|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
November 28, 2013 1965 November 28:
"Meeting at New India House
under the auspices of the
Tagore Society of New York.
1. The Absolute Truth
(Srimad Bhagawatam 1st Canto)
2. Symptoms of Objectivity
(Srimad Bhagwatam 2nd Canto)"
Prabhupada Journal :: 1965 letters | 02:16 |
1967 November 28: "If everyone of us would conduct our business in the spirit of prabhu and servant then there is very little chance of being misunderstood. Sometimes misunderstanding may take place but it should be adjusted in a spirit of service attitude to the prabhu."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 02:08 |
1967 November 28: "I am so much anxious to return to San Francisco and then to your place in Los Angeles. Due to political strikes I am waiting for the opportune moment, most probably Monday next. Anyway, I will be reaching you as soon as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 02:06 |
1968 November 28: "In Los Angeles, we will soon have a new temple location. In New York, we are preparing to start our press and in Europe I require three centers, London, Paris, and Hamburg. Since you describe a necessity for warmer shoes, leather may be utilized and their is no harm."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:04 |
1970 November 28: "KRSNA Book will be accepted all over the world. Practically men are becoming life members just by seeing it. We have no greater asset. So distribute my books then I'm sure the Krishna Consciousness Movement will go forward without any hindrance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:52 |
1970 November 28: "Maya is very strong and she can victimize anyone of us at any moment. Certainly maya attacked you a few months ago and now again you are determined to serve Krishna; that will keep you secure. I shall always pray to Krishna for your protection."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:49 |
1974 November 28: "I also was selling my books in this way to the schools, colleges and libraries. I would write, publish, and then distribute without any help. So how much pleased I am that you are helping me. So you go on, Krishna will help you. You are sincere in purpose."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:31 |
1974 November 28: "He says taking milk is the same as eating meat, therefore you can eat meat. Is this sound logic? If everything I eat turns to stool, does it mean I should eat stool?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:26 |
November 27, 2013 1968 November 27: "We should concern ourselves only with giving everything to Krishna. When we keep our association with Krishna only every activity is proper and liberating and should we dissociate ourselves from the Lord's Mercy then like a hand severed from the body, we become ugly and useless."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:46 |
1968 November 27: "You may sit down with your family for Christmas Day meal and take fruits and milk which they offer. But rather than taking the foods they have prepared, prepare and offer your own prasadam for Lord Krishna, and offer the same to Lord Jesus."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:45 |
1970 November 27: "Checks should be drawn by two signatures and one of the signatures must be mine. Please send a list of the Members you have made and how the collection is dispersed: 50% for Temple Construction and 50% for Book Fund."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 04:41 |
1970 November 27: "Your title is actually Tridandi Swami or Tridandi Bhiksu, which is the first stage of sannyasa life. Tridandi Goswami is for one in the fourth stage of sannyasa life which is paramahamsa stage."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 04:36 |
1971 November 27: "Slow but sure, that is our motto - class, not mass. Anything without substance will not last, so just demonstrate sincerely that we have got solid ground beneath us, not that we have only some sentiment, that's all."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 04:35 |
1971 November 27: "The residents of Vrindaban are simply astounded to see our party chanting with great jubilation through the city streets. The Mayor and others are proclaiming I have done something wonderful, that Vrindaban is now world famous due to my preaching. So they are all very much appreciating their hometown Swami."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 04:30 |
1975 November 27: "Standing orders by the head of the Mormon church is very encouraging. Practically speaking, there is no religion in the world today. The only true religion is Bhagavata Dharma, that is the original religion of human society."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:21 |
1975 November 27: "The whole world is in darkness, so we are bringing light in the shape of Srimad Bhagavatam. Every time I see a new publication it gives me so much enthusiasm that my life is increased by 100 years."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 04:15 |
November 26, 2013 1966 November 26: "I wish to train up the American youths in devotional service and entrust them with Radha Krishna temples in this part of the world and I expect full cooperation of all devotees of Krishna in India for this mighty progress."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 03:44 |
1969 November 26: "Your work is very, very nicely done, save and except some typographical mistakes. And the transliteration is also very nice. Maintain this standard and that will be quite sufficient for my satisfaction."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 03:26 |
1970 November 26: "Performing Kirtana and conducting classes at universities is very important. They have innumerable university departments of knowledge but no department for understanding the science of Krishna. We must introduce such a department."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 03:21 |
1972 November 26: "Always remember to chant Hare Krishna. As darkness cannot stand before the light, so maya cannot remain in the presence of Krishna. When Hare Krishna mantra is vibrating on your tongue, there is no question of maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:18 |
1972 November 26: "This attitude of changing this, changing that, that if by adjustment, by changing, I may create the perfect combination and everything will be all right - this is not at all good attitude."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:12 |
1972 November 26: "You have been leader for long time, you are the pioneer there, so why you should be whimsically discharged? Why they have misunderstood these things? We are devotees, not politicians. So this plotting must be stopped."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 03:08 |
1973 November 26: "Regarding your community committee, if sometimes devotees should like to come together and chant and discuss, I have no objection. But we should not take such committees too seriously. In the ultimate capacity our chanting is the only thing that will save us."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 02:51 |
1974 November 26: "Our movement is being accepted. They are saying that Swamiji is doing nice things. It is all Krishna's grace. So it is up to you Europeans and Americans to push our movement all over the world and if you do - one day you will be the leaders of the world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 02:46 |
November 25, 2013 1966 November 25: "All the commentaries on the Bhagavad-gita in English now available in the market are by the non devotee mental speculators. Therefore such commentaries are not authorized. Nobody has any access in the Bhagavad-gita without being pure devotee of the Lord."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966 letters | 00:28 |
1969 November 25: "If anyone can remain a brahmacari all the time, without being disturbed by sex urge, there is no need for him to marry. One who is thoroughly engaged in Krishna's service, however, this sex urge does not have much disturbance."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 00:24 |
1972 November 25: "We are not interested to attract millions of men to see some show. Better we attract one sincere soul to join us in ecstatic chanting and hearing, that will be of real value. And distribute my books, as many as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:20 |
1972 November 25: "We shall base our preaching work on Lord Caitanya's formula: sankirtana. If we simply stick to this program as I have done it from the beginning, namely, kirtana, preaching, kirtana, distribution of prasadam - if you do like this only - that will be sufficient."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:18 |
1972 November 25: "If you preach sincerely, anyone will listen and become convinced. The potency of Krishna Consciousness movement does not come from some outward show, no - it is the transcendental sound vibration of Hare Krishna Mantra, Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, and Srimad Bhagavatam."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 00:17 |
1973 November 25: "I have always served my Guru Maharaja and followed His teachings and even now I am never separated from Him. Sometimes Maya may come and try to interfere but we must not falter, we must always follow the chalked out path laid down by the great Acharya's and in the end you will see."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 00:05 |
1974 November 25: "It is a good thing that you have distributed books to the son and daughter of the President. Now my books are in the President's house. When entering the house and seeing the father, the daughter will say, 'See what I have purchased today.'"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:03 |
1974 November 25: "Last night your mother came to the temple and talked with me. Sometimes you can send her some news of your health, but not very much correspondence. Lord Caitanya used to also please His mother by sending prasada with news."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 00:02 |
November 24, 2013 1968 November 24: "You describe that you are seeing more and more how Krishna is your friend and this is very nice. The more one understands that Krishna is my friend and my duty is to serve my Dearest Friend, the more one can know that he is advancing in Krishna Consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:12 |
1968 November 24: "It has given me great satisfaction to see how the London center is progressing so nicely. All six of my disciples who I sent to London are very sincere servants of Krishna and you simply remember to continue in this way and your activities will continue to bring nice results."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:10 |
1968 November 24: "Your description of progress in kirtana is encouraging. As we sincerely try to improve our chanting for the pleasure of Krishna, Krishna reciprocates and we feel our greatest pleasure. So continue, this method is very nice and approved by me."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 02:06 |
1970 November 24: "We can use everything - television, radio, movies, or whatever it may be - to tell about Krishna. Outside of devotional service all these modern paraphernalia is just so much rubbish."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:58 |
1970 November 24: "We are fighting impersonalism and voidism with pure devotional service. Therefore we are printing our KRSNA book so people may know the absolute truth is a person. So go on with your distribution of my books and Krishna will certainly be pleased upon you."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:57 |
1971 November 24: "We can challenge any nonsense philosophy. Now it is your task to find them out and expose them. Kindly assist me in this great work, and know it for certain, that you shall very soon go back to Home, back to Godhead."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 01:56 |
