740813 - Letter to Uttamasloka written from Vrndavana
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
International Society for Krishna Consciousness
CENTER Krishna Balaram Mandir
Raman Reti, Vrindavan
Dist. Mathura U.P.
Sriman Uttama Sloka das adhikari
187 Gerrard St. E
Toronto 225, Ontario, Canada
My Dear Uttama Sloka,
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 18th. Thank you for your report of the Toronto activities. Regarding the initiations, I think that everyone has been initiated in New Vrindavan recently.
Regarding women worshiping the deity, in the Bhagavad-gita it is stated striyo vaisyas tatha sudras te 'pi yanti param gatim. The idea is that everyone who is properly initiated and following the rules and regulations can worship the deity.
I hope this letter meets you in good health.