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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
September 13, 2014 1965 September 13: "Today is the 32nd day of our journey from Calcutta. After midnight the lurching decreased and I felt relief. In the morning I cooked 'Bati-chachari.' It appeared to be delicious and I was able to take some food."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 04:48 |
1965 September 13:
"Lord Krishna has taken charge of the ship. The captain tells that they had never such calmness of the Atlantic. If Atlantic would have shown its usual face I would have died. Today I have disclosed my mind to my companion Lord Sri Krishna. There is a Bengali poem made by me today in this connection, Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Krsna."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 04:46 |
1965 September 13:
"O dear friend, in Your company I will experience great joy once again. In the early morning I will wander about the cowherd pastures and fields. Running and frolicking in the many forests of Vraja, I will roll on the ground in spiritual ecstasy. Oh when will that day be mine?
"Today that remembrance of You came to me in a very nice way. Because I have a great longing I called to You. I am Your eternal servant and therefore I desire Your association so much. O Lord Krsna, except for You there is no other means of success."
[Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Krsna]
Jalduta Diary :: 1965 letters | 04:45 |
1969 September 13: "So far the questions raised by your father, to understand God one must be purified. In contaminated state one cannot expect to understand the Absolute Truth. Our Krishna Consciousness movement is for bringing one to purified consciousness where one can understand Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 04:42 |
1970 September 13: "Regarding the four Sannyasis, I am requesting them to not preach anything which may hamper the growth of our Society. Please try to help these boys and advise them on my behalf not to waste time in such fruitless endeavor."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 04:39 |
1972 September 13: "Now go on teaching in this school and distributing our literatures and try to recruit some local men. For relying upon devotees from outside to come that is not very practical business. It is better to recruit some local men and train them to do the work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:38 |
1973 September 13: "When I came to Vrindaban for short periods I would stay at Radha Damodara Temple. I was staying in two rooms upstairs then one of the Goswamis asked me if I would like to stay in the two rooms below. The rooms were given to me on verbal lease for life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 04:36 |
1975 September 13: "Continue as you are doing and by the mercy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu you will be very successful. It is by His order that we are carrying this message all over the world. Now I am coming there and shall see you then."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:31 |
September 12, 2014 1965 September 12 :
"Mrs. Pandiya has foretold my future. The crisis which I have crossed is mentioned by her. All blessings of Lord Krishna for her. If I have crossed this crisis, then that is the Good Will of Lord Krishna, my friend and philosopher."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 00:14 |
1965 September 12 : "Today there is a great deal of lurching although the sky is clear. In the evening I felt a bit sea-sickness. I could not take my food properly. A little sweets were accepted with some relish. The lurching continued till midnight."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 00:12 |
1974 September 12 : "If he received the vote, why you have opposed? He has been chosen by the vote, and I am giving the casting vote for him. He is doing things very nicely there, so he must be the president."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:11 |
1974 September 12: "The women are doing nicely, so why are they being changed from the pujari to Sankirtana? These are internal things, and you should not interfere. I do not approve. It should be the choice of the President."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:10 |
1974 September 12: "Why did you close the temple without asking me? Is this too much to do this? Our propaganda is opening temples, and you are closing them. We are not for closing but for increasing. Don't do anything whimsically without consulting me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:10 |
1974 September 12: "It is a great offense. I am not in favor of closing even a small temple. The Deity is living and not dead stone or wood. Before opening a temple it must be considered a hundred times, and after opening - it cannot be closed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:08 |
1974 September 12: "I made the GBC to give me relief, but if you do like this, then where is the relief. It is anxiety for me. This is the difficulty, that as soon as one gets power, he becomes whimsical and spoils everything. What can I do?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:04 |
September 11, 2014 1965 September 11:
"Today the ship ran on very smoothly. The sky was clear and there was sunshine all the day. At about 7/30 in the morning we passed on the Azore Islands under the Portugal Republic."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 04:40 |
1965 September 11:
"At night there was profuse moonlight and considerable lurching also but it did not affect me very much as it did on the Arabian Sea. So far the Atlantic is more kind to me than other seas. It is all Lord Krishna's Grace."
Jaladuta Journal :: 1965 letters | 04:38 |
1968 September 11: "Simply by understanding Krishna, one understands everything. Therefore, Krishna being the Supreme Spirit, one who tries to understand Krishna, he can understand everything else."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:25 |
1968 September 11: "It is my duty to open your eyes so I am trying my best to do my duty, and if you cooperate with me, fully, certainly both yourself and myself will be successful in our missionary work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:24 |
1974 September 11: "Why there should be any misunderstanding between a Krishna conscious husband and wife? So whether you are alone or with husband you must continue to follow the regulative principles. And wherever you get place, you should always remember Krishna and never forget Him for a moment."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:22 |
1975 September 11: "The system for calculating is as follows: the first day of birth is the first birthday. The next year that day is the second birthday; i.e. the second birthday means that one year has been completed. So it is my 80th birthday, and I have completed 79 years."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:10 |
1975 September 11: "Siddhasvarupananda and his group, whenever they see me they give me money. So they are not against me. So it is a natural thing for the brothers to fight, as long as they all stay obedient to the father."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:07 |
1975 September 11: "Patron Life Members can live in a Guest room for three days free of charge. If they want to stay longer they may move to the Devotee Rooms, where they must live as we do. Those who live in the Devotee rooms must attend mangal arati or starve."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:06 |
September 10, 2014 1965 September 10: "Today the ship is plying very smoothly. I feel today better. But I am feeling separation from Sri Vrindaban and my Lords Sri Govinda, Gopinath, Radha Damodar. I have left Bharat Bhumi, I have taken up this risk just to carry out the order of His Divine Grace. I depend fully on Their mercy so far away from Vrindaban."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 04:41 |
1972 September 10: "I do not like this business of expensive lawyers and going to court, better to become determined to perform Sankirtana as we like. This is Civil disobedience movement. Let them fill their jails with us again and again, but we shall not stop our Sankirtana movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:38 |
1972 September 10: "P.S. There is no difference between our chanting on the street or in temple or in jail. A Krishna Conscious person is not afraid of any place - he wants only to chant constantly in all circumstances."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:36 |
1974 September 10: "As you have taken the vow of service you can now deliver the most fallen souls by taking up this active service of preaching. Regarding the incense factory; yes, you can guide them but you should not be very much involved with business."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:34 |
1975 September 10: "Like gold passing in a business transaction - when gold is in my hands I think 'my gold,' and when it passes to another's hands, he thinks 'my gold.' So the soul when situated in a particular body, he identifies with that body."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:30 |
1975 September 10: "We are preaching no material discrimination. The soul is the same passing through different bodies by the process of transmigration. The soul has nothing to do with the body. Unless one is raised to spiritual understanding, where is the question of equality?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:15 |
1975 September 10: "If you remain on the material platform and artificially desire no discrimination it is not possible. Women claim to be equal so now they don't want to become pregnant, so they kill their own child. What kind of equality is this that it creates anothers suffering?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:14 |
September 9, 2014 1965 September 9:
"Today we have crossed over the Atlantic Ocean. The whole day was clear and almost smooth. I am taking my food regularly and got some strength. But I am struggling and the nectarine of my life is Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita the source of all vitality."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 03:12 |
1967 September 9: "I am negotiating with the Revenue Minister. I am old man. At the same time sick. It is not possible for me to look after the affairs of the American House. I want to remain free, being taken care of by all of you and that enjoyment is liking to me in this old age. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 03:08 |
1968 September 9: "I experimented with my harmonium, and of course, it is just an experiment, still all liked the tune very much. I can give so many verses and explain them in English, so we can produce records in so many ways."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:04 |
1969 September 9: "You write to say that each book I write is greater than anything written previously, but I must also inform you that each book you print is nicer than the previous printing. So I will give you better writing and you will produce better books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:00 |
1972 September 9: "So eternally I want to remain your guide provided you want to accept me. I can kick out all those stumbling blocks immediately, provided you accept my guidance. With one stroke of my kick I can kick out all stumbling blocks."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:56 |
1974 September 9: "Krishna is the background, this is a fact. Unfortunately people have become demoniac, Krishna is not realized. He is not exposed to the non devotee. Our mission is to turn the people to become devotees so that they can see Krishna. So we have got a great mission."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 02:52 |
1975 September 9: "Cow protection is one of the items of the Krishna consciousness movement: krsi goraksya vanijyam. raksya means protection. It is especially mentioned. You have done a great service. You can hold the day after Diwali the Anakut Govardhana ceremony. There should be heaps of prasadam."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 02:48 |
1975 September 9: "I am in due receipt of your letter with enclosed photos of the farm. I like that place and wish to go there. As soon as you call me I will come. N.B. I wish to make an experiment in preaching by bullock cart. One cart can hold 6-8 men sitting and 2 men for sleeping."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 02:45 |
September 8, 2014 1965 September 8:
"Today at about 8 o'clock in the morning and near about Gibraltar we had a first experience of fog impediment. It was all dark round the ship and she stopped moving completely. She was whistling now and then to protect herself from other unseen ships being collided with. We started at about 11 again. At about 2/30 p.m. we passed over Gibraltar Port. The strait is wide about seven miles across. We are in the Atlantic."
Jaladuta Diary :: 1965 letters | 04:05 |
1969 September 8: "This fighting between brothers must stop otherwise the whole program will be spoiled. Do everything combinedly. That is my request. Gradually, by Krishna's Grace, we are expanding. So if amongst ourselves there is friction, it will be very dangerous."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 04:02 |
1974 September 8: "Right from the very beginning you have always been a sincere worker, therefore, I keep you as GBC. You may not be a good manager, but whatever I say you accept. These are all good qualifications. Others should follow your example."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:56 |
1974 September 8: "Your report of the book distribution is very much pleasing to me. Even now in this weakened condition I got strength from such report. So you go and distribute my books to libraries. This is very encouraging to me to write more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:54 |
1974 September 8: "Your preaching work is very encouraging to me. So you also can take up this library program. Get standing orders for my Srimad-Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta as many as possible. This is very good preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:53 |
1974 September 8: "The picture of Krishna and Balarama fighting as bulls is completely rejected by me. It is not good. You have made it demoniac. Make Them as they are themselves, as boys fighting. Everything is there in the Krsna Book. Don't imagine."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:51 |
1975 September 8: "Becoming life member is not necessary, it is a side issue. We want people to co-operate with this movement. So come and stay here with me and try to understand this philosophy. One who cooperates with this movement, he is the real life member."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:47 |
1975 September 8: "Yes, it is Bhagavan's special mercy that I am getting such immense wealth. But this money is coming from the mlecchas and yavanas and you are pukkha brahmana. Therefore I am afraid to contribute to you as you request. How shall I give to you and pollute you?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:43 |
September 7, 2014 1968 September 7: "Please try to establish a center there at any cost. Somehow or other if you can simply maintain an apartment and sit down there and chant Hare Krishna. I do not want immediately a very large storefront. I simply want that a center may immediately be started. Perform kirtana there and that will be our success."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:25 |
1969 September 7: "On Vyasa Puja day we had a very nice ceremony in the temple and two German brahmacaris, one English brahmacari and one German householder couple were initiated into this Krishna Consciousness Movement. Tomorrow we shall be going to London where we will be staying at the estate of John Lennon."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 04:20 |
1972 September 7: "Krishna is within everyone and He becomes revealed in proportion to our sincere service. Let us work very diligently for Krishna all over the world, and our advancement will depend on our sincerity."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:17 |
1972 September 7: "Our movement is Krishna. The Krishna Consciousness Movement is nondifferent from Krishna. These yogis, swamis, mayavadis, scientists, philosophers, political leaders, all are insignificant glowworms. If we preach in right earnestness, then all these insignificant glowworms and frogs will have no more importance and we will come out victorious all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:14 |
1974 September 7: "The BBT collection should be spent 50% for publishing and 50% for construction of temples. As soon as there is an excess of money it should be utilized here. Not a single farthing should be invested in any business enterprise. Formally it was so done without my sanction. So be careful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:08 |
1974 September 7: "When I was there I was very, very hopeful. The people are very intelligent. Get them to take this movement seriously. They are prepared to accept the real truth. Print more and more of my books and profusely distribute."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:06 |
1974 September 7: "All our men have volunteered good service, so the background is good will. So everything should be done on the basis of good will. You say you will be tactful and respectful in your dealings. That should be the motto of all GBC secretaries. Be tolerant."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:04 |
1974 September 7: "In Bhagavad-gita we find no instruction except devotional service. We are teaching people to become 1st class yogis in Krishna consciousness. One who always thinks of Krishna is the 1st class yogi. Regarding the Professor's remarks, we cannot accept the interpretation of an outsider."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:02 |