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Letter to Makanlal

Tridandi Goswami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Date:   January 10, 1972
Camp:  ISKCON Bombay

My Dear Makanlal,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 29th November, 1971, and I have noted the content with great pleasure. Below find one letter for initiates, please. Because you have recommended, I am happy to accept them as my duly initiated disciples. Seven beads, two copies of gayatri mantra and two sacred threads, duly chanted on by me, have been sent under separate post. Hold a fire yagna and give gayatri mantra to Tulsi Manjari and Rukma. I think you have got a tape of me reciting gayatri mantra. One thing is that the tape should be heard through earphones into the right ear. So the fire yagna can be held for all nine devotees.
These are all very nice boys and girls, that I can understand, so now you take charge of giving them all good guidance and help on the path back to Home, back to Godhead. Practically the leadership of this Krishna Consciousness Society is now in the hands of you my older disciples and I am very pleased that you are taking such huge responsibility very seriously. In this way remain very sober and cool-headed and always think of Krishna somehow or other, and there is no doubt this Movement will one day conquer all over the world. One thing is, that I want that the highest standards of devotional service be maintained. Our routine work--rising early, cleansing, chanting, temple worship, sankirtan, study--these things must go on very nicely, and if they become improved more and more, and are not neglected or in any way decreased, then our all other activities will be successful. As president you now become very convinced of our Krishna philosophy and very enthusiastically and soberly maintain temple routine standards, increase book distribution, satisfy the devotees, and in every way become the perfect KC example of angel.
I am very encouraged that so many new boys and girls are coming forward to join our Hare Krishna Movement. That is a good sign that you are advancing very nicely in Krishna's service. In this way go on--Krishna life is the very highest type of activity of the living entity, the topmost development of consciousness, so I am very much appreciating that you are becoming yourself Krishna Consciousness and that you are helping me in this way. Thank you very much.
I hope this will meet you in good health and cheerful mood.

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