(Translated from Bengali
Victory to God!
8th March, 1890.
Your note duly reached me, and so I too shall be
off to Prayag. Please write to
inform where you mean to put up while there.
PS. In case Abhedananda reaches your place in a day or two, I
shall be much obliged if you will start him on his way to Calcutta.
i - iv, vi - xiv, xvi - xxii, xxiv - xxvi, xxix, xxxi - xxxiii and
cxxiv are translated from Bengali letters written to Pramadadas Mitra
of Varanasi, an orthodox Hindu, for whose profound erudition and piety
Swamiji had the highest regard. These letters are most interesting
being written (except the last) at a time when, after his Master's
passing away, Swamiji was leading a wandering monk's life. In the early
days he used to sign his name as Narendranath, though his now famous
name, Vivekananda, is printed in all these pages for easy comprehension.