Monday, October 20, 2014

Akshaya Patra / Monsato / GMO / Demonizing Vaishnavas

http://iskcontimes.com/no-gmo-foods-served-in-akshaya-patra


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PADA: Right, Akshaya Patra is NOT distributing GMO foods. So this was all along the HKC Jaipur / Prabhupada eu "false flag" propaganda program to demonize the Bangalore devotees, in order to help the GBC's gurus repress the Prabhupadanugas. The GBC opposes Akshaya Patra and so does their HKC Jaipur twin brothers. 

The HKC Jaipur folks even told PADA they wanted to see the Akshaya Patra children starve and get nothing to eat, since they said they wanted Akshaya Patra be shut down altogether. In short, children always have to suffer (and maybe die?) with these anti-children people, what else is new? The HKC also said they support the GBC's Bangalore court folks, the same court folks who were found to be corrupt and one was engaged in illicit sex. Same "authority" the GBC's guru folks cite.  

So the HKC Jaipur first idea is, lets starve children and make them suffer and maybe die. And Jayadvaita says our feeding of children program idea is "food for death," so basically HKC Jaipur signed on board with the GBC's guru program to attack Akshaya Patra. The HKC are with Jayadvaita's "preaching."

The GBC was ALREADY sued for $400 million dollars, one reason -- for not feeding the children in their charge. And the HKC also wants to stop our children feeding program, birds of a feather. As soon as these GBC and HKC Jaipur / Dayalu Nitai folks see children happily eating, they are infuriated, and they want that program stopped. What kind of people are infuriated when they see poor children are eating, and they want that process stopped? And these fools were ALREADY sued for $400m for not feeding children!

This of course begs the question, "why do 'devotees' demonize other devotees"? At all? The answer is simple really, they are trying to demonize us devotees in order get us devotees assassinated, as they did all along against me and Sulochana. And now they are giving Madhu Pandit the same GBC / jack boots / bully boy treatment. OK that means they want us killed. That was and is their plan.

Sulochana and me were ALREADY demonized by the Hari Sauri program all along, in order to get us killed, and now the HKC Jaipur are citing the same GBC guru lovers club members like Hari Sauri and Bhakta das as their authority -- to continue demonizing us just as they have all along -- in order to get us killed. These GBC and HKC Jaipur people think they are authorized to have us vaishnavas assassinated, plain and simple. So they demonize the vaishnavas hoping they can get us killed. 

They know us and Madhu Pandit are engaged in fight with these GBC gurus, and this could get us killed, because us dissenters have been killed by this party in the past. So the HKC joins the GBC guru program to demonize us as "Monsato disciples" -- to encourage the GBC's goondas to kill us. HKC's Prahlad even told me that, he is going to help the GBC's goondas "come and get me" (ok kill me). This is why many people are saying these HKC people are worse than the GBC, because they are trying to have us devotees assassinated in the name of "Prabhupada devotees."

Worse, when some of the ISKCON children were ALREADY dying of suicides, we did not even need to further demonize them in order to get them killed, they were already dying. Yet the Sanat / Mukunda / Prahlad (and joined now by HKC Jaipur) folks said in public that these children are offensive demons, who NEED TO DIE in a blood bath -- in order to increase their suicides, so they could GET more of them KILLED. These guys see a person who is down, and is maybe even dying, and they kick their giant gestapo jack boots even on children's heads, they attack the people who are victims of the GBC so they can aid and abet the GBC's gurus.   

And they still say that even today, these children are demons, they still want to kill them. In short, they wanted these children to die, which is even worse than the GBC, at least the GBC did not say in public these children have to be DEAD. These HKC Jaipur folks think they are authorized to have Srila Prabhupada's own children killed, never mind also getting us killed, just like Kirtanananda's crew did kill us. Small wonder then the HKC glorifies Radhanath's defenders like Bhakta das, Hari Sauri and others. They are with the devotee assassin's program. They are joining the program to demonize us knowing full well that can get us KILLED.  

Every time we turn around these same people are trying to get us vaishnavas banned, beaten and assassinated. The Los Angeles police came up to me in LA once and said, stay away from Watseka, don't you know these people WANT TO KILL YOU. And now the HKC Jaipur has joined with this group, that is all. They are demonizing Madhu Pandit knowing he is fighting people who sometimes orchestrate KILLING the vaishnavas, so they can -- get him killed. What else is new? These same people have been trying to get us killed since 1978. They are not devotees of God, they are devotees of the Vaishnava killers association, and that is perhaps all they ever will be in this lifetime. 

After these fools saying in public they wanted to see Srila Prabhupada's children die in a blood bath, then they wonder why the children have a "bad attitude." The children have a bad attitude because you folks GAVE them a bad attitude.

Then again, even in the USA its common for charities that are feeding the poor to get "day old bread" made by some big corporation, and no one cares about this "non organic" food being given to the poor, because in the USA they all know the charities that "feed the poor" are not involved in giving people pristine natural organic produce, which generally costs 3 time more than regular. 

As a rule, charities that "feed the poor" get what they can get, again as a general rule, and no one objects to that policy, because if the charity does not get what they can, their customers will starve and get nothing. Of course it seems Akshaya Patra is not even using objectionable produce in the first place. 

Then again most critics of Akshaya Patra could not even feed a few stray cats? 

These people want others to suffer and die, that is all there is to it. That is not the symptom of a devotee of Krishna. They want the children being fed to die, they want me and Madhu Pandit to die, they want to work with the people who killed Sulochana and made Srila Prabhupada complain of being poisoned.

They also want to stop us from making Srila Prabhupada the acharya in court. They are with the anti-Prabhupada group, and that is what this is all about all along since 1978. We are in good company however, since even Jesus was demonized in order to be killed, the Pandavas were demonized, Sulochana was demonized, etc. ad infinitum, its the way of the material world. 

ys pd



   


    

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Trip to Vrndavana


Catholic Church Struggling on Gay Issue

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/19/pope-homosexuality-church-gay_n_6010904.html

[PADA: We think the Church should allow priests to get married (ok to women), and that in itself would help resolve some of their homosexual problem, molesting problem, and other related problems. That issue needs to be addressed first. ys pd]

Srila Saraswati's Words of Advice

[Portrait of Srila Saraswati Thakura made by Umesh Modak]


Words of wisdom from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

1. We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend the kirtana of the devotees can succeed.
2. Every spot on earth where discourses on God are held is a place of pilgrimage.
3. Possession of objects not related to Krsna is our main malady.
4. Let me not desire anything but the highest good for my worst enemies.
5. As dalliance with the body in luxury increases, so wanes the spirit of service of the Lord.
6. Those favored by God find their paths set by thorns.
7. There is no peace or happiness in our worldly life. Circumstances create turmoil and annoyance.
8. Chant the mahamantra loudly and with attachment. This will drive away inertia, worldly evils and pests.
9. Be indifferent to bazaar gossips, stick firmly to your cherished goals, no lack or impediments of the world will ever stand in your way.
10. Pay due respects to the extroverts of the world, but do not be appreciative of their manners and conduct. They are to be shaken off from your mind.
11. A devotee feels the presence of God everywhere, but one averse to the Lord denies His existence anywhere.
12. You cannot appreciate transcendental matters with the reasoning of the world. It is sheer nonsense to decry them with the measuring stick of your intellect.
13. To recite the name of Sri Krsna is bhakti.
14. Life is for the glorification of topics on Hari. If that is stopped, then what need is there to carry on life.
15. Physical illness with Hari-bhajana is preferred to physical fitness without Hari-bhajana.
16. Our span of life on earth is short. Our life will be crowned with success if the body wears out with constant discourses on Hari.
17. We are here on earth not to work as artisans for making big buildings with wood and stone but to work only as messengers for the teachings of Sri Caitanya Deva.
18. A sycophant is neither a guru or a preacher.
19. To transform the adverse desires of the jivas is the supreme duty of the most merciful. To rescue one person from the stronghold of Mahamaya is an act of superb benevolence, far superior to opening
innumerable hospitals.
20. Unless we are devoted to God, secularism shall not leave us.
21. Look within. Amend yourself, rather than pry into the frailities of others.
22. In this world of Maya, averse to the Lord, full of trials and tribulations, only patience, humility and respect for others are our friends for Hari-bhajana.
23. The Lord, Gaurasundara, puts His devotees in various difficulties and associations to test their patience and strength of mind. Success depends on their good fortune.
24. When faults in others misguide and delude you - have patience, introspect, find faults in yourself. Know that others cannot harm you unless you harm yourself.
25. I wish that every selfless, tender-hearted person of Gaudiya Math will be prepared to shed two hundred gallons of blood for the nourishment of the spiritual corpus of every individual of this
world.

