Chakra Discussions

ISKCON Leadership Unrecognized

by Jason Wiley

Posted May 1, 2007

I just wanted to say a few things about the leadership that exists in ISKCON today. There are so many extraordinary leaders in ISKCON who have done -- and continue to do -- amazing service for the world.

It is mind-boggling to think about what a difficult task it must be for them to reconcile so many complicated issues.They are trying so hard from the core of their hearts, and they have given their lives to the mission of Lord Caitanya -- many extraordinary personalities with deep levels of faith. Lord Caitanya and Srila Prabhupada are most certainly guiding them.

They are not appreciated enough, collectively, and certainly not on such a forum as Chakra; it seems they are only criticized. There are so many good things to say about them. It would be so much nicer to hear the good things. You can go on and on and on about the good things, yet we see so much written about what they did wrong or didn't do. It would be nice to see a more concerted effort to publicize the good things.

Editor's note: No doubt many leaders are doing terrific jobs that go unnoted. Unfortunately, we can only post what is submitted to us, and people do seem more motivated to write when they're upset. However, we are very interested to hear about successful projects that attract people to Krsna consciousness or help educate them about this timeless philosophy. We have, for example, posted several articles on the Spanish Forks project organized by Caru prabhu and his wife Vaibhavi prabhu and on their highly successful outreach activities to the local population. We invite the author and other readers to submit their appreciations for leaders who they feel are doing a particularly good job in this regard.