Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tucson AZ Prabhupadanuga sangha

TUCSON Prabhupada devotee sangha: You can also list our address if you like in Tucson area for devotees who want to connect. Gaurahari dasa, 5209 E Bellevue St. Apt A Tucson, AZ 85712 Phone # 520-777-1962


Special Guest for Bay Area PRABHUPADA temple!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Los Angeles Prabhupada festival

http://youtu.be/Ng2n-ShBB8A

[PADA: Well at least once in awhile there is a festival for Srila Prabhupada there. ys pd] 

ISKCON loyalist admits GBC is failing

ISKCON Has Changed

BY: PARASURAM DAS (UK)

HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami's open letter is so important, worthy of discussion. Here's my two cents worth, sorry in advance, I'm not the sharpest pencil in the box and tend to speak out of the ninth gate. Finally someone speaks out on what I'd been feeling for years. In my world ISKCON has changed so much, I can hardly recognise the movement I joined. Some changes were needed to bring us closer to where we should have been, but after that, why so many changes? It is like trying to mix Bhakti and Maya together, the result will be some kind of hodge podge rasabas.

The temple should be a place where one can go and render devotional service. Not for extra curriculum activities, earning money, Hindu weddings, car pujas, mindi, yoga, stress management, Hindi classes, Hindu schools, etc.

The way out is to keep the temple pure and set up external projects. Although prasad distribution is a primary duty for ISKCON, I set-up Food for All, a non-religious charity, to raise Laxmi so I could get on with the mission, and at the same time develop environmental and social welfare projects that would help the poor suffering jivas, and in the process some people did take seriously to spiritual life, the para upakara. People got involved because they wanted to help poor people and in the process became devotees, or poor people came due to suffering and become devotees. One girl came to learn computer skills and recently took initiation.

We offer a wide variety of services, depending on the grants we had received, but the temples cannot do this. Last week, I put the logo of an Indian wholesale shop on the van and in return, we get a van load of ghee annually, but the temple should not do this. We also get grants from the lottery (gambling), again not for the temples. Just like the books cannot be changed, the philosophy cannot be changed, the Deity worship cannot be changed, the temples also cannot be changed or we run the risk of missing the message of Srila Prabhupada.

your servant,
Parasuram das
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Sunday, May 27, 2012

ISKCON has no prasadam update

SRILA PRABHUPADA: ‎"For offering prasadam, simply prayers to the Spiritual Master is sufficient. The process is that everything is offered to the Spiritual Master, and the Spiritual Master is supposed to offer the same foodstuff to the Lord. When a thing is offered to the Spiritual Master, he immediately offers to the Lord. That is the system, and as we come by parampara system, it is our duty to go through the right channel—namely, first the Spiritual Master, then Lord Caitanya, and then Krishna. So when we chant prayers, we do this, Bande ham Sri Guru . . . and gradually to the Goswamis, then to Lord Caitanya, and then to Radha Krishna. That is the praying system. But offering the prasadam to present everything before the Spiritual Master whose picture is also in the altar, means that the Spiritual Master will take care of offering the foodstuff to the Lord. Therefore simply by chanting the prayer to the Spiritual Master, everything will be complete." Srila Prabhupada letter to Harer Nama, May 28, 1968

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PADA: OK except in most current ISKCON temples they force their people to offer bhogha to the GBC's bogus gurus, who keep falling into illicit behaviors. They have changed the system. That means the bhogha is not being accepted by Krishna. ys pd]

Srila Prabhupada MP3

GBC -- gang of thieves expose (Costa Rica farm)

Due to the obstinacy, one-upmanship and crass managerial ineptitude of Guru Prasad Swami —who was all the way sheepishly backed by Bhakti Bhusana Swami, Virabahu, and Manonath (and behind the scenes, by Jayapataka Swami, which ultimately draw the full support of the whole GBC), we, the devotees loyal to Srila Prabhupada, had no option but to exercise our legitimate right of resort to external justice to avoid the imminent selling of Srila Prabhupada's farm at Costa Rica.

We initiated legal action against Guru Prasad Swami and allies in 2006. After studying our well-substantiated case, the court ruled in our favor. As an immediate measure, the judge ordered to the Costa Rican National Register of Real Property the annotation of the following ruling: "This farm CANNOT BE SOLD" .

After filing our case, Bernardo Chinchilla, Guru Prasad Swami's lawyer, lost one after another all the legal actions he submitted to defend his client. To halt this losing streak, Guru Prasad changed lawyers, not once, but five times over a 4-year period.

Finally, at the beginning of 2010, in a desperate attempt to save not only his neck but also the necks of Bhakti Bhusana Swami, Manonath, and the pervert Sri Padambuja (William S. Henricks, Stefan Kess, Mario Savelloni, and Ángel Pérez, respectively, who were the four defendants in our initial lawsuit), Guru Prasad Swami hired a costly law farm: Bufete Echeverría.

After reviewing the case, the Echeverrías told Guru Prasad more or less the following: "Look, these people have a very good case. We can give it a try and entangle them in a long legal battle which may last twenty years or even more. But the crude fact is the odds are against you; the probabilities of you winning the case are negligible. And inevitably and collaterally, the judges will eventually rule against you in several or all charges they have imputed on you".

We, the loyal disciples of Srila Prabhupada in Costa Rica, charged or would have charged William S. Hendricks and accomplices with either one or more of the following counts: (i) Unauthorized Assumption of a Right, (ii) Land Usurpation, (iii) Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, (v) Unlawful Association, (vi) Embezzlement, (vii) Ideological Falseness, (viii) Noncompliance with Regulations, (ix) Abuse of Authority, (x) Use of False Documents [Forgery], (xi) Intention of Committing Fraud, and (xii) Fraudulent Misrepresentation. What Guru Prasad and allies feared the most was our legal petition of 'Lifting of the Corporate Veil' (also known as 'Piercing of the Veil'), because that would bring to public light all the cheating, all the illegal maneuvers, all the lies they personally committed in their attempt to sell the Costa Rica farm, in doing which, they are flagrantly violated Srila Prabhupada's orders. As Yadu (now, Ananda Vidvan Swami) wrote in his post, "Guru Prasad Swami's Testament":

"…Now that the issue has become a court case, I decided to examine Guru Prasad Swami'swritten will to see how truthful he has been, and I received it from the Costa Rica National Archives, via scanning. The document is one page and a half long, and has only three clauses. A summary is given as follows:

Before me, Vilma Meza, advocate and notary public (etc.), appears Mr. William Steven Hendricks [GPS], a citizen of the United States, passport number 701755533, issued by the USA Embassy in Caracas (etc.), and he declares the disposition of his last will as follows:

FIRST: I name GEORGE LEVINTON (Gunagrahi swami) as my only and universal inheritor. He is a citizen of the United States, passport number 131627505 (etc.). In case of my demise he will inherit my farm located in the Province of Cartago, number 03152242000 (etc.).

SECOND: I name GEORGE LEVINTON as executive proprietor of the succession (etc.).

THIRD: I revoke and invalidate any other disposition of will that I may have issued previously (etc).

Signed in San Jose, on October 13th, 2001, at the 19 hours

—o—

In Guru Prasad Swami's [William S. Hendricks] testament there is absolutely no mention of ISKCON anywhere, much less any reference that in case of his demise the property should pass on to ISKCON. Rather, it specifically says that the only and universal inheritor is GEORGE LEVINTON. So the testament proves another lie of Guru Prasad Swami. It proves once again that Maharaja has never spoken the truth regarding the Costa Rica farm.

In the past some Godbrothers have talked to Guru Prasad Swami about what I say in my letters, and somehow or other Maharaja manages to impress them, to make them believe that he is saying the truth and that I am making up stories. Therefore, on top of the many proofs that I have already given, I present his own testament as another evidence. Whoever believes Guru Prasad Swami has the freedom to do so, but at least he or she should know that Maharaja is for sure saying a lie.

In spite of the ample documentation that we have provided; in spite of the many letters that many devotees have written; in spite of the many evidences of his many lies, Maharaja managed to gain the support of GBC body. But his lies are so abundant, so foolish and so easy to prove, that the judicial system in Costa Rica will have no trouble in understanding them for what they are: a fraud.

We may ask: If Guru Prasad Swami is no longer the owner of the farm, what is the relevance of speaking about GEORGE LEVINTON as his universal inheritor? We will see the implication of this as this paper develops.

—o—

After the creation of The Lifter of the Hill, of which Bhakti Bhusana Swami and Manonath are the owners, Bhakti Bhusana Swami also wrote a will, in the presence of the same lawyer, making the same person the inheritor of all the properties of the Lifter. The relevant passage is:

Mr. Stefan Kess [BBS], German citizen, passport number 6467066074, issued in Heidelberg, Germany (etc.), declares that he makes GEORGE STUART LEVINTON his onlyand universal inheritor. (Dated: 11:10 AM, June 8th, 2006)

Similarly, Manonath, the other owner of The Lifter, also wrote his will:

Mr. Mario Savelloni, Italian citizen, passport number C9741403 (etc.), declares that he makes William Steven Hendricks [GPS] his only and universal inheritor. (Dated: 8:15 AM, June 8th, 2006)

The series of simulated transactions and the testaments prove that it is the same little group of people passing the ball around. In the court case this is a liability for Guru Prasad Swami and associates, because it proves that the Lifter is a fake company, created only to serve as a veil in false transactions. It proves that Guru Prasad Swami's selling the farm to Bhakti Bhusana Swami and to Manonath is false, and therefore, illegal. The simulation becomes evident when Manonath makes Guru Prasad Swami (the former owner) his inheritor, and when Bhakti Bhusana Swami makes the former owner's inheritor, GEORGE LEVINTON his own universal inheritor.
—o—

Who is this GEORGE LEVINTON anyway? And what does he has to do with a property donated to the devotees in Costa Rica? I asked a contact in the United States and he answered: "Look here" . And he sent me a 36-page document written by the "Law Offices of Windle Turley P.C.", containing the Gurukulis-Turley case, with the complete list of plaintiffs and accused individuals and related information.

I looked at the document and found the following statement:

7. Defendant ISKCON KRISHNAFEST USA, INC. is a Texas corporation headquartered in Texas. Its principal place of business address is 5430 Gurley Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75223. It may be served by serving its registered agent for service of process, George Levington.

Since in the Gurukulis-Turley case the address of GEORGE LEVINTON (or Levington) was given as Dallas, I wrote a contact in Dallas, and received the following answer.

"Please do not give out my name to your friends as the source of this information. George Levington is Gunagrahi Swami. He used to go around in a bus with a few devotees and was preaching like that. Generally he used to travel between Texas and LA/San Diego. It is said one time he [...etc.]".

GEORGE LEVINTON (or Gunagrahi Swami) has no connection whatsoever with the project in Costa Rica, and therefore he should have no rights to become the inheritor of a property donated to the local devotees for establishing a community of Vaisnavas in that country. However, he certainly has a connection with the Gurukulis-Turley case, and perhaps this connection is powerful enough to give him rights over the project in Costa Rica...

In my first letter to Guru Prasad Swami, dated October 15th, 2006, I told him: "My intuition tells me that you are under pressure to sell the farm to contribute some money to the Gurukulis-Turley case".

Guru Prasad Swami answered: "I consider that intuition of yours an insult to my integrity and sense of ethics".

In a subsequent letter I apologized to Maharaja "for hurting his sense of ethics" (not for the intuition itself, because intuitions are always harmless). But now that so many of his lies have been put on the table, including his testament with the name of GEORGE LEVINTON, I wonder if my intuition was right, and specially I wonder about Maharaja's sense of ethics...[Emphasis added. A.d.]

—o—

One of the arguments of Guru Prasad Swami for not preserving the farm has been that no people visit the project. To make this true, now, on the 24th of April 2008 —after the attempt of evicting the devotees by a political connections and lies failed— his lawyer has posted two private guards at the main gate to stop all visitors from entering.

When lying, manipulation, and lobbying failed, the Bandit Queen takes to the guns.

[Note: The Bandit Queen {Phoolan Devi} was a dacoit woman who made national news with her band of ruffians, and prospered by unlawful acts. When she was caught she had to spend several years in jail. Afterwards she became a politician and was elected to the Lower House of the Parliament of India. She was a master gunda, but ultimately she was killed on the streets of Delhi.]

Guru Prasad Swami, his associates, lawyers and advisors, may think that following the footsteps of the Bandit Queen, and trying to win by guns and guards is a smart thing, but failure is bound to come to them.
The only correct thing to do is to stick to Srila Prabhupada's instructions: that Deities should not be removed, that temples should not be closed down, and that farm communities should be developed.

Srila Prabhupada: "My Dear Murari, So far as your plan for opening centers is concerned, that program sounds very encouraging. But one thing you should know is that we cannot have another situation like Edinburgh. Once a temple has been opened it must never be closed" . (December 31, 1970)

Are we, the members of ISKCON, going to allow Guru Prasad Swami and associates to do exactly the opposite that Srila Prabhupada requested, and do nothing? Is this man honoring Srila Prabhupada?

A REQUEST TO ALL READERS

Please write a message of support for the preservation of the farm, short on long, as you like; but write something so that lies and guns do not take over justice and truth; so that lies and manipulation and lobbying do not take over Srila Prabhupada's desire and vision for a community of Vaisnavas.

Please send your message of support to:
radhagovindadhama@gmail.com [email updated. A.d.]

All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Yadu Das
India, April 27th, 2008"

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To finish with the Echeverrías adept legal assessment, they ended saying to Guru Prasad Swami: "So our professional and well-meaning advice is that you better negotiate an extrajudicial agreement with AMOHK". AMOHK is the acronym of "Asociación ISKCON Movimiento Hare Krishna de Costa Rica", the legal entity we incorporated to represent us at the courts. And for the matter, for everything else from now on. Sometime later the Echeverrías contacted our lawyers. After meeting together several times, they came up with an offer which was opportunely presented to us: Guru Prasad was proposing to unconditionally surrender to us 50% of the farm (8,374 hectares.) And he even would give us the prerogative of choosing the half we liked the most.

The devotees loyal to Srila Prabhupada in Costa Rica who launched the worldwide campaign to preserve His Divine Grace's farm in this country, came to the conclusion that it was a good deal after all. We had absolutely nothing at the beginning, and now, utterly forced by the circumstances, Guru Prasad Swami was willing to transfer to us half of the farm. The best part of it. So we took the offer. We also didn't waste any more time, resources, and energy in fighting these so-called managers, these bad servitors of Srila Prabhupada.

On September 18, 2010, Upendra Prabhu, acting President and legal representative of AMOHK, signed the Transfer Deed wherein the legal representatives of the commercial entity "El Sostenedor de la Colina, S.A.", —owned originally by Steffan Kess (Bhakti Bhusana Swami) and Mario Savelloni (Manonath das), both straw men of William Steven Hendricks (Guru Prasad Swami), who in 2006 figured in the papers as the only legal, private, owner of the farm— ceded to AMOHK 50% of the Hare Krishna farm at Cartago, Costa Rica. By the way, in the act of putting the farm solely under his name, Guru Prasad trampled upon ISKCON laws, which for the big shots are as elastic as the large cords of bungee jumping.

Thus we put an end to this bittersweet chapter in ISKCON history. Bitter because we couldn't accomplish our ideal goal of preserving the totality of Srila Prabhupada's farm. As Srila Prabhupada's said, if you fight with a predator animal, don't get surprised if you get a deep wound. And sweet because we —a couple of nobodies with no position at all within ISKCON's institutional hierachy, but who were ready to go to the last consequences to defend Srila Prabhupada's instructions and Last Will— have showed to the worldwide community of Vaisnavas and Vaisnavis that after almost 35 years of abuses, rampant corruption, and disastrous deviations perpetrated by the GBC, it is not onlycompulsory, but feasible to stop cold these so-called "ultimate managerial and spiritual authorities."

