751219 - Letter to Bhagavan written from Bombay
December 19, 1975
My Dear Bhagavan Prabhu,
Please accept my blessings. I have received the list of first and second initiations and I have accepted them as my duly initiated disciples. Enclosed please find the sacred threads duly chanted upon by me. Now hold a fire ceremony, and instruct the new devotees to chant 16 rounds daily and follow the regulative principles of devotional service.
The newly initiated brahmanas should hear the mantra from the tape recording through the right ear. Brahmin initiation means to be very clean, inside and outside. Inside by chanting the glories of the Lord, and outside by bathing regularly. Washing hands and mouth after eating. Instruct them all these things, and do it yourself, example is better than precept.
Mathilde Bonci—Nandirupaka Dasi
Benny Beandin—Sadasivapriya Das
Bruno Leny—Aristanasana Das
Christian Zkine—Kesinasana Das
Nicole Bouborin—Dharmarupa Dasi
Anne Faramice—Gopanandini Dasi
Carlo Dipalo—Suptavigraha Das
Carlo Zocca—Dhenupalaka Das
(1. Richard Diller, 2. Ann Diller — 1. Sivatmaka Das, 2. Pralambahari Dasi)
I hope this letter meets you well.
Your ever well wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami