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740819 - Letter to Hiranyagarbha written from Vrndavana

Letter to Hiranyagarba das

Tridandi Goswami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
International Society for Krishna Consciousness

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

DATE  8/19/74

Sriman Hiranyagarba das adhikari
c/o New Vrindaban, RD 1 Box 620
McCreary`s Ridge, Moundsville, W.VA

My Dear Hiranyagarba das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 26th 1974 and have noted the contents. Jagadish prabhu has informed me that he has already gone over the points with you at New Vrindavan recently. In teaching the children, you should refer very carefully to my books. The qualities of a brahman are [handwritten] mentioned in BG chapter 18: sama dama tapasocam (BG 18.42). You must teach these qualities. These qualities will naturally come out, if you just give the process purely. The information is there in my books so if you strictly adhere to them then your program of teaching will be successful. First of all you must teach by your personal example. This is the principle of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu (apani acari bhak pracaram). So you yourself must chant 16 rounds and follow the regulative principles and automatically they will do as you are doing. Then they will become strong Vaisnavas.

Regarding the initiation of Jon Walsh, please let me know if he was initiated there in New Vrindaban. If not then I will initiate him.

I hope this meets you in good health.

Your ever well wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami