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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
October 4, 2014 1967 October 4: "Two very important things are resting with you. First arrangement with MacMillan and second to get my permanent visa. I am always anxious to be with you for the remaining days of my life, for preaching Krishna Consciousness in the Western World.
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 10:45 |
1969 October 4: "Your nice poetry is worthy to be offered to my Guru Maharaj. However I am quite unfit for such words. Whatever I am doing, it is due only to my Guru Maharaj. He is the power behind me, I am only instrument."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 10:36 |
1970 October 4: "Although my party from London has reached Bombay, because no arrangement for my passage was made I am unable to join you. However if my disciples there can do the work, then I do not require to go, leaving aside my important engagements here."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 10:33 |
1972 October 4: "We must have that land. We are in possession. We shall not give any concession. We shall go to the courts. I want that the land should be purchased, that's all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:27 |
1973 October 4: "He has become a leader due to his inspired service. That is the real thing - one who has inspiration - utsaha - enthusiasm, he can do anything. So please continue with all enthusiasm and determination and win the hearts of your fellow countrymen."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 10:25 |
1973 October 4: "You are doing the greatest service to the world by giving up everything for preaching this Krishna consciousness philosophy, now please continue. This is the greatest welfare activity, and for engaging yourself and others in this way, certainly you will go back to home, back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 10:24 |
1973 October 4: "Our process is simple, all-embracing, we have something to offer for everyone. There is chanting, dancing, feasting and very perfect philosophy, so everyone may be satisfied with our Krishna Consciousness Movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 10:24 |
October 3, 2014 1967 October 3: "He was so much frenzied to meet his old friends that he forgot the order of Krishna and indulged in a sort of sense gratification. It is certainly a shocking incident which I never expected from a disciple like him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:40 |
1967 October 3: "Whenever there is new branch of our society for Krishna Consciousness I become very very happy and my blessings in heart and soul are with you. Although I am not physically present there, spiritually I am always with you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:39 |
1967 October 3: "Regarding my return. I may inform you that I am now 90% cured and I can immediately return but I want to return with permanent visa. Please therefore do all the necessary action."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:29 |
1968 October 3: "I am very happy to learn that you are going to various homes and lecture halls, and holding kirtana and delivering lectures from these transcendental literatures. Continue to preach in this way to all you meet."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:17 |
1970 October 3: "It is very simple: God is great, everyone is His servant. Nobody can be equal to or greater than God. In quality we are one, but in magnitude we are different. This is the whole philosophy of the four Vaisnava sampradayas."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 04:12 |
1971 October 3: "You are alone doing such marvelous work and it is impossible for a person without being blessed by Krishna. So you should always be conscious of this special favor upon you and continue to work more vigorously."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 04:10 |
1971 October 3: "I am so glad to hear there are many new devotees. All newcomers should be welcomed and well treated. Out of many thousands one may come. So it is our duty to help them. That is one of our most important activities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 04:08 |
1974 October 3: "The materialists are trying to adjust the disturbances of nature in so many ways. But after so many attempts have they been able to stop suffering? After so many attempts still they are suffering and still they do not ask why."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:02 |
October 2, 2014 1973 October 2: "By Krsna’s grace I have settled with her. The charges of the several litigations have all been withdrawn and preparations for the conveyance is in progress. After a great struggle for existence it appears that I have won."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:33 |
1973 October 2: "Whatever I have been able to do all over the world it has been due to the help all of you, my disciples, have given me. Here there are hardly fifty devotees to do all the projects, so this is a great strain. Therefore, I want that from all over our Society fifty more men may immediately come here bringing to a total of one hundred men."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:32 |
1973 October 2: "Now I shall go to Vrndavan and Delhi, then from there to Nairobi. Then I go to South Africa, then Sydney, then Hong Kong, and if your Japanese program is fixed I can go there and then to Hawaii on my way to Los Angeles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:30 |
1974 October 2: "We are presenting ideal living on Vedic principles of purified life. We are demonstrating how people can live peacefully and simply. Our ideas are not man-made imperfect ideas, but perfect scientific conclusions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 08:29 |
1974 October 2: "Another meeting should be held with all members present and an election should be held. Out of the two candidates whoever is elected by the majority vote, they should be the temple president."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 08:26 |
1974 October 2: "Record selling is temporary. Even George Harrison's record sales do not continue for long. But a book sold becomes a permanent matter. When there is time I go on reading my own books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 08:14 |
1974 October 2: "Yes I expect better service from you. Therefore I have appointed you BBT Trustee. Why their attention should be diverted by going to USA. It is better if the local men are trained up to do it, like by the boy Tripurari."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 08:12 |
1974 October 2: "Worship in the temple means to personally call the Lord, and Krsna personally comes. The Deity is not an idol; it is Krsna. We cannot say to Krsna, now go away. It is a great offense."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 08:10 |
1974 October 2: "Yes the temple should be re-opened. Closing a temple we cannot do. It becomes farce and it is against the bhakti cult. Once opened, a temple cannot be closed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 08:09 |
1974 October 2: "Henceforward completely forget the idea that any present temple can be closed. That you should forget. Don't do it again. Re-open Hamburg and Edinburgh and transfer the Deity there once again."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 08:06 |
October 1, 2014 1951 October 1: "Mayavadins have cast a cloud over Bhagavad-gita and therefore common people are misled by them. It is not at all necessary that an ailing person shall oblige all classes of physicians for the sake of their being medical practitioners only. The patient must be treated by such physician only who is able to cure him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 05:10 |
1951 October 1: "Philosophical ways are practical and it is no use simply by indulging in speculation without any practical result just like to keep a cow without any milk. We must always seek a practical value from philosophy for the benefit of all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 05:08 |
1968 October 1: "I am so pleased your program is going on although you have not got yet our own temple. Why not get Back To Godhead? That is our backbone. Here the Sankirtana party, headed by Jayananda is collecting $45 daily and selling an average 100 copies of Back To Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:58 |
1968 October 1: "Our Bhagavad-gita As It Is, and Teachings of Lord Caitanya are coming out by the end of this month. So Kirtana plus distribution of our books is the basic principle of our success.If we can hold Kirtana 24 hours, and distribute our publications, that is our great success."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:57 |
1968 October 1: "I am little concerned. We should not form a separate organization. The basic principle of our preaching work, methods and management must be the same. I do not know why a separate registration is required."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:54 |
1968 October 1: "All participants must follow our principles. You should be careful on this point. Our main principle is Krishna Consciousness on the basis of Bhagavad-gita As It Is, and Lord Caitanya's Teachings. If management falls to other hands it will be difficult for preaching our principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:52 |
1968 October 1: "My final desire is that whatever you do, you must do it strictly on the principles of our society as we are doing here in the US. Do not be misled that because some of the Hindus are taking interest in this movement, they are of the same opinion. You have seen the affairs elsewhere."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:50 |
1968 October 1: "If the local Englishmen come forward, that is welcome. So far Indians are concerned, there are so many varieties of split-up Hindu society. So I hope you will take necessary precautions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:48 |
September 30, 2014 1967 September 30: "God is living, He has got a particular place and anyone who is God conscious can approach it in this very life. Our students appreciate very much this discovery. So we have to present this to the whole world very nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:24 |
1967 September 30: " There is no necessity of stopping questioners by dogmatic statements. We are not lacking in philosophy - by the grace of Krishna we have got ample stock to answer anybody's intricate philosophical questions. You must now be careful so that people may not misunderstand us to be a second edition of the hippy movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:22 |
1972 September 30: "Distribution of my books is our real preaching. That is the certificate of my Guru Maharaja, if someone would sell a one paise magazine, he would be very, very glad. Now if you cannot handle the matter nicely, that is your fault."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:10 |
1972 September 30: "Who can speak better than my books? What your lecture will do? But if he reads one page his life may be turned. But if he goes away by your aggressive tactics, then you are nonsense and it is your failure."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:01 |
1972 September 30: "The art is to sell many, many of my books and not to irritate the public. So instruct how to do this successfully - that is sannyasa, that is GBC."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:00 |
1972 September 30: "A brahmacari and unmarried woman alone in the same room together is strictly forbidden. You should not mix at all with brahmacarinis. Remain separate and talk almost nil. Actually you should not even see the face."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:58 |
1975 September 30: "The Institute will be primarily for those who have not entered our temples. It will be official for the general mass but there will be no difference between our temples and the Institute. It will be a formal education and they will get degree but the subject matter should not be different from what is in the temples."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:53 |
