691111 - Letter to Srimati written from London
7, Bury Place
London, WC 1
November 11, 1969
My Dear Srimati,
Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you very much for your letter dated October 28, 1969 and have noted the contents with pleasure. I am so glad to learn that with the help of Durlabh and the others you are making progress in our Laguna Beach center. Any new brahmacharies who come with good faith should be helped. We are living in the Kingdom of Maya, so Maya's influence is very great in the material world. It is just like an epidemic. So one has to become immune very carefully by Krishna Consciousness. So you are experienced now in association with devotees, and you are very sincere also. Try to help any newcomers as far as possible.
Regarding worshipping uninstalled Deities, generally this is not done. But you can aratikes with Lord Jagannath. He is very kind. I hope you are all chanting regularly and keeping in good spirits. I hope this will meet you in good health.
Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami