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

February 15, 2014  

1967 February 15: "I allowed you to deal with the Bank for two reasons: 1) That I may be free from monetary dealings, 2) That you may learn how to deal with it. But recent indiscriminate issues of checks have perturbed my mind. By indiscriminate issues of checks, $1000 of society's money have been put into risk."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

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1967 February 15: "You are all innocent boys so please be careful in Krishna Consciousness of the cunning world. We should not ask Krishna but let Krishna give us when He likes. When Krishna will desire it will come to us automatically. So we should only wait for Krishna's mercy. I hope you will not misunderstand me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 15:14 |

1968 February 15: "There isn't any difference between chanting the Holy Name at the same time washing the dishes of the Temple. There is variegatedness in transcendental activities. Sometimes we like to chant, sometimes we like to wash dishes. There is no difference on the Absolute plane."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 15:10 |

1968 February 15: "12.14 Bembo on 70 lb. paper is approved by me. The sample of hardbound and the covering cloth, etc., are very nice. The paper is also nice, and the printing is also nice; now if they come down to the nice price, it all will be nice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 15:09 |

1972 February 15: "I thank you very much for understanding our philosophy correctly. Yes, if one is always engaged in following the orders of the bona fide Spiritual Master, even in hell, that is Vaikuntha. Now do everything nicely and I shall completely trust this important business to you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 15:00 |

1971 February 15: "Inform all Temple Presidents that prospective initiations may wait until I return to the States. However you may offer the second initiation to this brahmacari and encourage him to open a nice center in Quebec. That will be great service and I know he is very enthusiastic devotee."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

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1972 February 15: "I have just received a cable that Mr. Saraf has given us the land. We shall gladly accept the offer. So Krishna has been very kind upon us, now let us all work cooperatively. We shall settle up our Vrindaban program when we meet in Mayapur."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

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1973 February 15: "Right from the beginning of my mission, I have always stressed and encouraged my disciples to work with the college students. So you GBC men formulate some program to preach this Krishna Consciousness in the colleges and this will please me very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 14:31 |

February 14, 2014  

1967 February 14 : "I have postponed your journey. Your absence is not advisable while I am not there. I think the ship Jaladuta must be reaching New York by this time. Please take care of the bill of Lading for clearing the Mrdangas."
Letters :: 1967

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1969 February 14 : "Medicine is not the remedial measure. Ultimately we have to depend on the mercy of Krishna. So we should chant regularly, pray and if required, consult some approved physician."
Letters :: 1969

letters | 05:38 |

1970 February 14 : "The Spiritual Sky is far away, but you just try to do it. Wherever Rathayatra is performed, it is not different from the Spiritual Sky."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 05:28 |

1972 February 14: "So as GBC you must see that the highest standards are maintained throughout all the centers. That is our first business."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 03:46 |

1972 February 14: "GBC men should not dictate very much. Temple presidents should be more managerial, more individual. If we lose individuality what is the point?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 03:40 |

1972 February 14: "In this and other matters you have to manage. You have to instruct others so they will not resent - if they resent, how things can be managed?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 03:30 |

1973 February 14 : "Reach a conclusion amongst yourselves and then present it for my sanction. In this way I will be free to concentrate on my translation of Srimad Bhagavatam."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 03:18 |

1973 February 14 : "There is no need for us to directly attack these charlatans but simply by this distribution of books the sunlight of Krishna consciousness will prevail."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 03:13 |

1973 February 14: "Dressing up as hippies to increase book distribution - this should be stopped. But under special circumstances you may dress like respectable ladies and gentlemen to distribute my literatures - but even this program should not become widespread."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 02:26 |

February 13, 2014  

1966 February 13 : "Today the whole day was raining. Talked with Mr Mukherji by telephone also with Mrs J. K. Banerjee correspondent of Hindusthan Standard. No Expenditure"
Journal :: 1966

letters | 11:37 |

1968 February 13 : "I am your servant also, so I cannot accept service from you, or from any of my disciples. I accept service from my disciples only on behalf of Krishna."
Letters :: 1968

letters | 11:31 |

1968 February 13 : "On the Krishna platform there is no such distinction, Brahmacari, Householder, Sannyasi. If there's strong sense of Krishna Consciousness, this distinction of material world will disappear in spiritual light."
Letters :: 1968

letters | 11:23 |

1969 February 13: "In London a report was published with the heading, KRISHNA CHANT STARTLES LONDON. So you shall also try to startle Germany with the Krishna chant. That should be our main program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 11:08 |

