|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
July 12, 2014 1947 July 12: "My Dear Friend Mahatmajee, I tell you as a sincere, old friend that you must immediately retire from active politics unless you desire to die an inglorious death. Engage yourself now cent per cent in the preaching work of Bhagavad-gita which is the real function of the Mahatmas."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 14:28 |
1968 July 12: "He is a foreigner and belonging to a different country and culture, but Krishna Consciousness is so nice that one forgets his material designations and becomes melted on the pure spiritual platform. We hope to bring everyone to such spiritual platform."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 14:27 |
1968 July 12 : "You must take with you one mrdanga and at least four pairs of cymbals to begin Kirtana immediately there. When I came to your country I brought only one pair of cymbals, and it has increased at least 50 times. So you must similarly increase the number of cymbals proportionately, namely, 50 times four. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 14:26 |
1969 July 12 : "Devote your attention for first-class editorial work. You may continue to send me Sanskrit transliterations for being corrected as I did last time. Your first business is to see my books and magazine are published very nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:25 |
1969 July 12: "Regarding the usefulness or uselessness of the inmates, it all depends on proper management. You can't expect that all men and women who will be going there will be very useful. You have to make them useful by your arrangement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:25 |
1970 July 12 : "Our process is for manufacturing sincere souls. If you are sincere, other sincere souls will come. How is it possible? Simply by following the rules and regulative principles and chanting offenselessly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:24 |
1972 July 12 : "At every step there is danger. We must become very diligent in executing spiritual life, and not neglect even a moment. I am very much anxious to know what is your condition, and how you are recovering."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:21 |
1975 July 12: "Do not spend very much time in this way. There are already so many prayers written by the great acaryas. What will you add to this? If you have got inclination, put the chapters of Krsna Book into verse."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:18 |
July 11, 2014 1966 July 11 : "To the surprise of the people gathered Mr Goldsmith stood up and made a short announcement asking for signers on an incorporation document for the Svami's new religious movement."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 14:38 |
1967 July 11: "The Rathayatra Festival was performed with great pomp. More than 500 people followed the procession to the beach where they distributed thousands of capatis. At last Sri Jagannatha, Subhadra, and Baladeva kindly came here and will stay for one week and then return."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:36 |
1969 July 11: "Yes, this is the rule, the Spiritual Master remains in the material universe until all of His disciples are transferred to the Spiritual Sky. Therefore, every student should be very much careful not to commit any offense to the Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:35 |
1969 July 11 : "If one deliberately defies the instructions of the Spiritual Master, then advancement is hampered. This defying means to disconnect the relationship with the Spiritual Master. And anyone who defies can hardly expect the assistance of the Spiritual Master life after life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:34 |
1970 July 11 : "Each and every one of our books should have pictures as many as possible. That is my desire. People become attracted and even without reading they become inclined to purchase. It is simply to the pictures."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:34 |
1972 July 11 : "Yes, Bhagavat Dasha, or ten day festival of reading from Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam will be nice. In future, you may join one of the parties for preaching tour, this alone preaching is not good."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:32 |
1973 July 11: "People are fed up with materialistic propaganda so you will find good response simply by chanting, speaking from Bhagavad gita As It Is, and distributing prasadam. Unless human society takes to this process the situation is very precarious. So we have to work hard."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:31 |
July 10, 2014
1968 July 10: "Our mission is to reach the Abode of Krishna. We cannot compromise that one may follow any path yet reach the same destination like the Rama-Krishna mission. There is no Vedic evidence, neither any proof based on the Acharya principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 11:37 |
1969 July 10: "I know you are a very sincere devotee girl. Maya is sometimes strong enough to put impediments on our progressive march. But if you stick to the rules and regulations, keeping faith in Krishna and Spiritual Master, then Maya cannot touch you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 11:36 |
1969 July 10: "Krishna is never a mendicant. Our Krishna is a great family Personality and our ambition is to enter into Krishna's family and to associate with Him personally."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 11:32 |
