Correspondence from His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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1972-04-06Hansaduttaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hansadutta — April 6, 1972

Letter to: Hansadutta

Hamburg

[To Hansadutta]

YOUR MATERIAL LEGAL FORMULA WILL NOT HELP US ONLY OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE CAN HELP US I HAVE NO APPROVAL FOR ANY THESE PLANS STOP YOU REMAIN GERMANY DON’T LEAVE AGAIN STOP ATREYA RISHI HAS NO AUTHORITY FROM ME TO MANAGE ANYTHING REMOVE HIM ACKNOWLEDGE CABLE URGENT 26 RENNY STREET PADDINGTON SYDNEY
Melbourne
1972-04-06Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — April 6, 1972

Letter to: Karandhara

Los Angeles

[To Karandhara]

YOUR MATERIAL LEGAL FORMULA WILL NOT HELP US ONLY OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE CAN HELP US I HAVE NOT APPROVAL FOR ANY THESE PLANS STOP HAMSADUTA MUST RETURN GERMANY IMMEDIATELY DON
Melbourne
1972-04-07All ISKCON Temple Presidentsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: All ISKCON Temple Presidents — April 7, 1972

Letter to: All ISKCON Temple Presidents

MEMO TO ALL ISKCON TEMPLE PRESIDENTS:

On April 6, 1972, the following message was dispatched by cable, one copy each to Karandhara, Rupanuga, and Hansadutta:
Melbourne
1973-02-10Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — February 10, 1973

Letter to: Karandhara

Dear Karandhara,

Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of 1/24/73 concerning polygamy and feel that this policy must be strictly prohibited within our society. If it is not it shall only cause chaos, as what was possible under the system of pure Vedic Culture is impossible at the present time.
Melbourne
1973-02-10Kurusresthaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kurusrestha — February 10, 1973

Letter to: Kurusrestha

My dear Kurusrestha,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 16th, and have noted the contents carefully. I can see that Lord Caitanya is giving you good intelligence to carry on in this way and infiltrate all facets of society with the sublime process of Krishna Consciousness, for this is the only way that you can save these rascals. Regarding your progams for specialized public relations department as far as my experiences go, I hav…
Melbourne
1973-02-10Satsvarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satsvarupa — February 10, 1973

Letter to: Satsvarupa

My dear Satsvarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 22nd, and 23rd and have noted the contents carefully. I am very much encouraged that you are taking this program of preaching to the college students seriously and this is very important program. Regarding your various questions. First let us understand that polygamy cannot be permitted in our society. Legally it is impossible and neither are there many of our devotees who are…
Melbourne
1973-02-10Tamala Krsna, Jayapataka, Bhavananda, Gargamuniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna, Jayapataka, Bhavananda, Gargamuni — February 10, 1973

Letter to: Tamala Krsna, Jayapataka, Bhavananda, Gargamuni

My dear Tamala Krishna, Jayapataka, Bhavananda and Gargamuni,

Please accept my blessings. While travelling here to Melbourne I was thinking how wonderful our Mayapur project is and how it can be developed in the future. I want that Mayapur be self-sufficient by having its own production of grains, vegetables, fruits and milk products etc., to the extent that you will be able to feed at least 500 men daily. This will be better than tryi…
Melbourne
1973-02-11Guru-gaurangaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Guru-gauranga — February 11, 1973

Letter to: Guru-gauranga

My dear Guru Gauranga,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of you letter dated January 24th, and have noted the contents carefully. I am very much encouraged to hear of your increased Sankirtana movement and your return to Geneva to open up still another chapter in Lord Caitanya
Melbourne
1973-02-11Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtanananda — February 11, 1973

Letter to: Kirtanananda

My dear Kirtanananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter and I approve of the initiations of Bill Allan who is now to be called Balaji das, Paul Terry who is now to be called Parambrahma das, Richard Selvin who is now Radhanatha das and Tom Meyers who is now Taru das. I hope this meets you in good health.
Melbourne
1973-02-11Nityanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Nityananda — February 11, 1973

Letter to: Nityananda

New Orleans

My dear Nityananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 16th and I have noted the contents carefully. I can see from your account that everything is being conducted in a first class fashion and if you continue to spread Lord Caitanya
Melbourne
1973-02-11Tosanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tosana — February 11, 1973

Letter to: Tosana

My dear Tosana,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 25th. and have noted the contents carefully. Your dedication to Srimati Tulasi-devi is very laudable and I am sure that if you consult with Karandhara das he will give you all assistance to help make your dream come true. But carving
Melbourne
1974-06-24Central Bank of Indiaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Central Bank of India — June 24, 1974

Letter to: Central Bank of India

Central Bank of India

Gowalia Tank Road Branch,

Bombay, India

Re: Account Number 16066 in the title

of The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Dear Sirs:

Please be informed that it has hereby been resolved by myself, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, the Settlor, and the Trustees of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, that the following persons shall henceforth be empowered to act as signatories and executors of the above mentioned account at your bank:
Melbourne
1974-06-25Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — June 25, 1974

Letter to: Jagadisa

Evanston, Illinois

My dear Jagadisa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your recent letter mailed to Germany, and I have examined the contents.

As of your writing, Govardhana Prabhu, the Detroit president had left his post and was living in the Chicago temple, because he was not chanting his sixteen rounds. I hope by now he has taken your advice and has returned to his post and is following the chanting with full knowledge. In your previous letter…
Melbourne
1974-06-25Yadunandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Yadunandana — June 25, 1974

Letter to: Yadunandana

Boulder

My dear Yadunandana,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of May 26th and have noted the contents.

Yes there are example of Krsna Conscious persons whose worship was solitary life, and the greatest example is Haridasa Thakura. Haridasa Thakura used to live only in a cave sometimes and would spend his whole time chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra. Similarly Gaura Keshore das Babaji the spiritual master of my guru maharaj would chant alone…
Melbourne
1974-06-28Bhakta dasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhakta dasa — June 28, 1974

Letter to: Bhakta dasa

San Francisco

My dear Bhakta das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of June 17, and have carefully read the contents.

I am glad to hear you have been thinking of me and have arranged a nice house near the temple for my stay there. As you know, I will be arriving 6:30 P.M. from Chicago on United airlines on July the 6th. I am also looking forward to attending the grand festival of Lord Jagannatha.
Melbourne
1974-06-28Pancadravida, Aksayanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Pancadravida, Aksayananda — June 28, 1974

Letter to: Pancadravida, Aksayananda

Bangalore

My dear Pancadravida and Aksojananda Swamis,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your travelling sankirtana report of 11 June, 1974.
Melbourne
1974-06-30Bal Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bal Krsna — June 30, 1974

Letter to: Bal Krsna

Redfern, Australia

Dear Bal Krishna,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your telegram of June 28, 1974.

Allow me to congratulate you and your wife for giving birth to a new child. Now see that she is raised in Krsna Consciousness so that at the end of this life she can go back to Home, back to Godhead. As far as my blessing is concerned it does not require my physical presence. If you are chanting Hare Krishna there and following my instructions, reading …
Melbourne
1974-07-01Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — July 1, 1974

Letter to: Gurudasa

Vrindaban

My dear Gurudasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am spending my last two days in Australia and after this I shall go to the U.S.A. In the meantime, I wish to give you some instructions regarding our Janmastami installation in Vrindaban.
Melbourne
1974-07-03Cyavanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Cyavana — July 3, 1974

Letter to: Cyavana

Dakar, Senegal (West Africa)

My dear Cyavana Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of 24 June which has just been forwarded to me here in Australia.

I am relieved to know your whereabouts again after not hearing from you for some time. You want to see me and I also have some important things to discuss with you, so the best thing is if we meet at the end of July in Vrindaban, India. Today I am leaving for the United States to attend Ratha…
Melbourne
1975-05-19Dinanatha Misraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dinanatha Misra — May 19, 1975

Letter to: Dinanatha Misra

Dinanatha Misra, M.A.B.L. Pleader

Somewhere in the junction of

Chittaranjan Ave. and Balarama De St.

Calcutta-6, INDIA

My dear Dinanatha,

Please accept my greetings. Since I saw you last at your house, I had gone to Kuruksetra, Delhi, and also attended our Vrndavana temple opening ceremony, and now I
Melbourne
1975-05-19Dulal Candraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dulal Candra — May 19, 1975

Letter to: Dulal Candra

Pittsburgh

My dear Dulal Candra dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 4th, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you for boldly infiltrating into the intellectual circles there. By attracting intelligent men to our movement, automatically, others will also be attracted to come. By preaching in this way, one becomes firmly convinced of the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness himself, and gradually it becomes easier and easier f…
Melbourne
1975-05-19Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — May 19, 1975

Letter to: Govinda

Kamuela, Hawaii

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 28th, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you very much for your kind donation of $100. I am very glad to hear that you are continuing your drawing work nicely. This is your business. Krishna has given you some special talent and you are using it for spreading His glories. This is wanted. I will be arriving at Honolulu on May 25th, 1975 and at that time I can…
Melbourne
1975-05-19Gunagrahiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gunagrahi — May 19, 1975

Letter to: Gunagrahi

San Diego

My dear Gunagrahi dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 8th, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you very much for doing such nice preaching work there. Train our men to follow all of the rules and regulations very carefully, as well as to chant at least 16 good rounds daily and to read all of our books.
Melbourne
1975-05-19Hansaduttaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hansadutta — May 19, 1975

