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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

January 14

In the Bhagavad-gita it is clearly said that the aim of Vedic way of searching out the Absolute Truth is to find out the Personal God. If one is satisfied only with the other aspects of the Absolute Truth namely the Paramatma feature or the Brahma feature—such person is to be considered as one possessed of poor fund of knowledge.

Letter to Editor of the Los Angeles Times, 14 January, 1970

January 13

I am so pleased to accept your token of good will and the sounding Haribol with needlework. This cloth is so nice that I have hung it in my room in front of me so that I can see Haribol and remember you always. You are very fortunate lady to have such nice daughters like Balai and Lilasukha. Balai is very happy with her husband, Advaita, and all of my students who are married couples are doing very nicely and living very happily... Your son-in-law, Advaita das, is being trained up to take charge of our press. Your daughter is a first class typist, so in this way all are fully cooperating with me, and I am happy in your country. My endeavors might be sincere, but without their cooperation I could not have executed my mission so quickly. I thank you once more for your becoming the mother of two devotee girls.

Letter to Mrs. Hochner, 13 January, 1969

January 12

Our strength is in following the regulative principles and chanting 16 rounds japa. Then Krsna will give you protection. We don't believe in material protection, like so-called family, friends, etc.

Letter to Visvadharini dasi, 12 January, 1977

January 11

Example is better than precept.

Letter to Bahudak, 11 January, 1976

January 10

Those who are actually looking for spiritual culture will find immense wealth in Caitanya-caritamrta.

Letter to Pusta Krishna, 10 January, 1976

January 9

I am so much pleased upon all of the boys and girls in Los Angeles and all over the world who are understanding and appreciating this unique quality of our transcendental literature and voluntarily they are going out to distribute despite all circumstances of difficulty. By this effort alone they are assured to go back to home, back to Godhead.

Letter to Ramesvara, 9 January, 1973

January 8

Krsna says that "My way is followed by everyone." The impersonalists, they are also aiming to the same goal and the yogis or the localized realizer they are also aiming the same goal. But the devotees, they have reached the same goal. That is the difference. The impersonalists or the yogis, they could not reach the final goal. But the devotees, they have reached the final goal.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 4.11-18, Los Angeles, January 8, 1969

January 7

Krsna says, api cet su-duracarah. Even though you find in some devotees some bad behavior, not standard, but because he is a devotee, he is constantly engaged in Krsna consciousness, therefore he is sadhu. Even though he has got some bad habits due to his past life, it doesn't matter. Because this will stop. Because he has taken to Krsna consciousness, all nonsense habit will stop. The switch is off. As soon as one comes to Krsna , the switch which impelled one to bad habits, that becomes off immediately. So just like there is heat, Krsna , heater, electric heater. If you make the switch off, it still remains hot, but gradually, the temperature comes down and it becomes cool.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 10.8, New York, January 7, 1967

January 6

I will be very pleased if you contribute articles to BTG. By writing regularly, what you read will become realized. As much as possible read, chant, and preach. This is our life and soul. If we keep to this simple formula then there is no doubt that we will be victorious wherever we go and very soon we shall become the only religion in the world.

Letter to Hrdayananda, 6 January, 1972

January 5

Regarding your question is it all right to assign the entire sankirtana party for distributing books so that no one will be free for street chanting? Of course we should not understanding the meaning of sankirtana very narrowly, that only chanting and dancing and playing instruments, no, sankirtana means to glorify the Lord in a congregational manner. So if many devotees are going out daily on the streets and public places for distributing our literature, that is also sankirtana, even if there is no one chanting.

Letter to Ravindra Svarupa, 5 January, 1973