Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rupanuga's muddled position on guru

Rupanuga prabhu: Soon after his disappearance in 1936, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur's disciples became embroiled in endless controversies, disputes and schisms. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was to say in a lecture on October 22, 1972 in Vrindavan:

"We have got practical experience how a great institution was lost, by whimsical ways. Without carrying out the orders of the spiritual master, they manufactured something and the whole thing was lost."

PD: Fine, except Rupanuga prabhu never really tells us: What deviation was manufactured? What was the main topic of "dispute" within the Gaudiya Matha? Srila Prabhupada identifies ONE MAIN pillar issue as the source of all these disputes: i.e. that the Gaudiya Matha started making false diksha gurus, and all these other problems have been rooted in this one problem. Rupanuga only mentions that there is some unspecified, generic "problem," but he never clearly identifies the Gaudiya Matha's bogus guru idea as the main problem that was injected into ISKCON, nor does he clearly mention any detailed solution?

Rupanuga keeps telling us that the Gaudiya Matha folks "did not follow the orders" of their guru Srila Saraswati. What order is he talking about? Rupanuga never says? What order was violated? Why not tell us the "order" was: To make a Governing Body, having the mission's members acting as preachers, agents or at best priests / ritviks, and not as bogus gurus? That was the order they violated, but Rupanuga never explains this clearly, or at all. The "order" was, to make an administrative body whose purpose would be: To continue that worship of the diksha guru / acharya. And that is the order that was violated.

Rupanuga has apparently never even understood what the root problem was all this time because he never identifies and explains it, nor does he give the proper solution?

Our post-1977 ISKCON GBC had the same identical orders from HDG: You can ONLY be my preachers, agents or ritviks, do not attempt to be gurus. That is the specific order the deviants violated, but Rupanuga only says they violated some generic order, he never explains, what order? And this is what other GBC apologists like Bhakti Caru say, the Gaudiya Matha violated the order. What order? We need to be specific, otherwise we will never solve the problem if we do not identify what it is.

Srila Prabhupada identifies "false gurus" as the central issue that has caused the fracturing of the Gaudiya Matha mission. Srila Prabhupada says this over and over, that the Gaudiya Matha made false gurus, and these bogus gurus rejected the idea of having a cohesive Governing Body which would continue the worship of the factual guru and acharya.

And after 1977, our bogus ISKCON leaders followed that same deviated Gaudiya Matha idea and they did the same thing, they made false gurus. Why doesn't Rupanuga ever explain this clearly? And since Rupanuga has been deputed by Srila Prabhupada to be the gate keeper to stop these false guru out croppings in ISKCON, and he had been specifically deputed by Srila Prabhupada to stop consultations with deviants like Sridhara Maharaja, why did he not do that? And why does he never explain why he did not do that?

This begs the question, why didn't Rupanuga report all these Gaudiya Matha deviations being duplicated in ISKCON way back in 1978, when the GBC made false "appointed" gurus? And then the bogus GBC declared Sridhara Maharaja is ISKCON's "Higher Authority" in their 1978 annual report position paper? Why didn't Rupanuga become alarmed, how can there be a "Higher Authority" than Srila Prabhupada? And how did Sridhara Maharaja become the alleged Higher Authority than Srila Prabhupada? And why didn't Rupanuga say, Srila Prabhupada wanted me to ring the alarm bells when Sridhara Maharaja was consulted, because he has been identified as a deviant, and he should not be consulted at all?

And in 1980 when the GBC combined with Sridhara Maharaja to make their bogus position paper "The Mahajanas Have difficulties," why didn't Rupanuga publicly challenge this offensive document and say, Sridhara Maharaja's idea that the mahajanas and the acharyas fall down is an extreme offense? Instead Rupanuga went along with all these deviations without any protest, rather he was acting as their cheer leader and he was trying to get a seat in their bogus assembly?

PADA's editor has been reading Rupanuga's writings for years, and years, and years now, and he never, ever, discusses the main topic mentioned by Srila Prabhupada which caused the "disputes" in the Gaudiya Matha -- and ISKCON, which is, that the members of the mission were only ordered to be agents or at best ritviks and NOT GURUS.