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Srila Prabhupada vs GBC



http://www.iskcontimes.com/gbc-vs-srila-prabhupada

[PADA: This "GBC Heresies" article was posted previously by us. "ISKCON Times" is doing great work getting this information out there. Good job! ys pd]

Friday, October 17, 2014

Napoleon's Destination Unknown




[PADA: Click on the "CC" button, bottom bar towards the right, will start the captions to play. This is a great feature for people who have a hard time hearing. ys pd]   

Who is the Acharya of ISKCON / Krishna Kanta / IRM etc.



GBC Founder Acarya Paper Misrepresents Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

BY: KRISHNA DASA

The GBC paper, Srila Prabhupada: The Founder Acarya of ISKCON, is misleading. It portrays Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura as being in favour of a permanent GBC management system and opposed to an autocratic acarya management system. Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu writes:

"Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami therefore called for an organization in which the ultimate authority would reside not in the person of a single autocratic acarya but rather in a board of directors, which he called the "Governing Body Commission." The Gaudiya Maṭha failed to realize this structure...."

[PADA: The Gaudiya Matha and Ravindra Swarupa's program have done the same identical thing, they both "appointed / voted in" false gurus. ISKCON has had no actual "Governing Body" since December 1977, rather they established "the acharya board" in January of 1978 and ISKCON is still ruled by these "gurus" and not by a GBC. Examples of their renegade gurus are all too common for us to make a list here. Simultaneously, the leaders forbade the worship of Srila Prabhupada as the acharya, and they began to claim to be diksha guru acharyas themselves, and they started a program to offer bhogha to conditioned souls and etc. -- which is still going on today. 

A Governing Body also does not manage gurus? 

The guru is supposed to be receiving dictation from Krishna, not from a managerial body? This would be like saying the Council of Churches has to advise Jesus, that is not how it works. In ISKCON quite often these "gurus" simply do not listen to other leaders anyway. Does Hrdayananda listen to the other leaders now? Nope. And so on and so forth!

These gurus often tell "the other leaders" to take a flying hike, while saying -- we are higher than the GBC because we are "gurus," and the guru is beyond the control of managers -- or a GBC. OK this is why we have a basic situation of anarchy, where there is no actual authority. Rather there is rampant mis-managing because no one can "manage" a pack of renegade self-made messiahs.]

This is only part of the story, however. In a room conversation Srila Prabhupada explained:

"None, none of them were advised by Guru Maharaja to become acarya. His idea was "Let them manage; then whoever will be actual qualified for becoming acarya, they will elect. Why I should enforce upon them?" That was his plan. "Let them manage by strong governing body, as it is going on. Then acarya will come by his qualifications." But they wanted that... Because at heart, they were, "After demise of Guru, I shall become acarya." "I shall become acarya." So all the acaryas began to fight. " (Room Conversation, 21st September, 1974)

[PADA: At heart they were envious of the acharya, and they wanted to take his seat. That sums up the whole problem quite nicely.]

Also, in a letter to Rupanuga, Srila Prabhupada wrote:

"If Guru Maharaja could have seen someone who was qualified at that time to be acarya he would have mentioned. Because on the night before he passed away he talked of so many things, but never mentioned an acarya. His idea was acarya was not to be nominated amongst the governing body. He said openly you make a GBC and conduct the mission. So his idea was amongst the members of GBC who would come out successful and self-effulgent acarya would be automatically selected. So Sridhara Maharaja and his two associate gentlemen unauthorizedly selected one acarya and later it proved a failure." (Letter to Rupanuga, 28th April, 1974)

In the letter, Srila Prabhupada is indicating that if there had been a qualified disciple then Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura would have chosen him as acarya. He therefore favoured the acarya system.

[PADA: Correct, the "acharya system" is, to continue the worship of the acharya even after he departs, until or unless another acharya emerges.] 

