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a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
October 11, 2014 1967 October 11: "Reject all idle talks. Whatever he is doing nowadays has no sanction from me. He has deliberately disobeyed me. One should try to know the depth of realization of a Krishna conscious person. A Krishna conscious person must be seen by the ears and not by the eyes."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 03:37 |
1967 October 11: "We must have our books printed, we have wasted much time. When I was alone there were three volumes published but during the last two years I could not publish a single volume more. It is a great defeat."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 03:36 |
1967 October 11: "If I have one or two sincere souls, we can make more publications. I know you are very much anxious to see me in good health. I am prepared to sit down underneath a tree with one sincere soul and in such activity I shall be free from all diseases."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 03:34 |
1967 October 11: "Nobody cares for the dress; every sane man follows the philosophy and practical talks. I think all of you may dress yourself just like a fine up to date American gentleman but one must be clean shaved, have Tilakas on the forehead and have the Sikha on the top of the head."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 03:30 |
1972 October 11: "I am writing this letter aboard the airship from Hawaii to Manila. I am reaching Manila on the 11th and Delhi on the the 14th so if need be you can see me in Vrndavana on the 15th. But you must now definitely act according to these following instructions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:11 |
1974 October 11: "The land will be purchased as I have already instructed. When the conveyance deed is prepared, and when I approve it, then I shall advise the bank to pay the amount before the Registrar. That is the way of payment."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:05 |
1974 October 11: "I am very thankful for your cooperation. There is a great need for spreading Krishna Consciousness based on Bhagavad gita As It Is all over the world. And Vallabhacarya many times visited Caitanya Mahaprabhu. I wish very fervently that your Holiness may be present for the opening of our newly constructed temple in Vrindaban."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:04 |
1974 October 11: "You are already trained up man, you can chalk out a program. So do not worry. We must run the Society on cooperation. Any discrepancy, that can be corrected. But a change of management - that is not good."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:03 |
October 10, 2014 1966 October 10: "Since I have come to America I have not heard anything from you. How is your mother and your wife, and how is your father. I hope everything is alright with you by Grace of Sri Sri Radha Damodara Jeu."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 04:24 |
1966 October 10: "At Gopinatha Bazar almost in front of Mahaprabhu's Temple, there is a Bengali gentleman's shop for selling Pan and pictures. I want one dozen each of Sri Radha Krsna and Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu dancing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 04:22 |
1966 October 10: "Are you still interested in starting the Rupanuga Para Vidya Pitha? The construction can now be taken up by my American disciples. They are eager to do something in Vrndavana according to my direction. Now here is the opportunity to reconstruct the temple compound of Sri Sri Radha Damodara Jeu."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 04:18 |
1968 October 10: "Here the Kirtana party is doing very nicely. They are selling Back To Godhead, sometimes more than a 100 copies, minimum 50 copies, and collecting donations, 30 to 50 dollars everyday. So are you getting some collection by holding Kirtana in different places of London?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:13 |
1968 October 10: "You write to say, 'I opened the temple on Thursday and am in the process of fixing it up.'It is so much pleasing to me and what can I give you?! I can simply pray for your long life and prosperous service to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:12 |
1968 October 10: "This is the secret of success in Krishna Consciousness - unflinching faith in Krishna and in the Spiritual Master enlightens a devotee in the progressive march of Krishna Consciousness. Keep this attitude, and I am sure Krishna will give you sufficient intelligence to make your life successful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:10 |
1968 October 10: "We should not allow anyone to hold any function in our temple other than on Vaisnava principle. There cannot be any separate distribution of foodstuff save and except Krishna Prasadam according to our own principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:08 |
October 9, 2014
1966 October 9: "Sitting under a tree in a Lower East Side park, fifty followers of a Hindu swami repeated a sixteen-word chant for two hours yesterday afternoon to the accompaniment of cymbals, bells, and a small reed organ."
