720628 - Letter to Acyutananda written from Los Angeles

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Letter to Achyutananda

Tridandi Goswami<br< A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI

Founder Acharya:
International Society For Krishna Consciousness


June 28, 1972

My Dear Achyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 20, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. But I do not find any mention of how the progress is going on at Mayapur. This is our very important project, and I have entrusted the work to Tamal Krsna, yourself, along with Bhavananda and Jayapataka, but none of you are writing in this respect so I do not know what is happening there. So I am very much concerned to be always informed how the progress is going on, and I have recently received telegrams regarding our money transaction and have replied duly, but still there is no word from your side in this matter also.

I am pleased to hear that the song books and tapes of Lalita Prasad Thakur are in New York for being edited and distributed. To answer your questions, the Deities in London, New York, etc. are not mentioned in TLC, the Deities mentioned there were before these Deities were installed. In Chaitanya Charitamrta there is mentioned that all over the world there are to be found many Deities. They may be covered by flood, devastation, and so on. Svayam Prakash refers to Baladev. So far the songs of Jayadev are concerned, there is one, Srita Kamal. Yes, if you want to translate the Bhakti-Ratnakara. When I go to New York in a few days, namely on June 2nd, I shall be very glad to peruse the tapes and writings you have sent there.

Hoping this will meet you in good health,

Your ever well-wisher,


A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami


Achyutananda Swami c/o ISKCON Calcutta