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Daily Reading




To Miss. Isabelle McKindley





54 WEST, 33 NEW YORK,


25th February, 1895.


DEAR SISTER,


I am sorry you had an attack of illness. I will give you an absent treatment though your confession takes half the strength out of my mind.


That you have rolled put of it is all right. All's well that ends well.


The books have arrived in good condition and many thanks for them.


Your ever affectionate bro.,


VIVEKANANDA.





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To Miss Emma Thursby





228 West 39th Street


New York,


February 26th, 1896


Dear Miss Thursby,


Will you oblige me by giving Mr. Goodwin any particulars you can with reference to the business arrangements made for my 6 lectures with Miss Corbin. He will see her, with the idea of obtaining payment.


Thanking you in anticipation, and with best regards,


Very truly yours,


Vivekananda





 


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To Alasinga Perumal





U.S.A.


6th March, 1895


Dear Alasinga,





. . . Do not for a moment think the "Yankees" are practical in religion. In that the Hindu alone is practical, the Yankee in money-making, so that as soon as I depart, the whole thing will disappear. Therefore I want to have a solid ground under my feet before I depart. Every work should be made thorough. . . . You need not insist upon preaching Shri Ramakrishna. Propagate his ideas first, though I know the world always wants the Man first, then the idea. . . . Do not figure out big plans at first, but begin slowly, feel your ground, and proceed up and up.


. . . Work on, my brave boys. We shall see the light some day.


Harmony and peace! . . . Let things slowly grow. Rome was not built in a day. The Maharaja of Mysore is dead--one of our greatest hopes. Well! the Lord is great. He will send others to help the cause.


Send some Kushasanas (small sitting-mats) if you can.


Yours ever with blessings,


Vivekananda





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To Mrs. G. W. Hale





54 W. 33rd St., New York


11 March 1895


Dear Mother,


Many thanks for your kind letter. I will be only too glad to have an orange coat, provided it be light as summer is approaching.


I do not remember whether the Cook's letters of credit I have are limited as to their time or not. It is high time we look into them. If they are limited, don't you think it is better to put them in some bank? I have about a thousand dollars in the Boston bank and a few hundred in the New York--they all go to India by this week or next. So it is better that I look into the Cook's letters, and it will be foolish to get into trouble by having them past the date.


There are a few more Sanskrit books which have not been sent--one pretty thick and broad, the other two very thin. Kindly send them as soon as you can.


Mrs. [Milward] Adams, Mrs. [Ole] Bull, and Miss Emma Thursby are gone to Chicago today.


With eternal love to the babies and to you and Father Pope.


I remain ever your affectionate Son,


Vivekananda









 



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