by Srilla B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Excerpt from the article: Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear To Tread
(Referring to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur:) So, for us, such strict behavior he has shown. And we also do that, especially myself. At so many other places they show the Rasa Lila with dolls, but I never do that. Following what is true to my understanding of my Gurudev’s will and his words, I do not make any show of Jhulana-Yatra or Rasa Lila or anything of the type. I find in my heart that this is not desirable of my Guru Maharaj. But in so many maths I see at present, I hear also, that they are doing that, but I strictly abstain from that sort of showing. The Jhulana-Yatra, the Rasa Lila. That is too high for us, I considered. I must be true to my hearing of the words of my Gurudev if I want my realisation and not any position: the position of some sort of popularity. To attract people by such show, and to make money, or to make a favourable field for preaching, they may do like that, but I do not do. I do not want popularity nor any position of a higher Acharya. I am a student. Still I am a student. I consider myself to be a student. A faithful student. What I heard from my Gurudev, I try my best to stick there, to keep my position there as I heard from him. I do not want to mutilate that in any way to suit my purpose. I try not to do that. Of course for big propaganda they may take different ways as they think. They are now free. But I am not a member to do so—to go on in such way. I try.