How devotees are protected by the Holy Name and Srila Prabhupada

October 17, 2020 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Hare Krsna-During these very troubling times devotees may doubt about their security and well being, but please hear what Srila Prabhupada has to say to quell these possible doubts.

Hare Krsna

damaghosa das—————————-
3 July, 197373-07-23Denver

Dear Kurusrestha,
Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 12, and I have carefully considered the contents.Regarding book distribution, everyone, including book distributers, must follow the standard regulations. Book distribution is preaching, it should not be thought of as done for money. It is executed as a preaching purpose. With these guidelines in mind, try to distribute as many books as possible.I can understand your concern about the deterioration of the civilization. Yes, the city will be more dangerous place as Kali-yuga advances. It will be very deteriorating. The modern civilization is so corrupt and as sinful activities are more and more committee., the people will be forced to face more troubles, by nature’s order. Our business, however, is simply to take shelter of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra and pray to the Holy Name to give us protection. We shall be unaffected by all that will happen. Krsna will provide us with working facilities. Be assured of this, that the devotees will be protected by the Holy Name. Others will have to suffer in the days that are coming.Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

June 20 1973

“In Calcutta there was a very virulent type of plague epidemic in 1898. So Calcutta became devastated. All people practically left Calcutta. Daily hundreds and hundreds of people were dying. I was one year old or one and a half years old. So one babaji, he organized sankirtana, Hare Krishna sankirtana all over Calcutta. And in the sankirtana, all people, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Parsi, everyone joined. And they were going road to road, street to street, entering in every house. So the plague SUBSIDED. This is a fact. Everyone who knows history of Calcutta, know that the plague was subsided by sankirtana movement.”

Dec 11 1970

Prabhupāda: There was a famine in India in 1942, big famine. I particularly inquired among the disciples of my Guru Mahārāja, and even the remote village, they said that “We have no difficulty.” No. And another, there was a havoc, earthquake, in Bihar sometime in 1933 or that… And one of our Godbrother, Mr. Munshi Chatterjee, when he heard that quarter is completely demolished, so he was in the office. He was thinking, “What shall I do by going home? There is no more home. Everything is…” Then he said, “Let me go and see.” And when he came there, only his house was left. Only his house. All house dismantled. The only. Kaunteya pratijānīhi na me bhaktaḥ praṇaśyati [Bg. 9.31]. That we have seen in many instances. Kṛṣṇa-bhakta is never vanquished.Devotee: Yes. We were thinking that he was getting special protection from the Lord.Prabhupāda: That is a fact. So be sincere, do your duty. You will never be in trouble. Never.

SB lecture 1.10.5 Mayapur June 20, 1973

72-12-26.Amo                Letter: Amogha               292164/530501
   Please accept my blessings. I wish to acknowledge receipt of your
letter dated December 1, 1972, and I have noted the contents. It is
very much pleasing to me to hear that you are making such steady
advancement in Krishna Consciousness. If you continue in this way, and
strictly follow the four regulative principles, making sure to chant
at least sixteen rounds on the beads, daily, it is without a doubtthat at the end of this lifetime, you can go back home, back toGodhead.

71-11-12.Nit              Letter: Nityananda             285613/53050
   It is a basic principle that one must accept a bonafide spiritual
master in order to achieve the highest perfection of life, love of
God. I thank all of you very much for accepting me as your spiritualmaster, and I promise that I will take you back to home, back toGodhead. I ask you all to promise me to always chant at least 16rounds, follow the regulative principles, read our books and try topreach this Krishna Consciousness Movement all over the world. So far my qualifications are concerned, I am simply trying to carry out the
order of my Guru Maharaja.
   Hoping this will meet you all in good health.