seeing through the eyes of scriptures
"I like Srila Rupa Goswamis picture but not his books "
I visited one ISKCON temple where I used to distribute lots of books and gave some free Nectar of Instructions to devotees ,the famous classic of Srila Rupa Goswami , the TP then got upset and she said we do not want this here, this is not how we do things .Pardoning me ,giving out Srila Prabhupadas books to devotees, Srila Rupa Goswamis Upadesamrta ?
ददाति प्रतिगृह्नाति गुह्यमाख्याति पृच्छति
भुङ्क्ते भोजयते चैव षड्विधं प्रीतिलक्षणम्
4) Offering gifts in charity, accepting charitable gifts, revealing one's mind in confidence, inquiring confidentially, accepting prasada and offering prasada are the six symptoms of love shared by one devotee and another.
कृष्णेति यस्य गिरि तं मनसाद्रियेत
दीक्षास्ति चेत्प्रणतिभिश्च भजन्तमीशम्
5) One should mentally honor the devotee who chants the holy name of Lord Krsna, one should offer humble obeisances to the devotee who has undergone spiritual initiation [diksa] and is engaged in worshiping the Deity, and one should associate with and faithfully serve that Pure devotee who is advanced in undeviated devotional service and whose heart is completely devoid of the propensity to criticize others.
Then she saw a picture of Srila Rupa Goswami in my book Vaisnava Amrta under the Chapter Govinda Virudavali ( a small book of Srila Rupa Goswami I included in Vaisnava Amrta) it was Srila Rupa Goswami at Ter Kadambha, she said I love this picture .Nice but you claim to love Srila Rupa Goswami but are opposed to distribution of Upadesamrta this is a bad devotional attitude