Re: The Flat Earth? - Conclusion

Matthew Scott (
30 Jun 1995 17:19:03 GMT (Madhudvisah dasa Swami) writes:

>"My dear Lord Nrsimhadeva, I see that there are so many saintly persons
>indeed, but they are interested only in their own deliverance. Not caring
>for the big cities and towns [or the internet!], they go to the Himalayas
>or the forest to meditate with vows of silence. They are not interested in
>delivering others. As for me, however, I do not wish to be liberated
>alone, leaving aside all these poor fools and rascals. I know that without
>Krishna consciousness, without taking shelter of Your lotus feet, one
>cannot be happy. Therefore I wish to bring them back to the shelter of
>Your lotus feet." (Prahlada Maharaja to Lord Nrsimhadeva)

I admire your robust, fearless way of expressing yourself, but I wonder
why you use such provocative terms as "fools" and "rascals", and I wonder why
you take the opportunity raise yourself so high. Perhaps your provocation
is designed to ellicit response. I am one believer (in God) that is not
so convinced that so many people are fools or rascals. I have a deep respect
for the partakers of internet. They might not yet have enough reason to believe
in God, but they are at most mislead. I wouldn't consider them as rascals. I would
write a slightly different testimony. Maybe yours really is more effective than mine,
but I would say.... I appreciate God. I appreciate his help in my life, and I feel
that others can benefit from my understanding of him. I think a lot about him,
and when I discuss, God often plays a roll. I hope that others are influenced well.
I picture them all as my brothers.