Drop the Court Case! (02/26/19)
Daṇḍavats _______ Mahārāja,
All glories to His Divine Grace, Śrīla Prabhupāda.
I wanted to mention the following – some might say that I am asking ISKCON to drop the court case because Rādhā-Dāmodara are in a weak position. Believe me, that is not a fact. Over 50 times the lawyers for ISKCON have asked for the courts to postpone the case [now in the 13 year]. Why postpone, postpone, postpone? Because they know that ultimately ISKCON is going to loose the case. The lawyers are simply hoping that if they drag on long enough that eventually Rādhā-Dāmodara are going to fold. Bad calculation…
So, why am I bothering to ask ISKCON to drop the case if I am so certain that in the end Rādhā-Dāmodara are going to win? Because, at present their is zero good relationship between ISKCON and Rādhā-Dāmodara, and as such when the case is over and Rādhā-Dāmodara wins — ISKCON looses and without a working relationship with Rādhā-Dāmodara, ISKCON is going to be left out of the equation/service to Śrīla Prabhupāda in his bhajana–kuṭīra. I would like to see ISKCON as part of the service to Śrīla Prabhupāda but if they push it to the end, that is not going to happen.
I keep saying it over and over – just drop the case and I guarantee to include ISKCON in the service. We want to show clearly that Rādhā-Dāmodara Gosvāmīs are not the enemy of ISKCON, and I am not the enemy of ISKCON. A working Vaiṣṇava relationship is the only way ISKCON is going to have service to Śrīla Prabhupāda in his bhajana–kuṭīra in the future. By dropping the court case ISKCON is making the right step in the right direction to show some good will and the desire to have a proper Vaiṣṇava relationship with the Gosvāmīs at Rādhā-Dāmodara temple.
ISKCON wants a ‘legal’ agreement, but that isn’t going to happen. It is a working Vaiṣṇava relationship or no relationship at all. Trust me dear godbrother, every word of what I am saying is going to happen exactly as I am saying it. It may be 5 more months or 5 more years in the court, but there will be a final day. When that day comes the Gosvāmīs will have a clear heart and it will be much too late for ISKCON to fold their hands and beg for some service.
As the service is now in the bhajana–kuṭīra, it does not happen according to the directions given by Śrīla Prabhupāda in 1977, but when the case is over or dropped, the service will begin anew as originally directed by His Divine Grace. If ISKCON wants to be a part of that service to His Divine Grace, the choice is theirs.
Simply drop the court case and then we will meet and arrange the service in the bhajana–kuṭīra for the pleasure of His Divine Grace.
Your obedient servant,
(spokesperson for Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Dāmodara)