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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
April 5, 2014 1966 April 5:
"Pratipada. The whole day I was at Paul's place. He is a nice boy. I prepared Paratha he was pleased to have it. He is anxious to follow the principles of Vaishnavism. I shall help him to my best. In the evening we held kirtan together. He is hopeful. No income and no expenditure."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 14:17 |
1969 April 5:"You have been feeling that you are not doing nicely, but this is not a fact. Your efforts are especially nice and pleasing to me. Actually, Sankirtana Party is our main business, continue to propagate Krishna Consciousness through Sankirtana Party, and surely you will come out fully successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:16 |
1970 April 5: "Teaching our students the pronunciation of the Sanskrit verses in the Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, etc. will be another effect of transcendental sound vibration. You may be required to move from center to center to teach this verse vibration so that in each center they will become very expert in pronouncing the Sanskrit verses."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:13 |
1970 April 5: "You need not become a scholar. You require simply to understand Sastras, Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, etc. and chant Hare Krsna Mantra as much as possible. As soon as we try to be scholars, our devotional line will be slackened. These points are to be kept in view always."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:09 |
1972 April 5: "How all of you GBC members have met and decided such big big issues without consulting me? I consider both the meeting and the resolution irregular so there shall be no change and our society shall manage as before."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:06 |
1974 April 5: "There is no question of a devotee becoming ostracized. Who has been ostracized? The symptom of a devotee is that he is kind. There is no question of ill treating one of our own Godbrothers nor should you allow such neglect to go on."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:59 |
1975 April 5: "You are giving your forefather's hard-earned money and I don't want to see it spoiled in any way. So you can turn the property over to A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. You are sincerely trying to please Krishna, and therefore He is giving you all intelligence how to do it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:56 |
1975 April 5: "Thank you for your invitation. I wish to hold classes on Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam for one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening. I do not know if gentlemen there will spare so much time. If not two hours, then I shall hold one hour class. I wish to see how people there appreciate our activities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:55 |
April 4, 2014 1966 April 4:
"Poornima. Today I have replied the letter of State Department regarding visit to the President. I went to see Mr. Bogart. His publisher Mr. Laughton interested in publishing Srimad Bhagwatam. Then I came to Paul's place. There was meeting and Kirtan, Hari Katha."
Prabhupada Jounal :: 1966 letters | 14:13 |
1971 April 4: "All our principles must be followed to derive spiritual benefit. That is our method. If a doctor prescribes medicine and diet and the patient follows both, then he will get well. If he follows in part, he may not."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:11 |
1971 April 4: "Just work sincerely and follow the regulative principles. We are respected everywhere on our purity platform. This should be maintained."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:07 |
1971 April 4: "I have got confidence in you because Krishna has given you special talent for chanting. I enjoyed your chanting so nicely that I thought myself immediately carried to Vaikuntha."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:04 |
1971 April 4: "Here we are having massive Sankirtana Festival where 20,000 to 30,000 people are attending daily. Many important men are interested. We will have our permanent center here soon."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:01 |
1972 April 4: "Simply by agreement you have changed everything, so what is this? Inform the other GBC members that there shall be no change within the society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:56 |
1972 April 4: "If my right-hand men are making such big big changes without consulting me then what can I do? There should be no change. Both the meeting and the resolution are irregular."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:53 |
1974 April 4: "It is not possible to accept any big scheme. We now have to import men from foreign countries. We are not going to make any big scheme anywhere else unless we have sufficient manpower."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:45 |
April 3, 2014 1969 April 3: "Although it resembles the material way, our separation is completely different. Separation is simply another feature of meeting. In the spiritual world, separation is eternal, and meeting is also eternal."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 21:02 |
1969 April 3: "Don't do anything whimsically. The direction comes through the Spiritual Master, and any one who abides by the order of the Spiritual Master, he is perfectly surrendered soul. So stay there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 20:57 |
1969 April 3: "You should take the indication given by Krishna: the press is already there, the press worker is coming, and the scholar has joined. Don't you see the indication by Krishna?."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 20:55 |
1972 April 3: "N.B. Regarding changes made in GBC zonal management. I do not favor these changes. Tell them to stop everything. Why they have done this without consulting?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 20:54 |
1972 April 3: "There is no other literatures like ours in the world, and this information, 'Here is God, just see Him,' this clear understanding of God is not available anywhere else but from our books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 20:53 |
1973 April 3: "Today is Tuesday so I hope that the court case will be heard. If the judge takes seriously that the land must be given to one of us, that will be a great success."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 20:48 |
1973 April 3: "Regarding the house at Puri – the place of Srila Prabhupada. I understand that Sripad B.D. Madhav Maharaj is also eager to purchase, so I do not wish to make a competitive price."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 20:46 |
1974 April 3: "If we cannot utilize the land then why purchase it at such expenditure? Self help doesn't mean Rs 10,000 spent monthly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 20:43 |
1974 April 3: "Why are the cows suffering from no good shelter? I sent $5,000 and then $4,000 previous to that, for construction for the cows. Why have you not built them something solid?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 20:41 |
April 2, 2014 1968 April 2: "So far my name is concerned, there is no need of adding Tridandi Goswami, but simply have it as A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, as it is already done in my other books, it will be continued. I do not like for Sri Bhaktivedanta Swami, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami is shorter, and nicer."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 14:33 |
1969 April 2: "The present issue is excellently done. People in your country are very much receptive to new things so we must go on presenting these completely novel spiritual ideas. Reprint another 10,000 copies minimum."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 14:30 |
1970 April 2: "When you require money for printing my books, inform me and I shall send you the check. I just want that my books may be printed somehow, somewhere; that is all. So do it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:21 |
1972 April 2: "These fair-skinned Americans and Europeans are like angels coming to Krishna Consciousness and very soon the whole world will become filled with such angels. So continue sticking very tightly to our pure standards then Lord Caitanya's prediction will very soon be realized."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:16 |
1972 April 2: "Guided tours for tourists is nice but sight-seeing is secondary. We may advertise sightseeing to attract them, but main thing is to give them nice prasadam and instruction, then sell them our Krishna Book. Then you will be successful with this program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:13 |
1972 April 2: "You all should be very active to increase. It is the best field in the world for distributing our books, as good or better than America. So preach wherever you go and make this traveling sankirtan a great success, a greater success, than in America."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:05 |
1972 April 2: "You Western boys and girls are becoming angels but if we are not very careful to always stick to the point of regulative principles and purest standards of high living, then everything will spoil very quickly and the whole show will be a farce."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:00 |
1975 April 2: "You are executing the duty of a sannyasi and you have taken my request to heart and you are now preaching in so many nice ways. This is very satisfying to me. Now continue and become more and more expert. Thank you for your donation of $1,000."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:56 |
April 1, 2014 1961 April 1: "After the Congress I wish to make an extensive tour of Japan, China and America for preaching this culture of Human spirit. Lord Krishna, Lord Buddha, Lord Christ, Hazrat Mohammed, Acarya Sankara, Acarya Ramanuja, Lord Caitanya, all lived for enlightening men on Human spirit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 17:00 |
1966 April 1:
Dwadasi. One Mr. Pop came to see me. He saw the books and took one copy of the 1st Part and paid $6.00. Mr. Greene paid $5.00. Income book & contribution $11.00. I passed the night at Paul's place. It was nice. In the evening the meeting was experimentally held at Paul's 94 Bowery Place. The attendance was four."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 16:27 |
1970 April 1: "Deity worship is for old and experienced students; it is not good for new students to be given sacred thread. This Deity worship is exclusively for advanced students. Yes, staunch faith in Spiritual Master and Krishna makes one perfect in spiritual understanding."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:22 |
1970 April 1: "If George Harrison gives us a place at his house, just like John Lennon gave us a place in his garden, then you can start a temple there. But unless there is a tangible program, do not divert your attention. Regarding George's center, if he opens it, I shall give him direction how to do it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:17 |
1971 April 1: "Everything must be done with clear intelligence according to the Parampara revealation of the Absolute Truth and Krishna will give you good understanding for this purpose. Our Krsna consciousness is so nice. By painting, your love of Krishna will become mature."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 16:11 |
