Friday, July 21, 2017

Rocana's "Guru Fix and Repair Shop" Opens for Business!


The Living Guru-itis Program

[PADA: We told ya, the Narayan Maharaja program is preaching that we need to surrender to the followers of the Gaudiya Matha's gurus, the same program that criticized Srila Prabhupada and called him "a paccha grhastha." Rocana's living guru idea is basically a parroting of these folks. 

This is essentially siphoning most of the manpower of ISKCON off to competing institutions and various acharyas, sadhus, babajis etc. ... its breaking ISKCON up into fragmented schisms of competing gurus, authorities, acharyas, etc. ... among other problems. Yep, everyone has to leave ISKCON "to find the living guru"! And so -- they leave -- in droves. This is dismantling ISKCON, which is what some say, is the goal of these folks ...] 

Rocana Dasa (Sampradya Sun) We accept the parity of siksa and diksa-guru, and the sastric imperative that initiation is a connection to the eternal sampradaya brought about by transmission of knowledge through the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Vaisnava via medium who is following the predecessor Acaryas in the Sampradaya, and particularly the most recent, preeminent Acarya − His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

[PADA: Notice! Rocana's word "parity," which means -- "the state or condition of being equal." OK swell, there is equal "parity" between the church choir members (layman -- shiksha gurus) and Jesus (diksha guru). Really?  

Both levels are on an equal level of parity? 

That is not at all what Srila Prabhupada says. This is also not even common sense, that the neophytes or shiksha gurus are "on par" and equal to the acharyas / messiahs? Of course, a pure devotee can sometimes be described as both shiksha and diksha, but to telescope the diksha title to neophytes is bogus. This is also the same problem we have with people like Svavasa and other leaders in Los Angeles, they think Srila Prabhupada is the minor league shiksha guru temple pot washer, while the biggest henchmen leaders of the criminal New Vrndavana program are the sin-absorbing Jesus-like diksha guru messiahs.   
Anyway! Srila Prabhupada says we neophytes can only act as SHIKSHA gurus but not as DIKSHA gurus, in part because -- when we neophytes act as diksha gurus we become OVERWHELMED by absorbing the sins of others, because we neophytes are NOT equal to the pure devotees. In sum, we do not accept the alleged "equal parity" of shiksha and diksha gurus, especially when Rocana's so-called neophyte diksha gurus are getting sick, falling down if not dying prematurely LEFT, RIGHT and CENTER (from absorbing sins?). All the time! 

Worse, as we discussed with others recently, Rocana is actually killing some of his God brothers by encouraging them to try to artificially take the post of a "sin absorbing" acharya, and so his own brothers are -- falling down, getting sick and dying. Good job Rocana, you are killing your own brothers de facto!

And this is also how Rocana's ilk have degraded the post of the pure devotee by saying his falling down neophyte gurus are on an equal plane of "parity" with pure devotees and thus they can be diksha gurus. They cannot! And then they have to say, gurus fall down, not a problem -- we will start a broken down guru's fix it and repair shop! 

And Rocana will be the head mechanic in the messiah's fix it up shop? Rocana is the person who advises and oversees the acharyas? And he is spawning many others to do the same, for example Hanuman das Croatia, he has become another co-mechanic of Rocana in the acharya's repair center. Hanuman actually says he would rather promote the GBC's faulty acharyas than work with us Prabhupadanugas, apparently because, he thinks his advice will fix them! He is going to fix broke down acharyas? What is a broke down acharya?

Moreover there is no functioning religion on earth which says that their rank and file neophytes can be viewed "on equal parity" with their spiritual master? Nor can we even find a mundane business where the truck loader is "on an equal par" with the manager of the trucking company? Nor could such a company function practically, where the menial rank and file workers thought they could have the same "equal parity" big status, big salary, big car, big office and voice in the operations of the company, as the managers in the head office. There is no parity of the workers and the corporation's leaders, in any practical operation. Perhaps this is why ISKCON's current leaders cannot seem to fix anything of substance? 

The chain of command would cease to exist. In other words, you'd have the same renegade acharya's problem as ISKCON has. A business where everyone thinks they are the boss, cannot function. Or! Suppose there is equal parity between the hospital janitor and the hospital brain surgeon? Nope, the janitor's surgery would be bogus, and would kill people! So this is the whole trouble with these Gaudiya Matha / GBC / Sahajiya vada folks, they think that the neophytes can take the post of acharya / messiah / Jesus of Nazareth and absorb sins of followers, because the laymen and the messiahs are parity equals. 

They are not. 

The transmission of actual pure divyam jnanam will come via media Srila Prabhupda's books, although a layman can convey some limited parts of the truth, and that is why the layman is called a shiksha guru, vartma pradarshaka guru, monitor guru and so on. The neophyte has a limited capacity to deliver others, and this hierarchy has to be kept in proper order or the system of basic managing breaks down, where anyone and everyone can claim to be an equal to the messiah. 

And this is why Rocana's "manifold and many" acharyas program cannot contain basic child care problems, never mind many other problems, because there is no system of regulated order when almost everyone is claiming to be the "guru successor to God," and they thus have no respect for the opinion of others. Or as Srila Prabhupada calls them "self made authority." ]    

We reject the notion that an organizational body or a collective of leaders of a matha or spiritual institution are authorized by sastra and the Sampradaya's Acaryas to withhold permission for any qualified disciple to become a bona fide representative of the Sampradaya by giving diksa initiation following the departure of his own Spiritual Master. Likewise, we reject the notion that such an institutional body or collective of leaders has the right to withhold permission for any qualified disciple to enter into the sannyasa asrama.


[PADA: Except, Rocana has also said that the ISKCON gurus need to be under tighter controls and regulations to contain them when they stray off the reservation and deviate. Worse! If the organization is not going to regulate, monitor and contain the behavior of their wayward leaders, who will? 

The Unicorn Princess, Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy? 

So the GBC should (A) tighten up the rules and controls over their wayward diksha gurus and simultaneously (B) the GBC shall SLACKEN all controls over the ISKCON diksha gurus, and thus the GBC shall NOT be allowed to restrain and restrict anyone who wants to claim he is a diksha guru. Rocana is arguing with, himself!

Rocana was a leader of the 1986 "guru reform" aka guru fix it program. What is a "guru reform"? Can his gurus be fixed, and what does it mean when the guru needs to be fixed, at all? And Rocana is the head surgeon in the guru repair hospital? Where does Srila Prabhupada say the GBC will run a guru reform and repair shop? 

