|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
December 27, 2014 1968 December 27: "When I put on the hat sent by you on my head, everyone says that it is brilliant, and because one has to dress according to the taste of friends this hat has become an important factor of my dressing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:35 |
1972 December 27: "That is advancement, to stick tightly to the orders of the Spiritual Master. Because my Guru Maharaja ordered it, I am also ordering it. Go on preaching, spread this Krsna Consciousness all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:34 |
1974 December 27: "What is this alone? Vaisnava is never alone. When I first came to your country I was alone for one year. But I never felt alone. I always felt the presence of my Guru Maharaja."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:28 |
1974 December 27: "Under all circumstances you must remain in the association of devotees. Continue to make nice milk preparations for the Deities. When I come in the spring I will be glad to accept them three times a day."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:25 |
1974 December 27: "I can come immediately. Try to arrange many programs with respectable gentlemen, philosophers, scholars, etc. If you can arrange nice programs in Brazil then I will be very pleased to go there also."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:09 |
1974 December 27: "Thank you very much for installing the very nice Radha-Krsna Deities. So do like that in every village and town. The matter is in the American hands. It must go on very nicely. That is my desire."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:48 |
1974 December 27: "So local men are coming daily. By good association and good preaching they can all become devotees. This is Lord Caitanya's mission to go to every town and village and create Vaisnava spirit in the local men."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:46 |
1975 December 27: "'Christmas week book distribution despite closed airport 112,000 BTGS, 8,000 Gitas sold.' Thank you very much. This is very good. Fight and depend on Krsna, that will bring you victory."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:05 |
December 26, 2014 1971 December 26 : "The American Ambassador and the Indian High Commissioner have agreed to come. Now, if you can convince the President of Kenya, Mr. Jomo Kenyatta, then I shall also consent to come for a few days to meet him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 04:20 |
1971 December 26 : "So never think dissatisfaction. Because you are serving Krishna, that is my satisfaction enough. But because you are also preaching so nicely, then I am more than satisfied. Why he does not write me?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:49 |
1971 December 26 : "We should always cling to the Lotus Feet of the Lord by following very strictly. If routine work - sixteen rounds, rising early, street Sankirtana, etc.- becomes slack or neglected, then all other attempts will fail."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:34 |
1971 December 26 : "As long as we keep ourselves pure for preaching, then we shall have all good results - of that there is no doubt. That is the proof of your preaching work - it becomes touchstone and turns iron to gold."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:30 |
1972 December 26 : "They are able to give enough money, but don't bother to try to mix with or preach to the Hindus extensively. Real business is to convert the local men to become Krishna Conscious and carry on the work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:18 |
1972 December 26 : "Except for some rare soul like George Harrison, big personalities will not help us. Now George is practically converted and he is only preaching about Krishna, and he has done that from the beginning."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:17 |
1972 December 26 : "We want that the mass shall support us, but we want that the class shall preach for us, that is the distinction. Is it clear?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:16 |
1972 December 26 : "I remember how you used to bring so many big men to see me at John Lennon's house. So if you sincerely desire to serve Him in that way, Krishna will give you every opportunity and intelligence."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:14 |
December 25, 2014 1955 December 25: "The League program is: (1) To hold consecutive meetings for impressing the ideas of the mission. (2) To train at least 7 to 10 educated young men (3) To publish a monthly paper for the English knowing heads of society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 06:16 |
1969 December 25: "This movement is greatly needed for the human society, so we are not working like any political party, but we are trying to execute the Will of the Supreme Lord."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:09 |
1972 December 25: "It is not very much advisable to make lies. Lies will not help us to train ourselves in truthfulness. Lie to some, not to others, that is not a good philosophy. Rather the brahmanas are always truthful, even to their enemies."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:08 |
1972 December 25: "We may do anything for Krishna, but that is reserved for very advanced experts in Krishna Consciousness - they know how to catch the big fish without themselves getting wet."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:06 |
1973 December 25: "I request you not to go to see him any more. This is not approved by me. Whatever is to be learned of Bhaktivinoda Thakura can be learned from our books. There is no need whatsoever for any outside instruction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 06:04 |
1974 December 25: "So one who gives class must read and study regularly and study the purport and realize it. Don't add anything or concoct anything - then you can preach very nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 05:56 |
