Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jagannatha Puri Rathayatra (4 Hour Video)

Book Changes: Only With The Consent of the Author

Only With the Consent of the Author

[PADA: Srila Prabhupada's books cannot be changed, and in any case -- only with the consent of the author. That shuts down Jayadvaita, Purujit and any other re-writing editors from the get go. Notice that these BBT "editors" are now not willing to talk to Garuda das. Of course, these BBT editing folks never wanted to talk to PADA either. Same exact problem we are having with the Purujit / BLISS Spain clan, they no longer want to talk to us either. Well yep, they have been exposed as frauds. ys pd]


Srila Prabhupada has been consistent over the years in his instructions on editing, that they should be, as he wrote in a letter to Rupanuga Prabhu in 1970: "Our editing is to correct grammatical and spelling errors only, without interpolation of style or philosophy" (Los Angeles: February 17, 1970). Almost exactly two years later, Srila Prabhupada had his publishing contract with Macmillan Publishing Company modified under the revisions clause, no. V. to say that revisions were allowed only with the consent of the author, and he initialized this. 

I believe that Jayadvaita Swami has honestly admitted his revisionist editing of the MAC 72 edition was never ordered by Śrīla Prabhupāda, nor did Śrīla Prabhupāda ever give his consent to Jayadvaita Swami to conduct such editing and revisionist work on the BBT books.

Śrīla Prabhupāda's books affect us all. They are his vāni. They are the heartbeat of the Movement. They are what Śrīla Prabhupāda said to rely on after he departed. Does anyone reading this depend on Jayadvaita Swami's initiatives that are independent of Śrīla Prabhupāda's instructions that forbid interpolating or changing or revising as something vital to their connection to Śrīla Prabhupāda and the paramparā?

It is interesting to note that in the language of the contract within this clause it is stated, "When the revisions are not made by the Author, the Publisher shall cause such fact to be evident in the revised subsequent edition." The BBT/Jayadvaita Swami have neglected to declare all the revisions that were made as revisions of the editor and not the original author in the revised second edition of 1983.

Brothers and sisters in Krishna bhakti sevā reading this: Shortly I will be proposing to the BBT board to bring the BBT publishing and editorial standards to a new level of professionalism and devotional fidelity to Śrīla Prabhupāda's instructions on the matter. So far I have found my intereactions with BBT representatives very cordial and very conducive to dialogue, so I will keep pursuing this for the sake of bringing greater unity among the devotees and greater peacefulness in their hearts.

I should note that both Jayadvaita Swami and Dravida Brahmacari have both cut me off and refuse to discuss these vital issues that affect all of us. I'm sorry to have to report this. Dravida wrote the following to me:

After reading your "Commentary on 'A Note About the Second Edition,'" I'm no longer willing to speak with you.

Dravida dasa

I wrote back to Dravida inviting him to explain to me what he felt was incorrect or troublesome in any way with my commentary on the BBT83's "A Note About the Second Edition," and yet I've received no response since receiving his last words to me. However, I do find that the BBT Board is far more open to dialogue and progress. I will keep everyone informed of my progress as I am allowed to disclose such matters. I am hopeful that the very dedicated and thoughtful devotees who make up the BBT Board can envision a new BBT that embodies Śrīla Prabhupāda's instructions for editing and preserving his style and teachings with much greater professionalism, and a new BBT that inspires devotees to bring more and more of the world to Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings by illuminating them.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sayana Ekadasi Sunday July 22nd

Sayana Ekadasi is Sunday, July 22, 2018 California Time 

(Fast from grains and beans)

Sayana Ekadasi

The saintly king Yudhishthira Maharaj said, "Oh Keshava, what is the name of that Ekadasii that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha (June - July)? Who is the worshipable Deity for the auspicious day, and what is the process for observing this event? Lord Sri Krishna replied, "Oh caretaker of this Earthly planet, I shall gladly tell you a wonderful historical event that the deva lord Brahma once narrated to his son Narad Muni.

"One day Narad Muni asked his father, 'What is the name of the Ekadasii that comes during the light part of the month of Ashadha', much as you did? Kindly tell me how I should observe this Ekadasi and thus please the Supreme Lord, Sri Vishnu.' "Lord Brahma replied, 'Oh great saintly orator, O best of all sages, Oh purest devotee of Lord Vishnu, your question is as usual excellent for all mankind.

There is nothing better than Ekadasi, the day of Lord Sri Hari, in this or any other world. It nullifies even the worst sins if observed properly. For this reason I shall tell you about this Ashadha-shukla Ekadasi. 'Fasting on this Ekadasi purifies one of all sins and fulfills all ones desires. Therefore, whoever neglects to observe this sacred fast day is a good candidate for entering into hell. Ashadha-shukla Ekadasi is also famous as Padma Ekadasi.

Just to please the Supreme Lord Hrishikesha, the master of the senses, one should fast on this day. Listen carefully, Oh Narad, as I relate to you a wonderful historical event that was recorded in the scriptures regarding this Ekadasi. Just hearing this account destroys all kinds of sins, along with all obstacles on the path to spiritual perfection.

'Oh son, there was once a saintly king in the Surya Vamsha (Sun dynasty) whose name was Mandhata. Because he always stood up for the truth, he was appointed emperor. He took care of his subjects as though they were his very own family members and children. On account of his piety and great religiosity, there was no pestilence, drought, or disease of any kind in his entire kingdom.

All his subjects were not only free of all kinds of disturbances but also were very wealthy. The king's own treasury was free of any ill-gotten moneys, and thus he ruled happily for many years. Once, however, because of some sin in his kingdom, there was a drought for three years. The subjects found themselves beset by famine also.

