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Bombay
 
  
My dear Giriraja,
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<big>Tridandi Goswami<br />
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<big>A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami<br /></big>
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Founder-Acharya:<br />
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International Society for Krishna Consciousness<br /></big>
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CENTER: &nbsp; ISKCON London
  
Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 6, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I am pleased to hear that everything is progressing nicely there in Bombay. As for Srimati and Madri, they shall not be going to Africa. Brahmananda mentions that several other boys want to go to Africa from Bombay. Why this restlessness? If you so much require their services in India, why they should whimsically go away? It is better if they stay to help you there.
 
  
So far the flats, yes, Rs. 80/- per sq. ft. should be the price. Rs. 100/- is the standard rate for that neighborhood, so our price is not too high. So far Lalita Krishna is concerned, I have received one letter from Purusottama das Brahmacari requesting to travel to Malaysia with Lalita Krishna for opening some centers there. So best thing is to open centers in Malaysia and Singapore, recruit many Chinese-speaking devotees, translate our books into Malaysian and Singapore language, then with a party go to China later on. Regarding the boys you have recommended, their letter of initiation is enclosed and beads are sent under separate post.
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DATE ...............July..13,....19..72.
 
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Life Member means Life Member, there is no inheriting by the eldest son. It is only Rs. 1111/-, what is that?
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Why you shall send Mayapur a monthly allowance? The plan was that Calcutta or Tamala Krishna was to maintain Mayapur. How is it Calcutta is not sending collections to Bombay? Unless they send their collections you cannot pay them anything. Bhavananda and yourself, you consult and do the needful. Why everything is referred to me? I instructed that Calcutta should support Mayapur. Otherwise what is the use of maintaining such big establishment in Calcutta?
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My dear Giriraj,
 
 
So far Saurabha's idea to concentrate on the temple building, that is accepted.
 
 
 
Hoping this will meet you in good health.
 
 
 
Your ever well-wisher,
 
 
 
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
 
 
 
ACBS/sda
 
 
 
cc: Jayapataka/Mayapur
 
 
 
Letter to:Tilakainath ( Tom), Dhumrakesa (Doug), Gokulacandra (George), Pavamana (Paul)
 
 
 
 
 
 
London
 
 
 
13 July, 1972
 
 
 
Bombay
 
 
 
My dear Sons,
 
 
 
Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Giriraja I have gladly consented to accept all of you as my duly initiated disciples. Your beads have been duly chanted by me and they are sent under separate post. Your initiated names are as follows:
 
 
 
Tom/Tilakainath das
 
 
 
Doug/Dhumrakesa das
 
 
 
George/Gokulacandra das
 
 
 
Paul/Pavamana das
 
 
 
Now please continue to strictly follow the regulative principles, namely: no eating of meat, fish, or eggs; no intoxicants, including tea, coffee, cigarettes; no illicit sex-life; and no gambling.
 
 
 
If you stick to these principles with determination, then you will become free from all attachment to Maya, by Krishna's grace. The example is that when the sun is in the sky, there is no question of darkness. Similarly, when Hare Krishna Mantra is vibrating on your tongue and you are hearing attentively, then your consciousness becomes clear, or Krishna Consciousness, and there is no question of Maya or hazy consciousness. Just as when the light and the darkness come together, the darkness cannot stand before the light, so Maya cannot remain in the presence of Krishna. Always remember, therefore, to chant Hare Krishna, and that will save you in all circumstances without any doubt.
 
  
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Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 6, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I am pleased to hear that everything is progressing nicely there in Bombay. As for Srimati and Madri, they shall not be going to Africa. Brahmananda mentions that several other boys want to go to Africa from Bombay. Why this restlessness? If you so much require their services in India, why they should whimsically go away? It is better if they stay to help you there.<br />
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So far the flats, yes, Rs. 80/- per sq. ft. should be the price. Rs. 100/- is the standard rate for that neighborhood, so our price is not too high. So far Lalita Krishna is concerned, I have received one letter from Purushottam das Brahmachary requesting to travel to Malaysia with Lalita Krishna for opening some centers there. So best thing is to open centers in Malaysia and Singapore, recruit many Chinese-speaking devotees, translate our books into Malaysian and Singapore language, then with a party go to China later on. Regarding the boys you have recommended, their letter of initiation is enclosed and beads are sent under separate post.<br />
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Life Member means Life Member, there is no inheriting by the eldest son. It is only Rs. 1111/-, what is that?<br />
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Why you shall send Mayapur a monthly allowance? The plan was that Calcutta or Tamal Krishna was to maintain Mayapur. How is it Calcutta is not sending collections to Bombay? Unless they send their collections you cannot pay them anything. Bhavananda and yourself, you consult and do the needful. Why everything is referred to me? I instructed that Calcutta should support Mayapur. Otherwise what is the use of maintaining such big establishment in Calcutta?<br />
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So far Saurabha's idea to concentrate on the temple building, that is accepted.<br />
 
Hoping this will meet you in good health.
 
Hoping this will meet you in good health.
  
Your ever well-wisher,
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Your ever well-wisher,<br />
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[[File:SP Signature.png|300px]]
  
 
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
 
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
  
ACBS/sda
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Giriraj das Brahmachary/ISKCON Bombay.<br />
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ACBS/sda<br />
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cc: Jayapataka/Mayapur ''[handwritten]''

Latest revision as of 03:45, 29 March 2021

Letter to Giriraj


Tridandi Goswami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Founder-Acharya:
International Society for Krishna Consciousness
CENTER:   ISKCON London


DATE ...............July..13,....19..72.


My dear Giriraj,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 6, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I am pleased to hear that everything is progressing nicely there in Bombay. As for Srimati and Madri, they shall not be going to Africa. Brahmananda mentions that several other boys want to go to Africa from Bombay. Why this restlessness? If you so much require their services in India, why they should whimsically go away? It is better if they stay to help you there.
So far the flats, yes, Rs. 80/- per sq. ft. should be the price. Rs. 100/- is the standard rate for that neighborhood, so our price is not too high. So far Lalita Krishna is concerned, I have received one letter from Purushottam das Brahmachary requesting to travel to Malaysia with Lalita Krishna for opening some centers there. So best thing is to open centers in Malaysia and Singapore, recruit many Chinese-speaking devotees, translate our books into Malaysian and Singapore language, then with a party go to China later on. Regarding the boys you have recommended, their letter of initiation is enclosed and beads are sent under separate post.
Life Member means Life Member, there is no inheriting by the eldest son. It is only Rs. 1111/-, what is that?
Why you shall send Mayapur a monthly allowance? The plan was that Calcutta or Tamal Krishna was to maintain Mayapur. How is it Calcutta is not sending collections to Bombay? Unless they send their collections you cannot pay them anything. Bhavananda and yourself, you consult and do the needful. Why everything is referred to me? I instructed that Calcutta should support Mayapur. Otherwise what is the use of maintaining such big establishment in Calcutta?
So far Saurabha's idea to concentrate on the temple building, that is accepted.
Hoping this will meet you in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,
SP Signature.png

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Giriraj das Brahmachary/ISKCON Bombay.
ACBS/sda
cc: Jayapataka/Mayapur [handwritten]