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Daily Reading







To Sister Christine





The Math, Belur,


Howrah Dist., Bengal,





[April 4, 1901]





Dear Christine,





The subsequent proceedings have been so much interesting; and the interest has been growing so rapidly of late, that one could scarcely utter a word.





I am glad to learn of Mrs. [Ole] Bull's sweet letter to you; she is an angel. You are peaceful and happy--good.





I am growing towards it too.





I am en route to Chandranath on pilgrimage.





I have been anxiously awaiting a letter from you, and it seemed it would never come.





I am sure to be happy--can't help thinking so. After so much struggle, the result must come. Things take their own course; it is I who am to brighten up, I find. And I am trying my best. And you can help me by writing nice letters now and then; will you?





Margot [Sister Nivedita] is doing splendid work in England with Mrs. Bull's backing. Things are going on nicely.





I am sleeping better and the general health is not bad.





With everlasting love and blessings,





Vivekananda.





P.S. Please enquire of Miss [Sarah Ellen] Waldo about the publication of Karma and Jnana Yogas and write.





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To Sister Nivedita





THE MATH, BELUR,


HOWRAH DISTRICT, BENGAL,





4 April 1901.





DEAR MARGOT,





A letter came just now from Mr. R. Dutt [Ramesh Dutta] praising you and your work in England very much and asking me to wish you to stop longer in England.





It requires no imagination to learn that I am overjoyed at all the news about you Mr. Dutt so kindly sends.





Of course, you stay as long as you think you are working well. Yum [Miss Josephine MacLeod] had some talk about you with Mother [Holy Mother, Sarada Devi], and she desired you to come over. Of course, it was only her love and anxiety to see you — that was all; but poor Yum has been much too serious for once, and hence all these letters. However, I am glad it should happen, as I learnt so much about your work from Mr. Dutt, who can't be accused of a relative's blind love.





I have written to Mrs. Bull already about this matter. I am now at last in Dacca and had some lectures here. I depart for Chandranath tomorrow, near Chittagong, the farthest eastern extremity of Bengal. My Mother, aunt, cousin, another cousin's widow, and nine boys are with me. They all send you love.





I had just now a few lines from Mrs. Bull, also a letter from Mr. Sturdy. As it would be almost impossible for me to write for some days now, I ask you to thank Mrs. Bull for me for her letter, and tell her kindly that I have just now a long letter from Miss [Christina] Greenstidel of Detroit. She mentions a beautiful letter from Mrs. Bull. Sturdy writes about the publication of any further edition of Raja-Yoga by Longmans. I leave that consideration with Mrs. Bull. She may talk over the matter with Sturdy and do what she thinks proper.





Please give Sturdy my best love, and tell him I am on the march and will take time to reply to his letter; in the meanwhile the business will be looked after by Mrs. Bull.





With everlasting love and blessings,





VIVEKANANDA.









 



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