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690919 - Letter to Brahmananda written from Tittenhurst, UK

Letter to Brahmananda

Tridandi Goswami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Ascot, Berkshire, ENGLAND

DATE .....September..19th,....1969..

My Dear Brahmananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your two letters dated 10th and 11th September, 1969. Regarding the letter to the Punjab National Bank, that is already written, and the copy is enclosed herewith for your reference. Regarding the court case in Boston, a certified copy of the judgment should be taken. This will help us in many ways. If there is any copy of the statement of Nanda Kishore available, that should also be taken. There is a Mantra that says mukam karoti vachalam pangum langhayate girim. This means that by Krishna's Grace a dumb can speak like Demosthenes, and a lame can cross over the mountain. Krishna's Grace is so glorious. So if we remain faithful in Krishna's service, there will be no difficulty in speaking whenever it is necessary. There are many instances in the history of devotees of this, and even five-year-old boys like Dhruva and Prahlad were able to speak so nicely. I have seen the pictures of your kirtan sent by Sachisuta, and they are all marvelous. Please print them in BTG. All Sankirtan photographs should be collected, and one after another they should be printed in BTG. So far as printing part of the Krishna book in BTG, that is also very nice. Regarding my account with First National City Bank, I have already sent you the Pass Book, so if it is convenient to move to the branch where the society has got an account, that is all right. There is no difficulty in changing the branch, but I wish to keep the account with the First National City Bank. When I receive the forms from you, I shall sign it.

I am anxious to know what has transpired with the Macmillan Company so far as printing the First Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam is concerned. Here in London things are going nicely, and I am enclosing a newspaper clipping of the reception at the airport. Last Tuesday night, we had a very successful interview on a popular BBC television program. There is immense potency for our movement in London, and I wish that at least four or five centers may be started in England of this Krishna Consciousness Movement. Perhaps you have heard that in Tokyo already there is encouraging news from Sudama about the people there responding nicely, and similarly, two new centers have been started in Laguna Beach and Colorado. So it is all Krishna's Grace that the young people of the Western world are gradually responding to our preaching work. I hope this meets you in very good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

P.S. There is no books here for sale. You can send some books immediately at my wish. [handwritten]