|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
March 8, 2014 1966 March 8:
"Dwitiya, 480th year of Gourabda begins today. One letter received from Atmasingh Jersasing. He is not willing to hand over sevapuja to Gosain. Nor his is willing to build a temple in New York. Larry Bogart contacted and to call tomorrow at 11. Robert brought some fruits and dal for me. Saving account with First National City Bank opened. Deposited $50.00."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 16:05 |
1969 March 8: "I do not remember if he chanted very loudly in my room, neither he ever lived in my room, nor I had ever asked him not to chant loudly. I do not know how these news are spread. Only thing is that we should chant very attentively, hearing the vibration very distinctly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:59 |
1969 March 8:"These boys and girls are initiated for the last two years only but still simply by their sincere effort they are preaching Krishna Consciousness movement in London so nicely, the Times of London headline reads: Krishna Chant Startles London."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:56 |
1970 March 8: "It is a difficult job for the boys in this country because they have free access to intermingling with the girls. Under the circumstances, it is my open order that everyone can marry without any artificial pose."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:50 |
1970 March 8: "Certainly this has come out so successful because of George's sincere effort in Krsna Consciousness. This record Govindam is so nice that I am playing it at least once in a day and it is giving me transcendental pleasure with tears in my eyes."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:48 |
1970 March 8: "Anyone willing to enter the Temple room who does not like to take off his shoes, may stand near the railing and see the Deity from that place. This railing should stand between the Vyasasana and the Altar."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:47 |
1973 March 8: "When non-devotees quarrel they cannot stop and end up killing each other. But the devotees' disagreement does not last long because they patch it up for Krsna's sake, because they are all working for the same end - Krsna's service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:38 |
1975 March 8: "Sripada Sridhara Maharaja will not be able to take active part on account of his uncertain health, therefore I have entrusted the matter to a learned pandita, a great astrologer and learned brahmana. He has agreed to conduct the ceremony."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:35 |
March 7, 2014 1966 March 7:
"Lord Chaitanya's Birthday. Seven ladies and gentlemen attended today's meeting. There was topics on Gita and Kirtan. The collection made out of contribution & books -- $28.00"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 14:45 |
1967 March 7: "You are taking a great responsibility in the matter of purchasing the house for the Society. It is very good to take all risks for Krishna but for our personal satisfaction we should not take the least risk."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:43 |
1970 March 7: "After 50 years old, everyone should separate from wife. And at mature old age, say 65-70 years, everyone must accept the renounced order of Sannyas; if not in dress, then in action positively."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:40 |
1970 March 7: "So in accordance with your recommendation, I have accepted him as my bona fide disciple. Please keep him nicely advancing in Krsna Consciousness under your guidance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:38 |
1972 March 7: "They can learn our method of Krishna Consciousness. We haven't got to take any help from the government by getting accreditation. If they send their children it will not be for accreditation, but because they will get the best education for relieving all anxieties of material life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:36 |
1972 March 7: "If they simply learn to rise early, cleanse, their study will be greater than any government program. The teachers themselves should be fixed up initiated devotees, otherwise how the children can get the right information and example?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:34 |
1973 March 7: "Meanwhile he can be encouraged to continue his literary contribution of articles, editing of the smaller books, etc. We shall see what he can do, and if at all possible he should be brought back to the standard."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:28 |
1973 March 7: "Four things can be surrendered: Our life, our words, our intelligence, and our money. So just try to gradually engage these things in Krishna's Service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:21 |
March 6, 2014 1966 March 6:
"Today is Gour Purnima. I am here alone without any devotee companion. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu wanted that His mission should be propagated all over the world and that is my objective. I do not mind the inconvenience personally felt."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 19:21 |
1968 March 6: "Yes, whoever you tell the chant to, it is effective. My disciples are my agents, my representatives, so by hearing it from them, you are receiving it from me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 19:20 |
1969 March 6: "When the American boys are disgusted with cigarette smokers, or listening to rock music and meaningless chattering, it means there is Krishna's Grace. May Krishna bless you more and more, as you advance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 19:18 |
1970 March 6: "We are in the midst of an ocean of Maya so you must have a boat very strong, and Krsna is the nicest boat to carry you over the ocean of Maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 19:15 |
1973 March 6: "I am not the actual bestower of mercy, rather I am just a messenger. So work hard for Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His mercy will fall upon you like torrents of rain in the monsoon season."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 19:13 |
1973 March 6: "So is it possible to save him from this dangerous position? He is important man in our Society and we cannot allow him to deviate from our principles. Please try to save him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 19:10 |
1973 March 6: "I am very glad to hear that the film, Hare Rama, was defeated there, it is Krsna's grace. This man is a very bad man for our movement's sake, that movie is a great insulting to us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 19:08 |
1975 March 6: "Our movement is completely a spiritual movement, therefore sometimes it appears to be a little different from the materialistic cultural movement. Still, we are trying to push on in the western countries."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 19:06 |
March 5, 2014 1966 March 5: "Today I have sent one letter to the Secretary Salvation Army for exchange. At 2 o'clock went to Ananda Ashram. Kirtan was performed in the evening. Very much appreciated."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 11:56 |
1968 March 5: "Please be happy in separation. I am separated from my Guru Maharaja since 1936 but I am always with him so long I work according to his direction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 11:52 |
1971 March 5: "Anyone reading our KRSNA book, TLC, NOD, and Bhagavad As It Is, is sure to become a Krishna Conscious person. Therefore somehow or other we must push on this literature distribution program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 11:50 |
1972 March 5: "You are the flowers of your nation, the most exalted and never inferior or less than even the most so-called elevated materialistic person."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:48 |
1972 March 5: "Even I cannot give you any nice thing, still, because you have got some love for Krishna and your Spiritual Master, you are working very hard in every way just to push on this movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:45 |
1972 March 5: "Practically now it is in the hands of you big guns to manage everything. if you go on helping me in this way, you may know it for certain that very soon you will see Krishna face-to-face."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:42 |
1973 March 5: "We must avoid the risk of a separatist movement, unity is our purpose. We want to avoid skin disease and the Indian people are like the tannery experts. They will see our Sankirtana Party and think it is a white dance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 11:37 |
1974 March 5: "We do not say that one has to leave home. Either you leave home or remain there, you go on with your progressive interest and participation in this great movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:34 |
March 4, 2014 1967 March 4: "The money and society is yours. You can spend in any way but it is my duty to give you guidance as your ever well wisher. Pray to Krishna for your successful transaction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:21 |
1968 March 4: "I am very glad that Krishna is already dictating to you how to make perfect the SANKIRTANA party. I am glad that our friend, Allen Ginsberg, is helping you. There is no doubt about our success if we can make this Kirtana party successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:14 |
1970 March 4: "This Krsna Consciousness movement has such vast potency that by its philosophy the whole human race can be united politically, socially, religiously, and culturally. If important personalities like you will kindly join with my activities, I am sure it will come out successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:11 |
1972 March 4: "I am glad that you are trying for city commissioner. Take advantage, preach widely and sell our literatures. But our platform must be very simple - there is no other sacrifice necessary for the well-being of the citizens save and except this Sankirtana yajna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:05 |
1972 March 4: "Krishna says one should surrender to a bona fide spiritual master. He also says that one should “Surrender unto Me.” So there is no difference between surrendering to God and surrendering to God’s representative."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:04 |
1973 March 4: "Just yesterday I have arrived here in Calcutta and by the end of the week I expect to visit our new construction at Mayapur. Arrangements are being made for a very grand celebration on the Appearance Day of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:59 |
1974 March 4: "We have not gone an inch forward. The application is still lying there and they do not say yes or no. Our position is not clear. I require your help very much. Things are standing in the same position as when you left."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:56 |
1974 March 4: "Always follow our principles and actively preach. Krishna will protect you. Establish something substantial there and develop it. This is just according to the order of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu so He must be very pleased upon you for assisting me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:55 |
March 3, 2014 1966 March 3:
"Today Ekadasi observed. In the evening two visitors came. There were some topics on the meditation yoga. Dr. Mishra wanted my kirtan in his meetings. I am considering the proposal. The situation is adverse. Let me first of all see how they receive it in the Ananda."
