|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
June 28, 2014 1969 June 28: "I don't wish that anyone should interfere with the recording. Everything should be carefully done so that our friendship with the Beatles may not be disturbed. They are gradually coming to cooperate and we shall not do anything which may disturb this cooperation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:18 |
1971 June 28: "It may be our movement will be supported in the future by the United Nations. So we Krishna Consciousness people have accepted a very important and responsible task in the whole world. Therefore our principle work must also be very serious and responsible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:15 |
1972 June 28: "You are a great President of a great nation but your strength and the strength of your nation will last only if it is built upon the pillars of spiritual knowledge and the Absolute Truth. My disciples will assist your aides to arrange a suitable time and place for a our meeting."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:13 |
1973 June 28: "I am very glad to hear you have begun paintings for Caitanya Caritamrta because we will require many illustrations. If you sincerely pray to Krishna, He will help you to paint quicker and better."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:09 |
1973 June 28: "Invite all members of our European centers and make the festival very very successful by combined effort. Thank you very much for your enthusiasm. Offer my blessings to all devotees who have signed the invitation. I shall enjoy their company when I meet them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:04 |
1974 June 28: "I can only stay a few days in San Francisco after the Festival. I am due back in Vrindaban by the end of July, and I wanted to visit Los Angeles as well as other cities in America, so that does not leave me much time for staying in one place."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 14:00 |
1975 June 28: "I have given two lakhs of Rupees but I have not heard anything. How has it been spent? Why you are not completing the negotiation? He did not send any message so I do not think that he is able to negotiate. If it is ready, then settle up. The money is there in the bank."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:58 |
June 27, 2014 1967 June 27: "My missionary work is a great fight with maya, it is a great challenge to the Western way of life and maya has given me a heavy stroke between the heart and stomach, my health has been shattered."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 12:35 |
1967 June 27 : "At present I am recouping my health, but I am thinking of going back to India and some of my American disciples they can come and take training from me at Vrindaban. So your cooperation is greatly needed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 12:34 |
1968 June 27: "If diet and medicine are properly followed the disease of maya will be cured. But the physician must be always healthy so that people may not say, physician heal thyself. Preachers must be of highly elevated character."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 12:32 |
1969 June 27: "If you want to remain, it doesn't matter, but your full energy should be engaged in the Lord's service. The more we render service, the more we are able to advance. That is the secret of success in Krishna Consciousness and there is no other alternative to this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:22 |
1970 June 27 : "I was expecting your arrival here every moment. If you come during the Rathayatra festival it will be a great pleasure for me. So we shall have to chalk out the future program of our activities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:21 |
1974 June 27: "The young Franciscan monks listened very respectfully. We never say our religious system is better but we speak on the principles of love of God. If they are at all sincere they are pleased to hear the Vedic conclusion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:12 |
1975 June 27: "The money is there in the bank. The bank will guarantee payment. Why you are not completing the negotiation? I have given two lakhs of Rupees but I have not heard anything. How has it been spent?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 11:58 |
1975 June 27: "I have not received any report from you. I gave you 1 1/2 lakhs of Rupees, and I want to know what you have done with it. How have you spent it, and what is the progress."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 11:56 |
June 26, 2014 1967 June 26 : "Although I am passing through critical stages of my health, still good reports from San Francisco, Montreal, and New York are giving me life. I have fixed up to start for San Francisco on the 5th and the rest remains on Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 17:27 |
1969 June 26: "In the beginning I suggested you perform Sankirtana in the parks now gradually this idea has been taken up by others. Sankirtana is our life and soul so now form a Sankirtana Party for yourself and travel all over the country."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:26 |
1969 June 26 : "The most successful Sankirtana affairs are going on here. It is actually wonderful in comparison to others. They are also thinking of opening other branches and I have encouraged this idea."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:26 |
