Generally all we collect is ISKCON property (full-time devotees), but a disciple should give something to guru directly (Vyasa puja,
daksina, initiations, etc.). Where is the balance? We see now, that some gurus travel and collect money from their disciples, but the zone, yatra, or project, they are engaged in gets nothing, or even has shortage of funds (this concerns more those devotees living outside).
It is true that local projects are very important and it is also seen that gurus or preachers may accomplish unique services that only they could do with the help of assistants. Certainly the local temple, etc. should not feel that the disciples’ resources are being unfairly channeled away. I think to establish a balance is the responsibility of the temple president, zonal committee and/or GBC secretary in respect to each individual devotee and guru. Some type of policy may be set up in discussion with the leaders.
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July 14, 2015 at 5:47 pm
Generally all we collect is ISKCON property (full-time devotees), but a disciple should give something...Robert LessengerRobertLessengerdgservant@rvc.eduAdministratorDanavir Goswami