[PADA: A devotee woman from Europe says that most of the devotees over there where she is are living like shell shocked war victims who are dazed, confused, discouraged and dysfunctional. All because -- they have heard so many contrary things over the years, their brains are spinning, and they thus cannot figure out where to even start to clear their thinking up.
And thus -- the devotee community overall is like "the Tower of Babel." Everyone is talking but no one understands what the other is saying. Hee hee, right!
There are so many camps and endless diversions:
*** Some have fully or partially swallowed the GBC's and / or their bogus guru appointment / guru voting process;
*** And / or / fully or partially swallowed the ideas of people who supported the bogus GBC guru appointment, like Sridhara, Narayana maharajas and others;
*** And / or / fully or partially accepted that conditioned souls can absorb sins as diksha gurus;
*** And / or accept that gurus fall down left, right and center;
*** And / or accept that we were told to go to the Gaudiya Matha;
*** And / or accept that pure devotees are often falling into being debauchees;
*** And / or accept that debauchees gurus can "vote in" another wave of gurus;
*** And / or accept that Srila Prabhupada secretly appointed Gaura govinda or others as acharyas, and so on ad infinitum.
Of course then we have some so-called ritviks who are listening to Alex Jones, Bob Dylan, and perhaps Hitler, and promoting the GBC guru's supporting writings of Bhakta Das and Hari Sauri. Then we have Ajit, Torben and Kim Moller who say worship of Srila Prabhupada is the worst deviation there is, and we need to join Rocana and find some conditioned souls to do pooja to. And thus we need to place the photos of conditioned souls on the altars and offer our bhogha to the photos of deviant people who are falling down, left, right and center. Ummm, even cannibals do not worship illicit sex and drugs deviant lineages as their messiahs?
Confusion, on steriods.
She says the only good news is that some of these confused people have decided to try to do more harinama samkirtana to avoid sitting around thinking about all these contrary foolish ideas. And she says, all of this proves that KALI Yuga has influenced the Krishna society. Yup! Anyway, here is another example of people who are attempting sorting out these things in their own way, and yes, there are parallels between how the mundane society brain washes people into deviations and how the GBC leaders have done a similar thing.
This of course happens in real life -- when we take the wrong turn off on the freeway, then start running around in the neighborhood without a map, we keep making the wrong turns. We need to get back to the map of how things needed to be done according to Srila Prabhupada. !!!
Right now we are again being interviewed by more news persons, and they also cannot believe that (A) the leaders would promote one giant deviation if not criminal action after another and that (B) the flock would not barely protest. So it does seem like there was a mass infiltration of illusion by one means or another, to suppress the worship of Krishna and keep Kali going. In any case, more and more people are waking up and unraveling all this, and they are coming to the right idea. Time is on our side.
[PADA: Ummm, madness, yup, what happens when people deviate from the orders of Krishna and the acharyas. Agreed! ys pd]
Parallels between what is happening in the material world and what is happening in the devotee world suggest a sinister conspiracy
Nothing is as it seems. Lies are accepted as the truth and truth speakers are treated as criminals, or shunned as heretics. Enmity is fostered while real crimes are hidden. We could be talking about present day ISKCON, or we could be talking about present day USA. The parallels are eerie. In fact the parallels are so pronounced that it is almost as though the events are following some sort of master plan.
Is it possible that some sort of Sinister Movement is controlling events both ISKCON and the material world ? This article will examine the parallel events and explore the possibility that there are actual demons working behind the scenes in an effort to create the maximum discord while minimizing genuine spiritual pursuits.
Before we examine the parallel events, what did Srila Prabhupada say about the present existence of actual demons? We all know that there were shape-changing demons 5000 years ago when Krsna was displaying His pastimes, but are there still such demons? While it makes sense that such beings would be more likely to prosper in our modern times, compared to when Krsna was personally present, it is actually irrelevant whether the demons inhabit bodies with human DNA or have shape-changing bodies. The Bhagavad-Gita, Chapter 16 gives a complete in-depth analysis of the demonic mentality that is very prevalent today. We can conclude that yes, there are certainly demons walking the Earth today.
