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720715 - Letter to Acyutananda written from London

Letter to Achyutananda

Tridandi Goswami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
International Society for Krishna Consciousness

DATE .................July...15,....1972...

My dear Achyutananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 7, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. Regarding the songs by Jayadev, "Srita Kamala" is not approved. Sometimes our Krsnadas Babaji [handwritten] sings, but it is not approved by Prabhupad. Those songs are for siddha bhaktas, not for us who are sadhak [handwritten] bhaktas or learning bhaktas. Lord Chaitanya never divulged in public, he enjoyed them in the company of his selected three or four devotees. There is one song by Jayadev, "Worshiping the Ten Incarnations," that song is all right.
The other songs that you mention are all right. Regarding the manuscripts, you may photograph all of the pages, then we shall type them later. If there is shortage of film, I have instructed Karandhar to send you a large supply of the appropriate films for photographing the pages. Or you may purchase there and we shall pay from Book Fund. These are important works and they must be preserved forever, so what is that expense?
Hoping this will meet you in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Achyutananda das Goswami
c/o ISKCON Calcutta.


N.B. I am not hearing about Mayapur. Please send me reports regularly what is happening there. Where is Tamal K. Goswami. I have not heard from him since longtime. Has he gone to Bangladesh yet? [handwritten]