MUKUNDA GOSWAMI ADMITS GBC GURUS ARE OFFENDERS
From Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja book.
My dear Srila Prabhupada,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you!
While maintaining undiminished enthusiasm for the amazing progress ISKCON is making, I am saddened to see that sometimes these days the "house in which everyone can live" slogan is being used as the basis for followers to defect from your movement, seeking "shelter" elsewhere.
[PADA: And Mukunda Goswami has been one of the ISKCON leaders sending tens of thousands of ISKCON members of to the Gaudiya Matha for "shelter," and he did that ever since 1978 when the GBC first of all went to Sridhara Maharaja. Mukunda Goswami endorsed that policy, and he later endorsed the ISKCON leaders who have had a policy of going to Narayana Maharaja, BV Puri, BP Puri and more recently Fakir Mohan and so forth. And now the "gurus" promoted by Mukunda Goswami are inviting in Mayavada Kirtans and Hindu gurus, pyschics, new age philosophy, interfaith, new age healings, and so on and so forth. And he endorses the people bringing in all these outside ideas.]
MG: So I think it appropriate to recount in more detail a passage from your biography by His Holiness Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta. It is found in Volume Three, Chapter Five, called "Swamiji's Departure."
It was summer of 1967 at Stinson Beach, California. Your slow rate of recuperation from deteriorating health had alarmed several of us. You were going back to India, and we thought, we might never see you again.
One of the devotees in the house asked me to inquire of you whether someone should take over in your absence. He wanted to know if there would be a process to continue our education about Krsna consciousness if you were to leave your body. It would be a request about a procedure for continuing education. According to the person asking me, this should entail a particular teacher or guru who would carry on the specific work you had started so that it would proceed under the wise direction of someone you would recommend or appoint. The logic of a person’s being involved was that, unless you recommended an individual, the personal attention aspect of Krsna consciousness, which we depended so much on, would be absent. It didn’t really occur to me that the spiritual master's potency could carry on after they die. But I thought it should be asked anyway, not realizing the implications of what I would be asking and not anticipating the kind of answer I would get.
[PADA: And this idea that the guru is dead and gone is what the bogus GBC and Mukunda Goswami began to preach after 1977, that the potency of the guru no longer continues after he dies. They said, you need to worship a living person instead. And so Mukunda Goswami started a program of worship of his GBC friends, some of whom were his former homosexual and deviant friends from Mott Street in 1967, and he began to promote these deviants as "Srila Prabhupada's guru successors." In sum Mukunda Goswami promoted the idea of worship of deviants to replace Srila Prabhupada's worship, and he SIMULTANEOUSLY promoted the idea we need to "go elsewhere" -- to the Gaudiya Matha -- for shelter. He has been one of the number one leaders of this deviation.]
MG: Suddenly, I found myself alone in the room with you. When you die, I queried, who would take over the movement, your work, our training and education? I think that the notion of becoming a spiritual orphan had crossed my mind. Your answer did not come forth quickly. After what seemed several minutes of silence, you almost distractedly uttered the name of one of your God brothers. Because you didn’t look decisive, I expected you to say more. I would have gladly accepted any recommendation, but you didn’t seem satisfied with your answer. Finally you said, ‘Actually, it is an insult to the spiritual master.’
[PADA: Right, so now Mukunda Goswami admits that his whole idea of support for the GBC gurus and their Gaudiya Matha "shiksha guru advisors" is an insult to Srila Prabhupada.]
MG: If I could have manifested anima-siddhi at that point I would have instantly shrunk into the carpet. Another long silence. And you were looking wistful, this time, apparently miles away from the house we were in ,from Stinson Beach, from America, from our planet. I knew I had committed some kind of offense, but I didn’t know what it was. I had absolutely no intention of insulting you, but I had done it anyway and I knew that ignorance would be no excuse. I had done something wrong, and I was going to pay for it. What was a spiritual master, anyway? I was going to have to find out the hard way. I was preparing for the worst, a rebuke, a stern lesson, an explanation of why my seemingly innocent question had taken on the contours of an offense. Then you closed your eyes. I waited and watched and waited.
Your next response was completely unexpected and astonishing. Though you didn’t open your eyes, change your expression, or say a word, a shallow stream of tears appeared below each of your lotus eyes. You sat perfectly still. Slowly you wiped away the tears, which had gathered into little puddles covering both cheeks. Then you gasped, ‘My spiritual master’, more was coming. But again you were quiet, as if to regain composure. This time you seemed to be crying, ’He was no ordinary spiritual master.’ After another long pause, you said in a choked voice, ‘He saved me.’
I was too emotionally overwhelmed, almost crying myself, to even apologize for what I knew then was a grave error. Maybe I muttered something about being sorry. I should have. I can’t remember. But I really wished I could have just vanished into the woodwork or turned back the clock and started over.
Now the answer was crystal clear. It couldn’t have been more obvious. Your weren’t just telling me; you were showing me, imparting a lesson I would and could never forget. It was a lesson told by the spiritual emotions of a pure devotee. Vani was greater than vapu, words I then did not know. How could it have been said more poignantly? What I had never known was brought home in a way words alone could never express. You were no ordinary spiritual master. Not only were you saving me, but you were saving countless others. You were teaching by practice, not precept. How brilliant! How wonderful! In this one incident I learned volumes about a spiritual master. I learned that the spiritual master does not die with the passing of the physical body; that you must love the spiritual master unconditionally; that love for the spiritual master means fidelity, loyalty, and obedience first; that there could be no ther shelter than you; that you were no ordinary spiritual master you started a movement that would save not only me but the whole world as well.
[PADA: Fine except that Mukunda Goswami has been a leader of the worship of the "vapuh" of persons "engaged in illicit sex with men, women and children," since Mukunda Goswami could not even find a nice pious trash man to worship, he had to establish the worship debauchees as the successors to Krishna and Srila Prabhupada. The good news, he now admits he is a severe offender for doing that. ys pd]