Correspondence from His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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1972-01-00Svatiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Svati — January, 1972

Letter to: Svati

My dear Svati dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I have duly received your letter undated and have noted the contents carefully.

Best way to maintain enthusiasm is by regular chanting with the devotees together in the temple and by having festivals. So you should immediately have one festival then everyone will be busily engaged. There are so many festivals that I can give you one for every day.
India
1972-01-01Gargamuniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gargamuni — January 1, 1972

Letter to: Gargamuni

My dear Gargamuni Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your letter dated 28th December, 1971 and have read it carefully.

Yes, take the Doc Bungalow property. As soon as you get it we will begin construction immediately. We should prefer to construct our institution by Mayor
Bombay
1972-01-01Kesavaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kesava — January 1, 1972

Letter to: Kesava

My dear Kesava das,

Please accept my blessings. I have received your two letters, one dated December 15, 1971 and the other without date, requesting initiation and sacred threads for many boys. So as you have recommended them I will be sending their new names, beads, and threads in a few days.
Bombay
1972-01-01Sucandraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sucandra — January 1, 1972

Letter to: Sucandra

My dear Sucandra,

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

Krishna has been very kind to you that as soon as you have gone to Munich to open a new center, He has helped you with a very suitable accommodation. Now develop everything very nicely there and build a fine, strong Krishna Consciousness center. Be very enthusiastic and determined to teach everyone the message of Lord Caitanya. We must follow strictly the four regulative prin…
Bombay
1972-01-02Bali-mardanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bali-mardana — January 2, 1972

Letter to: Bali-mardana

My dear Bali Mardan,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 28th, 1971. I think I have received all of your letters as all of the mail is always forwarded to me. Sometimes there is a delay when the mail is redirected due to the slowness of Indian postal system, so if you are awaiting reply to any of your previous letters, when they reach me I shall reply all the important points.
Bombay
1972-01-02Kirtirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtiraja — January 2, 1972

Letter to: Kirtiraja

Brooklyn

My dear Kirtiraja dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 23, 1971.

Regarding the list of my Godbrothers, you do not any longer need to send them issues of BTG or other books. That we will do from here in India. Similarly whenever you get requests for BTG subscriptions or other literature, you can forward these requests to Bombay ISKCON to the Secretary and he will deal with the requests.
Bombay
1972-01-02Von Paul Reedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Von Paul Reed — January 2, 1972

Letter to: Von Paul Reed

My dear Von Paul Reed,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your letter dated 15th December, 1971. I am very pleased that you and your family have decided to join our Krishna consciousness movement seriously, and I thank you also for the daksina you have sent.
Bombay
1972-01-02Yajnesvaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Yajnesvara — January 2, 1972

Letter to: Yajnesvara

[To Yajnesvara]

Regarding your questions, your first question was should the devotee always speak the truth to everyone in all circumstances? The answer is yes, one should always speak the truth, but qualified devotee will be able to speak the truth always very palatable to everyone so that it will sound pleasing even to his enemy, that is the art of speaking truth. It is certainly so that we must speak the truth to all people, but how you say it that is another thing:
Bombay
1972-01-03Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Giriraja — January 3, 1972

Letter to: Giriraja

Madras

My dear Giriraja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 30th, 1971.

I am not surprised that Mr. Rathanam Iyer has decided to cancel the program you were planning. I was not eager to accept his proposal in the beginning because it has been our experience that it is never good to have to depend upon others for our preaching. I am sorry that now that it has been advertised in the newspapers that I am coming to Madras, i…
Bombay
1972-01-03Ksirodakasayiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ksirodakasayi — January 3, 1972

Letter to: Ksirodakasayi

My dear Ksirodakasayi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 1st January, 1972.

The program for publishing as you have outlined is very nice with a few corrections. We do not need to publish in English either BTG or books, since these we will import from either Dai Nippon or ISKCON Press. But if you can arrange for Hindi and Bengali BTG and Hindi books as you suggest, that will be excellent. The idea is that by the profit out of…
Bombay
1972-01-03Visvanatha Babuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Visvanatha Babu — January 3, 1972

Letter to: Visvanatha Babu

Sri Visvanatha Das

Chief Minister of Orissa,

Bhuvaneśvara

Personal

My dear Visvanatha Babu,

Kindly accept my greetings. Since I met you last at Radha Damodara Temple Vrindaban sometimes in 1963-64, I left India for preaching the message of Lord Caitanya abroad in U.S.A., I could not meet you but always think of you how much you love to hear Sankirtana. At present I have established 70 centers all over the world and if by chance you go to Europe, America, Australi…
Bombay
1972-01-04Ajitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ajita — January 4, 1972

Letter to: Ajita

My dear Ajita,

Please accept my blessing. I am in due receipt of your letter from Sydney dated December 24, 1971, and I am very, very happy to note that you want to go back to your native place of Sweden, along with your good wife and some other Swedish boys, devotees, from Germany and other places, for opening our center there. That is a very good proposal. I think Krsna das tried to start something before in Stockholm, but he could not do anything. His wife is Swedish girl, …
Bombay
1972-01-04Bhavanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhavananda — January 4, 1972

