|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
December 18, 2014 1968 December 18: "You have got a nice temple by the grace of my Spiritual Master. You should always pray to His Divine Grace because generally one is more affectionate to the grandchildren so naturally He will be more affectionate to you than to me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 15:14 |
1970 December 18: "I am very encouraged to see your enthusiasm for preaching. Everyone is good, everyone is spirit soul but they have been mislead. Try to save them. That is our duty."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:09 |
1970 December 18: "Our centers are meant to give relief to the dried up conditioned souls searching after the nectar of joyful life. So I request you all to flood the world with Krishna Conscious centers. The more we open branches, the more I feel encouraged."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:08 |
1970 December 18: "As GBC member you must always keep yourself pure and in this way your preaching work will take effect. Others are also speaking but their speech has no effect because they are not following. Always maintain Sankirtana Party, prasadam, chant sixteen rounds and read all our literatures."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:05 |
1974 December 18: "If there are Krsna Conscious leaders in government they will act as Krsna's representatives. At the present moment there is nothing but great calamity. By injecting Krsna Consciousness into the masses we can change this situation greatly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 14:55 |
1974 December 18: "In America there is very good system of democracy. They were able to get down this Nixon. So if we can simply convince a good majority of persons then automatically they will want a Krsna Conscious leader."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 14:50 |
1974 December 18: "The United States is the most fertile preaching ground in the world. If somehow or other we can convince the majority of the American population to take to Krsna Consciousness then the whole world will become Krsna Conscious. This is a fact."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 14:49 |
1975 December 18: "I do not know how you are selling so many books. There is no instance in history where religious books were sold with such enthusiasm and success. Is there any such history?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 14:39 |
December 17, 2014 1967 December 17: "I think Krishna has brought me again in your country for the purpose of training you perfectly. Without education we cannot preach because a preacher has to meet many kinds of opposite elements."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 13:33 |
1968 December 17: "So far the Indian population is concerned, we have no such discretion that we have to pick our members from a particular group of people. Everyone is Krishna's part and parcel. I think the Canadian people will be especially suitable for your membership. Try for this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 13:31 |
1972 December 17: "I know that all big leaders are falling victim to sex-life. Now you have no power to instruct. One who is not following himself, how he can instruct others?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:30 |
1972 December 17: "If you are repentant, that's all right. You are repenting, so Krsna will excuse you. But never do this again."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 13:24 |
1974 December 17: "Now you are old, 60 years old, better retire from all enterprising activities and devote yourself fully for developing Krishna Consciousness. You can live with us anywhere in the world. That will not cost you at all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 13:17 |
1975 December 17: "Lord Caitanya personally traveled all over India for six years. When he met big scholars he spoke philosophy, otherwise for the mass of people, kirtana and prasadam distribution. So continue this program, it is very pleasing to Lord Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:14 |
1975 December 17: "A modern scientist believes there was no civilization before 3,000 years, our Bhagavatam was spoken by Sukadeva 5,000 years ago. There are so many contradictory things. We have our authority and they have their authority."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:02 |
1975 December 17: "Produce your own food grain, milk and vegetables, eat as much as absolutely necessary, but don't eat more. If there is time left over you can divert your attention but do not waste your time in any other thing except Devotional service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 13:00 |
December 16, 2014 1967 December 16: "When I left your country I had very little hope to come back again. But Krishna informed me that I'm not going to die immediately; therefore, I have come back again to get inspiration of Krishna Consciousness from you all good souls."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:36 |
1967 December 16: "A Krishna Conscious person is never tired of working. This is the test of how one is advancing in Krishna Consciousness. Nobody becomes tired but wants to work more and more."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:35 |
1967 December 16: "There are only three persons there but each of you can work for 300 persons, so it is not the numerical strength that works, but it is Krishna Consciousness that works."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:34 |
1967 December 16: "I have given you a business idea and once you are successful in this you will get money more than your expectation and you can spend it for Krishna's service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:32 |