Another issue that should be considered is: are the demons capable of cooperating in a grand conspiracy such as to take over ISKCON or to take over the world ? Interestingly, the fact that the phrase “conspiracy theory” has been effectively weaponized, is a clue. After the JFK assasination, the CIA document 1035-960 examines how to discourage people from researching the flimsy explanation about the assassination by labeling alternate explanations as “conspiracy theories.”
Another clue regarding whether demons are capable of cooperating in grand plans to take over is the book, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, a translation of a work first published in the Russian magazine Znamya, in 1903. This booklet describes a comprehensive plan and philosophy to take over the world. While the origin and authenticity of the “Protocols” has been widely questioned, a response to their validity was aptly summed up by Henry Ford, "The only statement I care to make about The Protocols is that they fit in with what is going on." A reasonable conclusion as to whether the demons are capable of cooperating in conspiracy is: yes.
Srila Prabhupada's Departure Parallels 9-11
In 1977 the devotee world was devastated with the physical departure of His Divine Grace, Srila Prabhupada. While a few devotees were troubled with events they witnessed or rumors that they heard regarding the circumstances of Srila Prabhupada's departure, most of ISKCON accepted the official story and vowed to cooperate with pushing on the movement our founder-acarya built.
In 2001 the materialistic world was stunned by the destruction and disintegration of the two tallest buildings in the World Trade Center. Although some newscasters at the time of the collapse of the towers compared the disintegration to a controlled demolition, the official story was that the buildings collapsed due to the fire from the jet fuel of the airplanes that flew into the buildings. Most people accepted the official explanation that the event was the works of some dastardly terrorists living in caves in Afghanistan.
The Big Lie Parallels the Iraq / Afghanistan Wars
Shortly after Srila Prabhupada's passing, 11 leading disciples announced that Srila Prabhupada had recognized them as pure devotees and appointed them as acaryas. They were to be worshiped on the same level as Krsna and were to be considered as the sum total of all the demigods. Almost all of their God siblings accepted this Big Lie. Although the truth that they were only appointed as ritviks (officiating for the spiritual master) came out in subsequent years, they were never held accountable for this Lie, and only one of them has sought forgiveness.
Shortly after 9-11 the US Government announced that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, was involved in 9-11 and was a threat to the US. They launched a war which resulted in the deaths of (conservatively) at least 1.5 million Iraqis. They also launched a war in Afghanistan citing that Afghanistan was the country harboring the dastardly terrorists responsible for 9-11. In subsequent years, the truth came out that the US government knew that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and was not a threat the the US. But no one in the government or military was held accountable for these lies and unnecessary deaths.
The Take-over of the Book Trust Parallels the Take-over of the US Constitution
Srila Prabhupada set up a irrevocable trust, the BBT, with the beneficiaries of the trust being the ISKCON temples. This Trust was set up to be completely independent of ISKCON and the trustees were instructed to distribute 50% of the income to build new temples, and 50% for the printing of more of Srila Prabhupada's books. Somehow or other, the copyrights from Srila Prabhupada's books were signed over to a corporation named the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International.
This BBTi is not a trust, which is an entity that performs for the benefit of the beneficiaries (the ISKCON temples), but rather a corporation that performs for the purposes it was created to fulfill. Most devotees still remain in the dark about the enormous aparadh that was committed by signing away the copyrights from the valid trust. Additionally, in a lawsuit, the BBTi claimed that Srila Prabhupada never owned the copyrights to his works, but rather he was a paid author who was a "worker for hire" by ISKCON to write books.
Shortly after 9-11 Congress decided that the government could no longer be restrained by the confines of the Constitution and passed a series of illegal laws starting with the Patriot Act, a law that, among other things, strips the Constitutional rights of US citizens or other people that interact with the US. Most Americans remain in the dark regarding the flagrant misuse of power that the Patriot Act represents. Like the BBTi that sounds legitimate, the Patriot Act sounds like something that would benefit patriots.
The Book Changes Parallel the “Laws” that Ignore the Constitution
The BBTi commissioned Jayavaita S. to “edit” Srila Prabhupada's books resulting in more than 5000 changes in the Bhagavad-Gita alone. There is no precedent for posthumously editing the works of a pure devotee and in fact setting a precedent that it is OK to edit paves the way for the books in the future to be changed to the point that they could become unrecognizable.
Numerous “laws” and signing orders have been enacted by the US government that completely ignore the constitution. People can now be illegally searched and have their property seized without legal recourse. People can even be killed or detained, again with no charges or recourse.
