Correspondence from His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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1972-03-26Lilavatiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Lilavati — March 26, 1972

Letter to: Lilavati

Los Angeles

My dear Lilavati,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated February 3, 1972 and I have noted the contents. I am very glad to hear that you are happy in your service in Los Angeles. Your letters show that you are very much talented in writing, so my proposal is that you engage yourself in editorial work. Or if you like, you can learn elementary Sanskrit, and when I come there we shall see how it can be put to use. Your book d…
Sydney
1972-03-27Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — March 27, 1972

Letter to: Jagadisa

Toronto

My dear Jagadisa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated February 15, 1972 and March 11, 1972 and I have noted the contents. I am so glad to hear how you are expanding the book distribution program so rapidly. The more this literature is read and distributed, the more the world will be filled with auspicity. Please continue this program with ever-increasing enthusiasm and this will please my Guru Maharaja very much.
Sydney
1972-04-02Gurudasa, Yamunaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa, Yamuna — April 2, 1972

Letter to: Gurudasa, Yamuna

Vrindaban

My dear Gurudasa and Yamuna,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated March 22, 28, and 29, 1972, and I have carefully noted the contents. We are now in Australia and I am very glad to report to you that everything is going extremely well here, and I am much satisfied with the progress being made in western countries like Australia. Now in India you must develop things also very nicely, especially for attracting overseas visit…
Sydney
1972-04-02Hansaduttaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hansadutta — April 2, 1972

Letter to: Hansadutta

Hamburg

My dear Hansadutta,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated February 17, 1972, forwarded to me in India from Nairobi. Now we have finished our business in India for the time being, so I am stopping here in Australia for some time and then I shall return to Los Angeles for my translating work.
Sydney
1972-04-02Ksirodakasayiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ksirodakasayi — April 2, 1972

Letter to: Ksirodakasayi

Vrindaban

My dear Ksirodakasayi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated 18 and 28 March, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. The fencing estimate, sometimes you say Rs. 4000, sometimes Rs. 5000, so I think you have no good idea about these things, because it will not cost more than Rs. 1500. I understand that you have taken quotation from contractor. Don
Sydney
1972-04-02Mandali Bhadraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mandali Bhadra — April 2, 1972

Letter to: Mandali Bhadra

Hamburg

My dear Mandali Bhadra,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 12, 1972, and I am very much pleased to hear that your German BTG distribution has gone up to 50,000 last issue, and I very much approve of your ideas for improving it more and more. In the editorial section which you plan to have for the beginning, the point should be stressing on the position of the living entities, as it is stated in
Sydney
1972-04-02Revatinandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Revatinandana — April 2, 1972

Letter to: Revatinandana

London

My dear Revatinandana,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 3/10/72, and I am very much pleased upon you for taking up the matter of preaching work in England especially, and also other places. I am happy to hear that new centers are being opened by you and others in Europe. This is our best field, and practically I am observing here in Australia that you western boys and girls are becoming angels by taking up this Krish…
Sydney
1972-04-02Tamala Krsna, Jayapatakaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna, Jayapataka — April 2, 1972

Letter to: Tamala Krsna, Jayapataka

Calcutta

My dear Tamala Krishna and Jayapataka,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your joint letter dated 19th March, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very much encouraged by your progress in reporting the stockpiling of materials. It appears that things are progressing at a good rate, and if you are determined enough to make a very perfect scheme there in Mayapur, Krishna will give you all encouragement to make …
Sydney
1972-04-03Bali-mardanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bali-mardana — April 3, 1972

Letter to: Bali-mardana

New York

My dear Bali-mardana,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 20, 1972, and I am very much pleased by the latest books from ISKCON Press. Many, many such small booklets may be produced by you, make them very attractive, and they will sell like anything. There is no other literatures like ours in the world, and this information like
Sydney
1972-04-04Bhavanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhavananda — April 4, 1972

Letter to: Bhavananda

My dear Bhavananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 27, 1972, and with great sorrow I have noted the contents. I had also very much affection for Amrtananda, but if, as you report, there was some connection with Krishna at the last moment, then we have not to doubt that he will get good opportunity to advance further in Krishna Consciousness, so let us not lament. I understand there was some unstoppable attraction to the…
Sydney
1972-04-04Rupanugaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rupanuga — April 4, 1972

Letter to: Rupanuga

My dear Rupanuga,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated March 30, 1972 and the contents have greatly surprised me.

