|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
March 22, 2014 1966 March 22:
"Dwitiya. Two letters received: one from the New York Mayor's office, one from the United States Navigation regarding Jaladuta. In the evening two gentlemen and one lady came. Discussed for some time. No income and no expenditure."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 16:06 |
1968 March 22: "I am so pleased to hear of your Sankirtana meetings. We want hundreds of centers - that is our mission. This is the most valuable spiritual attempt and I thank you from the core of my heart."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:00 |
1968 March 22: "You may say the prayers to the Spiritual Master at noon Prasadam if possible and again in the evening. There is no limitation on how many times it is sung. But it should be done three times daily, and morning it is required."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:59 |
1969 March 22: "Regarding her kirtana; it is also nice. But it does not behoove that I shall sing with her. Let us see how much she is advanced in Krishna Consciousness. And then we shall think of full cooperation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:56 |
1972 March 22: "I am so pleased to hear about your traveling party. Kindly send me one photo of these painted buses, how they look, so I may be inspired by seeing them. When I come to America then we shall see when I can also come to stay at your new temple."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:51 |
1972 March 22: "In New York I have seen many rich publishing houses but I do not see many rich book writers. Are we simply handing them everything while they take all the profits and we get nothing? Even Jawaharlal Nehru once remarked that his books are selling like anything but he's not getting anything."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:47 |
1972 March 22: "I am always glad when my disciples exhibit good sense. Now you simply stick very closely to the regulative principles and always keep yourself so much engaged that you will be too much busy serving Krishna to think about other things. Your husband shall remain with me to learn Sanskrit. I do not think it will be practical for you to join your husband just now, but perhaps later we shall see."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:40 |
1974 March 22: "Our Vrindaban temple is perhaps our nicest building in the whole movement and I want at least 25 good men here at all times. Those who come here must be exemplary and whether grhasthas or sannyasis, must behave like real Goswamis so that all the people of Vrindaban will see that we are actually followers of the six Goswamis headed by Rupa Goswami."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:34 |
March 21, 2014 1966 March 21: "Pratipada. I distributed Prasadam to all at Dr. Mishra's Apartment. In the evening there was meeting. Five ladies and gentlemen attended. Geeta explained about individuality of living entities. Income $2.00. No expenditure."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 14:23 |
1967 March 21: "Regarding your question, you are already in trouble. I definitely instructed you but you have not followed my instruction and now you are in trouble. The best thing is to stop this. We cannot forgo this cheating conspiracy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:16 |
1967 March 21: "When we are in perfect stage of devotional service, we can know our eternal relation with Krishna. This is not artificial. Do not try it at present it will be revealed to you automatically in proper time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:08 |
1969 March 21: "Your comments about my disciples are so much encouraging for me. One who appreciates a sincere devotee is eligible to approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:02 |
1971 March 21: "About the guru next door, as well as other so-called sadhus, why be disturbed? Sincere people will be attracted by the purity of your message."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 13:57 |
1973 March 21: "Yes, your Temple is always gathering nice devotees and I accept them. Now recruit many more young people to join our movement, it is their only future hope."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:48 |
1974 March 21: "Please impress on him that this second initiation is not awarded cheaply or automatically, and that he must be very strict. Have him hear the tape in the right ear."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:39 |
March 20, 2014 1966 March 20:
"Chaturdashi & Amabasyha. Some four gentlemen and ladies came to see me. We talked for some time. They have given their addresses. No income and no expenditure."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 22:17 |
1969 March 20: "It is not the doctor, or the medicine, or the place, but it is ultimately Krishna Who is the Master to do every thing. With this viewpoint we shall go forward."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 22:13 |
1969 March 20: "Our foremost concern is Krishna. If Krishna's service is well done, then we should forget our personal inconveniences. That will make you victorious in achieving Krishna's blessings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 22:10 |
1970 March 20: "Regarding the statement that the printing would take eight months, so we cannot wait for eight months. Therefore do not accept a new schedule."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 22:03 |
1970 March 20: "Our first business is this preaching work so. If you think studying 2 1/2 years more can be better used immediately to push our Krishna Consciousness movement, then that will be very nice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 21:58 |
1971 March 20: "Yes, the big Deities are already shipped. We must have immediately the installation of these big Deities. As soon as I arrive, I shall install Them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 21:53 |
1974 March 20: "On your word I am accepting the following devotees for second initiation. This initiation should be taken very seriously, and those who accept it have to prove exemplary or it will become a farce."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 21:49 |
March 19, 2014 1966 March 19: "I have come from India for America in this old age neither for sight seeing nor for any personal interest. It is for the interest of the entire humanity that I have come. So it is the duty of every devotee to help me by all means."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 17:14 |
1969 march 19: "Regarding MacMillan Company, if they have not replied, then forget. We shall publish our own books. Neither I want to shorten the Srimad-Bhagavatam. We should not count on them. Let us try start our own Press and organize our own sales."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:13 |
1969 March 19: "This so-called yoga system and meditation is not bona fide. They are simply cheated and wasting their time. But if we speak the unpalatable truth they may get angry. So we have to present our case very carefully."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:12 |
1970 March 19: "Our philosophy is practical and authorized; our character, the purest; our program, the simplest; but our ultimate goal is the highest."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:04 |
1970 March 19: "Just one good soul fully developed and firmly convinced in preaching Krishna Consciousness can reclaim so many fallen souls for going back to home, back to Godhead. And the best way to prepare such Krishna Conscious souls is to train them up from birth."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:03 |
1970 March 19: "So the potency is there because these books are not ordinary literature, they are a new line of thought to the Western world. So introduce our books for study in the university classes that will be very nice and you can get good income out of that."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:59 |
1975 March 19: "The original potency of Sastra remains in my books because I have not added or opinionated anything of my own. I have simply presented them as they are. Just see the effect they have. Anyone who tries to understand them will gradually become a great realized devotee."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 16:56 |
1975 March 19: "Even your body and mind belong to Krishna and must be used in his service. If you use them any other way, you will have to suffer so many future miseries. So give up all these foolish ideas. Please try and chant 16 good rounds daily."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 16:31 |
March 18, 2014 1966 March 18: "I have rented a room and I am delivering lectures accompanied by Sankirtana. The American ladies and gentlemen come to hear me. I was so much encouraged when you wrote, 'Stay there and return only after you have completed your mission'. I think these lines are the words of Lord Bala Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 16:21 |
1967 March 18: "This temple is my heart and soul. With your cooperation I shall be able to render some genuine service to the Gosvamis Who are staying there. In the very near future many people from all parts of the world will come to see the Temple and Samadhi of Jiva and Rupa Goswami. Please try and save it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:15 |
1968 March 18: "We all prayed to Krishna that your inconveniences may be removed, and by the Grace of Krishna, they have all been removed, so we feel very much thankful to the Lord. We should have faith in His Power, His Grace, and His Causeless Mercy,"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:07 |
1969 March 18: "Perfection in Deity worship is called Arcana Siddhi - that simply by Deity worship one goes back to Godhead, immediately after this life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:06 |
1969 March 18: "I am so glad to learn that everyone is working very hard and that Krishna Consciousness is so nice that you are aspiring for still more work. Although we are in the midst of ignorance, still if we keep ourselves alert there is no place of ignorance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:05 |
1969 March 18: "In the material world we want to minimize work and take rest more but in the spiritual world, there is no rest and there is no limit of activities. Krishna is unlimited, His service is unlimited, and the energy of His servants is unlimited."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:03 |
1971 March 18: "We have to push these literatures, through schools, colleges, libraries, membership. Anyone reading our Krsna Book, Nectar of Devotion, Teachings of Lord Caitanya and Bhagavad-gita As It Is will certainly become a Krsna conscious person."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:54 |
