Srimati Govinda Nandini Devi is an old friend who contacted me regarding some ”new trends in the Russian SCSMath.” The following is our short exchange via Facebook message. At her request I’m posting our correspondence.
Swami B.K. Giri
“Please take my humble dandavat.”
My dandavats to you Srimati Govinda Nandini Devi.
“I’m doing well, Gurudev and the Lord are taking care of me.
I’m glad to hear it. It is very good to hear from you after such a long time.
“I follow the spiritual path with all my might.”
Yes, of course. I can never forget the help you gave me to return to Russia when Jaganatha Vallabha had had enough of me. He thought I was trying to usurp him as the leader there, but that was never my idea. My differences with him were philosophical. I also thought his dealings with some devotees did not align with the teachings and spirit of our sampradaya and the example shown by my gurus (Srila Swami Maharaja, Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Srila Govinda Maharaja).
When I spoke out in disagreement with him (JV) it was not to usurp his position but to correct what I saw as his mistakes.… Read More...