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I Hope You Will Forgive Me (12/24/02)

Dear Śrīpāda N___ Swami,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda.

Recently in Vṛndāvana I met with some senior disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda and it was pointed out to me that I have become an offender of Your Holiness, an offender of the devotees in B___, and also an offender of Their Lordships Śrī Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa for having written some harsh words

of criticism about the B___ temple to two of my previous disciples.

It is true that I have made a great offence and my words were in no way pleasing to the Supreme Lord and His dear servants. It is obvious that Your Holiness and the devotees at the B___ temple have great love and devotion to Śrīla Prabhupāda and the Deities. Unfortunately, being a fallen soul, I have no proper vision to see the good qualities of others and therefore I am a perpetual offender.

Actually, I have no business commenting about the devotional service of Your Holiness or about the service of the sincere devotees at the B__ temple, or about any of the matters concerning the greater Iskcon. Now I have made a great offence, but I sincerely pray that Your Holiness, being a senior Vaiṣṇava, that you will kindly forgive me for my offence and also persuade the other devotees to kindly do the same.

Life is certainly temporary, and I may have to stand in front of Yamarāja at any moment to answer for my sinful life. I hope that when that day comes that I do not have any Vaiṣṇava aparādha on my head and therefore I hope that you and the other devotees will forgive me.

Regarding the two devotees who were previously my disciples, I think that they are much better situated under your shelter and I wish them the best of success in Kṛṣṇa consciousness and going Back to Godhead.

Again, with folded hands, I humbly beg your holiness to forgive my many offences and to ask the devotees to please bless me so that one day I may become a qualified servant of my Divine Guardians.

Please feel free to share the contents of this email with anyone that may have been offended by my previous action.

I hope this meets you well.

Your servant,

Swami B.G. Narasiṅgha

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