[PADA: More and more devotees are adopting the PADA idea that the GBC's gurus are a business franchise, which is what we said in the 1980s. That means our idea is spreading all over the place. We are not going to give her name to protect her from potential reprisals from the Goonda Bully Regime. The PADA idea is attracting more and more of these intelligent and thoughtful people. This is her comment below: ys pd]
"The entire mission has been turned into a franchise. And of course the "new India" mood adopted by the Indian devotees, especially those under the age of 50, is one of reckless enterprise and competition, following the model of the US and Europe of the 80s. The Western Iskcon devotees isolate themselves more and more from the real India, creating thus their own emerging caste system within an already gone wrong caste system. This they do for lack of understanding of the real meaning of their mission.
Anyone who pledges lip-loyalty to Srila Prabhupada is allowed to exploit others without accountability. And in that environment this exploitation means taking advantage of the already immoral social atrocities committed in India in the name of God. Thus the mission is unfortunately contributing more for the destruction of the dham than for its preservation.
Another example of that is the erroneous planetarium built there, for tourists. A monument to the misleading spirit of the recent decision makers there.
These things need to be addressed urgently."