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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
August 2, 2014 1958 August 2: "We should learn to look upon every living being as our own brother and treat him in that love. Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy began from this universal brotherhood which is not restricted to the human kind but to all species of life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 10:29 |
1967 August 2: "I am always thinking of you, and I am feeling your separation. Never think that I am absent from you. Physical presence is not essential; presence by message (or hearing) is real touch. I hope you will understand me right."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 10:28 |
1970 August 2 : "I hope by now you have occupied the house. On receipt of your reply I shall send you at least ten brahmacaris as you desired. I have not heard anything about the Mayapur land - this is also essential."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 10:27 |
1972 August 2: "It has been my desire for some time that our students in India shall have the advantage of one or two vans for spreading this Krsna consciousness movement there. So I hope all of you can please cooperate as much as possible for procuring this dream of mine."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:25 |
1972 August 2: "We are also lovers of Christ. We are not canvassing for people to convert or criticize, we are canvassing people that they should simply utilize their time for loving God by engaging in his devotional service, whether they are Christian, Catholic, or Jew."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:24 |
1972 August 2 : "When Hare Krishna mantra is vibrating on your tongue, and you are hearing attentively, then your consciousness becomes clear, or Krishna conscious, and there is no question of Maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:23 |
1972 August 2 : "So preach like this, very simply. We are servants of God. We are after God, that's all. And hold sankirtana widely and everything will be increasingly successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:22 |
1973 August 2 : "I simply want to see that the work is going on vigorously and the money used only for construction. If I go to Vrindaban by Kartika Vrata may my quarters be at least habitable."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 10:20 |
August 1, 2014 1965 August 1:
"To start for Calcutta [for departure to America] by the Calcutta Mail via Nagpur starting at 19 hours in the evening.
Vide Ticket Dt 24/7/65, Luggage booked. Receipt No. A116695, paid Rs. 12/20."
Jaladuta Journal :: 1965 letters | 11:06 |
1966 August 1: "My dear Sripada Madhava Maharaja, now the chance for preaching in the western countries is practically established and I am inviting the first cooperation from my Godbrothers. I wish that each and every one of the different Gaudiya Maths may kindly send one person to work under my direction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 11:04 |
1967 August 1: "We should always be very careful to give full respect to those before us who have so carefully handled this Divine Fruit of transcendental knowledge. Even a slight change will spoil it. That is why I have always been so careful to give you only those things which I have heard from my Guru Maharaja."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 10:57 |
1970 August 1: "The prospect of opening a new branch is very good, it is required. But why another part of the world? There are so many places in this country. Krsna Consciousness does not depend on the place - it depends only on the person who is free from duality."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 10:54 |
1972 August 1: "I am coming to India in October and I want to again hold Bhagavata Dharma Discourses and Hare Krishna Festival in Calcutta Maidan. So you can begin preparing for that, and I shall be very glad to come there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:49 |
1972 August 1: " Why you have neglected this very important program? I want that you shall distribute prasadam without charge daily, and advertise very widely all over Nadia Province and expand widely throughout India. Otherwise the whole thing is a farce."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:42 |
1972 August 1: "Yes, my family, the Mullicks, are one of the most important and aristocratic families in Calcutta. Practically once Calcutta was owned by the Mullicks. So you have done the perfect job. I am so much pleased that our Rathayatra has in one day captured the citizens of Calcutta."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:36 |
1973 August 1: "By association of the great sometimes one appears great. By reflecting the greatness of the sun's light, the moon, although by nature dark and cold, also appears great in the dead of night. So I thank you very much for appreciating my Guru Maharaja who wanted to preach Krishna Consciousness all over the world. He is so great."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 10:30 |
July 31, 2014 1965 July 31: "Tomorrow I am going to Calcutta to catch my ship M.V. Jaladuta and I am starting for U.S.A. by the 10th of August, 1965 reaching New York after a month. I may return to India by November next."
