PADA: Isa Dasa was sort of friends with PADA. He conducted research that was a lot of help for us in getting the poison issue substantiated. And he helped some ex-gurukulis by telling them the GBC are bad actors who created an exploiting situation.
Unfortunately, Isa was also promoting the Narayan Maharaja program, and we could not agree on this issue. For starters Narayan said that the GBC 11 (like Tamal Krishna) are "diksha gurus" (people who can absorb sins like Jesus) and that we Prabhupadanugas are the "bogus ritviks," because we still worship Srila Prabhupada. For starters, Srila Prabhupada said we neophytes cannot be diksha gurus and absorb sins. Apparently Narayan Maharaja does not think this is a valid or important instruction, or maybe he just thinks that such instructions can be tossed out, and overlooked whimsically and willy nilly.
Did we forget to mention that by telling unqualified people to be diksha gurus and absorb sins will cause them to get sick, fall down, go mad, or die early because they will be overwhelmed with taking these sins (as we see happening left, right and center)? Followers of NM still promote him as some sort of hero who helped ISKCON, fine except -- the bogus gurus he encouraged and assisted -- suffered badly from taking sins. And then the ISKCON society suffered badly by having people who are falling and going mad etc. acting as its acharyas?
Taking sins is taking them down.
NM also says for example that there is "no precedent" for people to continue to worship the acharya after his body physically departs, and he went along with the Rocana / GBC program -- saying that we are worshiping the posthumous / post samadhi / post mortem person by worshiping Srila Prabhupada. There is "no precedent" for worship of Krishna's pure devotee? This is amazing and worse, Krishna and / or His acharyas are "post mortem"? And we need to promote the worship of the founder fathers of the illicit sex acharya's program like Tamal -- instead of Prabhupada?
Narayan Maharaja never explained why he had been supporting such views?
Radhanath / Narayan Maharaja
Odd huh? NM has hours / days / weeks / years to meet with these GBC guru folks, but after he invited me over to his ashram speak to him, he left me sitting for 10 hours and then sneaked off the property, leaving me without seeing him at all! He only has time to talk to the members of the debauchee messiah's club?
Then again, there were all sorts of crimes, including child molesting, going on in the GBC guru regime that NM was promoting, and he was enabling and empowering these deviants by aiding and abetting their program. Even worse, he was giving "rasika classes" to the regime's leaders, as if the leaders of an illicit sex acharya's program, which bans, beats, molests, sues and assassinates vaishnavas -- are worthy of discussing "the color of the gopis saris"? Really?
Worse, NM said our idea of promoting Srila Prabhupada as the acharya is a ritvik deviation. He even said there is no such word as "ritvik" in the Vedas, apparently he has never heard of the brahmanas / ritviks / found in Vedic society? Yep there is no such thing as a priest, instead he supports the worship of illicit sex with men, women and children deviants as Krishna's successor acharyas. Where is that found in the Vedas? Did I forget to mention that Krishna's own family had a family priest, and -- we never heard about that in the Vedas?
At the same time, Isa was very encouraging of the child molesting lawsuit starting around 1997, and some of the ex-kulis told me Isa "saved their lives" by encouraging them to sign up for the lawsuit. Again, this does not make a whole lot of sense. Tamal Krishna is the founder father of the molester regime, simultaneously he is the sum total of the demigods / diksha guru / "as good as Krishna" personality, which is fine except -- we now have to take Tamal to court and have him sued for orchestrating child abuse?
Then people wonder why there are so many nutty devotees? Maybe because, to say that someone is as good as God, at the same time -- he needs to be sued for creating molesting webs and nests, makes no sense? And to keep these contrary thoughts running simultaneously is -- nutty -- in itself. NM never really clarified that these GBC were only appointed as managers / at best ritviks / and he was wrong to have promoted or certified them as gurus.
Then again, Narayan Maharaja made a series of statements that are contrary to what Srila Prabhupada said, for example NM said that we should not have Lord Narasimghadeva images in a Radha Krishna temple because that "frightens away Srimati Radharani." Except, Srila Prabhupada wanted and ordered that we worship Lord Narasimghadeva in his Radha Krishna temples?
Then again Narayan Maharaja said that the worst offenders to Srila Prabhupada from the Gaudiya Matha are "acharyas just like Srila Prabhupada." Again, makes no sense? And people like Isa and Jadurani have promoted this nonsense idea, that the deviants from the Gaudiya Matha are equals to Srila Prabhupada. And when we tried to bring this up to Isa (or Jadurani etc.) they get offended, but never explained any of this? Srila Prabhupada says -- amongst my god brothers NO ONE is qualified to be acharya, and then all of a sudden NM is an acharya, the deviants from the Gaudiya Matha are also acharyas and so on?
Anyway, what can we do now? Isa has a mixed review with us. He has helped us on some issues, and helped have us suppressed on other issues. Overall, telling the ISKCON youth to run off to another guru's program has not helped ISKCON, or the youth, especially because telling them they need "a living guide" is not very useful after NM dies? Now what? And thus now the NM people are arguing over "who should be the REAL NM successor," and we heard some of the followers of a sannyasa NM guru have been threatening violence to Prem Prayojana, a housholder NM guru successor. So it looks like the same mess, no clear successor and / or false successors. Why not worship Srila Prabhupada instead?
Anyway. Isa is still my God brother and I wish him all the best in his future situation.