Prabhupada Letters :: 1967
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami

10 Jun 2004
Saturday, June 10, 1967  

New York, New York

My Dear Mukunda,

Please accept my blessings. I hope you have already received my yesterday letter with enclosure of certificate of photostatted copies.

The original copies are lying in my room; they could not bring them, but if you think that the same certificates will serve our purpose, and the original are needful, then I will arrange to send them somehow or other. But you must ascertain whether that certificate will serve the purpose. I am a bonafide preacher in the line of Lord Caitanya. There is no doubt about it. That is practically proved. The certificates are also there.

I am very much anxious to know if this will serve your purposes and a reply by return post will give me great relief. The idea is that if I get that permanent visa, then I shall settle things up in that way. I do not mind whether I am in the U.S.A. or Vrndavana, because my life and soul is to preach Krishna Consciousness; but if you think those certificates are not sufficient for my permanent visa after consulting gentlemen like Mr. Dhar or others whom you are consulting, then I shall think of going back to India.

But if I get the permanent visa,, even in my broken health I shall stay in U.S.A. and try to propagate my mission through my disciples like you, Hayagriva, Kirtanananda, and others. I don't mind whether I die here or in Vrndavana--wherever there is Krishna, that is Vrndavana.

So I shall be glad to hear from you the clear position about this.

That will give me relief and new energy.

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

letters | 10.6.04 |

Saturday, June 10, 1967  

New York, New York

My Dear Hayagriva,

Please accept my blessings. Although I am practically on the path of death, still I cannot forget about my publications.

I wish that if I live or die you should take very serious care for my publications. Immediately I want to send Gitopanisad to Japan for publication. The complete fair copy of Gitopanisad has to be submitted. I hope you have completed fair copies of at least seven chapters. The balance are typed from the dictaphone, and there does not appear to be any possibility of their being edited here, so I think you have to do it.

After sending fair copies of what you have done already you will have to edit the dictaphone copies. The original verse (sanskrit) is to be taken from Dr. Radhakrishnan's edition, and the word to word English equivalent, as well as the translation and purport is to be found already on the dictaphone copies. The only thing you have to do is to place them properly and to make the complete fair copy.

I am thinking of going to San Francisco just after getting some strength, which I hope I will get by the end of the month; but in case I cannot go, you have to do it carefully, and send it to Japan.

Please, therefore, let me know whether you'll do it. If you say yes, then I will send you the dictaphone copies for doing the needful.

This will give me great relief, and I am expecting a reply as soon as possible.

Your ever well-wisher
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

letters | 10.6.04 |

9 Jun 2004
Friday, June 9. 1967  

New York, New York

My Dear Nandarani,

I am very glad to receive your recent letter. I am also glad to inform you that I am improving my health by the Grace of Krishna. I don't believe in medicine or doctors, but I am practically perceiving that the massaging is helping me beyond expectation.

Today I have taken a shower bath by myself, and I am reciting from Srimid Bhagavatam, and am enjoying the seashore here in N. J. I believe that within a fortnight I shall recoup my health sufficiently and be able to start for San Francisco and meet you all there.

I am also glad to learn that you have a child within your womb, and please accept all my blessings for the newcomer for whom we shall be very glad to receive just after a few months. Please take care of your health so that the child may grow very healthy and become Krishna Conscious.

Prahlada Maharaja was in the womb of his mother and heard the instruction of Narada Muni and later on he became the most famous devotee of Lord Krishna. It is the duty of all parents to make every child Krishna Conscious, so that the fortunate child born of Krishna Conscious parents may not have any more to take birth in this material world.

Thank you for the very fine leaf.

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

letters | 9.6.04 |

7 Jun 2004
Wednesday, June 7, 1967  

New York, New York

My dear boys and Himavati,

I have duly received your kind letters and it was so pleasing to me that you are all sincere souls in Krishna Consciousness. I am making progress very nicely and tomorrow I shall be discharged from the hospital, to go to New Jersey to take rest for a fortnight in front of the natural sea.

The basic principle of Krishna Consciousness is to receive one and all as our Master, and serve them with prasadam as diet and Krishna Kirtana as medicine for being free from materially diseased condition. So we shall follow this principle and Krishna will help us on our onward march.

Your ever well wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

letters | 7.6.04 |

6 Jun 2004
Tuesday, June 6, 1967  

New York, New York

My Dear Mukunda,

The record which you have sent singing Sri Ram, Jaya Ram, Jaya Jaya Ram, and other Kirtana is really a new turn and we have enjoyed the record so nicely. This Narada Muni song is in your country tune and I think it will attract many more of common man to join the Kirtana so you should practice this standard Kirtana more conveniently so that during your Rathayatra festival you can have this singing with the procession.

Please inform all the devotees, boys and girls, especially Janaki devi, that I am progressing well. As soon as I get a little strength for travelling I shall come to San Francisco.

In the meantime I shall be very glad to know what arrangements you are going to do for the Rathayatra festival. Make it a grand procession and unique introduction in the United States.

Please inform Upendra that I have very much appreciated his letter of service attitude. This service attitude is a great asset of revelation in Krishna Consciousness.

Your ever well wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

P.S. Also inform Jayananda I have received his letter and the difficulties of life may come as seasonal changes but we should not be disturbed by all those difficulties. Our process is to chant and that process will gradually clear everything in due course. There is nothing to be disrupted--you should go on with your work with enthusiasm and everything will be solved. We are on the sound footing of Krishna Consciousness.

letters | 6.6.04 |
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