740321 - Letter to Hasyakari written from Bombay
Hare Krishna Land,
Gandhi Gram Road,
Juhu, Bombay 54, India
March 21 74
Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of names recommended by your for first initiation. On your word I have accepted them as my disciples and their spiritual names are as follows.
Philip Cote---Phananandita dasa
Keith Weber---Kalpavriksa dasa
Ron Burnstein--Muktakesa dasa
Cheryl Denbroff---Siladitya devi dasi
Candy Burton------Kamya devi dasi
Pam Parker----------Padmahara devi dasi
You may send their beads to Rupanuga Maharaj for chanting. Hold a fire yajna in the temple and impress on all these new devotees that they must chant at least 16 rounds daily, without fail and refrain from the four sinful activities. If one observes just these principles he will be rapid progress in spiritual life.
I am also accepting the following devotees for second initiation: Krpamaya das Brahmachary and Gopinath devi dasi. I am enclosing one sacred thread and gayatri mantra. Get the tape of me chanting the gayatri and have them hear it in the right ear. This initiation should be taken very seriously, and those who accept it have to prove exemplary or it will become a farce.
Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
132 Bidwell Parkway,
Buffalo, New York