|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
June 18, 2013 1968 June 18: "You should know that you are always with me. Because you are sincere servitor of Krishna and following my direction sincerely, so you are always with me. In future I shall try to keep you in my association."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 11:33 |
1969 June 18: "Rest assured this Sankirtana Movement is specifically benedicted by Lord Caitanya for achieving all kinds of success. Stick to the principles seriously and faithfully, and there will be no difficulty."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 11:31 |
1970 June 18: "Rathayatra day feast should consist of bhuni kitchari which you make by first frying the dahl and rice in ghee. Other preparations may be a fruit salad, sweet rice, puris, a chutney, and a vegetable which is neither wet nor dry."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 11:29 |
1973 June 18: "You have asked what is meant by illicit sex. Sex should be used only in marriage for begetting nice children to raise in Krsna Consciousness. Sex life for any other purpose means illicit sex."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 11:25 |
1974 June 18: "You are traveling widely and managing many projects. Krsna will give you stamina and intelligence provided you are sincere and remain strong spiritually by following the regulative principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:18 |
1974 June 18: "I am always eager to hear that Gurukula is going well so be very vigilant that this program is just to the standard as I introduced it. There is no more important school in the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:16 |
1974 June 18: "You have very carefully considered the candidates and had several interviews. I am especially concerned that second initiation not be taken cheaply and devotees who do not even rise early be recommended for brahmana."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:14 |
1975 June 18: "Biological evolution is taking place on account of the soul's desire. It takes place because of infection. By the desire of the living entity, he becomes infected with a certain disease or material body. Krishna Consciousness is the vaccine for all such diseases."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 10:19 |
June 17, 2013 1966 June 17:
"Chaturdasi. Mr. Goldsmith will hang the incorporation notice on the door for 15 day in terms of the Law. It is expected that the incorporation will take place sometime after the 6th July 1966. In the evening there was meeting, the collection was $7.00, book collection $16.00"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 08:28 |
1968 June 17: "They have not yet understood the importance of this movement. Begin contacting the U.N., we want to get facilities for presenting our formulas to the different nations of the world. If we try then our purpose may be fulfilled."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:23 |
1970 June 17: "It is not on account of my intelligence or endeavor. I am simply an instrument in the hands of my Spiritual Master. I do not know how far I have got the capacity to carry His order, but I have a sincere desire to do it. This is Parampara system."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 08:19 |
1971 June 17: "One who goes against the rules and regulations of scriptures is causing pain to the supersoul. Generally it is the process to simply chant and hear, but if Krishna's lila comes into remembrance, that is very good. It should come automatically. Not that you are remembering artificially."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 08:17 |
1972 June 17: "I especially want you leaders to become very much absorbed in the philosophy of Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, and become yourselves completely convinced and free from all doubt. Then you shall be able to carry on the work satisfactorily otherwise everything will be spoiled in time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 08:13 |
1973 June 17: "We should be determined to carry out our mission against all opposition. There is nothing that can stop the Sankirtana Movement because it is the will of Lord Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:09 |
1973 June 17: "Preaching means to increase our family members, so I am encouraged you have recommended ten new devotees for initiation. Initiation means to begin not that when initiated a disciple becomes slack; rather upon initiation one begins spiritual life in earnest."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:06 |
1975 June 17: "Any position we remain in, we must have full dependence on our spiritual life. This will maintain our spiritual strength. And if we maintain our spiritual strength, then anywhere we live, we live under the protection of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 08:02 |
June 16, 2013 1968 June 16: "What is the difficulty? They are rules, and they are simple rules, and must be followed. One must be prepared to follow these rules for Krishna otherwise where is the proof that he loves Krishna?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:58 |
1969 June 16: "Eternally you are the servant of Visala, or Krishna, and thus you are always Visala Das. What your name will be eternally is not a very important subject at the present moment, but it is sufficient for you to know that you are always the servant of Visala, or Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:56 |
1969 June 16: "Whatever is offered goes through the Spiritual Master. The Spiritual Master offers it to Krishna then Radha Krishna eats, then Caitanya Mahaprabhu eats, then the Spiritual Master eats, and it becomes Mahaprasadam."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:50 |
1971 June 16: "And Sankirtana is being well received, especially at the schools and university. That is very nice. These books are so much potent. So we want to make propaganda in that way. And if you are enthusiastic and sincere in your efforts, then Krishna will give you all facility."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 06:47 |
1972 June 16: "All my senior disciples and leaders now you must become very, very much aware of your grave responsibility to the human society and utilize every moment in the best manner possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:45 |
1972 June 16: "We hear from the authorized sources, and then our hearing is perfect. Stick to whatever is mentioned in my books without trying to adulterate. Our preaching must be based upon the subject matter from my books and nothing outside of them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:44 |
1972 June 16: "I am very much concerned that the devotees should be given all good instruction. That is the duty of the GBC man. If the devotees, especially the responsible officers, do not have any knowledge, how can they preach?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:42 |
1975 June 16: "Regarding these sannyasis, I have never approved of this action. You can tell them. Everyone is concocting something of their own. It must be checked."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:35 |
June 15, 2013 1969 June 15: "With this taste we become more and more attracted, and more and more Krishna gives encouragement, and more and more we increase in our desire to serve Krishna in pure Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:50 |
1969 June 15: "I am so much encouraged that one very nice boy has come to live in your temple. You are all working sincerely to serve Krishna, and now one sincere soul has been so attracted by this, that he is also coming to join you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:48 |
1970 June 15 : "Since you met with the motor accident, although I am getting your news time to time, still I was very much anxious to write you directly. Do not be worried, Krsna has saved you, and very soon you will regain strength."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:38 |
1971 June 15 : "Whatever GBC members decide, I have nothing to disagree with. But economically the existing proposal is not very sound. If the printing takes two years, then what becomes the total cost of Bhagavad-gita As It Is?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:37 |
1972 June 15 : "Are you again acting upon your old principles in the guise of a Sannyasi from our disciplic succession? This cannot be allowed. If you are sincere to our line of action, please come here and live with me for some time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:36 |
1972 June 15: "Always pray to Krishna to give you strength for accomplishing this mission by doing what I am doing. I act like a king because no one can defeat me so take your responsibilities very, very seriously."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:35 |
1972 June 15 : "I have worked alone, now you are so many. Our scope is unlimited, our resources unlimited. Now we have got 100 branches, so when I finish Srimad Bhagavatam there must be at least 1000 branches."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:34 |
1972 june 15: "Fix-up what devotees we have got. Make sure everyone is reading regularly my literatures and discussing seriously from different angles of sseeing. What good are many, many devotees if no one is knowledgeable?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:32 |
June 14, 2013 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, 2013 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, 2013 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 |