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Five Reasons Why He is Right – Part 1

Five Reasons Why He is Right – Part 1

“Trust is the highest form of human motivation; it brings out the very
best in people.” – Steven covey

“Not one word on Krishna and he is an ISKCON preacher!” Exclaimed a
devotee acquaintance, visibly upset at the criticism that flooded the
internet against my dear friend. “Srila Prabhupada wanted us to
directly preach Krishna consciousness; why all this beating around the
bush?”

I heard him for a few minutes and then asked him a simple counter
question, “There are hundreds of direct Krishna consciousness
preachers on you tube; what’s wrong if one of them does this kind of
preaching? And why don’t you ignore him if it’s not your kind?”

“No, but he should be representing Srila Prabhupada’s mission
correctly!” he retorted.

I looked him straight into the eyes and challenged, “Are you the
conscience keeper of ISKCON? Who has authorized you to decide he’s not
representing Srila Prabhupada? Isn’t this an offense? Have you
bothered to understand what and why he is doing?”

I then quoted Srila Prabhupada’s purport from Srimad Bhagavatam (1.5.16):

“The expert devotees also can discover novel ways and means to convert
the non-devotees in terms of particular time and circumstance.
Devotional service is dynamic activity, and the expert devotees can
find out competent means to inject it into the dull brains of the
materialistic population. Such transcendental activities of the
devotees for the service of the lord can bring a new order of life to
the foolish society of materialistic men. Lord Sri Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu and his subsequent followers exhibited expert dexterity in
this connection. By following the same method, one can bring the
materialistic men of this age of quarrel into order for peaceful life
and transcendental realization.”

He quietened and I continued, “When his spiritual master or other GBC
leaders have no issues, why do you bother? In fact if they encourage
him, why do you worry so much? Why don’t you pick up cudgels with his
seniors and leaders who have empowered him?”

Again the devotee was speechless. I lowered my tone and said,
“Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has made a plan to deliver the whole world with
the gift of Krishna consciousness. Why don’t we play our small part in
this gigantic plan of the lord?”

To be continued…

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