750826 - Letter to Sri Raj Kapoor written from Vrndavana
Krishna Balaram Mandir, Raman Reti
Vrindaban, Dist. Mathura, U.P.
August 26, 75
Sri Raj Kapoor
R.K. Films & Studios
Chembur, Bombay- 71
Dear Sri Kapoorji:
Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 14, 1975 with enclosed check for Rs. 2222/- and Membership form. Sometimes in the year 1954 if I am correct I had the chance of meeting you in Jhansi. At that time I was trying to organize my movement with the help of some young men at the Bhakti Bhavan, Jhansi.
So after ten years of struggle, in 1965 I went to USA, and by the grace of Krishna it has become successful all over Europe, America, Canada, and Australia. As it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita; yad yad acarati sresthas, tad tad evetaro janah, sa yat paramanam kurute, lokas tad anuvartate. "Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues." (BG. 3:21). Your donation to this movement and your becoming the Patron Member is a very great thing, and it will ensure others who will also follow in your footsteps. So I am very much grateful to you.
Please visit our Hare Krishna Land Juhu for Janmastami and Vyasa Puja Day on the 30th instant. I think the Mayor of Bombay will preside over the meeting.
I hope this meets you in good health.
Your ever well wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Check Sent to Bombay
40 60 [unclear] KRISHNA 30/8/75 [handwritten]