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& & George Harrison, the famous English musician,
who is my uninitiated devotee.
In London, however, we get some income by sales of "Hare Krishna Mantra" record and similarly in the U.S.A. we get some income by selling "Govinda" records and other similar records. From London the "Hare Krishna Mantra" record has worldwide sales. This is managed by Mr. George Harrison, the famous English musician, who is my uninitiated devotee. This boy has paid me recently $19,000 for publishing my Krishna book. The whole amount will be required for publishing the book in Japan.
[S.P. Letter to: Hanuman Prasad Poddar, Los Angeles, 5 February, 1970]
I think George does not require to become my formal
disciple because he is already more than my disciple.
Is it not possible to have a small temple in George's house so you can engage in temple worship? That is necessary. If there is a small temple there, then you and your wife and others can be nicely engaged. I think George does not require to become my formal disciple because he is already more than my disciple. He has sympathy for my movement and I have all blessings for him. He can easily spare that chapel for developing it into a nice Krishna Consciousness temple. We do not want any proprietorship right, but we want simply to utilize the nice place into a nice temple.
[S.P. Letter to: Syamasundara, Los Angeles, 12 April, 1970]
Sriman George Harrison has certainly done an unique service
by contributing $19,000 for publishing my Krsna book.
When I was in London, he saw me four times and
he was very submissive and devout and he was not
at all proud of his very well-to-do material position.
Sriman George Harrison has certainly done an unique service by contributing $19,000 for publishing my Krsna book. When I was in London, he saw me four times and he was very submissive and devout and he was not at all proud of his very well-to-do material position. He has a reputation as a first class musician and he is considered to be rich or as they say one of the richest men in the world. Still he was not at all puffed up, but was humble, meek, polite, and devout. So all these qualities and his service to Krishna will certainly help him in his advancement of Krishna Consciousness. Thus I see that although he is not an initiated disciple, still he has been trying to help us in so many ways. [S.P. Letter to: Bhagavan, Los Angeles, 8 February, 1970]
He is a good soul and I am praying for him to Krishna,
so surely he will make advancement.
I am so glad to learn that Sriman George is making good advancement in Krishna consciousness. He is a good soul and I am praying for him to Krishna, so surely he will make advancement. His book, Krishna, is already ready for being sent to the press. [S.P. Letter to: Syamasundara, Los Angeles, 6 January, 1970]
I am marking that George has the serving spirit,
and that is making him advance gradually.
Please offer my blessings to Sriman George and all the other Prabhus there. I am marking that George has the serving spirit, and that is making him advance gradually. [S.P. Letter to: Syamasundara, Los Angeles, 4 May, 1970]
This good boy George Harrison, we must give him all glories.
Prabhupada: ...given the facility of assembling in this nice house, this good boy George Harrison, we must give him all glories. We must be thankful to him that he has given us the facility, and Krsna will bless him more and more.
[Arrival Address, London, July 7, 1973]
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