"I was so glad to learn that you are acting exactly like a lion cub & I know that in the future you shall conquer ever many jackals. We have got experience in India that the jackals roar four times at night without any influence but the one roar of a lion drives away many elephants. The pressure Maya is elephant-like, big, but the roaring of Nrsimhadeva can drive away many elephants."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, October 27, 1967)

"When Prahlad Maharaj saw Lord Nrsimhadev, he was not at all afraid of the fierceful feature of the Lord. The big jaws and nails of the Lord Nrsimhadev and fiery tongue of the Lord, and gigantic Lion's Head did not create any fierceful havoc before Prahlad Maharaj. He said, 'My Dear Lord, I am not afraid of this your fierceful feature, but I am afraid of the repeated cycle of birth and death in the material existence.' That instruction is very valuable. In our material existence, we are always in dangerous and fierceful condition, but by the spell of Maya, we do not take it very seriously."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, January 13, 1968)

"After killing the demon Hiranyakasipu, the Lord Nrisinghadeva was pacified by Prahlad Maharaj, who offered prayers in hymns which are very instructive. I shall be preparing these for you in my Srimad Bhagavatam. I will simply cite one nice verse: 'Oh Benevolent Lord! Friend of the fallen! Oh the Tender-Hearted! Bound by my own Karma I have been thrown into the midst of these demons who are destroying every thing of Your devotees! I am therefore extremely averse to the unbearable and terrible miseries of this cycle of birth and death in this world devoid of service and devotion to You. Oh Lord! When will You be pleased with me and call me to the shelter of Your Lotus Feet which are soothing like the smiling beams of ten million autumnal moons?'"

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, February 16, 1968)

"Yes, your thinking about my health; yes by the Grace of Lord Nrsimha, I am not in bad health. Rather I have improved since I have come from India back. So Nrsimhadeva surely will save me from any attack of Maya, because I am engaged in His service. But after all, the law of nature must be obeyed, in spite of our very nice care, this body must be ended. And before ending this body, we must have to finish our business to serve Krishna."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, October 6, 1968)

"Regarding the presence of God, both the theist and atheist have practical experience in two different ways. They are as follows: The atheist is hypocrite that he says there is no God. There is presence of God both for the theist and atheist. The vivid example of this presence of God both before the theist and atheist simultaneously is Lord Nrsimhadeva. Lord Nrsimhadeva appeared before the atheist Hiranyakasipu as Death and He appeared before Prahlad Maharaj the theist as the Benedictor of Blessing.

So God has two features of appearance—to the atheist He appears as Death and to the devotee-theist He appears as the Supreme Beloved. The hypocrite atheist says that he does not believe in God, but he cannot say that he does not believe in death. Our definition of God is that He is great. That the atheist does not believe in God means that nobody is greater than him—he is 'God' himself, but he is enforced to believe that Death is greater than him. In other words, Death is the representation of God before the atheist."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, April 15, 1970)

"I am very much encouraged that despite so many difficulties and tricks of Maya that you are still desiring Krishna so much. Thank you very much. In order to attain the topmost perfection of this human form of life one simply has to try for Krishna with enthusiasm and patience, and all obstacles will be overcome. If you are determined in this way to be His devotee, Krishna will provide some happy solution. But even if He puts us into extreme difficulty, we must always be prepared to consider everything as His special Mercy, that He is testing my sincerity, or that this trouble is nothing to what I deserve. Just see Prahlad Maharaj. His father tried to kill him many times! At least I don't think your father is trying to kill you. And after Krishna in the form of Lord Nrsimhadev came and killed Hiranyakasipu, Prahlad prayed to Krishna to have mercy on his demon father. So we must take the instruction to respect our parents, and to be kind and very tolerant and patient with them, and very soon I promise you everything will be all right."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, November 17, 1971)

"If you are always remembering Him by your activities and seeing Krishna everywhere, even in the heart of the demonic persons, then anger will never overcome you, being purified of all false pride. But occasionally if there is good reason, you may have to become angry just to chastise the evil-doers and blasphemers. We have seen that Lord Chaitanya once nearly killed Jagai and Madhai for their offenses to His devotee, so, like that, if there is offensive behavior to the pure devotees you may become like Nrsinghadev and punish them severely."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, August 29, 1972)

"Regarding my health, I am improving by the grace of Krsna. Thank you very much for taking so much care of my health by praying to Nrsimhadeva. He is very kind. By all your prayers He will surely take care of me."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, September 3, 1974)

"So we should always consider that this material world is a dangerous place and therefore we shall chant Lord Nrsimha's Holy Name in order to be protected by Him in all dangers.

    namaste narasinghaya prahladahla-dadayine
    hiranyakasipor baksah silatamka-nakhalaye
    ito nrsinghah parato nrsingho
    yato yato yami tato nrsinghah
    bahirnrsingho hrdaye nrsingho
    nrsingham adim saranam prapadye
    taba kara kamalabare nakhamadbhutasringam
    dalita hiranya kasipu tanu bhrngam
    kesava dhrta narahari
    rupam jaya jagadisa hare"

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, July 4 1970)

"Nṛsiṁhadeva will give you protection in my absence. I am now going to Japan to get some books printed personally and after that my program is to go to India. Maybe I shall be able to establish some temples there. Of course in India there are many temples, but it does not mean that I shall not also establish some temples. Just like there is overpopulation. It does not mean that one should not beget child. Similarly, there may be many hundreds of thousand temples in India, still our this society, ISKCON, should have their own temples. That is the way since time immemorial. There are hundreds and thousands of temples. So my advice to you, I am old man. So even I may not return, you shall continue this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. This is eternal and I shall request you to keep the standard as I have already given you the program. The Deity worship, the kīrtana, the street saṅkīrtana, distribution of literature, books. You should carry on this program with great enthusiasm. That is my request."

(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Los Angeles, August 2, 1970)

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