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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
November 8, 2014 1965 November 8: "Srila Prabhupada had a strong desire to open our preaching centres in the Western countries and both Bon Maharaja and Goswami Maharaja were deputed for this purpose without any tangible result."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 04:52 |
1965 November 8: "I have no ambition for becoming the proprietor of any Matha or Mandir but I want working facilities. I am working day and night for my Bhagavatam publication and I need centres in the Western countries."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 04:50 |
1965 November 8: "Every camp of our god brothers should supply a man good for this purpose and they must agree to work under my direction. Then you will see how our beloved Srila Prabhupada will be satisfied on all of us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 04:50 |
1968 November 8: "There are 42,000 students in your university, and if 5% of them purchase our Gita, then we can sell at least 2,000 copies there. So I hope you will try for this and it will be both propaganda as well as income."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:38 |
1970 November 8: "Here I am working in Bombay to establish one Krishna Consciousness Headquarters for India. So if Krishna desires, we will have a temple here."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 04:28 |
1974 November 8: "He has done much service. He cannot be removed whimsically. The local members must agree for him to be removed by you, according to the Direction of Management."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:31 |
1975 November 8: "We haven't got to invent something by our fertile brain for preaching. Study my books and reproduce the purports in your own language. Everything is there. Instruct your temple presidents to preach like this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:25 |
1975 November 8: "So any one of them cannot help me in this way of book writing because they are unfortunate in the matter of preaching work. They are simply trying to infiltrate our society to do something harmful. So please do not have any correspondence with them and do not do anything without consulting me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:24 |
November 7, 2014 1970 November 7: "The big temple on the bank of the Yamuna at Kesighat is for sale. I know of this temple. I used to live next to it before living in the Radha-Damodara temple. We would like to get this temple at all costs."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:18 |
1970 November 7: "Instead of Sankirtana if you, husband and wife, try to see so many ministers and other important men, that will be nice. You may try and see Indira Gandhi. And perhaps you can meet with this President Giri."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:17 |
1972 November 7: "Just like in our ISKCON there are so many false things: 'Prabhupada said this, Prabhupada said that.' Do not be deviated by such ideas. Krishna is knowledge, He is the object of knowledge, He is the goal of knowledge."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:00 |
1973 November 7: "Now my program is fixed up for going to Nairobi on November 23, instant, and from there I will return to Los Angeles via Rome. I will stop there for two days for meeting with the Pope."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:56 |
1973 November 7: "I want that there be published one volume of Caitanya Caritamrta for Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Appearance Day. So please arrange for this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:54 |
1974 November 7: "Regarding Washington, D.C., that Damodara is also resigning, we are increasing in so many ways, but our men are deteriorating. What to do?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:02 |
1974 November 7: "N.B. I refer to the Direction of Management as follows: 'Removal of a Temple President by GBC requires support by the local Temple members.' Therefore you should take a vote of the Temple members."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:00 |
November 6, 2014 1965 November 6: "Yes I have got this nice typewriter by the Grace of the Lord and I am very much satisfied with its working. I have left my hearth and home in India but here by the Grace of the Lord I have got good sons and daughter like you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 01:08 |
1965 November 6: "Next time when I shall go to your home, I must serve you with my good cooking without fail. Now I am far away from you otherwise I would have at once gone to you and entertained you with such lunches."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 01:06 |
1965 November 6: "Please offer my good wishes to your friends who still remember me. Had I the means to rent a house I would have gone back again to Butler to hold my Bhagavatam discourses daily with such good friends."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 01:03 |
1965 November 6: "So far I have studied the American minds they are eager and apt to receive Bhakti Cult of Srimad-Bhagavatam. My mission is not to turn anyone away from a particular religion but I want to give them more knowledge about God and devotion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 01:02 |
1968 November 6: "So I have no objection if you decide to marry as a matter of necessity. I think you should consult your Godbrothers in this connection. Do your duty nicely & go Back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 00:52 |