So, on the one hand Rocana says the GBC will act as surgery doctors in a messiah's fix it and repair shop, and they will contain the deviations of their voted in messiahs, while on the other hand, the GBC should not be allowed to legislate or control who takes the post of parampara acharyas and who does not? 

Any God brother who thinks he has the qualifications to absorb sins like Jesus should simply step into the guru role, which is what the Gaudiya Matha did? Another man comes, then another and another, to be guru. Sometimes the acharya is being changed three times a year. Well yes, everyone who feels like they are acharya should step up and take on the post, which is also what happens in Bellvue mental home, various people step up and think that they are the next Jesus etc. 

They simply volunteer for the role, except, the role of guru descends to here from the higher plane of Krishna's internal energy, we do not jump up and take that post. Of course, we also cannot jump up and take the post of hospital brain surgeon, we need to have that post awarded to us as well. 

One woman here in the USA killed her children and she said this is because they are all "going away to speak to Jesus." Really? So Rocana is simply opening the Pandora's box of false messiahs further, now anyone who wants to -- can step into the shoes of acharya? We are all going away to speak to Jesus now, by decreeing that ourselves? This makes no sense? This is not something we can self-decree, that we are the successors to God? 

Worse! Rocana is now calling for (A) tighter legislation and regulations for his messiahs, at the same time, (B) opening the flood gates for anyone who wants to declare themselves to be gurus, saying they cannot be constrained by the GBC's "withholding permission." How can we both increase GBC's guru legislative controls, and release all controls and let anyone declare they are the next acharya? 

So the guru flood should not be constrained, we do not need the GBC to grant permission for anyone who wants to be guru, because everyone and their brother can now claim to be a guru without any structural input from the institution? Everyone in the Bellvue mental home who thinks he is Jesus, should no longer be constrained? We should agree the mental home patients are another Jesus? The patients shall take over the mental home? So first of all Rocana had a guru by appointment scheme, then his GURU REFORM voting system, and now, anyone can self-declare they are gurus. That is what happened in the Gaudiya Matha!




The guru repair shop?

Anyway! This is all good news, now Rocana and his pals like Torben, Ajit, Kim etc. are saying everyone of Srila Prabhupada's disciples can step up to be guru, take sins, --- ummm, so they can get sick, fall down, and die. How many volunteers do they think they are going to get? Hah hah! And what happens when all the Prabhupada devotees are gone, which is happening sooner than later? What rabbit will they pull out of their hat then? ys pd

Gaura Govinda Maharaja and the guru reform:

https://youtu.be/YPJkh2uiOw0  



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Right! So this was the first problem in 1978, the GBC announced that bhogha would be offered to conditioned souls, therefore, no one in ISKCON would be eating any prasadam anymore, it became the International Society of Bhogha consciousness. And that is why there were so many crimes, scandals, fall downs and so on, a bhogha eating society will have badly contaminated consciousness. So we basically quit eating temple food considering it contaminated, and that saved us from this deviation. Meanwhile, Gaura Govinda Maharaja went along with the GBC and their program of offering bhogha, offering disciples and so on, to these conditioned souls. He supported the bhogha eating society. That means GGM has no idea what is the basic ABC point of all religion, i.e. all religions -- even the Christians, they offer their food, they offer their disciples, they offer the temple donations etc to their guru, not offering these things to conditioned souls if not sexual predators and deviants. GGM has never understood even the most basic ABC point any new bhakta was taught by Srila Prabhupada, all the bhogha, all the disciples, the money collected, the buildings, everything -- has to be offered to Krishna via the pure devotee. He went along with the deviants and he said I was bogus for promoting the idea that bhogha and disciples has to be offered to the pure devotee, that means, he opposes the principles taught by the acharyas. So if GGM has no idea what is the ABC point of religion, why should anyone promote his teachings which are opposed to the principles of religion? ys pd




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Monday, July 17, 2017

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Jadurani Promotes the "Kill Guru and Become Guru" Program


Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Maharaja (disciple of Madhava Maharaja)

NO CONTRADICTION (by Jadurani Dasi aka Shyamarani didi)

[PADA: First of all, Narayan Maharaja says that the false gurus of the Gaudiya Matha, like Madhava Maharaja, Sridhara Maharaja, Tirtha Maharaja and others are "poojaypada acharyas" just like Srila Prabhupada. Nope! Madhava Maharaja was the person who stuck his finger into Srila Prabhupada's face and yelled at him that he has no authority to call himself "Prabhupada." Did we forget to mention that Srila Prabhupada says "among my God brothers no one is qualified to be acharya"? 

And that Srila Prabhupada says these Gaudiya Matha ilk are the "kill guru and become guru" program? And there is a perception they did factually kill him, Srila Saraswati was "given injections by a doctor" which he objected to. And Brahmananda said we should not eat at Tirtha's ashram, because Srila Prabhupada told him he killed his guru, and he might kill you as well?

I was there in Mayapura at the time, when Madhava Maharaja insulted Srila Prabhupada. At the time, we were very fearful, we thought Madhava Maharaja was actually going to punch Srila Prabhupada in the head, he was very vehement. And this is the person Jadurani is promoting now, the Sisupala people who yell insults at pure devotees? 

And according to BV Puri Maharaja, NARAYAN MAHARAJA was at the 1971 meeting with Madhava Maharaja just before they came over to insult the pure devotee, and NM was encouraging them to PROTEST Srila Prabhupada's using this title. Of course NM boycotted the meeting according to BV Puri and he was angry the others went at all. He wanted a full on boycott of Srila Prabhupada. 

We need to worship the people who protest and harass the pure devotees of Krishna? Later on Jadurani cites Sridhara Maharaja, oh great, the founder father of bi-sexual acharyas is our Lord and Master messiah too? Why does Jadurani hand select some of the worst deviants and insulting of pure devotees party for others to worship?

Worse, Jadurani actually wants us to worship the people who spit in Prabhupada's face and almost physically threaten violence on him for using his own title, and / or worship their cheer leaders like NM? Jadurani promotes worship of the sub-violent attackers of pure devotees as acharyas? Did we forget to mention that Narayan Maharaja has been the biggest promoter of Tamal Krishna Goswami, the apparent Judas of ISKCON? And Tamal is the prime suspect of the poisoning of Prabhupada, creator of the debauchee acharya's program, and so on and so forth? And this is the "dear Tamal tree of Radha," according to NM? Why is Jadurani with the "promoting of Judas worship" crew?

Yep! Why does Jadurani want us to worship Sisupala and his envious sabha, and / or the Judas of ISKCON sabha and so on? Worse, she is teaching little children to worship this bogus Sisupala sabha, which is why Srila Prabhupada says false teachers go to hell, they not only worship Sisupala themselves, they teach others to do the same, so they drag many others with them down, and this is very sinful. 

Almost cent percent of the ISKCON children are alienated from the society thanks to folks like Narayan Maharaja cramming his idea of worship of a debauchee GBC guru's sampradaya down their throats. And then NM says these children just got their karma, he is authorized to cram a molester regime down their throats, by promoting the biggest leaders of that program like Tamal? 

Yep! The same people who attack and insult pure devotees are our poojyapadas. And then Srila Prabhupada said, post a guard here, my God brothers might try to HARM me or KILL me. Nice association here! As soon as these Narayana Maharaja people find some of the worst examples of insulting of pure devotee rascal's party on the planet, they are licking their jack booties and crying in ecstacy, they found their masters! 

Same type problem we have had with the Sanat / Mukunda/ Prahlad people, they find a guy who goes to Israel to play harmonica for Bar Mitzvahs, and they declare he is their worshiped hero! As Sulochana said many times, "Birds of a feather -- flop together."]



The Sisupala Lover's Club

Compiled by Syamarani dasi

In my travels over the last two years, several devotees approached me, sad and confused, because they’d heard that Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharati Gosvami Maharaja differs from our Srila Gurudeva Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja and our guru-varga in his view on the svarupa of the jiva. 

They begged for clarity, reconciliation, or whatever it would take to free them from this obstacle to their faith in him. Some confided that there are pockets of devotees around the world who won’t even begin to hear from him due to this doubt. When I explained in detail how there is no difference at all, a few of them asked me to write an article that would include Srila Maharaja’s direct statements alongside Srila Gurudeva’s. 

As I had previously written several articles responding to challenges in relation to Srila Gurudeva’s oneness in heart and siddhanta with our Srila Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja, as a service to the Vaisnava community and especially to Srila Maharaja and Srila Gurudeva, I agreed.

Both acaryas often quote this verse, which states that the jiva’s rasa is eternally fixed in the heart:

Srila Maharaja is, in effect, saying that there is only one view here, not two; both Vaisnavas are saying the same thing. With this understanding, we would like to suggest that the following statement, the combination of the so-called two views, is actually the one view of both pure Vaisnavas: The svarupa of the jiva is eternal; it is fixed. 

[PADA: Right, these Gaudiya Matha folks combined and complained that Srila Prabhupada says we originated in Krishna's leela or sport. They objected to his "Back to Godhead" idea, saying we were never there -- with Godhead. Srila Prabhupada was asked about their objection and he said they are TINGED WITH MAYAVADA, and this is why they cannot understand that we were formerly with Krishna. And now Jadurani is promoting these mayavadas? Jadurani says people are confused, and she is the ring leader of the confusion. We have posted many articles here on the bogus Gaudiya Matha's jeeva tattva, you can find them on this blog.] 

EACH AND EVERY RASA IS NITYA-KRSNA-DASA

[PADA: This is more foolishness? We are all eternal servants of God, but we do not start out as His eternal servants of God? Nitya means eternal, and they think we did not start in the eternal realm? Some of these idiot Narayana Maharaja people told me we started in the tatastha region, nope, we are the tatastha, we are not a place, we are jeeva beings. We were eternally in the tatastha, whatever that is, this is mayavada for sure.]

Similarly, the main thing is that we are all servants, eternal servants, of Krsna. It is stated, ‘Jivera svarupa haya krsnera nitya-dasa. the svarupa of the living entity is that he is the eternal servant of Krsna.”

[PADA: But we did not start out serving Krishna? Others did? So Krishna is biased and bigoted, He launches some souls with Him, and some not?]

NO CONFUSION

[PADA: Really? And worse, Narayan Maharaja endorse the GBC as diksha gurus (servants of the gopis). Illicit sex and serving the gopis? This is sahajiya-vada, clearly. And this also enabled their criminal empire.]

SRILA MAHARAJA: “Many questions come. There is one question that comes again and again. Because we are not qualified, we are not able to comprehend or understand; confusion arises. 

[PADA: We are not confused at all, Narayan Maharaja is promoting mayavada siddhanta, and he promotes debauchee guru programs.]

SRILA GURUDEVA speaks similarly: “We are all eternal servants of Sri Krsna. The soul is perfect in itself. Its relation with Krsna, its particular name, qualities and specialities are already present within it. This perfection is not brought from outside; rather, it is within each soul in a dormant state. Unfortunately, maya, the Lord’s deluding potency, covers the soul. Sri Guru removes that maya, and the soul’s perfect, true, constitutional form, qualities, services and so on manifest automatically. (Gaura-vani pracarine, chapter 7)”

[PADA: We are all eternal servants of Krishna, but we did not start there, we spent eternity up to now -- in purgatory, or hell? Or what?]

SRILA MAHARAJA: “While it is correct to say that sri gurudeva gives the seed of bhakti, the true purport of this statement is that the seed is already present, but it has been kept in a place where it can never grow. For example, if we keep a bag of seeds in a cupboard, can we expect them to grow? Certainly not. But if someone reminds us about the seeds, we can take them out from the cupboard, place them in earth, provide them with sunlight and water, and they will eventually turn into enormous trees and bear fruit. 

[PADA: The seed is already present, but was never manifested, for all eternity going back in time, all the way to now. How do they know this? Krishna starts us out "in a hidden place"? Why does Krishna hide Himself for some of us and reveal Himself to others, is this fairness? No, they think God is biased and unjust. How does the soul become fallen in the first place? Where does he fall from? They do not explain, this is mayavada in itself, no explanation.] 

SRILA MAHARAJA (during hari-katha of July 21, 2015): “Because of our karma, we are stuck in this material world. Therefore, we need to do sadhana, under guidance, in order to be released from here. By doing sadhana, we can go towards our goal. We can only achieve our goal by the association of devotees. Whatever rasa we are by our constitutional nature attracted to, we should associate with that type of devotee. We should associate with a sajatiya devotee, meaning a devotee who is an ocean of the mood for which we aspire. If we associate with devotees in dasya-rasa, we will acquire their mood; in sakhya-rasa, we will acquire their mood. If we associate with devotees in vatsalya-rasa, we acquire their mood.”

