|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
April 26, 2014 1968 April 26: "Just like zero has no value, but when zero is placed on right side of one, the value of zero enhances to 10 times; similarly, our life, wealth, intelligence, and words become 100 X 100 greater and greater if they are employed in the service of the Lord."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 20:38 |
1968 April 26: "This gentleman is very much materially ambitious. He wants to utilize Krishna Consciousness for his material name and fame. He greatly offended our Guru Maharaja so instead of becoming a great preacher of Krishna Consciousness, this gentleman has artificially become head of an institution."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 20:37 |
1968 april 26: "You may know that he is not a liberated person, and therefore, he cannot initiate any person into Krishna Consciousness. That requires special spiritual benediction from higher authorities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 20:36 |
1970 April 26: "Everyone is appreciating your Deity worship and Srimati Radharani is smiling, so it is a great credit for you, so continue this engagement. You are making advancement in Krishna Consciousness as it is scheduled. From the attachment platform, the next platform is ecstasy, and then pure love of God."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 20:29 |
1971 April 26: "Find out two or three such national distributors then we can distribute 10,000 books very easily. Now 5,000 KRSNA, vol. II and 10,000 KRSNA vol. I @ $8.00 per copy less 40%, or $4.80 x 15,000 = $72,000.00 which should be sent gradually to the Book Fund and again reprint. So we shall over flood the whole of Europe and America with KRSNA Book."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 20:26 |
1972 April 26: "Concentrate on book sales. The books are being sent to you free. Settle amongst yourselves on some program for distributing my books, I don't care at what price just sell, because all you can collect will go for building Vrindaban and Mayapur only."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 20:22 |
1972 April 26: "I want that our skyscraper should be looking like this. I do not like the round towers, they are too fanciful. Simply add Govindaji's temple onto this skyscraper then you will have the plan. Now we are here in Japan then we are going to Hawaii and then to Los Angeles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 19:41 |
1972 April 26: "My godbrother in Jessore district is very much anxious for us to come there. Go with your party immediately. If possible see Sri Mujibur Rehman, President of Bangladesh, and show him evidence that Parsis, Jews, Christians, Muslims, all parties are participating in this Krishna Consciousness Movement - so why the Bangladesh Muslims should not join?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 19:24 |
April 25, 2014 1966 April 25 :
"Sasthi. I went to see Mr. Bogart. Came back & settled to postpone return back to India."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 14:40 |
1969 April 25 : "In Buffalo, we had three meetings, and it was found that the students, both boys and girls, especially the girls, they were very much receptive and encouraging. Please organize the Sankirtana Party very nicely, and try to preach amongst the student community, and I am hopeful that the result will be very great."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:38 |
1970 April 25 : "Yes, the conditioned souls are parts and parcels of the Lord and thus they were with Krsna before being conditioned. Just as the child must have seen his father because the father places the child in the womb of the mother, similarly each soul has seen Krsna or the Supreme Father"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:37 |
1972 April 25 : "There were four listeners when Krishna instructed Arjuna, so there are four bona fide Visnu sampradayas. Besides the Visnu sampradayas, there are other sampradayas, but they are following the directions given under off-shoot authorities. They have created so many, but these are not recognized by us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:00 |
1972 April 25 : "Yes, you do not know how to serve Krishna, so you simply assist your Guru - we must always think like this. In this way we can offer one plate and many plates are distributed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:38 |
1972 April 25 : "I have included one photograph of our proposed skyscraper in Los Angeles and so I want that our skyscraper in Juhu should also be looking like this. I do not like the round towers you have proposed, it is too fanciful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:30 |
1973 April 25 : "These principles of Krishna consciousness, if strictly followed, will keep you always in a purified condition and will give you spiritual strength to defeat maya, and when this body is finished, no more material bodies, but back to home, back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 10:24 |
1974 April 25: "The construction fund should only be used for construction items. Because you need these checks urgently I am sending, but please send a letter giving a proper account."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:22 |
April 24, 2014 1970 April 24: "If you think that George Harrison's foreword will help the selling of the books, then it may be published as it was originally sent, but in no case can the quotation from Swami Vivekananda be placed in my book."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:10 |
1970 April 24: "You have asked me to disclose my dream about John Lennon. I dreamt that John took me in a place at Calcutta, a big palatial building, which formerly belonged to a very rich man, and he was a famous musician also."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:09 |
