Parampara Dāsa: HH Prabhavisnu Swami blames his management duties and excessive traveling resulting in exhaustion and implies that it’s largely the GBC’s fault because he never wanted all these positions like sannyasi, diksa-guru and GBC manager in the first place. He’s innocently non-conflictive.
Here and there on the web, his disciples are casting about, explaining that they worked their socks off collecting and serving in the temples. They state that they heard about his Bangkok shenanigans years back but didn’t believe, taking it as rumors, etc. They accuse the GBC and management for not spreading the word, (though oddly at the same time they say they had heard of the mischief).
Third party onlookers are also opining according to their own taste. The rtviks are having a field-day, throwing mud in every direction. Others are blaming lack of education. Others, the protocols of diksa in ISKCON. Others point the finger at the GBC for deviating from Srila Prabhupada by their guru-rubberstamping. So on and so on.
Well, Prabhavisnu Swami and disciples, it’s time to be sober and admit your own fault. You are all in this pickle by your own decisions. As the old saying goes: When you point one finger at someone else, you point three fingers at yourself. Yes, the karmic birds fly up and away, but they come home to roost. Just as a calf lost in herd of ten-thousand cows will find its mother, so your reactions will find you out.
Yes, it’s a hard truth, but no less so an inescapable conclusion. Such is taught by Sri Krsna, the Vedas and the Seers of the Truth. There are no accidents. The Paramatma is the Overseer and Permitter, the Ulimate Dispenser of Justice. The karmic wheels grind slow, but very fine.
We are, as Srila Prabhupada said, “the architects of our own destiny.” If we end up as a fallen, cheating swami or an unhappy, cheated disciple with an unqualified guru, or whatever, then the ultimate cause is the “man in the mirror”. The hardest thing, admittedly, is to look that man in the eye and say, “You got yourself into this mess. You are to blame, no one else!”
But until we admit that humbly and bravely take responsibility for our own lives, then we will never really find the solution to our woes. We will remain as immature fools and rascals blaming everything and everyone else. Our imprisonment in illusion will continue.
We have to turn to the man in mirror and with sincere heart declare, “Whatever, I forgive everyone else. But, I am to blame for this mess in my life. Yet, in the same way, I am the solution to this mess. I will get my life together again with renewed determination. Man proposes, and Sri Krsna disposes! Sri Krsna I am yours, kindly give me shelter at your lotus feet.”
Lord Brahma to Sri Krsna:
tat te ‘nukampam su-samikñamaëo
bhunjana evatma-kåtam vipakam
håd-vag-vapurbhir vidadhan namas te
jiveta yo mukti-pade sa daya-bhak
“My dear Lord, one who earnestly waits for You to bestow Your causeless mercy upon him, all the while patiently suffering the reactions of his past misdeeds and offering You respectful obeisance with his heart, words and body, is surely eligible for liberation, for it has become his rightful claim.” Sb 10.14.8