Letter to: Bhavananda

My dear Bhavananda,

Please accept my blessings. I hope that Mayapur festival preparations are going on and I am awaiting news from you. Just now Tamala has received one telegram from you reading:
Bombay
1972-01-04Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Giriraja — January 4, 1972

Letter to: Giriraja

Madras

[To Giriraja]

YOUR LETTER DECEMBER 31 IF MADRAS BUSINESS IS GOING NICELY DISREGARD TAMALS TELEGRAM REMAIN MADRAS LETTER FOLLOWS---BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI---
Bombay
1972-01-04Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Giriraja — January 4, 1972

Letter to: Giriraja

Madras

My dear Giriraja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 31st, 1971. From your letter it appears that you are doing nicely distributing books and if you say that with help you could make at least one life member daily, then why not continue on in Madras for a month as you suggest or until there is no more field. But now we have received a telegram from you saying you are going to Calcutta. Now that two men have gone to…
Bombay
1972-01-04Hanuman, Amoghaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hanuman, Amogha — January 4, 1972

Letter to: Hanuman, Amogha

Djakarta, Indonesia

My dear Hanuman and Amogha,

Please accept my blessings. I have only just now received your letter dated October 19th, 1971, which was forwarded to me from Calcutta.
Bombay
1972-01-04Hayagrivaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hayagriva — January 4, 1972

Letter to: Hayagriva

Sriman Hayagriva das Adhikary

ISKCON New Vrindaban

R.D. 3, Moundsville, West Virginia.

89, Warden Road, “Akash Ganga” Building, Bombay-26

My Dear Hayagriva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 16th, 1971 along with an enclosed copy of a letter dated December 8th. addressed to Madras. Actually, I have come from Delhi to Bombay. So your letter addressed to Delhi was not received by; me. So Shyamsundar is in Delhi and he …
Bombay
1972-01-04Krsna Bhaminiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Krsna Bhamini — January 4, 1972

Letter to: Krsna Bhamini

My dear Krsna Bhamini devi dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated December 11th, 1971.

I always receive your letters with great pleasure. I am glad that you are appreciating so much this Krishna Consciousness Movement. Lord Krishna extends His mercy to all living entities, but He is particularly attentive to the needs of His devotees. You are blessed with an advanced devotee husband, you have now two nice devotee children, and by Kr…
Bombay
1972-01-04Vamanadeva, Indiraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Vamanadeva, Indira — January 4, 1972

Letter to: Vamanadeva, Indira

Oklahoma City

My dear Spiritual children Vamanadeva and Indira dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 17th, 1971.
Bombay
1972-01-05Gargamuniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gargamuni — January 5, 1972

Letter to: Gargamuni

Vrindaban

My dear Gargamuni Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 1-3 January, 1972?

Regarding the Agra house, I thought it was nice and I therefore requested you to go and see it. But from your report that house appears useless. So we can stop the idea of purchasing a house in Agra. So immediately get land in Vrindaban and make a nice Temple. I will be going to Jaipur for our program which begins the 15th January and las…
Bombay
1972-01-05Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — January 5, 1972

Letter to: Jagadisa

My dear Jagadisa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 20th, 1971.

The reports of your activities are most encouraging. From all over the Society, I am getting similar reports. People are very eager for Krishna consciousness. Especially the youth of the world are taking very serious interest, because they are not at all satisfied with the standards of happiness their parents have accepted. Neither their teachers, parents, n…
Bombay
1972-01-05Jayapatakaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayapataka — January 5, 1972

Letter to: Jayapataka

Calcutta

My dear Jayapataka Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings, I beg to thank you for your letter dated 1st January, 1971.

I am very encouraged by your enthusiasm for preaching. Your proposal to go for preaching to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ceylon, and China is very good. So immediately arrange for your Canadian citizenship, if it will give you more facility to preach widely. You are Sannyasi so preach in this ways and become
Bombay
1972-01-05Niranjanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Niranjana — January 5, 1972

Letter to: Niranjana

Benaras

My dear Niranjana,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your letter dated 1st January, 1972 and am glad that you have received my letter. The four sinful activities which one must avoid if there is to be any hope for spiritual advancement are the eating of meat, fish and eggs, the use of intoxicants, illicit connection with women, and gambling. So these are the first four sins which I ask all of my students to strictly avoid committing. Practically the enti…
Bombay
1972-01-05Ranadhiraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ranadhira — January 5, 1972

Letter to: Ranadhira

Pittsburgh

My dear Ranadhira,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 12-22-71 the original of which you have sent to Madras and has not reached me yet.
Bombay
1972-01-05Satsvarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satsvarupa — January 5, 1972

Letter to: Satsvarupa

Dallas

My dear Satsvarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 27, 1971 and I have read its contents carefully.

