|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
June 21, 2014 1968 June 21: "We can endeavor for money making if it doesn't hamper our devotional service. Otherwise, we shall prefer to starve and chant Hare Krishna. That should be the pivot of all our activities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:35 |
1969 June 21: "Rupa Goswami spent 50% for Krishna, 25% for emergency, and 25% for relatives. So you can also try to follow this principle as far as possible. Your main business is to keep in Krishna Consciousness, and if you keep that point in view, you can deal with others according to social conventions without being attached."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:33 |
1970 June 21: "So I do not know why you have asked about my previous life. So far my present life is concerned, I do not remember when I was forgetful of Krishna. Throughout my whole life I do not know what is illicit sex, intoxication, meat-eating or gambling."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:30 |
1970 June 21: "A bona fide Spiritual Master is always liberated. In any condition of His life He should not be mistaken as ordinary human being. This is achieved by sadhana siddha, krpa siddha, or nitya siddha. These are the three features of the perfection of life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:25 |
1971 June 21: "Just yesterday I arrived in Moscow. We are trying to arrange through the embassy some talks. Afterward I will go to Paris and then fly to San Francisco Rathayatra. Then I will go to London Rathayatra and return to New York. All mail can go to LA."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:23 |
1972 June 21: "Collect foodstuffs profusely. If you collect more, distribute more and if you collect less, distribute less, but only distribute what you have collected. If there is no food, do not contribute our own funds for this purpose."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:20 |
1973 June 21: "Why are you giving them spiritual names? You are not authorized to do this. Spiritual names are given by the bona fide Spiritual Master at the time of initiation. It is not to be done as a whimsical act. It is done strictly according to regulative principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:17 |
1975 June 21: "I want to take up one project of constructing a Varna Ashrama College and Temple in Kuruksetra. I am presently negotiating for this. The world is suffering on account of not taking up Krishna consciousness, so we have to try to save them. You kindly help me to do this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:16 |
June 20, 2014 1966 June 20 :
"Tritiya. One artist has drawn a picture of Sri Sri Radha Krishna. So I have hung over the present Lord Chaitanya's picture. It is looking nice. There was meeting: 16 persons attended and the contribution was $9.00, book collection $1.25."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 03:52 |
1968 June 20: "Your simplicity is a great asset for Krishna Consciousness. Krishna is very kind to the meek and simple. Better to remain dull and simple as you are, and thus make advancement in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:50 |
1968 June 20: "This is very good opportunity that your mind, hand, and attention are all absorbed in Krishna samadhi, and tongue chanting Hare Krishna. This is first class samadhi, and the highest position of the greatest yogis."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:49 |
1972 June 20: "We have got enough followers, let us train them up perfectly. Unless all of my students become very much fixed up in their spiritual progress, what is the use of so many programs for expansion?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:47 |
1972 June 20: "If we are able to make a whole generation of our children into fine Krsna Conscious preachers, that will be the glory of our movement. But if we neglect or if we lose even one Vaisnava - that is very great loss."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:46 |
1975 June 20: "It is my habit to see that money is not being squandered. We are collecting with great effort, if money is spent unnecessarily, I feel very badly. Now I am very much doubtful. I think there has been some cheating."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:24 |
1975 June 20: "Yes, I shall arrange to pay. Don't worry. This I have already said. Why are you speaking of a loan when you have already taken two lakhs from the Book Fund? What do you mean that you want another loan?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:23 |
1975 June 20: "My mission started by selling my books, and still whatever money we are getting it is coming from selling my books. You simply have to apply your brain to selling my books - then you will have plenty of money."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:14 |
June 19, 2014 1968 June 19: "Your sentiments expressed in this letter are transcendentally relished. Certainly you are mine and I am Krishna's, therefore you are also Krishna's. By following the disciplic succession, beginning from Krishna, everything becomes ultimately connected with Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 10:59 |
1970 June 19: "The first and foremost thing is regular printing of our Back to Godhead magazines. Our next printing will be KRSNA, second volume, minimum 5,000 copies, but if we get good response on the first volume, then it may be increased to 10,000 copies."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 10:57 |
