Prabhupada Letters :: 1967
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami

11 May 2003
Prabhupada Letters: Vol. I - XII  

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada may have been the most prolific correspondent of any spiritual leader of the Twentieth Century. The total number of letters written between 1947 and 1977 probably exceeds 10,000. Their breadth is equally remarkable - with friends, religious and political leaders, with students and disciples, Srila Prabhupada was as potent and moving a communicator in letters as he was in person. Collectively, Srila Prabhupada’s letters reveal his personal character and thinking like no other source.

We now present online a complete, unedited presentation of all known extant letters from his voluminous epistolarium. A work in progress, we begin with Srila Prabhupada's earliest letters written between 1947-64. We then proceed to the letters and journal writings from his historic voyage to America circa 1965-66 and on to the letters written between 1967-1975. We have also added Letters Anthology which provides a daily updated selection of letters written on today's date.

To help establish historical and chronological context, we post all letters on the day they were originally written; June 1, 1967 is posted on June 1, 2009, etc. We present here only recorded extant letters. Undoubtedly many, many more letters were written during this period that have not been recorded.

In 1969 Srila Prabhupada wrote with typical modesty in reply to a student's question: "Regarding your reprinting of my letters, if it will not detract from your other important engagements you may do it." Presently over half a million of Srila Prabhupada's letters are being viewed annually at these sites. It is our hope they help bring friends, students and scholars closer to a wealth of primary material seminal to a full understanding and appreciation of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, his life and teachings.

letters I-XII : anthology >>

letters vol. I : 1947-64 >>

letters vol. II : 1965 >>

letters vol. III : 1966>>

letters vol. IV : 1967>>

letters vol. V : 1968>>

letters vol. VI : 1969>>

letters vol. VII : 1970>>

letters vol. VIII : 1971>>

letters vol. VIV : 1972>>

letters vol. X : 1973>>

letters vol. XI : 1974>>

letters vol. XII : 1975>>

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