As you say there are some serious delays in the negotiations for purchasing the large buildings, I think you must immediately return the $15,000 loan to Karandhara and the $8,000 loan from San Diego. I believe there was some agreement on your part that the money should be repaid within six months, so nearly fo…
Bombay
1972-01-05Sudamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sudama — January 5, 1972

Letter to: Sudama

Tokyo

My dear Sudama,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your recent air-letter, part II, which has been redirected to me from Madras. I have not yet received the first part to your letter so I am replying anyway so that you may not be too anxious.
Bombay
1972-01-06Bhavanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhavananda — January 6, 1972

Letter to: Bhavananda

My dear Bhavananda,

Please accept my blessings. Just now Syamasundara has gone to Delhi for some meetings with important government ministers. So presently I cannot send the airline ticket for Aravinda, because Syamasundara has kept it somewhere. So as soon as he returns which should be within a few days, then the ticket will be immediately sent to Calcutta.
Bombay
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
1972-01-06Hrdayanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hrdayananda — January 6, 1972

Letter to: Hrdayananda

Houston

[To Hrdayananda]

And you must all study very scrutinizingly all of the books so that when the need arises you can repeat in your own words their purport. Also I will be very pleased if you contribute articles to BTG. By writing regularly, what you read will become realized. As much as possible read, chant, and preach. This is our life and soul. If we keep to this simple formula then there is no doubt that we will be victorious wherever we go and very soon we sha…
Bombay
1972-01-06Puri Maharajplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Puri Maharaj — January 6, 1972

Letter to: Puri Maharaj

“Akash Ganga”

89 Warden Road

Bombay-36

My dear Sripad Puri Maharaj,

Kindly accept my respectful obeisances at your lotus feet. I have received your telegram. The Madras Program appears to be uncertain. I am going to Jaipur to attend a function from the 15th to 23rd. Then I am going to Africa to hold a function there. If you think I must go to Visakhapatan, then I will come back from Africa and go to your place. If so arrange for our reception from Bombay 5th to 12th …
Bombay
1972-01-06Radhavallabhaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Radhavallabha — January 6, 1972

Letter to: Radhavallabha

My dear Radhaballabah das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your first and second copies of your letter dated December 18th, 1971 which were sent to Bombay and Madras respectively. I am very glad to know that you are seriously taking to Srimati Tulasi Devi worship. Tulasi Devi is a pure devotee of Krishna and she should be treated with the same respect given to all Krishna
Bombay
1972-01-09Bhavanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhavananda — Nairobi, January 9, 1972

Letter to: Bhavananda

My dear Bhavananda:

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 24, 1972 and have noted the contents carefully. Things here are going on very nicely. Enclosed is one clipping. Last night at the festival meeting one government official spoke very highly of my movement and everyone was very pleased.
Nairobi
1972-01-09Bhavanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhavananda — January 9, 1972

Letter to: Bhavananda

Calcutta

My dear Bhavananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 4, 1973, along with the check for airplane fares to Calcutta. When he has booked the flight, Syamasundara will inform you when we are arriving. So far the marriage proposal between Madhavananda and Kausalya, enclosed please find a copy of one letter I have sent to GBC men in that connection. Henceforward these matters of marriage between the devotees must be…
Bombay
1972-01-10Aniruddhaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Aniruddha — January 10, 1972

Letter to: Aniruddha

My dear Aniruddha,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of 12/10/71, and I am very much pleased that you are enthusiastic to instruct our KC children at ISAVASYA SCHOOL. I have heard from Satsvarupa that we have not got that big building we were trying for. Never mind, the important thing is that we continue our work nicely for educating children, and Krishna will give us all facility.
Bombay
1972-01-10Hansaduttaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hansadutta — January 10, 1972

Letter to: Hansadutta

Hamburg

My dear Hansadutta,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter of December 18, 1971, and I am very much pleased that now both of you and Krishna das are working there very nicely together. Now you both couples just remain together for some time and build up Germany centers very strong, especially Hamburg, and then you may return at a suitable time to your zone of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. I think that Brahmananda is doing very …
Bombay
1972-01-10Hayagrivaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hayagriva — January 10, 1972

Letter to: Hayagriva

My dear Hayagriva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters of December 8 and 16, 1971, and I am very pleased that you are making advancement in Krishna Consciousness, and especially that you are observing faithfully the regulative principles of chanting 16 rounds, observing arotik, etc. I have not heard from you for some time, so I had become worried what is your position. As GBC man you should become very responsible to see that the highe…
Bombay
1972-01-10Krsna dasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Krsna dasa — January 10, 1972

Letter to: Krsna dasa

Hamburg

My dear Krishna das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 17, 1971, and I am very much pleased that you are now in Germany and that everything is going very nicely there. You stay there in Hamburg with Hansadutta for some time and make that center very strong, then you may both return as it was, and Hansadutta may go to his zone of Mediterranean countries and Near East, and you as husband and wife can conduct everyth…
Bombay
1972-01-10Kulasekharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kulasekhara — January 10, 1972

Letter to: Kulasekhara

Cardiff, Wales

My dear Kulasekhara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 27, 1971, and I am very much pleased to hear from you that you are feeling the wonderful result of this preaching movement by yourself opening a nice center in Cardiff, Wales, and I am encouraged that there is such nice response by those people there. Our business is simply to plant the seed of devotional service wherever we go and to give everyone …
Bombay
1972-01-10Makhanlalplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Makhanlal — January 10, 1972

