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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
August 23, 2014 1965 August 23:
"Today Annada Ekadashi. We started towards Red Sea at about 12/30 noon. The sky is almost clear, there has been sunshine since the starting of the trip from Cochin port. We are floating now on the Arabian sea. The whole night passed. My sea sickness again began."
Jaladuta Journal :: 1965 letters | 09:19 |
1968 August 23: "Pondicherry was made famous on account of press work. The sound of press goes long long distance, long distant places, so the organization of press and literature and public sales, should be our main business."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 09:17 |
1968 August 23: "I have decided to publish Srimad-Bhagavatam in 12 volumes, naming them differently in this way; 1st vol., Creation; 2nd vol., Cosmic Manifestation; 3rd vol., Status Quo; 4th vol., Mercy of God; 5th vol., Creative Energy; 6th vol., The Rulers of the Universe; 7th vol., Activities of God; 8th vol., Dissolution; 9th vol., Liberation; 10th vol., Ultimate Goal; 11th vol., General History; 12th vol., The Age of Deterioration."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 09:15 |
1970 August 23: "I came to your country at a very old age and within four or five years we have expanded beyond expectation. Now if all you work with the same zeal and establish another set of 30 to 40 branches with necessary influx of devotees, then I am sure our Krsna Consciousness Movement will prove a solid fact."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 09:04 |
1970 August 23: "I am the same Spiritual Father and Guide of you all. Without being empowered by Krishna nobody can preach the glories of His Holy Name, that is the verdict of all Scriptures. And the only means for acquiring this spiritual strength is to abide by the orders of the Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 09:02 |
1971 August 23: "Regarding Indira Gandhi there is no hope. The high commissioner has informed. So it is Lord Caitanya's desire that a Vaisnava shall lay down the cornerstone instead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 09:02 |
1972 August 23: "Yes, President Giri can open the foundation ceremony. Let us invite many responsible persons - the Prime Minister, Governors. Let us place our philosophy before a very respectable assembly. People have not yet understood how glorious is our philosophy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 08:59 |
1973 Auugst 23: "Whoever joins us they are not under any obligation - our only tie is Love of Godhead. We recruit a person to join us after spending gallons of blood. It should be our definite policy that nobody is ill treated that he may go away."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:54 |
August 22, 2014 1965 August 22 : "At about 10 a.m. we are now in the dockyard of Cochin. I saw my books from Bombay arrived in five cases and the agents loaded them on the ship at 4 p.m. on 22/8/65."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1965 letters | 05:03 |
1967 August 22 : "It is very good news that you are going to have $5,300 soon, and I thank you very much for offering the entire amount to me. I think the whole amount should be utilized for further publication of my books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:02 |
1968 August 22 : "I must offer you my heartiest blessing because it is due to your endeavor that we are finding our Bhagavad-gita to be published by a great publisher and through your grace also we are going to publish Teachings of Lord Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:01 |
1968 August 22 : "We the Krishna Conscious people are soldiers of the Lord, Arms of the Lord, and because all living entities are energy of the Lord, so energy is always kept on the left side. Radharani is also on the left side of the Lord."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:00 |
1970 August 22 : "My Spiritual Master, Sarasvati Gosvami Thakura, may appear to be physically not present, but still, because I try to serve His instruction, I never feel separated from Him. I expect that all of you should follow these instructions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:59 |
1975 August 22: "The purpose of sannyasa is that now one has no hindrances for preaching work. The purpose is to increase preaching. So if one takes sannyasa and does not increase preaching, then there is no value."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:27 |
1975 August 22: "Do not waste any time, but work always to please Krishna within your heart. He is witnessing everything. He only wants us to constantly remember Him. Is it very difficult?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:24 |
August 21, 2014 1967 August 21: "Yesterday on the birthday of Lord Krishna I made him sannyasi and the moment he was being offered sannyasa there was some ceremony of Janmastami in the temple, and hundreds of men and women congratulated the young sannyasi. Somebody remarked he looked like Lord Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 02:28 |
1968 August 21: "There are so many cheap gurus and cheap disciples, without any substantial knowledge, manufacturing new sampradayas, with all service activities stopped, and all spiritual progress choked up. Don't be allured by cheap disciples."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:22 |
1968 August 21: "The first thing, I warn you, do not try to initiate. You are not in a proper position now to initiate anyone. Don't be allured by such maya. I am training you all but do not be in a hurry."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:20 |
1968 August 21: "Last night we celebrated Janmastami festival very gorgeously. Today they will observe Vyasa Puja. Please pray to Krishna that he may give me the necessary strength to discharge the duty entrusted me by my Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:18 |
1969 August 21: "I see the acharya shall be entitled to nominate in writing his successive acharya. But we do not find any record where our Srila Prabhupada nominated any acharya after Him. Different persons have interpreted on this point, and now every one of our Godbrothers are acting as acharya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 02:12 |
1970 August 21: "You are now elected as one of the Commissioners of the GBC, so you have got great responsibility. In the disciplic succession of Lord Caitanya, if we simply abide by the order of the Acarya in disciplic succession, then things are made very easy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 02:10 |
1971 August 21: "If the higher section says yes, it is a nice movement, we will progress very quickly. It takes a little time to convince the higher section of society. Still, that is our business because unless the higher section understands this movement, we will make progress slowly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 02:08 |
1975 August 21: "You do not know this? One of the GBC articles says it. Big GBC man and it is not detected? You are all mudhas, what can I do? Anyway it is better to remain a mudha before your Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 02:00 |
August 20, 2014 1965 August 20:
"The ship is stranded on the Arabian Sea about four miles from the coast. On account of Janmastami day I spoke for an hour on the philosophy and teachings of Lord Sri Krishna. All the officers attended and there was distribution of Prasadam."
Jaladuta Journal :: 1965 letters | 03:43 |
1970 August 20: "We have to push forward this philosophy throughout the whole world. There are so many ideas put forth by so many philosophers but all of them are considered as illusion or zeros if there is no Krsna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:38 |
1971 August 20: "The majority vote and my opinion should be taken. When the majority opinion is present, my opinion will be yes or no. In most cases it will be yes - unless it is grievously against our principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:36 |
1971 August 20: "I have seen your financial statement, the same thing is going on since the beginning. Collection is Rs 21,000/ but deposit Rs 15,000/. Therefore Rs 6,000/ was eaten up. If 25% of the collection is spent up in this way how things can be managed?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:34 |
1971 August 20: "In his last letter he has informed me that he was sick but since then I have not heard from him. How is he? I am anxious to know. His health should be taken good care of. He is an important worker and a good soul."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:30 |
1974 August 20: "In teaching the children, you should refer very carefully to my books. You must teach by your personal example and automatically they will do as you are doing. Then they will become strong Vaisnavas."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:24 |
1974 August 20: "Chanting offenselessly is the remedy for all of these diseases. Therefore I have established that the duty of each Temple President and the duty of each GBC is to see that each devotee may be spiritually fit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:23 |
1974 August 20: "This is preaching. This is your real success - to convince the local men to become Krishna Conscious. I went to your country alone. No one helped me but I was able to convince you. Now you convince others. This is Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:19 |
August 19, 2014 1968 August 19: "Please ask all the devotees to wait and in the meantime, enjoy chanting Hare Krishna. The chanting of Hare Krishna is our main business, that is real initiation. And as you are all following my instruction, in that matter, the initiator is already there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:23 |
1968 August 19: "I am serious about starting a press as soon as possible. There is no other alternative, we must have a good press. It is the biggest mrdanga, recognized by my Guru Maharaja, so let us start it as soon as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:22 |
1968 August 19: "I have no objection if you go there. But wherever you may go, the point should be that our main business is service to Krishna and awkward circumstances may happen anywhere but we should be able to hold up to all such circumstances and steadfastly go on with our business of service to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:21 |
1968 August 19: "All of you should take care of this poor girl. She has left her parents and she is unmarried, no husband. Of course, she is not poor, because she has got so many God-brothers, and sisters, and above all Krsna. In spite of that, we should care about her health. That is our duty."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:16 |
1969 August 19: "In ordinary administration the Temple Presidents may consult amongst themselves and make certain general procedures by mutual agreement. But when there is some more important factor, that must be referred to me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 02:11 |
1971 August 19: "You can live strictly and make advancement in Krishna Consciousness by chanting and reading the books. There is no question of your fall down. Chant sixteen rounds regularly and no power in all three worlds will make you fall down."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 02:09 |
1973 August 19: "You should know by now if you break one of the four regulative principles then you cannot advance. There is no use in writing to me that you are doing something sinful and then you continue to do it on some plea. Stop sinful life and be Krishna Conscious, that's all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 02:06 |
August 18, 2014 1965 august 18:
"Today I felt quite normal and the sea sickness completely removed. The ship remained silent whole day on account of hazy sky and only a few loads of goods were admitted."