1969 June 26: "If you come here and study how they are doing things and after getting all these ideas, if you make a program for touring all over the country with Sankirtana Party, that is cent per cent supported by me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:25 |
1969 June 26 : "Personally, I still maintain the idea of a world Sankirtana Party, but such things at the present moment are a dream only. But one day maybe it may come out successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:24 |
1970 June 26 : "Your plan to visit the heads of all the Embassies in Washington and give them Prasadam and explain our philosophy is very nice. Do it with great seriousness and Krsna will give you all further intelligence."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:10 |
1970 June 26 : "Your simple, full, twenty-four hour schedule of temple activities - classes, Sankirtana, Deity worship, offering and distributing Prasadam, and working in Krsna's service - this will make your life perfect."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:09 |
1975 June 26: "The magistrate has given a very good judgement in our favor and a very good certificate that this is bona fide religion. Yes, I am coming to your city on Friday. I look forward to meeting the professors."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 17:08 |
June 25, 2014 1970 June 25: "I am very glad to learn about his tricks for the imitation God. When the price goes down, a businessman purchases, and when the price goes up, he sells. Our devotees should be transcendental businessmen making profit both ways. Krishna gives the right intelligence how to deal with all classes of men."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:47 |
1971 June 25: "Our visit to Moscow was not so successful, but for the future, it is hopeful. Two boys are working with us; one Indian and one Russian. So there is good prospect for opening a center, although the atmosphere is not very good."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:38 |
1972 June 25: "So far your road show is concerned, we are not meant for giving performances, we are simple kirtana men. There must always be kirtana going on wherever we travel, and nothing else."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:35 |
1973 June 25: "So far my health is concerned I think I am 80-90% fit to move so there is no cause of anxiety. I may go to London for meeting very important men there in the new house given us by George Harrison."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:33 |
1974 June 25: "These great personalities are not to be imitated. If we artificially imitate it will not be very beneficial. I am requesting my disciples to always stay in the association of devotees and to propagate the sankirtana movement all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:30 |
1974 June 25: "It is all right if the devotees dress like the young people they are selling the books to. The main thing is that the innocent are given my books and the chance to become Krishna Conscious. If our book distributors are reading my books and following all the regulative principles, then it is all right selling in public in that way."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:28 |
1974 June 25: "The injunction is kirtaniya sada hari, one should be chanting all day. Sixteen rounds is a minimum amount I set for my disciples. Actually chanting should always be going on."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:25 |
1974 June 25: "Pray to Krishna to give you the intelligence to seek out the association of genuine Vaisnavas more and more. That will insure your own genuineness. And if you always engage in chanting Hare Krishna, avoiding the four sinful prohibitions, then you can attain to perfect love of Krishna, it does not matter where you are."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:21 |
June 24, 2014 1966 June 24:
"Saptami. Today one letter posted to Brahmachary Mangalniloy deprecating his views. In the evening there was meeting and the attendance is about 12. Mr. Grant took one set of books. He desires to pay gradually."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 14:12 |
1968 June 24: "Since the temple is started, the temple cannot be closed on any day. In no case, even in the most urgent case, the temple cannot be closed even for a single day. This is the serious business of opening a center."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 14:10 |
1969 June 24: "One who can show the whole cosmic manifestation within the hole of His mouth, what service can we render unto Him? Krishna does not require anyone's help but if we serve Him, even in a very small capacity, He will accept. That is our only hope."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:07 |
1970 June 24: "You are doing very nicely. Krsna is giving you intelligence. So accepting always Krsna as the Supreme advisor and always begging for his mercy, go on with your progressive march - and I am very satisfied with your activities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:05 |
1970 June 24: "Speaking depends on practice and study. So read my books carefully especially Nectar of Devotion now published and gather thoughts and practice speaking. It will be alright."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:02 |
1971 June 24: "My Dear Professor Kotovsky, I have given you one sample chapter of my Srimad-Bhagavatam and there are many hundreds such chapters. I think some of you should translate this great book into Russian. I am fully prepared to cooperate with you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 13:57 |
