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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Bureaucracy



I make this post due to reading - from a very reliable source - disturbing news about various authorities secretive plans for the future. But they can only control you if you let them, if you follow blindly, don't know 'enough' of the philosophy, etc.  ... Please, always check out anything with Prabhupada first. [His Books, lectures, more.] Some out there may recall the old commercial: "Show me the money!" Well, I tend to believe: "Show me the quote!" lol  Anyway, this is all I want to say right now. Let Prabhupada do the talking thru his quotes: 

 "The zonal secretaries duty is to see that the spiritual principles are being upheld very nicely in all the Temples of his zone. Otherwise each Temple shall be independent and self-supporting. Let every Temple President work according to his own capacity to improve the Krishna Consciousness of his center. So far the practical management is concerned, that is required, but not that we should become too much absorbed in fancy organization. Our business is spiritual life, so whatever organization needs to be done, the Presidents may handle and take advice and assistance from their GBC representative. In this way let the Societies work go on and everyone increase their service at their own creative rate. ~  SP Letter to All Temple Presidents - Tokyo, 22 April, 1972 

[Me: IMHO only, to assist or even give advice should not be misunderstood as a position of absolute power over the temple president.]

 "I never wanted that any of my temples shall be dependent upon the other temples. Rather, our main business is to train up men to be self sufficient and competent in many ways to carry on the preaching work, not to make them into specialists or to minimize their responsibility by centralizing everything. If each center must rely upon its own strength to stand, that will be better training ground for the devotees." ~ SP Letter to Damodara, Bombay, India; 9 January, 1973

"Only thing I wanted was that books printing and distribution should be centralized, therefore I appointed you and Bali Mardan to do it. Otherwise, management, everything, should be done locally by local men. Accounts must be kept, things must be in order and lawfully done, but that should be each temple's concern, not yours. Krishna Consciousness Movement is for training men to be independently thoughtful and competent in all types of departments of knowledge and action, not for making bureaucracy. Once there is bureaucracy the whole thing will be spoiled. " ~ SP letter, to Karandhar, Bombay India, Dec 22, 1972

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