|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
December 13, 2014 1968 December 13 : "Take full advantage of this opportunity and perfect yourself in Krishna Consciousness. This is my request to all of you. Please continue to be very sincere and Krishna will give you all facilities to return to His Spiritual Abode."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968: letters | 05:35 |
1969 December 13 : "Your decision not to publish this article is correct. What will people in general understand about Radha-Krishna Lila? Understand Krishna first. Read our Bhagavatam. The purports are there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:49 |
1970 December 13 : "Kali Yuga is the fallen age undoubtedly. Keep yourself brave and fit to face the situation with faith in Krsna and the Spiritual Master. Let us do something tangible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:26 |
1972 December 13 : "We are not after so many centers, but we want to make pure devotees of Krishna, that is all. Better one temple with sufficient strong men than many temples with few strong men."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:25 |
1972 December 13 : "Make big, big propaganda. Attract the public to hear our views and plans. You have got the best brains, now cooperate to place this Krishna Consciousness movement at the front of all others, that is my request."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:18 |
1972 December 13 : "Real acting art is catching the ears. Emphasis should be given to the words of Bhagavat, they are spiritual and will have powerful effect. Now go on with your work and try to do something wonderful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:15 |
1972 December 13 : "These things are going on, that I know. So how I can answer your question from here? Of course, my authorities and so-called officers, they sometimes order in such a way that everything becomes topsy-turvy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:13 |
1973 December 13 : "This sentimental idea of peaceful life in seclusion is not approved by me. It is all concoction. We must stay together and vigorously preach the Krsna Consciousness philosophy to the world. That is the real spirit of Lord Caitanya's Movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 02:04 |
December 12, 2014 1967 December 12: "You do not know how pleased I am to hear this. When one book is published I think I have conquered an empire."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 03:20 |
1968 December 12 : "Just as you are thinking of me so often, similarly, you should know that I am often thinking of you also. You have asked as to where is the ocean of love? I think you may know that it is in your heart."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 03:06 |
1971 December 12 : "A mundane philosopher is not a philosopher unless he refutes his predecessor and produces something new. This kind of knowledge is useless. We have got absolute authority from the Source of Knowledge, Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:03 |
1972 December 12 : "That is the first business, make books and distribute. So I am always encouraged to hear that you are increasing making books in foreign languages."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:52 |
1972 December 12 : "That will discourage them and no intelligent men will come. Allure them into serving Krishna in their own way - as they like to do it - not being forced to do something else they may not like to do."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:48 |
1972 December 12 : "Raise your family to be exemplary Vaisnavas by yourself following the regulative principles and rigidly chanting Hare Krishna. One can have as many children as Bhaktivinode Thakura as long a one is as good as Bhaktivinode Thakura."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:46 |
1973 December 12 : "Just now I was reading Krsna Book. In our childhood days we were reading one book, Folk Tales of Bengal. It was very widely read, especially by children. So why not introduce the Krsna book for the same purpose?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 02:42 |
1973 December 12 : "We want to unit the world on the platform of Krsna Consciousness under one state, one government, one religion and one scripture. It will be successful if we work cautiously and maintain our standards."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 02:40 |
December 11, 2014 1968 December 11: "Krishna is Controller and we are controlled. Simply a flick of the eye a temple has come to us, better than we were hoping for. When we accept the control of Krishna then all fortune is automatically present."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:28 |
1968 December 11: "Because you are very nice, sincere boy so Krishna is giving you very good facilities. So if you try to continue in the humble attitude you have now, with little time you will have wonderful success in further developing your Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:27 |
1972 December 11: "I have received so many preaching reports of meetings, newspaper articles and photos. This Krishna Consciousness movement will be very famous there and you will find many interested persons to become devotees. Now you go there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:20 |
1972 December 11: "Approach the government authorities and convince them about our movement. I am very much worried the whole thing will collapse. I like that place very much, it will be great disaster if things are in confusion."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 15:19 |
1973 December 11: "I am glad to hear of the excellent results. From other parts of the world there is also very good reports of book distribution. That is our main propaganda work. So you go on and I will be pleased to receive your report regularly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:03 |
1973 December 11: "Our preaching work will be measured by the quantity of books we distribute so continue ever-increasingly. Take care the devotees do not become sick. They should always be properly clothed and fed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:58 |
1975 December 11: "As a farm boy or clerk becomes a hero for going to fight for his country during war time, so Krishna immediately recognizes the sincere effort of a preacher who takes all risks to deliver His message."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:56 |
1975 December 11: "Europe and America are in great danger - this Hare Krishna Movement is enveloping them. Because you are doing the field work of book distribution, the Sankirtana devotees are very, very dear to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:53 |
December 10, 2014 1966 December 10: "I have sent you 18 sets Srimad-Bhagavatam, 25 copies Krishna the Reservoir of Pleasure, 25 copies Who Is Crazy?, 40 copies Introduction to Gitopanisad, and 110 copies Back to Godhead. Now you distribute to the best of your capacity, and if you require more, we shall be glad to send them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 12:55 |
1968 December 10: "Our followers are neither Hindus nor belong to any Vedic sect but they are accepting this Sankirtana Movement very nicely. And some are very advanced as you might have seen from their characteristics."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 12:48 |
1971 December 10: "Your three-day festival in Central Park will be especially triumphant for me because only five years back I was sitting alone under a tree in your park thinking that perhaps no one will join me, but let me try."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:40 |
1971 December 10: "Caitanya Mahaprabhu said this Krishna Consciousness Movement will spread to every nook and corner of the world - so there is no doubt it will happen. He is God, how can He be wrong? So if we are intelligent we will assist and get the credit. Otherwise, someone else will."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:39 |