Also, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura's idea was that after a GBC was formed a self-effulgent acarya would emerge automatically. It is therefore not the case that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura was against replacing a Gaudiya Matha GBC with a self-effulgent acarya. In the case of ISKCON, however, Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu IS against replacing the GBC with a self-effulgent acarya:

"It is interesting to note that two prominent anti-ISKCON movements — often claiming to be the "real ISKCON"—have formed by specific rejection of one or the other component of Prabhupada's whole: the "ritvik" position wishes to do away with actual gurus in favor of GBC institutional authority, while the followers of one prominent sannyasi or another wish to eliminate an actual GBC and rely on the charismatic, autocratic single acarya."

Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu wants us to believe that both Srila Prabhupada and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura desired to permanently do away with the acarya system of management. He believes that the GBC management system is stronger, and that self-effulgent acaryas should serve the GBC:

"Thus a governing board is more stable, stronger and far more resilient than a single acarya. But what if there are a number of exceptionally empowered—let's call them "self-effulgent"— acaryas on that board? Will they pull things apart? No: If they are indeed elevated in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then they will be certain to exemplify the principle of cooperative service at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupāda and make the governing board all the stronger."

To my knowledge, Srila Prabhupada did not discuss how the GBC should interact with a self-effulgent acarya. Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu claims the acarya should slot into the GBC system, but several senior Srila Prabhupada disciples have correctly said that the GBC should surrender to the acarya:

"It may be said that at times the GBC has made the wrong decision. I cannot see that Srila Prabhupada ever said the GBC system would always yield a perfect result. He simply said that the considered opinion of a number of senior persons is preferable to the decision of one appointed leader (unless the one person happens to be the "self-effulgent acarya" who might arise out of the collective leadership, freely recognized by all)." (Drutakarma Prabhu)

http://www.dandavats.com/?p=8489&pp=11

"If the GBC Body sees someone as a self-effulgent acarya who is completely aware of the Supersoul and Srila Prabhupada's desires and instructions they can and should follow his/her instructions. No one so far has been seen in that category." (Prahladananda Swami)

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, in contrast to Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu, was not pre-occupied with creating a permanent GBC management system. In fact, he considered organized religion to be the end of the living spiritual movement:

"The bona-fide teacher of religion is neither any product of, nor the favourer of, any mechanical system. In his hands no system has likewise the chance of denigrating into a lifeless arrangement. The mere pursuit of fixed doctrines and fixed liturgies cannot hold a person to the true spirit of doctrine or liturgy.

"The idea of an organized church in an intelligible form, indeed, marks the close of the living spiritual movement. The great ecclesiastical establishments are the dikes and dams to retain the current that cannot be held by any such contrivances. They, indeed, indicate a desire on the part of the masses to exploit a spiritual movement for their own purpose. They also unmistakably indicate the end of the absolute and unconventional guidance of the bona-fide spiritual teacher."

(Killing of Putana, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura).

Also, if Acyutananda Prabhu is a reliable source, Srila Prabhupada viewed ISKCON as an instrument that could be dissolved if necessary:

"Regarding sects - I was present (at 26 2nd Ave.) when Srila Prabhupada received the documents that certified ISKCON as a registered, tax-exempt society. 'We are not attached to any organization,' he said. 'It is an instrument we will use and if it becomes troublesome we will dissolve it and go on chanting Hare Krsna.'" (Acyutananda dasa, letter to Gaudiya 1994)

It is natural that the GBC should try to strengthen its position by claiming that self-effulgent acaryas must fit into the GBC management structure. The Ritviks have done the same thing. In "The Final Order" they say:

"Some have argued that acaryas have the power to change things, and thus a new one could alter the ṛtvik system within ISKCON. But would an authorised acarya ever contradict the direct orders left by a previous acarya to his followers? To do so would surely undermine the authority of the previous acarya. It would certainly cause confusion and bewilderment for those followers faced with the tortuous choice of whose order to follow."

The Ritviks don't want to accept the obvious fact that Srila Prabhupada has the freedom to give new orders at any time, and he has the power to dispel confusion. It is not that because Srila Prabhupada has entered samadhi he is no longer able to appoint a diksa guru. There is nothing final about Srila Prabhupada's written instructions about initiation.The Final Order should be re-named "The Final Pre-samadhi Order."

