.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami

February 8, 2014  

1969 February 8: "Material entanglement is no problem; if Krishna was not so powerful that He can easily undo our material entanglement then there would be no need to follow the path of Krishna Consciousness. If you are sincere of purpose, there is no problem."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

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1970 February 8: "First one should dedicate his life for Krishna's service; that is very nice. If he cannot dedicate his whole life, then let him devote his money; if he cannot devote his money, then let him devote his intelligence; and if he cannot devote his intelligence, then let him devote his voice by uttering Hare Krishna. Hare Krishna Mantra is the greatest common factor for self-realization. Preach this philosophy whole heartedly and Krishna will be very much pleased upon you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 11:21 |

1970 February 8: "You say that no one can deal with the devotees except Visnujana; that is not a good proposal. There are so many old and experienced devotees; if there is no one to look after the other devotees , that does not sound very good."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 11:06 |

1970 February 8: "Just now it is not possible to give you the two missing points. So without waiting further for these minor discrepancies, you can finish the subject adding "etc." Use your best discretion as Krsna will dictate from within you. You are a good and scrutinizing editor. I can rely on you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 11:05 |

1972 February 8: "Your big brother has assured me he will come here and take full charge to make this the first ISKCON City and immediately we shall raise up a grand Temple and form a cooperative housing society for devotees of Krishna. We shall plan everything out nicely when we meet later this month."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 11:01 |

1974 February 8: "So they have accused you as bad because you are Indian, yet they have accepted a bad Indian as guru. Why be affected by these bodily relationships? Come back and if you feel inconvenience, it doesn't matter whether from Indians or Americans, you can live with me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 11:00 |

1974 February 8: "I am glad you are now concentrating on improving the regulative life of the temple rather than so much advertising. This is what I want. A good example is better than precept. The pamphlet is precept - but if we don't follow the precepts ourselves then such advertisement is not good."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 10:46 |

1974 February 8: "He said personally to me that under dictation of Srimati Radharani he has given the land to us in charity, now if he uses the front portion for other purposes there will be great damage to the view. Kindly treat this as very urgent and reply."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 10:40 |

February 7, 2014  

1968 February 7: "What is there philosophy in his teachings? These are all nonsense propaganda proposals, but people are blind. We can challenge any rascals of the world but the difficulty is that it is folly to be wise where ignorance is bliss."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 07:19 |

1968 February 7 : "If some of my selected followers form a Kirtana party and have an extensive tour all over the world I am very much hopeful of being successful . We shall consult together. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 07:16 |

1968 February 7 : "Regarding your proposal for opening a center in London: I am prepared to go there at any moment. Even I do not mind the severe cold."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 07:09 |

1968 February 7 : "Man proposes, God disposes. I do not know what is Krishna's desire, but I have chalked out my program. Pray to Krishna that He may give me strength to render some service to you and humanity at large."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 07:08 |

1969 February 7: "This is against the will of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura and Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. I therefore request you to give me a plot of land so my European and American students may go in numbers to visit the Birth place of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 06:52 |

1969 February 7: "Please, therefore, encourage me by your cooperation. Don't try to suppress me without mentioning anything about our efforts. This will not satisfy Srila Prabhupada."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 06:51 |

1975 February 7: "It is the mercy of Krishna that you are getting fair warning of your nearing death. You must be very careful and always praying to Krishna that you will not forget Him at the time of dying."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975:

letters | 05:48 |

1975 February 7: "Everyone has to die sometime. Take advantage of this advance notice, consider it a blessing and prepare yourself to go back to home, back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975:

letters | 05:44 |

February 6, 2014  

1966 February 6
"Cohen with Salak and other two ladies attended today's meeting. I took meals at Dr. Mishra's apartment. President Case replied to his letter. There was no expenditure."
Journal :: 1966

letters | 01:17 |

1969 February 6: "If we wish to present the real cultural ideas of India to the Western public, we have to present the teachings of Lord Krishna as it is. That is my mission, and I am pleased to inform you that I am getting good response everywhere."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 00:11 |

1969 February 6: "For the last five months, our kirtana movement is going on in London. I sent there six boys and girls, married couples, and they are neither elderly nor very much conversant with Vedic philosophy. But still, by their character, behavior, and devotion, they are attracting many people in London."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 00:10 |

1971 February 6 : "Buddhist philosophy is direct renunciation of material life but they have no information of spiritual reality. Now we are presenting complete spiritual information. So preach to them in that light and surely you will be successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 00:09 |

1973 February 6: "This taking of sannyasa should not be an excuse for becoming irresponsible. Sannyasis have great responsibility to become fearless preachers of our Krsna Consciousness movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 00:09 |

1975 February 6: "Every volume of Srimad-Bhagavatam as well as Caitanya Caritamrta must be fully complete with an index, list of references, glossary, Sanskrit pronunciation guide, and index of Sanskrit verses. This will be best."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 00:08 |

1975 February 6: "Thank you for distributing my books everyday. This is a nice program for the press workers to increase enthusiasm. I will be glad to see all 15 of you in Mayapur for our festival."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 00:06 |

February 5, 2014  

1966 February 5: "Srila Prabhupada wanted such temples in foreign cities such as New York, London, Tokyo, etc and I had personal talks with him when I first met Him at Ultadingi in 1922. Now here is a chance for me to carry out His transcendental Order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966

letters | 18:15 |

1968 February 5: "This was appearing in the very popular magazine New Yorker, and even they are chanting Hare Krishna in mockery, still, it doesn't matter. So long they are chanting Hare Krishna, that is the success of our mission."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 18:14 |

1968 February 5: "In mockery the Kazi's men chanted Hare Krishna, and thereafter, their tongues could not stop. Our tongues should be like that, unable to ever stop chanting Hare Krishna. We practice, and someday it will be like that."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 18:13 |

1969 February 5: "If we can appoint one sales agent in each city, selling an average of only 100 copies of Back to Godhead, the total comes to 30,000 copies. This is not an Utopian idea. It is completely practical. Simply we have to arrange and organize."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 18:09 |

1969 February 5: "MacMillan will publish the first canto to see the result. If their experiment is not successful, then let us go on printing all other cantos as usual. This is my decision, and you can arrange accordingly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 17:59 |

1972 February 5: "Because we stand solidly on philosophy, and because we are strong in that way, no one can refute or defeat us, so we are wiping out sentimental religion wherever we penetrate."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 17:47 |

1974 February 5: "Krsna is Bhavagrahi Janardana so your decision to improve the plan is certainly very much appreciated by Him. Krsna has many Temples big and small so all our plans are under the jurisdiction of Bhavagrahi. Let us fulfill the job as soon as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 17:43 |

1975 February 5: "Now, you must become very serious to meet death without fear. Everyone has to die, but most men your age are thinking, 'I will live another fifty years.' Take advantage of this advance notice and prepare yourself to go back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 17:37 |

February 4, 2014  

1968 February 4: "Lord Caitanya instructed us to be more humble than the grass on the street, and more tolerant than the trees, and to offer all respects to all, demanding no respect for ourselves. All these nice qualifications make one worthy to chant Hare Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 16:13 |

1969 February 4: "Our movement is not for some theoretical teaching, it is for developing practical character. By their exemplary character our boys and girls have drawn the attention of many respectable persons and public papers. Our exemplary character will conquer the whole world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 16:11 |

1972 February 4: "I am very much pleased that you want to remain there because the people are in desperate need of Krishna Consciousness. That is our policy, once we enter a place, to sit down, then to lay down and eventually occupy everything!"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 16:10 |

1972 February 4: "Teaching Krishna consciousness in the schools, this is our best field. Simply demonstrate chanting and dancing, and induce them to participate, give them nice philosophy talk, distribute prasadam profusely, ask them to buy our books and study them closely - that's all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 16:08 |

1972 February 4: "We cannot become very good preachers in such difficult language but if we take a few weeks to train some local men in Krishna Consciousness philosophy, then they can preach like anything. In this way, we shall expand very rapidly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 16:00 |

