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751020 - Letter to Sama written from Johannesburg

Letter to Sama dasa

59 Muller Street, Yeoville,
Johannesburg, South Africa

20 October,             75

Sama das Adhikary
200 Bloomsbury Avenue,
Catonsville, Maryland 21228

My dear Sama dasa,
Please accept my blessings for you, your wife, and your new baby daughter, Sarada devi dasi. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 8, 1975 and I have noted the contents carefully. Thank you very much for the pictures of Baltimore yatra, especially I have appreciated the beauty of the Gaura-Nitai Deities which you are going to install. Where were these Deities made?
I herein accept your proposal for first initiation as of Francis (Tulasiballabha das) and Carol (Ujjvalaprada dasi). Now, I am accepting them on your recommendation so you must convince them of the seriousness of following the four regulative principles and chanting a minimum of 16 rounds japa daily. Hold a fire-yajna and do the needful in this connection.
I hope that this meets you in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami