“We cannot attack anyone directly in writing.”

“We cannot attack anyone directly in writing.”

Prabhupada said, “…We may use some strong words against all this nonsense, but if we write it in black and white, that will not be good.” – Letter to Brahmananda, 30 August 1969, Hamburg

“…So far as ‘Heroine Govinda Dasi’ is concerned, if she has stated directly Ram Krishna as nonsense and rascal, that should not be indulged in. We cannot attack anyone directly in writing. There is a proverb in Sanskrit that you can speak something one thousand times, but don’t give it in writing. Similarly, we may use some strong words against all this nonsense, but if we write it in black and white, that will not be good. So instead of naming these rascals directly, you change the word to ‘mental speculators.'”