July 5, 2010

Dear Devotees,

Please accept my blessings. Jaya Srila Prabhupada. I am very happy. Lord Krishna has mercifully become my traveling companion!

I am now in Cedar City, Utah, a small college town in the Rocky Mountains, about 6000 feet (2000 meters) above sea level. If you would like to see pictures of this place, google the city name and click on ‘images’.

I am resting and writing. Also I am enthusiastically reading the Srimad Bhagavatam. I have also been meditating on the most wonderful fact, as explained in Caitanya-caritamrta Adi 1.5, that Radha and Krishna are actually one Soul (ekatmanau). Acaryas such as Visvanath, and of course Srila Prabhupada, also explain this point. The love of Radha and Krishna is surely the absolute perfection of conjugal love.

In general, Krishna has transformed my environment into Vrindaban, and I am extremely grateful to Him for His infinite kindness upon this fallen soul.

My plan for the next several weeks is to stay in small college towns in the Rocky Mountains, where I can easily buy natural food to offer, and also where there is a bit of culture to stimulate me in my writing. It is summer now and so the college towns are very quiet and peaceful, and the summer is not too hot in the mountain valleys, since they are all several thousand feet above sea level.

Somehow or other Lord Krishna is engaging me in this way and I am happier than ever in His service. I pray that you are also happy and healthy in Krishna consciousness.

I will write again before too long.

With best wishes,
Hridayananda das Goswami
July 5, 2010