740618 - Letter to Jayatirtha written from Frankfurt

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Letter to Jai tirtha


Tridandi Goswami<br< A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI

Founder Acharya:
International Society For Krishna Consciousness

CENTER: 6241 Schloss Rettershof
u. Koningstein, Germany

June 18, 1974

My dear Jai tirtha,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter of May 25, 1974 with the list of names for initiation.

I appreciate that you say you have very carefully considered the names and the candidates have had several interviews and written statements before you would consider them, both for first and second initiation. I am especially concerned that the second initiation not be taken cheaply and devotees who do not even rise early be recommended for brahmana. Therefore I have accepted the devotees recommended by you and their new spiritual names are as follows:

John Maley—Caitanya sinha dasa
Rhonda Maley—Racitambara-devi
Eugene Edwards—Urjasvat dasa
Mark Molinero—Mahesvasa dasa
Kathryn Ruesnik—Kusala devi
Joe Masters—Jitamrtyu dasa
Sharamine Bruce—Sailodgata devi
Alfredo Ruiz—Abhipraya dasa
Michael Pickup—Manya dasa

You may hold a fire yajna and chant on their beads and impress on them they are taking vows before Radha-Krsna, the spiritual master and the Vaisnavas. They must always chant at least 16 rounds daily and avoid the four sinful activities.

The brahmins threads and gayatri are enclosed for brahmacharis Hasyapriya, Bopadeva, Dharmaksetra and Anila and the girls Meena Arcana, Pancali, Mulaprakrti, and Mahati devi.

Your ever well wisher,

[signed]

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

ACBS/sdg

Sriman Jaitirtha das Adhikary
ISKCON
3764 Watseka Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90034
U.S.A.