LettersWhen You See a Snake, Step on it’s Head! (01/26/10)

Life is a Journey and Every Step is a Lesson (01/19/10)

_____ Dāsī,

Yes, it’s sad. But the simple truth is that A____’s main focus was on _____ Mahārāja and her interest in guru, Kṛṣṇa and the Vaiṣṇavas came second. She was more interested in a mental and sentimental marriage to ______ Mahārāja and when he made it very clear that he was not interested in such, she began to withdraw. The drama dragged on for more than two years.

I think also that you should know as well as anyone that A____ always had some petty politics going with whoever lived and worked at _____. Apparently many devotees had a very difficult time getting along with A_____.

I did my best to keep her in the mission and even requested her to just forget any bad experience that she may have had, and to just remember all the devotees that loved her and cared for her. I requested her to come to Govindajī Gardens for at least six months and become peaceful and serve Kṛṣṇa in simple ways, but she flatly refused and just went away.

In a word, she has allowed māyā to capture her heart, and not Kṛṣṇa.

Life is a journey and every step is a lesson.

Hoping this meets you well.

Swami

LettersWhen You See a Snake, Step on it’s Head! (01/26/10)