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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
September 6, 2014 1965 September 6:
"Today I have taken khichri and kari. It was tasteful. and I took them with relish and this gave me a push forward to get renewed strength little by little."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 05:51 |
1969 September 6: "These books are not very authorized. Why should you go to them when you have got Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam and Teachings of Lord Caitanya? Don't divert your attention in that way."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 05:49 |
1971 September 6: "Your ideas are welcome. They are all very good. Like when male and female come together child comes out. So if mind and intelligence are good then a good product comes out."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 05:45 |
1974 September 6: "Nowadays there are so many so-called spiritual masters, it becomes bewildering to us as to who can actually give spiritual knowledge. Therefore I have written volumes of books. Thus you will be able to learn the science of God."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 05:38 |
1974 September 6: "Leader means spiritually not materially. One must have a solid foundation of chanting and following the regulative principles then one is fit to lead. If spiritual potency and strength is there, then intelligence automatically follows."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 05:37 |
1974 September 6: "GBC means that one must be ideal Vaishnava, strict observance of all the rules and regulations. This is your main responsibility, and then you see that all others are following strictly. Then everything will be all right."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 05:30 |
1975 September 6: "As I am traveling all over the world, I see that people are not satisfied. From authoritative sources we understand the dissatisfaction of the human race can be mitigated only by the acceptance of Krishna consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 05:24 |
1975 September 6: "The procedure is described very elaborately in Bhagavad-gita. Krishna leaves behind His instructions so that in future people could take His help and guidance. But, if you do not accept His instructions, then how can you be happy?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 05:24 |
September 5, 2014 1965 September 5 :
"In the evening the sky was cloudy and they expected foggy weather and all of them became little gloomy. But at midnight we passed Malta by God's grace it was all right throughout the night."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 00:20 |
1967 September 5 : "When I received your letter, it appeared to me that I had received a letter from a lost child. I felt too much aggrieved when some of you left me, but I was confident that all of you would come back again."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 00:18 |
1969 September 5 : "I can re-organize all the branches of the Gaudiya Math in India. If you can negotiate about our amalgamation on a cooperative basis, it will be great service to Srila Prabhupada."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:16 |
1969 September 5 : "The service of the devotee is offered up to Krishna through the disciplic succession. It is like electricity: if one is in touch with his Spiritual Master, and his Spiritual Master is in touch with his bonafide Spiritual Master, then in this way an offering is automatically transferred to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:14 |
1969 September 5: "Who has said this about rasa with the Spiritual Master? It is a most unauthorized statement. Better you should stick to hearing from authorized persons, like your Spiritual Master. Never hear from someone not in our line. It is simply a waste of time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:12 |
1974 September 5: "There will be no more discussion. Immediately this should be stopped, this matter. He should be encouraged very much in his activities. Amongst ourselves there must be very liberal and friendly dealings not that if somebody has got some fault he should be cut. We should reform by amicable dealings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:11 |
1974 September 5: "My only anxiety is to guide you. Krishna sometimes makes me sick just to examine how much you have learned. You should never act independently - my guidance is always there in my words."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:10 |
1974 September 5: "This restaurant program will not work. Do not attempt. Best idea is to go to Fiji and preach. Preaching is first. That is the business of sannyasi, not opening restaurant."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:09 |
1975 September 5: "Krishna appears for this purpose. He leaves behind His instructions so that in the future people could take His help and guidance. But, if you do not accept His instructions, then how can you be happy?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:08 |
1975 September 5: "We require the help of many, many young men like you to understand this philosophy thoroughly and preach this movement in an organized way all over the world. I am here in Vrindaban for some time. If you come and stay with me along with some of your interested friends, I shall be happy to convince all of you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:06 |
September 4, 2014 1965 September 4 :
"Today there was a rehearsal for emergency. We all prepared with belt on the body and the life boat was tested. There were two boats with capacity to load 120 persons. But we were all about fifty five on the board."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 00:30 |
