Correspondence from His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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1969-01-16Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — January 16, 1969

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I hope that by now you have received the reply to your letter which you mailed just after your arrival in Hawaii.

I am very glad to learn that you have now become a very good housewife with your very good husband. It is learned also that you are cooking very nice foodstuffs for him. This is very good. Your husband is very busy now, otherwise I would have asked him to continue the work on
Los Angeles
1969-01-26Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — January 26, 1969

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I was very pleased to read your letter of January 19, 1969. I know that you will always be thinking of me as you described in your letter because you are so affectionate to this poor old man. And by your sincere affection you have also made me think of you how you are doing there in Hawaii. I understand from your letter and from Gaurasundara
Los Angeles
1969-02-10Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — February 10, 1969

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 30, 1969, and I am so glad to learn that you are working as a full-time secretary in a good business firm. Please try to continue this work as far as possible. I think that by Krishna
Los Angeles
1969-04-02Gaurasundara, Govinda, Vamanadeva, Balabhadra, Sudama, Kartikeyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gaurasundara, Govinda, Vamanadeva, Balabhadra, Sudama, Kartikeya — April 2, 1969

Letter to: Gaurasundara, Govinda, Vamanadeva, Balabhadra, Sudama, Kartikeya

My dear Gaurasundara, Govinda Dasi, Vamanadeva, Balabhadra, Sudama, and Kartikeya,
San Francisco
1969-04-21Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — April 21, 1969

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your nice letter dated April 1, 1969, and I have noted the contents with pleasure. Your humble sentiments are very nicely expressed and I thank you for them. I have already written to Jivananda and Harsarani, and they are inclined to go to New Vrindaban but I have advised them to go to Hawaii after spending a short period in San Francisco training up the devotees there in Deity worship and Sank…
Buffalo
1969-04-25Govinda, Gaurasundaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda, Gaurasundara — April 25, 1969

Letter to: Govinda, Gaurasundara

My dear Govinda Dasi and Gaurasundara,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated April 17, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very much anxious that Govinda Dasi has fallen sick. Similarly, I am also from yesterday feeling little uncomfortable on account of backache. I think the constant change of climate in Buffalo has affected my rheumatic tendencies, so today I am not feeling very well. In Buffalo we had very nice…
Boston
1969-07-07Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — July 7, 1969

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings, and offer the same to Gaurasundara. I am so much pleased by reading your letter of June 26, 1969, describing your preaching activities in Hawaii, both husband and wife together. It is very much pleasing to me. I was shocked when I heard that Gaurasundara was hurt on the chin, but at the same time, I was so much enlivened by hearing of your spirited preaching activities. I am proud that a little young girl like you is so much …
Los Angeles
1969-08-17Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — August 17, 1969

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated August 9th, 1969. In the meantime I have sent one tape to Gaurasundara. Perhaps you might have received it, and if it is all right, then I can send you many other tapes, similarly stereoed. From the description of your letter I understand that Hawaii is good field for our preaching work. The hippies are actually immediate candidates for our Krishna Consciousness. We pray to Ca…
Los Angeles
1969-10-27Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — October 27, 1969

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you so much for your letter dated October 13, 1969 and I am anxious to know about the result of the church negotiations. If by the Grace of Krishna it comes out successful, it will be a great achievement for your activities in Honolulu. When you get the church I must go there. Regarding the French girl, she is so kind to join with us. I have advised Janardana, who is here in London for a few days, to write you how thi…
Tittenhurst
1969-12-09Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — December 9, 1969

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter dated November 30, 1969. I have already acknowledged receipt of your very nice cloak, and yes, everything fits nicely. Regarding the Radha-Krishna Murtis, first of all, as you are searching out a permanent place, the best thing will be to install Them in that permanent place. It doesn
London
1970-01-08Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — January 8, 1970

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated January 3, 1970. I am so much engladdened that you are so anxious to get me in house and make my headquarters there. The proposal is very nice because I have got experience from the help of your husband and yourself how both of you are serviceable in my activities. You are very good secretary and your husband is good editor, so to keep myself under your care will certainly be a grea…
Los Angeles
1970-04-07Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — April 7, 1970

Letter to: Govinda

Honolulu

My dear Daughter Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 2nd April, 1970, and I am very much pleased for the nice sentiments you have expressed therein. But you should always remember that whatever we are doing, it is in the parampara system beginning from Lord Krsna, down to us. Therefore, our loving spirit should be more upon the message than the physical representation. When we love the message and serve Him, a…
Los Angeles
1970-06-13Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — June 13, 1970

Letter to: Govinda

Honolulu

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 3rd june, 1970.

I have received the Tulasi seeds and the instructions. Immediately I have handed it over to Karandhara, and he is taking care of it nicely, but the seeds are not yet sprouted
Los Angeles
1970-11-05Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — November 5, 1970

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings and offer the same to Gaurasundara. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 5th, 1970. Now I am in India, extensively touring all over the land. From Calcutta I have come to Bombay, then from Bombay to Amritsar, then again down from Amritsar to Bombay, for the last two months. I am trying to establish a center in Bombay along with some influential friends.
Bombay
1971-05-28Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — May 28, 1971

Letter to: Govinda

Honolulu

My dear Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 19th May, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. Also I have received the enclosed checks for $500; ($200, $200, and $100) and also a check for $15. I am so glad to receive your father
Calcutta
1971-07-12Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — July 12, 1971

Letter to: Govinda

Honolulu

My dear Daughter Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your good husband Gaurasundara and all the others there also. You will be glad to know that I have received your mangos just yesterday and they were so first class. Thank you very much. Now they are all finished. So I am thinking why you don
Los Angeles
1971-08-15ISKCON L.A. devoteesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: ISKCON L.A. devotees — August 15, 1971

Letter to: ISKCON L.A. devotees

TO ISKCON L.A.

