Correspondence from His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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1972-07-21Govardhanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govardhan — July 21, 1972

Letter to: Govardhan

My dear Govardhan,

Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Sriman Bhagavan das, I have consented to accept as my duly initiated disciples both Srimati Jayaradhe Devi Dasi and Srimati Krsnamayi Devi Dasi, and I have also consented to give Gayatri mantra to Srimati Trisakti Devi Dasi and Srimati Krpamayi Devi Dasi. Enclosed please find two copies of gayatri mantra. The beads have been sent under separate post. Now you can hold a fire yajna for all four student…
Paris
1972-07-21Manager of Great Western Savings and Loan Associationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Manager of Great Western Savings and Loan Association — July 21, 1972

Letter to: Manager of Great Western Savings and Loan Association

To the Manager

Great Western Savings and Loan Association

Fairfax Branch

Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles, California
Paris
1972-07-22Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — July 22, 1972

Letter to: Acyutananda

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 16, 1972, along with two tapes and one book. The book contains some derogatory remarks about my Guru Maharaja, therefore we shall having nothing to do with printing it. In fact, since Lalita Prasad Thakura has not fulfilled his promise to give us that Birnagar land for our ISKCON center, so we shall not have any more to do with printing any books by Bhaktivinode Thakura or anyo…
Paris
1972-07-22Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Giriraja — July 22, 1972

Letter to: Giriraja

My dear Giriraja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 14, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am especially pleased to hear that everything is going on nicely in Bombay, and that you are sending a party of men to live in Bombay city for collecting there. That is a nice plan. Yes, the men may be rotated from time to time. And if all the others also go sometimes to nearby neighborhoods for preaching and distributing …
Paris
1972-07-22Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — July 22, 1972

Letter to: Gurudasa

Vrndavana

My dear Gurudasa,

Please accept my blessings. I have recently received several letters from the others there in Vrndavana, wherein they have mentioned there may be some illicit relationship between Devananda Swami and your wife, Yamuna devi. I want to know if there is any substance to this claim, you may be frank and honest with me as much as possible because I am very much in anxiety on this account. Therefore I have asked Devananda to leave India for working as…
Paris
1972-07-22Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — July 22, 1972

Letter to: Jagadisa

Toronto

My dear Jagadisa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 15, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I am very much pleased to hear that everything is going on nicely in Canada, especially that your travelling party is having good success. Yes, that is the right idea, to strengthen whatever devotees we have got in spiritual life, fix them beyond any doubts. Then our potency will increase and we may recruit dozens of new devo…
Paris
1972-07-22Jayapatakaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayapataka — July 22, 1972

Letter to: Jayapataka

My dear Jayapataka,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 10, 1972, and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. I am very glad to hear that the building work is going on with full speed, including both day and night shifts of workers. Do not worry, I am sending you two first-class men from England, both of them have got good experience in engineering and building work. They are named Smarahari das and
Paris
1972-07-22Sri Jogeswar Chowdhuryplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sri Jogeswar Chowdhury — July 22, 1972

Letter to: Sri Jogeswar Chowdhury

Sri Jogeswar Chowdhury

Chittagong, Bangladesh

My dear Sri Jogeswar Chowdhury,

Please accept my blessings. I have seen your letter addressed to the Secretary of our London branch, and I am very much pleased to note that you have somehow or other seen one copy of our
Paris
1972-07-22Sunitiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Suniti — July 22, 1972

Letter to: Suniti

Los Angeles

My dear Suniti,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 13, 1972, describing the condition of your husband, Jaya Gopala das. Whatever happens we must take it as the special mercy shown by Krsna to his devotee. Yes, the reading of Krsna Book and chanting at his bedside must go on. I am offering prayers to Krsna that He may protect Jaya Gopala, who is such sincere devotee. Now you and your godbrothers and godsisters also c…
Paris
1972-07-23Hayagrivaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hayagriva — july 23, 1972

Letter to: Hayagriva

Hayagriva das Adhikary

C/o ISKCON New Vrindaban

ISKCON Paris

(reply ISKCON London)

My dear Hayagriva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 17, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. Yes, I shall do as you have requested by informing Karandhar that henceforward he should send you $125 monthly, beginning 1st August, 1972, but if you again ask me for increase in expense then I shall have to ask you to take sannyas! Yo…
Paris
1972-07-23Jayadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayadeva — July 23, 1972

Letter to: Jayadeva

My dear Jayadeva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 1, 1972, and I have noted the contents. Krishna’s plan becomes very easy for us when we follow Krishna
Paris
1972-07-23Sankarsanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sankarsana — July 23, 1972

