Correspondence from His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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1974-11-22A. K. Shivdasaniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: A. K. Shivdasani — November 22, 1974

Letter to: A. K. Shivdasani

15E (2, self help co-operative

housing society Ltd.,

St. Francis Road,

Vile Parle) West,

Bombay, 400 056

My dear Sri AK Shivdasani,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated 10/11/74 and have noted the contents. We are having discourses here every evening at 7:30pm on Srimad-Bhagavatam and you are cordially invited to attend the discourses as well as the Arati and the Kirtana. Regarding the opening of the Vrindaban Temple that will ta…
Bombay
1971-11-04A. S. Khannaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: A. S. Khanna — November 4, 1971

Letter to: A. S. Khanna

Aban Villa

Santacruz East

Bombay-55

My dear Sri A. S. Khanna,

Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated and have noted the contents. You will be glad to know that by the first week of January, 1972, I will be returning to Bombay for about two weeks, and I shall be glad to see you at that time.
Calcutta
1976-09-15ALL GBC MEMBERSplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: ALL GBC MEMBERS — September 15, 1976

Letter to: ALL GBC MEMBERS

NOTE TO ALL GBC MEMBERS:

Please let it be known that Nitai has become a venomous serpent. Be careful of him.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

ACBS/hs
Vrindaban
1967-10-28Aatieplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Aatie — October 28, 1967

Letter to: Aatie

My dear Aatie,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated Oct. 19 & I am so happy that a boy of 17 years can feel so nicely about Krishna Consciousness. I am so happy that the Krishna Consciousness movement is attracting young innocent hearts of America. From this I can think that the future of this movement is very hopeful. I was very glad to learn that you are following our four principle rules, therefore your picking up of the process of acquiri…
Navadvipa
1975-11-12Abhinandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhinanda — November 12, 1975

Letter to: Abhinanda

Seattle

My dear Abhinanda das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 18, 1975. Yes, this is very good that you have taken seriously our programs here in India such as the book distributing. This is very important. It is a very good idea for the Seattle temple to finance the purchase of a vehicle as well as monthly finances for travel and maintaining and operating expenses of the vehicle. So you can take a leading part in this program…
Bombay
1976-07-17Abhinandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhinanda — July 17, 1976

Letter to: Abhinanda

Mayapur

My dear Abhinanda dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 7, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care. There is a great future for making standing orders in India undoubtedly. So now this program must go on very nicely and Krishna will give you all support. In Kuruksetra University, we gave some books to the Vice-chancellor. Please inquire what is their decision concerning taking books and standing order. Thank you very…
New York
1975-07-23Abhinanda, Gopesvaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhinanda, Gopesvara — June 23, 1975

Letter to: Abhinanda, Gopesvara

Hyderabad

My dear Abhinanda and Gopesvara das:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 15, 1975 from Bhuvaneśvara and was very glad to read the contents how you are selling books there. You have done a great service, and I am very pleased with you. So far for selling books in India, we do not require a license. We are already selling our books there. From where have you gotten this idea? Perhaps they clear the books from the cu…
Los Angeles
1975-08-17Abhinanda, Gopesvaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhinanda, Gopesvara — August 17, 1975

Letter to: Abhinanda, Gopesvara

Hyderabad

My dear Abhinanda das and Gopesvara das:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 25, 1975 and have noted the contents. Your success of book distribution to the libraries has given me great pleasure. Gopala Krishna has discussed with me the problem of selling books imported under the present CCP. We are planning to import books for sale to libraries through an importer of books in Delhi. The arrangements will be finali…
Bombay
1970-07-14Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — July 14, 1970

Letter to: Abhirama

Detroit

My dear Abhirama,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter sent through Bhagavan das dated 30th June, 1970, and the contents are very encouraging. I am so glad to know that you are an intelligent boy, happily married and now engaged in advancement of Krsna consciousness under the careful guidance of Sriman Bhagavan das. Please continue to study very thoroughly our Krsna consciousness way of spiritual life and with the help of Bhagavan…
Los Angeles
1971-03-05Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — March 5, 1971

Letter to: Abhirama

Columbus, Ohio

My dear Abhirama Das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter undated and have noted the contents carefully. I am very anxious that Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Bombay
1971-05-05Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — May 5, 1971

Letter to: Abhirama

My dear Abhirama,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated April 23 and have noted the contents. I am very glad to know that one new brahmacarini has donated $15,000 and a new car. My thanks to her and she will be initiated as soon as you recommend. So far as distributing the fifteen thousand dollars, I would advise you to send this money to ISKCON PRESS for printing Bhagavad-gita As It Is enlarged edition. They require about $20,000 out of which…
Malaysia
1971-08-31Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — August 31, 1971

Letter to: Abhirama

Baltimore

My dear Abhirama,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 27th August, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. Your proposal to open centers in South America by your
London
1971-09-09Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — September 9, 1971

Letter to: Abhirama

Baltimore

My dear Abhirama,

Please accept my blessings. With further reference to my letter dated 31st August, 1971, I have already asked you to consult with the GBC members before purchasing the boat. So do not purchase this boat unless all the GBC members agree. I understand that some of the GBC members are not favorably disposed to this proposal of purchasing a boat. In one letter I have read
Mombassa, Kenya
1971-11-27Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — November 27, 1971

Letter to: Abhirama

My dear Abhirama das,

Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of November 19, 1971, along with sailboat plans, and I have noted the contents carefully. The plans are very nice, and I want that such a
Vrindaban
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
1972-02-16Abhiramaplugin-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
1973-03-06Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — March 6, 1973

Letter to: Abhirama

My dear Abhirama:

Please accept my blessings and I beg to acknowledge receipt of your unsigned report dated the 18th of February. I have just arrived here a few days ago and by the 15th I shall go to Mayapur on the festival celebration of Lord Caitanya
Calcutta
1973-12-01Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — December 1, 1973

Letter to: Abhirama

My dear Abhirama,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 14, 1973. Regarding the initiations, I accept the following as my initiated disciples:
Los Angeles
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
1974-08-16Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — August 16, 1974

Letter to: Abhirama

Coconut Grove, Florida

My dear Abhirama das:

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 15, 1974 and have noted the contents. I have accepted the students upon your recommendation as my initiated disciples. Their spiritual names are as follows:
Vrindaban
1975-01-16Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — January 16, 1975

Letter to: Abhirama

Coconut Grove, Florida

My dear Abhirama das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Jan. 7, 1975 and have noted the contents. I have accepted the ten persons whom you have recommended for second initiation and their threads have been enclosed along with mantra sheet. I have also accepted the three you have recommended for first initiation. Their names are: William
Bombay
1975-08-21Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — August 21, 1975

Letter to: Abhirama

Miami

My dear Abhirama das:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 18, 1975, and upon your recommendation I am accepting the following as my initiated disciples and their names are: Sunil Awatramani
New Delhi
1976-01-09Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — January 9, 1976

Letter to: Abhirama

Miami

My dear Abhirama,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated 8th December, 1975. I have replied your previous letter. I do not know why you have not received it.
Bombay
1976-05-09Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — May 9, 1976

Letter to: Abhirama

Calcutta

My dear Abhirama das,

Please accept my blessings. Please let me know how negotiations are going on with acquiring the park across the way, for making “Bhaktivedanta Park.” You should concentrate on getting the park. The house is of secondary importance.
Honolulu
1976-05-20Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — May 20, 1976

Letter to: Abhirama

Calcutta

My dear Abhirama das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 9, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care.

You can continue to work at trying to get the park for constructing our temple there as previously planned. Keep me informed as to the progress.
Honolulu
1976-06-07Abhiramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Abhirama — June 7, 1976

Letter to: Abhirama

Calcutta

My dear Abhirama das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 29, 1976, and I have noted the contents with care.

Our plan is to be presented in the following way: This is for beautifying the park. Our temple is not sectarian. Just as any beautiful spot is attractive to the public, so all members of the public will be invited to come. We shall decorate the park very nicely, and it will be open for all nations, and all sects. Take i…
Los Angeles
1974-05-01Acarya Prabhakar Mishraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acarya Prabhakar Mishra — May 1, 1974

Letter to: Acarya Prabhakar Mishra

New Delhi

My dear Acarya Prabhaker,

Please accept my greetings. I am due receipt of your letter dated 24/4/74 and I have noted the contents carefully.

