|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
May 3, 2014 1966 May 3: "Chaturdasi. Today I delivered the keys so the account of 100 West 72nd St. now closed. I also handed over to Dr. Mishra the keys of the Studio 501. He has invited me to dine with him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 18:32 |
1968 May 3: "Please be happy in separation. I am separated from my Guru Maharaja since 1936 but I am always with him so long I work according to his direction. Work together for satisfying Lord Krishna and the feelings of separation will transform into transcendental bliss."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 18:31 |
1968 May 3: "I was expecting you in the airport but you were tired and you could not get up earlier from your bed. So you young men should not simply eulogize my hard working capacity, but I wish that you should also follow my example."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 18:29 |
1969 May 3: "Recently I have made one record so to train our men in that rhythm is not difficult. Just arrange for sixteen men; four mrdangas, harmonium, tamboura, and the rest playing karatalas. If we can perform kirtana following the recently made recording, it will be marvelous."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:28 |
1970 May 3: "George has rendered some valuable service, so we must try to do some good to him. This is our duty, anyone who has rendered a little service to Krishna should be given all facilities to take it up seriously."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:26 |
1970 May 3: "In one day they recruited fourteen new devotees. So you all also recruit members. Our Movement is a declaration of war against Maya, that you can understand very well, so we have to recruit many fighting soldiers - so do it vigorously."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:20 |
1972 May 3: "All members should be strictly observing the brahminical standards, such as rising early, cleansing at least twice daily, reading profusely, attending arati, like that. The whole world is full of sudras. We need a class of men purely brahmanas. That is the main work of GBC."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 18:17 |
1974 May 3: "We have to examine whether the person who is presenting himself as our Guru is actually in knowledge of the science of Krishna. Please go on reading my literatures and pray to Krishna to give you the right direction from within how to approach a bona fide Spiritual Master for advancing in spiritual life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 18:13 |
May 2, 2014 1964 May: "On the conclusion of the All Religious Conference held recently, nothing practical has come out of it for uniting the different faiths of the world. The practical solution is lying in the transcendental message of Sri Krishna the Personality of Godhead as given by Him lately in the Bhagavad-gita."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 20:18 |
1966 May 2:
"Trayodasi. Today I did not go out the whole day I was engaged with my typewriter. In the evening there was meeting only five gentlemen attended. Mr. Carl brought his Tape recorder the appearance gorgeous but action is very poor."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 20:15 |
1969 May 2: "We must find out some other source for printing our books. Why not print in New York? Behind my apartment, 26 Second Avenue, there is one press, sometimes they printed our Prospectus. So why don't you take quotation from them about printing our books? "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 20:13 |
1972 May 2: "That is our real work, to educate people in spiritual life so I wanted that the GBC would see how the students are learning and report to me as my secretaries. I do not know how you could have missed these points, as they are clearly spelled out in my original constitution."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 20:08 |
1972 May 2: "So you have paid so much but you have built a temporary pandal. Just see how much money you have wasted. No one followed my instructions in this matter, as I repeatedly advised, and now so much money has been lost."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 20:05 |
1972 May 2: "You are the first sannyasi of my institution so I expect greater things from you than the others. Lord Krishna has given you the chance, so do this preaching work very nicely. He will continue to give us all opportunity if we remain sincere and serious."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 20:03 |
1974 May 2: "I am always pleased and looking forward to seeing more beautiful pictures. We make life members simply from the high quality and appearance of our books with illustrations. Our society is unrivalled in this respect and this is your credit who are working so selflessly to illustrate my books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 20:00 |
1974 May 2: "I also expected both of us would preach the Krsna Consciousness movement all over the world. So more than 20 years have passed and you are working in a different field of activities. I am also working in a different field of activities. But by Krsna's grace again we are trying to come to one platform."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 19:57 |
May 1, 2014 1967 May 1: "Either I remain here or there, my business is to chant the glories of Lord Krishna. I have no idea for sight seeing in any country because I know that all land belongs to Krishna and anywhere I remain, I remain at His Lotus Feet."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:54 |
1969 May 1: "I do not know why I am attached to your country, but I strongly believe if the American boys and girls would accept this philosophy, it would render the greatest service to the rest of the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:51 |
1970 May 1: "I want the Temples should be constructed by the local natives - that is our success. If I bring money from India and construct a Temple here, that is not very creditable."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:50 |
