770316 - Letter to Minakshi written from Mayapur

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Letter to Minakshi (Page 1 of 2)


Tridandi Goswami
A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami
Founder-Acharya:
International Society for Krishna Conciousness

CENTER Sree Mayapur Chandradoya Mandir
P.O. Sreedham Mayapur,
Dist., Nadia, West Bengal,India

DATE ....16th..March,..........19.77..


My dear Subhvilas,

Please accept my blessings and offer the same to your good wife Ashalata,and to your very nice childre,Minakshi and Indresh.I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 3rd,1977, with enclosed photos.

The farm you ascribe sounds nice and if you can supply grains,butter, etc to Toronto,Montreal and Ottawa as you suggest,it is very good.From the photos it seems that it gets very cold there. Whether the weather will hinder the farming as happened at Vancouver farm? There they were forced to sell the farm.The farm may be called "Suba Farm".I have already given general guidelines for our other farms.

Whatever is available easily we can use.There is no objection to using electricity. But we should not be dependent upon it.Produce oil from castor seeds and stock the oil sufficiently.It can be used in so may ways - for burning, grease, cooking and as a pergative to cure all diseases. And oxen can be used for driving carts and go preaching village to village.What is the question of killing them? Here in India our Lokanath Maharaj has successfully organized such a program and it is a great success. He has travelled all over India and everywhere they distribute books, prasadam and perform kirtan. Each night they stop at different village. We can introduce many millions of such carts all over the world.

As far as possible try to adjust to a natural way of life free from dependence on machines. But our principle should be that we are against nothing and for nothing. Only for Krishna. We want whatever is favourable for Krishna. From the farm we should get sufficient foodstuffs and these can be sent to be used at our restaurants. Along with the restaurants there can be 'Bhaktivedanta Reading Room' where all my books can be kept and people can come and sit comfortably and read. The people will like these restaurants and reading rooms. They will take them as non-sectarian.

Why should anyone work at a place where meat is served? Are there no other jobs? There is never any good reason for this. There is no unusual circumstances for eating where meat is served. Such places should be avoided altogether.


Letter to Minakshi (Page 2 of 2)


Tridandi Goswami
A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami
Founder-Acharya:
International Society for Krishna Conciousness



So far my coming to North america this year,that I cannot say yet.

I hope this meets you and all your family well.


Your ever well-wisher,
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A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Sriman Subavilas Das Adhikary
(Subash C. Batra)
Oner Veery Place
Don Mills, Ontario
Canada M3C2C9


My dear Minakshi,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your nice letter dated March 3, 1977. From your letter I can understand that you and your brother Indresh are both great devotees. You are very fortunate to have devotee parents and from your very childhood take to Krishna consciousness. I also had the good fortune to have a devotee father and mother and when I was young they gave me Radha Krishna to worship and I was also performing Rathayatra festival with my young friends. I am always thinking of you and your brother, what nice devotees you are. Please continue with your service to Srimate Tulsi devi and to Radha and Krishna and your life will be sublime.

I hope this finds you well.


Your ever well-wisher,
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A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami


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