[PADA: We have an already existing eternal rasa, which was never manifested, how is it eternal then?]

SRILA GURUDEVA is in accord with this. Speaking thru the lips of Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Gosvami Maharaja, he writes in his biography of our Parama-gurudeva: “One noteworthy point here is that, according to our Gosvamis, Sri Prabodhananda Sarasvati is Tungavidya Sakhi in vraja-lila and Gopala Bhatta Gosvami is Sri Guna Manjari. For pastime purposes, they both appeared in South India and were performing their sadhana-bhajana after accepting initiation in the Sri sampradaya [and the worship of Laksmi-Narayana], but constitutionally, they were gopis of Vraja. 

[PADA: Oh great, the founder father of the 1936 bi-sexual acharya program, the later on supporter of the GBC guru program -- is our authority. Why does Jadurani always promote the people who create the worship of illicit sex with men, women and children acharya programs? Then she has no idea why so many women and children are victimized, when her NM program promotes worship of the leaders of the victimizing process sabha?]

"One who worships only Madhava is ignorant and one who disrespects Sri Radha is simply conceited.”

[PADA: Right, imagine the karma of telling little children they need to get their bhakti lata beeja from the Gaudiya Matha / GBC illicit sex with men, women and children acharayas sabha, and that these people are the servants of Radha, or as NM says "the dear Tamal tree of Radha"? Judas is the dear tree of Radha?]

I think there is no need to quote Srila Gurudeva confirming that he is in accord with Srila Maharaja’s statements in this connection. Srila Gurudeva’s disciples and followers already know how numerous these statements are. I pray that this article will assist the honored reader in clarifying the oneness in siddhanta of these acaryas. 

[PADA: Yep, they are all promoting deviants as acharyas, they are all mayavadas, they are one!]

May we all be blessed by their combined mercy. If there are any further questions, I can be contacted at syamarani@gmail.com.

Credits: Several devotees have kindly contributed to the fruition of this article, in the realms of sound-file recordings, transcription, editorial, written and spoken translations, consultation, coordination, research, and so on. Special thanks to prabhus Madhava-priya, Sundara-gopala, Nava-kisora, Pankaja Vasisth, Kesava, Ananga-mohana, and Ramacandra, and to didis Bakula, Vasanti, Lalita, Jagat-mohini, Raga-lekha and her assistant, Vraja-kisori, Vaijayanti-mala, Krsna dasi, and Nagari.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Rasamrta Kunja "Sannyasa Residential Apartments"?

https://www.facebook.com/rasamritakunj108/videos/1366128540111655/

[PADA: Thanks prabhu. Yes, when Trivrikrama swami handed his business card to George Harrison, saying "Trivrikrama Swami, Resident Sannyasa" -- George was disgusted and he tossed Trivrikrama's card on the ground saying, "sannyasa do not have a residence." So yes, its odd that ISKCON's sannyasas are reported to be buying expensive RESIDENTIAL luxury flats in places like Vrndavana and Maypura, meanwhile it appears some temples are having troubles paying to get the plumbing fixed? Yes, their whole idea that there are "sannyasa residential apartments" is an oxymoron. Its another sign these GBC gurus are padding their own private financial portfolios of personal properties, possessions and aggrandizements, and not taking proper care of the society and citizens. Agreed! ys pd]   

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Chrissie Hynde Helps Open Veggie Restaurant

Thieves Steal ISKCON Deities (Hindustan times)

Hierarchy in Projects (Prahlad Nrsimha Dasa)

Hierarchy in Projects

BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS

Recently, in ISKCON's official newspaper, we found that:

"The entire TOVP Team is grateful to His Holiness Lokanath Maharaja and all his disciples and followers for their inspiring example and service attitude towards this most important ISKCON project "
Personally, I have absolutely nothing against the TOVP by itself. The issue is that the authorities, as it is said in the above lines, consider generally things like the TOVP as ISKCON most important projects.

The fact is that, however sumptuous the TOVP will be, it will stay only a building and is not supposed to go to Krsna and the spiritual world one day. It will certainly inspire people to a certain point, but that will stay limited. The TOVP, in one form or other, will stay forever on this little planet and those who consider it as the most important project of ISKCON and propagate this idea will also naturally stay with it in this material world.

We are very far from Bhaktisiddhanta Maharaja saying that he was ready to sell the marble of temples for other higher spiritual purposes. And far from Srila Prabhupada's first goal for ISKCON which was that people, more than anything else, should become pure devotees. That would inspire other people much more than the TOVP, with its wrong-right, vague-precise, certain-uncertain, humble-dogmatic explanations about the universe which will be given in the future by the devotees to those persons!

We are not the first ones in history to build big masterpieces. The advantage of, at the same time, really trying to reach spiritual perfection is that it is also a real bodyguard against doing crazy things. Do you think that if Jayadvaita Swami would really try to get this result, he would have time to do what he is doing with Prabhupada's books? If we consider the fact that "improving" Prabhupada's books is a collective accepted idea in ISKCON, we have already the proof that globally, things like the TOVP project are not efficient the same against that kind of nonsense.

The problem is precisely that many of the very big leaders since very long have given up this goal for themselves and don't even try anymore to reach this perfection. They mainly live on their past spiritual gains. To be big shots, to receive honour, adoration, service, respect, consideration and admiration from others and to do things is enough for their happiness. They are spiritually small-timers. All that is not the real goal of life.

So, external projects became the most important for ISKCON and those huge projects, once accomplished, contribute of course to increase those authorities' own mixed spiritual-material status in society. Those external projects and accomplishments take the place of actual spiritual progress and advancement till the ultimate and necessary goal of life. In fact, Srila Prabhupada's first purpose for those people (and each of us) was that they became real pure devotees. Unfortunately, those big guns look not at all interested in that, or even have any idea about what it really means. They prove it everyday. Or think that they have already reached this level. Which means the same.

So, with such very big irremovable authorities who are supposed to give the right true example to others but don't do it, if a "little" devotee is actually interested in really trying to reach the proper goal of life, it becomes generally necessary for him (her) to go outside of ISKCON in order to escape to this superficial external pressure. That is the drama.

[PADA: Correct. Mayapura has become the citadel of some of the worst nonsense going on in ISKCON, starting with establishing the worship of sexual predators as God's successor acharyas. Of course New Vrndavana is sometimes said to be the main Mayapura competition, only because people argue with me if their nonsense was worse.

