My Dear Fr Joe,
When I heard from you the correct news, I was overwhelmed that a pupil of mine got this recognition of Padmashree, in recognising the work you have done in serving the suffering humanity, to gain hope and confidence to live, where are the words to express.
I felt the joy within and words failed, the heart cannot speak but only the head speaks.
I was merged in the joy of your success and my blessings was heard only to that one that resides in me, though I thought that my inner joy would reach you through the element of space.
May this success be a stepping stone for further fame,
May God bless you,
Yours BKS Iyengar