700420 - Letter to Kancanbala written from Los Angeles
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
International Society for Krishna Consciousness
CENTER: 3764 Watseka Avenue
Los Angeles, Cal. 90034
My Dear Kanchanbala,
It is so much pleasing to me that you are so carefully reading Srimad Bhagavatam. We have discussed many things in that book--social, political, religious, cultural--and if you young boys and girls understand them properly, I am sure your preaching work will bring in a great change in the entire human society.
I am very glad also to know that you are engaged as Pujari there. Try to learn this art of Arcana very nicely. You can consult in this connection Himavati, Yamuna and also Sheelavati. I wish that all our girl devotees be expert in the matter of Arcan and cooking. The temple and altar should always be very clean and decorated with flowers and incense. We shall touch the Deity altar and Deity in very clean condition, after taking bath and washing mouth nicely. Practice washing hands after eating and wash with soap and water after toilet. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, so this point should be very carefully observed, then you will advance very quickly to the perfectional stage of Krishna Consciousness.
Regarding you preaching work in the schools, colleges, and universities, try to attract the students, they are our great future hope and they will take up this matter very quickly because the students are not very much contaminated.
Hope this will meet you in good health.
Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Srimati Kanchanbaladevi Dasi
Sriman Madhusudan Das Adhikary
2015 Q Street N.W.