Prabhupada Letters :: 1972
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami

3 February 2007
3 February, 1972  


Dear Suresvara das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated Sept. 19 and have noted the contents carefully. I have just received it along with other mail which was forwarded from London.

I am in due receipt of your $5.00 daksina, and I thank you very much.

The verses of the Gita have a specific melody but you may choose a suitable tune. Most important is that the melody remains very simple. You can take further direction from Kirtanananda Maharaja regarding these matters.

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


letters | 04:25 |

3 February, 1972  


Dear Ekendra dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter and have noted the contents carefully.

I am very pleased that you are keeping to a very strict schedule and are reading my literature daily. If you continue in this manner you will grow up to be a first class preacher of Krsna consciousness. And this is the highest service that you can perform.

I am looking forward to visiting Gurukula in Dallas when I return to the U.S. in the spring.

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


letters | 04:24 |

31 January 2007
31 January, 1972  


My dear Amarendra das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 9, 1973, and I have noted the contents with great care.

Whatever you can do to turn the minds of the people towards Krsna Consciousness, that is very much appreciated by me. You are intelligent boy. In consultation with your Godbrothers you can decide how to effectively run the campaign. I want to turn over now the management to my disciples as I am desiring to devote my time now simply for translating the books like Srimad Bhagavatam.

So if you study my books very carefully, then I am sure you will find out the means for applying this Krsna Consciousness philosophy in all spheres of life. There is no limitation. Simply it requires a little common sense practicality. The main point is that Krsna is the center of all activities, whatever is going on. Whatever the activity may be, if Krsna is the center, that is all right. The details simply require a little common sense.

So you are there in Dallas, and you have al the details of the situation. So now, with the help of your Godbrothers there, you decide exactly how to execute the thing. After all, the result is given by Krsna. So the main point is simply to execute everything with complete sincerity and enthusiasm, without deviating from the principles that I have given you in my books.

So I have seen the news clippings and they are very nice. Now you go on making more and more propaganda for informing people of this philosophy of Krsna Consciousness.

If we push this propaganda very strongly and at the same time remain completely pure by following all of the regulative principles very strictly, by chanting sixteen rounds, reading the books, attending mangala aratrika, etc., then everything will be all right.

Hope this finds you in the best of health.

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

Amarendra das Adhikari

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letters | 13:51 |

29 January 2007
Saturday, 29 January, 1972  


Dear Satsvarupa Das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated January 12 and have noted the contents carefully.

The Gurukula program has my full approval and I am requesting you to develop it to the perfectional stage. This is a tremendous new chance that Krishna is giving you to serve him. You may go ahead with the down payment but if there are any further delays you may return the money to Karandhara or transfer it directly to my account: no. 308-1-62526 La Cienega Branch. From the date you received the money from Karandhara you have six months to repay.

There is no question of personal desires. You are a sincere boy and I give you all my blessings to go ahead with this project. Caitanya Mahaprabhu has said that "externally we may behave like ordinary men but internally we remain fixed in the service of Radha-Krishna.'' The mayavadi cannot accept this fact and they take Devotional service to be maya; therefore we call them mayavadi. You should never, however, accept the mayavadi philosophy, at any time.

Re: New Naimisaranya, Our business is not to own land unnecessarily but sometimes it is needed for our propagation work. So for the time being we may occupy the land and let it develop slowly.

In training the children you will see that whatever is taught to them they will take very seriously.

Concerning Hayagriva, he is unquestionably a very expert editor, so you please try to help him and encourage him to perform that service. If he can remain happy in Krishna's service then there is no measure to the value of his work.

The other tapes of the 4th canto should be with Syamasundara. das so you please write to him in Bombay.

The shortcomings you mentioned in regard to management I feel have been rectified and so I feel the proper standard will be fully maintained.

The initiation of David and Susan Shomaker, Bruce Jacobs and Daryl Nauyokas are approved by me and their beads are following in a separate cover.

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


D. Shomaker--Bir Raghava
S. Shomaker--Birmala
B. Jacobs--Bir Krishna
D. Nauyokas--Bir Laksmana

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