Sometimes in the year 1950 or 51 I first met you in Jhansi and since then we were very intimately connected and you took Hare Nama from me and I also expected in the future both of us would preach the Krsna Consciousness movement all over the world. So practically more than 20 years have passed and you are wo…
Bombay
1975-07-01Acarya Prabhakar Mishraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acarya Prabhakar Mishra — July 1, 1975

Letter to: Acarya Prabhakar Mishra

Acarya Prabhakar Mishra

E-91, Kirti Nagar,

New Delhi-15

INDIA

My dear Prabhakar:

Please accept my blessings. I wrote you one letter on May 31, 1975, but I have not received any reply from you. Did you see Nandaji in this connection?
Denver
1975-08-28Acarya Prabhakar Mishraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acarya Prabhakar Mishra — August 28, 1975

Letter to: Acarya Prabhakar Mishra

Acarya Prabhakar Mishra

Ex. Vice Chancellor:

M.S.A. University (Bihar)

C-121, Keerti Magar,

New Delhi-15

My dear Prabhakar Mishra:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 6, 1975 addressed to my Los Angeles address and redirected from there just now. I am enclosing herewith one invitation card to our Janmastami and Vyasa Puja Day celebration. So if you come we can discuss further the points.
Vrindaban
1977-03-20Acharya Omkar Giriplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acharya Omkar Giri — March 20, 1977

Letter to: Acharya Omkar Giri

Mahant, Beni Madhav Temple,

Lecturer, Dhana,

Sagar, M.P.

Sri Mayapur Chandradoya Mandir

P.O. Sreedham Mayapur,

Dist. Nadia, West Bengal.

Dear Sri Giriji,

Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 13th March, 1977. I am glad that you have appreciated the transcendental atmosphere of Sreedham Mayapur.
1977-04-06Acharya Omkar Giriplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acharya Omkar Giri — April 6, 1977

Letter to: Acharya Omkar Giri

Mahant, Beni Madhav,

Temple Lect. Dhana,

Sagar, M.P.

Hare Krishna Land

Juhu Road, Juhu

Bombay 500 054

Dear Shri Giriji,

Please accept my greetings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated.
1976-09-20Acyutaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyuta — September 20, 1976

Letter to: Acyuta

Sao Paulo, Brazil

My dear Acyuta das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 7, 1976 and the enclosed Magazine article. The article looks very nice and the pictures are very positively descriptive. Continue your nice preaching work there with great enthusiasm.
Vrindaban
1967-01-30Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — January 30, 1967

Letter to: Acyutananda

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. Since Kirtanananda is absent certainly you are feeling some strain. But the more you serve Krishna the more you become stronger. I hope you are being properly assisted by your other Godbrothers. I shall be glad to hear from you. May Krishna give you all protection in the discharge of your transcendental duties.
San Francisco
1968-03-01Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — March 1, 1968

Letter to: Acyutananda

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter addressed to Mukunda and Guru das, in which you write to say that I may send you a telegram sanctioning your return. This means that you have become very much anxious to return back to USA, and I have become very much anxious to return back to USA, and I have also already sanctioned it, in reply to your last letter post-dated Feb. 21. The real thing is that you are feeling alone, and because you…
Los Angeles
1968-09-15Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — September 15, 1968

Letter to: Acyutananda

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your note along with Jaya Govinda’s. The Bengali which you’ve written are simply nonsense. They are full of mistakes. And each and every word is misspelled. Just like you have written,
San Francisco
1970-01-27Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — January 27, 1970

Letter to: Acyutananda

Calcutta

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 21 January, 1970, and it is very encouraging that you have very good ambition for developing our Mayapur center. Your present program that you are constantly engaged in Kirtana at about 40 places, that is very very good appointments. Our first and foremost business is to preach and by Krishna
Los Angeles
1970-03-15Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — March 15, 1970

Letter to: Acyutananda

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 10 March, 1970. In the meantime I have received the package of badailaich very timely. Devananda told me that there was only one pod balance, so it arrived very timely. Thank you very much.
Los Angeles
1970-04-11Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — April 11, 1970

Letter to: Acyutananda

Calcutta

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 6th April, 1970. Just before receiving this letter, I have sent another letter to you dated 9th April, 1970.
Los Angeles
1970-06-14Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — June 14, 1970

Letter to: Acyutananda

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter undated, in which you have acknowledged to have received my letter of the 2nd June, 1970. Previous to this, also I received one letter from you probably from Krishnanagar.
Los Angeles
1970-07-04Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — July 4, 1970

Letter to: Acyutananda

Calcutta

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 21st June, 1970, as well as the telegram conveying the news of Jayapataka’s arrival. I am also enclosing a letter for him in reply to his letter from Brussels.
Los Angeles
1970-11-14Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — November 14, 1970

