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July 27, 1970 : Los Angeles

Again the thought of spiritual disease transmitted in letters from India disturbed Prabhupada. He found no one close to him in Los Angeles with whom he could speak confidentially about this serious minimization of the spiritual master.

Prabhupada calls Rupanuga and Bhagavan to Los Angeles and reveals his mind about a "conspiracy" that is going on. He writes to Satsvarupa expressing his concern about the crisis.

At the present moment in our ISKCON campus, politics and diplomacy have entered. Some of my beloved students, on whom I counted very, very much, have been involved in this matter influenced by Maya. As such, there has been some activity which I consider as disrespectful. So I have decided to retire and divert attention to book writing and nothing more.

Since returning to America in 1967, Prabhupada had often said he would stay permanently in America as the adopted son of his disciples. Now he revealed new plans. He spoke of going to India to preach and to establish large ISKCON temples.

Reference: Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta Volume 4 - Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami & Radha-Damodara Vilasa I - Vaiyasaki Dasa