[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]
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...