Then there was the Jayapataka regime's child abuse problem, severe mistreatment of dissenters, and so on. Never mind that, Jayapataka is like a walking bill board for why Srila Prabhupada told us, we neophytes cannot absorb sins and if we try, we will get sick, fall down or both. Jayapataka is clearly a prime example of what happens when one takes sins without authority. Kirtanananda is yet another example, and so on and so forth. 

Did we forget to mention that Jayapataka regime is spending millions suing the Prabhupadanugas in India? The only good news is that his court case is not going forward very well, but in any case its a waste of money when he should be using that money to make cow protection, varnasrama and other programs.

Lokanath Swami is himself another person who thinks he is another Vyasadeva:

Vyasa Puja 2017 HH Lokanath Swami Maharaja’s Vyasa Puja was celebrated on the auspicious day of Asadi Ekadasi, Tuesday 4 July 2017 in Pandharpur Dham.

Vyasa puja for neophytes? 


This is the same diseased mentality that has produced all these bogus acharyas. Its an insult to the parampara to say that these neophytes can take sins like Jesus and be diksha gurus. They cannot absorb these sins, its taking them, according to Sri Isopanisad, to the darkest regions of the universe. Anyway, yes, we have a number of ex-gurukuli friends and they are shocked that Mayapura still hosts deviants like Jayapataka, Bhavananda, Hari Sauri and others, after these people were the orchestrators of the mass abuse program there. 

And now we are told JPS is making plans for his big samadhi there, so we will have to worship this sinful man for decades? Well hee hee, this is why Srila Prabhupada says, you can be worshiped here by some artificial tricks but meanwhile Krishna sends you packing to the lowest regions for being a bogus acharya.


Whats worse is, none of these people even sees the writing on the wall, that they are not qualified to absorb sins, and its taking them down -- to do so?

These false gurus fall down to a lower body, its that simple. If Lokanath swami had any loyalty to Srila Prabhupada, he would be pointing this out and trying to save ISKCON from worship of these conditioned neophytes as acharyas. Anyway, this article is correct, most people are going to leave, they have no interest in worship of false acharyas, whether in a big building or anywhere else. 

Oddly Lokanath swami knows that, he wrote around 1988 that ISKCON is turning into a ghost town, everyone is leaving. He knows his bogus acharyas are turning millions of people away from Krishna, and he just does not care, he is only worried about getting his own bogus Vyasa pooja at this point. ys pd]

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami,



Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami, Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California

The all merciful Lord Sri Gaur Hari, as He travelled from village to village throughout the south of India, continued to distribute love of Godhead wherever He went. Hearing the nectarean names of Hari from His lotus mouth, thousands and thousands men and women felt relief from the blazing fire of material existence. Various wretched, miserable and fallen souls lives were completely rejuvenated and thus they became virtuous and happy. While causing rains of love of God to fall anywhere and everywhere, without consideration of time or place, Sri Gaurasundor came to the ancient holy place of Sri Rangakshetra on an island in the middle of the Kaveri river.

The temple of Sri Ranga Kshetra was extremely large, the crest of the temple tower pierced the sky. Throughout the day and night hundreds and thousands of pilgrims were going and coming to take darsan of Lord Ranganath. The temple hall resounded with the sounds of hundreds and thousand of brahmanas chanting Vedic hymns. In the midst of this scene from Vaikuntha, entered Sri Gaurasundar chanting the names of Krsna in his sweet voice that defeated the voices of 10 million gandharvas. 

Everyone in the temple became dumbstruck, amazed and thrilled with wonder. What unprecedented beauty; His bodily effulgence makes molten gold appear lack-lustre. From His eyes which are like the full blown petals of a lotusflower trickled down tears of ecstatic love. Every limb, every part of His body was filled with such exquisite grace that even the mind of cupid gets stolen away. The brahmanas began to consider, "Is this a demigod? 

"Can such symptoms and emotions be found in human beings?" Again resounding the halls with the transcendental vibrations of Sri Hari's name, when He came before the Deity and fell down as a tree is blown down by the wind, some people thought that a mountain of gold was rolling on the ground. Sri Vyenkata Bhatta seeing this divine personage became restless with ecstasy. His heart being flooded with devotion he got up and began to move the crowds away so that the Lord could engage in chanting and dancing. 

When the Lord had regained His external consiousness after engaging in sankirtan, Vyenkata Bhatta approached Him and took the dust of His lotusfeet. Mahaprabhu gazed towards him and saying, "Krsna! Krsna!" embraced him firmly. Sri Vyenkata Bhatta invited Mahaprabhu to come to his house and having brought Him there, very reverantly washed His lotusfeet and along with the other family members, he drank the water. Sri Bhattaji's house became filled with joy.

Mahaprabhu came to Ranga Kshetra in the Christian year 1511. Vyenkata Bhatta had two brothers, Tirumalla Bhatta and Prabodhananda Sarasvati. They all belonged to the Ramanuja sampradaya and Prabodhananda Sarasvati was a tridandi sannyasi of that order. Vyenkata Bhatta had a son named Gopal, who was then just a child. When the boy came to offer his obeisances at the lotus feet of Mahaprabhu picked him up and very affectionately seated him in His lap. Mahaprabhu would call Gopal after He had finished His meal and offer His remnants to the boy. 

After remaining at Vyenkata Bhatta's house during the four months of the rainy season (Chaturmasya) Mahaprabhu prepared to continue His journey of the South. Vyenkata Bhatta's house began to ebb in a tide of tears in anticipation of His departure. Gopal fell at His lotus feet in a dead faint. Therefore Mahaprabhu remained for a couple of more days in order to con-sole the boy. Being pleased with Gopala Bhatta Gosvami's sincere service and devotion, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu initiated him, and ordered him to move to Vrndavana after the disappearance of his parents and perform bhajan and write. He instructed him to serve his mother and father and always engage in chanting Krsna's glories and thereafter to come to Brindavan.

Very quickly Gopal became expert in grammar, poetry and rhetoric and then began his study of Vedanta. His uncle Prabodhananda, specifically began to instruct him from the devotional scriptures (Bhakti - shastra). Gopal Bhatta always remained thinking of the lotus feet of Mahaprabhu and when he might again be able to meet Him. At the same time however he couldn't leave his aged mother and father. Finally having reached their final days they called their son Gopal and instructed him to go to the lotus feet of Mahaprabhu in Vrindavan. Then while meditating on His lotus feet themselves they went to join Him in His eternal lila.

