Prabhupada Letters :: 1972
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami

3 November 2007
3 November, 1972  

India

My Dear Brahmananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am just now in receipt of your letter from Zambia dated October 21, 1972 along with the photos which were very nice, and I have shown them to many guests.

Yes, as I said in my last letter, there is no possibility to start temple there without sufficient local men who join us. If you think you shall keep the money you collect there for future use for temple, that's alright, but my Guru Maharaja used to say, "Trust no future, however pleasant."

Or in other words, there is some urgent need for finances in Nairobi, so why not send there, and later we shall see in Zambia, and other places?

Yes, that is a good proposal, print many many books in African language and distribute widely, that is real preaching work. If you sell a book to someone, that is better than your speaking to them - what will your three minutes' preaching do? But if they read a book it may turn their life.

Go on preaching, that is the highest perfection of activity, and do not worry for anything, Krishna is so much appreciative of this preaching work that He will give you every facility, as much as you have ambition.

Hoping this will meet you in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

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