Correspondence from His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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1973-07-10Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — July 10, 1973

Letter to: Karandhara

Los Angeles

Dear Karandhara,

Please accept my blessings. I understand you are interested in when I am returning to Los Angeles. Actually just now in London we have instituted a program where important men are coming to meet with me in the evening for discussion of Krsna Consciousness. I have talked with a very famous sculptor, a teacher of a boys college and today George Harrison is supposed to visit. Syamasundara is arranging for visits by many other famous men. Whereve…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-14Manager of Central Bank of Indiaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Manager of Central Bank of India — July 14, 1973

Letter to: Manager of Central Bank of India

Manager,

Central Bank of India

Gowalia Tank Branch

Bombay, India

Dear Sir:

Regarding account #16066 as well as #767 in the same of Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, kindly let me know the present balance of the above two accounts, or if possible, kindly send me a statement of accounts. I am obliged.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-14Tamala Krsna , Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna , Giriraja — July 14, 1973

Letter to: Tamala Krsna , Giriraja

Bombay

Dear Tamala Krsna Maharaja and Giriraja,

Please accept my blessings. When I was leaving Calcutta I received your phone call mentioning that Mrs. Nair was eager to settle up the Juhu affair but since then I have not heard anything from you whether she is actually serious or whether she has given anything in writing. If she has not given anything in writing there is no value of her verbal statements. All settlement must be made very carefully. In the me…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-17Cintamaniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Cintamani — July 17, 1973

Letter to: Cintamani

New Vrindaban

Dear Cintamani dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your undated letter and I have carefully examined the contents.

You have written that you are not sure what Krsna wants you to do and that Palika dasi has invited you to go to Hyderabad to come help with the deities. So I think that is a good idea that you go to India and you can do so as soon as possible. We require many more devotees now in India so it will be very nice if yo…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-17Isvaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Isvara — July 17, 1973

Letter to: Isvara

Dear Isvara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg acknowledge receipt of your undated letter and I have carefully considered the contents.

I can understand that you wish to remain as householders living outside the temple, and that you have bought your own cottage in Argyll, Scotland. That is perfectly all right. Narottama dasa thakur has sung that it does not matter whether one is sannyasi or householder, simply that one should be always in Krsna Consciousness chanting the hol…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-19Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — July 19, 1973

Letter to: Karandhara

My dear Karandhara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 12, 1973 and I have carefully studied the contents.

Regarding deposits in my bank account, yes, in the future you may make deposits in account number 366 8 80613. In the meantime, I am sending a letter to the Bank of America authorizing them to transfer $700.00 from my checking account to my investment account.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-19Traiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Trai — July 19, 1973

Letter to: Trai

Dear Trai Das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your special delivery letter of July 17, 1973 and I have carefully examined the contents.

I am glad to hear from you that everything is in order at our Boston temple and that the house is nearing completion in repairs and rehabilitation. This will very much increase the prestige of our Boston center so that respectable people will come and sit and hear about Krsna Consciousness. Please do not worry rega…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-20Bali-mardanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bali-mardana — July 20, 1973

Letter to: Bali-mardana

New York

Dear Bali-mardana Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of July 18, 1973 with enclosed photostat of Caitanya-caritamrta which I am looking over.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-20Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — July 20, 1973

Letter to: Govinda

Hawaii

Dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your undated letter. I am concerned that you write describing that you are bewildered by the dictates of your material mind.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-20Nityanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Nityananda — July 20, 1973

Letter to: Nityananda

New Orleans

Dear Nityananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 15, 1973 and I have carefully noted the contents.

It is very encouraging for me to see the activities of the New Orleans temple. I can see you have a nice house which you have purchased in the Society
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-20Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — July 20, 1973

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

[To Tamala Krsna]

Bombay

ARRIVING AIR INDIA FLIGHT 108 3.25 AM SATURDAY 15th:

BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-20Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — July 20, 1973

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

Bombay

Dear Tamala Krsna Maharaja:

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 15 July, 1973 and I have carefully examined the contents.

