|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
February 22, 2014 1969 February 22: "Back to Godhead shall publish articles from Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Brahma Samhita, Nectar of Devotion, Vedanta Philosophy, Upanisads, etc. And if some of our students write as they have assimilated the philosophy, that also should be welcome."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:08 |
1969 February 22: "This was written by my godbrother but it is not very practical. It contains some ideal discussions only and I know he is personally deviated from all of such ideas so I don't think it is very much valuable."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:03 |
1970 February 22: "I marked the minor mistake you committed on the first verse but I ignore it as very insignificant. But I am very glad that you are so much repentant even for this insignificant mistake as that will push you forward further in Krsna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:53 |
1970 February 22: "I have read the transliteration of Bhagavad-gita verses, but I think you have to do it very carefully because there are some mistakes. Regarding first chapter, eighth verse: I have compared the text with Gita Press edition as well as Baladeva Vidyavhusan's edition and the manuscript is correct."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:47 |
1971 February 22: "Chief Controller of Foreign Exchange, Reserve Bank of India: Instead of taking money from my many thousands of disciples, I want to convert that money into books on this Krishna Consciousness Movement and bring these books into India without payment. Kindly grant me necessary permission."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:40 |
1971 February 22: "Our main consideration in the development of our centers is that people be attracted to this Krsna consciousness Movement one way or another. Work sincerely and Krsna will give all things needed for the continuous dissemination of the Hare Krsna Mahamantra."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:39 |
1972 February 22: "The Lord helps the living entity both from inside and outside but surrender to Supersoul is the advanced stage. So long one is not advanced, he must take direction from the external manifestation of Supersoul - the bona fide Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:27 |
1972 February 22: "On the carbon-copy contract you neglected to initial the last clause. Also I have added to Section XII: 'As well as the 48 pages of illustrations for which the Author reserves the right to publish for any purpose he may determine." So when MacMillan Co. has duly signed, then the thing is done, I am satisfied."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:24 |
1972 February 22: "If five centers can distribute over 8,000 Krishna Books in just two months, what to speak of Bhagavad-gita As It Is. MacMillan must publish our books with all haste. Worldwide demand is such that 40,000 copies can be sold in a few months time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:23 |
February 21, 2014 1966 February 21: "Todays meeting was attended by greater number of members than other days. They liked the Introduction recording very much. Some of them brought fruits for me and Mrs. Leblanc paid $3.00."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 05:30 |
1968 February 21 : "There are different kinds of hellish life for different kinds of sinful activities. One is sent to a particular type of hell and when practiced to suffer the hellish condition, one is given a similar body as reaction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 05:08 |
1969 February 21 : "So far as the bowing down in Deity worship, there is no restriction on bowing down. As many times as you can is all right."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 04:49 |
1970 February 21: "I do not think there is need of civil-disobedience at this time. But if you can organize a mass Sankirtana procession on the Advent Day of Lord Caitanya and if George Harrison and John Lennon both lead the procession, carry flags, festoons, and pictures in procession, starting from Hyde Park or St. James Square, that will be a great success.."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:36 |
1972 February 21 : "If the money invested comes back manyfold in the form of books sold, then we may spend thousands on radio advertisements and make Krishna Book very famous all over your country."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:34 |
1972 February 21 : "There is a Bengali proverb "When you pay the price it becomes purified'', just like if I purchase something and it is unclean in so many ways, but, because I have paid, it becomes purified."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:32 |
1973 February 21: "We must become recognized not only by the mass but also by the class. Hearing is the first step in God realization; therefore if we can simply convince these big men to hear, then gradually they will come to the point of accepting us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 03:15 |
February 21: "It is our duty to rectify him. To create a devotee takes much labor and to reject him in a minute is not to our credit so please try to do the needful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 02:22 |
February 20, 2014 1957 February 20 : "The Hon'ble Mr. Chief Justice, I have a programme by the order of my spiritual master and I have come to Bombay to enlist some sympathisers. Will your Lordship be kind enough to hear me for a few minutes and oblige?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 19:08 |
1966 February 20 :
"Today, recorded Introduction to Geetopanishad, two sides, three Hours. Mr. Banerji did not come. Cohen and Salak came."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 12:00 |
1968 February 20 : "Krishna is very kind. He does not let go anyone who might have done a little bit of service. So how can He allow you to forget Him?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 11:54 |
