Suppose a rich man creates a foundation for distributing the interest generated by his wealth to worthy persons who would use it wisely. For some time, he identifies these individuals himself, but later appoints representatives to do that for him. After some time the rich man passes away.
What should representatives then do?
Lately I’ve been trying to get back into devotional service again, but I’m finding many obstacles that I will need to overcome. A major portion of this is figuring out how to get along with devotees, because I still feel that it was problems with devotees that pushed me out.
Another big issue I struggle [...]
Recently Sita-pati Prabhu composed a blog entry addressing my strained relationship with ISKCON, and I appreciated what he wrote. ( http://www.atmayogi.com/node/3595 ) ?I realize that it must be a challenge for him dealing with the controversy I sometimes raise, which feeds to PlanetISKCON. I try to take that into consideration when I write, but [...]
Although I began this blog with the full intention of describing how wonderful is the process of advancing in devotional service from my perspective, many readers have remarked that it’s overly negative. In fact, the theme of this blog is in describing my journey, and I’ve stuck to that even though it’s not been nearly [...]
I haven’t been writing much here in the past several months, I think largely because its being fed to PlanetISKCON. My relationship with Iskcon just isn’t what I hoped it would be. I feel like Iskcon has chewed me up and spit me out, and so it’s hard to write on the bright side all [...]
There’s been a lot of Internet Hare Krishna chatter lately about membership in ISKCON, and it’s a subject that I’ve been thinking about as it relates to me personally. In an ideal world, there would be no question for me. When I began my aspiration for devotional service, Krishna said to get some association of [...]
My most recent blog entry, on “Serving Krishna’s Holy Name,” (http://oppositerule.govindapeacefarm.com/?p=832) was started as a comment in a discussion on “Bhakti in the Business Place” at Harmonist.us: http://harmonist.us/2009/09/bhakti-in-the-business-place/
It’s been an interesting discussion there. The article was supporting concealed devotion in the place of employment; but I work in a big office, and my interest [...]
Earlier this week, the anti-rtvik crusader Gaura Kesava Prabhu submitted a few messages deriding me on the PAMHO conference “Prabhupada Disciples.” The subject lines were “Bhakta Pandu Hypocrite” and “Immature Bhakta Pandu.” Needless to say, the content of the e-mails was not at all nice, and I do not believe his criticism accurately [...]
I’ve been feeling a deep sadness over the situation expressed in the letter I sent out this morning, shown in the post below. It’s commonly understood that people have faults, and yet the world functions alright. We live with our faults, some of us trying to improve; and we get by, knowing “nobody’s [...]
September 9, 2005
Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I recently saw in my Inbox that the Gita-nagari Community Board called a community-wide meeting for this Saturday. Although I have been elected by the Gita-nagari community to serve on this board, I will not be there this [...]