Yes, I am prepared to pay the entire amount for purchase of the land at Juhu. But Mrs. Nair cannot increase the price. If she wants to increase then we will demand she return the 5 lacs rupees, plus interest and damages. So she has already got something like 2 lacs, so as soon as the conveyance is ma…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-22Bhagavanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhagavan — July 22, 1973

Letter to: Bhagavan

Paris

Dear Bhagavan dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 19, 1973 and I have carefully considered the contents.

You have done a nice job with the French edition of Back to Godhead, and I am especially looking forward to the next issue which will be color 32 pages. You should more and more improve this magazine until it becomes superior to all other magazines in the French language. The translating of our books such as Bh…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-23Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — July 23, 1973

Letter to: Jagadisa

Dear Jagadisa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 17, 1973 and I have considered the contents carefully.

There is no objection to going in western clothes in order to distribute my books. It is not necessary that we always wear the robes, but we should always keep sikha and teelock. However, a wig or hat may be worn as you describe. We have to take whatever is the favorable position for executing Krsna consciousness. Do not f…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-23Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — July 23, 1973

Letter to: Karandhara

Los Angeles

Dear Karandhara,

Please accept my blessings.

Enclosed please find three checks. Please deposit them in my Bank of America Account no 366/8-80613, and send me duplicate receipt.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-23Kurusresthaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kurusrestha — July 23, 1973

Letter to: Kurusrestha

Denver

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.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-23Sukadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sukadeva — July 23, 1973

Letter to: Sukadeva

Seattle

Dear Sukadeva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of July 19, 1973 and I have carefully considered the contents.

Regarding the starting of a society newsletter, I think there is no need for it. Do not unnecessarily increase your responsibilities. What responsibilities you have make perfect. Besides, we already have our society journal, Back to Godhead. As for receiving news of other centers, why should you be so anxious? The ne…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-25Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — July 25, 1973

Letter to: Gurudasa

Vrindaban

Dear Gurudasa:

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 20, 1973 and I have carefully considered the contents.

I am pleased to hear how you are completely absorbed in the project of our Vrindaban temple and taxing your brain how it can be carried out. I am also always praying to Krsna that He may give you intelligence to carry it out rightly.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-26Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — July 26, 1973

Letter to: Karandhara

Los Angeles

My dear Karandhara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated 7/22/73. Everything you have arranged is in order. I have signed the cards. All cheques issued should be entered into the Account Book, and an informing letter should be written regarding: to whom the cheque was made and what purpose: and send one copy to me and one to Bali Mardan.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-27Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — July 27, 1973

Letter to: Karandhara

Los Angeles

My dear Karandhara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 22nd, 1973. You are to be congratulated---you have defeated the rascal scientist Mr. Roger Reville from the Big University. Actually, it is not a very difficult task, they have no definite ideas, everything they put forward is doubtful, even they say
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-27Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtanananda — July 27, 1973

Letter to: Kirtanananda

My dear Kirtanananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 21st July, 1973. I have noted the contents with great pleasure.

Yes! Go on acquiring the surrounding lands and in this way we will establish a local self governing village and show all the world a practical example of spiritual life as Krishna Himself exhibited in Vrindaban. Agriculture and protecting the cow, this is the main business of the residents of Vrinda…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-27Spiritual Sons and Daughtersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Spiritual Sons and Daughters — July 27, 1973

Letter to: Spiritual Sons and Daughters

New devotees,

Evanston

My dear Spiritual Sons and Daughters,

Please accept my blessings. On the recommendation of Govinda Das I have duly accepted you as my disciples.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-27Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — July 27, 1973

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

Bombay

My dear Tamala Krishna Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter dated 22nd July. It is very encouraging to note that the work on our BTG and other Books is going on. Actually producing and distributing books is our most important engagement, all other engagements culminate in this one end
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-28Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — July 28, 1973

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda Das,

Please accept my blessings, I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 23, 73 and I have very much appreciated the pictures of the deities and their surrounding, this is excellent, better than Los Angeles. I have named your deities Kisora Kisori. So go on with your worship and increase it more and more till all Chicago has become aware of Kisora Kisori in your temple.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-28Madhudvisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhudvisa — July 28, 1973

Letter to: Madhudvisa

My dear Madhudvisa Swami,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 13.73. and have noted the contents carefully.

I was just thinking of you, why you had not sent your report. I thought you had become angry because I did not go to your place but came instead to London. But at that time I was so sick - attacked by dysentery. The people in Calcutta became afraid for my life. So somehow or other I recovered by 7th July and appeared f…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-28Naiskarmiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Naiskarmi — July 28, 1973

Letter to: Naiskarmi

Evanston, Illinois

My dear Naiskarmi devi dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 3rd July. You are exactly correct when you write that Krishna has benedicted you with a first class husband. In Vedic society no girl was allowed to remain independent and unmarried. Independence for women means they become like prostitutes, struggling to capture some man who will take care of her. In this way the so called independent woman has to…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-28Sir Alistair Hardyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sir Alistair Hardy — July 28, 1973

Letter to: Sir Alistair Hardy

Sir Alister Hardy, F.R.S.

Religious experience research unit

Manchester College

Oxford OX1 3td

Dear Sir Alister Hardy,

I beg to thank you for your coming here yesterday evening, we had very nice talks on religious experience, and I have studied your replies to my questions very carefully.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-31Madhudvisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhudvisa — July 31, 1973

Letter to: Madhudvisa

My dear Madhudvisa Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter recommending new Brahmin initiates.

Perform a fire ceremony and have a feast. Sacred threads are enclosed.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-31Parasaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Parasara — July 31, 1973

Letter to: Parasara

Evanston, Illinois

My dear Parasara Das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter and magazine.

Why should we endeavor separately to produce another magazine. Whatever articles are written by our students may be published in BTG by submitting them to the chief editor Satsvarupa Goswami Maharaja. BTG is especially meant to give some facility to our students, to train them to write articles on the philosophy of Krishna consciousness. Our energ…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-07-31Traiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Trai — July 31, 1973

Letter to: Trai

Iskcon Boston.

My dear Trai Das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of you letter Dated July 13,73.

I am glad to hear that the Boston temple is looking up.

Enclosed please find one mantra and thread duly chanted upon by me. Hold a fire ceremony and distribute Prasadm.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-01Jahnavaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jahnava — August 1, 1973

Letter to: Jahnava

Brooklyn

My dear Jahnava Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 20, 1973.

You have written so many nice things in praise of me but I think that my Guru Maharaja is great, I am not great he is great. So sometimes by association of the great one appears great. Just like the sun is great heat and light and by reflecting the greatness of the sun
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-02Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — August 2, 1973

Letter to: Gurudasa

Vrindaban

My dear Guru Das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 23, July, 1973 and I have noted the contents very carefully.

Yes! why not? You may write to the other temples and ask them to contribute something to the program, that is approved by me. I simply want to see that the work is going on vigorously, and the money shall not be used to pay bad bill. The money should simply be used for construction.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-03Bhakta dasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhakta dasa — August 3, 1973

Letter to: Bhakta dasa

My dear Bhakta Dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 29 July, 1973 and I have noted the contents very carefully.

From your report I can understand that you are very enthusiastic. I like also your idea of celebrating Govardhana puja. This should be our programme to attract the general mass of people. If we go on preaching vigorously as we have been for another 25 year then all these other so called religions will disappear. A…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-03Ramesvaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ramesvara — August 3, 1973

Letter to: Ramesvara

Los Angeles

My dear Ramesvara,

Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated July 29, 1973 and I have noted the contents with great pleasure.

