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720714 - Letter to Karandhara written from London

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Letter to Karandhar

Tridandi Goswami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Date:  July 14, 1972
Camp:   ISKCON London.

My dear Karandhar,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 9, 1972, along with letters to temple presidents, which I have signed and duly posted. I am glad to hear that the owner has accepted our bid of $63,500 cash, and I shall be returning to U.S.A. before the end of 50 days to settle the matter. I have promised Brahmananda to be in Nairobi up to August 27th. If the deadline for payment is August 30th, that leaves very little time. Shall my presence be required to sell the FNMA bonds and make other arrangements? What do you suggest?
So far Dayananda, I have no objection if the grihasthas live outside and earn money, but I do not want them to leave. The strict temple procedure is only for those who live in the temple. Grihasthas should live outside, and they cannot follow strictly everything, but why they should give up altogether their devotional procedures? So many big stalwart devotees are leaving, why is this? Adwaita, Uddhava, Krsna das, and now our Dayananda and Nandarani. I have sent them each one letter, so if you find them, you may deliver them my letters. This is not at all good if our big devotees fall down so easily and go away. Try to save them.
Hoping this meets you in good health.

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

Karandhar das Adhikary
c/o ISKCON Los Angeles.