Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ISKCON Food For Life Awarded


[PADA: This is an official GBC / ISKCON program. Oddly, some of the GBC leaders call this program "Food For Death" because it is "mundane welfare work" and people should be doing harinama instead. OK, and where is the big harinama program of these critics? 

PADA thinks that these food distribution programs are way better than doing nothing, at least its giving Krishna a good name (for a change). The GBC leaders are evidently not interested in doing a big harinama program for the most part, and they never will be in their current lifetimes it seems. Thus at least some so-called social welfare process is better than a disappearing act, which is happening in most other places, with very few exceptions. 

Srila Prabhupada did say no one should go hungry in a radius around our temples, and we should thus serve out prasadam to folks in our area. And if some otherwise hungry people are getting some nourishment, I see no overall harm in providing this service. Of course that being said, if the food is being offered to these mundane GBC gurus, that's not very good. 

The GBC has a long way to go to catch up to the much bigger Akshaya Patra distribution program run by the Bangalore folks. What is amazing is that some GBC are saying the whole food distribution scheme of Bangalore is bogus, meanwhile they are creating the very same thing in their own camp. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. ys pd]  

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