[PADA: Correction, only some ritviks do not think there cannot be another acharya in ISKCON, we think there could be if Krishna desires that. Anyway, what exactly should be done after the acharya departs? This is the main problem with some of these types of folks is, they condemn the GBC guru program, but then do not show us what alternate system should be in place now? All kinds of people attack PADA as well -- for all sorts of reasons, which is fine, but what else should have been done? And outside our alternate "ritvik" program, what else is being done?

The ritvik (priests) and Governing Body program means, we would have a system of managers and priests (like a church) and they would cooperatively operate the religion, just like "Church Councils," a committee of elders, and senior advisors manage the Christian's programs. We know many Christian churches that operate on this principle and things work out nicely. We also have some ritvik temples that are operating nicely. Simply stated, there is no order to manufacture a bunch of false messiahs after Srila Prabhupada departs. And apart, from our idea of making Srila Prabhupada the acharya by cooperation with his other followers, there is no other meaningful plan in operation.]

Conclusion

The GBC approved Founder-Acarya paper, like The Final Order, is institutionally motivated. Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu attempts to strengthen the GBC position by portraying the GBC as an entity that should exist permanently, and on a level beyond the interference of self-effulgent acaryas. This, he claims, is the fulfillment of the desire of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. He has, however, falsely portrayed Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, and contradicted several of his godbrothers.

[PADA: The "ISKCON Reform Movement" or IRM (aka Krishnakant Desai and Yaduraja das) made an error when they said that there cannot be any future pure devotees giving diksha in ISKCON, or giving diksha anywhere else. The IRM is not in charge of what pure devotees do -- or do not do. The IRM also opposed us on the poison issue, saying they are "going to war with PADA over the poison issue." 

Except, they forgot, they went to war against Srila Prabhupada's statements, not mine. The IRM lost most of their senior members at that time, they defected over to help PADA. How did you guess, the IRM also told us not to work with Hansadutta to get the original books lawsuit settled, they did not even want original books!

The IRM also said that the suicides of ex-kuli children problem should not have been resolved by PADA. They actually thought that having an increase of victim's suicides was the best plan going forward, and they wrote that in public: "PADA is wrong" to save the ISKCON children from dying. OK wait a minute, if we have a continued increase in suicides, that story will also eventually explode in our faces, and it will be in all the public news medias anyway? Never mind that, its always good idea to save Srila Prabhupada's children's lives if we can -- in any case.

This merely exposed that the IRM has the exact same "head in the sand mentality" as the bogus GBC gurus, just allow the suicides to become worse, and worry about the inevitable bad media publicity explosion "later." This is called crisis managing, they wait for a crisis to explode in their faces, then start to react. OK, GBC management style Part 2.

Its worse than this of course, the IRM and their HKC Jaipur partners at the time in the 1990s were saying these children are useless and need to die, that is exactly how bullies get high school children to commit suicide nowadays. For example, a young woman here recently killed herself -- as it turns out -- and no surprise here -- because the people in her school were saying she was worthless and she does not deserve to live.

And that is EXACTLY what the IRM and their 1990s members of the HKC Jaipur clan were saying at the time about the ISKCON children, they were telling these children they are worthless offenders -- obviously, hoping they would all die. No wonder the karmis had to intervene, these guys would have never fixed this at all, rather they wanted Hitler's "final solution" for these children, let them all die. Then these people wonder why the ex-children are STILL alienated from ISKCON? They are alienated because of you and your anti-children agenda, you alienated them with your high school bully mentality. And these IRM / HKC Jaipur people are thinking they are qualified to select the next management regime for ISKCON? Lets hope not!

Of course our idea not only saved ISKCON from that news story, it saved people's lives. Why is saving people's lives not a good plan? The IRM is upset that a fireman used a hatchet to open the door on the burning house, and they are crying that process ruined the door, but opening the door saved the lives of people inside the house. That means the IRM are more worried about the door than the people inside? Of course the house and the door -- were going to burn down anyway?

So these folks think -- we should not address the poison issue, we should not address the ex-kulis dying issue, we should not make a lawsuit for original books, we should just allow everything to go on as it is? OK, and that is essentially the same as the GBC guru's plan. Or its a worse plan, because even the GBC does not write in public that suicides of children is the "better plan" like the IRM and HKC Jaipur folks are doing all day long. In short, if we are going to fix ISKCON, we need to have a BETTER program that is going to fix ALL the issues, not just the diksha guru issue.  

