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720608 - Letter to Gargamuni written from Los Angeles

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Tridandi Goswami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
International Society for Krishna Consciousness

                 Los Angeles, ISKCON

DATE ......June..8,..................1972...

My Dear Gargamuni,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 6, 1972, and I have noted the contents. I shall be very glad to see the manuscripts which you are typing. You say that [text missing]___ early writings are very powerful and strong, so now it is not [text missing] ___ I have become a little soft on account of my disciples. They [text missing]___ follow very strong orders.

I am glad to hear that you will be going to Gujarat state for about one month and that you are preparing one Gujarati BTG for distributing there. Tamal Krishna is doing very nicely by this traveling program in Bihar and Bengal. But one thing, why still insisting on this truck? Rather I have already explained, that in the interior preaching will not be suitable for you. Our business is in the big towns of India with the persons who speak in English language, so go town to town, and for that there is already the [text missing]___ arrangement of train, bus, like that. But I have given you the [text missing]___ in my previous letter to organize your party for traveling [text missing]__ out the suburbs of Bombay city for collecting. Bombay mean [text missing] __ So if you are anxious to collect large funds for our Vr [text missing]__ Bombay construction work and distribute many literatures [text missing]___ thing is to stick to Bombay city and outlying districts [text missing]___ Poona, Thana, and others.

But the best thing for attracting many people [text missing]___ in India will be the opulence in our Deity worship [text missing]___ should try to assist also in making sure that [text missing]___ ornately and gorgeously worshiped so that the [text missing]___ observe that our American and European Vaisnavas are passing all others in the sincerity and purity of their service to Lord Krishna.

Our business is to chant, so the time that Indian [text missing]__ to come to hear our chanting and aratrika and take prasada [text missing]__ that your preaching work is actually successful. For the [text missing]__ we should be satisfied with that. And if they become [text missing]__ that is very nice. The only difficulty is the Indians [text missing]__ we have to learn from the Americans? So best thing is to [text missing]__ or other make them members and raise funds for our activities. When someone pays it means he is converted. Somehow or other [text missing]__ has to render some service, so if you can collect money from [text missing]___ that means practically they are becoming our disciples. So do not become spiritual depressed, actually these things are going forward very progressively there in India and I am very much thankful to you all my sincere disciples, especially the elder disciples and Sanyasis like your good self, for assisting me in this great mission of reviving the original Krishna Consciousness atmosphere in India. Do not worry, in time we shall be completely successful.

Hoping this will meet you in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Gargamuni Swami c/o ISKCON Bombay


n.b. Shyamsundar has just shown me your letter [text missing]____ and I agree that these pandal programmes or [text missing]____ very good opportunities for us, but we should [text missing] ____ if somebody invites. If local men cooperate to [text missing]____ all expenses, that will be nice, for example, at Kanpur. [text missing]____ held at Jaipur, the leading citizens raised money and [text missing]____ thing. But the Vrindaban Fund should not be touched at [text missing]___ time being, unless there is donation, a truck is not req [text missing]__.
I am just now in receipt of your letter dated 7th June, [text missing]___ can understand that it is best thing for you to travel as [text missing]___ posing, and that is actually the duty of the Sannyasi, to [text missing]___ widely and preach. So you can go to Gujarat and other [text missing]___ Krishna is doing.