|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
June 14, 2014 1967 June 14 : "After six months if I am fit I may come back again to work with you with renovated energy. So I shall like that. Even in my absence there will be no stoppage of activities, everything will go on nicely by regular exchange of correspondence and there will be no difficulty."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:01 |
1968 June 14: "Whatever I am trying to bestow upon you all is the gift of Sri Krishna directly - I am just doing the work of a bearer. There is nothing of my personal contribution and I ask your mercy that I may do it without deviation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:00 |
1969 June 14 : "Many of the American girls and boys are very qualified to take up this sublime movement. We simply have to instruct them nicely, and surely many will understand that here is such a nice thing - they must take to it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:59 |
1970 June 14: "Spiritual life is just like handling a sharpened razor. Handle it nicely we become clean shaven, but a little inattention causes bloodstain. So always remember this and depend on Krsna and make your life progressive."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:58 |
1972 June 14: "So far attending pujas at the houses of the Hindus, we can hold our kirtana but we should not take prasadam there. If they insist then we can take fruits and milk and offer them to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:56 |
1973 June 14 : "So we must be prepared to fight. We cannot stop this movement. It is a fight against Maya. So Maya may sometimes cause casualties in our camp. We must only thank Krsna and seriously dedicate everything for Him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:55 |
1974 June 14: "We have to be patient. Like a woman who becomes married; if she immediately desires to have a child, that is not possible. But after due time, because she is with her husband, she will have child."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:49 |
1975 June 14: "Because you are my very intimate friend from college life, I wish that you may retire from family life and live in one of our so many centers wherever you like, and preach the cult of Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:48 |
1972 June 14: "Remain the beautiful maid servant of Krishna. That is your business so dress yourself always very nicely so that Krishna will be pleased. Don't be ugly before Krishna. Krishna doesn't like ugly gopis."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:30 |
June 13, 2014 1966 June 13 :
"Dasami. Today somebody paid in the basket $100.00. In the morning class there was some discussion on friendship & discipleship. In the evening there was meeting. The attendance was nine only. At night Karl remained with us."
Prabhupa Journal :: 1966 letters | 04:40 |
1968 June 13 : "We may always expect that we get untamed boys and girls, and we have to train them up. That depends on our capacity. Our whole program is to train the untrained. Nobody is in Krishna Consciousness and we are trying our best to bring people to that platform."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:39 |
1970 June 13: "Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is very kind, He is satisfied with chanting. And there is no hard and fast rules so your chanting may not be stopped; it does not matter where you chant."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 04:38 |
1972 June 13: "I am requesting all of my students to read my books very seriously every day without fail. If your mind becomes absorbed at least one or two hours daily in this transcendental subject matter then very easily you will make your advancement in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:36 |
1972 June 13: "Read my books more and more and try to understand the subject matter from different angles of vision and be always discussing it with your godbrothers even while you are working and when you cannot read, then listen to the tapes of my lectures and hear in that way."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:35 |
1973 June 13 : "My health is not yet recovered, but it is improving very slowly. So, I have been advised to stay here for at least four months. After that time it may be possible for me to go there and personally arrange both preaching work and construction of the temple."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 04:34 |
1974 June 13: "He said you are not following the regulative principles. If there are any discrepancies in that way I hope you will rectify it. Sometimes back you wanted to go to Africa. If you still feel like that you can consider on the matter. If you so desire you can see me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:26 |
1975 June 13: "If our books are translated into Japanese, it will be a great help to us and to you also because it will be another opportunity for printing books. So, if you can arrange for this then it will give me great pleasure."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:10 |
June 12, 2014 1966 June 12:
"Navami. Today the eating of the members took place. I cooked 12 different items and all present more than sixteen ladies and gentlemen ate with great pleasure. The introduction was alright. It was all Grace of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 03:43 |
1968 June 12: "During the time of my Guru Maharaja's passing away, His last instruction was to me that 'You try to preach whatever you have learned from me in English.' This instruction was given in 1936, and I started Back to Godhead in 1944. This publication is the beginning of my spiritual life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:41 |
1969 June 12: "I understand Mr. John Lennon and George Harrison are anxious for some peace movement in the world. So when I go to London, and if these interested young men talk with me, I think something very important may come by our mutual cooperation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:37 |
1971 June 12: "You should know that you are always with me. I am always thinking of you and your service. So there is no question of you being separated from me at any time. And you will be glad to know that very soon I am coming there for installing the Deities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:36 |
1972 June 12: "I want that the GBC leave the management of the centers to the local presidents and concentrate themselves upon preaching work. They should be constantly traveling to see how the students are learning."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:35 |
1972 June 12: "In addition, the GBC men will open new centers, distribute literature, and they should always be traveling with a sankirtana party to accompany them. There is no difference between the Sannyasi duty and the GBC duty."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:34 |
1973 June 12: "So many books are being distributed, this is all very pleasing and inspiring to me. I would very much like to come for Rathayatra, but now I am not in very good health. However, you may again invite me next year and, if Krsna wants, I will surely come."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 03:31 |
1974 June 12: "We do not have enough money nor do I wish to spend our money in this way. Therefore I say it is better to stop. Concentrate on developing the brahminical qualities in the devotees there; that is more important than running for political office. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:27 |
June 11, 2014 1966 June 11: "I am confident to see fulfillment of Lord Caitanya's mission in every corner of the world. His Divine Grace wanted this mission to be fructified during His presence but He was so much disappointed in His last days for many of His follower's indisciplinary activities. I do not know how far I shall be successful in this attempt but I am trying my best as He wanted me to do."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 07:24 |
1968 June 11: "I wish to form a nice Kirtana party consisting of 2 mrdanga players, 1 harmonium player, 1 tambura player, and at least 6 cymbal players. Backed by my books, we can make nice propaganda in all the European cities."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 07:22 |
1971 June 11: "Millions of life members can be made. And they are liking my books. So it is a good program. So if we do so in every city and distribute books also, this movement will be top in India."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 07:19 |
1971 June 11: "I heard Dalmia is willing to give us his place in Vrindaban. Take it. I have asked for another 60 men here, under the leadership of Dayananda. We want to keep at least 100 men here in India for preaching. The people are appreciating our movement, so there is great potential."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 07:15 |
1972 June 11: "Simply by this full-time preaching activity all financial problems will be solved. What is that financial security? Real security is only there at the Lotus Feet of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:05 |
1972 June 11: "The ordinary citizens of society are innocent enough, they simply require good leaders and everything can be rectified. So it is our great responsibility to become very serious in the matter of executing Krishna Consciousness, and gradually we shall induce the leaders to accept our philosophy more and more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:02 |
1974 June 11: "I understand you want to run for political office but by competing with the politicians we may drop from our spiritual ideal. So much attention paid in this area is a diversion from our spiritual life. Our actual business is to become brahminical."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:00 |
1975 June 11: "Even there may be some problems, always try to remain in Krishna Consciousness. Do not give up chanting simply due to some external difficulties. Under all circumstance you should always chant Hare Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:56 |
June 10, 2014 1967 June 10: "If I get the permanent visa,, even in my broken health I shall stay in U.S.A. and try to propagate my mission through my disciples like you. I don't mind whether I die here or in Vrndavana - wherever there is Krishna, that is Vrndavana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 05:57 |
1967 June 10: "Although I am practically on the path of death, still I cannot forget about my publications. I wish that if I live or die you should take very serious care for my publications."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 05:55 |
1969 June 10: "Unless one is a resident of Krishna Loka, one cannot be a Spiritual Master. That is the first proposition. A layman cannot be a Spiritual Master, and if he becomes so then he will simply create disturbance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 05:54 |
1969 June 10: "The symptoms of nitya siddha is that from the beginning of his life he is attached to Krishna, and he is never tired of rendering service to Krishna. So we have to know what is what by these symptoms."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 05:53 |
1969 June 10: "When the Spiritual Master speaks it should be taken that Krishna is speaking. That is a fact. A Spiritual Master must be liberated. It does not matter if he has come from Krishna Loka or he is liberated from here. But he must be liberated."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 05:52 |
