Saturday, August 19, 2017

Brooklyn Temple Sale Problems (Update)

Today's report on the attempt to sell Srila Prabhupada’s Sri Sri Radha Govinda temple in Brooklyn, NY without ISKCON's approval.

From Madhumangala prabhu,

"Misinformation or blatant Dishonesty?"

"There has been a rash of misinformation presented to the devotee community as well as to the GBC regarding the sale of Radha Govinda Mandir. It is important to note that a lot of this deception has come not just from Ramabhadra das but from Romapada swami as well. Shouldn't ISKCON leaders be held to the highest standards of Honesty?

FACTS

1) Srila Prabhupada’s Brooklyn Temple was contracted for sale on August 15, 2014 without the knowledge of the GBC.

2) Then on April 16, 2015 the original contract for sale was revised (quite possibly for more money) with the approval of both the buyer and the sellers, Romapada Swami and Ramabhadra prabhu.

3) Shortly thereafter it was brought to the attention of Jayadvaita Maharaj that ISKCON's Brooklyn temple was being sold and a contract to sell was in place.

4) This was later confirmed because the real estate multiple listing service showed that Srila Prabhupada’s Brooklyn Temple was no longer available to be purchased by any other potential buyer.

5) Romapada Swami and Ramabhadra das explained that listing Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON Brooklyn temple in the for sale NY real estate multiple listing service was simply an exploratory venture to gauge the current value of the ISKCON Temple property.

5a) This, however, was not the truth. The listing disappeared because a contract to sell had been signed.

6) Upon the ISKCON GBC becoming aware of a contract to sell off Srila Prabhupada’s Brooklyn temple, both Romapada Swami and Ramabhadra das then stated there would be multi-million dollar penalties if they didn't honor the contract.

7) Upon investigation this was deemed to be another deception. There are no legal penalties in the contract. Various Penalties could have been written into the contract sale language. But upon an examination of the sale contract no such wording was found to be present.

8) New York Real estate laws concerning churches and other religious buildings are slightly different than non-religious real estate law. This means that the same rules don't always apply.

9) The Brooklyn ISKCON Temple was under a contract for sale without the ISKCON GBC approval.

10) Ramabhadra das and Romapada swami tried to conceal the above facts with great vigor. Yet somehow Sri Sri Radha Govinda found a way to expose the deceptive and defiant behavior of both Romapada swami and Ramabadra das.

11) The ISKCON GBC's have voted 3 times over the past couple of years and have denied permission to sell the Brooklyn ISKCON temple each time.

11a) In March of 2017, there was a closed door meeting of the "Bharati Center" board of directors (Romapada swami, Ramabadra das, Satya dasi, etc) . They held their own vote and once again decided to sell Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON Brooklyn Temple against the wishes of the ISKCON GBC.

11b) At the time of this "Bharati center" vote Romapada Swami was the chairman of the "Bharati Center" board. This is a point of major importance, because the "Bharati Center" by-laws state that if there is even one vote 'not to sell', the sale CANNOT go through.

11c) There is factual proof that Romapada Maharaj voted to continue with the sale.

11d) Yet later Romapada swami claimed to the ISKCON GBCs that he didn't have all of the needed information to vote against the sale, even he could have used ISKCON's in house attorney to better understand the situation. (Romapada Swami always seems to have an excuse for every situation in which he is caught being untruthful.)

12) Even more bewildering is the fact that after all this, Romapada Swami wrote a letter to the NY State Attorney Generals office stating that he was against the sale.

QUESTIONS :
1) Why would Romapada swami have voted as a 'Bharati center' board member to proceed with the sale and then later claim to the State of New York to be against the sale?

2) The next question naturally is, how are so many congregational devotees being banned from entering the Temple due to the claim that they are opposed to the Brooklyn ISKCON Temple sale, yet Romapada swami is allowed to reside in the Brooklyn ISKCON Temple?

None of this appears to make any sense.

As I noted in a previous post, I asked Ramabhadra on the evening of Janmastami why I was being refused entry to the temple?
I also posed this question to his security team. (I must say that if they are to be a line of defense I wouldn't want them defending me.)

What was most noteworthy was that no one, especially Ramabhadra das, could give me any answer as to why I or any other congregational devotee had been refused entry. It seems that they must have been coached on how to respond by Ramabhadra's lawyer, Which is to give no response to any questions by any congregational devotees.

The letter of the law states that the "Bharati center" and Ramabhadra das do have the POWER to ban congregation devotees because Ramabhadra das is the Temple president of the "Bharati center".

Yet when reviewed by the State Of New York, this same action by a church leader is viewed as an Abuse of Power!!!!!"

Your servant,
Madhumangala das

Please pray to Srila Prabhupada and Sri Sri Radha and Govinda to save our Brooklyn temple from those who are temporarily under the influence of Kali-yuga.


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Here is more news from Brooklyn NY. Madhumangala prabhu is sharing information as soon as it is available.
From Madhumangala prabhu...

"Insanity and deception are on display at Radha Govinda Mandir in Brooklyn NY's Iskcon Temple.

As can be seen in the first photo there are 2 people standing guard, one is a male devotee and the other is a woman. You can also clearly see how the sign (present for the past 30 years) declaring this to be an ISKCON temple has been removed.

I, for one, am wondering why and how this could possibly have taken place given the fact that Romapada Swami is residing there in Srila Prabhupada’s Radha Govinda temple.

Secondly, why is it that Romapada Swami has been leaving the temple to preach, and inevitably to collect money, while the average devotee isn't allowed to enter the temple to worship and serve?

If Romapada Swami were actually representing and working on behalf of the best interests of Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON, how could he possibly fail to object to all of This?

It should also be noted that on the evening that Ramabhadra das took the temple and Sri Sri Radha Govinda hostage, Romapada Swami was supposed to assist in the removal of Ramabhadra das as Temple President as per the GBC body's decision.

On this Sunday night, July 23, Romapada Swami was not only the ISKCON GBC of the Brooklyn Temple, he was also still the Chairman of the Bharat Hill Corp. This means he was in fact the Topmost authority and thus had all power to see that Ramabhadra das complied with the GBC decision to remove him as president.

However, what ensued was an extremely weak and dishonest display by Romapada Swami. After announcing that the GBC Chairman HH Bhakti Caru Swami wished to address the congregation, Romapada Swami slithered into the shadows, away from the situation and didn't exert the authority which he possessed.

This clearly indicated that he, Romapada Swami, wasn't honest in telling the GBC that he would work with them to prevent the sale of the Temple and the removal of Ramabhadra prabhu.

It should also be noted that somehow or another Ramabhadra das and his wife Satya dasi were made aware of the fact that something was going to take place on that very day, Sunday the 23 of July.

Romapada Swami's disciples were phoning others to let them know about this. How else could they have possibly obtained such information? Could it possibly have come from their Guru, Romapada Swami or his representative?

Also an amazing coincidence, was the changing of every lock in the Temple on the 23 of July, just prior to the normal Sunday Program.

Try to guess who made it known to the gbc devotees that were coming to remove Ramabhadra that the locks were being changed, yet HE (Romapada swami) did absolutely nothing to prevent This?

Even if you and I are not geniuses, I'm sure that the one and only answer that you and I could possibly come to is, that the NY gbc and Bharat Hill chairman Romapada Swami, was the culprit.

So many remarkable coincidences conspired to prevent Ramabhadra das's removal and more importantly to prevent the sale of the Temple for the astronomical sum of $60,000,000. When the CIA investigates a breach of security, they have one overriding cardinal rule, there is no such thing as a coincidence.

As has been made public by the GBC, Romapada Swami and Ramabhadra das both voted in November of this past year to push forward with Temple sale, even though the GBC voted against this 3 separate times in a row.

It now seems as if Romapada Swami has had a change of heart about preventing the sale of Srila Prabhupada's Brooklyn ISKCON temple. This is clearly evidenced by all of his subsequent actions.

This is an absolutely disgusting situation given that it is Jhulan Yatra (Sri Sri Radha and Govinda's swing festival), as well as the upcoming appearance of Lord Balaram and Sri Krishna Janmastami.

