701124 - Letter to Bhagavan written from Bombay
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
CAMP: c/o Kailash Seksaria; 74 Marine Drive; Bombay-20; India
November 24th, 1970
My Dear Bhagavan Das,
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 16th November, 1970 and I thank you very much for your encouraging report.
Yes, we are fighting impersonalism and voidism with pure devotional service. Impersonalism and voidism kills the natural aptitude of devotion which is lying dormant in everyone's heart. Therefore we are printing books like our KRSNA book so that people may know it that the supreme absolute truth is a person. The perfection of every living creature is to render transcendental loving service to that Supreme Person and thereby go back home, back to Godhead. Krishna has said in Bhagavad Gita that "whoever explains my transcendental glories to others is most dear to me in this world and never will there be one more dear to me than he". So go on with your organization for distribution of my books through press and other modern media and Krishna will certainly be pleased upon you. We can use everything — television, radio, movies, or whatever there may be — to tell about Krishna and outside of devotional service all these modern paraphernalia are just so much rubbish. It is very nice that you are opening another center in Cleveland, Ohio. Please do it very thoughtfully.
Yes, any intelligent man can immediately appreciate the qualities of a Vaishnava devotee. The devotee is always truthful and therefore everyone feels confident about what he may say or do under any condition. So the judge has appreciated the transcendental qualities of our devotee Narottamananda Das.
I've seen your notice to the other centers regarding your new Sankirtan practices and it is very nice. Please continue to work cooperatively in this way and I will be very much grateful to you for your sincere efforts. Thanking you once again for your kind letter.
Hoping this will meet you in good health.
Sriman Bhagavan Das Adhikari
c/o ISKCON Detroit
8311 E. Jefferson
Detroit, Mich. 48214
P.S. I am in receipt of your last letter also. [handwritten]