There is no doubt about it, to distribute books is our most important activity. The temple is a place not for eating and sleeping, but as a base from which we send out our soldiers to fight with maya. Fight with maya means to drop thousand and millions of books into the lap of the conditioned souls. Just like dur…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-05Manager of Central Bank of Indiaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Manager of Central Bank of India — August 5, 1973

Letter to: Manager of Central Bank of India

The Manager,

Central Bank of India,

Head Office Bombay, Fort

INDIA

Dear Sir,

Regarding account number 9-381, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Building Fund.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-06Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — August 6, 1973

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

Bombay

My dear Tamala Krishna,

Please accept my blessings. Hansadutta has sent you one copy of a letter addressed to the Manager, Central Bank of India account No. 9-381 I.S.K.CON. Building Fund. Previously I asked them to send me a statement of this account, but I have received no reply from them. Please therefore go see the manager with a copy of the letter already sent you and the enclosed letter. I wish to send money to this account as you asked me in your letter d…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-07Bhutatmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhutatma — August 7, 1973

Letter to: Bhutatma

San Francisco

My dear Bhutatma,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter and enclosed photographs of the Ratha Yatra Festival. If we introduce this Festival in all big cities of the world along side with book distribution then in no time we will conquer the whole world. Yes! Certainly I shall come to your festival next year, thank you.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-07GBC Membersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: GBC Members — August 7, 1973

Letter to: GBC Members

My dear GBC Members,

Please accept my blessings. I find amongst the GBC members that Satsvarupa Maharaja stands first because he submits regularly the report. A sample copy is enclosed herewith. I hope all GBC Members follow in his foot steps.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-08Bali-mardanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bali-mardana — August 8, 1973

Letter to: Bali-mardana

New York

My dear Bali-mardana,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your books which I find very very nice. Actually this book production is most important, and you have pleased me very much. Just go on and flood the whole world with these Krsna books.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-08Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtanananda — August 8, 1973

Letter to: Kirtanananda

My dear Kirtanananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your telegram from New York “Festival extended per letter expect Your Grace 23rd, send details
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-08Mahamsaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mahamsa — August 8, 1973

Letter to: Mahamsa

My dear Mahamsa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 2nd August, 1973 with enclosures and noted the contents carefully.

Sriman Pannalal Pittie and Sriman Seshu are quite right when they say that the clause number five in the deed must be omitted. Tamala Krishna is not right. He says that we can always prove in the courts that what ever we do is in accordance with the rules and regulations of our society. But that clause number five will rema…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-08Satsvarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satsvarupa — August 8, 1973

Letter to: Satsvarupa

Dallas

My dear Satsvarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter and GBC report, it is very nice and I am having it copied and sent to the other GBC Members so they may follow your example.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-08Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — August 8, 1973

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

Bombay

My dear Tamala Krishna,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 2, August 1973 and I have noted the contents very carefully.

Yes! Hrsikesananda Maharaja may collect money for Vrindaban, that will be nice. But I notice that you are to collect one Lakh only, how is that? You are GBC so you should collect more than the others, you should collect the highest amount. One thing is that the Hyderabad scheme is hazy, so that collec…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-15Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — August 15, 1973

Letter to: Jagadisa

My dear Jagadisa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 1, 1973 and I have noted the contents carefully.

The book fund debts should always be cleared very quickly, otherwise how books will come out, so always pay regularly as you collect.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-15Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — August 15, 1973

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

Bombay

My dear Tamala Krishna,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 9th August 1973. I am sending you the copy of a letter sent to Mahamsa that was sent to you in reply to your letter of 2nd August which should explain everything clearly.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-15Tejiyasplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tejiyas — August 15, 1973

Letter to: Tejiyas

My dear Tejiyas,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 1, 1973 and I have noted the contents carefully.

If you make some of the big Government officials interested in our movement then our strength will increase. Because we are in the material world sometimes we require that help. Another point is that if a government officer becomes our admirer or member then many others will follow, so try to make them sympathisers.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-17Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — August 17, 1973

Letter to: Karandhara

Los Angeles

My dear Karandhara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter date August 11, 1973 and the duplicate deposit slips.

