|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
October 18, 2014 1967 October 18 : "Today I have been to the American Consular office & upon presentation of the invitation letters from the different centers I was at once granted visitors visa."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 13:50 |
1968 October 18: "If you find difficulty to live with your God-brothers then you are welcome to live with me. Each and everyone of you is my very important assistant so do not try to leave us but try to adjust things as far as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:49 |
1968 October 18: "I have decided to accept your invitation and visit your temple and you can now arrange for that. I thank you that we have got so many nice souls to serve the cause of pushing on Krishna consciousness in this country and all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:48 |
1973 October 18 : "We must be as tolerant as the tree, as we execute the Krsna consciousness movement. Without this mentality we cannot be successful. Material nature means disagreement but our success will depend on agreement even though there are varieties of engagements."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:38 |
1973 October 18: "If we fight on account of diversity, it is simply material platform. All our men must meet in Mayapur every year and discuss how to make unity in diversity. That will make our movement successful. One section of men have already gone out, therefore we must be very careful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:34 |
1973 October 18 : "You should rectify, but not reject. Members are coming to join us to be rectified, not to be rejected. So, try to rectify the incorrigible, and if not possible, then change. What can we do?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:32 |
1973 October 18: "Now this displeasing of godbrothers has already begun and gives me too much agitation. Our Gaudiya Math fought with one another after the demise of Guru Maharaja but my disciples even in my presence have already begun fighting. So I am greatly concerned."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:30 |
October 17, 2014 1967 October 17 : "One who reads Brahma Samhita very scrutinizingly can understand everything of Krishna without any fault. I recommend all my students read Brahma Samhita very carefully."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 01:44 |
1967 October 17: "He deliberately disobeyed me and instead of opening new centers he delivers his nonsense sermons amongst his God-brothers which are all against our principles. He is undoubtedly a good soul, but he has been attacked by maya; he thinks too much of himself - even at the risk of disobeying his Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 01:40 |
1971 October 17 : "I am very pleased that Indira Gandhi is now personally well known to you. For your presence only she has given special order for our devotees stay in Delhi. Certainly this is a good achievement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 01:38 |
1971 October 17: "If you can make the MPs and government officials members of our society it will be a great service. Our movement is so important. Without taking to it, no other method, political, social, religious, or cultural, can give any relief to the present chaotic condition of the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 01:36 |
1972 October 17 : "Yesterday evening the Chief Minister of Assam came to see me and I have requested him to write a letter to the Chief Minister of Maharastra. I hope this will be advantageous for your purpose."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:34 |
1973 October 17: "This is the deficiency of our movement. Only mediocre men are joining and not the very intelligent class. I do not wish to increase more centers. The more we distribute books, the more we get solid ground of preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 01:32 |
1973 October 17 : "It was our temple, so how can they sell? This is illegal. Let it go on for the time being, and we shall see later on. They cannot go outside the clutches of Krsna consciousness. Yes, do not attempt to open any more centers."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 01:30 |
October 16, 2014 1967 October 16: "Kirtanananda has not rightly understood Krishna Consciousness philosophy. He has been attacked by maya; he is a victim. We shall pray to Krishna for his recovery but we cannot allow him to speak on my behalf."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 02:59 |
1967 October 16: "Why are you disturbing the whole situation in my absence? You have not understood Krishna properly, please therefore do not misrepresent me. If you love me please do not talk but chant in solitary place - anywhere you like."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 02:59 |
1968 October 16: "The Ravana class want Sita without Rama and therefore havoc. We want to perfect everything with Krishna Consciousness. Our policy is without Krishna, everything is zero. But zero by the side of Krishna, then it is 10, 1,000, 1,000,000."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:59 |
1968 October 16: "In future we can open centers in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Fiji, Bangkok, Sydney, New Zealand, and all neighboring islands. And Hawaii will be our center for spreading Krishna Consciousness in the Pacific."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:58 |
