Posted March 20, 2009
Please accept my obeisances. All glories To Srila Prabhupada.
I don't know anything about curses, counter curses, or accusations. I can only speak from my vantage point. The fact that changes in the past in the Phoenix temple were being made by the NA GBC without consultation, putting people in place that were unknown or unqualified, excluding myself from any an all service in Phx (even though I started the place) seeing temple attendance plummet and resident and local devotees disheartened and in some cases rejected from the temple. All of this was ancient history...so I thought. Now the whole scenario is repeating itself again. How can one have faith and trust when some of the same things are again happening? Where is the open communication and inclusiveness? The GBC is changed without consolation, the Vice President of the temple of many years is not consulted about anything, and an uninitiated lady, with dubious ties to other Hindu temples and a questionable livelihood is calling the shots! I sincerely feel this will again cause a giant schism in the temple and distract from, once again, our main objective of preaching KC.
The chain reaction is already happening with resignations, backbiting, mistrust and...... I only have a little taste of what the EC is dealing with on so many fronts and I am sorry to put another burden on your shoulders, but wanted to shed some light from my corner of the playing field and hope to come to a satisfactory outcome. Yours in the service of Srila Prabhuapda,