Time Will Ultimately Be the Judge of Us All (08/31/10)
Thank you for your thoughtful reply.
I am also not wanting to argue. I am growing old like everyone else and I have better things to do with my time, as you must also.
ISKCON will go on with its preaching the way they think that ISKCON should be run and the way its members should be trained, etc. And we on the outside with our opinions will also go on to the best of our ability and share our views with those that Kṛṣṇa sends to hear us. Over time there is destined to develop more than one very distinct concept of Kṛṣṇa consciousness and view of historical events in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. I think it fair to say that there will develop completely different branches of the sampradāya and the misfortune of apa-sampradāyas manifesting also. I guess time will ultimately be the judge of us all. When death comes I want to know in my heart that I served Śrīla Prabhupāda with all my heart and soul, and that I did throughout life only those things that he wanted me to do. The life of a sannyāsī is meant for that. to serve the guru with body, mind, words and self also.
Whether our paths will cross again is doubtful, but the next time it does happen we should spend sometime together.
In the meantime I wish you well.