761111 - Letter to Rupanuga written from Vrndavana
Krishna Balarama Mandir
November 11 76
My dear Rupanuga,
Please accept my blessings.
Upon your recommendation I will accept the devotees whose names appear below for first initiation and also the one you have recommended for second initiation. Please hold a fire sacrifice and instruct the new initiates to follow the four regulative principles and chanting sixteen rounds daily avoiding the ten offenses. You may chant on their beads. Play the tape of me chanting Gayatri mantra in the right ear of the second initiate and teach him how to count on his fingers.
Bhakta Andy—Ananta [handwritten] dasa
Bhakta Randy—Raghunatha Bhatta dasa
Bhaktin Gayle—Gopamatrka Dasi (from Baltimore)
Hoping this will meet you in good health.
His Grace Rupanuga dasa Adhikari
10310 Oaklyn Rd.
enclosures: 1 sacred thread, gayatri mantra sheet [handwritten]