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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
May 31, 2014 1966 May 31:
"Dwadasi: In the afternoon Mr. Robert Nelson came to see me. I requested him to become a member. He agreed and paid $20.00 for the month of June 1966. This is deposited in the Bank."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 10:19 |
1968 May 31: "I am going to Montreal and Krishna willing I may be staying for some time to organize the Temple. I have in mind to start two or three branches there, one in Vancouver."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 10:16 |
1969 May 31: "Even Lord Caitanya, His relatives thought of Him as crazy. Hiranyakasipu understood Prahlada as crazy, and he tried to put him in so many forms of Bellevue Hospitals. Therefore I wrote, 'Who Is Crazy?'"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 10:08 |
1969 May 31: "Try to keep nice peace with the police. Our method is to be tolerant. We don't mind for so-called prestige. If keeping peaceful we can execute our Krishna Consciousness duties, that is all we want."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 10:03 |
1972 May 31: "Krsna has given you the opportunity to make advancement by becoming very responsible. So take this responsibility to heart and be always jolly and determined. You must be the perfect example for others to follow."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:01 |
1972 May 31: "Now push on with full enthusiasm to save the fallen humanity. This Krsna Consciousness Movement is the only thing that will save them. You yourself become very convinced of this and be very bold in preaching Krsna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:59 |
1974 May 31: "We may get permission for our men to enter Jagannatha Puri temple. It will be an important achievement for our society. Take these statements from Swami and the Endowment Minister. Try for it in earnest and Krsna will help you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 09:57 |
1975 May 31: "Regarding your sarod playing, I shall hear you play when I come next. Continue doing nice plays for the public. This can be very attractive if it is done very nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:52 |
May 30, 2014 1966 May 30: "Ekadasi: In the evening there was meeting. About 10 students attended. Myke brought his tanpura and it added to the tune of Samkirtan. Mr. Goldsmith has agreed to join the International Association for Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 09:50 |
1968 May 30: "So I am leaving for Montreal and the second chapter for trying for visa will begin. I do not know what is in the future, but I have desired that I may go to London, and try to establish a center there for European activities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 09:48 |
1968 May 30: "Standard practices for initiated devotees are: Must attend evening and morning classes, Should not extensively mix with non-devotees, Should not eat food cooked by non-devotees, Should not waste time in idle talks, Should not become engaged in frivolous sports, and Should always chant and sing the Lord's Holy Names."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 09:46 |
1968 May 30: "So long we are individual souls, there must be disagreement. But not when one is surrendered unto Krishna. There cannot be any disagreement in discharge of duties in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 09:43 |
1971 May 30: "Please go on preaching. There is no necessity of attending University. Utilize what talents you have already in Krishna's service and He will give you the intelligence to increase more and more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 09:38 |
1975 May 30: "On May 18th we opened very large headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Many outsiders came. I installed two very large Gaura Nitai deities. Things are going on very nicely in the Western countries."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:36 |
1975 May 30: "In the Kuruksetra University a class should be opened for studying Krishna Consciousness offering BA, MA, PhD. I can arrange for many foreign students to come there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:15 |
1975 May 30: "If we accept the Varnashrama principle, surely everyone will be engaged in their occupation and unemployment will be finished. Propagate this movement on the principles of Bhagavad-gita and all problems of human society will be solved."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:08 |
May 29, 2014 1966 May 29:
"Dasami: There was no expenditure today. Karl came to dine with us. He is informed of last night's incidence. I have told him that I wish to live in separate apartment. He is trying for that."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 09:43 |
1969 May 29: "I do not know what I can do in these legal matters. That perennial watch-dog is playing some mischief. In the church there is everything as required by the law. So best thing is to occupy the church. That is my opinion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 09:41 |
1971 May 29: "I am glad to note how nicely book distribution is going on there. Continue it and try to increase more and more. Also increase your programs at the schools and colleges and have a regular credited course at the University also. Simply if you will depend on Krishna, He will help you more and more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 09:38 |
