A Day in the Life of Srila Prabhupada - June 17

From Vanipedia
Jump to: navigation, search
June 16 June 16 - June 18 June 18
   
 

Choose
Another Day
January 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

February 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29

March 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

April 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

May 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

June 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

July 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

August 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

September 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

October 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

November 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

December 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

 

   

Srila Prabhupada's letters, lectures and conversations throughout consecutive years

The Days in the Life of Srila Prabhupada presents 2200+ of his lectures; 905+ of his conversations; 490+ of his morning walks; 65+ of his interviews and 6,570+ of his letters.

This listing covers all available material and includes:
  • 10,300+ links to Vanisource - our repository of all of Srila Prabhupada's words;
  • 450+ short audio clips - Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada sprinkled throughout the months;
  • 1,080 short video clips extracted from lectures, conversations, morning walks and interviews, with subtitles in up to 88 languages, sprinkled throughout the months;
  • 13,350+ concise statements, drawn from Srila Prabhupada's lectures, conversations and letters, highlighted within quoteboxes;
  • For further study on the different subjects addressed, each statement links to the various categories in our thematic section of Vanipedia named Vaniquotes.

These statements from the Days in the Life of Srila Prabhupada offer unparalleled insights into his devotional character; his vision to re-spiritualize human society; his dedication to translate, publish & distribute his books; his expertise to tirelessly lead & manage his worldwide movement; his empowered ability to encourage, care for, train & clearly communicate the disciplines he expects from all his disciples as he engages them in their pursuit of Krsna consciousness & performance of missionary activities. Through all these situations one can also experience how Srila Prahhupada consistently represents the pure teachings of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates.


1968 - June 17

Letter to Sacisuta written from Montreal
SP 170px 061.png
vanipedia.org
I am very glad to know that you are gradually stepping upwards by your service attitude and I would request you to prolong this attitude eternally, and Krishna will reveal Himself unto you continually. In other words, Krishna is unlimited, but the more we advance in service attitude, we appreciate Him in newer and newer features.
SP 170px 062.png
vanipedia.org
The more you forget about nonsense material enjoyment, you must know you are advancing in Krishna Consciousness. You haven't got to ask anybody how you are making progress, you will realize yourself by this test. Just like a person taking lunch, he will feel satisfied of hunger and strength, himself. Similarly, the more you serve Krishna, you will forget material hankerings and get spiritual strength. This is the test.


