Our standards (02/03/15)
What is needed is discrimination. How to deal differently with different devotees, but at the same time keeping our own standards.
For example; Any connection with _____ cannot preach in our mission at all. _______ Mahārāja being a Prabhupāda and Śrīdhara Mahārāja follower…no problem for him to lecture, lead kīrtana and ‘jaya oṁ’ prayers. Because we have great regard for those who have embraced the path of Śrīdhara Mahārāja. But just being a ‘Prabhupāda man’ or an old friend is not enough to be given any standing in our mission, even when they are just visitors.
For example ____ Mahārāja should not be preaching in our centres until he has cleared many things with me. Then i will say when he is fit to preach to my disciples. But ____ Mahārāja may be treated with much more respect, etc., because of his connection with Śrīdhara Mahārāja.
Each case must be seen individually, but all cases should be informed to me first. Informing me after they have come and gone is not at all the same. How this all got started is because some of our devotees do not know how or when to say NO.
I am clarifying the standard so there should be no confusion.