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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

January 19

This prasadam distribution is very important. Do it nicely. Our main programs are distributing prasadam and sankirtana.

Letter to Brisakapi dasa, 19 January, 1977

January 18

If there is possibility to preach amongst the communists, you must do it immediately. The intelligent communist people will very easily understand our philosophy. We can convince them on the basis of samah sarvesu bhutesu, a Krishna conscious person is equally disposed to every living entity (B.G. 18:54). You become a communist and make the present imperfect idea of communism perfect.

Letter to Dvarakesa, 18 January, 1976

January 17

Eko yo bahunam vidadhati kaman. That one Krsna, although He's similar in so many ways with you, similarity, but one difference is there - He is maintaining every one of us, and we are being maintained. He's the leader. If Krsna does not supply you foodstuff, you cannot have any foodstuff. If Krsna does not supply you petrol, then you cannot drive your car. So eko bahunam yo vidadhati. Whatever necessities of life we have got - we require so many things - that is supplied by eka, that one living entity. That is the difference.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.21, Hawaii, 17 January, 1974

January 16

In our Temples the Deities, Radha and Krishna are worshiped as Laksmi-Narayana with all the opulences of Their Majestic Lordship in Dvaraka. The worship of Radha-Krishna as They appear in Vrndavana is a very advanced stage, so we worship Them in the Temples as Laksmi-Narayana. Actually there is no difference because Laksmi-Narayana is directly the expansion of Radha-Krishna. We are following the prescribed method of Temple worship as it is the effective program for developing the highest perfection of pure love of Krishna.

Letter to Yamuna, 16 January, 1970

January 15

I do not find any basical difference of philosophy. From the very beginning I have always preached that basically we have no difference between the Christians, the Mohammedans, the Hindus, or the Buddhists, the four principal religionists in the world. But there is a class, Impersonalists, whom we consider as atheists. The atheists directly say there is no God, and the Impersonalists say there may be God, but He has no form. It is indirectly saying that there is no God.

Letter to Hayagriva, 15 January, 1968

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

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