September 28, 2011

Below is a famous letter from Srila Prabhupada, in which he expressed, in essence, "If you can't expand what I have given you, then at least don't let it diminish."

"So it is up to you to learn it and be able to present it nicely. Now you have everything, respect, philosophy, money, temples, books, all these things I have given, but I am an old man and my notice is already there. Now it is up to you all how to manage it. If you cannot increase it, you should at least maintain what I have given you. You cannot accuse me that I have not given you anything. So it is a great responsibility you now have."

Letter to Jagannatha Suta
- August 26, 1975

March 4, 2010

"Just come down, and I will take care of everything else"

March 5, 2010

(from "Following Srila Prabhupada" volume 9, by Yadubara Prabhu)

March 3, 2013

Prabhupada celebrated the appearance day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati in Gorakhpur. At the morning gathering he said, "We should honor this day and very respectfully pray to Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami that "We are engaged in your service, so give us strength. Give us intelligence. We are being guided by your servant.' So in this way we have to pray. And I think in the evening we shall distribute prasadam. There will be so many guests coming, so they can be distributed prasadam."

Prabhupada said life members and other friends should be invited for the flower offering at noon. One of the devotees asked about the feast.

Prabhupada: "Feasting means puri and halava and a vegetable and chutney. That's all--four things. Make it simple."

October 17, 2013

Srila Prabhupada Letter to Satsvarupa das Goswami Aug 4, 1977

In the letter, signed by Tamal Krishna Goswami, Srila Prabhupada is quoted as saying:

November 26, 2010

"Several years ago in Los Angeles, a devotee asked me how long I had been married. When I said twenty-one years, his jaw dropped. "To the same person?" It is perhaps amazing that my wife and I have been married for so long because as in any marriage, we have weathered rough periods. When young devotees ask for a success formula for a Krishna conscious marriage, I usually offer them three principles: view your commitment to the marriage as direct service to your spiritual master, marry someone whose Krishna consciousness you respect, and commit yourself to raising your children in Krishna consciousness. I also warn them that illicit sex corrodes the Krishna conscious foundation of the husband-wife relationship.