Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kill Guru and Become Guru "Critical Thinking Required"


Critical, analytical thinking is required to reach an enlightened and clear understanding of the evidence that implicates certain persons in Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning, starting with the foremost suspect Tamal Krishna Goswami. Unbiased readers who carefully study the total evidence presented herein can appreciate the facts as to how Tamal was the “bad apple” or “bad disciple” cited in the quote at the beginning of the section. 

By the last chapter of this section, it will be established beyond a reasonable doubt that Tamal not only physically poisoned Srila Prabhupada, but was also the leader in poisoning Srila Prabhupada’s institution as well. The evidence will move an objective examiner from seeing Tamal as a suspect to being the poisoner of Srila Prabhupada and his movement. 

Critical thinking is also called critical analysis, and is the objective evaluation of an issue to form a judgment; it is clear, rational thinking involving critique. Two further definitions of critical thinking are:

1) The process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach a conclusion

2) Disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence

FROM WIKIPEDIA: Critical thinking is an important element of all professional fields and academic disciplines. Within the framework of scientific skepticism, the process of critical thinking involves the careful acquisition and interpretation of information and use of it to reach a well-justified conclusion. Critical thinking is considered important in the academic fields because it enables one to analyze, evaluate, explain, and restructure their thinking, thereby decreasing the risk of adopting, acting on, or thinking with, a false belief. 

Critical thinking includes identification of prejudice, bias, propaganda, self-deception, distortion, misinformation, etc. Critical thinking is used as a way of deciding whether a claim is true, partially true, or false. It is a tool by which one can reach reasoned conclusions based on a reasoned process.


The following chapters will review the available record of Tamal’s life and activities. Could he have actually been involved in the poisoning of Srila Prabhupada? The facts and evidence will paint the picture. The reader must make the judgement carefully.

Tamal’s duplicity, immense ambitions, and very checkered history will illustrate that Tamal was an enigmatic paradox: ostensibly living as a Vaishnava, but also fully capable of horrendous deeds. Those with weak stomachs, thin skins, or fear of offending Tamal’s ghost or memory might like to skip the next 16 chapters. Srila Prabhupada engaged Tamal in his service and often appeared to depend on Tamal’s service. There is no doubt Tamal rendered great service to Srila Prabhupada in his 34 years in ISKCON, which is due to Srila Prabhupada’s mercy. But Srila Prabhupada accepted the services of all those that Krishna sent to him, and he rarely refused any service, if ever.

Distasteful as it may be, it is necessary to pursue the facts and truth of Tamal’s life to:

• Understand the nature of his personal ambition,

• Appraise the value of his words, actions, and writings, such as TKG's Diary, his account of Srila Prabhupada's illness and events in 1977,

• Safeguard against misinformation which obscures the truth about the poison issue, and many other issues critical to the welfare of Srila Prabhupada’s mission,

• Uncover the rationale behind his multiple, changing interpretations of the guru and initiation systems,

• Ascertain if he had the motive to poison Srila Prabhupada, and

• Understand how Tamal has systematically over many years subordinated Srila Prabhupada’s instructions to his own ideas and goals.

It is because there is so much at stake in the restoration of Srila Prabhupada’s mission that it becomes necessary to examine Tamal’s legacy in detail. Tamal’s life was one of expert manipulation and exertion of his powerful influence on a genuine spiritual movement, and to study the Hare Krishna movement we also have to study Tamal. Later in Part Seven we will ascertain the results of our careful and thorough studies.

“I knew Tamal personally: I was always wary he might lose his temper, as I had seen him do before, once with me over not much at all, but he seemed to be dedicated to the mission and to pleasing Srila Prabhupada. The only reason to examine his dark side is because Tamal is so much responsible for today’s deviant policies and doctrines in ISKCON. So, to confront these anomalies and to try to restore the mission, sometimes one must carefully dig out the dirt so it can be recognized clearly and then disposed of properly and effectively. 