Never has such an outrageous series of events ever taken place in Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON society. When, if ever, have the congregation of devotees ever been told they would be charged with trespassing if they didn't immediately leave the temple room in the middle of an advertised Sunday feast?

The congregation of devotees were subsequently banned from entering Srila Prabhupada’s Brooklyn ISKCON temple, and that continues from Sunday, July 23, until now.

These acts are in no way pleasing to Srila Prabhupada, nor to Sri Sri Radha Govinda. The entire world is watching as this mess becomes worse and worse every day. A change of management has been needed in NY for longer than 20 yrs. And now the former president, Ramabadra das, has created a Hostage Crisis where by Sri Sri Radha and Govinda are being held captive by renegade former ISKCON members.

Not only should Ramabhadra das be forced to comply with the decision to remove him as Temple President, Romapada Swami should also be stripped of all position in ISKCON, especially those of initiating Guru and GBC member.

How could the current behavior of these two men warrant anything less?

This is Srila Prabhupada’s Sri Sri Radha Govinda ISKCON temple.

The Sri Sri Radha Govinda temple of Brooklyn, NY does not belong to a couple of immature disciples who have been caught in a compromising and probably illegal situation.

Enough is Enough."





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[PADA: Swarupa Hebel is another person who thinks PADA is "offensive" "a mad man" is "too radical" etc. Yep, but when we said the GBC's gurus and / or their lackeys get all their medical treatment expenses paid, if not fancy apartments in India and so on, while the peons / second class citizens / slaves get basically none, or hardly none, guess what? We were right. 

Its an economic war on the humble Vaishnava citizens by a self-styled elite class, and has been all along. Thus! When these elites have a medical problem, they seem to get the best doctors in the best hospitals, but the peons, ok not so much. Told ya! 

Anyway if you feel moved to help here, that's nice. 

Of course another question we get from time to time, why are so many apparent Vaishnavas getting so many lethal ailments, even sometimes very young ones? Is this because the Vaishnava society itself has caught an ailment, of minimizing the acharyas, and its affecting many folks? Good question. ys pd] 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bhakti Caru Swami: Dealing with protest of GBC gurus





PADA: Bhakti Caru swami starts out by saying his GBC acharyas "made many mistakes." So that means BCS thinks the guru parampara, the acharyas from Krishna, the pure representatives of the super soul etc. are full of the four mundane defects, and thus they make many mistakes, or worse -- they openly deviate. Srila Prabhupada says its the "mad elephant offense" to say that acharyas are conditioned souls -- and are persons who -- make mistakes, are in lllusion, are cheaters, are subject to defective senses and so forth. 

The GBC itself wrote a paper saying we can reject their GBC guru when he is found "hopelessly entangled in sense gratification." Why does BCS program say that acharyas are often fallen and, hopelessly so? Acharyas become not only fallen, but even "hopelessly fallen" into sense gratification?

Then BCS says we dissenters "left" ISKCON. No, we were forcefully banned, shunned and removed from ISKCON, for protesting their illicit sex guru program promoted by the GBC. Then he says, the mistakes, for example of saying acharyas are often deviants, have been corrected. Nope! 

Bhakti Caru swami is recently spending a lot of time hanging out with Jayadvaita swami, the person who says their GBC gurus fall -- and even fall to the point of being "engaged in illicit sex with men, women and children." Why does BCS associate with these folks, who claim that Krishna's guru successors are often fallen and even sexual predators and deviants? 

Then BCS says, the people on the internet who say Krishna's guru successors are not deviants -- should be ignored, so we should just go forward saying that Krishna's guru successors are often sexual predators, drunkards, machine gun swamis, porno swamis, criminals and so forth? We should ignore the people who say Krishna and His parampara are pure, and we should associate with people who says gurus are often debauchees?

Then BCS says that the ISKCON temples are full of people, well yes, they made it bascially a Hindu cultural center after they removed the Western people. Again Srila Prabhupada said he did not want his movement to become a Hindu off shoot. Worse, by neglecting those of us who protested their gurukula imbroglio, they had to be sued for $400,000,000 for mis-managing their schools. So they did a great job by ignoring the protest of their mis-managing? 

And now, the GBC is saying Romapada is a crook, at the same time, he is the sin-absorbing messiah of the jagat, a diksha guru no less. And this means, things have been corrected? ys pd  
    

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Annada Ekadasti (Aug 17th)


Annada Ekadasi (fast from grains and beans), 

Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California
Yuddhisthira Maharaja said, “Oh JanArdana, protector of allliving entities, please tell me the name of the Ekadasii that occursduring the dark fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September).”
The Supreme Lord, Shri Krishna, then replied, “Oh King, hear me attentively. The name of this sin-removing, sacred Ekadasii is Aja. Any person who fasts completely on this day and worships Hrishikesha, the master of the senses, becomes free of all reactions to his sins. Even one who simply hears about this Ekadasi is freed from his past sins. 

Oh King, there is no better day than this in all the earthly and heavenly worlds. This is true without a doubt.

“There once lived a famous king named Harishchandra, who was the emperor of the world and a person of great truth and integrity. His wife’s name was Chandramati, and he had a son named Lohit Ashva. By the force of destiny, however, Harishchandra lost his great kingdom and sold his wife and son. The pious king himself became a menial servant of a dog-eater, who made him guard a crematorium. 

Yet even while doing such menial service, he did not forsake his truthfulness and good character, just as soma-rasa,even when mixed with some other liquid, does not lose its ability to bestow immortality.

“The king passed many years in this condition. Then one day he sadly thought, ‘What shall I do? Where shall I go? How can I be delivered from this plight?’ In this way he drowned in an ocean of anxiety and sorrow. 

“One day a great sage happened by, and when the king saw him he happily thought, ‘Ah, Lord Brahma has created brahmins just to help others.’ 

Harishchandra paid his respectful obeisances to the sage, whose name was Gautama Muni. With joined palms the king stood before Gautama Muni and narrated his pitiful story. Gautama Muni was astonished to hear the king’s tale of woe. He thought, ‘How has this mighty king been reduced to collecting clothes from the dead?’ 

Gautama Muni became very much compassionate toward Harishchandra and instructed him on the process of fasting for purification.

“Gautama Muni said, ‘Oh king, during the dark fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada there occurs an especially meritorious Ekadasii named AjA (Annada),which removes all sins. Indeed, this Ekadasii is so auspicious that if you simply fast on that day and perform no other austerity,all your sins will be nullified. By your good fortune it is coming in just seven days. 

So I urge you to fast on this day and remain awake through the night. If you do so, all the reactions of your past sins will come to an end. Oh Harishchandra, I have come here because of your past pious deeds. Now, all good fortune to you in the future!’ So saying, the great sage Sri Gautama Muni immediately disappeared for their vision.
“King Harishchandra followed Gautama Muni’s instructions concerning fasting on the sacred day of AjA Ekadasii. Oh Maharaja Yudhisthira, because the king fasted on that day, the reactions to his previous sins were completely destroyed at once. Oh lion among kings, just see the influence of this Ekadasi fast! 

It immediately vanquishes whatever miseries one maybe suffering as a result of past karmik sinful activities. 

Thus all Harishchandra’s miseries were relieved. Just by the power of this wonderful Ekadasii, he was reunited with his wife and son, who had died but were now revived. In the heavenly regions the devas (demigods) began beating on their celestial kettledrums and showering down flowers upon Harishchandra, his queen, and their son. 

By the blessings of the Ekadasii fast, he regained his kingdom without difficulty. Moreover, when King Harishchandra left the planet, his relatives and all his subjects too, went with him to the spiritual world.

“Oh Pandava, whoever fasts on Aja Ekadasii is surely freed from all his sins and ascends to the spiritual world. And whosoever hears and studies the glories of this Ekadasii achieves the merit gained by performing a horse sacrifice.”

3.4 Million Pilgrims Visit Krishna's Janmabhumi / Janmasthami

Brooklyn Temple's New Security Arrangement

[PADA: A disciple of Bhakti Caru Swami wrote to tell PADA that we are greatly offending a pure devotee by disagreeing with Bhakti Caru swami. At the same time, Bhakti Caru's GBC program is saying that Rompada swami is (A) the purest devotee on the planet, the sum total of the demigods, an acharya, and a diksha guru -- a person who can absorb sins like Jesus. And so they launched a tour for him to visit many ISKCON centers to initiate people -- while he is simultaneously (B) a temple stealing crook. 

Why is the Bhakti Caru Swami program saying that thieves are also acharyas and pure devotees? We will let you know when this person answers. Why do these guys never explain why they are promoting things like: machine gun swamis, Vodka drinking fools, illicit sex addicts, porno swamis, drug fools, crooks, thieves, deviants, sexual predators and so on -- as their acharyas? ys pd]

Sad news from Srila Prabhupada’s Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir in Brooklyn.

Many devotee congregation members were denied entry into the Janmastami celebration for Sri Sri Radha Govinda. Here is Madhumangala das's eyewitness account:

"Here are 2 photos of the non devotee security men at Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir in NY. On this holiest day, Sri Krishna Janmastami, Jayadavaita Maharaj, Hamsarupa prabhu (the gbc appointed Temple President) and Myself (Madhumangala das) were refused entry into Srila Prabhupada’s Brooklyn Temple, as were many others.

It should be noted that Jayadvaita Swami is a senior disciple of Srila Prabhupada, as is Hamsarupa prabhu. (Hamsarupa prabhu has been appointed by the ISKCON GBC to become the temporary president of Srila Prabhupada's Brooklyn temple.)

I would like to know how it is that 2nd and 3rd generation devotees within Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON Brooklyn temple could possibly participate in causing such an enormous aparadha by not allowing these vaisnavas into Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON temple?

Ramabhadra das was present and giving his personal authorization as to who would be able to enter Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON temple. But Ramabhadra das would give no reason for having four men surround and intimidate me (Madhumangala das). I asked Ramabhadra das numerous times why I was being refused entry into a PUBLIC HOUSE OF WORSHIP, on the publicly advertised Janmastami festival night. Yet no one, including Ramabadra das, would provide any explanation to me.

Jayadvaita Maharaj was told he wasn't allowed to enter Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON Brooklyn temple as per the instructions of Ramabhadra das and his lawyer. Ramabhadra das has given the order to deny any congregation member their right to enter Srila Prabhupada’s Brooklyn temple if he (Ramabadra das) believes that the congregation member in question opposes Ramabadra das's sale of Srila Prabhupada's temple, even on the holy day of Janmastami.

Maybe we should all ask Ramabhadra das, who is paying for a daily security detail of 3 men (and an additional separate personal body guard for Ramabhadra das)? Why is such heavy security needed now after 30 years of never having had any outside security service to screen congregation devotees desiring to enter a house of worship, Srila Prabhupada’s Brooklyn, NY temple?

How much is Ramabhadra das paying his attorney to try to keep Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON temple of Brooklyn out of the control of the rightful owners, Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON society? Ramabadra das claims that both he and his temple are broke, so where is this money coming from?

Is Ramabadra das working on the premise that all of these financial issues will be solved when he sells Srila Prabhupada’s Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir for the contract sale price of $60 million? How is it possible that Romapada Swami's long time disciple and servant, Gauranga Prema das, claimed to me that he supports Ramabhadra das's sale of Srila Prabhupada's temple?

This would seem to be in direct defiance of his Guru, Romapada Swami's agreement with the ISKCON GBC Body not to sell Srila Prabhupada’s Brooklyn Temple.

OR... Is it possible that Romapada swami never intended to honor his agreement with the ISKCON GBC Body to begin with? And is this why Romapada swami is currently living with Ramabhadra das inside Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON temple of Brooklyn, NY? Can Romapada Swami still be trusted represent the interests of Srila Prabhupada in any capacity?

Romapada swami appears to be allowing Ramabhadra das to occupy Srila Prabhupada’s Brooklyn ISKCON temple after the ISKCON GBC Body voted and then served notice to Ramabadra das, that he is no longer the temple president of Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON Brooklyn temple. Why has Romapada Swami agreed to the employment of a security team whose only job is to keep longstanding ISKCON devotees and congregation members from entering Srila Prabhupada’s Temple?

One of the several long standing issues that many congregational members have with both Ramabhadra das and Romapada swami has been their whimsical banning of longstanding congregation devotees. Is this part of some secret plan to pretend that all the congregational devotees who are banned and denied entry are not real congregation members of Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON of Brooklyn temple?

And thus these congregational members individual complaints to the state of New York disagreeing with Ramabadra das' temple sale are not valid. I also wonder if Ramabhadra das is still collecting donations checks under the name of ISKCON even though they are operating in direct DEFIANCE of the ISKCON GBC body. Do you think it is about time that both Romapada swami and Ramabhadra das are forced to vacate Srila Prabhupada’s Brooklyn Temple?

Barring devotees from entering to see Sri Sri Radha Govinda on Janmastami is an OFFENSE OF EPIC PROPORTION!!!!!!!" We should all pray to Srila Prabhupada and Sri Sri Radha Govinda to please make an arrangement to save our Brooklyn temple...

Your servant,
Madhumangala das

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Origin Of the Jeeva (Update) Mahesh Raja

http://krishna1008.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-false-version-of-jaiva-dharma-being.html

Nitya-baddha means ‘We Do Not Know’

(by Mahesh Raja)

Nitya-baddha means we do not know when our, this conditional stage has begun. It is impossible to trace out the history. Sunanda Prabhu’s article is highly questionable. Obviously, Sunanda Prabhu is confused and it appears from his article he does not actually understand what is nitya baddha. Eternally conditioned means -- It is impossible to trace out the history.

Aside from this, BACK to Godhead means RETURNING back home from where we came from ORIGINALLY. The word MARGINAL means the soul has the INDEPENDENCE to CHOOSE if he wants to remain in Vaikuntha or to come to the material world. Otherwise there is no meaning to the word LOVE for Krsna. Love is NOT forced.

Other then the philosophy being explained in the context of SIMULTANEOUS ONENESS AND DIFFERENCE, one can NOT explain how the soul falls and does not fall reflecting the statements from Srila Prabhupada. I have explained this in my article, Apparent Contradiction and Reconciliation.

Please read below how Nitya-baddha has been explained:

Srila Prabhupada’s Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam, March 28, 1968, San Francisco:

“Nitya-baddha. This word is also technical. Nitya-baddha means ever-conditioned. There are nitya-muktas. Nitya-mukta means ever-liberated. In the spiritual world, there are also innumerable living entities. The… This material world is only one-fourth manifestation of Krsna’s energy, God’s energy. And the three-fourths energy is manifested in the spiritual world. So we can just imagine that in one-fourth manifestation of energy of the Lord, we are so many living entities which is impossible to count. Now you can imagine how many more living entities are there. But here we are conditioned and they are liberated. Those who are conditioned, they are called nitya-baddha, ever-conditioned. Nitya-baddha means we do not know when our, this conditional stage has begun. It is impossible to trace out the history.”

Srila Prabhupada’s Purport on Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.5 – Fundamental Principles of Material Nature:

" It is stated in the previous verse that the material energy was accepted by the Supreme Personality of Godhead in order that He might exhibit pastimes for the living entities who wanted to enjoy and lord it over the material energy. This world was created through the material energy of the Lord for the so-called enjoyment of such living entities. Why this material world was created for the sufferings of the conditioned souls is a very intricate question. 


" There is a hint in the previous verse in the word lilaya, which means “for the pastimes of the Lord.” The Lord wants to rectify the enjoying temperament of the conditioned souls. It is stated in Bhagavad-gita that no one is the enjoyer but the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This material energy is created, therefore, for anyone who pretends to enjoy. An example can be cited here that there is no necessity for the government’s creation of a separate police department, but because it is a fact that some of the citizens will not accept the state laws, a department to deal with criminals is necessary. 