[From the New York Times, October 9, 1966] letters | 02:00 |
1968 October 9: "We can take part in politics only which is sanctioned by Krishna. This political struggle by the students is different thing. I am prepared to go and lecture if somebody agrees to hear continually for some time. But not to take part in some political agitation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 01:57 |
1971 October 9: "It is not that everyone will be able to understand this philosophy. Still if some intelligent section of the human society understands it, there will be tremendous change in the atmosphere."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 01:56 |
1971 October 9: "The important matter is that the children are taken care of nicely. That is the first duty. They must have sufficient quantity of milk and then dhal, capatis, vegetables, and fresh fruit will keep them always fit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 01:54 |
1971 October 9: "Recoup your health, Delhi climate is now very good. Soak sugar candy overnight in water and take early in the morning and that will help you. Also take green vegetables with lime juice. Green papaya boiled is also nice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 01:51 |
1971 October 9: "Yes, Visnujana Maharaja is personally a nice devotee so he has created nice devotees. Lord Caitanya also behaved personally and taught others. So every one of us should follow this principle of Caitanya Mahaprabhu."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 01:43 |
1972 October 9: --STOP ALL NEGOTIATIONS. DO NOT PAY A FARTHING UNTIL CONVEYANCE EXECUTED. SENDING KARANDHARA FOR FILING SUIT FOR SPECIFIC EXECUTION OF SALE AGREEMENT
--A. C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:40 |
1974 October 9: "Yes, it is understood that your paintings are offered to the Deities when they appear in my books or on our temple walls. Regarding asking me questions, yes you can ask, but unless it is sanctioned by me, you cannot act on it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:36 |
October 8, 2014 1967 October 8: "The movement which I have started will fulfill the desires of those who are actually anxious to have bona fide spiritual guidance. There are other swamis & yogis in your country who can simply exploit the sentiment but they can not deliver the real thing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 11:59 |
1967 October 8: "I am very glad that your service attitude is progressively increasing. Krishna Consciousness is such a nice thing that the more you work for the cause, the more you become enthusiastic to execute the purpose. Follow my instructions and you shall never be unhappy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 11:58 |
1967 October 8: "My mind is always with you. India is foreign country for me now. Practically your country is my home now. Where my spiritual family exists, there is my home."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 11:54 |
1971 October 8: "So don't be disheartened at any circumstance. Depend on Krishna. After all this is the kingdom of maya. She is always peeping to take the opportunity of attacking us, but if we fix up our attention on the Lotus Feet of Krishna, maya cannot even touch us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 11:51 |
1972 October 8: "From your letter I can see you are persevering. That new devotees are coming is the sign of our success. I will be in India up to April then I can go to South Africa, or if you like, to Australia. My immediate program will be for one month at Radha Damodara Temple where we shall be holding class on the Nectar of Devotion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:50 |
1974 October 8: "Krishna will help you, that is a fact. So do your work sincerely, husband and wife, and you will have good success. You be pure, and teach others to be pure. The process is there. Follow very strictly our rules and regulations and maya will not be able to touch you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:40 |
1974 October 8: "If we actually follow in the footsteps of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, where is the question of conspiracy? I am training some of my experienced disciples. So if instead of taking my training, if in my lifetime you people say 'I am the Lord of all I survey,' that is a dangerous conspiracy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:39 |
1974 October 8: "I wanted you all my experienced disciples should manage the whole institution very cleverly without any personal ambition. The Gaudiya Math institution has become smashed on account of personal ambitions. So I shall request you all not to be personally ambitious."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:38 |
October 7, 2014 1967 October 7: "I have not heard for a long time from you but I am always thinking of you and your good husband. I hope you are all doing well. I am now almost cured & I wish to return as soon as possible. Please remain in Krishna consciousness fully and you will always be happy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 02:06 |
1968 October 7: "One should first give protection to the soul, then he should take care of his particular type of faith, then material things, like this body, and anything in relation with this body, or wealth. If you can protect the soul from being fallen a victim of this material existence that is the greater service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:03 |
1970 October 7: "You have left and it is like a thunderbolt for me. How is that? Have you also been contaminated? Please tell me frankly. Come to India and live with me and start a press here. I await your reply with great anxiety."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:58 |
1972 October 7: "The best thing is to find out for yourself who you think is the right person in the matter of science of God. So if a man loves God more than anything else, he is the perfect man. I wish that you may follow this principle and be happy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:56 |
1972 October 7: "Actually there is no problem. Krsna has provided everything sufficiently. Only blind leaders in the name of swamis, yogis, politicians and philanthropists are misguiding the whole world and entangling everyone more and more in problems."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:54 |
