Correspondence from His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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1974-01-01Madhavanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhavananda — January 1, 1974

Letter to: Madhavananda

Bhaktivedanta Manor

My dear Madhavananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 19th, 1973. I can understand that you are seriously absorbed in trying to push on our movement in England. Regarding your point about the tax returns from donations made to our Society, this can be a good opportunity for us so please go ahead and try to make our status like the churches in England who are receiving 40% tax refund from donations.…
Los Angeles
1974-01-01Mukundaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mukunda — January 1, 1974

Letter to: Mukunda

Bhaktivedanta Manor

My dear Mukunda,

Please accept my blessings. I have received one letter from Madhavananda in which he mentions that the Deities at the Bhaktivedanta Manor are not protected. So you are the president of the Temple and therefore you are responsible for all areas. Who is in charge of the Deity room? It must be secured at night, every window and door must be locked and you must personally see to this. You have had sufficient experience at Bury Place that the…
Los Angeles
1974-01-01Sudamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sudama — January 1, 1974

Letter to: Sudama

Honolulu

My dear Sudama Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 26, 1973. I am much encouraged by your description of your enthusiastic programs there. Others have spoken big words and yet deviated from our basic regulative principles and caused so much havoc. You have now gone there to institute the right thing. I am very much disturbed on hearing so many reports of things going against our principles there in Hawaii but…
Los Angeles
1974-01-02Bhumataplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhumata — January 2, 1974

Letter to: Bhumata

My dear Bhumata,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 27, 1973. I can understand that you are sometimes experiencing difficulties but that you are very sincerely trying to become Krsna Conscious and that you have a number of persons there who are interested in your presentation of Krsna Consciousness. Actually this material world is full of suffering conditions and the only way to become free from these sufferings which are d…
Los Angeles
1974-01-02Tejiyasplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tejiyas — January 2, 1974

Letter to: Tejiyas

New Delhi

My dear Tejiyas,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 17, 1973. It is a source of great pleasure for me to hear that you are seriously undertaking publication of the abridged version of Bhagavad-gita As It Is in India. As you know my Guru Maharaja emphasized book publication above all other preaching activities because it is the big mrdanga which can be heard all over the world. Sometimes people are reluctant to co…
Los Angeles
1974-01-03Ajitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ajita — January 3, 1974

Letter to: Ajita

My dear Ajita,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 21st, 1973. I can understand from the propaganda you are making that you are trying your best at your center there. Especially, even though the weather is cold you are emphasizing Sankirtana book distribution. So that is very important and that is why we are opening Centers. Also, you should keep on your work with trying to approach the educated class in this
Los Angeles
1974-01-04Brahmanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Brahmananda — January 4, 1974

Letter to: Brahmananda

Nairobi, Kenya

My dear Brahmananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your GBC report dated December 26, 1973.

It is good news that you are now 14 strong at Nairobi. It will be nice if Shakti Mata can take care of the girls in the Temple. She is a very able woman. One thing, though, women should live separately. I know you can do it there because you have ample space.
Los Angeles
1974-01-04Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — January 4, 1974

Letter to: Gurudasa

Vrndavana

My dear Gurudasa,

Please accept my blessings. Regarding Vrindaban affairs I have written one letter to Tejiyas a copy of which is enclosed.

I am coming soon to see that the Vrindaban construction is finished by Janmastami. I will take care of the necessary funds. In the meantime, do the needful now to purchase all the materials.
Los Angeles
1974-01-04Madhavanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhavananda — January 4, 1974

Letter to: Madhavananda

Bhaktivedanta Manor

My dear Madhavananda,

Please accept my blessings. One of my disciples, Niranjana das Brahmacari, has won a scholarship to study in Glasgow, Scotland. Allow him to stay in our Temple and take prasadam there.
Los Angeles
1974-01-05Citsukhanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Citsukhananda — January 5, 1974

Letter to: Citsukhananda

Dear Citsukhananda,

Please accept my blessing. On your recommendation I am accepting the following devotees as my initiated disciples and there Spiritual names are as follows:
Los Angeles
1974-01-05Dhananjayaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dhananjaya — January 5, 1974

Letter to: Dhananjaya

Dear Dhananjaya,

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

So it is very good news. Now recruit more Italian devotees. It is a very good chance to have a center there in that important city. Organize everything and when it is all going nicely I will come.
Los Angeles
1974-01-06Bhavananda, Jayapatakaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhavananda, Jayapataka — January 6, 1974

Letter to: Bhavananda, Jayapataka

Mayapur

Dear Bhavananda and Jayapataka Maharajas,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 25, 1973, from Mayapur. Thank you for the information. I have advised Karandhara to send immediately $4,000 to Gargamuni Maharaja and you take the Indian exchange for $4,000 from him immediately. I am writing this letter today January 6th at 8:00 P.M. and I have advised Karandhara to send the money by telegram. Probably you will get …
Los Angeles
1974-01-06Tejiyasplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tejiyas — January 6, 1974

