|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
November 15, 2014 1967 November 15: "We should never tolerate any insult to Krishna or His Representative. Anyway, forget the chapter, there is nothing to be lamented. If thousands like him come and go, we have to prosecute our real program - being sincere to Krishna and Krishna Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 01:08 |
1969 November 15: "Just like a rope comes down the well, we have captured the strong chain of disciplic succession coming from the highest platform. Captures it very tightly and we are assured of being delivered from the clutches of Maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 01:06 |
1969 November 15: "Don't be worried about the clutches of Maya. For my disciples who are so kindly cooperating with me in the matter of my rendering service to my Spiritual Master, for them I am always ready to come back from Goloka Vrindaban, if they are not delivered along with me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 01:01 |
1970 November 15: "It is no use to learn Hindi or any other language, just try to learn to speak our Krsna Consciousness language very nicely. If you follow our regulations and always remain neat and clean, very soon everything obscure will become clear."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 00:55 |
1974 November 15: "So many difficulties I had to face since I left my home but by Krishna's grace we are situated on a standard footing. So let us maintain this position and pray always to Krishna that we may not spoil what Krishna has given us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:43 |
1974 November 15: "When you understand you are a fool then you are a little intelligent. Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted to remain a fool, all Vaisnavas - not artificially but seriously - think themselves as foolish. The more we remain foolish, the more we remain eager for spiritual advancement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:41 |
1974 November 15: "To repeatedly offer obeisances to the Spiritual Master, this is very important. A disciple should offer dandabats, not namaskara. The more one becomes fixed up in Guru obeisances, the more one becomes advanced."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:38 |
1975 November 15: " Do not adulterate or change anything. Memorize the purports of my books and then speak them in your own words, that is the process to preach Krsna consciousness. Then you will be the perfect preacher."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:35 |
November 14, 2014 1968 November 14: "There is a vast difference between initiated and non-initiated. One who becomes initiated is channelized to the authorities in the disciplic succession. One who is initiated is authorized and one who is not initiated is not authorized."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 07:29 |
1970 November 14: "It doesn't matter whether the priestly class accepts or not. When my Guru Maharaja introduced this system, even the inner circle of disciples of Bhaktivinode Thakura protested but my Guru Maharaja didn't care for it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 07:27 |
1974 November 14: "We have a great responsibility to present Krishna's words without any change. You have heard what I am speaking so you just speak what you have heard and it will have potent effect. This is the power of parampara."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:06 |
1974 November 14: "Your news of more publishing is very happy news. You are appreciating the chastisement of your Spiritual Master and Krishna will bless you. Six more books means you go further to Krishna six more steps. Now overflood Europe with books and your march will be followed by others."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:05 |
1975 November 14: "My Guru Maharaja said, 'I wish by selling the marbles in the temple I could publish and distribute books.' Now by his mercy he is giving me the facility for doing both - constructing so many marble temples and distributing so many books."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:56 |
1975 November 14: "So-called scholars and saintly persons have misguided the people by unnecessarily making different interpretations of the divine instructions. That is the cause of the ruination of India's culture."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:56 |
1975 November 14: "Now we have to revive this Aryan civilization and rectify things. Our mission is to have Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu applauded all over the world. Param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam. That statement must be fulfilled - that we want to see."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:54 |
1975 November 14: The Westerners have good brains, but no good leader. Now the Krsna consciousness movement will provide them good leader if they take it seriously. This is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's prediction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:54 |
November 13, 2014 1966 November 13: "My preaching work is gaining ground. My followers and assistants are all young Americans. They are educated and possess an aptitude for grasping reality. I am enclosing our prospectus and some press cuttings from which you will see how this movement is growing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 02:08 |
1968 November 13: "This is useless talks. These topics are not to be discussed in the conditioned stage. When we come to the liberated stage we can understand. Let us first do the preliminary work very nicely and be cured of the disease of maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:02 |
