|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
May 10, 2014 1966 May 10:
"Sasthi. Today also did not go out. Two letters received one from Robert Nelson who tried Harper Row for publication. Two letters written about Khola, Kartal and Harmonium -- one to Brindaban and the other to Captain Pandya. Received back the old Pass Book. Transferred to Grand St. $109.87. Paul Paid $1.00 for expenditure."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 13:51 |
1967 May 10: "The devotees of the temple must keep themselves engaged otherwise they cannot make progress in Krishna consciousness. The maya is very strong and as soon as there is opportunity the Maya will come and attack. And the only effective defense is remain Krishna consciousness always."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 13:48 |
1968 May 10: "I have no particular instruction save and except the instruction I heard from my Spiritual Master. All instruction in the disciplic succession comes from the Supreme Person directly. To follow the instruction of the bona fide Spiritual Master is to follow the instruction of the Supreme Person."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:46 |
1970 May 10: "Why do the students who are supposed to be leaders fight amongst themselves for supremacy? Prabhu means master; and the leader of the masters is Prabhupada. So if the Prabhus have surrendered to the Prabhupada, why there shall be such mentality for occupying the superior position?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:42 |
1973 may 10: "Most people cannot approach Krsna Consciousness. Like a rare gem, only a few are capable of grasping it's importance. If just .01% of the world's population becomes Krsna Conscious, the whole situation on the earth will change."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:38 |
1973 May 10: "Just see what has happened. I started alone and in seven years now we are three thousand. If the intelligent men of the world cooperate with this all-important mission we can save the world from the misery and chaos that now prevails."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:36 |
1974 May 10: "Everyone has some potency. You have special potency. Do not waste it in the service of maya, but use it in the service of Krsna. Although there is inconvenience, we must endure it with a vow and finish our business in Krishna conscious service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:29 |
1975 May 10: Our men should go from village to village distributing prasadam. Mahatma Gandhi wanted this village organization. It is solid program. Let the people eat sumptuously - not voraciously and make them fit for working and chanting. In this way, they will be purified and everything will be nicely organized."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:28 |
May 9, 2014 1966 May 9:
"Panchami. The whole day I did not go out. In the evening there was meeting the attendance was large, 14 ladies and gentlemen attended. But the collection poor only $5.00 Never mind it is growing."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 19:59 |
1970 May 9: "All these things do not sound very nice. So I am very much anxious to know what is the actual situation because I can sense that he wants to introduce something in my absence which is completely against Krsna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 19:56 |
1972 May 9: "Now I want that we shall concentrate on making our devotees Krishna conscious and ourselves becoming Krishna conscious, and not be so much concerned with expanding ourselves widely but without any spiritual content. Just like boiling the milk, it becomes thicker and sweeter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 19:54 |
1972 May 9: "So he is just like my younger brother, we call him by nickname Gabu. His elder brother's nickname was Subida, and he was calling me Moti, so we were so intimate that he would not go in perambulator without me. We would not separate even for a moment. But he is now dead and gone."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 19:52 |
1973 May 9: "So inhabitants can be engaged in such a small manufacturing enterprise as well as farming to become self sufficient. But we should not be business minded. Our main business is to develop our dormant Krsna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 19:50 |
1974 May 9: "Your letters are a great pleasure for me to read that in one year 4,169,004 total books were bought by the temples from BBT. That is the nature of the spiritual energy, it is always increasing if we just apply our energy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 19:48 |
1974 May 9: "Your entering politics is good. Leaders must be ideal men so others will follow them. So make propaganda on this basis. We are Krishna Conscious candidates, so our political propaganda must be 100% Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 19:46 |
1974 May 9: "I cannot close my eyes when I see things going wrong, money mispent, things not used properly. But if you can relieve me of worry of management it will be a great relief for me. Krsna will give you more and more intelligence on how to do this if you sincerely endeavor."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 19:44 |
1975 May 9: "Do not be discouraged. Simply follow all of the rules and regulations very carefully. This is most important. Without these things, there is no spiritual life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 19:43 |