1974 October 7: "I am glad you are taking the recommendation seriously. Yes, it is a serious matter. Not that I take Spiritual Master as a pet and do whatever I want. No, one must follow the order of the Spiritual Master with life and soul."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:48 |
1974 October 7: "Just like Srimati Kunti devi, she prayed to Krishna. That is Krishna consciousness. Not that when there is difficulty I shall forget Krishna. Whatever the material condition may be, we should just cling to Krishna's lotus feet."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:46 |
1974 October 7: "Now you finish your old birth with the fire of Krishna consciousness. Worship Krishna with love. If you love Krishna, you will worship Him very nicely. And if you get Krishna, then what more can you want? That is the qualification for Deity worship."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:38 |
October 6, 2014 1955 October 6: "My Dear Sripada Gosvami Maharaja, Some non-Bengali gentlemen are demanding my Hindi edition of Caitanya Caritamrta. Your Holiness has already seen the manuscript. I wish to get it out part by part. I would request you to invest for this purpose. I hope you will give this starting & oblige. ACB."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 11:18 |
1967 October 6: "By the mercy of the Spiritual Master one can please the Lord and one who has not pleased the Spiritual Master cannot have any access in the realm of Krishna Consciousness. By misuse of one's independence one loses all importance in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 11:09 |
1968 October 6: "The priestly class could not do anything very nice, the dogmatic way of thinking is going on. They are afraid for their own system of religiosity, so naturally, they are not very satisfied. So we may be facing some difficulty by them in future."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 11:06 |
1970 October 6: "When the scientist, philosopher, and medical men will get the opportunity to study systematically what is God, what are His energies, what is my relationship, how to approach Him, then only there will be paradise. Paradise in ignorance of God is parasite in a temporary paradise."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 11:04 |
1973 October 6: "I thought our men were becoming like hippies, but now I understand from you that that is not the case. So I have no objection. In Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Movement, everyone is preacher, whether man or woman it doesn't matter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 10:59 |
1974 October 6: "In material life there is simply envy of others progress, but in spiritual life one encourages another, "Oh you are doing very nice." That is Radharani. She says, oh here is a very nice devotee. Please Krishna, you accept him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:56 |
1974 October 6: "You can start a temple there provided you are strong enough. If you stick to our principles it will not be difficult. That will please me very much. But you must consider carefully. Once a temple is started, it cannot be closed in any circumstances."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 10:54 |
1975 October 6: "Our principle is to simply repeat what is there in my books. We need not give up the association of devotees simply because there is a difference of opinion how to preach. If your conviction is strong, convince the others. But living outside the association of devotees will not be beneficial to your Krsna consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 10:49 |
October 5, 2014 1967 October 5: "Please guide your innocent God-sisters who have come to our shelter. All these girls who are so qualified, good looking, intelligent, educated & seriously engaged in Krishna Consciousness, should always be give protection from the attack of maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 09:56 |
1967 October 5: The advanced Krishna consciousness student should know it well that sex life also should be dovetailed. Better to avoid it; if not possible, have a regulated married life. But in all circumstances, our primary necessity is to advance in Krishna consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 09:55 |
1970 October 5: "One has to hear the message of Godhead from the lips of the pure devotee of the Lord. Religion is presented practically by the bona fide Spiritual Master. Simply performing empty ritual is condemned. Religion without philosophy is sentimentalism."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 09:46 |
1970 October 5: "Your program of visiting different cities weekly is very nice. Krsna is giving you good intelligence. In future maintain a permanent Sankirtana Party and regularly visit the cities and in this way distribute our literatures without any difficulty."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 09:38 |
1974 October 5: "In Vrindaban Krishna calls the cows each by his own name. When cows were purchased in the beginning I have seen them crying because the calf was taken for killing. They can understand. Not that they are animal and cannot understand."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 09:30 |
1975 October 5: "There is a very good potency for introducing Krsna consciousness here on a wide scale. We had one meeting and all big government officers, ministers, ambassadors came to hear me and they appreciated. Most important the local boys are coming. So I am prepared to personally take up this program and remain here."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:24 |
1975 October 5: "The boys here are educated and intelligent. Kindly arrange for some devotees to come here for preaching. Sober, intelligent men are required who can preach. Now we have so many literatures, this is a great opportunity."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:22 |
1975 October 5: "These reports are very disturbing. Their own original face is coming out. This is not at all good. Now you have to rectify."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 09:20 |