BB Govinda Swami: “Travel [to Mayapur] should be delayed until the time that we receive 100% security clearance from ground zero.”



As I am not the official spokesperson for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness the following message is intended specifically for my students and close friends.

As of Sat 20 Feb 15:25 .. I have not received any assurance that travel to Sridham Mayapur is at this time safe and secure.

My request is that you delay, or cancel, your travel plans if you are going to Mayapur to attend the ILS, GBC meeting, Gaura Mandal Parikrama, Kirtan Mela, or any other function.

Travel should be delayed until the time that we receive 100% security clearance from ground zero.

Given the events of the past days in Mayapur I cannot, with proper conscience and frame of mind, recommend any devotee to travel there.

If the situation changes, and full security is assured, I will advise you all otherwise.

And I request all of you to pray to the feet of Sri Nityananda prabhu that He grant everyone pure intelligence that all conflicting issues be resolved.

Chronology of Events:

Date: February 20, 2016

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This afternoon I have been in touch with GBC men in Mayapur.

According to their statements there will be no disturbances in Mayapur for any visiting devotees.

Thus, it seems that the path is clear for visiting devotees to come to Mayapur and to participate in all the functions.

Sorry, but giving people a case of nerves earlier.

There have been tensions earlier this week in Mayapur, but hopefully the differences will be resolved, as I earlier mentioned;

“By dialogue and proper vaisnava sadacara.”

Hare Krishna !! See everyone soon in Mayapur.

Date: February 20, 2016

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Manohara Dasa: Praghosa Prabhu wrote to me: “There are definitely issues but we (the GBC) have just decided that the ILS and the GBC meetings will go ahead as planned.”

Date: February 21, 2016

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Dear Folks Out At Universal Sanga:
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I’d like to thank you all for posting my warning to the devotees yesterday.
I guess you didn’t see that I posted a later “alls clear message.”
I hope you pass that on to your readers as well.
Thanks. Your servant,
BB Govinda Swami