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770824 - Letter to Gadi and Nandanandana from Tamal Krsna

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24 August, 1977

My dear Gadi Das and Nandanandana Prabhus,

Please accept my obeisances. I have been instructed by His divine Grace Srila Prabhupad to thank you for your letters recently sent to him. Srila Prabhupad was very encouraged to hear of the nice preaching which you are doing here at the island of Maui. His Divine Grace saw the beautiful Deities of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai and was glad to know that they will be worshipped very properly by the six brahmana devotees there. You should make sure that the Deity worship is very punctual and that cleanliness is always observed. Srila Prabhupad said that you can judge the effectiveness of your preaching by how many books are distributed, and how many devotees are made. So after a few months why not again send in a report and let Srila Prabhupad know how far you have been successful in your preaching effort there. Once the Deities are installed, it is not a good idea that they should be moved, so you should be certain that you choose this location that is where you intend to keep Gaura-Nitai permanently, or at least for a long period of time.

Hoping this meets you in the best of health and Krishna consciousness.

Your servant,

Tamal Krsna Gosvami
Secretary to Srila Prabhupad

P.S. Srila Prabhupad is very happy to know that you are keeping very strict standard of shaved head and wearing tilaka always. His Divine Grace said, “This is very good. It will keep our standard strict.”

Their Grace Gadi Das and Nandanandana Das

c/o ISKCON Honululu

/tkg