From ‘Epistles – Fourth Series’-chapter -V of Volume 8 of The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

To Swami Brahmananda


30th September, 1897


I understand from a letter of Gopal Dada that you have seen that piece of land at Konnagar. It seems that that site is rent-free and measures 16 bighas (about 5 acres), and that the price is below eight or ten thousand rupees. Do what you think best after considering the healthiness and other factors. In a day or two I shall leave for the Punjab. So don’t write any more letters to me at this address. I shall telegraph to you my next address. Don’t forget to send Hariprasanna. Tell Gopal Dada thus: “Your health will soon be all right — winter is coming, what fear? Eat well and be merry.” Write a letter to Mrs. C. Sevier at Spring Dale, Murree, as to Yogen’s present state of health, marking on the cover “to await arrival”. Give my love and blessings to all.

Yours affectionately,


PS. The Maharaja of Khetri reaches Bombay on the 10th October. Don’t forget to give him an address of welcome.