1975 March 18: "If you want to preach there, that is alright, but you cannot interfere. I never said you were GBC. You cannot say that. If you are unable to work under his direction then you must work under my direction, but you are not independent."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:50 |
March 17, 2014 1966 March 17:
"Ekadasi. Received letter from Salvation Army Finance Secretary. At once went to see him. The result is favourable by the Grace of the Lord. In the evening two ladies and one gentleman came to see me. There was some discussions."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 08:46 |
1968 March 17: "In San Francisco State College I delivered a lecture and the students enjoyed the atmosphere very much. They stood around me after the meeting was over. One girl questioned why I am against meat eating, and she was very satisfactorily replied."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:43 |
1968 March 17: "Today I lectured and held Sankirtana in the local YMCA and they all danced and sang with us and the scene was very pleasing. So I am very much hopeful that this movement can be spread all over the whole world simply by the performance of Kirtana and a little lecture on the principles of Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:28 |
1970 March 17: "Roy Ramananda has given open instruction that it does not matter what is the social or ecclesiastical order, if one is fully Krishna Conscious, he can act as Acarya. So follow this instruction and show the world how man and woman can be united for the service of the Lord."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 08:25 |
1970 March 17: "All of you just make a very rigid plan for opening hundreds of centers in every nook and corner of the European countries. Surely the people will feel very happy as soon as they come in touch with our movement. Execute this responsibility and Krishna will be very happy upon you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 08:21 |
1971 March 17: "My Dear Jayadvaita, so far changing the wording of verse or purport of 12:12 discussed before, it may remain as it is."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:16 |
1974 March 17: "That Narayana comes in the form of daridra to receive our service is against our philosophy. Daridra is daridra and Narayana is Narayana. Narayana demands service directly not through daridra. There is no need of rendering service to the daridras in order to reach Krsna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 08:14 |
1974 March 17: "It will be a great pleasure for me if you can come and live with me for some time. You are 79 years old and I am also 78. I wish that in the fag end of life if you and I together can preach Krsna Consciousness all over the world, people will be benefited and all problems of the world will be solved. That is my conviction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 08:12 |
March 16, 2014 1966 March 16:
"Dashami. No letter received. In the evening there was meeting. The attendance was three. Joan was kind enough to get my books sixteen sets from Paragon Book Gallery. The books are brought and kept in stock. No expenditure. Income $3.00 by contribution."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 12:44 |
1969 March 16: "When India was divided into Hindustan and Pakistan there was good opportunity for the Hindus and the state religion should have been declared Krishna Consciousness. In the name of secular state, the leaders are deliberately violating all the principles of India's original spiritual culture."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:42 |
1969 March 16: "My Guru Maharaja put more stress on publishing books and magazines, and temple opening as a secondary consideration. It is more important to create devotees than to construct temples. Unless you have devotees, the temples will remain vacant."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:36 |
1969 March 16: "So there is no more scarcity of anything - let us begin the job. We shall print at least four books yearly, and 50,000 magazines every month. We have now staff, editorial, printers, binders, and managers - and Krishna will be financier."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:31 |
1970 March 16: "When the large Deities are installed, the small Deities should be worshiped as Vijaya Vigraha which means this pair of Deities may go outside the Temple with sankirtan party in a small car, not always, but conveniently. In due course of time, I shall let you know the details."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:26 |
1971 March 16: "I am very glad you are carrying on your programs for spreading Krsna consciousness with great enthusiasm and good response. But we must not lose our own status of advancement in Krsna consciousness. Everything must be done very intelligently."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:04 |
1974 March 16: "I am pleased you have been preaching and people are sympathetic. Our movement is unique, from all countries they are joining and becoming Vaisnavas by chanting Hare Krsna mantra, and refraining from the pillars of sinful activities. This was Lord Caitanya's desire."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:02 |
1974 March 16: "Due to the mismanagement of the demon class, food is not available. The people are very disturbed. If we distribute prasadam to the hungry people of India, at our centers as well as in the villages, we will win over the whole country and the whole world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:59 |