Jaladuta Journal :: 1965 letters | 04:23 |
1969 July 31: "My Guru Maharaja would often send young boys out to sell literature of Krishna Consciousness, and if they would come back having sold only a few issues, Guru Maharaja was very, very pleased. So you have sold 300 issues of Back To Godhead so I know that Guru Maharaja is very, very pleased with your work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 04:21 |
1970 July 31: "The Krishna consciousness movement is not meant for fulfilling one's personal ambition - it is a serious movement for the whole world. Therefore in this old age I am going to the Eastern hemisphere starting with Japan just to set an example for my young disciples who have recently taken the Sannyas order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 04:19 |
1970 July 31: "It is the injunction of the Vedas that the bona fide Spiritual Master should not be treated as ordinary man even if sometimes the Spiritual Master behaves like ordinary man. It is the duty of the disciple to accept Him as Superhuman Man."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 04:15 |
1972 July 31: "For you, child worship is more important than deity worship. If you cannot spend time with your child, then stop the duties of pujari. At least you must take good care until he is four, and if at that time you are unable, then I shall take care of him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:08 |
1972 July 31: "Teach the small children to play Krishna games, then attend arati, then learn some ABC, then play some more, have kirtana, little ABC, in this way they shall not lose interest and they will keep their attention always focused on Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:06 |
1975 July 31: "Your feeling on seeing the Ratha Yatra, which you say cannot be expressed in words but which has since given you great peace in your life - it is stated that one can be liberated from all material suffering simply by seeing the Ratha Yatra cart passing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:58 |
1975 July 31: "Your desire to follow the path of the gopis, that can only be done by following the rules and regulations in the association of devotees. All the things you are yearning for are there. Radha Krishna are being worshipped, and there are many devotees there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:56 |
July 30, 2014 1965 July 30:
"Mr. J.M. Choksi today handed over me the following documents.
1. The Passport.
2. "P" Form passed Dt 27/7/65
3. Original letter & no objection certificate from Gopal P. Agarwal.
4. Copies of letters for Calcutta office Scindia Steam Navigation Co.
5. International Certificate & vaccination. (3 years & 6 months)."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1965 letters | 06:36 |
1970 July 30: "You are lying for some time in the hospital bed and still you have made these beautiful Deity clothes. I am very glad that you have got this feeling to not waste a single moment but to utilize very carefully every moment of life in the loving service of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 06:35 |
1972 July 30: "I have just got one letter from Acarya das, wherein he requests to live with Lalita Prasad Thakura for taking instruction from him. I do not like this idea, I don't know where these ideas are coming from. No one should go there any more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:34 |
1972 July 30: "I want that we shall excel them. They have been struggling for 50 years and we shall surpass them in two. That is American style. If I defeat my godbrothers, then I am worthy to be called the Guru of the Americans. Even in spiritual life there is competition."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:33 |
1972 July 30: "We are not going to abide by the government schedule. The children should be taught our books as soon as they can read and write. They should learn to rise early, attend mangal arati, go on sankirtan, and a little ABC, mathematics, history, that's all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:32 |
1972 July 30: "These children are given to us by Krishna, they are Vaisnavas and we must be very careful to protect them. These are not ordinary children, they are Vaikuntha children. This is very great responsibility, do not neglect it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:27 |
1975 July 30: "Go on being aggressive on Sankirtana. I was aggressive coming to your country. No one invited me but I came and I preached and now you are my disciples. Aggression for the cause of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is pure."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:16 |
July 29, 2014 1968 July 29: "We should not be satisfied remaining in the third grade platform but we should try to elevate ourselves in the second grade platform. So far the first grade platform, it is not attained by our endeavor but it completely depends on the causeless Mercy of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:08 |
1969 July 29: "The boys and girls of America are generally good souls, that is why they have taken birth in such a nice country, and now they should make perfect all of their opulences by engaging everything in Krishna Consciousness. This will be the finishing touch for all the nice qualities found in the American people."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 02:59 |
1972 July 29: "I am also eager to come there and I will let you know when I can come. Everywhere wherever Krishna Katha is spoken, that is Vaikuntha. And wherever I go to my branches, you my good devotees turn it into Vaikuntha and I wish to be there where my disciples are."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:48 |
1972 July 29: "Regarding dramas, the actors may speak little philosophy, without need for special costumes. Then kirtana. There must be always kirtana. Dialogue, kirtana; then again dialogue, again kirtana; again repeat; like that. No humor should be there, just philosophy and kirtana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:47 |
1972 July 29: "I am very glad to hear that your Sankirtana party is having such great success and I am very much pleased upon you. This is actually Lord Caitanya's movement, this Sankirtana party for preaching and chanting. So do it nicely, and I shall try to help you as much as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:43 |
1975 July 29: "I am very much disturbed to learn of the difficulties. Why have you taken this rash action without consulting me? Expert management means to engage all the devotees and prevent splitting into different parties. You must bring them all back."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 02:35 |
1975July 29: "I do not think you have done wrongly. Rather you are wrongly depressed. But, for you this feeling of insufficiency is good for progress. Actually we are all unworthy. Krishna is so kind that He accepts our little service as if it were very big and great."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 02:27 |
1975 July 29: "Regarding your wanting to leave your family and take sannyasa, we can consider later on. First we have to push on this movement. That is the most important thing. We should just be after becoming the pure servant of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 02:26 |
July 28, 2014 1958 July 28: "Some years ago Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja my spiritual master attempted to preach this message throughout the world but unfortunately after His departure the movement was not carried by the entrusted successors. I am feeling for it and I have come to Bombay for organizing this movement."
