Correspondence from His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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1967-08-09Janardana, Pradyumna, Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Janardana, Pradyumna, Sivananda — August 9, 1967

Letter to: Janardana, Pradyumna, Sivananda

My dear Janardana, Pradyumna, and Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am very glad to inform you that we have safely reached India on the 25th July at midnight due to a sixteen hour delay in London. But I am glad to inform you that there was no bodily discomfort while traveling. Kirtanananda and I stayed for a few days in Delhi and then came to Vrindaban on the first. I am undergoing the treatment of an ayurvedic physician celebrated to be the be…
Vrindaban
1967-10-17Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — October 17, 1967

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am trying to go back to your country as soon as possible. Hope you are well.

Bhaktivedanta, Swami
Calcutta
1968-01-21Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — January 21, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

I have received your letter. You are anxious to get my instructions of your activities. I think there is no need of getting a degree. If you can spare some time, you try to learn Bengali, from Sriman Prabhansu. It will be a great asset for our Mission; and as you have decided to work to get money, I quite approve. Be under the guidance of your elder brothers Janardana and you will progress nicely. Let Pradyumna live there in Boston; I have given him some…
Los Angeles
1968-02-07Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — February 7, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I hope you are continuing to study Bengali. I shall be glad to know how much progress you have made by this time. Hope you are well.

Your ever well wisher,
Los Angeles
1968-02-12Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — February 12, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Feb. 8, 1968. You want to counteract the activities of Maharishi, but you must know Maharishi is the agent of Maya. Our process of Krishna Consciousness and Sankirtana movement is already counteracting the spell of Maya, but the Maharishi says that you remain under the spell of Maya. His preaching is that you enjoy, and simply you pay him $35, and purchase his mantra. People in general …
Los Angeles
1968-04-19Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — April 19, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. Hope you are well. I am so much pleased that you are studying seriously our Krishna Consciousness philosophy. Please continue with your sincere efforts for Krishna. Now, regarding your question about Brahma, he may be chosen either from the liberated or the conditioned souls. In this case Brahma is a liberated soul from the beginning; therefore there is no contradiction that Brahma can be Haridasa Thakura. Those who are condit…
New York
1968-08-24Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — August 24, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

West Berlin

My dear Son, Brahmacari Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your letter dated August 21, 1968, and I declare herewith that Krishna desired you to go to Amsterdam, and therefore, you are not admitted in England. I have seen also the description of your little activities in Amsterdam, but I could not understand the language. But one thing I observed in that article, there is publication of my name, Swami A.C. Bhaktivedanta. So this ind…
Montreal
1968-08-31Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — August 31, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

West Berlin

My dear Sivananda,

Please accepting my blessings and those of Lord Krishna. I am sure Krishna is protecting you and your sincerity of service will bring Krishna and more and more near to you. So have faith in Him and surely you will be successful in opening branch in W. Berlin. Indications of Krishna
Montreal
1968-09-07Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — September 7, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 1, 1968, and I am glad that you are getting some encouragement in Berlin. I request you not to leave Berlin. I request that you please try to establish a center there at any cost. In your last letter you informed me that there is good chance of your getting work on a salary of $600.00. So if you can get such job, or any job, somehow or other, you can simply maintain an apartme…
New York
1968-09-14Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — September 14, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

West Berlin

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your letter dated September 5, 1968, and I am so pleased to learn that you are feeling well, and you have decided to stay therein Berlin and open a temple. It is so much pleasing to me. You also write to say that you do not believe money will be any problem there. In the last line of your letter you say that you wish to write me very soon to tell me that the Berlin branch of ISKCON has been…
San Francisco
1968-09-15Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — September 15, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Sept. 10, 1968, just after posting my reply to your letter dated Sept. 9. The coincidence that as soon as you received my letter for opening the Berlin center immediately, Krishna has sent you immediately a check for 200 American dollars
San Francisco
1968-09-18Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — September 18, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

Berlin

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Sept. 16, 1968, and although it is a bit of a long letter, but is so nice to read. Regarding the lease making: I think you are right when you wish to take the apartment at least for 3 years. This is all good. I can understand from your description as it was made formerly, and in this letter also, that it is clear that the place is destined for our temple, and you can im…
San Francisco
1968-10-10Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — October 10, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I was in due receipt of your nice letter dated Sept. 29, 1968, and I was so glad to read as you write to say, “I opened the temple on Thursday and am in the process of fixing it up.
Seattle
1968-11-03Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — November 3, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I have not heard anything from you in about a fortnight, and I am anxious to hear how you are doing there. It may be there is some mail delay due to my leaving Seattle for Santa Fe, and then coming here to Los Angeles, California. You can write to me at the above address, my residential apartment. And you will be pleased to know that I am now accepted by the USA immigration department as permanent resident, with option to appl…
Los Angeles
1968-11-11Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — November 11, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated Nov. 1, 1968, and I am glad to inform you that as directed by you I have sent the 3 letters to the following personalities: Minister in charge of cultural and religious affairs, Mr. Michael Weyl, and Dr. Irvin. The body of the letter is the same as you drafted. Now you can do the needful and inquire whether they have received the letters. I hope very soon you will find out a su…
Los Angeles
1968-12-04Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — December 4, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I have received your most recent letter (undated) and have noted the contents. I am so happy that by next week you will move into our new temple site and that you and Krishna das shall both be working so there will be no difficulty in financing. It is all Krishna
Los Angeles
1968-12-17Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — December 17, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I have just received your letter dated December 14, 1968 and I have noted the contents with some surprise.

You have written that you will soon be leaving Hamburg and this news has caused me some distress. I have always been glad that you were in Germany to take care of the temple and you have written that Krishna Das is also disturbed at this sudden turn. From your letter it is unclear as to where you are going, to Montreal, …
Los Angeles
1968-12-31Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — December 31, 1968

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your very long letter dated December 23, 1968 which explains the whole situation that you are undergoing. First of all, I must inform you that Vamanadeva
Los Angeles
1969-01-18Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — January 18, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda Prabhu,

Please accept blessings. I have noted your scheme for a greater Sankirtana party in Germany. Your ambition will certainly be fulfilled, but wait till Krishna gives you the adequate chance. You require more men and wait till that time.
Unknown Place
1969-01-23Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — January 23, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 14, 1969, and I have noted the contents. I am pleased to note that you enjoy going out into the streets chanting and preaching from
Los Angeles
1969-02-13Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — February 13, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

Hamburg

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated February 4, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. I am so glad to learn that you are again accepting work to improve the condition of the temple. This is very nice. Practically, it was you who took the initiative for starting the London and German centers. In London, the boys and girls are doing very nicely, and similarly, you are already three, and Jaya Govinda is com…
Los Angeles
1969-03-09Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — March 9, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your three letters post dated March 5, 1969, and I thank you very much for them. I have noted your points, and one thing is that the instruction given by one gentleman Mr. Somanatha to go to India as agriculturalists is absurd. Don
Hawaii
1969-04-13Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — April 13, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda Prabhu,

Please accept my greetings. I am very glad to receive your Bengali letter, and I hope; you will excuse me that I am replying you in English, because it saves much of my time. I have already advised the editor of
New York
1969-05-04Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — May 4, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your letter dated “Friday,” and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding your idea of supporting the temple by Sankirtana collections, it is nice. In Los Angeles, New York, and other centers they are chanting on the streets every day and they are getting good remunerations, better than any job. New York once collected $500.00 in one weekend, and Los Angeles sometimes collects $250.00 in one day. Uddhava a…
Boston
1969-05-05Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — May 5, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda Prabhu,

Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 23 April, 1969, addressed to the New York temple and redirected here. I am so much obliged to you for picking up the
Boston
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
1969-05-21Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — May 21, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 13 and noted the contents very carefully and your ideas are just in accordance with the idea of a preacher. Your proposition to establish a center and then hand it over to the people who come later on and then start another center is the desire of Lord Caitanya. So kindly do this. You have now someway or other brought into some status the Hamburg center and as soon as it is going on…
New Vrindaban
1969-06-15Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — June 15, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your most recent letter (undated), and I have noted the contents carefully. I am so much encouraged to learn that one very nice German boy has come to live in your temple. This is clear evidence that you are all working sincerely to serve Krishna, and now one sincere soul has been so attracted by this, that he is also coming to join you. Actually, if one true Vaisnava goes any place in the world…
New Vrindaban
1969-07-11Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — July 11, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated by the post office on July 2, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. I have received one letter from Krishna Das dated July 2nd, wherein he states
Los Angeles
1969-07-22Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — July 22, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 17, 1969, and I have noted the contents carefully. The first thing I must mention is that I have still not received the ticket to Germany which Krishna das informed me in a previous letter was already sent to me. So I am anxious to know what is the position with this ticket. Also, I have written that I am prepared to go to Germany by the beginning of August if you will mak…
Los Angeles
1969-09-26Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — September 26, 1969