1972 February 4: "We shall not expect that anywhere there is any Utopia, even in the Krishna Consciousness Society. Utopians cannot find anyone without faults, so they want to become void, merge, nothing - that is their Utopia."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 15:59 |

1974 February 4: "Please see that accounts are kept carefully, not that money is taken for whimsical expenditure. This kind of thing should be carefully watched. Let us all work together for the glory of Lord Caitanya's sankirtana movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 15:39 |

1975 February 4: "One copy of our book, Lord Caitanya in Five Features may be handed over to Svami Cinmayananda as our humble presentation. As far as possible, all big Mayavadis sannyasis should be presented with this book."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 15:34 |

February 3, 2014  

1966 February 3: "Today there was a very nice demonstration of tape-record Samkirtan by me. These Americans cannot understand even a word's meaning yet they were so much attracted? It is all Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's power."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966

letters | 08:11 |

1967 February 3: "I think you are now expert account keeper and may Krishna bless you for your talents. Now you should become little cautious to sign checks. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 08:10 |

1970 February 3: "Our duty is heavy. If we can save even a single soul from the clutches of Maya, the value of such act is millions of times better than any kind of altruistic and philanthropic activities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 07:58 |

1970 February 3: "Mr. Allen Ginsberg promised before me that everywhere he would chant Hare Krishna Mantra, and actually he is doing it. So he may be able to understand our philosophy in the future."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 07:01 |

1974 February 3: "Sankirtana is imported from Goloka Vrindaban - it is not material rock and roll. Work combinedly and Europe can be made filled with Sankirtana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 06:30 |

1974 February 3: "I am glad you are cooperating. That I want. As long as we are sincere there is no question of split amongst us. Split means only someone is not sincere, otherwise there is no question of it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 06:29 |

1975 February 3: "Without accepting our basic rules and regulations seriously, there is no question of spiritual life. So, I hope you understand the utmost necessity of these things and are remaining pure in your activities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 06:22 |

1975 February 3: "I have given all of my disciple instructions to follow for making spiritual advancement, but if they do not have the desire to follow, then what can I do?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 06:20 |

February 2, 2014  

1966 February 2:
"Today I have delivered one set of books to Mr. Everett Case, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In the evening there is lecture at the Universalist Church West 76th St, Central Park West.
Busfare .30
Potato, Banana, and apple - .73
One Estey '20' Tape Recorder for $54.02
Guaranteed for 90 days
Total: $55.05"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 16:39 |

1968 February 2: "You have just calculated what I want when you suggest that the leader should sing as I sing and the others respond. That will be very nice. Just keep staunch faith in Krishna and in Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 16:24 |

1970 February 2: "Why should you be afraid? They are very insignificant organizations in the face of genuine Krishna Consciousness Movement. Everyone says what that Mission could not do in 80 years, we have done many times over in three years."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 16:18 |

1970 February 2: "So nobody can check this genuine movement of Krishna Consciousness by artificial means of bluff. Any sincere soul, serious in the matter of self-realization, will certainly be attracted by our Movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 16:16 |

1970 February 2: "Your name is Dindayal. Din means poor and dayal means merciful. This world is very awful. So we have to chant Hare Krishna Mantra regularly being humbler than the straw and more tolerant than the tree. Then Krishna, Who is Dindayal, will bestow His Mercy upon us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 16:15 |

1975 February 2: "Thank you for distributing my books. Try to increase. Why don't you ask your GBC man for some brahmanas so you can spend more time preaching and distributing books. A temple president should have more time for preaching. That is important."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 16:12 |

1975 February 2: "With record distribution alone, the result is temporary. They will hear it for some time and throw away. Book distribution is solid. Even if they do not read, simply by touching they are benefited. It is so much powerful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 16:11 |

1975 February 2: "Use your education very nicely in the service of Krishna. Go ahead with obtaining PhD and presenting our books and philosophy in your thesis. Become a learned scholar in the science of loving Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 16:01 |
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