Lastly, I want to inform that our dear Godbrother, Yadu dasa Brahmacari, took the sannyasa order at the end of 2010. His name now is Ananda Vidvan Swami. Since joining ISKCON 36 years ago (1975), Yadu observed strict brahmacari vows. He spent the last twenty-one years of his life (1989 – 2010) in India, diligently and painstakingly preparing himself for the most grave and demanding stage of life he eventually wanted to undertake: the sannyasa order. By such dedication he became a Sanskrit scholar, and very well versed in Vaisnava scriptures. Above and foremost, Yadu Prabhu carefully studied all of Srila Prabhupada's books and teachings, as well as his unparalleled life history.

Ananda Vidvan Swami arrived at Srila Prabhupada's farm on May 23, 2011. Now, he and the other devotees who designed a master plan for developing the farm (Harinamananda, Yamuna, Upendra, mother Sevya, etc.), are working conjointly to push forward the project.

All the devotees are cordially invited to visit the farm —which was renamed "Radha Govinda Dham" in honor of the most beautiful Deities we installed in Janmastami, 2008— and to associate with Ananda Vidvan Swami, whose level of Krishna consciousness and deep love and devotion for Srila Prabhupada, are, in my own experience, truly enlightening and heart-warming. Really.

Last piece of information I want to share with the respectable Vaisnavas and Vaisnavis: At the beginning of this year (2012), Guru Prasad Swami sold his half of Srila Prabhupada's farm to Scotia Bank for U.S. $1,980,000.00 Almost two million bucks. It could easily have sold for 3 million dollars according to the current market price, but Guru Prasad was in a hurry to sell it… Now I warn everybody, GBC included: Please keep an eye on this money, otherwise Guru Prasad will surely squander it, and even lose it, as he has done many, but many times in the past. We have abundantly documented in the Sampradaya Sun what a fiasco of managers are Guru Prasad, Manonath, and Virabahu.

Finally, I want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Rocana Prabhu and Radha Krishna Prabhu, editors of Sampradaya Sun and El Tambor Rugiente, respectively, for their unconditional support during our campaign. They unfailingly and punctually published all our submissions regarding the effort to preserve Srila Prabhupada's farm. Sincere obeisances to them and, also, to the thousands upon thousands of real followers of Srila Prabhupada who supported our cause: to uphold the integrity of Srila Prabhupada's legacy and mission. All glories to Yuga-Acarya Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacarya Sri Srimad His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada!

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Bhakti Vikas / Danavir / OneISKCON video

http://youtu.be/W0EJHn-VT_0

This is a PADA video, ys pd

Narayana Maharaja group

I N T E R N A T I O N A L P U R E B H A K T I Y O G A S O C I E T Y I N D I A

Original Founder and foremost Acarya
Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Gosvami Maharaja
Srila Gurudeva

Mother Board
3 to 5 senior devotees who have received expert training from Srila Gurudeva who have pleased him by their seva and continue to serve his mission with complete dedication.

General Board
All eminent Sannyasis, Math Commanders, and ideal householder devotee preachers in India
Objectives
The first and foremost object of the IPBYSINDIA is to propagate the process of pure bhakti as presented in the teachings of Srila Gurudeva and our previous Acaryas.

[PADA: OK, except that NM supported the GBC acharyas, and he has never explained how these people could have been acharyas since they are falling down all the time?]

Second object is to establish guidelines and protocols that are favorable for practicing and teaching the process of pure bhakti. Third objective is to fulfill the desire of Srila Gurudeva to help establish the IPBYS in all parts of the world.

Methods
A. The Mother Board aims to assist in offering spiritual nourishment for all members of the IPBYSINDIA, as well as to provide a Check and Balance between individual devotees, between the many Seva Teams and Legal Entities active in our Sanga in India; in this way it desires to assist in harmonizing the unique differences that are present in our Spiritual Mission.

[PADA: OK, here we go again, some of these people are gurus and yet they need "check and balance."]

The members of the Mother Board will consult with each other and meet as many times as is required in order to fulfill the objectives of the Society.
B. At least once a year the General Board will convene with the Mother Board to help establish guidelines and protocols for fulfilling the objectives of the Society.

C. The members of the General Board will voluntarily assist and support the Mother Board in its responsibilities our Members are situated in 3 sections.
Our Rupanuga Guruvarga, especially Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Gosvami Maharaja, Srila Bhaktivedanta Vaman Gosvami Maharaja, Srila Bhaktivedanta Trivikram Gosvami Maharaja, Srila Bhakti Pragjnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja, Srila Bhaktiraksakha Sridhara Gosvami Maharaja, Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Gosvami Maharaja and their authentic followers, + all Rupanuga Gaudiya Vaisnavas and Vaisnavis who are on the same transcendental frequency, who are ideal in character, expert in Guruseva, and absorbed in practicing & teaching the process of pure bhakti.

[PADA: Oh great except, NM supported the bogus GBC gurus. Sridhara Maharaja is an acharya (?), ok but only after Srila Prabhupada said he lead the Gaudiya Matha to disasters, and he too supported the GBC gurus. BP Puri supported Jayapataka as a guru. BV Puri supported Gopal Krishna as a guru, hmmm, seems like many of these folks supported the GBC and their homosexual guru program?] 

All aspiring Gaudiya Vaisnavas and Vaisnavis, who are dedicated to receive teaching, training and guidance in the process of pure bhakti. All pious persons who accept and respect Lord Krsna, Lord Caitanya and all persons who are inclined to worship God.

MEMBERSHIP IS FOR FREE AND BASED UPON VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION
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In Kartik 2012 our first official meeting will take place. We have received the request that our Mother Board consists of the following members:
Pujyapada Premananda Prabhu
Pujyapada Bhaktivedanta Tirtha Maharaja
Pujyapada Bhaktivedanta Madhava Maharaja
Pujyapada Bhaktivedanta Vana Maharaja
Pujyapada Bhaktivedanta Sridhara Maharaja 

These 5 devotees have received extensive, personal training from Srila Gurudeva; they have pleased Srila Gurudeva with their exceptional seva vrtti and they are completely dedicated to the mission of Srila Gurudeva.

[PADA: OK, but who is the living guru of their group now, or are these people acting as representatives aka ritviks? ys pd]


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lets assist Bhakti Vikas' protest

[PADA: This is a very good summary.]

Did I Leave ISKCON or Did ISKCON Leave Me?

BY: RAVANARI DAS

Among American political parties there is an old saying: "Did I leave the Democratic Party or did the Democratic Party leave me?" As an example, John F. Kennedy, a liberal Democrat President from 1961 thru ‘63, would be considered more conservative than today's "conservative" Republicans. This is what has happened to ISKCON with it's tryst with Mission Drift.

[PADA: Good. Most of us were forced out of ISKCON, we did not leave, we were pushed out by force.]

RD: In yesterday's Sun, His Holiness Bhakti Vikas Swami bravely stepped forward with the sweet wind of truth regarding the deplorable situation in ISKCON today. The fact is that today's Hare Krishna Movement just isn't the same one that Srila Prabhupada founded in 1965. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness has become the International Society of a Caricature of Itself.

When a political party (whose principles are founded upon convenience and mental speculation) adjusts its point of view to changing times for the sake of the votes of the ignorant, it is considered an adept maneuver. Not so for a sampradaya founded upon rigorous and never-changing principles. When this "mission drift" affects a sampradaya, the only conclusion is that deviation against the orders of the Spiritual Master has raised its ugly head.

ISKCON has suffered a devastating and terrible attrition of original members due to a variety of reasons. For many, the reason was clear: unrestrained senses. To be honest, there has been maybe a hundred beginner sannyasis who have blooped due to an overwhelming desire for sex life. But many, many thousands of sincere and non-self-aggrandizing devotees have left ISKCON because it just wasn't the same ol' movement that Srila Prabhupada started any more.

After the Zonal Acaryas nearly sent ISKCON into the footnotes of history, one would think that a GBC (with a mere modicum of common sense) would deign to set ISKCON back on track. But no, the desire for hero worship among many of the supposed "leaders" has caused a colossal mission drift based upon the Good ol' Boys Club agreeing to protect the devious interests of one another. "You scratch my millionaire, mansion-dwelling, usury-charging back and I'll scratch yours."

