770714 - Letter to Gargamuni from Tamal Krsna
July 14th, 1977
From: Tamal Krishna
My dear Gargamuni Maharaja,
Please accept my most humble obeisances at your feet. His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada has received your letter dated 27th June, 1977 sent by registered post. There has been some difficulty with the registered mail and they have held it for many weeks at the post office. They would only deliver it to His Divine Grace with His signature but He was always taking massage. Finally after many letters and arrangements, I have been authorized to get the mail on His behalf. So now we have received your most wonderful letter, which gave Srila Prabhupada true pleasure.
Srila Prabhupada heard with His eyes closed your feelingful prayers for His continued life. His Divine Grace said, “I shall remain your personal guide whether I am physically present or not present, just as I am getting personal guidance from my Guru Maharaja. You are with me from the very beginning, and you have worked very hard from that time till now.” When you expressed your desire to come and cook and clean as well as to carry Srila Prabhupada, His Divine Grace said, “You are doing more important business, but whenever you like you can come and do these things for me. You are a very good cook. It is a fact that if you all my disciples work hard and preach and the world recognizes this movement, then that will make me live longer.”
The reviews which you have sent have given His Divine Grace the greatest satisfaction to hear. He sat and listened to each one of them with great relish. When He heard that you had got the Andhra Pradesh Government to send a newsLetter to: all libraries in the state He immediately said, “Very good. Do it for other provinces now also. The Endowments Minister is very favorable to us. That the Gujarat Government has requested all libraries in the state to purchase our books is wonderful. May Krishna bless you. You are doing a very tremendous job. Krishna is dictating the organizing capacity. Do it very nicely. Now print books and have enough stock. If there is not enough stock then you will have to manage that department also. Don’t depend on one printer. Very soon I will send you a good address of a printer in Bombay. At least three or four printers should go on printing our books. You have money–spend it for printing our books. Now Palika has got the right appointment. She is very intelligent. Give her proper assistance and she can do very nicely.” Again, “Many thanks for arranging all of this. Krishna will bless you. Organize your Bombay office and arrange for printing enough stock. All money collected should be utilized for printing. All success to your forward march. These arrangements of yours is giving me new life.” Prabhupada asks that you kindly send a copy of the Encyclopedia of Vedic Knowledge brochure to His God-brother, Dr. O.B.L. Kapoor here in Vrndavana, as well as a copy to the publishers of Dr. Kapoor’s book, Munshiram Monoharlal Publishers Private Ltd., PO 5715, 54 Rani Jhansi Road, New Delhi 110056, attention Sri Devendra Jain. His Divine Grace very much appreciated this new Encyclopedia program and commented: “Garga-Money.” You were right. Prabhupada was not interested in the reviews, He was very interested. It’s really impressive, the way you are organizing such a gigantic book distribution drive for this half of the world. My obeisances to you again and again. All of your God-brothers throughout the world should take notice of this tremendous work. I think your going to America to get more men is definitely necessary. And you have naturally chosen the best time–Rathayatra. Probably you are already thinking this, but you should go to all of the Ratha-yatras. Between them you’ll get to meet practically all the presidents and devotees in America. All success in you recruiting efforts.
Hoping this meets you in the best of health and Krishna consciousness.
Tamal Krishna Gosvami
Secretary to Srila Prabhupada
PS You will be glad to know that His Divine Grace’s health is continuing to maintain itself enough so that He can keep pace with your book distribution. Prabhupada has doubled His translation work–now He translates every afternoon as well as evening. Anyone else in His condition would have quit long ago, but Prabhupada doesn’t even know the word quit.
His Holiness Gargamuni Swami
c/o ISKCON Bombay