Sunday, July 21, 2019

Prayers for HG Nrsimha Kavaca Prabhuji (UK) ISKCON Deity Global


[PADA: OK HG Nrsimha Kavaca Prabhu is part of the ISKCON deity worship ministry. Some years ago, various temples were told to make offerings to Krishna first, just in case your GBC guru is falling down, at least Krishna gets the offering first. The order of deity worship was thus reversed, at least in some ISKCON locations. If we are not mistaken, this was a process created by Basu Ghosh and Gaura Keshava prabhus. Not everyone was happy with this modification, and so some people liked it and some did not. 


Thus! From what we understood, some temples adopted the reverse order process and some did not. In any case, suppose they offer to the guru first, and the local guru is a person who likes to bury porno swamis, sexual predators and other deviants in the dham? What is the value of offering to that person first anyway? Worse, what if the local guru is engaged in illicit sex, watching porno, taking intoxicants and so forth, which has happened in their guru sabha? What good is offering anything to such a deviant?

Its evident that HG Nrsimha Kavaca prabhu is a big fan of Radhanath swami, ooops, the person who likes to bury deviants in the dham. So I have no idea what his actual deity standards really are at this point, but for sure, people are STILL offering bhogha, disciples, guru daksine, money etc. to the GBC's conditioned soul gurus, because there are many examples of that going on currently in ISKCON. 

None of this was ever authorized by Srila Prabhupada. Nor are the newly styled ISKCON yoga classes and so on authorized by Srila Prabhupada and so on. Anyway, this fellow is apparently having some serious health issues, maybe that will inspire him to re-think all these changed up processes. 

ys pd]  

HARE KRISHNA.

Prayers required for:

HG Nrsimha Kavaca Prabhuji, ISKCON's Deity Worship Minister, Global. He is currently in a hospital in London under observation with a large tumor.

From his Twitter account:

As many of you may know, I’m in hospital in London under observation with a large tumor.

May Lord Narsimgha Deva always keep him protected and healthy.

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‎Vincent James Fiorentino‎ to Nrsimha Kavaca Dasa

Prabhu, a discussion has opened up in the Prabhupada disciple conference about why are we offering to Krsna first in arati when Prabhupada's many letters always say the opposite. I am sure you have been asked this many times and you must have something you can send to me to post in the Sanga.


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Nrsimha Kavaca Dasa: I can guess where this is coming from. Offering the item to Krsna is not promoted by ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry. Srila Prabhupada wrote to Giriraja Maharaja and told him clearly the item is offered to the spiritual master first. This is our understanding. Can you ask the devotee who is promoting this false idea to please read our publications and see what it is we are teaching.

Your servant,
Nrsimha Kavaca dasa


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Don't forget! Its Yoga time! 

13 Reasons Moon Landing Was Fake (Video)




PADA: A devotee said, PADA is a lot like this guy, he uses a weird sort of humor mixed in with his material. Anyway, Moon Landing or not, this guy is funny. ys pd 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Mantra Hare Krishna (Video)


India's Modi Wants "Cow-centric" Development

Broken Heart Syndrome Causes Cancer



https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/18/health/broken-heart-syndrome-cancer-trnd/index.html

PADA: Yes, I believe there is a "mental connection" (such as mental distress) to the fatal ailments experienced by various "Krishna devotees," whether leaders or rank and file. 

Can Danavir save ISKCON? PART FIFTY-SIX: A GBC Member Who Agrees...




ISKCON's New Reformation Leader Danavir Goswami


PART FIFTY-SIX: A GBC Member Who Agrees...

[PADA: First of all, Danavir was constantly hanging out with Gunagrahi swami, in fact they were called "the twins." Gunagrahi swami was his perpetual sidekick helper. Worse, Danavir was still a HUGE promoter of Gunagrahi swami, even after it was known that Gunagrahi was watching porno. Worse, someone was touching Gunagrahi's feet while he was on the way to die in the hospital, like he needs a boatload of MORE KARMA when he is suffering already from taking karma. And Danavir never seems to raise and red flags over this behavior.

If the acharyas are watching porno, then why would they not also advocate for mundane yoga classes? In sum, acharyas watching porno are fine, but acharyas promoting yoga classes are not fine? Did I forget to mention Gunagrahi created CHAOS among devotees in South America where hundreds of people FLED from ISKCON to get away from this man's crazed managing techniques?



Lets not forget Danavir's other famous sidekick: Vipramukhya swami. 

To his credit Vipramukhya did say -- whenever I initiate people I feel very sick afterwards -- from taking karma. 

