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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
September 27, 2014 1967 September 27: "By the Grace of Guru one gets Krishna and by the Grace of Krishna one gets a bonafide Guru. One minus the other is no good for the devotee. Guru and Krishna are two parallel lines on which the spiritual express runs very smoothly. Do not ever try to approach Krishna directly. Anyone who talks of Krishna without service to Guru will not be successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 08:02 |
1968 September 27: "Come and live with me so you can be freed from the doubts. Sometimes Maya disturbs us but that does not mean any serious drawback. So you can come and live with me for some time, and everything will be set up."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:01 |
1968 September 27: "It is by Krishna's Grace that you have gotten a job as desk clerk. This is another good news. Please continue in that job and try to organize a center perhaps our own temple of Radha Krishna which is very attractive for me at least."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:00 |
1968 September 27: "By the Grace of Krishna and the Spiritual Master, the dumb man can speak like a great orator, and a lame man can cross over a great mountain. So we must have the necessary unflinching faith in Spiritual Master, and the strength will be supplied by Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 07:59 |
1971 September 27: "So far your visions are concerned, that is all right but better you give your attention for hearing more. That is essential. Don't speculate in the mind; simply hear. That is the process."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 07:59 |
1973 September 27: "I am so glad to learn you have again ordered for so many of my books. Although in the beginning we had no such opportunity, still I brought some books from India, and that was the foundation stone of our Krsna consciousness movement. So I want all our centers should give very much importance in the matter of book distribution."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 07:58 |
1974 September 27: "I thank you very much for your prayers for my health. By your prayers and by the grace of Lord Nrsimhadeva I am recovered. So let us now go on with the spreading of this sublime cult of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:55 |
1975 September 27: "I am in due receipt of your letter with Greek pamphlet. This preaching work is very pleasing to me. Go on with your translation work, and Krishna will surely bless you. Thank you very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:44 |
September 26, 2014 1966 September 26: "Today the Trustees resolved that legal steps should be taken for my stay. They are prepared to spend up to $500.00 for this purpose."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 00:24 |
1969 September 26: "This pranamoya, annamoya, etc. are for persons too much engrossed in the bodily concept. Such studies are for neophyte transcendentalists. Devotional service is far above such platform. Our prana, or life, is surrendered to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:23 |
1969 September 26: "On the whole, the Spiritual Master is an agent of Krishna. But either He is assistant to the gopis or assistant to the cowherds boys, He is on the level of Krishna. That is the verdict of all scriptures."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:22 |
1969 September 26: "Thank you very much. I always remember you for your kind personal service and walking with me on the street. So you are so kind upon me, Krishna will bless you with advanced consciousness, and you will be spiritually very happy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:20 |
1970 September 26: "It is only under certain conditions that the spiritual energy of Krishna becomes material. Actually everything is spiritual and when we hear the name Krishna, which is identical with Krishna, we must remember, and in that way everything is purified."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:17 |
1970 September 26: "Some analyst or priest or lover may widen the consciousness from this to that, but only Krishna is without limit and therefore He can widen the consciousness infinitely. Only Krishna is without limit, and if we desire ananda, bliss unending, we must go to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:16 |
1972 September 26: "I want to see how the things are going on, and how it is going depends on you. Now I cannot tax my brain so much from such distant place, therefore I am relying completely on you, my trusted senior disciples."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:13 |
1972 September 26: "So many letters you are sending and still nothing is settled. Take bank mortgage and use it for construction. I just want to see that things are done, that's all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:12 |
1974 September 26: "Hanuman Prasad Poddar will give us 25 bighas. So immediately go and see the land, and if suitable then immediately take it. They want to see that the land is used for cow protection. If you can manage this land nicely, they can give more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:04 |
September 25, 2014 1969 September 25: "Dress has to be accepted according to the taste of others and foodstuffs accepted according to the eater's taste. So if you think this kind of dress will attract more people, you can dress yourself in that manner. But our real dress is the tilaka and sikha."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:32 |
1970 September 25: "It appears they were advised to come to India and join Tirtha Maharaj. It is now clear that my Godbrothers take objection to my being called Prabhupada and on this point they want to poison the whole Society - that is now clear."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 06:30 |
1970 September 25: "You will remember I called you not Gargamuni but Gargamoney. Whenever I required some money I approached you and you were kind to pay me immediately. So please continue your capacity in this way. That will please Krsna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 06:25 |
1971 September 25: "Krishna will give you all intelligence how to push on this movement. Now we are giving commentary on the Western philosophers. I never studied philosophy or science but Krishna has given me the intelligence how to defeat their nonsensical proposals."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 06:23 |
1971 September 25: "Secure the tape of me reciting Gayatri mantra and hold a fire yajna. Then the devotees should hear the tape individually, privately, through the right ear. They should repeat each word. Then get the threads on their bodies."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 06:15 |
1975 September 25: "The District Court has given us the permission 'for as long as the country lasts.' By the grace of Krishna may your country last forever, and may the justice also live a long time and may you go on selling my books. That is my desire."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:08 |
1975 September 25: "In your country the girls are being exploited. They are taught to be independent so they become playthings for sex. So where is the freedom? I want that they live, man and wife together, chant Hare Krishna and be happy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:06 |
September 24, 2014 1970 September 24: "You can open immediately a center in the very near future. If you take more interest in preaching work, absolutely you may be relieved from GBC."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 02:09 |
1971 September 24: "Pray to Krishna. Supersoul is sitting in everyone's heart, so when He hears, the effect of hearing is there. So it is to be understood that the Spiritual Master is also hearing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 02:04 |
1971 September 24: "Caitanya Mahaprabhu sent His most confidential disciples out on the street and house to house. Even the magistrate would object, Caitanya Mahaprabhu would still send. He exhibited a great civil disobedience movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 02:01 |
1972 September 24: "I am very glad that you are holding Bhagavata-dharma Festivals all over England. Increase the selling of my literatures and magazines. There is immense field for preaching so do not hesitate to take the bold step forward and invite everyone to become a devotee of Krsna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:56 |
1972 September 24: "As my senior disciple take the lead in supervising the distribution of my books widely all over Great Britain. Hold one Hare Krsna Festival every night somewhere in London. If there are too many men for the temple they may be dispatched to open new centers in Glasgow and other cities as you see fit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:53 |
1974 September 24: "By your prayers I am recovered. So let us go on with the spreading of this sublime cult. My only request is that you all remain enthusiastic and pure by strictly following all the the devotional practices."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:48 |
1975 September 24: "Our books are meant to educate people in consciousness and it is very good the professors have recommended Krsna Book for undergraduate study. Our process for learning is by hearing. Hearing is so important. As soon as the book is discussed in the class they will be purchased by the students."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 01:44 |
1975 September 24: "That you have fulfilled my request without hesitation, this is your success in spiritual life. The translations I am not using. There is some fault. I am doing the translations. I have finished now the Sixth Canto and have started the Seventh Canto."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 01:43 |
September 23, 2014 1966 September 23: "Today Visa office sent their decision not to extend further to me to stay. All the members startled. They want me to stay. We went to perform Kirtan at the Ananda Ashram and it was nice."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 05:08 |
1967 September 23: "I entrusted this matter to him but he has disobeyed which has given me a shock. He disobeyed my order before and he has again disobeyed me. Obedience is the first law of discipline. If he sets such example it will be a great impediment."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 05:02 |
1967 September 23: "The MacMillan transaction is not successful. Let me begin the printing immediately we have wasted so much time. I am now fit to return back. I am going first to Calcutta to visit Lord Caitanya's birthplace."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 05:00 |
1968 September 23: "I shall be glad to know about your meetings in the Hindu center. These people might be impersonalists, it does not matter what they are. We can perform Kirtana in any place. By our Kirtana process we have to influence others."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:57 |
1968 September 23: "You will be glad to know we are preparing another record, Cintamani Prakara Sadmasu, and other songs and speeches, 20 min. each side. And it will come out very soon. If you want we can send you for selling there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:56 |
1972 September 23: "Now I can understand people will come in large numbers just to hear this Bhagavata-dharma discourse. Now you GBC men, I leave it to you to hold this festival all over the world. This will be the success of our movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:30 |