1968 September 4 : "It is not very difficult to open a center for our activities. You can remain in any apartment as husband and wife, and invite persons there to hear your chanting and topics, that is our center, and let it be gradually improved."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 00:26 |
1969 September 4 : "Answer any ten of the following questions with reference to Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Brahma Samhita and Isopanisad. I shall personally examine the papers, and those who pass will be sent a Bhaktisastri certificate."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:20 |
1972 September 4: "There is no difference between me and my picture. Therefore we should honor and keep pictures in that spirit. The name and picture are as good as the person in spiritual world. In the material world either picture or person, everything is illusion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:16 |
1972 September 4: "The Spiritual Master accepts the sinful activities of his disciples from first initiation. I may give initiation very easily, but what can I do? I am prepared to go to hell for the service of Lord Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:14 |
1974 September 4: "This is very essential. People must be informed. The whole world is a brain killing civilization. Have milk, vegetables, simple living. Let them come to free life, chanting Hare Krsna, reading our books and making their lives successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:10 |
1974 September 4: "Carefully manage things what I have established. Nothing new should be added. Whatever I have introduced should remain. Nothing new should be added. New things means the brain is not clear."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:09 |
1975 September 4: "If we get African devotees, then we are successful. Try to convince the African leaders that we have nothing to do with politics. We are trying to unite the whole human society under the flag of Krishna consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:04 |
September 3, 2014 1965 September 3:
"We started from Port Said today at about 1 p.m. While passing the rear point of Suez towards Mediterranean sea, the city is clearly seen. Although in the desert in the city all varieties of vegetables available."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 06:43 |
1969 September 3: "To approach a bonafide Spiritual Master is the Vedic way of understanding. Aroha means to understand God by one's own effort, and avaroha means to understand by disciplic succession. Even Lord Krishna and Lord Caitanya accepted a Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:40 |
1973 September 3: "Some years ago Australia would not allow any colored men to enter but now Caitanya Mahaprabhu has entered and inundated the whole country with Hari Nama Sankirtana. One day I hope Pita Varanara Gaura will rule over the whole of Australia."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 06:37 |
1974 September 3: "My health is improving by the grace of Krsna. Thank you very much for taking so much care of my health by praying to Nrsimhadeva. He is very kind. By all your prayers He will surely take care of me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 06:32 |
1974 September 3: "It is very good that you are making life members locally instead of going to the city. Better to get sympathy in the neighborhood. As soon as they will see our activities, they will be very much pleased."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 06:30 |
1975 September 3: "I never said. They misunderstand me. Unless it is there from me in writing, there are so many things that "Prabhupada said." If they can remain together for one year, then there can be fire sacrifice. But changing three times in a month husband and wife, that is not good."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:28 |
1975 September 3: I am in due receipt of the master plan. Who has drawn up this big scheme? And, where to get the money? What is Nature Cure Hospital? I wanted simple life. First scheme should be to get food grains."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:26 |
1975 September 3: "Sukdev and Vilvamangal Thakura developed the conjugal ecstacies later on. Regarding your difficulty in rendering Caitanya Bhagavata, yes you are right that you are overstepping your position. Better to stop it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:24 |
September 2, 2014 1949 September 2: "Mother nature does not tolerate the exploitive motive of Her asura children and takes at once Her grim trident and inflicts the weapon in the very heart of the asura. This is all done according to the plan of Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 07:51 |
1965 September 2:
"Suez Canal & Port Said."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 07:43 |
1970 September 2: "I know where from this poison tree has sprung but it does not matter. Prahlada Maharaja was administered poison, but it did not act. Similarly the poison administered to our Society will not act if our students are as good as Prahlada Maharaja."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 07:38 |
1970 September 2: "I believe in these words, it is not my concoction, the shelter of the Lotus Feet of Lord Nityananda is as cooling as the combined moonshine of millions of moons. So anyone taking shelter of Krsna Consciousness Movement will be happy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 07:36 |