1970 July 10: "I am very glad to learn that you went to Babu Ghat for chanting Hare Krsna. The same process I adopted when I started my Sankirtana in Tompkins Square. Krsna was so kind to send to me all these boys and girls who are helping me now."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 11:30 |
1970 July 10: "After all it is not a question of place but it is the person who chants which is important. A sincere soul like you, so much devoted to Spiritual Master and Krsna is sure to be successful anywhere. So you adopt the same principle as we are doing here."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 11:28 |
1973 July 10: "The Rathayatra in London was very successful. The Guardian had a front page picture of our cart and how we are competition to the Lord Nelson monument in Trafalgar Square."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 11:21 |
1973 July 10: "I talked with a very famous sculptor and today George Harrison is going to visit. They are arranging for visits by other famous men. This policy of important men being invited to talk with me should be implemented wherever I go."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 11:17 |
1975 July 10: "Enclosed are some photographs of a lake here where I take morning walk. Now I want that our lake in Mayapur should be like this. You can make the stone stairway on four sides, one at each end and one at the middle of each side."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 11:12 |
July 9, 2014
1963 July 9: "His Excellency Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, President of India: At present I am at Vrindaban. Last time when I met your Excellency to present my Srimad-Bhagavatam, you promised to read it to see what is there in it. I am expecting your opinion on the publication. This will help me very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 16:12 |
1968 July 9: "I am anxious about you because you are conducting one of the important departments of our activities and this will make your life successful. Keep yourself always healthy because you have to work so much for Krishna, and whenever you feel some difficulty, you may immediately inform me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:08 |
1969 July 9: "So far as I am concerned, I have accepted you as my disciple and you have accepted me as your Spiritual Father. This relationship cannot be ended anymore. It is eternal. So it will be my duty always to pray to Krishna for your further and further improvement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:05 |
1970 July 9: "It is very difficult to deal with these misguided people. We don't accept manufactured avatara. If this Baba or any other Baba claims to be Krsna, why will any intelligent man go to the substitute leaving aside the original?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:03 |
1971 July 9: "There are many grhasthas who are earning and spending for a particular center. Similarly you also can open a center, live separately as president and maintain the temple nicely. What is the use of criticizing others? The whole movement is meant for rendering service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:59 |
1971 July 9: "GBC members are simply to see that things are going on. Other centers have got president, secretary, etc. and they are managing separately. That is the formula. And most GBC members are householders. You also may be elected. The position is open to all grhasthas."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:58 |
1972 July 9: "Now you GBC members, and other leaders must become very serious to actually give the human kind the greatest welfare. Your task ahead is very huge, but it will be quite simple and easy if you simply do as I am doing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:52 |
1974 July 9: "I think the convent is suitable for us and it is possible we can purchase it. How much financial help you require from the BBT you can talk on this and we should do the needful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:50 |
July 8, 2014
1966 July 8: "Sasthi. Society's balance $28.00. Electric light fitted today and there was about twenty men attending. It is encouraging. The collection was $15.00. One boy Gerald was very much interested."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 17:50 |
1967 July 8: "I am old man. There is no certainty of my life, and at any moment I can collapse and it will not be surprising. But I wish to leave some of my spiritual children who have so kindly joined me in faith and respect so that they may work, and this philosophy of Krishna Consciousness may be broadcast all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 17:46 |
1969 July 8: "Hare Krishna means 'Oh Hare, Oh Radharani! Oh Krishna! Please engage me in Your service so that I can get relief from the service of Maya.' Service we have to render, and the whole process is to accept the superior quality of service in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:44 |
1971 July 8: "When I see young American boys becoming qualified Brahmins, I am pleased and my Guru Maharaja becomes pleased. So you must live up to the standard. First and foremost is cleanliness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 17:34 |
1972 July 8: "Regarding your question of dancing-show; whatever it may be, it may not deviate from the real Krishna Consciousness program. We are Hari Kirtana men, that's all. We can attract people by some gorgeous show, but inside there must be strict purity and seriousness, otherwise, they shall be attracted by a gorgeous show only."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 17:31 |