I herewith send you three more checks;
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-17Nityanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Nityananda — August 17, 1973

Letter to: Nityananda

New Orleans

My dear Nityananda,

Please my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 14, 1973. Regarding the deity installation you may consult Satsvarupa Goswami your GBC secretary for this. I have appointed these GBC men to oversee and manage all the affairs of the society giving me relief to do my translation work fully.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-17Vamanadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Vamanadeva — August 17, 1973

Letter to: Vamanadeva

Florissant, Missouri

My dear Vamanadeva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 12, 1973, and I have noted the contents. I am referring your letter to Satsvarupa Goswami since he is the GBC Secretary for your zone. I have made him in charge of Gurukula so he is competent to answer your question, please write to him in matters of management
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-19Bhavananda, Jayapatakaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhavananda, Jayapataka — August 19, 1973

Letter to: Bhavananda, Jayapataka

Mayapur

My dear Bhavananda and Jayapataka,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 4, 1973 and I have noted the contents carefully.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-19Madana Mohana Mohiniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madana Mohana Mohini — August 19, 1973

Letter to: Madana Mohana Mohini

Berlin, West Germany

My dear Modan Mohan Mohini,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 13, 1973. I thank you very much for your kind sentiments. To be a fool before the Spiritual Master is a very good qualification. It is not a good qualification to be over intelligent before the Spiritual Master. Even Lord Caitanya presented himself as a fool before his spiritual master.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-19Meenakatanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Meenakatan — August 19, 1973

Letter to: Meenakatan

Toronto

My dear Meenakatan,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 14, 1973 and I have noted the contents carefully.

Yes you may return to India I have no objection. We very much need workers in India, so if you go there that will be nice.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-20Sukadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sukadeva — August 20, 1973

Letter to: Sukadeva

My dear Sukadeva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter and the enclosed pictures of your Altar. Everything appears very very nice and I am very much pleased, thank you so much.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-21Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — August 21, 1973

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

Bombay

My dear Tamala Krishna,

Please accept my blessings. Please immediately send me the names and addresses of all the foreign devotees in India. Please also their passport numbers and nationality.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-23Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Giriraja — August 23, 1973

Letter to: Giriraja

Bombay

My dear Giriraja

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter and the nice Vyasa Puja offering you have sent. I have sent it to Satsvarupa Goswami for printing in the BTG. Writing is a very important part of our work and satsvarupa is always anxious to have new material from the devotees for expanding the BTG. You have a nice talent for writing, practice makes perfect, so continue, it will be appreciated.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-23Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — August 23, 1973

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

Bombay

My dear Tamala Krishna,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 16th August 1973. So the Hyderabad situation should be cautiously dealt with and Mr. Pittie should be consulted. When the final agreement is made send me a copy and if I approve then I shall send you the power of attorney.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-25Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — August 25, 1973

Letter to: Karandhara

Los Angeles

Dear Karandhara,

Please accept my blessings. Enclosed please find one check for 18.38 dollars U.S. Please deposit this check in my investment account at the Bank of America, Culver City branch. Thank you very much.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-28Bahudakplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bahudak — August 28, 1973

Letter to: Bahudak

Vancouver

My dear Bahudak,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 6, 1973 and I have noted the contents carefully.

When I hear about the Sankirtana Buses that are moving all over the world then I think that we are becoming like a gigantic guerilla warfare movement fighting with maya. This traveling in buses is the best means to drive away maya and establish Krishna consciousness all over the world. After all the whole world is …
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-28Cittahariplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Cittahari — August 28, 1973

Letter to: Cittahari

My dear Cittahari,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 15, 1973.

On your recommendation I am happy to accept Brian Lloyd as my initiated disciple. His name will be Bhutanath das. You can instruct him on all matters of philosophy and regulative living, attending class, Sankirtana, book distribution. As president of the temple you have very much responsibility, so never forget that we are acting as agents for the Supreme Lord…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-28Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtanananda — August 28, 1973

Letter to: Kirtanananda

My dear Kirtanananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to __ receipt of your telegram recommending new initiates. Their names are as follows:

Robert---Vahna Das

Joanne---Visvadhika Dasi
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-28Prahladanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Prahladananda — August 28, 1973

Letter to: Prahladananda

Austin, Texas

My dear Prahladananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 12, 1973.

