[PADA: Hrdayananda is writing a critique of the GBC. Great, lets hope it starts out by saying their plan to promote conditioned souls as acharyas -- has failed miserably.
Meanwhile Bhakti Vikas swami is writing a book to criticize his other acharyas.
Meanwhile Badrinarayan has wrote many papers which insults the authority of his other GBC's gurus.
Meanwhile Ravindra swarupa's papers are seen by some as "hidden ritvik" and are being condemned.
Meanwhile some GBC gurus say Mahavishnu swami is too eccentric and he needs to curb his public personna.
Meanwhile some GBC gurus say Bhatki Tirtha's new age program was wrong and his followers need to stand this down now.
Meanwhile some GBC gurus said Jayatirtha's sex and drugs guru program was bogus.
Meanwhile the GBC as a group is being attacked for keeping Bhavananda's crew in Mayapura, and for burying Kirtanananda's carcass in Vrndavana.
Meanwhile Jayadvaita said Romapada is bogus for selling the NYC temple.
Meanwhile BV Puri said the GBC's gurus are using politics and diplomacy in the name of harinama.
Meanwhile the GBC has apparently lost $20,000,000 suing Bangalore for no good reason.
Meanwhile the GBC was sued for $400,000,000 for child abuse and they pleaded no contest.
Meanwhile Rocana says all this can be fixed by writing new legislation to control his wayward acharyas. Which means even he admits his acharyas program is bogus.
And so on and so forth.
What kind of society has its acharyas writing papers and books to humiliate, criticize and undermine the authority of its other acharyas? ys pd]
Jaya Prabhupada! Greetings from the lovely little college town of Magnolia, Arkanasas, where I am resting and writing. For the last several weeks, Krishna has engaged me in traveling in a rented car to peaceful and beautiful places, far away from the big cities of the world.
The only real happiness in this world is to act as Krishna’s instrument, and by His great kindness, I am experiencing that happiness more and more.
As you know, two and a half months ago I had an excellent meeting in New Dvaraka with the then GBC chairman Praghosha Prabhu, and the saintly Vaishnava Vaisesika Prabhu. Basically, we resolved the differences between myself and the GBC. I then posted some letters explaining that I would not criticize the GBC or ISKCON, that we were embracing peace and cooperation, and that I would focus my energy on spreading Prabhupada’s movement to the world. I strictly kept my word.
At the time of this meeting, I had been working for several weeks on a major critique of the GBC itself. When I reached an agreement with the GBC chairman, I suspended that paper, because I wanted to do everything in my power to restore peace between the GBC and myself.
I want to emphasize here that Praghosha Prabhu and Vaisesika Prabhu did honor our agreement and tried to persuade other leaders to honor it. Unfortunately, the GBC has not accepted the peace agreement, despite my best efforts. Instead, they are again threatening me, even though I have done everything in my power to cooperate with them. Naturally these events led me to think deeply about what Krishna wanted me to do.
I concluded that Krishna wanted me to finish my GBC paper, and that it was necessary for ISKCON. I reread my paper and realized that it really was Krishna Who had guided me in its composition. I am now working fulltime to complete that paper which I am quite sure will mark a turning point for ISKCON.
I know that all these events are Krishna’s plan for the greater good of ISKCON. Had the GBC done the right thing and accepted the peaceful solution, I might never have completed this paper. I am sure you will understand these points clearly when you read the paper, which should be ready soon.
I offer my heartfelt thanks to all of you who understand and support me. You are a great comfort in my life.
With best wishes,
Hridayananda dasa Goswami