Anyone who Leaves is Immediately Considered an Offender or a Demon (07/23/05)
Daṇḍavats V____ Mahārāja,
Thank you for your reply and I do look forward to talking with you in person in the future but it looks like I will not have any time to set aside for that until after Kārttika. I think by then also that you will have a more complete picture of what has been going on in your saṅga to enlighten me with.
Here are two quotes that I received in my morning email. It seems like the issue is growing and getting a little hotter. I do hope your people can keep cool and not turn to physical violence as indicated in the last quote below.
“A____ Maharja has officially left X____ Mahārāja and his sannyāsa from him. He will not be going to the sahajiyās. He wants to be involved in more sane Kṛṣṇa conscious preaching.”
“B___Mahārāja is close with ____ Dāsa from Austrailia. Well, he is on the same page with Mahārāja with his own horror stories to tell. X____ Mahārāja wanted to give him sannyāsa, and he said in confidence to B___Mahārāja that X____ Mahārāja was the last person on earth he would take sannyāsa from. He said “The best thing X____ Mahārāja can do for his legacy and the planet at this time is pass on.”
“One of the reasons B___Mahārāja is concerned about confidentiality is that he is afraid that his life maybe in danger!”
The problem at getting to the truth in a big institution/saṅga is that anyone who leaves is immediately considered an offender or even a demon. This we saw many times in Iskcon after Śrīla Prabhupāda departed. Indeed, there were many exaggerations and false allegations thrown in every direction, but in time the truth did come to the forefront, at least for those who were still around to see it.
In the meantime I wish you well in all respects.
Swami B.G. Narasingha