" There is no necessity, but at the same time there is a necessity. Similarly, there was no necessity to create this material world for the sufferings of the conditioned souls, but at the same time there are certain living entities, known as nitya-baddha, who are eternally conditioned. We say that they have been conditioned from time immemorial because no one can trace out when the living entity, the part and parcel of the Supreme Lord, became rebellious against the supremacy of the Lord.”

Srila Prabhupada’s Purport on Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.11.12 – Jada Bharata Instructs King Rahugana:

“As stated in Bhagavad-gita (13.3), ksetrajnam capi mam viddhi sarva-ksetresu bharata. There are two kinds of ksetrajna, or living beings. One is the individual living being, and the other is the supreme living being. The ordinary living being knows about his body to some extent, but the Supreme, Paramatma, knows the condition of all bodies. The individual living being is localized, and the Supreme, Paramatma, is all-pervading. In this sloka the word ksetrajna refers to an ordinary living being, not the supreme living being. This ordinary living being is of two kinds–nitya-baddha or nitya-mukta. One is eternally conditioned and the other eternally liberated. 

" The eternally liberated living beings are in the Vaikuntha jagat, the spiritual world, and they never fall into the material world. Those in the material world are conditioned souls, nitya-baddha. The nitya-baddhas can become liberated by controlling the mind because the cause of conditioned life is the mind. When the mind is trained and the soul is not under the mind’s control, the soul can be liberated even in this material world. When it is liberated, one is called jivan-mukta. A jivan-mukta knows how he has become conditioned; therefore he tries to purify himself and return home, back to Godhead.”

Srila Prabhupada’s Lecture on Caitanya-caritamrta, January 9, 1967, New York:

“Yesterday we have been discussing two kinds of living entities. One class, nitya-mukta, eternally liberated, they never come to this material world. They are eternally liberated. And another class, just like we are, conditioned. We are eternally conditioned. Eternally conditioned means we do not know when we have been conditioned like this. It is not possible to trace out the history. Because living entity, by nature, he is not conditioned. But actually we see that we are conditioned, and there is no possibility to trace out the history. Many, many Brahma’s life… Not only one Brahma’s, there are so many Brahmas changed, and we are conditioned. So therefore we are called eternally conditioned.”

Srila Prabhupada’s Letter to Upendra, October 27, 1969:

“Regarding your question, in one sense both you and Mahapurusa are right. The fact is that after the dissolution of the Universe the living entities remain in slumber within Maha Visnu, and again when the creation takes place they are impregnated in their original position and they come out in different species of life. By gradual evolutionary process, when they come to the human form there is good chance of getting out of the repeated birth and death, and one can enter into the Spiritual Realm. 

" But if one loses this chance he is again put into the cycle of birth and death. The conditioned souls are always within the Maha Visnu Form, whereas the liberated souls in Vaikuntha, they are engaged in the service of the Lord. Constitutionally every living entity, even if he is in the Vaikuntha Loka, has chance of falling down. Therefore the living entity is called marginal energy. But when the falldown has taken place for the conditioned soul is very difficult to ascertain. Therefore two classes are designated: eternally liberated and eternally conditioned. But for arguments sake, a living entity being marginal energy, he can’t be eternally conditioned. 

" The Time is so unlimited that the conditioned souls appear to be eternally so, but from the philosophical view he cannot be eternally conditioned. Since we cannot trace out when we have become conditioned, there is no use of arguing on this point. Better to take care first how we can get rid of this conditional existence; as much as a patient should take care for treating his disease more, and less waste his time in finding out the cause of his disease.”

Srila Prabhupada’s Conversation, July 8, 1976:

Devotee (4): I can’t seem to get a grasp on this at all. If we in our original constitutional position as part and parcel of Krsna, and in that position, that original position of full knowledge and full bliss and being in our eternal nature… Now I have some experience of how strong this material energy is and how maya works somewhat, but if I had known this and had this full knowledge, then I would have had this knowledge of how maya works and how I might fall.

Prabhupada: You read the life of Jaya, Vijaya, Hiranyakasipu, Hiranyaksa? They were Krsna’s doorkeepers. How they fell down? Did you read it? Did you read the life of Hiranyakasipu or Hiranyaksa?

Devotee (4): Yes, Prabhupada.

Prabhupada: So how they did fall? They are from Vaikuntha. They are Krsna’s personal associates, keeping the doorkeepers. How did they fell down? Anyway, there is chance of falling down at any moment.

Devotee (4): Well, in his family they wanted to enjoy the material world.

Prabhupada: Whatever it may be, the fall down is there. So because we are living entities, we are not as powerful as Krsna, therefore we may fall down from Vaikuntha at any moment. Iccha-dvesa samutthena sarge yanti parantapa. Find out this verse.

Pusta Krsna:

icchā-dveṣa-samutthena

dvandva-mohena bhārata

sarva-bhūtāni sammohaṁ

sarge yānti parantapa

“O scion of Bharata [Arjuna], O conqueror of the foe, all living entities are born into delusion, overcome by the dualities of desire and hate.”

Prabhupada: Purport.

Pusta Krsna: “The real constitutional position of the living entity is that of subordination to the Supreme Lord, who is pure knowledge. When one is deluded into separation from this pure knowledge, he becomes controlled by illusory energy and cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The illusory energy is manifested in the duality of desire and hate. Due to desire and hate the ignorant person wants to become one with the Supreme Lord and envies Krsna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. 

" Pure devotees, who are not so deluded or contaminated by desire and hate, can understand that Lord Sri Krsna appears by His internal potencies. But those who are deluded by duality and nescience think that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is created by material energies. This is their misfortune. Such deluded persons symptomatically dwell in dualities of dishonor and honor, misery and happiness, woman and man, good and bad, pleasure and pain, etc., thinking ‘This is my wife, this is my house; I am the master of this house, I am the husband of this wife.’ These are the dualities of delusion. Those who are so deluded by dualities are completely foolish and cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead.”

Prabhupada: So even in the Vaikuntha, if I desire that “Why shall I serve Krsna? Why not become Krsna?” I immediately fall down. That is natural. A servant is serving the master, sometimes he may think that “If I could become the master.” They are thinking like that, they are trying to become God. That is delusion. You cannot become God. That is not possible. But he’s wrongly thinking.

Vipina: Why doesn’t Krsna protect us from that desire?

Prabhupada: He’s protecting. He says, “You rascal, don’t desire, surrender unto Me.” But you are rascal, you do not do this.

Vipina: Why doesn’t He save me from thinking like that?

Prabhupada: That means you lose your independence.

Vipina: And no love.

Prabhupada: That is force. (indistinct) prema. In Bengali it is said “If you catch one girl or boy, ‘You love me, you love me, you love me.’ ” Is it love? (laughter) “You love me, otherwise I will kill you.” (laughter) Is that love? So Krsna does not want to become a lover like that, on the point of revolver, “You love me, otherwise I shall kill you.” That is not love, that is threatening. Love is reciprocal, voluntary, good exchange of feeling, then there is love, not by force. That is rape. The… Why one is called lover, another is called rape?

Vipina: But isn’t it by force anyway? If we don’t love Krsna, we suffer.

Prabhupada: That is your business. You’ll suffer. But that Krsna does not force you. He says the real, “You love me, you’ll be happy. If you don’t love, you suffer.” But that is your business.

Vipina: So what is the choice?

Prabhupada: Choice is yours. If you are rascal, you don’t make the choice, the best choice. You suffer. The rascals, they suffer. And intelligent men, they do not suffer. If you are intelligent, then Krsna says that “You surrender to Me,” you surrender, then you are intelligent. If you are rascal, then you reject and you suffer. When a father says to his rascal son, “My dear son, you just hear me, do like this, you’ll be happy.” If he does not do it, he’ll suffer. There is no other alternative.

Guest (2): Srila Prabhupada, why is the material world made on the level of a jailhouse? It’s made on the level of a jailhouse, that, I’ve been told, the attitude of a jail instead of the attitude.

Prabhupada: Yes, because there will be so many criminals. Therefore government has to construct a jailhouse. It is government’s not desire. It is expensive, unnecessary. But because there are rascals who will become criminal, the government has jailhouse. So one who wants to remain independent of Krsna, for them there is material world, “All right, you remain here.”

Vipina: We also say that Krsna is fulfilling the desires of every living entity. So if we want to enjoy independent of Krsna, why doesn’t He let us really enjoy independent of Him?

Prabhupada: That is not possible. That is maya it is called. You are not enjoyer, you are servant. Because you are willing to become enjoyer, you suffer, that’s all. You are not enjoyer.

Vipina: Then He’s not fulfilling the desire.

Prabhupada: No, you wanted to enjoy–enjoy at your risk. Sometimes you’ll become the king of heaven, and sometimes you become the germs in the stool.

Vipina: Hm, enjoy at your risk. (laughter)

Prabhupada: Yes. No, that is the fact.

Vipina: Instead of under His protection, you enjoy at your risk.

Prabhupada: Therefore He advises, “Rascal, you give up all this enjoying spirit. You just surrender to Me, you’ll be happy.” But we don’t accept it. Therefore sometimes we are in the heavenly kingdom, sometimes as a worm in the stool. That is going on. That is your risk. What is that? bhuñjate te tv aghaṁ pāpāḥ?

yajñārthāt karmaṇo ’nyatra
loko ’yaṁ karma-bandhanaḥ:
yajña-śiṣṭāśinaḥ santo
mucyante sarva-kilbiṣaiḥ
bhuñjate te tv agham pāpā
ya pacanty ātma-kāraṇāt

Pusta Krsna: Yjñārthāt karmaṇo ’nyatra?

Prabhupada: Hm.

Pusta Krsna:

yajñārthāt karmaṇo ’nyatra
loko ’yaṁ karma-bandhanaḥ
tad-arthaṁ karma kaunteya
mukta-saṅgaḥ samācara

“Work done as a sacrifice for Visnu has to be performed, otherwise work binds one to this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain unattached and free from bondage.”

Prabhupada: Yajna-sistasinah santo mucyante sarva-kilbisaih. I think there you will find.

Pusta Krsna: Bhunkte stena eva sah? No? Oh, bhunjate te tv agham papah?

yajña-śiṣṭāśinaḥ santo
mucyante sarva-kilbiṣaiḥ
bhuñjate te tv agham pāpā
ya pacanty ātma-kāraṇāt

“The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice. Others, who prepare food for personal sense enjoyment, verily eat only sin.”

Monday, August 14, 2017

Aja Uttama (Remix Video)


Temple Hi-jacking Team And: Guru of the Jagat?

[PADA: Thanks for your report prabhu, that after it was well known that Romapada swami is helping Ramabhadra for years if not decades with the Brooklyn building imbroglio, he is immediately welcomed in Los Angeles, apparently with the big leaders there falling at his feet. And he is immediately announced as: their initiating guru; sum total of the demigods; shaksat hari tvena messsiah of the jagat etc. And he reportedly initiated people there. Is this because the leaders in Los Angeles think Romapada is another Jesus, and he can be a diksha guru and absorb sins like Jesus? 

Yep, at the same time, isn't he a property hi-jacker according to other GBC authority? MANY ex-collectors who "did the pick" to collect millions of dollars to buy all these properties tell us they are now very hurt and disgusted that the GBC would allow a few people to hi-jack these properties and basically BAN the people who built these properties with their hard work and labor for so many years.

You are right, this is another method how these guys take over property, they initiate people, gradually get their own initiated people set up as legal signators on the properties, and then de facto, they own it. Anyway, here he is, his temple is locked up, changed the keys, and the rest of the GBC are not allowed on the premises. And yet he is given the keynote speaking post, and guru post too?

Yep! And his pal says he will have GBC arrested for trespassing, and yet, the LA authority / some on the GBC / apparently still says -- he is another Jagat Guru, savior of the universe? How can a property hi-jacking team member be the savior of the universe? Dunno! Ask them! Yes this is getting ridiculous! Hee hee! I also think you are right, this appears to prove the whole lot of them are corrupt to the core. ys pd]    


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tulsi Gabbard: Janmashtami Message 2017 (video)


The Hitler Prajalpa-ites (Update)

PADA: OK, some time ago we were trying to save a young woman who was being exploited by a much older "devotee" man, and the Sanat / Mukunda (UK) / Prahlad (UK) / Pancali / Janardan / Krishna Kirtan team and / or their hangers on such as HKC Jaipur types -- they all joined up to attack PADA -- and defend the exploiting situation. 

They do not know that its sinful to exploit young devotee women in the name of Krishna? OK, and these people ended up creating a catastrophic mess, not unlike the same type of catastrophic mess that sometimes happens in GBC's guru land. As usual, we predicted they would create this disaster years ahead, and it came to pass.     

They apparently also do not know that child abuse is wrong, because they said PADA is wrong to have hundreds of children pulled out of that process. Why do they think keeping children in oppressed situations is the way forward for the jagat? 

As a number of ex-kulis ask PADA:

What makes them different from the bad guys?  

Worse, Prahlad said we need to send the photos of those opposing his women and children exploiting program to the GBC's goons, to get them killed. Why are some of these guys still working hand in glove with the GBC's goondas? They don't have enough Vaishnava's blood on their giant jack boots already? 

Ooops, and Krishna Kirtan is promoting Krishna Balarama swami, another grand wizard messiah wanna-be. At the same time, their creating all this friction simply gave the GBC-ites ammunition to say the ritviks "do not get along." Why do they want to always discredit the Prabhupadanuga's program, and give ammunition to the bad guys? Did we forget, some of them also made a video with Bhakta das, chief cheer leader of the Radhanath program? OK none of the actual ritviks think Bhakta das is their authority. 

In the end -- they apparently helped no one, especially their victims, and confused many. I still really cannot see any actual evidence that they are now helping their victims? Worse, it appears some of the GBC ilk are correct about them, these people vociferously promote exploiting, and then leave their women and children victims without any proper support, while saying this is not right when done by others. 

Or worse, some of them (like the IRM?) have been saying that child victimization needs to continue to "save the buildings from lawsuits." We need to save some stones and bricks, but not the people? Again, GBC ilk is accused of the same heartless if not criminal mentality ... 

It thus seems that one of the first problems with the Hitler prajalpa folks is, they cannot seem to run much of a functioning program themselves. And if someone does make a functioning program, like Bangalore for example, they will complain that this program "does not have enough kirtana." OK maybe, but where is their big kirtana program? 

We keep getting requests from folks in the UK to send us the address of our Prabhupadanuga programs there, ok and where are they? And why aren't these guys doing it? Oh I forgot, they are meditating on WW II and not Krishna? Yep, Bangalore folks are taking the GBC's gurus to court, to prove that Srila Prabhupada is the acharya. So we need to stomp on Bangalore, to save the bogus gurus?

At least the Prabhupadanugas in many other places have something going on. Its almost as if -- the reason some in this team admire Hitler is, he had no success in attaining what he set out to accomplish, and he allegedly killed himself in a bunker, not even going out to die on the battlefield like a proper soldier. Is this their idea of success? Mukunda says we all need to be like Hitler, and die in a bunker after losing? And Prahlad says Mukunda's videos are great, they get lots of hits. Swell! Srila Prabhupada says a leader living in a bunker while his soldiers are outside dying is -- demoniac.

Of course then again some of these same guys promote Bob Dylan, who goes to Israel to perform music at Jewish ceremonies. We need to be promoting going to Israel and singing at the Bar Mitzvah? And PADA is bad, because we are not joining their program of singing at Bar Mitzvahs? And PADA is even worse, because we used "contaminated taxi driving money" to help Sulochana and later make copies of the poison tapes, when we should have left the poison tapes become eternally secret and hidden for the next 10,000 years, while we "got a better job." Getting a better job is the goal of life? Who knew!    

Anyway, now some of these folks are still going on about the "Jewish Body Devotees," the so-called JBD's and their influence on ISKCON. For starters, some of them complain that the "JBD's" are 1% or 2% of the total of the 5,000 original disciples. So that would mean, the greater mass of 98% devotees were bewitched, bewildered, be-fooled, and cheated by the 1% or 2% percent. Why don't the Hitler-pada-ites explain how this process happened? If the blind are leading the blind, why is one party the main cause if many of them are falling into a ditch? 

