|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
July 26, 2014 1970 July 26: "Kindly keep me informed of your activities at least twice in a week, otherwise I become very much anxious and sometimes do not eat, do not sleep. I am just trying to organize a worldwide movement not for any personal ambition but to execute superior orders so I request my students to cooperate fully."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:42 |
1970 July 26: "These are the most important duties for the brahmacarinis. Caitanya Mahaprabhu personally used to inspect temple cleaning and if He would see a little particle of dust He would remark, 'O, you have not done very nice.' Cleansing the temple is so nice one can get promotion to the spiritual kingdom in one of the Vaikuntha planets."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:39 |
1970 July 26: "Recently I have given Sannyas to six Brahmacaris and they have been sent in different parts of the country for preaching and two of them will come with me so as soon as I hear that we have got a place, immediately I shall join you with two Sannyasis."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:37 |
1972 July 26 : "You are engaged in Krishna's preaching work, therefore you are being specially favored. Know it for certain that Krishna will give you all facility according to the sincerity of your attempt to spread Krishna Consciousness on the battlefield of preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:34 |
1975 July 26: "I wish to translate Valmiki Ramayana exactly in the way I have done Srimad-Bhagavatam. When I return to India I am very much eager to see your book on Lord Ramacandra translated into English."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:36 |
1975 July 26: "Now you are in ripe old age, so you can accept vanaprastha life. So keeping your wife with you as assistant you now retire from family life and accept vanaprastha and fully engage in translating the Vedic literature."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:34 |
1975 July 26: "Now I wish to establish some temple of Sita Ram. Of course it depends on the mercy of Lord Ramacandra. Therefore I am requesting you to join our movement completely retired from family life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:32 |
July 25, 2014 1968 July 25: "How to do it, that I shall give you. You have simply to carry out my instructions. But you are not prepared to follow. You are simply visiting different places, for sight seeing recreation. This sort of service is not accepted by Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:20 |
1968 July 25: "Unless you fix up your mind to serve the Spiritual Master Who is direct representative of Krishna, it is not possible to approach Krishna. Krishna is only approached through the transparent via media of bona fide Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:18 |
1970 July 25: "The activities of these elevated souls are not to be questioned by us. They have a higher purpose which we cannot determine; therefore do not try to imitate the actions of the very powerful, but one should simply follow their instructions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:17 |
1971 July 25 : "From India I went to Moscow, Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit and then Boston. Now I am in New York and from here I shall go to Gainesville University and then London. You may write to me in London."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:15 |
1972 July 25 : "I suggest when you return to India that you take sannyasa in your ripe old age without any family responsibility and let us together do something tangible in India. I shall request you to think this over very seriously."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:14 |
1972 July 25 : "As long as the classes are going on well, the rules and regulations are being observed sincerely, the sankirtana party is going out with enthusiastic mood - if these things are going on, then everything is first-class."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:13 |
1972 July 25: "That is not a very good proposal. We are always thinking these kind of changes, why is that? I simply want things to be developed which we have got, not to make so many big big plans and changing all the time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:12 |
1973 July 25 : "All respectable gentlemen will come. That quarter is aristocratic and our temple is unique. It is the only Krsna Balarama temple in Vrindaban and so attractive people will automatically come and see."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:10 |
1975 July 25: "I am accepting the following as my initiated disciples and the others as twice-born initiated brahmanas. Please see they are chanting 16 rounds and following the four regulative principles - this is your responsibity."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:06 |
July 24, 2014 1958 July 24: "My Spiritual Master was kind enough to order me and in obedience to His order I am trying to do my bit. But I am practically struggling very hard for this job without any tangible success till I was told that you are the right person to co-operate with me in this noble task."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 14:48 |
1967 July 24: "I am always thinking of your separation feelings. Please do your duty nicely and Krishna will help you in all respects. It may be that as soon as I feel some strength I shall be coming back."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:44 |
1969 July 24: "Your center is very nice, and the place you have got is very suitable. So organize your center very nicely. Make propaganda amongst the student community, and there is very good chance of your center being developed as one of the important centers of our society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:43 |
1969 July 24: "Whatever Krishna gives us, that never becomes ours. It is always Krishna's. The more we receive from Krishna, the more we engage all of it in the service of Krishna. That is the duty of a bonafide brahmana. A brahmana remains a beggar even if he receives $100,000."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:42 |
1970 July 24: "The Handbook is very nice, although one blunder has been done on page 98. I do not think there is any possibility of rectifying now, but in future please take special care for this. There are also some discrepancies on the front cover of BTG #34."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:36 |
1971 July 24: "I am so glad to receive your letter and it has encouraged me so much that I am now confident that my missionary activities will go on even in my absence. Please keep up the spirit of preaching work and you will be victorious wherever you go."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:32 |
1975 July 24: "I am going to San Diego via Laguna Beach. Then I shall go to Dallas, New Orleans, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, New York, and then West Virginia. From there I shall go to London and Paris, and then I shall return to Bombay via Africa by October."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:31 |
1975 July 24: "My Dear Bon Maharaja: If we fully cooperate on this Institution plan, I can attract students from all over the world. Library books may be kept for comparative study by scholars, but our main purpose will only be to accelerate the grandeur of Caitanya philosophy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:29 |
July 23, 2014 1969 July 23: "I am sorry to learn that your health is not very good. The best thing is that you rest for some time until you are feeling stronger. There is no question of indexing in your present condition. When your health has improved we shall talk of work for you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:41 |
1971 July 23: "These plays are not meant for ordinary people. They are not meant for public showing unless they are very nicely done. The audience must give grave attention. If they laugh, then that is a great offense."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 16:10 |
1971 July 23: "Lord Caitanya never played before ordinary men. Only before devotees. So plays of Krishna Lila should be avoided, unless it is very gravely performed. Some instructive stories from Bhagavatam may be played before the general public."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 16:08 |
1971 July 23: "So far mixing with society, we can do it. That is all right. How a preacher can stop? The whole world is nondevotee. But to mix intimately is not good. Simply for jobs sake, we cannot. So that should be avoided."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 16:08 |
1972 July 23 : "This is not my responsibility. Henceforth my students must take the responsibility for their own householder life, take all risk for supporting wife and home, but utilize it to make spiritual progress - that is the real thing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:00 |
1973 July 23 : "It is not necessary that we always wear the robes, but we should always keep sikha and tilok. Somehow or other distribute books and if you can impress people a little to chant then it does not matter about your dress."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:58 |
1973 July 23 : "You are setting a very good example in that you yourself are going with the travelling party. The commander must be in front in the fight, not that he sits back behind the lines."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:56 |
1975 July 23: "You have done a great service, and I am very pleased. Your proposal for travelling and distributing books all over India is very good. Krishna will bless you. Take books and sell and spend for your expenses."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:51 |
July 22, 2014 1967 July 22: "It is the Grace of Lord Krishna that He has put me in contact with so many rare souls who are taking Krishna Consciousness in all seriousness. Now I am going to India; and even if I cannot come back, I will work so all you transcendental children can be strong enough to preach this cult for the benefit of all human society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:55 |
1967 July 22: "After finishing your M.A. exams I wish that you become fixed up and come for some time to Vrindaban in my personal touch. When I come back, I shall install Radha-Krishna Murti in the temple, and I hope it will be a great center for the society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:54 |
1972 July 22: "I am especially pleased that your travelling party is having good success. Strengthen whatever devotees we have got in spiritual life, fix them beyond any doubts. Then our potency will increase so that we may recruit dozens of new devotees very easily."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:49 |
1972 July 22: "Regarding Lalita Prasad Thakura, unless he keeps his promise than we are not interested to publish any of Bhaktivinode Thakura's books. That animosity against Guru Maharaja is going on, so we shall have nothing to do with it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:47 |