As an example, one can only empathize with our Godsister and -brothers and their gurukuli offspring who were molested. Today, when Bhavananda is sheltered at Mayapur—what sort of message does that send to faithful householders who gave their own youthful lives and their children for the glorification of their Guru Maharaja? Naturally, such devotees do not wish to have anything to do with a movement that favors the predator and shuts out the victims wholesale. No reasonable person can blame them for not wishing to associate with people who have caused them so much pain. Therefore the GBC just cold-shoulders those innocent devotees whom they should be protecting, in the name of protecting their own interests.

Practically the only original members of ISKCON who remain—with very few exceptions—are power hungry politicians who draw a sort of personal profit from the institution as though it was their personal ATM machine. The silence from the top — when it comes to mayavadic practices, minimization of the Founder-Acarya, mundane hero worship, worldly scholarship over Vaishnava studies, Green card beggars— is deafening. They simply turn up the volume over at ISKCON News to send a happy face to one and all about yoga being taught in airports, or ISKCON Schools teaching about Martin Luther King, or Bob Dylan's birthday.

As seen in yesterday's Sun, at long last a truly respected member of ISKCON's elite saffron army of sannyasis was able to no longer contain his disgust at the rampant deviations within the society. Bhakti Vikas Swami is now very publicly telling it like it is and, instead of being thanked for his simple honesty, Dandavats (the GBC site where he first submitted his article) has not paid him the simple courtesy of a response. This is shameful on the part of Praghosh das, the GBC webmaster of Dandavats.com.

Dandavats seems to have plenty of room for mental speculators who publicly express doubts about Srila Prabhupada's spiritual realizations, but when it comes to a little self-introspection, they turn into ice cubes. This lack of etiquette on their part, treating a genuine sampradayic spiritual successor and representative of Srila Prabhupada with such coldness smacks of the lowest form of cowardliness.

Truth be told, the reason that the august body of Good ol' Boys cannot find words to defend the programs that His Holiness rails against is because there are no such words—in any language. Because many of their programs are deviations and are against the orders of Srila Prabhupada pure and simple—and well they know it—they simply roll over and play dead when anyone speaks up. Those hypocrites who preach one set of values to their underlings and follow another more convenient set of adjustments for the enjoyment of their own clique are the greatest frauds. And abject hypocrisy at the top is no means to extend the sampradaya. Rather, it is the means of killing the only genuine spiritual movement on the planet.

Bhakti Vikas Swami has distributed one million books in pursuance of Srila Prabhupada's teachings. Like many other accomplished devotees, Bhakti Vikas' tremendous input into the Hare Krishna Movement has been by and large ignored by the self-aggrandizers, whose collective egomania is tearing the Society asunder. For example, ISKCON's GBC has been treating the off-the-wall ramblings of Bhakti Tirtha in the form of his multi-volume Spritual Warrior series as enlightened shastra for decades now. Yet when a genuine and valuable addition to the sampradaya in the form Bhakti Vikas' Shri Bhakti Siddhanta Vaibhava sees the light of day, the feat is all but ignored (with the exception of a few self-serving saccharine grins).

Shri Bhakti Siddhanta Vaibhava is a historical record that weaves together many episodes in the life of this great saint of the first half of the Twentieth Century, yet the GBC gives more importance to swanky and expensive japa retreats or a meeting with a Bollywood actor, or Radhanath playing the harmonica. If the GBC body had any idea of what their duty should be, then Bhakti Vikas Swami as the author of this magnum opus would have been officially recognized with the title Bhaktivedanta in gratitude for this valuable addition to the sampradaya. But instead, he is forced to join a long list of devotees whose literary accomplishments do not merit even a nod from the boys over at the country club. It is a sad fact of life that those whose minds are geared for personal profit see all others in the same light, and this means they view anyone that might emerge as their rival with suspicion. And that, in a nutshell, is the raison d'etre for the GBC's cold shoulder policy.

Srila Prabhupada once introduced his early disciples to a group of his Gaudiya Math Godbrothers. He noted that one was an author, another was a scholar, another spoke Sanskrit as though it was his first language. Then His Divine Grace added, "And they are all useless because none of them know how to preach." When Srila Prabhupada told us such things, he was actually warning us that domain acaryaship, the "property disease that ripped the Gaudiya Math to shreds" might take root in ISKCON. Or that mundane scholarship might one day become exalted over sastric studies. Or that neophyte men might one day jump onto the holy seat of their own Guru. His Divine Grace was warning that their deviations could become our own. And, prophetically, for thirty-five years and counting misleaders have steered ISKCON in a direction other than that which the Founder-Acarya intended.

It is true that ISKCON has continued to build temples, but even in construction projects we find that the Gaudiya Math principle of domain acaryahood is a motivation behind many of them. And it is for this reason that ISKCON has placed more emphasis upon brick and mortar than on the human element. In order to show their humanity, our "leaders" are building hospices for devotees who have one foot in the grave, but these same devotees were never encouraged once they were ten minutes into middle age. In death, ISKCON's nameless rank and file become convenient pawns used only for reflecting the altruism of wealthy leaders for whom compassion is a business.

If there are any men or women of conscience who remain in ISKCON, readers of this plea, they owe it to this man of truth — HH Bhakti Vikas Swami — to stand alongside him for his brave act of conscience. His words are an attempt at trying to instill a sense of Vaishnava ethics into the hearts of the old guard before Prabhupada's movement is exploited out of existence.

As fed-up voters say, "Throw the rascals out." And that is exactly what is needed to place ISKCON back on track. Either the proponents of mundane principles on the GBC (and those who give them the nod of approval) shape up, or they ship out. The society has experienced one colossal train wreck after another, yet the "leaders" maintain their course of full steam ahead when it comes to protecting the interests of their fellow elite. And anyone who has some knowledge of the inflated bank balances of some of these millionaire renunciates can understand why. When the train wrecks, they will just hop into their own limousines and speed off, leaving the mangled bodies in the wreckage behind. It has been done many, many times in the past and it will certainly happen again.

For example when Harikesa became God and blooped, thousands of devotees lives went to hell, while the GBC only cared about paying Harikesa his huge severance pay and protecting his interests. (Harikesa's mansion can be seen on his website, though those who tried to serve ISKCON through him are as nameless as the tomb of the unknown soldier).

Any thinking devotee must today stand with His Holiness Bhakti Vikas Swami in this hour of truth. The very movement of Srila Prabhupada is at stake. We must show any rascal who uses Prabhupada's teachings for his own ends that concocted and self-congratulatory programs will no longer be tolerated. Krishna consciousness is a genuine, authorized and bona fide process meant to uplift the entire world based upon the highest principles. Prabhupada did not come to the West as a penniless mendicant to create a few men who get rich at the expense of his genuine disciples.

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Gaurahari's program for Northern Arizona

For our Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, phoenix, Sedona friends just posted this event while we are here. If you are close drop in personally.

Daily Devotional Satsangs With Gaurahari Das

In between our worldwide live twice daily net Bhakti Satsangs broadcasts, I will be meeting with our new and old friends at Oak Creek Campgrounds between the hours of 10 am & 2pm. Effective dates May 25th- May 31st. Dates may be extended also. We will discuss the only thing ultimately really important in this world, Truth. Only the Truth can liberate the Soul. If one likes Chanting together the divine spiritual names of the Absolute Eternal Truth then we can also engage in this wonderfully beneficial spiritual activity. If you have problems, anxieties, worries, confusion, perplexities complications, come prepared with a open mind to be relieved of them. Knowing the essence of Truth fixes everything naturally. If you are just full of love and joy bring that: Never get enough of this.

