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To Mrs. Ole Bull





54 West 33rd Street, New York


May, 1895, Thursday


Dear Mrs. Bull,


The classes are going on; but I am sorry to say, though the attendance is large, it does not even pay enough to cover the rent. I will try this week and then give up.


I am going this summer to the Thousand Islands to Miss Dutcher's, one of my students. The different books on Vedanta are now being sent over to me from India. I expect to write a book in English on the Vedanta Philosophy in its three stages when I am at Thousand Islands, and I may go to Greenacre later on. Miss Farmer wants me to lecture there this summer.


I am rather busy just now in writing a promised article for the Press Association on Immortality.


Yours,


Vivekananda





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To Mrs. Ole Bull





4th June '95


Dear Mother,


Today I leave New York at 5 p.m. by steamer with Mr. Leggett. 


The classes were closed on Saturday last [June 1] and so far the work has been very successful, no small part of which is due to you.


Ever praying for you and yours,


I am ever your faithful Son,


Vivekananda


P.S. I will acquaint you with my whereabouts as soon as I know it myself.





 


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To Mrs. Ole Bull





Percy, New Hampshire


7th June, 1895


Dear Mrs. Bull,


I am here at last with Mr. Leggett. This is one of the most beautiful spots I have ever seen. Imagine a lake, surrounded with hills covered with a huge forest, with nobody but ourselves. So lovely, so quiet, so restful! And you may imagine how glad I am to be here after the bustle of cities.


It gives me a new lease of life to be here. I go into the forest alone and read my Gita and am quite happy. I will leave this place in about ten days and go to the Thousand Island Park. I will meditate by the hour there and be all alone to myself. The very idea is ennobling.


Vivekananda





 


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To Miss Mary Hale 


(Written on birch bark)





PERCY N. H., 


17 June, 1895.


DEAR SISTER,


Going tomorrow to the Thousand Islands care Miss Dutcher's, Thousand Island Park, N.Y. Where are you now? Where will you all be in summer? I have a chance of going to Europe in August, I will come to see you before I go. So write to me. Also I expect books and letters from India. Kindly send them care Miss Phillips, 19 W. 38th Street, N.Y. This is the bark in which all holy writings are written in India. So I write Sanskrit: May the husband of Uma (Shiva) protect you always. 


May you all be blessed ever and ever.





VIVEKANANDA.


 






 



















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