Open Letter

Dear ISKCON leaders,

in my recent posts about your mundane “inspirational” talks I think I was a bit harsh to you, for which I apologize.
I realized that you are doing the right thing by concentrating on mundane topics. You deserve credit for that and I congratulate you on following your own nature. Speaking about the Absolute Truth was never natural for you. You are just not very fond of the truth in general – not even in your day-to-day dealings.

I have one request, though – please leave our Śrīla Prabhupāda out of the picture. I would consider that only fair. Perhaps, you have some dim reminiscence of His Divine Grace being up in arms against the very concoctions that you came up with. And your fabrications are not limited to mundane “inspirational” talks. By far not. At this point I do not want to get into your butchering the literature legacy of our spiritual master. In all likelihood the gravest mistake you ever made. But that is another subject.

For now, please continue to do as you please. I can already see that strange glimmer of madness (in the true medical sense) in the eyes of some of you. Just like we all saw it in your mentors, the so-called leaders who came before you. So, it seems that Śrīmatī Māyādevī is progressively guiding you away from intelligence and good sense.

One last request: Could you please be a tiny bit more original in your “inspirational” talks? Come on, your up against very skillful “non-devotee” speakers out there. You may not be aware, but your speeches are insulting the intelligence of thoughtful people.
Maybe I am asking too much – probably you are perfectly content with impressing your own disciples. And well, in addition to that – in this day and age you will always find an audience of retarded people. Even a large one.

Yours sincerely,
Atmavidya das
Still watching the show in disbelief.
Perhaps, the time has come to let go


Quote for September 2019

tat te ’nukampāṁ su-samīkṣamāṇo

bhuñjāna evātma-kṛtaṁ vipākam

hṛd-vāg-vapurbhir vidadhan namas te

jīveta yo mukti-pade sa dāya-bhāk


My dear Lord, one who earnestly waits for You to bestow Your causeless mercy upon him, all the while patiently suffering the reactions of his past misdeeds and offering You respectful obeisances with his heart, words and body, is surely eligible for liberation, for it has become his rightful claim.

(Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 10.14.8)