Dear Hanuman prabhu, dandavats, pranams! Sivarama Swami is preaching in Hungary, Romania, England, Turkey. You are from Croatia. What is your business with him and specially with his secrateries? How on earth people have time to post such things, take time and find a picture and just making ugly comments…. I wonder, why these people dont chant extra rounds instead or read more books. I would strongly suggest that if you have such a distaste for Maharaja, you pack your stuff, and go and live with him for a while where you could personally experience his service and everything he does. Even just for a day. Than if you did that, I can accept your critisism, because you have experience. Until they are just empty words and more over, aparadhas, which are really not good for your spiritual life. By the way, that two devotees, who are bothering you, they are such a long time devotees. I know them for like 25 years, and they devotees at least for like 30 years. You? Without Krisna lila, there would be no Hungarian Iskcon, because there were times, when the government was ready to shut down all religion, and she saved our church…or without Manjari, there would be no hungarian Prabhupada books, because she transleted almost all of them, so I can understand why they have valuable services to Maharaja even to nowdays. But I assume you know better that that because you have such a strong opinion and you see their every day life how they serve. And just for the record, If I ask 10 devotees, about their opinion about the intention of these 2 devotees towards Maharaja, 10 would say its nice service. But somehow or other, in your mind, they are dirty. There must be something behind. So I guess it is the mirror of YOUR mind, and how you see things….
Rasa Rasini Edit Ónodi, please accept my humble obeisances. I am private investigator operating in international theatre. Do you think we should follow Srila Prabhupada’s standards only in Croatia, or worldwide?
My business is giving exact, up-to date information to people who want to be initiated in the International society for Krishna consciousness. Choosing a guru is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life, would you agree?
How people have time to post such things? It’s very simple, they care for Prabhupada’s movement, and they want to keep it in the proper shape. Wouldn’t you agree this is noble cause? This particular case was forwarded to me by Indian devotee.
I don’t have distaste for Maharaja, but I have distaste for sannyasis with secretaries, and I got this from Prabhupada:
“In the name of religion you do all nonsense rascaldom, and if the leader approves, “Yes, you can do.” Vivekananda did it. Vivekananda did it. “Yes, there is no difference between eating meat and not meating eat in terms of religious system.” He preached this, and all the sannyāsīs of Ramakrishna Mission, they eat meat, they drink, they have WOMAN SECRETARY, and everything. This Chinmayananda also like that. I know his whole history. Unless one is purely Kṛṣṇa conscious, one cannot give up ALL THESE BAD HABITS. This is the test.” Morning walk — April 24, 1974, Hyderabad
I don’t have any doubts that Maharaja did many positive things in his devotional service. If you go through my facebook wall, you will see that I shared some of his lectures in the past. But this particular secretary thing is dead wrong.
Prabhupada says in the Bhagavad-gita that calling thief a thief is not aparadha. I find evidence that I provided very solid. Are you trying to disprove that Maharaja has female unmarried secretary?
I am only 26 years in devotional service, philosophy is always the same, it is not that after 35 years in devotional service, women secretaries for sannyasis become ok.
Again, I am appreciating everything Manjari did in her devotional service, which is positive. However, If somebody does something wrong, it has to be pointed out for the benefit of future generations.
If I stay quiet, then more and more sannyasis will start having secretaries, and we will become sahajiya movement.
Vaisnava siddhanta is always the same, if you ask 10 or 100 devotees if sannyasi secretaries are ok, even if they say it is ok, this is still wrong. Truth is given by Krishna and Prabhupada, it’s not decided by popular vote.
My mind is definitely dirty, but I am not guru and sannyasi who is supposed to take devotees to the spiritual world. And in ISKCON, we have to get rid of idea that everybody who is pointing on the wrong things is dirty. This is North Korea philosophy and I don’t want to live in such a society.
I would say that your mind is also dirty, because you are defending nonsense and you are going against Prabhupada’s desires, this is something Prabhupada never asked us to do.
This article originally appeared on Lasting Impression website