Letter to: Tejiyas

Dear Tejyas,

Please accept my blessings. As informed to you in my letter last, I beg to inform you further that I plan to send to India $100,000 for completing our Vrndavana scheme as soon as possible, before Janmastami ceremony. Out of this $100,000 our two sannyasis, Gurukrpa Maharaja and Yasodanandana Maharaja have collected $40,000 and the balance Karandhara will arrange to supply even by taking a loan from the bank. The idea is we must finish Vrndavana temple constructi…
Los Angeles
1974-01-07Dayanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dayananda — January 7, 1974

Letter to: Dayananda

Dear Dayananda,

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

On your recommendation, I am glad to accept the following devotees as my disciples, and their spiritual names are as follows:
Los Angeles
1974-01-07Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtanananda — January 7, 1974

Letter to: Kirtanananda

Dear Kirtanananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your requests for initiations of devotees at New Vrindaban, contained in your letter of December 30, 1973.
Los Angeles
1974-01-07Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtanananda — January 7, 1974

Letter to: Kirtanananda

Dear Kirtanananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 30, 1973.

I was very pleased to hear your report of our cow protection program, and I had part of your letter read aloud to a group of devotees how you have one cow who will be giving 70-80 pounds a day. The cow is so wonderful and valuable in society. But you should also use the bulls by engaging them in tilling the ground. People may call this the primit…
Los Angeles
1974-01-07Malatiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Malati — January 7, 1974

Letter to: Malati

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Dear Malati,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 22, 1973.

You write that things are in a crises in England, with oil shortage and IRA bombing. Therefore, we have to take shelter of Krsna. If Krsna wants to kill us that is not wrong, if it is His desire. Our business should just to be to follow the regulative schedule, deity worship, distributing prasadam, chanting, book distribution and never mind the m…
Los Angeles
1974-01-08Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — January 8, 1974

Letter to: Jagadisa

Toronto

Dear Jagadisa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your GBC report dated December 31, 1973, and I have carefully examined the contents. It is encouraging to me that you are closely supervising our five centers in Canada, and from the most recent report it appears that things are going nicely.
Los Angeles
1974-01-08Mukundaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mukunda — January 8, 1974

Letter to: Mukunda

[To Mukunda]

BHAKTIVEDANTA MANOR LETCHMORE HEATH HERTFORDSHIRE NEAR RADLETT LONDON ENGLAND PAMPHLET PICTURE MOST OBJECTIONABLE STOP IMMEDIATELY LETTER FOLLOWS

BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI
Los Angeles
1974-01-09Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — January 9, 1974

Letter to: Gurudasa

Dear Gurudasa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 27, 1973 and I have noted the contents carefully.

Regarding transfer of money from the U.S.A., I have somehow or other arranged to transfer about $20,000; $10,000 of this is for purchasing land with a view to maintaining our temples in Mayapur and Vrindaban, and $10,000 for completing Vrindaban temple. I have already sent $4,000 to Mayapur for purchasing land there and I a…
Los Angeles
1974-01-09Revatinandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Revatinandana — January 9, 1974

Letter to: Revatinandana

London

My dear Revatinandana Swami,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter Jan. 4, 1974 with the enclosed cookbook.

I know you are a very good cook and I can understand that you have found the books useful for distribution. I have no objection to your printing it with the name
Los Angeles
1974-01-09Sukadeva 1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sukadeva 1 — January 9, 1974

Letter to: Sukadeva 1

Dear Sukadeva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 4, 1974 and I have examined the contents.

It is good news for me that our Seattle, Washington temple is growing under your able guidance, and I am much obliged to you. It would not be possible for me to preach all over the world except for your cooperation, you and your Godbrothers and sisters who are maintaining centers all over the world.
Los Angeles
1974-01-11Nadiaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Nadia — January 11, 1974

Letter to: Nadia

Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Nadia das, Mayapur das and Godrumia das;

Please accept my blessings. Gurukrpa Maharaja has recommended you for first initiation, and I have accepted you as my disciples. Your spiritual names follow respectively:
Los Angeles
1974-01-11Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — January 11, 1974

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

Bombay

Dear Tamala Krsna Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your GBC report dated January 3, 1974, and I thank you for reporting so completely on the situtation in India.
Los Angeles
1974-01-12Kausalyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kausalya — January 12, 1974

Letter to: Kausalya

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Dear Kausalya,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of January 5, 1974, and the wonderful photograph of Radha Gokulananda, which arrived here safely.
Los Angeles
1974-01-12Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtanananda — January 12, 1974

Letter to: Kirtanananda

New Vrindaban

Dear Kirtanananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I have received your two questions which you conveyed to Satsvarupa on the telephone.

Regarding installing larger deities at the New Vrindaban farm temple, which is now exclusively for brahmacaris, yes, why not? Brahmin brahmacaris are very nice for deity worship. You have asked about Balarama Krsna deities. No, Balarama and Krsna are already there as Caitanya and Nitai:
Los Angeles
1974-01-12Madhudvisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhudvisa — January 12, 1974

Letter to: Madhudvisa

Sydney

Dear Madhudvisa Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 7, 1974.

Regarding the confusion you have about receiving book from India, you may go ahead and send ghee in exchange for the books. I have already discussed this with Karandhara. The books were given to India. From India there was no possibility of sending money. Therefore if you get the books you should send ghee in return.
Los Angeles
1974-01-12Mukundaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mukunda — January 12, 1974

Letter to: Mukunda

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Dear Mukunda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 27, 1974 and I have carefully examined the contents.

Regarding your proposal newsletter to all-ISKCON branches for recruiting men for agricultural work at Bhaktivedanta Manor. This is not a practical plan. No one from a for country will go to London for agricultural work. If you cannot find local men, how can expect men from other countries to come and w…
Los Angeles
1974-01-16Damodaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Damodara — January 16, 1974

Letter to: Damodara

My dear Damodara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 3, 1974.

I have accepted as my disciples, those devotees recommended by you, and their spiritual names are as follows:
Honolulu
1974-01-16Devendranathaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Devendranatha — January 16, 1974

Letter to: Devendranatha

My dear Devendranath,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 15, 1974.

I have considered your proposal to go to California and start a farm if you can acquire some land. I have been giving instruction to Sudama Maharaja for development of Hawaii center, of which you are presently a member, and our plans include acquiring land here and farming flowers and vegetables. I find hawaii a very suitable place for Krsna Consciousn…
Hawaii
1974-01-16Sukadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sukadeva — January 16, 1974

Letter to: Sukadeva

From: A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Center: Hotel Ilikai

P. O. Box 2668

Honolulu Hawaii

January 16, 1974

Dear Sukadeva,

[illegible] I [illegible] to acknowledge [illegible] letter of January 3, 1974.
Hawaii
1974-01-17Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — January 17, 1974

Letter to: Gurudasa

Vrindaban

Dear Gurudasa,

Please accept my blessings. I was surprised that Tamala Krsna Goswami and you all are contemplating cancelling the Vrindaban touring of our devotees going to Mayapur. In my opinion it must be carried out.
Honolulu
1974-01-17Sripada Radhika Bhavaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sripada Radhika Bhava — January 17, 1974

Letter to: Sripada Radhika Bhava

Sripada Radhika Bhava

c/o Imli Tala, Vrindaban

With humble obeisances at the lotus feet of the devotee, Sripada Radhika Bhava, please accept my humble obeisances. At the moment I am in Hawaii Island. I am requesting you that after our Navadvipa parikrama about two hundred to three hundred European devotees will go to Vrndavana for parikrama. That
Honolulu
1974-01-19Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — January 19, 1974

Letter to: Gurudasa

Dear Gurudasa,

Please accept my blessings. Please find enclosed a copy of a letter to the Punjab National Bank, Vrindaban Branch, and a copy of the transfer advice of $100,000 from the Security Pacific National Bank. On receipt of this kindly see the manager of the Punjab National Bank in Vrindaban and see if they have done the needful.
Honolulu
1974-01-19Manager of Punjab National Bankplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Manager of Punjab National Bank — January 19, 1974

Letter to: Manager of Punjab National Bank

Manager, Punjab National Bank

Vrindaban Branch

Sahji’s Temple

P.O. Vrindaban, Dist. Mathura

U.P., India

Dear Sir;

I beg to inform you that my banker in Los Angeles, California, has transferred one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) to you for credit for my savings account number 6112, in the name of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, and I hope you have received the money by this time. The purpose of sending this money is to construct our Krsna-Balara…
Honolulu
1974-01-19Tejiyasplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tejiyas — January 19, 1974

Letter to: Tejiyas

New Delhi

Dear Tejyas,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your telegram reading as follows: “Vrindaban Temple Construction Fund current account open no. 230. Karandhara informed.
Honolulu
1974-01-22Aradhanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Aradhana — January 22, 1974

Letter to: Aradhana

Montreuil, France

Dear Aradhana,

Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated January 13, 1974.

I can understand that you are feeling disturbed because your wife has left you, and also that you are not living within the association of devotees at our Paris temple. My advice to you is that you associate always with Krsna through chanting the Holy Name. If you are always with Krsna there is no question of moroseness or anxiety. Further than this, Krsna w…
Honolulu
1974-01-23Sahadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sahadeva — January 23, 1974

Letter to: Sahadeva

Houston, Texas

Dear Sahadeva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 11, 1974.