1972 September 23: "There is immense potential and immense land for development, gradually develop. Raise so many kinds of fruits and vegetables and keep cows. That will be the ideal Krsna Conscious community for living."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:28 |
1975 September 23: "Each issue is an improvement on the previous one. This is very good. We can talk with anyone. Marx, Darwin, all professors and politicians, we can challenge and defeat them. Our philosophy is so perfect. So go on exposing them, that is the purpose of Back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:18 |
September 22, 2014 1965 September 22: "A slighly brown man in faded orange drapes wearing white bathing shoes stepped out of a compact car yesterday and into the Butler YMCA. He is A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swamiji, a messenger from India to the peoples of the West." [From the Butler Eagle, September 22, 1965]
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 13:22 |
1966 September 22:
"Four boys, Bruce, Charles, Steve and Keith initiated with Harinama. Donald sent some apples by post. Thanks."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 13:20 |
1968 September 22: "Krishna is very kind on you, out of His good will He has come to you. It is very surprising. So please welcome the Deity and install Him in a nice throne. The more we are engaged in Deity worship, the more we become purified."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:18 |
1969 September 22: "Perhaps you have seen in The Times of India about my London arrival. Now we have released one Hare Krishna album through Apple Records. So this Movement is gradually becoming very popular. Please pray to Lord Caitanya to help me in this great attempt."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:14 |
1970 September 22: "What great men do, common man will follow. So if we want to actually be successful we must convince the influential men of your country, then everything will follow automatically. So I request you to take this matter very seriously."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:08 |
1970 September 22: "I begged from His Holiness a little piece of land at Mayapur for my Western disciples, but he refused. Now they are loitering in the streets of Calcutta. Do you think it is right?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:06 |
1972 September 22: "I am pleased things are once again back to normal and you are very enthusiastic to spread our preaching work. Now concentrate your efforts by bringing our program to the highest standards and automatically you will make devotees there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:04 |
1972 September 22: "I am encouraged you all big men will do the needful by consulting together therefore I have called you there. Build a simple temple just like Govindaji's that is not so difficult."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:57 |
1975 September 22: "I received a letter from Jayadvaita das regarding Upadesamrta. Regarding the corrections, these kind of changes are admissable. There is no harm. A dedication is not required. I am enclosing the introduction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 12:52 |
September 21, 2014 1970 September 21: "Be fully engaged in Krishna’s service. It does not matter what engagement; Krishna accepts equally the service of a little calf and that of Srimati Radharani. So always be very much appreciative of each other's service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:28 |
1970 September 21: "Our movement should be taken as being a family based upon love and trust, so as the father becomes unhappy when one of his children wishes to break family connections so please do not consider leaving as you are spiritual children of mine."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:26 |
1970 September 21: "In my books I have tried to explain clearly this philosophy but it so happens that this philosophy is given a self-interested interpretation. As soon as personal motivation comes in it is not possible for one to understand our Krishna Consciousness philosophy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:21 |
1971 September 21: "My Dear Daughters, so now you are in the line of Krishna Consciousness. Please strictly follow and try to serve the Deity. Even there are some inconveniences, please try and tolerate. If in this one life I try and become a little tolerant, there will be tremendous spiritual benefit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 01:17 |
1972 September 21: "Yes, that is a good program holding classes, having kirtana in the street, and recruiting devotees. Do not worry. You are my disciple and I am your spiritual master, as long as you follow my instructions, then I shall never leave you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:13 |
1974 September 21: "So if it will be better than Birla Mandir, then your labor and expenditure is a success. My only request is we must spend money very cautiously and not to waste. For improvement we can spend. I am simply afraid that money may not be wasted."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:34 |
1975 September 21: "You have invited me to come and yes, I will certainly come. Your idea for bullock cart sankirtana is very good. So now do it. And your program for distributing literature, charity and prasadam, this is all very nice. And that you will do it personally, that I thank you very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:31 |
1975 September 21: "A sannyasi must not go back to his own village. You are doing substantial work there so there is no necessity for immediate change. I am going now on tour of Africa and when I return I shall see you and we shall do the needful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:27 |