|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
November 1, 2014 1958 November 1:"My dear Brother, please excuse me if I have offended you by calling you my dear Brother. Actually you are my dear brother and when you know me you shall be pleased that I have called you as such."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 02:12 |
1968 November 1: "I am getting gradually older, therefore even if I remain in your country, I shall restrain my moving and my main business will be henceforward to train you all my disciples for preaching work. I think you will approve of my program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:03 |
1968 November 1: "The wife is the shareholder of the husband's pious activities. Actually he cannot check you in the matter of your service either to Krishna or to me, but because we have to work with our present body, we must take care of it by following the ordinary rules."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:03 |
1970 November 1 : "The poison is personal ambition. So our duty is to be very, very careful. Therefore one should not be complacent. Doubts may come about, but one should be firmly fixed up that there cannot be any doubt on the Spiritual Master or Krsna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:51 |
1971 November 1 : "It was a great shock for me to hear about their deaths, so untimely. We should hold special condolence meeting in our centers and pray for their being taken to Krishna Loka and some special feast preparations should be offered to Lord Krishna and prasadam should be distributed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 01:45 |
1972 November 1 : "It appears that you have been poisoned by some rascals. Such rascals cannot do anything to push on the mission of Lord Caitanya but can put hindrances in the path of spreading Krishna Consciousness all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:32 |
1972 November 1 : "I am very sorry that you have fallen a victim of such poisonous serpents. Because such easy going rascals are unable to assume the position of "Prabhupada" or unfit for the post, they are so envious and you are talking on their behalf. I am very sorry for this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:29 |
1973 November 1 : "In the beginning we must treat the Lord with awe and veneration. Later on when we are perfectly on the spiritual platform, we treat Krsna more intimately. But in the beginning, we never imitate the Brijbasis as do the sahajiyas."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 01:28 |
1973 November 1 : "I have been hearing about your successful preaching. Stick to this work allotted to you by Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Always pray to Caitanya Mahaprabhu for strength and go on with your preaching."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 01:18 |
October 31, 2014 1974 October 31: "The registration cannot be applied for unless my express sanction is there. No papers should be filed without my permission. Any papers you may draw up must be submitted to me first before filing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:38 |
1974 October 31: "It is very good that our books are being appreciated by the learned circles. If our books are distributed more and more in this way, there will be unlimited scope for spreading this movement all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:36 |
1974 October 31: "My books are the foundation stone of our movement. This should be our only motto. Whatever we are is resting on these books, so far reading them and distributing them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:30 |
October 30, 2014 1974 October 31: "I am very glad that the devotees are maintaining the devotional practices. This is the secret to success. Therefore I am stressing it. And, if you also stress it and show yourself as an ideal Vaisnava, then you are my representative in fullness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:28 |
1974 October 31: "We are not after titles and designations. Lord Caitanya made it a principle that we must teach by personal example. This is what I have tried to do. So if all of my disciples do this, then the future of our movement will be most glorious."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:27 |
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October 29, 2014 1966 October 29: "I am glad to learn that you are chanting regularly and I hope you are gradually getting some enlightenment in Krsna Consciousness. Our path is genuine sublime and easy. So there must be a world wide organization for pushing the movement in the Human society. This is only medium to save the people from ruination."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 11:15 |
1966 October 29: "Here things are improving and people in New York are taking in the importance of the Kirtana movement. The enclosed newspaper cuttings will give you an idea. We have already published some new literatures. I think there is good prospect for this Society being a World organization and you must try to have a centre at Montreal as soon as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 11:11 |
1967 October 29: "I am a bonafide teacher as long as I follow the instructions of my Spiritual Master. That is the only one qualification for becoming a teacher. As soon as one deviates from this principle one is no longer a teacher."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 11:08 |
1967 October 29: "Everyone of my disciples may become a teacher strictly following my instructions. I do not know how he is speaking but if there is any deviation you can point it out & adjust things between yourselves."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 11:06 |
1967 October 29: "I can understand your anxiety about your husband & rest assured I shall never advise him to leave you. Both of you are very good souls. We are concerned more for Krishna Consciousness & if that work is executed more nicely by cooperation of husband & wife, there is no necessity of thinking wife as impediment to Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 11:03 |
1968 October 29: "I thank you very much for your nice letter. You will be glad to know that I have been admitted in your country as permanent resident and it is learned my initiated students may be saved from the military service. Please inform this matter to all others."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 10:59 |
1973 October 29: "Regarding your book, I have already given you the points, so you can inquire from me any intricate question and I shall try to reply. In my presence both of you can discuss threadbare all questions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 10:58 |
1973 October 29: "To your book may I add one concluding heading: 'Original Life is God.' Because the whole world is full of demons we have to fight with all these so-called leaders, scientists, and philosophers, just like Krsna came to kill all the demons."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 10:56 |
October 28, 2014 1967 October 28: "A fortunate living being while wandering in different species of life gets the chance of meeting a bonafide spiritual master by the causeless mercy of Krishna. The process of speculation without approaching the bonafide spiritual master is simply a waste of time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:03 |
