760908 - Letter to David B. Richeter Hughes written from Vrndavana
Shri Krishna Balaram Mandir
Chattikara Rd., Raman Reti,
Vrndavana, Math. Dist. U.P.
September 8, 1976
David B. Richter Hughes, Founder
c/o F.A. Kranert
101 Prospect Ave.
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 6, September, 1976 and have noted the contents with care. Thank you very much for your kind offer to have me as your Permanent Acarya and Honorary Chairman. I will accept this if your organization and members are agreed to follow the four regulative principles which discriminate animal life from human life, i.e. no eating of meat fish or eggs; no illicit sex life outside of marriage and then only for the begetting of God conscious children; no intoxicants, including coffee, tea, or cigarettes; no gambling, not even bingo. Unless one follows these principles, spiritual life is not possible.
I can give you all guidance and direction for there are millions of Christians in the world today. We are not concerned with how, so much as the fact that one must develop his dormant love for God. This is alright that you will chant the names of Christ for after all he was the representative of God. People are lost due to not following a bona fide religious system. If you can revive their God consciousness that will be very good service.
I hope this meets you in good health.