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)
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.