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October 13, 2014


Dear Devotees,

Jaya Srila Prabhupada. I hope this note finds you all very well. I have been working hard on a systematic study of Jiva Goswami’s teachings on the origin of the soul.

My conviction is that some devotees have put forward views against what Prabhupada taught. But in fact, Prabhupada is expertly representing the real mood and teachings of Jiva Goswami, who is the first great systematic theologian in our tradition.

Nowadays, there is a growing “sophistication” in discussions of the Six Goswamis, Rasa, Jiva etc. But often these discussions lack rigor and objectivity. So there is a need to establish the truth of Prabhupada’s presentation on a somewhat scholarly level.

I am also close to completing my first novel, which I have worked on for, well, too long. But it is almost done.

We continue to make progress in Krishna West. We live and learn and gradually make improvements. Many devotees have been visiting here so there is always interesting association with the Lord’s servants.

With best wishes,
Hridayananda das Goswami
October 13, 2014