Correspondence from His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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1972-11-18Bali-mardanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bali-mardana — November 18, 1972

Letter to: Bali-mardana

New York

My dear Bali Mardan,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 2, 1972, along with photos of a new building you have seen, but I did not yet receive the floor plans as you promised. So far advising you in this connection, what can I say? Now you must be able to judge these things as you have got experience and you are there, what can I do from such distant place? If you think it is nice, then try for it. But one thi…
Hyderabad
1972-11-18Bhanutanyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhanutanya — November 18, 1972

Letter to: Bhanutanya

My dear Bhanutanya dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated, and I have noted the contents with great concern. One thing is, I am very much sad to learn that you have left the company of the devotees over this incident at Gurukula school. Now you are living by yourself because you have been hurt by seeing that the children are sometimes mistreated, and because no one has taken your good advice in this connection. But you may be…
Hyderabad
1972-11-18Jagadisaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jagadisa — November 18, 1972

Letter to: Jagadisa

My dear Jagadisa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter from Vancouver dated November 2, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. Your question about travelling SKP parties in other zones I have answered several times before, so you may see the letters to Dhananjaya in London and others. The thing is, our main business is to distribute books, either here or there it doesn
Hyderabad
1972-11-18Jayadvaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayadvaita — November 18, 1972

Letter to: Jayadvaita

New York

My dear Jayadvaita,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 31, 1972, along with the latest copy of Back To Godhead #49, which I have read carefully and have appreciated to my complete satisfaction. I am so glad to know that you and the others at ISKCON Press are doing so wonderfully service in this way. These books and magazines are doing so wonderfully service in this way. These books and magazines are our most imp…
Hyderabad
1972-11-18Madhumangalaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Madhumangala — November 18, 1972

Letter to: Madhumangala

Amsterdam

My dear Madhumangala,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated, and I have noted the contents with care. So far your question is concerned, should the Jagannatha deity be bathed with water, that is not necessary. They should be washed once in a year, that is sufficient, 15 days before Rathayatra. That is called
Hyderabad
1972-11-18Rupa Vilasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rupa Vilasa — November 18, 1972

Letter to: Rupa Vilasa

Dallas

My dear Rupa Vilas,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 28, 1972, and I have noted the contents with care. I am very glad to learn that the children at Gurukula school are making good progress in their Krishna Consciousness education, that is very good news. Yes, if we simply train them properly they will come out just to the highest standard of Vaisnava devotee. And what is that training? Simply they should be en…
Hyderabad
1972-11-18Rupanugaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rupanuga — November 18, 1972

Letter to: Rupanuga

New York

My dear Rupanuga,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated, wherein you have requested me if you can again return to your wife. How is that? It will be a very bad example. It is not possible at all. Then you have to give up your sannyasi dress. So give up these thoughts. You cannot live together, that is not possible, neither you can see her or speak. If you want to keep her, she can remain separately and you can support her …
Hyderabad
1972-11-21Joshijiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Joshiji — November 21, 1972

Letter to: Joshiji

Nabha, India

My dear Joshiji,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter from Punjab State dated November 5, 1972, and I am very happy to hear that you have arrived in India safely and that you want to meet me. Yes, we were in Vrindaban during the Urja-vrata season, but now we are having our programme in Hyderabad until December 1st. From here I shall go to Ahmedabad for some few weeks, and from there to Bombay. I do not think we have got any programm…
Hyderabad
1972-11-21Niranjanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Niranjana — November 21, 1972

Letter to: Niranjana

Varanasi

My dear Niranjana,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 11, 1972, from Allahabad, and I have noted the contents with care. Of course I excuse my disciples always, but they should not take advantage of it. But whatever is done, is done. Now let us see what positive contribution we can produce for pushing on the message of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu all over the world. If you are serious to be an important assistant i…
Hyderabad
1972-11-23Hrdayanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hrdayananda — November 23, 1972

Letter to: Hrdayananda

Atlanta

[To Hrdayananda]

