“Our relationship is certainly based on spontaneous love. That is why there is no
chance of us forgetting on another. By the mercy of Guru and Gauranga may
everything be auspicious for you. This is my constant prayer. From the first time
I saw you I have been your constant well- wisher. At his first sight of me, Srila
Prabhupada also saw me woth such love. It was in my very first darsana of Srila
Prabhupada that I learned how to low.”
This booklet presents previously unpublished letters written by Srila Prabhupada
during his first years in America. They are parts of a long correspondence between
Srila Prabhupada and his siksa disciple and friend Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana
Gosvami Mharaja, a disciple of Seila Prabhupada’s godbrother and sannyasa guru,
Srila Bhakti Prajanan Kesava Gosvami Maharaha. These letters are only a few of
over two hundred that Srila Prabhupada wrote, mostlr in Bengali and Hindi, to
Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja between 1965 and 1977. They were preserved in a
separate folder which was just recently located. The Butler, Pennsylvania entry is
the first letter on record that Srila Prabhupada sent from America.
This is the first of three publications which depict Srila Prabhupada’s
association with other Gaudiya Vaisnava devotees. Letters from America portrays
Srila Prabhupada’s affectionate and candid relationship with Srila Narayana
Fosvami Maharaja, which is not widly known. It reveals the service and support
that Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja has offered for many years to his Siksa-guru.
This book offers vintage historical documents, as well as excerpts from Srila
Narayana Gosvami Maharajas lectures and interviews. They concern explanations of
the letters and his friendship with Srila Prabhupada.
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami: My Siksa Guru and Priya Bandhu contains Srila Narayana
Maharaja’s special memories of Srila Prabhupada since their first meeting in 1957.
Included are additional documents and many of Srila Narayana Maharaja’s insights
abour Srila Prabhupada’s preaching mission. Additional historical documents and
photographs are included as well. The third volume entitled Our Srila Prabhupada:
AFriend to All presents remembrances by other Gaudiy Vaisnava vontemporaries who
had Srila rabhupada’s association. We hope that this valuable new material will
enliven the hearts of all of Srila Prabhupada’s followers, helping us to increase
our understanding of his transcendental personality, pastimes and teachings.
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