750526 - Letter to Vahna written from Honolulu
May 26, 1975
51 Coelho Way, Honolulu, Hawaii
Vahna dasa adhikari
RD 1, Box 620, McCreary's Ridge
Moundsville, West Virginia
My dear Vahna dasa,
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated May 12, 1975 and have read the Cintamani poetry book. It is indirect, impersonal and useless. Who will read these things? Krishna's name is only mentioned in two poems in the whole book. What is this? There are so many poems written by great acaryas. Why do you try to concoct something like this? It is not in our line. How is that our Kirtanananda Swami is there and he has approved printing this? It is a waste of time, paper, money, ink, and labor. There is so much work to do for spreading this Krishna Consciousness. Who will become attracted by such things as this. You should all spend more time reading my books very carefully and stop all this unnecessary manufacturing.
I hope this meets you in good health.
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
N.B. Why there is no picture of Krishna on the cover?
If you have the desire to write poetry, better if you read one chapter of Krishna book very carefully. Then put it into poetry. But, do not concoct anything. There is no need for that type of poetry. If you do this, I think it will be appreciated nicely.