740816 - Letter to Abhirama written from Vrndavana

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Letter to Avirama das

Krishna Balaram Mandir
Raman Reti, Vrindaban Dist. Mathura U.P.

August 16, 1974

My Dear Avirama das:

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 15, 1974 and have noted the contents. I have accepted the students upon your recommendation as my initiated disciples. Their spiritual names are as follows:

David Milo Cramer—Dhruva das
Ernest Czwal—Drsta das
Thomas Gribble—Takrahari
John Paul Gribble—Jagatsakha
Ron Jermakakian—Rajakari
Joseph Rizzo—Ragaputra
Jerome Schein—Srisa
Joseph Cyril Streb—Sarvopama
Marsha Bryant—Manini
Aurora Gribble—Akancani
Farnie Spottswood—Srutirupa devi dasi
Donna Tonkinson—Drsya
John Jill—Jambavan

As you have suggested, you may hold a fire sacrifice and the beads may be chanted upon by Rupanuga Prabhu. You should impress upon the new disciples that they are taking vows before Radha and Krsna, the spiritual master, and the Vaisnavas. They must always chant at least 16 rounds daily and avoid the four sinful activities.

I hope this meets you in good health.

Your ever well wisher,


A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami


His Grace Avhirama das Adhikari
4001 Kumquat Ave.
Coconut Grove, Fla 33133