Cheating in the name of charity
Posted on March 17, 2017
Swami Nikhilananda of Ramakrishna Mission, when I went to America, I met him. He said that "The Americans are asking that 'You take money from us for serving the poor. But when we go to India, we simply see poor men are lying on the footpath. So what you are doing with this money?'" You see? This is a plea for collection of money, "to serve the poor." I know in America there are so many foundations. And there are so many cheats also. They form a society, and the managers of the foundation, they have got plea, and they get out all the money. I have seen it. Who was that? That Mr. Bogus? No, Bogart. Bogart. I used to call him "Mr. Bogus." [laughter]
They have made a clique with the managers of the foundation, and they present by literature, and the subject matter is India: "Oh, so many people are starving, so many being..." In this way they take money from the managers, and it is divided amongst themselves.
Srila Prabhupada, March 23, 1974, Bombay