Letter to: Acyutananda

My dear Acyutananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 29th, 1970, and noted the contents. Regarding taking introduction from some persons to their friends for making life members, don
Bombay
1971-06-28Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — June 28, 1971

Letter to: Acyutananda

Mayapur

My dear Acyutananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am very much anxious to know of the progress of work at Mayapur. Before my leaving Calcutta it was estimated that Rs 5000/- would be required for fencing the whole ground with iron stand and barb wiring. I left this money with Tamala Krishna for doing this work immediately, but from his latest letter I understand it has not been done and the estimate has increased to Rs 14,000. I do not know who submitt…
London
1971-08-07Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — August 7, 1971

Letter to: Acyutananda

Mayapur

My dear Acyutananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated 8th July, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. I am very glad that at least one cottage is set up in Mayapur in our own land so that when I go back again I shall be able to stay there at your care. Mayapur construction will be of grand scale and Tamala wishes that the 1 matter be given to a big contractor, but I think we should do the construction ourselves.…
London
1971-08-14Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — August 14, 1971

Letter to: Acyutananda

Mayapur

My dear Acyutananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter dated 25th July, 1971 and have noted the contents. It is very encouraging that you are developing our Mayapur center very nicely. The fences are complete and now you are sowing some hedge plants. Do it nicely. I have seen the photos of the cottage you have proposed and it is very attractive. In the mean time I sent you one letter dated 7th August, 1971, about t…
London
1972-05-16Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — May 16, 1972

Letter to: Acyutananda

Mayapur

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 9, 1972, and you have done very nicely in the meeting at Navadvipa. You have done right, that is the proper spirit. Sometime ago you asked my permission for accepting some disciples, now the time is approaching very soon when you will have many disciples by your strong preaching work. Stick to the line of our strong preaching method and many misguided persons w…
Honolulu
1972-06-08Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — June 8, 1972

Letter to: Acyutananda

Calcutta

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 1, 1972, and I have noted the contents with great pleasure. I am very glad to hear that you are going to take Indian citizenship and passport. Now you be in charge of our Mayapur Center. Practically speaking you were my first disciple, and I think it is Bhaktivinode
Los Angeles
1972-06-12Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — June 12, 1972

Letter to: Acyutananda

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter from Calcutta dated June 12, 1972, and have appreciated the contents. I am especially pleased that you have stayed some days and got the tapes of Lalita Prashad Thakura for posterity. If you send them to Syamasundara immediately he has all facilities here to transcribe them, and get them printed immediately. As for the manuscripts, you can call Satchidananda from Vrndavana, he can write i…
Los Angeles
1972-06-28Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — June 28, 1972

Letter to: Acyutananda

Calcutta

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 20, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. But I do not find any mention of how the progress is going on at Mayapur. This is our very important project, and I have entrusted the work to Tamala Krsna, yourself, along with Bhavananda and Jayapataka, but none of you are writing in this respect so I do not know what is happening there. So I am very much concerned …
Los Angeles
1972-07-15Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — July 15, 1972

Letter to: Acyutananda

Calcutta

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 7, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the songs by Jayadeva,
London
1972-07-22Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — July 22, 1972

Letter to: Acyutananda

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 16, 1972, along with two tapes and one book. The book contains some derogatory remarks about my Guru Maharaja, therefore we shall having nothing to do with printing it. In fact, since Lalita Prasad Thakura has not fulfilled his promise to give us that Birnagar land for our ISKCON center, so we shall not have any more to do with printing any books by Bhaktivinode Thakura or anyo…
Paris
1972-07-29Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — July 29, 1972

Letter to: Acyutananda

Calcutta

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 18, 1972, and I have noted the contents. One thing is, Sriman Lalita Prasad Thakura has not fulfilled his promise to give us that place in Birnagar for our ISKCON Temple. So I don
Amsterdam
1972-08-05Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — August 5, 1972

Letter to: Acyutananda

Vrindaban

My dear Acyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter from Vrindaban dated July 29, 1972 and I have noted the contents carefully. Now you please remain there and jointly help Gurudasa and the other two Indian boys and hold as much as you can kirtana and discourses widely all over the Vrindaban village. Take help from Visvambhara Goswami and the other good Godbrothers and make our presence in Vrindaban very impressive and …
London
1973-11-01Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — November 1, 1973

Letter to: Acyutananda

Hyderabad

My dear Acyutananda Maharaja:

Please accept my blessings. Enclosed please find one letter addressed to me from one of our Bengali devotees, which I am forwarding to you for necessary action. Try to pacify him if he is offended. Everyone comes to us to offer voluntary service, so amongst ourselves there must be good behavior. One may not feel sorry. So the leaders must take precautions as far as possible.
New Delhi
1974-05-31Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — May 31, 1974

Letter to: Acyutananda

Hyderabad

My dear Acyutananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of May 25th, and I have noted the contents.

