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720414 - Letter to Jayapataka written from Auckland

Letter to Jayapataka (Page 1 of 2)
Letter to Jayapataka (Page 2 of 2)

Tridandi Goswami
A. C.Bhaktivedanta Swami

Date:   April 14, 1972

Camp:  Auckland ISKCON, 155 Landscape Road, Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

My dear Jayapataka Maharaj,

Please accept my blessings. I have received also your letter of April 4, 1972, and everything seems to be going very nicely there in Mayapur, and also at Calcutta Temple. Four lakhs sounds like a reasonable price for that house. I have given you one lakh, ten thousand, already, so balance you try to raise funds, but if there is scarcity there will be no trouble, we shall supply. One thing is, as soon as you send me, jointly signed, a statement of how the money I gave you was spent, along with vouchers, then I can arrange more in future, as there may be some need to move swiftly before the monsoon comes. So try to do it very nicely, quickly, and sagaciously. Tamal Krishna can go also to my god-brother's math near Jessore, Bangladesh, as I have got a letter from him requesting our men to come there but [handwritten] they will not[handwritten] meet all expenses. His address is Bhakti Sambandha Turya Swami, c/o Gaudiya Math, Bordia, Jessore, Bangladesh. The pandal programme at Mayapur should go on, along with prasad distribution. We are already on the top of all our godbrothers, that should be maintained. Invite all Hindus, Muslims, Jains, etc., without any discrimination, as we do in foreign countries, and continue the evening programme. One thing, I have received one complaint from Damodar Maharaj that there was some quarrel with Achyutananda Maharaj. I do not know what is the fact, but we should avoid any quarrel with our godbrothers, and always be very nice and kind to them, and cooperate with them. Because Damodar Maharaj is offended, so Achyutananda Maharaj should go to Damodar and beg his forgiveness, and bow and touch his feet. There is no harm in such behaviour of begging forgiveness. So far "Gita Gan," it should simply be composed there and sent to Japan c/o ISKCON Tokyo for printing. Hoping this will meet you in good health. Your ever well wisher,


Bhavananda/ [unclear]
3, ALBERT Road
Calcutta, 17
INDIA [handwritten]