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Dec 31 2011, USA — Ironically, the GBC are supporting the ritviks, by such disregard for their valuable work (such as Akshaya Patra), for an objective viewer thinks,
“Who should I follow? These (GBC) guys spending millions to sue people who are helping millions of Indian villagers – or the guys doing the good work?”
It wouldn’t take long to figure it out for anyone with a moral compass.
If the GBC want to support a philosophy that anyone qualified to be a guru, can be one and spread Krishna consciousness all over the world, which is Lord Caitanya’s philosophy, then they should provide an example of saintly non-envious behavior, non-sectarian equal vision, soft-heartedness, freedom from possessiveness and other qualities described in sastra that indicate self-realized souls, capable of becoming spiritual masters, spreading Krishna consciousness in a non-dogmatic fashion that attracts the intelligent and soft-hearted person who is best qualified to become a genuine devotee of the Lord, Who resides in everyone’s heart.
Otherwise all they attract to become their disciples are people like them – self-centered, possessive, sectarian and blind. A devotee is described as a kind friend to everyone, so gentle in dealings that even rogues and rascals become attracted. He does not have to sue opponents to become successful – the seeds of his own success are within him. They become self-effulgent over time, like Srila Prabhupada did.
Such internally qualified souls do not need the approval of the organization they joined to become qualified gurus, nor are they hampered by non-approval of ritvik guruosophy. I don’t mean, by all this, to detract at all from the issue of child abuse, but clearly the two are linked.
When the dynamic is to crush opposition- regardless of whether it is doing good work or not, by protecting kids, feeding kids, or speaking unpleasant truth- when institutionalized rubber stamping has replaced internal qualifications such a soft-heartedness as an indication of purity, then all devotional service becomes tainted and turned into something else.
Then no one is helped- neither devotees in their spiritual quest for enlightenment, nor the general public who would have been benefitted, materially and spiritually, by their association. NDD