Regarding second initiations, I have become very concerned lately, that some of our older students who have been given the second initiation, have not been strictly following the rules and regulations. So from now on I want our presidents to be very sure about the devotees they are recommending to me for second initiation. I think sometimes in the …
Honolulu
1974-01-24Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — January 24, 1974

Letter to: Jagadisa

Toronto

Dear Jagadisa,

Please accept my blessings. Enclosed is a copy of a letter I have recently received from Bahudak, president of our Vancouver temple within your jurisdiction as GBC of Canada.
Honolulu
1974-01-25Bharadrajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bharadraja — January 25, 1974

Letter to: Bharadraja

Mayapur

Dear Bharadraja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 2 January 1974.

Regarding a photographic exhibit in Mayapur. This is an important part of our Caitanya Festival in Mayapur. Bali Mardan is here and he has agreed that the photographers at ISKCON Press can blow up photographs of our propaganda work and men can take them who are going to Mayapur. As for mounting them, however, that you can do there, and arrange them into…
Honolulu
1974-01-26Bhakta dasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhakta dasa — January 26, 1974

Letter to: Bhakta dasa

San Diego

Dear Bhakta das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 22, 1974.

Your report is a very good one and very pleasing to me. Your combining enthusiastic programs of both sankirtana and temple worship in San Diego, should be followed by all our centers.
Honolulu
1974-01-26Brahmanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Brahmananda — January 26, 1974

Letter to: Brahmananda

My dear Brahmananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, dated 15/1/74. I have noted the contents carefully.

I have received my copy of special BTG. It is very nicely done. I thank you very much. With great pleasure I note that although the Government of Kenya did not allow me to enter the state, my work was not hampered on account of my absence. In your last letter I was informed that Cyavana Swami has left your protect…
Honolulu
1974-01-26Dhananjayaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dhananjaya — January 26, 1974

Letter to: Dhananjaya

Rome

Dear Dhananjaya,

Please accept my blessings. I’m so glad to receive your Special Delivery mail containing BTG. I am so glad to see you have given another step forward in our activity of pushing on the Krsna Consciousness movement. Rome is certainly a very important place in Europe. Big, big headquarters of the Christian world headed by the Pope. The people are naturally religiously inclined there, and I am sure if our movement is properly organized there, surely we …
Honolulu
1974-01-28Tamala Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tamala Krsna — January 28, 1974

Letter to: Tamala Krsna

New Delhi

[To Tamala Krishna]

VRINDABAN A TOUR NECESSARY LETTER FOLLOWS. ALLAHABAD MEETING OKAY. YOU SPEAK IF MASS, I SPEAK IF CLASS YOUR LETTER ___ ARRIVING NEW DELHI FEBRUARY 1ST
Honolulu
1974-02-01Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — February 1, 1974

Letter to: Abhirama

Miami, Florida

Dear Abhirama das,

Please accept my blessings. In his latest GBC report, Rupanuga Maharaja wrote that you are delinquent in sending him regular reports. The system of temple presidents sending twice monthly reports to the GBC was devised by me to facilitate my receiving news of all the centers through the GBC. You are free to write me directly when the occasion arises, but do not neglect to send regular reports to Rupanuga Maharaja.
Hong Kong
1974-02-01Bhagavanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhagavan — February 1, 1974

Letter to: Bhagavan

Paris, France

Dear Bhagavan,

Please accept my blessings. I was very anxious to receive a letter and your recent report is very encouraging. The pictures sent by you are very welcome and very nice, and I thank you very much.
Hong Kong
1974-02-01Madhavanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhavananda — February 1, 1974

Letter to: Madhavananda

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Dear Madhavananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 14, 1974.

Please see that accounts are kept carefully, not that money is taken for whimsical expenditure. Be vigilant. Syamasundara has made a scandal by taking money of the society
Hong Kong
1974-02-01Mukundaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mukunda — February 1, 1974

Letter to: Mukunda

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Dear Mukunda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 14, 1974.

I am glad you are cooperating with Madhavananda. That I want. As long as we are sincere there is no question of split amongst us; the split only means someone is not sincere, otherwise there is no question of it.
Hong Kong
1974-02-01Traiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Trai — February 1, 1974

Letter to: Trai

Dear Trai das,

Please accept my blessings. In his last GBC report, Rupanuga Maharaja wrote that you are delinquent in sending him regular reports. The system of temple presidents sending twice monthly reports to the GBC was devised by me to facilitate my receiving news of all the centers through the GBC. You are free to write me directly when the occasion arises, but do not neglect to send regular reports to Rupanuga Maharaja.
Hong Kong
1974-02-05Baja Panalaljiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Baja Panalalji — February 5, 1974

Letter to: Baja Panalalji

Hyderabad

My dear Baja Panalalji,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you for your letter dated December 28, 1973 regarding a change of plan.