If we simply go on chanting without ferreting out the weeds that are being watered along with the chanting process, soon those weeds, which were largely planted in ISKCON by Tamal, will become prominent and overwhelm us. Sometimes the situation is critical and for the sake of the many who are being misled, a spade must be called a spade and then dealt with accordingly.” (Nityananda das, 2016)


We live in this nasty fallen age of Kali Yuga, and it would be naïve to expect that this nastiness would not affect our spiritual family and organization, the Hare Krishna movement, or ISKCON. The institution, its participants, and everyone else in this material world are subject to the contaminations of the three modes of nature, which can lead to the worst kinds of corruptions and abominations. For spiritualists to transcend all danger of degradation depends on three things:

1) Spiritual sincerity as exhibited in our standards of sadhana, or spiritual practices.
2) Renunciation and purification of material desires and ambitions harbored in our hearts and minds.
3) Service to the acharya without offenses.

“Let people chant the Hare Krishna mantra constantly. Then their demoniac tendencies will be killed, and they will become first-class devotees, happy in this life and in the next.” SBhag 10.1.64, Purport
Everyone and everything in this material world, save and except the real pure devotee such as Srila Prabhupada, is under the influence of a combination of the divine and demoniac natures. This is explained in the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 16. We should not be so naïve and gullible to think that all the leaders in the modern Krishna consciousness movement are totally divine and can do no wrong. This can be seen by their activities and the results. In this section we examine Tamal Krishna Goswami, his words, deeds, philosophy, life, and books -- to profile his actual character and psychology.

It may be surely said that Tamal Krishna rendered significant and valuable services to Srila Prabhupada. Accounts of his “divine” service and accomplishments are impressive. This is fully recognized. However, Tamal’s mundane or “demoniac” nature is also well-known; it is of such depth that it is shocking. Faced with this contradiction, there is no alternative but to analyze Tamal’s words, writing, and other actions to determine his involvement in the now-proven poisoning of His Divine Grace.
“Our duty is therefore to be very, very careful. The poison is personal ambition.”
--Srila Prabhupada letter from Bombay, Nov. 1, 1970.


(1). “The specific words used in this sloka are vama-svabhava, "mild and gentle by nature." A good man or woman accepts anything very easily, but a man of average intelligence does not do so. But, anyway, we should not give up our reason and discriminatory power just to be gentle. One must have good discriminatory power to judge a thing on its merit. We should not follow the mild nature of a woman and thereby accept that which is not genuine.” (SB 1.7.42)

(2). “We have to defeat tryany in the realm of thought, and create a will for world peace.” (BTG, March 1956)

(3). “They desire to be worshiped by others, and demand respectability, although they do not command respect.” (BGita 16.4 Purport)

(4). “Satyam, truthfulness, means that facts should be presented as they are, for the benefit of others. Facts should not be misrepresented. According to social conventions, it is said that one can speak the truth only when it is palatable to others. But that is not truthfulness. The truth should be spoken in a straightforward way, so that others will understand actually what the facts are. If a man is a thief and if people are warned that he is a thief, that is truth. Although sometimes the truth is unpalatable, one should not refrain from speaking it. Truthfulness demands that the facts be presented as they are for the benefit of others. That is the definition of truth.” (BG 10.4-5)
On a morning walk in Los Angeles, July 13, 1974, Srila Prabhupada pinpointed some activity by some devotees that he characterized as politics, diplomacy, fraud, cheating, and he mentioned their names to those on the walk. From this we understand that these things must be addressed openly, not remaining silent and going along to get along, and thus allowing them to “spoil the movement.” Of course, one must do so in consultation with other devotees, preferably senior devotees, and do so with full reference to shastra and Srila Prabhupada’s instructions. 

Individual loose cannons can cause a lot of undue damage.

[PADA: This same basic "loose cannon" type thinking is happening now with the neo-Nazi crew of Sanat, Mukunda, Prahlad (Paul Coats?) and their Dayalu Nitai HKC Jaipur allies. Their program is trying to make videos to connect Hitler, Nazi-ism, anti-semitism and so many other mundane programs to Krishna, thus they are dedicating their lives to giving Krishna a bad name intentionally. So many devotees have wrote to us to complain about these folks, but they are just like the GBC, they do not care what the devotees think. 

For example, members of Dayalu Nitai's HKC Jaipur kept sending me links to Prahlad -- who has been advertising Mukunda and their neo-Nazi process. I kept telling the HKC folks repeatedly, we cannot connect ourselves to these mundane things, which simply encouraged them to re-send me the links! 

