From Epistles – First Series of Volume 5 of The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda
The Math, Belur,
29th August, 1901.
Blessed And Beloved,
I am so much beholden to mother for her kind proposal, only I am told by everybody in the Math that Nilambar Babu’s place and the whole of the village of Belur at that becomes very malarious this month and the next. Then the rent is so extravagant. I would therefore advise mother to take a little house in Calcutta if she decides to come. I may in all probability go and live there, as it is not good for me to catch malaria over and above the present prostration. I have not asked the opinion of Saradananda or Brahmananda yet. Both are in Calcutta. Calcutta is healthier these two months and very much less expensive.
After all, let her do as she is guided by the Lord. We can only suggest and may be entirely wrong.
If she selects Nilambar’s house for residence, do first arrange the rent etc. beforehand. “Mother” knows best. That is all I know too.
With all love and blessings,
Ever yours in the Lord,