To find me look for my small Toyota Warrior motor home parked at Oak creek day use facility usually it will be alongside the river if I can get the spot I like. Oak creek is near Camp Verde.
My Skype contact number where you can often reach me personally or leave a message is 520 777-1962 . It might be a good idea to at least let me know if you are coming even if you just leave a message as I check my messages regularly.
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Result of Gaudiya Matha preaching

Rosalba Rukmini Ramana: I think the Gaudiya Matha breaks the guru parampara with the excuse Rajiv cited by saying: we cannot be devotees just by reading the (Srila Prabhupada's) shastra. Just yesterday I went to one 'devotee' house. He had just became a devote few months after me. He took initiation from GBC guru Bhagavan das (like me). When Bhagavan left, then he took initiation from Govinda maharaja. I do not know if he is also with Gour Govinda or someone else. Just I know he is Gaudya Math. Govinda then gave initiation to the daughter of this 'devotee' too, 13years old. Not chanting any rounds, not following religious principles. (Just vegetarian) she even does not know who is her spiritual master. Anyway, yesterday I have seen their pancha tattva altar, and their guru-parampara. There is Govinda mj, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, Srila Bhaktivinode, S. Gaur Kishore etc. BUT Srila Prabhupada is not even there. They read other kinds of spiritual books, and they distribute other books. And they are free from the regulative principles. The Gaudya math started to glorifiy Srila Prabhupada, after His unnatural departure. Just to try to approach His confused devotees, who gradually left iskcon, by the failure of the self appointed gurus. Now they have reached their goal. They kicked off Srila Prabhupada as our Jagat Guru! They advertise us and my God-brothers as all envious and poison snakes! I tell you all readers! They tell that you will reach Vaikunta, but the truth is that, their best possibility, you will just reach the Brahaman and then you have to come back again to the material world. Only a pure lover of the Lord can give you or 'me' love for the Lord! The choice is yours! Hare Krishna!

[PADA: Well said! ys pd]

Monday, May 21, 2012

What has become of ISKCON?

ISKCON leader wanted in kidnapping case

http://iskcontimes.com/vedanta-dasa-absconding

Hari Krishna dasa: Prasadam? It depends what temple it is! If it is FISKCON temple prasadam, then it’s non-different from Chinese restaurant “prasadam”. Eg.Take Hyderabad (AP, India) temple. The temple president there bought some land and occupied some land and setup a 5-star restaurant.

Bearers of 5-star Govinda restaurant wear professional 5-star dress and have professionally trained. Prcies are so high that no devotee can afford to eat. Restaurant is directly adjacent to deities. Some devotees who can’t control their ecstacy and devotion to Krsna come in between eating with half eaten prasadam on their hands and offer obeisances to Krsna with unclean hands.

Devotee are getting too much of Bhakti for Krsna by Air Conditioned restaurant which was establsihed by occupying land. There was even a police case & arrest warrant against Hyderabad Temple president Vedanta Caitanya for kidnapping owner of adjacent land to occupy it for restaurant.

He kidnapped and tortured head of Samskara Bharati organization chariman in the photo to make him vacate the place so that he can expand commercial empire. ALL GLORIES TO 5-STAR AIR CONDITIONED CRIMINAL PRASADAM !


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Nice film with Ganges views and singing

Bhakti Vikas welcomes Prabhavishnu back

Prabhavishnu (dressed in white, on right) is now back with Bhakti Vikas (first on left), and Gopal Krishna (far left). Seems like Bhakti Vikas is still mainly with the other GBC gurus, despite his so-called reform announcement. Prabhavishnu looks like a grandpa, its amazing he is still chasing a woman at this stage! Why won't Bhakti Vikas just admit, these people are not gurus? ys pd  

Bhaktipada business

GBC vs Srila Prabhupada

Nazi salutes here, or what is this?

Paramadvaita swami? Never seen these used by devotees before?


Vedabase online

Satsvarupa's entree on Wikipedia

Entire Srila Prabhupada folio seems to be here?

http://prabhupadabooks.com/

PADA: Looks pretty complete, has the letters too! ys pd]


Ratha festival 100 years ago in India

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Oneiskcon quotes on sahajiyas

http://www.oneiskcon.com/2012/05/dont-be-a-sahajiya/


[PADA: This is actually a compiling of some great quotes from Srila Prabhupada about prematurely advertising oneself as advanced. The bogus GBC does this all the time. They say they are messiah / acharyas. They say they are rati keli siddha gurus and parampara gurus, and diksha gurus etc. so they are the ones saying they are in the perfectional stage, but then we find many of them are engaged in "genital and rectal business," yes sometimes even in the holy dham. So yes GBC's gurus, these sahajiya quotes refer to YOURSELVES! ys pd]

Nrsinghananda protests GBC guru policy

GBC Resolution 307 - Fatally Flawed

BY: NRSIMHANANDA DAS

This GBC Resolution is about finding evidence only supporting the present guru "no-objection" system. It says it clearly:

Resolution: The GBC hereby commissions the production of a paper presenting the reasons and supporting evidence for the validity of the current process. The Guru Services Committee shall take responsibility for this paper to be finalized latest by December 31, 2012.

[PADA: The current ISKCON GBC guru system is that there is a "2/3's show of hands vote" wherein the existing ISKCON "guru parampara" members are "not objecting" to another "new guru" being added the "guru parampara of Lord Krishna." The first problem is that the parampara of Lord Krishna has never been subordinated to, controlled by, nor administered by, a system of "2/3 show of hands" voting? The "eternally pure guru parampara" could not be administered by people who keep falling into "illicit sex with men, women and children" either? The acharyas are under the control of a body of people who are full of mistakes and illusion? There is also no historical precedent for this guru by voting process. And then when their gurus fail there is a contrived system of censure, monitoring committees, removal and sometimes excommunion of gurus, again, not found in the Vedic guru system.] 

ND: So there is only an objective of proving what they have adopted as correct.

[PADA: OK, they cannot admit their system is a total concoction.]
The GBC's own SAC refuted the present concoction, but it was and continues to be ignored. For whose benefit?

[PADA: There has also never been a SAC (shastra advisory committee) for the acharyas. If the acharyas need "shastra advice" from a group of still conditioned neophytes, then how can they be actual acharyas? The professor needs the advice of the kindergarten children? Then what kind of professor is that?]

ND: Great seekers understand that the truth may not lead to where you thought you were going, but it will always lead you somewhere better. Here, there is no question of better. There is only an agenda to support the status quo. Why are we not thrilled?

[PADA: OK, except notice Nrsinghananda never tells us what system he supports? He is against the GBC system, but he presents no alternate system. That is what Bhakti Vikas is doing, so these people are trying to back away, while not presenting an alternate. The correct alternate is the ritvik system.] 

ND: Even a scientist must have an open mind and be curious. It is fine to have an idea about how or why something is the way it is, but the scientist should then seek to prove or disprove this "hypothesis" and should be willing to change their ideas depending on the results of their experiments, rather than to continue believing in their original idea even if the evidence of their experiments is sticking up against it. 

There appears to be no desire for the truth. 

[PADA: So how can they be gurus is they have no desire for truth?]

ND: The PAMHO Prabhupada Disciple conference discussed the guru-tattva issue for more than two years in search of the guru-sadhu-sastric prescription for succession. Many salient points were made by some very erudite and committed devotees. An ad hoc committee of them was finally formed, and a proposal was drafted for submission for consideration at the 2012 GBC meetings. It didn't even make it past the sponsor stage and never saw the light of day. I don't know of one GBC who took the time to review it. This latest Resolution 307 attempt at resolving the "guru issue" by the GBC is fatally flawed and can only exacerbate rather than resolve the issue.

[PADA: Ad hoc committee to understand what is a guru, from people claiming to be gurus already?]

ND: The GBC are acting like the debt-ridden countries, pushing the burden onto the future generations, not willing to take on the austerity to get this, the #1 most important issue - guru- tattva - right according to guru, sadhu, sastra. Already so many souls have been short-changed, alienated, disappointed, confused, and/or distanced from ISKCON because the leaders have avoided tackling a white paper addressing this topic. This latest scheme is more like a white wash, not a white paper. Really, it's distressing to many rank and file, including myself.

[PADA: You cannot solve the guru issue with a white paper, you just have to admit their whole system of voting in gurus is bogus. ys pd]




Friday, May 18, 2012

Aindra prabhu's manifesto

Here Sripad Aindra Prabhus quotes :

"Let the over-intelligent, doggedly resorting to materially contrived managerial stratagems, injudiciously undermine the essential principle of keeping single-minded confidence in the lucid instructions of the institutional Founder-acarya; they’ll have to learn the hard way – as will the attendantly implicated!