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am so pleased to receive your letter (undated). I have already written one letter to Krishna das, and I am anxious to receive a reply from him. Anyway, I am so pleased to learn you have found out a very nice place. My suggestion is that you take a first class temple site; never mind if the rent is little higher. Krishna will give you strength. But try to find out first class place for Krishna, and make the throne very nicely…
London
1970-02-18Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — FEbruary 18, 1970

Letter to: Sivananda

Hamburg

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. Since a long time I have not heard from you, but I am glad to learn that you are doing your duties nicely. I always remember your smiling face and submissive attitude. Be blessed by Krsna and be happy.
Los Angeles
1970-05-16Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — May 16, 1970

Letter to: Sivananda

Hamburg

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 11th May, 1970, and noted the contents. Thank you very much for your contribution from yourself and your wife of $8, I have placed it in book fund account.
Los Angeles
1970-11-12Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — November 12, 1970

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 13rd Sept. and letter dated Oct. 18. Due to travelling and so much work, I was not able to answer you sooner.
Bombay
1971-07-31Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — July 31, 1971

Letter to: Sivananda

Berlin

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I was so anxious to receive word from you and now I have received your letter post-dated 22nd July, 1971 and after such a long time. Thank you very much.
Brooklyn
1971-08-25Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — August 25, 1971

Letter to: Sivananda

Berlin

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 21st August, 1971 and have noted the contents. About taking jobs I have already sent one letter to Hansadutta in this connection. But if there is no other way then temporarily you may take some job and help, but that is not a permanent business. Our main business is to distribute BTG and Sankirtana and whatever little income we get from that we should be satisfied. It i…
London
1971-09-02Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — September 2, 1971

Letter to: Sivananda

Berlin

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 29th August, 1971 and have noted the contents. Vanaprastha asrama can be taken even in the presence of the wife. Not that because your wife has left you have to take vanaprastha. That depends on your choice. In one sense if your wife has actually left you it is a blessing. Better to prepare yourself for sannyasa rather than vanaprastha.
London
1971-11-17Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — November 17, 1971

Letter to: Sivananda

Berlin

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 7th November, 1971, and have noted the contents. It is very good news to hear that the German government has granted you a 5 year visa and that your Sankirtana activities are expanding. This is all very encouraging. Continue investigating for a temple in East Berlin and then inform me when you have heard some word.
Delhi
1971-12-12Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — December 12, 1971

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 1, 1971, and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. You have from the very beginning been a very determined and nice servant of Krishna, and just now as I am taking my daily massage, I remember that you also used to massage me. You are a very good boy, thank you very much for helping me.
Delhi
1972-01-25Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — January 25, 1972

Letter to: Sivananda

Hamburg

My dear Sivananda Das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 12/1/72 and have carefully noted the contents.

For the time being you may suspend the program for taking sannyasa. You may remain with your wife until she recovers and then you may travel together and open branches.
Nairobi
1972-06-12Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — June 12, 1972

Letter to: Sivananda

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter dated 1st June, 1972, and upon your recommendation I am glad to accept Peter Brinkmann as my duly initiated disciple. His letter follows. Yes, I shall be glad to meet with you in London during Rathayatra in a few weeks, and at that time I shall be very glad to give you the Sannyas order of life, so you may prepare for that.
Los Angeles
1972-11-03Sivanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sivananda — November 3, 1972

Letter to: Sivananda

Berlin

My dear Sivananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 20, 1972, from Berlin, and I have noted the contents with care. I am very glad to hear from you that Berlin centre is progressing nicely under your expert supervision. You are one of my older disciples and I think you were the first devotee in European continent, so now you have got good experience how to do the things well, and I see that you are sincerely appl…
Vrindaban
 
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