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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
May 17, 2014 1968 May 17: "When you invited me from Kesi Ghat to the shelter of Radha-Damodara Jeu, I desired to develop the Temple in a very attractive way. I am getting old day by day, and I do not know when the last moment will come, but before the last moment will come, I want to fulfill my desire in the matter of developing Sri Sri Radha-Damodara Temple."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 07:33 |
1969 May 17: "It is very, very encouraging that you are holding kirtanas in public places. These outdoor kirtanas are making our movement very popular so in any circumstances, you all go together outdoors for kirtana at least for one hour daily."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 07:28 |
1970 May 17: "Roaring kirtana, offering feast to the Deities with special preparations, that is our simple mode of celebration, and there is no other special program, this is standard, and that is our festival."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 07:24 |
1971 May 17: "Maintenance expenditures cannot come from the book fund. I do not understand why the press has moved. The Bhagavad-gita As It Is is taking years. Does it mean the book fund will have to pay $1,500 per month and await printing? I shall require the GBC members to inform me what is the benefit. The policy of maintaining a white elephant is not good."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 07:22 |
1971 May 17: "Quickly distribute all the books as soon as they are received. That is the immediate important business - how to distribute these books all over the world. In my heart I want that KRSNA Book should be distributed in every English-speaking home."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 07:20 |
1972 May 17: "They are occupying the place for more than 50 years and none of their men could fulfill the desire of Bhaktivinoda Thakura. Our only ambition is that the birthsite of Bhaktivinode Thakura must be gorgeous so that people may come to see from all parts of the world. Bhaktivinode Thakura is no longer localized. His holy name is being expanded along with Lord Caitanya. Let them understand this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:08 |
1972 May 17: "This meeting was very important and I am very much pleased that you have established our position. Krishna will bless you. Let us preach in that spirit, that is required. Our mission is to establish God-consciousness. Anyone who hears from us will become a greater lover of God and will learn what is the highest perfection of life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:04 |
1974 May 17: "This work you are doing for maintaining the devotees, teaching them the rules and regulations of Krishna Consciousness, is the most important work and I thank you very much. You have not only maintained the center but on your own taken collection so that now the temple building is owned by us. I have always wanted this so it is a great credit for you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:00 |
May 16, 2014 1966 May 16: "I tried my godbrothers to join together for this preaching work in the foreign countries by combined force but I have failed to get any cooperation. Therefore when I was just arranging to go back to India to try for myself it is a great omen to receive your encouraging letter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 10:08 |
1971 May 16: "It is so much encouraging to hear how eagerly the high school boys and girls are taking to your preaching, so continue this program. And thank you very much for your good feelings. I shall be returning very soon."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 10:06 |
1972 May 16: "If the Americans can take this up seriously, why not others? We are trying to unify the whole population of this globe by this movement. There are blessings of Lord Caitanya in this connection, and if we try sincerely it will be successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:04 |
1972 May 16: "As it was possible to attract so many Christians and Jews to this movement in your country, similarly, it is possible to attract the Muslims in Bangladesh by administering the right medicine. So try your best and Krishna will help you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:01 |
1972 May 16: "Generally we do not discuss these incidents because a devotee of Lord Caitanya does not feel very happy to discuss them. But so far we have heard from authorized sources, He simultaneously entered Jagannatha Temple and Gopinatha Temple in Puri and He did not come out. That much is sufficient."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:00 |
1973 May 16: "Regarding fourth canto, go on and prepare for publishing as quickly as possible. The first six volumes are selling very well so we may print more volumes and they will also sell."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 09:57 |
1974 may 16: "Religious systems up to the idea of liberation are cheating. Actually there is no religion in the world accept Bhagavat religion, namely surrendering to the lotus feet of the Lord. This means the bhakti marga is the only religion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 09:56 |
1974 May 16: "It is a fact that by serving the bona fide Spiritual Master one becomes free from material life and makes spiritual advancement. Personally I have not done anything very wonderful. If I have done anything of credit it is that I have not changed the teachings. I have not added anything of my own interpretation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 09:53 |
May 15, 2014 1966 May 15:
"Ekadasi. The whole day I was in Ananda Ashram I came back at 5 P.M. Yolanda brought me back by her car. She has promised to come here on Wednesday next."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 00:46 |
