|.: Prabhupada Letters :. Anthology
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
November 24, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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 |
November 21, 2014 1956 November 21: "When you will see the papers and programme, I am sure your excellency will be interested in co-operating with me. I am crying alone in the wilderness at the present moment. So please help me in this noble cause."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1947-64 letters | 04:52 |
1967 November 21: "I am pleased to learn of your spirit of protest but killing proposal is not good. We have to kill with arguments and reasons not with sticks and weapons. Sometimes we have to tolerate."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 04:50 |
1971 November 21: "This is a revolutionary thought. The old system of gurukula should be revived as the perfect example of a system designed to produce great men who know what is the real welfare of the citizens."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 04:44 |
1972 November 21: "As there are in Vrindaban some residents like monkeys and hogs, similarly there are many rascals in the name of Vaisnavas, be careful of them. And do not dare to question impudently before your Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 04:41 |
1974 November 21: "They are nice pictures but this will deteriorate from the standard. These are not meant for the common man but for advanced devotees. If we distribute, they will misuse. I hope you can understand this."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:34 |
1974 November 21: "They criticize how we can create brahmanas. They think brahmanas are born like horses and asses are born. The training of brahmanas should be so nice that by guna and karma people will be forced to accept them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 04:32 |
1975 November 21: "That you have been victorious in preaching to the big Mayavadis, that is the mercy of Krsna. The process is simply to read my books and learn the purports and then speak to them in your own words."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 02:36 |
November 20, 2014 1968 November 20: "Bhaktivinoda Thakura was associating with impersonalists for sometime and then he manifested himself as pure devotee. So there is no misunderstanding. Everything must be understood through the transparent via media of the bona fide Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 06:23 |
1969 November 20: "We do not mind if there is no savings. Our policy should be to collect millions of dollars and to spend also millions of dollars or sometimes more. But we should be very careful that we may not be extravagant."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 06:15 |
1971 November 20: "My Guru Maharaja used to say, 'Anything material, if it is used for the service of Krishna, it is a mistake to give it up.' Because I understood this principle, he used to appreciate me in front of my godbrothers. Why you big leaders do not understand?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971 letters | 06:12 |
1974 November 20: "So we should not be confused. A big nation, a big worker, a big ascetic, and all similar big attempts, if they are devoid of bhagavad-bhakti, then such big qualities are exactly like the decoration of a dead body."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974 letters | 06:08 |
1975 November 20: "Produce just enough for our own use. If you start trading business, then so many problems will be there. Trading leads to envy and jealousy and cheating, then everything is lost."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:06 |
1975 November 20: "Why increase business? This is not required. He came to India simply for business so I gave him sannyasa and now he is finished with all business. Business should be discouraged, our business is simply book distribution."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:03 |
1975 November 20: "Personal example - this is our process of preaching - not that we preach something and then do something else. That is called cheating and we are not that kind of cheater."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 06:02 |
1975 November 20: "Whatever is suitable, that you should do. This is the meaning of plain living and high thinking. But if the chanting of Hare Krsna is not there, then no high thinking will be there."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 05:58 |
November 19, 2014 1965 November 19: "I am obliged to your good daughter for awarding me the degree SWAMI JESUS. I take this honour as sent by Lord Jesus through an innocent child. Lord Jesus preached the message of God and I have taken up the same mission, and it would be a good luck for me if I can follow in the foot prints of Lord Jesus."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965 letters | 08:16 |
1968 November 19: "Your idea is very glorious but until you have some income how can you give up your prresent job? Of course, if there is no other alternative but to give up the job and depend on Krishna - He will do the needful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 08:14 |
1969 November 19: "I am very sorry to learn that our press is lying idle. Immediately print paperback TLC and the first volume of Srimad Bhagavatam. You mention lack of management but why should this be so when yourself and others are there?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969 letters | 08:09 |
1973 November 19: "The picture of Radha-Paris Isvara is very nice and Radharani's attitude is very nice. She is giving her blessings to everyone. The picture of the arati is also a nice pose. Krishna is looking upon me and I am looking to Him. Kindly send me copies."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973 letters | 08:00 |
1975 November 19: "Why are they doing business? We shall only do one business and that is book-selling. That's all. This business should not be encouraged any more. Doing business and not sankirtana, this is not at all good."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:42 |
1975 November 19: "It is very impressive. It looks like a secretariat building. Even big, big businessmen, they haven't got such branches all over the world as we have got. And our business is with honor. Why not purchase this building?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:40 |
1975 November 19: "Regarding the one million copies of Back to Godhead printed. Thank you, this is solid work. Regarding the new printing of the abridged Gita, why there should be mistakes? Mistakes makes the book useless. You must be very, very careful."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:37 |
1975 November 19: "Krsna will guide you how to increase the library distribution. Do not worry. Just do it sincerely and with a cool brain. Anyone who is not biased and fanatically sophisticated will like our books. Yes, I am doing Srimad-Bhagavatam, trying to finish. I am trying my best."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 07:36 |
November 18, 2014 1967 November 18: "Provocation and misunderstanding may remain between one man and another but our staunch faith in Krishna Consciousness may not allow any material disruption. Therefore please try to be sympathetic with any person even if they differ."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967 letters | 01:22 |
1968 November 18: "Regarding Srimad-Bhagavatam, please send me the chapters you have revised I want to see how it is being done. I am glad you are not omitting anything, but just making grammatical correction, that is very nice. "
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968 letters | 01:15 |
1970 November 18: "Our position has nothing to do with them. They cannot do anything and if somebody does something, they will be envious. So many persons were envious of my Guru Maharaja, but He was preaching and He did not care for them."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970 letters | 01:12 |
1972 November 18: "You have requested me if you can again return to your wife. How is that possible? Then you have to give up your sannyasi dress. You can support her if you want and she can remain separately, but you cannot see her nor talk with her, neither correspond."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:08 |
1972 November 18: "We are not so much after big, big buildings, we are interested to preach only. Not that we shall have to labour so much just to get money for maintaining, so much so that our spiritual life becomes neglected, no."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:06 |
1972 November 18: "Real business is to spread the message of Lord Caitanya throughout the world. So that place where we may broadcast Krishna Consciousness all over the world, if you are able to get it without too much difficulty, that will be a very great asset for preaching."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972 letters | 01:02 |
1975 November 18: "We do not criticize the communist idea, but we want to make it perfect. Let the leading men of any communist country come and talk with us and we are sure to make him convinced about this loftiest philosophy of Krsna consciousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:59 |
1975 November 18: "If you want to have Krsna, one must be above illicit sex life. That requires some strength. By chanting Hare Krsna, one will become strong. Unfortunately, we have no taste for this chanting. This is our misfortune."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975 letters | 00:58 |