|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
July 19, 2014 1970 July 19: "The disciplic succession is beginning from God. If the branches, twigs and leaves remain in touch with the original tree, then it is alright. The test is whether the line is in touch with the Supreme - that is all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:54 |
1970 July 19: "Do not be disappointed but be always engaged in pushing on Sankirtana, distribution of our literatures, Prasadam, and preaching and classes and sincere souls will come. Work very sincerely and Krsna will provide all facilities according to our endeavor."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:50 |
1970 July 19: "I have already said; again I repeat, go from village to village and get them all interested in Krsna. You write to say that many nice devotees are coming. When I hear all these things immediately I wish to go myself personally."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:48 |
1972 July 19: "We have celebrated a very, very nice Rathayatra festival here in London, and in Trafalgar Square I initiated nearly 30 new devotees with fire yajna before 25,000 persons, mostly Englishmen. We are leaving for Paris tomorrow, so you may reply me there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:46 |
1973 July 19: "I am eating and working nicely here. The village is neat and cleans. Rathayatra was very successful, 10,000 people attended and prasadam was distributed. George Harrison came to meet with me and he is very enthusiastic to cooperate."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:45 |
1973 July 19: "It is not important to hold a Janmastami GBC meeting. The important thing now is for GBC members to go on working. The best time and place for GBC meeting is Mayapur on Lord Caitanya's Appearance Day. Mayapur is meant for that. All devotees from all our centers should go at that time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:43 |
1974 July 19: "I am sending one of my elder sannyasi disciples for preaching and opening a Krishna consciousness temple there. Three other men will also go there to assist him. Please see that he is taken care of there. He will be arriving within one months time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 14:33 |
1974 July 19: "I may request you to send three men to go for preaching and opening a temple. There is one man there who wants to give $50,000 for construction of a temple. Please do this as soon as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 14:30 |
July 18, 2014 1970 July 18: "World Sankirtana Party does not mean that we have to cover immediately the whole world. The program is that everywhere this Sankirtana Movement should be introduced."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:13 |
1970 July 18: "If the temples are not properly maintained, then we should simply concentrate on Sankirtana outside. Temple opening is secondary, but we should concentrate on the outside Sankirtana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:12 |
1970 July 18: "We should concentrate our energy on constructive work. The constructive work is preaching. So his proposal for preaching from village to village in our own bus is very much appreciated by me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:10 |
1970 July 18: "I am very glad to know you have been staying at our London Temple. This is the most fortunate company because the most important thing for spiritual realization is the company of realized souls or pure devotees of the Lord."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:50 |
1970 July 18: "Since the publication by MacMillan in 1968 which is now in its third printing, I have desired to publish my expanded version of Bhagavad-gita As It according to my original manuscript. I am confident my original manuscript will make a more successful book."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:48 |
1970 July 18: "I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter informing me you have lost your original set of beads and requesting me to chant upon the new set sent by you. Now you are in very responsible position as president of our branch, so you should be more careful. Anyway, I have chanted duly the beads and they are herewith returned to you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 13:21 |
1975 July 18: "Chant Hare Krishna and read our books very carefully. Do not waste your time with this study of monkeys. What will you learn by this? Better to hear from Lord Krishna Himself in Bhagavad-gita."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:18 |
1975 July 18: "Somehow or other they must be induced to take interest in spiritual life. Then it will be successful. You will get money and they will get spiritual profit. Both will be benefited by the grace of Krishna Balarama."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:16 |
July 17, 2014 1968 July 17: "I am already informed about your Kirtana activities and its success. I think Krishna is dictating us to adopt this method for propagating the Sankirtana movement all over the different cities, towns and villages on the surface of the globe, because that was the prediction of Lord Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:53 |
1968 July 17: "Henceforward our plan should be to push Sankirtana and sell our publications. For books, Brahmananda, for magazine, Rayarama, for Sankirtana, Mukunda, and for suggestion, my humble self."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:50 |
1969 July 17: "There are many Vaisnava temples there, if any big temple is in difficulty financially, we can take charge of this temple and improve it and maintain it nicely. So if you know of any prospective temples where this could be arranged, please inform us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:46 |