I am enclosing herewith the sacred threads and Gayatri Mantras as requested by you. Hold a fire sacrifice amongst yourselves and prepare a nice feast and distribute to the devotees.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-28Satsvarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satsvarupa — August 28, 1973

Letter to: Satsvarupa

My dear Satsvarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 22, 1973.

You are the only one sending in reports, so I thank you very much for your diligence.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-28Sudamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sudama — August 28, 1973

Letter to: Sudama

Brooklyn

My dear Sudama,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 20, 1973.

I am happy to note that you are traveling and preaching, this process was also practiced by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, in the beginning of his sannyasa life he traveled all over India for almost six years and my Guru Maharaja also traveled, and similarly I am also traveling. One thing is that I do not know how practical it is to carry deities in the truck, …
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-30Hon Peiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hon Pei — August 30, 1973

Letter to: Hon Pei

Melbourne

My dear Hon Pei Das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 15th August, 1973, and I have noted the contents carefully.

There is no question of giving anything up in Krsna consciousness. That is the sum and substance of the Bhagavad-gita. Arjuna also thought like that
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-08-31Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — August 31, 1973

Letter to: Jagadisa

Toronto

My dear Jagadisa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 24, 1973, and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the Regina temple, if it is already opened then maintain it, otherwise we should not open more centers at this time, especially in the smaller cities, it is better to go there with traveling Sankirtana parties, that was my point. And the deities in a moving vehicles is all right, providing they are cared…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-09-01Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — September 1, 1973

Letter to: Karandhara

Los Angeles

My dear Karandhara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter and enclosed bank slip for 250.00 dollars but I have not as yet received the bank slip of another 1,400.00 dollars, I hope you have already deposited the same. I am expecting the receipt voucher at any moment.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-09-03Madhudvisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhudvisa — September 3, 1973

Letter to: Madhudvisa

My dear Madhudvisa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 24, 1973. Your book selling report is very encouraging to me, so much so that I want to go there immediately. Anyway as soon as I get opportunity I shall go to Australia to visit all the nice places you have started and stay there for at least two months. Krishna has given you great opportunity to preach the Krishna Caitanya cult in that remote part of the world. The t…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-09-04Sudamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sudama — September 4, 1973

Letter to: Sudama

Brooklyn

My dear Sudama Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 28, 1973. I have noted the contents carefully.

My sanction for the deities in the touring van is still there. But I have heard that sometimes the deity falls down, so these things are objectionable. Touring and book distribution, side by side, this is the main business. The general public will not be very much interested to see the deity, it is our persona…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-09-04Traiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Trai — September 4, 1973

Letter to: Trai

My dear Trai,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 30, 1973.

The two boys are gladly accepted by me on your recommendation, their names are as follows.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-09-13Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — September 13, 1973

Letter to: Gurudasa

My dear Guru Das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 29, 1975 and I have noted the contents carefully. You posed 5 questions regarding Radha Damodara temple and I shall answer them one by one. I was not actually living in Vrindaban, but Delhi and when I came to Vrindaban for short periods I would stay at Radha Damodara Temple. I began paying rent in
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-11-24Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtanananda — November 24, 1973

Letter to: Kirtanananda

New Vrndaban

My dear Kirtanananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. You may be pleased to know that on my way to U.S.A., Los Angeles via New York, I am now staying in London. I have just come yesterday 23rd November, 1973 from Nairobi. The fact is that I was to stay at Nairobi for at least one week, and there was very big arrangement for Hare Krsna festival. The wide circulation of advertisement was there, and it was expected some thousands of people will gather, b…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-11-24Minister in charge of Immigrationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Minister in charge of Immigration — November 24, 1973

Letter to: Minister in charge of Immigration

Minister in charge of Immigration,

Naturalization Department,

Government of Kenya,

East Africa.

Dear Sir,

I beg to inform you that it was so arranged that on my way to America via Europe I was to stop at Nairobi on the occasion of holding a festival known as Hare Krsna Festival, and wide arrangement was made on this account and I was invited to attend the ceremony from India. As such, I arrived on the airport of Nairobi on the 23rd November, 197…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1973-11-25Cidanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Cidananda — November 25, 1973

Letter to: Cidananda

My dear Cidananda,

Please accept my blessings.