1972 June 24: "One should cut the coat according to the pocket. So even we cannot afford the proposed temple project, better to go ahead and build something even if it is little cheaper and very simple."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:54 |
1974 June 24: "I shall have full power and authority to act alone on all matters pertaining to the above mentioned account; whereas the Trustees shall have the same powers only by acting conjointly on all account matters."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:51 |
June 23, 2014 1966 June 23:
"Sasthi. Today Mike proposed to become a Vaishnava and married with his girl friend. Today while I was about to go to Karl's place, Paul implored me that if required he would go away this loft is mine. I was pleased hear all these from the young boy. So I stopped leaving of this place. Karl took the trouble of bringing back my bags."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 16:32 |
1966 June 23: "So far your dress is concerned, I think you will require several suits for visiting gentlemen here. As a sannyasi I cannot take suits and boots but you are brahmacari so you can accept such gentlemanly dress."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 16:30 |
1966 June 23: "You want to join first then talk with Sripada Maharaja. Do you think that cooperation with me here is not possible? Why this mentality? Is it my private business?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 16:28 |
1966 June 23: "Take everything as Srila Prabhupada's work. The Gaudiya Math institution has failed. You cannot talk with your Guru Maharaj about cooperation because you are afraid your journey here may be canceled? Do not think in that way."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 16:24 |
1966 June 23: "Do not think for a moment that my interest is different from that of your Guru Maharaja. Cooperate with me in full spirit. We are executing the will of Srila Prabhupada according to our own capacity."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 16:21 |
1968 June 23: "I accepted this renounced order of life in 1958, and since then I am completely devoted to the service of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. And by the Mercy of His Divine Grace, I have got here many American boys and girls, who are sincerely assisting me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:19 |
1970 June 23: "If somebody is dogmatic and blind follower, then avoid to discuss with them. Better spend that time for enlightening a person who is innocent. Do not enter into the details of New Testament, simply say we agree that God is great."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:16 |
1971 June 23: "Then we will vacate. That is all right. Then you should pack up and everyone immediately go to Mayapur. We have got some land there and the program is going on. So make plans accordingly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 16:13 |
June 22, 2014 1966 June 22: "Panchami. Theosophical Lodge at 72nd kept one set of books on approval. My phone number was given to them. Social Studies at Broadway invited to see me with books. In the evening there was meeting, the attendance was eleven, the Collection was only $7.50."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 16:27 |
1968 June 22: "Naturally, your children being well educated in jada-vidya, are reluctant to receive enlightenment in Krishna Consciousness. But there is nothing to be disappointed, because they are your children; they have got the initiative seeds in them, and someday it will fructify. Don't worry."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:23 |
1970 June 22: "It is very good news that the atmosphere of the temple is swelling in preparation of the Rathayatra festival. I am enclosing a description of the sankirtana parties and how they should be arranged for surrounding the Ratha."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:21 |
1972 June 22: "It is a unique temple in all the world. I always think of our Juhu place, and I want that it shall be the model for all the world to emulate and respect as the perfect example of a Krishna Conscious community."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:17 |
1972 June 22: "If all of the mill-owners and officers become our members from Ahmedabad and other cities you can collect millions of Rs. In Gujarat we can open a Center in every city because by nature the people are so much dedicated to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:14 |
1973 June 22: "Because we are engaged in warfare with the forces of Maya there will be casualties. We should be prepared to protect the Deities and always expect Krishna's Mercy, because we are always dependent on Him and we cannot do anything on our own without Him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 16:09 |
1975 June 22: "In a motion picture it looks like the body is moving but the viewers cannot see there are so many thousands of little pictures in the spool. Similarly every moment the spirit soul is changing the body. Those who are not sober cannot understand."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 16:05 |
1975 June 22: "There are two kinds of men, dhira and adhira. Modern education is producing only the adhira class who are neither sober nor educated. Therefore out of so many scientists only you and a few others are understanding the importance of this subject matter"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:59 |