I understand from different sources that you want to construct the Temple portion by your choice, so I accept the plan submitted by you in place of the original plan.
New Delhi
1974-02-05Mahamsaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mahamsa — February 5, 1974

Letter to: Mahamsa

Hyderabad

My dear Mahamsa Swami,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated December 26th, 1973. I have come back from Europe and America on tour and am now in New Delhi.
New Delhi
1974-02-06Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Giriraja — February 6, 1974

Letter to: Giriraja

Bombay

[To Giriraja]

DISPATCH BIRLAS FIFTY THOUSAND IMMEDIATELY TO PUNJAB BANK MOTI BAGH BRANCH NEW DELHI IN FAVOR OF VRINDABAN CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT.

BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI
Vrindaban
1974-02-07Caitya-guruplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Caitya-guru — February 7, 1974

Letter to: Caitya-guru

Bombay

My dear Caitya guru,

Please accept my blessings. I was very much shocked when I learned from Tamala Krsna Maharaja that you have left our company and were living outside. Anyway, I was always thinking of you and your letter of Jan. 26, 1974 gives me much relief. Why you should be sorry if someone says you are Indian, he is American, Indians are no good, Americans are good. Why be affected by bodily relationships? Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has advised us
Vrindaban
1974-02-07Guptajiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Guptaji — February 7, 1974

Letter to: Guptaji

Calcutta

My dear Guptaji:

Please accept my blessings. Sometime back, in your letter dated 23 September, 1973, you wrote as follows, regarding the front portion of our Vrindaban temple land given in charity by Geeta bai, wife of Kasiramji Saraf:
Vrindaban
1974-02-07Mukundaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mukunda — February 7, 1974

Letter to: Mukunda

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Dear Mukunda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 23, 1974.

I am glad to hear that you are now concentrating on improving the regulative life of the temple rather than so much advertising with brochures. This is very nice; this is what I want. A good example is better than precept. The pamphlet is precept, but if we don
Vrindaban
1974-02-07Pusta Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Pusta Krsna — February 7, 1974

Letter to: Pusta Krsna

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Dear Pusta Krsna Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 18, 1974.

Your report is very encouraging to me, that you distributed 110 Gitas in two days in Capetown, South Africa. You also find that there is good preaching to be done there among intelligent Indians and Europeans. And for the people in general you can hold kirtana and distribute prasadam sumptuously.
Vrindaban
1974-02-12Ravendra Guptaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ravendra Gupta — February 12, 1974

Letter to: Ravendra Gupta

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dear Ravendra Gupta,

Please accept my blessings. I have only recently received your letter of February 6, 1974, due to travelling.

I am very glad to hear you are following my instructions by chanting 16 rounds daily. In order to chant offenselessly, so that the chanting will have the greatest effect, one must avoid the four sinful activities. You have asked
Vrindaban
1974-02-14Brahmanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Brahmananda — February 14, 1974

Letter to: Brahmananda

Nairobi

Dear Brahmananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 24, 1974, which has only reached me now due to travelling.
New Delhi
1974-02-14Kurusresthaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kurusrestha — February 14, 1974

Letter to: Kurusrestha

Denver

Dear Kurusrestha das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 24, 1974 which has only now reached me due to my travelling.

Your report on activities in Denver center is very comprehensive and I can understand you are feeling full responsibility for all the devotees and operations under your care. Actually the more selfless dedication you apply yourself with, the more Krsna will be pleased and the more he will give you i…
New Delhi
1974-02-16Jayatirthaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayatirtha — February 16, 1974

Letter to: Jayatirtha

Dear Jayatirtha,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated February 4, 1974.

It is very reassuring for me that all our most important affairs located in world headquarters in Los Angeles are being well cared for under the guidance of your good self, Bali Mardan and Ramesvara. Therefore I have not become disturbed on that account because I know the BBT, Negotiations with Dai Nippon and financial matters are being taken care of even thou…
Bombay
1974-03-03Mahadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mahadeva — March 3, 1974

Letter to: Mahadeva

Dear Mahadeva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter which has been hand delivered to me here in our temple.

We will present our program at Bhaktivedanta Manor exactly in the line of Lord Caitanya, by kirtana, prasadam distribution and speaking from Bhagavad-gita. We cannot deviate even an inch in order to attract the followers of the ecology philosophy or any other materialistic, utopian movement. You say you know a number of influential …
Mayapur
1974-03-03Taittiriyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Taittiriya — March 3, 1974

Letter to: Taittiriya

Brooklyn

My dear Taittiriya,

Please accept my blessings. I was expecting you also in Mayapur along with your husband, but I think you have done rightly by not coming here in your pregnancy. I thank you for your kindly sending me some sugar and one hundred dollar bill.
Mayapur
1974-03-06Ananda Keshore Maharajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ananda Keshore Maharaja — March 6, 1974

Letter to: Ananda Keshore Maharaja

Vrindaban

Dear Ananda Keshore Maharaja,

Please accept my greetings. Your letter dated February 28th, reached me very late, on the 5th of February. So I am sorry I couldn
Mayapur
1974-03-06Brian Flemingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Brian Fleming — March 6, 1974

Letter to: Brian Fleming

Glasgow, Scotland

Dear Brian Fleming,

Please accept my blessings. I have received you undated letter from Glasgow, Scotland.

You write that you are becoming very involved in Krsna Consciousness but your wife is not very interested and you want to know from me whether you should leave her. It is not necessary to leave your wife. The important thing is that you yourself become Krsna Consciousness, she cannot check you one way or another, but you must yourself surrender…
Mayapur
1974-03-06Cyavanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Cyavana — March 6, 1974

Letter to: Cyavana

Santiago, Chile

Dear Cyavana Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I was glad to receive your letter of 1 February, 1974.

It is very encouraging for me that you are preaching in Santiago, Chile and you are getting good reception from the student class. This is just according to the order of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and so He must be very pleased upon you for assisting me in spreading Hare Krsna to every town and village.
Mayapur
1974-03-06Krpasindhuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Krpasindhu — March 6, 1974

Letter to: Krpasindhu

Dear Krpasindhu,

Please accept my blessings. Thank you for your report of activities in the Regina, Canada temple and your presentation of pictures of Radha and Krsna Deity which are very attractive. I hope you are becoming more enthusiastic by your stay in Mayapur and when you return to Canada you will go on increasingly in your preaching work.
Mayapur
1974-03-06Ravji Ganatraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ravji Ganatra — March 6, 1974

Letter to: Ravji Ganatra

Adipur, India

Dear Ravji Ganatra,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of February 23, 1974, and I have noted the contents.

Since you have gone we have not gone an inch forward. They have gone and made application for the police commissioner to give sanction, but it is still lying there and they do not say yes or no. There is no sanction as yet. Our position is not clear. I require your help very much. Things are standing in the sam…
Mayapur
1974-03-07Muralidharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Muralidhara — March 7, 1974

Letter to: Muralidhara

Dear Muralidhara,

Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter sent to Mayapur with a list of questions regarding your painting pictures for my books. The answers are as follows.
Mayapur
1974-03-11Tarun Kanti Ghosh Babuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tarun Kanti Ghosh Babu — March 11, 1974

Letter to: Tarun Kanti Ghosh Babu

My dear Tarun Kanti Babu,

Please accept my blessings. Since I attended the meeting last night I am feeling a new enthusiasm, over how potential the Krishna Consciousness movement is, based on the teaching of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Your good family has very great interest in Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and especially your grandfather Mahatma Sisir Kumar Ghose was a great friend of Bhaktivinode Thakura. So we are coming down in disciplic succession from Bhaktivin…
New Delhi
1974-03-12Madame Srimate Lilavati Munshiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madame Srimate Lilavati Munshi — March 12, 1974

Letter to: Madame Srimate Lilavati Munshi

Dear Madame Srimate Lilavati Munshi;

Kindly accept my greetings. When I was in Mayapur I received your invitation letter dated February 26; I received your letter on March 3rd, and was not able to attend, but I thank you very much.
New Delhi
1974-03-14All ISKCON Centersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: All ISKCON Centers — March 14, 1974

Letter to: All ISKCON Centers

Memorandum to All ISKCON Centers

My dear disciples,

Please accept my blessings. Now that our ISKCON is growing into a huge, world wide organization, it has come to my attention that sometimes centers are printing my literature, taking collection and spending all outside the jurisdiction of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. This must not go on.
Vrindaban
1974-03-14Hrdayanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hrdayananda — March 14, 1974

Letter to: Hrdayananda

Dear Hrdayananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I was pleased to appoint you as GBC of South America in the hope that you will organize the printing and distribution of my literature there, on the scale of the U.S. and European Zones. I have been informed there is a very good chance for spreading Krishna Consciousness in South America.
Vrindaban
1974-03-14Jayatirthaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayatirtha — March 14, 1974

Letter to: Jayatirtha

Dear Jaya tirtha,

Please accept my blessings. I have received two letters recently from Gandharva das Adhikari of the Los Angeles Temple. He is feeling some inconvenience, as he states it, due to the younger devotees not showing proper respect to him as he is their elder, old enough to be their father. So they should show the proper respect, as is befitting a Vaisnava, who offers respects to one and all. It is sometimes difficult for elderly people to live in our ISKCON s…
Vrindaban
1974-03-15Brian Marvinplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Brian Marvin — March 15, 1974

Letter to: Brian Marvin

Dear Brian Marvin,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your long letter dated February 14, 1974 and I have examined the contents.

