Wouldn’t this be nice?
Posted January 8, 2005
A few years ago I heard that one of our ISKCON sannyasi-gurus, a former GBC as well, had inherited $30 million. I would like very much to know if this devotee:
- has kept all the money in a personal bank account to be used for his personal needs, or
- has given it away to help ISKCON with many of its humanitarian projects, such as Food for Life, or
- provided financial assistance to the gurukula children who have suffered so much by abuse, or
- helped those wonderful devotee women who have struggled so much at the hand of fanatical husbands who neglected them for the sake of preaching, or
- just helped many struggling temples with their expense, so that they are able to offer that famous free love feast on Sundays at the temple (as it was Prabhupada's desire to do so in order to create a joyful and family atmosphere of giving), or
- has supported independently-minded brahmanas devoted to the preaching mission of Srila Prabhupada, who are presently struggling financially due to no support from the institution (which, in my opinion, only supports "yes-men"), or
- helped the many struggling cow protection and varnasrama projects which, if they were to receive a cash injection, could manage to finally execute Srila Prabhupada's vision for ISKCON, or
- helped in other humanitarian ways, such as developing a hospice in Vrindavan to care for terminally ill devotees, some of whom have dedicated their entire life, money and words to the mission of Lord Chaitanya.
The list of options could go on, of course. I am really interested to know
if this sannyasi who still receives honour and worship as a greatly
advanced guru and disciple of Srila Prabhupada will demonstrate the
integrity to reveal his mind (and financial statements) to all the
Vaisnavas. Isn't that one of the six exchanges of love amongst devotees?