February 20,  1988


1. Election of officers:-


The GBC executive officers for 1988-89 are:


     Chairman      -      Ravindra Svarupa dasa

     Vice Chairman -      Jagadish Goswami

     Secretary     -      Bhakti Caru Swami


2. That the Corresponding Secretary be established as a permanent

office under the GBC Executive Committee.


3. That Bhaktarupa das be appointed as the Corresponding

Secretary of the GBC.


4. That the relevant section of the GBC Rules of Order dealing

with the duties of the GBC secretary be amended to read as


     "He shall summon and attend all meetings of the GBC and

     shall be responsible that the minutes thereof are

     recorded in the minutes book under himself and the

     Chairman of the meeting, and thereafter the GBC members

     present may sign."


February 21,  1988


5. The GBC body approves the proposal for a full and final

settlement of the M.M. De case for a maximum amount of 6 lakhs.

The part of that amount that should have been paid to the son and

daughter will be paid by the M.V.T. (approximately Rs. 3.5

lakhs.) according to Srila Prabhupada's will.


6. That all temples and Trusts that had been put into jeopardy by

the M.M. De case be responsible for raising the balance amount to

repay the M.V.T. for the advanced amount.


7. That Prithu Prabhu be reconfirmed as acting GBC.


8. That Gaur Govinda Swami be reconfirmed as acting GBC.


9. That Guru Gauranga Prabhu be appointed as a full GBC.


10. That the remaining acting GBC's appointed at the 1987 meeting

be reconfirmed as acting GBC's, namely:  Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu,

Bhakti Caru Swami, Agrani Swami, Niranjana Swami, Hari Vilas

Prabhu, SivaRama Swami, Yasomatinandan Prabhu, Ganapati Swami,

Kavichandra Swami, Vrikodara Prabhu, Bhaktibhusana Swami,

Danavira Prabhu, Guru Prasada Swami.


11. That Tosana Krsna Prabhu be appointed as an acting GBC member

with no voting rights and shall be eligible for confirmation as a

full GBC member at the 1990 General Meeting.  (He is subject to

reconsideration at the 1989 General Meeting.)


12. That Loka Saksi Prabhu and Paramgacchit Swami be appointed as

assistant GBC members.


13. That Kirtiraja Prabhu be appointed as an acting GBC member

with full voting rights, and shall be eligible for confirmation

as a full GBC member at the 1990 General Meeting. (He is subject

to reconsideration at the 1989 General Meeting.)


February 22,  1988


14. That Naveen Krsna Prabhu be recommended to the North American

GBC to be a permanent member of that committee as North American

Minister of Finance.


15. That Badrinarayan Prabhu be admitted as an assistant GBC for

southern California.


16. That Jayapataka Swami be excused for 1/2 hour from being

penalized for late attendance at all meetings in Mayapur. (Rule

of Order)


17. Whereas, the GBC body has heard that Vasudeva Prabhu is

considering submitting his resignation from the GBC body, it is

resolved that Vasudeva Prabhu be encouraged to remain as GBC of

Fiji at least until he completes the development of the temple

project in Suva.


20. The GBC requests Vicitravirya Prabhu to take up the part-time

service of Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Justice.  The

GBC greatly appreciates the high quality of service he has

already rendered for the Ministry and looks forward to his

valuable contribution in the future.


February 23  1988


21. The GBC asks Abhiram Prabhu to take up service in Southern

Florida as Regional Secretary under the GBC, Tamal Krsna Goswami.

The GBC greatly appreciates his willingness to perform this

service, looks forward to working closely with him and would like

the pleasure of his association at all North American GBC

committee meetings and at the annual GBC meeting at Mayapur.


22. When a person becomes a member of ISKCON or assumes an office

within ISKCON, he does so on the condition of submission to the

ecclesiastical jurisdiction of ISKCON; and however much he may

dissatisfied with the exercise of that jurisdiction, he shall

refrain from invoking the supervisory power of the civil court

but shall seek redress of any grievance(s) through the ISKCON

judicial process.  Otherwise, he may be removed from office and

or his membership in ISKCON terminated.


23. The GBC sanctions the removal of the Deities from the Mexico

city farm to Guadalajara and the selling of the farm, with the

provision that the money be used for the purchase of the Mexico

City temple.


24. Anyone holding ISKCON's assets in his private name, in the

name of another, or in the name of a corporate entity and

controlled by himself or another shall provide an annual detailed

confidential declaration of such assets and the reasons for the

holding arrangements to his GBC representative.  When the GBC

representative holds such assets, he shall disclose the same

information to the GBC body in the manner provided by it.


25. For any devotee connected with any ISKCON temple in North

America to collect for the Hare Krsna Food for Life program, an

"ISKCON Food for Life" program, or any other ongoing Hare Krsna

free food-to-the-needy distribution program, the local temple

president must first contact the North American Hare Krsna Food

for life committee to obtain permission and establish conditions

under which those devotees may collect for this free prasadam

distribution program.


26. If it becomes known that anyone living outside a North

American ISKCON temple is collecting in the name of the Hare

Krsna Food for Life program, or any other ISKCON "Food-for-the-

needy" program, without the express, written sanction of the

temple president and local GBC representative (which sanction is

contingent on permission from the North American Hare Krsna Food

for Life committee), it is the duty of the local temple president

and the local GBC representative to report this immediately to

one another and to the North American Food for Life committee.

It will then become the duty of the local temple authorities and

the GBC representative for the area to stop this illegal

representation of the Hare Krsna Food for Life program.  If they

cannot stop this illegal activity, they must report this problem

to the North American Hare Krsna Food for Life committee.  If the

committee then determines that the temple president and/or local

GBC representative for the area must utilize criminal prosecution

to stop the illegal collector, he/they must do so.


27. No ISKCON member, including GBC members, may make public

statements on ISKCON's position or policy on major issues

affecting ISKCON's image or policies across an entire nation or

groups of nations, unless such a policy or position has already

been established and is available in written form or unless the

devotee wishing to make such a statement does so with permission

from either the GBC executive officers or the Minister of Public

Affairs.  Further, neither the Minister of Public Affairs nor the

GBC executive officers may grant such permission without

consulting first with one another.


28. That Hrdayananda das Goswami shall deliver the master copy of

the report cards prepared by the 50-man committee convened in

1987 to the Corresponding Secretary.  They shall be kept strictly

confidential and be brought to Mayapur 1989 for dispensation.


30. That the March, 1987 resolutions # 86, section D, pertaining

to Guru removal, be modified to read: "Removal. If the Guru

becomes openly inimical to Srila Prabhupada or ISKCON, or

otherwise acts demoniacally; or becomes an impersonalist

(mayavadi) or who preaches the philosophy of unauthorized or

asampradaya against Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's principles: or

blatently and consistently defies ISKCON and GBC policies: or

when one's attachment to sense gratification is serious,

prolonged or hopeless, as per sastric injunctions, he shall be

removed from his position as initiating guru."


31. The suspension of Bhagavan das, Bhavananda das, and Ramesvara

das as ISKCON Gurus be continued.


32. That the North American Hare Krsna Food for Life Committee

consist of Mukunda Goswami, Balavanta das, Rupa Monohar and Adi

Raja das.


February 24,  1988


33. In the event that the Belgian bank or other creditors force

the sale of New Mayapur, the GBC reluctantly approves the moving

of the New Mayapur Deities to a more suitable location.


34. That the GBC gives Agrani Maharaja permission to approach the

GBC body by correspondence proposal to move the Deities installed

in Berbice, Guyana, to a more suitable location.


35. That, should the local GBC for an ISKCON building with

installed Deities propose to sell such property, and/or move the

Deities, he must first approach the Executive Committee, who

shall appoint a 3-man committee to investigate the situation and

prepare or certify a comprehensive report with their

recommendation for or against the proposal.  If the 3-man

committee finds that the proposal is acceptable, then the entire

GBC body may be approached either at its annual meeting or by

correspondence resolution, for approval of the plan.  If the 3-

man committee recommends against the sale of the property and/or

relocation of the Deity, then the Executive Committee shall be

empowered to take whatever steps are necessary in collaboration

with the 3-man committee, to save the property, including

appointing an ad-hoc co-GBC.  [Provisional Order]


36. That a committee consisting of Guru Gauranga das, Tosan Krsna

das and Gopal Krsna Goswami be formed to recommend to the GBC

guidelines for the proper functioning of the Executive Committee.



37. That the various issues regarding Mayapur be referred to the

Indian GBC sub-committee for consideration.


39. Since the BBT meeting on July 15 & 16, 1987 in Stockholm had

an ambiguous and undefinitive outcome, the GBC wishes the BBT to

reconstitute itself.  The present trustees, Harikesh Swami, Gopal

Krsna Goswami, Tamal Krsna Goswami, Hrdayananda das Goswami and

Jayapataka Swami, have voted to request the GBC to give them

definitive guidance for reconsideration.  Accordingly, the GBC

asks that Jayapataka Swami, Hrdayananda das Goswami and Tamal

Krsna Goswami to submit their resignations as International

Trustees.  However, before any resignations are accepted, the

current trustees elect replacements and additions up to a total

of seven,  and place these names before the GBC for its



40. That the GBC direct its members, Indian and all other BBT

trustees and management to follow the directives of the

International BBT trustees regarding matters of International BBT

concerns, such as the securing of copyrights to Srila

Prabhupada's books.


41. That the GBC hereby creates the post of "Global Minister of

Sannyasa Services."  The minister shall be a male ISKCON male

member appointed by the GBC for renewable terms of one year.  The

duties of the Minister should be as follows:

     i) To help ISKCON sannyasis in all respects.

     ii) To help the GBC and the sannyasis of ISKCON

     maintain within ISKCON the sanctity of the sannyasa


     iii) To help the GBC make sure the sannyasis in ISKCON

     keep a high standard in performing their prescribed


     iv) To help ISKCON better deploy sannyasis for


     v) To help the GBC deal with rumors or complaints about


     vi) To help sannyasis having spiritual troubles.

     vii) To help the GBC make decisions about sannyasa and

     sannyasis from time to time.


42. That Jayadvaita Swami be appointed ISKCON Global Minister of



February 25,  1988


43. That the GBC gives its blessings to the plan conceived of by

the current International BBT trustees to replace the three

resigning trustees with Sesa das, Isvara Swami and Naresvara das

under the condition that when they decide to add two additional

trustees they again seek the blessings of the GBC body at the

annual meeting for these additional names.


44. That the press release issued in April 1987 by the GBC has

always been and remains the authorized GBC position on

Kirtanananda Swami.


45. That New Vrndavan and its satellite temples and centers in

Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, Pittsburgh and Morgantown, and any

other cities such as Washington, New York and Philadelphia, are

not officially associated with ISKCON, as they are not following

the GBC directives of 1987 re Kirtanananda Swami.  Furthermore,

these temples and the devotees there are hereby enjoined from

using the name ISKCON, The Hare Krsna movement, International

Society for Krsna Consciousness.  The devotees at these temples

are encouraged to reestablish their connection with ISKCON, for

which purpose they may contact the GBC Executive Committee.


46. That an ISKCON Publication Review Board be established to

review books and publications, and publish statements concerning

the value of the books and publications for ISKCON devotees,

especially with reference to their conformity to the teachings of

Srila Prabhupada.


47. That the ISKCON Publication Review Board consists of Ravindra

Svarupa das, Hrdayananda das Goswami, Satsvarupa das Goswami,

Tamal Krsna Goswami, Jagadish Goswami, Jayadvaita Swami, Garuda

das, Gour Govinda Swami, Sadaputa das and Bhakti Caru Swami.


48. That Garuda das be appointed Minister of Vaisnava Cultural

History.  The precise scope and functions of this ministry shall

be defined in the course of the coming year and submitted for

approval of the GBC, either by correspondence procedure, or at

the 1989 general meeting.


49. That the GBC body feels that in the case of the sale of the

Greater Kailash Temple in Delhi, Gopal Krsna Maharaja did not

follow proper procedures; nor did he consult with the GBC

sufficiently in his interpretation of Srila Prabhupada's will.

However, the GBC body also feels that he was acting in good faith

to render important service to Srila Prabhupada's mission.  We,

therefore, give our blessings to this exceptional transaction.

Be it known, however, that no precedent has been established by

this procedural anomaly and unconfirmed interpretation of Srila

Prabhupada's will.


50. That the Radha Parathasarathi Deities of the Delhi temple may

be moved to the proposed new location only after the Indian GBC

sub-committee has inspected the new facilities and given their



51. That the current members of the Executors Committee are to be

as follows:  Jayapataka Swami, Gopal Krsna Goswami, Giriraja

Swami, Guru Gauranga das, Lokasaksi das, Toshan Krsna das,

Naresvara das and Kirtiraja das.


52. That Guru Gauranga prabhu be appointed as chairman of the

Executors Committee.


53.  That the GBC accepts the Yoga Pitha Gaudiya Panjika calendar

as authoritative for ISKCON on the instructions of Srila

Prabhupada.  It is also Srila Prabhupada's instructions that the

Panjika be followed in any time zone of the world according to

the same Calendar date as observed in Mayapur.  Bhakti Caru Swami

shall secure and certify an official translation. [Provisional



54. That the following devotees are appointed to research on the

basis of guru, sadhu and sastra unresolved questions concerning

the Guru: Jayadvaita Swami, Bhaktividya Purna Swami, Atmatattva

das, Virabahv das, Gour Govinda Swami, Bhakti Caru Swami,

Gopiparanadhana das, and the Minister of Vaisnava Cultural

History.  Bhakti Caru Swami is appointed to coordinate the

research work.


February 26,  1988


55. That the following proposal be adopted as a Rule of Order:


                    LEAVE OF ABSENCE

     A GBC may be granted a leave of absence only at his own

request for any of the following reasons.

     a. acute and unremitting health problem(s);

     b. compelling personal reasons;


     The member seeking a leave of absence shall clearly explain

in writing to the GBC Body at the Annual General Meeting the

specific reasons for his request.  If granted, the leave of

absence shall not exceed a period of one year at a time.

     A majority vote, quorum being present, is required to adopt

a motion to grant a leave of absence.  The member making the

request may take full part in the discussion and vote on the


     Although a member may be eligible for a leave of absence, it

shall not make redundant or inhibit a motion to censure, suspend

or remove.



     A GBC member may tender his resignation at any time.

However, it must be tendered in writing to be valid.  A

resignation tendered during the year shall be accepted by the GBC

Executive Committee on a provisional basis pending final action

by the GBC Body at the next annual or extraordinary general


     A member whose letter of resignation has been received by

the Executive Committee may not subsequently withdraw it.