“Especially I am so much pleased to hear that you are travelling with a few men to each and every college campus to preach. That is wonderful news. Now try to build up and develop that programme to perfection, so that simply by hearing and seeing you the students will want to come forward to join this great movement. And distribute books, as many as you can
Hyderabad
1972-11-23Kurusresthaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kurusrestha — November 23, 1972

Letter to: Kurusrestha

Denver

My dear Kurusrestha,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 13, 1972, and I can well appreciate how the things are going on nicely in your Denver center. I am very glad to hear all the good news, especially that you want to sell books more and more. That is the best preaching work; each book sold means there is some practical effect of preaching, there is some tangible progress. So try to sell books as many as possi…
Hyderabad
1972-11-23Mr. Ravelplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mr. Ravel — November 23, 1972

Letter to: Mr. Ravel

Mr. V.L. Ravel

Cal-25

22-B School Row

My dear Mr. Ravel,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your postcard and have noted the contents carefully. Yes it is a fact that this material world is a place of tortures and only by taking shelter of the Spiritual Master and Lord Krishna can one obtain relief. So it is very good that you have come to this realization. Now you must show Krishna that you are sincere and determined by taking to the chanting of the Har…
Hyderabad
1973-03-23Niranjanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Niranjana — March 23, 1973

Letter to: Niranjana

Varanasi

My dear Niranjana:

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated the 12th of March and I have examined the contents with care. I think because I am travelling so much there is some problem in your letters reaching me. But now I want to leave so much travelling up to my able disciples and finish my translating work. So in a few days I am going to Bombay and then to London by the 1st, and then to L.A. via New York stopover.
Hyderabad
1973-03-23Pusta Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Pusta Krsna — March 23, 1973

Letter to: Pusta Krsna

Paris

My dear Pusta Krsna:

Please accept my blessings and I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated the 13th of March, with enclosures.

Yes, your study program is nice. By writing according to our realization we become more and more convinced and all doubts are destroyed. I have looked over your essay and I think you are understanding our philosophy rightly. Why don
Hyderabad
1973-03-23Satyabhamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Satyabhama — March 23, 1973

Letter to: Satyabhama

My dear Satyabhama:

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated February 20, 1973 and I am replying late because of so much recent travelling. I am here for a few days only, then to Bombay and on the 1st to London for a few days before going on to L.A. via New York.
Hyderabad
1973-03-23Sudamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sudama — March 23, 1973

Letter to: Sudama

Los Angeles

My dear Sudama:

Please accept my blessings and I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated the 12th March 1973 and I carefully examined the contents.

Radio and T.V. programs are alright if we can introduce our literature, like
Hyderabad
1973-03-24Bali-mardanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bali-mardana — March 24, 1973

Letter to: Bali-mardana

My dear Bali-mardana:

Please accept my blessings.

We are negotiating the purchase of the Bombay property for a lump sum cash payment of about 10 lakhs, which at the official rate amounts to about $130,000.
Hyderabad
1973-03-24Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Giriraja — March 24, 1973

Letter to: Giriraja

My dear Giriraja:

Please accept my blessings.

We want money for purchasing the land, about $130,000. Last time you attempted to take loan from the bank, but this was not fruitful because Srimati Morarji would not stand as guarantor. So, if you agree to return back the money with interest ($130,000) to our Mayapur construction work, then I shall arrange the money from USA.
Hyderabad
1974-04-20Bhavananda , Jayapatakaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Bhavananda , Jayapataka — April 20, 1974

Letter to: Bhavananda , Jayapataka

Mayapur

Dear Bhavananda and Jayapataka Maharajas,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters of April 15, 1974 and I thank you.

My point of view is this: whatever money you require I am already sending and will continue without hesitation to send, but I must be satisfied the money is properly spent. The first point is if I send you money for a certain purpose it must be spent for that purpose. Money for land must be spent for land purch…
Hyderabad
1974-04-20Hari basaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hari basara — April 20, 1974

Letter to: Hari basara

Spokane, Washington

Dear Hari basara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of April 7, 1974 along with other letters and literature regarding the World
Hyderabad
1974-04-21Hansaduttaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Hansadutta — April 21, 1974

Letter to: Hansadutta

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Dear Hansadutta,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your GBC report of April 11, 1974.