1974 April 1: "Your program to meet her Majesty and Prince Charles will be a great opportunity. If the leading personalities cooperate we can have the whole Parliament as Krishna conscious men including her Majesty the Queen."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:56 |
1974 April 1: "My next program is to reinstate the Vedic divisions of catur varnyam. If England and America as well as France and Germany can understand this philosophy there will be a great theistic revolution which can counteract the atheistic philosophy of Marxism."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:54 |
1975 April 1: "Encourage Siddhasvarupa to continue to speak as much as possible and give him all facilities. Whenever there is some question or if he speaks something incorrect, you may humbly correct him or if need be, I can also give correction by mail. His booklet is very nicely done."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:45 |
March 31, 2014 1966 March 31:
"Ekadasi. Landlord repaired the window according to his liking. It is not approved by me. The door is still insecure. Thirty days notice served to landlord. Two persons came today to meet me. Registered letter sent, expenditure registration .80."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 15:56 |
1971 March 31: "My Dear Dayalaji Birla, my attempt to exhibit the Krishna Consciousness Movement to the Bombay public is still going on at the Cross Maidan, and it has become very successful. Similar attempts will be made in Calcutta and Delhi. I am therefore opening a fund and I hope you will kindly contribute so that your example may be followed by other rich men in India."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:52 |
1973 March 31: "You have begged for my blessings and I give them to you because you are my spiritual son but you have committed a very grave error. I am depending on you leaders for the future of our Society. This is causing me heartache and worry how things will go on. What can I do? I have given you all instructions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:50 |
1973 March 31: "Now you are supposed to be a responsible devotee, and this situation must be rectified, it is bad example for others. From now on follow the regulated restrictions strictly and refrain from any sex life at all, that can be your austerity. Now take up your activities with determination and seriousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:48 |
1973 March 31: "There is no need of adding further Deities. Once installed it cannot be changed. Do not make it childish, too much addition of Deities will encumber us. There is no need to consult with me for these installations, the local president can decide whether the circumstances are opportune."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:36 |
March 30, 2014 1966 March 30:
"Dashami. Today one letter received from Rockefeller Foundation denying any help for starting the International Institution for God Consciousness. Evening meeting was held and seven ladies and gentlemen attended. It is settled that Susman and Paul will come on Friday 1st April to take me to Paul's loft."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 17:57 |
1967 March 30: "You are feeling my absence just as I am feeling the absence from you. But in the meantime this must be so and Krishna will provide. If you chant always Hare Krishna, read my books, and preach this philosophy sincerely, then Krishna will provide you with all facility, and you will not fall down into material entanglement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 17:54 |
1968 March 30: "I was just thinking about you since you departed and was anxious to get your letter. By Krishna's Grace you are finding everything favorable. Please don't feel lonely. Krishna is always with you and I shall pray for you and to Krishna also that you may make progress more and more in this faithful discharge of duties in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:49 |
1969 March 30: "We should everyone of us try to work as hard as possible for Krishna's satisfaction. This material body can be adjusted with practice. If we adjust these bodily activities towards Krishna's side, then the labor is fruitful, but if we adjust towards maya's side, then the labor is useless. A little labor done for Krishna is never lost. But the greatest labor done for Maya is simply a waste of time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:46 |
1970 March 30: "I have initiated her as you have advised. So train her up nicely in Krishna Consciousness and when you find a nice brahmacari she may be married. Then after some time she may go with her husband for starting a new center. My idea is to train up many devotees and as soon as they are ready send them out for starting new branches."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:27 |
1970 March 30: "By the grace of the Spiritual Master and under the direction of the Spiritual Master one makes progress and revives his original Krishna Consciousness in full. So you know very well all these facts, and while preaching you have to explain all these things nicely. Then you become a good preacher."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:22 |
1971 March 30: "The mercy of the bona fide Spiritual Master is there equally for everyone just like the sun. Yet there are those who refuse to come into the light. Simply you rigidly follow the regulative principles without fail and your rapid advancement in Krishna Consciousness will be certain."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 17:20 |
1974 March 30: "I saw both the lands in Vrindaban and if they are available arrange immediately for their purchase. My money will be ready the second of May. In Bombay we are meeting the opposition peacefully and I hope things will come out successfully."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 17:07 |