720110 - Letter to Smaranananda, Samsara-mocana, Bhubhrta, Pavana, Devadeva, Daivata and Parayana written from Bombay
My Dear Sons and Daughters,
Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Makanlal I have gladly consented to accept all of you as my duly initiated disciples. Your beads have been duly chanted by me and they are sent under separate post. I have given you the spiritual names as follows:
Von Paul Read/SMARANANANDA DAS
Barbara Read/SAMSARAMOCHAN DASI
Bob Quirk/BHUBHRTA DAS
Jeffrey Spicher/PAVANA DAS
Royal Frank Affrisco/DEVADEVA DAS
Anthony Burt Alves/DAIVATA DAS
Laurel Alves/PARAYANA DASI
I am so glad to learn that all of you have been such a great help to Makanlal there in our Seattle center. I can understand that all of you are very sincere boys and girls and are very eligible candidates for going back to Home, back to Godhead. And the process is simple. Follow the regulative principles, chant at least 16 rounds of beads daily, read our literatures, go for street Sankirtan, etc. In this way keep yourselves engaged in Krishna's business 24 hours and you will be really happy in this life and in the end reach the Supreme destination.
Hoping this will meet all of you in good health and determined spirits.
Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami