Is it too much to ask for a spiritual leadership free from corruption? Apparently it is.
Last year I reported a violation of ISKCON Law 220.127.116.11.3.9, pertaining to Child Protection Concerns, which had occurred at Gita-nagari in 2005. The persons I identified as violating that law were Radhanatha, Malati, and Tamohara. In 2005, Tamohara [...]
My first upset as an initiated devotee was during my initiation ceremony. The chief desire that motivated me to seek initiation was that I hoped it would somehow help improve my chanting of the Hare Krsna mahamantra. I really wanted that, but it didn’t seem to happen. I also wanted to be accepted in the [...]
I seem to be in a very weird circumstance. The mean behavior of devotees made me quit aspiring for Krsna consciousness and try to believe that Krsna is imaginary, but associating with atheists renewed my faith in Krsna. I had been trying my best to serve devotees according to my duty, but the GBC contemptuously [...]
It was 1999 and I had gone to Mangala Arati at the Philadelphia Temple one Sunday morning. I lived about a half-hour drive from there (maybe a little quicker at 4 a.m.), but it was something I wanted to do. My family was new in the area, and my job was only one mile from [...]
I have several blog drafts that I’ve written but have not posted because, although it’s all based on and supporting Srila Prabhupada’s teachings, I know from experience that many devotees won’t like them. There are some issues that are controversial in today’s Iskcon, views that I would not have supported before hearing from Srila Prabhupada, [...]
I don’t consider myself liberal or conservative. I’m just trying to follow Srila Prabhupada, and that is also what I expect of devotees in ISKCON. It always surprises me then, when I post something on my blog supporting, or supported by, Srila Prabhupad’s teachings, and people come from PlanetISKCON to attack me for it. What [...]
I’m feeling pretty discouraged with devotees lately. As I wrote in my last post here, I’ve been calling for peace between fighting groups of devotees, but it really seems that almost no one wants it, or they they think it’s impossible. I can’t even get my letter out. I wrote it for the [...]
Sigh. Hare Krishna.
Last Friday we discovered that our cow, Krishna Priya, had a cut above one of her hooves. It looked a little strange in that it went about half-way around toward the outside. It seemed like maybe she cut it on a rock or something. I sprayed it with betadine and was tempted [...]
As I was reviewing this morning’s earlier post, I found this statement striking:
>I can honestly say that if it were not for > my association with Bhakti Tirtha Swami, with his teachings and with his > devotees I would not be practicing Krishna consciousness now.
The personal issue I have with Bhakti [...]
The most prominent feeling I’m haveing about what commonly passes as Krishna consciousness is disappointment. I’ve always felt that “Krishna consciousness” has two basic meanings. One is real, actual consciousness of Krishna. It is being conscious of Him doing whatever He may be doing. One can imagine what it might be like to [...]