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Postby Dasa » Saturday 28 January 2017, 9:36

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

I hope you are continuing to study Bengali. I
shall be glad to know how much progress you
have made by this time. (Letter, 7 February 1968.)

You mention that you have enclosed the
transliteration work of Srimad Bhagavatam,
but I do not find it here. You may have missed
it. Anyway, I am happy to hear you are steadily
studying Sanskrit and reading Srimad Bhagavatam
ó that is very good. (Letter, 23 March 1968.)

All these discrepancies are happening on account
of my students being unaware of Sanskrit language.
Therefore I requested him to learn Sanskrit very
seriously. He has got the aptitude, and I hope he
may come out very successful. (Letter, 9 April 1968.)

Regarding his study of Sanskrit, I am very glad
to learn of his seriousness to study. We need many
Sanskrit scholar devotees. When it is convenient he
may study in Boston, and there are Sanskrit courses
at the university there also. (Letter, 15 March 1970.)

Regarding Sanskrit class, it is very encouraging that
the teacher is helping you in this connection, but
our chief aim for learning Sanskrit would be to learn
how to pronounce the Sanskrit verses, especially
the ones in our published books, just like you have
already chanted the Govinda verses in the record.
Similarly, if you chant all the verses combinedly and
melodiously along with musical instruments it will be
a great charm to the people of the world. When we
start our World Sankirtana Party it will be our unique
position if we can demonstrate the chanting of the
mantras as they are given in Isopanishad, Bhagavadgita,
Srimad Bhagavatam and Brahma Samhita.
Therefore the main aim of this Sanskrit class should
be for you to learn this chanting in the proper accent.
It is not our aim to become Sanskrit scholars. (Letter,
9 November 1975.)

We have seen your note regarding the child. You
may engage one Sanskrit teacher for her so she
shall become a very great scholar. Just like Jiva
Goswami was trained in Sanskrit language from
early childhood and no one could surpass him in
all of India. (Letter, 1 August 1972.)

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