1967 October 28: "Thank you very much for your letter. I am so happy that a boy of 17 years can feel so nicely about Krishna Consciousness. I am so happy that this movement is attracting young innocent hearts of America. I think the future is very hopeful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 03:57 |
1969 October 28: "It is very, very encouraging that you propose to go to Australia. If you can start a center there now, it will be certainly all glorious. By the order of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu we shall not leave any place within this world without Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:54 |
1970 October 28: "Maya is insurmountable but one who surrenders to Krsna - Maya does not touch him. So all my books are as good as Krsna therefore taking shelter of my books means taking shelter of Krsna - there is no doubt about it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:50 |
1970 October 28: "I've sent the sannyasis letters requesting them to preach from different centers. Why they are together? Sannyas means they should travel extensively, create new centers and new devotees--that is sannyasa business."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:34 |
1970 October 28: "In regards to Swami Tirtha, forget all these past incidences. Let us now work with new life and new vigor. They are all nice boys but maya has made them something else. In course of time, they'll all become nice again."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:32 |
1970 October 28: "If the Hamilton House in Dalhousie Square is available for purchase, immediately all of you see it. I am very much anxious to have a center in Calcutta, so if it is suitable for our purposes, you work for it immediately."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:57 |
1973 October 28: "If the men you bring to India come as tourists and then go away this kind of coming and going is a waste of money. I think you can get local men here. That is the preaching process."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 01:50 |
October 27, 2014 1965 October 27: "We must combine together for preaching Bhagavatam all over the world. It is not for any political purpose but for saving the people in general. The Christian cult cannot save them from godlessness or any other cult but the Bhagavatam cult can save them because of its philosophical and scientific approach."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 01:45 |
1965 October 27: "What I want is that immediately a society may be formed, a great philanthropic work for preaching the Bhagavatam cult for human society at large. I am just giving you the idea and if you consult your beloved Lord Bala Krishna surely you will be further enlightened in the matter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 01:41 |
1967 October 27: "In India the jackals roar four times at night without any influence but the one roar of a lion drives away many elephants. The pressure of Maya is elephant-like, big, but the roaring of Nrsimhadeva can drive away many elephants. I know that in the future you shall conquer over many jackals."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 01:34 |
1970 October 27: "Before preaching of your Spiritual Master, you never consulted me whether it was right. This means you were inspired by some external influence. Why that influence was wasn't cleared up before now? Now go forward straight for preaching this Krishna Consciousness Movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:27 |
1970 October 27: "Now forget past incidences and go forward with clear consciousness. Why punishment? There is no punishment. Rather, there is reward. You have been awarded Sannyas so you have the best opportunity to serve Krishna by preaching His glories."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:24 |
1970 October 27: "Now you have voluntarily taken sannyasa. Take advantage of this opportunity and preach and expand missionary activities. Do it sincerely. One who preaches Krishna Consciousness is glorious. Write me directly and I will give you instructions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:20 |
1972 Octber 27: Now we are staying in the Radha-Damodara Temple in Vrindaban and the programme of speaking morning and evening in the courtyard is going on very nicely. Actually everywhere, wherever Krishna is being glorified, that is Vrindaban."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:18 |
1972 October 27: "In the spiritual sky Krsna has no need for living in the heart. They are seeing Krsna face to face always, so what is the use of being in heart? Outside, inside, they are the same, even their heart that is also sat-cid-ananda."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:13 |
October 26, 2014 1967 October 26: "In spiritual life there is no allowance of association of man and woman without being married. In your country such association is without restriction; thus the result is known to you better than I am able to explain."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 00:52 |
1967 October 26: "Yesterday we have all come to Navadvipa, a place of one of my Godbrothers. We shall observe his birthday ceremony tomorrow and the brahmacaris shall learn how to celebrate the Spiritual Master's birthday."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 00:49 |
1968 October 26: "I don't wish to keep you in that blazing fire. If your parents don't receive you as their beloved son then you shall live with me. At least I shall not make your life miserable even though I am not as rich as your parents."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 00:46 |
1970 October 26: "They are frustrated in so many ways and looking for something new kind of happiness. So it is most important to arrange lectures and kirtanas at the schools and colleges. The intelligent boys and girls are very much eager to understand this Krishna consciousness Movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:44 |
1970 October 26: "I am very pleased with your sincere service attitude in pushing on our preaching work in these parts of the world and yes, Krsna will give you strength because the more you serve Him, the more intelligence He will give you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:44 |
1970 October 26: "Anyone who tries to understand impersonalist philosophy is doomed, their devotion becomes dried up. Don't try to mix with any Swami who has no knowledge of Krsna Consciousness. Their speaking is simply maya, therefore they are called Mayavadis."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:39 |
1970 October 26: "Preach steadily our Krishna Conscious philosophy in defiance of all atheistic propaganda so much current. The whole Hindu society is absorbed in this demigod business, so unless our preaching work is vigorous it will be very difficult to stop them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:34 |
1972 October 26: "I am very pleased how our children are making nice advancement. Children have to be to trained how to obey, otherwise they will be simply spoiled. But the art is how to apply authority and discipline so they will enjoy it and not reject it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:25 |