730427 - Letter to Mukunda written from Los Angeles
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
International Society for Krishna Consciousness
CENTER: 3764 Watseka Ave.
Los Angeles, Cal. 90034
My Dear Mukunda Das:
Please accept my blessings. I am very pleased to receive your letter dated 4.26.73 and the steps which you have taken is worthy of one who is my disciple. So please revive your old Krishna conscious activities and make your life successful. Do not spoil your life for a woman. According to Vedic culture one must give up association of woman which is known as renunciation or sannyas. For Krishna's sake Lord Chaitanya gave up the association of his wife, although she was never against Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. According to Chanikya Pandit one who has no mother and the wife is not obedient, such a home is as good as living in the desert.
So you immediately go to London and help in organizing the great temple which we have already purchased. It is understood by telephone conversation that George has already paid the full amount for the new house and Shyamasundar is going to take possession of the house by May 1. When it is actually in our possession, it can be made into a great attraction especially for the tourists. Practically Shyamasundar, yourself, and Gurudas started the London yatra together with your wives. Now Gurudas is in charge of Vrindaban construction, so you and Shyamasundar can take charge of the London affairs.
I shall be going to New Vrindaban by June 1 and if in the meantime the London temple is taken possession of then I can go there by that time. Anyway I am very pleased by your noble action. Now you do the needful and be happy in Krishna consciousness.
I hope this meets you in good health.
Sriman Mukunda Das Adhikary
Kelso, Washington 98626