750729 - Letter to Hansadutta written from Dallas
5430 Gurley St., Dallas, Texas
July 29 75
Sriman Hansadutta das Adhikary
Letchmore Heath,near Watford
My Dear Hansadutta das:
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 21, 1975 and have read the contents carefully. I am very glad that you had a nice Ratha Yatra there, and that even more people attended this year. It doesn't matter that the ratha was smaller. The people know that the police have reduced the ceremony. Anyway, do not try to agitate the police. Whatever they say, you follow. We want the ceremony, that's all.
Regarding getting a different house in the City, that's nice. In the City purchase a first class house, and the Indians will pay for it. Now the Indians are interested to come to the temple, and in the City they will take more interest. Yes, utilize the land at the Manor, and purchase a first class building in the City. There are many churches that are vacant. Find out one. I saw many nice churches when I was there with Dayananda. He has much information about them, but he does not remember. If required he can go there for one month and find out some church and negotiate. There is one Paddington Church. Also there is one I saw with a weak roof, but we can repair it. There was also a YMCA building available near our temple. So you find out some nice building or church.
You can send the new German publications to New York. I am going to New Vrindaban on August 20th. I am glad you are selling the books nicely there in Germany. Therefore I have elected you BBT Trustee. Sometimes you should come to L.A. to see the BBT affairs. Ramesvar and Jayatirtha they are doing it, but still sometimes you may come and check. Sometimes you may come and sometimes Bhagavan das may come.
Regarding your being depressed, you are becoming older, but so also am I an old man. But, you should not be depressed on account of advanced age. Krishna will help you. I do not think you have done wrongly in your management, and still now I do not think you have done wrongly. Rather you are wrongly depressed. But, for you this feeling of insufficiency is good for progress. No one should think that now I am complete. It is good to think that I am incomplete and useless. Actually Krishna is unlimited, and our energy is limited. Actually we cannot serve the unlimited, but Krishna's unlimited mercy induces us to serve, and He accepts. Actually we are unworthy. He is so kind that He accepts our little service as if it were very big and great.
Regarding your wanting to leave your family and take sannyas, what is your family? You live aside from your wife, and you have no children, so you are already sannyas. Anyway we can consider later on. First we have to push this movement. That is most
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important thing. Grihastha or sannyas it doesn't matter. First we have to know the science of Krishna consciousness. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu never said everyone had to take sannyas. We should just be after becoming the pure servant of Krishna.
Regarding my coming to London, yes I will come immediately after Janmastami and Vyas Puja from New Vrindaban. So it will be in the very beginning of September.
I hope this meets you in good health.
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami