From ‘Epistles – Fourth Series’-chapter -V of Volume 8 of The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. (Translated from Bengali)

To Shri Haripada Mitra


16th October, 1898.


In Kashmir my health has completely broken down, and I have not witnessed the Durga-Puja for the last nine years; so I am starting for Calcutta. I have for the present given up the plan of going to America. I think I shall have plenty of time to go to Karachi during the winter.

My brother-disciple Saradananda will send Rs. 50/- from Lahore to Karachi. Don’t yield to sorrow — everything is in God’s hands. Certainly I won’t go anywhere this year without meeting all of you. My blessings to all.

Yours affectionately,