1974 December 25: "The qualification for leading class is how much one understands about Krsna and the surrendering process. Not whether one is male or female. Of course, better she has heard nicely then she will speak nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 05:52 |
1974 December 25: "We can collect a lot of money for ISKCON Food Relief program with this film. But not a single farthing of that money should be used for any other thing. It should all go to our ISKCON Food Relief fund, nothing else."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 05:50 |
December 24, 2014 1967 December 24: "All these changes of lives one after another are considered to be dreams. Less intelligent persons are very much interested in dreaming life, but one who is intelligent enough he searches after eternal life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 06:44 |
1968 December 24: "The idea of prasadam distribution is long standing, and I suggested this from the very beginning of my missionary activities but it has never come to any practical shape till now."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:42 |
1968 December 24: "If you can start a Prasadam distribution program, it will be very very nice. But it is to be done in the temple premises, do not start a separate restaurant for this purpose."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:41 |
1968 December 24: "When the husband advances, automatically the wife shares in his success. So a good wife is a great boon to her husband and to her children so please continue in this way."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:40 |
1968 December 24: "Chestnuts and pomegranates take time to fructify. So Krishna Consciousness is the greatest of all good fruits. We must therefore have necessary endurance and enthusiasm to get the result."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:37 |
1973 December 24: "Whatever has been done in the past we shall not try to make up for but I want that now this Mayapur-Vrindaban Trust money not be spent under any circumstances without my direct order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 06:23 |
1973 December 24: "So I have never seen Haridwar also and I am getting older so before my last days I wish to visit the holy places in Northern and Southern India so you may fix up the program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 06:20 |
December 23, 2014 1967 December 23: "Our Kirtana movement is genuine, so we don't want cheap popularity. Let us convert one person in Krishna consciousness, that is our success of life. We don't want many cheap rascal followers."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 17:30 |
1967 December 23: "I do not like too much editorial work. There is no need of editing the final manuscripts - I have already written to him. One man should edit it and be sufficient. Not that it should be edited again and typed again and waste time. That is my desire."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 17:27 |
1972 December 23: "I thought Krishna Consciousness is the most important idea in the world, so let me go to the most important city in the world, New York City. I thought even at the fag-end of my life, if I am able to do anything for my Spiritual Master, let me try for it there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 17:26 |
1972 December 23: "I was alone, I was thinking, who will listen to me? I shall stay little longer, at least I can distribute a few books. But Krishna was all along preparing something I could not see. Now I can see that it is a miracle."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 17:17 |
1972 December 23: "Keep yourself always above suspicion and if you simply instruct as I have taught you - that will act with great force. I am doing that. And I wanted to make some sannyasis to do what I am doing. That is our perfect Krishna Consciousness program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 17:16 |
1974 December 23: "I want to know what has happened there. Please keep me fully informed and I will give you further instructions. They must return the property otherwise we will take action immediately."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 17:15 |
1974 December 23: "As one of my elder disciples you must set a nice example. You must become ideal in all respects, rising early, chanting sixteen rounds, attending classes, eating only Krsna prasadam, etc. This is very much wanted. This will make everything perfect."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 17:14 |
1974 December 23: "I was also grhastha now I am sannyasi. So I recommend you also take up this life. So many great kings and saintly persons all finished the last part of their lives living as mendicants, sannyasis."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 17:11 |
December 22, 2014 1971 December 22 : "Yes, it is a very good proposal that you should run for Mayor. I very much approve of this plan. We should always set the perfect example in all fields of activities, why not in politics?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 11:40 |
1971 December 22 : "Do not deviate from our high standard. That will mean great dishonor to me. Push on in your preaching as I have shown you, remain pure, enthusiastic, and optimistic, and Krishna will favor you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 11:39 |
1972 December 22 : "I am little observing now that our men are losing their enthusiasm for spreading our programmes. Otherwise, why so many letters of problems are coming, dissatisfied? That is not a very good sign."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:38 |
1972 December 22 : "There is symptom of missing the point. Regulative principles must be followed by everyone. Otherwise enthusiasm dwindles and they again think of sex and become restless, and so many problems are there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:37 |
1972 December 22 : "I do not think the leaders are themselves following, nor they are seeing the others are following strictly. That must be rectified at once. Everyone must understand nicely why this tapasya is necessary."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:36 |
1972 December 22 : "There must be always tapasya. We should not be after comforts and become complacent. Now you big managers train up more and more competent managers like yourselves. Forget this centralizing bureaucracy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:35 |
1972 December 22 : "Do not think in this way of big corporation, centralization - these are all nonsense proposals. Once there is bureaucracy the whole thing will be spoiled."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:16 |
1972 December 22 : "Krishna Consciousness Movement is for training men to be independently thoughtful and competent, not for making bureaucracy. There must always be competitive spirit, not that one shall dominate the other."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:15 |
1972 December 22 : "Our leaders shall be careful not to kill the spirit of enthusiastic service, which is spontaneous and voluntary. To draw out spontaneous, loving spirit - that is the art of management. But where are so many expert managers?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:14 |
December 21, 2014 1967 December 21: "Be careful about your health. Not only you but all my noble sons. I am an old man. I may live or die it does not matter. But you must live for long time to push on this Krishna Consciousness movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 08:19 |
1968 December 21: "Accelerate these school engagements and I am sure you will be very successful. When Krishna sees that we are trying very sincerely to preach His message He becomes very pleased and showers all blessings upon us. So please continue in this spirit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:11 |
1968 December 21: "Mr. Harrison must join this Krishna Consciousness movement without hesitation. If Mr. George Harrison takes the lead in organizing a huge Sankirtana Party consisting of the Beatles and our boys surely we shall change the face of the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:08 |
1972 December 21: "Yes, spiritual activities, even mentally performed, are beneficial. No, mental sinful activities do not cause a bad reaction. We do not suffer for thinking something sinful. Not in this age. That is a special concession for Kali-yuga."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 08:07 |
1972 December 21: "You are the pioneer preachers, you are paving the way. You will not stand by idly and listen to any nonsense ideas or Mayavadis. That is very nice. My Guru Maharaja was also inclined toward his bolder preachers."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 08:01 |
1974 December 21: "Print thousands of books and distribute everywhere, all over the world at the same speed. If we can get the masses of people in the Western countries to become Krsna Conscious, then the rest of the world will follow. That is a fact."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 08:00 |
1974 December 21: "By injecting our movement into the masses of people all over the world, especially in the Western countries, we can literally turn whole areas into Krsna Conscious nations. I am very glad to hear you have printed 100,000 copies. Now give them to everyone."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:59 |
1974 December 21: "I am very anxious to get that building in New York City. I like it very much, so I want you to take it immediately. Now keep the atmosphere very pure by holding regular classes and kirtan, morning and evening arati and ensuring that everyone chants their 16 rounds and follows the regulative principles without fail."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:57 |
1968 December 20: "This accredited university course is a very nice breakthrough for Lord Caitanya's movement in the West. Lord Caitanya will give you the intelligence from within to successfully execute this important project. Perhaps the more intelligent will also decide to join you and help you. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 01:46 |
1969 December 20: "If we keep ourselves purely on the standard of Lord Caitanya's order, then chanting by us of the Holy Names of Krishna will descend as powerfully as He acted during the time of Jagai and Madhai."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 01:45 |
1969 December 20: "I have learned the story of the delivering of the Berkeley Jagai-Madhais. Although it is surprising, yet it is possible to happen in this Krishna Consciousness Movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 01:42 |
1972 December 20: "It is your qualification for pleasing your Spiritual Master. That idea has become prominent for all of you, it is bigger than maya's idea, therefore maya cannot interfere to make you quarrel."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:36 |
1972 December 20: "So Krishna appreciates very much when His devotee becomes attached to Him. If there is some discrepancy anywhere it is to be supposed that the persons in charge are not very much attached to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:34 |
1974 December 20: "Because the message of Lord Krsna is being spoken, this Movement is going all over the world. I am like a peon carrying the message and the message, being perfect, it will be appreciated in every part of the universe."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:08 |
1974 December 20: "So far others, unfortunately they cannot give any faultless message. Nobody is greater than Bhagavan, Krsna. If we take Krsna's message we will be benefited - otherwise not."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:06 |
1974 December 20: "When one associates with one who is in illusion or who is mislead, naturally he will also become influenced by that illusion. So we must pray to Krsna to protect us from such bad association."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:04 |