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Bhaktijana Dasa, Letters to: Bhaktijana. Part 2
Letter to: Bhaktijana—Bombay 10 April, 1974 New York:
Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of April 1, 1974.
Since you are facing so many difficulties alone in Harlem, New York City, I think it would be better if you return to Mayapur, under the direction of Bhavananda Maharaja and Jayapataka Maharaja, and I have no objection to your return there.
Now that the building there is complete, we are making it an ideal asrama. So if you go back there, you must find a suitable engagement. It is not a place simply for sleeping. If you think you can find suitable engagement there and stay always engaged either in chanting, reading, cleaning or some other work, then it will be nice. As far as funds for returning there, you will have to take collection there in New York. So I think this plan, as suggested by you, is best.
Letter to: Bhaktijana—Mayapur 15 February, 1976 New York:
My dear Bhaktijana das,
Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated January 24, 1976.
Regarding preaching in Harlem and taking sannyasa order of life, you may speak to Madhudvisa Maharaja and work with him. He is senior man and sannyasa, so I will consider seriously his recommendation.
Letter to: Bhaktijana—Vrindaban 25 September, 1976 New York:
My dear Bhaktijana,
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated 14th inst. Why not make preaching with black people in America your lifetime preaching goal? Yes, limit to this. You preach—that is sannyasa. What is the use of changing dress? Do, actually. Regarding my leaving, I’ll not leave the planet until you order.