Let's also not forget that Danavir said Jayatirtha is "Krishna's appointed successor" and so on and so forth. It always amazes us at PADA that people like Torben, Hanuman Croatia, Kailash's folks etc. cite Rocana's site as their authority, when that site promotes people like Danavir as the way forward.]




Meanwhile another person reports to PADA that Danavir 
"looks and acts ghostly haunted."

Part Fifty-six of this series on The Journey Home focuses on an article found on the Internet that was ostensibly written by H.H. Danavir Goswami. But first let us share some words of a disenfranchised disciple of Shrila Prabhupada seen on the World Wide Web:

"I fear that some of our leaders have sipped too deeply from the Kool-aid cup offered up by the spa-sampradaya which is the new ISKCON. They have stepped into line to salute the shapeshifting glory boy on their GBC who wants to replace all of the previous godmen with his pictures and books. Most, if not all, of the leaders have become poisoned and deluded by drinking milk touched by the lips of this serpent. We can see it all happening right on the stage playing out before our eyes. Soon all of Shrila Prabhupada's ISKCON could be lost.

They teach all of the new seekers a message that is radically different from that which Shrila Prabhupada taught us while inviting the new flock of suckers to join in their Kool Aid Festival. Any member who speaks out will be the next one banned and excommunicated. Any member staying within the a New Age ISKCON center will be ruined and unable to progress on the path of genuine bhakti. Rather, they will dwell in the dungeon of illusion by convincing one another how spiritually elevated they have become while scoffing at any true followers of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who happen to remain."

Though it is appears hopeless to preach against the machinations of Kali, some progress is being made. One member of the GBC has unequivocally stated his opposition to teaching phony baloney gymnastic "yoga" in ISKCON, in an article that is supposedly written by him. And the voice of one honest man can save the Society just as much as Shrila Prabhupada's insistence on preaching the pure message of his spiritual master saved the teachings of the Gaudiya sampradaya—and spread Bhagavata Dharma worldwide.



Porno swami

GUNAGRAHI on his way to "Vrndavana Samadhi"

[PADA: Danavir is not an honest man. He encourages other neophytes to take the post of diksha guru and absorb sins, which makes them get sick, fall down and die -- if not assist in orchestrating murders of dissenters, or to simply -- fall down into watching porno and etc. Danavir has never explained how neophytes are qualified for absorb sins. Neither Danavir has explained how his porno watching guru can be buried in a samadhi in the holy dham of Vrndavana? 

A friend of mine who resides often in the dham says that now Vrndavana has become "permanently polluted" by burying these deviants in the dham. He says this will simply enhance the destruction of the dham because Krishna will become angry at this desecration, and thus He will be encouraged to bury the dham with some huge calamity to avoid further offenses from taking place there.]

In the Bible there is the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, a city wherein the citizens had turned their backs on the path of virtue. Abraham asked God if the city, slated for destruction due to the population having gone astray, could be saved even if a small number of honest and righteous persons could be found living therein. It takes the voice and example of only one righteous person to save an organization, or a country, or even the world—and this has been proven by the work of the empowered Gaudiya Sampradaya acharya Shrila Prabhupada.

Just by his speaking—and of course by his example—Shrila Prabhupada threw open the door to the spiritual kingdom as the authorized representative of Lord Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Thus through his tireless speaking, His Divine Grace has saved the world by re-establishing a genuine conception of dharma. These are dark days of ISKCON when a corrupt GBC — goaded on by Radhanatha's The Journey Home — has with a straight face introduced gymnastic "yoga" into ISKCON centers in complete violation of Shrila Prabhupada's teachings. But hope is not lost.

Can the voice of one honest man save the day? Linked below is an article on the Internet that was apparently written by GBC member H.H. Danavir Goswami. In this article we can see how, by moving against the tsunami tide of deceit and confusion that infects today's GBC, one man of character has given the formula to weed out this yoga deviation from the Hare Krishna Movement.

"The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah" (1493)

This article gives an overwhelming amount of evidence about why this yoga outrage must be stopped at once throughout ISKCON, and why Shrila Prabhupada absolutely forbade gymnastic yoga courses in his centers.

We urge all honest GBC members to read this article carefully, to think over its wisdom, and then do the right thing. If the GBC does not vote to ban so-called "yoga" from ISKCON, then individual GBC members who, like Danavir Goswami, are likewise incensed at this Guru-aparadha are encouraged to just walk away—resign—because a GBC that is violating Shrila Prabhupada's instructions cannot be accepted as representing the will of the Founder-Acharya or the Gaudiya parampara.

Here, then, is the article by H. H. Danavir Goswami:

Iskcon Yoga Market

[PADA: Asking the GBC to "fix things" is like asking the city's worst criminal arsonist fire bomber -- to be part of putting out fires with the fire department. ys pd]

http://krishna1008.blogspot.com/2016/04/gunagrahi-swami-admits-pornography.html


Obstacles to Devotion / His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura



"There are eighteen obstacles that pollute one's ecstatic love in the wonderful mood of Vraja. Contemplating the names of these obstacles is the indirect consideration of the mood of Vraja.

Persons who are on the path of attachment should avoid the first obstacle, accepting a bogus guru, by discussing Putana's arrival in Vraja in the guise of a nurse [see Appendix A]. There are two types of gurus—antaranga, or internal, and bahiranga, or external. The living entity who is situated in samadhi is his own antaranga guru. 

One who accepts argument as his guru and who learns the process of worship from such a guru is said to have accepted the shelter of a bogus guru. When argument poses as nourishment for the living entities' constitutional duties, this may be compared with Putana's falsely posing as a nurse. Worshipers on the path of attachment must immerse all arguments in spiritual subjects and take shelter of samadhi. 

The external guru is he from whom the science of worship is learned. One who knows the proper path of attachment and who instructs his disciples according to their qualification is a sad-guru, or eternal guru. One who does not know the path of attachment yet instructs others in this path or who knows that path and instructs his disciples without considering their qualification is a bogus guru and must be given up. 

The second obstacle is false arguments. It is difficult for one's ecstatic emotion to be awakened until Trnavarta, in the form of a whirlwind, is killed in Vraja. In the form of Trnavarta, the arguments of philosophers, Buddhists, and logicians are all obstacles to the ecstatic emotion of Vraja.

Those who do not understand the purpose of the regulative principles but simply carry the burden of following them out of formality are unable to develop attachment. When one destroys Sakata, who personifies carrying the burden of the regulative principles, the third obstacle is overcome. 

Bogus gurus who did not consider their disciples' qualification for the path of attachment and thus instructed many Sakata-like people to accept service in the mood of manjaris and sakhis committed offenses in the form of disrespecting confidential subject matters and fell down. Those who worship according to such instructions also gradually fall away from spiritual life, because they do not attain the symptoms of deep attachment for those topics. 

Yet they may still be delivered by the association of devotees and proper instructions. This is called breaking Sakata. The living entities are sober by nature, but when they are disturbed due to possessing a body made of blood and flesh it is called bala-dosa, or juvenile offenses. This is the fourth obstacle, in the form of Vatsasura [see Appendix B].

The most clever Bakasura, who is the personification of cheating religion, is the fifth obstacle for Vaisnavas. This is called namaparadha, offenses against the holy name of the Lord. Those who do not understand their qualification but accept the instruction of a bogus guru and engage in the process of worship meant for exalted devotees are cheated asslike people. And those who have understood their ineligibility yet with a goal to accumulate money and prestige still follow the process of worship meant for exalted devotees are called cheaters. 

Until this cheating in the name of religion is destroyed, one's attachment will not awaken. Such people deceive the entire world by making a show of sectarian formalities and pseudo-renunciation.

Those who see and respect such proud people's show of external formalities cannot attain love for Krsna and are like thorns in the side of the world. It is to be understood here that one should not disrespect a swanlike person just because he has accepted external formalities that are generally considered detestable. It is the eternal duty of Vaisnavas to develop the symptoms of love by associating with and serving devotees, while remaining indifferent to external formalities.

Aghasura, the personification of intolerance and cruelty, is the sixth obstacle. Due to a lack of compassion for the living entities there is a possibility that one's attachment will gradual diminish, because compassion cannot remain separated from attachment. The basis of compassion for the living entities and devotion to Krsna is the same.

If one intensely absorbs his mind in various arguments, opinions, and their respective literatures, then all realizations attained through samadhi are practically lost. This is called illusion based on the flowery words of the Vedas. Being overwhelmed with this illusion, Brahma doubted the supremacy of Krsna. The Vaisnavas should regard this illusion as the seventh obstacle.

Subtle discrimination is extremely important for Vaisnavas. Those who invent social distinctions and preach the unbreakable principles of Vaishnavism while breaking them to suit their needs are said to possess gross discrimination. This gross discrimination takes the form of the ass Dhenuka. The ass cannot eat the sweet palm tree fruits, and he opposes others' attempts to eat them. 

The purport is that the previous acaryas of the authorized sampradayas have written many spiritual literatures, which people with gross discrimination neither understand nor allow others to see. Asslike devotees who are simply interested in the regulative principles and under the control of gross discrimination are unable to attain a higher platform. Vaisnava principles are so unlimitedly exalted that those who simply remain entangled in the regulative process without endeavoring to understand the science of attachment are comparable to ordinary fruitive workers. Therefore, until the ass Dhenukasura is killed, one cannot advance in the science of Vaishnavism.

