Sunday 24th February, Krishna Panchami. The divine appearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada.
Note: some names and places found in the original email have been changed to protect the innocent.
Dear Sriman Chinna Krishna Das,
Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas.
I apologize for being so late with my reply to your last email. I hope you will find my response to be “better late than never.” I try my best to answer all my correspondence. Unfortunately I am not always able to do so in a timely manner. Your email directs us to some points of great interest. As a result, I shall attempt to address them below.
I do have one quick question. Yesterday I noticed Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has announced that she will be going after the presidency in 2020. As I’m sure your Divine Grace is aware, she is a devotee. What are your thoughts on this?
I was not aware she is a devotee. Who is her guru?
On 1/24/19, disgusted by what I see posted by “devotees” on Facebook, which somehow appears in our “Timeline” and gets embedded in other places on our Fb pages, I wrote this to Sriman Gokulananda, hoping he could eliminate some of the grotesque clutter:
If it weren’t for the links to our website I think I might completely remove our presence from this red-light district [Facebook] comprised mostly of whore houses which profit from the seduction of those with both material and spiritual aspirations.
Sriman Paramananda dasa in the U.K. has just sent us another treasure trove of transcripts of His Divine Grace Srila Sridhar Maharaja.
This brings our current number of transcripts of Srila Sridhar Maharaja to 677!
All of them have now been presented in a universal type font making the characters with diacritics much more portable, as they can now be easily converted into a great number of fonts for use in a wide number of digital and print formats and devices.
The paper presented below was prepared by ISKCON’s GBC after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance and sent to all ISKCON temple presidents in 1978. I read the paper carefully at that time and was astonished to see that my Godbrothers apparently had so much knowledge of the matters presented therein. I remained puzzled, however, at how they had gained such insight and by the phrase “in consultation with higher authorities.” Who were these “higher authorities”? Years later I leaned “they” were Srila Sridhara Maharaja; the one from whom the GBC, at Srila Prabhupada’s direction, sought… Read More... “The Process for Carrying Out Srila Prabhupada’s Desires for Future Initiations.”