Your activities in book publication and distribution in the German and other European languages is very engladdening to me. I am enclosing the latest letter I have received from Wolf Rottkay and I am glad you have been able to engage him; cultivate this man, he is an important elderly professor in a U.S. university and wants to be engaged i…
Hyderabad
1974-04-21Presidents of all centers in Europe and Americaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Presidents of all centers in Europe and America — April 21, 1974

Letter to: Presidents of all centers in Europe and America

Calcutta

To The Presidents of all centers in Europe and America:

The bearer of this letter, Sriman Ranajit Sene, is a life member of our Society. He is going to visit Europe and America, so he should be received in every center as a life member. If he wants to stay in the temple he should be given facility.
Hyderabad
1974-04-21Unknownplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Unknown — April 21, 1974

Letter to: Unknown

Honolulu

This is to certify that Mr. Brent Selden, whose initiated name is Sudama das Goswami, is the president of our Honolulu Center, and therefore authorized to deal with all lands and property possessed by ISKCON.
Hyderabad
1974-04-21Whom it may concernplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Whom it may concern — April 21, 1974

Letter to: Whom it may concern

To Whom It May Concern;

This is to clarify and confirm the position of the Hawaii branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness of which I am the founder and spiritual master. The president of my Hawaii branch is Mr. Brent Selden. He is my authorized representative for any matters of land ownership or sale in the name of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in Hawaii. I have been informed of unauthorized attempts to sell land there …
Hyderabad
1974-04-23Mr. Saxenaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mr. Saxena — April 23, 1974

Letter to: Mr. Saxena

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Dear Mr. Saxena,

Please accept my greetings. I thank you for your letter of 16 April, 1974 addressed to our Bombay temple. For the present I am staying in Hyderabad and from here I will go to Tirupati to Balaji and by the 1st of May I will return to Bombay. I am very much pleased to know that you are trying to organize a home for retired gentlemen for fully devoting the rest of their lives for service to Lord Krsna.
Hyderabad
1974-04-23Niranjanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Niranjana — April 23, 1974

Letter to: Niranjana

Glasgow, Scotland

Dear Niranjana,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 9th April from Scotland.

You are asking what should your preaching work be now that you are attending the university. So the first preaching work is that yourself should become an ideal devotee. Lord Caitanya said that one should first make himself perfect and then attempt to instruct others. There is no point in telling another man to stop smoking if you yourself…
Hyderabad
1974-04-24Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — April 24, 1974

Letter to: Gurudasa

Vrindaban

Dear Gurudasa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 21, 1974, and I have examined the contents.

Regarding you report on construction progress I am glad to hear the building is roofed, however what about the backside residential quarters? Please give me up to date information on all phases on the construction.
Hyderabad
1974-04-24Mahadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mahadeva — April 24, 1974

Letter to: Mahadeva

Bombay

Dear Mahadeva,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of April 17, and I have noted the contents.

Syamasundara has invited me to go to London and if he sends tickets as promised then I am going by the first week of May. I shall personally study the situation as mentioned by you and make my judgement personally. At that time I shall consult with Syamasundara. But why is your presence necessary? As a devotee you should be satisfied se…
Hyderabad
1974-04-24Manager of Punjab National Bankplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Manager of Punjab National Bank — April 24, 1974

Letter to: Manager of Punjab National Bank

Manager

Punjab National Bank

Vrindaban, Dist. Mathura, U.P.

Attention: Mr. N. Gupta

Dear Sir;

With further reference to my letter dated April 8th, and your reply of April 15, I beg to request you to transfer 3 lacs (Rs 300,000.00) to your Punjab National Bank, Moti Bagh, New Delhi account Iskcon Vrindaban Temple Construction Fund account number 3867 in place of the one lac (Rs 100,000.00) previously said. Therefore the fixed deposit amount will be…
Hyderabad
1974-04-24Tejiyasplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tejiyas — April 24, 1974

Letter to: Tejiyas

New Delhi

Dear Tejyas,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters of April 11th, and April 22, 1974 and I have examined the contents.