It appears there is good chance we may get permission for our men to enter Jagannatha Puri temple if we can present the right documents. My idea is that you present the enclosed statement proving our men are bona fide Hindus to Swami Cinmayananda who you say is sympathetic to us on this point. Have him copy this sta…
Geneva
1974-06-08Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — June 8, 1974

Letter to: Acyutananda

Hyderabad

My dear Acyutananda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of May 25th and have examined the contents.

You should not write anything to Madhava Maharaja
Paris
1974-06-14Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — June 14, 1974

Letter to: Acyutananda

Hyderabad

My dear Acyutananda Maharaja,

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

I am glad you have received my letter and mailed it to Swami Cinmayananda; so we shall see if they are able to help us so that we may enter Jagannatha Puri Temple with our disciples.
Paris
1975-06-27Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — June 27, 1974

Letter to: Acyutananda

Hyderabad

My dear Acyutananda Swami:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 5, 1975 and have noted the contents. Regarding the question of New Vrindaban that should be referred to Kirtanananda Swami who can deal with it directly.
Denver
1975-09-03Acyutanandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda — September 3, 1975

Letter to: Acyutananda

Bombay

My dear Acyutananda Swami:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 30, 1975 with enclosed clippings. They are very nice. You have done nicely. If you can get money, I have no objection to your getting a bus.
Vrindaban
1970-10-23Acyutananda , Kirtananandaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda , Kirtanananda — October 23, 1970

Letter to: Acyutananda , Kirtanananda

My dear Acyutananda and Kirtanananda Maharajas,

Please accept my blessings. I have not heard from either of you since my coming this side to Bombay, so I am very anxious to know how you are each making life members.
Amritsar
1968-08-21Acyutananda, Jayagovindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda, Jayagovinda — August 21, 1968

Letter to: Acyutananda, Jayagovinda

Dear Acyutananda and Jaya Govinda,

Please accept my blessings. I have received so many letters from both of you and I am replying today summarily, especially your joint letter dated July 27, 1968, and Jaya Govinda
Montreal
1968-10-13Acyutananda, Jayagovindaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda, Jayagovinda — October 13, 1968

Letter to: Acyutananda, Jayagovinda

My dear Acyutananda and Jaya Govinda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your joint letter dated Oct. 4, 1968, redirected from New York, and along with another separate letter from Acyutananda explaining your desire to come back to USA and fight the case of draft board. It is a good suggestion, because if you won the case on the ground that you have adopted a different order of life, in search of the Absolute Truth, then that will be…
Seattle
1970-08-02Acyutananda, Jayapatakaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda, Jayapataka — August 2, 1970

Letter to: Acyutananda, Jayapataka

Calcutta

My dear Acyutananda and Jayapataka,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your telegram reading as follows:

“Krishnas provided six months free house nine rooms occupy August fourth
Los Angeles
1967-12-30Acyutananda, Ramanujaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda, Ramanuja — December 30, 1967

Letter to: Acyutananda, Ramanuja

My dear Acyutananda and Ramanuja,

Please accept my greetings. I have become too much anxious about you. Please accept my blessings and let me know the news of Delhi affairs. I have sent you a letter to Vrndavana address but have received no reply. Here I am well and delivering lectures with evenings meetings. Yesterday I met Mr. B. K. Nelson and he
San Francisco
1975-11-21Acyutananda, Yasodanandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda, Yasodanandana — November 21, 1975

Letter to: Acyutananda, Yasodanandana

Hyderabad

My dear Acyutananda Swami and Yasodanandana Swami,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated November 16th and November 18th with all the enclosed clippings which I have read with interest. I am glad to see that your preaching programs are going on. I think Acyutananda Swami, he is a very good preacher. The process is simply to read the books and learn the purports and then speak to them in your own words.
Bombay
1975-12-04Acyutananda, Yasodanandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda, Yasodanandana — December 4, 1975

