1966 New York Journal - 26 Second Avenue

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


July 1 through November 4, 1966

26 Second Avenue Summary

July 1 marks the day Śrīla Prabhupāda takes possession of the storefront and one of the rear apartments at 26 Second Avenue. He immediately conducts regular classes. Mr. Goldsmith finalizes the incorporation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Entries in this section are abbreviated, as compared with the previous sections. This perhaps results from Śrīla Prabhupāda's being absorbed with the active beginnings of his movement. These events are elaborately discussed in the Śrīla Prabhupāda Līlāmṛta.

On July 15 Śrīla Prabhupāda trains one of his followers to keep the accounts until the end of August, when Śrīla Prabhupāda resumes this practice.

Notable occurrences are the initiation of Brahmānanda, Acyutānanda, Satsvarūpa and Kīrtanānanda, the purchase of the first two mimeograph machines and subsequest publication of the first Western edition of Back to Godhead, the beginning of Śrīla Prabhupāda's relationship with Allen Ginsberg, and the hiring of Judson Hall to hold a lecture program.

There are problems with the immigration authorities after they refuse to renew Śrīla Prabhupāda's visa because he has been in the U.S. for more than one year. On September 27, a collection is held to defray the legal costs, and Allen Ginsberg donates $100.

Śrīla Prabhupāda still wants to acquire a large building for a temple and preaching purposes. On October 31 there is a $1300 donation to the building fund by Brahmānanda, and the November accounts section (see page 206) shows a loan for $5,000 from a donor named Jonathan, a friend of Ravindra-svarūpa dāsa, on November 1.


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October 1  -  3
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Friday 1 July Go-up.png

Chaturdasi: Sunrise 4/35 Sunset 7/32 Moonsets 4.07
Today I entered the new house at 26 Second Avenue rear portion Room #B1. For my purpose it all good. I do not why Krishna is trying to establish me in New York. I am his servant's servant and therefore let His desire be fulfilled through my agency.

The Landlord Mr. Gardiner is pukka landlord. He knows how to increase the rent. But I am not sorry. For two months namely July and August I will have to pay at 62 and odds whereas from September 1st I will have to pay $71 and odds. Let me see how Krishna arranges the things.

In the evening there was meeting in the New Store. There was about eight men Collection $5.50. Book Collection 4.00

The whole day I waited for Con Edison but they did not

Telephone duly installed The New Number 674-7428

Expenditure (?) .50¢

Friday 1 July

Saturday 2 July

Saturday 2 July

Purnima. Sunrise 4/36 Sunset 7/32 Moon rise 8/45
Today also I phoned to Con Edition they have promised to come sometimes today. Let me see what they do.

Sunday 3 July

Pradipada: Sunrise:      Sunset       M

Sunday 3 July

Monday 4 July

Monday 4 July

Dwitya
Sunrise.      Sunset      Moonrise:

Tuesday 5 July

Tritiya
Sunrise      Sunset      Moonrise

Tuesday 5 July

Wednesday 6 July

Wednesday 6 July

Chaturthi
Sunrise:      Sunset:      Moonrise:
Today I purchased stove and utensils $18.00
In the meeting the collection was $8.00.
Society Collection:

Raymond<ref>Raymond: Later initiated as Rāya Rāma dāsa</ref>   —   $10.00
Karl   — $10.00
Rapheal   —   $20.00
Rapheal   —   $40.00

In the meeting at 26 Second Street Store, It is settled that the Society shall be incorporated and the name of the Society shall be: International Society for Krishna consciousness
Eleven Trustees were agreed.

Thursday 7 July

Panchami
Sunrise: 4/38. Sunset. 7/31 Moonrise 10/49

Today I saw Mr. Goldsmith in his office. He has paid $10.00. The papers of the meeting were handed over to him. It is expected that the Society shall be registered by the next week. He says everything is alright.

Michael Grants was paid $20.00 for Con Edition deposit for the Society.

