Our Affectionate Guardians
"Hare Krsna. Please accept my most humble obeisances All glories
to sri sri guru and gouranga.This is just a short note as I just finished
reading the book: " Our affectionate guardians" .
As I read the pages of this book, they resonated with
truth to the core of my heart. I shed tears when I
read how Srila Sridhara Maharaja was mortified by the
dealings of some devotees. I have been indoctrinated with
this vaisnava aparadha for almost 20 years and I am very
grateful that you have enlightened me and given me the
chance to be free of this. It is such a sad story that
a pure devotee was mistreated and left this world without
it being rectified. Anyway, you know all these things
and thank you for your merciful guidance on my sojourn
back to godhead."
would first of all like to take the dust of His Holiness
Vishnu Swami and place it on my head. Then I would
like to thank him from the bottom of my heart for compiling
such a thorough history of events regarding the preaching
mission of Mahaprabhu in the 20th century. It has
cleared my heart of many misunderstandings and has given
me such joy and appreciation of being a member of the yuga-dharma.
I am feeling so optimistic in my future service to
cannot thank B.B. Visnu Maharaja enough for bringing
to light previously unknown truths about this greatly
love all these books!! I'm sending these out as gifts
to a couple of friends. Also, I do really treasure
the new book, "Our Affectionate
Guardians." I've read it 4 or 5 times. "Read and cry" What
a wonderful book! The Vaishnava community desparately
needs to read this important book. I hope that in time,
devotees everywhere will take the time to read this.
Thanks for making it available. I'm sure that someone
will be writing a similar book someday in regards to the
horrific treatment and villification of Srila Narayana
Maharaja by the ISKCON camp. As you pointed out, one of
the reactions to Vaishnava aparadha is that the offender will be bound to commit even further aparadhas. And,
we see this happening even now.
Maharaja gives a historical perspective which is
painful yet pertinent reading. It brings to life in
startling frankness both the greatest pitfall on the
path of devotion, Vaisnava aparadha, and the
affectionate heart of a param Vaisnava,
Srila Sridhara Maharaja. A humbling and edifying experience
to read, it settles what is arguably the greatest controversy
in contemporary Gaudiya Vaisnavism. Read and cry."
all who have been confused about the Sridhara Maharaja
controversy, here's the conclusive story. It's hard
to argue with the truth."