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Item Code: NAL349
Author: Srila Narayana Maharaja
Publisher: Gaudiya Vedanta Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 9781935428008
Pages: 105 (17 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 9.0 inch x 7.0 inch
Weight 210 gm
Introduction

“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This booklet presents previously unpublished letters written by Srila Prabhupada during his first years in America.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 This book offers vintage historical documents, as well as excerpts from Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharajas lectures and interviews.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 Additional historical documents and photographs are included as well.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.

Contents

Introduction1
Letters from America3
October 4th, 19655
August 21st, 196611
September 28th, 196615
October 26th, 196621
November 19th, 196625
December 15th, 196629
December 30th, 196633
April 14th, 196737
May 17th, 196743
May 24th, 196747
June 14th, 196753
July 1st, 196755
July 14th, 196761
July 15th, 196765
October 22th, 196869
About Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja's letters73
Documents from
Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja83
Document A85
Document B87
Document C91
Document D95
Document E97
Document F99
Document G101

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