I had no intimation that you all GBC members have met and decided such big big issues without consulting me. So I have issued one letter in this regard to all of you and you may take note that I consider that both the meeting and the resolution is irregular and immediately there should be no change. Again, I am so much burdened b…
Sydney
1972-04-08All ISKCON Temple Presidentsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: All ISKCON Temple Presidents — April 8, 1972

Letter to: All ISKCON Temple Presidents

MEMO TO ALL ISKCON TEMPLE PRESIDENTS:

My dear ___

Please accept my blessings. I beg to inform you that recently some of the Governing Body Commission members held a meeting at New York on 25th through 28th March, 1972, and they have sent me a big big minutes, duplicated, for my consideration and approval, but in the meantime they have decided some appointments without consulting me. One of the items which struck me very much is as follows:
Sydney
1972-04-08Bibhuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bibhu — April 8, 1972

Letter to: Bibhu

Pittsburgh

My dear Bibhu,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 10, 1972 and I have noted the contents. I am so glad to know that your temple is growing and you are expanding your programs. If we simply remain very sincere, then Krishna will give us all facility for serving Him nicely. This college program is very good, and you should continue in this way, giving all these student an opportunity to learn this Krishna consciousness…
Sydney
1972-04-08Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — April 8, 1972

Letter to: Gurudasa

Vrindaban

My dear Gurudasa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to inform you that very soon I shall be going to Tokyo from here, and I wish to arrange with Dai Nippon to send many of our books to India, via Bombay, for selling in India. It has proven to be very troublesome to send money from America to India, but you can get books as many as you like, sell them there to the public at large, and in this way you can raise funds for our Mayapur, Vrindaban and Juhu projects. So…
Sydney
1972-04-08Puri Maharajplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Puri Maharaj — April 8, 1972

Letter to: Puri Maharaj

ISKCON Sydney,

83, Hereford Street, Glebe,

Sydney, Australia 2037.

My dear Puri Maharaj,

Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge your letter of 18/3/72, and I have noted the contents carefully. You will be happy to know that our centers in Australia are expanding very rapidly, and many many young boys and girls are surrendering their lives in rich country to Lord Krishna. Now I think I have got about 100 disciples in Melbourne, and Sydney, exactly like those…
Sydney
1972-04-08Tarkikchuramoniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tarkikchuramoni — April 8, 1972

Letter to: Tarkikchuramoni

Pittsburgh

My dear daughter,

Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Bibhu I have gladly consented to accept you as my duly initiated disciple. Your beads have been duly chanted on by me and they are sent under separate post. Your spiritual name is Tarkikchuramoni Devi Dasi.
Sydney
1972-04-09Bhakta dasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhakta dasa — April 9, 1972

Letter to: Bhakta dasa

My dear Bhakta dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 19, 1972, and I am very much pleased to note that you are making steady growth in all aspects of devotional service, especially in the department of selling so many books monthly. But always remember that we are selling books not for making business but for pleasing Krsna, and by preaching we should sell books, not by cheating. If this simple method is followed, there…
Sydney
1972-04-10Mahatmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mahatma — April 10, 1972

Letter to: Mahatma

[To Mahatma]

“So far your thinking about things and making so many plans, that is all right, but our first business is Krishna’s plan. That is the only plan, and no matter how many schemes we employ to adjust things in this material world, if they have no solid basis in Krishna
Sydney
1972-04-10Satsvarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satsvarupa — April 10, 1972

Letter to: Satsvarupa

Dallas

My dear Satsvarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 17, 1972, and I am very much pleased to hear from you that everything is going nicely at our Gurukula school, and also that two travelling SKP parties from Dallas are having such good success by turning in $3000 to my Book Fund in one month only. That is such nice service to Krishna, and it is news that makes my heart gladdened. Actually, I have very great hope …
Sydney
1972-04-11Hansaduttaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hansadutta — April 11, 1972