1973 July 17: "I understand you wish to remain as householders living outside the temple that is perfectly all right. However, as a householder you cannot go into the streets and hold sankirtana and sell our books as a means of maintenance. This is not a good idea for householders."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 13:43 |
1974 July 17: "Yes, it will be very nice if the Chinese boys come there to the Hong Kong center. That is our mission - that local boys take up interest in our movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:40 |
1974 July 17: "All our sannyasis will be present there. You also come there as a regular sannyasi and take part. That is my desire. So long I am living I wish you all be strictly under my guidance without any fratricidal disagreement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:35 |
1975 July 17: "We are selling 30-40 lakhs around the world so we shall expect at least sales in India of one lakh of Rupees per month. Did the Oberoi-Sheraton Hotel purchase our books? The hotels must purchase our books for putting in their rooms."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:30 |
1975 July 17: "Expenditure must be stabilized and scrutinized. Nothing should be spent extravagantly. That you have to see. Do not bother my brain how to do it. I have put you in charge how to do it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:28 |
July 16, 2014 1966 July 16: "I have further risked in the matter of rent of house. I am completely independent and I have taken a telephonic connection. My lecture hall is on the ground floor and my apartment is on the first. This Second Avenue is one of the ten longest roads in New York City."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 17:33 |
1966 July 16: "The controversy is now closed and there is no need of help from any one else. We are not always successful in our attempts in preaching work but such failures are not certainly ludicrous. In the Absolute field both success and failures are glorious."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 17:31 |
1968 July 16: "Your appreciation of Rathayatra and the beauty of Kirtana and Jagannatha are some of the wonderful things I mark in your progressive advancement. Please continue and you will be more and more happy and at the end, gain entrance into the association of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 17:26 |
1969 July 16: "If you can increase the number of BTG's to 25,000 monthly, that is the nicest idea. We want to distribute as many issues as possible, so the more you can print and distribute, the more my Guru Maharaja will be pleased to see His Great Dream being fulfilled."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:24 |
1970 July 16: "I met my Guru Maharaja in 1922. I was born in a Vaisnava family - Kasinatha Mullick Thakuravati - so by the grace of Krsna from the very beginning of my life I was Krsna conscious by family tradition and by my father's caretaking."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:22 |
1970 July 16: "I think very confidently that this Krsna Consciousness Movement will solve all the problems of the world - political, social, economic, etc. I am writing books and articles on this subject strictly in the line of Acarya Parampara. So there is great potency of spreading this movement all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 17:21 |
1975 July 16: "If the farm cannot be utilized, then it may be sold. What is the use of keeping a bad cow? Somehow or other you have to keep the men who are there engaged. If they are allowed to become idle gradually they will again become hippies."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 17:14 |
1975 July 16: "Why they should get salary? There should be no salary. You are working without salary, so why they should take. So after this month arrange for no one to get any salary there. That will be nice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 17:11 |
July 15, 2014 1968 July 15: "My special instruction to you all is that you practice Sankirtana very rhythmically and in a responsive way. That means one should chant first, and others should follow him. That is a very nice system."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 16:39 |
1969 July 15: "This program of offering grand scale quantities of prasadam amongst the general people was encouraged by Lord Caitanya, because if someone partakes of the remnants of offerings to Lord Krishna, then he is sure to come back to Krishna Consciousness again at one time or another."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:33 |
1969 July 15: "Regarding Festivals, you may hold as many as possible. If you can hold such festivals daily, that is also nice. Our movement is for ananda, simply bliss, and the method of pushing this movement is chanting, dancing, feasting and philosophizing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 16:32 |
1970 July 15: "As I have taken this work as my life and soul on the order of my Spiritual Master, similarly if you take my desires as your life and soul, then the whole thing is immediately connected with Krsna. That is the meaning of Parampara system."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:27 |
1970 July 15: "None of these activities are our personal affairs. Each and every activity is directly connected with Krsna because they come through the proper channel. They can only be received through the Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:26 |
1972 July 15: "Regarding the songs by Jayadeva, Srita Kamala is not approved. Sometimes our Krsnadasa Babaji sings, but it is not approved by Prabhupada. Those songs are for siddha bhaktas, not for us who are learning bhaktas."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 16:25 |
