I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 29, 1974. I am glad to learn that all the programs are going on nicely. Especially the college programs. If they are helping with funds, then there is much scope.
I am glad that you are taking the recommendation of new initiates very seriously, that they are writing essays. Yes, it is a serious matter. Not that let me take a spiritual master as a pet and I can do whatever I want. No, one must be prepared to follow the order of the spiritual master with life and soul.
I accept the following for second initiation, and the sanctified threads are enclosed: 1. Hamsavatara. das Adhikari, 2. Sangita devi dasi, 3. Loka Saranga das Brahmacari, 4. Omkara dasi, 5. Manindra devi dasi, 6. Divya devi dasi. On your recommendation I accept the following for first initiation and their names are as follows:
1. Roger Villalaban—Ranapriya,
2. Chuck—Ksetrajna dasa,
3. Roger Barbour—Raksana dasa,
4. Bob—Bhava dasa,
5. Glenn—Guruttama dasa,
6. Louis—Lohitaksa dasa,
7. Diane—Diksavati devi dasi,
8. Michelle—Mahavegavati devi dasi,
9. Dawn—Devamata devi dasi,
10. Andrea—Rasajna devi dasi,
11. Francie—Phalini devi dasi.
I hope this meets you in good health.