OK and that would mean -- a lot of the 98% failed to take proper action to protect their religion rather simply, and they did not use much logic, rational thinking, or discrimination, what to speak of shastra, when the 1% or 2% percent said, henceforward ... conditioned souls are acharyas. 

That issue alone should have raised major red flags among the 98% from square one (as it did with some of us) ... and the mass of 98% should have opposed the deviant 1% or 2%, and they should have stood with us and said -- deviants are not acharyas. That is not what happened, the 98% mainly sold out, and then later on left, or whatever, but as a rule, they did not launch a proper counter point. 

Q: Didn't the 98% know that deviants are not gurus? 
A: Yup. 
Q: Did they join us in protest of said deviant gurus? 
A: Not very much. And a number opposed us -- for protesting. 

An ex-gurukuli told me just a few days ago, as far as he can see, almost all of the original 98% of devotees have simply lost interest in what happens within the walls of ISKCON. He said, even if the ISKCON GBC announced a program of worshiping Satan, and they kicked out Krishna and installed Satan deities, it would still not rally many of the 98% into any action, as they are "engaged in other things." 

OK the 98% did not fix the mess at the outset, and for the most part (with few exceptions) are not interested in fixing it now, despite knowing it is a mess by now for sure. Same as the Gaudiya Matha, one party deviated, one party abandoned ship and sat around in the tea shops, both are useless.

Then again we have guys like Rocana, and he basically says that Srila Prabhupada wanted all the deity worship to stop because there would no longer be any initiated "post samadhi" disciples. So we invited Krishna to come, just so after 1978 we could move Him off into an empty warehouse storage building, or force Him to take offerings made to conditioned souls, when there were no more proper poojaris (as has been happening under the post samadhi-ites)?

Well yep. 

So that means the lack of resistance -- if not acquiescing and compliance of most of the 98% -- enabled and empowered -- the bogus 2%, whether so-called JBD or non-JBD "gurus" like "Bhakti Tirtha Swami Krishnapada"; Germans like Hansadutta; Baptists like Kirtanananda; ex-Hindus like Gopal Krishna, Swarupa Damodar, Gaura Govinda maharaja and so forth. Meanwhile some of the top "advisers / assistants" of the GBC's gurus were Indian bodied folks like -- Gaura Govinda Maharaja, Sridhara Maharaja, Narayana Maharaja, Babajis, Fakir Mohan, to some extent BP Puri and others.  

And did we forget to mention the 1936 Gaudiya Matha had the same bogus guru process, with 100% India folks? No JBD's in attendence? And a Brijabasi told me -- poisoning and other forms of murdering of gurus, in order to take over their properties and disciples, has gone on for "thousands of years". OK its not just a current "JBD" program's "guru take over" exclusively. Its a broader question of motivated people who want to be gurus, and take over assets, and these people are everywhere at all times evidently, especially in Kali Yuga. 

What these anti-JBD folks are really saying is, most of the 98% mass of devotees were essentially not to blame for allowing the pirates to overtake the ship. Why not! And the 98% were not too well versed in shastra, and so they could be fooled very easily by a teeny group of cheaters. Doesn't that really mean, most of the 98% failed? If the snake oil salesman sells a few hundred people bogus medicine, and people get sick and die, aren't the people who bought and promoted the bogus product also guilty of not checking out the product? 

Most of the 98% apparently simply did not check to see if there had been a guru appointment, they apparently did not check shastra to find out that gurus do not become debauchees etc. etc etc. And a lot of the 98% gave us grief if not personal attacks when we tried to point out that the 2% were -- cheating the society. So the 98% were largely complicit by omission or commission? Or what? 

OK agreed, the snake oil salesman is the primary culprit, true enough, but if many other people help the bogus salesman promote his bogus products, aren't they almost as much to blame when people suffer ill effects of the bad medicine? So the crew of the ship walking off and allowing the pirates to take the ship is another problem, and its really the larger problem. 

In any case, a Jewish friend of ours says -- thanks to Hitler bombing the be-jeepers out of the British, the Brits became so weak they had to decamp from Palestine, and this is how the state of Israel was allowed to come into existence. So according to his theory, Hitler was actually helping the Zionist homeland come into being. Is this success for the so-called Hitler agenda? Would it not be better to find a hero, who actually has had some success? 

Hitler did not stop anything of substance really, he just made a huge mess, all sorts of people died, and then he died ingloriously. Of course, some "Hindu Nationalists" might say -- to Hitler's credit, he did weaken the Brits and this got them out of India, which is probably why some India nationalists appreciate him even now. At the same time, India is now very much Westernized and they have not removed the Western influence very much, so its a little -- watered down success.

In any case, what is the need of the hour is to actually form real programs that are actually preaching, printing books, making temples, installing deities, and gathering folks together for congregational chanting of the Lord's name. Sitting around yabbering about Hitler / the JBD / the Zionists / the Illuminati / chem trails etc. is not producing any of these results, and never will. Then again, someone told us, making Hitler into some sort of saint using the name of Krishna is -- what the Illuminati would want, and thus -- these guys are the Illuminati. Did we forget to mention, this agenda is simply not popular now, and -- it never will be? Which is why Srila Prabhupada said, we should not read about or discuss Hitler. ys pd


               
Not really popular.


Not Krishna's Agenda  

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Brooklyn Temple Imbroglio Update (08/12/17)

The latest news on Srila Prabhupada’s Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir in Brooklyn, NY. This post is from Sriman Madhumangala Das.

"Wake up Iskcon Devotees Worldwide !!!!

Ask the GBC why there are security guards dressed in black suits stationed at the doors to Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir in Brooklyn, NY? Just who are they trying to keep out? The only logical explanation is, those devotees and servants that don't approve of selling Sri Sri Radha Govinda's Temple.

Ramabhadra das has taken it upon himself to remove the Iskcon sign from the Temple facade. Does this signal that he has broken away from the ISKCON society even while the local GBC man Romapada Swami is still residing there?

How is this possible? How is it that we don't condone gambling and yet the the local Brooklyn Temple authorities and the GBC allowed a Bingo hall to operate for years on end on the Temple property? 

[PADA: What about the Haitian disco reported before that?]

All this happened while Romapada Swami was the GBC and Ramabhadra das was the president of the Brooklyn temple. How many devotees are aware that Romapada Swami's former disciple found bank statements years ago detailing that Romapada swami had millions of dollars in his bank account? (By the way, she was his official ACCOUNTANT.)

Why is it that Romapada Swami lent the Brooklyn Temple money years ago in the form of a loan with interest? Aren't sannyasis supposed to be the ultimate renunciates? If Romapada Swami is supposedly against the sale of the Temple how could he possibly still be living there?

The security guards stationed at the temple entrance are instructed to keep out those devotees who are known to be against the Temple sale. How can anyone sit by and watch all of this take place? How can the GBC have erred in such an egregious manner?

How has the GBC allowed Romapada Swami to own not one but two additional buildings in Brooklyn? (It is rumored that Romapada swami owns other buildings throughout the tri-state area under shell corporations and regularly makes loans to others at competitive interest rates. Where is the forensic accountant who will clear Romapada swami's name?)

How and from where could a renunciate get such large sums of money? Why did Srila Prabhupada live so humbly yet those that are supposed to be his representatives live such opulent lifestyles? Just go to Vrindavan and see how many of the ISKCON Gurus have their own personal residences.

Are we supposed to believe that Srila Prabhupada would approve of this? How is it that Srila Prabhupada couldn't be cheated out of his Juhu Property in Mumbai by a non-devotee, yet under the GBC's watch another Iskcon Temple has yet again been taken (or stolen?) by a devotee/Temple President?

Remember the Bangalore, India and Freeport, NY former ISKCON temples?

Something is extremely wrong here. It should also be of paramount importance that the assembled devotees understand that there is no cash register in the restaurant downstairs. This fact makes it extremely easy to both hide and launder cash money. Just how many $$$$ does the restaurant make daily?

