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

June 7, 2014  

1968 June 7: "It is Krishna's desire and blessings; as a Sannyasin, I should not fix up at a certain place and take your service comfortably. Krishna wants me traveling throughout the whole Western world. So don't mind very much that I have not received the permanent visa."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 18:58 |

1968 June 7: "I'm going to London and if you all wish to come there, then you can prepare for the trip. If we can organize a nice Kirtana party and if we can travel in the European countries supported by our books and literatures, than I am sure it will be a great success for our missionary work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 18:56 |

1969 June 7: "So your main business should be to spread Sankirtana, becoming as tolerant as the tree and humbler than the grass. If you have any trouble do not leave the company of devotees. That will not help you, even though there may seem to be so many difficulties."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 18:47 |

1969 June 7: "I have appreciated so much your letter. How much potency is there in this Sankirtana Movement! There is nice potential there so try to establish a very good center and I think Krishna is already giving impetus for this purpose."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 18:46 |

1969 June 7: "The roar of your Sankirtana in Hawaii will soon be heard in neighboring places including Japan and Hong Kong. The Goddess of Fortune was born by the churning of the ocean so the ocean will also help in spreading the glories of the ocean's daughter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 18:44 |

1971 June 7: "All my disciples are requesting me to revive my translating work and I would like to do so for the remaining days of my life. So you have to help me get it done as quickly as possible. When I go there I shall give you so much press work you will be over-burdened."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

letters | 18:21 |

1974 June 7: "It is certainly miraculous how he is distributing so many books. If he takes sannyasa he may not be able to assume disguise for selling books in public. So I have decided for the time being not to award sannyasa order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 18:17 |

1974 June 7: "I have placed one picture of Radha Giridhari on my desk and I am always admiring the beautiful decoration and the transcendental beauty of these deities. So if you can maintain and increase this standard in deity worship, everything will come out successfully."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 18:15 |

June 6, 2014  

1966 June 6:
"Tritiya. In the evening there was meeting. About more than 16 men & women attended. The meeting was very interesting one gentleman has taken a set of book. Altogether five sets distributed out of 16."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 01:29 |

1967 June 6: "Inform Jayananda I have received his letter and the difficulties of life may come as seasonal changes but we should not be disturbed. Our process is to chant and that process will gradually clear everything. Go on with your work with enthusiasm and everything will be solved. We are on the sound footing of Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 01:28 |

1967 June 6: "The basic principle of Krishna Consciousness is to receive one and all as our Master, and serve them with prasadam as diet and Krishna Kirtana as medicine for getting free from materially diseased condition. So we shall follow this principle and Krishna will help us on our onward march."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 01:27 |

1969 June 6: "The devotees there are very sincere, and upon your joining them, they will be very much encouraged. So please read my books very carefully, and as soon as there is some question you can ask me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 01:24 |

1969 June 6: "I am enclosing a letter which I have received today so you can see the great possibility of propagating this chanting amongst the boys and girls of the Western World. Pradyumna, I am anxious to know about the machines."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 01:23 |

1972 June 6: "I do not think that I have done anything. I am only delivering the best message as it is. Anyone who is a sincere devotee of Krishna, who is preaching His message is to be considered as hero. So you are all heroes of your country and of humanity."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 01:20 |

1972 June 6:"So you all become perfect examples of Krishna Consciousness heroes and heroines, and preach the message exactly as I have taught it. We shall all be like one great army of heroes for Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

letters | 01:17 |

1975 June 6: "I am writing to find out what has happened with the Fiji affair. What has happened to the registration of the society? When I left it was settled up but I have not heard from you and I am anxious to know what is the situation there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 01:14 |

June 5, 2014  

1968 June 5: "I am not after respectful compliments by the public. I am concerned more about my disciples and therefore I wish to stay. Otherwise, I'm not attracted for any place, either hell or heaven."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

letters | 09:56 |

1969 June 5: "Gandhi's policy was to concentrate on village life, taking to simple life and cow protection. But just after Gandhi's disappearance, his chief disciple, Pandit Nehru, planned for up-to-date organized cow-slaughter house."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 09:51 |

1970 June 5: "Sometimes they say about me 'jet-age parivrajakacarya' that I have done magic to the foreigners. Whatever is being done, it is Lord Krishna's unlimited mercy. By His mercy even a crow can dance like a peacock."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 09:47 |

1973 June 5: "It is very important that we now expose the nonsense theories of these rascal scientists who assert that life comes from matter. They say that life comes from some chemicals, but where from these chemicals have come?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 09:44 |

1973 June 5: "We must learn to tolerate all difficulties and push on. No one can stop this Krsna Consciousness Movement. So go on with the preaching work and keep me informed of your progress."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

letters | 09:42 |

1974 June 5: "I have asked Tripurari to dedicate his life to distributing my books. If he takes sannyasa he may not be able to assume disguise for selling books. I have decided for the time being not to award sannyasa order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 09:40 |

1974 June 5: "Go on holding as many festivals as possible. Your reports are very convincing, this combination of book distribution and public festivals is very good for bringing the people to an attraction for Krsna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 09:35 |

1975 June 5: "My dear Sripada Bon Maharaja, One of my disciples informed me that you had been in our Toronto temple. Now, I invite you to come to Hawaii. The climate is very nice here and I wish that we may pass a few days together in this nice climate."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 09:33 |

June 4, 2014  

1966 June 4:
"Pratipada. Today the temperature was very warm. For the first time in America I took bath in the evening. In the Sanskrit class the Contribution was only $9.00 and Myke paid the balance for book $4.00."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 05:43 |

1970 June 4: "It is very, very encouraging that London temple is receiving so many inquiries form the different European countries. So open branches there. Wherever we may open a center, Hare Krsna mantra will be chanted with great delight."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 05:41 |

1970 June 4: "KRSNA book will be ready by Rathayatra festival. When you take the procession on the street, always keep my books and magazines ready for distribution."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 05:38 |

1970 June 4: "Anyone of my students can inquire from me in the matter of serving Krsna directly. So you are at liberty to send your letters directly, and I will reply them duly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 05:36 |

1974 June 4: "I am very concerned you have left the association of the devotees in the temple. You cannot remain in firm Krsna Consciousness without the association of devotees. We must stand united."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 05:35 |

1975 June 4: "Thank you very much for working so hard to distribute my books in the Libraries. This is very much pleasing. You will make your whole country Krishna Conscious in this way."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 05:34 |

1975 June 4: "I am actually authority accepted by authority. In Caitanya Caritamrta it is said, krsna sakti vina nahe nama pracar. So, now the Hare Krishna movement is world known, and learned scholars, etc. give plaudits to me. So, then why I am not authority?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 05:33 |

1975 June 4: "Nobody says he has done it, or Vivekananda, or any other swami. There are so many yogis and swamis coming, but nobody is giving credit to them, they are giving the credit to me. So, why I am not an authority? If Krishna accepts me as authority, then who can deny it?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 05:24 |

1975 June 4: "If his motive is to suppress me and if that is why he has come here, how we can receive him? If he comes to our center, give him prasadam, honor him as an elder Vaisnava, but he cannot speak or lecture."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 05:22 |

June 3, 2014  

1966 June 3:
"Purnima. In the evening there was class and it was the best than all previous classes. There was attendance about twenty and contribution was $19.00."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

letters | 06:29 |

1969 June 3: "Our principle is to enter into the family life of Krishna. In the Vaikuntha world there are many devotees who have their wives, but they are so much absorbed in Krishna Consciousness they forget the idea of sex-life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 06:28 |

1969 June 3: "They are gradually deviating on account of stereotyped presentations by sophisticated priests. Modern youths want something dynamic, progressive in spiritual understanding, but the priests cannot satisfy them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 06:26 |

1970 June 3: "If you follow my instructions there is no doubt that through me, my Spiritual Master will be pleased, and through His mercy, Lord Nityananda. In this way Lord Caitanya and ultimately Radha Krsna will be pleased - and thus your life will be successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

letters | 06:23 |

1974 June 3: "As far as counsel is concerned, simply keep up your fresh utsaha (enthusiasm) for service. That will accomplish wonders. And always remain ideal yourself by strict adherence to the bhakti principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 06:20 |

1974 June 3: "As GBC your first responsibility is to keep yourself spiritually fit and see that all the devotees in your zone of management are strictly avoiding the sinful activities. If they are doing this - then management will be at your finger's end."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

letters | 06:19 |

1975 June 3: "We are very strict. We are not after large numbers. Since I cannot personally interview you, please request the temple manager to recommend you to me for initiation. By this process, it may be possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 06:17 |

1975 June 3: "I am dispatching this letter through my disciple Sriman Jayananda Adhikari. I shall be very glad to meet you again. You have taken so much pain for writing this book and I thank you very much. May Lord Krishna bless you more and more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

letters | 06:13 |

June 2, 2014  

1969 June 2: "I an enclosing an idea for a painting of Krishna showing Mother Yasoda the universe within His mouth. I have so many ideas for paintings. In our Krishna Book we are showing the Western World what is God for the first time. So please be very serious to do this work nicely. It is no unimportant task."
1969 June 2

letters | 17:18 |

1969 June 2: "Please take nice care of this boy who has become attracted to our movement. There are so many good souls we must contact and when another man is sent by Krishna to help us it is our great duty to help them understand Krishna Consciousness to the best of our ability."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 17:17 |

1969 June 2: "This is the sure and certain method of propagating Krishna Consciousness, if we simply chant Hare Krishna with karatalas and mrdanga and speak from Bhagavad-gita exactly as we hear it in disciplic succession, then automatically people become attracted."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

letters | 17:16 |

1970 June 2: "It is now definitely ascertained that there will be no difficulty to maintain a center anywhere. The only thing required is to create some nice devotees. So together help me open at least 108 centers - that will satisfy me."
1970 June 2

letters | 17:05 |

1970 June 2: "When there are many letters I think how I shall reply, but if I do not get letters from you I become still more uncomfortable. So you please send me a letter at least once in a week, that will give me a great pleasure."
1970 June 2

letters | 17:01 |

1974 June 2: "I am appointing you regular GBC representative with full standing. I have instructed the temple presidents to send new initiates beads to you for chanting. Discharge these duties with full responsibility especially seeing that the spiritual life in the temples is not neglected."
1974 June 2

letters | 17:00 |

1975 June 2: "There are many examples of persons who are physically disabled but are determined to practice Krishna Consciousness to their best ability. So, you should also do like that. If you require medical help, take as much as is needed."
1975 June 2

letters | 16:56 |

1975 June 2: "Regarding registration with the Endowments dept., we're not going to be controlled by them. That is not good. They are all worldly men. Why should we be controlled by them? Regarding your preaching, what is the use of criticizing Sai Baba and creating some enemies? Do not do this in public meetings."
1975 June 2

letters | 16:52 |

June 1, 2014  

1962 June 1: "Yesterday evening I have come to Vrindaban for a flying visit and shall return to Delhi on Monday to attend the Jayal meeting on Tuesday morning. I am glad to see that my Thursday lectures have brought some changes in the mind of the young offenders. If the lectures are continued I am sure to turn these offenders into saintly characters."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64

letters | 10:55 |

1966 June 1: "Trayodasi. Today Immigration and Naturalization Office gave me one extension up to 17th September 1966. In the evening there was meeting about 16 heads. Bob came with some flour. I required some flour and Krishna sent it.
N.B. Today's lecture was very interesting."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966

letters | 10:48 |

1967 June 1: "I came here with a great mission to execute my Spiritual Master's order. I'm not afraid of Maya, I know Maya cannot touch me, but still if I die in this condition, my mission will remain unfulfilled. Please pray to Prabhu Lord Caitanya and Vrindaban Bihar. I wish to live for a few days more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

letters | 10:45 |

1968 June 1: "Your humbleness is very much appreciated by me. A Krishna Conscious person is never puffed-up. A Krishna Consciousness person thinks always about himself as the lowest and the more one thinks like that the more one becomes elevated."
1968 June 1

letters | 10:43 |

1969 June 1: "This Krishna Consciousness Movement is actually an attempt to make all people happy and become liberated in this life from material contamination so they'll be eligible to enter into the Kingdom of God after quitting this body."
1969 June 1

letters | 10:36 |

1969 June 1: "As soon as one's service is recognized by Krishna, one is immediately called, 'Please come here.' So we should work in such a nice way that we can draw the attention of Krishna to call us. Live for hundred years and execute this Krishna consciousness Movement so that in this very life you shall enter into the abode of Krishna."
1969 June 1

letters | 10:34 |

1972 June 1: "Push on vigorously distributing our literatures widely and showing always a good example of real Krishna Consciousness way of life. I am making many Sannyasis here in America and I am convinced our movement must run on this extensive traveling and preaching system."
1972 June 1

letters | 10:29 |

1973 June 1: "The demolition of our temple by the municipality has strengthened our position. Immediately reconstruct the Deity shed and put up barbed wire fencing. And in front of the Deity shed, a temporary pandal should immediately be constructed. Then I can begin Bhagavata Parayana to continue until the court decision is there."
1973 June 1

letters | 10:23 |
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