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740117 - Letter to Gurudasa written from Honolulu

Letter to Gurudas

Tridandi Goswami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
International Society for Krishna Consciousness
CENTER: Hotel ILikai
              P.O. Box 2668
             Honolulu, Hawaii

DATE .............January..17.......19.74

Dear Gurudas,
Please accept my blessings. I was surprised that Tamal Krsna Goswami and you all are contemplating cancelling the Vrindaban touring of our devotees going to Mayapur. In my opinion it must be carried out.

Just to give you help I am enclosing one letter to Sripad Radhika baba of Imilitala. Enclosed find one Bengali letter to deliver to him. He will introduce you to the son of our panda. I paid this man the sum of Rs 100 recently, so Radhika baba will introduce him and with his help just arrange the program of visiting Vrindaban.

Thousands of people go to Vrindaban daily. They make the arrangement of visiting so many holy places. Arrangement should be made. If we have no place, still there is no scarcity of place in Vrindaban. There are hundreds of dharma-sala. The panda will arrange for the dharma-sala for three days, namely the 12th, 13rd and 14th. The pilgrims shall stay there for 3 [handwritten] days. Buses should be engaged to take the devotees one day to Goverdhan and Radhakunda, Nandagram and Barsana. The other day, Dauji and another day to some other places. From dharma-sala the buses will take the devotees to visiting places and then come back to their respective dharma-sala. If there is a little inconvenience, still the devotees must visit Vrndaban. In Mathura there are dharma-salas of Krsna-janma-Bhumi and Jaya Dayal Dalmia constructed just for foreigners. Arrangement should be made with the help of the panda.

This touring will enhance our prestige for the Krsna Consciousness movement. People will appreciate devotees from foreign countries visiting Vrindaban. It will attract the attention of the Tourist Department of government. Immediately, Tamal Krsna Maharaj and Gurudas, you must arrange, with the help of the panda. The party can not only be headed by our leaders, but with the help of Indian assistants like Caitya-guru, Sachidulal. Arrangement must be made like that.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Chattikara Road, Raman Reti,
Mathura, U.P. India
c.c. Tamal Krsna Goswami, Gargamuni Swami