Letter to: Makhanlal

My dear Makhanlal,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 29th November, 1971, and I have noted the content with great pleasure. Below find one letter for initiates, please. Because you have recommended, I am happy to accept them as my duly initiated disciples. Seven beads, two copies of Gayatri mantra and two sacred threads, duly chanted on by me, have been sent under separate post. Hold a fire yajna and give Gayatri mantra to Tulasi…
Bombay
1972-01-10Smaranananda (Von Paul Read), Samsara-mocana (Barbara Read), Bhubhrta (Bob Quirk), Pavana (Jeffrey Spicher), Devadeva (Royal Frank Affrisco), Daivata (Anthony Burt Alves), Parayana (Laurel Alves)plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Smaranananda (Von Paul Read), Samsara-mocana (Barbara Read), Bhubhrta (Bob Quirk), Pavana (Jeffrey Spicher), Devadeva (Royal Frank Affrisco), Daivata (Anthony Burt Alves), Parayana (Laurel Alves) — January 10, 1972

Letter to: Smaranananda (Von Paul Read), Samsara-mocana (Barbara Read), Bhubhrta (Bob Quirk), Pavana (Jeffrey Spicher), Devadeva (Royal Frank Affrisco), Daivata (Anthony Burt Alves), Parayana (Laurel Alves)
Bombay
1972-01-10Sri Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sri Govinda — January 10, 1972

Letter to: Sri Govinda

East Cleveland

My dear Sri Govinda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 12, 1971, and I am very much pleased by the enclosed pictures of your new Cleveland, Ohio, center. It is most respectable-looking and elegant, and I am very very glad to see that you have got such a nice place to conduct Krishna
Bombay
1972-01-11Bhagavanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhagavan — January 11, 1972

Letter to: Bhagavan

My dear Bhagavan,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 31, 1971, and I am very much pleased to hear from you all the good news. Yes, I am especially in cheerful mood to hear that our books and literatures are being now widely increased, but I don
Bombay
1972-01-11Sucandraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sucandra — January 11, 1972

Letter to: Sucandra

My dear Sucandra,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of December 25, 1971, and I am very pleased to note that you have got a nice place in the central part of Munich city and that a good response has been found by you there. When we become fully engaged in serving Krishna by preaching His message, especially by opening centers in places where there is not much previous knowledge about Krishna Consciousness, then our all anxieties disappear and we…
Bombay
1972-01-16Aksayaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Aksaya — January 16, 1972

Letter to: Aksaya

My dear Aksoja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of 14th December, 1971, and I am happy to accept you for Gayatri mantra. One copy of Gayatri mantra and one sacred thread duly chanted by me have been sent under separate post. Hold a fire yajna and your president, Dhananjaya, can give you Gayatri mantra. Hansadutta and Dayananda have copies of tapes of me reciting Gayatri mantra, so you can get it from one of them. One thing is that the tape shoul…
Bombay
1972-01-16Bhakta dasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhakta dasa — January 16, 1972

Letter to: Bhakta dasa

San Diego

My dear Bhakta das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated, along with requests for initiation by six persons. Upon your recommendation, I am gladly accepting them as my duly initiated disciples and their letter follows. Now you must take the full responsibility to give them all guidance and facility for perfecting their lives in Krishna Consciousness. The trick is to keep everyone always engaged happily in Krishna
Bombay
1972-01-16Georges Imbert, Kritanga, Gilles Minot, Kritiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Georges Imbert, Kritanga, Gilles Minot, Kriti — January 16, 1972

Letter to: Georges Imbert, Kritanga, Gilles Minot, Kriti

My dear Sons,

Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Dhananjaya I have gladly consented to accept both of you as my duly initiated disciples. Your beads have been duly chanted by me and they are sent under separate post. I have given you the spiritual names as follows:
Bombay
1972-01-16Pratyaya (Harry Pettee), Duradharsa (Dennis Weatherman), Saranam (Sharon Robinson), Aja (Marnie Watson), Atmavana (Elaine Carnerie), Ahah (Norah Haas)plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Pratyaya (Harry Pettee), Duradharsa (Dennis Weatherman), Saranam (Sharon Robinson), Aja (Marnie Watson), Atmavana (Elaine Carnerie), Ahah (Norah Haas) — January 16, 1972

Letter to: Pratyaya (Harry Pettee), Duradharsa (Dennis Weatherman), Saranam (Sharon Robinson), Aja (Marnie Watson), Atmavana (Elaine Carnerie), Ahah (Norah Haas)
Bombay
1972-01-17Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — January 17, 1972

Letter to: Abhirama

Baltimore

My dear Abhirama,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 19, 1971, and I am very pleased that you are serious to embark on such boating project, even though it will be a huge effort and expenditure to become successful. But never mind that, nothing is too much big if Krishna desires it. So if you are very determined that your boating idea will succeed, then Krishna will give you all encouragement and facility. The idea…
Bombay
1972-01-17Annuttama das Brahmacharyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Annuttama das Brahmachary — January 17, 1972

