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751218 - Letter to Acyutananda and Yasodanandana written from Bombay

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Letter to Achyutananda and Yasodanandan


December 18, 1975
Hare Krishna Land,
Juhu Road, Juhu 400 054,
Bombay, India


My Dear Acyutananda and Yasodanandan Maharaj,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 11, 1975.

The books are already on the way. Sankirtan will always be appreciated, because it is the special blessings of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu on the people of this fallen age of Kali. Sukadeva Goswami says, this age is an ocean of faults, but there is one boon, in this age one gets the same result as was achieved in former ages through elaborate temple worship, costly sacrifices, or introspective meditation, simply by chanting the Holy Name of The Lord. It is for this reason only that this Hare Krishna movement has spread so quickly all over the world. The people of this age are so fallen they are like cats and dogs. What cats and dogs will understand about philosophy? If a dog is barking and you speak with him very nicely "my dear dog, please try to control your barking, it is very disturbing" will he be able to understand? therefore we simply throw him a bone, and he is satisfied. So distribute prasadam, and chant Hare Krishna. For the mass of people this is the only medicine. Lord Chaitanya never spoke philosophy in public, he held kirtan and distributed prasadam. When he met Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya he talked high philosophy, otherwise, Chanting and prasadam distribution.

I hope you are well.


Your ever well wisher,
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A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami


His Holiness Acyutananda and Yasodanandan Maharaj,
Hare Krishna Land,
Nampally Station Road,
Hyderabad, (A.P.)


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