Or weekly?
Or monthly?

Corruption is all that keeps coming to mind. After all, the complete temple finances are meant to be known by the entire congregation on a minimum of a yearly basis. Unfortunately this hasn't happened in at least the past two decades (20 years) to date.

Back to Romapada Swami... How is it that Romapada swami stood by and watched as all of the Brooklyn Temple locks were being changed? Does this sound like he was helping the GBC Body remove Ramabhadra das as president?
The most shocking of all, is that it is no secret that Ramabhadra das and Romapada Swami have shared a serious dislike for one another for many years, yet for some reason they were able to put aside that dislike and unite to sell their own Guru, Srila Prabhupada's Brooklyn Temple.

Sure seems like the almighty dollar has played a significant role in all of this, doesn't it? This whole situation could have been avoided had the GBC been paying close attention to the rapidly decaying situation in Srila Prabhupada’s Brooklyn, NY temple over the past 3 decades (30 years) , but they didn't.

How can anyone expect that the same GBC will act in a more responsible fashion from this point forward? If this can happen in Brooklyn, NY during the celebration of '50 yrs of ISKCON', where it all began, why can't your temple be next on the for sale list? Just ask the Irish devotees and their GBC about the sale of their 2 temples.

Has your temple become a 'valuable real estate property', mostly debt free?

You had better be vigilant. Which of Srila Prabhupada's temples, your temple, will be next on the secret sale list? Madhumangala prabhu asks that if care at all about Srila Prabhupada’s temples and His ISKCON, Krsna consciousness movement, then please share this with all your friends.

Janmashtami At Bangalore Palace Aug 15th


Friday, August 11, 2017

Camp Garuda Newsletter (Williston Florida)

News from Camp Garuda

HARE KRISHNA CENTER

Williston, Florida

August, 2017

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada. Please join us for this month of most auspicious CELEBRATIONS. We will honor and observe the festivals on the dates as follows:

Jhulan Yatra Swing Festival - August 2nd thru 7th. 

Lord Balarama Appearance Day - Sunday, August 6th. 

Sri Krishna Appearance Day, and Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja - Sunday, August 13th. 

Sri Radhastami - Sunday, August 27.All devotees are most welcome, the Service starts at noon. Dhal, rice and chapattis always served....bring a covered dish if you like. See you then, Hare Krishna !

NEW - "VARNASHRAM 101" textbook is now available online FREE e-book for most computers. Also available for Apple devices - iPhones/iPad/Mac, and for Android devices - phones/tablets. Message or email for free link or hardcopy edition. Open the link below to receive your copy and.please share with your friends. 

http://www.mediafire.com/…/Varnasrama_101_5.5_with_covers.p…

Thank you.

CAMPUS PREACHING - Back to school, back to Godhead. We have been invited back to the College of Central Florida for our third Semester of Srila Prabhupada's book distribution, Bhakti Yoga Club, and classes. The new schedule will be announced soon, this year we will also visit the Levy and Citrus County campuses. This program is a dynamic step forward for our preaching, please join in. Hari bol !

"So don't spoil the movement by manufacturing ideas. Don't do that. Go on in the standard way, keep yourself pure; then movement is sure to be successful. But if you want to spoil it by whimsical, then what can be done? It will be spoiled. If you manufacture whims and disagree and fight amongst yourself, then it will be another edition of these so-called movements. It will lose the spiritual strength. Always remember it. You cannot.... Now, actually, people are surprised: "What this Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra has got power that it is changing so quickly?"

And on the other hand, it is to be admitted, unless it has got power, how it is changing? So we have to keep that power. Don't make it an ordinary musical vibration. It is a different thing, spiritual.  Although it seems like musical vibration, but it is spiritual, completely. Mantrauśadhi-vaśa. Even, by mantra, the snakes can be charmed. So mantra is not ordinary sound vibration. So we have to keep
the mantra in potency, potent, by offenseless chanting, by remaining pure. If you pollute the mantra, then it will lose its effect."

Srila Prabhupada's Room Conversation -- April 27, 1976, Auckland, New Zealand

Best wishes,

Cyavana Swami
HARE KRISHNA CENTER FOR VEDIC STUDIES, Williston Florida.
(352)-528-5496. Chant and Be Happy, HARE KRISHNA, HARE KRISHNA,

KRISHNA KRISHNA, HARE HARE, HARE RAMA, HARE RAMA, RAMA RAMA, HARE

HARE.

https://www.facebook.com/campgaruda108ws from Camp Garuda, Hare Krishna Center.

New York City Harinama Needs Building

https://www.gofundme.com/nycharinam

PADA: The Harinama party has apparently no facility. Where is the GBC when all these problems are going on? Oh I forgot, the GBC makes property thieves and hoarders into their gurus. ys pd  

Janmasthami @ Montreal Prabhupadanugas

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Book Distribution Statistics Needed Here

Kavichandra swami's Hindu blow out

In 1979 the Gainesville temple invited the Hindu community mostly doctors and businessman from Jacksonville for a Shiva festival. Dronacharya the temple treasurer kept a very detailed mailing list. A beautiful flyer was made and mailed out. A sculptor from Atlanta made a beautiful Shiva Deity. Dozens of big Cadillacs and nice cars parked under the camphor trees. The donation box was filling up with large donations. 

Everything was going fine until the visiting Sannyasi swami and guru Kavichandra swami gave his lecture. He was criticizing Lord Shiva for smoking marijuana etc. Claimed his followers were ghost worshipers in the modes of ignorance. 

Suddenly one of the businessman from the Hindu community stood up and protested. He shouted out powerfully, "this is a place of great blasphemy! I am leaving now and everyone should leave here immediately and never return". And then everyone got up and left. That was the last big box of Laxmi the Gainesville temple ever got from the Hindu Community of Jacksonville. The temple leaders where devastated. The next day Kavichandra was asked to leave.

[PADA: Hee hee, that is the way to go. Many of ISKCON's gurus cannot even make a good show of being bogus Hindus. ys pd] 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Has ISKCON Lost Romapada's Entire Zone?



PADA: Good question prabhu!

Latest is: Brooklyn temple has made it impossible for guests to come there who are not surrendered to the Romapada swami program there. Security guards have been hired and official ID cards will be needed to enter the building. Devotees who were outside trying to figure things out said that they were being filmed by people inside the temple (so they can identify dissenters)?

Ramabhadra has apparently notified people there that he is no longer officially part of ISKCON. Great, well he has not been in ISKCON all along, ISKCON does not promote the worship of fools as its acharyas, this was never part of ISKCON from the get go. Radhanath is the apparent actual smart guy here, his India program is not in the name of ISKCON from the get go, and we heard reports his NYC Bhakti Center is not surrendered to the GBC either.

Of course, since Ramabhadra works hand in glove with Romapada swami, that means Romapada is also leaving the GBC authority? Or what? Non-Romapada devotees in Brooklyn are going to use the hall across the street from the temple to make an independent program. They should have done that decades ago.

Meanwhile, Romapada has kicked out people from Chicago for years and years, those who did not surrender to his process, and apparently he has the entire place being run by his loyalists. Therefore he has de facto gained legal control of that property as well? Or what? At the same time, devotees told me that we need to know what other properties Romapada and / or his loyalists are legal signators of, to see if he has the ability to hi-jack other property as well, or he has de facto done so already?

Meanwhile Rocana das (Sampradaya Sun) and his evident lackeys like Ajit Krishna, Torben Nielsen, Kim Moller etc. are still saying we need to place the photos of these GBC folks like Romapada swami on our ISKCON altars and offer bhogha to them. OK so we still need to keep the ZONAL GURU system going, never mind these zonal gurus turn renegade and walk off with money, manpower, assets, and even buildings? And if we offer bhogha to deviants, then we will be eating deviant contaminated food stuffs? How is that helping? Why not just offer your food to Satan and get it over with?

Of course! That is -- when the Rocana and GBC messiahs are not caught "engaged in illicit sex" or other scandals? 