The lack of food grains made it impossible for them to perform the prescribed Vedic sacrifices, offer oblations of grita (ghee) to their forefathers and to the devas, engage in any ritualistic worship, or even study the Vedic literatures.
Finally, they all came before their beloved king in a great assembly and addressed him thus, 'Oh king, you always see to our welfare, so we humbly beg your assistance now.

Everyone and everything in this world needs water. Without water, almost everything is rendered useless or dead. The Vedas call water nara, and because the Supreme Personality of Godhead sleeps upon water, His another name is Narayana. God makes His own abode on water and takes His rest there.

It is said that three things cannot exist without water; pearls, human beings, and flour. The essential quality of a pearl is its luster, and that is due to water.
The essence of a man is his semen, whose main constituent is water. And without water, flour cannot be made into dough and then be cooked into various forms of bread, offered and eaten.

Sometimes water is called jala-narayaaa, the Supreme Lord in the form of this life sustaining substance - water. In His form as the clouds, the Supreme Lord is present throughout the sky and pours forth rains, from which grow the grains that maintain every living entity. "Oh king, the severe drought has caused a great lack of valuable grains; thus we are all miserable, and the population is decreasing as people die off or leave your kingdom.

"Oh best ruler on Earth, please find some solutions to this problem and bring us to peace and prosperity once again." The king replied, "You speak the truth, for grains are like Brahman, the Absolute Truth, who lives within grains and thereby sustains all beings. Indeed, it is because of grains that the entire world lives. Now, why is there a terrible drought in our kingdom?

"The Holy Scriptures discuss this subject very thoroughly. If a king (or head of the country) is irreligious, both he and his subjects suffer. I have meditated upon the cause of our problem for a long time, but after searching my past and present character I can honestly say that I find no sin. Still, for the good of all you subjects, I shall try to remedy the situation.

Thinking in this way, King Mandhata assembled his army and entourage. Paid his obeisances to me, and then entered the forest. He wandered here and there, seeking great sages in their Ashrams and inquiring about how to resolve the crisis in his kingdom. At last he came upon the ashram of one of my other sons, Angira Muni, whose effulgence lit up all directions.

Seated in his hermitage, Angira looked like a second Brahma. King Mandhata was very pleased to see that exalted sages, whose senses were completely under control. The king immediately dismounted his horse and offered his respectful obeisances at the lotus feet of Angira Muni.

Then the king joined his palms and prayed for the Muni's blessings. That saintly person reciprocated by blessing the king with sacred mantras; then he asked him about the welfare of the seven limbs of his kingdom. The seven limbs of a king's domain are: 

1. the king himself;

2. the ministers;

3. his treasury;

4. his military forces;

5. his allies;

6. the brahmins;

7. the sacrificial performances performed in the kingdom and the needs of the subjects under his care.

After telling the sage how the seven limbs of his kingdom were situated, King Mandhata asked the sage about his own situation, and if he was happy. Then Angira Muni asked the king why he had undertaken such a difficult journey into the forest, and the king told him of the affliction his kingdom was suffering.

The king said, "Oh great sage, I am ruling and maintaining my kingdom while following the Vedic injunctions, and thus I do not know the reason for the drought. To solve this mystery, I have approached you for help. Please help me relieve the suffering of my subjects.

'Angira Rishi said to the king, 'The present age, Satya yuga, is the best of all ages, for in this age Dharma stands on all four legs (Truthfulness, Austerity, Mercy, and Cleanliness). In this age everyone respects Brahmins as the topmost members of society. Also, everyone fulfills his occupational duties, and only twice-born Brahmins are allowed to perform Vedic austerities and penances.

Although this is a standard, Oh lion among kings, there is one shudra (uninitiated, untrained person) who is unlawfully performing the rites of austerity and penance in your kingdom. This is why there is no rain in your land.
You should therefore punish this laborer with death, for by so doing you will remove the contamination inflicted by his actions and restore peace to your subjects.

'The king then replied, "How can I kill an offense-less performer of austerity and sacrifice? Please give me some spiritual solution. 'The great sage Angira Muni then said, "Oh king, you should observe a fast on the Ekadasi that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha. This auspicious day is named Padma Ekadasi, and by its influence plentiful rains and thus grains and other foodstuffs will surely return to your kingdom.

This Ekadasi bestows perfection upon its faithful observers, removes all kinds of bad elements, and destroys all obstacles on the path to perfection. Oh king, you, your relatives, and your subjects should all observe this sacred Ekadasi fast. Then everything in your kingdom will undoubtedly return to normal.

Upon hearing these words, the king offered his obeisances and then returned to his palace. When the Padma Ekadasi arrived, King Mandhata assembled all the Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and shudras in his kingdom and instructed them to strictly observe this important fast day. After they had observed it, the rains fell, just as the sage had predicted, and in due course of time there were abundant crops and a rich harvest of grain.

By the mercy of the Supreme Lord Hrishikesha, the master of the senses, all the subjects of King Mandhata became extremely happy and prosperous. Therefore, Oh Narada, everyone should observe this Ekadasi fast very strictly, for it bestows all kinds of happiness, as well as ultimate liberation, upon the faithful devotee.'

Lord Sri Krishna concluded, "My dear Yudhishthira, Padma Ekadasi is so powerful that one who simply reads or hears its glories becomes completely sinless.
Oh Pandava, one who wishes to please Me should strictly observe this Ekadasi, which is also known as Deva-sayani Ekadasi. Deva-sayani, or Vishnu-sayani, indicates the day when Lord Vishnu goes to sleep with all the devas (demigods).