1974 November 24: "Keep the old system strong, keep it always gorgeously alive, but do not change the principle. The principle should go on as usual. Don't change from this to that. You always want to change everything, that is your American disease."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:55 |
1974 November 24: "It is said a husking machine will husk the rice whether in heaven or in hell. So wherever Krishna desires, we will preach this movement. We are Krishna's servants, this is Krishna's desire, and our only business is to satisfy Him."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 01:53 |
November 23, 2013 1965 November 23: "Now we have got our English Srimad-Bhagavatam and any intelligent man impressed with our Siddhantas will certainly change his life's mode of action. And above all this is to satisfy the transcendental desire of Srila Prabhupada who desired very enthusiastically to start centres like this in the foreign countries."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 02:38 |
1967 November 23: "The disciple may misunderstand a bonafide Spiritual Master under pressure of Maya's influence. But a bonafide Spiritual Master never lets go a devotee once accepted. When a disciple misunderstands, the Master regrets his inability to protect the disciple and sometimes cries with tears in the eyes."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 02:36 |
1969 November 23: "Our Movement is very genuine, scientific and benedictory. Only the first class intelligent class of men can understand the value of this movement. But Lord Caitanya has given us the Hare Krishna Mantra which makes things very easy. So go on chanting."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 02:31 |
1972 November 23: "Develop your program to perfection so simply by hearing and seeing you, students will want to come forward to join. And distribute many millions of books, that Krishna will help you do."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:26 |
1972 November 23: "So long you remain active only satisfying Krishna's senses, then this movement will be successful without any doubt. As soon as someone wants to satisfy his own senses, then everything fails."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 02:24 |
1974 November 23: "The independent cooking done in the temple kitchen is not good. Any paid cook is not desirable. The right thing is that only twice initiated brahmana disciples may cook in the temple."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 02:16 |
1974 November 23: "Why a servant? Godbrothers are not meant for being servants. Without the spiritual master's order, nobody can utilize the service of a godbrother as one's personal servant. We address each-other as prabhu, so how can we engage our godbrother as servant?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 02:14 |
1975 November 23: "Traveling and preaching, this is the business of a sannyasi. Please follow my order in this regard. So far your becoming GBC, yes I wanted that, but there are so many complaints. This is not good. GBC must mean that by his managing, there is not any complaints."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 01:54 |
November 22, 2013 1967 November 22: "It is my duty to deliver you the right thing in right earnestness and it is the duty of the receiver to act in the standard spiritual regulation. Any good soul who approaches me for spiritual enlightenment is depending on my responsibility to get him back to home, back to Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:11 |
1968 November 22: "Your father and mother are very good souls. We are trying to educate our disciples to produce Krishna Conscious children, but your father and mother, without being Krishna Conscious, have produced such nice Krishna Conscious devotees, so I am very much obliged to them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:06 |
1968 November 22: "Prahlada never protested against his father, but he never agreed either. That should be your policy also. I am always praying to Krishna to protect you because I know purposefully I have sent you into a fiery condition of maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:05 |
1968 November 22: "Arjuna sacrificed all his good sentiments and accepted the order of Krishna thus he came out victorious. Follow this principle and you will be never disturbed by any frightening condition of maya. We are neither renouncer nor enjoyer. We are simply servitor of Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 04:02 |
1971 November 22: "I am happy to accept them all as my sincere disciples. Now you give them good advice how to push on this Krishna Consciousness Movement. Let them know it for certain that something given to Krishna is never lost or wasted and if they are determined they may go back to Godhead very soon."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:55 |
1971 November 22: "Let our philosophy be challenged by anyone and we shall defeat them. We show people by the results: so many centers, happy devotees, big books, strong conviction - like that. Let people judge who is better by the results."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 03:53 |
1974 November 22: "Vaisnava philosophy is now being pushed on all over the world under the Hare Krishna movement. We find great shelter at the lotus feet of Sri Ramanujacarya which are the strongest fort for combating mayavadi philosophy."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:50 |
1974 November 22: "Our process is something universal. It cannot be checked by any means. Anyone in any place, in any country can chant Hare Krishna. So far your becoming initiated, it is alright provided you have the recommendation of the temple president."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 03:46 |