751211 - Letter to Uttamasloka written from Vrndavana
December 11, 1975
Raman Reti, Vrindaban,
My Dear Uttamasloka Prabhu,
Please accept my blessings. I read your Sankirtan news letter with great relish. Europe and America are in great danger, this Hare Krishna movement is enveloping them. The Sankirtan devotees are very very dear to Krishna. Because you are doing the field work of book distribution, Krishna has immediately recognized them as true servants. Just like during war time, a farm boy or ordinary clerk who goes to fight for his country on the front, immediately becomes a national hero for his sincere effort. So Krishna immediately recognises a preacher of Krishna consciousness who takes all risks to deliver his message.
It is called Dhira bratta — determination. These boys and girls are mahatmas, mahatmanas tu mam partha, daivim prakritim asritah, bhajanty ananya manaso, jnatva bhutadim avyayam (BG 9.13) "O son of Pritha, those who are not deluded, the great souls, are under the protection of the divine nature. They are fully engaged in devotional service because they know me as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, original and inexhaustible." This verse is applicable here, if these boys were under material nature they would not take so much risk, they are mahatma, they are real mahatma, not that long beard and saffron cloth mahatma. They are unswerving in their determination, dhira bratta. All glories to the American devotees!
I hope this letter finds you and all the sankirtan devotees well.
Sriman Uttamasloka Das Adhikary
1014 Emerson Street,