Letter to: Acyutananda, Yasodanandana

Hyderabad

My dear Acyutananda and Yasodanandana Swami,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 28, 1975.
Vrindaban
1975-12-18Acyutananda, Yasodanandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda, Yasodanandana — December 18, 1975

Letter to: Acyutananda, Yasodanandana

Hyderabad

My dear Acyutananda and Yasodanandana Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 11, 1975.
Bombay
1976-02-08Acyutananda, Yasodanandanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Acyutananda, Yasodanandana — February 8, 1976

Letter to: Acyutananda, Yasodanandana

Guntur, A.P., India

My dear Acyutananda and Yasodanandana Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 2 February 1976.
Mayapur
1977-02-13Adi Kesava Swamiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Adi Kesava Swami — February 13, 1977

Letter to: Adi Kesava Swami

ISKCON

340 W. 55th Street

New York City 10009 USA

Sree Dham Mayapur

Dist Nadia, West Bengal, India

Dear Adi Kesava Maharaj,

Please accept my blessings.

I have received a very favorable testimony of our Movement from the President of Indian Brain Research Association, Department of Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, Professor J.J. Ghosh. Dheera Krsna das, who obtained this letter writes that he has sent you a copy. This will help us, and therefore I want it …
1977-05-13Adi Kesava Swamiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Adi Kesava Swami — May 13, 1977

Letter to: Adi Kesava Swami

His Holiness Adi Kesava Swami

c/o ISKCON New York

Reply

21A Feroze Gandhi Rd.

Lajputnagar III

New Delhi 110024

Camp: Rishikesh

My dear Adi Kesava Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 29th, 1977.
1970-09-29Aditiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Aditi — September 29, 1970

Letter to: Aditi

My dear Daughter Aditi Devi Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated from London. You are a very fortunate girl to have come in contact with our Krsna Consciousness Society and I am so happy that you are tasting a drop of the nectar of devotional service to Lord Krsna. If you simply continue seriously following this program of rendering loving service to the Lord your life is sure to become soon filled with happiness and joy in Krsna
India
1976-02-04Adityaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Aditya — February 4, 1976

Letter to: Aditya

Bombay

My dear Aditya,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 28th January, 1976.

The spirit soul is equal in either a man or woman. One who is actually engaged in the service of Krishna, there is no such distinction as man or woman. In the Bhagavad-gita, 6th Chapter, 1st Verse it is stated
Mayapur
1971-07-30Aditya Sarkarplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Aditya Sarkar — July 30, 1971

Letter to: Aditya Sarkar

New Delhi

My dear Sri Aditya Sarkar,

Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 16th July, 1971 and have noted the contents. I was in India until 20th June, 1971. Why did you not come and see me then? If you want to come here to USA, then please contact either Calcutta center (3, Albert Road; Calcutta-17) or our Bombay center (89 Warden Road, 7th floor; Bombay-26 (Akash-Ganga Building)). You can become a life member of our society and then yo…
Brooklyn
1967-12-16Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — December 16, 1967

Letter to: Advaita

My dear Advaita das

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated November 20, 1967.

Yes, you can marry but wait until my arrival in N.Y. very soon. I have very much enjoyed your appreciation of my humble service to Krishna.
San Francisco
1968-01-21Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — January 21, 1968

Letter to: Advaita

New York

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Jan. 17, 1968, and I quite approve your planning on becoming a householder, and at the same time serve the cause of our society. A Krishna Conscious member even though he is a householder may spend at least 50% of his income for the society. The Brahmacaris are dedicated their life and everything but the householder should spare at least 50% of income for the society. That is the …
Los Angeles
1968-10-06Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — October 6, 1968

Letter to: Advaita

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 2, 1968, and noted the contents very carefully. I am so glad to learn that the New York devotees are all feeling my separation and you are feeling also; this is very blissful. In the transcendental platform, actually separation is more relishable than meeting. But either separation or meeting, the state is always absolute. Actually in the spiritual platform, there is no separation, …
Seattle
1969-03-16Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — March 16, 1969

Letter to: Advaita

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter of March 6, 1969, and I am so glad to know that you are feeling the Lord’s mercy being given your engagement of printing Krishna Consciousness propaganda literature. I think we shall have to open the press immediately because the business transaction with Dai Nippon is not very prospective. If we have our own press we become completely independent in the matter of printing. The difficulty of p…
Hawaii
1969-03-30Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — March 30, 1969