My dear Nagapatni, Tradhis, Janmastami, Vikramini, Babrubahan, Sacidevi, Karandhara, Santanandi, Romaharsan, Suchitra, Gajendra, Purnima, Sarala, Karunasindhu, Ananga, Krsnakanti, Herapancami, Jayatirtha, Ujjala, Gopala Bhattadas, Vrindaban-Candra, Vidarba Kanya, Kanupriya, Caitanyadevi, Dasi, Baba, Govinda Das, Poulastini, Brin, Dru, Becky, Nandalal, Freda, Tungabhadra, Cintamani, Carol, Silavati, Tulsidevi, Prsni, Joanne, Suniti, Cidananda, Madh…
London
1971-11-20Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — November 20, 1971

Letter to: Govinda

Honolulu

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings and the blessings of Lord Caitanya also. Because you have done the Caitanya Mahaprabhu murti so wonderfully, I can understand that Caitanya Mahaprabhu had a special blessing upon you. So you first introduced Tulasi plant in the Western countries and now you have introduced the vigraha form of Lord Caitanya in the Western countries. So do it very nicely and very soon I shall be coming to your New Navadvipa by the mont…
Delhi
1972-01-06Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — January 6, 1972

Letter to: Govinda

Honolulu

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your good husband Gaurasundara. How are your Tulasi plants in Hawaii? How are they feeling? I am always thinking of them and you. Please let me know how they are growing and how you are taking care of them. This time when I go to Hawaii I shall sit down in the forest of Tulasi plants and chant Hare Krishna.
Bombay
1972-02-12Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — February 12, 1972

Letter to: Govinda

Honolulu

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated January 16 and January 23, 1972, and it is with great pleasure that I remember you and your good husband by reading them and seeing the nice work you are doing in the
Madras
1972-09-18Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — September 18, 1972

Letter to: Govinda

Honolulu

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I have received again today your shipment of mangoes from Hawaii, and I have received other mangoes in the last few days, and I thank you very much for thinking about me. And I am always thinking about you, along with your good husband Gaurasundara, because you have been of such good assistance to me for pushing on this Krsna Consciousness movement in your country and other places around the world. Without your kind…
Los Angeles
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
1973-03-11Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — March 11, 1973

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda dasi:

Please accept my blessings and I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated the 24th February 1973.

Gaura Nitai Deities may be approved and ordered by the local Temple presidents with consultation of the GBC. There should be at least three or four brahmanas available. So there is no need to delay any shipments if these qualifications are met.
Calcutta
1973-04-07Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — April 7, 1973

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 25, 1973, and have noted the contents with great satisfaction.

The report of book distribution going on in Chicago is very pleasing to me. As you know, our Chicago center is one of the most important. Please continue to use your intelligence to find out how to distribute my books more and more. I am especially pleased to learn that you are introducing my books as textbooks in th…
New York
1973-04-11Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — April 11, 1973

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda Dasi:

Please accept my blessings. In the past you were sending me the dried banana, so you please resume sending me. The day after tomorrow I am starting for Los Angeles, so I would like to receive some of that dried banana from you.
New York
1973-04-20Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — April 20, 1973

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda Dasi:

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 17, 1973 and I thank you for so promptly sending the dried banana. You are always seeing to my comforts and your service in this regard is much appreciated by me. I also thank you for the nice shirts you have made. I am especially pleased to learn that Gaurasundara is opening two centers in Brazil. That is good work.
Los Angeles
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
1973-07-28Govindaplugin-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
1973-11-11Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — November 11, 1973

Letter to: Govinda

Ookala, Hawaii

My dear Govinda devi dasi:

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated and have noted the contents carefully. I do not know why you have parted from the Deities. Who has told you to do this? If you are at all interested, you can return. Your service was there. Why did you leave, and now you are whimsically asking for service. You never asked me before leaving. How can I guide you? If you act whimsically, nobody can make you…
New Delhi
1973-12-13Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — December 13, 1973

Letter to: Govinda

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings. Sudama Goswami has relayed to me the news of his conversation with you recently. We require just now huge sums of money for our projects in India so I request that you send the check for $20,000.00 to me in Los Angeles by registered post.
Los Angeles
1973-12-18Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — December 18, 1973

Letter to: Govinda

Kona, Hawaii

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 1, 1973. I thank you very much for the check for $20,000.00 which has been duly received by me.
Los Angeles
1974-03-23Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — March 23, 1974

Letter to: Govinda

Chicago

Dear Govinda das,

Please accept my blessings. I have accepted the devotees recommended by you for first initiation, and their spiritual names are as follows.

Miriam---Mekhala devi dasi
Bombay
1974-04-30Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — April 30, 1974

Letter to: Govinda

Honolulu

Dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your very long letter and descriptive behavior of Gaurasundara. I have received also a telegram from Sudama das Goswami that the land is already in possession by Sudama on behalf of the Society.
Bombay
1974-05-08Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — May 8, 1974

Letter to: Govinda

Evanston, Illinois

My dear Govinda Das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 30, 1974 and have observed the contents.

The enclosed newspaper story,
Bombay
1975-02-01Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Govinda — February 1, 1975

Letter to: Govinda

Honolulu

My dear Govinda dasi,

Please accept my blessings. In reply to your letter dated nil and have noted the contents. I beg to advise you to come to India and live in Mayapur comfortably in association of devotees. If you go, then I shall arrange to give you a very nice room completely for your use and you can peacefully engage in your painting work and read Srimad-Bhagavatam as well as join in with the devotees for regular kirtana, arati, and prasadam. What you have to…
Honolulu
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
 
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