So the IRM vociferously objected in public when we brought out the poison issue, vociferously objected to our original books plan, and then vociferously objected when we helped bring the suicides of ex-kulis problem down to almost nil. And they said simply said we should have let these victims die and "Krishna will sort it out." Where does Krishna say we should allow children to die so He can sort that out? Where does Krishna say we should not object when we find our guru has made a poison complaint? 

So this is amazing, when children are dying, we should not help them. And these people think they are better than the GBC? How is this better than the bogus gurus? Even a motorcycle club Hell's Angel rider will try as  hard as he can to save a dying child, because he has some sense of integrity, and compassion for other living beings. We need to be more compassionate than the GBC, not less. Of course these people argued, the children have a bad attitude towards Krishna, right, and your saying you want them to all die -- is why!

And now the HKC Jaipur folks have also signed onto this plan, citing the IRM argument that we needed to allow these children to die, they also are infuriated that these children lived -- at all. Some of these folks connected to HKC Jaipur even wrote in public posts that they wanted these children to die en masse in Dallas, and the HKC Jaipur has told us repeatedly they are with this writer's group. These people wrote public documents that they wanted to see a mass blood bath of ISKCON's children in Dallas, and yet they claim to be better than the GBC? So, this is another problem, before we replace the GBC, replace them with whom and with what?

First of all, we need to actually be better than the GBC if we want to replace them with something better. The IRM and HKC Jaipur people saying they want children victims to die is not even what the mundane karmis want, even though karmis eat animals, they do not want to see human children dying like these IRM and HKC people wanted to see ever since the mid 1990s. And this is why the karmis had to save the ISKCON children from these heartless jackals, those who take great delight in the suffering and death of others. More and more people are telling us, these folks are worse than the GBC. Much worse! 

Of course how did you guess, the IRM and HKC Jaipur are against the Akshaya Patra program which feeds needy children. Again, children are being helped, and immediately they object. They want children to starve, they want children to die, this means, they are not better than the mess we have already. We need to actually have better compassion for others or else Krishna will not allow us to take over anything, why should Krishna replace Stalin with Pol Pot? Notice, these people claim that they want Hare Krishna to have a better name, but as soon as someone starts Akshaya Patra to give us a good name, they want that stopped. OK, that is the same thinking as the bogus GBC.  

This is why many of these ex-kuli victims say to us since the 1990s, these "reform" guys are not much better, or even worse, than the GBC, at least the GBC did not write in public that they wanted us to die en masse? So there are a lot of issues the IRM has mis-understood, which is why they are not being taken very seriously these days, their process is not building programs and temples like others are doing. And since the IRM objected to us saving the kulis, the kulis are not much joining together with them either. A number of ex-children are actually infuriated that these people wanted them to suffer and die, and who can blame them? And now the HKC Jaipur has signed onto this child oppressing agenda, this is going backwards. 

It is amazing to us, and to a lot of people including many victims, that a Texas lawyer with snakeskin boots and a bottle of Johnny Walker on his desk has had to save the lives of these children from the clutches of this anti-children agenda. Of course, we also have the same problem with the poison issue, in 1997 some ladies on bikinis took a poison leaflet from me and they were VERY concerned over the poison issue, and they had feelings for Srila Prabhupada and his poison complaint. 

Yet the IRM and HKC Jaipur are saying the poison issue is all a pack of PADA lies, so what who cares, lets bury PADA so we can bury the poison issue, and save the deviants -- whom Srila Prabhupada complained were giving him poison. Even these women in bikinis showed more love, concern and compassion for Srila Prabhupada than this lot. So replace the GBC, good idea, replace them with what?, the people who are worse oppressors of children than the GBC, the people who wrote in public that they wanted the ISKCON children to suffer and -- die?       

Anyway getting back to the future acharya issue, ISKCON is like a dying cancer patient, why would we not want a future pure devotee to revive it? 