1973 November 6: "Describing your plans for traveling Sankirtana party, it is very much encouraging news for me. If there were three or four such traveling parties, it would be a grand scale propaganda. So do it with great enthusiasm."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 00:49 |
1973 November 6: "When somebody does not agree, you try to get them out. This is a mistaken policy. With great difficulty we get a man. We have to reform them. Our business is to become sympathetic to fallen souls. So in future everything should be done amicably."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 00:46 |
1975 November 6: "You immediately go and take back whatever books of ours that he has. You may inform him that we do not require his editing, neither should he correspond with our men. He wants to become more important."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:41 |
November 5, 2014 1967 November 5: "I offer you my sincere most blessings for the most kind words you have sent me. This attitude of service will help you progress in Krishna Consciousness and perfect Krishna Consciousness will help us to go back to home, back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 15:38 |
1967 November 5: "If possible the persons involved must be requested to send a letter of regret and apology for the mistake they have done. This incident of separation from our society is accidental. The fact is that once combined in Krishna Consciousness, one cannot be separated at any time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:58 |
1967 November 5: "I have given you a list of good behaviors for the devotees. The person who is a devotee must develop those good qualities. The provocation was set in motion by his uncalled for behavior but in future we shall be very much careful to deal in such provocative situations."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:52 |
1972 November 5: "All these things are nonsense inventions. Simply perform our kirtana. Such inventing spirit will ruin our movement. People may come to see, some will become devotees, but such devotees will not stay because they are attracted by some show and not by the real thing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:48 |
1972 November 5: "Another change, another change, every day another change. Gradually the Krishna Consciousness idea will evaporate. Our standard is to have kirtana, start temples. Don't manufacture ideas."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:47 |
1975 November 5: "This is very funny thinking. You want to spend for a boat and he wants to take sannyasa. First, there is no sanction to purchase this boat. And is sannyasa so cheap? This is nonsense. He is not fit. He will become a victim."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:38 |
1975 November 5: "If somebody does not go in one line with the rest of the godbrothers, he can remain separately, but it does not mean that he may disobey the principles that I have laid down. So long as one follows the principles, he continues to be my disciple."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:36 |
1975 November 5: "Why are you always calling on the telephone? Are you such important men that you have to call all over the world? We are poor men sons, what can I do?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:34 |
November 4, 2014 1967 November 4: "Every minute I think of you and and as you have asked me to go to San Francisco while returning from India, I am trying to fulfill my promise."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 01:16 |
1970 November 4: "Our actions are all meant for pleasing Krishna. If we act always in this consciousness automatically everyone will be attracted to devotional service, and this is the secret of our preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:14 |
1970 November 4: "It is for your daring and active nature that I have chosen you. So just open two nice centers immediately and that will link-up our world wide chain of centers. Please report to me fortnightly and always distribute my books wherever possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:13 |
1971 November 4: "It is very encouraging to hear that my Sannyasis are traveling and preaching. Visit existing temples and this will enliven the devotees tremendously. We must keep our centers strong. This will be the greatest preaching program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 01:10 |
1971 November 4: "So far the paintings you have sent, they are bona fide but for the ordinary man they appear sensual. So better not to display such paintings, not even in our temples."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 01:07 |
1975 November 4: "Now I am getting old, so if you can do things without me, that will be a great pleasure for me. Still if I get the chance, I will come for the Ratha Yatra festival."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 01:06 |
1975 November 4: "Although Krishna is no longer present physically from the materialistic viewpoint, still Bhagavad-gita continues. So the best way to associate with the Spiritual Master is to follow his instructions. Physical presence is sometimes appreciable and sometimes not, but vani exists eternally."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 01:03 |