Why do we still need these Zonal Gurus when all this chaos is the result for decades now? Anwyay, here is Romapada's apparent schedule at least according to his web site. Yep, it appears that the GBC says he is a building hi-jacker, and at the same time, he is their messiah and keynote speaker all over ISKCON? There is more to this, but just wanted to get this part out for now. ys pd  

ROMAPADA SWAMI Travel Schedule   

International Travel (Jul 06 to Aug 10)
Chicago (Aug 11)
Indianapolis (Aug 12)
LA (Aug 13 to Aug 14)
Chicago (Aug 15 to Aug 16)
Houston (Aug 17 to Aug 20)
Chicago: NA GBC Meeting (Aug 21 to Aug 24)
Detroit (Aug 25 to Aug 26)
Chicago (Aug 27)
Omaha (Aug 28 to Aug 29)
Des Moines (Aug 30 to Aug 31)
Chicago (Sep 01 to Sep 07)
Atlanta (Sep 08 to Sep 09)
Boston (Sep 10 to Sep 11)
Atlanta (Sep 12 to Sep 14)
College Station, TX (Sep 15)
Chicago (Sep 16 to Sep 19)
International Travel (Sep 20 to Nov 08)
Detroit (Nov 09 to Nov 11)
Naperville (Nov 12 to Nov 13)
Potomac Area (Nov 14 to Nov 18)
NJ (Nov 19 to Nov 26)
NY (Nov 27 to Nov 28)
Portland (Nov 29 to Dec 03)
Naperville (Dec 04 to Dec 07)
Phoenix (Dec 08 to Dec 10)
Orlando, Alachua, Tampa (Dec 11 to Dec 14)

He is hi-jacking our buildings, therefore, he is our keynote speaker? Hee hee! 



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hindu Monks Protest Navadvip Area Slaughterhouse

Gunagrahi Swami needs your prayers and $$$

https://www.youcaring.com/gunagrahimaharaja-896517

PADA: OK so Gunagrahi swami -- and / or actually all the rest of us disciples really -- were told not to become premature diksha gurus, because it means we would be absorbing sins (like Jesus) and this would cause us to get sick, fall down or both.

Ooops! Gunagrahi violates this order, he takes the sins of many people and then presto chango, bingo bango, yep right exactly on target, he gets sick and falls down (watching pornos?). Of course what is worse, he has encouraged other neophytes to make pretend they too are another Jesus and they too can take other's sins, thus he is causing his own BFF's to, how did you guess, get sick, fall down, and die prematurely from taking sins. Why does he want others to get sick, fall down and die?

And now, we need more and more money to fix the mess he made by violating the orders of his guru?
Why didn't he follow the order? Where is all the money the GBC collects going, that they cannot take good care of another sexual predator's messiah's project member?

Why did Gunagrahi apparently encourage others to go ahead and get sick, fall down and die, ooops. as he is doing himself? What a great man does, others will follow, so we should all get sick, watch porno, take the sins of other by declaring ourselves another Jesus (who can absorb sins,) and then we will also die? Why does he not just say, hey this is bogus! We were never authorized to take all these sins? Not only that, taking said sins is causing us to fail, just as our guru warned us would happen?

Srila Prabhupada explains: A pure devotee does not accumulate the sins of his followers because he has sufficient BRAHMANA TEJYAS which burns off the sins of his followers and moreover he is thus NOT contaminated by the material energy because of this brahmana tejyas. However, if a neophyte takes these sins, and he does not have this tejyas, these accumulated sins will STICK onto him (he will carry them on the subtle body?) and he will suffer reactions now and he will have to carry these sins with him into the next life.

He cannot unshackle from these sins because he does not have the potency to remove them. So not only is Gungarahi causing his fellow devotees to fall down and die, he is taking them down to the lowest planets where they will have to take these sins with them to burn them off down there.

And that is why Srila Prabhupada says false gurus go to the lowest regions, they are over-burdened by all these sins which they cannot burn off, the sins will follow them into the next life. Never mind all the sins of banning, beating, molesting and murdering devotees in order to facilitate this false guru regime, and all the karma that entails.

Good luck dudes, seriously. Sulochana said he would not trade 10,000 years of his future bad karma for one second of their future bad karma, because that one second suffering will be far worse than his 10,000 years of suffering in the future. We agree! ys pd

Edison New Jersey Temple "Gift to Srila Prabhupada"

Monday, August 7, 2017

Jaipur Prabhupadanugas Revive Government Goshala Project

Brooklyn Temple scam and Romapada (Update by Hanuman das)


Internet is buzzing these days about ISKCON Brooklyn temple, which will apparently be sold be rogue temple president Ramabhadra das. However, there is hidden truth which not many people are noticing.

Chronology


Saga involving Brooklyn temple is lasting for at least around three years now. Temple president Ramabhadra das, wants to sell the temple. Initial justification was that this building is very valuable, so they could build a new temple with that money. But not many people believe this story, because after all the protests, GBC decided to step in and prevent the sale. However, that is the moment when things became complicated.

The money involved

Back in may of 2014, newpaper reported on this story and they estimated that the whole building is worth 60 million dollars.

The shadow player


Akincana published at article on the issue back in December 2016, which says:

The ISKCON legal entity that holds the title for the temple building is officially known as the Bharati Center, Inc. Romapada Swami is the chairman of the board. As far as we know, the other board members are Ramabhadra Dasa, Satya Devi Dasi (Ramabhadra’s wife), Adi Deva Dasa (a New York devotee, not the artist), and Damodara Svarupa Dasa (Adi Deva’s son-in-law). 

If any changes to the board have been made since we last checked, they haven’t been publicly announced. If you have any investigative spirit, you will see that actually Romapada Swami is chairman of the board. In other words, there is no chance that Ramabhadra could sell this property without Romapada’s approval and cooperation.

In the regime newspaper, dandavats.com, you will usually not find any interesting incriminating stories, but this time they made a mistake, the published a full truth, even regime newspaper admits that Romapada Swami decided to sell against GBC decision. If you can’t read between the lines, Romadapada Swami is at least equally guilty as Ramabhadra. So, why was only Ramabhadra relieved from his post and Romapada stayed?

Answer is, because Romapda is “guru list” guru, therefore everything he does is perfect, and all complaints against him are blasphemy. But, due to stealing 30 million dollars from Prabhupada (I assume Romapada and Ramabhadra will split it 50% - 50% ), I am pronouncing that Romapada Swami is at the level of mil-prema. Mil-prema is when you are desiring to have million dollars, but if you have 30 million dollars, then you are mil prema maha-bhagavata.

Newest developments

Facebook post from Lokaguru das gives further credibility to my claims. Lokaguru writes:

On this Sunday night, July 23, Romapada Swami was not only the ISKCON GBC of the Brooklyn Temple, he was also still the Chairman of the Bharat Hill Corp. This means he was in fact the Topmost authority and thus had all power to see that Ramabhadra das complied with the GBC decision to remove him as president.


Conclusion

Romapada Swami is guru because he is a guru. Even if he is obviously trying to sell Prabhupada’s temple and cash in, he is still “guru list” guru. Which means he is pure devotee who is qualified to take us back home back to Godhead. I don’t think so. But who am I to think? Thinking is not allowed in ISKCON. I never asked GBC body permission to think and GBC body never granted me permission to think. But still, I think that poor Ramabhadra is not to be blamed, main player is Romapada Swami, who is trying to cash in.

And even the regime newspaper reported in that one of the “guru list” gurus is involved in the scam. They made big offense by publishing this fact.

For all of Romapada Swami disciples who don’t read Bhagavad-gita, I can say that Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita: “If my devotees steals 30 mil or more, it doesn’t matter, you should still worship him.”

Due to very high level of mil prema, I will be marking Romapada Swami as red on my purified guru list. But the time I am done with him, only way Romapda mil Swami will get new disciples is to buy them. 😂

And I understand completely, it’s such a headache to try to earn money though being guru in ISKCON, first you must preach, then only few people decided to become your disciples, then you have answer all their stupid emails, and in the end, they give you few hundred dollars once per year.


So, it’s better to cash in on the temple, and once you have to money, you no longer need to be guru, to initiate disciples and take money from them.