Dear readers of VINA
With my sincere respects and reverence to all our respected spiritual masters and divine messengers such as the Alwars, the four sampradaya acaryas, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Vallabhacarya, the six Goswamis of Vrindavan and all other Bhaktas who have enhanced the horizon of divine love over the history of this current age, I greet you with my humble obeisance and want to explain the policy of VINA.
We appreciate all activities done throughout the globe to further the strength of Dharmic behaviour in the world.
We appreciate much more, those efforts made in this world to teach the highest principles of divine love to humanity.
We present information about such activities whenever we hear of these contributions from different sources. For example, we may report on the progress in the advancement of the vegetarian movement, even though this is just one chapter of the Dharmic lifestyle Vaisnavas promote for spiritual life.
On the other hand we are not responsible for the content of any link or page referenced by the missions or activists, which may be reached through the articles on VINA. Similarly, for the articles, the respective authors hold the sole responsibility.
We follow an editorial policy of not wanting to criticize, what to speak of offending any Vaisnava or Vaisnava mission. We may publish some philosophical exchanges in the constructive and respectful mood, but any harsh or minimizing attitude of one against another is not endorsed or accepted by VINA.
Personal misgivings, if there are any, can be submitted to the WVA Conflict Resolution Committee, which then presents such requests to senior Vaisnavas who try to help the conflicting people to find a solution within the "Guru, Sastra and Sadhu" support as has been the tradition of Vaisnavas Sadhus.
VINA is here to help us all to communicate effectively which will help us in our service to the Guru and Sanatan Dharma. VINA also wishes to ignite in the hearts of Hindus, the fire to rediscover the importance and value of their ancient and unparalleled tradition, which today is being admired and practiced by people from all over the world.
VINA wants to further the goals of the Visva Vaisnava Raj Sabha - World Vaisnava Association, by providing information about the activities of all those who are friends of humanity, lovers of the truth, and servants of the non-sectarian spirit of all embracing divine love.
VINA cannot guarantee that all those who participate or are reported about do represent such high spiritual values as given by the saints and devotional scholars of the Vaisnava tradition. Rather we try to see the valiant efforts made anywhere, and enable effective communication in this way between those who are really concerned about the integrity and the way the general public views the efforts of the Vaisnava sampradayas.
VINA does not promote any one institution as more important than the others. VINA does not promote any specific spiritual master. VINA does not create a group of temples or a new mission. Rather VINA stands in humble support and service to all Vaisnavas and their missions as much as possible without minimizing any other genuine effort.
The amount of information and publicity any mission can post on VINA depends on the generosity of the respective mission to share some news and nectar from their respective activities and teachings. VINA webmaster reserves the right to publish or to edit the submitted contents if they deem it necessary. Also the VINA webmaster will maintain a certain balance in the space supplied to different missions so that VINA can always stand as the voice of the joint efforts for the common goal of benefitting humanity. We seek forgiveness if an any point we cannot serve you to your expectations and always look forward to your constructive ideas on how to improve our service. Also if inadvertently anything appears on VINA which you take objection to, please excuse our mistake and bring it to our awareness.
In today's world where some of the missions do not have exemplary relationships with each other, it may sometimes happen that such distances get noticed. That is not VINA's purpose but neither can VINA change the reality and thus it is a firm policy to always remain in the positive area of reporting.
Thank you for your understanding
Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti
VVRS-WVA Internet Committee