Without an Āśrama, Initiating is Useless (05/25/07)
I reached Mulky, but i am quite sick with a throat infection that is causing me a lot of body pain. I got some medicine so i hope to improve soon.
Encourage S____ as best you can. My instructions if he wants to become my disciple is to stop attending iskcon functions and come more regularly to our Como āśrama. Also he can do some saṅkīrtana by selling our books door to door.
Only if the Como āśrama is successful will I ever consider accepting initiating disciples in italy, because without an āśrama, it would be useless for anyone in Italy to be my disciple.
So tell S____ that helping to make our āśrama in Como successful is intimately linked to his spiritual connection with me.
That’s all I can write at the moment.