|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
March 29, 2014 1960 March 29: "I shall be very glad if an erudite scholar like you joins my mission (The League of Devotees). Your appreciation of India's cultural heritage is very much enlivening. Let us jointly distribute this great cultural heritage to the world at large in an organized manner and through the recommended process of Divine Love propagated by Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 20:34 |
1966 March 29: "Navami. Today I went to see the loft of Mr. Paul. It is a big hall and can be utilised for meeting and Samkirtan purpose very nicely. I do not know if Lord Chaitanya wants me to change my present place to facilitate my missionary work. I do not mind my loss for the typewriter and tape recorder if I am given the facility for my missionary work. It is Lord Chaitanya's Grace that today Robert brought me an old typewriter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 20:25 |
1968 March 29: "Practice together and Krishna may send some friends. Morning and evening, sit together in the front of Krishna's picture, chant Hare Krishna and read Srimad Bhagavatam. We have to create the atmosphere of Krishna Consciousness and thus create devotees also."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 20:24 |
1968 March 29: "You say you are a fool, and I shall be glad to get a number of fools like you. I want such transcendental fools and not so many material intellectuals. Keep yourself always in that very humble mentality and Krishna will be very pleased upon you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 20:22 |
1970 march 29: "Caitanya Mahaprabhu presented Himself as a merchant selling the transcendental commodity of Krishna consciousness in exchange for the people's eagerness. If people simply become faithful to the understanding of Krishna Consciousness, that will be the price they pay for our transcendental commodity, Hare Krishna Mantra. Please do this very nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 20:14 |
1970 March 29: "The path of Krishna Consciousness is compared with a sharp shaving razor; the slightest inattention causes a bloody cheek. So remember this and manipulate the blade of Krishna Consciousness with great care. A little inattention may cause great fall down."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 20:10 |
1974 March 29: "Through history there have been so many revolutions simply to change leaders from this ism to that ism. Then everyone has to accept a particular leader and follow his instructions under his particular brand of ism. But because the leaders are all fools and rascals, the ultimate result of all this following is simply disappointment."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 20:02 |
1974 March 29: "Our propaganda is to educate people to accept Krsna as the perfect leader. Unfortunately, foolish people select their own concocted leaders and everyone is mislead by so many rascal leaders in philosophy, in religion, in culture, etc."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 19:57 |
March 28, 2014 1960 March 28: "The best thing is to hear the from the highest authority Sri Krishna or His devotee representative coming down in the chain of disciplic succession. I shall be very glad if you join my mission (The League of Devotees)."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 19:08 |
1966 March 28:
"Astami. One letter received from Sri Teertha Maharaj. The state of the country is too much perplexing on account of food situation. It is understood that loss of life and property in Bengal is beyond imagination."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 19:04 |
1967 March 28: "We must get possession of the house for Krishna's Temple or we must get back the money for Krishna's service. Forget the great loss. Work sincerely in Krishna Consciousness and everything will be in order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 19:02 |
1968 March 28:"I am expecting you to be very powerful preac8hers in the near future so that this Movement will be spread all over the world. You keep yourself in that very humble mentality and Krishna will be very pleased upon you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 18:58 |
1970 March 28: "I understand some of you have moved to George Harrison's place. What is the program there? Also you were in Paris with George for a television engagement. Did you find our Paris Temple? Give George my blessings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:52 |
1971 March 28: "Your reports of Sankirtana are all very much encouraging. There is great potential there for spreading our Movement. So work with determination and sincerity and Krishna will give you all facility."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 18:46 |
1973 March 28: "Tokyo is unlimited. They are distributing large amounts of BTGs there, 500 to 1000 per day. I expect to visit Tokyo soon and I can see you at that time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 18:44 |
1974 March 28:"If you can establish a strong center in Taiwan it will be a great idea. We have one branch in Moscow, if we get a branch in China, on the mainland, it will be a great achievement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 18:39 |
March 27, 2014 1966 March 27:
"Saptami. Today one Mr. Howard Wheeler of 71st St. became acquainted with me. He appears to be a good friend. Whole day I was in the Ashram and I came back in the evening. I spent the night at the Studio 501."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 21:00 |
1969 March 27: "If you accompany me, that will be a very nice thing. I want your company always so let us see what Krishna desires in the future."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 20:59 |
1972 March 27: "If we simply repeat this philosophy exactly as it is, without any misrepresentation or adulteration, then this movement will never be checked, and we will conquer the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:45 |
1972 March 27: "Decide how much you can comfortably eat, then take half of that. This will keep one healthy, strong and free from disease."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:44 |