1969 - June 17

Letter to Balabhadra written from New Vrindaban, USA
SP 108px lett5.png
vanipedia.org
Your description of the parade with 55,000 people viewing is very much encouraging, and it is clear that Krishna is giving you nice opportunities for spreading the Sankirtana Movement throughout Hawaii.
Letter to Dinesh written from New Vrindaban, USA
SP 108px 016.png
vanipedia.org
I quite follow you that you are planning to work conjointly with our London party. So I am sending you back the agreement duly signed by me, and I hope you will do the business side of these records with the Grace of Lord Caitanya. If you wish to go to London, I have no objection.
Letter to Gaurasundara written from New Vrindaban, USA
SP 108px conv16.png
vanipedia.org
You have spoken about Govinda Dasi's expertness on Sankirtana, and I know very well about her qualifications. I am 100% confident about her competence, and she can be very useful to your activities there. Unfortunately she becomes sickly, so as husband, you must see that she is taken proper care of. She is a good asset for you as your wife, and I want that you two work combinedly. That is my desire.
Letter to Hansadutta written from New Vrindaban, USA
SP 108px 013.png
vanipedia.org
Regarding the time when the devotees arise in the morning, here in New Vindavan they are getting up by four o'clock. But in your country the people are not accostumed to this, and it will take a little time to get them used to it. But try to get them up at four o'clock as far as possible.
Letter to Harer Nama and Prabhavati written from New Vrindaban, USA
SP 108px conv18.png
vanipedia.org
Their nice appreciation of our movement is a great pleasure for me to note. Keep them very nicely, and as you consider that one or all of them are ready for initiation and are desiring like that, then they can send their beads to me to be chanted upon.
Letter to Jadurani written from New Vrindaban, USA
SP 108px mw1.png
vanipedia.org
Now you send to Brahmananda as many photographs as possible of the parading and the other chanting engagements. It will be the policy of our paper now to print as many as possible photos and articles of our own activities.
Letter to Muralidhara written from New Vrindaban, USA
SP 108px 015.png
vanipedia.org
I am enclosing a list of the special Krishna Consciousness holidays to be celebrated in your temple for the next several months.
Letter to Satsvarupa written from New Vrindaban, USA
SP 108px lect12.png
vanipedia.org
Regarding your present difficulty with the police, things are going by Krishna's desire, and it will be all right. Try to get recognition from the police that we are a non-profit religious organization.
Letter to Sir written from New Vrindaban, USA
SP 108px conv16.png
vanipedia.org
The purpose of sending this money is to purchase Brass Deities from Vrindaban. Arrangement has been mad that Sri Ramnath Mukutwala of Lohi Bazar, Vrindaban, will supply Radha-Krishna Brass Murtis, 24" high, at Rs 825.00 per pair.
Letter to Tamala Krishna written from New Vrindaban, USA
SP 108px 025.png
vanipedia.org
Our policy should be to collect millions of dollars or more than that daily, and spend it daily. That should be our policy. Every morning we shall be empty-handed, get collection of a million dollars during the daytime, and by evening it should be all spent. That should be our motto. But because we are pushing on our activities regularly, therefore some money should be saved to meet emergencies.
Letter to Umapati written from New Vrindaban, USA
SP 108px lect3.png
vanipedia.org
I think there is a great plan of Krishna that you should not get suitable service till now. It may be that you are required for preaching work 100%. So depend on Krishna, chant Hare Krishna, and everything will work out.


1970 - June 17

Letter to Paramananda written from Los Angeles
SP 170px 052.png
vanipedia.org
Whatever is being done it is not on account of my intelligence or endeavor because 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 may say that I have a sincere desire to do it. This is Parampara system. If a student tries to satisfy his immediate Acarya or the Spiritual Master, that is the only qualification for advancing in Krsna consciousness.
Letter to Yamunacarya written from Los Angeles
SP 108px 008.png
vanipedia.org
Not only you, but almost all the conditioned souls within this material world, practically 99% of the whole population is committing suicide. As it is natural for a gentleman to try to stop a person committing suicide when it so happens just in one's presence, similarly when we see that so many men and women are simply committing suicide as described in the Isopanisad ye ke catma-hano janah, let us try to save them through this Krsna Consciousness Movement.
SP 108px 037.png
vanipedia.org
Try to understand the philosophy (read 'Nectar of Devotion' repeatedly) nicely & spread it to your best capacity so that these suiciding men can be saved as far as possible. It is not, however, possible to check the suiciding policy of the modern society, but my Guru Maharaja used to say that if he could save one person then He would consider His mission successful. Similarly, if we individually could save at least one person, many of the suiciding men can be saved.


1971 - June 17

Letter to Bhakta dasa written from Bombay
SP 108px lect3.png
vanipedia.org
Continue your program with all enthusiasm for making ISKCON San Diego a grand success.
Letter to Ksirodakasayi written from Bombay
SP 108px 015.png
vanipedia.org
On the 20th instant I am going to Moscow for five days and then on to Paris to visit their new temple. From there I will go directly to London, by the end of the month.
Letter to Prahladananda written from Bombay
SP 108px lect5.png
vanipedia.org
I am so glad to note how ISKCON Houston is making steady progress for becoming a grand success. And Sankirtana is being well received, especially at the schools and university.
Letter to Sri Ravelji written from Bombay
SP 108px 004.png
vanipedia.org
It appears from your writings that you are a true devotee of the Lord and you have respect for other devotees. That is a very good sign of a devotee. I am very much obliged to you for your appreciation.
Letter to Tamala Krishna written from Bombay
SP 108px 020.png
vanipedia.org
I have also received word from Karandhara about the book distribution program. It is very encouraging. So our books will have to be produced in great numbers. On our own press, they can do so, provided it is economically sound proposal.
Telegram to Gurudasa written from Bombay