Letter to: Sankarsana

New York

My dear Sankarsana,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated nil, and I have noted the contents. It is very good that you want to become very learned in Krishna Consciousness, but what good is so much knowledge without practice? Obedience must be there, so by being submissive in this way and following the direction of the temple leaders is practicing the knowledge of Krishna Consciousness. Disciple means discipline. Without d…
Paris
1972-07-25Prahladanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Prahladananda — July 25, 1972

Letter to: Prahladananda

Austin, Texas

My dear Prahladananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 7/13/72, and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. I am so glad to hear that the things in Austin center are going on very nicely, never mind there are not many devotees there. Our program is to enlist the men with quality for serving Krishna, not for attracting the masses for simply watching and going away. As long as the classes are going on we…
Paris
1972-07-25Satsvarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satsvarupa — July 25, 1972

Letter to: Satsvarupa

Detroit

My dear Satsvarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 17, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very happy to hear that the things are going on very nicely, especially at Gurukula. I have heard from Bhagavan dasa that you want to move the deities from Detroit. That is not a very good proposal. In general, deities are never removed from one place to another simply for show. Once the deity is installed …
Paris
1972-07-25Sri Joshijiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sri Joshiji — July 25, 1972

Letter to: Sri Joshiji

My dear Sri Joshiji,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 15, 1972, and I have noted the contents with great interest. From London now I am staying in Paris, and from here I shall go to Amsterdam and then to Edinburgh, again to London, and from there I shall go to Nairobi for installing Radha-Krishna deities in our own temple there. Your letter under reply gives me great pleasure when I understand from your childhood you are …
Paris
1973-08-11Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — August 11, 1973

Letter to: Karandhara

Los Angeles

My dear Karandhara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 22 July 1973 and herewith please find another two checks. 11-66/1210 No. 143 for $100.00 and 24-191/1230 No. 298 for $150.00 which you please deposit in my investment account No. 8-80613 Bank Branch 366.
Paris
1973-08-11Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — August 11, 1973

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

Bombay

My dear Tamala Krishna,

Please accept my blessings. In continuation of my last letter regarding transfer of money to India for purchase of Hare Krishna Land (9 Lakhs Rs/.), I beg to inform you that transfer from this side may not be difficult, but if there is no commitment from their side I do not wish to transfer the money for being blocked. To get back the money from India is a great botheration. In other words, unless I am sure that they are going to sell I a…
Paris
1974-06-08Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — June 8, 1974

Letter to: Acyutananda

Hyderabad

My dear Acyutananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of May 25th and have examined the contents.

You should not write anything to Madhava Maharaja
Paris
1974-06-08Damodaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Damodara — June 8, 1974

Letter to: Damodara

Washington, DC

My dear Damodara,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of June 5, 1974.

I have asked you to stop the political program because actually you cannot organize as the others can. We cannot manage with separate money, separate brains from our regular ISKCON propagation. It is not so easy to do politics, moreover it is a filthy atmosphere. So do not indulge in it. I am glad to hear all the participants have stopped. So you convey to them…
Paris
1974-06-08Hansaduttaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hansadutta — June 8, 1974

Letter to: Hansadutta

Bhaktivedanta Manor

My dear Hansadutta,

Please accept my blessings.

Syamasundara has voluntarily suspended his responsibility as GBC and I am enclosing my letter to him in this regard. So you may continue as GBC. So I have asked Syamasundara to tell the others to cooperate and I am sure this will alleviate all party feeling.
Paris
1974-06-08Revatinandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Revatinandana — June 8, 1974

Letter to: Revatinandana

London

My dear Revatinandana Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of 25th May, 1974. It is very good news that you are out preaching free from too much entanglement in temple life. That is your proper engagement and I am glad to hear you are touring to 120 colleges.
Paris
1974-06-08Rupanugaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rupanuga — June 8, 1974

Letter to: Rupanuga

Warrenton, Virginia

My dear Rupanuga,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of June 3, 1974 and I have carefully examined the contents.

Yes, I could observe that your mind was disturbed on account of meeting your wife privately. There is no need of hide and seek. Better live as husband and wife as householders and in great enthusiasm execute the Krishna Consciousness movement. There are many GBC who are grhastha. you can remain for manage…
Paris
1974-06-08Syamasundaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Syamasundara — June 8, 1974

Letter to: Syamasundara

New York

My dear Syamasundara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 25, 1974 and I have carefully noted the extensive contents.

