Eagerness to Hear About Kṛṣṇa is the best reception (09/22/13)
Dear ______ Dāsī,
Thank you for your email.
You have seen how the devotees greet me in _____ etc/ with happy faces, a flower garland and some nice prasādam. So if that is how we greet the mission ācārya, then that is also how we greet a _____ Mahārāja when he returns to ______. The same applies to _____ Mahārāja when he arrives.
One of the men should also clean up Mahārāja’s room before he arrives. That would be nice.
The main thing is to show appreciation, love and affection. We have put aside many formalities in our mission in Mexico but the essence should always be maintained.
Formality is of less importance. When a sannyāsī comes to your home, āśrama, or temple, the main thing is that the sannyāsī wants to preach Kṛṣṇa consciousness to the devotees. Eagerness to hear about Kṛṣṇa is the best reception any sannyāsī could ask for. Be eager to hear about Kṛṣṇa consciousness and a sannyāsī will always be pleased.
Yes, ______ Mahārāja is bringing very nice Gaura-Nitāi to ______. I will send some photos next week.
Hope you are well.