On your recommendation, I am accepting the following devotees for initiation: 1st. Initiation: Dhrti devi dasi, Krsnastuta devi dasi, Pusti devi dasi, Kulapriya devi dasi, Mahanidhi das, Yuvati devi dasi, Ksamabhudi das

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1975 Correspondence

On your recommendation, I am accepting the following devotees for initiation:

1st. Initiation: Miriam Bicks (Dhrti devi dasi) Karen Wilson (Krsnastuta devi dasi) Connie (Pusti devi dasi) Maddonna (Kulapriya devi dasi) Bhakti Pete (Mahanidhi das) Ann Matesow (Yuvati devi dasi) Jim—(Ksamabhudi das).

Letter to Tulsi -- Johannesburg 22 October, 1975:

My dear Tulsi das,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated October 13, 1975 and I have noted the contents with care.

I have marked how you are making mrdangas. Make many mrdangas. It will solve a great problem.

Concerning your idea to go port to port by ship, why waste time and energy. Don't spoil money purchasing boat. Port to port we can go by airplane.

I hope that this meets you in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Nb. On your recommendation, I am accepting the following devotees for initiation:

1st. Initiation: Miriam Bicks (Dhrti devi dasi)

Karen Wilson (Krsnastuta devi dasi)

Connie (Pusti devi dasi)

Maddonna (Kulapriya devi dasi)

Bhakti Pete (Mahanidhi das)

Ann Matesow (Yuvati devi dasi)

Jim—(Ksamabhudi das)

2nd Initiation: Gajapati das, Pundarika Vidyanidhi, and Raksana.

Enclosed you will find 3 brahmana threads, and you may hold a fire-yajna emphasizing the importance of strictly following the 4 regulative principles, and chanting daily minimum of 16 rounds japa.