(Srila Prabhupada with folded palms in the foreground and Tribhuvanatha Das holding book.)
18 July, 1970
My Dear Tribhuvanatha,
Please accept my blessings, I beg to acknowledge receipt of your nice letter dated 13rd June, 1970, and just the other day I have received your package containing gifts of conchshell, sandalwood incense, orange socks and flowers as well as your beads for initiation. I beg to thank you for all these nice presentation and they are all being appropriately employed.
I am very glad to know that you have been staying for some months at our London Temple in the association of our devotees. This is certainly the most fortunate company for you and I know that if you maintain the association of devotees your life will be happy and perfect. That is the version of the sastra that the most important thing for spiritual realization is the company of realized souls or pure devotees of the Lord.
So on the recommendation of Gurudasa I am very glad to accept you as my initiated disciple and your spiritual name is Tribhuvanatha Das Brahmacari. Tribhuvanatha means the Lord of the Three Worlds. And Das means servant. I have duly chanted the beads sent by you and they are returned to you herewith. Please always follow very strictly the regulative principles and chant sixteen rounds of Mahamantra daily on the beads.
Study our literatures attentively and try to understand the philosophy nicely with the help of your God-brothers. Always work cooperatively to spread Krsna consciousness movement and chant Hare Krsna and your life will be sublime.
I am enclosing one sheet for your reference. Hope this will meet you in good health.
Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
(*Please note: Tribhuvanatha Das left this world on October 16, 2001 in Brazil, South America, but he still lives on in the hearts of those who love him, and he will always be remembered for his enthusiastic dedication and love for Srila Prabhupada.)