Let hundreds of heedless sannyasis and guru-figureheads plunge from their pompous pedestals owing to their often sentimentally justified, inappropriately frequent, and overextended proximity in dealings with their female disciples and so on. Why should we lament or bother ourselves to in any way condemn or condone; these things are going on – and on – and will continue to go on and on and on . . . Trust no future however pleasant.

Let the upper-organizational oligarchy essay to save face by repeatedly rehashing their clandestine attempts to cloak the pitiable transgressions of the institutionally rubberstamped guru-figureheads."
( Sripad Aindra Prabhu)

Aindra Prabhu Speaks about ISKCON :

RELIGIO-INSTITUTIONAL PSYWAR

[Principles of psychological disempowerment]

1. Convince the enemy [us, the laity] that there is no war – so we see no cause for alarm.

2. Make us believe that they [the institutional power elite] are stronger than they really are, and make us believe that we [the grass roots contingency] are weaker than we really are.

3. Hide the truth – cover-up, distort, lie, confuse, falsify . . . divert, pervert, put down, and demonize the truth . . . to manipulate the history, present, and future of society.

4. Quell the resistance before it has a chance to raise its ugly head. Slander, scorn, and/or eliminate dissenters [the audacious few who break the code of silence] to demoralize further potential protests.

5. Intimidation – compel by unilateral communication of increasingly ever-constraining institutional law. Supplant multi-angular philosophical discussion with sophistical dogma.

The institutional power elites are small in number [potentially weak] but at present considerably organized and dominant – though not very popular. We, the unvoiced majority, are potentially powerful but presently misinformed, under-educated, apathetic, obsequious, disarrayed, and disorganized – too busy with our dumbed-down pursuit of our daily fare to think very deeply about anything..The power elites, by exercising their political leverage, have quite a handle on the temporal institutional facilities [men, money, social and organizational infrastructure, media (spin control), etc.] They are parasitic in behavior, fat, corrupt, speculative, deceitful, increasingly sluggish, and paranoid. We the laity control very little of the institutional hardware. It will be very difficult for us to erect a power structure as they have to counter their political advantage within the context of “their” establishment. Yet those of us who are awake to the power elite’s misguided agenda to stealthily hijack, dysfunctionalize, and derail, from within, the Krishna consciousness movement by incremental trans-sectarian interfaith homogenization can and must assiduously acquaint ourselves and others with the true principles of sampradaya as per the gaudiya-siddhanta according to the statements of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and the previous acaryas.

WAKE UP PRABHUS! EVERYONE WAKE UP!

Everything is not alright. We have been and are being purposely steered off course. Do not acquiesce to any so-called leader’s [or any group of so-called leaders’] deviant philosophical misconstructions. Understand the issues: errant material control systems, corporatization, centralization, bureaucratization, social liberalization, rubberstamped guruship, psychologically coerced communal compliance, marginalization of nama-sankirtana, contractual institutional commitment, etc. Understand the ramifications: guru-avajna; crippling of individual striving, creativity, and expression; decline of pure devotional ethos into obscurity, vulnerability to broad-scope multi-level globalist infiltration.

They rely on our ease-loving ignorance, our tendency to gravitate through the supposed path of least resistance, and our lazy disinclination to stand up against all odds to fight for truth on behalf of our predecessor acaryas. We cannot blame anyone except ourselves for our lack of Krishna consciousness. We must think with our own minds – not with theirs. Understand their tactics. Increased awareness of the truth brings with it increased spiritual power. Increased spiritual power puts time on our side. That is our strength.Temporal institutional might does not make right. Even if the clandestine manipulators of institutional affairs are able to nefariously usurp the external institutional set-up, they can neither usurp our souls nor will they ever win our heartfelt comraderie. It is time for revolution – a revolution of consciousness. Let the institutional power brokers beware.

The increasing numbers of we who are on to their antics will have revolution with or without their consent or cooperation. The biggest bubble of maya can doubtlessly be burst by the minutest pinprick of genuine Krishna consciousness. The critical mass of our spark-like grass-roots Krishna consciousness will ultimately prevail and conflagrate their insinuative billowing-cotton-like mayic institutional tyranny.

A CALL TO ARMS

1. Intelligently fight institutional maya with the most powerful weapon of the Holy Name.

2. Form local daily nama-sankirtana cells world-wide.

3. Regularly congregate for prolonged mass hari-nama-sankirtan demonstrations.

4. Start chanting a minimum of one lac of Holy Names daily.

5. Confront local, regional, and zonal institutional authorities and convince them to do the same – its either shape up or ship out.

6. Organize a grass roots signature campaign to express the general lack of confidence in the current institutional leadership.

7. Transition from the problem-think to the solution-think mind-set.

8. Be Krishna conscious in all circumstantial success or failure.

If we are not part of the solution – we’re part of the problem.

The solution is simple [for the simple]: Harer-namaiva-kevalam.
Take shelter of the Holy Name as your only business.

Nothing to lose – everything to gain.

Srila Prabhupada is good ship captain


Bhakti Vikas complaint about current GBC

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Taking sins is not for the neophyte

Gaurahari dasa: Anyone who wants to act as a savior for others better be a eternal associate of God filled with the pure spirit of devotional love of God. Such devotion is the only solvent that disolves Karmic sins. Krishna says even in holy places sins of pilgrims accumulate and it is the living saints filled with the pure spirit of devotional love who purify this accumulation of sins and why they wander from holy place to holy place. Unqualified Gurus and their followers, disciples are not thinking straight to enter into such a useless material relationship with each other. No wonder there is all this ghost busting going around which is a symptom of mode of ignorance. When I was living in the temples for five years, following such Gurus I also felt like a living Ghost. Thank God I found out what real life is and I am spending my helping others also find out that the only thing really alive in this world is the pure devotees and their instructions of how to remain connected with them (faith in the ritvik instruction). Those who preach against such orders should be strictly avoided if they want to feel the transcendental nature of devotional service and not be controlled by those who are less inteligent or materially motivated in this way.

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Gurus full of ghosts?

PADA: Dear Krishna Kirtana prabhu, Yes, in 1990 the GBC's ghost buster Chitesvara said he had to ghost bust most of the gurus in ISKCON, because he said almost all of them were haunted by ghosts from taking the sins of too many followers. Only Prabhavishnu protested, and they said he was protesting because he was full of ghosts and the ghosts wanted to stay. After that they sent Chitesvara on a world tour to ghost bust temples and devotees after he had ghost busted the gurus. Of course I asked, why are gurus full of ghosts in the first place, and was told not to ask these questions. ys pd

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Sattvic Das: CheaterIswara. That's his real name

Ishwari Saraswati Nandini: thats funny...hari bol

Srimaya Das: They are full of sins!

Janardana Das: Theres' somethin' strange, on the viyasasan ...who you gonna call' Chitesvara..

Daryl Mark Johnston: HARE KRSNA--"Gurus full of ghosts"--Thats actually funny...

PADA: Dear Krishna Kirtan prabhu, No inconvenience for your not allowing my post, I never got an answer why the GBC has been saying gurus are full of ghosts, nor is any answer likely, since is seems apa-siddhanta. If there is a good answer I would have got it since 1990, silence means defeat. I simply do not agree with the idea that many ghosts are haunting and occupying the acharyas of Lord Krishna. I would say that shastra would agree with me too -- that only Lord Krishna is occupying the acharyas and not ghosts, hence I am not allowed to speak in ISKCON today. Not inconvenient at all, proves to me, there is no answer, as we suspected all along. ys pd

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I am a vegetarian!

Monday, May 14, 2012

History repeats

Jaya Radhe: History has a tendency of repeating itself. Srila Prabhupada also never appointed anyone to act as acarya, but just after his departure the GBC made plans without authority to occupy the post of acarya, all 11 of them. This was never authorized by Srila Prabhupada, just like it was never authorize by Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura.

