Devotee: Why are there so many conflicting ideas
for the ISKCON movement?
Śrīla Gaura Govinda Svāmī Mahārāja: Bah, stop it! There is no
conflict. No conflict. No conflict. You are a mad
fellow! There is no conflict, no confusion. It is all
clear, bābā! Conflict and confusion are within you.
Therefore you see conflict. If you put on yellow
glasses, everything looks yellow. A man sees the
reflection of his mind. In your mind there is conflict
and confusion, and therefore you see it outside.
When Hanumān went to Rāvaṇa’s capital Laṅkā,
he was extremely angry because the demon Rāvaṇa
had kidnapped his master’s wife, Sītā. Out of anger,
Hanumān’s eyes were red hot. Rāvaṇa had kept Sītā in a
very lovely garden, called the Aśoka Vana. Aśoka means,
“no lamentation”. That garden was extremely beautiful.
Rāvaṇa had brought so many varieties of nice flowers,
fruits, and birds from the heavenly planets. In that garden
were many wonderful ponds and springs. Hanumān went
there, but he saw no variety. He saw everything red,
because anger was inside him. His eyes were red hot. Do
you understand? Are your doubts clear?
Śrīla Gaura Govinda Svāmī Mahārāja: No? Why not?
Devotee: For instance, when Śrīla Prabhupāda was
directly present, everything in ISKCON was under
Śrīla Gaura Govinda Svāmī Mahārāja: He is still directing, but you
can’t see it. You have no vision. It will take time for
you to understand. Be patient and wait, wait, wait. All
these problems are inside you. The conflict is within
you. Therefore you see such things outside.
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