1972 March 27: "These thoughts of sense gratification are bound to come into our mind, but if we do not act on them and keep ourselves always engaged, they will have no effect."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:42 |
1974 March 27: "Separation of men and women should be strictly observed in the temple; between single men and women there must be strict division and strict observance of no illicit sex."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:40 |
1974 March 27: "That is good management. Whether grhasthas, sannyasa or brahmacari everyone has to be completely engaged all the time, not sleeping unnecessarily or talking idly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:37 |
March 26, 2014 1966 March 26:
"Sasthi. Today when I came back from Dr. Mishra's apartment at 1 pm. I saw my window on the door broken and entering the door I saw my tape recorder, typewriter, and books-bag stolen. A separate note is written in this connection. At 2 pm. someone came to to take me to Ashram and I went there. The whole thing was up set. Purchased one bottle Sour Salt .30. No income."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 16:08 |
1968 March 26: "I understand he has been induced to be initiated by him and this foolish boy has accepted his inducement. This isn't very happy news and in the future, we shall be very cautious about them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:06 |
1968 March 26: "In future don't be misled by unauthorized persons. Such ceremony is socio-religious convention and isn't approved by us. I am very glad you are repentant. This attitude improves one in progressing on the path of devotional service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:04 |
1968 March 26: "The best thing is to remain in the midst of pure devotees. So long we are engaged in devotional service with proper guidance certainly we are always in transcendental position, and transcendental position is unlimited, it doesn't matter whether you are in Vrindaban or America. So long we have not completely freed our material attachment, even Vrindaban residence can become uncongenial."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:56 |
1969 March 26: "In the beginning we thought that we were losing a nice place but now I can understand Krishna's desire was to give us a still better place, and so we have now got it. So it is not the place alone which is responsible for beautifying the temple; it is the devotees who are actually beautifying the temple. So kindly try to maintain the present atmosphere, and try to improve it more and more, that is my request."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:51 |
1970 March 26: "I am so engladdened that at your University meeting hundreds were singing and dancing. I take it for granted that you are one of the selected devotees of Lord Caitanya. From within your heart He has inspired you to go to such a distant place just to satisfy Krsna. This is a great transcendental adventure."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:50 |
1970 March 26: "Just try to convince the younger section. Krishna Consciousness is not dry. It is complete. Simply we have to administer this idea to the people in general very magnificently. The program is already there, and it is very simple. I wish that you establish at least ten centers there. That is my desire."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:49 |
1974 March 26: "The devotees are giving everything they have for giving others a chance to come and worship at an authorized Radha Krishna temple. Our main purpose for keeping a large temple is to give a chance to as many people as possible to take to Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:42 |
March 25, 2014 1966 March 25:
"Panchami. Today one letter received from Brindaban Chandra De, Calcutta, India. Meeting in the evening seven ladies and gentlemen attended the meeting. Captain and Mrs. Pandiya also were there. Everyone brought some fruits and grains. There were two newcomers. Address taken."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 09:52 |
1967 March 25: "There are so many Sanatana Dharma establishments in India but no body has tried to preach the principles of Bhagavad-gita in the Western countries. Swamis who came to the West before me manufactured their own ideology not in conformity with Bhagavad-gita. I am trying now to implement the truth of Bhagavad-gita in the Western countries and it is the duty of all Hindus and Indians to help me in all respects."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 09:49 |
1970 March 25: "There is no cause for being disappointed because of the demons being condemned by the Lord. I thank you very much for being compassionate upon the demons. The preaching work of Krishna Consciousness Movement is specifically meant for delivering the demons. And the Lord is so powerful that through His pure devotee anyone can be delivered, never mind how fallen or condemned they are."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 09:43 |
1971 March 25: "Krsna Book is so nice that everyone will like it, either as a story book or history or philosophy, they are sure to be attracted. Simply it depends on your presentation. Be very enthusiastic for distributing our books to schools, colleges, and libraries. So do it nicely and Krsna will help you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 09:37 |
1971 March 25: "It is so important that we distribute our books in the schools and colleges, because anyone who reads them is sure to become Krishna Conscious. So make your program in that way. These college students have all been misguided. Without Krishna Consciousness, all their book learning amounts to zero."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 09:34 |
1972 March 25: "We have gotten an invitation from from my Godbrother at Sri Gaudiya Math Bangladesh. If possible you can make some program and go there at our own expense. He is now a ruined man so if possible we can utilize his center as our branch."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:32 |
1972 March 25: "Please continue this program of Hindus and Muslims taking prasadam together in Mayapur. For the last 50 years our Godbrothers were there but could not make any arrangements for the Hindus and Muslims to take prasadam together. Kindly send reports to whatever center I may be staying at least twice monthly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:31 |
1974 March 25: "Since a long time I did not hear from you, but I am very anxious to see you. Here we have a nice spot. It is just like a garden house. I shall be glad if you come here and live with me for some time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 09:22 |
March 24, 2014 1966 March 24:
"Chaturthi. The temple house seems to be occupied. Do not know whether sold or rented out. I am mortified. Let Lord Sri Krishna's wish be fulfilled. But it is a great shock to me if it is now gone to others. Captain Pandiya with Mrs. Pandiya came to see me. They are happy and I was so pleased to see them. They will come tomorrow again. Three ladies and three gentlemen besides the captain and his wife attended the meeting today. Mr. Robert brought some fruits & grains for me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 15:34 |
1969 March 24: "You should change your habits. You have lost now a good soul. If he does not like to live with you, he may come at once and live with me personally so when he comes back you can send him to me wherever I may be."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:29 |
1969 March 24: "We should not offer to the Deity things which are prepared by nondevotees. We can accept from them raw fruits, grains or similar raw things. So far cooking and preparing, that should be strictly limited to the initiated devotees."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:26 |
1970 March 24: "It is very satisfying that you have introduced public Sankirtana Party. By such activities my Guru Maharaja is certainly very pleased upon us. So whatever progress we are making by the grace of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja, we must stick to them and make further progress."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:24 |
1970 March 24: "In the streets, Rathayatra and in the city, a Temple - such great achievements of your Yatra party. The Christians do not like our advancement in preaching. Never mind, we shall depend upon Krishna and march on progressively."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:20 |
1971 March 24: "It will be a great achievement for our movement if in each and every automobile factory you can open a center. Certainly we shall make circumstances favorable so that there will be no strike or dissension. So try to introduce this program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:10 |
1973 march 24: "We are negotiating the purchase of the Bombay property and will require a loan from our New York building fund so kindly make the necessary arrangements, and await our final instructions through telegram. You will be refunded the loan with interest by the Mayapur Fund. The Bombay project will in turn pay the Mayapur construction expenses."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:04 |
1974 March 24: "You may chant on their beads and hold a fire yajna. As GBC you must see that all the devotees are first of all chanting at least 16 rounds on beads. Be sure they are aware of the ten offenses to chanting, and that they remain enthusiastic about improving their devotional service in that way."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:00 |
March 23, 2014 1966 March 23:
"Tritiya. One letter of Mayor's office replied. Informed that I shall wait to see Mayor Lindsay till he is free to talk with me. One letter sent to the Director Library of Congress, Washington D.C. asking for the Library card no. of my Srimad Bhagwatam. In Doctor Mishra's apartment there were ten to eleven members and I cooked for them all. Today's meeting only two gentlemen attended therefore I did not record the speeches. No expenditure."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 15:47 |
1968 March 23: "I want to see you make BTG successful like Life Magazine or Illustrated Weekly of India. You can use your discretion how to do it. You are at liberty to do it with full power of attorney. BTG must be improved to the fullest extent, because it is the backbone of our society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:44 |
1969 March 23: "My only request is that you kindly publish one issue every month of this French BTG. That will make you very much happy and will make me always very much happy. And Krishna will bestow all blessings to you in this endeavor. Now this work is specially entrusted to you so please execute it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:39 |
1971 March 23: "There is some harassment but the preaching never stops. That should be followed. We are delivering the genuine goods on behalf of Krishna. No one can check us because no material circumstance can permanently hamper devotional service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:36 |
1972 March 23: "Today we have laid the cornerstone for our Bombay Center in Juhu and a few days back laid the cornerstone for our Vrindaban Temple. So the program now in India is immense task and I am very much encouraged that you feel yourself enthusiastic to help me for pushing on this Movement here."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:29 |
1973 March 23: "Simply read one sloka daily and I have given you enough slokas for over 50 years. We are offering to make Brahmanas from anywhere in the world, to become trained up in the highest spiritual knowledge and to become preachers. So now go and recruit some solid devotees for pushing on this movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:25 |
1974 March 23: "We are simply presenting the truth - outside of Krsna Consciousness there is no hope for the betterment of modern affairs rather they are all going to hell without check."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:12 |
1974 March 23: "Second initiation should be given only when you are certain the devotee is really following. So now instruct further on the seriousness of the regulative principles of Krishna Consciousness. All the devotees there are in your charge so by your example they will best be encouraged to enthusiastic advancement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:10 |