|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
February 1, 2014 1966 February 1:
"Today phoned Mr. Felix Morrow of University Books. His representative will let me know. It is also arranged today by phone that the Universalist Church will allow house for holding meeting on every Wednesday evening from 7/30 to 9 pm.
Expenditure - Busfare .30"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 12:46 |
1969 February 1: "Although you are not formally initiated, you have associated with our devotees and it has acted. The seed is already there in you and it has to be helped to grow and fructify. You can immediately start a center wherever it is possible for you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:44 |
1969 February 1: "There are innumerable living entities wandering within the universe and out of many, many of such conditioned souls, only one will come into contact with a bona fide Spiritual Master by the Grace of Krishna. Krishna can understand from within the sincerity of purpose of a particular living entity."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:41 |
1969 February 1: "Simply engage yourself in Krishna's service. That will protect you from any attack of maya. Maya can take Krishna's place in our heart as soon as there is a slackness on our part. Otherwise, if Krishna's seated always, maya has no opportunity to occupy the seat."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:38 |
1969 February 1: "I am very much encouraged by your proposal for constructing housing. This money will be secured somehow or other. These cottages needn't be very high class finished. They may be very roughly finished. We simply want protection, that's all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:35 |
1969 February 1: "Introduce to the colleges our Bhagavad-gita. If they are actually serious to receive instructions from Krishna, they absolutely must read our Bhagavad-gita As It Is. If they want some nonsense on the plea of reading Bhagavad-gita then there is nothing we can do to help them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:31 |
1975 February 1: "Come to India and live in Mayapur. I shall arrange a very nice room and you can peacefully engage in reading Srimad Bhagavatam. I think this arrangement will be very nice for you according to my idea. Now you decide what to do."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 12:28 |
January 31, 2014 1966 January 31
"Today I met two Foundations Carnegie Corporation of New York & Russel Sage Foundation. To contact again tomorrow by phone. Expenditure. Busfare .30"
Journal :: 1966 letters | 10:28 |
1969 January 31: "Our first meeting on Houston Street, it was all arranged by Krishna. That was a favor shown to me by Krishna. So Krishna sent you to me, and therefore our meeting was the desire of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 09:42 |
1971 January 31 : "I wish to request you to come and live with me but you have already said that will not be possible. So your help to my book fund is very much welcome. I shall always pray for your higher spiritual life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 09:41 |
1972 January 31: "Whatever you can do to turn the minds of the people towards Krsna Consciousness, that is very much appreciated by me. You are intelligent boy, you can decide how."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 09:41 |
1973 January 31: "So far the court case is concerned, I shall be interested to hear the outcome. So you may keep me informed. But always remember that Krsna is the Supreme Controller of all that be."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 09:40 |
1973 January 31 : "We must be so careful to train the devotees nicely. They have come from the realm of maya to Krsna's place, so it is our duty to keep them there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 09:39 |
1975 January 31: "If someone wants the blessings of Ganesa in order to get large amounts of money for Krishna's service, then it is alright, but they must send me at least $100,000 dollars monthly - not less."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:38 |
1975 January 31: "I beg you to come and live in Mayapur. I shall arrange a very nice room and you can peacefully engage in your painting and read Srimad Bhagavatam. I think this arrangement will be very nice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 05:23 |
January 30, 2014 1966 January 30: "Too much snow falling today and the wind blowing very severely. So I could not go to Dr. Mishra's apartment for meals. Some how or other I managed my bath and meals in the studio. Purchased milk and butter."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 11:14 |