Unless a pure devotee comes to revive ISKCON, it might not revive at all. The Bangalore devotees are trying to legally recover the name of ISKCON, and revive the process of worship of the pure devotee and so on, and that is our best bet at the moment to recover the legal name and get back to the program of having Srila Prabhupada worshiped as the acharya of ISKCON. Of course as soon as someone wants to establish the worship of the pure devotee -- all sorts of devious people will come out of the wood work to attack these Bangalore devotees, because they would rather see deviants in the legal Vyasasana seat than having Srila Prabhupada there.  

Anyway, since ISKCON is gradually splintering off into all sorts of shell corporations and legal entities that are not ISKCON, what difference does all this make anyway since, ISKCON is disintegrating into many smaller independent charities and shell corporations? Who will be the acharya if ISKCON, when its constantly being dismantled into smaller charities and legal entities, thus making it a sort of mute point? If the legal entity is being dismantled, as it is being done now, gradually there will not even be an ISKCON legal entity over time.

People like Radhanath, Devamrita, and temples in New York, Seattle, Utah, Texas and many others are operating their own charities that are not even ISKCON. So if a pure devotee comes he will operate wherever he can and wherever he wants to, we should not say he will not be welcome in ISKCON, this is foolish since ISKCON needs all the help it can get. And its speculation to say a pure devotee cannot operate in ISKCON, or anywhere else he wants to. 

Anyway we have been working all along with a nice group of devotees who want to re-establish Srila Prabhupada as the acharya of ISKCON, and its having some good effect because we keep getting reports of people both inside and outside ISKCON who want to adopt our process of worship of the pure devotee, thus our idea is gaining traction daily, and that's all there is to it. 

This writer is not even explaining what process he wants us to follow, no wonder they are not making much impact. Our idea all along is to keep Srila Prabhupada as the acharya of ISKCON, and also he should be the acharya for those outside the official ISKCON, and this idea is moving ahead all along since we started with this in the late 1970s. Why? Because, no one else seems to have a better idea, or better explanation, of what should be done instead of our idea. To sum, Srila Prabhupada will become the acharya of the Hare Krishna religion, whether that is official ISKCON or not, and if a pure devotee comes in the future, Krishna will handle that very expertly, He does not need our advice. ys pd  

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Material Body vs Eternal Soul


Just Hearing is Sufficient

http://causelessmercy.com/t/?P=731025BG.BOM&PLFN=1973

When you begin to hear about Kṛṣṇa, śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ, so Kṛṣṇa is within your heart. He immediately becomes alert. Oh, this man, this human being, is now hearing.” Śṛṇvatāṁ sva…, puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ. If you simply hear, even if you do not understand what it is being spoken…

Just like the children. They do not understand anything, but they are hearing. They are sitting. They are hearing. Or some woman, they do not understand I am speaking in English. But because they are hearing, it is puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ, they are acquiring it piety. Acquiring. This is called ajñāta-sukṛti, piety acquired without knowledge, ajñāta-sukṛti. Puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ. Śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ. Śravaṇa-kīrtana. One is hearing and one is chanting. Both of them becoming pious. Puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ. Hṛdy antaḥ-sthaḥ… And the more you become pious in this way, then all the dirty things within your heart will be cleansed.

Ceto-darpaṇa-mārjanam [Cc. Antya 2]0.12]

Monday, October 13, 2014

Yamuna River Crisis Worsens

http://news.vrindavantoday.org/2014/10/yamuna-reduced-sewer-canal/

[PADA: This is the type of problem all the devotees from various groups should unite on, focus on, and try to collectively fix. Having the Yamuna River reduced to a mess like this is not a good sign for all of the collective devotees of Krishna -- from whatever camp they are in. 

As this article notes, the River's problems are causing great difficulty for the usual Vedic ceremonies, the bathing ghats, the local agriculture program, and many related other spiritual functions that the devotees normally would normally use the Yamuna river to conduct. 

In sum -- its making it difficult to perform the Vedic Yagnas that formerly used the River in traditional poojas and programs. Worship of Krishna is related to having a nice Yamuna River for the past centuries, and getting it restored should be everyone's priority. ys pd] 

And lets hope the government finally takes action on this matter -- they have not made much progress so far --

http://news.vrindavantoday.org/2014/10/delhi-government-embarks-ambitious-project-rejuvenate-river-yamuna/

Srila Prabhupada: Changing Bodies