Destroying Another Devotee’s Service and Reputation (03/08/07)
Please accept my humble blessings.
____Mahārāja has informed me that M____ Dāsa is in a very inappropriate mood and he has got many bad things to say about N______. Unfortunately it is not the work of a Vaiṣṇava to examine the defects of another godbrother or godsister. I am very disappointed and sad to hear that M____ Dāsa is going on with this type of program. Actually this program gives me the greatest pain. I humbly request all of you not to give your ear to his complaints and if you have any questions or doubts I will gladly speak with you when I return to Bangalore next week.
Unfortunately, when one goes on a campaign to destroy another devotees reputation and devotional service, it is usually the former that is captured by Māyā and who’s reputation is tarnished. Before examining the defects of someone else, we should first try to see that devotee’s good qualities and if we want to examine bad qualities then we should examine our own bad qualities and then try to improve
ourselves to please guru and Lord Kṛṣṇa. There are so many defects in this material world, but one who has surrendered to serve Lord Kṛṣṇa and the guru has no bad qualities of defects. Kṛṣṇa and guru only see their good qualities and their attempt to perform devotional service.
N____ Dāsa is very dear to me and he has done so much to please me and help me serve my Guardians that he has deeply touched my heart. I hope that you all will also feel affection and appreciation for the service of N____ and not let unauthorized propaganda disturb your minds.
Please continue with your humble services and I will be happy to see you all again soon.
Swami BG Narasiṅgha