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720524 - Letter to Mahamsa written from Los Angeles

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

May 24, 1972


My dear Mahamsa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 10, 1972 along with financial statements. Regarding Tulasidevi, yes, she has also got her personal form. Yes, she is fully conscious.

That is very good proposal to get the materials there donated for our building there in Bombay. Now you have got a few months before end of Monsoon season, so this will give you an opportunity to collect many, many building materials from the local citizens of Bombay. Regarding Mr. Shethi, best thing is if he continues to contribute more and more and Krishna will give him a chance to get out of the entanglement of material nature. There is no need to change his place, but he can sacrifice 50% of his income for the Krishna Consciousness movement. Everything material is not bad provided it is given to Krishna. In this way he will attain the perfection of his life. “Sevon mukhe hi jihvhadau svayam eva sphurata adah.” When one engages himself in the service of the Lord beginning with the tongue then God personally reveals unto him everything. That is nice that you are getting cows there. For each cow, one man should take care. Then they will give more milk. All refuse and remnants of foodstuffs plus the husks of grains should be given to the cow. They should be taken special care and then they will give you more milk.

Hoping this finds you in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Mahamsa das Brahmachary c/o ISKCON Bombay ACBS/sda N.B. Please arrange to [?] Rs 1000.00 one thousand from building fund to the following address [text missing]