Letter to: Advaita

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your kind letter of March 25, 1969. And I have noted the contents all carefully. So far BTG, for the time being, it will be printed in Japan, so we do not require an extra hand for that purpose. At first we shall print just our books, and then if successful, we shall take to printing to the extent of 5000 copies of BTG per month. So take estimate for printing and binding machines for books only, maybe one or…
Hawaii
1969-04-25Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — April 25, 1969

Letter to: Advaita

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated April 23, 1969, and I think your deliberation is right. I am advising Brahmananda to submit the manuscripts to Messrs. Dai Nippon under suitable arrangement, and whatever you can all get together for contributing to this purpose may immediately be handed over to Brahmananda for deposit in my book fund account. Your letter is very much encouraging, and it is worth exhibiting to all grhastha …
Boston
1969-09-07Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — September 7, 1969

Letter to: Advaita

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter dated September 3rd 1969 and your Vyasa Puja gift of 50 dollars. On Vyasa Puja day we had a very nice ceremony in the temple where the Vyasa Puja booklet was read aloud by Hayagriva, who is travelling with me during this European tour. On the morning of the same day there was an initiation ceremony held and two German brahmacaris, one English brahmacari and one German householder couple…
Hamburg
1969-11-15Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — November 15, 1969

Letter to: Advaita

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated November 2, 1969 and the booklet of essays. There are improvements to be made because the essays are not adjusted on the right side. Besides that, it is being printed not on glazed paper. The photograph has not come out very distinctly. Also the cost is not very satisfactory. The Dai Nippon company is printing our
London
1969-11-19Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — November 19, 1969

Letter to: Advaita

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your ketter dated November 17, 1969 with two enclosures of paper samples. So far as the paper for colored pictures, 80 lbs., and dust jacket, 100 lbs., I think it is quite suitable. But so far as the papers for the inside of the book, the paper which you have indicated, 50 lbs., is not suitable. It must be either 60 or 70 lbs. If 70 lbs. is too costly, then 60 lbs. is tolerable. But the paper must be whit…
London
1969-11-23Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — November 23, 1969

Letter to: Advaita

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. Your letter dated November 19, 1969 is in hand. The thing is that you have asked me so many questions, but it is not possible for me to manage all departments of our society. Practically you are in charge of the press department, but is is better to form immediately one press committee consisting of you, Satsvarupa, Brahmananda, or whomever else you like, and do it nicely. How things should be done I have given you suggestion, but…
London
1970-05-28Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — May 28, 1970

Letter to: Advaita

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings.

Regarding the printing of the Nectar of Devotion, when Brahmananda was here, he informed me that the printing and bookbinding, everything, would be finished within two weeks, but in the meantime I received one paper bill through Gargamuni for $2,042.40 and another bill for $423.32. Formerly you submitted the statement for 20,000 copies of
Los Angeles
1970-06-18Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — June 18, 1970

Letter to: Advaita

Boston

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 16th June, 1970, along with two copies of Nectar of Devotion.

Yes, it is made very excellent. At least I can safely say that there is 80% perfection. This means we can hope very soon books printed from your press will be cent per cent successful as we are expecting to get from Dai Nippon. In some of the pages, the ink impression is not sufficient, otherwise it appears ever…
Los Angeles
1970-07-24Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — July 24, 1970

Letter to: Advaita

Boston

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I thank you very much for your letter dated 23rd July, 1970, and the two copies of the Krsna Consciousness Handbook.

It is very nice, although the color pictures are not very clear. But one blunder has been done on page 98 about the London Temple being printed backside so Lord Jagannatha, Lord Krsna, Srimati Radharani, everyone, has changed His position. I do not think there is any possibility of rectifying now, but in fu…
Los Angeles
1970-10-07Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — October 7, 1970

Letter to: Advaita

Boston

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I understand you have left and it is a thunderbolt for me. How is that?

