Spiritual Instructions

Dear devotees,
Hare Krishna ! ! Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.  

I have extracted and reproduced excerpts from a letter dated 8/11/1994 which Maharaj wrote to me. They contain general instructions and are both enlightening and enlivening. The common thread that weaves through almost all of Maharaj's letters is that a sadhaka ought to strive to seek a harmonious balance between one's material and spiritual aspirations. However as he ages, the material fever should abate and in place the spiritual fever has to be upped more fervently.

Thanking one and all. Hari hari bol !!
Your servant,
Samanjas das

Hare Krishna
London 8-11-94 Tuesday
5.30 am

Dear Kumar, 
Dear Daya, Vicknesh, Aris, Ashok, Hari and Sri - Prabhus, Unni and all Singapore Vaishnavas,

Please accept my heartfelt blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada, all glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga.

I am pleased to acknowledge the receipt of your detailed, humble letter dated 9-10-94. I was in Europe for two weeks hence bit delay in replying your letter.

Srila Prabhupada wanted everyone to understand the Vedic culture through our scriptures. As it is, in the material existence everybody is suffering unsurpassable miseries. And being ignorant, they are behaving like crazy persons. Please request them all to add Krsna and Bhagavad Gita to their disturbed miserable lives and they will find real solace with Krsna Consciousness. But all of you please learn 4 seed verses i.e Ch 10 verses 8, 9, 10 and 11 and Ch 12 and 15 full. And then as time permits you all please go through the whole B.G. May our Lord bless you all young persons to genuinely help the public at large. Sincerity of purpose is required. Rest of it is expertly managed by Krsna. My heart is really dancing in real ecstasy to read that you are all managing Krsna temple programme in Dhotis and tilaks etc. Please always try to be very punctual and serious in conducting the whole programme. With all these activities genuinely conducted my long cherished dreams seem to take definite shape. If all of you try genuinely, I guarantee you all that soon there will be a very nice sparkling group - maybe Krsna's grace situated in some preaching center. Our nucleus will be at Valsad. I am going to India in Jan, Feb 95 and staying there for 4/5 months this time to give definite shape to Valsad project.

On Sunday, we are flying to Nairobhi (Kenya) and South Africa for two months. We will be back in London in the middle of Jan 95 and soon depart for India. So please write to me at London's address.

Dear Kumar, as soon as time permits I am eager to write to your mother. Till that time all of you, without neglecting your studies or prescribed duties, genuinely further Srila Prabhupad's movement as much as can. May our dearest Lord Krsna be with you always.

Your Ever well-wisher,
(Signed)
Mahavishnu Goswami.