|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
March 11, 2014 1966 March 11: "Panchami. I went to the Paragon Book Gallery. Total 10 sets, add 35 new sets, total 45 sets. Transfer to old stock 25 sets, balance 20 sets. Taken today 4 sets, balance 16 sets new stock. This 16 sets new I shall take at a time when I next need them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 16:01 |
1967 March 11: "I am so much thankful to you all for encouraging me in my humble attempt to preach the message of Srila Prabhupada in this part of the world. I am sure to be successful if I am blessed by you all Vaisnavas."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 15:55 |
1969 March 11: "He is now so much busy in so many ways. In the absence of BTG printing, I gave permission to print some outside work, to get money, but that does not mean we should stop our own work and print something on our press which is against our principles."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:49 |
1969 March 11: "The transcendental experience which you had during kirtana is very nice. Relishing the transcendental sweetness of Krishna Kirtana is only possible when one is actually advanced, towards perfection. In the conditioned stage, we chant Hare Krishna mantra officially without any attachment."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:48 |
1974 March 11: "We are coming in disciplic succession from Bhaktivinoda Thakura and you are coming in family succession from Mahatma Sisir Kumar Ghose, so if we combine together in preaching the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, it will be a great benediction to the human society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:46 |
1974 March 11: "At the moment everyone is sudra. The Krishna Consciousness movement is meant to create actual intellectuals to guide society. The process if very simple. If the Varnasrama College is started, I am sure the chaotic condition of human society will be completely settled up."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:44 |
1974 March 11: "In the beginning if we start a Varnasrama College to teach internationally students from all over the world to learn to be educated as brahmanas, as Ksatriyas, as vaisyas, as sudras, by quality and work, that will be the basic principle of Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 15:31 |
1975 March 11: "I have just completed a world tour visiting Hong Kong, Japan, United States, South America, Mexico, London, and now Tehran. I will be leaving for Bombay and then Calcutta and from there to Mayapur for Gaura Purnima. I would be happy to see you there if you are able to come."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:23 |
March 10, 2014 1969 March 10:"Guru Krishna. Only by the mercy of the Spiritual Master and Krishna can one get Krishna Consciousness. Narada Muni is our Spiritual Master. He has dragged so many fallen souls to Krishna. We are also hoping to be dragged by Him through the disciplic succession."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:01 |
1969 March 10: "Regarding Back To Godhead circulation, I shall be glad to know what is the decision of the National Distributer. If we can print 25,000 of BTG, and 5,000 copies each of my books, I think that will be sufficient engagement for the newly started press."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 13:00 |
1969 March 10: "Submit us every month a list of 1,000 libraries. We shall dispatch free copies. And there are so many public libraries and university libraries who should receive them. So this business has to be organized and I hope you will do the needful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 12:58 |
1970 March 10: "We accept both as incarnations of God; Lord Buddha appeared at Gaya in Behar, Lord Caitanya appeared at Navadvipa in Bengal. Now it is a great opportunity that one of my students has gone to your country to spread the gospel of Krishna Consciousness under superior order."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:45 |
1970 March 10: "The richest nation in the world is producing a class of men completely confused and frustrated in life. I have dealt with them very intimately, and the cause of their unhappiness is not material want, but an insufficiency of spiritual comforts."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 12:38 |
1971 March 10: "Dear Sri Birlaji, We have come from America with forty disciples and wish to stay at the Birla Guest House during Gaura Purnima. Unfortunately, Sri Bhakti Vilas Tirtha did not allow us. May you kindly ask him to do the needful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 12:33 |
1973 March 10: "He was engaged in working on our books. Such a talent is not so easily replaced, so we must try to bring him back to the standard for his own benefit."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:28 |
1973 March 10: "I have no objection to your establishing a center but these matters I am leaving up to my GBC. The representative for your area is presently traveling with me as my secretary for one month. He will be returning soon and he can see you personally in the matter."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 12:26 |
March 9, 2014 1966 March 9: "Tritiya. Today I went to see the Nepalese Ambassador then I saw Mr. Larry Bogart. I lost my cap on the bus. Then I went to Paragon. They have received 35 sets. Meeting held from 7 to 9/30 pm. Eight members attended the lecture on Geeta & Kirtan
Income by contribution & books -- $13.00, Expenditure Bus fare .60"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 17:03 |