1975 November 4: "You are doing solid work, even alone, and I am very pleased. This is the test for a sincere devotee. Simply by carrying out the order of the Spiritual Master, ones success in spiritual life is guaranteed. I thank you for your endeavor."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:58 |
November 3, 2014 1968 November 3: "We know very well what is the world situation. It is my personal opinion that except for a few persons, practically there is no man in the world who is strictly religionist, either Hindu, Moslem, Christian, or Buddhist."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 00:46 |
1968 November 3: "Officially they claim some sectarian identification but practically the whole world is without religion. A man without religion is nothing but an animal and being every man is irreligious, therefore, the whole human society is certainly animalistic."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 00:45 |
1968 November 3: "We do not mind that we could not get any place in the Church Center and there is no cause for your being sorry for this. We do not calculate the so-called success or failure we are simply to discharge our duties and chant HARE KRISHNA loudly. Now as you are free you can come and join me here."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 00:42 |
1970 November 3: "Your ability to present Bengal Gaudiya Vaisnavism in its proper perspective is very much welcome. We are trying to present Krishna Consciousness all over the world in a very scientific and philosophical way, and your help will be greatly valued. Immediately we can start a Bengali edition of Back to Godhead magazine under your expert editorship."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:37 |
1972 November 3: "You are one of my older disciples and I see that you are sincerely applying your knowledge to expand Krishna Consciousness movement with good result. That is very much appreciated by me. Now go on in this way, distributing my books profusely and preaching and making devotees, and that activity will be the perfection of your life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:33 |
1974 November 3: "Krishna is so kind that although he is unconquerable, He can be possessed by the devotee. From love He allows this. Every morning I go to the temple and see the Deity and offer obeisances, so I expect each and every one of my disciples should also follow."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:32 |
1974 November 3: "Our mission is to put Krishna as first, and others may take it or not. It is from Krishna that one has the faith by which one can worship the demigods. 'Nobody is greater than Me.' Is Krishna speaking a lie? Should we reject Krishna's statement?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:31 |
1974 November 3: "To an animal in the modes of ignorance, how can we preach? Then we are helpless. Our fundamental principle is the teaching of the Bhagavad-gita. Those persons who cannot understand this on account of particular modes of nature, such persons require further education, and until such time is fulfilled, we are helpless."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:30 |
November 2, 2014 1967 November 2: "Anyone following the order of Lord Caitanya under the guidance of His bonafide representative, can become a Spiritual Master and I wish that in my absence all my disciples become the bonafide Spiritual Master to spread Krishna Consciousness throughout the whole world. I want it but he was too much puffed up."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 01:25 |
1967 November 2: "Nobody can become a bonafide Spirtual Master by dissatisfying his Spiritual Master. He wanted to become a spiritual master by dissatisfying his spiritual master and as such he has fallen down. He cannot say anything genuine any more till he has had revival of his pure consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 01:24 |
1968 November 2: "He is one of the disciples of my God-brother and instead of replying my letter, he has the impudency of writing to Rayarama. He appears to be as venomous as the other Maharaja. They are all envious of my activities here."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 01:22 |
1972 November 2: "Yes, I always think of you. You are one of my first disciples and I am always praying to Krishna to give you His all blessings. Wherever you may be, it doesn't matter, don't give up the principles of spiritual life, that is my request."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:17 |
1972 November 2: "You are seeing Vrndavana actually, the paintings are so nice. Now you distribute these books by millions all over the world, then everyone will see how wonderful is Vrndavana. That is the best preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:15 |
1973 November 2: "As your President Lincoln gave the blacks equal rights, let us cooperate with them. If black men read our books, it will be a great achievement. When a devotee is actually advanced racial distinction disappears."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 01:13 |
1973 November 2: "Regarding that rascal, yes, capture and defeat him in debate and prove him as rascal number one. Our propaganda should be for the educational institutions. I am anxious to see these scholars."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 01:08 |
1974 November 2: "Use your intelligence for Krishna's service and not for any personal ambition. This is my only concern. We have worked very hard to establish a great institution - but if we think it is for our personal benefit then it will become ruined."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:03 |