750617 - Letter to Bhakta dasa, Jayananda and Bahulasva written from Honolulu
International Society For Krishna Consciousness
CENTER 51 Coelho Way, Honolulu, Hawaii
DATE June 17, 1975
Bhakta, Jayananda, Bahulasva
455 Valencia St.
San Francisco, Ca. 94103
My dear Bhakta, Jayananda, and Bahulasva,
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letters dated June 13rd and 15th, 1975 and have noted the contents. It sounds like things are going very nicely there. I will come for Rathayatra festival and then I shall see the new building also. The photos were very nice. Regarding the sannyasis convincing men within the temple that they should leave and go with them on their parties, that is not at all good. I have never approved of this action. You can tell them. Everyone is concocting something of their own. It must be checked. The sannyasis should work with what men they have got and they cannot secretly convince men in the temples to leave their duties. Those duties also must be done and they are just as important as any other service.
Regarding the books being sold for less than $4, that we shall discuss in L.A. with Ramesvara.
I hope this meets you in good health.
Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
N.B. Why did you publish this college program book independently and unauthorized? Any literature that is to be published on behalf of the movement, must be authorized by the BBT Trustees. You have not even mentioned my name in this book. This is not at all good. Why have you done this?