1971 May 1: "Maya is always there like a shadow but if we become strong by following the regulative principles and chanting sixteen rounds then everything will be all right."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:45 |
1973 May 1: "So the first 2 lacs they've already taken. Tactfully they did not give us the conveyance nor returned our money, but the deal is completed. So when they shall give the conveyance, then we shall pay the balance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:41 |
1974 May 1: "We are introducing Krsna Consciousness movement for the harmony and good will of humanity. But if you yourselves are suffering from the very ills we are trying to remove, how can the people be influenced favorably?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 14:38 |
1974 May 1: "Chanting, reading my books, going on sankirtana, following the regulative principles and worshiping the deity. This is the simple process and if we follow it we will become ideal. Otherwise, you will become victims of women and wealth."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 14:33 |
1974 May 1: "Your main activity should be to distribute books. By this most powerful preaching we are becoming very influential in your country and people are seriously reading the books and considering the importance of Krsna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 14:30 |
April 30, 2014 1966 April 30: "At present I am staying in New York city and holding my classes on the culture of musical kirtana as well as discourses on the cult of devotion (Bhakti) which are participated by the American Youths, Ladies and Gentlemen."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 16:18 |
1969 April 30: "So far as the songs that you have written, you may send me a copy of them and I shall see them. In Montreal also they are writing songs in the popular Western style of music and it is coming very nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:15 |
1969 April 30: "If your house can develop into a students home, preaching our philosophy to the residents, it will be a great service. If the occupants take part in kirtana and hear our philosophy, certainly they will take it up."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:13 |
1970 April 30: "Parivrajakacarya is ordered not to stay more than three days at a place, but at the Paramahamsa stage, one can stop moving. So I have made my headquarters here, still I may go outside."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:06 |
1971 April 30: "It is published that four Hare Krishna Movement Missionaries were killed in Dacca by soldiers. I had advised not to go after the civil war began but I am afraid they were very daring and might have gone against my instruction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 16:00 |
1973 April 30: "To err is human, so in the neophyte stage some discrepancies are there. Kindly forgive their small mistakes. The big thing is they have given everything to Krishna - that is never a mistake."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:57 |
1974 April 30: "Forget your relationship with him. Now you become mixed up in Krsna business and live like a chaste Hindu widow woman, wear white sari and engage 24 hours a day in chanting Hare Krsna Mantra."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:54 |
1974 April 30: "They sit separately in the temple and then outside mix again. Therefore I get the boys and girls married. But nature is so strong that in spite of being married they are attracted to the opposite sex."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:51 |
April 29, 2014 1968 April 29: "I am going to Boston where there are so many nice college engagements arranged. Just recently we went to Temple University, Philadelphia where we held kirtana and lecture. Tomorrow we have got engagement at New York University. So we are spreading this Sankirtana very nicely here. Please keep me informed of your activities there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:25 |
1969 April 29: "I was very much pleased with the student community in Buffalo and similarly in San Francisco, Columbus and North Carolina. So our future hope is this student community. The child is the father of the man and if the fathers of the children of this country are not taking part with us then the future fathers will surely be sympathetic. That is a great hope for us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:22 |
1970 April 29: "Regarding KRSNA Book chapter 31, page 4, top, the word Hrdaya is correct. You must always ask the Lord's grace to make you in the right position. It is not for your sense gratification, it is for the Lord's service. For the Lord's service we can ask for His grace and mercy a hundred times but for our sense gratification we cannot pray or ask anything - that is pure devotion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:17 |
1970 April 29: "Come here sometime soon at your convenience and we can discuss your proposals in more detail. Take inspiration from the temple activities and we can discuss together our future plans for India. I will be very glad to see you both at that time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:13 |
1973 April 29: "Regarding reading Mahabharata, why divert your attention in this way? Bhagavatam is also Mahabharata. There are so many books I have presented already, so whatever you have got, just become expert in that. There are many things still yet to be learned."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:10 |
1973 April 29: "Yes, we can invest $70,000 and purchase the Washington D.C. Temple. So you negotiate, and we shall purchase in name of MV Trust. So you consult and do the needful. What happened about the Columbia house?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:09 |