1974 July 15: "The philosophy discourses we had years ago is now lying without any utility, so all devotees are very much anxious to publish it. Why it should be delayed unnecessarily?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:23 |
1974 July 15: "We wish to hold a grand festival of the opening of Krishna Balarama temple at Raman Reti. There will be seven days function, and the arrangement has been made that anyone who visits our temple may be supplied with sumptuous prasadam both kachi and pakki."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 16:20 |
July 14, 2014 1968 July 14: "Any process that helps us to increase our love of Krishna, that is the best system of religiosity. This chanting of Hare Krishna will make everything clear, even there is some impediment. Chanting of Hare Krishna is not meant for achieving any other better thing than Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:31 |
1971 July 14: "The process should be that you let each of them hear the tape individually through earphones. Show them how to chant on the fingers. Let them read the mantra and listen to the tape. Then, on my behalf present the sacred thread. Then hold fire Yajna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 15:25 |
1972 July 14: "Yes, we should stand in our position and defy all nonsense propositions. Our math in Mayapur is not for Bengalis, the math is for you foreigners, to give you facility for offering respects to Lord Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:20 |
1972 July 14: "The tourists may concentrate in Vrindaban with us, live with us, and learn from us the spiritual life. What is the use of wandering here and there, simply seeing this and that and going home? Our only business is to teach them Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:19 |
1973 July 14: "I am holding morning class. There are about 40 devotees living with me, similarly there are 30 devotees in Bury Place. So I shall be glad to hear about Bombay affairs and as you send me every month statements of Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, kindly send me that also."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:17 |
1974 July 14: "The festival must be gorgeously done. It should not be poor. If there is a scarcity of money, it will be supplied. There must be full prasadam for all the guests. You plan for that, and I will supply the funds. Complete prasada distribution must go on."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:14 |
1975 July 14: "Krishna and Krishna's representative are not different. The Spiritual Master is accepted by all advanced devotees as Hari. Therefore it is said sakshad-dharitvena."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:12 |
1975 July 14: "I received report that he was talking privately in his room with a woman. What is this? Private talks with woman are immediately condemned. He is a good preacher, but it is very dangerous to close the door with woman."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:08 |
July 13, 2014 1947 July 13: "Religion of love is the true religious idea but if the approach is made through the service of mankind only, then the process is made imperfect, partial and unscientific. The true religion of love is perfectly inculcated in Bhagavad-gita."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 15:02 |
1968 July 13: "So if there are no jobs then you can fully engage yourself in Krishna's job by chanting in the parks and public places, and certainly Krishna will send you salaries. Krishna provides all living entities and why not his sincere devotees?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:01 |
1969 July 13: "Hippies are our best customers. Almost all of our important disciples are recruited from that group, and you are also from that group. So we should try to serve the hippy group more than others because there is great potency of recruiting Krishna Consciousness devotees from them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:00 |
1971 July 13: " Success or no success, it doesn't matter; you have come to Israel with your family and that is my pleasure. All blessings upon you. There is no need of outside engagements if they are not possible. But inside activities should go on. So live peacefully and whatever service you can render is all right."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:59 |
1971 July 13: "When Sankirtana is in a troubled area, it is not contradictory to our principles. Rather it is a great service. Lord Nityananda Prabhu, he personally went to troubled area of Jagai and Madhai and he conquered them. He was injured also. So do it very carefully."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 14:57 |
1972 July 13: "My dear Brother Shyamsundar, in our childhood I used to take my ratha with my little friends. I have become old but my disciples will carry on this festival yearly, and so our eternal relationship with Sri Sri Jagannathaji will be remembered forever."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:51 |
1975 July 13: "It is a very good suggestion to open the Vanaprastha Institute. The elderly people can live there according to the Vaisnava principles and worship the Deity and take prasada. I also want to open the Varnashrama College."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:41 |
1975 July 13: "If you want to take a second wife, then you have to leave our temple. Our temples cannot support you and your two wives. You will then want three, four, and more. We are trying to minimize sex and you are trying to increase it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:40 |