1971 May 29: "I have seen the newspaper clippings and they are very nice. The devotees are looking so cheerful also. So I have named Paulin as Prafullamukhi Devi Dasi. Prafullamukhi means one who always has a cheerful face. Her beads and letter are enclosed herewith."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 09:36 |
1974 May 29: "As for dedication, please use the following:'Presented to my friends and devotees who like to read my books and approached to request me to render the great Caitanya-caritamrta into English.'"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 09:33 |
1975 May 29: "If you give the right protection to the cows, then they will give so much milk, that the ground will be muddy with milk. European and American civilization will be finished on account of this sinful activity of killing the cows."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:32 |
May 28, 2014 1966 May 28:
"N.B. There was an incidence extraordinary. At 10 night when I was typewriting Paul became too much irritated and I stopped typewriting. It was unusual due to his abnormal condition. Better to take precaution in future."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 02:36 |
1968 May 28: "Krishna and His representative are the same. Just like Krishna can be present simultaneously in millions of places. Similarly, the Spiritual Master also can be present wherever the disciple wants."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:34 |
1970 May 28: "We have to maintain two lines parallel; namely the path of Srimad-Bhagavatam and the path of Pancaratriki. Srimad-Bhagavatam is the path for Paramahamsas, and Pancaratra path is for the neophytes. So we shall always keep these principles in view and maintain our centers on this standard."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 02:31 |
1971 May 28: "You have introduced Tulasi in the Western countries and Tulasi is now growing very luxuriantly. May Tulasi be kind upon you and introduce you to Krishna, to be one of the assistant maid-servant gopis in Vrindaban."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 02:29 |
1972 May 28: "We want to give the citizens the positive value of Krishna consciousness way of life, so we must always be preaching very strongly in the public. Therefore I approve your plan to run for public office."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:26 |
1974 May 28: "I am not interested to spend money for your political party neither engage our men to divert attention from spiritual progress for political propaganda. So studying your letter thoroughly I have come to the conclusion you may stop the political program. It will not benefit our real spiritual position."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 02:23 |
1974 May 28: "My only idea was to point out to the public that unless you have purified leaders there is no possibility of advancement even in the material condition. I had no idea to spend money and energy of our society in a way which is not our real spiritual life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 02:22 |
1975 May 28: "As much as possible, we want our books to be accepted by all learned circles of men. But, we cannot give books away free to anyone. They must be paid for."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 02:18 |
May 27, 2014 1966 May 27: "Astami: Today Paul typed practically the whole day. I saw a good apartment and lecture hall at 218 Park Row Chatham Square. In the evening there was meeting about 15 persons both ladies and gentlemen attended. The contribution was $8.70."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 18:26 |
1969 May 27: "Just like when you decorate your face, you do not see directly how your face has become beautiful, but when you see the reflection then indirectly you can see the beauty. By serving Krishna directly the result of the service indirectly comes to us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:14 |
1970 May 27: "If Krsna desires, we may go to India next year with our sankirtan party, but I will prefer if George Harrison takes responsibility for the party. If he is serious about it, I can give my suggestions about how it should be done."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:13 |
1970 May 27: "India is secondary, the primary thing is to establish our institution firmly in the Western countries. My missionary activities are especially meant for the Western countries. So when we are sound in our preaching work in the Western countries, that news automatically goes to India."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:10 |
1970 May 27: "You can sing individually the names of the Gopis, there is no harm, but when we sing the prayer 'Sri radha krsna padan sahaguna lalita sri visakhan vitams ca' this includes them all. Yes, Rupa Goswami is a Gopi by the name of Rupamanjari."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:08 |
1974 May 27: "Upon your recommendation I have accepted him as my initiated disciple. Now keep him carefully. Krisha Consciousness means to create ideal men, so you must set the example yourself and see that others are following."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 17:48 |
