On his FaceBook wall Sriman Jayanta Krishna posted a link to my blog “Response to disaffected devotees of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.” Sriman Deva Dyuti offered a comment intended to expose the underlying diabolical intent of my preaching “strategy”.
Afterwards he reaffirmed and extended his remarks to include his obvious contempt for the disaffected (“disinfected”) devotees of SCSM:
“In that case I stand with my first comment… seems everyone in the will is criticised by you guys… good luck with being superior… to everyone… and the gathering of the mouldy and disinfected.”
I would challenge the implications and veracity of these afterwords but time permits me to offer only this supplication on behalf of myself and the disaffected devotees of SCSM:
abhakta prayasa, dekhiya na hasa, iha guru-gaura-dasya
“Don’t laugh to see this nondevotee’s attempt, for he’s trying to serve Guru and Mahaprabhu.” — Srila Saraswati Thakur, Quoted in Srila Govinda Maharaj’s Prologue to Sri Brahma-samhita
My comment posted in the FB thread:
Sriman Deva Dyuti: David Dyuti Sheil,
The first flaw I find with your analogy, stated as:
“No this is the same strategy that the union is higher than separation guru used. Oh all the acharayas are fallen so just follow Prabhupada… and they’re not pure devotees. So they should come to me… right?” [1/19/14 @ 17:54]
“You’re all so hurt… come to me…” [1/19/14 @ 17:57]
is that the guru you referred to was not appointed to serve as acharya by Srila Prabhupada, as I was appointed to do by Srila Govinda Maharaja. Additionally, he was an outsider to ISKCON, whereas I am a member of SCSM.
Now that I have been appointed to serve the post of acharya, are you saying I am wrong to believe I have a responsibility to serve the devotees of SCSM? Should I be dismissive of their problems and concerns?
When you write of my “strategy”, why don’t you say “this is the same strategy” Srila Sridhara Maharaja used when he would not refuse to help the disaffected disciples of Srila Prabhupada, Swami Maharaja?
My “strategy” could also be that, right?
Wouldn’t that “strategy” provide you with an analogy closer to the actual situation? Prabhupada did not express any confidence in the guru you referred to, but he expressed confidence in Srila Sridhara Maharaja. Similarly, Srila Govinda Maharaja expressed confidence in me to look after his devotees. Did he not?
Or, is your point that we should all flock to you?
Maybe that’s why you keep popping up in these forums with so many comments and quotations. Are you trying to attract our attention to you so that you will be recognized as our savior? Is that your intent, to show us that you have all the answers and therefore we should surrender to you?
What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander, is it not?
Why is it that you are justified to openly condemn me, but I am not to be afforded the same privilege of criticizing the other acharyas?
Is it because, like Sripada Trivikrama Maharaja, you have been “inducted” into the club of elites who can censure and defame the acharya du jour and then brand others who do the same as offenders?
Remember, I am “responding” to the concerns of disaffected devotees. They are coming to me, seeking my advice and association. This one happened to be in Russia, but devotees from all over the world have written similar letters to me, to which I felt obligated to respond.
“At the same time I find it as my duty, if anyone comes to me for
real help, if I have capacity, then I cannot but help him. And especially those that cannot stand the present administration of ISKCON, if necessary, to help them, that is my idea.” — Srila Sridhara Maharaja
Or, as Srila Sridhara Maharaja asked Prabhu Yashomatinandana dasa, “Shall I go to cipher?” Shall I turn away those that are coming to me, or inviting me, so that the IAB and persons like you will have nothing to complain about or criticize?
Shall we just herd all the cattle back to the IAB, as Srila Sridhara Maharaja suggested the GBC wanted with regard to them? Is that the “strategy” you think I should pursue?
Or, should I bury my head in the sand, pretending there are no disaffected devotees of SCS Math?
But if that were true, why did BSG feel the need to issue his “Ultimatum | To BN Acharya Maharaja” and why did Avadhuta Maharaja feel it necessary to tell him “it is necessary to adopt a good strategy and cooperate with God-brothers”? These statements tell me that even BSG and Avadhuta Maharaja are “disaffected” with the “worldwide acharya” and “head” of the IAB, President Sevaite Acharya of SCSM Navadwipa, etc.
If I am the charlatan you accuse me of being, then you may be correct in your assessment that my “strategy” is a diabolical one. At least, at long last, you’ve made your position clear regarding your opinion of me. I only wonder why you didn’t say it sooner. It would have saved a lot of time.
“Oh all the acharayas are fallen so just follow Prabhupada… and they’re not pure devotees. So they should come to me… right?”
Or should they all go to BSG, who told us in most explicit terms exactly how “fallen” one of the acharyas is?
Is your point that “all the acharyas”, except me, are pure devotees? Or, just some of them, or what? If only some, which ones are pure devotees, and which ones are not?
Which of the SCSM acharya(s) are you confident to direct newcomers to for initiation?
Now that you have our attention; please tell us what you would have me do to serve the post of acharya so that my motives will be unassailable, by persons such as yourself, whose principle criticism is that I urge all of us to follow Srila Govinda Maharaja, as he urged us to follow Srila Sridhara Maharaja.
Anyway, all these issues were sure to come out. I think the dialogue is good and should have begun a long time ago, rather than be suppressed by the IAB’s posture as the inquisition tribunal.
I’m heartened Sriman Jayanta Krishna has the courage to bring these matters up for discussion. I also think it’s good that you have the opportunity to express your doubts about me, and do so. We will learn something valuable through this process.
I hope I haven’t spoiled it by “popping up” with my comments.