1967January 30: "Our yesterdays function was very successful. There were about 1500 or more audience and all of them chanted and danced continually for one hour and fifteen minutes. I came back at 11-30 at night."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 11:10 |
1969 January 30: "Everywhere you are it is the same because Krishna is there. All places belong to Krishna, and wherever we get the chance for serving Him, that land is our God-gifted land."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 10:23 |
1970 January 30 : "For the first part of Krishna Book we want 52 pictures and 400 text pages - so whether they are complete? Mr. George Harrison has contributed the entire cost and we are going to publish it very soon."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 09:20 |
1975 January 30: "Your plan for preaching on the campuses, it is a very good idea. Do it. I know that you are practical, instead of talking 100 times and doing nothing. That I want."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:54 |
1975 January 30: "Krishna has given you a special duty, so carry it very faithfully and enthusiastically. The more you preach, the more you become recognized by Krishna and the more He gives you intelligence how to preach."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975: letters | 04:50 |
1975 January 30: "Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu accepted the Bharata-bhumi, but at least one person from Bharata-bhumi has accepted this movement and handed it over to you - so see that this desire takes practical shape."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975: letters | 04:07 |
1975 January 30: "America has got immense potential. So, do service to your countrymen, as well as Krishna simultaneously. Your country has been glorified on account of her children like you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:59 |
January 29, 2014 1966 January 29:
"Sri Sri Adwaita Prabhu's appearance observed by fasting like Ekadasi. Gita meeting at Studio at 4 pm. Mr. Cohen came with friends and heard me up to 5:30 pm. He has taken away one set of Books on approval.
Banana - .26
Busfare - .30
Total - .56"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 13:36 |
1967 January 29: "'Sunday, January 29, 1967 marked a major spiritual event of the hippy era. Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and Quicksilver Messenger Service appeared at the Mantra Rock Dance with Srila Prabhupada, proceeds from which would go to the Haight Ashbury Hare Krsna temple."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 13:33 |
1970 January 29: "I am so glad you have decided to dedicate your life for Krishna Consciousness Movement. So many men have dedicated their lives for so many temporary isms. Our Krishna-ism will continue eternally and give us eternal life. Preach to the suffering humanity that is my requrest."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:28 |
1972 January 29: "Externally we may behave like ordinary men but internally we remain fixed in the service of Radha Krishna. The mayavadi do not accept this and take Devotional service to be maya; therefore we call them mayavadi. Never, at any time, accept the mayavadi philosophy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:19 |
1972 January 29: "Hayagriva is unquestionably a very expert editor, so you please try to help him and encourage him. If he can remain happy in Krishna's service there is no measure to the value of his work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:18 |
1973 January 29: "There is no difference between brahmacari, grhastha, vanaprastha, and sannyasa. Simply grhastha means that he lives outside the temple with wife, that is the only difference. Otherwise, grhastha must follow the same regulative principles and remain fully engaged in the temple activities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:16 |
1973 January 29: "Your husband has now taken sannyasa order of life for preaching the message of Lord Caitanya. I know that you are very strong in Krsna Consciousness. Now very strictly maintain our principles, working in every second of your life for serving Krsna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:12 |
1973 January 29: "When given in its pure form, people are eager for Krsna consciousness. Each night 15,000 joined in kirtana and listened very attentively to my discourses. Afterwards seven young men joined us full time as brahmacaris."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:11 |
January 28, 2014 1966 January 28:
"Saw Mr. Cohen at his place. He is to come here tomorrow at 4 pm.
Purchased vegetables -- .42
Busfare -- .30
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 17:28 |
1969 January 28: "Soon we shall have our own press. Our life and soul is kirtana and presenting literature to the public at large, and I can understand that Krishna is dictating to you from within how to carry this out successfully."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:27 |
1970 January 28: "We shall take forty of our select devotees to India and travel all over with Sankirtana Party and recruit many sympathizers for this movement. I am very much anxious for this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:24 |
1970 January 28: "Unless there is great fall-down, any transcendentalist, either personalist or impersonalist, if he makes regular progress in the regulative principles, even though he does not finish, he is sure to get his next birth in a good family."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:14 |
1973 January 28: "I am very pleased that you have acquired some more cows. You are the manager, it is up to you to see that everything is developed very very nicely. Once you are utilizing everything very nicely, then you may increase more and more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 17:08 |
1973 January 28: "This modern civilization is always artificial. You are actually learning the self-sufficient mode of living, simple living, high thinking, that is our policy. As long as Krsna remains in the center of all these activities, then you are actually in Vrindaban."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 17:03 |
1973 January 28: "Continue executing this process of devotional service enthusiastically. As your service becomes mature you shall see Krsna more and more - and more and more you shall realize the qualities of the holy land of Vraja."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 17:01 |
1973 January 28: "It is very nice that Vaikuntha Players are only taking information from our Srimad-Bhagavatam and Krsna Book for presenting drama without any deviation from sastra. In this way we can present the philosophy of Krsna Consciousness very nicely for everyone to relish."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 16:48 |
January 27, 2014 1970 January 27 : "When I think of Radha-Krishna, I think of first the Radha-Govinda Vigraha of Mullicks Thakurabati. From my very childhood I am devoted to that same Deity. Your ambition to have a place like Mullicks Thakurabati is also my ambition."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:40 |
1970 January 27 : "Just like a tree when overladen with fruits becomes humble and lower down; similarly, a great soul in Krishna Consciousness becomes humbler than the grass and bowed down like the fruitful trees."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:38 |
1971 January 27 : "To open 108 branches of our society all over the world has been my desire and it is actually happening. Yes, you have my blessings always. You are very sincere boy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 18:24 |
1973 January 27: "Krsna is unlimited, and His devotees' service should also be unlimited. I am glad you wish to increase your service still further."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 10:39 |
1973 January 27 : "Gurukula is our most important project. I have already given instruction on how the teaching should be conducted there. Try to make it the model educational institution in the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 10:36 |
1975 January 27: "I am very much depressed by the recent incidences. It is now evident that some of our top men are very much ambitious and there have been so many fall-downs."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:47 |
1975 January 27: "Under the circumstances, I have asked him to come to me. I shall try to rectify the mistakes and as previously arranged, as GBC he can act as my secretary for at least one month in a year."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:46 |
1975 January 27: "By Krishna's grace, the higher learned section are appreciating our books. That is the only hope for pushing on."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 08:54 |
January 26, 2014 1966 January 26:
"One set books sold at the Universalist Church, Central Park West. Three letters dispatched. Went to see the Tape-recorder. Found no good. Meeting at the Church at 4 West 76th St at 7 pm."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 12:59 |
1968 January 26: "Mistakes there may be in our life, but if we stick to Krsna Consciousness, Krsna will surely put us on the right path. I love you at my heart and therefore I gave you the name Krsna devi dasi. Don't forget Krsna even for a single moment."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 12:55 |
1969 January 26: "The six couples have been working very hard and they have been very much appreciated by the people there, and their character, behavior, and devotion are attracting sincere people to our movement. I want similar thousands of couples for my disciples to propagate our movement throughout the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:53 |
1970 January 26: "Krsna is giving you good chance for presenting Krsna Consciousness Movement in the circle of educated people. Do it to the best of your ability. Scarcity of language on your part will be fulfilled by Krsna by the process of your eagerness to serve Him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:51 |
1973 January 26: "It does not matter that you are not so expert at Sanskrit. If by your presence the devotees become enlivened - that is the sign of successful preaching. It is not very difficult. Just read from my books and try and explain the meaning in your own words."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:47 |
1974 January 26: "If you sincerely preach everything will become smooth, and our preaching work will become smoother and smoother. Let us work cooperatively all over the world. It is a great task. Let us be cognizant of our responsibility."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:44 |
1974 January 26: "You have dedicated yourself therefore you are always glorious. I'm very much indebted that you have gone so far away from your comfortable country. Please go on preaching like that and you will be blessed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:41 |
1974 January 26: "I think Krsna wants to see you all work independently of me. I'm getting old and cannot move, so if you all my students work ten times more than me that will be great pleasure for me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:38 |