1972 December 10: "I remember well that Hall and how nicely they listened to our discourse. It is one of the best places in the world for our preaching work. Develop this field very carefully, take hold and convince the population."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:28 |
1972 December 10: "I am so much pleased that you are doing the real work of a sannyasi - traveling, preaching and training the devotees how to preach. Instruct them well for making spiritual advancement, that will be the best service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 12:24 |
1973 December 10: "Vaisnava means that when others see him, they will also chant Hare Krsna. You are not paramahamsa that you can do whatever you like. Remain ideal Vaisnava internally and externally, and everyone will respect you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:13 |
1973 December 10: "It is not a hopeless situation. Tell them that Prabhupada is coming soon and they should not give up the chanting, never mind they can do whatever they like. They are all good boys, they cannot go away."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:11 |
December 9, 2014 1968 December 9: "I had also been thinking of you because you were thinking of me, but as your letter arrived first it is for me to answer it. Actually, I always think of you as my naughty daughter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 09:01 |
1968 December 9: "It is not so serious nor is it a permanent disqualification. The conditioned soul is very prone to failure but such failure must not discourage us from becoming fully Krishna Conscious. But you must check yourself from such things."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:56 |
1971 December 9: "I am very glad the Deity worship is going so nicely. They look very glowing, and that is very satisfying to me. When I go there I shall take transcendental pleasure in offering my obeisances to Them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:54 |
1971 December 9: "Very soon I shall call you and you may remain with me for some time for translating under my direction. If you can do it very nicely, then I shall entrust the whole matter to you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:53 |
1971 December 9: "Competition and profit spirit cannot be artificially removed. Our profit is for Krishna's pleasure, and our competition is how to please Krishna more than someone else."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:48 |
1971 December 9: "Even amongst the Gopis there is competition to please Krishna, and there is envy also. But it is transcendental. They are thinking, 'Oh, she has done something more wonderful than me, that is very nice, now let me do something even more wonderful.' "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:47 |
1973 December 9: "By Krsna's Grace we have built up something significant. The test of our dedication to serve the Spiritual Master will be our spirit to push on this Movement and not deviate and make factions."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:34 |
1973 December 9: "They had no right. They did not ask my permission. There is a great fall down on their parts. And anyone who follows them will also fall down without a doubt."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:32 |
December 8, 2014 1969 December 8: "So you have seen, they have no fixed income, but as they serve the Lord, the Lord arranges everything. Therefore, our principle should be to serve nicely, and everything will be arranged by the Lord."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:28 |
1969 December 8: "Make further improvements and magazine sales will also improve. From 5,000 copies we have increased to 25,000 copies per month, and now we are going to increase the number of pages from 32 to 40 pages."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:26 |
1971 December 8: "So far your Central Account idea, I don't think there is any advantage. It simply means more complication. Best thing is if each Temple transfers money directly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:21 |
1971 December 8: "Due to war in India, our programs here have been reduced, and there is every night black-out, so our future plans here are not settled up at present."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:20 |
1974 December 8: "The sketch of the Six Goswamis is some imagination. Too much imagination is not good. It is better not to go beyond what is described in the Sastras. So do not do this idea."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:18 |
1974 December 8: "There were mleccha activities and they were creating a very dangerous situation. It is Krsna's mercy how easily they were purged out. I am simply surprised how he became so influenced."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:17 |
1974 December 8: "I am glad the situation is now proper again. Now keep everything purified. Satyam saucam is the first brahminical qualification. Therefore truthfulness and cleanliness is the first duty of those initiated by brahminical thread."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:13 |
1975 December 8: "The mercy of the Spiritual Master is always there, but we have to take it. Like the sun, it is there for everyone, but at least we have to stand in a receptive place to get the benefit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 02:59 |
December 7, 2014 1969 December 7: "Srila Prabhupada desired that a temple should be established in the center of London, so you will be pleased to know this is going to take place on the Odansasthi Day. I am submitting herewith our humble invitation for your blessings."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 07:30 |
1969 December 7: "I am requesting a small piece of land within the vicinity of Caitanya Math. It is not for my personal use or satisfaction of personal whims. It is in pursuance of the desire of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Srila Prabhupada."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 07:29 |
1969 December 7: "I have requested him to donate this land to our institution because the land was meant for the service of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. So if you can advise him in this way then we can fulfill the desire of Srila Prabhupada by mutual coooperation."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 07:23 |
1969 December 7: "You have said so many things in bereavement. I could not check my laughing. A child sometimes commits mistakes, and the father says 'Don't do like this.' So there is no question of being very seriously bereaved."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 07:18 |
1973 December 7: "This is not a good style of painting. This type of painting is sentimental and not authorized. It is an artistic style for sense gratification only. I cannot encourage this style - it should be stopped immediately."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 07:17 |
1975 December 7: "Upon seeing the photos of the doll exhibit I thought it was our devotees play acting. This is excellent. Now make a museum for the public. This doll making was my Guru Maharaja's program and his original exhibit is still touring India today."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:16 |
1975 December 7: "Cleanliness within and without, that is very important for brahminical life. Instruct the newly initiated Brahmins about taking bath three time daily and taking bath after passing stool. They must chant at least 16 rounds daily, that will keep them strong."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:13 |
1975 December 7: "As the father always wishes that his son may be more successful than himself, you always have my blessings. We are running only on the mercy of the Spiritual Master - to understand this point is to get mercy more and more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:06 |