It is said that after this day one should not perform any new auspicious ceremonies until Devotthani Ekadasi (Haribodhini (Probodhini) Devotthaani (Utthana) Ekadasi), which occurs during the month of Kartika (October - November), because the devas (demigods), being asleep, cannot be invited to the sacrificial arena and because the Sun is traveling along its Southern course (Dakshinayanam).

"Lord Sri Krishna continued, "Oh lion among kings, Yudhishthira Maharaj, whoever wants liberation should regularly observe a fast on this Ekadasi which is also the day when the Chaturmasya fast begins. Thus ends the narration of the glories of the Ashadha-shukla Ekadasi - also known as PadmA Ekadasi or Deva-sayani Ekadasi - from the Bhavishya-uttara Purana.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Udupi Mutt Seer Dies of -- Poisoning?

UPDATE: Pesticides found in blood.

"Reports saying that doctors have found traces of organophosphorus in the body of Sri Shiroor Lakshmivara Theertha Swamiji have given credence to the theory that the Swamiji's death was caused by pesticides."

Organophosphorus: denoting synthetic organic compounds containing phosphorus, especially pesticides and nerve gases of this kind.

[PADA: Killing sadhus with poison is a well known process in India. Could the same process have been done in ISKCON? We believe, yes. ys pd]

A mystery has shrouded the death of Sri Lakshmivara Theertha Swamiji of Udupi's Shiroor Mutt, who passed away on Thursday, July 19, at the age of 55. His followers have now started demanding a probe into the death alleging a foul play after poisonous content was found in his body.

Dr Avinash Shetty, the Medical Superintendent of the hospital, has said that Seer's condition was critical with gastrointestinal bleeding and low blood pressure when he was taken to the hospital. "He was immediately rushed to ICU and was put on a mechanical breather and dialysis was also started," The Times of India quoted him as saying.

Lakshmivara seer's lawyer Ravi Kiran has revealed about Shiroor Mutt seer mentioning about threats to his life during their last meeting. The advocate and the Seer's followers have now demanded a thorough investigation of the case.
The issue between Sri Lakshmivara Theertha seer and others seers of Ashta mutts started after the Vidyadheesha Theertha Seer, the chief of Palimar Mutt, refused to hand over the idols of presiding deities of Shiroor Mutt until he names his successor.

Sri Lakshmivara Theertha Swamiji was reportedly at loggerheads with most of the seers of the Ashta mutts. It may be recalled that a video was leaked earlier where Sri Lakshmivara Theertha Swamiji was seen making controversial allegations about all the seers of the mutts.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has said that the government will order a probe if suspicion arises. On the other hand, Sri Vishwavallabha Theertha of Vishwavallabha Theertha of Sode mutt, who will be the in-charge of Shirur mutt affairs, will perform Shiroor Mutt's last rites in Hiriyadka as per the Hindu tradition.

[PADA: We really have no idea what the issues are involving this gentleman and his apparent foes. However, using poison to assassinate a person is very vile, mean, vicious and uncalled for, especially for a type of sadhu. Anyway! We wish this poor fellow a happier next life, may he get the service to Krishna process moving along wherever he is going to be at present. And may the culprits be found if this really is an intentional poison case, as it appears to be. Of course one thing we are asked from time to time, why aren't the followers of Srila Prabhupada out there clamoring for an investigation? Good question! ys pd]


Battle was brewing among various Mutt's leaders:

Rupanuga Was "Right There" For the Guru Appointment?

V Dasa: His Grace, Rupanuga Das is an early (initiated in 1966) and dear disciple of Srila Prabhupada, herein presents an historic account of ISKCON before and after the physical departure of Srila Prabhupada. If you are a recent comer or a long term devotee, take time out to educate yourself on the progressive course of events that have shaped modern day ISKCON... RUPANUGA.COM

PADA: Rupanuga was one of the ISKCON "justices committee" folks that me and Sulochana were talking to on the phone when we opposed Kirtanananda. Rupanuga concluded that we were making offenses to a pure devotee, which lead to Sulochana being murdered. I also would have been murdered too, except the police arrested the hit man who was following me around in my car. Rupanuga still thinks he was right to declare these deviants as acharyas. 

V Dasa: With due respect prabhu, your take on Rupanuga as equally culpable with those in the post of ISKCON justices for perpetrating injustices to the devotees is not accurate. I called Rupanuga on this and he told me that even though he was a member of the GBC at the time, unequivocally he did not take part nor did he condone their decisions. You cannot nor should you not lump him in the nefarious activities perpetrated by them. 
If you wish to understand who and where Rupanuga stands, please take time to read the following:

PADA: Sulochana was talking to Rupanuga on the phone, and I was right there at the phone with Sulochana overhearing their conversations? Rupanuga was more aware of the Sulochana issue than almost any other person at the time? He told us that we should not be attacking a great devotee like Kirtanananda with our writings. That is how he got us targeted for violence, he said we are wrong to address the deviations of Kirtanananda, especially in public writing? Yet, we had no other forum other than public protest? We would be beaten or killed if we protested in their camp? 

Rupanuga created this controversy by saying Kirtanananda's deviations cannot be addressed in the way we were doing? He said our writings were offensive and so forth. That is what he supported at the time. He still says we are wrong to promote Srila Prabhupada as the guru and we still need to work with the GBC's guru system, the system which created all these crimes?

