|Prabhupada Letters :: 1972
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
30 July 2007
Sunday, 30 July, 1972 Amsterdam
My dear Arundhati,
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 19, 1972.
I am simply surprised that you want to give up your child to some other persons, even they are also devotees. For you, child-worship is more important than deity-worship. If you cannot spend time with him, then stop the duties of pujari. At least you must take good care of your son until he is four years old, and if after that time you are unable any more to take care of him then I shall take care.
These children are given to us by Krishna, they are Vaisnavas and we must be very careful to protect them. These are not ordinary children, they are Vaikuntha children, and we are very fortunate we can give them chance to advance further in Krishna Consciousness.
That is very great responsibility, do not neglect it or be confused. Your duty is very clear. Hoping this will meet you in good health.
Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami