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720404 - Letter to Rupanuga written from Sydney

Letter to Rupanuga

April 4,     72

My Dear Rupanuga,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due reciept of your letter dated March 30, 1972 and the contents have greatly surprised me.
I had no intimation that you all GBC members have met and decided such big big issues without consulting me. So I have issued one letter in this regard to all of you and you may take note that I consider that both the meeting and the resolution is irregular and immediately there should be no change. Again, I am so much burdened by this administrative work that I feel great difficulty. I was very anxious to return to my Los Angeles home to sit down for translating work. But if you all, my right-hand men, are doing things without consulting me and making such big big changes within our society without getting my opinion and the opinion of all the GBC members then what can I do? I am so much perplexed why you all had done this. I have appointed originally 12 GBC members and I have given them 12 zones for their administration and management, but simply by agreement you have changed everything, so what is this, I don't know. You mentioned that you are taking great help from Atreya Rsi, but Atreya Rsi is not a member of GBC nor has he any position in my scheme to manage the whole society. And I am wondering what is Hansadutta's idea to leave Germany and take larger position of power in the United States? I have just sent him one letter wherein I have told him to remain permanently in Germany and the German language countries. This is his best field, and I do not think that we shall change any of our managers throughout the world except as I shall direct.
Regarding MacMillan agreement, whatever is done with MacMillan company is done, so that can remain. The introduction by Mr. Dimock is nice and it will appeal to the scholarly class.
I am considering to fill up the two GBC posts which are now, vacant, one by the resignation of Krishna Dasa, and one by Tamal Krishna Goswami taking Sannyas. I am considering several persons, among them Kesava and Giriraj. I shall let you know when I have decided on these points. Meanwhile, you may inform the other GBC members that for the time being there shall be no change within the society and that they shall manage as before.
Hoping this meets you in good health. Your ever well wisher,

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami


Who called for this meeting? [handwritten]