|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
May 24, 2014 1967 May 24: "An important negotiation is going on in respect of purchasing a very nice house for the ISKCON H.Q. in New York. So I may not start in the beginning of the Second week. I hope this will not cause any inconvenience. Please convey my blessings to Janaki and other girls."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 13:17 |
1970 May 24: "I am so glad that you remember the auspicious day in 1944 when I started my Back to Godhead magazine. I think in the first issue you wrote some article. It is a great pleasure to remember those days of cooperation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:16 |
1970 May 24: "By your blessings Back to Godhead although passing through many difficulties is doing well. First it was published in Calcutta, than Allahabad, then Delhi. In this way at last it has come to U.S.A. and my American disciples are taking care of this transcendental magazine."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:12 |
1970 May 24: "Since I have come to the West we have published many books like Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Sri Isopanisad, Krsna Consciousness: the Topmost Yoga System, Nectar of Devotion, Krsna Book; and I have already sent one copy of Bhagavad-gita As It Is to Sripada Tirtha Maharaja, it is published by MacMillan Company."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:11 |
1972 May 24: "Now we shall only want good devotees to live with us on that land. Not that we shall form a cooperative housing society and whoever pays us money, we shall accept them. So we must be very careful from the beginning to select only qualified devotees of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:09 |
1972 May 24: "Actually it is the duty of the Spiritual Master to find fault with his students so that they may make progress, not that he should always be praising them. I am only interested that you become Krishna Conscious."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:06 |
May 23, 2014 1964 May 23: "I shall request you with all humility to cooperate with this mission and thus be benefited yourself. By the Grace of Lord Sri Krishna you are one of the very important business magnates and I may inform you on the authority of great Acaryas that it is our duty to make the best use of our money so long it is with us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 13:30 |
1966 May 23:
"Chaturthi. In the evening there was meeting the contribution was $8.00. The attendance was about eleven ladies and gentlemen."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 13:28 |
1968 May 23: "Any drama or book written by unauthorized persons should not be indulged in. I have seen one copy sent here and it is not good. Please stop circulation of this book, which is not authorized."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:25 |
1969 May 23: "My starting a separate organization was inevitable. So if it is now possible to combine ourselves together, I shall be the first man to welcome this good opportunity. If Gaudiya Mission is prepared to cooperate with me, I am prepared to accept this cooperation in any condition."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:22 |
1970 May 23: "Krsna Consciousness philosophy is now tested by my last three years' experiment and this philosophy will be accepted in any part of the world irrespective of caste, creed, color, and language."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:21 |
1970 May 23: "My Dear Bhaiji Hanumanprasada Poddar, there is a great necessity of qualified preachers. At least 40 American and European students may immediately go to India and preach Krishna consciousness in the colleges, schools and universities. I will be glad to know if you can help me in this matter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:20 |
1972 May 23: "We may say "We feel that Krishna wills this for us." But I feel Krishna does not. So whose feelings will be all right? Actually outside our bona fide Krishna Consciousness centers, there is no possibility of finding out what Krishna does or does not want."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:16 |
1972 May 23: "Unless there is connection with a bona fide Spiritual Master there is no possibility of making progress in spiritual life. So I have established ISKCON centers for the purpose of catching up the Lotus Feet of Krishna by intimate connection with the bona fide Spiritual Master. These are my authorized centers for that purpose."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:14 |
May 22, 2014 1966 May 22:
"Both Paul and I we were at Ashram the whole day. We came back it is seen that somebody came in. One note with chalk is written 'BLESSED'. It is mysterious. Later it was found that $75.00 is taken away. I think the situation not safe."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 14:36 |
1969 May 22: "I am seeing our Sankirtana is being accepted more and more in the Western World, and there is very good future for its spreading by the help of my very sincere disciples. So we shall require a large number of mrdangas and karatalas."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:32 |
1969 May 22: "If in a foreign country there is fire, one has to take help even though you don't know the language. So there is a blazing fire of maya, and we have to inform the people, even if we must use broken language. That is no fault."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:30 |