     A majority vote of the GBC Body, quorum being present, is

required for final acceptance of a resignation.  The member who

has tendered his resignation may take full part in the discussion

and the ensuing vote.  A resignation which is voted accepted

takes effect immediately, unless it is otherwise provided at the




     A GBC member may be censured for any of the following

transgressions during his tenure of office:

I.  Misconduct and indiscipline

    a.  Violation of GBC resolutions

    b.  Vilification of ISKCON or the GBC Body

    c.  Misconduct in office

    d.  Habitually or knowingly making false charges and        


    e.  Disorderly conduct at meetings

    f.  Duplicitous or offensive behavior

    g.  Unexcused absence at GBC meetings (e.g. late arrival or 

     departure before adjournment) 

    h.  Failure to submit the prescribed annual report (requiring

        compulsory censure)

    i.  Failure to complete prescribed committee assignments

    j.  Failure to respond to or vote on correspondence proposals

        (requiring compulsory censure)

    k.  Any conduct unbecoming a member of the GBC Body


II.  Improper discharge of duty

    a.  Neglect of duty

    b.  Misuse of funds

    c.  Gross mismanagement


III.  Spiritual discrepancy

    a.  Failure to follow strictly the rules and regulations in 

 Srila Prabhupada's books 

    b.  Philosophical deviation

    c.  Consistently irregular attendance at the temple morning 


    d.  Neglect of adequate Krsna Conscious measures to stem  

notoriety for deficient japa.

     The Body itself shall have the power to censure in all

instances where the transgression takes place during the course

of a GBC meeting.  In other instances, the GBC Judicial Committee

shall also have the power to censure.

    Censure expresses the disapprobation of the GBC body, whether

noted by the Body itself or by the GBC Judicial Committee.  A

vote of censure is to be understood as a reprimand aimed at

reformation of the member and prevention of further offending

acts.  It is the warning voice of suspension or removal.

     A motion to censure shall require a majority vote of the GBC

Body.  Censure by the GBC Judicial Committee shall require a

majority vote by the Committee, all committee members being

present.  The supposed offender himself may not note on the


     If the motion  to censure is adopted, it shall be entered

into the GBC Minute Book.  Furthermore, the chairman will

strongly impress upon the offender the meaning of a censure note

somehow thus:

     "______________ Maharaja/Prabhu, you have been censured by

vote of the ISKCON Governing Body Commission (or the GBC Judicial

Committee) for the reasons contained in the resolution.  A

censure expresses the Body's disapproval of your conduct.  A

censure is a warning.  It is the warning  voice of suspension or

removal.  Please take due notice thereof and govern yourself


     A member who has been censured three times shall be placed

on probation. 

     If, during a period of three years, no motion to censure is

adopted against a member, then his slate of censures is wiped




     A member censured three times shall be placed on probation

by the body having voted the third censure.  That body shall also

assign the offending member a specific program of rectification

for the period of his probation.  However, any measure that

substantially impedes a member from acting as a GBC member shall

require the approval of the GBC Body.  Any other probationary

measures shall also be within the jurisdiction of the Judicial

Committee.  Such measures may include one or more of the


          - Assignment to Padayatra

          - Prabhupada Samadhi or Dhama seva

          - Curtailment of speaking and/or voting privilege in 

GBC meetings

          - Adjustment or change of service

(This list of measures shall not be construed as being


     The period of probation shall not exceed one year.



     The Body may suspend a member when there is sufficient

reason to believe that:

    a. continuation of his status as a member in good standing is

injurious to ISKCON or its good name;

    b. he has committed any noxious or reprehensible acts.

     The GBC Body must consider the suspension of a member for

violation of the terms of his probation or for any further

misbehavior while on probation.

      The GBC Judicial Committee may also suspend a member in the

following extreme cases, but that suspension shall be reviewed by

the Body at the next General Meeting:

     a. inimical acts to ISKCON

     b. gross deviation

     c. extreme emergencies

     A majority vote of the GBC Body, quorum being present, or a

2/3 vote of the GBC Judicial Committee, all committee members

being present, shall be required to adopt a motion to suspend.

The supposed offender shall have a right to participate in

discussion about the charges brought against him.  However, he

himself may not vote on the motion to suspend.  The period of

suspension shall not exceed one year.

     The terms applying to a suspended member for the duration of

his period of suspension shall be as follows:

    a.  He may not attend GBC meetings at any time.

    b.  He may not vote as a GBC member.

    c.  He may not exercise GBC functions of any kind.

    d.  He must be assigned a specific program of rectification.

     The rectification of a suspended member shall be a primary

concern of the GBC Body and/or the GBC Judicial committee.  As a

result, the suspending body shall assign the offending member a

specific program of rectification for the duration of the period

of suspension.  The assigned program of rectification shall be

understood as an opportunity for the suspended member to redress

himself and to regain his status as a member in good standing.

The GBC Body (or the GBC Judicial Committee if it is the

suspending body) shall appoint a subcommittee to carefully

monitor the progress of the member throughout his period of

suspension.  This subcommittee shall submit quarterly progress

reports to the GBC Judicial Committee.

     At the end of the period of suspension the GBC Body shall

carefully consider the case of the suspended member.  Deeming the

offending member rectified, the GBC Body shall vote to reinstate

him as a member in good standing.  Deeming that he has been

unable to rectify himself, the Body shall give serious

consideration to his removal.



     A member shall be removed from the GBC Body for any of the

following transgressions during his tenure of office:

    a.  Violation of any of the four regulative principles

    b.  Persistent neglect to complete 16 rounds of japa daily.

     A member may also be removed in the event that:

    a.  He has been suspended at least two times

    b.  The Body does not deem a suspended member rectified upon

        expiration of his period of suspension

    c.  He has committed any particularly noxious or    

reprehensible acts for which rectification is most      


      A resolution to remove may only be adopted by the GBC at

the Annual General meeting, or at an extraordinary general

meeting.  The GBC Body will give special consideration to any

recommendation made by the GBC Judicial Committee.

     Where removal is explicitly prescribed by GBC resolution,

the Body, out of consideration for the offending member, may

request him to resign before a formal vote to remove is taken.

If the member resigns immediately, the Body may accept it and

dispense with a formal vote to remove.  In the event that the

offending member refuses to tender his resignation immediately,

he shall be removed.

     In all cases where removal is explicitly prescribed by GBC

resolution, the Body shall have no recourse save and except to

remove the offending member.

     A 2/3 vote, quorum being present, is required to adopt a

motion to remove.  The supposed offender shall have the right to

participate in the discussion about the charges brought against

him.  However, he himself may not vote on the motion to remove.

     The rectification of a [former] GBC member shall be a major

concern of the Body.  However, the process of rectification shall

not postpone, replace, or inhibit removal, as rectification is

not contingent on GBC membership.

     The GBC Body reserves the right to final review of any

disciplinary cases.

     [N.B. if adopted, the above proposal shall repeal any

conflicting resolutions previously adopted.]


57.  That a grhastha or vanaprastha should not take the sannyasa

order, unless:

    a.  the wife is in agreement by writing, and all necessary  

legal separation papers are provided whenever possible

    b.  All of the daughters are married or financially      

independent or of legal majority age;

    c.  The sons are self-supporting, or of majority age, and the

        father has no further legal responsibility

    d.  He has arranged financial support for the wife if there 

 are no grown sons or sons-in-law who have agreed to      provide

support; and

    e.  He agrees that, in principle, ISKCON is not responsible 

 for such support or arrangements.

      That a brahmacari be considered for sannyasa only if he has

actually strictly followed his vows for at least ten years and is

at least forty years old.  In exceptional cases, a man may be

awarded sannyasa before the age of forty by a 2/3 majority vote

of the GBC Body.  To take sannyasa at the age of 50, one must

have been on a waiting list for two years; at 45, three years; at

40, four years, and at 35, five years.


February 27,  1988


59.  That the Bhaktivedanta Swami Charity Trust is recommended to

replace Bhavananda das with Sivarama Swami as a trustee.


60.  That the 1988 GBC Executive Budget Assessment shall be $100

per member.


61.  That the following Provisional Orders be retired:

     1987 -- #24, 30, 34, 40, 42, 50, 74, 92

     1986 -- #6, 8, 16, 38, 60, 65


62.  That there is a moratorium on all "pre-initiation" or

preliminary initiation ceremonies until the GBC decides by vote

on the legitimacy of such procedures.  This may be conducted by

Correspondence Resolution.


63.  That Jayapataka Swami spend seven months of the next year in Bengal and Assam, and he should not travel outside his own GBC zone of responsibility.


72.  That the four devotees present who were part of the former

International BBT (Tamal Krsna Goswami, Gopal Krsna Goswami,

Jayapataka Swami and Hrdayananda das Goswami) shall be requested

to recommend an additional two persons to be part of the newly

constituted International BBT.  This resolution modifies

Resolution #43 above.


73.  That the local BBT's are requested to withhold transfer of

copyrights to an International BBT, as under resolution #40

above, until a proper constitution and by-laws have been accepted

by the GBC.  The GBC Body appoints a committee of Gopal Krsna

Goswami, Jayadwaita Swami, Hari Vilas, Sesa, Bhima and Sri Rama

to study the issues involved and recommend a constitution and by-

laws to the GBC body through correspondence vote.


74.  That the GBC Body gives its blessings to Jayadwaita Swami

and Hari Vilas das to be added to the International BBT Trustees,

as per the recommendation of the four-man committee mentioned in

Resolution #72 above.


75.  That the GBC accepts the resignation of Jagadish Goswami as

Minister of Education.

    The Ministry of Education is herewith dissolved and replaced

by the ISKCON Board of Education.  The ISKCON Board of Education

is a GBC standing committee dealing with primary and secondary

education in ISKCON , composed of GBC and non-GBC members.  The

Board will formulate and execute concrete plans which shall

enable it to effectively insure the quality of Krsna conscious

primary and secondary education throughout ISKCON.  Each member

of the ISKCON Board of Education shall have responsibility for

specific duties and shall make specific commitments for which he

shall be held accountable.

     The yearly GBC Chairman shall also serve as a member of the

ISKCON Board of Education.

     The ISKCON Board of Education shall continue to maintain the

activities of the former Ministry of Education.  It shall, in

addition, establish and maintain a cultural administrative


     The entire Board of Education shall meet together no less

than three times a year. [Prov. Order]


76.  The members of the ISKCON Board of Education are:  Tosan

Krsna das, Chairman; Jagadish Goswami, Sivarama Swami,

Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami, Ravindra Swarup das, Bhurijana das,

Vrikodara das, Kirtiraj das, Sri Rama das, Dhanvantari Swami,

Vrisha das.


77.  Each GBC Zonal Secretary shall collect an educational tax of

$200 from the grhasthas in his zone, and remit to the Board of

Education, by June 1, 1988.