1971 April 24: "In the Sankirtana festival pandal if a very big kitchen arrangement can be made, then we shall distribute prasadam daily. Try to make this arrangement. Puri, halava, kitri - whatever can be arranged as much as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 13:08 |
1972 April 24: "The more one renders service, the more he becomes enthusiastic. This is the secret of spiritual life, when one can work all day long and not be tired. That is real spiritual life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:03 |
1972 April 24: "To make each and every center spiritually strong should be the duty of the GBC. So far financing, let them do in their own way. We have to increase our preaching propensity. That is our main business."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:00 |
1974 April 24: "You ask me how to recruit strong devotees to come there. You have to prepare strong devotees, not import them. You yourself become strong devotees and teach others by your example. Importation is not a good plan; everyone should be strong by behavior and action."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:58 |
1974 April 24: "Sometimes he hesitates to accept prasadam from us. If he desires to cook that means he keeps aloof. If he keeps aloof from us that is not very much desirable. I wish that he should mix with us with open mind, without reservation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:57 |
1974 April 24: "We cannot pay for these dresses. Why go to a tailor? They charge extraordinarily. We don't want to go to them. Whatever our devotees can make, that is all right."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:54 |
April 23, 2014 1970 April 23: "Materialism means forgetfulness of Krishna. A man may possess the whole world and be a perfect transcendentalist or one may be a gross materialist without possessing a farthing. This distinction must be made on the basis of consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 19:15 |
1971 April 23: "You and your university are interested in hearing about Krishna philosophy. My life is dedicated to spreading this culture all over the world. This culture is so well planned that it would be acceptable by any thoughtful man throughout the whole world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 18:27 |
1972 April 23: "Our latest edition Krsna Book can be distributed to every student and to the whole English speaking public. Make one advertisement: 'Read KRSNA the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Available in all bookstores, 3 Volumes - Rs. 15.'"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 18:22 |
1972 April 23: "Our temple should be the via media for feeding the poor with food and spiritual knowledge. So we invite all hungry and naked people to come to us and we will give them food and clothing as well as Krishna consciousness. Our program should be based on this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 18:19 |
1973 April 23: "So it is very nice Mr. Neil Diamond has given $3,000.00to my Book Trust, that is practical help. Now you have to impress upon him that when talent is used to glorify the Supreme Lord, that is perfection of talent. So you become convinced of this Krishna consciousness movement and you will get the strength to convince others nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 18:09 |
1974 April 23: "The first preaching work is to become an ideal devotee. That will be strong preaching by behavior. There is no point in telling a man to stop smoking if you are still smoking. First make yourself perfect and then attempt to instruct others."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 18:06 |
April 22, 2014 1967 April 22: "Never expect any good from society, friendship and love. Only Krishna is the genuine friend and it is He only who can give us all benediction. The separation which you are feeling on account of my physical absence is a good sign. The more you feel such separation the more you will be situated in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 17:03 |
1970 April 22: "This is the age of Kali and people are not very much eager to accept genuine things, so don't be disappointed. To face difficulty in the course of preaching work is a kind of austerity. These difficulties do not go in vain. Such attempt gives us a lift on our progressive march in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:01 |
1971 April 22: "Our principle should be only to do everything for Krishna under the guidance of the bona fide Spiritual Master. Perfection is to act with unflinching faith in Krishna and Spiritual Master and that will save us from all opposing situations. Just as you are all feeling separation grief for me, similarly I am feeling for you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 16:58 |
1972 April 22: "In every college and university of the world, there are so many different courses to help students become more and more entangled in the material world. So our programs are so important, because we are giving all these young people an opportunity to develop real knowledge. I am so pleased that all of you are very enthusiastic for pushing on this program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:51 |
1972 April 22: "So the task is very great to give real knowledge, Krishna consciousness, to everyone, and I am so much encouraged by your determined efforts. Please increase more and more, and Krishna will help you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:50 |
1972 April 22: "The formula for organization is very simple. The world is divided into twelve zones. For each zone there is one zonal secretary and their duty is to see that the spiritual principles are being upheld very nicely in all the Temples of their zone. Otherwise each Temple shall be independent and self-supporting."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:48 |
1972 April 22: "Let every Temple President work according to his own capacity to improve the Krishna Consciousness of his center. Management is required but not that we should become too much absorbed in fancy organization. Our business is spiritual life, so whatever organization needs to be done, the Temple Presidents may handle and take advice and from their zonal secretary if necessary."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:31 |
1973 April 22: "Since leaving India I have not received any report. So I would like to hear from you, how many men are there in Vrindaban and how the project is progressing there. Now we have got good respect there in India, so you boys manage everything intelligently and responsibly. That will please me very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 16:21 |
April 21, 2014 1968 April 21: "In his past life he must have cultivated this science of Krishna Consciousness and therefore he has automatically been attracted with this movement and who knows if all the boys and girls joining me were not born by the Supreme Will of Krishna just to help me in this great task of distributing Krishna Consciousness in the Western World specifically."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 19:46 |
1968 April 21: "Now this is the golden opportunity with these nice American bodies. You have high intelligence, opulences, birth in the families of a rich nation. Use this opportunity for making life successful and go back to home, back to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 19:44 |
1970 April 21: "If we have to learn and then paint, it will be a long-term affair. But immediately we want so many pictures for all of our books, so the artists may always be engaged in painting works and that painting itself will gradually teach them how to make things nice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 19:41 |
1970 April 21: "How the art department should be organized, that is up to them. The only thing is that the artists must always be engaged fulltime in their painting work, that will satisfy me, and that will gradually make them experienced for making good paintings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 19:37 |
1970 April 21: "I am glad you are always alert to any offense. In rendering service to Lord Krishna and His representative the Spiritual Master, we should always maintain this fearful attitude which means careful attention. This attitude will advance you progressively in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 19:27 |
1971 April 21: "For cheap circulation we can print small Penguin size paperbacks of KRSNA Book which can be sold at 75 cents, each book about 250 pages, so that KRSNA Book may come in three for a combined price of $2.00. Then we can print cheaply KRSNA Book for large circulation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 19:25 |
1971 April 21: "You needn't spend $10,000 for machinery. That is not required. Do not depend on machines. We are not going to be large-scale business. We are more interested still in distributing our books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 19:23 |
1974 April 21: "Yes, by all means you may print my morning walk speaking about 'Life comes from Life'; this argument should be spread. So go on printing and distributing as many of my books as possible; this is your real work and your personal success."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 19:15 |
April 20, 2014 1961 April 20: "As you have developed a deep love for me, I dare to ask you to send me financial help. Instruct your Embassy in Delhi and dispatch me to Japan on your behalf. I am feeling too much to meet you and the Congress so that we can build up a solid institute for spiritual cultivation. I shall await your instruction by cable."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 12:44 |
1966 April 20: "Pratipada. Today I took my meals at Dr. Mishra's place. I took back the tape recorder and tried for its repair without any success. Evening meeting at 7 to 9 p.m. four persons attended. The collection $4.00. Expenditure for Bus fare .45."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 12:41 |
1970 April 20: "All our girl devotees should be expert in Arcana and cooking. Cleanliness is next to Godliness. We shall touch the altar and Deity in very clean condition, so this point should be very carefully observed, then you will advance very quickly to the perfectional stage of Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:39 |
1970 April 20: "There are editorial mistakes in the blueprint. I am giving herewith a note. But I am very much satisfied. This book will be sold by hundreds of thousands. Now you overflood the market with big and small books as many as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:36 |
1971 April 20: "I require the helping hand of these foreigners very much and I have guaranteed their staying in India yet still they are being asked to leave. I cannot understand what are the legal intricacies. If you will kindly give me direction how they can stay, it will be very kind of you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:31 |
1973 April 20: "What is this meditation of wine, women and fish? He does not like us because we reject all bogus philosophy. For that people criticize me, but why should we accept nonsense? We accept Bhagavad-gita as it is, as Krishna spoke it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:26 |
1974 April 20: "I have no business to criticize you but as your Spiritual Master, it is my duty. Don't be sorry. To remain faulty before the Spiritual Master is good. If one thinks he is all-perfect then there is no scope for rectification."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:24 |
1974 April 20: "To sell tickets and make profit you think it best that I appear with a popular music group. These arrangements make us too dependent on other parties. We should just present our own program. Better you spread Krsna Consciousness there by distribution of literature, kirtana and prasadam - that will be as effective as my personally coming."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:18 |