740306 - Letter to Brian Fleming written from Mayapur
March 6, 1974
Mayapur Candraodaya Mandir
Sree Dham Mayapur,
Nadia, West Bengal, India
Dear Brian Fleming,
Please accept my blessings. I have received you undated letter from Glasgow, Scotland.
You write that you are becoming very involved in Krsna Consciousness but your wife is not very interested and you want to know from me whether you should leave her. It is not necessary to leave your wife. The important thing is that you yourself become Krsna Consciousness, she cannot check you one way or another, but you must yourself surrender to Krsna and be engaged in devotional service. We do not say that one has to leave home. Either you leave home or remain there, and whether or not she becomes Krsna Conciousness, you go on with your progressive interest and participation in this great movement. By and by if you are strong in your determination, she may also follow you. If you have further questions you may write me or consult with the devotees in the temple. Actually I have already answered all questions in my books such as Bhagavad gita, so kindly read them and chant Hare Krishna Mantra.
Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Mr. Brian Fleming 38 Edmont St.
Glasgow, G 413 EL,