1967 December 16: "My dictaphone is a little out of order and as soon as I get it back my work on Srimad-Bhagavatam will begin. At present, I cannot sleep more than three hours at night, and one hour in day. So if I keep fit, I think I shall have ample time to work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 07:31 |
1974 December 16: "I am very happy to hear of the large number of new devotees you are recruiting. That is the real fruit of our preaching work, when people come and join and help us to spread this Krsna Consciousness movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:30 |
1974 December 16: "The difficulty is our GBC men are falling victim to maya. Today I trust this GBC and tomorrow he will fall down. So whatever we may resolve it will not be very useful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:26 |
1974 December 16: "Our actual credit is that we are simply repeating Bhagavad-gita As It Is without changing it, altering it or adding any mundane opinion. We simply repeat what previous acaryas have said and that is our merit. Therefore it is being accepted all over the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 07:24 |
December 15, 2014 1966 December 15: "I do not wish to disturb the position of the sevaits of Radha Damodara Temple, but simply if I am given the facility to live there with my disciples, it will be my pleasure to serve Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Damodara to my best capacity."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 08:14 |
1967 December 15: "In the Absolute world there are no such relativities as success or failure. The one thing in the Absolute world is to serve Krishna. Krishna must know that we are working very seriously and that is our goal of life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 08:07 |
1969 December 15: "We are now printing 50,000 BTGs per month, so try to increase sales as far as possible. Sankirtana and distributing BTG and my other literatures is the fieldwork of this movement. Temple worship is secondary."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 08:04 |
1969 December 15: "Your mother has benefited undoubtedly and she will be more and more benefited. Not only your mother, but also your father and all family members will be benefited by your dedication of life for Krishna's sake. Be rest assured. Krishna Consciousness is so nice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 08:03 |
1972 December 15: "I, the undersigned, shall be the sole operator of the Account; furthermore, in the case of any emergency the two Members of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, besides myself, may be called upon to enter and withdraw funds into and from the Account."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:57 |
1972 December 15: "I shall be the last man to give up the land to the rogue. He has taken our money but tactfully has not given us the conveyance. The land is still in our possession and we are not going to leave this land so easily. More when we meet."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:56 |
1972 December 15: "We have neither changed our plan nor have we any intention of changing our plan of developing our Land. We shall stick to the place to the last moment and we require your cooperation very much."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 07:55 |
1973 December 15: "Enclosed find three sacred threads and three gayatri mantras for the second initiates. Hold a fire yajna, after which they may listen to the mantra once through the right ear from from the cassette tape I have made."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 07:34 |
December 14, 2014 1967 December 14: "We should remain everlastingly a fool before the bonafide Spiritual Master. Not artificially but feelingly for as soon as one thinks that he is wiser man than the Spiritual Master he is surely doomed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 06:57 |
1968 December 14: "If you chant Hare Krishna offenselessly, avoiding the ten kinds of offenses, the vibration is sure to act. So our movement is directly taken to the spiritual platform. Chant nicely, offenselessly, and it will be successful anywhere."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:52 |
1972 December 14: "In the beginning we follow the principles. The more one becomes perfect at following the principles, the more his relationship with Krishna becomes manifest. Following Gopis comes in the perfectional stage. First come to the perfectional stage, then talk of Gopis."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:45 |
1972 December 14: "The bona fide Spiritual Master is acting in the position of Krishna because he is the most confidential servant of Krishna. On account of his exalted position he is honoured as much as Krishna. Not that he is Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:43 |
1972 December 14: "Anyone, if he is a pure devotee, he can deliver others, he can become Spiritual Master. But unless he is on that platform he should not attempt it. Then both of them will to go to hell, like blind men leading the blind."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:42 |
1972 December 14: "I have heard you are having some difficulties. Now try to keep a cool head under all circumstances and always remember that Krishna will protect you in any case, you haven't to worry anything."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 06:36 |
1973 December 14: "Try to convince them to return and work cooperatively. I am not at all pleased at what they have done, but if they return let us forget what has happened and go forward."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 06:32 |
1973 December 14: "The whole world is going to hell and everyone is suffering. How can we argue amongst one another and neglect our responsibility for reclaiming the fallen souls for going Back to Home, Back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 06:31 |
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 |