Correspondence from His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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1969-05-08Gargamuniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gargamuni — May 8, 1969

Letter to: Gargamuni

My dear Gargamuni,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 6, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I have advised Uddhava to inform you of what is decided regarding your business, and you may invite Kartikeya to come there to help you, as I have advised Uddhava to inform you. But your business must cooperate with the other departments, so that all departments can go on smoothly. Otherwise it is not a very good situation.
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-08Jayagovindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayagovinda — May 8, 1969

Letter to: Jayagovinda

My dear Jaya Govinda,

Please accept my blessings. I am so much glad to learn that you have arrived in Hamburg. Your letter of 26 April, 1969 gives me a great relief. I was very, very much anxious while you were in India. For the time being, I have given up the idea of opening a center in India because by so attempting, I have simply lost money in so many ways. Now you have come to our own place and you will enjoy the company of the guru and sincere devotees who have dedi…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-08Krsna dasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Krsna dasa — May 8, 1969

Letter to: Krsna dasa

My dear Krishna Das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 28 April, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. You say that there is great prospect for moving our Krishna Conscious propaganda and activities in Germany. We are already experiencing in several cities in the USA that by performing Sankirtana on the streets, they are collecting $40-$50 minimum daily. Sometimes they are going to $150, so now you are three, so one mrd…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-08Mukundaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mukunda — May 8, 1969

Letter to: Mukunda

My dear Mukunda,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated April 29, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I think that you may delete the two clauses if you think it will be helpful in having our society recognized in London. I understand that there is new hope now for getting a nice temple there, so I will await the results with interest. I think that there is no necessity for Isana das and his wife to go there now, because it will no…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-08Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — May 8, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 26, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. You have mentioned that you may be interested in marriage, and if you think that you should marry, there is no question of living as an artificial brahmacari. Regarding your wish to open a center in the United States, first of all you have to establish the center firmly in Germany by leading the Sankirtana Party. Now Jaya…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-08Sudamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sudama — May 8, 1969

Letter to: Sudama

My dear Sudama,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your two letters, sent Special Delivery, dated May 5th and May 6th, 1969. I was very much anxious for Kartikeya after receiving the first letter, so now that he is somewhat improved, try to protect him. He is a very nice boy, but sometimes he gets crazy. You should treat him as your younger brother and with kindness. In the meantime, if he wants to go to the New York center, then he can go there, and Brahmanan…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-08Upendraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Upendra — May 8, 1969

Letter to: Upendra

My dear Upendra,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 4 May, 1969, and I have noted the contents with much encouragement. Regarding the church, I think you should try for it by all means, and if need be I shall see that the funds which you need will be loaned to you. I have already informed Tamala Krishna that the Los Angeles temple may be called upon to give this loan. So try for it, because such a nice church will be a tremendous boon to our…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-12Balabhadraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Balabhadra — May 12, 1969

Letter to: Balabhadra

My dear Balabhadra,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated May 6th, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. I can understand that you are working very nicely and sincerely for helping our movement in Hawaii, and this is very encouraging to me. Please continue with this attitude and surely Krishna will provide you from within the intelligence of how you can serve him in the best way. Regarding your question about maintaining your bod…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-12Colin Juryplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Colin Jury — May 12, 1969

Letter to: Colin Jury

My dear Colin Jury,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your nice letter (undated). Practically, our Krishna Consciousness movement is based on transcendental pleasure. Music, dancing and feasts are the chief items for pleasure, and this pleasure is originally on the transcendental realm. They are simply reflected pervertedly in the material world, and every living entity has natural inclination for these three items. So Krishna Consciousness is to go ba…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-12Gaurasundaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gaurasundara — May 12, 1969

Letter to: Gaurasundara

My dear Gaurasundara,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 6, 1969, and I have noted the contents. I think you should send United Shipping Corporation the price in advance of the sitar, and for the balance they can make their invoice. The balance may be deposited in the Hawaii bank, and ask the United Shipping Corporation to send the documents to the Hawaii bank; and the invoice may be made in your name because you have got account th…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-13Bibhavatiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bibhavati — May 13, 1969

Letter to: Bibhavati

A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI

318 East 20th Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43201

My Dear Bibhavati,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 10, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the painting you planned to give to the New York temple, you should consult with Brahmananda to see if this new arrangement is satisfactory. So you should work this out amongst yourselves. In the meantime, you should practice your painting as y…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-13Dayanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dayananda — May 13, 1969

Letter to: Dayananda

My dear Dayananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am very glad to have received your letter post-dated May 8th, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. There is a Bengali proverb that it is not wise to pick up quarrel with a crocodile while living in the jurisdiction of the water. Therefore we may agree to the desire of Mr. Spellman to keep peace with him so that in the future if required we may increase the term of lease. But as we are increasing in volume ourselves…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-13Gopala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gopala Krsna — May 13, 1969

Letter to: Gopala Krsna

My dear Gopala Krishna,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated May 6th, 1969 and May 9th, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. I think that since you are willing to observe the four principal rules of spiritual life, you may be initiated by me as soon as you like. The other rules you should try to follow as far as possible, but according to circumstances they may be adjusted if necessary. But the four rules must be maint…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-13Ishanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ishan — May 13, 1969

Letter to: Ishan

318 East 20th Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43201

May 13th, 1969

My Dear Ishan,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 10, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the lease on the building, I think you may consult with Hansadutta in this matter and decide what is to be done. The description of the house sounds very nice, so if you agree to take the lease, I have no objection to this. Your suggestion about the householders all liv…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-13Jayasriplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayasri — May 13, 1969

Letter to: Jayasri

My dear Jayasri Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter of May 5th, 1969, sent along with your beads, and I have duly chanted upon them and initiated you as my student. Your name, Jayasri Dasi, means victory, and if you will simply continue to develop your Krishna Consciousness by following the rules and regulations, then surely your life will be very victorious in defeating all contaminations of the material world and in returning back to Hom…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-13Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — May 13, 1969

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

My dear Tamala Krishna,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated May 9th, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I am pleased to note that you are doing nicely for giving the student community to hear about our Krishna Consciousness Movement. Yesterday, at the Ohio State University we had a tremendous meeting, and nearly two thousand students were dancing, clapping and chanting along with us. So it is clear that the student communi…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-14Anandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ananda — May 14, 1969

Letter to: Ananda

My dear Ananda,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated April 29, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. As you have suggested, I have sent one letter to Annapurna, in care of her father, and without writing my return address. As of yet I have not received her reply. I am very pleased to note that there are some nice boys and girls who are joining you at kirtana. Try to show them the importance of our movement, and the best way of doing…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-14Indiraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Indira — May 14, 1969

Letter to: Indira

My dear Indira,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your nice letter dated April 5, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. The sincere sentiments you have expressed are very nice, and surely Krishna will be pleased to bless you because of your nice attitude for serving Him. I think that because you are unable to tend the Deities in the temple, that you and your sister, Ekayani, may serve the small Radha-Krishna Deities which you will be receiving soo…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-14Satsvarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satsvarupa — May 14, 1969

Letter to: Satsvarupa

My dear Satsvarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 12, 1969, delivered by Arundhati here in Columbus. This evening Arundhati will be married to Pradyumna, and they appear to be a very nice couple. Regarding your questions about Sankirtana Party, I think you should try to always have Sankirtana going on. All other things are subsidiary. This chanting is our life and soul, so we must arrange our program now so that there wi…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-15Brahmanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Brahmananda — May 15, 1969

Letter to: Brahmananda

My dear Brahmananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 9, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. The first thing is that you must feel well. In whatever condition you should feel well, because if you fall sick, everything will be topsy-turvy. And what you require to be in good health, you know better than anyone else. That is your first business, and your second business is to organize sales in the stores, because t…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-15Dineshplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dinesh — May 15, 1969

Letter to: Dinesh

My dear Dinesh,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 11, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. Regarding your idea of pressing a 10“ record, if you can sell these in ordinary stores, that
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-15Gargamuniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gargamuni — May 15, 1969

Letter to: Gargamuni

My dear Gargamuni,

Please accept my blessings.

I thank you very much for your letter of May 11, 1969, sent along with the check for $250.00. You have written to say that you are still having problems in obtaining manpower for your business, and the only solution I can think of is that you engage outsiders to do this work. If you think you have a scarcity of money, then I can return the check to you, and you can utilize it. As I have mentioned in my letter to Brahmananda, …
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-15Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — May 15, 1969

Letter to: Gurudasa

My dear Gurudasa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 6, 1969, but in the letter-heading there is no mention of London, so outsiders may misunderstand where is Clapham. Regarding my going to London, I have now finished my engagements on this side, and I can go to London at any time you may call. But still I understand there is no temple building settled up. Anyway, I am encouraged that somebody is trying for a church in cooperat…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-15Rayaramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rayarama — May 15, 1969

Letter to: Rayarama

My dear Rayarama,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 10th, 1969, and I have gone over the contents carefully. Regarding the IBM Composer, please have the IBM Company send me one letter stating that $660.00 should be transferred to their account, such and such account number, on the completion of the negotiations. Then I shall advise my bank to transfer the money to the IBM
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-17Krsna dasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Krsna dasa — May 17, 1969

Letter to: Krsna dasa

My dear Krishna das,

Please accept my blessings. I am very much encouraged to receive your letter of May 12, 1969, along with the German articles published in two different papers with pictures. It is very, very encouraging that you are holding kirtanas in public places and some way or other people are becoming interested. These outdoor kirtanas should be rigidly followed at least one hour daily. That will make our movement popular there. We have good experience here in e…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-17Rayaramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rayarama — May 17, 1969

Letter to: Rayarama

My dear Rayarama,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 14, 1969, and I have received a similar letter from Brahmananda also that you are finding some difficulty in keeping pace regularly with the routine work. My advice to you under the circumstances is that at least for one hour you must all go to have Sankirtana outside on the streets or in the park. That is your life and soul, first business. The next business is completing the chantin…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-17Rsi Kumaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rsi Kumara — May 17, 1969

Letter to: Rsi Kumara

My dear Rsikumar,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 14, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I can understand that you are very interested in Sankirtana Party, so you may be in charge of this activity in the New York temple. Because Murari has gone to Boston, I think Brahmananda will feel very much if you also leave, so stay in New York to help in the organizing of New York Sankirtana Party. If you have some time, …
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-17Rupanugaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rupanuga — May 17, 1969

Letter to: Rupanuga

My dear Rupanuga,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 13, 1969, and I have carefully noted the contents. I think that if there is a chance for opening a center in Toronto, then Jagadisa and Kanupriya may go there as soon as possible. You have written that you would like Murari to go there, but he has already left for Boston, so if by mutual agreement you decide with Satsvarupa for him to go there, that is all right. Anyway, I ha…
Columbus, Ohio
1969-05-20Sudamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sudama — May 20, 1969

Letter to: Sudama

My dear Sudama,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 19, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. I understand that Kartikeya has left for San Francisco, and there is no grudge. I hope in the association of the devotees there, he will feel jolly, and his moroseness will be cleared off. So far as you are concerned, I do not think living alone in Honolulu will be very good. If there is possibility of your living in the temple a…
Columbus, Ohio
 
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