1968 October 16: "I have come here on the order of my Spiritual Master, I am nonentity; there is no credit for me, all the credit goes to my Spiritual Master. He has arranged everything, and I am simply to abide by His order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:58 |
1971 October 16: "Somehow or other on account of their previous pious activities, they have come to Krishna Consciousness. So amongst ourselves we should treat one another very sympathetically so that our missionary activities may go on unhampered."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 02:58 |
1971 October 16: "I hope the Deity worship is going on very nicely; dress, flowers, ornaments, arati, cleanliness, foodstuffs, all of them must be regular, accompanied by kirtana, street sankirtana, distribution of literature, etc."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 02:58 |
1973 October 16: "As soon as the older boys can read Sanskrit and English, they should read our books, such as Bhagavad-gita As It Is. Their attention will be always in Krsna consciousness. That will save them from the clutches of maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 02:58 |
October 15, 2014 1968 October 15: "So many rascals and fools employed in the government service deride Krishna. They think He was black and therefore low-born. In this way, how much they have become degraded. If you try to criticize, do it very carefully. But we must speak the right thing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:16 |
1968 October 15: "They keep some spiritual master as pet dog or cat. He is misguided and without any knowledge in our line neither he is ready to accept any bona fide instructor. But our mission is to preach Krishna Consciousness so let us try to help him as far as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:14 |
1968 October 15: "Let us grow slowly but surely. Let us try our best to spread this Krishna Consciousness movement with sincerity. And Krishna will give us all facilities. After all, it is Krishna's business. We are simply servitors. Our sincere desire is to serve Him and this is our bona fide position."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:07 |
1968 October 15: "We sincerely serve Krishna, we are sincere servants, and we present things as presented by Krishna, and that is the test of our bona fide position and our bona fide presentation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:06 |
1973 October 15: "You have been in charge and now you have taken it as your personal property and you have demanded the temple? Please do not make this mistake. Please do not leave Krishna. You will not be happy. That is my request."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 03:05 |
1974 October 15: "How long do I have to bring devotees from abroad for preaching? You must recruit local devotees. That is wanted. So you cannot create? One experienced man must go and create local man anywhere; that is real preaching."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 02:59 |
1974 October 15: "So work diligently. It is a good place, organize it nicely. You are an old, experienced worker, and I have full confidence in you. Krishna will bless you in this attempt. Next time I return that way I may go there, so please arrange."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 02:58 |
1974 October 15: "My other godbrothers they are concerned with litigations, politics, and diplomacy, so what is the pracara? I have the blessings of my Guru Maharaj. I do not need anything else. This is how I went to your country and by his blessings it has come out successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 02:55 |
October 14, 2014 1967 October 14: "I am very sorry he is exploiting his position. He has no right to dictate as he is without my sanction. He has cut all link with me, therefore any instruction given by him is unauthorized & should at once be rejected."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 08:17 |
1967 October 14: "Please therefore stop Kirtanananda from making his mental concoctions. Do not be misled by him. This is very much disturbing to me & has caused me much pain. He should not be allowed to indulge in such nonsensical activities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 08:13 |
1968 October 14: "When a devotee is seriously prepared to serve Krishna, the Lord gives him both intelligence and opportunity. Please therefore utilize the opportunity of service diligently and it will be a great spiritual achievement for you and a great service to your country."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:10 |
1971 October 14: "I consider Sivananda as one of my foremost disciples. I always remember his smiling face and when I was in Hamburg he was my constant companion and my personal attendant also. So I cannot forget Sivananda's good behavior and gentle nature."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:09 |
1971 October 14: "I have noted your several complaints against the devotees but it would be better for you to set the example by your personal behavior and try to reform the others not by criticism but by your friendly behavior."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:08 |
1971 October 14: "Young boys and girls sometimes commit mistakes due to age but rejection of illicit sex life is our first motto. So stop immediately all this nonsense and remain fixed up in your good character so that there may not be any more accusations against you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:07 |
1971 October 14: "Regarding children, when you are married you will have children undoubtedly, but you should wait for the opportune moment when Krishna will bestow upon you all good fortune. Our line of action is enthusiasm and patience."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:05 |
1973 October 14: "For transcendental writing one must be an authorized Vaisnava and should write to purify oneself, not for credit. It may or may not be published, but one who is actually sincere in writing, all his ambitions will be fulfilled."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 07:54 |
October 13, 2014 1967 October 13: "When it acts for Krishna Consciousness, the material body becomes spiritualized. Material energy can be transformed to spiritual energy by the grace of Krishna & spiritual energy is never deteriorated. To be in Krishna Consciousness means to be in Spiritual energy. More in my next."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:04 |
1967 October 13: "I always think of you because you are so nice in Krishna Consciousness. Krishna Consciousness can be awakened simply by service attitude and you are already allotted a nice service. Continue this service anywhere you live & chant at least 16 rounds a day, and you will do all right in any circumstances."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:02 |
1967 October 13: "It is necessary for me to play the part of a thunderbolt for his nonsense activities. He is dictating something which is not sanctioned by me therefore all his instructions should be neglected. Please inform this to all centers."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:01 |
1967 October 13: "A devotee can do anything for Lord Krishna provided such action is sanctioned directly by Krishna or sanctioned directly by his Bonafide representative. This movement will come to nothing if I am not satisfied with your actions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:00 |
1968 October 13: "We require hundreds of pairs of Deities so there will be tremendous possibility of working for our society. After all you have to work with confidence and faith in Krishna, under my direction, and therefore I am sure you will come out successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:57 |
1971 October 13: "We have all taken on a great responsibility for spreading Krishna Consciousness all over the world. People are suffering and Krishna wants to deliver them. He comes personally and He sends His authorized devotee. I am so much obliged to you for your helping."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:51 |
1971 October 13: "Of all the churches I saw, I found the old Paddington church very nice. Why not negotiate for this property? What is the difficulty? It is quite suitable for our London temple and I think there will be no difficulty in raising the necessary funds. Krishna will help you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:47 |
1973 October 13: "Regarding reading other books, I request you to stop this practice. Our students have no time to read our own books, but they have time to read other's books? You have correctly found the defect in these books. We don't want babaji class. We want active preachers."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 03:36 |
October 12, 2014 1971 October 12: "I am so much pleased you have got a nice place. I shall try to visit at my first opportunity. All these yogis are mostly bluffers. They have no substance, you can openly declare. Distribute my books very widely and these bogus yogis and swamis will vanish."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:16 |
1971 October 12: "I have also apprehended a scandalous situation; so do things nicely and in consultation with others rectify the situation. All new matters should be consulted with all the members and a vote taken."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:14 |
1973 October 12: "Wherever there are Deities there must be first class care, arati, bhoga, cleanliness, dressing, regular classes. If this is not possible, then better to travel. Just like I am an old man, but I am always traveling."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:06 |
1973 October 12: "I am very satisfied on you and your good wife, so go on serving Krishna with greater enthusiasm. That will make me happy. Actually everyone one of you my disciples are good, and my task is to find out the fault in you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:04 |
1973 October 12: "The German devotees have impressed me by their enthusiasm so train them nicely. The Germans are very intelligent, and they will be the future preachers. So give them nice translations of my books and you will have tremendous success."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 11:56 |
1973 October 12: "I am glad to hear of the success of Tripurari. Some say dhoti is an impediment. So if he can distribute 105 Gitas and 105 Sri Isopanisad in one day in dhoti, why not try for this in other places as well?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 11:54 |
1974 October 12: "Although Krishna consciousness is a simple process, the application may sometimes be difficult. Now you are one of my older disciples, so please try to follow the devotional practices I have given you. This is the simple formula for victory in our struggle against maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:53 |
1974 October 12: "Before saving others we must first see that we ourselves are safe. Therefore associate with my disciples in one of our Krishna Consciousness centers. Krishna will give you the proper idea of how to spread Krishna consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:51 |