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721105 - Letter to Sudama written from Vrndavana

Letter to Sudama

Tridandi Goswami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Date:   November 5, 1972
Camp:  ISKCON Vrindaban
           (after Nov, 15th: c/o Hariprasad Badruka,
                                    Ghasiram Building,
                                    Mahbub Ganj,
                                    Hyderabad, A.P.,India)

My dear Sudama,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 27, 1972, and I have noted the contents carefully. So far the Road Show and this Yoga Village are concerned, these things should be stopped. Simply perform our kirtan. If we divert our attention in this way, the whole thing will gradually deteriorate. He is going far away. All these things are nonsense inventions. Such inventing spirit will ruin our this movement. People may come to see, some will become devotees, but such devotees will not stay because they are attracted by some show and not by the real thing or spiritual life according to the standard of Lord Chaitanya. Our standard is to have kirtan, start temples. What is this "Road Show" and "Yoga Village?" It will be another hippie edition. Gradually the Krishna Consciousness idea will evaporate: another change, another change, every day another change. Stop all this. Simply have kirtan, nothing else. Don't manufacture ideas.
Hoping this meets you in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Sudama das Goswami
ISKCON New York.


n.b. Regarding Muralidhar's sketch for Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, it is all right as it is, you may inform him.

A. C. B. S.