Letter to: Bali-mardana

To:
Bali-mardana
Date:
August 14
Year:
1974
Place:
Vrindaban

Brooklyn 

My dear Bali Mardan das Goswami: 

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated. Regarding the temple opening ceremony, it has been postponed on account of the temple being unfinished. It will take three months. After opening the temple, then I shall leave India. That is my program. So far going to Honolulu is concerned as you have invited me, I can go there during the winter season, as I did last year, sometime after October. 

Yes, I can be made President and Trustee of the Corporation as you have suggested. Now I want to make an International Trust Board for the whole Society. For this purpose I request Taittiriya to make a draft. If she has made it by this time kindly send it to me. What happened to that house that was proposed to be purchased by Alfred Ford? 

I have received one letter from Sudama das Goswami that both of you had some hot conversation on the points of management, but I request both of you not to become agitated on any controversial point. A Vaisnava is supposed to be more tolerant than the tree and more forbearing than the grass. Besides that we have taken a great mission of the cult of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, so everything should be done very diligently and soberly so that our missionary activity may not be hampered. All of our members are giving voluntary service, so they should always be encouraged in their service attitude. The other house which is 

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The money is being invested by Mr. Ford, and we can utilize the house for our Hawaii center. I think this project is nice. 

Yes, it is already settled about Hansadutta replacing Karandhara. 

I hope this meets you in good health. 

Your ever well wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami 

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