***** Dasi, Hare Krsna, This quote is quite powerful "One can distinguish between a neophyte Vaisnava and an advanced Vaisnava by their activities." The activities we have witnessed from these "new gurus" are not from advanced devotees. Can not help but think about who is left from the original "gang of 11." And now some of them seem to be on the come back trail (which for their souls sake I hope is true).
At the same time, most devotees suffered so much in so many different ways due to their "mushroom" school of management, and most of these victims will not come back to the institution ever again. I can't help but wonder what is really going (behind the scene) today. For example, every time I see quotes from a certain X sannyasi, I still cant help wondering why does he still likes to sit with 16 year olds? As he was a grown man, why is he still attracted?
Then again ... there is the lack of repairs and lack of people in many temples in the Americas, so their whole program is broken down etc etc. Where are all the donations being spent? I am trying so hard to be positive, but at the same time their history is all there. Is ISKCON management totally corrupt, or is it just a mess due to incompetence? Or are they both corrupt and incompetent? Trying to be supportive of the temples in my realm, but its not easy. Hare Krsna.
[PADA: This is a good summary. ys pd]