V Dasa: That needs to be corroborated, for Rupanuga's version of the facts are diametrically opposed to what you are stating. Moreover, isn't time to bury the hatchet regardless, isn't a Vaisnava para dukha dukhi, compassionate and forgiving? Is this what you want to be thinking about at the time of death? The nefarious activities of some of our God-brothers and sisters? And if they are culpable of unconscionable deeds, Krsna is the Supreme Referee, He's keeping score! All glories to Srila Prabhupada...

PADA: I am simply against re-writing history? Rupanuga said at the time that these 11 GBC people are gurus, which enabled and empowered these criminals. They are not, were not, could not have been gurus? For starters there is no appointment of gurus? That is the first controversy, who appointed the 11 as gurus? Apparently, people like Rupanuga appointed them as gurus because there is no evidence anyone else did? 

That is the root of all the main controversy, Rupanuga said that these 11 are the appointed guru successors, while me and Sulochana said, there is no evidence to support that? We had the appointment tape -- and it appointed no gurus? If there is other evidence, where is it? This makes Srila Prabhupada look like he did not know who should be appointed as guru or not, its implicating him as unable to select actual gurus as successors. 

V Dasa: Srila Prabhupada did appoint them. There is an abundance of documented information, taped conversations, letters, purports, etc., where Srila Prabhupada clearly instructs that he wants all his disciples to become guru. Of course those who assume that position must be duly qualified, viz., Vaco vegam manasah krodha vegam etc (Upadesamrta, text 1). Considering history, we know that those 11 who were initially appointed failed miserably with their disingenuous practices, but the instruction given by Srila Prabhupada stands...

B Dasa. And they didn’t all fall?

PADA: OK so a kindergarten teacher tells all of his students he wants them to become brain surgeons. That does not mean Rupanuga should give these children surgery drills, scalpels and skull saws and send them into a hospital brain surgery room to conduct the surgery? Srila Prabhupada said if a layman tries to perform brain surgery there will be chaos? Rupanuga has telescoped a general instruction with a specific instruction. 

Worse, Rupanuga did not say "everyone" is expected to become guru, he said only these 11 are gurus because they are appointed. Yes there is a general instruction, all you kindergarten students should eventually become PHD brain surgeons, that is not a specific order for them to start doing surgery now? Rupanuga still says the general order is a specific order? No, this is not a specific order? He said Kirtanananda is a diksha guru, but there is no specific order for that, rather there are many letters saying for example that Kirtanananda is not a realized person? 

And when we forwarded those letters, we were being set up to get killed, thanks to Rupanuga saying that there is a specific order for Kirtanananda to be a diksha guru? There is no such order? And that is what we told Rupanuga at the time, but he sided with the GBC saying that Kirtanananda is a guru and we are making offenses? 

And on the May tape Srila Prabhupada said, when they deviate, they will have to be replaced, self-evidently not acharyas, but fallible conditioned souls. He also told us a number of times we cannot allow people to touch our feet even, that is taking the post of diksha guru de facto, he said we would suffer from taking sins. And they are. 

A conditioned soul cannot take the post of diksha guru, in fact he even cannot allow nominal touching of his feet. It does not matter if the guru is present or not present, a conditioned soul cannot take that post, and if he does, he will have to suffer. That is what he told us. They will have to suffer, they are not qualified to absorb sins ... 

Yes, a kindergaten child can MAYBE take the post of brain surgeon eventually, when the training is complete, and when he gets the order that he is now qualified. They self-evidently did not get that order. That is what we told Rupanuga, we have the tape, there is no order, no one is named, and so forth. 

He was informed by us about this. Rupanuga said he was "right there" and he heard some SPECIFIC order for the 11 to be gurus given. That makes no sense, why would Srila Prabhupada say NONE of you can absorb sins, and then say, 11 of you people can? And lets face it, they cannot? It looks to me like Rupanuga created tremendous amounts of suffering for others by encouraging them that they can absorb sins, when the acharya warned us not to do so, or face dire consequences? That makes Rupanuga a creator of immense suffering for his false gurus by having them take sins, never mind all the thousands of other victims of this process who were banned, beat, molested and shot? 

V Dasa: I've said all I can to you, now I will go and chant the rest of my rounds. I hope you will do the same, Hare krsna...

PADA: Yes, we need to stop Rupanuga's program of making conditioned souls into diksha gurus causing them to get sick, fall down and die prematurely. Never mind a bunch of Rupanuga's "diksha gurus" (that he was "right there when they were appointed"?) never really chanted their rounds, and various of them were gambling in Reno, watching football, watching porno, taking intoxicants, having illicit sex, orchestrating crimes, and who knows what else his so-called gurus have been doing. 

Rupanuga was not "right there" when these people were authorized to be gurus, because they were never gurus, and thus never authorized to be gurus. in fact, Rupanuga's divine gurus are not even up to the standards of kanisthas, as is self evident even to the ordinary karmi world. Did I forget to mention that most of Srila Prabhupada's disciples here stopped chanting and they had to go out and get karmi jobs -- because Rupanuga's "gurus" kicked them out of their guru's house to make room for their debauchee's guru process? Rupanuga needs to quit saying he was "right there" when all this process was launched and authorized, it was never authorized by Srila Prabhupada, it was authorized by Rupanuga and his speculation -- that conditioned souls are acharyas -- creating an induced process of banning, beating, molesting and murders. 