May 8, 2014 1969 May 8: "The mind is one of the senses, and the soul is the owner of the senses, including the mind. Because the mind has different desires, it carries the soul just like finer air carries the flavor of the flower. So the mind is an instrument, and the soul is the worker of the instrument."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:05 |
1969 May 8: "Go and chant in the park, you can sufficiently collect for meeting your expenditures, and the balance money you can engage for producing Back To Godhead. If you can pull on with the center without having to work outside, it is the best. If it is not possible, then the question of working outside arises."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:01 |
1969 May 8: "I understand you had some difficulty but do not mind this trouble. In Krishna Consciousness, if anyone faces difficulties, it is considered as blessings, because without tapasya, or voluntarily accepting some inconveniences, nobody can realize Transcendence."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:53 |
1970 May 8: "I am so pleased to see how you are carrying on our Sankirtana program amidst the demonstrations of the people. This newspaper clipping portrays exactly the point of our business. This Sankirtana Movement of Lord Caitanya is most practical and authorized so such incidents are to be expected and this is a great credit for our propaganda efforts."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:50 |
1973 May 8: "Preach Krsna Consciousness very strongly. The modern scientists are confusing everyone with their false propaganda and it is our duty to expose them and kill the demoniac tendency to forget Krsna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:45 |
1973 May 8: "I think by the grace of Krsna you are getting some glimpse of hope to keep in possession the Hare Krsna land for our missionary activities. If we can construct a temple and building without permission of the landlord that will be our greatest triumph. If such a law is inaugurated then it is to be supposed that it is Krsna's plan."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:42 |
1974 May 8: "This sankirtan movement is eternal. There is no cessation. It will expand and continue so long as we are sincere. When I came in the beginning I began to expand it and now it is going on and there is no question of it stopping."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:40 |
1974 May 8: "Therefore this rumor is completely bogus. Whoever told you that is a rascal, saying it in my name. I never said that."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:37 |
May 7, 2014 1957 May 7: "If the Mussulman or the Christian denies to chant the name of Rama or Krishna we may ask them to chant the name of Allah or God respectively and I think there will be no objection even by the Buddhists if we simply ask them to chant the name of Lord of Buddha."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 13:58 |
1957 May 7: "The Name is as much holy and perfect as the Supreme Lord because in the Absolute Realm everything is identical with everything as all of them are qualitatively spiritual and therefore pure, eternal, liberated and perfect."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 13:56 |
1966 May 7:
"In the afternoon there was again meeting for teaching Sanskrit. Tonight Keertan in the Ananda Ashram was very much appreciated by all. Mr. Bill has kept my office copy of Back to Godhead for reading. I came back to 92 Bowery in the car of George."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 13:54 |
1975 May 7: "I went to the meeting and how I appreciated the grand place of Kuruksetra. I wish to organize this holy spot for spreading Krishna Consciousness all over the world and I shall be glad to know whether any co-operation from your side is possible in this attempt."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:49 |
1975 May 7: "We should follow in the footsteps of Lord Caitanya and the six Goswamis. They never said that "now I have seen Krishna" - no. They were crying where is Krishna, and they were always searching after Him, wondering when they would finally be able to see Him. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:48 |
May 6, 2014 1968 May 6: "Any sincere person, never mind whether he is hippy or Beatle, if he is actually searching for something beyond this hackneyed material sense gratification, surely he will find the most comfortable shelter. We should try our best, begging every person to give us some time to listen about this Krishna Consciousness movement, as it is taught by Lord Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 14:46 |
1969 May 6: "There are at least twenty-five important cities in your country, so if we distribute at least 1,000 copies in each city, that is 25,000 copies in your country alone. So it requires only organization."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:44 |
1970 May 6: "I tried to give aural reception to the words of my Spiritual Master and thus I tried to engage my tongue in repeating the same words without any change. I delayed to execute His order by so many years. But it was better I began late than never."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:41 |
1971 May 6: "I have come to Malaysia. This place appears to be very prospective for our preaching work. People are inclined to give us land and a house. I'll try to open a branch immediately, either in Kuala Lumpur or Ipoh or Teluk Anson."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:38 |
1973 May 6: "Please continue to send men out into the interior, village to village and town to town. I am very glad to hear how our festival program is going on so nicely in Germany. That you have opened one branch in Stockholm, Sweden is very good to hear."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:35 |
