761001 - Letter to Dr. R. M. Dave written from Vrndavana
October 01, 1976
DR. R.M. Dave
Dear Dr. Dave,
Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your kind letter dated 28th September, 1976 and noted the contents with care. I am very much pleased that such a highly qualified person as you desire to join our movement. We require many such persons as you to make our movement successful.
- yad yad acarati sresthas
- tad tad evetaro janah
- sa yat pramanam 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." (Bhagavad-gita, 3.21)
It is the Vedic system that after 50 years of life one has to take to Vanaprastha, then take to Sannyasa.
It will be a great pleasure to meet you again, and if possible please join us as soon as possible.
I hope this meets you in good health.
Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami