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A little misunderstanding

Dear Satsvarupa Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. As the father of four young boys who attended the gurukul in Vrindavan and Mayapur, I can only 100% agree with Lalita Madava d.d.

Dhanudhara would be better to go into a room in Mayapur and chant all day and dedicate those rounds to the victims that were under his care. Certainly he should never be seen to have a profile in Iskcon ever again.

Yours in serving Srila prabhupada

Kaunteya Das

» Posted By Kaunteya On Aug 22, 2006 @ 7:18 pm

Interim decision from the GBC executive commitee concerning Dhanurdhara Swami

Dearest Devotees,

I speak as a father of four beautiful boys who went to Vrindavan gurukul 1979-83 in the sweet mood of Srila Prabhupada and his books. They went to see the Vrindavan he taught them. Today I received a letter from one of my sons who is now 35 years old. It is a long letter and it is full of his pastimes in India. I have decided to share part of it with you. He was 8 years old and his brother was 9 when they went. Their 10 year old was already there.

Dear Dad,

…”If I was to experience India again in which I must at some stage, it would be different now but somewhat the same. I’m 35 years old, no wonder it’s calling me all the time. It’s always sending me love and understanding of a higher place, Vrindavan, Yamuna river, Radha Kund, Dhavanala Kund, Mathura, Loi Bazaar, cold limbu panis, lassis, warm samosaa on a frosty morning listenening to the shenai playing as the sky colours change and life evolves. A swim in Mother Ganga. Playing and dancing and sweating from beating the mrdunga and chanting the names of Lord Sri Krsna.

I shall go to India to study. Maybe there I can find some answers to my questions, for as long as there are these questions there will always be answers.

The thing is only very few know of my experience with Krsna today. There are many people who have found some message in Krsna either through yoga, meditation, books etc, but it seems there’s very few who have lived it, not to say their not living it. Krsna seems to live in everyone. I suppose if you encounter something strongly it has a hold on you forever.

I believe Krsna loves music. He played his flute to attract all the gopis of Vrindavan. Danced with them all, in fact it’s what lead me to the temple. On our arrival into Vrindavan Gabriel and I got off our bus.

As it pulled away with a great puff of black smoke we looked at each other and thought, what now? As I was looking around I could hear a bhajan going on. How beautiful it was to hear that sound. I said “let’s follow the music and as I approached, it grew louder, louder until we opened the gates. There for the first time I laid eyes on the Krsna Balaram Mandir. There you are, Two brothers arrive at a temple named after Two Brothers, Krsna and Balaram. How magical.

It was all a long time ago, but it is never far from my heart. Keep smiling Dad.
Love Ezra.

All I can say is I have lived with their sadness at having missed so much joy in singing and dancing for Krsna. To protect our children, they had to be removed, we had to leave, there was no other way. Perhaps if Dhanudhara Swami was to chant all day for the rest of his life in a small room and dedicate those rounds to all the boys, he might one day receive a forgiving gesture from all those sweet boys that I knew so well.

All glories to Srila Prabhupadas original gurukul dream.

Kaunteya Das

» Posted By Kaunteya On Aug 22, 2006 @ 8:17 pm

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