1969 February 13 : "It is very nice that you wish to remain brahmacari. Actually it doesn't matter if one is householder or brahmacari. Sincerity of purpose is the only qualification for Krishna Consciousness."
Letters :: 1969

letters | 10:57 |

1972 February 13: "As GBC you should see the standard is perfectly maintained. Neglecting the principles means neglecting Krishna's order. These regulative principles are our life, if they are not respected then the whole thing is finished."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 09:52 |

1972 February 13: "Unless one is perfectly behaved, he cannot teach others. All the GBC should be strictly to the standard, and see that others are also following them. Then our centers will be well-managed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 09:39 |

1972 February 13 : "Impressive but not repressive - that is the system. Please institute these most important principles but do it so that people will not go away."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 09:36 |

February 12, 2014  

1968 February 12: "The train, on two tracks, moves forward. The bona fide Spiritual Master and Krishna are like these two tracks, they must be served simultaneously. You cannot serve Krishna without Spiritual Master, or serve Spiritual Master without serving Krishna. They must be served simultaneously."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

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1968 February 12: "Our process of Krishna Consciousness and Sankirtana movement is counteracting the spell of Maya. We cannot cheat people. We must say the truth. We must present the genuine thing before the public and if they are intelligent enough they will take it up and realize it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

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1968 February 12: "The matter is little more risky but if you take the risk for Krishna's sake, Krishna will supply you the required money undoubtedly. So far I am concerned I always take risk for Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

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1970 February 12: "Yes introduce Krishna Consciousness in these two universities. This is the real course of study for human beings and we should use such opportunities. I am glad to learn you are also holding successful Kirtana in the high schools. These young people are our future in Krishna Consciousness so try your best to convince them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 15:19 |

1971 February 12: "You are now Sankirtana leader. This is very good news. The spreading of this Sankirtana Movement is the best service to humanity and to all living entities. So your activities should now be on the pure spiritual platform and by your spiritual blissful strength, influence those who come in your contact."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 15:08 |

1972 February 12: "When I come make extensive preparations for my speaking, etc., by advertising and propaganda, even more than this Swami. My work is to preach, so you can prepare many very nice speaking engagements, especially to the intelligent class of men."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

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1972 February 12: "Doctors speak surety, but there is no surety. I don't think there is guarantee of surety by taking this medicine with animal products. But if there is surety, you can take. But it is very doubtful. When I come there I shall see what is wrong."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

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1972 February 12: "I am very sorry to hear about your demoniac neighbor cutting down many tulasi plants, but do not worry, he shall get his due punishment in time, rest assured. If he is caught trespassing on our property again he may be severely punished by us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 14:51 |

February 11, 2014  

1966 February 11:
"Today the following letters were posted:
The Morning Telegram
The Times Mirror Co.
NBC Radio Station Master
WOR Radio Station Master
WNYC Radio Station Master

There was no response to Hari Kirtan this evening but I alone executed the Kirtan ceremony with my tape recorder till 10 pm."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 13:31 |

1967 February 11: "This evening we had very successful performance of Kirtana and discourses at the Himalayan Academy. I think our popularity in this part of the country is increasing. Arrange for such Kirtana programs in New York. Wherever we get opportunities we must perform such Kirtana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

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1967 January 11: "I wish that each and every Branch shall keep their independent identity and cooperate by keeping the Acarya in the centre. On this principle we can open any number of Branches all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

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1967 February 11: "In April 1967 there will be a great World Exposition and millions of people will gather there from all parts of the world. We have to prepare literatures and we have to draw the attention of the university students as our members."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 13:20 |

1967 February 11: "As you are feeling my absence so I am feeling for you. But we are all happy on account of Krishna Consciousness either here or there. May Krishna join us always in His transcendental service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 13:19 |

1970 February 11: "Sankirtana is our life and soul, and if we execute this transcendental business in all earnestness, then there will be no difficulty in any way. We should not pray to Krishna anything except to ask to engage in His service. If we are engaged in His service then automatically everything will be revealed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 13:15 |

