Ratha Yatra dasa: What we have discovered in recent times, is that Radhanatha Swami, Iskcon's Governing Body Commissioner for the Bombay zone, runs a private bank at the Chowpatty temple. By private we mean the bank operates under the iskcon name and tax exemption status but has no other connection or fiscal obligation to the society or Indian Government. Select congregational members, business men and investors, who are introduced verbally to the prospectus, deposit monies into the bank which is then dipped into God's earthly pocket- the Stockmarket. Returns are shiny and attractive like any laundered tax exempt denomination. We hear from our sources the bank has made a huge killing (principles and souls included) in quick time. Given the fact that Indian Stockmarket shares have jumped thrice in two years, it comes as no surprise to find the Chowpatty Bank's capital has rocketed from zilch to $10,000,000, in the space of a very short time. This figure does not include monies removed in percentages by happy investors, and in bulk by the ex. Ham bag-man himself- Radhanatha Swami. Nor does this figure include the $50,000,000, given in donations to the temple. An amount that multiplies in the Radhanatha underbelly, and remains inaccessible to iskcon's pick-pocket liaison.
When we total up the possibilities after consideration- 1) Chowpatty's private bank, 2) Chowpatty's huge farm project with in excess of one hundred brahmacaris, 3) Chowpatty's Bhaktivedanta Hospital, 4) Chowpatty's Gopal's School, and the many other money extorting programs, all of which are tax exempt and, all of which remain under the vice of one man and one man alone- the realization hits home, and hits home hard- Iskcon may have welcomed Radhanatha back into its fold, but he never truly rejoined the Society per se, other than to extend his slimy fingers further into God's pockets. And, in final summation, we see the tenets of Vaisnavism in regards to gambling, as with all other neaams, to be smashed unconscionably and without check by those claiming to be the ecclesiastical Face of God on planet earth. The much espoused iskcon idiom - Cheaters and Cheated, has now corkscrewed to- Cheaters Cheating Cheaters.