1974 April 29: "So I am very much encouraged by this political field in America. Preach on the basis of the division of society into four orders. Without this, society is useless and people cannot be happy or even have the necessities of life. In India they do no take it very seriously so it is up to you Americans to actually accomplish something."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:05 |
1974 April 29: "Our presentation is so scientific that learned persons are appreciating all over the world. Fix up a time when I can come conveniently to visit if you like. Schedule meetings with some of the leading citizens and important men of your country who may be interested to meet with me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:01 |
April 28, 2014 1966 April 28:
"Navami. Expenses Paul paid $1.00. Today I brought all things from 72nd Street to Paul's loft."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 19:45 |
1966 April 28: "Last month there was a theft in my room, my typewriter and tape recorder and some books were stolen. The American people have every thing in ample and still there are thieves for want of character. That is the way of material nature."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 19:44 |
1969 April 28: "Develop the house into a students residence. At a fixed up time there should be lectures and kirtana. If the students take part, they will take Krishna consciousness up and if our prasadam program is also introduced, that will also be great impetus."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 19:43 |
1970 April 28: "Regarding their dogmatic insistence, everyone thinks like that, so if one is not prepared to advance more, it is better to avoid them. If one is limited by formulas only, he is described as an animal bound up by the master and unable to move beyond the length of the chain. So we are concerned only with people who are not chained by anything."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 19:38 |
1974 April 28: "Those who pretend they have already attained perfection are sahajiya, simply imitation. This early rising, holding classes, going out regularly for sankirtana, worshiping the deity, they are the very substance of our devotional life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 19:35 |
1974 April 28: "I am very very proud of you both as you have given up everything and gone to a far away part of the world just on my order to carry out the will of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, that the chanting of the Holy Name be heard in every town and village."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 19:32 |
1974 April 28: "As for political speaking, our main message is that people should elect pure God Conscious leaders. If anywhere they will take seriously the principles of Bhagavad gita As It Is, that will be America. We are getting good response and there is every prospect that we may capture some political post."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 19:31 |
April 27, 2014 1966 April 27: "I am holding classes thrice in a week and training some American youths in the matter of sankirtana and devotional service of the Lord. Some of them are taking the lessons very sincerely and in future they may be very good Vaisnavas according to rigid rituals."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 17:59 |
1967 April 27: "Rest assured in the discharge of Krishna conscious duties Krishna will always give us His protection. I have seen in you that Krishna has special mercy upon you so utilize this mercy fully so in this very life you can be elected as one of the associate of Krishna in His supreme abode Goloka Vrindaban."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 17:58 |
1967 April 27: "My society desires to construct a nice American house on the land for study and promulgation of the Goswami literatures all over the world. We shall start a fine press for publication both in Sanskrit and English language and we can appoint your son as the Press manager if he can manage."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 17:54 |
1969 April 27: "I am traveling now in so many places - from Los Angeles to Hawaii, then to San Francisco, then again Los Angeles, then New York, then Buffalo, and now I am in Boston. From here I shall go to Columbus, then to North Carolina, then to New Vrindaban, and then I may go to London if required."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:52 |
1970 April 27: "The traveling Sankirtana Party was programmed long, long ago, even when I was in India. I used to say to my God-brothers that when I would begin preaching I shall take two trucks, one for Sankirtana Party and one for carrying requisites, and I would go from village to village throughout the whole world preaching Lord Caitanya's message. So the time has come as per my dream."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:49 |
1971 April 27: "We are the only institution which can receive foreigners and train them nicely in spiritual life. So the Indian government should help to get us a nice place for such work to go on. Try to convince him in this way. Yes, we are contemplating Indira Gandhi's presence while laying down the foundation stone in Mayapur. So you arrange like that."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 17:47 |
1973 April 27: "One who has no mother and who's wife is not obedient, such a home is as good as living in the desert. The steps you have taken are worthy of one who is my disciple. So please revive your old Krishna conscious activities and make your life successful. Do not spoil your life for a woman."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 17:36 |
1974 April 27: "We can help them but the function has to be in connection with Krishna. We cannot divert our attention to such participation in so called Hindu religious functions. This has spoiled the Hindu religion into a hodgepodge pseudo religion. For advancement in Krishna Consciousness we should simply concentrate on Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 17:33 |