731204 - Letter to Rupanuga written from Los Angeles
INTERNATIONALE SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS
Founder Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
December 4, 1973
My dear Rupanuga Maharaj
Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter and wonderful packet dated 12/2/73.
I have very much appreciated the program flyers. They are very intelligently worded for attracting the modern man. You are a sincere servant of Krsna and He is giving you all intelligence. I am very much pleased. The photos of yourself delivering lecture to the college class are very elegant. You are our Krsna Conscious professor.
Your program of travelling and preaching is fully approved by me. I want that now groups of our men come and go from our existing Centres, preaching and distributing books. Do not open any more Centres unless we have got very many qualified men to take care of them. Your program is very good. Karandhar also agrees with my opinion, so continue in that way. You are expert and your example may be followed by the other Sannyasins.
Yes, Balavanta Prabhu was here to see me and I very much encouraged him to increase this political activity and to register our Hare Krsna Party as a bonafide national political party. You also help organise it nicely. In the future we hope to capture political power so that we can save humanity.
I am planning to visit our Miami Center sometime within the next two weeks. You find out from Avirama Prabhu my exact schedule and meet me there so we can talk together about our many expanding programs.
Yes, you immediately write one book as you describe but I think the title “Intellectual Animalism” is the best. I also had psychology in my B.A studies along with Metaphysics and Ethics. I will be very pleased to see this book so do it without fail. Also you may give hints to our other GBC men and older disciples and they may also write on this subject matter.
Yes we must increase our confrontation with the rascal scientists! I am daily talking with our Svarup Damodar on the morning walk on so many interesting topics. Sometimes Karanadhar or someone else becomes the opposite party. If you like you may ask him for the cassette tapes of these discussions. We have to push forward through so many different kinds of atheism, science, psychology, philosophy, etc. According to the Bhagavad Gita they all fall into the category of “maya aparita jnana” persons whose all knowledge has all been taken away by maya. Always be fixed up in our position. By being fully surrendered to Krsna and fighting for Krsna we will be victorious with Krsna’s help. We are not interested to merely sit and chant and live a peaceful life. We want to take risks to push on this Movement. If we simply stick to the principles of the Bhagavad Gita we will defeat all the pseudo-leaders of the present society, even the phony, so-called sadhus and yogis who are coming from India.
Yes, the marriage system described by you is recommended by us.
Yes, I accept Sama das and Sammita dash for second initiation. Enclosed find one thread and two Gayatri mantras. Do the needful.
Regarding the farm in Gainesville, yes we require land for food grain production. One of our programs should be to send food grains to India for Vrindaban and Mayapur. If we distribute profusely prasadam we will become very popular.