1969 June 10: "I am not very interested to establish a Hindu temple. I never described my movement as Hindu religion. This kind of devotion is not purified. It is contaminated by material desires."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 05:46 |
1969 June 10: "Sex urge is something like itching. So an intelligent person rather suffers the pain of itching sensation than accepting the after effects of satisfying the itch."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 05:42 |
1974 June 10: "From my very childhood I was also worshipping Lord Jagannatha. When I was six years old my father gave me a Ratha and I was performing Ratha yatra in my neighborhood. And now in the Western world you are worshiping Jagannatha so gorgeously and it pleases me very, very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 05:39 |
1975 June 10: "Your endeavor to prove scientifically the existence of re-incarnation is not very practical. It is like bringing a cannon to kill a mosquito. It is not required. Explanation is already given in the Bhagavad-gita."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 05:29 |
June 9, 2014 1966 June 9:
"Sasthi. Received one letter from Secretary Sir Padampat that he is not at present interested in Temple Construction in New York. A laughing stock."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 07:50 |
1967 June 9: "Prahlada in the womb heard the instruction of Narada Muni and became the most famous devotee. It is the duty of all parents to make every child Krishna Conscious, so they may not have any more to take birth in this material world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:48 |
1972 June 9: "I shall be very glad to see the manuscripts. You say my early writings are very powerful and strong, so now it is not that I have become a little soft on account of my disciples. They must follow very strong orders."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:45 |
1972 June 9: "Send your songbook to me first and I shall read it and write a short introductory note. In your song book, poet Jayadeva's high madhurya rasa songs may be avoided because they are meant for highly advanced devotees."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:41 |
1972 June 9: "Rupa Goswami says enthusiasm, patience, conviction, and acting exactly to the order of Sastra and Guru makes our devotional service successful. So our serious students should follow Rupa Goswami's advice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:38 |
1974 June 9: "Your multifarious activities in Krsna Consciousness sound very good. We have so many engagements, therefore I have asked that the political program be stopped as it is creating too much separate effort, separate brain, separate money from our regular program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:35 |
1974 June 9: "Although you are only two you should carry on all your programs as far as possible. In the beginning I was only one and I started everything, so you have twice as many men. Trust in Krsna and simply dedicate your life to introducing the chanting of Hare Krsna and Krsna Consciousness philosophy to whomever you meet."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:34 |
1975 June 9: "It is wonderful to hear you are daily distributing 1,000 magazines and daily collecting $1,000. Now, you have plenty of money, milk, fruits, flowers, grains, everything. What more could you want?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:31 |
June 8, 2014 1964 June 8: "My dear Prime Minister Shastryji, I thank you for your granting me an interview yesterday but I was not successful in my mission because your dealing with me was more official than heartfelt."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 04:29 |
1964 June 8: "The Education Ministry is purchasing 50 copies per volume of Srimad-Bhagavatam and the American Embassy is also purchasing 18 copies of each volume. If you actually want good government not only for India but for all the world over, you must promote the sale of this publication."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 04:21 |
1968 June 8: "I am anxious to know when our Back To Godhead will be again published, even on our mimeograph machine. It is too much important that it must be distributed regularly, as it is the backbone of our mission."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:20 |
1969 June 8: "We have to work very intelligently to prove our advancement in Krishna Consciousness. There is a Sanskrit proverb - if somebody is cunning, we must also become cunning. To a cunning person we must not be a simpleton."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 04:18 |
1971 June 8: "We require at least 100 of our American boys to make propaganda all over India. So if you can arrange to send 50 or 60 men here to Calcutta and Bombay, that will be very nice. They need not be important men. Assistant men will do nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 04:15 |
1973 June 8: "Regarding your taking sannyasa, I think you are already a sannyasi although not in saffron colored cloth. So, I know you'll take sannyasa sooner or later but wait for the time when Krsna will decide for this action."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 04:12 |
1974 June 8: "I have asked you to stop the political program because t is not so easy to do politics, moreover it is a filthy atmosphere. So do not indulge in it. I am glad to hear all the participants have stopped."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:11 |
1975 June 8: "Yes, preach as much as possible. Preaching is our life. Travel, here and there, holding kirtana, distributing prasadam and books and speak our philosophy very nicely."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:07 |