Letter to: Hansadutta

Bhaktivedanta Manor

My dear Hansadutta dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 15th, 1975 and have noted the contents. Your pair of slippers is very nice. Thank you very much. Thank you for sending my coat to Melbourne. It is a little cool here. Your program in Germany is a good one. There is no need of establishing a deity for the time being in these places you have mentioned. Simply make a nice preaching center. Yes, while you are…
Melbourne
1975-05-19Hrdayanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hrdayananda — May 19, 1975

Letter to: Hrdayananda

Caracas

My dear Hrdayananda Goswami,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your report dated April 30, 1975 and have noted the contents. When our Mexico City branch is open, how can we close it? That building there is very nice and we have been there for five years now. I am not at all in favor of closing such a temple. Stay there in that building somehow or other, and if you like, you may also open a center in Guadalajara. We can keep men in Mexico City wh…
Melbourne
1975-05-19Mahamsaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mahamsa — May 19, 1975

Letter to: Mahamsa

Hyderabad

My dear Mahamsa Swami,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 7-5-75 and have noted the contents. Please find enclosed the copy of the draft agreement with my corrections made therein. The money you have requested can be paid, but unless there is a solid transference of the land over to ISKCON, then how can we invest any of our funds? It is not good business to invest money when it is not sure yet that the land will actually be transf…
Melbourne
1975-05-19Ramesvaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ramesvara — May 19, 1975

Letter to: Ramesvara

Los Angeles

My dear Ramesvara dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 7th, 1975 and I have noted the contents. I am extremely happy to hear that a firm of young lawyers are now working with us to help us spread this movement by helping us to flood the world with our books. This is very welcome news. Things are looking very favorable for us, now we simply have to try even harder to sincerely carry out Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Melbourne
1975-05-19Srutadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Srutadeva — May 19, 1975

Letter to: Srutadeva

Catonsville, Maryland

My dear Srutadeva dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your weekly sankirtana newsletters. I am always happy to hear of increasing book sales. These reports are very encouraging to me. Our real business is to print and distribute books. By doing this business, you are all becoming recognized by Krishna. Please try to continue working so nicely for Krishna, following the rules and regulations, chanting 16 rounds, and studying my bo…
Melbourne
1975-05-19Vinode Kumar Chudamaniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Vinode Kumar Chudamani — May 19, 1975

Letter to: Vinode Kumar Chudamani

Vinode Kumar Chudamani B.A.L.L.B.

Krishnapuri, Mathura, U.P., INDIA

Dear Sir,

While I am in Australia (Melbourne) at the above address, I received your Hindi newspaper
Melbourne
1975-05-20Kerry Welshplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kerry Welsh — May 20, 1975

Letter to: Kerry Welsh

Kerry Welsh

Whangamata, New Zealand

My dear Kerry,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your note and your hand-knitted sweater gift. Thank you very much for this sweater. I have been using it here in Melbourne as it is a little cold here. Please continue living nicely in Krishna Consciousness, chanting 16 rounds daily minimum, rising early, following the rules and regulations, reading my books, and make your life perfect. Regarding your initiation, I wil…
Melbourne
1975-05-20Madhavaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhava — May 20, 1975

Letter to: Madhava

Coconut Grove, Florida

My dear Madhava dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil and have noted the contents. You go to those rascals and they will convert you. You are not so strong that you can convince them and convert them from their foolishness. It is distinctly said in the Bhagavad-gita that the purpose of Vedic knowledge is to understand Krishna, vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyo,
Melbourne
1975-05-20Prabhanuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Prabhanu — May 20, 1975

Letter to: Prabhanu

Seattle

My dear Prabhanu dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 15th, 1975 and have noted the contents. I have accepted Lauri and Joni for 1st initiation. Their names are as follows: Lalita devi dasi and Jivanausadhi devi dasi respectively. Their beads may be chanted on by Satsvarupa Maharaja. Also I have accept Simha dasa, Anagha dasa, and Dhanasri dasi, and Kantimati dasi for 2nd initiation. Let them hear the tape of myself chantin…
Melbourne
1975-05-20Subhalaksmiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Subhalaksmi — May 20, 1975

Letter to: Subhalaksmi

Melbourne

My dear Subhalaksmi devi dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter along with your daksina of $80. Thank you very much. Please continue to sell my books as much as possible in huge quantities. This is very pleasing to me. Try to maintain the standard of a perfect person as is given in the Bhagavad-gita, and do not deviate from this wonderful method of Krishna consciousness. Follow the rules very carefully, chant at least 16 rounds, a…
Melbourne
1975-05-20Tusta Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tusta Krsna — May 20, 1975

Letter to: Tusta Krsna

Auckland, New Zealand

My dear Tusta Krishna Swami,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 14, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you for the U.S. 226 dollars and the A. 50 dollars daksina. I am very glad to hear that you are keeping yourself busy preaching. Don
Melbourne
1975-05-22Ganesaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ganesa — May 22, 1975

Letter to: Ganesa

Melbourne

My dear Ganesa dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 21st, 1975 and have noted the contents. Thank you for the $200 (Australia) and your kind sentiments. From your letter, I can understand that you are reading my books nicely and understanding our philosophy. This is wanted. By reading my books carefully, you will become enthused to distribute them more and more in greater quantities. If you continue in this way being very m…
Melbourne
1975-05-22Ramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rama — May 22, 1975

Letter to: Rama

Melbourne

My dear Rama dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your note and daksina totalling $142 (New Zealand). Thank you very much for this presentation. Please try very hard to remain fixed-up in devotional service to Lord Krishna, always chanting Hare Krishna (at least 16 rounds), following the four rules, and reading my books frequently. Do not deviate from the path that I have chalked out for every one of you, and be happy in Krishna Consciousness.
Melbourne
1975-05-22Rasaraniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rasarani — May 22, 1975

Letter to: Rasarani

Melbourne

My dear Rasarani devi dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your note and your offering. Always remain engaged in the service of Krishna. That is the sure and safe method to be safe from the grip of Maya. Maya will never touch you if you are cent percent serving Krishna. Follow the rules carefully, chant at least 16 rounds, read and study my books deeply, and in this way be enthusiastic about going back to Godhead in this life.
Melbourne
1976-04-21Ambarisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ambarisa — April 21, 1976

Letter to: Ambarisa

Boston

My dear Ambarisa das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 22, 1976 and I have noted the contents with care. I am happy to know that you are appreciating our work amongst the academic community. This is very important work to gain the acceptance of the academic world. If scientific men and scholars accept, the more that is a great stride. Here we have seen also in India. Burdwan University in Calcutta has taken a standing order.…
Melbourne
1976-04-21Madhudvisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhudvisa — April 21, 1976

Letter to: Madhudvisa

New York

My dear Madhudvisa Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of April 11, 1976 and I have noted the contents with care. I have sent you and I have experience that you have done nicely in Melbourne, and so you are the right one to organize the New York centre.
Melbourne
1976-04-21Mrs. Blaskoplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mrs. Blasko — April 21, 1976

Letter to: Mrs. Blasko

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Dear Mrs. Blasko,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 12, 1976 and I have noted the contents with care.

Now that the Dallas Gurukula has been closed we have opened many smaller regional Gurukulas on some of our farming communities, such as our farms in Vancouver, Pennsylvania, and also Mississippi as well as others. It is best if you go to one of these regional Gurukulas where you can be nicely engaged in Krish…
Melbourne
1976-04-21Puranjanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Puranjana — April 21, 1976

Letter to: Puranjana

Los Angeles

Dear Puranjana das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 8 April, 1976 and I have noted the contents with care. Concerning the alternatives, it sounds like the printing cost of $1.25 is best as this will keep the price down and will also allow the full purport to be there. The general practice in deciding such matters shall be to have the BBT trustees discuss amongst themselves, and then they can submit their plan to me for fina…
Melbourne
1976-04-22Mr. Faganplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mr. Fagan — April 22, 1976

Letter to: Mr. Fagan

The United States Consulate, Visa Section

24 Albert Road,

Melbourne, Australia,

Attn: Mr. Fagan

Dear Sir:

This is to inform you that I am leaving Melbourne for the United States to visit my disciples in our centres in the U.S.A. We are departing from Australia the 26th April, 1976, and first of all we will be visiting our centre in Hawaii. For the past several months, one of my disciples, Mr. Denis Harrison, holding British passport number P606464, has been my personal…
Melbourne
1976-04-23Ramesvara , Ranadiraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ramesvara , Ranadira — April 23, 1976

Letter to: Ramesvara , Ranadira

Los Angeles

My dear Ramesvara das Maharaja and Ranadhira das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 19, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. Firstly, there is no need to print the
Melbourne
1976-04-23Shaktimatiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Shaktimati — April 23, 1976

Letter to: Shaktimati

Nairobi

My dear Shaktimati dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 10-3-76, and I have noted the contents with care. It is best that you stay there in Nairobi. There you have your family, and you can assist in the activities of the Nairobi Temple. If there is any further question in this connection, Brahmananda Maharaja is there and he can further direct you. So far your daughter
Melbourne
1976-04-23Sons and Daughtersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sons and Daughters — April 23, 1976

Letter to: Sons and Daughters

The Assembled Devotees

Australian Yatra

My dear sons and daughters,

Please accept my blessings. I am very grateful for all your offerings of daksina to your spiritual master. This is the system. Now all of you must very sincerely follow the regulative principles. Four don
Melbourne
1976-04-23Yasodanandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Yasodanandana — April 23, 1976

Letter to: Yasodanandana

Hyderabad

My dear Yasodanandana Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 14 April, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care.
Melbourne
 
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