1970 February 11: "I can follow that Visnujana is very much needed in London but he is much needed in Los Angeles also. The majority of advanced students are in London, so why they should be lacking to train and enthuse the new brahmacaris?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 13:14 |

1973 February 11: "Go out for street sankirtana and distribute my literature for the cripple minded masses. Whatever you do should be done with wholehearted enthusiasm and strict adherence to chanting sixteen rounds and following the four basic principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 13:07 |

February 10, 2014  

1966 February 10:
"His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada's advent ceremony. The following letters delivered personally at the respective editorial offices:
New York Times
New York Herald Tribune
New York News
Expenditure Postage .28
Today I have taken possession of the room No. 307 from No. 501."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 16:16 |

1967 February 10: "Accept Krishna as your husband and He will never cheat you. He is competent to maintain any number of wives with full comforts because He is Omnipotent. So remain busy in the service of your Husband and you will be happy in this life as well as in the next."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 16:10 |

1970 February 10: "Now everyone has heard how strenuously you induced George Harrison to contribute for our Krsna Book. Your attitude of humbleness and meekness in the service of Krishna Consciousness is the only qualification which can lead us to upper grade of Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 16:08 |

1973 February 10: "Each GBC man can act as my secretary for one month at a time as I originally planned. In this way you will all be trained up so you can manage things so nicely so that I may spend my time solely for translating my books. This I desire."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

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1973 February 10: "If anyone strictly follows the regulative principles of Krishna Consciousness then he will always remain enthusiastic and dynamic. So if there are any defects within our Society it is only symptom that the instructions of the Spiritual Master are being neglected."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 16:06 |

1973 February 10: "Those who come to learn must admit they do not know who they are or who is God and then after admitting these things they must be willing to take to the process and follow the principles. Then they can obtain spiritual knowledge."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 15:57 |

1973 February 10: "As I have suggested previously as they do in Christian religion they have so many convents where the women stay and they receive protection. The point is that the women must be protected and it is the duties of the leaders of our society to see that this is carried out."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 15:54 |

1973 February 10: "I want that Mayapur be self-sufficient by having its own production of grains, vegetables, fruits and milk products etc., to the extent that you will be able to feed at least 500 men daily. This will be better than trying to arrange for maintenance funds to come from outside."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 15:52 |

February 9, 2014  

1966 February 9:
"Today morning I met Manager of 33 Riverside Drive New York for occupying apartment No 307 on rent as follows:
Rent to Commence 2/15/66 $70, Security $70, Total $140
Bus fare .30 and rent above
Total $140.30"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 15:38 |

1969 February 9: "On hearing from you, I shall immediately start for London. When I go there I am sure I shall find out a suitable temple-house. Please let me know your decision so that I may prepare for my London Yatra."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 15:37 |

1969 February 9: "I shall be very happy to know what is happening to the second issue of our French edition Back To Godhead. I was very pleased with the first issue, and I hope the new issue will be ready very soon. Please inform me what is the problem in this important matter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 15:36 |

1969 February 9: "So far I am not displeased with any of my disciples. Sometimes the sons create disturbances, and the father has to tolerate. But it is up to the sons to obey the father and keep the relationship natural."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 15:35 |

1969 February 9: "Regarding Back To Godhead, the advertisements which you are now getting, especially the hippie advertisements, are not very good. Therefore, I am thinking of avoiding these advertisements. We shall try to find out the money by some other means."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 15:34 |

1969 February 9: "We wish to publish only purely Krishna Consciousness articles up to 48 pages per month. Purely Krishna Consciousness means Isopanisad, and similarly all the Upanisads, and Vedanta Sutra. Articles like Dr. Spock, the Beach Boys, or nonsense book reviews should be completely avoided."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 15:33 |

1969 February 9: "If you recommend it, I shall initiate him. Of course, the best thing will be to initiate husband and wife together. I have no objection to initiate him alone, but will he be able to thereby follow the rules and regulations?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 15:30 |

1971 February 9: "I hope that everything is going on well with the production of Bhagavad-gita. Please immediately make the following addition to Chapter Nine in the purport of the 34th verse. This evidence is given to show that there is no distinction between Krishna's body and Himself since commentators such as Dr. Radhakrishnan make such distinction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 14:34 |
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