We Should Never Have Been Friends

by Puru Das Adhikari

Please accept my dandavat pranams. After reading "Someone Has Poisoned Me" I would request you post the text of this letter I wrote to Tamal Krsna Goswami, some months ago. I wish to publicly rescind any prior defense I ever made of him on the Internet, with regard to poison charges.

Last year, I thought, "How could Srila Prabhupada invite him to be his personal servant, if he (Tamal) had any ill motive?" When I thought this and wrote accordingly I had not as much fund of knowledge as to the depth of envy and deceit that Srila Prabhupada's secretary's harbored over many years of apparent faithful service. His Divine Grace knew their hearts, and accepted their seva regardless. Who can measure the tolerance and mercy of a pure devotee of Lord Krsna? Even lord Brahma is bewildered by Krsna's plan. Who can understand the will of providence?

February 19, 1999

Dear Tamal Krsna Goswami,

Greetings. I hope you are recovering from your surgery . I don't have any ill will toward you. You did not reply to my letter of December 18, 1998 , so I put in on the Internet for all to read. I have also posted other information for the devotees to examine. The jig is up. You refuse to even acknowledge the truth in these matters and then it will all fall on your head.

I have enclosed an additional copy of my unanswered letter to you, my recent posting on VNN, "Cooperation." and an article you need to read from our departed God brother, Srila Gour Govinda Maharaj, "A Society Without Envy."

My only conclusion is that Krsna is punishing you not only with cancer of the body but a reluctance to embrace honesty, integrity and straightforward dealings.

You do as you see fit. You are either part of a solution or you are the problem.

I have no fear or hesitancy to confront you personally any time, any place at any neutral location to discuss your offenses to Srila Gurudeva, Srila Prabhupada and the larger devotee population. Your danda is supposed to be a staff of renunciation. You can't hide behind it any longer.

I am not your servant any longer,

Puru das Adhikari

[Originally published 05/26/99 on VNN]

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