At the age of thirty Gopala Bhatta Gosvami came to Vrindavana, and having missed Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu this saddened him. Thus Gopal set out for Vrindavan and when he arrived there Rupa Gosvami immediately sent word to Mahaprabhu to inform Him of Gopal's arrival there.

Mahaprabhu had previously indicated to Rupa and Sanatan that Gopal Bhatta would one day come there to Brindavan, so upon his arrival they treated him with the same care and affection they would their own brother. They immediately became life long companions.

However, the all knowing Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu received word that Gopal Bhatta had come to Vrindavan, He was very pleased and sent with that messenger with the Lord's personal wooden sitting plank (hoki) which He had used along with a pair of His undergarments and one of His upper cloths - uttara or chaddar. "Having received these gifts Gopal Bhatta was in ecstasy and he worshipped them as the prasad (tadiya) of Mahaprabhu.

When he would worship his Deities he would sit on that wooden plank. This piri (wooden seat) and Mahaprabhus clothes are still being worshipped at Radha-Ramana Mandir. Gopala Bhatta, like Rupa and Sanatana, had no fixed residence and would spend the night in various kunjas (forest groves). He spent his time studying the scriptures and composing various literatures.

After Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's disappearance Gopala Bhatta Gosvami felt intence separation from the Lord. To relieve his devotee, the Lord instructed Gopala Bhatta in a dream :"If you want my darsan then make a trip to Nepal".
In Nepal, Gopala Bhatta bathed in the famous Kali-Gandaki River. Upon dipping his waterpot in the river, he was surprised to see several Shaligrama Shilas enter his pot. He dropped the shilas back into the river, but the shilas re-entered his pot when he refilled it.

After emptying and refilling his waterpot for the third time, Gopala Bhatta Gosvami found twelve Shaligrama shilas sitting there. Thinking this must be the Lords mercy, he kept all the shilas and returned to Vrndavana.

Sri Gopala Bhatta Gosvami used to worship twelve Shaligram silas. Wherever he would go he would bring them with him in a piece of cloth tied at the corner. One day a wealthy man (Seth) came to Vrndavana and offered Gopala Bhatta a variety of clothing and ornaments for his Shaligrams. Being very impressed with the Gosvami he wanted his darshan and to render some service which he presented in the form of some valuable cloths and ornaments. However, Gopala Bhatta couldn't use these for his round-shaped Shaligrams, so he advised the donor to give the Deity decorations to someone else, but the Seth insisted. Gopala Bhatta kept the cloths and ornaments with his shilas. 

While Gopala Bhatta Gosvami was absorbed in remembering how the half-man, half-lion form of the Supreme Lord had manifested from the pillar in Hiranyakasipu's palace, he prayed in transcendental lamentation to the Lord: "Oh my Lord, you are very merciful and always fulfill the desires of your devotees. I wish to serve you in your form, having arms and legs and blissful smiling face, with lotus eyes.... If I had a Deity then I would be able to decorate Him so nicely with these clothes and ornaments."

In the evening after offering some bhoga and arotika to his Shalagram shilas, Gopala Bhatta put them to rest, covering them with a wicker basket. Late in the night, Gopala Bhatta took a little rest and then, in the early morning went to take bath in the Yamuna river. Returning from his bath, he uncovered the Shalagramas in order to render the puja for Them, and saw amongst Them a Deity of Krishna playing the flute. There were now eleven shilas and this Deity. 

The "Damodara shila", had manifested as the beautiful three-fold bending form of tri-bhangananda-krishna. Floating in the ocean of ecstasy, he fell to the ground in order to offer his dandavats and then recited various prayers and hymns. This wonderful event of the appearance day of RadhaRaman happened on the day after Sri Nrisimha Chaturdasi, and is celebrated on that day accordingly. That day they offer 500 liters of milk for the Lord's pleasure and many other sweets and different things. The RadhaRaman temple has the highest standard of Deity worship in all of Vraj.

When Rupa and Sanatana Gosvamis as well as many other devotees received news of this miraculous event they came running to see the Lord. Gazing on the Lord's transcendental form, which bewildered all the living entities of the many various planets, they all bathed Him with their tears. This Deity whom the Gosvamis named, "Sri Radha-raman Deva" made His appearance on the full moon day of Vaisakha in the year 1542. Except for Vrindadevi, Sri Radha-Ramanaji is the only one of the original Deities of Vrindavana who never left to go to Jaipur. Sri Sri Radha-raman-ji is still being worshipped in Vrindavana near Nidhuban kunj in the compound of the temple.

The Deity is called Radha-raman although physically there is no apparent Deity of Radha there. As one can see from the picture at the top of this page, that to the right of the picture (to Ramanji's left) is a place setting for Srimati Radhika. In this way the pujaris worship Sri Radha and Ramanji together.

Sri Radha-ramana Deva, unlike other Deities, has very intricate features, including fingernails and even teeth. On the back side of His body parts of the original Shalagram shila from which He manifested Himself can be seen. There is a story that the small son of one of the sevaits was playing with the Deity once and put a small stick in one ear of the Deity and pushed it through out the other ear. The stick however, had blood on it, and that boy died vomiting blood that very day.

If you ever have the great good fortune to attend the Snan-yatra festival in Sri Vrindavan Dham, then it is a must that you visit the Radha-Raman temple on this day. In some discussion with the present day guardians of the temple and Deity, they told me that some scientists had come to examine the Deity and propound their doubts that He was self manifested, as the devotees state. They examined the Deity under the supervision of the devotees, but could find no evidence of carving.

About todays descendents:

Once Sri Gopala Bhatta went to Haridwar. As he was returning, suddenly a downpour started and thus he took shelter in the house of one brahmana. This brahmana was very devoted and he very carefully began to serve Sri Gopala Bhatta, who thus became very pleased. As this brahmana had no children Sripad Gopal Bhatta Goswami blessed him that he might have a son who would be a devoted follower of Lord Hari. The brahman replied out of gratitude that, "My first son I will send to you in order to serve you."

Approximately ten years later when Gopala Bhatta returned from bathing in the Yamuna one day, he saw a young boy sitting at the door of his kutir. When the boy saw the Gosvamiji approaching, he got up and then fell down to offer his dandavats (obeisances like a stick on the floor before him). Sripada Gopala Bhatta Goswami enquired who the boy was, to which he replied, "My home was in Devandyagram within Saharanpur near Haridwar. My father has sent me here to serve you. My name is Gopinatha."