1969 February 20 : "I lost my mother when I was only 14 years old. But in my old age, Krishna has given me so many young mothers to take care of me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 11:27 |
1970 February 20: "You are the eldest amongst us living disciples of Srila Prabhupada. You are eighty-one and I am only seventy-four therefore I am your younger brother and I shall always expect blessings from you. And as your younger brother I shall always be ready for your service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 10:46 |
1972 February 20: "If we neglect even for a moment our regular program - rising early, 16 rounds, classes, street sankirtana, etc., then everything else we may try will fail."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:17 |
1972 February 20: "In the past, I also had trouble with my Godbrothers discouraging me but I never let it affect my service. When one becomes fixed-up he never allows anyone or any condition to hamper his service to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:12 |
1972 February 20: "Personal association is not so important. Some of my Godbrothers who had constant personal association with Guru Maharaja are neglecting his orders. This is like the bug sitting on the lap of the King. He is very puffed-up by his position, but all he is doing is biting the King."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 10:10 |
1975 February 20: "I am very interested to hear of your progress there. Are things going nicely? How is Maharaja doing? How is his preaching? How are the people accepting? You can write me these things promptly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:55 |
February 19, 2014 1966 February 19:
"Mr. Banerji invited to come here tomorrow evening. In the evening Mr. Paul and Mrs. Leblanc came. Attended meeting from 6/8.30 pm.
Expenditure -- Butter .40"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 16:05 |
1968 February 19: "Our principle is to associate ourselves with pure devotees and work for the mission with great enthusiasm, being completely in Krishna Consciousness, that will make us happy and successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:54 |
1969 February 19: "Have your nice, fixed-up wife and be happy working hard for Krsna together. I never discourage marriage. Male and female may join together, not for sex-life, but to glorify the Lord. In Vaikuntha the men and women there are so much attracted by the chanting of Hare Krsna that they do not get any sex impulse even by intimate mingling."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:51 |
1969 February 19: "In God's creation there is male and female and there is purpose for such creation, not for sex-life, but to glorify the Lord. When our nice boys and girls are dancing together in chanting Hare Krsna at least for that time they forget all about the sex impulse. This is perfection of life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:23 |
1972 February 19: "If you are sincere to serve continuously and always chanting - all such questions become answered automatically. You are senior member also and I have given you everything, so you please consult among yourselves if you have questions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:16 |
1972 February 19: "Foreign language translations of my books is a very important step forward for our preaching work because without books and magazines what authority or what basis have we got for preaching there?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:11 |
1973 February 19: "So like this Krishna is everywhere and wherever you are Krishna will accept your sincere prayers, and therefore I accept also. But the most important thing - the prayer must be sincere."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:03 |
1975 February 19: "I am very soon going to London and I shall meet with him and my other GBC secretaries. I shall seriously see that all such undesirable things may not happen in the future."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:54 |
February 18, 2014 1949 February 18: "Your honour is well known as the iron man of India but I know that you are the most practical man who can take things as they are. With this idea in view I venture to approach your honour for submitting the following few lines for your consideration and necessary action."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 14:54 |
1966 February 18:
"Received letter from Suryakumar asking me to write to the Prime Minister so I sent one letter to the Prime Minister. Two other letters also despatched as follows: The Ambassador of Nepal for an interview and the Ambassador of India requesting him to arrange for my meeting with the President of USA. Dr. Mishra asked me to come to the Ashram. But I didn't go. Simply waste of time."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966: letters | 14:49 |
1967 February 18: "Arrange for Kirtana and lectures by me in every school, college, clubs, association, etc in New York. By outdoor Kirtana and lectures we shall be popular to everyone and automatically we shall be successful in raising funds."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:44 |
1968 February 18: "Our motto is simple living, high thinking; we should think of Krishna without being hampered by material disturbances, as far as possible. If something comes very easily we welcome it. So too much risky thing is not for us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 14:34 |
1970 February 18: "Your touring in different places and preaching Krsna Consciousness is fulfilling my dream. May Krsna bless you on and on for such exalted work. There is a great future for this Krsna Consciousness movement in every part of the world, and I am getting such indications from every where so please continue."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:28 |
