A Pleasant Relief (08/01/10)
Nice report. Looking forward to seeing photos of Mahāprabhu.
One interesting news is that B___ will be returning to Vṛndāvana around mid-September to continue his service at Rādhā-Dāmodara. I had several long talks with B___ and although he is filled with sincere appreciation for all I have done for him, he nonetheless has his own way of thinking and doing things, etc. He will be returning to Vṛndāvana in an independent capacity, taking care of his own finances and travel, etc. but woking in harmony at Rādhā-Dāmodara with us.
Where it all ends up in time is up to Kṛṣṇa, but that is the plan for now. B___ has arranged the money for his visa and return ticket to India and he seems very happy now and enthusiastic about the future. I am sure he will do better in relation to us than M___ Mahārāja, but time will tell. B___ knows that he is his own man now and that I am not responsible to make things happen for him. Frankly speaking, he needs to stand on his own two feet and live with the consequences or whatever comes, good or bad. For me it comes as a pleasant relief because it has been very difficult for me to balance things with B___ over the years. So, I am relieved by the new arrangement.
B___ will be doing his regular service during Kārttika and things should be normal as usual.
There is more that could be said, but I haven’t the patience to say it all in an email. But the gist of everything is as I have stated.