can be quite annoying, the vast majority of people are not demons, they are innocent soulswho have been mislead by the sinful atmosphere of this Kali-yuga, the iron age of quarrel.
The problem I am facing is that some so-called devotees of Krishna are making itdifficult to preach Krishna consciousness
...Srila Prabhupada had the same problem. Practically speaking the only serious threat to hismovement came from his godbrothers, the other disciples of his spiritual master, His DivineGrace Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Maharaja. His godbrothers had their own preachingorganizations in India and saw themselves as world-preachers, jagat guru's (guru for thewhole world), but they never left India, despite the fact that Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvatihad asked all his senior men to travel to the Western countries to spread the message of Krishna and Lord Caitanya. But they were not interested. They had their few temples andenough followers to send out begging money on the basis that it was for the service of Krishna but they were simply eating and sleeping. They had no life for the preaching work.When they saw Srila Prabhupada succeed in the West in fulfilling their spiritual master'sdesire, instead of congratulating and encouraging Srila Prabhupada they criticized him.They were envious of his position, envious of his followers, envious of his large number of opulent temples all over the world. Even up to today Srila Prabhupada's godbrothers arecausing great problems within his society.
Now we have seen ISKCON (Srila Prabhupada's preaching movement) develop, sinceSrila Prabhupada's departure in 1977, into something quit different from the movementhe established
. There is still lip-service to the instructions of Srila Prabhupada and if youtalk to one of todays ISKCON devotees they will still talk about Prabhupada and Krishna, but something has changed. The mood of pure devotional service has gone. SrilaPrabhupada wanted his ISKCON to be a society of pure devotees, because it is onlythrough the association of pure devotees that one can advance in Krishna consciousness. Itis true that one can be a mixed devotee, the demigod's are all devotees of Krishna, but theystill maintain some independent material desires. This means they can't leave the materialworld, they are simply promoted to a higher status to fulfill their material desires. It is notsuch a wonderful thing to be a mixed devotee, there are so many mixed devotees.Practically every religious group on the planet is promoting some sort of mixed devotionalservice. But that is not bhakti, that is not love. It is a business. If I have faith in God and Iapproach Him to serve Him with some motive in mind this is a business transaction. It'sgood, in the sense that such a person is pious. When he is in need he turns to God to fulfillhis needs, but it's not Krishna consciousness and it's not what Srila Prabhupada establishedISKCON for.So ISKCON has become an institution where the majority of members are practicingKrishna consciousness or devotional service to some extent, but not completely purely.Many members of ISKCON today have some motivation, some personal desire to fulfillthrough their devotional service. It's understandable enough as there has been a history,since Srila Prabhupada's departure, of leaders who are themselves materially motivated.Many of the former leaders of ISKCON have fallen away and in retrospect it can be seenthat they were not pure devotees at all. The leader has a big effect on his followers and acheating leader tends to attract cheating followers. So the current institution, ISKCON, can