1966 March 3 letters | 17:25 |
1968 March 3: "I am pleased you have begun practicing for the Kirtana party; please keep me informed how you are progressing. Responsive chanting is very nice; one singer may lead, and the others join in. That is the system. Arrange for costumes and wig; one boy dressed as Lord Caitanya, another as Nityananda."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:24 |
1968 March 3: "One God, one scripture, one mantra, this idea is not manufactured by me, but it is authoritative statement. In Life Magazine, Feb. 9, 1968, there you will see how nicely the American boys and girls are dancing and chanting the Holy Name of the Lord. I think a very nice Sankirtana party can be organized to travel all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:20 |
1968 March 3: "Ultimately you want to merge in the formless, or you want some material facilities, or you want to serve Krishna as His personal associate. Never mind, whatever you want, you worship one God, Krishna. The ultimate gain can be achieved as one desires."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:15 |
1968 March 3: "The Indian transcendentalists who are very serious about spreading the message of Bhagavad-gita may join us and backed by the Sankirtana movement, it will be great success. And there is every possibility of oneness all over the world, without any communal differences."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:58 |
1970 March 3: "Organization of the European centers and World Sankirtana Party - for these reasons I called you. You are all tested devotees, remain engaged in Krsna's service, then there will be no misunderstanding. See that the French and German BTGs are nicely done - that is my ambition."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:41 |
1974 March 3: "We will present our program exactly in the line of Lord Caitanya, by kirtana, prasadam distribution and speaking from Bhagavad-gita. We cannot deviate even an inch in order to attract the followers of the ecology philosophy or any other materialistic, utopian movement. Our ideal Vedic community will attract everyone on its own merit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:55 |
1974 March 3: "What is the use of knowing a number of influential leaders, since you yourself found them deficient? Our ideal will attract on its own merit, and we shall be glad to attract everyone who comes without compromising."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:53 |
March 2, 2014 1966 March 2: "In every step of his life the Spiritual Master guides. To take such guidance means the Spiritual Master should also be a very perfect man. Otherwise, how can he guide? It is not a formality. It is a great responsibility both for the disciple and for the Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Lecture :: 1966 letters | 18:22 |
1969 March 2: "These are all simply cheating formulas. It is simply for solving the problem of bread, it is not true religion as described by Srimad-Bhagavatam. Our Krishna Consciousness movement does not belong to any such cheating process."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:21 |
1969 March 2: "The argument that this evidence will lead many people to accept the philosophy of Lord Caitanya has no evidence. We should train our disciples in such a spirit that even if the whole world is against us, the Sankirtana Movement will be pushed on without any reference to scientific advancement of knowledge."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:20 |
1969 March 2: "Change in religious faith does not make one advanced in spiritual understanding. If we turn our attention to fit with other religious sects, how will that help anybody? We have nothing to do with compromising with Christians or Buddhists. Our principle should be to preach Krishna Consciousness as it is."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:16 |
1969 March 2: "Apart from this killing process within the embryo, there is also killing process in the slaughterhouse. If we want to criticize it will simply increase our enemies. Better let us try to invoke the dormant transcendental emotion by chanting and dancing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 18:14 |
1970 March 2: "Krsna Consciousness means full cooperation with Krsna. To love Krsna means to love Him along with all His Name, His fame, His qualities, His entourage, His abode, His devotees, etc."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 18:00 |
1970 March 2: "It is said the Goswamis were very much advanced having conquered over eating, sleeping, and mating. I am very glad that you are gradually coming to that stage. Try to realize it yourself and teach the method to all your younger brothers and sisters."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:58 |
1970 March 2: "A devotee of Lord Jesus Christ is one who is strictly following the ten commandments. Similarly Lord Buddha also emphasized ahimsa paramadharma. So these instructions are for the sinful men. Thus devotees of Lord Jesus Christ, they can go to heaven, a planet in the material world, that is all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:52 |