As a hungry man sees the need to lecture about food, a cruel man writes volumes of books about love, and an asocial man may present himself as the ultimate social mediator, one may wonder why some among the ISKCON leaders stress the need for absolute forgiveness so rigidly as if seeking some amnesty for themselves.
When asked what he was before becoming the leader of the Hare Krsna movement, Srila Prabhupada offered various answers, depending on the person asking.
Arjuna said: O infallible one, please draw my chariot between the two armies so that I may see those present here, who desire to fight, and with whom I must contend in this great trial of arms.
Once hearing Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, talk in His Bhagavad Gita and learning about his all-pervasive presence as Supersoul and His special concern for his devotees,
There are those who emerged out of the wasteland of conditioned souls tossed by their karmic destiny here and there, finally finding shelter in the oasis of Krsna consciousness Srila Prabhupada created for us.
We hear it all the time. The idea of global oneness, where we are supposed to unite and realise how equal and how the same we are, regardless of our origin, the colour of our skin, or even, as advocated today in most bisar ways, in regards to our sex, we are the same and one, men, women, (or women and men in correct order? :-) or those "in between,", great and small, rich and poor, strong and weak,... we are the same.
As a follow-up to a text appearing on this web page describing the hypothetically "negligent" nature of a brahmana, here is a most valuable testimony of Srila Prabhupada's wisdom, teaching us what to do when our minds become agitated by the constant flows of chaotic situations this material world is providing or by the awakening material desires sprouting from our hearts.