Letter to: Ratnesvari (Joan Cerando), Lokanatha (Larry Batcheldor), Vrajasundari ( Barbara Batcheldor), Yogescandra (John Warren), Varahadeva (Beverly Warren), Nalinikanta (Tom Hopke)

To:
Ratnesvari (Joan Cerando), Lokanatha (Larry Batcheldor), Vrajasundari ( Barbara Batcheldor), Yogescandra (John Warren), Varahadeva (Beverly Warren), Nalinikanta (Tom Hopke)
Date:
November 25
Year:
1971
Place:
Delhi

Berkeley 

My dear Sons and Daughters, 

Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Locana I have gladly consented to accept all of you as my duly initiated disciples. Your beads have been duly chanted by me and they are sent under separate post. I have given you the spiritual names as follows: 

Joan Cerando
Ratnesvari dasi 

Larry Batcheldor
Lokanatha das 

Barbara Batcheldor
Vrajasundari dasi 

John Warren
Yogescandra das 

Beverly Warren
Varahadeva dasi 

Tom Hopke
Nalinikanta das 

I am so glad to learn that all of you have been such a great help to Locana there in our Berkeley centre. I can understand that all of you are very sincere boys and girls and are very eligible candidates for going back to home, back to Godhead. And the process is simple. Follow the regulative principles, chant at least 16 rounds of beads daily, read our literatures, go for street Sankirtana, etc. In this way keep yourselves engaged in Krishna’s business 24 hours and you will be really happy in this life and in the end reach the Supreme destination. 

Hoping this will meet all of you in good health. 

Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami 

ACBS/pdd