You have taken the right decision. For the time being you suspend your GBC responsibilities and let Hansadutta manage as he is doing nicely. Hansadutta saw me recently, however, and was complaining that he is meeting with an opposing party there, although he is working as authorized GBC. I think if…
Paris
1974-06-09Krsna dasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Krsna dasa — June 9, 1974

Letter to: Krsna dasa

San Francisco

My dear Krsna das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 30 from San Francisco.

It is pleasing to me to here you are happily engaged in devotional service and living as an ideal grhastha. Please go on as you are doing: keep your business separate and wherever you remain keep your family in Krsna Consciousness always chanting Hare Krsna and observing the regulative principles. Cultivate your business for Krsna, remain happ…
Paris
1974-06-09Muralidharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Muralidhara — June 9, 1974

Letter to: Muralidhara

Brooklyn

My dear Muralidhara,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of May 16, received only now in Paris.

Regarding your questions for painting: The enclosed sketch of Lord Visnu visiting the sacrificial arena of Maharaja Prthu is all right as it is, the architecture is nice. Visnu should rest His left hand on Garuda
Paris
1974-06-09Nandalalplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Nandalal — June 9, 1974

Letter to: Nandalal

Honolulu

My dear Nandalal,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of May 23, just received here in Paris.

It is good news that you are finding engagement in distributing my books all day in Hawaii. So there is no question of taking other engagement; distribution of my books is the highest kind of preaching, and thus the best engagement. So take it as Krsna
Paris
1974-06-09Ravindra Svarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ravindra Svarupa — June 9, 1974

Letter to: Ravindra Svarupa

Philadelphia

My dear Ravindra Svarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of May 14, received in Paris.

I have accepted on your recommendation the three devotees as my duly initiated disciples, and their spiritual names are as follows:
Paris
1974-06-09Rsabhadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rsabhadeva — June 9, 1974

Letter to: Rsabhadeva

Laguna Beach

My dear Rsabhadeva,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of May 4, 1974, just received here in Paris.

I have accepted as my disciples the devotees recommended by you and their spiritual names are as follows:
Paris
1974-06-09Sahadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sahadeva — June 9, 1974

Letter to: Sahadeva

Houston

My dear Sahadeva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of May 13, 1974.

On your recommendation I have accepted the devotee submitted by you as my duly initiated disciple. His new spiritual name is as follows: Bruce Dickmeyer
Paris
1974-06-09Trivikramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Trivikrama — June 9, 1974

Letter to: Trivikrama

Taipei, Taiwan

My dear Trivikrama Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of May 25th, received in Paris.

You send both good and bad news. It is very good that Taiwan is proving a good place for Krsna Consciousness, in that you report many Chinese boys are coming and that you have been given a nice place to operate a center. Unfortunately three men have left you and now there is only you and Dvija hari. I can understand the boys who left…
Paris
1974-06-09Yasodanandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Yasodanandana — June 9, 1974

Letter to: Yasodanandana

Tokyo

My dear Yasodananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I have heard very wonderful reports of the sankirtana being conducted by Gurukrpa Maharaja and yourself in Tokyo, and I am directing Jayatirtha to credit the Mayapur-Vrindaban fund for whatever amounts you deposit in Japan with Dai Nippon.
Paris
1974-06-10Amarendraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Amarendra — June 10, 1974

Letter to: Amarendra

Gainesville, Florida

My dear Amarendra,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 6/6/74 and have carefully noted the contents.

I can understand that you want to run for political office, but we can not spend money even if we have money. If you have money of your own and you want to spend it for running for office you can do that. But for running we not only have to draw on the society
Paris
1974-06-10Balavantaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Balavanta — June 10, 1974

Letter to: Balavanta

Atlanta

My dear Balavanta,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 6, 1974 and I have carefully noted the contents.

My point is that I cannot employ the society
Paris
1974-06-10Ravindra Svarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ravindra Svarupa — June 10, 1974

Letter to: Ravindra Svarupa

Philadelphia

My dear Ravindra Svarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 5, and I have carefully noted the contents.

I am glad to hear you have immediately stopped political campaigning on receipt of my letter. I have written a number of letters to the persons involved explaining how we can not spend money and manpower on this project in competition with the big politicians. Therefore I have asked that it be stopped.
Paris
1974-06-13Gargamuniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gargamuni — June 13, 1974

Letter to: Gargamuni

Calcutta

My dear Gargamuni Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your two recent letters.

