I’d Rather Face an Army of Man-eaters Than Be involved in Back-biting (08/21/08)
That’s what I like – humility and a man that sticks to it, even when the going gets rough! You are a good man but all this petty ‘donkey dung’ that transpired between you and B___, and still goes on to some extent, really turns me off!
Now lets try to take this to another, if not better, level. We can talk in detail when we meet in Vṛndāvana and we can end whatever started, or whatever bad thing remains between you and B____ once and for all. But be prepared, because I sense wrong, or should I say ‘childishness’ on both sides.
But for now I’ll be quite happy if everyone just starts going whatever service they have and stops pointing the finger at the other guy.
I am happy to hear that there are simply misunderstandings and that you have love for our saṅga. I know B_____ feels the same way, but I cannot understand why either of you said or did things that apparently represent other less favorable sentiments, sentiments that are not conducive for our devotional service as a mission. Certainly if B____ has said such things, I will ask him to explain.
But rest assured, I would rather face an army of man-eaters than be involved in back-biting between one devotee and another!!! So lets move on!
Whatever it takes, I insist that you as well as B____ never allow these types of things to transpire again – either between yourselves or with any other devotees in our mission.
You are welcome to email me at any time, but the details of these problems will have to wait until we can all sit together for an iṣṭagoṣṭhī.
By the way, I did not tell you to “take a hike” – I just showed you the trail to see if you wanted to take a walk.
I hope this meets you well.
Swami BG Narasingha