Letter to Kirtanananda Maharaja, dated July 11, 1977
July 11th, 1977
My dear Kirtanananda Maharaja:
Please accept my most humble obeisances at your feet. His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada has just received the latest issue of Brijabasi Spirit, Vol. IV, No. 4, which brought him great joy. As he looked at the cover showing Kaladri performing a fire ceremony, he said, “Just see his face, how devotee he is, so expert in everything.” When Srila Prabhupada opened the first page, his eyes fixed on the picture of Radha-Vrindavana Candra, and he said, “Vrindavan-Bihari… so beautiful. There is no danger wherever Vrindavan Chandra is.” After enjoying the whole magazine thoroughly, Srila Prabhupada said, “It is printed on their own press. It is very good progress.” His Divine Grace very much appreciated the article “How I was Deprogrammed” by the young devotee boy. Prabhupada was feeling great sympathy when he heard his story and said, “If one man is turned like this boy, then this movement is successful. There is good prospect, good hope. You all combine together and push this movement on and on. Now I am assured that it will go on.” While going through the magazine, Srila Prabhupada also saw your good photo on the page “Istagosthi” and Srila Prabhupada bestowed a long, loving look upon your good self, expressing his deep appreciation for how you have understood this Krishna consciousness.
A letter has been sent to all the Temple Presidents and GBC which you should be receiving soon, describing the process for initiation to be followed in the future. Srila Prabhupada has appointed thus far eleven representatives who will initiate new devotees on his behalf. You can wait for this letter to arrive (the original has been sent to Ramesvara Maharaja for duplicating) and then all of the persons whom you recommended in your previous letters can be initiated.
His Divine Grace has been maintaining his health on an even course and most amazingly has doubled his translation work, keeping pace with the doubling of book distribution. Hoping this meets you well.
Tamal Krishna Goswami
Secretary to Srila Prabhupada
[Signature appears on original.]