I am enclosing the list of checks requested by you by Registered post except I am not sending one check for Rs 3,000 for deity clothes to be paid to the tailor Lalita Prasad of Vrindaban. Deity paraphernalia is supposed to be collected separately by Gurudasa and Yamuna, not come out of the construction fund as y…
Hyderabad
1976-08-20Ajitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ajita — August 20, 1976

Letter to: Ajita

Cleveland

My dear Ajita das,

Please accept my blessings. As per your letter of request, I am accepting on your recommendation the following for first and second initiation,

First Initiation
Hyderabad
1976-08-20Jayadharmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayadharma — August 20, 1976

Letter to: Jayadharma

Sydney

My dear Jayadharma das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 26 July 1976 with enclosed daksine of Rs. 2000/-and have noted the contents. I am pleased to accept on your recommendation the following as my disciples;
Hyderabad
1976-08-20Kapoorjiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Kapoorji — August 20, 1976

Letter to: Kapoorji

Vrindaban

My dear Kapoorji,

Please accept my blessings. I have just received your letter dated 4th April 1976. I have been away on a tour of Europe and America and upon returning to Bombay I have just gotten your letter. Therefore I have not replied sooner.
Hyderabad
1976-08-20Niranjanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Niranjana — August 20, 1976

Letter to: Niranjana

Glasgow

My dear Niranjana das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 3rd August 1976 and have noted the contents with care. Thank you very much for your concern. I have gotten much better. The opening of the temple in Hyderabad was very successful.
Hyderabad
1976-08-20Sampath Kumarplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sampath Kumar — August 20, 1976

Letter to: Sampath Kumar

Hyderabad

Dear Sampath Kumar,

Please accept my blessings. I am pleased to thank you for your kind help in organizing the Pratistha Yajnas for the opening ceremonies of the Sri Sri Radha-Madana-mohana Temple in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad
1976-08-20Taksyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Taksya — August 20, 1976

Letter to: Taksya

Trinidad

My dear Taksya das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 27, 1976 and have noted the contents.

I am pleased to accept on your recommendation Bhakta Walker for first initiation. His name will be Vayuvahana dasa. You may give him his name at a fire yajna and his beads may be chanted on by Hrdayananda Maharaja. Make sure that he is well aware of our four rules and regulations and that they are followed. Also make sure that he chant…
Hyderabad
1976-08-20Trivikramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Trivikrama — August 20, 1976

Letter to: Trivikrama

New York

My dear Trivikrama Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter dated July 29, 1976 and have noted the contents. Your idea of raising some funds and support in the West and then going back to Taiwan is a very good idea. Do it. This is a very good program. This is a very gentlemanly idea. Unless one has an office and a sitting place, no one really cares about you.
Hyderabad
1976-08-23G. L. Kapoorplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: G. L. Kapoor — August 23, 1976

Letter to: G. L. Kapoor

Delhi

Sri G.L. Kapoor;

Please find below my testimonial in honor of Sumati Morarji.

“Madame Sumati Morarji is a great friend of our Krishna Consciousness Movement. I first met her in connection with the printing of my Srimad-Bhagavatam and she was so kind as to immediately pay me 500 Rupees for it. Later on, in 1965 when I wanted to go to the USA, I appealed to this benevolent lady again to carry me aboard one of her ships to New York, and she immediately arranged for…
Hyderabad
1976-08-23Gurukrpaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurukrpa — August 23, 1976

Letter to: Gurukrpa

My dear Gurukrpa Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. During discussions with Jayapataka and Gargamuni Maharaja’s regarding the construction of the present new guest house in Mayapur, they informed me that 9,70,000.00 rupees are required to finish the project.
Hyderabad
1976-08-23Krsna Mahanu Bhavaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Krsna Mahanu Bhava — August 23, 1976

Letter to: Krsna Mahanu Bhava

Hyderabad

Dear Krsna das Mahanu Bhava,

Please accept my blessings. Thank you very much for your kind offering of books and daksina. May you be blessed by Lord Krishna so that you may become His pure devotee. I do not know Marathi but I appreciated the books very much.
Hyderabad
1976-08-23Lokanathaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Lokanatha — August 23, 1976

Letter to: Lokanatha

Vrindaban

My dear Lokanatha Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in receipt of your letter dated 13 August 1976 and have noticed the contents with care. I am very very pleased to learn that you are preaching so nicely. May Krsna bless you and give you more and more abilities. I shall let you know my program when I reach Delhi. I shall be in Delhi on the evening of the 25th of this month. Then after a week I shall go to Vrndavana. I shall chalk out my program at this…
Hyderabad
1976-08-23Pusta Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Pusta Krsna — August 23, 1976

Letter to: Pusta Krsna

Berkeley

My dear Pusta Krsna Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 6, 1976 and have noted the contents. Please send that Bhavan’
Hyderabad
1976-08-23Ramesvaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ramesvara — August 23, 1976

Letter to: Ramesvara

Los Angeles

My dear Ramesvara Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of the BBT Trustees report and have heard your proposal for funding the Mayapur project. Yes your proposal sounds very nice and you may do it. It is very good that this project be a world-wide effort.
Hyderabad
1976-08-23Sri Paramanand Patelplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sri Paramanand Patel — August 23, 1976

Letter to: Sri Paramanand Patel

Sriman Paramanand Patel

c/o Yoga Vidyalaya Ashram

Rajnandjaon M.P.

Dear Sri Paramanand Patel,

Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 16 August 1976 and have noted the contents with care. I have already left Bombay and I presently am at my Hyderabad center, leaving for Delhi on the 25th of August. I shall remain there up to September 2nd or 3rd and then we shall go to Vrndavana. The distance from Delhi to Vrndavana is not very muc…
Hyderabad
1976-08-23Tusta Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Tusta Krsna — August 23, 1976

Letter to: Tusta Krsna

Auckland, New Zealand

My dear Tusta Krsna Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of 10 August 1976 and have noted the contents. Your idea and completion of the kirtana hall etc. is very nice. You can visit our farm projects at New Vrndavana and the New York Farm in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. They do everything very nicely and you can develop your farm on their model. That you are growing all your own grains is very good. It is my ambitio…
Hyderabad
1976-12-02Brahmanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Brahmananda — December 2, 1976

Letter to: Brahmananda

Nairobi

My dear Brahmananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 15, 1976.

I’m very glad to hear that Mr. Karsan and others are prepared to collect the entire amount for the house in Mombassa. I am enclosing a letter of encouragement for Mr. Karsan.
Hyderabad
1976-12-02Krsna Kantiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Krsna Kanti — December 2, 1976

Letter to: Krsna Kanti

Los Angeles

My dear Krsna Kanti,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 23, 1976 along with the record album.

The music is nice for the nondevotee class of men. However, the picture on the album cover is not nice. Why this crazy picture? This will not help our cause. They will not be able to understand. They will think it is change of body, not of heart. We have got so many nice pictures of Krsna.
Hyderabad
1976-12-02Mr. Karsanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Mr. Karsan — December 2, 1976

Letter to: Mr. Karsan

Dear Mr. Karsan,

Please accept my blessings.

I have heard from Brahmananda Swami that you are organizing the purchase of the house in Mombassa that we want as Krishna’s temple. All the blessings of Krishna are with you.
Hyderabad
1976-12-02Ramesvaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Ramesvara — December 2, 1976

Letter to: Ramesvara

Los Angeles

My dear Ramesvara,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 26, 1976.

If they are giving us trouble to distribute at the airports, then go to the courts. What can be done? We already have favorable decisions from some courts. We are doing something good for the whole world. Present the scholars
Hyderabad
1976-12-02Vrikodaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Vrikodara — December 2, 1976

Letter to: Vrikodara

New Orleans

My dear Vrikodara,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 8, 1976.