1973 May 6: "As GBC member it is your duty to carefully make a broad program for implementing Krsna Consciousness in every sphere of life, in this way we will become respected as the most important members of human society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:33 |
1973 May 6: "They are simply cheating the mass of men by making false propaganda. We must expose these rascals by strong preaching and profuse distribution of these Krsna Conscious literatures."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:31 |
1973 May 6: "I am very glad to know that Ananda Prabhu is staying with you. Please offer my dandabats. He is my old god brother. Sincere Vaisnava. Please treat him like your father. Do remain in full cooperation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:30 |
May 5, 2014 1967 May 5: "We have to popularize this movement everywhere. If there are three or four mrdangas played at the park and there are about 20 pairs of cymbals then the kirtana will be more beautiful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967: letters | 13:06 |
1967 May 5: "If you can organize the sales of my books then there is no question of scarcity of money. I can go on printing so many books. But because the books are not selling nicely, neither there is sufficient money, so I am handicapped."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967: letters | 13:06 |
1968 May 5: "So you have got good intelligence, you are born of a great nation, and good family; just utilize this opportunity to finish the business of Krishna Consciousness, without waiting for further incarnation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968: letters | 13:05 |
1971 May 5: "So far as distributing the $15,000 donation, I would advise you to send this money to ISKCON PRESS for printing Bhagavad-gita As It Is enlarged edition. So if you can kindly let me know your decision."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 13:04 |
1972 May 5: "So far your concern about management, the solution is to be always thinking of Krishna and the Spiritual Master, then maya cannot touch you. If you very strictly follow there is no question of ever falling down."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972: letters | 13:03 |
1972 May 5: "Always there will be obstacles placed in our path by the demons and atheists, but if we can remain pure, nothing will be able to stop this great transcendental movement from spreading God consciousness all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972: letters | 13:01 |
1974 May 5: "We have given these houses with the purpose that they should execute devotional service exactly like the Brahmacaris and sannyasis. Otherwise, why purchase houses near the temple?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974: letters | 12:59 |
May 4, 2014 May 4, 1949: "According to Bhagavad-gita the whole trouble of the world is due to the decrease in the number of the daivas and the increase in the number of the asuras. Thus it is not possible to solve the world problem by holding occasional discussions by some who are already themselves under the influence of the asuric qualities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 16:53 |
1966 May 4: "Purnima. Today I went to search out Sakar but I was lost in the Subway. In the evening the meeting was held. It was nice. Seven gentlemen attended. Contribution received. Mr. Carl was very kind to give me a Tape Recorder which is better than the one I have lost."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 16:46 |
1967 May 4: "One can be peaceful and elevated in Krishna Consciousness only by the mercy of a bonafide Spiritual Master. I am glad you shall have more time to perform kirtana. Your humbleness and sincerity will make you more and more advanced in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:41 |
1969 May 4: "In our centers they are chanting on the streets every day and they are getting good remunerations, better than any job. Simply we have to work and people will give contribution for this good cause. It is better to get money by collections than to work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:39 |
1970 May 4: "Each and every Center is my life and soul for preaching this movement and I want that activities will be of the same standard. Come and see how things are going on here and meet with me personally for necessary instruction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:34 |
1972 May 4: "The GBC members should always travel from one village to another and visit the temples and do my work. In this way, they will avoid the propensity to sit down and plot and scheme how to eat and sleep. So you can advise them all to travel extensively on Sankirtana all over their zone."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:29 |
1974 May 4: "I have the same feeling upon you as my beloved son. And I maintain the feeling hoping you will be a great help in the Krsna Consciousness Movement. It is possible for us to join together. If we meet before I leave I will be glad to discuss with you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:27 |
1974 May 4: "A pure devotee actually has no problems for himself. His only concern is that so many rascals are suffering in this concocted civilization of illusory sense enjoyment, how can they be saved? So our Krsna Consciousness movement is made for that - for saving the rascals."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:23 |