Your message "These
bodies of ours go into smoke and ashes, work alone remains" cheered me up as no other
I am just continuing to be
alive and from my bed I keep ever doing something which is after my heart to develop the
campus and the student life at Karaikudi. In this process I am busy with the arrangements
for the inauguration of the Alagappa College of Physical Education by the Rajpramukh of
Mysore on the 27th August. I am not a message gatheher but yours is not just a message in
the normal way but an Upanishedic truth so crisply and beautifully expressed. Hence this
letter and my respectful greetings The invitation is enclosed.
"The moving finger
writes, and having writ Moves on; nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel
half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it" .
This is not
the whole truth, though it seems to be the counter part or another aspect of Karma. To me
Sir, as you have often written, Prayer has a meaning and power all its own. It might not
be given, no is it necessary, to get longish life and physical prosperity. But prayers can
and do "wash out" man} dirty spots and makes one pure and happy. In that state
I am happy. .
Kindly excuse this long
letter with bad handwriting. I am not fit physically to write,