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690626 - Letter to Hansadutta written from Los Angeles
A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI]
International Society For Krishna Consciousness
1975 La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
June 26, 1969
My Dear Hansadutta,
Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 22, 1969, and I have noted the contents. As you know that in the beginning of the Sankirtan Party, first I suggested to you, and you formed a small party in New York and began to perform Sankirtan in the parks. To some extent this was successful. Then gradually this idea was taken by others, and I am getting good reports from everywhere. So Sankirtan is our life and soul, and you have got a natural tendency for these Sankirtan performances. I have seen this personally, and you can do it very nicely. So for you the best thing will be to form a Sankirtan Party for yourself and travel all over the country. The talks which you had with Subal for a touring program, I do not know what happened to it. Subal also is not here; he has gone to Philadelphia with a view to open a center there, but I have not heard from him yet. The most successful Sankirtana affairs are going on here in Los Angeles. It is actually wonderful in comparison to others. They are also thinking of opening a branch in Laguna Beach, and I have encouraged this idea. Personally, I also still maintain the idea of a world Sankirtan Party, but such things at the present moment are a dream only. But one day maybe it may come out successful. So as you ask my permission to come here, I have no objection. I think if you come here and stay for a few days to study how they are doing things nicely, it will be a great benefit. Besides that, in San Francisco they are arranging for a nice Rathayatra Festival. So after getting all these ideas, if you make a program for touring all over the country with Sankirtan Party, that is cent per cent supported by me.
Please convey my blessings to all others. I hope this will meet you in good health.
Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
NB: Mail may be sent to me at 737 Formosa Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif.[handwritten]