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720816 - Letter to Sukadeva written from Los Angeles
A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI
INTERNATIONALE SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS
CENTER: Los Angeles
August 16, 1972
My dear Sukadeva,
I have received your letter dated August 7, 1972 and I am very happy to note that things are improving more and more there in our Seattle Center. Yes, the program of increasing book distribution is very much appreciated by me, and especially if you can preach very widely to the university students nearby to your place, that is the best program. Try to get a course of instruction in the college and preach daily in a scholastic way. If we can attract this student class of men by our preaching work, that will enhance everything and we are very much in need of intelligent preachers for expanding this movement all over the world. I want that you all my advanced disciples become very bold preachers and take up this task of saving the fallen humanity from its worst condition of sinfulness. If you simply convert the leaders of your country to our philosophy, then the whole world will follow and be saved from ruin. Otherwise, they are all doomed to become animals like hogs and dogs. So you preach like that, very strongly, to especially the hippie class of men and the student class of men and convince them to give up their sinful activities and find out their real perfection of life in this Krishna Consciousness movement.
Now I am concentrating on translating of Srimad Bhagwatam and wish to not be any more distracted. But if there is opportunity, I shall be very glad to visit your center in the future.
Hoping this will meet you in good health.
Your ever well wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Sukadeva das Adhikary/ Seattle ISKCON