760523 - Letter to Prabhu from Pusta Krsna
May 23, 1976
From: Pusta Krishna
My dear Prabhu,
Please accept my humble obeisances. I have received one letter from one of the women devotees there in London. It seems that she is a bit more slow than the others to finish her 16 rounds. Srila Prabhupada said that “She must do some duty. Sometimes it is given as a plea to avoid doing some more active service. The temple duty is more important than chanting.” These were His exact words. So if one wants to live in the temple, they must follow the schedule like everyone else, and in their spare time they must try to finish their rounds, and if necessary sleep less. I hope that you will be able to encourage the devotees like this. Generally, they become more enlivened in service in due course of time. In that enlivened state, one chants Hare Krishna more rapidly I have noted as well; not to the point of skipping the mantra but chanting to be engaged in Krishna’s service, but we must be prepared to carry out the temple schedule like everyone else, otherwise things will become pandemonium in the name of Krishna Consciousness. Please give this Letter to: Krishnanga devi dasi, and try to gradually encourage her more to render other types of service to Krishna as this is Prabhupada’s desire as we can see from His comments.
I hope that this meets you in good health. Prabhupada is coming to London the 20 July I think, according to the schedule. Please have money on hand to pay for Prabhupada’s ticket and his two secretaries. (Two first class tickets N.Y. to London, and one economy). Haribol!
Pusta Krishna Swami
Personal Secretary to Srila Prabhupada