1972 February 18: "I think he is feeling morose about his wife, that is not good so he will not be able to work. Therefore better let him come and live with me here in India and I shall train him properly in sanskrit language. He may come immediately, in time for Mayapur festival."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:25 |
1973 February 18: "Right from the beginning the association of Radha and Krishna. In my childhood also, my father gave my sister and I Radha Krishna and to this very day my sister is worshiping still these very same Deities in Calcutta. Like this the children should be trained."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:23 |
1973 February 18: "If you decide to have Ratha Yatra there, then you must do it very opulently, as they are doing in San Francisco. This is very important. Now you please arrange it so that the Deities are worshipped very very properly and always remain humble in their presence."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:12 |
February 17, 2014 1967 February 17: "While I am here let us take help from Krishna by honestly working for Him rather than on utopian theories. I can move everywhere without any tiresome feeling. I can stay one month in each centre and see things going in order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 12:19 |
1968 February 17: "Krishna Consciousness is unlimited because Krishna is unlimited so we do not know at which point the perfection is there. So transcendental activities are all perfection and still there is no perfect satisfaction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 12:12 |
1969 February 17: "I have considered your thoughts on the matter of our printing press, and for the time, the matter is still pending. Regarding your reprinting of my letters, if it will not detract from your other important engagements you may do it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:09 |
1970 February 17: "There is some clashing between the police and our men and probably there will be a great agitation, then the whole world will know automatically the importance of this movement. Call me when you are established and I shall be very glad to visit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:03 |
1973 February 17: "It is brought to my attention that he has become deviated from the four basic principles given to all my students when initiated. He must be brought back to the standard immediately. I have not made any decision, but I would like you to discuss this amongst yourselves and send me your conclusion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:00 |
1974 February 17: "The value of accepting a bona fide Spiritual Master is more than we can calculate. It is not a mere formality. We must become free of all material desires and this can only be achieved by following a bona fide Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:53 |
1975 February 17: "Krishna will see that you are sincerely trying to follow the real process of Krishna Consciousness and He will give you all help. Don't try to manufacture some artificial process. The real process I have already given you. Now you simply have to follow it strictly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 11:50 |
1975 February 17: "Prepare seven different dances from Caitanya Caritamrta and seven different dances from Krishna Book. When you come I shall give you personal direction. It will be very attractive. We can go all over with a party of dancers and perform these dances and distribute our books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 11:47 |
February 16, 2014 1966 February 16: "America is very much expensive. I have to spend about Rs 1000 per month and my Visa period will be finished by the end of March. It is my experience that your Holiness is very prompt in replying letters but I am very much anxious because I have not received your favorable reply."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 12:20 |
1968 February 16: "I am so glad to see your attractive picture, just a brahmacarini. I pray Krishna that you may make further progress in Krishna Consciousness so that your spiritual beauty may come out more and more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 12:12 |
1970 February 16: "My Dear George, I beg to acknowledge receipt herewith of your contribution of $19,000 for publication of my book, Krsna, now going to the press. I am so much obliged to you for your cooperation in spreading my movement throughout the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:05 |
1971 February 16: "They do not come in the parampara as such their line of thought is null and void. Our movement is revolutionary to such so called religious principles, gurus and swamis. So stick to our principles and preach Lord Caitanya's message."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:02 |
1971 February 16: "This door-to-door Sankirtana is the mission of Lord Caitanya. Even there is language barrier, this door-to-door Sankirtana will fulfill your mission and you can introduce our literatures to the higher circles as you have done by presenting Krsna Book to the Prime Minister."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 11:57 |
1972 February 16: "Every day I am receiving not less than ten to fifteen important letters. If the local GBC representative cannot answer from their experience, then I have given answer in my books - and still if they cannot answer, they may ask me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:53 |
1972 February 16: "Always stick tight to the point of our philosophy. We should not compromise in any way just to accommodate the public idea, but we can so tastefully present the real thing that we will change the public to accommodate us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:52 |
1973 February 16: "Within these standards lies the spiritual strength of our movement. If there is any deviation from the high standard of purity which has been established then it is the responsibility of my senior disciples and the local GBC representativse to rectify immediately."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 11:47 |