Jaladuta Journal :: 1965 letters | 04:01 |
1970 August 18: "At present I am in Tokyo and arranging to reprint our books 70,000 copies and KRSNA, Volume II, as well as Hindi magazine. Altogether there will be 100,000 literatures carried to India for distribution."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:56 |
1970 August 18: "We are going to organize our Mayapur center and a number of subordinate branches throughout India. We are a party of five Sannyasis and one householder. If we actually work together we can factually do something substantial in India."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:54 |
1970 August 18: "You are good for everything but your attitude to remain good for nothing is very nice. Even one has the highest qualities of the demigods, a Vaisnava is never puffed. You are always welcome to write me directly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:50 |
1971 August 18: "These drawings should be realistic. Not that you make Krishna a cartoon character and laughing stock. And no hippy ideas should be used either. Whatever technique is there, make it realistic. That will be nice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:48 |
1971 August 18: "At your recommendation I will send one tape of Gayatri mantra made by me. They should simply listen privately, through the right ear and repeat. Send threads to me and I will chant on them personally. Then hold fire yajna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:47 |
1974 August 18: "Only by pleasing the Spiritual Master can one be assured of pleasing Krishna. So on Vyasa Puja day my only request is, go on pushing on this movement with determination and sincerity, rigidly following the principles I have given you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:36 |
1975 August 18: "See especially that the Deity worship is going nicely. You organize this to the first class standard, then people will be automatically attracted. You know how to do these things, and they must take instruction from you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:32 |
August 17, 2014 1968 August 17: "My idea is to create an atmosphere of spiritual life where Brahmacaris, Sannyasis, and Vanaprasthas, will live there independently. Life should be simplified without being hampered by laboring day and night for economic development, without any spiritual understanding."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:30 |
1969 August 17: "Why do you forget that you are always in association with me? When you are helping my missionary activities I am always thinking of you and you are always thinking of me. That is real association. Physical association is not so important as preceptorial association."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 08:26 |
1969 August 17: "I am very glad to learn you have lectured nicely. Kirtana means whatever we hear from the Spiritual Master we repeat it again nicely. One who can reproduce the sound vibration heard from the Spiritual Master, he will be a good preacher."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 08:23 |
1970 August 17: "I have got many inquiries and friendly invitations from many different parts of India, simply we want our place at Mayapur immediately, then everything will be in order. If we work sincerely keeping faith in Krsna and Spiritual Master there will be no difficulty at all in our preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 08:21 |
1971 August 17: "All our men living in the temple are brahmanas. Otherwise, why they are offered sacred thread? We should live on the paltry income, whatever we receive, by selling our magazines."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:19 |
1974 August 17: "I am very pleased that you have gone to that place simply on my order, alone, to preach the message of Lord Caitanya. The secret of success in spiritual life is to satisfy one's Spiritual Master. This is the essence. You have captured this. So now go on in this way and do not falter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 08:16 |
1975 August 17: "Your success of book distribution to the libraries has given me great pleasure. Please expand this program all over India. In one library carrying my books, hundreds of people will be able to read."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 08:14 |
1975 August 17: "I would like to have a temple in every village in India. But we do not have enough devotees to manage. If you can make local devotees who have management ability, then you may accept as many plots of land as are offered."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 08:13 |