690603 - Letter to Madhudvisa written from New Vrindaban, USA

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Letter to Madhudvisa - re-typed


New Vrindaban
RD 3
Moundsville, West Virginia 26041


June 3, 1969


My Dear Madhudvisa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 30, 1969, and I have noted the contents. I can understand the disturbance of your mind, but why you keep yourself in such artificial disturbance? You can become a householder. That is not prohibited. There are so many good examples of householders, and similarly you can become a householder. Our principle is to enter into the family of Krishna. In the Vaikuntha world there are many devotees who have their wifes, but they are so much absorbed in Krishna Consciousness that they forget the idea of sex-life. Anyway, instead of being agitated in mind, it is better to become a married man and in peaceful mind execute Krishna Consciousness. That is my verdict, and ever since I started this movement I have encouraged marriage to so many disciples. So there is no hindrance in this respect, and you can do the needful.

I hope this will meet you in very good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

[unsigned]

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

P.S. London wants two trained brahmacaries. Can you spare two trained men for them. Then open correspondence with Shamasundar in this connection.