741121 - Letter to Nrsimha Caitanya written from Bombay
Hare Krishna Land,
Gandhi Gram Road,
Juhu, Bombay, 400 054
November, 21st 74
Sriman Nisingha Chaitanya Das Brahmacary,
3300 3rd Avenue,
My Dear Nisingha Chaitanya Das,
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 12th, 1974, with enclosed letter from Saunaka Dasa Brahmacary. I am very glad to read of all the wonderful activities in Krishna Consciousness that you are engaging in San Diego. I can understand that you are managing a very nice temple there. The temple is meant to invite everyone to come and take shelter of the Lord. The temple is the opportunity for all conditioned souls to render some service to Krishna either in the matter of Hearing, Chanting, Offering, Cleansing, Reading or taking prasadam. Therefore you are by managing the temple as a president you are doing a very great service to humanity. So please continue in this way and make it nicer and nicer. I am also glad to note that you are distributing the books in increasing numbers. We want that our book distribution should be increased more and more in the coming year.
Regarding the devotees whom you have recommended for initiation I am pleased to accept them as my disciples. Their spiritual names are as follows:
Mike — Mahasaumya Dasa.
Ken — Ksamaula Dasa.
Karen — Kriyashakti Devi Dasi.
Dilana — Duravanya Devi Dasi.
I am also please to accept Saunaka Dasa Brahmacary as twice born initiated Brahman. Enclosed is the sacred thread sanctified by me as well as the mantra sheet. Please hold a sacrifice and the Gayatri mantra can be heard by him through the right ear of my recorded type.
N.B. The beads may be chanted upon by Kirtanananda Swami or Tamal Krishna.
A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI