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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
March 15, 2014 1966 March 15:
"Navami. Today no letter received. Deposited in the Bank $25. No other expenditure. In the evening five ladies and gentlemen visited. There was some talks. Mrs. Leblanc is losing interest since she has learnt it that Bhagwat Geeta does not support monism."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 17:05 |
1969 March 15: "Your only business is how to become pure devotee of Krishna. My ambition is to form a strong Sankirtana party and travel all over Europe, Africa, Asia, India, and Japan. This is my thought. Please try to give it effect."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:00 |
1969 March 15: "No letter from you is useless for me - they are all important. And you can write as long a letter as you can. I shall read them carefully with attention always in spite of my various duties."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:58 |
1970 March 15: "When I remember all of you in London, including George Harrison, I become very happy because the combination is very much hopeful. George has very willingly served Krishna in so many ways. The Govinda record is certainly super-excellent, and it has become so nice because of George's attention upon it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:49 |
1973 March 15: "India is the spiritual leader of the world but the fools and rascals are trying to sabotage its position. I have already outlined this program for the factories. Let the labor-management disputes be finished by prasada and kirtana with temples right on the premises."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 16:46 |
1974 March 15: "When this hearing began there is no history. Simply the sruti was recorded and there is no question of change. We have to understand Vedic knowledge on the authority of disciplic succession and not from mental speculators who are simply rascals and have no entrance into the Vedic knowledge."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:34 |
1974 March 15: "If you are a preacher you can take a donation from the audience. Don't demand but you can ask and there is no harm. You must speak Krsna Consciousness knowledge with no interpretation of your own. Speak the philosophy exactly right as it comes in disciplic succession."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:32 |
1975 March 15: "I am on world tour. I have traveled to Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Caracas, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, New York, London, and now Tehran. You can meet me at our festival in Mayapur in March or the opening ceremony for our Vrndavana temple in April."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 16:21 |
March 14, 2014 1949 March 14: "Some way or other your mill area has been named as the Jagannatha Puri and I suggest that an actual temple of Sri Jagannathaji may be erected for the benefit of these mill workers."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 19:05 |
1966 March 14: "I have lost today the good fountain pen given to me by Gopal. I am very sorry for this but I should not lament because it was given by somebody and it is taken by somebody else."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 19:03 |
1967 March 14: "They are never for public show. They are very confidential and meant for advanced devotees who know Krishna well. The neophytes will be misguided by such pictures. I hope you will understand me right."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 19:01 |
1969 March 14: "There is no material advancement here, I am seeing practically. The Western type of civilization, industrialism and capitalism, is not material advancement. It is material exploitation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:59 |
1970 March 14: "I am very happy your son is growing strong and blissful. That is good news. We need as many Krishna Conscious souls as possible, trained from the very beginning of their lives, to carry on our mission and purify society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:57 |
1972 March 14
"PROCEED VRINDAVAN IMMEDIATELY. AWAIT INSTRUCTIONS.
- BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 18:55 |
1974 March 14: "As he is their elder, they should show the proper respect. It is sometimes difficult for elderly people to live in our ISKCON society, so you have to make it as congenial as possible for them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 18:53 |
1975 March 14: "It appears these scientists have become intelligent. Try to meet with them and make arrangement for them to meet with me when I come for Rathayatra. That will be nice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 18:51 |
March 13, 2014 1966 March 13: "Saptami. In the evening two ladies and Mr. Susman came. There was some discussions, one of the ladies brought bread for me. No income and no expenditure." letters | 16:16 |
1968 March 13: "Today we had a very nice lecture at the State College; the attendence was very nice, and the meeting was successful. They have arranged many other meetings which I shall attend one after another."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:15 |
1969 March 13: "There may be a temple or not, it does not matter; you are doing very nicely, more than having a temple. You six together are doing so nicely that I am very much proud of you. Be blessed and go on like this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:12 |
1970 March 13: "If we limit ourselves to Hindus, then there will be many competitors. But if we preach the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness in right earnest, it will be accepted throughout the whole world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:09 |
1970 March 13: "They say that nobody could act so wonderfully as I am doing. Perhaps it is right. But I do not know how such things are happening. The only reason that can be adduced is that I am presenting Bhagavad-gita as it is."
Prabhupada Letters ::1970 letters | 16:07 |
1974 March 13: "Arrange a solid program of translation, printing and distribution of my books by sankirtana party and you will find the devotees willing to help you in this noble project."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:04 |
1974 March 13: "My Guru Maharaja stressed printing and distribution of literature even over gorgeous temple construction. So you follow the footsteps of the previous acaryas while always strictly following the regulative principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:02 |
March 12, 2014 1968 March 12: "I am very pleased to hear about Krishna's new throne. I am anxious to come there and see it as well as you and all my students there who are carrying on so nicely even in my absence. Always remember I am always with you all so long you are executing Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:12 |
1968 March 12: "Householders may wear dhotis in the Temple. Outside the Temple they may wear American gentleman's dress, with Tilaka, flag, and beads. If they so desire, for ceremony, they can dress in dhotis for Kirtana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:11 |
1968 March 12: "This is willful violation of our rules and regulations. She cannot take charge. She may execute nicely wherever she is, I have all blessings for her, the door of Krishna Consciousness is always open. But to be in charge one must be completely above suspicion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:03 |
1970 March 12: "By the Divine Will of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura we are now combined together, although born in different parts of the world, unknown to one another. This is the way of Krsna transaction. So follow the path chalked out by our predecessors, and success is sure."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:02 |
1970 March 12: "Krishna will give you timely a suitable place, don't worry. Our leader, Sanatana Goswami, was living underneath a tree, keeping His Deity hanging on the branch of a tree and still He was always engaged in the service of the Lord. So place or no place, we must go on with our preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:55 |
1972 March 12: "If self-realized souls write something song about Krishna, that is perfectly from the transcendental platform, without any tinge of mundane influence or nonsense imagination. Unless someone comes from this category, his manufacturing some songs about Krishna will be misleading to himself and others."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:49 |
1972 March 12: "Become determined to fix all your attention for seeing Krishna face to face by the Krishna Consciousness process and chant always this Hare Krishna mantra - than you shall qualify yourself for writing songs about Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:46 |
1975 March 12: "Yes, you are right - all qualifications come if you simply surrender to the bona fide Spiritual Master. To take shelter of the Spiritual Master means to follow his instructions. So, you should be very careful to not deviate even a little bit from the order of the Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:44 |
March 11, 2014 1966 March 11: "Panchami. I went to the Paragon Book Gallery. Total 10 sets, add 35 new sets, total 45 sets. Transfer to old stock 25 sets, balance 20 sets. Taken today 4 sets, balance 16 sets new stock. This 16 sets new I shall take at a time when I next need them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 16:01 |
1967 March 11: "I am so much thankful to you all for encouraging me in my humble attempt to preach the message of Srila Prabhupada in this part of the world. I am sure to be successful if I am blessed by you all Vaisnavas."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 15:55 |
1969 March 11: "He is now so much busy in so many ways. In the absence of BTG printing, I gave permission to print some outside work, to get money, but that does not mean we should stop our own work and print something on our press which is against our principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:49 |
1969 March 11: "The transcendental experience which you had during kirtana is very nice. Relishing the transcendental sweetness of Krishna Kirtana is only possible when one is actually advanced, towards perfection. In the conditioned stage, we chant Hare Krishna mantra officially without any attachment."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:48 |
1974 March 11: "We are coming in disciplic succession from Bhaktivinoda Thakura and you are coming in family succession from Mahatma Sisir Kumar Ghose, so if we combine together in preaching the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, it will be a great benediction to the human society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:46 |
1974 March 11: "At the moment everyone is sudra. The Krishna Consciousness movement is meant to create actual intellectuals to guide society. The process if very simple. If the Varnasrama College is started, I am sure the chaotic condition of human society will be completely settled up."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:44 |
1974 March 11: "In the beginning if we start a Varnasrama College to teach internationally students from all over the world to learn to be educated as brahmanas, as Ksatriyas, as vaisyas, as sudras, by quality and work, that will be the basic principle of Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:31 |
1975 March 11: "I have just completed a world tour visiting Hong Kong, Japan, United States, South America, Mexico, London, and now Tehran. I will be leaving for Bombay and then Calcutta and from there to Mayapur for Gaura Purnima. I would be happy to see you there if you are able to come."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:23 |
March 10, 2014 1969 March 10:"Guru Krishna. Only by the mercy of the Spiritual Master and Krishna can one get Krishna Consciousness. Narada Muni is our Spiritual Master. He has dragged so many fallen souls to Krishna. We are also hoping to be dragged by Him through the disciplic succession."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:01 |
1969 March 10: "Regarding Back To Godhead circulation, I shall be glad to know what is the decision of the National Distributer. If we can print 25,000 of BTG, and 5,000 copies each of my books, I think that will be sufficient engagement for the newly started press."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:00 |
1969 March 10: "Submit us every month a list of 1,000 libraries. We shall dispatch free copies. And there are so many public libraries and university libraries who should receive them. So this business has to be organized and I hope you will do the needful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:58 |
1970 March 10: "We accept both as incarnations of God; Lord Buddha appeared at Gaya in Behar, Lord Caitanya appeared at Navadvipa in Bengal. Now it is a great opportunity that one of my students has gone to your country to spread the gospel of Krishna Consciousness under superior order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:45 |
1970 March 10: "The richest nation in the world is producing a class of men completely confused and frustrated in life. I have dealt with them very intimately, and the cause of their unhappiness is not material want, but an insufficiency of spiritual comforts."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:38 |
1971 March 10: "Dear Sri Birlaji, We have come from America with forty disciples and wish to stay at the Birla Guest House during Gaura Purnima. Unfortunately, Sri Bhakti Vilas Tirtha did not allow us. May you kindly ask him to do the needful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:33 |
1973 March 10: "He was engaged in working on our books. Such a talent is not so easily replaced, so we must try to bring him back to the standard for his own benefit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:28 |
1973 March 10: "I have no objection to your establishing a center but these matters I am leaving up to my GBC. The representative for your area is presently traveling with me as my secretary for one month. He will be returning soon and he can see you personally in the matter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:26 |
March 9, 2014 1966 March 9: "Tritiya. Today I went to see the Nepalese Ambassador then I saw Mr. Larry Bogart. I lost my cap on the bus. Then I went to Paragon. They have received 35 sets. Meeting held from 7 to 9/30 pm. Eight members attended the lecture on Geeta & Kirtan
Income by contribution & books -- $13.00, Expenditure Bus fare .60"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 17:03 |
1969 March 9: "The instruction is absurd. Don't be carried away by all this nonsense advice. You should not give attention to any outsider's advice because they are completely unfit to give you advice. So far authority is concerned, I am prepared to go to your center for preaching any time you call me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:02 |
1969 March 9: " Krishna's Mercy is always bestowed upon one who is sincerely serving Him. Take it from me that I am always praying to Krishna for your success in Krishna Consciousness movement.Our only shelter is Krishna. Stick to this principle and success is sure for you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:00 |
1970 March 9: "You and several other advanced students will go to India for preaching Krishna Consciousness. That will be a lesson to our secular government. I came to America with this purpose, so you have to fulfill my desire. I think it is coming to be true by the will of Lord Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:59 |
1970 March 9: "Dear Sri Birlaji, I am preaching strictly the cult of Krishna Consciousness worldwide and have established already 26 centers. There are many thousands of disciples and I am not only establishing Temples, but I am creating the devotees of the Temples. So I am in need of many hundreds of pairs of your Radha Krishna Murtis."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:58 |
1970 March 9: "Our history begins from the beginning of the creation because the creation takes place with the birth of Brahma. We do not accept Darwin's theory. Darwin and similar mental speculators are rejected so far Vedic knowledge is concerned."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:42 |
1970 March 9: "A rascal may be accepted provided he agrees to stop his nonsenses. To be reformed, one must agree to the reforming process. Always chant the prescribed sixteen rounds of beads daily without fail. This is essential for insuring your spiritual progress."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:40 |
1970 March 9: "Lord Nityananda is Guru but ultimately it depends on the disciple. A doctor may say "Do this, don't do this," but if the patient doesn't follow, what is the result? One must agree not to be a rascal any more - then his rascaldom can be reformed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:30 |