Prabhupada Letters :: 1968
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami

14 May 2004
Tuesday, May 14, 1968  

Allston, Mass

My Dear Hamsaduta,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 13, 1968, and noted the contents.

It is very good news that you are getting one bus for traveling with the Sankirtana party. Our first plan was like that--that we should have a nice Sankirtana party and travel all over the country. But since you said that you could not organize such a party, I requested you to go to open a center in Germany. Now our principle business and aim is to preach this Krishna Consciousness movement, and wherever we get the opportunity, we should take advantage of it.

Now, it is up to you, to settle up--whether you should go to Germany or travel about here in this country. If you have got at least 6 members for your party, then I would advise you to travel in this country with the Sankirtana party. But if you have no members to assist you, then you can try to open a center in Germany, as our good friend Subala is trying, struggling alone in Sante Fe, and still pulling on.

Our only business is to spread Krishna Consciousness to the best of our possibility, and Krishna has given us discrimination and judgment. So, Krishna is within you, you chant and ask Him, Krishna and He will give you proper instruction.

So far from my side, I can say that if you have got a party who can travel with you, then you can travel with them for some time with the Sankirtana party. If you go in the bus with your Sankirtana party, then we must sell our literatures, magazines, books, records, etc. The whole institution is not in very sound financial position, so we should always remember this position and try to sell our articles so that we may again publish our books and literatures.

Back to Godhead is already in difficulty for financial matter. It is giving me some anxiety. Back to Godhead may not be stopped publication--it will be a great setback for our missionary purpose.

At any rate, we should accept that bus.

Hope you are well.

Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

letters | 04:31 |

May 14, 1968  

Allston, Mass

My Dear Rayarama,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 13, 1968, and I noted thereof that you are a little bit disappointed.

There is no question of disappointment in Krishna Consciousness. We shall try our best--success or no success, we shall depend on Krishna. Now, I do not know what is the position of securing advertisements. If advertisements are also not available, then I think we should go back to our mimeograph machine and put Back to Godhead out regularly.

There is no scarcity of material, so we may distribute the message regularly, never mind it is not so highly printed. So far collections is concerned of the sales proceeds of Back To Godhead, I think you can entrust the matter to Gargamuni and Mukunda, and they will be able to distribute and send you back the money.

Regarding quality of chanting Hare Krishna, we shall try to avoid the 10 kinds of offenses, that is the quality.

You can write to your God-brothers in different centers that if they do not send regularly the money for sales of the magazine, it will not be possible to continue the paper.

Hope you are well.

Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

P.S. Hayagriva has my article--Krishna the Charioteer. When you are ready for publication of B.G. I shall send you the same.

letters | 04:28 |

May 14, 1968  

Allston, Mass

My Dear Subala,

Please accept my blessings, I am in due reciept of your letter dated May 9, 1968.

It is very nice that Hal Pappa is coming to our temple. Please hand over the enclosed letter which I write to him out of my natural affection for him. I think if he joins with you you will feet more encouraged in the service of the Lord.

I thank you once more for your endeavors in the service of the Lord, and we must bless you and help you in all respects.

Hope you a are well.

Your ever well-wisher,

letters | 04:26 |

May 14, 1968  

Allston, Mass

My Dear Himavati,

Please accept my blessings. Today I am using your beadbag. It is very nice, I thank you very much for it.

Hope you are well.

Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

letters | 04:22 |

10 May 2004
Friday, May 10, 1968  

Allston, Mass

My Dear Dayananda,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your check which I beg to acknowledge receipt herewith.

I am so pleased to learn that you are constantly trying to follow my instructions. Of course, I have no particular instructions, save and except the instruction which I have also heard from my Spiritual Master. So all instructions in the disciplic succession directly comes from the Supreme Person.

Therefore to follow the instructions of a Spiritual Master is to follow the instructions of the Supreme Person. And as soon as we are accustomed to this habit, then all our misgivings of material existence are over.

Your ambition for chanting Hare Krishna exclusively is very good. But sacrificing the results of action is as good. A concrete example is Arjuna. He fought very chivalrously under the instructions of the Lord, and the Lord certified him to be the best devotee and friend of the Lord.

So there is no distinction between chanting and offering the results of one's activity. Sometimes under the garb of chanting people take to the habit of laziness, which is not required at all. Execution of devotional service is prescribed first with enthusiasm and patience.

One can execute this transcendental activities staying as he is, but he must follow and try to apply in practical life the instructions as they are given in the Bhagavad-gita or Srimad-Bhagavatam, received through the proper channel.

I thank you once more for your progress, in the matter of Krishna Consciousness, and I shall always pray to Krishna for your steady progress more and more, along with your nice wife.

Hope you are all three well.

Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

letters | 05:56 |

9 May 2004
May 9, 1968  

Boston, Mass.
Room conversation

Prabhupada: I have to thank Jadurani for nice pictures. She is giving us light about spiritual understanding. So Krsna will bless her with greater energy for Krsna consciousness. Thank you.

So this picture, Radha-Krsna, with His associates just joined into the picture... Radha-krsna-pranaya-vikrtir hladini saktir asmad
ekatmanav api bhuvi pura deha-bhedam gatau tau.

It is a very great science. The Absolute is one, but in order to enjoy transcendental bliss...


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