1975 September 30: "A cat or dog is thinking he is such and such and a human being thinks he is this and that. Entrapped by so many designations the human being remains on the platform of cats and dogs. The purpose of Bhaktivedanta Institute is to establish this distinction of human life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:53 |
September 29, 2014 1967 September 29: "Your service attitude for Krishna and your sincere attempts at being advanced in Krishna Consciousness will work with you and make your life more and more glorious and a happy state. I've nothing new to instruct you, the same old instruction namely constant chanting and attentively hearing the transcendental vibration Hare Krishna is the only process for self realization in this age."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:05 |
1967 September 29: "The secret of success in the matter of Krishna Consciousness is devotion to the Lord and the Spiritual Master. So I am sure that even if I am not physically present before you, if you follow the above principles, still you will be able to execute all spiritual duties in the matter of Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:04 |
1967 September 29: "Regarding your dispute in your mind as to remaining a brahmacari, grhastha or becoming sannyasi, there is nothing to be bothered with. Anyone who is in full Krishna Consciousness and is dedicating his life for Krishna is already a sannyasi even if he is a married man. If you like you can become a householder and I've no objection to that."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:03 |
1967 September 29: "Please know it that I do not approve anyone's separation who are married by me. If they disagree, they may live separately, but there cannot be divorce. When one is separate, one may fully devote in Krishna, but no more marriage. If this is not followed, I will not take part in anyone's marriage in the future."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:00 |
1972 September 29: "I am especially happy to hear that you have got one Chinese boy there who is doing some translating work. Yes, the Chinese-speaking portion of the world is very huge and it requires to infiltrate gradually, especially by distributing my books widely in Chinese language. So his service is the greatest to Krsna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:54 |
1975 September 29: "The women devotees, they also come to Krishna. I cannot deny them. If the brahmacaris and sannyasis become steady in Krishna consciousness, then there is no problem. Whenever there is a young woman, we should remember Haridasa Thakura and we should think that these beautiful gopis are meant for the enjoyment of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:49 |
1975 September 29: "When two GBC's are concerned, the whole GBC must consider. What can I do? I have appointed the GBC not to fight amongst yourselves but to manage. If there is fighting then how will you manage?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:39 |
1975 September 29: "They have dog race, horse race, coca cola, pepsi cola - all unnecessary. If our farm projects are successful, then all this industry will be closed. We do not have to make propaganda, automatically people will not want."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:30 |
September 28, 2014 1968 September 28: "You are speaking in the University as my representative. I may inform you these books which I have already prepared are the ultimate source of knowledge. Simply reproduce what I have explained in those books and you will surely come out victorious even in the midst of so many great scholars."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 07:34 |
1968 September 28: "The description given in my books are not mundane speculations but they are authorized versions of liberated souls presented by our humble self. So the strength is not in us but the strength is in the Supreme Lord. We simply must present them without adulteration in humble service spirit. That is the secret of success."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 07:30 |
1970 September 28: "Improve the standard as far as possible that should be our constant care. Turn over your intelligence to Krishna, He will bestow upon you more and more intelligence how to serve the Spiritual Master. Do not divert your attention elsewhere."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 07:29 |
1971 September 28: "I am always thinking of you and praying to Krishna when you will be relieved and join us again. Your hospitalization is an opportunity. Simply go on chanting and think of Krishna always."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 07:25 |
1971 September 28: "He is yet to learn a little more. Unless one is in our line of thought it is very difficult to translate nicely. He may associate with us and it will take some time to come to the perfectional stage."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 07:22 |
1972 September 28: "I am especially interested in your college program because students are intelligent and inquisitive so approach them nicely and lead them gradually to Krsna Consciousness. It is a very good sign that they are allowing us to reside on campus and propagate Krsna Consciousness. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:18 |
1972 September 28: "It appears the new Deities that I have entrusted to you are being very well cared for, thank you very much. As long as Radha and Krsna are pleased, everything will operate very smoothly in your temple activities. Krsna gives all facility as much as He is pleased."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:17 |
1975 September 28: "It is the great mercy of Krishna that you want to serve me. Do not lose this opportunity. The best thing will be for you to immediately come and live with me. I will be glad to keep you as my constant companion for sometime so that you can learn Krishna consciousness and be useful for Krishna's service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:16 |