1970 May 22: "Now among our students those who are advanced should take up this matter more seriously, and the Movement which you have started may not be stopped for want of adequate preachers - that is my request to you all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:26 |
1970 May 22: "Either you take your birth as a human being or as an animal, there is a set of parents. But Krsna is available only in the human form, so He is more important than the parents. So do not miss this opportunity."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:23 |
1972 May 22: "The covers are like the mind and the senses, and the contents of the book are like the soul. Make the covers of the book very much attractive and automatically people will read the knowledge inside."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:19 |
1972 May 22: "So do not think in this way that you are not very important devotees, because I am always thinking of you. Since a long time I have known you and I consider that you are among my very dearest disciples."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:11 |
1975 May 22: "If you continue being very much determined to achieve success in this lifetime, then all of your desires to advance in Krishna Consciousness will be fulfilled. This is wanted."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:09 |
May 21, 2014 1966 May 21:
"Dwitiya. In the afternoon there was Sanskrit class. The attendance was ten, the collection was $4.00. One boy paid for the books (partly) $6.00. At 5/30 P.M. we started for Ananda Ashram. In the evening there was Keertan at Ashram. It was nice as usual. There was dance of Balirama."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 16:36 |
1967 May 21: "It is clear the young people of this country are very much eager to have spiritual enlightenment and as such this sankirtan movement is just suitable. Let us convince them this movement - very simple and universal - is the only means for spiritual realization."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:35 |
1967 May 21: "This movement is universal. Let the leaders be open minded and not biased by any sectarian thoughts. Convince them to accept this common formula, chanting Hare Krishna, dancing, hearing Bhagavad-gita directly from the representative of Krishna, and eating Krishna Prasada."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:34 |
1967 May 21: "Convince them this Krishna Consciousness movement is the approved method for reviving God consciousness and the only remedy for human society's diseased condition. Let the leaders take this movement seriously. If they patiently hear me I am sure they will be convinced as you have been."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:25 |
1970 May 21: "We begin Srimad Bhagavatam by offering obeisances to the Supreme Truth, Satyam Param Dhimahi. So those who are strictly following the Bhagavat line they are living in Satya Yuga. And our Temples are a replica of Vaikuntha, so live there peacefully, chant the regular beads, and follow the regulative principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:20 |
1972 May 21: "You just try your best to serve Krishna and if any perplexing circumstances arise, just pray to Krishna to give you strength. These bodily relationships are only temporary. Our real relationship is with Krishna. Try to cultivate that."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:14 |
1972 May 21: "Even a few of these words if propagated widely can have a tremendous effect on millions of people. So my Guru Maharaja used to say these literatures are the Brhat Mrdanga - the big mrdanga which can be heard from a long distance. Therefore above all it is our duty to print these words for the benefit of all mankind."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:12 |
1972 May 21: "I shall be very glad to attend your Janmastami and I am pleased that you have consented to give me the 50% of your profits on that night. But I will have no objection if you consider giving me 100%."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:06 |
May 20, 2014 1969 May 20: "Your ideas are just in accordance with the ideas of a preacher. Your proposition to establish a center and then hand it over to the people who come later on and then start another center - this is the desire of Lord Caitanya. Kindly do it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 09:04 |
1970 May 20: "Your spiritual name is Tejas Das. Tejas means powerful. So now you are Krsna's servant, and if you give your life completely over to Him, He (Tejas) the All-powerful Lord, will protect you from all dangers in all circumstances."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 08:59 |
1972 may 20: "Let the children play just like Krishna with his cowherd friends, then little ABC, then see the deity, then little prasadam, in this way trained. I want that a new generation of devotees shall carry on this great mission successfully into the future."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 08:56 |
1972 May 20: "Small children, they learn better these things from their mother and women in general. So I think that some mothers of our children should take charge of teaching the children, especially how to play nicely the pastimes of young Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 08:52 |