Upon your recommendation I will accept the devotees you have recommended as my duly initiated disciples. Now hold a fire sacrifice. Instruct them on the offenses to be avoided while chanting the Holy Names. They must promise to always chant a minimum of 16 rounds and strictly follow the four regulative principles. Balavanta may chant on their beads. Their…
Hyderabad
1976-12-04Jayapatakaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayapataka — December 4, 1976

Letter to: Jayapataka

Mayapur

My dear Jayapataka,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated Nov. 2 and nil.

If you can get concessional paper there that’s alright. Do it.
Hyderabad
1976-12-05Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Giriraja — December 5, 1976

Letter to: Giriraja

Bombay

My dear Giriraja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 27/11/76.

After thorough deliberation it seems much better for us to go straight from Hyderabad to Vardha instead of going first to Bombay. There is no advantage in going first to Bombay. There is a train which goes direct from Hyderabad to Vardha called the daksina express. It goes every night at 10:15 from Hyderabad arriving in Vardha the next morning at 8 AM. This way I can le…
Hyderabad
1976-12-07Jayapataka, Bhavanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayapataka, Bhavananda — December 7, 1976

Letter to: Jayapataka, Bhavananda

Mayapur

My dear Jayapataka and Bhavananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 3, 1976.

Yes, I sanction your getting the necessary funds from the MVT (1 1/2 lakhs). One thing is, you say you have received $10,000 from Gurukrpa for a generator. However, that should not cost more than $6,000. The balance can be utilized in the building scheme.
Hyderabad
1976-12-07Pancaratnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Pancaratna — December 7, 1976

Letter to: Pancaratna

Mayapur

My dear Pancaratna,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 2nd November, 1976.

Yes, try to make Bhagavata Darsana a regular monthly journal. We have got enough material. Simply it has to be translated to Bengali. Either from old Back to Godheads or from our books.
Hyderabad
1976-12-08Dr. Suresh Candraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dr. Suresh Candra — December 8, 1976

Letter to: Dr. Suresh Candra

West Bengal

Dear Dr. Suresh Candra,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your Bengali letter dated Nov. 26, 1976. I have noted the contents carefully.
Hyderabad
1976-12-10Jayatirtha, Bhagavanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayatirtha, Bhagavan — December 10, 1976

Letter to: Jayatirtha, Bhagavan

Dear Jayatirtha and Bhagavan prabhus,

Please accept my blessings. I am very satisfied with the work Harikesa Swami is doing there in Germany and Eastern Europe, therefore in order to encourage him and give him facility to rectify the situation in Germany, I have appointed him as acting GBC/BBT until the Mayapur meeting. You GBC men should please help him in his efforts to win the case there as this case will decide the future of our movement there in Europe.
Hyderabad
1976-12-10Vicitraviryaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Vicitravirya — December 10, 1976

Letter to: Vicitravirya

Bhaktivedanta Manor

My dear Vicitravirya,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 8th December, 1976.

Upon your recommendation I am pleased to accept the devotees; Tirthakara das, Mahavidya das, Jagatam dasi, Jagannathaisvare dasi, for second initiation. Now, hold a fire yajna for devotees only. Let the new brahmanas hear the tape of me chanting Gayatri in their right ears, and teach them to chant on their finger divisions.
Hyderabad
1976-12-11Dina Bandhuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Dina Bandhu — December 11, 1976

Letter to: Dina Bandhu

Portland

My dear Dina Bandhu,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Nov. 25, 1976.

Upon your recommendation I am pleased to accept the devotees you have recommended for initiation. For first initiation their new names are; Sam R.
Hyderabad
1976-12-11Gaura Govindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gaura Govinda — December 11, 1976

Letter to: Gaura Govinda

My dear Gaura Govinda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 30/11/76.

Yes, as soon as we get electricity, the sooner it will be fit for my coming there. For my translation work I require electricity. I am going to Wardha on the 17th. Find out the travel arrangements from Wardha to Bhuvaneśvara. Whether there is a direct railway line? Or are there airplane flights from Nagpur to Bhuvaneśvara?
Hyderabad
1976-12-11Prabhusvarupaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Prabhusvarupa — December 11, 1976

Letter to: Prabhusvarupa

Haridasapur

My dear Prabhusvarupa Das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 4/12/76.