$40.00
Less 20.00
20.00
Add 10.00
$30.00 for Society

      Bus fare   —   .30

In the evening two Indian gentlemen namely Bhagwat and Trivedi met me and talked with me till 10 at night.

Expenditure   —   $2.00

Thursday 7 July

Friday 8 July

Friday 8 July

Sasthi.
Sunrise: 4/38 Sunset. 7/31 Moonrise: 11/08.
Society's account four bulbs, tester etc. $2.00
Society's balance $28.00.
Electric light fitted today and there was about twenty men attending. It is encouraging. The collection was $15.00
One boy Gerald was very much interested.

Society's balance 28
Karl   — 10
Raymond   —   10
48

Saturday 9 July

Saptami
Sunrise: 4/39 Sunset: 7/31 Moonrise: 11/08
In the Sanskrit Class Mrs. Carol paid $5.00. No letter received. Brad (?) met me in the evening. The same problem of life.

Saturday 9 July

Sunday 10 July

Sunday 10 July

Astami
Sunrise: 4/40 Sunset. 7.31 Moonrise: 11/28

Monday 11 July

Navami:
Sunrise:      Sunset.      Moonrise:

Monday 11 July

Tuesday 12 July

Tuesday 12 July

Dasami:
Sunrise:      Sunset:      Moonrise:

Wednesday 13 July

Ekadasi:
Sunrise:      Sunset:      Moonrise:

(Accounts)

Wednesday 13 July

Friday 15 July

Friday 15 July

(Accounts)

Monday 18 July

(Accounts)

Monday 18 July

Wednesday 20 July

Wednesday 20 July

(Accounts)

Note <ref>Śrīla Prabhupāda begins to train up one of his followers to keep the accounts. He makes no further entries until August 30</ref>

Tuesday 30 August

(Accounts)

Tuesday 30 August

Wednesday 31 August

Wednesday 31 August

(Accounts)

Thursday 1 September

(Accounts)

Mr. Gardiner wants to increase the rent to 71.00?.
He came and got it signed by me before the trustees.


I think it is not just.


Thursday 1 September

Friday 2 September

Friday 2 September

(Accounts)

Saturday 3 September

(Accounts)

Saturday 3 September

Sunday 4 September

Sunday 4 September

(Accounts)

Monday 5 September

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Monday 5 September

Tuesday 6 September

Tuesday 6 September

(Accounts)

Wednesday 7 September

TEXT

Wednesday 7 September

Thursday 8 September

Thursday 8 September

(Accounts)

Friday 9 September

(Accounts)

Friday 9 September

Saturday 10 September

Saturday 10 September

(Accounts)

Sunday 11 September

(Accounts)

Sunday 11 September

Monday 12 September

Monday 12 September

(Accounts)

Tuesday 13 September

(Accounts)

Dr. Edward Harnick Psychiatrist asked for one set of Books Bhagwatams

Tuesday 13 September

Wednesday 14 September

Wednesday 14 September

(Accounts)

Dr. Edward Harnick<ref>Dr. Harnick: a friend of Allen Ginsberg, worked out of the Einstein Clinic and was very helpful to Śrīla Prabhupāda and the devotees</ref> Psychiatrist supplied one set of books Bhagawatam through Keith

Dr. Edward Harnick
c/o Einstein Psychiatric Institute
11 West 73rd Street
N.Y.C.

Thursday 15 September

(Accounts)

Thursday 15 September

Friday 16 September

Friday 16 September

(Accounts)

Saturday 17 September

(Accounts)

Saturday 17 September

Sunday 18 September

Sunday 18 September

(Accounts)

Monday 19 September

(Accounts)
Contribution Steve<ref>Steve: Later Satsvarūpa dāsa</ref> 100:00

Powdered milk introduced today

Monday 19 September

Tuesday 20 September

Tuesday 20 September

(Accounts)

To see Mr. Edward ?
386, Park Avenue S. at 10/30 am.
Met him
Maybe some utility

Wednesday 21 September

(Accounts)

Wednesday 21 September

Thursday 22 September

Thursday 22 September

(Accounts)

To four boys Bruce, Charles, Steve and Keith<ref>Bruce: Brahmānanda dāsa, Charles: Acyutānanda dāsa, Steve: Satsvarūpa dāsa, and Keith: Kīrtanānanda dāsa</ref> initiated with Harinama.

