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720116 - Letter to Aksoja written from Bombay

Letter to Aksoja

Tridandi Goswami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Date:   January 16, 1972
Camp:  ISKCON Bombay

My dear Sons,

Please accept my blessings. Upon the recommendation of Dhananjaya I have gladly consented to accept you both 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:

Georges Imbert/KRITANGA DAS
Gilles Minot/KRITI DAS

I am so glad to learn that both of you have been such a great help to Dhananjaya there in our Amsterdam center. I can understand that both of you are very sincere boys and are 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.
I hope this will meet you both in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

My Dear Aksoja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of 14th December, 1971, and I am happy to accept you for gayatri mantra. One copy of Gayatri mantra and one sacred thread duly chanted by me have been sent under separate post. Hold a fire yajna and your president, Dhananjaya, can give you Gayatri mantra. Hansadutta and Dayananda have copies of tapes of me reciting gayatri mantra, so you can get it from one of them. One thing is that the tape should be heard through earphones into the right ear. So the fire yajna can be held for all three devotees.
It seems there has been some confusion about the spelling of your name. The above spelling is correct.