The issue was actually solved a long time ago? Srila Prabhupad said when conditioned souls take the post of diksha guru they will get sick, fall down, and as we see, they also die prematurely. Never mind they create endless scandals and criminal mayhem in the meantime. This has all been witnessed by millions of people as a lot of this has been in the public mass media, i.e. the GBC's gurus are world wide famous for all sorts of scandals, fall down, getting sick, dying prematurely and so on. Never mind police raids, lawsuits, crimes and etc. The evidence is in! No one can argue with direct physical evidence, never mind there are so many warnings in shastra about taking the post of diksha guru without authority? Even the mundane people know this is not an authorized guru process. This bogus process was authorized by Rupanuga and ilk. ys pd

Conditioned souls should not try to absorb sins, it will make them suffer.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

New Vrndavana Rathayatra 2018

[PADA: This is the same newspaper that interviewed me after Sulochana's murder. The lady reporter who was in touch with me had her car run off the road into a ditch by some "thugs in a big van," she suspected New Vrndavana's goondas. Of course! These guys were really out of control. At least things are settling down to some extent, except they made the biggest leaders of New Vrndavana the next wave of authority for the GBC. ys pd] 

Chennai Rape Event Shocks India

[PADA: This is what Srila Prabhupada said, India will fall and degrade if they abandon their culture and try to Westernize. And it seems, they can fall to even worse standard than the West. GBC did the same type of thing, they rejected Srila Prabhupada standards for acharyas and fell into horrible debauchee standards for acharyas, which degraded the entire ISKCON institution. ys pd]

"1st point, that any civilization devoid of God consciousness or Krishna Consciousness, is no civilization at all. It is simply a polished type of animal society. This is the first point.” 

Letter to Rayarama: October 17, 1968

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Purujit BLISS Spain Program Update

PADA: Someone reported to us that the Purujit / Makhanchora / BLISS society Spain program (Hare Krishna Temple Fuengirola) made a FUND-ME page. And they got only ONE person to make ONE donation of 30 Euros (About $35.00 USA) in the two weeks the page has been set up.  

Meanwhile, Bhakta Philip complains on the same FUND-ME page -- that they blocked him. So its pretty clear that support for their BLISS program is dwindling, and more and more folks are complaining about their rude attacks on sincere questioners, if not blocking and removing people who ask simple questions.  

Meanwhile someone says -- this has been a pattern, they started off in Montreal, then went to Eastern Europe, and now moving to Spain, but they are having a hard time establishing something solid and grounded in one location. And this is mainly because of the heavy handed methods that they use to deal with their own people, and the other devotees (same problem as the GBC's folks have?) -- which alienates existing or potential supporters. 

Meanwhile it seems very odd -- that while all these personality and program problems have been developing in BLISS world -- Purujit is apparently unaware and aloof, mainly sitting in the back room re-writing all of Srila Prabhupada's books -- instead of thinking of ways to expand their program and how improve his relations with the other devotees. And while all sorts of the same type problems are going on in ISKCON, our good pals Hrdayananda, Satsvarupa, Jayadvaita etc. are all sitting in the back room writing their own stuff as well? That means they are not dealing with the practical situation either. A pattern?  

I told Makhanchora that their BLISS program is frying out more and more people; and that they have recently fried out a nice sincere woman with their rough house gangster speaking techniques. And he replied, "so what, she is your guru now"? OK same type of childish replies we get from the GBC's sheeple. Yep! The gurukulis are complaining, they are being alienated and PADA is reporting on that, but so what -- are they your gurus? Well who cares, that's not the point is it?  

If the priority is to re-establish the harinama samkirtana process, book distribution and temple programs, then why not do that instead of making a giant imbroglio of re-writing all of the books, which does not seem to be much of a priority for anyone else? What is wrong with the books Srila Prabhupada has been using already? Yes, as a matter of fact, these books ALREADY worked fine for making devotees all along. And if a person is sincere, he will simply use the SAME books and SAME process that has ALREADY been established and worked all along -- for the acharya and his sincere followers. 

Never mind, Purujit has no legal licence to print "his own editions" of Srila Prabhupada's works? So he is making a big giant controversy over an issue that he cannot even resolve one way or the other -- even if he had "a better editing edition" theoretically -- because for starters he has no legal process moving along to get his own license? Its all bluff. We need another book, but we cannot even legally print and distribute them?  

OK, a big giant waste of time and effort, and a big side show of arguments and counter arguments instead of -- preaching? Even if we agreed with Purujit, he has no licence anyway? And, a sincere person would NOT say, ok we have to change up all the books that the acharya uses, and spend all of our time sitting in the back room re-writing everything the acharya uses, knowing at the same time -- the mass of followers of the acharya are never going to accept another re-write of all of Srila Prabhupada's works? 

NOTICE! And, once again! Nor could all these re-writes be printed without a licence on any large scale in any event? Its thus not even a useful endeavor in any case. Purujit is trying to bog people down in useless debates over nothing of substance, we cannot use or print his book anyway. Did I forget to mention, not one single person ever asked me where they can get a copy of his book because they really wanted one? Who wants his changed up books from the get go?

And, after we Prabhupadanugas have all gone through so many big battles for the past decades trying to halt re-writes of the acharya's books, why would any of us accept yet another re-write effort? Of course we think Purujit's people knew that the whole time, which is why they hid the fact they were re-writing everything from top to bottom. Why would they secretly plot to make their own versions of Srila Prabhupada's literature and then suddenly spring their own independent writings out as "the only original version," unless they knew their version would be challenged on all fronts? 

Most people agree it is because Purujit was thinking -- all sorts of people would all of a sudden rally to his side, and then glorify him as "the real editor" of Srila Prabhupada's works. And Makhanchora and the others on the BLISS team would all get credit for assisting such divine activity of giving the world, finally, the REALLY approved books! Except, that is not what happened, rather most people were very upset they were challenging and discrediting the books which the acharya uses for his preaching. 