Regarding the construction of the boundary wall you may consult with Jayapataka Swami and Bhavananda Goswami. They
Hyderabad
1976-12-11Purnaprajnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Purnaprajna — December 11, 1976

Letter to: Purnaprajna

Calcutta

My dear Purnaprajna,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 7/12/76.

Who says you are a bhajananandi. Don’t be a bhajananadi. As soon as you become a bhajananandi you
Hyderabad
1976-12-12Aksayanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Aksayananda — December 12, 1976

Letter to: Aksayananda

Vrindaban

My dear Aksayananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 8th December, 1976.

You have sent me the balances recorded in the passbook, but I want the balance according to the bank. Please do this immediately. Find out from the bank manager what the balance of these two accounts are and send the information to me immediately. Also, what is the progress with the municipal affairs? Please send me a full report.
Hyderabad
1976-12-12Girirajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Giriraja — December 12, 1976

Letter to: Giriraja

Bombay

My dear Giriraja,

Please accept my blessings.

Sriman Sri Krishna Badruka, son of Hariprasada Badruka, who is staying in our temple there, may stay for one month more. By the end of January he will leave his room. So, there is no cause for agitation.
Hyderabad
1976-12-12Rajivaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Rajiva — December 12, 1976

Letter to: Rajiva

Delhi

My dear Rajiva,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated nil.

Regarding your working on the translation of the second canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam, we shall see later on, for now just try to finish what you have begun.
Hyderabad
1976-12-12Sukadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Sukadeva — December 12, 1976

Letter to: Sukadeva

Seattle

My dear Sukadev,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 26, 1976.

So, Gurukrpa says one thing and you say something else. What can I say? Now you should consult with Ramesvara and Hrdayananda Maharajas about your engagement. Work under their direction. That will be alright.
Hyderabad
1976-12-14Gurudasaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurudasa — December 14, 1976

Letter to: Gurudasa

Bombay

My dear Gurudasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 6/12/76.

Jagadisa informs me that Sri Garbha came to him saying that he preferred to go to Mayapur, but that due to pressure from you he had agreed to go to Poland. So, for the time being let him go to Mayapur. We require many men there also. When he has to leave India he can then go to Poland. Are you going to Vrindaban?
Hyderabad
1976-12-14Gurukrpaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Gurukrpa — December 14, 1976

Letter to: Gurukrpa

Honolulu

My dear Gurukrpa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 29 Nov. 1976.

Your proposal to purchase a new temple in Sydney is good. I remember the bay side, it is the best side. It
Hyderabad
1976-12-14Lokanathaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Lokanatha — December 14, 1976

Letter to: Lokanatha

Kanpur

My dear Lokanatha,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 10/12/76.

The preaching work you are doing is very good. Continue this program enthusiastically and increase your number of company. You have to create devotees by your preaching work and train them according to your needs. Krsna has given you and your companions a very nice responsibility. If you like you can go all over India and make it more and more in that way. Try to dist…
Hyderabad
1976-12-14Yasomatinandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Yasomatinandana — December 14, 1976

Letter to: Yasomatinandana

Ahmedabad

My dear Yasomatinandana,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 7/12/76.

The publishing you are doing is very good. That is very enthusiastic propaganda work.
Hyderabad
1976-12-17Jayatirthaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Jayatirtha — December 17, 1976

Letter to: Jayatirtha

Bhaktivedanta Manor

My dear Jayatirtha,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated December 1st, 1976 from South Africa.

That the devotees refuse to follow those who do not keep strictly to the regulative principles is very nice. These practices are our spiritual strength.
Hyderabad
1976-12-17Vegavanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Vegavan — December 17, 1976

Letter to: Vegavan

Stockholm

My dear Vegavan,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 76/12/03.

Regarding the question you have asked, you can give a very straight answer. Bhagavad-gita says,
Hyderabad
 
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