The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/XXX Kali
(Translated from Bengali)
Salutation to Bhagavan Ramakrishna!
2nd April, 1890.
MY DEAR KALI (ABHEDANANDA),
Glad to receive your letter as well as Pramada Babu's and Baburam's
(Premananda's). I am doing pretty well here. You have expressed a desire to
see me. I too have a similar longing, and it is this that makes me afraid of
going. Moreover, the Babaji forbids me to do so. I shall try to go on a few
days' leave from him. But there is this fear that by so doing I shall be
drawn up to the hills by the attraction I have for Hrishikesh, and it will
be very difficult to shake it off, specially for one weak-minded, you see,
like myself. The attack of lumbago, too, will not leave me on any account
— a botheration! But then I am getting used to it. Please convey my
countless salutations to Pramada Babu; his is a friendship which greatly
benefits both my mind and body. And I am particularly indebted to him.
Things will turn up some way, anyhow.
With best wishes,