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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

July 8

Our process of Krishna Consciousness, if it is followed with determination and enthusiasm, automatically it has the effect of fixing us, body, mind and soul, to the Lotus Feet of Lord Krishna, so that all sorts of fluctuations of the material nature, all sorts of difficulties and discrepancies of life are easily withstood. But first you have to agree to understand the process and follow it scrupulously. That is wanting. If I only think I know something, that is mental platform of accept/reject, and any knowledge gathered from the mental platform is like that, tottering and precarious, and it can be immediately rejected at any time.

Letter to Bhagavatananda, 8 July, 1972

July 7

I am so glad to learn that Krishna is endowing you with more and more intelligence in the matter of understanding Krishna Consciousness. Krishna is very kind and any sincere devotee is always taken care of by His Lordship in all respects. Please regularly chant Hare Krishna, read Srimad-Bhagavatam.

Letter to Dayananda, 7 July, 1968

July 6

We are part and parcel of God, Krsna, so we are pure, we have become impure on account of material contamination. So we have to purify ourselves and the process is to hear about Krsna. That's all.

Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1, New-York, 6 July, 1972

July 5

So far as Radhaballaba getting himself married, you must first discuss with him that this marriage business is not a farce, but it must be taken very seriously. There is no question of divorce, and if he will promise not to separate from his wife, then my sanction for the marriage is there; otherwise not. Recently too many couples have been drifting into maya's waters, and it is very discouraging. So if he will agree on these points, then you can perform the marriage with my blessings.

Letter to Hrdayananda, 5 July, 1971

July 4

Let us pray to Krsna for speedy progress on the construction of our Krsna Balarama temple. Now many of our American and European devotees are coming to our temple in Mayapur and on completion of the Vrindaban temple we shall be able to give facilities to our ISKCON devotees all over the world to visit these two most holy places in the world.

Letter to Gurudasa, 4 July, 1973

July 3

Why Bali Maharaja is considered a Mahajana: Bali Maharaja is Mahajana because he wanted to serve Visnu by disobeying his non-bona fide spiritual master. As explained above, Sukracarya was hereditary spiritual master by seminic succession. But Bali Maharaja first revolted against this stereotyped seminic succession spiritual master, and therefore he is Mahajana. Srila Jiva Goswami has described in his Karamasandharvha that one should be anxious to accept a spiritual master who is bona fide in spiritual knowledge. And if need be one should relinquish the connection of hereditary spiritual master and accept a real bona fide spiritual master.

Letter to Satsvarupa, 3 July, 1968

July 2

Krsna is so attractive that if anyone only once has fully applied his mind in thinking of Krsna and surrendering, then he becomes immediately saved from all miserable condition of this material life. So that is our perfection of life. Somehow or other, we surrender to the lotus feet of Krsna. So here it is stressed, sakrt. Sakrt means "only once." So if so much profit is there simply once thinking of Krsna, then we can imagine, those who are always engaged in thinking of Krsna by chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, what is their position. They are very safe.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.19, Denver, 2 July, 1975

July 1

Wherever I shall be from now on I want the Bhagavata Seminar to go on. In San Diego, I spoke at one such seminar on "Hinduism'' which attracted many scholarly persons from all over the United States. So I am thinking that if we arrange similar seminar programs in the future, wherever I am speaking at the time, that will be a great success. So I am coming to New Vrindaban for the Janmastami celebration by end of August from Europe, so if you can arrange and advertise widely for such Bhagavata Dharma seminar or festival, I shall speak for minimum 7 days on the subject matter of Bhagavata Dharma. You may invite all the intelligent class of men, like students, professors, philosophers, scientists, educationists, like that, and they can pay some fee and we shall give them all facilities for living, and they shall attend our classes daily for some set period and take away immense benefit.

Letter to Rupanuga, 1 July, 1970

June 30

This movement is meant for intelligent class of men, those who have reason and logic to understand things in a civilized way, and who are open-hearted to receive things as they are.

Letter to Kirtanananda, 30 June, 1968

June 29

I thank you for your appreciation that you accept me on the superhuman platform and this will compel you to believe in God.

Letter to Rayarama, 29 June, 1969