1972 July 8: "Vaisnava means one who is able to sit down anywhere, under any condition, and be happy. He wants only a place to lay down, a little prasadam, and if there's a little service he can do, gladly let me do it for Krishna, that's all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 17:28 |
July 7, 2014
1953 July 7: "The word 'Hindu' is foreign. The exact word used for this purpose is 'Sanatanam' or the eternal. Sanatana religion is meant not only for the 'Hindus' but for all living beings on earth."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 14:00 |
1958 July 7: "I quite appreciate your feelings for the people of India. But when we speak of humanity it does not necessarily mean Indian only neither it may be restricted within the human society even. Lord Caitanya said 'Praminam Upakaraya,' i.e. all the 84 lacs varieties of living beings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 13:59 |
1966 July 7:
"Panchami. Today I saw Mr. Goldsmith in his office. It is expected that the Society shall be registered by the next week. He says everything is alright. In the evening two Indian gentlemen talked with me till 10 at night."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 13:55 |
1967 July 7: "So far remembering me and Krishna, it should be simultaneous. Those who are sincere souls, Krishna helps them to have a bonafide Spiritual Master, and the bonafide Spiritual Master helps the disciple to approach Krishna. This is the process."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 13:54 |
1968 July 7: "I am in receipt of your letter describing very emotionally the nice success of our Rathayatra Festival. Now you can understand this specimen of transcendental pleasure in which the human society as a whole can take part and realize transcendental bliss."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:53 |
1969 July 7: "I am sure Krishna is very much pleased of this incident. Preachers who boldly face all kinds of difficulties, Krishna takes note of such tapasya of the devotee, and the devotee is recognized by Him. So continue preaching."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:39 |
1970 July 7: "Concentrate to develop your spiritual power to attract the fallen souls. We must not misrepresent ourselves. All our activities must be open so that no one may criticize our mission."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:30 |
1970 July 7: "As our devotees become more devotional, the non-devotees will come to hear. To become advanced means to acquire spiritual strength, and this spiritual strength is for impressing devotional service into the hearts of the fallen souls."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:29 |
1974 July 7: "My Dear Sridhara Maharaja: I am so much thankful for your appreciating my preaching work in the Western countries. So I think there is some plot to check up this fast growing movement. We are trying our best to counteract this opposing element but everything will rest upon Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:27 |
1975 July 7: "Sripada Sridhara Maharaja said Caitanya Mahaprabhu's prediction would remain a dream only, but I have done it practically. I do not know how things are going on automatically by His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada, because I have no other assets except his causeless mercy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:23 |
July 6, 2014
1966 July 6: "Chaturthi. In the meeting at 26 Second Street Store, it is settled that the Society shall be incorporated and the name of the Society shall be: International Society for Krishna consciousness. Eleven Trustees were agreed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 15:25 |
1968 July 6: "To do business for sense gratification is the cause of material bondage but to act for Krishna is the cause for opening the door of liberation. So, I shall not implicate you in business if you are not ready to award the profit for Krishna's benefit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:23 |
1968 July 6: "If somebody adopts me as a child I can get the permanent visa but what you will do with an old child who is going to die very soon? But if there is possibility then you can try for it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:21 |
1971 July 6: "The restaurant proposal is very nice. In the center should be Guru Gauranga altar. Everything prepared should be offered and kept on a table and the guest should come and take prasadam on a plate to his full satisfaction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:18 |
1971 July 6: "The menu items are kachori, luglu, samosa, sweet balls, simply wonderful, vegetables, chutneys, puspana, halava, etc; Anyone who pays more than $5.00 can be presented with a small book and a copy of our magazine."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:16 |
1971 July 6: "All these initiation beads should be kept very carefully and protected. You should be careful and instruct others also. So keep your beads in a bag and keep the bag around your neck. Then you won't lose."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:10 |
1973 July 6: "Thank you for appreciating my humble efforts on behalf of my Spiritual Master. Whatever I have done it is due to His potency in Krishna Consciousness. My only achievement is that I have not changed what He has taught."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:08 |
1975 July 6: "By chanting and giving prasadam you will get so many devotees. Purity is attractive. Our only asset is our purity. You cannot reach Krsna without being pure, because He is the supreme pure."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:06 |