I find in both these letters you have especially desired to call Tamala Krsna Goswami to act as GBC. But he left India particularly thinking himself not very fit for management. He has now gone for preaching work with Visnujana Maharaja and recently Karandhara met him and Tamala Krsna Maharaja is now unwilling to come to India for GBC management work.…
Paris
1974-06-14Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — June 14, 1974

Letter to: Acyutananda

Hyderabad

My dear Acyutananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your most recent undated, letter.

I am glad you have received my letter and mailed it to Swami Cinmayananda; so we shall see if they are able to help us so that we may enter Jagannatha Puri Temple with our disciples.
Paris
1974-06-14Aksayananda, Pancadravidaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Aksayananda, Pancadravida — June 14, 1974

Letter to: Aksayananda, Pancadravida

Bangalore

My dear Aksojananda Maharaja and Pancadravida Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of 3rd June from Bangalore.
Paris
1976-07-29Cyavanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Cyavana — July 29, 1976

Letter to: Cyavana

My dear Cyavana Maharaja:

Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter dated 22 July 1976 and have noted the contents with care.

Regarding your desire to return to Africa, I think that it would be best if the matter be decided at the next Mayapur meeting. Therefore kindly wait until then.
Paris
1976-07-29Mantriniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mantrini — July 29, 1976

Letter to: Mantrini

My dear Mantrini devi dasi:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your offering of July 27, 1976 of 108 pounds and I thank you very much for it. Actually you are correct, it is not possible for the disciple to repay the debt to the spiritual master. Therefore the disciple remains eternally indebted to the spiritual master and continually works in such a way that the spiritual master may become pleased upon him for such sincere services rendered. Always follow t…
Paris
1976-07-29Mr. B. J. Murdockplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mr. B. J. Murdock — July 29, 1976

Letter to: Mr. B. J. Murdock

Mr. B. J. Murdock

Manager,

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.

Naviti St.

P.O. Box 56

Lautoka, Fiji

Dear Sir:

In regards the loan of $80,000.00 solicited by Deoji Punja in the name of ISKCON, or any other loans solicited in the name of ISKCON, as the Founder-Acarya and final authority on all ISKCON matters please be informed that until you receive authorization from me you may kindly wait in these matters of loans until further notice from me.
Paris
1976-07-29Odetteplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Odette — July 29, 1976

Letter to: Odette

My dear Odette:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your poem offering and I want to thank you very much for it. I have appreciated the sentiments expressed within and I hope that you will continue to advance more and more in your Krsna consciousness.
Paris
1976-07-29Vasudevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Vasudeva — July 29, 1976

Letter to: Vasudeva

My dear Vasudeva das;

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of the undated joint letter from you and Upendra dasa and have noted the contents with care. Regarding the situation in Fiji, it is necessary that we come to a proper understanding as to the status of the land and the organization of ISKCON Fiji itself. The first point is that the governing board of ISKCON may have yourself and your brother as members, but must also have the GBC for the zone, Gurukrpa Swa…
Paris
1976-07-29Yasodanandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Yasodanandana — July 29, 1976

Letter to: Yasodanandana

My dear Yasodanandana Swami:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 17 July 1976 and have noted the contents. In regards to your point on the brahmanas being dispersed all over the world, Rsabhadeva
Paris
1976-07-30Gopala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gopala Krsna — July 30, 1976

Letter to: Gopala Krsna

Bombay

My dear Gopala Krsna das:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 23, 1976 and have noted the contents. Yes I will go to the Delhi temple when I come. You make all arrangements so that everything shall be nice there. I will also go to Madras if you arrange.
Paris
1976-07-30Sridhara , Trivikramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sridhara , Trivikrama — July 30, 1976

Letter to: Sridhara , Trivikrama

Hong Kong

My dear Sridhara and Trivikrama Maharaja’s:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 7 July 1976 and have noted the contents with care.
Paris
1976-07-31Parmanand Patelplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Parmanand Patel — July 31, 1976

Letter to: Parmanand Patel

Sriman Parmanand Patel

Asst. Eng. Division Office

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board

Burhanpur

Post Bulharpur, Dist.-Khandwa (M.P.)

INDIA

Dear Sriman Patel;

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 3.6.76 which was addressed to Los Angeles now redirected to here. Therefore I am late in replying to your letter.
Paris
1976-07-31Ruciraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rucira — July 31, 1976

Letter to: Rucira

Bhaktivedanta Manor

My dear Rucira dasi:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your gift and note dated.

This process of offering whatever one has in one’s possession for the pleasure of the spiritual master or Krsna is recommended in the Bhagavad gita by the Lord Himself when he says,
Paris
 
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