78.  The zonal assignments for 1988-89 are as follows: 

Agrani Swami:  GBC --  Caribbean, Bermuda

Badrinarayan das:  Assistant GBC to Ganapati Swami and Hari Vilas

                   das for Los Angeles

                 Assistant GBC to Ganapati Swami for Southern 


Balavanta das:  Minister of Legal Affairs

Bhakti Bhusana Goswami:  GBC: Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay

                         co-GBC with Jayapataka Swami -- Chile

Bhakti Caru Swami - GBC: Belgium and Luxembourg

                     co-GBC with Jayapataka Swami -- Calcutta

                     co-GBC with Prithu-Ireland and Northern


                    co-GBC with Bhaktiswarup Damodar Swami-France

Bhakti Swarup Damodar Swami:  GBC, Manipur

           co-GBC with Prithu-Andhra Pradesh

           co-GBC w/Jayapataka Swami--Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram,

               Assam,Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya

          co-GBC w/Prabhuvisnu Swami--Burma

          co-GBC w/Giriraj Swami--Sri Lanka

          co-GBC w/Hari Vilas--Bay area (USA)

          co-GBC w/Gopal Krsna G.--Bombay, Kuruksetra

          co-GBC w/Bhakti Caru S.--France

Bhaktitirtha Swami:  GBC--Central Africa, Northwestern Africa

          co-GBC w/Gopal Krsna G.--Kenya

          co-GBC w/Hari Vilas--North Africa

Danavir das:  GBC--Holland, Israel, Greece, Cyprus

Ganapati Swami:  GBC--St. Louis, Denver/Boulder, Salt Lake City,

                 Festival of India, Phoenix, Iowa, Nebraska, 


          co-GBC w/Yasomatinandana das--Chicago

          co-GBC w/Hari Vilas, assisted by Badrinarayan, for Los


          GBC, assisted by Badrinarayan--Southern California

Gaur Govinda Swami: co-GBC w/Jayapataka Swami for Orissa

Giriraj Swami:  GBC--South Africa, Mauritius, Pakistan

               co-GBC w/Bhakti Swarup Damodara S.--Sri Lanka

               co-GBC w/Jagadish G.--Spain, Portugal

Guru Gauranga das:  Minister of Justice

Guru Prasad Swami:  GBC--Venezuela, Columbia, Panama, Central

                    America, Mexico

Gopal Krsna Goswami:  GBC--Goa, Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana,

               Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu, Kashmir

               co-GBC w/Prabhavisnu S--East Uttar Pradesh

               co-GBC w/Jagadish G.-Vrindaban, Rajasthan, Madhya

                    Pradesh, West Uttar Pradesh

               co-GBC w/Niranjana S.--Montreal

               co-GBC w/Bhakti Tirtha Swami for Kenya

Harikesa Swami:  GBC--East Germany, W. Germany, Switzerland,

               Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland,

               Iceland, Faroe Islands, Yugoslavia, Lichtenstein

               co-GBC w/Jayapataka S.--Mayapur

Hari Vilas das:co-GBC w/Bhaktiswarup Damodar S.--Bay Area

               GBC: Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi

               Arabia, Kuwait,Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab

               Emirates, Oman, North and South Yemen, Afghanistan

               co-GBC w/Jagadish G.--Seattle, Vancouver

               co-GBC w/Prthu--Hardwar and Risikesh

               co-GBC w/Ganapati S. and Badrinarayan (asst)--Los


Hrdayananda das Goswami:  GBC-Northeastern Brazil, Northern


          co-GBC w/Jagadish G.--Italy

          GBC, assisted by Loka Saksi das and Paramgacchit S. for

                    Central and Southern Brazil

Jagadisa Goswami:   co-GBC w/Niranjana S. for Ottawa and Toronto

                    co-GBC w/Giriraj S. for Spain

                    co-GBC w/Hrdayananda G. for Italy

                    co-GBC w. Gopal Krsna G. for Vrindaban, West

                    Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan

                    co-GBC w/Hari Vilas for Vancouver farm,

                    Seattle, Vancouver

Jayapataka Swami:  GBC--Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, West Bengal,

                    Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, Maldives,

                    Bhutan, Andaman, Nicobar Islands

                    co-GBC w/Bhakti Bhusana S.--Chile

                    co-GBC w/ Prabhavisnu S.--Bihar, Sikkim,

                    Nepal, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Tamil Nadu

                    co-GBC w/Kavicandra S.--Thailand

                    co-GBC w/Harikesa S.--Mayapur

                    co-GBC w/Vrikodar--New Talavan, New Orleans, Murari Sevak, Atlanta, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Smokey Mountains

                    co-GBC w/Bhakti Caru Swami:Calcutta

Kavicandra Swami:  GBC--Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Hawaii