At the same time, again most people agree that there is no real strong need to re-write the books, these SAME books worked fine all along and they are just as potent NOW as they always were. And a number of people complained to PADA, that the Purujit BLISS project is causing a lot of damage to Srila Prabhupada's efforts by DISCREDITING his literature as mundane and defective. We agree! As soon as BLISS fan Jagganath Balaram said Srila Prabhupada is using, printing and quoting from the rascal's edited books in his lectures, we knew their program had gone totally off the rails, or it had been all along and we finally caught up to their agenda.

Then Purujit comes all the way to Berkeley and he hangs out with Hansadutta and his groupies, and he avoids us. And while here, he makes various videos of Hansadutta. And then Purujit makes a declaration that the BLISS society is NOW operating under the authority of Hansadutta, the ritvik's newly annointed leader. Another big mistake. How many Prabhupadanugas are going to EVER accept Hansadutta as their newly annointed authority and the leader of their process? Another symptom that the BLISS program is not consulting with others, those who could have steered them away from these problems.   

Then again, when we posted the article asking where are the deities Hansadutta kidnapped, the BLISS people apparently blocked me too, at least for the most part? So this is yet again another kindergarten style tactic, I am taking my toys and not playing with you anymore. If we are going to build a mature society of cooperative efforts, we need to overcome these immature dealings. 

Anyway, this was all a good lesson for a lot of people, its now clear that book re-writes are going to be rejected wholesale, and the people making deity kidnappers their new authority are going to be rejected wholesale as well. These old tricks simply no longer work, too many devotees have -- been there, done that, seen all that already. Did I forget to mention? There are also people in ISKCON who distribute books, do harinama and so on, but -- that is not a licence for anyone to stomp giant jack boots on the toes of the other devotees? Yes, harinama is nice, but unless you also become nice yourself, what is the point? 

ys pd   

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Hanuman Das (Croatia) Worships -- A Dead Guru?

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Hanuman das:

My letter to Navayogendra SwamiDate: Fri, 6 Jul 2018 08:57:14 +0200 

Subject: female assistant 

From: Hanuman das To:

Dear Navayogendra Swami,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

My name is Hanuman das, I am disciple of Sridhar Swami (ACBSP), I am independent investigator and I run website where I advise devotees about deviations in our movement. I especially focus on sannyasis with female assistants.

[PADA: Hanuman says we cannot have Srila Prabhupada as our guru, we need to have a living guru, but his own "living" guru has died already? We need to worship a dead conditioned soul as the path back to God? We need to worship a person who has been "voted in" to the GBC's "sex with taxi driver's guru parampara," in order to attain Krishna? Sorry, worship of sex with taxi driver's guru lineages takes one to the planet of such worship? You attain what you worship. 

Did I forget to mention the Sridhara swami guru parampara was sued for $400,000,000 for mass child abuse, all going on under the "watchful managing" of these GBC's guys, like Sridhara swami and co.? And when Sridhara swami was here, he had all sorts of "bad health" issues which his followers would sometimes say is -- because he has "accepted our sins." Well duh! 

Sridhara swami and ALL OF US were told by SRILA PRABHUPADA that us neophytes cannot be diksha gurus and absorb sins, because we then will have to suffer -- because we cannot absorb said sins. Yet Sridhara foolishly went ahead and took so many disciples and their sins, and then he was suffering. And then, his foolish followers thought this suffering was due to some sort of divine leela program, when it is suffering from DISOBEYING the order of his guru. This happens all the time, well sure prabhu -- they are falling down, getting sick and dying -- left, right and center. Its all wonderful leela! Nope, its the result of deviation.

Yep, Sridhara is taking sins, he is like Jesus! Any questions?

This is rather amazing, because Hanuman is one of the people who ALSO gave a boat load of his own sins to Sridhara swami, causing his "guru" all sorts of suffering and grief. And this is the good process? Nope! This process is making these GBC gurus fall down, get sick, suffer and DIE, just as Srila Prabhupada said would happen if they absorbed sins. And all these folks think: that is wonderful leela? Getting sick, falling down, and dying prematurely is -- wonderful leela? (Hee hee!)

Of couse Sridhara was ALSO a big supporting fan club member of the Tamal, Indradyumna, Satsvarupa, Sacinandana, Hrdayananda, Jayadvaita, Trivrikrama, Jayapataka et al. party -- and their debauchee's guru program -- yep same pack of bogus guru people -- that Hanuman always attacks! Sridhara has no sense to understand these people are guru imitations and not actual gurus. He thinks conditioned souls can absorb sins, but he is suffering and dying from taking these sins himself?

Happy as a clam because: 
Children are worshiping their sex with taxi driver's guru sampradaya?

At least this answers the question, what program is Hanuman supporting? Well none, Sridhara Swami is not here, there is no living guru in his process. He has no program and that is why he never advertises any. How can people accept Hanuman's living guru program, when their guru is dead? And if we are going to worship a so-called departed person, why not worship Srila Prabhupada and not the cheer leader of an illicit sex messiah's program?] 

Giriraja swami: When [the maharaja's] health crisis began, we informed his family. His Holiness Hridayananda das Goswami also visited Maharaja in the hospital. The two joked a lot, and again, Maharaja was very appreciative. Maharaja was soon discharged and came back to our ashram. Despite his trying medical condition, he really was “the jolly swami.”