Many weak-hearted people give up the path of regulative principles and enter the path of attachment. When they are unable to realize the souls' spiritual attachment, they behave like Vrishabhasura [Arishtasura, the bull] by cultivating perverted material attachment. They will be killed by the prowess of Krsna. The example of this obstacle is regularly found among the selfish dharma-dvajis, the show-bottle devotees.

Kaliya's malice always pollutes the water of the Yamuna, which is the spiritual liquid of the Vaisnavas. It is everyone's duty to give up this tenth obstacle [see Appendix C]. The eleventh obstacle of the Vaisnavas is sectarianism, which takes the shape of the forest fire. Due to sectarianism a person cannot accept anyone outside of his own group as a Vaisnava, and as a result he faces many obstacles in finding a guru and associating with devotees. Therefore extinguishing the forest fire is most important.

The impersonalists desire to merge the soul in the impersonal Brahman. In other words, searching for the liberation of complete merging is the defect of stealing the self, because there is no happiness in this state. Neither the living entity nor the Lord gain anything from this. If one believes the impersonalists' philosophy, then he must accept this material world as false. 

One then denounces Brahman as indifferent and gradually develops doubts about the basis of Brahman. If one deeply discusses this topic, then he is compelled to accept meaningless nescience and nonexistence of the living entities. Thus all of mankind's endeavors and considerations become meaningless. Sometimes this philosophy enters amongst Vaisnavas in the form of Pralambasura to spread anarthas, in the form of stealing the self. This is the twelve obstacle in the Vaisnavas' science of love.

The thirteenth obstacle for the Vaisnavas is the worship of minor demigods such as Indra with a desire for fruitive results even after becoming situated in the process of devotional service.

The fourteenth obstacle in developing love for Krsna is stealing others' property and speaking lies. These create disturbances in Vraja in the form of Vyomasura.

The transcendental happiness of the living entities in Vraja is known as nanda. In order to enhance that happiness, some deluded people drink wine, and as a result they create the great anartha of forgetting themselves. Kidnapping Nanda to the abode of Varuna is the fifteenth obstacle for the Vaisnavas. People who are absorbed in the mood of Vraja never drink wine.

The desire for gaining fame and sense gratification through bhakti is called Shankhacuda. This is the sixteenth obstacle. Those whose actions are motivated by a desire for fame are also proud, therefore Vaisnavas should always be careful of such persons.

As the Vaisnavas' happiness continually increases in the process of worship, they sometimes lose consciousness. At that time the feeling of merging overcomes them. This feeling of merging with the Lord is the snake that swallowed Nanda Maharaja. A practitioner who remains free from this snake will become a qualified Vaisnava.

Kesi, a demon in the form of a horse, personifies the practitioner's conception of being more expert than others in devotional service. When he comes to Vraja, he creates a great disturbance. As a Vaisnava gradually begins proclaiming his own superiority, a mentality of disrespect for the Lord arises and the devotee falls from his position. Therefore it is most important to prevent this evil mentality from entering the heart. Even if one is expert in devotional service, a Vaisnava will never give up the quality of humility. If one does so, then there is a need for killing Kesi. This is the eighteenth obstacle.

Those who want to happily serve Krsna in the pure mood of Vraja should carefully destroy the above-mentioned eighteen obstacles. Some of these obstacles should be destroyed by a person's own endeavor and purity, and some should be destroyed by the mercy of Krsna. A living entity is able to personally destroy the obstacles that are found under the shelter of religious duties through samadhi known as savikalpa. The Srimad Bhagavatam explains that these obstacles are actually destroyed by Baladeva. But it is also described that the obstacles that are destroyed by taking shelter of Krsna are actually destroyed by Him. Swanlike persons with subtle discrimination should carefully discuss these topics.

Those who are on the path of jnana should give up the offenses found in the realm of Mathura, and those who are on the path of fruitive activities should give the offenses found in Dvaraka. But devotees should give up the obstacles that pollute the mood of Vraja and be absorbed in love for Krsna."

His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Summary of Krishna Consciousness (Dhamaghosa Dasa)



SB 4.29.46-When a person is fully engaged in devotional service, he is favored by the Lord, who bestows His causeless mercy. At such a time, the awakened devotee gives up all material activities and ritualistic performances mentioned in the Vedas.

