Srila Prabhupada

Summary: Below you will find three distinct moods exhibited by Srila Prabhupada wherein he is instructing specific devotees in specific circumstances on the need to push forward the message of Godhead very clearly and strongly. While his moods reflect different time-place-circumstance considerations, note with great care the uniform focus and intensity with which Srila Prabhupada wished to see the message of Krishna consciousness advanced further!

Reading Assignment

"3 Moods...but PREACH!"

a) Morning Walk, December 11, 1973, Los Angeles

Just like one rose makes whole garden scented, similarly 1% of KC people will make whole world a better placec!

Reading Assignment If just 1% of the Population becomes Krishna conscious...!

a) Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.2, Boston, April 28, 1969:

And at least if one percent of the whole population becomes Krsna conscious, the whole world will be a different world. There will be..., uh... The world itself will become kingdom of God. Of course, we cannot expect that everyone will accept this philosophy, but we are trying. If some percentage of the population takes this movement seriously, the face of the world will be changed.

b) General lecture, LA, Dec 4, 1968:

Srila Prabhupada on Kirtan

Reading Assignment

a) Quotes from Hari Sauri's Diary August 30th 1976, New Delhi

As Srila Prabhupada sat on the small stage, Lokanatha Maharaja led his men in an exuberant kirtana. After singing the standard prayers and the maha-mantra, he began chanting "gaura-Nityananda bol, haribol, haribol; gaura-Sriadvaita bol, haribol, haribol; gaura-Sri gadadhara bol, haribol haribol ... with a lot of emphasis on the response of haribol, haribol. Srila Prabhupada suddenly signalled him from the stage to stop it; he apparently didn't like it, although he didn't say why.

September 6, Vrindavana, Haribol, haribol and Panca-tattva mantra

Krsna consciousness movement is to overhaul the current degraded society

Summary: While perfectly respectful in observing ordinary protocol, Srila Prabhupada was 100% fixed in his conviction as to the mission of his spiritual master and Lord Caitanya. His sense of urgency was compelling and consistent. While trying to reach out to the leaders of the world with Lord Caitanya's message and the teachings of Srimad-Bhagavatam, he maintained an absolutely clear focus upon his most compassionate and high-reaching objectives. Srila Prabhupada's mission was a rescue mission. It was inspired by his guru maharaja, and pleasing SBSST, our acaryas and Krishna were his only measures of success. He did not waver over the years as to his objectives and his urgency.

Book distribution

Summary: This week I decided to share with you some of the Nectar of Book Distribution, recent experiences from the ranks of those devotees who are currently daily dedicating their lives to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books. Their realizations are profound, and very inspiring. I hope you enjoy the following narrations, perhaps even becoming inspired to distribute some books yourself!

Srila Prabhupada on Book Distribution and Preaching-

Srila Prabhupada

Summary: Srila Prabhupada was very strict in his NOT taking interest in cheaply presenting Krishna to the public. Scholars and materialists both take Krishna cheaply, which Srila Prabhupada detected and spoke sharply about. These two incidents give us a glimpse into the nature of this strictness.

Reading Assignment

a) Srila Prabhupada Lecture, 3 May 1973