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"You have asked me about my plans: My plan is for preaching with your help. You arrange for everything, and I shall talk about Krishna Consciousness for any length of time, anywhere. That is my mission."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, August 5, 1969)

"You have asked how the Sankirtan activities become more relishable every day. It is due to Lord Chaitanya's benediction. All Glories to Sri Krishna Sankirtan!!"

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, October 3, 1969)

"You have asked me for suggestions of what to say to different persons on Sankirtan Party, but there is no specific saying to any person. Whatever we say we say to everyone. It doesn't matter what is his age. Krishna Consciousness teaching does not depend on the age. It is the eternal platform of the soul. This is the meaning of transcendental; that is is beyond any consideration of material qualifications such as age or intelligence. Just like thunder in the sky does not need any explanation to any old person or to a young child, similarly, the transcendental sound vibration of Hare Krishna and preaching of Bhagavad Gita philosophy will act on everyone, regardless of whether or not they are understanding at first. When preaching you only repeat what you have heard from the disciplic succession and this will act."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, October 5, 1969)

"You have asked about the management of our society, and the position is that management should be done in such a way that people may not break away. That is the first business of management."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, October 27, 1969)

"You have asked to know what is the difference between Jesus Christ and Krishna. That we have several times explained in many meetings, that Krishna is God and Jesus Christ is the son of God. And as there is no difference between father and son, so there is no difference between Krishna and Lord Jesus Christ; but still the son is never equal to the father. So you have got advantage of reading our many books for advancement of knowledge. The best thing will be for you to engage your time more in Sankirtan Party and reading our Krishna Consciousness literature."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, December 8, 1969)

"You have asked me to disclose my dream about John (Lennon), so I beg to state the incident as follows. I dream that John took me in a place at Calcutta and he was showing me a house, a big palatial building, which formerly belonged to a very rich man, and he was a famous musician also. I think therefore that John was previously that man to whom that house belonged, and now he has taken birth in England. It is quite possible that he has inherited his past musical talent, and because that man was very liberal and charitable, so he has acquired some wealth also, and now in this life if he properly utilizes his talent and wealth for Krishna, then surely he will achieve the highest perfection of his life."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, April 24, 1970)

"You have asked some specific mantra; there is no other greater mantra than Hare Krsna. Srila Bhaktivinode says, 'When I chant Radha Krsna or Hare Krsna all my dangers are gone immediately.' So which other mantra can be more effective than Hare Krsna.

So far responsibility is concerned, there is an action in Bhaktirasamrta Sindhu to be executed by the devotee which is called Krsna arthe akhila cesta which means to take all kinds of responsibilities for Krsna's sake. Sometimes I also think that let me go back to Vrndavan, in that peaceful situation, to live without any responsibilities; still, in this old age, I take the responsibility of managing our quite a big Institution now, and I have to reply so many letters from different centers to give them instruction. As an old man I can take relief from this work immediately, but for Krsna's sake I am pulling on even though there is sometimes personal inconveniences. So let us act in that way all together for Krsna's sake."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, May 25, 1970)

"You have asked what is a brahmacary's work? A brahmacary's work is brahme carati or remaining always Krsna Consciousness. You have mentioned singing and dancing, nothing else. Does it mean he will not eat? No."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, November 16, 1970)

"It is a very important question, and I am glad that you have asked me, but I think from now on the GBC men may be consulted in all such matters of temple management and affairs. I have given them everything, so they shall be able to answer all questions, and if they cannot answer from their experience, then I have given answer in my books--and still if they cannot answer, they may ask me. But now we are expanding very rapidly with so many centres throughout the world, and every day I am receiving not less than ten to fifteen important letters. I am always very much encouraged to hear from my disciples and to reply them, but now I am old man and I have inclination for philosophy and translating, and if all day and night I am reading and answering and signing letters then I cannot utilize this, the fag-end of my life, to give you so many nice literatures like the Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharat, and other books in our own Gaudiya line, like Rupa Goswami, Sanatan Goswami, Viswanath Chakravarty and others. So if the GBC which I have appointed for this task will kindly now assist me in this way, by handling very expertly and with all good consideration all matters of managing, I shall devote my full time to giving you further nice books."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, February 16, 1972)

"You have asked me if the spiritual master is ultimately Krishna, so the answer must be that if you think that way then everyone is Krishna. So why we should think like this? Saktavesha Avatar. means a living entity, but he is specially empowered. Not that he is Krishna. But on account of his exalted position he is honoured as much as Krishna. Not that he is Krishna. That is Mayavadi. He acts in the position of Krishna, but he is not Krishna, he is very dear to Krishna. That is explained: (here the verse was quoted: yasya prasadat bhagavat prasadat..........) The spiritual master is acting in the position of Krishna because he is the most confidential servant of Krishna."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, December 14, 1972)
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You Have Asked Me, Part 2