BRAHMINS MUST PRACTICE CLEANLINESS

Letters of  His Divine Grace A. C. Bhativedanta Swami Prabhupada

 

Bombay
10 January, 1976

 

 

To Locanananda dasa
Amsterdam

 

 

My dear Locanananda dasa,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your letter dated November 28th, 1975. Your letter was received late so it was not possible to send you a reply in time for your Deity installation ceremony.

Giving Beads to an Initiated Disciple

I have received the names of all the candidates for initiation and I accept them all as my duly initiated disciples. Their new spiritual names are as follows:

Jan Appelman—Jayagopal dasa

Freddy Van de Buerie—Mahasrnga dasa

Raymond Nota—Jnanaraja dasa

Henry Fluster—Akhiladhara dasa

Peter Vander Heyden—Divyasinha dasa

Patricio—Krtayajna dasa

Jannie Smit—Mangalaya dasi

Tettje Meursing—Aharada dasi

Francisco van der Linden—Atitagamana dasi

I also accept Yasodavatsala das and Bhasyakara das for second initiation. Enclosed you will find their sacred threads which I have chanted on. Now hold a fire ceremony and the brahmanas may afterward be allowed to hear the Gayatri mantra from the tape recording through the right ear. First initiated devotes must vow to always chant minimum 16 rounds daily and strictly observe the regulative principles. The Brahmins must practice cleanliness, internally by chanting the Lord’s glories and externally by bathing regularly. In addition the brahmanas should study carefully, especially Gita, Isopanisad, Nectar of Devotion and Nectar of Instruction as well as all the small paperbacks. Soon we will have yearly examinations for brahmanas based on these books and those who pass will be awarded Bhakti-sastri titles.

I hope this meets you all well.

Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

 

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