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750718 - Letter to Dhananjaya written from Berkeley

Letter to Dhananjaya das

2334 Stuart St., Berkeley, Ca.

July 18, 1975

Sriman Dhananjaya das Adhikary
Krishna Balaram Mandir
Raman Reti,   Vrindaban
Dist. Mathura, U.P.

My Dear Dhananjaya das:
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 14, 1975 and have noted the contents. Yes, if you get guests there in the ashrama you can easily make them Life and Patron members. For a gentleman who stays with us there is no difficulty in paying one or two thousand Rupees for this purpose. They come there to Vrindaban to spend for religious purpose their money. But, those who stay with us must be well behaved. From our side we will attend to their needs and make them comfortable, and from their side they must be clean and attend the arotiks. Somehow or other they must be induced to take interest in spiritual life. Then it will be successful. You will get money and they will get spiritual profit. Both will get benefited by the grace of Krishna Balaram.
Continue your prasad distribution. This is very important. Yes, make the whole place full of gardens. Especially the small separation wall between my quarters and the temple should be filled with plants and creepers where there are the holes for putting in the plants.
I hope this meets you in good health.

Your ever well wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

N.B. You should go see Swami Bon Maharaj and ask if he has replied to my last letter to him, a copy of which is enclosed. You should take a copy of his reply and send it to me c/o Los Angeles address.