Srila B. P. Puri Maharaj rejected inticial requests to help to unite the Vaisnava missions by reviving the Sabha of Srila Jiva Goswami and Srila Prabhupada telling that he was unqualfied and to old for such a responsability
Upon being requested again by many Vaisnavas to become the President of the Visva Vaisnava Raj Sabha-World Vaisnava Association Srila B.P. Puri Maharaj replied:
" My spiritual master worked so hard to spread this movement. Swami maharaj did so much to take it all over the world. And Sridhar Maharaj also-, but I have done nothing so far. Therefore let me try to serve you all, dispite my incapacity"
Parama Pujapada Srila B. P. Puri Maharaj, Ki Jay!