EXTREMELY SEVERE ?
Dear prabhu's please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
After reading the following quote you can decide for yourself if the sinful activity of defaming His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada out of sheer envy, is VERY NOMINAL or EXTREMELY SEVERE.
Your servant Mukunda dasa.
And of all sinful activities, actions directed
against a pure devotee out of sheer envy
are considered extremely severe.
"O sinful person, envious of pure devotees, I shall not deliver you! Rather, I shall have you bitten by these germs for many millions of years.
We should note herein that all our sufferings in this material world, especially from disease, are due to our past sinful activities. And of all sinful activities, actions directed against a pure devotee out of sheer envy are considered extremely severe. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted Gopala Capala to understand the cause of his suffering. Any person who disturbs a pure devotee engaged in broadcasting the holy name of the Lord is certainly punished like Gopala Capala. This is the instruction of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. As we shall see, one who offends a pure devotee can never satisfy Caitanya Mahaprabhu unless and until he sincerely regrets his offense and thus rectifies it.
(C.C. Adi Lila 17.51)
This brahmana, Gopala Capala, wanted to defame Srivasa Thakura by proving that he was actually a sakta, or a worshiper of Bhavani, the goddess Durga, but was externally posing as a Vaisnava.
(C.C. Adi Lila 17.37-38)
Note: Those persons who want to defame Srila Prabhupada saying he is a crooked leader of a child molester cult while posing as a pure devotee of God are making extremely severe offenses to his lotus feet. Such persons are certainly punished like Gopala Capala. Those persons who hear and tolerate this blasphemy of His Divine Grace and do nothing will meet with the following reaction.
One who hears blasphemy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or His devotees should immediately take action or should leave. Otherwise he will be put into hellish life perpetually. There are many such injunctions. Therefore as a regulative principle one should not be unfavorable toward the Lord but always favorably inclined toward Him.