1970 June 19: "I wish to send some free copies of KRSNA Book to George Harrison for distribution amongst his intimate friends as he likes. Recently I have recorded some songs. If you so desire, I can send them for George."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 10:54 |
1970 June 19: "Now my desire is that I completely devote my time in the matter of writing and translating books, and arrangement should now be done that our Society be managed automatically. I think we should have a central governing body for dealing with important matters."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 10:50 |
1972 June 19: "Now we have got so many students and so many temples but I am fearful that if we expand too much in this way that we shall become weakened and gradually the whole thing will become lost."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:48 |
1972 June 19: "Just like milk. We may thin it more and more with water for cheating the customer, but in the end it will cease to be any longer milk. Better to boil the milk now very vigorously and make it thick and sweet, that is the best process."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:46 |
1972 June 19: "You must encourage the students to read our books as much as possible. Let us concentrate on training our devotees very thoroughly by discussing always and in so many ways instruct them in the right understanding."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:44 |
1974 June 19: "A difficulty has arisen in that we have not yet received visa permission from the Australian government. Do not go outside of India. I want to discuss on some important subject matter and want to meet you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:35 |
June 18, 2014 1968 June 18: "You should know that you are always with me. Because you are sincere servitor of Krishna and following my direction sincerely, so you are always with me. In future I shall try to keep you in my association."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 11:33 |
1969 June 18: "Rest assured this Sankirtana Movement is specifically benedicted by Lord Caitanya for achieving all kinds of success. Stick to the principles seriously and faithfully, and there will be no difficulty."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 11:31 |
1970 June 18: "Rathayatra day feast should consist of bhuni kitchari which you make by first frying the dahl and rice in ghee. Other preparations may be a fruit salad, sweet rice, puris, a chutney, and a vegetable which is neither wet nor dry."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 11:29 |
1973 June 18: "You have asked what is meant by illicit sex. Sex should be used only in marriage for begetting nice children to raise in Krsna Consciousness. Sex life for any other purpose means illicit sex."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 11:25 |
1974 June 18: "You are traveling widely and managing many projects. Krsna will give you stamina and intelligence provided you are sincere and remain strong spiritually by following the regulative principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:18 |
1974 June 18: "I am always eager to hear that Gurukula is going well so be very vigilant that this program is just to the standard as I introduced it. There is no more important school in the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:16 |
1974 June 18: "You have very carefully considered the candidates and had several interviews. I am especially concerned that second initiation not be taken cheaply and devotees who do not even rise early be recommended for brahmana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:14 |
1975 June 18: "Biological evolution is taking place on account of the soul's desire. It takes place because of infection. By the desire of the living entity, he becomes infected with a certain disease or material body. Krishna Consciousness is the vaccine for all such diseases."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 10:19 |
June 17, 2014 1966 June 17:
"Chaturdasi. Mr. Goldsmith will hang the incorporation notice on the door for 15 day in terms of the Law. It is expected that the incorporation will take place sometime after the 6th July 1966. In the evening there was meeting, the collection was $7.00, book collection $16.00"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 08:28 |
1968 June 17: "They have not yet understood the importance of this movement. Begin contacting the U.N., we want to get facilities for presenting our formulas to the different nations of the world. If we try then our purpose may be fulfilled."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:23 |
1970 June 17: "It is not on account of my intelligence or endeavor. I am simply an instrument in the hands of my Spiritual Master. I do not know how far I have got the capacity to carry His order, but I have a sincere desire to do it. This is Parampara system."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 08:19 |
1971 June 17: "One who goes against the rules and regulations of scriptures is causing pain to the supersoul. Generally it is the process to simply chant and hear, but if Krishna's lila comes into remembrance, that is very good. It should come automatically. Not that you are remembering artificially."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:17 |
1972 June 17: "I especially want you leaders to become very much absorbed in the philosophy of Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, and become yourselves completely convinced and free from all doubt. Then you shall be able to carry on the work satisfactorily otherwise everything will be spoiled in time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 08:13 |