1972 May 20: "He is doing very nicely by speaking at colleges and schools so let him continue in that way. He may take as many assistants as he requires and very strongly preach this philosophy to the student class of men. That is the greatest service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 08:44 |
1973 May 20: "I am very pleased to hear that you are distributing many of my books, especially Krsna Book. You are a very sincere girl. Please continue to engage wholeheartedly in Krsna's service and there is no doubt that you may go back to home, back to Godhead in this life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:42 |
1975 May 20: "I am very glad to hear that you are keeping yourself busy preaching. Don't become a dead man. Always preach."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 08:39 |
1975 May 20: "I received your Hindi newspaper Vraja-Garima but unfortunately did not see anything about Vrajendra-nandana. If you really want to glorify Vraja then we can co-operate very nicely by publishing many Hindi books translated from our English books and distribute them to the Hindi reading public."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 08:38 |
May 19, 2014 1966 May 19: "Amavasya. Paul paid $2.00 for Expenditure. Today one letter received from Mr. Paul C. Sherbert and he is replied also."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 17:05 |
1971 May 19: "The picture may be shown of Arjuna going step by step to the Himalayas; Yes, occasionally devotees may be pictured with full head of hair instead of sikha. Use your own discretion; the garb can be Vedic or American. There is no harm. Dress has nothing to do with the soul."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 17:03 |
1972 May 19: "I have very much appreciated the enclosed photos of the Amsterdam activities. I am coming to London for Rathayatra festival and if you like perhaps I can come to Amsterdam also if there is sufficient engagement there. At that time we can see about installing Lord Jagannatha in your temple."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:59 |
1972 May 19: "Now I am in Los Angles. I think you may also come here and see me. Others are coming here also because I am giving them the sannyasa order of life. However, there is certainly no urgency for taking sannyasa. But if my senior disciples wish to take sannyasa then I shall give it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:55 |
1972 May 19: "Now you must do the work that I am doing. This traveling extensively is for the GBC men, just as I am doing it. Traveling and preaching, that is the Sankirtana movement. But now I am old man; let me retire for writing books in my last years."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:51 |
1975 May 19: "Things are looking very favorable now we simply have to try even harder to sincerely carry out Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's orders and He will be pleased to provide us with more and more facilities. Co-operate nicely with one another and strongly push on this mission by printing and distributing our books in unlimited quantity."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 16:45 |
1975 May 19: "Continue your drawing work nicely. This is your business. Krishna has given you special talent and you are using it for spreading His glories. This is wanted. I will be arriving soon and at that time I can see you and we can talk sometimes."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 16:43 |
1975 May 19: "Our real business is to print and distribute my books. By doing this business you will all become recognized by Krishna. Make your program simple - always make sure that you are somehow or other engaged in Krishna's service and the best service is preaching or engaging others in Krishna's service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 16:42 |
May 18, 2014 1966 May 18:
"Chaturdasi: Today I paid Paul for expenditure $1.25 In the evening there was meeting 12 ladies and gentlemen attended. Contribution -- $7.00. One letter received from Atmasing Bombay."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 08:49 |
1971 May 18: "Presently we are holding huge Hare Krishna Festival in which 35,000 to 40,000 people are attending daily and hearing Srimad-Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita discourses. It is so much enlivening to see how the people are being so receptive to this message. It is all Caitanya Mahaprabhu's mercy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:47 |
1971 may 18: "It is very much encouraging that you have made final arrangements for going to Jerusalem. You all have my full blessings and may Krishna help you all in this noble venture. Just as soon as you arrive there, you can let me know."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:45 |
1973 May 18: "So, now what can be done? We can understand from this incident that the most important point is that everyone, especially the leaders, must always stick to the basic regulative practices that I have given, especially 16 rounds each day. I expect to be going to London shortly. You may come there at that time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:44 |
1973 may 18: "Yes we are all unqualified, but we become qualified by the mercy of Guru and Krishna. Go on and prepare fourth canto as quickly as possible. As soon as you have finished third canto synonyms join me immediately wherever I am and we can finish it up in good time. Keep up good pace with Caitanya-caritamrita then we may print one 400 page book per month."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:43 |