After the Fall


Sometimes, after a devotee falls down, no one wants to read the books he had written earlier or classes he had given while he was not fallen. What do you think about this?


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In the Bhagavad-gita, Krishna says, “In this endeavor, there is no loss or diminution.” So, it is not necessarily the case that everything the devotee did before the fall should be rejected. If that devotee is undergoing an accidental fall-down and at the time he served Krishna he was truly connected to Krishna, then his lectures or/and books should not be rejected. If, however, that person had led a parallel (or double) life while he/she was externally serving Krishna, it’s different.

 Is it not wrong to judge the devotee with our limited vision?

HDG: It depends on the state of one’s mind/consciousness. Just like the child can not analyze his parents so much. When you get older, you can still respect your parents, but you can also objectively analyze them.