                    co-GBC w/Jayapataka S.--Thailand

Kirtiraja das:  GBC--USSR, Poland, Bulgaria, Rumania, Albania

                    co-GBC w/Sivarama S.--Hungary, Czechoslovakia

Lokasaksi das:  co-assistant GBC with Paramgacchit S. to

                    Hrdayananda G. for Central and Southern


Mukunda Goswami:  GBC for ILMT

                  Minister for Public Affairs

Niranjana Swami:  GBC--New England

               co-GBC w/Gopal Krsna G.--Montreal

               co-GBC w/Jagadisa G..--Toronto and Ottawa


Paramgacchit S.:  co-assistant GBC w/Loka Sakshi  to Hrdayaananda

                    G. for Central and Southern Brazil

Prabhavisnu S.:  GBC--Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Papua, New


                    co-GBC w/Bhaktisvarup Damodar S.--Burma

                    co-GBC w/Jayapataka S.--Bihar, Sikkim, Nepal,

                         Bangladesh, Malaysia, Tamil Nadu

                    co-GBC w/Gopal Krsna G.--Eastern Uttar

                         Pradesh, including Allahabad, Faizabad,

          Bakraid, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Rae Boerreli, Bara Banki

Prthu das:  co-GBC w/Bhaktisvarup Damodar Swami--Andhra Pradesh

            co-GBC w/Bhakti Caru S.--Ireland and Northern Ireland

            co-GBC w/Hari Vilas--Hardwar and Risikesh

Ravindra Svarup:  GBC -- Michigan, Pennsylvania, Delaware

Rupanuga:  GBC--Baltimore, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia

          co-GBC w/Vrkodar for Tennessee (w/Murari Sevak)

Sivarama Swami:  GBC--England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands

               co-GBC w/Kirtiraj--Hungary, Czechoslovakia

Tamal Krsna Goswami:   GBC--Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Hong Kong,

                         China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore,

                         Philippines, Indonesia

          co-GBC w/ Vasudeva das--Polynesia

Tosan Krsna das:  GBC--New York and New Jersey

Vasudeva das:  GBC--Fiji

          co-GBC w/Tamal Krsna G.--Polynesia

Vrkodara das:  co-GBC w/Jayapataka S.--New Talavan, New Orleans,

                    Murari Sevak, Atlanta, North & South

                    Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi,

                    Louisiana, Smokey Mountains

               co-GBC w/Rupanuga--Tennessee

Yasomatinanda das:  GBC--Gujarat

               co-GBC w/Gopal Krsna G.--Kenya

               co-GBC w/Ganapati S.--Chicago


79.  Whereas, beyond the funds already in hand, the Vrindaban

Samadhi Construction Fund requires Rs. 35 Lakh, and to guarantee

the Vrindaban Samadhi's timely completion, the GBC resolves that

the 1987 GBC resolution requiring various temples to provide

specified funds to the Vrindaban Samadhi Construction Fund be

reaffirmed as the principal fund raising method and be continued.

All temples in default of the aforestated 1987 resolution are

directed to immediately remit the balance.  The local GBC men are

to take responsibility to take the relevant information regarding

back payments from Nareswara das, and will inform their temple

presidents to ensure compliance.

     However, if from March 1, 1988 to July 1, 1988, less than

Rs. 16 Lakh has been received by the Vrindaban Samadhi

Construction Fund from the ISKCON temples, the difference is to

be immediately loaned (within ten days) to the Vrindaban Samadhi

Construction Fund by either the International BBT Mayapur Land

Purchase Fund, or, if in the case that the International BBT

Trustees are unwilling to do so, then Ambarish das shall be

approached for permission that the requisite money from his

donation be transferred as a loan from the Mayapur Samadhi

Construction Fund.  In either case, the loan is to be repaid by

the ISKCON temples according to the payment plan outlined by  GBC

Resolution.  This same procedure is to be repeated for an

additional Rs. 16 Lakh, to be received no later than December 1,

1988.  Thus, the Vrindaban Samadhi Construction Fund is

guaranteed to receive no less than Rs. 32 lakh, by December 1,


     This resolution in no way absolves the temples of their

financial responsibility in case loans are taken.  Each GBC

member will take it as his personal responsibility to see to it

that the temples in their zone completely comply with this

resolution.  It is the solemn responsibility of each temple to

fulfil it.  Compliance to the above resolution on a temple and

zonal level will be reviewed at the 1989 GBC meeting.


80.  In pursuance of Resolution #79, the GBC requests

Brahmatirtha das to enthusiastically take on the responsibility

of overseeing the successful collection of funds from all the

temples in North America.


February 28,  1988


81.  That a proposal to the GBC Body shall be considered as a

"Correspondence Proposal" if it meets one of the following


     1.  It was duly submitted before the annual general meeting

         within the prescribed time limit via corresponding   

secretary but was not brought to vote at the annual      

general meeting.

     2.  It was presented at the annual general meeting by the  

 Chairman, but a majority of the voting members present       

voted that it be handled as a correspondence proposal.

     3.  It was recommended in writing to the Executive Committee

         by any three GBC men.

Such correspondence proposals shall be handled as follows:

     The Executive Committee shall take whatever steps are

necessary to make sure that the proposal is presented initially

to the body in a form which allows the individual GBC members to

easily gain a clear understanding of the pertinent issues

inherent in the proposal, including but not limited to:

   1. Returning the proposal to the proposer(s) for reformulation

      and preparation of additional documentation.

   2. With the consent of the proposer(s), appointing a committee

      to study the issue and prepare a report

   3. Asking other GBC men to present opposing viewpoints.

     When the proposal is in a presentable form, it shall be sent

out to the members together with a form on which comments must be

entered and returned to the Corresponding Secretary.

     After 60 days from the mailing of the proposals for

comments, the Executive Committee may do one of the following:

    a. Send the original proposal for a vote, including copies of

       all comments received

    b. Send a modified proposal for a vote, including copies of 

all comments received

    c. Send out copies of all comments with perhaps a suggested 

modified proposal, and ask for a straw vote, in which case  

another sixty day waiting period for comments begins, or

    d. Table the issue until the next annual meeting.

    [Sections b,c,d shall be taken only with the consent of the

original proposer(s)]

     When the Executive Committee decides that a vote is

warranted on the proposal, it should be sent out with an official

ballot form providing for votes in favor, opposed, or abstaining,

and allowing for additional comments.  Sixty days shall be

allowed for the return of ballots.  If the proposal requires a

majority vote to pass, then if two-thirds of the active voting

members have returned their ballots as of sixty days from the

date of the mailing of the ballots, then the vote shall be

considered final and binding as of that day, regardless if

additional ballots are received after the 60 day period.  If the

proposal requires a two-thirds vote to pass, then if eighty

percent of the active voting members have returned their ballots

as of 60 days from the date of mailing of the ballots, then the

vote shall be considered final and binding as of that day,

regardless if additional ballots are received after the 60-day


     If, in either of the above cases, the requisite number of

ballots are not returned within the 60 days, but additional

ballots are received to complete the requisite number within

ninety days of the mailing of the ballots, then the vote shall be

considered final and binding as of the day of receipt of the

requisite number of ballots.  If the requisite number of ballots

are not received within 90 days, then the entire vote is to be

considered void and may or may not be reconsidered for additional

discussion and voting through further correspondence, or at the

next Annual Meeting, at the discretion of the Executive


     Votes which are final and binding shall be counted and

assessed according to the same rules as if the ballots received

by that date were individual GBC men present at a general

meeting.  If the vote is inconclusive, due to abstentions being

cast, then it must be reconsidered for additional discussion and

voting through either further correspondence or at the next

general meeting, at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

If a proposal passes, then it becomes effective on the day that

the vote is final and binding.  The Corresponding Secretary shall

keep detailed records of those ballots not received within the 60

day period.  Excuses for submission of ballots after 60 days

should be submitted in writing to the Executive Committee for

decision.  A GBC man is not to be excused for late submission of

ballots by merely contending that he did not receive the ballot

on time to vote, due to his travel schedule.  Additional official

addresses are recommended to prevent this situation.

     Correspondence proposals which are passed need not be

validated at the next annual general meeting, but the Chairman of

the GBC, after convening the next annual general meeting and

before electing officers for the new year, quorum being present,

shall cause the approved correspondence resolution for the year

to be read.  At this time, any objections may be raised as to

proper procedures being used in the correspondence resolution

process.  Any unresolved objections must be referred to the

Judicial Committee for a decision.  If there are no unresolved

objections, then the approved correspondence resolutions shall be

recorded in the minute book.


82.  That the GBC shall prepare a position paper explaining 1987

resolution #66-68 concerning re-initiation.  Devotees who are in

doubt about re-initiation should wait until they have read this

paper.  The paper shall be prepared by Bhakti Caru Maharaj and

the research committee by Mayapur, 1989.


83.  That Gaur Kesava das be officially added to the researchers

on Guru Issues.


84.  That it is recommended that traveling preachers be sensitive

to the concerns of the local authorities in a zone or a temple,

and that, as far as possible, they inform the local GBC's and

authorities about their schedule before their arrivals in a zone

or temple.


86.  That temple presidents are recommended to encourage some

devotees in their temples to participate in the upcoming Kumbha

Mela festival in January, 1989.  The 100th anniversary of Srila

Prabhupada in 1996 should be publicized during this festival.


87.  That it is recommended that all ISKCON members should, as

much as possible, distribute Prabhupada's books and particularly

to participate in the Srila Prabhupada Marathon.  A proper

standard would be to go on book distribution at least once a



88.  That rules of order #50 from the 1986 GBC meeting be

superceded to read as follows:

     Those eligible to attend and vote in the "ISKCON Manager's

Meeting" are as follows:

     1. The president of any authorized temple or preaching

center listed in BACK  TO GODHEAD or any other official

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publication. Any center that cannot

officially publish its address can get authorization from the GBC

chairman).  If a President cannot personally attend, he can

authorize in writing a representative to attend.

     2.  Regional secretaries.

     3.  As the request of the body, guests may be invited as

observers to participate in the meeting.

     4.  Head-masters of Gurukulas with more than 50 students,

and non-GBC global ministers.


89.  That the rule of order #97 of 1987 be changed from unanimous

to two-thirds.

90.  That resolution #73 from the 1988 GBC meeting is repealed

and is replaced with the following:

     That the local BBT's are requested to withhold transfers of

copyrights as under resolution #40 above, until a proper

constitution and by-laws have been accepted by the Executive

Committee on behalf of the GBC.  The Executive Committee may 

refer all or part of the subject matter to the GBC body for