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751207 - Letter to Yogescandra written from Vrndavana

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


December 07, 1975


New York

My Dear Yogescandra Prabhu,

Please accept my blessings. Thank you for your letter dated December 2, 1975.

You always have my blessings, the father always wishes that the son may be more successful than himself. This is the spiritual conception. If one is doing well, then the materialistic persons become envious and try to check his progress. This was actually so with Prahlada Maharaja, he was only 5 years old, he was preaching Krishna consciousness to his school friends, and the father Hiranyakasipu became so envious that he attempted to kill his 5 year old son in so many ways. Krishna consciousness is just the opposite, if someone is doing well then the attitude of the devotee is to give him all facility to go on and improve more and more.

Yes we are running on the mercy of the spiritual master, to understand this point is to get mercy more and more. Yasya prasadat bhagavata prasada.

I hope this letter meets you well.

Your ever well wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

ACBS/hda