740323 - Letter to Batu Gopala written from Bombay

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Letter to Batua Gopal


Tridandi Goswami
A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI

Founder Acharya:
International Society For Krishna Consciousness

Hare Krishna Land,
Gandhi Gram Road,
Juhu, Bombay

March 23, 1974

Dear Batua Gopal,

Please accept my blessings. I have accepted the devotees recommended by you for first initiations, and their spiritual names are as follows.

Dan McGready—Divyanga dasa
Michelle—Maharajni devi dasi
Paula—Pramada devi dasi

Their beads may be chanted on by Jagadisha Prabhu. Please impress upon them that their chant must avoid the ten offenses, and that they must chant the minimum 16 rounds without fail, and be very careful to keep themselves free of the four sinful activities. They are in your charge so you must set the example.

I am also sending gayatri and sacred thread for Rasikhananda das Brahmacari for his second initiation, and also Gouranga devi dasi.

Your ever well-wisher,

'[signed]

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

ACBS/sdg

Iskcon Cleveland