Hare Krishna Everyone!
A few days back, I cleared my bookshelf and found some old books about the Mayavadi Philosophy (including biographies on such leaders).
I Apologize for the following offense. But Please understand the background story of how such books landed up on my bookshelf.
I am a mere Cheeky little Microbic Neophyte who has just started to learn about Krishna, by Srila Prabhupada's Mercy.
Before I joined the ISKCON Family, a year ago, I was a Karmi-Minded Rascal who didn't take Krishna and God Realization seriously and used to get the Mayavadi association,
hence I had no problem being a non-vegetarian due to such ignorance.
I had very little interest in spirituality yet I used to read books from prominent Mayavadi Institutions which include: Ramakrishna Mission, Chinmaya Mission, Brahma Kumaris, etc.
I used to also go and visit such temples as well; henceforth, I used to buy such Mayavad philosophy books.
Fortunately, by Krishna's causeless mercy, I hardly ever read those books properly, never understood their philosophy, and thus lost interest in such things.
Since my Dad is an ISKCON Devotee for 3-4 years, he introduced me to the Vaishnava Philosophy, which I at first used to oppose a lot and dislike.
But sooner and later I developed an interest and curiosity for Krishna which has resulted in me developing devotion for Krishna now (and got all the prior Mayavada philosophy permanently deleted from my mind).
Going back to the topic; as Prabhupada Books kept filling my bookshelf, I never realized that I still had those old Mayavadi Books kept in my bookshelf until a few days back when a Chinmayanda mission book came into my hands. This is when the personal dilemma begins. How do I discard such books? Do I throw them in the dustbin (It would be very insulting as books have Ma Sarasvati in them), distribute it out away to the Karmi Public in the public library, or do I burn them? How do I entertain this problem?
I have several Mayavada books. Please do Understand my Situation and I wish somebody gives me some good advice.
And I am very sorry for this because Prabhupada, Gauranga, Nityananda, and Krishna would be extremely angry at me for such previous association and still delaying the discarding of those books.