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750406 - Letter to Mr. Vincent Karl written from Mayapur

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Letter to Mr. Vincent Karl


April 6th, 1975
P.O. Mayapur Dham
W. Bengal   (Dist. Nadia)
INDIA


Mr. Vincent Karl
c/o SOL Press
Box 239, Van Brunt Station
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215

My dear Mr. Karl,

Please accept my greetings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated March 20th, 1975 and have noted the contents carefully. I wish to thank you very much for your reading our books so carefully and scrutinizingly. Any man who read these literatures will find a storehouse of transcendental information. I hope you will continue to study so nicely on a daily basis as you have described in your letter.
Regarding your question, you may refer to Ādi-lila, Chapter 6, Text 79 along with the purport, (Caitanya-caritamrta). The answer is there. The basic understanding is that Sada-Siva is an expansion of Maha-Visnu and that same Sada-Siva incarnates as Adwaitacarya. Therefore, since Adwaitacarya is an incarnation of Sada-Siva who is non-different from Maha-Visnu, we can say that Adwaitacarya is an incarnation of Maha-Visnu. It can be said both ways, that He is an incarnation of Sada-Siva or Maha-Visnu.
I hope this meets you in good health.


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