From then on, despite his hepatitis, Maharaja would travel a lot, sort of like Srila Prabhupada—more or less six months in India, based in Bombay, and six months traveling. He would visit London and Croatia and Slovenia and made a point to always attend the New York Ratha-yatra. And he would regularly visit Alachua, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and even Brazil. He had many disciples in Croatia and Slovenia. Many of the young people there became initiated by him.

[PADA: Wow, so Sridhara Swami is flying all over the planet spreading the illusion that his illicit sex with men, women and children guru parampara is bona fide, and he is attacking us dissenters as (ritvik) "renegades." And as an added bonus, he is getting sick and dying from taking sins! Wow, sign me up!

Isn't that how all the banning, beating, molesting and murders were empowered, enabled and facilitated, by people like Sridhara Swami propping up this bogus guru scam? And Sridhara was called "the jolly swami" by the other GBC. Well yes, as soon as he sees the faces of people who promote the worship of illicit sex with men, women and children as God's guru successors, he is happy as a clam! Srila Prabhupada's people are being banned, beaten, molested, and killed, and he is patting the orchestrators of that process on the back! 

Good job! Well done! Ooops, you let a few live, that's not good at all! 

I can absorb sins like Jesus, and that is why I am so humble! 

Yep! You Sridhara program guys kicked out thousands of Srila Prabhupada's disciples. Your program has had thousands of women alienated permanently. Your program forced hundreds of divorces which harmed their children. Your program has orchestrated mass child molesting. Your program has shut down temples and had the deities moved to a rotten old shed. And this is making me so jolly I cannot stand it! I am so happy that all these people are being banned, beaten, molested and killed. Hmm, sounds like the theme of the late night channel 44 horror movie?

I need to go find the people creating this odious mess and pat them on the back, and show then how jolly I am to support their process, and offer my dandavats at their feet. Anyone who promotes illicit sex with men, women and children as GOD'S GURU SUCCESSORS is a friend of mine! Oh no, those ritviks are worshiping pure devotees, we need to find them and have them BANNED. 

Hanuman has found the Satanic molester guru's brotherhood sampradaya! I don't get it, Sridhara swami is voted into the GBC's illicit sex acharya's program, the biggest program that Hanuman attacks, and yet Hanuman accepts one of their BIG leaders as his guru?] 

Hanuman: I have been notified recently that you are travelling with female assistant Kunti dasi? Is that true? This is open letter, it will be published on my website together with evidence that I already have. I am giving you fair chance to explain your behaviour. While you are contemplating how to reply, please consider following quotes by Srila Prabhupada:

In the name of religion you do all nonsense rascaldom, and if the leader approves, “Yes, you can do.” Vivekananda did it. Vivekananda did it. “Yes, there is no difference between eating meat and not meating eat in terms of religious system.” He preached this, and all the sannyasis of Ramakrishna Mission, they eat meat, they drink, they have WOMAN SECRETARY, and everything. This Chinmayananda also like that. I know his whole history. Unless one is purely Krsna conscious, one cannot give up ALL THESE BAD HABITS. This is the test. (Morning walk — April 24, 1974, Hyderabad)

[PADA: Right, the guru parampara supported by Hanuman / Sridhara Swami has illicit sex with men, women and children; drunkards, machine gun swamis, porno swamis, wife stealers, homosexuals, molesters of minors, peppermint schnops alcoholics, sexual predators, percodan addicts, criminals, and maybe -- guru poisoners? And all he is worried about is, do these people have a secretary? What difference does not make if they have ten secretaries, if they are voted in to the illicit sex with men, women and children guru parampara? 

Of course none of these people answer my first question, why are they preaching to little children that God's guru successors are often fallen debauchees? The good news is, that some devotee told me he is bringing this up with a lawyer in another country, how can any religion teach children that God's Jesus-like successors are deviants, sexual predators, drug addicts etc.? And why would Hanuman worship the people engaged in these deviations as his guru? ys pd]

your servant,
Hanuman das

Good job Sridhara Swami! 
Your Jesus wanna-be pals are also getting sick, 
falling down, and dying.

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"Child Protection Office" Success Story (Sanaka Rsi)

[PADA: Justice delayed is justice denied.] 

Laxmimoni will not be appealing the CPO verdict... Exploring the Myth of an independent CPO

Dear devote community,

I am happy to inform you that our campaign to discourage further interference of senior devotees in the adjudication of Laxmimoni devi dasi, has been an unexpected success. I can now confirm that Laxmimoni devi dasi will not appeal the verdict issued by the CPO.

This is another huge victory and a significant milestone for the victims of child abuse in ISKCON. We were all witness to the shenanigans that took place when the CPO issued a guilty verdict for Laxmimoni devi dasi.

Sadly, some very senior and influential members of ISKCON’s leadership, jumped at her defense for no good reasons. All of a sudden we saw some devotees that in their entire devotional career had never taken any interest in the procedures of the CPO or child protection in general, express a keen interest in the fairness of its procedural justice.

The devotees that have inappropriately interceded with the CPO in the attempt to mitigate the sanctions imposed on Laxmimoni are; Hridayananda Maharaj, Malati prabhu, Brahmatirtha prabhu, Anuttama prabhu, Praghosa prabhu and Radha dasi.

These devotees enjoy special privileges and influence within ISKCON on account of their seniority, position and status, it was an abuse of power on their part to attempt to pressure and sway the CPO into changing its proceedings in favor of their friend.

Many senior and experienced CPO judges turned down this service on account of the friendships and professional acquaintance they had developed with Laxmimoni over the years working together on CPO cases. However one person did NOT. Besides Radha dasi’s personal friendship with Laxmimoni, they also served together on ISKCON’s Vaishnavi / Women Ministry. 

Radha dasi had the professional responsibility to make her friendship and acquaintance with Lamimoni known and recuse herself from any involvement with Laxmimoni’s adjudication. But instead she went ahead and accepted the service of Case Manager.

As a Case Manager for Laxmimoni, her job was to collect the statements of the victims and present them to the CPO Director, without expressing personal opinions on the merits of these testimonies or otherwise try to influence the outcome of the case.
She went as far as telling some of the victims that their testimonies were “inadmissible”. Which was clearly beyond her competence; for it is the job of the judges to establish and comment on the merits of any testimonies submitted.
She also sent to Laxmimoni’s victims, the letters of character reference that some former students and colleagues wrote in support of Laxmimoni, marked as “witness statements”. 

This is not only unprofessional, and again showed her clear bias, but it also added insult to injury for Laxmimoni’s victims. Radha dasi is a Harvard lawyer, it is reasonable to assume that she is very aware of the difference between a character reference and a witness statement. It is difficult to give her the benefit of the doubt that she wasn’t aware of the implications of her actions.

Her unprofessional and hostile behavior discouraged some of the victims from submitting their testimonies to the CPO. She may have thus influenced the outcome of the case so as to award a more lenient sentence to Laxmimoni.
Given her prior friendship with Laxmimoni, when Radha dasi accepted to serve as Case Manager she breached the code of professional integrity expected of CPO officers. Her involvement and actions may have compromised the integrity of the adjudication.

On account of her unprofessional conduct she ought to be banned from any further involvement with the CPO. The real problem is that some GBC members were left in utter disbelief by their inability to force the CPO Director to compromise the integrity of Laxmimoni’s adjudication to suit their whims and demands.

This concerned them greatly, so much so, that they have decided that a CPO director that will not bend the rules at their command must be replaced.
I can confirm that the GBC has already decided that at the October meetings they will unceremoniously remove the current CPO Director and replace him with somebody with a more flexible moral compass and a “more accommodating” understanding of child protection.

In their official statement the GBC Executive committee informed the devotee community that they will be revising the structure and policies of the CPO. “In response to concerns that some aspects of the CPO’s operation may have been faulty, the GBC Body is duty-bound to undertake a further analysis of the CPO structure. For this purpose, we are in the process of forming a committee of experts to study our CPO procedures”.

Now, in theory all this sounds very good of course. The concerning part is the historical lack of transparency and integrity we have witnessed in many of the instances when the GBC has been involved in child protection.

I am concerned that in the near future we may see a restructured CPO, with a more GBC friendly Policy and Procedure Manual and a figurehead CPO director that will march in tune with the GBCs’ drums. And naturally, we can expect a blaring memorandum on Dandavats and ISKCON News, that finally, we can all be at ease, knowing that the new CPO is “truly effective and independent". This seems to be the plan of the GBC…

Let’s make sure this does not turn out into another embarrassing sham. It is imperative that the CPO comes out improved and strengthened by these proposed changes. We can only hope to achieve this if we ensure that none of the individuals that will select the members of the review committee, and the committee members themselves, have any history of tolerating, enabling or protecting child abuse. Believe it or not, this would rule out many GBC members!

It is time that ISKCON invests some good money in child protection. At least some of the members of the committee must be professionals in the field of child protection, with no less than 10 years experience working in the sector. The committee needs to address effective ways to discourage the interference of senior and influential members of ISKCON in CPO adjudications. 

ISKCON is at a crucial turning point, we have the opportunity to transform our child protection policies so as to bring them to world class standards. This can only happen if the upcoming overhaul of the CPO is carried out with the utmost transparency, integrity and accountability. The credibility and effectiveness of both the CPO and the GBC are on the line here.

Let’s make a wise decision.

Yours in the service of Vaisnavas


Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Gita and -- Playing Golf?

[PADA: We really cannot make this stuff up. Honest! ys pd]


Deep in India's past, Lord Krishna revealed the 700 verse Bhagavad-gita, a spiritual poem containing universal, non-sectarian truths. In 1995, Steven Pressfield decided to introduce the Bhagavad-gita to a contemporary audience, so he restructured the Gita in terms of a golf novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance. As he says, "In the Gita the troubled warrior Arjuna receives instruction from Krishna, Supreme Lord of the Universe, who has assumed human form as Arjuna's charioteer. Instead of a troubled warrior, it's a troubled golf champion (Rannulph Junah); instead of his charioteer, it's his caddie Bagger Vance." 

Now a major motion picture directed by Robert Redford and starring Matt Damon and Will Smith, The Legend of Bagger Vance is loosely based on the ancient Hindu epic. Steven Rosen, in Gita on the Green: The Mystical Tradition Behind Bagger Vance, draws the story out further using some thirty years of Gita scholarship and a writing style that is both eloquent and thorough. Rosen takes us on a colorful journey into the golf world of Bagger Vance, as well as into the spiritual realm of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. By the end of the journey, one realizes that one has just read a commentary on the Bhagavad-gita while hitting a hole in one.

Steven J. Rosen is the author of fifteen books on East-Indian philosophy and spirituality. For the last eight years he has been the editor of The Journal of Vaishnavi Studies (an interdisciplinary quarterly). He is currently part of an editorial team working to complete The Encyclopedia of Hinduism, an eighteen volume compendium of Indian thought (forthcoming, 2003, University of South Carolina Press

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PADA: Some devotees have complained that we are not advertising enough of the old school style kirtans like Vishnujana, Madhuvisa, Aindra and others were doing. Fine, send us more videos of more people doing these old school kirtanas, and we will post them, we'd like to see that as well. ys pd

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