1972 - June 17

Lecture SB 02.03.20-21 - Los Angeles
SP 108px 032.png
vanipedia.org
Rāvaṇa was so powerful that all the demigods in higher planetary systems, they were all afraid of him. He became so powerful. And Rāvaṇa's brother, he reigned in Mexico, Brazil. Brazil. And there was subway from Ceylon to Brazil. We get information from Rāmāyaṇa. Such powerful demons. Who can make now subway from one country into another country? They can make subway from one city to another, utmost.
Letter to Balavanta written from Los Angeles
SP 108px lett1.png
vanipedia.org
If you accept it by systematic deliberation about the mercy of Lord Caitanya, then you'll feel that it is wonderful." So our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is not a, I mean to say, force, that we are pushing something forcibly to anyone. There is complete judgement. But unfortunately, if one cannot understand, that is not our fault. One must have the intelligence to understand. Otherwise, logically, philosophically, it is perfect.


1973 - June 17

Lecture SB 01.10.02 - Mayapur
SP 108px lect3.png
vanipedia.org
Krsna is always ready to help us, provided we are also ready to cooperate with Him. If we cooperate with Him, what Krsna desires, if we want to do little, immediately Krsna will help you. If you work one percent, Krsna will help you ten percent.
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"If we cooperate with Him, what Kṛṣṇa desires, if we want to do little, immediately Kṛṣṇa will help you. If you work one percent, Kṛṣṇa will help you ten percent. Again if you work one percent, Kṛṣṇa will help you another ten percent. But the cent percent credit you get, by the help of Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa gives you intelligence. Teṣāṁ satata-yuktānāṁ bhajatāṁ prīti-pūrvakam, buddhi-yogaṁ dadāmi tam (BG 10.10). If you are engaged satatam, twenty-four hours, without any other engagement, sarva-dharmān parityajya (BG 18.66), giving up all other nonsense business... Sarva-dharmān. Simply if you are engaged in Kṛṣṇa's business, prīti-pūrvakam, with love. Not as hackneyed: 'Ah, here is a duty, chanting of Hare Kṛṣṇa. All right, Harekṛṣṇaharekṛṣṇaharekṛṣṇa...' (chants very quickly and indistinctly) Not like that. With prīti, with love. Chant every name, 'Hare Kṛṣṇa,' and hear. Here is Kṛṣṇa; here is Rādhārāṇī. That kind of chanting, quality. Not 'Harekṛṣṇaharekṛṣṇakṛṣṇakṛṣṇaharehare...' Not like that. Not like that. Prīti."
730617 - Lecture SB 01.10.02 - Mayapur
SP 108px 025.png
vanipedia.org
With prīti, with love. Chant every name, "Hare Kṛṣṇa," and hear. Here is Kṛṣṇa; here is Rādhārāṇī. That kind of chanting, quality. Not "Harekṛṣṇaharekṛṣṇakṛṣṇakṛṣṇaharehare..." Not like that. Not like that. Prīti.
We Have to Study Srimad-Bhagavatam from all Angles of Vision - 0504
06:58 minutes from a lecture on SB 01.10.02 in Mayapur
SP 108px 017.png
vanipedia.org
There are so many things to understand from Srimad-Bhagavatam, full knowledge, all knowledge, as it is required by the human society. So we have to study from all angles of vision, not simply by sentiment. This is Srimad-Bhagavatam.
Letter to Carol written from Mayapur
SP 108px lect11.png
vanipedia.org
I can see from your letter that you are very sincere about Krsna Consciousness and Gurukula. Yes, you should always feel yourself most fortunate and glad that you are in the Krsna Consciousness movement where you can learn sanskrit and English from such nice Krsna Conscious teachers.
Letter to Hansadutta written from Mayapur
SP 108px lett1.png
vanipedia.org
The magazine is gorgeous, better than Dia Nippon. Continue the standard, increase the pages, increase the articles, increase the distribution. May Krsna bless you more and more. Offer my blessings to your wife.
Letter to Tamala Krishna written from Mayapur
SP 108px 002.png
vanipedia.org
Our men should be engaged for preaching - why should the preaching be stopped? I was very much encouraged when you and Gargamuni Swami purchased jeeps and formed a travelling sankirtana party. So why have you stopped it?