Then Gopal Bhatta could remember the time when he went to Haridwar many years ago. So this boy remained with him and very carefully began to serve him. Eventually he became known as Sri Gopinatha Pujari Gosvami as he served Sri Radha-ramana Deva through his life as an unmarried brahmachari. His younger brother Sri Damodara dasa, along with his family, accepted iniation from Sri Gopinathaji and also became engaged in the service of the Deity. Sri Damodara dasa's three sons were named Harinatha, Mathuranatha and Harirama. It is from these family members of Gopinath's brother that todays guardians the Radha-Raman Gosais so nicely maintain and serve Sri Sri Radha-Ramanji.

Sri Gopala Bhatta's devotion was so special, his devotion so profound that the Lord appeared for him in this special form - but not only that as if in confirmation of the pastimes of the Lord, and Mahaprabhu's being directly Radha Krishna (sri krishna chaitanya radha krishna nahi anya), in his worship of Sri Radha-ramana would sometimes see that He had taken the form of Sri Gaurasundara - Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, "Becoming subservient to the love of Sri Gopala Bhatta, Sri Radha-ramana would sometimes accept the form of Sri Gausundara."

Sri Gopala Bhatta was the initiating guru of Srinivasa Acarya Prabhu. Sripad Gopal Bhatta Goswami was very learned, trained in pancharatra, coming in the learned family of Vyenkata Bhattar in the Sri Vaishnava line - he wrote many books including: Sat-sandarbha karika, Sri Krsna-vallabha (Krsna karnamrtatika), Sat kriya sara dipika (a brilliant work on Vaishnava samkara viddhi), and Laghu Hari-bhakti vilasa with Dig darshini tika. From this work, Sri Sanatana Gosvami compiled the Hari-bhakti-vilasa now followed by all Gaudiya Vaishnavas. It is said, "Out of affection for Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, Srila Sanatana Gosvami compiled the famous Vaishnava smriti titled Hari Bhakti Vilas, and published it under Gopala Bhatta Gosvami's name.

Gopala Bhatta Gosvami resided for forty-five years in Sri Dham Vrndavana, but out of great humility he requested Srila Krsna das Kaviraja not to mention his name in the classic work Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita.

Gopala Bhatta Gosvami serves as Guna Manjari. In the Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika too, it is mentioned that in the eternal pastimes of Radha and Krsna, Gopala Bhatta Gosvami's name in Vraja-lila has been given as Guna manjari.
His birth was on the day of the dark fortnight of the month Pausa in the year 1503 (Christian), 1425 (Saka). His disappearance was on the sixth day of the dark fortnight of the month of Sravon in the year 1578 (Christian - A.D.), 1500 (Sakabda era) Age: 75 years

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bhakti Yatra Travel Services

http://india-bhakti-yatra.com/

[PADA: Not really seen devotee reviews of these folks, if anyone has first hand experiences let us know. ys pd angel108b@yahoo.com ]

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Italy Rathayatra 2017 (video)

New Jersey Prabhupadanugas Temple




Our New Ritvik Center in East Coast - USA, IHF -NJNY Team has gifted Srila Prabhupada a beautiful temple building on the occasion of ISKCON 50th Anniversary -

# $1.8 Million Purchased Price
# 2 Acres Lot -
# 25,000 Sqft standing building in prime location in Edison City
# 45 mins away from Tompkins Square Park and First ISKCON Center Matchless gIfts -
Its a small offering to our beloved spiritual master Srila Prabhupada on the occasion of ISKCON Inc 50th Anniversary , which got incorporated in July ,1966 in New York City. Our temple building is just 40 mins away from 26 2nd Ave Matchless Gifts.
Its a very special moment for us , before we install their Lordships and Srila Prabhupada in the temple, they became the owners of the building . No one will ever ask us to move them.
This whole deal has been a miracle at every stage from Rental Lease with a Purchase Option , Lender , Financing etc .. Srila Prabhupada's unconditional mercy drove us in the right direction .

India's diabetes problem vs Krishna's devotees

PADA: Thanks prabhu, you are right. Many "60 years old or less" devotees are suffering at an earlier age from severe physical ailments, including cancer, diabetes, heart problems, and other potentially fatal problems. Never mind there are many drugs, alcohol and smoking etc. problems. Is it their bad diet, lack or exercise, or both?

Are there psychological (stress) issues as well?

We think there are a lot of associated issues that combine together to make health troubles. But it is interesting that India has been named as a diabetes capital. So yes, devotees need to try to re-evaluate their diet and exercise regimes, for sure. Personally I am getting more into juice mixes (fruits and things like Kale), plain yogurt, mild amounts of nuts, whole grains, fresh fruits; and cutting back on fried foods, processed foods, and for sure -- sugary foods. Its helping.

You are also right, many devotees have had worse health results at age 65 than many materialists have had at age 75. Its a problem. As for exercise, yep, that certainly would not hurt. Some sort of health and welfare committee should be made to study this, agreed, but who will do it? ys pd    

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/India-is-the-diabetes-capital-of-the-world/articleshow/50753461.cms

"Fixing the Guruship Problem" (Yadunandana swami)

[PADA: Oh swell, we have to fix the sannyasa falling down problem because it affects "guruship." Its like guruship post is some kind of job at the office, and we have to fix the job, and not fix the fact that these people are not qualified for the job of "guruship." We have to "fix" acharyas who are falling down, rather than declare, acharyas are not falling down and these people do not deserve that post? ys pd]



