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760127 - Letter to Ajit Kumar Chatterjee written from Mayapur

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Letter to Ajit Kumar Chatterjee

27th January, 1976
P.0. Sreedham Mayapur
Dist. Nadia, West Bengal

Shri Ajit Kumar Chatterjee,
258/2 Gopal Lal, Thakur Road,
Calcutta 700036

Dear Shri Chatterjeeji,

I beg to thank you for your letter dated January 23rd, 1976. Please come with your articles and see me at Mayapur, we shall discuss on the articles and if they are correct, then we shall publish them. It will be our great pleasure. But first I must see how they are written. We have got sufficient place so you can stay here and we shall read them together.

Your theme is O.K. There were many devotees of Lord Chaitanya like Adwaita Acharya, and even Lord Nityananda who were grihastas. Lord Chaitanya left His girhasta life. It is a matter of understanding Krishna - that is the real qualification. Whether one is grihasta or sannyasi, how well he knows Krishna. Srila Narottama dasa Thakura has sung: "grhe va vanete thake, he gauranga bole dake". Lord Chaitanya says "kiba vipra, kibra nyasi, sudra kene nyaya,
yei krishna tattva vetta, sei guru haya". So please come and we shall discuss your articles.

I hope this meets you well.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami