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Be advised that my stance on the Poison Lies has not, and could never bring me anything but a very hard time. I have come forward only to help disperse this nasty tempest...
About the poison issue
|Too much VNN
- not enough seva
By Jagannatha das
As with so many tied to their personal conceptions
and various collective karmas there is a trend towards making this poison
issue into a cult of personality. Whether any particular story casts
either myself (just Jagannatha, by the way, and not Puripada) or my worthy
adversary Nityananda Dasa as the boogieman is not important. This is all
just the two sides blowing smoke when there is nothing of real import to
say in order to make brownie points with their buddies out their in
Cyberville. From our venerable Mother Maha (or Saligram Seela Swami as she
calls herself constantly when not within earshot of ISKCON) right on down
to the puffy Puru etc. all seem to have way too much time on their hands
for any serious devotee out their spreading the word. Vaishnavas should
not create soap operas around this issue or launch fan clubs for the
public players. I mean, is this now Hare Krishna High School or what? To
tread this path is simply Krishna coated Maya and not at all befitting our
divine Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradiya. I, for one, therefore refuse to play
and hope you more sensible folks out there will join me in my untypical
reserve on this point.
Be advised that my stance on the Poison Lies has not,
and could never bring me anything but a very hard time. I have come
forward ONLY to help disperse this nasty tempest (of Nityananda’s
making) and not see my name (or any bastardization of it) up in lights on
either VNN or Chakra. Frankly, I am already quite well known in my field
and have honestly earned quite a lot of fuss from my twenty secular books
on rock music. I don’t want to be a Krishna celebrity in any sphere
thank you. What I want is the truth and that is exactly what I have given
to everyone involved.
Maha/Swami is a nice lady. She calls me Puripada to
try and make hay on VNN when she calls herself Swamiji. What up with that
Prabhu? I love Maha and always try and help her out but she is two faced
(a bit) and very against ISKCON. In fact she regularly refers to her
guru’s beloved organization as IT’S GONE or even IT’S CON. In short,
yet another sweet, basically well meaning malcontent trying to make a
place in the sun for herself. Still, I don’t in anyway dislike her as
her heart is about as big as any I have ever seen in this Bhakti pursuit.
I see the good there and let the rest sort of drift by. I’ve only
brought her to task today for tryng to push forward her obviously
pro-poison stance by having a little go at me. Naughty indeed!
Finally, the larger truth, as I said, is quite
another kettle of kitri: Srila Prabhupada was not poisoned, Nitya is a
spoiled child who wants yet more marbles, I am not Puripada to my
Godbrothers and Sri Krsna is God!
Now can we all just get along please!
Happy Birthday Srimati Radharani!
In Krsna Seva
© CHAKRA 18-Sep-1999
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