"All the disciples worked in agreement; but just after his disappearance, they disagreed. One party strictly followed the instructions of Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, but another group created their own concoction about executing his desires. Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, at the time of his departure, requested all his disciples to form a governing body and conduct missionary activities cooperatively. He did not instruct a particular man to become the next ācārya. But just after his passing away, his leading secretaries made plans, without authority, to occupy the post of ācārya, and they split into two factions over who the next ācārya would be."-Srila Prabhupada


ISKCON BBT prints Original Gita

http://www.oneiskcon.com/2012/05/bhagavad-gita-classic-from-the-bbt/
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ISKCON TRUTH web site a success

http://youtu.be/nX0GpqyzgV8

1,000 downloads of the mobile application! ys pd

How GBC gurus ruin ISKCON

Invitation for all Prabhupadanugas

http://www.malayagiridham.org/?p=154
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Bombay v Bangalore court case in media

http://news.estatelister.com/report/multi-crore-iskcon-properties-raise-conspiracies-in/1383
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Jagganatha Puri photo from 1829

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy mother's day!



India corruption makes complaints difficult

Delhi Devotee says (to Ramya dd):

Mataji this is not America this is India and in India police can be bought and sold if you have money. Most Indian devotee do not have money like this to pay bribe to police. The ISKCON have this money. The homosex matter was taken to ISKCON authorities but they will not listen. You say we bring shame to Prabhupadaji but these authorities bring more shame to our ISKCON than we do. We appeal here because we need support and no one knows of the situation inside ISKCON ashrams.

The police are being involved now after long time asking authorities to help. But when anyone ask them they the asker is called a liar and many times kicked out of ashram. But what will happen when ISKCON will pay big bribe to quiet this all up? Nothing mataji they will find all of our names and kick us out. So you tell me am I pagal? So please understand our situation in India and don’t think bad against us.

Already ISKCON has very bad name in India so who did this? We? No the ISKCON authorities have done this. It is very easy to do right thing in Temple for authorities. Why allow homosex in ashram for many years this goes on why HH Gopal Krishna Maharaja not do the right thing for us? Why you also speak like this and say we are causing bad name to Prabhupada and ISKCON?

I am sorry mataji that you dont understand the situation in ISKCON India. It must be very different for you where you live in America but it is different here.

[PADA: Note that Delhi devotee is afraid to use his real name.]

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Puranjana dasa says:

Most devotees even in the WEST have not reported anything to the police, never mind even if their life savings were stolen, their marriages broken up, they were made to serve bogus gurus for 10 years, in fact — most of the molesting was not even reported to anyone, not even to the other parents! In fact, I know of instances of very severe beatings, even murders — that are almost always not reported at all by anyone, because these folks are afraid of the GBC’s goonda’s program. Its more like pulling teeth to get one eye-witness to speak up at all, and then they often run away once the heat is on the situation.

Hence: Most devotees just leave ISKCON and allow the crimes to continue without reporting a thing. Of course in the ideal dream world of Ramya dd, it would have been nice if all these victims, or even a handful, had gone to the police, but Ramya dd is just dreaming in color expecting this to happen. Its not going to happen. There are no doubt easily hundreds of other victims of ISKCON leader’s crimes, but this one lone person has come forward to make a police complaint, he is a lone wolf type. Do not expect others to follow his lead, although hopefully he might encourage a few more folks to come forward. Its possible, but not likely from my experience.

This guy who went to the police is a special person, there are almost none others like him in the ISKCON environment. Why doesn’t Ramya DD know this by now? The crimes are NOT being reported because people fear the regime. So they leave and do not report even when their own child is molested, there is a mood of fear and reprisals. So there has been only a few people, in the 1980s mainly me and Sulochana, reporting anything anywhere.

And we all know what happened to him, and without the help of officer Joe Sanchez and the FBI, what would have happened to me as well. So this has somehow escaped poor Ramya’s attention, there has been no alternative except to go public with these complaints, because if you try to bring this to the attention of the GBC privately on your own, like Chatur Bahu did, you might end up with your throat being slit from “an inside job.” As happened to him.

I wanted to call Chatur Bahu and tell him how dangerous his idea of having “private meetings” was, but by the time I got through to his house, I spoke to his wife to find out, he was dead already. Ramya has no clue what we are dealing with here, this is another person who is sentimental like Chatur Bahu was, and the results are she is making it dangerous for those who address these issues. You have to go public full on, because then there is a paper trail — if you get bumped off, this makes it harder for them to go after us, and that is the only reason I am alive now. Ramya also does not realize, I get letters from hundreds of devotees over the years thanking me for informing them, and thus SAVING THEM. Ramya thinks we should not have saved these people. That is almost as foolish as the GBC scheme. As for Naranaryana Visvakarma, he was the person who agreed with the folks saying the molested children need to be killed, chopped up and fed to dogs to “save ISKCON.” And so we should not sue over the molesting. Why are you citing this individual? Is this also your plan to save victims? If you have a better plan, then do it. Talk is cheap. ys pd
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TV report of Bombay ISKCON rape case

TV account of Delhi ISKCON rape case

Friday, May 11, 2012

Gopal Krishna Swami complaint explained further

http://prabhupadavision.com/2012/05/abominable-activities/
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Abominable Activities by the secretary of H.H. Gopal Krishna Mahārāja

Concerned Devotee – Delhi: Pamho // AgtSP // AgtGG. This is to inform all the sincere & honest Vishnavas who have genuine concerned for the ISKCON movement of Srila Prabhupada .

Dayanidhi das who is a secretary to GKG, he has a serious problem of homosexuality. He has contaminated quite a number of devotees. For this reason only 2/3 brahmacharies have left the ashram in Delhi Temple. GKG personally caught him in Mauritius while he was engaged in a homosexual affair with another devotee and then Maharaja banned him from service for 6 months but allowed him to stay in the Ashram.

Despite of the punishment he continued with his abominable act. Like, if a devotee is sleeping and he is somewhat a new devotee having no good connection with the higher authority, then he is an easy victim of Dayanidhi. He will go in the middle of the night to that devotee and grab out the genital by asiding the loin cloth and would start to suck it.

Then he would threat that devotee that if he ever dares to tell to anybody about this then he will get him out from the temple within no time. And he has prolonged homosexual affair with Prabhavishnu das (Who was a secretary to Mohanrupa Pr. Delhi TP, and now designated as Sankirtan In charge), in this case they have of course a mutual understanding. But everybody in the temple aware of it.

Despite of all these GKG reinstated him in his service. But as the saying, old habits die hard. Soon after his joining with Maharaja, he went to Indore with Maharaja for the boat festival. In Indore temple there is an innocent devotee called Gopi (Not initiated but the devotees there call him affectionately) lives there. He is from Orissa, and when he was a child, some tragedy happened with him, in an unpleasant incident some people killed his mother and raped his elder sister. Since that incident he was kind of traumatized and its quite visible in his depressed face. But this ruthless demon Dayanidhi even didn’t spare him. He slept with him in the night deliberately and when he started his dirty business, that poor fellow woke up and ran towards the door but this demon dragged him back to the bed and sucked his genital and leaving it wounded to some extent.

And Dayanidhi the very next morning flew back to Delhi with Maharaja . Then that poor fellow Gopi specially came to Delhi to narrate this incident to Maharaja . Maharaja heard from him but no justice was shown to him, rather he was told to leave the temple as soon as possible.

Yet another incident took place when Dayanidhi did it with Acyuta das (the personal servant of GKG in Delhi NCR). After a tiring day when Achyuta das went to take rest at 11'0'clock at night in the servant room, Dayanidhi entered and started sucking his genital. When he woke up and rushed towards Maharaja , Dayanidhi grabed his legs and pretended to beg forgiveness and told him that from now onwards we are brothers and he would never do it again. But was helpless to give up his dirty business.He did it again with Achyuta and consequently Acyuta informed Maharaja .

But we are not able to understand why GKG Mahārāja is exhibiting weakness of heart and not taking any action against him despite of his so many abominable activities. Now Achyuta Das also wants to leave Krsna Consciousness and go back to his home. Dayanidhi is just like a virus for our movement. As Prabhupada has said, gallons of blood need to be burnt to make one devotee. But the demons like Dayanidhi never hesitate to force so many devotees to leave Krsna Consciousness. So it is our humble request to all the noble souls to take some strong actions before this demon victimizes other innocent souls who are yet to be blossomed in Krishna Consciousness.