And instead they made false diksha gurus and they declared the acharya Srila Prabhupada as only a siksha guru. And they said that they are the "appointed" diksha gurus. Incidently, Rupanuga himself still agrees with these bogus GBC and Gaudiya Matha deviants that Srila Prabhupada is only a shiksha guru? Rupanuga mentions that the Gaudiya Matha folks objected to the title of Srila Prabhupada, and yet Rupanuga is apparently also joining them by objecting to HDG's title as the diksha guru? Why is Rupanuga joining this pack of deviants who all say HDG is only a shiksha guru? And why has he never explained why he joined with them on all these deviations?

Srila Prabhupada: Your so-called disciple, the jackal named Ananta Vasudeva, disobeyed your final instructions to keep the mission united, and thereby created a scandalous fiasco. The result of this philosophical deviation is evident to this day as imitative sahajiyas are being worshiped as gurus in your temples. (verse 2)

The final instruction is that we in ISKCON should ONLY act as preachers, agents, at best priests, and we should not act as gurus. Rupanuga never explains any of this, to this day? Why? Nor does he say that Srila Prabhupada is the current diksha guru of ISKCON, rather Rupanuga sides with the bogus GBC gurus and Gaudiya Matha folks that HDG is only a shiksha guru, which is what the deviants also say? And he never explains any of this in the past 35 years? So what order was violated, the order that the acharya will continue to be the diksha guru, and Rupanuga is one of the people who is violating that order by saying the acharyas are only shiskah gurus, which means he is a parrot of the deviants. ys pd

1 comment:

  1. 16th Oct. 2012.
    Dear Maharajas, Prabhus and Didis, please accept my dandavat pranams.
    All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
    An increasing number of devotees in our sanga are becoming aware that our dear BV Tirtha Maharaja was involved in an unfortunate incident about a month ago in Europe. Most of our sannyasis are presently preaching all over the world, so there has been no opportunity to collectively discuss the situation in a formal manner. Therefore, as yet, no resolutions have been passed and no official communication has been issued. A meeting has been scheduled for 25th October in Vrindavan. This has left room in the meantime for all kinds of speculation and wild rumors; arguments are being exchanged, unfortunately along with offenses. On the Internet recently, so much has been said. I therefore feel compelled to write this letter, in order to help clarify the situation. This is not an official paper.
    Besides his wonderful qualities and outstanding service, our BV Tirtha Maharaja seems to be afflicted with a weakness which, unfortunately, has caused him difficulty in the past. Some years ago, Srila Gurudeva dealt personally with the situation and commented that 'the witch of wanting to touch a woman's body has been following him for a long time.'
    Unfortunately Maharaja's weakness has again manifested. In the process of exorcising one young woman from ghosts, he proceeded to massage both her and her sister's naked bodies with oil and touched them in very inappropriate ways. They froze in shock and passively allowed him to continue believing this was part of the exorcism.
    These two girls are now traumatized because they had faith and respect in him as a spiritual authority. They are Srila Gurudeva's daughters and naturally deserve and expect justice and respect.
    After denying it at first - accusing both the girls and his personal servant of lying and claiming himself to be a victim of politics - Maharaja finally admitted his misbehavior, and asked for help. He then shortened his tour and flew back to India, wherefrom he wrote a letter of apology to the two young ladies and their family.
    This time, Srila Gurudeva is not physically here to deal with this painful situation. All the senior devotees are so sorry and concerned, and we wish to address this issue in the best interests of everyone involved, included our BV Tirtha Maharaja. The Gita verse api cet suduracaro is of course in everyone's mind. But what are the repercussions of his fall-down for the sanga at large, for his disciples, and for the conduct of the upcoming Vrajamandala parikrama? All this has only been discussed in informal meetings or private conversations by various senior devotees, and will be thoroughly addressed in the meeting on the 25th.
    I am therefore begging everyone to avoid speculating, spreading rumors, or becoming involved in making or hearing offensive accusations. After the meeting on the 25th (Oct. 2012) an official paper will be released. If anything I have written hurts your feelings and convictions, please forgive me.
    BV Suddhadvaiti.


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