Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja
Srila Giri Maharaja’s Response:
Please accept my humble obeisances.
I was very encouraged by your suggestions for domain name change. Your generous donation helped to bring about the following additional domain names:
I personally like the look and feel of scsmathglobal as you see in the below screen shot of our latest newsletter. At present I think this will be our primary URL.
I think my next article will not be “Six Acharyas, Six Sampradayas, Six Missions.” The current working title, as you will see in the newsletter, is “Six Acharyas, Six Sampradayas, scsmathglobal.”
The six missions will be mentioned, but I believe the focus will now be more on explaining why we have gone “global.”
I think you already know. I believe the International Acharya Board (IAB) has been a big disappointment “globally.” They seem to be primarily interested in promoting Srila Acharya Maharaja’s Math and Mission, and little else.
From communications that have come to me from around the world it is clear that this is not my feeling alone. Some of the rising discontent is substantial, much of it may not be. I recognize that.
Nevertheless, I believe I have a role to play in offering global relief. As I explained earlier today to Prabhu Gokulananda, our new global stance is not so much an aggressive one, as in the sense of a campaign to conquer the world, but an inclusive one, to encourage the many devotees, leaders, Maths and Missions around the world to continue their preaching as they feel inspired by the intensity of their necessity to please Srila Govinda Maharaja, rather than the International Acharya Board or Sripada Acharya Maharaja.
This is the way Srila Sridhara Maharaja encouraged us after Srila Swami Maharaja’s disappearance and I feel drawn to try to serve our devotees in a manner as similar as possible to that.
I am, at the same time, not entirely a “backward pushing man” and am very motivated by the preaching style of Srila Saraswati Thakura and my beloved Divine Master, Srila Bhakti Vedanta Swami.
Srila Govinda Maharaja clearly knew these things about me for a long time. I do not believe he would expect me to do everything his way. Everyone will have his own unique manner and style of preaching. Mine will likely look more like that of Srila Swami Maharaja than anyone else.
Still, I consider myself the servant of Srila Govinda Maharaja and his Mission, devotees and so on. And I want to follow my own advice, not to leave Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, but to make Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math fit within the conception conceived for it by Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Srila Govinda Maharaja.
I have no control over what others do. Srila Acharya Maharaja inherited the Navadwipa Math, all the Indian Maths and so forth. No doubt Srila Gurudeva will be very pleased if Acharya Maharaja also inherits the Divine Current coming down through our siksha guru parampara. But everyone has the right and interest to try and draw that current to him. I intend to do that. Whether I am successful or not will depend on the mercy of my Divine Masters. I know my duty. I do not know what result will come to me.
I believe the IAB have shown themselves to be either incapable or unwilling to follow the direction and charge given them by Srila Gurudeva to guide his Mission after his disappearance. I am, therefore, taking the charge myself, in the only way available to me, to establish that portion of SCSM over which I have been given direct responsibility and make it perfect in the minds and hearts of Srila Gurudeva and his devotees.
My determination is now to make this Math the central Math. Whether it is in New Jersey, New York or Navadwipa is entirely irrelevant. The central Math will be where the central current of our Divine Preceptors is flowing.
Others may also draw that same current. I don’t claim any exclusive right to that, to do so would make me a traitor to my own cause. I can only say that I am not seeing that current, in a strong way, anywhere else at this moment, so there is some possibility that He may come here, if it is His sweet will to do so.
I pray for your blessings and help in this endeavor.
I am interested to know your response. “At any moment I may become a madman if he withdraws from me.”
With affectionate regards,
Devotee’s Original Email:
Dear Gir Maharja,
Considering the recent domain name change to scsmusa.com, I wonder whether the /Detroit mission might also want to plan ahead by boldly registering the following domain name, which I notice is still available as of Thursday morning, or perhaps some other name(s) similar:
scsmworld (.com, .net and .org available)
Such purchase of a worldwide-appropriate domain name may be premature; one hopes that the situation in Navadvipa will stabilize and that there will be no need to establish a “worldwide” site if some or all of the other Acharyas are doing their part to uphold the Will (and the will) of Srila Govinda Maharaja.
On the other hand, for all I know, you may already have registered something similar. Still, in case you might be thinking in that direction, I thought it couldn’t hurt to alert you to the above, just in case.
P.S. I just made a (small, sorry) service donation via PayPal to put some $$$ behind my perhaps-presumptuous suggestion, in case you might think it a good idea but be strapped for funds at the moment.