1969 May 15: "If we cannot organize these sales, there is no use of printing books and stocking them in our store room. It would be better to hand it over to the MacMillan Company."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:45 |
1971 May 15: "Now you say August 1st, but last time you said June 1st, so how long this delaying business shall go on? Our Bhagavad-gita As It Is is too much important to the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 00:44 |
1972 May 15: "So far our investing, where is our money to invest? We have no money to invest. Our process is to collect and spend, from left hand to right hand, or from right hand to left hand."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:42 |
1972 May 15: "We have taken a very responsible task. At the present moment, to speak the truth, the whole population of the world are demons and animals. It may be a very strong aspersion but this is the fact."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:41 |
1972 May 15: "The people are so mad, they are talking so many nonsense things - nonsense philosophy, nonsense science - and our task is to meet all of them and at the same time pacify them in their lunatic condition."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:40 |
1974 May 15: "There is a Festival in Rome, and then Geneva for another festival and for meetings with the World Health Council. Then Paris and Amsterdam and on to Koln, and then Heidelberg and Sweden. Rathayatra in Chicago and then San Francisco on July 8th."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:38 |
1975 May 15: "Why these books are not being published? This is our first business. Immediately, these pending books must all be published. Why the delay?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:25 |
May 14, 2014 1966 May 14:
"Dasami. Paul was paid for Expenditure $1.00. There was meeting at noon. Sanskrit class contribution $4.00. I went to Ananda Ashram there was Keertan in the evening."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 00:21 |
1968 may 14: "Our only business is to spread Krishna Consciousness to the best of our possibility, and Krishna has given us discrimination and judgment. So, Krishna is within you, you chant and ask Him, Krishna, and He will give you proper instruction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 00:19 |
1969 May 14: "You should always have Sankirtana going on. All other things are subsidiary. This chanting is our life and soul, so we must arrange there will be as much chanting on the streets and at college engagements as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:18 |
1970 May 14: "My hearty thanks are to George Harrison because now he is chanting Hare Krsna so enthusiastically. I am marking that George has the serving spirit, and that is making him advance gradually."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:15 |
1972 May 14: "Too much business or paperwork, vouchers, plans, these things become too much cumbersome for our spiritual growth, they take us away from our real emphasis of work, namely, to go back to Home, back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:13 |
1973 May 14: "Then it is to be understood that all the sevaits have combined together to evict us. Then we'll have to take the matter to the rent controller. In India we have got experience, there are so many cheaters. So be very careful of them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 00:12 |
1975 May 14: "This policy is not good. Why this change has been made? I never said they should not use their beads. That is the trouble with you Westerners, always changing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:10 |
1975 May 14: "I wanted to see you very urgently to know about your family affairs. When I was grhastha, I had visited your home two or three times. Now, I am a sannyasi. So, it will be very kind of you to write me how I can see you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:09 |
May 13, 2014 1969 May 13: "It is not wise to pick up quarrel with a crocodile while living in the jurisdiction of the water. Therefore we may agree to his desire so in future if required we may increase the term of lease."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 20:15 |
1970 May 13: "So I am simply interested in the book distribution and when there is question of printing books certainly I shall pay as I have been doing. What I want is that I may not tax my brain in the management of many departments."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 20:11 |
1970 May 13: "One of their important disciples tried his best to induce one English devotee, Krsnaprema, to become a disciple, but Krsnaprema never agreed. On the contrary Krsnaprema influenced him and he left their ashram and is now chanting Hare Krsna at Poona."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 20:08 |
1970 May 13: "There is a sort of conspiracy by some of our God-brothers as not to give me a place at Mayapur. The money is there, the sanction is there, the land is there, and still if it does not take place, I shall understand this is not the desire of Srila Prabhupada."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 20:02 |
1972 May 13: "The plan is very nice, that will be the grandest temple in Vrindaban so you execute it perfectly. It may be a little costly, but you must construct something wonderful. Otherwise, it will be a discredit to you American boys."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 19:57 |
1972 may 13: "Open a branch there, there are so many poor children. Spiritual food and education, that is proper. Simply supplying food is nonsense. Spiritual education means to inject in their ears our philosophy without any discrimination of Hindu or Muslim or anything."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 19:54 |
