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711003 - Letter to Karandhara written from Nairobi

Letter to Karandhar

Tridandi Goswami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
International Society for Krishna Consciousness
CENTER: c/o G.N. Shah
              P.O.Box no. 41442
              Nairobi, Kenya; E. Africa

DATE .....3rd..October,..........19..71

My Dear Karandhar,

Please accept my blessings. Enclosed you will find one photograph of the Deities there in L.A. recently sent to me. Why is Krishna without a flute? What is the difficulty to make for [handwritten] Krishna a flute? You can take a twig and wrap it in golden lace with a pearl drop hanging. That is a flute; how long it takes to make? Nothing should be concocted; not that a flower in place of a flute.
I think you have already advised N.Y. to send the full manuscript for Bhagavad Gita As It Is to Dai Nippon. If not you can advise them immediately.
Enclosed also you will find one letter from Kunjabehari das Brahmachary. So four times he has left the society; that is not very good record. So he is asking for second initiation. Let him stick to L.A. temple under your care for at least six months and then he will be eligible. Piece of Govardhan Hill cannot be taken from Vrindaban.
Hoping this will meet you in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami