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 188.8.131.52.3.9, 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 [...]
I never suspected I would feel this way, now after fifteen years of doing my best and trying really hard to live for pleasing Srila Prabhupada by participating in and promoting his movement. I was greatly inspired by a vision of Krsna that originally caused me to seek out devotees as purported to exist in [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
On February 10, 2009, the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) will go into effect. This new law puts much more stringent safety measures on products intended for children under the age of 12. At first glance it sounds like a good thing. Indeed it may help protect children of the Wal-Mart culture. However, [...]
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 [...]
[August 29 updates]
Hare Krishna. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I am not supposed to be writing this.
I had that meeting on Thursday with the Gita-nagari Community Board members. The following words come to mind when I think of that meeting:
deceptionliesdirty politicsmind gamesbetrayaltwisteddouble-standardssacrilege
Today is Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day, and I feel [...]