If anybody wants any further information then he can also speak to Achyuta das (Phone Number given on request)

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Hare Krishna song by Sir Ivan

http://youtu.be/0disSFmrAZI
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Sunnyvale Prabhupada's temple program

Aindra Boat Festival Video Vrndavana Dham

http://youtu.be/cnjOiTTk0qA
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Video of Vrndavana Dham

http://youtu.be/sDtIJYtniG4
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Devotee shop in France

http://www.nitaigaura.com/fr/

[PADA: Let us know what you think of their shop. ys pd]     

Ravindra's new travel-mate

http://www.lotusimprints.com/new/blog/2009/05/07/bhaktivedanta-research-centre/

[PADA: Sraddha devi is on the left of the photo at the bottom. ys pd] 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

4 ISKCON members booked on sodomy case

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Iskcon-temple-priest-booked-for-sodomy/articleshow/13088988.cms

NEW DELHI: Four persons, including a governing body commissioner of Iskcon (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), have been booked on the complaint of a priest who has accused another priest of sodomizing him. While Iskcon termed the allegations false, the complainant alleged that senior society officials took no action on his complaint to them.
In the FIR (TOI has a copy), the complainant has alleged that the other priest tried to have unnatural sex with him on the night of February 15, but he did not press charges after the temple maharaj intervened. However, on April 8, the other priest sodomized him in Kurukshetra. "I sent a brief to the governing body but no action has been taken," the FIR states.

Iskcon temple representatives dismissed the allegations. Brajendra Nandan Das, director, Iskcon, termed the allegations baseless. The police have registered a case under Section 377 (unnatural offences, voluntarily having carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the IPC, a cop said.
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Satsvarupa admits guru appointment hoax

Satsvarupa dasa Goswami: “Prabhupada had picked out eleven devotees to initiate on his behalf when he was too ill to initiate. 

In 1978 in a GBC meeting, they (the GBC) decided that those people should become the first initiating gurus in ISKCON. 

So I became initiating guru and suddenly had to accept disciples in big numbers — all these devotees who hadn’t been initiated and were waiting to be initiated. And it was a very heady time. I wrote a poem about it which I published in Journal and Poems, feeling myself to be a small person, but aguru. I called it “A Castor-tree Guru,” based on an example Prabhupada gave that he said that when there are no trees, a castor tree (which is a small tree) will be considered a big tree. So my poem is called “A Castor Tree Guru:”

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[PADA: Notice that now Satsvarupa is admitting there was no guru appointment by Srila Prabhupada, rather the GBC appointed the 11 gurus. This admission is a little late in coming, but at least some pieces of the truth is finally coming out, i.e. "the May 28th guru appointment" by Srila Prabhupada was, is, always will be a total hoax. There is ALSO no "order from Srila Prabhupada" for the GBC to appoint acharyas either, this is another hoax, maybe SDG will admit to that hoax later on, lets hope so for his sake. Anyway, this is a start, albeit a day late and a dollar short. ys pd]

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A few photos "hooked on Krishna"


Krishna takes charge of His devotees


Hooked on Krishna!


Home Narasinghadeva deity


Professor of Foolosophy Ravindra Swarupa

http://prabhupadavision.com/2012/05/ravindra-svarup/

FIRST COMMENT: Rabbindra is just another believer of mundane and highly speculative Academic contrivances. He is regularly coming here to Mumbai for GBC meetings in Karitika mas, and for past few years he is being accompanied by very young woman who in not his wife and age-wise she could be his daughter.

Most devotees here in Mumbai believed at the time, that she is his child but after his last visit and some inquires to other GBC members it became known that she is not his family member at all. So here we have an ISKCON guru / GBC member who is traveling (and sleeping in the same room with?) a young girl who is not his wife nor family member and the ISKCON leaders accept such avaisnava behavior as normal (same as Gopal Batta and Hridayananda no / swami regular women escapades).

These are clear symptoms that ISKCON is running just as another mundane corporation and nothing else. Spirituality is not the requirement but mere shortcoming in the ISKCON`s shrewd political corporate word.
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Update on Bombay and Bangalore court case

http://www.iskcontimes.com/court-case-update-may92012
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

ISKCON launches child protection office

http://www.safetemple.org/
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PADA: But still says gurus engage in illicit sex with men, women and children, and preaches that to children? ys pd

RE: Narayana Maharaja

Dear Michael prabhu, OK it was Narayana Maharaja who is the person who said we are "poison ritviks," he knowlingly demonized us amongst a pack of GBC people he ALREADY knew were making violence and murders, and which his pouring gasoline on their fire resulted in our people being beaten and killed. He called us poison, he demonized us, knowing this would lead to violence. He knew this better than anyone, he knew that the protestors to the bogus gurus after 1936 were being beaten and killed, and so that means: he knew we would be also beaten and killed, but still he supported the GBC gurus by saying they are gurus, he even helped write their bogus papers, and he said we are poison to dissent from these GBC gurus, and he hung out with Tamal and supported Tamal and made a bogus gopis club out of the GBC. Then he invited me to his ashram and made me sit for ten hours without speaking to me. That means NM does not even know basic etiquette that my karmi neighbors all know, you have to welcome a guest after you invite them. NM should have minded his business and not done these things. ys pd
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NEW! Back To Prabhupada magazine


PADA: We have to give a lot of credit to Krishna Kanta. He is doing a good job here. ys pd 




Srila Prabhupada devotees in Montreal

http://youtu.be/hsQjI0iKCII
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Srila Prabhupada Nrsinghadeva lecture

http://youtu.be/l_1cYFd-EWk
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From Chaitanya Charitamrta:


śrī-nṛsiṁha, jaya nṛsiṁha, jaya jaya nṛsiṁha       prahlādeśa jaya padmā-mukha-padma-bhṛṅga"

SYNONYMS

śrī-nṛsiṁha
—Lord Nṛsiṁha with Lakṣmī; jaya nṛsiṁha—all glories to Lord Nṛsiṁhajaya jaya—again and again glories; nṛsiṁha—to Nṛsiṁhadeva; prahlāda-īśa—to the Lord of Prahlāda Mahārāja; jaya—all glories; padmā—of the goddess of fortune; mukha-padma—of the lotuslike face; bhṛṅga—the bee.

TRANSLATION

" 'All glories to Nṛsiṁhadeva! All glories to Nṛsiṁhadeva, who is the Lord of Prahlāda Mahārāja and, like a honeybee, is always engaged in beholding the lotuslike face of the goddess of fortune.

PURPORT
The goddess of fortune is always embraced by Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva. This is mentioned in the commentary on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam written by the great commentator Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī. The following verse was composed by Śrīdhara Svāmī in his commentary on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (10.87.1):
vāg-īśā yasya vadane
lakṣmīr yasya ca vakṣasi
yasyāste hṛdaye samvit
taṁ nṛsiṁham ahaṁ bhaje
"Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva is always assisted by Sarasvatī, the goddess of learning, and He is always embracing to His chest the goddess of fortune. The Lord is always complete in knowledge within Himself. Let us offer obeisances unto Nṛsiṁhadeva."
Similarly, in his commentary on the First Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (1.1.1), Śrīdhara Svāmī describes Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva in this way:
prahlāda-hṛdayāhlādaṁ
bhaktāvidyā-vidāraṇam
śarad-indu-ruciṁ vande
pārīndra-vadanaṁ harim
"Let me offer my obeisances unto Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, who is always enlightening Prahlāda Mahārāja within his heart and who always kills the nescience that attacks the devotees. His mercy is distributed like moonshine, and His face is like that of a lion. Let me offer my obeisances unto Him again and again

Books : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta - 1975 Edition : Cc. Madhya-lila : Madhya 8: Talks Between Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Ramananda Raya : Madhya 8.5 : TEXT : "sri-nrsimha, jaya nrsimha, jaya jaya nrsimha :