1969 March 9: "The instruction is absurd. Don't be carried away by all this nonsense advice. You should not give attention to any outsider's advice because they are completely unfit to give you advice. So far authority is concerned, I am prepared to go to your center for preaching any time you call me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:02 |
1969 March 9: " Krishna's Mercy is always bestowed upon one who is sincerely serving Him. Take it from me that I am always praying to Krishna for your success in Krishna Consciousness movement.Our only shelter is Krishna. Stick to this principle and success is sure for you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 17:00 |
1970 March 9: "You and several other advanced students will go to India for preaching Krishna Consciousness. That will be a lesson to our secular government. I came to America with this purpose, so you have to fulfill my desire. I think it is coming to be true by the will of Lord Caitanya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:59 |
1970 March 9: "Dear Sri Birlaji, I am preaching strictly the cult of Krishna Consciousness worldwide and have established already 26 centers. There are many thousands of disciples and I am not only establishing Temples, but I am creating the devotees of the Temples. So I am in need of many hundreds of pairs of your Radha Krishna Murtis."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:58 |
1970 March 9: "Our history begins from the beginning of the creation because the creation takes place with the birth of Brahma. We do not accept Darwin's theory. Darwin and similar mental speculators are rejected so far Vedic knowledge is concerned."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:42 |
1970 March 9: "A rascal may be accepted provided he agrees to stop his nonsenses. To be reformed, one must agree to the reforming process. Always chant the prescribed sixteen rounds of beads daily without fail. This is essential for insuring your spiritual progress."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:40 |
1970 March 9: "Lord Nityananda is Guru but ultimately it depends on the disciple. A doctor may say "Do this, don't do this," but if the patient doesn't follow, what is the result? One must agree not to be a rascal any more - then his rascaldom can be reformed."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 16:30 |
March 8, 2014 1966 March 8:
"Dwitiya, 480th year of Gourabda begins today. One letter received from Atmasingh Jersasing. He is not willing to hand over sevapuja to Gosain. Nor his is willing to build a temple in New York. Larry Bogart contacted and to call tomorrow at 11. Robert brought some fruits and dal for me. Saving account with First National City Bank opened. Deposited $50.00."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 16:05 |
1969 March 8: "I do not remember if he chanted very loudly in my room, neither he ever lived in my room, nor I had ever asked him not to chant loudly. I do not know how these news are spread. Only thing is that we should chant very attentively, hearing the vibration very distinctly."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:59 |
1969 March 8:"These boys and girls are initiated for the last two years only but still simply by their sincere effort they are preaching Krishna Consciousness movement in London so nicely, the Times of London headline reads: Krishna Chant Startles London."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 15:56 |
1970 March 8: "It is a difficult job for the boys in this country because they have free access to intermingling with the girls. Under the circumstances, it is my open order that everyone can marry without any artificial pose."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:50 |
1970 March 8: "Certainly this has come out so successful because of George's sincere effort in Krsna Consciousness. This record Govindam is so nice that I am playing it at least once in a day and it is giving me transcendental pleasure with tears in my eyes."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:48 |
1970 March 8: "Anyone willing to enter the Temple room who does not like to take off his shoes, may stand near the railing and see the Deity from that place. This railing should stand between the Vyasasana and the Altar."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 15:47 |
1973 March 8: "When non-devotees quarrel they cannot stop and end up killing each other. But the devotees' disagreement does not last long because they patch it up for Krsna's sake, because they are all working for the same end - Krsna's service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 15:38 |
1975 March 8: "Sripada Sridhara Maharaja will not be able to take active part on account of his uncertain health, therefore I have entrusted the matter to a learned pandita, a great astrologer and learned brahmana. He has agreed to conduct the ceremony."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 15:35 |
March 7, 2014 1966 March 7:
"Lord Chaitanya's Birthday. Seven ladies and gentlemen attended today's meeting. There was topics on Gita and Kirtan. The collection made out of contribution & books -- $28.00"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 14:45 |
1967 March 7: "You are taking a great responsibility in the matter of purchasing the house for the Society. It is very good to take all risks for Krishna but for our personal satisfaction we should not take the least risk."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 14:43 |
1970 March 7: "After 50 years old, everyone should separate from wife. And at mature old age, say 65-70 years, everyone must accept the renounced order of Sannyas; if not in dress, then in action positively."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:40 |