Letter to: Hansadutta

Hamburg

My dear Hansadutta,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 7th, 1972, and I have noted the contents. The meeting of the GBC appeared to be very unconstitutional, because all the men were not informed or invited. Syamasundara was not invited, Sudama was not invited, Krishna das was not invited, Tamala Krishna was not invited, neither I was informed. Why? You cannot hold meeting of 8 persons without inviting the others. …
Sydney
1972-04-12Anuttamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Anuttama — April 12, 1972

Letter to: Anuttama

My dear Anuttama,

Please accept my blessing. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 10, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I am very pleased to know that you are feeling happy in your execution of devotional service. Service of Krishna
Sydney
1972-04-12Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Giriraja — April 12, 1972

Letter to: Giriraja

Bombay

My dear Giriraja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 5, 1972, and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. It appears to be very encouraging. Regarding the pandal, I do not know why they have not removed it yet, because we have ordered them to take it away, so if they have not done it, that is their business, we are not going to pay more that you have already paid. But if they are willing to sell the whole thing…
Sydney
1972-04-12Niranjanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Niranjana — April 12, 1972

Letter to: Niranjana

Varanasi

My dear Niranjana,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 18, 1972 and I have noted the contents. I am glad to hear that you reached your destination safely and are determinedly chanting Hare Krishna without any fail. If one simply follows the four regulative principles and regularly chants Hare Krishna, there will be no question of falling down from devotional service.
Sydney
1973-02-14Ramesvaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ramesvara — February 14, 1973

Letter to: Ramesvara

My dear Ramesvara,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated February 5th. and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very much pleased to hear of your increased book distribution and it gives me great pleasure to hear of your increased eagerness to distribute my literature. Through the distribution of this literature, we can completely annihilate all the bogus yogi groups in the world. Of this fact I am sure. Therefore there is no need for us…
Sydney
1973-02-14Rupanugaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rupanuga — February 14, 1973

Letter to: Rupanuga

My dear Rupanuga,

Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated 31/1/73. After conferring with my various GBC representatives I have concluded that polygamy must be strictly prohibited in our society. Although it is a Vedic institution still there are so many legal implications. Neither are many of our men fixed up enough to tend for more than one wife. Polygamy will simply increase the sex life and our philosophy is to gradually decrease the sex life til…
Sydney
1973-02-15Satsvarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satsvarupa — February 15, 1973

Letter to: Satsvarupa

Los Angeles

My dear Satsvarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very pleased to hear of your determination in spreading this Krishna Consciousness philosophy on all these campuses. This is a very important program. Right from the beginning of my mission, I have always stressed and encouraged my disciples to work with the college students. You should not be discouraged if people are not…
Sydney
1973-02-16Citsukhanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Citsukhananda — February 16, 1973

Letter to: Citsukhananda

Caracas

My dear Citsukhananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 4th of February and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very much encouraged by your work in pioneering this movement in South America and I pray to Lord Sri Krishna that he will protect you in all your endeavors. Hanuman and yourself appear to be working so nicely as a team that I am writing to you as a team so you please discuss the points I have mentioned in Ha…
Sydney
1973-02-16Ghanasyamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ghanasyama — February 16, 1973

Letter to: Ghanasyama

Los Angeles

My dear Son,

Please accept my blessings. On the recommendation of Satsvarupa I am herein accepting you as my initiated disciple. Henceforth your name will be GHANASYAMA DASA. Now you must agree to very rigidly follow the rules and regulations, i.e. chanting sixteen rounds of beads daily, rising early and attending Mangala Arati, observing the four principles, attending the classes, eating only bhagavata prasadam as well as working under the instruction of my …
Sydney
1973-02-16Sudamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sudama — February 16, 1973