1974 - June 17

Morning Walk - Germany
Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"It is very difficult to the..., for the Western people to understand that body is not important thing; the soul is important thing. First of all, they do not know what is soul, and then consideration of importance. This is their position. And if one cannot understand what is soul, what he will understand about God? Soul is a minute particle of God. If one cannot understand about this minute particle, then what he'll understand of the Supreme? In the laboratory, if you can test a little sample, just like take a little sea water, analyze, you chemically test, then you can understand what is the composition of the sea water. But if you have no knowledge even a small drop of sea water, how you'll understand the sea, what... That is their position. They do not understand even the sample of spirit soul, as we are. Simply they are trying to cover it: 'There is no soul. There is no soul. Life is generated from matter,' although they cannot prove it."
740617 - Morning Walk - Germany
SP 108px 027.png
vanipedia.org
Soul is a minute particle of God. If one cannot understand about this minute particle, then what he'll understand of the Supreme? In the laboratory, if you can test a little sample, just like take a little sea water, analyze, you chemically test, then you can understand what is the composition of the sea water. But if you have no knowledge even a small drop of sea water, how you'll understand the sea, what... That is their position.
Conversation - Germany
SP 108px 027.png
vanipedia.org
When a man eats and the animal eats, either it is done by instinct or by intelligence, but where is the difference?
Letter to Brahmananda written from Frankfurt
SP 108px conv2.png
vanipedia.org
I am glad to read that you are eager to join me as my permanent secretary and that your major concern is to help provide me with "a conducive environment to translate" my books. That is my desire also.
Letter to Jaya Hari written from Frankfurt
SP 108px conv6.png
vanipedia.org
I am presently travelling through Europe and in the past weeks have held many programs in Rome, Geneva, Paris and now Germany. I, therefore, have no time to carefully study and decide on your proposals. The best thing is if you can come and meet with me personally after I have finished this present tour. I am planning to go to Vrindaban for Janmastami, for the opening installation ceremonies of our Krsna Balarama Temple. If you can come to see me in Vrindaban I would be glad to discuss and plan with you what is best for your devotional service engagement.
Letter to Malati written from Frankfurt
SP 108px lect12.png
vanipedia.org
By your unalloyed service to the Deities you are becoming more and more attracted to the spiritual world and seeing the material world as a condemned place of no happiness. So our business as Vaisnavas is to increase our natural attraction to Krsna and try to tell others about this great hopefulness to human life.


1975 - June 17

Morning Walk - Honolulu
SP 108px 033.png
vanipedia.org
They do not know what is the meaning of religion. Therefore they create some religious system. They create: "Let me create something. After all, it is bluffing. Just like this, from India there are so many come. Here also there are many. They create some. After all, it is bluffing. "So let me create something." Real business is to bluff and take money.
Conversation - Honolulu
SP 170px 060.png
vanipedia.org
As soon as we deteriorate our standard, then everything is spoiled. Therefore I am so much strict about the standard. And our these Western boys, they are always manufacturing ideas. Always. Just like this boy, asking, "Can I make silk?" He is being asked for making dolls, and he's asking to manufacture silk. Just see. They’re simply concocting how to make, these boys. I have to deal with them. Their ideas are how to spoil the standard, that's all. Restless.
Letter to Batu Gopala written from Honolulu
SP 108px lect9.png
vanipedia.org
I accept the persons you have recommended for initiation (first). Their names are as follows, Bill—Bhama dasa, Brenda—Brahma-vadini devi dasi, Michael—Mahana dasa. Their beads may be chanted by Kirtanananda Swami. Also, I have accepted Divyanga dasa for 2nd initiation. His thread and mantra sheet are enclosed herein.
Letter to Bhakta dasa, Jayananda and Bahulasva written from Honolulu
SP 170px 067.png
vanipedia.org
Regarding the sannyasis convincing men within the temple that they should leave and go with them on their parties, that is not at all good. I have never approved of this action. You can tell them. Everyone is concocting something of their own. It must be checked.
SP 170px 052.png
vanipedia.org
The sannyasis should work with what men they have got and they cannot secretly convince men in the temples to leave their duties. Those duties also must be done and they are just as important as any other service.
Letter to Gadi written from Honolulu
SP 170px 052.png
vanipedia.org
Thank you for helping me in this preaching work. Make sure that you preach nicely and at the same time follow the example of perfect behavior given by your spiritual master and the previous acaryas and confirmed in the scriptures.
Letter to Madhudvisa written from Honolulu
SP 170px 052.png
vanipedia.org
Regarding Ratha-yatra, we shall chose the most favorable time to hold our celebration. If for our preaching, it is going to be more beneficial to hold it in September, then you may do so.
Letter to Mrs. Beatrice Matusow written from Honolulu
SP 170px 057.png
vanipedia.org
Regarding your idea, I think it will be best, if the next time you come to Honolulu, you come to our center here and discuss this proposal to the temple president named Manasvi dasa. Then some decision can be made.


1976 - June 17

Lecture Arrival - Toronto
SP 108px conv7.png
vanipedia.org
Our education should be based on that "I am not this body." Ahaṁ brahmāsmi. That is Caitanya Mahāprabhu's movement. Caitanya Mahāprabhu declared that "I am not a brāhmaṇa, I am not a kṣatriya, I am not a gṛhastha, I am not this or that." Designations. He refused to accept these designations. But He introduced Himself as the servant of the servant of the servant of God, Kṛṣṇa. Gopī-bhartuḥ pada-kamalayor dāsa-dāsa-dāsānudāsaḥ.
SP 170px 058.png
vanipedia.org
One has to study. That is, it is called kṛṣṇa-tattva. Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement means kṛṣṇa-tattva, the science of Kṛṣṇa, or the science of God. So Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu very seriously started this movement, Hare Kṛṣṇa movement, to understand the science of Kṛṣṇa very easily.
SP 108px conv13.png
vanipedia.org
Suppose if we say that you become peaceful, you become honest, you become wise. These instructions are not meant for East or West. It is meant for everyone. So our, this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is to educate people how to become wise, honest, truthful, believer in God, so on, so on. This is the movement. So we think that you shall take seriously this movement.
Lecture SB 07.06.01 Excerpt - Toronto
SP 108px conv17.png
vanipedia.org
This is religion. This is called bhagavata-dharma, to understand this philosophy, that God is the supreme master and I am His eternal servant. My duty is to serve God. That's all.
Conversation A - Toronto
SP 108px mw4.png
vanipedia.org
I do not wish to interfere. You manage now. I want to see that you are managing without my interference. Now practically I want to concentrate more, or absolutely I want to do that. But sometimes this mismanagement gives me too much anxiety. I do not wish to see that somehow or other we have built up a nice institution, on account of lack of management it may be hampered. That is my only anxiety.
Conversation B - Toronto
SP 108px 004.png
vanipedia.org
Hari-śauri: One of the major issues always in political battles is how would you control inflation, how would you solve the inflation problem?
Prabhupāda: Inflation problem, I suggested, make gold coins as medium of exchange.
Hari-śauri: That means that there'll be the same..., it'll have the same value all over the world.
Prabhupāda: No question of value. Money has to be paid by real money—gold, silver. No paper.


1977 - June 17

Conversation - Vṛndāvana
SP 108px conv6.png
vanipedia.org
Guru Mahārāja foretold. He told my Godbrothers, Śrīdhara Mahārāja and others, that "He'll do the needful when time comes. Nobody requires to help him." He told in 1935. And after all, this was true. Guru Mahārāja told. And in the beginning, first sight, he told, "You have to do this."


June 16 June 16 - June 18 June 18