Your first question is, how can the Vedas be considered eternal since they contain many historical references? But history is also eternal. For example, six months ago there was summer now there is a new season, and in another six months summer again. This calculation of one year is history but the summer and winter s…
Vrindaban
1974-03-15Jayatirthaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayatirtha — March 15, 1974

Letter to: Jayatirtha

My dear Jaya tirtha,

Please accept my blessings. There is a great blunder by the Union Bank in the matter of dispatching the monthly interest of $760.27 (Seven hundred and sixty dollars and twenty seven cents).As informed by your telegram they dispatched this amount to my account through the Charter Bank. I do not know when the Charter Bank received the money they advised the Punjab National Bank, however, on the 1st of March with some vouchers to be signed by me. As I wa…
Vrindaban
1974-03-15Ranchorplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ranchor — March 15, 1974

Letter to: Ranchor

Manchester, England

Dear Ranchor,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 1st, 1974, and I have examined the contents.

It is all right if you live independently as a grhastha provided you follow the rules and regulations. Chant together husband and wife and speak the philosophy exactly right as it comes in disciplic succession. You must speak Krsna Consciousness knowledge with no interpretation of your own.
Vrindaban
1974-03-16Dhrstaketuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dhrstaketu — March 16, 1974

Letter to: Dhrstaketu

Dear Dhrstaketu,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated February 28, 1974 and I have examined the contents.

Yes, it is all right that you devote your time to painting instead of street sankirtana. The main thing is that you be engaged in some worthwhile work for Krsna without wasting even a moment. Unless we are constantly engaged then there will be sickness and illicit sex automatically. So there is a good need for pictures in our …
Vrindaban
1974-03-16Satyahitplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satyahit — March 16, 1974

Letter to: Satyahit

Dear Satyahit,

Please accept my blessings. I am pleased to hear you have been preaching among the Gujarat community in Panama City and that they are sympathetic to our movement. We see now at our function in Vrindaban that hundreds of members are attending from all parts of the world. In this way our movement is unique, that not just the people of India are hearing about Krsna, but from all countries they are joining and becoming Vaisnavas by chanting Hare Krsna mantra, and…
Vrindaban
1974-03-17Dr. Ghoshplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dr. Ghosh — March 17, 1974

Letter to: Dr. Ghosh

Dear Dr. Ghosh;

Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter of 10 March 1974 and I have noted the contents carefully. I am very much pleased to learn you are so much advanced spiritually. I have seen your book,
Vrindaban
1974-03-18Madhudvisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhudvisa — March 18, 1974

Letter to: Madhudvisa

Dear Madhudvisa Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I have accepted the two Melbourne devotees for initiation as recommended by you and their names are given as follows:

Charles of the Sea
Vrindaban
1974-03-18Uttamaslokaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Uttamasloka — March 18, 1974

Letter to: Uttamasloka

Dear Uttama Sloka,

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

Rick Richert---Revati-prana-natha dasa
Vrindaban
1974-03-21Amarendraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Amarendra — March 21, 1974

Letter to: Amarendra

Gainesville

Dear Amarendra,

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

Don Rousse---Dhanesvara das Adhikari
Bombay
1974-03-21Bahudakplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bahudak — March 21, 1974

Letter to: Bahudak

Vancouver

Dear Bahudak,

Please accept my blessings. I have accepted for first initiation the following devotee recommended by you:

David McLeod---Devagiri das

You may send his beads to be chanted on by Jagadisa. Be sure to instruct him in the avoidance of the ten offenses and how he has now vowed in all seriousness never to fall down on the four sinful activities.
Bombay
1974-03-21Balavantaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Balavanta — March 21, 1974

Letter to: Balavanta

Atlanta

Dear Balavanta,

Please accept my blessings. I have accepted the devotees for first initiation according to your recommendations, and their spiritual names are as follows:

Gene Johnson
Bombay
1974-03-21Hasyakariplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hasyakari — March 21, 1974

Letter to: Hasyakari

ISKCON Buffalo

Dear Hasyakari,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of names recommended by your for first initiation. On your word I have accepted them as my disciples and their spiritual names are as follows.
Bombay
1974-03-21Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — March 21, 1974

Letter to: Jagadisa

Toronto

Dear Jagadisa,

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

Keith Haslar---
Bombay
1974-03-22Jayapataka , Bhavananda , Brahmanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayapataka , Bhavananda , Brahmananda — March 22, 1974

Letter to: Jayapataka , Bhavananda , Brahmananda

Mayapur

My dear Jayapataka Bhavananda, and Brahmananda Maharajas,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your express letter which arrived in Vrindaban March 19th, and I have noted the contents.
Bombay
1974-03-22Tejiyasplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tejiyas — March 22, 1974

