"Hare Krsna. I have just returned from a visit to the Krsna center in New York. I went to attend the memorial service for His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.
"I was very emotionally overcome as I listened to each devotee express his love, devotion and extreme gratitude to Srila Prabhupada. Even in their sadness, there was such a strong expression of joy and thankfulness for having been blessed with Krsna consciousness.
"I am writing at this time to express my sincere sympathy and deep understanding to you, to my son, and to all the devotees who have been so dear to His Divine Grace since the start of the Hare Krsna movement. I know that his physical presence will be greatly missed by all of you, but he has left behind a legacy of great wisdom and much love for all of you, his devoted disciples.
Polly C. Perlmutter
(Mrs. Perlmutter is the mother of Sravanananda dasa)