From time to time I'm confronted with this question by devotees who've been hurt with their experience in ISKCON. I'm not minimising the need for growth and maturity – not at all. Because the individuals involved are not perfect and still subject to the influence of the modes of material nature some unsavory stuff happens as do all of the seeming injustices in the material world. Still I think its healthy to be grateful for the good things that have come our way and give credit where its due. The victim mentality is a dead end.
Yet there are some devotees who refuse to admit that ISKCON has ever helped them in their lives and tend to only focus on the negative issues. Whenever I end up in a conversation with such a person I think of this clip from a film (paid for in part by George Harrison) – enjoy!
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