Sannyasis in contemporary society face many challenges
The sannyasa ashram, or renounced order, is extremely influential in ISKCON. A high percentage of the society’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) members are sannyasis; while the majority of ISKCON’s initiating gurus are too. Yet a large proportion have fallen by the wayside over the years, struggling to maintain their monastic vows.
In his new book “The Lives and Challenges of Vaishnava Sannyasis in Modernity: A Study of the Renounced Order in ISKCON” Yadunandana Swami takes an uprecedently honest look at these challenges.
The principal of Bhaktivedanta College for many years, he began his research for the book as an MA dissertation in order to learn more before taking sannyasa himself in 2009.
“It is important that we do a constructively self-critical study of the sannyasa ashram,” he says. “Especially because of the level of influence it has in ISKCON.”
Through anonymous interviews with nineteen current and former sannyasis, he explores their struggles, and the reasons why they have left or remained in the sannyasa order. He also offers some helpful suggestions for ISKCON leaders to implement, to create a brighter future for the sannyasa ashram.
One of the factors that has led to struggles, according to his interviews, was that many ISKCON sannyasis, especially in the early days, took sannyasa at a very young age. While at the time they may have felt strong, committed, and  inspired by Srila Prabhupada’s personal presence, when Prabhupada left this world, and they had to face personal and institutional challenges, they were not able to sustain their vows.
Midlife crisis also created challenges, with some sannyasis wondering later in life if it was actually a lifestyle they wanted to follow after all. “Sometimes in our youth we think we can do everything, and then when we become more mature in age, we tend to reconsider – what do I want to do with the rest of my life?” says Yadunandana Swami.
He adds, “If the sannyasa ashram is going to be so influential in terms of guruship, guidance, initiation and missionary work, then it would be better to have a policy that sannyasa is given at a later age in life.”
Also detrimental were immature motivations for becoming a sannyasi. “For example, taking sannyasa for having a position of respect within the organization, and not for serving the community of devotees,” says Yadunandana Swami. “Some of the ex-sannyasis I interviewed were very candid in admitting that they took sannyasa for pride. That of course is bound to bring problems in the future.”
Another factor that caused problems was loneliness, and a lack of deep personal relationships and spiritual support. Many sannyasis experience what some religious communities call being “alone at the top.” Because they don’t have sufficient close, personal friends they can trust, they can’t confide about their challenges to get help, out of fear that they may be judged.
Their fears are not unfounded. According to Yadunandana Swami, ISKCON culture exhibits a lack of maturity in dealing with individuals’ personal challenges. “One anonymous Swami, who is an influential figure in ISKCON, told me that he went to his godbrothers for personal help and support, and they posted everything on the Internet,” he says. “Now he doesn’t go to his godbrothers for help anymore.”

Village Women Beat Pedophile to Death

Changed books are the GBC's worst deviations

[PADA: We agree with this author, Rocana's "living gurus" have deviated into every field imaginable, and they have changed-up the whole process given by the acharya. Yet their propensity to re-edit all the books is the worst of all their deviations. And its furthermore true, that people like Bhakti Vikas swami and others do not seem to be protesting these changes very substantially. In fact it looks like most leaders are compliant with the deviations and the leaders of these deviations. ys pd] 

More Serious than Serious

BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS

Very often, we have articles in the Sun describing defects in ISKCON or deviations from this one or this one... sahajiyaism, impersonalism, materializing Krsna Consciousness, etc. All those tendencies are very serious but, in one sense, can be considered somehow as possibly temporary. In the worst case (or best one) they will maybe die with their "author" and compromise only the person who generates them and, at a lighter level, those who follow this person. Those deviations may possibly not have long term serious consequences and disappear with their leader. We don't really know...

But still, on the basis of the bona fide books of Srila Prabhupada, anyone has the choice not to accept those deviations if he (she) is lucid enough to understand the real nature of Krsna and Krsna Consciousness. And this refusal can still be or become collective. So, intrinsically, things stay the same and it is more the affair of people who are deviating. Those things unfortunately always happened and we can not really interfere with others' free-will. We can only eject them from being officially ISKCON and Prabhupada's representatives. We still have the possibility not to follow them and to take the right way.

But when the deviation takes the form of changing the last acarya's books, that becomes more serious than serious and deprives people from this choice, or at least makes this choice become much more difficult. Or impossible in the future... That's the reason why this activity of changing books is spiritually the most criminal one! Personally, I am very grateful to Bhakta Torben for systematically exposing those changes in a very precise way. If you go on his site about those changes, you will be terrified! Sometimes we perceive the consequences of Jayadvaita Swami's changes. Sometimes not, because they appear as insignificant... But who knows their possible effects? We are not omniscient. Some changes may have absolutely no effect on us but what about other persons with completely different conditioning and psychology? We absolutely don't know their possible effect. So, the best is to stay on the last edition when the acarya was still on this planet and basta! No need of any so-called improvements.

The surprise of all that is that it is coming from a person whom we could suppose was very straight and honest. But to know the truth about an individual, you have to go to the really deepest core of his heart. And at this level only, you will find the original and first reason of his coming into this material world. And if this person does not really want to rectify that and go to Krsna, at this level will start the real problems and the consecutive actions which go with. That is what is happening today. Someone can be a nice devotee till one point, because this kind of existence is convenient to his nature and idea of life, but when the time comes to reach the level of the real point of his reason of original non-acceptance of Krsna's supremacy, you can see if this individual is actually sincere or not. A devotee or not. Why was Jayadvaita Swami so much disturbed by Srila Prabhupada's pranama during mangala aratik or other kirtanas or bhajanas?

Jayadvaita swami saw so-called "wraps" in Prabhupada's books but ourselves, we were not disturbed by those "wraps". We are much more disturbed by the book changes! We did not ask for those changes because of "wraps" we could possibly perceive... What is the relation with wraps when Maharaja adds full passages in Prabhupada's purports, suppress others, changes even Krsna's words or according to Ajit Krsna das, even the Sanskrit! Nothing is more criminal than that...

Recently, the BBTI (with the name of BBT) published an article in the official ISKCON newspaper saying that in fact, they were protecting Prabhupada's books and were supplying the original edition to people who wanted it... Waouh! How glorious and generous... I am very curious to know at what price and how easy it is to get them? While the vast majority of books which are in people's homes at the moment are the new changed edition distributed ones. So, the normal thing became the still available exception. For still how long? Who will remember the original books within 50 years if we can not, soon or later, completely rectify and annihilate this phenomena?

Therefore, that is the way demons are acting, even in materialistic society. They are doing things little by little, very rarely in a fast way, because they are afraid of a possible sudden reaction of people and of a likely rebellion. So, by doing things slowly, little by little, they get people to become used to their new condition, and nothing happens. People are not happy about what is happening but they stay mainly quiet, because a revolution requires extreme events where people have much more to earn than to lose.

That is what the BBTI is doing. And the GBC Body is the more or less passive accomplice of it. A shame! How can they still see themselves in a mirror?

But that and other things can not and will not be solved only through rhetoric and reason.

P.S.: Even the materialists don't change any work in literature. They keep the original text from the author and if there is an obvious issue, they just add some "note of the editor". That's all. They respect the original text and keep it as it was given to the public. With their eventual notes, still they let the choice to the reader.