A "karmi" writer has recently asked me about their web sites -- which are full of pro-Hitler materials, Illuminati propaganda etc. and this writer has been asking me if these Mukunda people represent the whole religion? Me and the writer also discussed how Mukunda advertises conspiracy folks like Alex Jones, who was recently cited by the Food and Drug administration for having toxic levels of lead in his Paleo diet Chicken Bone soup. So Prahlad wants people to buy into advertising his Paleo Chicken Bone soup (with lead) program, and the Dayalu Nitai HKC Jaipur folks are advertising this man and his sites? And these guys are all upset with PADA because we will not help them advertise all this?  

How is all of this connected to Krishna? 

It isn't, they are trying to tie Krishna together with all this because they are intent on connecting Krishna's name to all their concocted foolishness, hence they are loose cannons as described above. The GBC wants to link Krishna to their foolishness, and so do these guys.

Even this writer agrees, all they are doing is intentionally giving Krishna a bad name, period. At the same time they are very proud of promoting these deviations in the name of Krishna. Prahlad for example tells me Mukunda's neo-Nazi and Chicken Bone Paleo soup program is wonderful because "its getting lots of hits." 

Fine, and the Miami Beach Bikini contest videos are also getting lots of hits, that is the criteria of truth for these people? Yep, also Paleo Chicken soup recipes gets lots of hits, so -- its wonderful? Then again this lot also attacked Nityananda dasa, apparently they are upset someone is pursuing the poison issue. 

Unfortunately all they (and the GBC) are doing is creating confusion, if not a totally rotten impression of Krishna, for people like this writer. I might be able to at least partially fix the giant mess they are creating with this author, but maybe not. Anyway, the good news is, at least a number of devotees see that these people are going the wrong way, and they write complaints about them to me regularly.] 



PADA: Odd? Lead is also a toxic heavy metal?


Prabhupada: Now, the Revatinandana and this man and Syamasundara is making a clique. I can understand. What they are planning, that also I know. But I don't wish to disclose it. So if these things come, then how this movement will go on? Politics, diplomacy, fraud, cheating, these are the general qualification of the western countries. 

Jayatirtha: Sitting?

Prabhupada: Politics, diplomacy, fraud, cheating. These things are the general qualification of the western people. Do you admit or not? 

Devotees: Yes.
Prabhupada: If they are, these things come within our movement, then it will not be succesful. Tat-paratvena nirmalam [CC Mad 19.170]. 

One has to become purified. Even sometimes we have to take... But that is for Krsna's. There must be now checking that all these rascals may not join and spoil the movement. You should not admit. 

Bali Mardana: Yes. 

Prabhupada: They can come and go.

COMMENTS: The devotees that Srila Prabhupada mentioned are very devoted to Srila Prabhupada, yet somehow by the influence of some maya, they were acting at that time in a negative way. Srila Prabhupada warned that the movement could be stopped from the inside, not from the outside. Therefore it is completely legitimate to examine the internal activities of devotees inside the movement to guard against deviation.

“No, it is due to their impurity, they do not take. What you are saying, that is pure. But the difficulty is if you instruct a rascal, he becomes angry. The example is given that if you give milk and banana to the serpent, he increases his poison. Payaḥ-panaṁ bhujaṅganaṁ kevalaṁ viṣa-vardhanam. Therefore we have to select sometimes that our preaching is in the proper place. Because a snake-like person, they will not hear. But if you are a good charmer, you can charm the snake also. (laughter) 

That depends on your quality. Just like Chaitanya Mahāprabhu did. He made these snakes, the tigers, the elephants, all dancing Hare Krishna. That is possible by Chaitanya Mahāprabhu.” (Conv, Jul 8, 1975)

Speaking the truth will be met with opposition from those that are threatened by that truth. ISKCON gurus will oppose the truth that Srila Prabhupada never appointed or authorized anyone to become a diksha-giving guru. Similarly, those who are threatened by the truth that Srila Prabhupada was actually maliciously poisoned will become angry, declaring these ideas to be “blasphemy.” This is a convenient defense for them, but truth is never blasphemy. Wrong accusations are blasphemy.

[PADA: That is what these people say about everything, exposing changed books, child molesting, abuse of women, embezzling, pot smoking gurus, you name it, its all blasphemy to address these things. And that is how all of these problems were enabled and empowered. ys pd] 

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