I am in due receipt of your letter and your kind words to me. Thank you very much.

I should be returning to Los Angeles the last week of November and I should be more than happy to see you there. Please always try to remember me by my teachings and we shall always be together. Just like I have written in the first publications of Srimad-Bhagavatam,
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1975-03-08Madhava Maharajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhava Maharaja — March 8, 1975

Letter to: Madhava Maharaja

Personal

My dear Sripada Madhava Maharaja,

Please accept my humble dandavats. I thank you very much for your letter dated Feb. 5th, 1975, addressed to our Hawaii temple. I started from Bombay on the 24th of January, and then via Hong Kong and Tokyo, I reached Hawaii on the 29th of January. Then, I left Hawaii for Los Angeles and Mexico. From Mexico, I went to Caracas, South American countries, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, and New York. And just last night I arrived in L…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1975-03-09Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — March 9, 1975

Letter to: Gurudasa

Los Angeles

My dear Guru das,

Please accept my blessings. I have received notice from Saurabha in Vrndavana that we owe 25,000 rs. to the Mukutwala and another 12,500 rs. to Lalita Prasada, and he says that still there are many other deity goods that only been ordered and not paid for. So, I request you to please send the equivalent of at least 30,000 rs. to Vrndavana because there are no collections coming in at this time for the deities and you have ordered this parapher…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1975-03-11Kenneth H. Petchenikplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kenneth H. Petchenik — March 11, 1975

Letter to: Kenneth H. Petchenik

Kenneth H. Petchenik

President, Who’s Who in America

200 East Ohio Street

Chicago, Illinois 60611 U.S.A.

Dear Sir:

I am in due receipt of your letter dated Feb. 28th, 1975 along with the enclosed information of Who
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1976-07-24Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Giriraja — July 24, 1976

Letter to: Giriraja

My dear Giriraja das:

Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated July 17 and have noted the contents with care.

This news of the donation of Mr. Malhotra is very good. Take the land and utilize it. Many good guests will come to such a place and I will also come. Estimate the cost and we shall do it immediately. I will come and see the land upon arriving in Bombay.
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1976-07-24Joan Fieldsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Joan Fields — July 24, 1976

Letter to: Joan Fields

My dear Joan Fields:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your very nice gifts and the donation towards the book fund. This is the way to advance in Krishna consciousness. One should always offer to the spiritual master whatever one can. One should chant the Hare Krsna mantra at least 16 rounds daily and follow the four regulative principles then one
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1976-07-24Kapardiniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kapardini — July 24, 1976

Letter to: Kapardini

Dear Kapardini dasi:

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your very nice gift. I thank you very much for it and hope that you and your son Gaurahari das are advancing very nicely in your Krsna consciousness. Please always follow the regulative principles and chant your rounds carefully and surely such sincere practice will lead you to success. Pleasing the spiritual master is the active principle in spiritual life and offerings made with love and dev…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1976-07-24Yasasviniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Yasasvini — July 24, 1976

Letter to: Yasasvini

My dear Yasasvini devi dasi:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your very nice offering and I thank you very much for it. Pleasing the spiritual master is the most important principle in spiritual life so go on acting in such a way that the spiritual master may be pleased. Always chant at least 16 rounds daily and follow the four principles without fail. Then you will be strong in your spiritual life. By always following the principles, chanting, and perfor…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
1977-09-06Vasudevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Vasudeva — September 6, 1977

Letter to: Vasudeva

Lautoka, Fiji

My dear Vasudeva,

Please accept my blessings. Today I have received a report from Ramesvara Maharaja describing the Grand Opening ceremony of the Sri Krsna-Kaliya Temple at Fiji. I am so much pleased that this occasion has been celebrated so successfully. I pray that Kaliya-Krsna bless you with all intelligence and strength for pushing this great movement of Krsna consciousness forward to all the people of your country. You have worked so sincerely and now Kr…
Bhaktivedanta Manor
 
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