Chakra Discussions

The Dogs May BARK...

by Amara dasa

Posted June 7, 2008

I appreciated my Godsister Jadurani's rebuttal to the foolish video posted on YouTube.com. I suppose one of the unfortunate side effects of the Internet is that anyone can post anything at all, even if it is completely untrue, adulterated or disrespectful. One of my favorite quotes from Srila Prabhupada has always been, "The dogs may bark, but the caravan passes" and in this regard it is appropriate that the author of the offensive video goes under the name "Barking Dog."

I also greatly appreciated reading Srila Narayana Maharaja's comments on some of Srila Prabhupada's statements regarding women. It is no secret that our Gaudiya Vaishnava leaders hold a special place in their hearts for women and that, indeed, most are actually female in their eternal, spiritual forms. It is an age-old argument over who is more intelligent, men or women, but at least in Sri Radha's camp there is no doubt--women stand supreme! This opinion is openly admitted even by Lord Krsna Himself in the Bhagavad Gita (10.34), wherein He declares, "Among women I am fame, fortune, fine speech, memory, INTELLIGENCE, steadfastness and patience." I suppose women will need their quality of patience while waiting for the proverbial caravan to move ahead.