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February 16, 2011


My Dear Devotees,

Please accept my blessings. Jaya Srila Prabhupada. After consulting with senior devotees about how I might best secure the time I need to write and also give as much attention as possible to my disciples and other devotees, we will try the following:

One day per week, usually Saturday, and beginning on Saturday, March 5, I will personally reply to all email from disciples and other devotees who write to me at Hrid@ivs.edu. Letters sent to Hrid@ivs.edu will go directly to me. Your letters will not go through a secretary.

This system will work only if devotees exercise intelligent discretion in writing. There are basic rules that we must follow, if this is going to be successful.

  1. The volume of email must be reasonable, so I am able to reply.
  2. Devotees should avoid sending long letters.
  3. Please do not ask me about administrative matters. I retired from administration and will not unretire.
  4. Beginning March 5, I will reply to letters sent to Hrid@ivs.edu. I will not reply to letters sent to any other address.

I sincerely hope that personally answering your letters one day per week, will allow me to write, and also to give as much attention as possible to my disciples and other devotees. Thank you for your cooperation.

With best wishes,
Hridayananda das Goswami
Anniversary of Lord Nityananda’s Appearance Day
February 16, 2011