It seems to me an article like the one about ISKCON's governing body [BTG, May/June] should have had the author's name on it. When I'm reading opinions, whose are they?
You're right. The author was Jayadvaita Swami.
Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna
In the BTG issues for March/April and May/June, the phrase "Hare Krsna mantra" appears throughout, but if someone were wondering what that mantra is, he would be pretty hard pressed to find it. Is it a policy of yours not to put the words "Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare" anywhere in "The Magazine of the Hare Krsna Movement"?
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
No. Thanks for reminding us.
A Benefit by Error
My husband and I had a delightful mistake happen when we realized we had paid for two subscriptions. Now we can each relish from cover to cover our own BTG. I hope this letter will inspire other devotees to get two subscriptions also. Then you will have an extra copy to read or distribute as a gift.
Bisalaksi Devi Dasi and Prabhasa Dasa
Madison Heights, Michigan
I would like to submit some information to update your news about Hungary.
We have three centers in Hungary. There are about fifty full-time devotees and thirty initiated. Since we received legal permission, in July 1989, we have distributed about 200,000 of Srila Prabhupada's books.
As a religion, Krsna consciousness is monetarily supported by the State. For the purchase of our temple, for example, the government gave half a million forint [about US$7500]. The State still gives us yearly support for our different projects.
In Budapest we have regularly 100 to 150 guests on our Sunday feasts. It is just because the temple room cannot hold more. Otherwise we had a big open program and 800 attended. So the interest is very good.
Sivarama Swami is the GBC [ISKCON Governing Body Commissioner] for Hungary. He started four years ago from literally nothing, and due to His mercy the Krsna consciousness movement is expanding nicely in Hungary.
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Our thanks to the several hundred readers who returned the questionnaire we sent out with the March/April issue. Your responses and suggestions have been valuable. We're already using many of the ideas you gave us.