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Published on January 5th, 2013 | by Madhudvisa dasa


Letters From Srila Prabhupada PDF Download

Srila Prabhupada writing a letterFor many years the letters Srila Prabhupada wrote to his disciples were hidden from the devotees but in 1987 some devotees got access to a microfiche copy of all of Prabhupada’s letters and they produced a limited edition [500 copies only] of five volumes containing all of Srila Prabhupada’s letters to his disciples. You can download PDF files of Srila Prabhupada’s original letter books here.


It was simply a matter of time before these letters would be published. After the depar­ture of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, there was a coordinated en­deavor to publish his biography; funds and human resources were made available for this purpose. But many of his followers wished that s1milar facilities had been given for the publication of his correspondence. Although the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust initiated a program to gather and preserve a complete collection of the letters, no attempt was made to make them widely available. Almost ten years later, this has remained the BBT policy.

For guiding ISKCON and educating devotees after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance, the importance of the letters is indisputable. They contain the timeless teachings of a pure devotee to his disciples. It is interesting to note the many pertinent instructions on con­ ducting ISKCON affairs in his absence. Many major mistakes within the Movement could have been avoided by a more widespread dissemination and thorough understand­ing of these letters. In addition, this journal offers the new generation of devotees the personal association of His Divine Grace, thus giving them an opportunity to gain a tran­scendental sense of judgement and the ability to recognize true Krishna Consciousness. Therefore, the need to make the letters available to all is unquestionable. We hope that all devotees will welcome this journal as an important contribution to Srila Prabhupada’s Movement.

Every effort has been made to present the original material unchanged, even with regard to incorrect spelling, punctuation, and grammar. These letters are archival; there­ fore, in order to facilitate devotees and scholars in their research, it was felt that it would be inappropriate to edit or “correct” the text in any way. However, letter headings and addresses have been shortened in order to save space.

We want to thank all the devotees who made their private collections of letters avail­ able for this publication and those who worked selflessly sorting them and producing the books. They are too many to name here; however we would like especially to thank Nis­cinta Prabhu, Govinda-bhasya Prabhu, Rasamanjari devi dasi and Amrta devi dasi for their contributions and assistance in making this publication possible.  [from the Preface]


About the Author

My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna." I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can. That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental! That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!

16 Responses to Letters From Srila Prabhupada PDF Download

  1. Liviu says:

    Thank you for doing such a good service

  2. Devala dasa says:

    Hare Krishna,
    Do you know anywhere or anyone who might have the 5 volume set of these books for sale ?

  3. Bhawna Koli says:

    Thank you for this PDF… AGTSP

  4. Sarnaduti says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu! Dandavats! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
    Are Srila Prabhupada’s letters available in print (in book form) to be purchased?
    Thank you.
    Hare Krishna!

    • Hare Krishna Sarnaduti

      No. They are not. Once they were printed many years ago but only once and they are not available in printed format currently.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  5. galen says:


  6. ravi says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu Ji ,
    Please make available more files(Books and Letters and other) related to Srila Prabhupada Ji ,
    And thank you for those above letters and other book.
    Hare Krishna

  7. vanshika says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu ji
    what’s the difference between the 5 volume and original srila prabhupada letters? I have got all 5 volume but also want to get all original letters but don’t know the difference, please explain shortly.
    thanx for humble reply
    hare Krishna

    • The five volumes is around 5000 letters typed up from the original letters. In the PDF file here you will see the actual original Prabhupada letters. There are only about 1000 of them, but still it is nice to see the actual original letters as Srila Prabhupada signed them.

  8. krishna baladeva das says:


  9. Jamadagni dasa says:

    Prabhu Madhudvisa hate krsna….
    All Gloria’s to Srila Prabhupada ….

    I am very happy to find u website .for many years,I feel my self alone in Mexico no one speak about the ritvik senior devotees the bogus gurus ..and any important matter , like the recently letter from Ramesuara dasa,concert about the BBT and BBTI …..
    Certenly Srila Prabhupada it most very happy with you ,.and all the Devotes like Hansaduta dasa and all to trying very hard to vanishing our ignorance ….
    Who ever read Prabhupada books know that 3er and 4 class men lie can’t be trust ..so thank you for you service to Prabhupada ..! I am one of those you help me with your email
    Hare krsna
    Your servant Jamadagni dasa
    Pd.i one of those I got initiated in 1978 from bogus guru!! I need other fire ceremony of I consider my self Prabhupada discipulos

  10. Rama Devi says:


    Hare Krishna Prabhu,

    I need one serious indication from you concerned to real and sincere gurus to give initiation in ISKCON. I`ve tried to meet some of them but they sound me too far from Srila Prabhupada`s simplicity and morality. I`d appreciate if you could talk about a few names that you trust. Thank you for helping me. Ys, Rama

    • Hare Krishna Rama Devi

      The problem is the whole ISKCON system in regard to guru is bogus. And the philosophy of the GBC which ISKCON gurus are required to follow in so many ways is very different from what Srila Prabhupada teaches. So no ISKCON guru can be qualified to give you initiation. The whole system is bogus. The ISKCON idea is that the guru is a servant of the GBC and is bound to serve and follow the GBC, but the GBC is a group of men who have no particular spiritual qualifications, they are conditioned souls at least for the most part. So this is not bona fide guru. A bona fide guru is only surrendered to his bona fide spiritual master and Krishna. He is a representative of his spiritual master and Krishna, not the GBC. So by definition all ISKCON gurus must be bogus because they can not be representatives of Srila Prabhupada and Krishna, they must be surrendered to the GBC and be representatives of the GBC… So you can not expect to find any bona fide gurus in ISKCON. A bona fide guru can not surrender to anyone else except their bona fide spiritual master and Krishna…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy.

      Madhudvisa dasa

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