Accept Help from Well-wishers

In the book, “Siksa outside ISKCON?”, Sivarama Swami asks and answers the question about ISKCONites taking help from non-ISKCON members. He writes, “I agree that ISKCON should correct itself – but without help from outside. The first step of rectification would be to identify those factors contributing to ISKCON’s departure from the ideal. “One such factor, ironically, is the influence on ISKCON’s members from Vaisnavas outside. How then, no matter how well-intentioned, can that which is part of the problem be part of the solution? “Instead solutions to ISKCON’s problems should be consistent with, not contrary to Srila Prabhupada’s instructions. Srila Prabhupada encouraged devotees to work together under the direction of the GBC, following the abundant guidelines he had given, while receiving further inspiration from his books. These are the ingredients for solving the problems that afflict ISKCON – not the siksa of outsiders.” (Srila Prabhupada’s encouragement to devotees under the GBC, and his guidelines and instructions from his books are footnoted on page 51 of “Siksa outside ISKCON?”)