1969 November 13: "Remember I am always with you. Although physically we are not together, we are not separated spiritually. So we should be concerned only with this spiritual connection."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 01:58 |
1970 November 13: "A jackal made himself king by fooling the other forest animals but his ruse was soon exposed. What are these Swamis? They cannot go outside. In a small forest, a jackal is King."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:49 |
1970 November 13: "To those engaged in the service of the Lord, dictation is given from within. But still you should check with me. One should be cautious, not callous."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:48 |
1974 November 13: "You are simply carrying out my order without any consideration of your self-interest. It is for this I have given you sannyasa, to go anywhere on my order and preach sincerely and purely without any other consideration."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:44 |
1975 November 13: "You are all elder devotees, yes I think a woman's asrama will be a good idea. Kirtana is our first duty. The Deity worship should be simple and the eating should be as meager as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 01:42 |
1975 November 13: "I want that what I have established may go on nicely, but I see the devotees are reviving their old 'good' qualities. That is the difficulty. If the old habits come back, then everything is finished."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 01:28 |
November 12, 2014 1967 November 12: "Follow my example as I did in the beginning. That is preaching - cooking, writing, talking, chanting - everything a one man show. Be advised that thousands of centers may be started if we find out one sincere soul for each & every center."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 03:37 |
1968 November 12: "We have no qualification of our own; it is simply by the merciful glance of this Most Munificent Appearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, that we have been given the chance to serve Radha and Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:33 |
1968 November 12: "In contact with bona fide Spiritual Master, the soul again becomes Krishna Conscious. If someone is fortunate enough to find out a bona fide Spiritual Master, his life is successful. And to be fortunate, there must be sincerity, then Krishna will lead one to a bona fide Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:32 |
1971 November 12: "I thank all of you very much for accepting me as your Spiritual Master, and I promise that I will take you all back to home, back to Godhead. So far my personal qualifications, I am simply trying to carry out the order of my Guru Maharaja."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:31 |
1973 November 12: "Now introduce Ratha Yatra. That was my childhood activity. I want to see my disciples all over the world introduce two items, opening Radha-Krishna temples and Ratha-yatra festivals. Do this under the protection of Guru-Gauranga."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 03:26 |
1975 November 12: "The jiva-atma is the superior particle and these other particles are all inferior. So this is their business, to discover the inferior particles and neither have they discovered the superior particle which is one ten-thousandth the tip of a hair. Simply they are wasting their time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:24 |
1975 November 12: "They had a big, big meeting with big, big professors but was there any conclusion? No. So these kinds of meetings are all useless. Unless there is some conclusion, it is simply a waste of time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:23 |
1975 November 12: "This preaching and managing of the sankirtana parties is our real business. I have personally trained you in so many things, so now it is your responsibility to train others. Otherwise what is the meaning of my training you?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 03:22 |
November 11, 2014 1967 November 11: "I am very glad that MacMillan Co. has agreed to publish my Gita Upanisad. This service done by you is a great asset. I do not want crowds of others but I want a single sincere soul. One moon is sufficient for the night - not thousands of stars."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 12:26 |
1968 November 11: "Persons who want to take advantage of cheap reputation they imitate great personalities. One should not imitate. Better to be engaged in preaching work, then we gradually acquire our spiritual strength without failure."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 12:23 |
1970 November 11: "This requires unwavering strength and enthusiasm to fulfill the desires of the Spiritual Master. When my Guru Maharaja ordered me I did not know how I could do it, but I never lost faith nor did I ever forget his order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:17 |
1972 November 11: "Preaching is our real business, not getting big, big buildings and doing business for money just to maintain them, no. We shall live under a tree, that is not difficult, but we must go on preaching every moment, that will make us happy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:14 |
1974 November 11: "The report that the newly published books are all selling like mad is very, very encouraging. Now publish more books. Make more translations. I have never studied science, but I am challenging the scientists. They may take me as crazy, but I am not crazy. I am right."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:10 |
1974 November 11: "GBC or XYZ you are always servant of Krishna. That is wanted. Following the rules and regulations is the real qualification of GBC. We have made things easy for being qualified for such position, but still they are violating."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 12:08 |
1975 November 11: "Have faith in Guru and Krishna and your attempt will be successful.I am always praying to Krishna that your attempt will be more and more successful and ideal for your country. That is my only prayer."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 12:02 |
1975 November 11: "Why not stick to Vrndavana? I am coming there soon and again we shall associate and things will be adjusted. Now you extend your visa and stick to that holy place. Vrndavana is our goal of life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 11:56 |
November 10, 2014 1965 November 10: "Under the guidance of a bonafide devotee the way is open. Americans, Kirata, Pulinda, Pukkasa, Yavana, all can be trained up under the pure and bonafide devotee. That is the instruction of Sukadeva Goswami."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 06:21 |
1970 November 10: "All of our success is due to following the regulative rules of devotional service. So our good standing will be diminished if we join with groups who permit intoxicants, etc. If we wish to remain pure and strong we should not compromise on this point."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 06:14 |
1975 November 10: "As a child going to the neighboring Mallik temple, I was thinking when will I have such nice Deity. Now Krsna is so kind, I am establishing temples all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:08 |
1975 November 10: "This is the way for the neophyte devotee to absorb his mind. The more the Deity is decorated, the more your heart will be decorated with Krsna consciousness. Never think stone or wood. Krsna is personally present."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:05 |
1975 November 10: "The Deity is proof of the sincere service. It is the duty of GBC to maintain this. Their duty is how to enthuse and maintain. Now I want that there should be established 108 temples before my death, so you think how to do it."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:00 |
1975 November 10: "I have introduced this Deity worship amongst the non-believers, the mlecchas and yavanas. I pray to Krsna, I am inviting You, come. And may He not be insulted by disrespectful behavior."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 05:58 |
1975 November 10: "Now the GBC has become more than Guru Maharaja? GBC is simply for looking after pounds, shilling, pence? The GBC does not look after spiritual life? They will have to become Guru, but our students are not qualified - this is a difficulty."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 05:57 |
1975 November 10: "As soon as one thinks that he is greater than the Spiritual Master that is the greatest offense. Krsna will give one everything, but to these offenders - everything is lost."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 05:56 |
November 9, 2014 1967 November 9: "I am now thinking about our society. We were very smoothly going on but this disruption created by Kirtanananda has plagued and disturbed the situation. The best thing is to do our duty nicely with faith in Krishna and everything will be adjusted."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:14 |
1967 November 9: "Kirtanananda is a crazy man. That is proved. Try to convince by argument and reason but do not become angry. We should always try to represent Lord Nityananda Prabhu in the matter of preaching work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 16:12 |
1970 November 9: "As President, see that everyone is following a regulated schedule of chanting sixteen rounds, reading, Sankirtana, and temple worship. Any breakage in the performance of one's duties will surely be a hindrance in one's advancement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:06 |
1970 November 9: "Universities are very important. There they can appreciate our philosophy. When you speak in the classroom, just quote from my books and explain in your own words. They will appreciate very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:03 |
1973 November 9: "I was sick when I left Calcutta for London. For the time being I am keeping my health. So after all, this is an old body. I am 78 years, and still by the grace of Krsna it is going on."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:59 |
1975 November 9: "We have to request them humbly to correct if there is any discrepancy, not changing or dismissing. Our whole process is to humbly request and like Nityananda Prabhu sometimes falling down on the feet and flattering."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:58 |
1975 November 9: "The temples should save more and not exceed expenditures. Our principle is tyaga, to renounce material activities as far as possible. It is not good that all the temples are spending more than they are receiving."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:54 |
1975 November 9: "We are not interested in giving them vegetarian food; we are interested to give them prasadam. They may take so many nice things, especially the sandesh, kachori, rasagulla, samosa and in this way they will forget their meat-eating."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:43 |