Letter to: Sudama

My dear Sudama,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of 6/2. and I am very much joyful to hear that you are enjoying you preaching activities there in America. Actually this is our real business, preaching, chanting, distributing prasadam and book distribution. This book distribution is especially an important program and it is first class preaching work. So I encourage you to work with all the senior men there in America and encourage them to distri…
Sydney
1973-02-17Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — February 17, 1973

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 31st. and I have noted the contents carefully. I thank you very much for sending me the nice monogrammed shirts and I am wearing them daily. I am thinking of you and your husband and of the nice devotional service you are performing and I pray that Krishna will give you more and more intelligence to continue in this way.
Sydney
1973-02-17Hansaduttaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hansadutta — February 17, 1973

Letter to: Hansadutta

My dear Hansadutta

Please accept my blessings. While in India last it was brought to my attention that our Sriman Hayagriva das has become deviated from the four basic principles which I have given to all my students for adherence to when they are first initiated. I do not know why he is living in such a way but I feel that he must be brought back to the standard immediately. So I am requesting you as my Governing Board Commissioners to help me bring him back to the stand…
Sydney
1973-02-17Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — February 17, 1973

Letter to: Karandhara

My dear Karandhara das,

Please accept my blessings. While in India last it was brought to my attention that our Sriman Hayagriva das has become deviated from the four basic principles which I have given to all my students for adherence to when they are first initiated. I do not know why he is living in such a way but I feel that he must be brought back to the standard immediately. So I am requesting you as my Governing Board Commissioners to help me bring him back to the …
Sydney
1973-02-18Bhaktin Toniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhaktin Toni — February 18, 1973

Letter to: Bhaktin Toni

Los Angeles

My dear Bhaktin Toni,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated February 1st. with the nice pictures of the Sri Sri Radha-Kalacandji Deities in ISKCON Gurukula. I am very much pleased that the Deities are worshiped so nicely and as this continues, the children there will become more and more purified. These children in Gurukula are the most fortunate children in the world, because right from the beginning they are having the assoc…
Sydney
1973-02-18Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — February 18, 1973

Letter to: Gurudasa

Vrindaban

My dear Gurudasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated February 6th. and have noted the contents carefully. My heart has become very joyful upon seeing the progress in Vrindaban construction. When this Vrindaban Temple is completed, it will be a great boon to our Krishna Consciousness Movement and devotees from all over the world will come to see Krishna and Balarama. I am very pleased also to see that you are keeping such an order…
Sydney
1973-02-18Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtanananda — February 18, 1973

Letter to: Kirtanananda

My dear Kirtanananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 20th. and February first along with your enclosed plans of the Radha Govindaji Temple in New Vrindaban. From these plans everything seems to be in order except the domes are making the temple look like a mosque. Therefore you please eliminate these domes and consult the Mayapur plan which can be obtained by writing Calcutta for design of the domes. The Deities should be fa…
Sydney
1973-02-18Nityanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Nityananda — February 18, 1973

Letter to: Nityananda

New Orleans

My dear Nityananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated February 5th. with the enclosed daksine and I thank you for the same. Again I am feeling overjoyed at hearing of your increased distribution program and I request that you increase more and more. There can be no limit to our distribution because Krishna is unlimited therefore devotional service to Krishna is also unlimited, so you may instruct the devotees there about thi…
Sydney
1973-02-19Kirtikaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtika — February 19, 1973

Letter to: Kirtika

Buffalo

My dear Kirtika devi dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 5th and have noted the contents carefully. Regarding your questions. If your prayers are sincere then Krishna will accept them and if Krishna accepts them then automatically I accept them, and if I accept them then automatically Krishna accepts them. So like this Krishna is everywhere. He is even between the atoms. So therefore wherever you are He will accept your…
Sydney
1973-02-19Sankarsanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sankarsana — February 19, 1973

Letter to: Sankarsana

Miami

My dear Sankarsana,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 26th. and have noted the contents carefully. All of your programs sound very pleasing to me and I request that you write and consult with Visnu Jana Maharaja and the local GBC men, in order to bring about the realization of this proposal. I am here in Australia at the moment and will be returning to India by March 2nd. and then to America in mid-April, and I hope to see…
Sydney
 
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