Donald sent some apples by post. Thanks.

Friday 23 September

(Accounts)

Today Visa office sent their decision not to extend further to me to stay.

All the members startled.

They want me to stay. We went to perform Kirtan out of New York City arrange by Greene and it was nice. We are invited by the Ananda Ashram

Friday 23 September

Saturday 24 September

Saturday 24 September

(Accounts)

Sunday 25 September

(Accounts)

Sunday 25 September

Monday 26 September

Monday 26 September

(Accounts)

Today the Trustees resolved that legal steps should be taken for my stay.

They are prepared to spend up to $500.00 for this purpose

Tuesday 27 September

(Accounts)

Tuesday 27 September

Wednesday 28 September

Wednesday 28 September

(Accounts)

Thursday 29 September

(Accounts)
Walli 35:00<ref>Walli - later Umāpati</ref>

Thursday 29 September

Friday 30 September

Friday 30 September

(Accounts)

Saturday 1 October

(Accounts)

Saturday 1 October

Monday 3 October

Monday 3 October

(Accounts)

Tuesday 4 October

(Accounts)

Tuesday 4 October

Thursday 6 October

Thursday 6 October

(Accounts)
Stencil mimio<ref>Mimeograph stencil purchsed for machine that was to produce the first 'Back to Godhead' magazine later in the month</ref>

Friday 7 October

(Accounts)

Friday 7 October

Saturday 8 October

Saturday 8 October

(Accounts)
2 Mimiograph<ref>2 Mimiograph mchines - $150 from Stanley - later Stryadiśa dāsa</ref>

Sunday 9 October

(Accounts)

Sunday 9 October

Monday 10 October

Monday 10 October

(Accounts)

Tuesday 11 October

(Accounts)

Tuesday 11 October

Wednesday 12 October

Wednesday 12 October

(Accounts)

Friday 14 October

(Accounts)

Friday 14 October

Monday 17 October

Monday 17 October

(Accounts)
Greg 100:00<ref>Greg - initiated Gargamuni dāāsa on October 23</ref>

Tuesday 18 October

(Accounts)

Tuesday 18 October

Wednesday 19 October

Wednesday 19 October

(Accounts)

There is hope to purchase the house.

Thursday 20 October

(Accounts)

Today first hearing was done in the matter of my visa extension


It will be heard again on 10/28/66 at 9 a.m.


Thursday 20 October

Friday 21 October

Friday 21 October

(Accounts)

Saturday 22 October

(Accounts)

Saturday 22 October

Sunday 23 October

Sunday 23 October

(Accounts) Gargamuni & Ranchhordas are given Harinama today.


Back to Godhead published again Today

Monday 24 October

(Accounts)

Back to Godhead appeared in shape
Price 15¢

Book Collection $30.00

Monday 24 October

Tuesday 25 October

Tuesday 25 October

(Accounts)

Books are being sold

Wednesday 26 October

(Accounts)

Wednesday 26 October

Thursday 27 October

Thursday 27 October

(Accounts)

Friday 28 October

(Accounts)

Today to attend Immigration Department.
Contact Ypsilantin<ref>Ypsilantin: The lawyer hired by Sréla Prabhupäda to work on his immigration papers.</ref>

Friday 28 October

Saturday 29 October

Saturday 29 October

(Accounts)

Monday 31 October

(Accounts)
Brahmananda 1300:00<ref>$1300 donation to the building fund by Brahmānanda</ref>

Monday 31 October

Tuesday 1 November

Tuesday 1 November

(Accounts)

Wednesday 2 November

(Accounts)

Wednesday 2 November

Thursday 3 November

Thursday 3 November

(Accounts)

Friday 4 November

(Accounts)

Friday 4 November


Footnotes

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