|Prabhupada Letters :: 1966
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami
29 May 2004
JOURNAL: Sunday 29 May Sunrise 4/35 am. Sunsets 7/20. Moonsets 2/01
There was no expenditure today. Karl came to dine with us. His address is noted. He is informed of last night's incidence. I have told him that I wish to live in separate apartment. He is trying for that.
I gave him about the room which I have seen in the Chatham Towers. 16th Floor. letters | 02:09 |
28 May 2004
Saturday, May 28, 1966 New York, New York
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
Government Of India
THROUGH: THE INDIAN EMBASSY
Re: Release of Exchange for erecting a cultural Institution of Radha Krishna Temple in New York for preaching the cult of Krishna philosophy as revealed in the Srimad-Bhagavatam and Srimad Bhagavad-gita.
With reference to the above I beg to inform you that I am a Vaisnava Sannyasi in the line of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. In pursuance of the cult of Love of Krishna philosophy as propounded in the Srimad Bhagavad-gita, I have come to America to preach the cultural mission. My translation of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (published in three volumes first canto) is recognized by the Government of India both central and states education department. Here in America also my book is approved by the State Library of Congress Washington, the Public Library and many universities.
Since I have come to America in the last year (September 1965) I have travelled many parts of the country and some of the local papers have published articles on me and they have designated me as the Ambassador of Bhaktiyoga.
At present I am staying in New York at the above address and my American friends and admirers are hearing from me about my cultural mission and attending my Kirtana class as well as discourses on the Bhagavad-gita and the Srimad-Bhagavatam.
I therefore want to establish a permanent establishment of Radha Krishna Temple and I am very glad to inform you that Sir Padampat Sighania of Kanpur has agreed to spend any amount for erecting an Indian architectural Temple in New York for this great cultural mission of India. I am enclosing herewith the copies of the letters received from Sri Padampat Sighania.
I had to approach the Exchange Control Department of Reserve Bank of India and the reply which I have received from the Controller is also enclosed herewith please find.
My cultural mission as I have tried to explain in my books Srimad-Bhagavatam has been highly appreciated by all responsible quarters in India including the Late Prime Minister Lal Bhadur Shastri. The All India Congress Committee. has reviewed my books in the following words:
"At a time when not only the people of India but those of the West need the chastening quality of Love and Truth in the corrupting atmosphere of hate and hypocrisy, a work like this will have corrective influence. What is God? He is truth, He is love. Even an atheist must accept the supremacy of those qualities and how much they are needed by the people of the world who have been taught to deny God and these qualities do not require much emphasis."
"The author has attempted a tremendous task . . . A perusal will give us in sample measure a knowledge of the original. The essence of Srimad-Bhagavatam is the exposition of the Absolute Truth, for an understanding of Absolute Truth we would recommend this book."
Mr. N.C. Chatterji M.P. and the late President of the Hindu Mahasabha writes "You have done a first class work and you deserve the hearty commendation of every Indian and every Hindu. Your deep and penetrating study of the subject and your philosophic insight are reflected in this work. . . . You a are doing a great service to the cause of humanity."
So this is a cultural mission for enlightenment of the entire human society and New York is the best centre for distributing such cultural knowledge because it is the Head Quarter of the United Nations. We shall erect such a nice cultural Hall and Temple and everything is ready at this opportune moment. Kindly therefore give your sanction for this noble and sublime activities of Indian original culture still going strong.
His Excellency Dr. Radhakrishnan the President of India knows me personally and if need be you can take reference from him about me.
Kindly help me by your early sanction of release of Exchange and I shall await your favorable reply per return of post with interest.
Thanking you in anticipation,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami letters | 03:52 |
May 28, 1966 New York, New York
Indian Embassy in America
I beg to inform you that I have been instructed by the Controller of Exchange Reserve Bank of India Delhi to forward my letter to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs Government of India New Delhi for release of Indian Exchange.
As advised by him I beg to hand you herewith the above mentioned letter to Ministry of Finance Government of India which please forward to India and oblige.
Please acknowledge receipt hereof and thanking you in anticipation,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami letters | 03:50 |
JOURNAL: Saturday 28 May Sunrise 4/35 am. Sunsets 7/19. Moonsets 1/34
Today Paul was paid $1.00 only for expenditure. In the afternoon there was Sanskrit class and about 10 persons attended.
The collection was only $6.00
one boy paid $6.00 for the book. He paid total $12.00
Today I did not go to Ashram because Carl engaged to me on Sunday 11 a.m.
Income $12.00 received from
Expeenditure 1.00 the Controller of
N.B. There was an incidence extraordinary. At 10 night when I was typewriting Paul became too much irritated and I stopped typewriting. It was unusual due to his abnormal condition. Better to take precaution in future. letters | 02:08 |
27 May 2004
JOURNAL: Friday 27 May Sunrise 4/36 am. Sunset 7/19 P.M. Moonsets 1/05
Today Paul was paid $2.00 for expenditure. I saw a good apartment and lecture hall at 218 Park Row Chatham Square. Paul typed practically the whole day.
In the evening there was meeting about 15 persons both ladies & gentlemen attended.
The contribution was only $8.70. letters | 02:06 |
26 May 2004
JOURNAL: Thursday 26 May Sunrise 4/36 am. Sunset 7/18 P.M. Moonsets 0/32
Today I went to Dr. Mishra to dine with him
The expenditure was subway .30
Today Paul showed his crazy mind but he was sorry later on for his breaking the keertan performaces in the morning service. letters | 02:05 |
25 May 2004
JOURNAL: Wednesday 25 May Sunrise 4/37 am. Sunset 7/19 pm. Moonsets on Sasthis:
Today Paul was paid for Expenditure $2.00.
In the evening there was meeting the attendance was about 18 heads.
the Contribution $11.75.
After the meeting there was consultations about incorporation of The International Society for Krishna consciousness. letters | 02:04 |
24 May 2004
JOURNAL: Tuesday 24 May Sunrise 4/38 A.M. Sunset 7/16 P.M. Moonsets 11/51.
Today Paul was paid $2.00 for expenditure.
Two letters posted. One to Mr. Sherbert and the order to Cambridge University Press. letters | 02:02 |
23 May 2004
JOURNAL: Monday 23 May Sunrise 4/39. Sunset 7/15. Moonsets 11/03
Paul paid $4.00 for expenditure and twenty 25.00 for paying rents, etc.
In the evening there was meeting the contribution was $8.00. The attendance was about eleven ladies and gentlemen. letters | 02:01 |