Letter to: Tejiyas

New Delhi

Dear Tejyas,

Please accept my blessings. In response to your telephonic message, I beg to enclose herewith one check, #PHF 431993 for Rs 24,000.00 (Rupees twenty four thousand only) account paid in favor of Rajastani Moorti Kala Kendra, Jaipur, duly signed by me. Please acknowledge receipt and as far as I see the balance is now Rs 5,293.00 (Rupees five thousand, two hundred and ninety three only). Therefore let me know what is the further addition and also take an…
Bombay
1974-03-23Batu Gopalaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Batu Gopala — March 23, 1974

Letter to: Batu Gopala

Cleveland

Dear Batua Gopala,

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

Dan McGready
Bombay
1974-03-23Bhaktiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhakti — March 23, 1974

Letter to: Bhakti

San Diego

Dear Bhakti das,

Please accept my blessings. I have received from you the name of one devotee recommended for second initiation, Santipani devi dasi. So I am enclosing one gayatri mantra. Have her hear the mantra through the right ear, of me chanting gayatri. I have already cautioned you that the second initiation should be given out only when you are certain that the devotee is really following all our principles, so now instruct her further on the seriousness of …
Bombay
1974-03-23Damodaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Damodara — March 23, 1974

Letter to: Damodara

Dear Damodara,

Please accept my blessings. I have accepted the devotee recommended by you for first initiation and his spiritual name is as follows:

Douglas Duty,...Dandi dasa

His beads may be chanted on by Rupanuga Maharaja. Please hold a fire yajna and speak to him on the ten offenses against chanting. Personally see that he is chanting at least 16 rounds daily, without fail. By your own example you have to keep all the devotees enthusiastic and that is done by strict a…
Bombay
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
1974-03-23Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kirtanananda — March 23, 1974

Letter to: Kirtanananda

New Vrindaban

Dear Kirtanananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I have received from you the name of one devotee recommended for second initiation, namely Anadih das Brahmacari. So I am enclosing sacred thread and gayatri mantra. Have him hear the tape of me chanting the mantra through his right ear. Give him all good instruction and incorporate him into the New Vrindaban scheme according to his best service propensities. I will be glad to be receiving your regul…
Bombay
1974-03-23Mukundaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mukunda — March 23, 1974

Letter to: Mukunda

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Dear Mukunda,

Please accept my blessings. Enclosed please find a recent letter which was mailed and addressed to me, by Sarva Suhrit. By this letter he has put into writing his criminal intentions. I think you know him also, and there is no telling what he may actually attempt to do. Therefore I want you to go to the proper Scotland Yard investigators and present the letter by Sarva Suhrit. He constitutes a menace; he should be punished and a court case …
Bombay
1974-03-23Murtiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Murti — March 23, 1974

Letter to: Murti

Los Angeles

Dear Murti das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your recent letter in which you propose to come to Vrindaban with your wife to help with deities, construction and preaching at our Krishna Balarama temple. After consulting with the authorities there, we all agree it would be a very good idea. So please make arrangements for your transfer here. Our Vrindaban temple is perhaps our nicest building in the whole movement and I want at least 2…
Bombay
1974-03-24Bhagavanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhagavan — March 24, 1974

Letter to: Bhagavan

Dear Bhagavan das,

Please accept my blessings. I have received the names of the devotees recommended by you for first initiation, and upon your word I have accepted them as my disciples. There new spiritual names are as follows.
Bombay
1974-03-24Dayanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dayananda — March 24, 1974

Letter to: Dayananda

Dallas Gurukula

Dear Dayananda,

Please accept my blessings. I have received you written note of 3/8/74 with names for initiation. I have accepted the devotees named by you as my disciples and their spiritual names are as follows
Bombay
1974-03-25Hayagrivaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hayagriva — March 25, 1974

Letter to: Hayagriva

New Vrindaban

Dear Hayagriva,

Please accept my blessings. Since a long time I did not hear from you, but I am very anxious to see you.

Here in Bombay we have a nice spot. We are now in possession. It is just like a garden house. I shall be glad if you come here and live with me for some time. With my love for your wife and children, I beg to remain,
Bombay
1974-03-26Kanu Gandhiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kanu Gandhi — March 26, 1974

Letter to: Kanu Gandhi

Boston

Dear Kanu Gandhi,

Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 16 March, 1974.

Regarding the sale of the temple building at 40 North Beacon St., the best thing is to go and consult with our president in charge of the Boston branch, Trai das Adhikari.
Bombay
1974-03-26Sriman A. D. Bhendeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sriman A. D. Bhende — March 26, 1974

Letter to: Sriman A. D. Bhende

Bombay

Dear Sriman A.D. Bhende;

Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your kind note of 25-3-74.

Actually my program is to stay here a month, and I arrived on March 20, so I think you will be able to recover from your eye operation and come and see me. I am lecturing every night at the temple between 7 to 9 P.M. and I am staying at my apartment on Hare Krishna Land and you can visit me there any day after 5:00 P.M.
Bombay
 
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