Pedophilia in ISKCON Parallels Pedophilia in the US government
There is no sane world where the word “pedophile” should be used in the same sentence as guru, GBC or sannyasi. However...
When Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, John Pedesta's, e-mails were made public by Wikileaks, they revealed some sort of code that seemed to be talking about child abuse. Additionally the e-mails referred to something called “spirit cooking”, a supposedly harmless pursuit of calling spirits by using blood, semen and breast milk.
Divide and Conquer Propaganda Parallels Divide and Conquer Propaganda
When the truth about the Big Lie became exposed, some devotees demanded that Srila Prabhupada's instructions in the July 9th letter be discussed and that changes be made in the management of ISKCON so that the Big Liars would be removed from power. The ISKCON management responded by stripping any devotee who wanted to discuss these matters from any post or position and banning him/her from speaking on ISKCON premises. The ISKCON management placed a derogatory label on such devotees, calling them “ritviks.” They encouraged God siblings to take sides and to ban / shun any devotee who has a different understanding of Srila Prabhupada's instructions than their own.
White vs. black, conservative vs. liberal, native born vs. immigrants, heterosexual vs. whatever: in the US divisions seem to be getting stronger and seem to be encouraged by the media
Poisoning the Philosophy Parallels, well, Poisoning
When Srila Prabhupada was physically present, we all knew that our only way to Krsna was through the grace of His pure devotee, Srila Prabhupada. So the Big Lie capitalized on that understanding when they told us that they were recognized by Srila Prabhupada as being pure devotees, capable of delivering conditioned souls from the cycle of birth and death. Unfortunately the 11 Big Liars were unable to behave as though they were pure devotees, and it was their activities that exposed the fact that they were, in fact, spiritually neophyte conditioned souls.
Once it became glaringly apparent that they couldn't possibly be pure devotees, they didn't step down, apologize and admit their deceit: they simply changed the philosophy. Now in ISKCON, if it turns out that your spiritual master, whom you've vowed to serve eternally, is obviously a conditioned soul, you can just take another initiation from one spiritual master after another until you hit on one who doesn't obviously fall down.
This is a poisonous philosophy that will result in the disciple accompanying his spiritual master to a very unfortunate destination:
“By false religious sentiments they present a make-show of devotional service, indulging in all sorts of immoral principles, & still pass as spiritual masters & devotees of God. Such violators of religious principles have no respect for the authoritative acaryas, the holy teachers in the strict disciplic succession; & to mislead the people in general they themselves become so -called acaryas, without even following the principles of the acaryas.
"These rogues in human society are the most dangerous elements &, for want of religious government, they pass on without being punished by the law of the state. They cannot, however, avoid the law of the Supreme, who has clearly declared in Bhagavad Gita that envious demons, in the garb of religious propagandists, shall be thrown into the darkest regions of hell (Bg. 16.19-20). It is confirmed in Sri Isopanisad that the pseudo religionists are heading toward the most obnoxious place in the universe after finishing with the spiritual mastership business, which is simply for the matter of sense gratification.”
Isopanisad, Text 12, Purport
In the material world a body needs air to breathe and food to eat. At this point in history, the air is increasingly poisoned due to geo-engineering and it is very difficult to find food that isn't genetically modified, sprayed with chemicals or treated with radiation. Medicines are contaminated with mercury and other poisons, causing illness and even death.
There are many more parallels which could be included in this article with those listed being the most compelling. While it is possible that these parallels are just random similarities, a more reasonable explanation is that there is an actual plan which is being followed by demons and which is applied to any organization that they want to destroy. The plan is laid out in the book, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, and it is irrelevant whether that book is factually written by demons, or is an expose of what could have been written by demons. The book gives details about how to manipulate people's minds through propaganda and lies in order to take complete control.
As aspiring devotees of Srila Prabhupada, our mission is to fight the illusory energy. Fortunately although the material energy seems to have the upper hand, all we have to do is to pray for some divine help and it will be available. One of the first ways to access that divine help is to be willing to hear the truth, even if it is unpalatable. I urge devotees who are still serving in ISKCON to demand that the truth be revealed, to insist that the pure philosophy that the way back to Godhead is through the pure devotee, and to insist that Srila Prabhupada's murder be fully investigated with the culprits being brought to justice.