1970 March 7: "So in accordance with your recommendation, I have accepted him as my bona fide disciple. Please keep him nicely advancing in Krsna Consciousness under your guidance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 14:38 |
1972 March 7: "They can learn our method of Krishna Consciousness. We haven't got to take any help from the government by getting accreditation. If they send their children it will not be for accreditation, but because they will get the best education for relieving all anxieties of material life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:36 |
1972 March 7: "If they simply learn to rise early, cleanse, their study will be greater than any government program. The teachers themselves should be fixed up initiated devotees, otherwise how the children can get the right information and example?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 14:34 |
1973 March 7: "Meanwhile he can be encouraged to continue his literary contribution of articles, editing of the smaller books, etc. We shall see what he can do, and if at all possible he should be brought back to the standard."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:28 |
1973 March 7: "Four things can be surrendered: Our life, our words, our intelligence, and our money. So just try to gradually engage these things in Krishna's Service."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 14:21 |
March 6, 2014 1966 March 6:
"Today is Gour Purnima. I am here alone without any devotee companion. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu wanted that His mission should be propagated all over the world and that is my objective. I do not mind the inconvenience personally felt."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 19:21 |
1968 March 6: "Yes, whoever you tell the chant to, it is effective. My disciples are my agents, my representatives, so by hearing it from them, you are receiving it from me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 19:20 |
1969 March 6: "When the American boys are disgusted with cigarette smokers, or listening to rock music and meaningless chattering, it means there is Krishna's Grace. May Krishna bless you more and more, as you advance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 19:18 |
1970 March 6: "We are in the midst of an ocean of Maya so you must have a boat very strong, and Krsna is the nicest boat to carry you over the ocean of Maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 19:15 |
1973 March 6: "I am not the actual bestower of mercy, rather I am just a messenger. So work hard for Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His mercy will fall upon you like torrents of rain in the monsoon season."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 19:13 |
1973 March 6: "So is it possible to save him from this dangerous position? He is important man in our Society and we cannot allow him to deviate from our principles. Please try to save him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 19:10 |
1973 March 6: "I am very glad to hear that the film, Hare Rama, was defeated there, it is Krsna's grace. This man is a very bad man for our movement's sake, that movie is a great insulting to us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 19:08 |
1975 March 6: "Our movement is completely a spiritual movement, therefore sometimes it appears to be a little different from the materialistic cultural movement. Still, we are trying to push on in the western countries."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 19:06 |
March 5, 2014 1966 March 5: "Today I have sent one letter to the Secretary Salvation Army for exchange. At 2 o'clock went to Ananda Ashram. Kirtan was performed in the evening. Very much appreciated."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966 letters | 11:56 |
1968 March 5: "Please be happy in separation. I am separated from my Guru Maharaja since 1936 but I am always with him so long I work according to his direction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 11:52 |
1971 March 5: "Anyone reading our KRSNA book, TLC, NOD, and Bhagavad As It Is, is sure to become a Krishna Conscious person. Therefore somehow or other we must push on this literature distribution program."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 11:50 |
1972 March 5: "You are the flowers of your nation, the most exalted and never inferior or less than even the most so-called elevated materialistic person."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:48 |
1972 March 5: "Even I cannot give you any nice thing, still, because you have got some love for Krishna and your Spiritual Master, you are working very hard in every way just to push on this movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:45 |
1972 March 5: "Practically now it is in the hands of you big guns to manage everything. if you go on helping me in this way, you may know it for certain that very soon you will see Krishna face-to-face."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 11:42 |
1973 March 5: "We must avoid the risk of a separatist movement, unity is our purpose. We want to avoid skin disease and the Indian people are like the tannery experts. They will see our Sankirtana Party and think it is a white dance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 11:37 |
1974 March 5: "We do not say that one has to leave home. Either you leave home or remain there, you go on with your progressive interest and participation in this great movement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 11:34 |