What are your demands? Or have you also been contaminated? Please tell me frankly. Where is your wife and child? If there is any disagreement with your Godbrothers, you may live separately. That doesn
Calcutta
1970-12-19Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — December 19, 1970

Letter to: Advaita

Boston

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your good wife, Balai Dasi, and your daughter, Nandini devi. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 4th, 1970, although I did not receive any letter from you addressed to Calcutta. I am travelling extensively now throughout the country of India, so sometimes my mail does not reach me promptly or there is some chance of its being missed.
Surat
1971-01-21Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — January 21, 1971

Letter to: Advaita

Boston

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 8th, 1971, and noted the contents carefully. I have immediately sent you one telegram in reply reading as follows:
Allahabad
1971-02-10Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — February 10, 1971

Letter to: Advaita

Boston

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I have not heard from you in a while, but my mail has been undelivered for some time due to travel. Please offer my blessings also to your good wife and child.
Gorakhpur
1971-03-18Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — March 18, 1971

Letter to: Advaita

Boston

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated 12th and 25th February as well as enclosed ISKCON Press Newsletter dated 22nd January, 1971. Also I have received all our new publications and I am very much pleased with them. I can see from
Bombay
1971-04-17Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — April 17, 1971

Letter to: Advaita

Brooklyn

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I hope everything is going on well with you, your good wife and child and ISKCON PRESS. I have not heard from you in some time, but I am sure that you are steadily advancing in Krsna
Bombay
1971-05-17Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — May 17, 1971

Letter to: Advaita

Brooklyn

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings and offer the same to all the Press staff. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 27th April, 1971 and have noted the contents carefully. Yes, I have sent off the Preface to the enlarged edition of Bhagavad-gita As It Is, sent from Sydney, and you should have received it by now. So far as the dummy is concerned, I have not received it as yet. When did you send it, and where? But there is no need of sending another. What…
Calcutta
1971-07-03Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — July 3, 1971

Letter to: Advaita

Brooklyn

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter dated 30th June, 1971, along with second canto book, chapters VII & VIII. It was very nicely done and the cover is very attractive, but one thing is that my picture has come out very black. There are so many pictures, and if that one was so black, you should not have chosen it. But other than that it was very nice.
Los Angeles
1971-11-01Advaitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaita — November 1, 1971

Letter to: Advaita

My dear Advaita,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your report of Press activities dated 7th October, 1971 and have noted the contents. Also I have received “
Calcutta
1976-10-25Advaitacaryaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Advaitacarya — October 25, 1976

Letter to: Advaitacarya

My dear Advaitacarya,

Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter undated.

You are taking care of the cows. That is cow puja. Don’t bother with anything else. Keep yourself in Krsna consciousness by strictly observing the regulative principles and chanting sixteen rounds. Always keep engaged in Krsna
Vrindaban
1974-12-30Agent of Central Bank of Indiaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Agent of Central Bank of India — December 30, 1974

Letter to: Agent of Central Bank of India

The Agent of Central Bank of India

Camac Street Branch

Calcutta

Dear Sir:

Please refer to the enclosed True Copy of a letter sent by myself on December 3, 1974 by registered mail. Up to this date I have not received any acknowledgement of receipt from you and I am very concerned in this matter. Please inquire as to why it has taken so long and immediately notify me as to whether you have received the document and the check which I enclosed in my let…
Bombay
1974-11-17Agent, Central Bank of Indiaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Agent, Central Bank of India — November 17, 1974

Letter to: Agent, Central Bank of India

The Agent

Central Bank of India

Camac Street

Calcutta

Hare Krishna Land, Gandhi Gram Rd.

Juhu, Bombay 400 054 India

Re: Savings a/c No. 831 in favor of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
1974-12-03Agent, Central Bank of Indiaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Agent, Central Bank of India — December 3, 1974

Letter to: Agent, Central Bank of India

The Agent

Central Bank of India

Camac Street Branch

10, Camac Street

Calcutta-17

VIA REGISTERED A.D.

Hare Krishna Land, Gandhi Gram Road

Juhu, Bombay 400 054
1976-01-26Agent, Central Bank of Indiaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Agent, Central Bank of India — January 26, 1976

Letter to: Agent, Central Bank of India

The Agent,

Central Bank of India,

Camac Street Branch,

10, Camac Street

Calcutta 700017

P.O. Sreedham Mayapur

Dist. Nadia, West Bengal

Dear Mr. Dutta,
1975-12-04Ajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLetter to: Aja — December 4, 1975

Letter to: Aja

My dear Aja Prabhu,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 17, 1975. I am very pleased to note that you are attempting to preach seriously in the schools and colleges. Prahlada Maharaja, a great devotee and authority in our line said, Krishna consciousness should be taught from the beginning of Childhood. The defect of modern education is that the children are taught all nonsense things. They do not receive even the first point of …
Vrindaban
 
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