720625 - Letter to Kirtanananda written from Los Angeles
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Los Angeles, ISKCON
My Dear Kirtanananda,
Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter from New Vrndavan dated June 20, 1972, and noted the contents thereof. I am very glad to hear that you are giving your full attention to the worship of Sri Sri Radha Krsna there at New Vrndavan, and it shall be your task to make certain that they will never be so much neglected in the future. Your proposal is very nice to make the atmosphere of the Deities very, very opulent, and the temple must be kept always very nice. That will be the attractive feature and people will come to see for that reason.
So far your road-show is concerned, we are not meant for giving performances, we are simple kirtan men. There must always be kirtan going on wherever we travel, and nothing else. In this connection refer to the GBC letter which will be sent to you shortly by Karandhar and Shyamasundar.
So far your naming of the new initiates, Shyamasundar tells me that there are several duplications, and this is not very much desirable. So in future, better to telephone or somehow contact my secretaries and get the names from them, and in that way there will be no duplication in the future.
I have duly received the check for $200 and I thank you very much for it. Enclosed also please find one copy of Gayatri Mantra for Varanasi devi dasi.
I shall be arriving in New York sometime in the afternoon of July 2, and I look forward to seeing you all there at that time.
Meanwhile, hoping this will meet you in good health,
Kirtanananda Swami c/o ISKCON New Vrndavana