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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
August 30, 2014 1968 August 30 : "By the Grace of Krishna, I have got now eight branches in USA and Canada. Next, I am going to Europe and shall open branches in London, Amsterdam, Munich, and Sweden, and that is my program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 00:30 |
1968 August 30: "One who has taken up seriously to preach this message in the world, he is considered as doing well. You have written to say that your temple is doing well, but I think your temple is doing well because you are doing well."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 00:28 |
1968 August 30: "When I initiated you, I accepted you on that very moment as my daughter. So you are eternally my daughter and I am your father. There is no doubt about it. So, spiritually there is no question of separation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 00:26 |
1969 August 30: "Everyone should treat Godbrothers as Prabhu and nobody should try to claim any extra honor on account of an official position. Why he says his authority overrides yours. Everyone is working under my authority."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:18 |
1969 August 30 : "A sannyasi has got four stages: kuticak, bahudaka, parivrajaka and paramahamsa. Paramahamsa is Spiritual Master. Let him work on the bahudaka stage for now and collect money from outsiders, not insiders.
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:16 |
1973 August 30 : "There is no question of giving anything up. Your talents can be utilized for Krsna and in due course of time how this is so Krsna will reveal to you more and more. Do not be worried, be jolly in the service of the Lord."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 00:12 |
1974 August 30: "Indirectly they have denied to sell to us the convent. Never mind. Find out another property. That ten men have just joined us is our real success."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:10 |
1975 August 30: "I have been told there are enough barren lands lying unused in Allahabad District. If you could kindly give over these lands to us for developing into self sufficient communities involving local peoples that would be a great benefit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:08 |
August 29, 2014 1967 August 29: "Our Guru Maharaja injected his Spiritual Vision in some of us, and the work is continuing in different branches, as far as possible by Bon Maharaja, Tirtha Maharaja, my humble self and others. Similarly in the Western world, Krishna has sent me some good souls like you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 00:26 |
1967 August 29: "I am also feeling your seperation; it is all Krishna's design. Physically I am trying to go back as soon as possible. I have got a fancy for your country, and being inspired by that, I first went to your country, and still I feel that way."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 00:25 |
1967 August 29 : "Krishna wants that everyone should utilize his talent as far as possible. That is real sannyasa. As you are devoted already to the service of the Lord, without any personal consideration, you are always sannyasa at heart."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 00:24 |
1967 August 29: "That is the secret of Krishna Consciousness - not that we all have to become preachers, but that we all dedicate our lives or our consciousness - no matter in what capacity - to Lord Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 00:20 |
1972 August 29 : "If there is good reason, you may have to become angry just to chastise the evil-doers and blasphemers. So if there is offensive behavior to the pure devotees you may become like Nrsimhadeva and punish them severely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:18 |
1974 August 29: "So you have returned, but now you must be very careful not to become rubbish. If you are keeping long hairs, they must be removed. All of my disciples must be clean shaved. Even anyone who stays with us must be clean shaved."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:16 |
1975 August 29: "Even from the lower modes, a human can come up to the higher stage. That is our Movement. Animal stage of life is very dangerous. There is no chance, only in the human form. Unfortunately modern education is to kill that chance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:10 |
1975 August 29: "I am glad that you have keen interest in the Institute program. Be ready, as I am negotiating. In the meantime request all GBC's to send lists of all our disciples who have B.A., M.A. or Ph.D. degrees."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:08 |
August 28, 2014 1968 August 28: "Service to Laksmi-Narayana, and Radha Krishna, it requires highly elevated position. To worship the Lord in the Form of Jagannatha is more congenial. Jagannatha is especially favorable to those who are not strictly advanced to the Brahminical culture. He accepts service even from those who are fish-eaters."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:50 |
1968 August 28: "The decision is now complete and I am going to New York to arrange for the press opening. I wish to meet Satyavrata; if he does not like to come to our temple, then I wish to go there to his place. Please arrange for this on Sunday."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:45 |
1969 August 28: "At present my activities are from Hamburg to Tokyo, a distance of 14,000 miles. The circumference of the earth is 25,000 miles. So this should be covered by some of our Godbrothers. There is immense potency of preaching the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness and I wish that all my Godbrothers should preach this sublime message everywhere."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:42 |
1970 August 28: "If you all continue to follow the rigid schedule with vow, going on Sankirtana and studying our literatures, it is sure and certain to increase your spiritual power to attract more and more sincere persons to Krsna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 06:41 |
1972 August 28: "My special blessings for those who are doing so much for our Lord. They must be specifically blessed to go back home, back to Godhead without any delay for waiting for the next life. Thank them very much on my behalf."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:38 |
1973 August 28: "If you can arrange for meetings with Professor Dimock and other professors then do it and I shall come. Krishna is very kind upon you. He has given you so many responsible tasks. Bhaktivinode Thakura used to say all difficult tasks he had to execute for Krishna were considered as great pleasure for him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 06:36 |
1973 August 28: "Regarding the criticism from others, that may be there but we have to follow our own principles. If we maintain these principles rigidly there is no question of fall down and without any difficulty our progressive march will advance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 06:33 |
1975 August 28: "If you can't sell the land then you can lease to us for 99 years. The land is lying vacant from a long time 50 years. Now if it can be utilized for the benefit of the Institute why there should be objection."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:29 |
August 27, 2014 1967 August 27: "Becoming compassionate to the fallen bum is very good, but the best way to deliver a bum is to revive his dormant Krishna Consciousness. Simply supplying food and shelter is serving the Maya. We are concerned with Reality, not Maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:26 |
1967 August 27: "I have received news that they have opened a nice branch there and it is very much pleasing to me. Now I expect that all of you will combine together to open at least 108 centers before I leave this world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:24 |
1967 August 27: "Go on chanting with heart and soul and surely it will be successful. I have nothing to instruct you newly, but the same: simply chant in the beginning for 30-45 minutes then read something from the Gita or Bhagavatam, and then chant again in the usual way."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:20 |
1969 August 27: "We are not concerned with any other movements save and except Krishna Consciousness in its pure form. A little bit of a pure thing is much better than huge volumes of impure, adulterated things."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 07:18 |
1971 August 27: "Do not bother about Indira Gandhi. For some political reason she cannot join our movement. I shall find some nice Vaisnava to do the function, or else I will do it myself. Also there will be no GBC meeting. It is not necessary. So stay there and develop things nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 07:15 |
1975 August 27: "I am in due receipt of your letter. Regarding the English editing discrepancies, that how can I know? Let them point out which part and on which page so I can see."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:11 |
1975 August 27: "Long, long ago when I was alone I was thinking like this, but there was no way to do it. Now you American boys and girls are helping me, so I thank you. I pray to Krishna for your continued enthusiasm in spreading Krishna consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:10 |
1975 August 27: "Now you have everything, respect, philosophy, money, temples, books, all these things I have given, but I am an old man and my notice is already there. Now it is up to you all how to manage it. If you cannot increase it, you should at least maintain what I have given you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:07 |
August 26, 2014 1958 August 26: "The cult of Hinduism is not being utilized in the spirit of the Bhagavad-gita and is waning day by day. We should take serious note of this deterioration and you should not allow anymore the gross misuse of the cult of Sanatana Dharma."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 05:26 |
1968 August 26: "I want to present before Consulate General this cover of the Bhagavad-gita when I visit him but I am returning it back to you. If you can secure advance order with it that is more important business than showing it to a Consulate General."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 05:19 |
1971 August 26: "So much money spent unnecessarily for travel and only big, big plans will be made. So what is the use? By this system of submitting final decision to me for approval there is no necessity for holding such GBC meetings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 05:16 |
1972 August 26:"It is said that child is father of man. My Spiritual Master knew it that alone I could not do this great work. Therefore He has very kindly sent you all to help me in this task. I accept you therefore as representatives of my Guru Maharaja playing as my affectionate disciples."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 05:15 |
1972 August 26: "I have requested Siddhasvarupa Ananda to meet me but if he is not able then I am coming to Hawaii and I can meet him there and take him with me to India. Do not be disturbed. Everything is alright."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 05:13 |
1972 August 26: "So far what is the actual birth site of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, we do not bother about these things. This is a long controversial point, do not bother with it. We accept our predecessor's version, that's all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 05:03 |
1975 August 26: "In 1954 I think I met you. I was trying to organize my movement with the help of some young men at the Bhakti Bhavan, Jhansi. So after years of struggle I went to USA and by the grace of Krishna this movement has become successful all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:58 |
1975 August 26: "In the foreign countries they are accepting us as bona fide religion but in our own country they are giving so many hindrances. If prominent people are giving us respect, why are others making false propaganda?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:54 |
August 25, 2014 1967 August 25: "For the unbeliever Krishna and His Name are fictitious, but those who are advanced realize that Krishna consciousness is pure and eternal. Sincere souls are benedicted by the Lord by revelation. Go on chanting with service mood attitude and the Name, Qualities, etc., become revealed as Reality."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 02:28 |
1967 August 25: "I am so much pleased that everything is going on so nicely there. It is all due to your sincerity of heart; when we are sincere, Krishna will always help us, either in external direction by the Spiritual Master, or internally by His Paramatma expansion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 02:26 |
1970 August 25: "Material life means we remain captive under the bewilderment of Maya. This is the most dangerous condition of life. Intelligent persons therefore try to avoid it under the protection of Krsna and the Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 02:20 |
1970 August 25: "If there is one tree in whose cavity there is a little fire, that one tree can burn into ashes the whole forest. Similarly in this institution if there is one bad disciple he can burn the whole institution into ashes. The GBC must therefore keep the Society as pure as possible and see that every member is following."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 02:19 |
1970 August 25: "Spiritual Master is the representative of Vyasadeva. Any person distributing the Vedic knowledge is called a Vyasadeva and anyone who does this work in disciplic succession from Srila Vyasadeva is considered as representative of Vyasadeva and as such the bona fide Spiritual Master's Appearance Day is worshiped as Vyasa Puja."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 02:16 |
1970 August 25: "One should have unflinching faith in Krsna and similarly in the Spiritual Master. That is the way of understanding the secret of Krsna Consciousness. Unfortunately, attempt has been made lately in our Society to shake this formula. This mischievous attempt has done a great harm, but if you can rectify this mischievous attempt, then still there is hope. I hope Krsna will help us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 02:13 |
1971 August 25: "Worshipping Ganesa is not necessary nor should it be done on a regular basis. If you like you can pray to Ganapati for removing all impediments on the path of Krishna Consciousness. That you can do if you like."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 02:07 |
1971 August 25: "Our main business is Sankirtana and whatever little income we get from that we should be satisfied. It is not our business to take jobs and live luxuriously. If there is no other way then temporarily you may take some job but that is not a permanent business."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 02:06 |
August 24, 2014 1965 Tuesday, August 24:
"Today at about 1/30 p.m. I enquired from wheel-room that we have come only 400 miles off the Indian coast. My sea-sickness is still continuing. I take my meals once only but today I could not take my full meals although I was fasting yesterday."
Jaladuta Journal :: 1965 letters | 01:45 |
1968 August 24: "Follow this Kirtan process and things will be all right. That is my opinion. If you call one or two other devotees to join you in Kirtan in the park and in your apartment, it will be successful, people will gradually come."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 01:43 |
1968 August 24: "Keep your good faith in your Spiritual Master and Krishna and everything will be all right. The whole world is in necessity of Krishna Consciousness. My Guru Maharaja used to say that there is no scarcity of anything in this world, save and except Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 01:38 |
1968 August 24: "Chanting in the parks and on the streets is our new movement and it is successful - in San Francisco, in New York, and in Montreal. The more we struggle for advancing our Krishna Consciousness movement, the more we become advanced on the path."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 01:37 |
1972 August 24: "Recruit many devotees in Australia and send them to the outlying areas and build up strength in Manilla, Hong Kong and Djakarta; otherwise, the one or two devotees in these places will become discouraged."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:32 |
1972 August 24: "Better to forget the past. Persuade him to engage with his previous enthusiasm for becoming once again a great devotee. Do not drive him away, that will be a discredit to all of you leaders. If there is difficulty, he may come and live with me, I have no objection."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:29 |
1972 August 24: "In principle, the black devotees who wish start their own Center independent of the white devotees, it is alright, birds of a feather. We should not discourage them in any way but I want you to go there and see that the standard of Krishna consciousness is being maintained at the highest level."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:25 |
1973 August 24: "I have sent your nice Vyasa Puja offering for printing in BTG. Writing is a very important part of our work. You have a nice talent for writing, practice makes perfect, so continue, it will be appreciated."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 01:21 |