1971 September 2: "You have got complete capacity to spread this Krishna Consciousness movement. That is a fact. Continue this door to door program. All of Lord Caitanya's close associates used to do that. So we must follow in their footprints."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 07:35 |
1975 September 2: "What you have done is good. Now you are getting very good training. Why has he suggested you remarry? You have got no children, you are free, so take sannyasa."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:33 |
1975 September 2: "There is a laddu which anyone who has tasted once, laments, and anyone who has never tasted, laments. So one who has tasted, and one who has not tasted, both are lamenting. Wife is like that."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:32 |
1975 September 2: "Do not try to taste again. Now you are experienced, so don't take sex life again. You should not take sannyasa out of sentiment nor artificially, but it is better to accept it anyway."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:31 |
September 1, 2014 1949 September 1: "Sri Gita Mandir Trust, I am very glad your program for preaching in the foreign countries is still under consideration. I believe that practical solution of world unrest is lying in the transcendental message of Sri Krishna as given by Him lately in the Bhagavad-gita."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 07:42 |
1965 September 1:
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 07:37 |
1971 September 1: "Our movement is not any local movement. It is most authorized so we have got every confidence. It is for the total human society. Our aim is one God, one religion, one people, one activity, everything one."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 07:34 |
1971 September 1: "It is shocking. We should simply accept the bare necessities of life. How this big amount was spent for traveling expenditure? In our childhood with my father, I used to walk 10 miles to save a ticket of 5 paise on the tram."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 07:29 |
1974 September 1: "So it is a very pleasant job transcendentally. So much so that women and money is no attraction. If you are fully engaged in Krsna's service, attraction of women will be a myth only."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:22 |
1975 September 1: "These theories are not correct. We do not take these mundane histories as authority. Transmigration of the soul does not depend on history. Our realization is depending on the spiritual platform."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:20 |
1975 September 1: "What you have done is good. You promised on Vyasa Puja Day and it has come. The paintings are all wonderful. The artists tease me with so many questions but they have done nicely, so it is all right."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:15 |
1975 September 1: "This translation work is very important. It is not simply a matter of ABC's, but it requires spiritual realization to do it properly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:14 |
1975 September 1: "You have taken seriously the publishing and distribution of my books and that is the success of our mission. My Guru Maharaj is pleased because he wanted this. So by this your endeavor you will all go back home back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:13 |
1975 September 1: "The first photograph of my preaching in America, it is an historical photograph. Even though I was in a foreign country, completely alone, still I was not forlorn. I was confident. That can be seen."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:12 |
August 31, 2014 1965 August 31
"Passed over a great crisis on the struggle for life and death. A separate statement has to be written on this crisis area."
Jaladuta Journal :: 1965 letters | 06:32 |
1968 August 31: "Your sincerity of service will bring Krishna more and more near to you. So have faith in Him and surely you will be successful in opening a branch. Indications of Krishna's help are very much hopeful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:30 |
1969 August 31: "There is immense possibility of spreading this Movement all over the world if it is administered properly. The younger generation are hankering after some spiritual food and they are relishing this Krishna Consciousness Movement with some taste."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:29 |
1969 August 31: "In the camps of our Godbrothers the real preaching spirit must be impregnated. They are simply satisfied with some Mathas - they have forgotten the preaching spirit of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:28 |
1971 August 31: "Your program of traveling in a van from town to town and distributing our books and having street Sankirtana, do it with my full approval. This is our real program. Surely Caitanya Mahaprabhu will bless you more and more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 06:20 |
1974 August 31: "I am glad to learn you are with your wife. Combine together and raise your children in Krishna consciousness and be an ideal household couple. Do not pick up any childish quarrels together."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 06:18 |
1974 August 31: "You, and the others who have signed your proposal, should know that the BBT advanced to Spiritual Sky money without my consent. Now Spiritual Sky cannot return the money to BBT. What is the answer to this implication?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 06:15 |
1975 August 31: "The other day while taking my morning walk from the backside of your land I reached on the main road. So much land is still vacant without any utility. If you can spare all these lands on lease terms we can immediately use them properly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:14 |