Making a “Case” for the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada‘s “Mission”  

Moving Forward
Section "Three"

Final Words on the “Guru” & Management of Srila Prabhupada’s “Mission”: Issues?

Essentials of a Krishna-consciousness Movement Organization & Secrets For Success

Segment 85
Everything Is In My Books
Part 3

Letter to: Gunagrahi: — Bombay 14 October, 1973:

Krsna has given you nice opportunity to preach the philosophy so you must be sure to understand it rightly. Everything is given in my books for you

Letter to: Dhrstaketu: — Bombay 14 October, 1973:

“Regarding your question about instruction, spiritual life is different from material life. The instruction given in my books is supposed to be personal instruction. When we read the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, it is understood that we are receiving personal instructions of Krsna. No physical barrier is there in the case of spiritual affairs. It is stated in the Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.6:  

“The supreme occupation (dharma) for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendental Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted in order to completely satisfy the self.’”

Letter to: Brian Fleming — Mayapur 6 March, 1974:

“Actually, I have already answered all questions in my books such as Bhagavad-gita, so kindly read them and chant Hare Krishna Mantra.”

Letter to: Bhakta Dennis: — Calcutta 25 September, 1974:

“So you have scientific mind and you want to use it in the service of Krsna. This is very good, and this I want that scientists step forward and preach Krsna consciousness. We are not preaching something fanaticism nor dry philosophy. Krsna consciousness is jnanam and vijnanam, practical knowledge. So, I have given all the points in my books, and you should read them thoroughly.

Letter to: Bahurupa — Bombay 22 November, 1974:

In my books the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness is explained fully so if there is anything which you do not understand, then you simply have to read again and again. By reading daily the knowledge will be revealed to you and by this process your spiritual life will develop. Krishna Consciousness is not a hackneyed thing but it is something which is our natural and original consciousness. Presently our consciousness is clouded just like a mirror becomes covered with dust So the cleansing process is this chanting and hearing and doing some service and trying to please the Spiritual Master. By this process our consciousness becomes clear and we are able to understand everything.”

Letter to: Anangamanjari — Honolulu 28 May, 1975:

I have given the information in my books, how to please the spiritual master. Simply by following the rules and regulations very carefully, by chanting at least 16 rounds daily, by reading our books, and by always engaging one’s self in the service of Krishna, a person will please the spiritual master and Krishna both.”

Back to Godhead #10-10 1975, Summer Sessions With Srila Prabhupada, Berkeley: July 15–21 :

“he Day After Prabhupada Arrived a press conference was held, with all the major newspapers and television stations represented. Sitting under the glare of TV lights in the large Berkeley temple room, Prabhupada was faced with the question,

‘What will happen to the movement when you die?’

His answer came back immediately:

‘I will never die.’

All the guests and devotees cheered and Prabhupada continued,

 ‘I live in my books.’

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