1958 July 28 letters | 05:19 |
1967 July 28: "Vrindaban is the only solitary transcendental abode within this universe where Krishna Consciousness automatically reveals. Therefore I have a great hope to train some of my disciples there for preaching work, even in my absence."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 05:18 |
1967 July 28: "I am now old man, and attacked with serious disease; I may be overcome by death at any moment. Therefore I wish to leave some trained preachers so they can do the work of Krishna Consciousness in the Western World. That is my ambition. Please pray to Krishna so I may be able to execute my duty properly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 05:17 |
1969 July 28: "I just returned from San Francisco where we held a gigantic Rathayatra Ceremony with 10,000 people chanting and dancing in ecstasy. It was most magnificent and I am very much encouraged that now the Western world will come to understand the glories of this great movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 05:14 |
1969 July 28: "Take care of your child, I have noticed he has all the instincts of devotional life and I have a great hope for him. My special request is that you take care of this child very nicely, and he will become a great son to glorify his parents."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 05:13 |
1971 July 28: "My Dear Visnujana Maharaja, anyone you recommend, gladly I will initiate. So go on preaching, these college campuses are our great future hope. Please take care of Isana and his wife. I like them both, but sometimes he goes a little crazy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 05:12 |
1973 July 28: "There is enough food in the world but at the same time there is scarcity. But if you pay more on the black market then you will get enough. So from God's side there is enough food but from our side we mismanage everything simply to make more money."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 05:11 |
1973 July 28: "So you are doing very nicely and especially your Deities have attracted my attention. I have named Them, Kisora Kisori. Now go on with your worship and increase more and more till all of Chicago becomes aware of Kisora Kisori."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 05:10 |
July 27, 2014 1970 July 27: "After taking sannyasa I was engaged in writing my books without any attempt to construct temples or to make disciples like my other Godbrothers. I was not very much interested in these matters because my Guru Maharaja liked very much publication of books rather than constructing big, big temples and creating some neophyte disciples."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:23 |
1970 July 27: "As soon as my Guru Maharaja saw that His neophyte disciples were increasing in number, He immediately decided to leave this world. To accept disciples means to take up the responsibility of absorbing the sinful reaction of life of the disciple."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:20 |
1973 July 27: "When my Guru Maharaja was present even big, big scholars were afraid to talk with His beginning students. He was so learned. No compromise - Ramakrishna, avataras, yogis, everyone was enemy to Guru Maharaja - he never compromised."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:19 |
1973 July 27: "Some God-brothers complained that my Guru Maharaja's preaching was chopping technique and it would not be successful. But those who criticized, they fell down. For my part I have taken up the policy of my Guru Maharaja - no compromise."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:15 |
1973 July 27: "Everything is there but it is now mixed up, we want to bring the whole world in to order by giving the right directions. Defeat all the existing concocted hodge-podge ideas congesting the feeble brains of so-called scientist, philosophers or anyone."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:14 |
1973 July 27: "They pose themselves as big leaders, philosophers. Why should we go to such men for knowledge? A leader must be peaceful, self-controlled austere, pure, tolerant, honest, wise learned and religious."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:11 |
1973 July 27: "Establish local self governing villages and show the world a practical example of spiritual life as Krishna Himself exhibited in Vrindaban. Simply loving Krishna, we want to create this atmosphere and show the whole world how practical and sublime our movement is."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:09 |
1973 July 27: "Our festival here was very well received and I was so much encouraged I was able to walk and dance the entire way from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. The newspapers showed one picture of our Ratha next to the statue of Nelson and caption was 'Krishna - a rival to Nelson.'"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:04 |