1973 June 17: "We should be determined to carry out our mission against all opposition. There is nothing that can stop the Sankirtana Movement because it is the will of Lord Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:09 |
1973 June 17: "Preaching means to increase our family members, so I am encouraged you have recommended ten new devotees for initiation. Initiation means to begin not that when initiated a disciple becomes slack; rather upon initiation one begins spiritual life in earnest."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:06 |
1975 June 17: "Any position we remain in, we must have full dependence on our spiritual life. This will maintain our spiritual strength. And if we maintain our spiritual strength, then anywhere we live, we live under the protection of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 08:02 |
June 16, 2014 1968 June 16: "What is the difficulty? They are rules, and they are simple rules, and must be followed. One must be prepared to follow these rules for Krishna otherwise where is the proof that he loves Krishna?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:58 |
1969 June 16: "Eternally you are the servant of Visala, or Krishna, and thus you are always Visala Das. What your name will be eternally is not a very important subject at the present moment, but it is sufficient for you to know that you are always the servant of Visala, or Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:56 |
1969 June 16: "Whatever is offered goes through the Spiritual Master. The Spiritual Master offers it to Krishna then Radha Krishna eats, then Caitanya Mahaprabhu eats, then the Spiritual Master eats, and it becomes Mahaprasadam."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:50 |
1971 June 16: "And Sankirtana is being well received, especially at the schools and university. That is very nice. These books are so much potent. So we want to make propaganda in that way. And if you are enthusiastic and sincere in your efforts, then Krishna will give you all facility."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 06:47 |
1972 June 16: "All my senior disciples and leaders now you must become very, very much aware of your grave responsibility to the human society and utilize every moment in the best manner possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:45 |
1972 June 16: "We hear from the authorized sources, and then our hearing is perfect. Stick to whatever is mentioned in my books without trying to adulterate. Our preaching must be based upon the subject matter from my books and nothing outside of them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:44 |
1972 June 16: "I am very much concerned that the devotees should be given all good instruction. That is the duty of the GBC man. If the devotees, especially the responsible officers, do not have any knowledge, how can they preach?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:42 |
1975 June 16: "Regarding these sannyasis, I have never approved of this action. You can tell them. Everyone is concocting something of their own. It must be checked."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:35 |
June 15, 2014 1969 June 15: "With this taste we become more and more attracted, and more and more Krishna gives encouragement, and more and more we increase in our desire to serve Krishna in pure Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:50 |
1969 June 15: "I am so much encouraged that one very nice boy has come to live in your temple. You are all working sincerely to serve Krishna, and now one sincere soul has been so attracted by this, that he is also coming to join you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:48 |
1970 June 15 : "Since you met with the motor accident, although I am getting your news time to time, still I was very much anxious to write you directly. Do not be worried, Krsna has saved you, and very soon you will regain strength."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:38 |
1971 June 15 : "Whatever GBC members decide, I have nothing to disagree with. But economically the existing proposal is not very sound. If the printing takes two years, then what becomes the total cost of Bhagavad-gita As It Is?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:37 |
1972 June 15 : "Are you again acting upon your old principles in the guise of a Sannyasi from our disciplic succession? This cannot be allowed. If you are sincere to our line of action, please come here and live with me for some time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:36 |
1972 June 15: "Always pray to Krishna to give you strength for accomplishing this mission by doing what I am doing. I act like a king because no one can defeat me so take your responsibilities very, very seriously."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:35 |
1972 June 15 : "I have worked alone, now you are so many. Our scope is unlimited, our resources unlimited. Now we have got 100 branches, so when I finish Srimad Bhagavatam there must be at least 1000 branches."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:34 |
1972 june 15: "Fix-up what devotees we have got. Make sure everyone is reading regularly my literatures and discussing seriously from different angles of sseeing. What good are many, many devotees if no one is knowledgeable?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:32 |