1974 May 13: "In our preaching we will meet with many tribulations and we must tolerate, that is patience. Now you are recuperating from an operation, so spend this extra time reading all my books, chanting as many rounds as possible, and go on doing my tapes."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 19:51 |
1973 May 13: "Bimalananda Tarkatirtha, the great ayurvedic physician felt my pulse and said there is something very wrong. But I left the next day to the Western countries and everywhere the climate is not at all suitable. He wants that I should come back to India immediately. So I am coming back, and I will stay at Mayapur."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 19:46 |
May 12, 2014 1966 May 12: "Astami. Today I enquired about registration of the League of Devotees. It is understood the expenditure will be about $300 including Lawyer's $200. Deposited in the Bank book a/c 10.00, Bus fare etc. .75, total exp: $16.75"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 18:03 |
1972 may 12: "I may ask you to go to some other part of the world. Will you have any objection? Practically, this organization is here because I have been always traveling. I never sat down in my old age. So you follow my example and preach widely all over the world, that is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's version."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 18:00 |
1972 May 12: "Now you have agreed to pay him $4000 per month, that was a great mistake. Now you have to rectify it. Abruptly if we stop, that will not be good. So we have to rectify by arrangement and agreement. I am simply surprised how you all GBC men agreed to pay him $4000 per month."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 17:57 |
1972 May 12: "I want that all of my GBC secretaries do my work, always traveling here and there, seeing how things are going on in the centers and how the students are making spiritual progress. That is our real concern - the spiritual progress of life. That is duty of GBC."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 17:54 |
1974 May 12: " I regard Hong Kong as an important center and if the Chinese are approached intelligently they will become strong devotees, because their moral character and steadfast nature is very strong. I was there recently and I observed this in the Chinese people and I appreciated it very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 17:51 |
1975 May 12: "Now, I am on world tour. At present, I am staying in Perth, Australia, then in one week, I shall go to Melbourne, then Fiji, then Honolulu where I will stay for at least one month. Then I shall go to Philadelphia and San Francisco, etc."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 17:46 |
1975 May 12: "I wish to develop a Janmastami Park near the Buddha Jayanti Park and construct a grand Krishna Balarama temple and keep many cows and invite all the residents of New Delhi to observe a grand festival on Janmastami day. That is my ambition."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 17:42 |
May 11, 2014 1966 May 11:
"Saptami. In the evening there was meeting, nine or ten ladies & gentlemen attending. Discussed with Carl about L.S.D. He is convinced about my arguments that there is no necessity of it for spiritual revelation."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 01:01 |
1970 May 11: "Organize the new center even at personal inconvenience - that is real service. Maya is very strong, and we are liable to fall down at any moment. We have to gather our strength by chanting the beads sixteen rounds regularly and praying to Krishna for guidance. Kindly follow my instructions and forget if there is any disagreement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:58 |
1972 May 11: "Actually, Krishna does not require anything from us. He is complete in Himself, but He is most pleased to see that we are very much enthusiastic to serve Him. That much He wants, that is bhakti, that enthusiasm for Krishna's service. So do not lack this enthusiasm."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:54 |
1972 May 11: "They are also collecting nicely and I have requested them to go ahead as they see fit. They are doing something enthusiastically, so let them do it. What is there in occupying a post? We simply want to serve Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:52 |
1973 May 11: "This man is playing some trick so we shall also play some trick. We shall not vacate any of the rooms upstairs or downstairs; this should be our policy. We shall take them to court and pray to the court to settle the matter. In this way we have to deal with these men."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 00:48 |
1974 May 11: "The status quo is threatened as I do not think the boys can manage the buildings and land which we own here. It requires strong management. I am fearful what will happen here in my absence. So consider my proposal seriously. I am coming to Paris by the 9th of June."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:45 |
1975 May 11: "His only business is to acquire money. He is collecting money like anything and is not contributing to the society. So what can I do? I did not say anything to him. I am simply praying to Krishna for his welfare."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:42 |
1975 May 11: "I am very glad that you are holding some spiritual conference, but my only request is to follow the standard method of spiritual consciousness. If we accept the teachings of Bhagavad-gita as it is without unnecessary commentary, then our spiritual movement will be successful. But, if we manufacture something out of our own concoction, it will never be successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:38 |