1972 July 22: "The reading of Krsna Book and chanting at his bedside must go on. I am offering prayers to Krsna that He may protect Jaya Gopala, who is such sincere devotee. Now you godbrothers and godsisters also continue to offer prayers and chant always the Hare Krsna Mantra for him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:46 |
1972 July 22: "Avoid publishing my writings in hodge-podge journals. These so-called Hindus are generally impersonalists, and we do not want to have anything to do with them. Better we stick to our own standard, and eventually they will all come to us for learning what is God."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:45 |
1973 July 22: "The translating of my books is of the utmost importance and I am very thankful that you are seriously taking on this practical work for spreading Krsna Consciousness in your zone."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:44 |
1973 July 22: "You have done a nice job with the French edition of Back to Godhead, and I am especially looking forward to the next issue which will be color 32 pages. You should more and more improve this magazine until it becomes superior to all other magazines in the French language."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:43 |
July 21, 2014 1967 July 21: "When you come to India, you must pack nicely and bring my trunk and also the tape recorder and finally the big Royal typewriter. I shall let you know my arrival news from India. Hope this will find you all right."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 15:53 |
1969 July 21: "Unless a man is Krishna Conscious, his external advancement of knowledge has no value. So your present engagement is very nice; neither I think you can be better educated in the universities. A person who is in Krishna Consciousness is the topmost educated man."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:47 |
1969 July 21: "In a Krishna Conscious marriage the basic principle is to serve Krishna nicely and to help the partner advance in spiritual life. Husband and wife are true benefactors for one another and there is no question of any serious conflicts or separation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:46 |
1969 July 21: "The hippy philosophy is nice in that they are disgusted with materialistic life. Therefore they want to renounce. Unfortunately, they have no good leader, neither they have information that there is another beautiful life in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:45 |
1970 July 21: "Early next year some forty of my students will visit Vaisnava temples in India and perform kirtana there. They are observing all the regulative principles and Vaisnava sadacara. People of India as well as the priestly order should receive them properly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:37 |
1971 July 21: "Yes, it is encouraging news that he is favorably inclined toward giving us land in Raman Reti. Another nice news is that all of you women are going out daily for preaching. Very good. Continue it whole heartedly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:34 |
July 20, 2014 1967 July 20: "I am feeling too much to return to Vrindaban at the lotus feet of Vrindaban Bihari Lord Krishna; and therefore I have decided to return to India immediately. By the mercy of Krishna somehow or other, I have received air passage, and I am expecting to leave Saturday next."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 15:44 |
1967 July 20: "The Holy Name of Hare Krishna is now being chanted not only in this country but also in England, Holland and Mexico, that I know of. Therefore it is a need that this movement must be spread all over this country. Please therefore fully cooperate with me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 15:43 |
1969 July 20: "We have so many other things to discuss; what is the soul, what is bhakti. To understand Radha and Krishna's Pastimes, that is our aim, but we should not indulge in this at present. Then there is sure to be misunderstanding."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:41 |
1969 July 20: "Krishna Consciousness is not brought to America in an altered form. It is the bonafide process. If you continue to associate with the devotees you will see practically how you are making very, very nice spiritual advancement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:40 |
1973 July 20: "So you have sufficient engagement there? Because if we are not full time engaged then the mind is free to do its fickle business. Maya will immediately enter - we do not even have to call her."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:39 |
1973 July 20: "Krsna understanding is very easy for those who are simple and submissive devotees. We know well the havoc that results when a non-devotee gives his interpretation of Krsna. We want all our foreign language books to be translated by devotees only."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:38 |
1973 July 20: "I am awaiting anxiously your report on my meeting with the Emperor of Japan. As to when I shall be able to go, in September I will stay in L.A. Then whenever you call me to Japan I shall be able to go."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:37 |
1973 July 20: "You proposed to move to another building but I do not appreciate this idea. Go directly to the Columbia Club building so we can purchase and move directly there. I am praying to Krsna that He will favor you with that new house for conducting His preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:35 |