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To Mrs. Ole Bull 





54 W. 33, New York,


7th May, 1895


Dear Mrs. Bull,


. . . I had a newspaper from India with a publication in it of Dr. Barrows' short reply to the thanks sent over from India. Miss Thursby will send it to you. Yesterday I received another letter from India from the President of Madras meeting to thank the Americans and to send me an Address. . . . This gentleman is the chief citizen of Madras and a Judge of the Supreme Court, a very high position in India.


I am going to have two public lectures more in New York in the upper hall of the Mott's Memorial Building. The first one will be on Monday next, on the Science of Religion. The next, on the Rationale of Yoga. . . . Has Miss Hamlin sent you the book on the financial condition of India? I wish your brother will read it and then find out for himself what the English rule in India means.


Ever gratefully your son,


Vivekananda








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To Alasinga Perumal





New York


14th May, 1895


Dear Alasinga,





. . . Now I have got a hold on New York, and I hope to get a permanent body of workers who will carry on this work when I leave the country. Do you see, my boy, all this newspaper blazoning is nothing? I ought to be able to leave a permanent effect behind me when I go; and with the blessings of the Lord it is going to be very soon. . . .Men are more valuable than all the wealth of the world. You need not worry about me. The Lord is always protecting me. My coming to this country and all my labours must not be in vain.


The Lord is merciful, and although there are many who try to injure me any way they can, there are many also who will befriend me to the last. Infinite patience, infinite purity, and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause.


Ever yours with blessings,


Vivekananda





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To Mrs. G. W. Hale





54 W. 33


New York


16th May '95


Dear Mother,


Your kind note duly reached. The books have arrived safe and more are coming. The Sanskrit books pay no duty, being classics. I expect a big package from Khetri. The big packet was from the Raja of Khetri, sending me an address from a meeting held of Rajput nobility at Mount Abu, for my work in this country.


I do not know whether I will be able to come over to Chicago or not. I am trying to get a free pass; in case I succeed I will come, else not. Financially this winter's work was no success at all--I could barely keep myself up--but spiritually very great. I am going to the Thousand Islands for the summer to visit a friend and some of my pupils will be there.


I have got plenty of books now to read from India, and I will be quite engaged this summer.


The Khetri package will not arrive soon, so kindly make arrangements that it will be received during your absence if you go away. [There] will have to be paid a heavy duty for [it,] I am afraid.


Mrs. [Florence] Adams brought me the love from the [Hale] Sisters on her way to Europe. She started this morning. A large package of books also I expect soon. The original Upanishads--there is no duty on them.


I have had some trouble with my stomach; hope it will be over in a few days.


With love to all, I am ever your affectionate Son,


Vivekananda









 



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