Strange Karma (07/29/05)
Wow! What a drama!
I hear what you have said about being sincere and spiritually sound, but what a strange ‘karma’ B___ Mahārāja has. When he first left his sannyāsa (1985 or 86) he called me in Hawaii, told me he had given up sannyāsa, and asked me if he could come and be a part of my preaching in Honolulu. I welcomed him and through some of my connections at the time he got settled in the world. Then several years later, when we were doing T-shirts he called me and asked if we could give his wife a job at our table at Hanama Bay. Again we accommodated him, and later he and G__ teamed up with the intent to run us out of business and out of Hawaii. They almost succeeded.
He was in Iskcon, then a Ṛtvik, then an offender to Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja, and at last, when deciding to make a comeback to sannyāsa, he joins X_____ Mahārāja and gets ‘rasika’. Now he rejects X_____ Mahārāja and is rejected by X_____ Mahārāja – no mission, no sannyāsa, no rasa, almost no friends and so on!
Wow! I wouldn’t walk in his shoes for a million bucks. (well maybe a million but not a penny less :) and then there is the possibility that he flip-flops – repents his ‘evil ways’, falls at the feet of X_____ Mahārāja and begs forgiveness (and is our enemy for life).
Should we try to help this guy or what? Any thoughts on the matter?