1975 May 27: "We must have a section of vaisyas who can grow grains, tend cows and supply the society with food and milk products like ghee, curd, cream, etc. Along with our preaching, cow protection is the most important work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 17:46 |
1975 May 27: "Even though you are in a very degraded condition, Krishna, being pleased with your service attitude, can pick you up. Stop this homosex immediately, it is illicit. Otherwise your chances of advancing in spiritual life are nil. Show Krishna you are serious, if you are."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 17:41 |
May 26, 2014 1966 May 26: "Saptami: Today Paul showed his crazy mind but he was sorry later on for his breaking the keertan performaces in the morning service. Today I went to Dr. Mishra to dine with him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 09:47 |
1969 May 26: "I am sure our program will be very successful because you are all sincere workers. In our Krishna Consciousness Movement, anyone who has got full blessings and confidence of the bona fide Spiritual Master, and therefore Krishna, his success is sure."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 09:46 |
1969 May 26: "We don't require anyone who is very musically talented. Here they have organized very nice kirtana party chanting thrice daily very, very nicely. So if you think you are all deficient, I can send you a tape recording of playing techniques and you may learn from this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 09:41 |
1972 May 26: "Now I want that my GBC representatives shall travel extensively without stopping, to give encouragement to the devotees in their zone and to see that the spiritual standard is maintained very high. Organize one traveling party and go all over your zone opening new centers wherever possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:37 |
1974 May 26: "We must be very careful on recommending gayatri initiation. They do not have to be brahmana if they are not inclined to the brahminical standards. Now that we are more and more trying to implement the varnasrama divisions of society, we should not think that everyone has to become a brahmana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 09:31 |
1974 May 26: "Even though you experienced difficulty you are remaining pure in Krsna Consciousness and keeping faith in Krishna and the Spiritual Master. This faithfulness has pleased me very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 09:25 |
1975 May 26: "There is no need for this type of poetry. There are so many poems written by our great acaryas. Why concoct something? It is not in our line. If you desire to write poetry, read one chapter of Krsna Book very carefully then put it into poetry. If you do this, it will be appreciated nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:23 |
1975 May 26: "The Deity worship must be done very gorgeously. LA standard is good, but still you should have a better standard. Please continue all as I have given you and send me a weekly report of how things are going on. The twenty-four hour chanting is very encouraging."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:17 |
May 25, 2014 1966 May 25:
"In the evening there was meeting the attendance was about 18 heads. After the meeting there was consultations about incorporation of The International Society for Krishna consciousness."
Prabhupada Journals :: 1966 letters | 00:26 |
1969 May 25: "In everything we do, devotion and sincerity are the real things. The procedure may not be very right - but the desire being sincere - the Lord accepts our offering."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:24 |
1970 May 25: "Please do therefore everything with enthusiasm. That will satisfy me, and Krsna also, and as a result of which you will be satisfied transcendentally - this is our position."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:24 |
1970 may 25: "I have to reply so many letters to give instruction and as an old man I can take relief from this work immediately. But for Krsna's sake I am pulling on. So let us act in that way all together for Krsna's sake."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:22 |
1970 may 25: "You have asked some specific mantra but Srila Bhaktivinoda says, 'When I chant Hare Krsna all my dangers are gone immediately.' So which other mantra can be more effective than Hare Krsna? There is no other greater mantra."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:20 |
1972 May 25: "We can never expect any kind of utopia, even in the spiritual world. Wherever there are persons there are bound to be differences. We should not expect any kind of perfect arrangement in this material world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:13 |
1974 May 25: "So I am glad that you are fully absorbed in your work and very concerned that it be executed just to my satisfaction in parampara standard. This is your perfection."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:12 |
1974 May 25: "Temple presidents must be very careful on recommending gayatri initiation. After all, we are criticizing false cast brahmanas, if we ourselves are bogus brahmanas then our position is very bad."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:10 |