularly with full attention, reading at least one hour, and balance time preaching. If you spend your whole time preaching, that will cure you of all misgivings and miserable conditions. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:16 |
February 23, 2014 1966 February 23:
"Today no letter received. Meeting was held the collection $6.00. Today signed by the floating members, International Institute of God Consciousness. Mrs. Leblanc took away the tape recording for writing Introduction to Geetopanishad."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 12:25 |
1967 February 23: "I hope you have received the goods from India via Jaladuta. You keep one Mrdanga and six pairs of cymbals and the balance may be sent here at once. We are arranging kirtana programme at different places. The Mrdanga and cymbals will increase the dignity of kirtana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 12:21 |
1969 February 23: "Preach the message of Krishna Consciousness exactly as you have heard it from your Spiritual Master. The philosophy and spirit of the disciplic succession must not be changed but adjustments may be made for special circumstances."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:16 |
1970 February 23: "I am very glad that the final manuscript of KRSNA Book now reads very well. Thank you very much. I am enclosing a preface which I have written for Krsna Book. Please edit nicely and send one copy of the edited version back to me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:09 |
1970 February 23: "The new boys should be taken care of very nicely. Always remember, we are in the kingdom of Maya, unless we are very, very careful in our dealings, there is always chance of falling down. Teach the new boys by practical example, and try to preach Sankirtana as far as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:04 |
1971 February 23: "We are negotiating for a plot of land on the University campus. If we can establish a seat of learning there, students may take their doctorate degree in Krishna Consciousness and go out and preach all over the world. It is my hope that more and more college campuses will follow."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 11:58 |
1971 February 23: "In 1875 Bhaktivinoda Thakura predicted that someone would come very soon who would individually preach this cult all over the world. So if his benediction and my Guru Maharaja's blessings are there, we can go ahead without any impediment but all of us must be very sincere and serious."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 11:51 |
1971 February 23: "As far as cooperating with my Godbrothers is concerned, that is not very urgent business. My Godbrothers have thus far regularly not cooperated with me and by the grace of my Spiritual Master, things are still going ahead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 11:50 |