Letter to: Annuttama das Brahmachary

My dear Son,

Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Damodar I have gladly consented to accept you as my duly initiated disciples. Your beads have been duly chanted by me and they are sent under separate post. I have given you the spiritual name of ANUTTAMA DAS.
ISKCON Bombay
1972-01-17Jayapataka, Bhavanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayapataka, Bhavananda — January 17, 1972

Letter to: Jayapataka, Bhavananda

My dear Jayapataka and Bhavananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated 5, Madhava, 485, and January 4, 1972, and I am very pleased that all the programs are going on nicely, such as land purchase, Mayapur project, deity worship, etc. And I thank you very much for the Yellow Fever Certificate. I shall be leaving for Africa on the 24th morning, returning probably by February 1st. I have sent the airline ticket for Aravi…
Bombay
1972-01-17Ranadhiraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ranadhira — January 17, 1972

Letter to: Ranadhira

My dear Ranadhira,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 12-22-71, and I am very much pleased that you are making such nice advancement in Krishna Consciousness and that you are always thinking in so many ways how to best serve the Lord. By fixing your attention in this way, worrying how He will be pleased with me, you will naturally very soon reach the supreme highest perfection of life which is pure Krishna Consciousness. You should b…
Bombay
1972-01-18Cyavanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Cyavana — January 18, 1972

Letter to: Cyavana

Nairobi

My dear Cyavana,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter and I am pleased about all the news. It sounds that you are doing well, and I’m so pleased to learn that Damji Devji, as well as Mr. Shah, they are helping you so much. So I am very much obliged to them. Please offer my sincere thanks to them. It will be a great pleasure for me to meet them again when I return to Nairobi.
Bombay
1972-01-18Hayagrivaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hayagriva — January 18, 1972

Letter to: Hayagriva

My Dear Hayagriva,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of January 5, 1972, along with Outline and Introduction to your proposed book. I don’t think this will be a very good proposal for book. Our process is not mechanical, so that anyone, simply by following 108 steps can attain Absolute Pleasure. It is not like that. One only has to surrender to Krishna, a very simple one-step matter. Why confuse and complicate. Krishna Consciousness process is …
Bombay
1972-01-18Niranjanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Niranjana — January 18, 1972

Letter to: Niranjana

Varanasi

My dear Niranjana das Brahmacari,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters of January 6 and 10, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I am very pleased that you are trying very determinedly for following the regulative principles of Vaisnava way of life, despite lack of association with devotees. So I think you should very quickly join us and thus take advantage of your propensity to perfect your life by taking up very seriously and…
Bombay
1972-01-19Ksirodakasayiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ksirodakasayi — January 19, 1972

Letter to: Ksirodakasayi

Delhi

My dear Ksirodakasayi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 12th January, 1972, and I am very pleased to know that another Hindi BTG will be coming out shortly. Now just continue in this way to produce Hindi magazine regularly, and Krishna will give you all facility to print more and more literatures gradually and increase in every respect.
Jaipur
1972-01-20Bhavanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhavananda — January 20, 1972

Letter to: Bhavananda

Calcutta

My dear Bhavananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 16, 1973, with list of programs. They are very nice. But one thing is, all of these arrangements, whether they are going to receive us at each place or if we are just taking the place to put on our own program? From
Jaipur
1972-01-20Hansaduttaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hansadutta — January 20, 1972

Letter to: Hansadutta

My dear Hansadutta,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 7, 1972, and with great pleasure I have noted your unbounded enthusiasm to carry out this great mission of spreading the light of love of Godhead in this hellish material world. That is the only requirement for successfully completing the perfection of the living condition, that you should always be enthusiastic to perform services unto the Lotus Feet of the Lord desp…
Jaipur
1972-01-20Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtanananda — January 20, 1972

Letter to: Kirtanananda

Orlando, Florida

My dear Kirtanananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 2, 1972, and I am very very pleased to hear from you again and to hear that your roving party is having great success and opening many temples. Actually that is the process, travelling, preaching, taking opportunity wherever Krishna offers it and leaving behind solid centers where propaganda will continue to go on nicely. You are doing very good …
Jaipur
1972-01-20Mandali Bhadraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mandali Bhadra — January 20, 1972

Letter to: Mandali Bhadra

My dear Mandali Bhadra,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 28, 1971, and with pleasure I have noted that your translation work is going on. This I want, that you shall from now on be the Head of the translating department in German language for all ISKCON literatures. You translate yourself as it is comfortable, but all other translations in German language by other translators must be checked by you, edited, and corrected ve…
Jaipur
1972-01-20Sri Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sri Govinda — January 20, 1972

Letter to: Sri Govinda

East Cleveland

My dear Sri Govinda das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 31, 1971, and with pleasure I have noted that you are rivalling the West Coast centers in the matter of selling books. But I do not think that anyone can do better than they are doing. But you may try very hard, and if you are sincere enough then you may be the biggest distributer of my books and then I shall surely come there to your Cleveland cen…
Jaipur
1972-01-21Chaturbhujplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Chaturbhuj — January 21, 1972

Letter to: Chaturbhuj

My dear Chaturbhuj,

Please accept my blessings. I am happy to receive your nice letter of January 10, 1972, and I am pleased to note that you are asking very intelligent questions. That is natural position for the neophyte devotee who is sincerely seeking to understand what is the Absolute Truth. So I am very much engladdened to hear that you are very intelligent boy, like your father, and that your whole family is advancing in Krishna Consciousness. May Krishna give you …
Bombay
1972-01-21Jayapatakaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayapataka — January 21, 1972

Letter to: Jayapataka

My dear Jayapataka,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated, and I have noted the contents carefully. So far the printing of Gitar Gan for which you have sent quotation, you may take other quotations also, and I am flying to Africa tomorrow but I shall return first week in February, so when I return I shall send you the manuscript which I think is now finished by Mr. Cakravarti in Bombay. Of the paper samples, the heavier stock of m…
Jaipur
1972-01-21Sudamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sudama — January 21, 1972

Letter to: Sudama

Tokyo

My dear Sudama,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 23, 1971, and I am pleased to hear that everything is going on nicely there in Tokyo center. Japan is now one of the world leaders, so I calculate it as one of our most important fields, therefore I feel some relief to know that you are a very intelligent and capable American boy in charge of such important affairs. You are setting the example of determination which o…
Jaipur
1972-01-21Upendraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Upendra — January 21, 1972

Letter to: Upendra

St. Kilda, Australia

My dear Upendra,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of January 2, 1972, and with pleasure I have noted that you are desiring to be personally present with me again, and I also am looking forward to seeing you all nice boys and girls in Australia again. Yes, you may be my cook when we shall meet at that time. Tomorrow I am flying to Africa for a few days to attend Brahmananda
Jaipur
1972-01-21Vamanadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Vamanadeva — January 21, 1972

Letter to: Vamanadeva

Dallas

My dear Vamanadeva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 1-3-72, and I am pleased to note that you are happy to be engaged in working on the new ISKCON school in Dallas as maintenance man and carpenter, I have no objection if GBC men have approved your closing of Oklahoma City center and moving to Dallas. Actually, I have appointed them to act on my behalf, so it is their responsibility now to sanction such matters and make de…
Jaipur
1972-01-25Karandharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Karandhara — January 25, 1972

Letter to: Karandhara

Tokyo

Dear Karandhara das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Jan. 12, 1972 and have noted the contents carefully.

I am answering your letter from an air ship going to Nairobi, Kenya. Where I will speak from Jan. 26 - Jan 30 to the Africans and Asians alike.
Nairobi
1972-01-25Ravindra Svarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ravindra Svarupa — January 25, 1972

Letter to: Ravindra Svarupa

Philadelphia

Dear Ravindra Svarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 12, 1972 and have noted the contents carefully.

Krishna book distribution is our greatest propaganda for spreading Krishna Consciousness. You must secure one letter from Temple University stating that our
Nairobi
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
1972-01-26Atreya Rsiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Atreya Rsi — January 26, 1972

Letter to: Atreya Rsi

Brooklyn

Dear Atreya Rsi Das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Jan. 10, 1972 and have studied the contents carefully.

It is my wish that you work more and more closely with the ISKCON management. You have good intelligence and this should be engaged cent per cent in propogation of this movement of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. So you please go on increasing your involvement with the administration.
Nairobi
1972-01-29Satsvarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satsvarupa — January 29, 1972

Letter to: Satsvarupa

San Antonio

Dear Satsvarupa Das;

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

The Gurukula program has my full approval and I am requesting you to develop it to the perfectional stage. This is a tremendous new chance that Krishna is giving you to serve him. You may go ahead with the down payment but if there are any further delays you may return the money to Karandhara or transfer it directly to m…
Nairobi
1972-01-31Amarendra dasplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Amarendra das — January 31, 1972

Letter to: Amarendra das

My dear Amarendra das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 9, 1973, and I have noted the contents with great care. Whatever you can do to turn the minds of the people towards Krsna Consciousness, that is very much appreciated by me. You are intelligent boy. In consultation with your Godbrothers you can decide how to effectively run the campaign. I want to turn over now the management to my disciples as I am desiring to …
Calcutta
1972-02-02Parasara dasplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Parasara das — February 2, 1972

Letter to: Parasara das

Dear Parasara das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Sept. 9th, 1971. Due to my extensive travelling your letter has just reached me. I am in due receipt of your daksine offering. You please direct all your inquiries to Vishnu Jana Maharaj. He is fully qualified to direct you in all matters.
Nairobi, Kenya
1972-02-03Ekendraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ekendra — February 3, 1972

Letter to: Ekendra

Dallas

Dear Ekendra dasa;

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

I am very pleased that you are keeping to a very strict schedule and are reading my literature daily. If you continue in this manner you will grow up to be a first class preacher of Krsna consciousness. And this is the highest service that you can perform. I am looking forward to visiting Gurukula in Dallas when I return to the U.S. …
Nairobi
1972-02-03Suresvaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Suresvara — February 3, 1972

Letter to: Suresvara

New Vrindaban

Dear Suresvara das;

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Sept. 19 and have noted the contents carefully.

I have just received it along with other mail which was forwarded from London. I am in due receipt of your $5.00 daksina, and I thank you very much. The verses of the Gita have a specific melody but you may choose a suitable tune. Most important is that the melody remains very simple. You can take further direction from Ki…
Nairobi
1972-02-04Atreya Rsiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Atreya Rsi — February 4, 1972

Letter to: Atreya Rsi

My dear Atreya Rsi,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your very nice letter of January 10, 1972, and I am very much pleased by the sentiments expressed therein. It is not so much that because there may be some faults in our godbrothers and godsisters, or because there may be some mismanagement or lack of cooperation, that this is due to being impersonalists, no. It is the nature of the living condition to always have some fault. Even in the Spiritual Worl…
Bombay
1972-02-04Hrdayanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hrdayananda — February 4, 1972

Letter to: Hrdayananda

Houston

[To Hrdayananda]

“So as President, now you will be forced to advance in Krishna Consciousness because you must always set the highest example yourself, and I think that this is Krishna
Bombay
1972-02-04Madhucaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhucara — February 4, 1972

Letter to: Madhucara

My dear Madhucara,*

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 1/25/72, and so far we have record, we have not received your letter of 1 1/2 months back containing $5 check; so you may cancel that check and issue another if you wish. As we are always moving about, it is not unusual for the mail to become diverted, sometimes for months.
Bombay
1972-02-04Sankarsanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sankarsana — February 4, 1972

Letter to: Sankarsana

My dear Sankarsana,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of January 22, 1972, and I am very much encouraged that you want to remain in Austin city because the people there are in desperate need of Krishna Consciousness. Actually, that is the mood of the devotee, that he is always concerned for the general mass of people, that they should stop their sinful activities and become delivered from the most dangerous conditions of life by taking to this…
Bombay
1972-02-04Sri Galimplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sri Galim — February 4, 1972

Letter to: Sri Galim

My dear Sri Galim,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 17, 1972, and I am pleased that, despite some difficulties, you are progressing steadily in pushing this Krishna Consciousness Movement in the Austin city. Actually, all such hardships should be understood as Krishna
Bombay
1972-02-04Sudamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sudama — February 4, 1972

Letter to: Sudama

My dear Sudama,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 21, 1972, and I am especially glad that Karandhara is there and that you are working conjointly to print many books. that is my greatest pleasure, to see books being printed and distributed profusely. Without books, how can our preaching go on? I will be very glad if you can print
Bombay
1972-02-04Vaikunthanatha, Patita Pavanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Vaikunthanatha, Patita Pavana — February 4, 1972

Letter to: Vaikunthanatha, Patita Pavana

My dear Vaikunthanatha and Patita Pavana,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 27, 1971, and I am very much pleased that your all programs are going on nicely. If you are living in an old Hindu Temple, that is very nice. Yes, actually this Hindu religion is a dead religion. In India, too, and in Africa, we have been offered many empty Hindu temples to take-over and manage. This Hindu religion has no philoso…
Bombay
1972-02-05Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — February 5, 1972

Letter to: Jagadisa

Toronto

My dear Jagadisa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your report of January 28, 1972, and I am very pleased to hear that you are putting your full energy into distributing books and magazines very widely all over Canada. It is not so much the numbers of books sold, it is the sincerity which Krishna appreciates, and I am encouraged by your determined enthusiasm to increase in every respect. The travelling SKP and teaching in the schools and …
Bombay
1972-02-05Kisoraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kisora — February 5, 1972

Letter to: Kisora

London

My dear Kisora das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 30, 1971, and I have appreciated very much the sentiments therein. I can understand that you are learning our philosophy very nicely, so if you become very convinced in this way, and if you preach very vigorously in Scotland, then I think Krishna will give you every opportunity to establish this Movement very solidly there. I attended the Scottish Churches Colleg…
Bombay
1972-02-05Puri Maharajplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Puri Maharaj — February 5, 1972

Letter to: Puri Maharaj

(handwritten:) replied on 11/2/72

Camp:“Akash Ganga,” 7th floor,

Bombay-36.

My dear Sripad Puri Maharaj,

Kindly accept my humble obeisances. I am just now returning from Africa, arriving here this morning at 4:30 am. I thank you very much for your letter dated February 1, 1972.
Bombay
1972-02-05Saradiaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Saradia — February 5, 1972

Letter to: Saradia

Brooklyn

My dear Saradia dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 26, 1972, and I am very upset to learn the news of that incident in Trinidad. Yes, you are right to stay away from such a place, and there is no harm if husband and wife live separately for some time. I do not know if there is good possibility in Trinidad for preaching. If, as you say, you are only preaching among the Indians there, then I think they may not be …
Bombay
1972-02-07Ksirodakasayiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ksirodakasayi — February 7, 1972

Letter to: Ksirodakasayi

My dear Ksirodakasayi,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of 30th January, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. the Bombay office has not yet received the 2000 copies of your latest Hindi BTG
Bombay
1972-02-08Gargamuni, Subalaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gargamuni, Subala — February 8, 1972

Letter to: Gargamuni, Subala

My dear Gargamuni and Subala,

Please accept my blessings. I am just coming from Africa. I have heard about your Ram Krishna Mission asrama, so you can request them that we are going to make an asrama, and it was meant for an asrama so why not let us use this asrama without any charges. Or, allow us to develop it on some nominal lease contract. For the time being, lease terms or renting is better, and if the place becomes suitable for us, then let them give us the o…
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
1972-02-13Hayagrivaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hayagriva — February 13, 1972

Letter to: Hayagriva

My dear Hayagriva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of Jan. 20, 1972, along with Cow Protection Report, and I am very pleased to hear that you are keeping things very nicely and yourself you are determined to follow strictly the regulative principles. I am very glad to learn that the regulative principles are being strictly followed, otherwise we shall fall down, victim of Maya. Yes, as in the case of Ranadhira, please institute these…
Madras
1972-02-14Hansaduttaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hansadutta — February 14, 1972

Letter to: Hansadutta

Hamburg

My dear Hansadutta,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 29 January, 1972, and I am very pleased to note that you are so enthusiastic to push on Krishna Consciousness and follow yourself very faithfully the regulative principles chalked out by our great predecessors. If you simply go on in this way, everything will come out successful, that we are seeing practically. So as GBC you must see to it that the highest standards of …
Madras
1972-02-14Himavatiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Himavati — February 14, 1972

Letter to: Himavati

Hamburg

My dear Himavati dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of February 1, 1972, I am very much engladdened to note that you are progessing so nicely in Krishna Consciousness by teaching others. That is the system. Learn yourself and teach others, then this Movement will grow progressively. But one thing is that the highest standards of purity must be always very strictly followed. Therefore I am always encouraged that you are entrusted wi…
Madras
1972-02-15Amoghaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Amogha — February 15, 1972

Letter to: Amogha

My dear Amogha,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated January 14 and January 24, 1972, and your telegram requesting marriage. I have no objection, and you have my blessings. Actually, most of my best managers are grhasthas, because they have a natural propensity to manage, so if you have got that also, and if you think together you and your wife can open a very nice center there in Djakarta and serve Krishna together nicely, and if your other g…
Madras
1972-02-15Gargamuniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gargamuni — February 15, 1972

Letter to: Gargamuni

Vrndavana

My dear Gargamuni,

Please accept my blessings. I have just now received your letter, and I thank you very much for understanding our philosophy correctly. Yes, if one is always engaged in following the orders of the Spiritual Master, even in hell, that is Vaikuntha or Vrindaban. Now I think immediately you should go to Bombay to take charge of one matter while I am away at Mayapur. During our absence, the vacant plot which we have purchased must be levelled, cle…
Madras
1972-02-16Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — February 16, 1972

Letter to: Abhirama

Baltimore

My dear Abhirama,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 16, 1972, and I have noted the contents. Yes, you may install either the Jagannatha deities, the Panca-tattva, or, if you are very serious to engage in deity worship program, you may have both, according to the direction and advice of your GBC man. But this deity worship is very serious program, and it must be kept to the utmost highest standard and never allowed to be …
Calcutta
1972-02-16Chayaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Chaya — February 16, 1972

Letter to: Chaya

My dear Chaya dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 29, 1972, and I have noted the contents. Complete separation from the boys is not necessary for girls at such young age, so I don
Calcutta
1972-02-16Kirtikaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtika — February 16, 1972

Letter to: Kirtika

My dear Kirtika dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 15, 1972, and I have noted the contents. Regarding your question whether husband and wife should live together in the temple, according to temple rules they should not live together in the temple. It does not give a good impression for brahmacaris and sannyasis. It is better if the grhasthas have a separate asrama, just like in Los Angeles the married disciples rent rooms…
Calcutta
1972-02-16Satsvarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satsvarupa — February 16, 1972

Letter to: Satsvarupa

My dear Satsvarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 20, 1972, along with pictures, floor-plan, and tape, and I am very very pleased that you have been able to secure that place for our Gurukula school and temple. I am enclosing one letter to Chaya dasi in this respect, to clear up a few points, namely, that we should concentrate on training these children up in Krishna Consciousness, not so much by formal, academic educat…
Calcutta
1972-02-16Siddhesvara, Krsnakantiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Siddhesvara, Krsnakanti — February 16, 1972

Letter to: Siddhesvara, Krsnakanti

My dear Sidheshvar and Krsnakanti,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters of January 24 and 25 respectively, and I am so much pleased by this Krishna Show! If you are able to arrange everything so that I can simply sit in my room and be seen by the world and speak to the world, then I shall never leave Los Angeles. That will be the perfection of your L.A. Temple. I am very, very encouraged by your proposal to flood the medias…
Calcutta
1972-02-18Balavantaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Balavanta — February 18, 1972

Letter to: Balavanta

My dear Balavanta,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 25, 1972, and I have no objection if the date for celebration of Lord Caitanya’
Calcutta
1972-02-18Jaduraniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jadurani — February 18, 1972

Letter to: Jadurani

My dear Jadurani dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of February 4, 1972, and I shall answer your questions as follows:

(1) Varaha and Hiranyaksa were fighting on the water. Brahma was observing from the sky. The earth planet is being rescued from Garbhodaka sea, and from the earthly planet many rocks are coming while being balanced on the tusks of Varaha. Yes, the demigods are present in the sky around.
Calcutta
 
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