PURPORT

In the previous verse, those who are in knowledge have been described as unable to appreciate the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Similarly, this verse indicates that those who are followers of the Vedic rituals, as well as those who are followers of fruitive activities, are unable to see the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In these two verses both the karmīs and jñānīs are described as unfit to understand Him. As described by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, only when one is completely free from mental speculation and fruitive activity (anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyaṁ jñāna-karmādy-anāvṛtam[Madhya 19.167]) can one engage in pure devotional service without being polluted by material desires. 

The significant word ātma-bhāvitaḥ indicates that the Lord is awakened in one’s mind if one constantly thinks of Him. A pure devotee is always thinking of the lotus feet of the Lord (sa vai manaḥ kṛṣṇa-padāravindayoḥ). A pure devotee cannot remain a moment without being absorbed in thoughts of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This constant thinking of the Lord is described in Bhagavad-gītā as satata-yuktānām, always engaging in the Lord’s service. Bhajatāṁ prīti-pūrvakam: this is devotional service in love and affection. Because the Supreme Personality of Godhead dictates to the pure devotee from within, the devotee is saved from all material activities. Even the Vedic ritualistic ceremonies are considered material activities because by such activities one is simply elevated to other planetary systems, the residential abodes of the demigods. Lord Kṛṣṇa says in Bhagavad-gītā (9.25):

yānti deva-vratā devān pitṝn yānti pitṛ-vratāḥ bhūtāni yānti bhūtejyā yānti mad-yājino ’pi mām

“Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; those who worship ancestors go to the ancestors; and those who worship Me will live with Me.”

The word ātma-bhāvitaḥ also indicates that a devotee is always engaged in preaching to deliver conditioned souls. It is said of the six Gosvāmīs: nānā-śāstra-vicāraṇaika-nipuṇau sad-dharma-saṁsthāpakau lokānāṁ hita-kāriṇau. A pure devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is always thinking of how fallen, conditioned souls can be delivered. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, influenced by the merciful devotees’ attempt to deliver fallen souls, enlightens the people in general from within by His causeless mercy. 

If a devotee is blessed by another devotee, he becomes free from karma-kāṇḍa and jñāna-kāṇḍa activities. As confirmed in Brahma-saṁhitā, vedeṣu durlabham: the Supreme Personality of Godhead cannot be realized through karma-kāṇḍa and jñāna-kāṇḍa. Adurlabham ātma-bhaktau: the Lord is realized only by a sincere devotee.

This material world, the cosmic manifestation, is created by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and the living entities have come here to enjoy themselves. The Vedic instructions guide them according to different regulative principles, and intelligent people take advantage of these instructions. They thus enjoy material life without being disturbed. This is actually illusion, and to get out of this illusion by one’s own endeavor is very difficult. 

The general populace is engaged in material activities, and when people are a little advanced, they become attracted by the ritualistic ceremonies mentioned in the Vedas. However, when one is frustrated in the performance of these ritualistic ceremonies, he again comes to material activities. In this way both the followers of the Vedic rituals and the followers of material activities are entangled in conditional life. These people get the seed of devotional service only by the good will of the guru and Kṛṣṇa. This is confirmed in Caitanya-caritāmṛta: guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja.

When one is engaged in devotional service, he is no longer attracted to material activities. When a man is covered by different designations, he cannot engage in devotional service. One has to become freed from such designative activities (sarvopādhi-vinirmuktam [Cc. Madhya 19.170]) and become pure in order to serve the Supreme Personality of Godhead through purified senses. Hṛṣīkeṇa hṛṣīkeśa-sevanaṁ bhaktir ucyate: the service of the Lord through purified senses is called bhakti-yoga, or devotional service. The sincere devotee is always helped by the Supersoul, who resides within the heart of every living entity, as Lord Kṛṣṇaconfirms in Bhagavad-gītā (10.10):

teṣāṁ satata-yuktānāṁ bhajatāṁ prīti-pūrvakam dadāmi buddhi-yogaṁ taṁ yena mām upayānti te

“To those who are constantly devoted and worship Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me.” This is the stage of becoming free from the contamination of the material world. At such a time a devotee makes friends with another devotee, and his engagement in material activities ceases completely. 

At that time, he attains the favor of the Lord and loses his faith in material civilization, which begins with varṇāśrama-dharma.Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu speaks clearly of one’s becoming liberated from the varṇāśrama-dharma, the most exalted system of human civilization. At such a time one feels himself to be perpetually the servant of Lord Kṛṣṇa, a position taken by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Himself.

nāhaṁ vipro na ca nara-patir nāpi vaiśyo na śūdro nāhaṁ varṇī na ca gṛha-patir no vana-stho yatir vā kintu prodyan nikhila-paramānanda-pūrṇāmṛtābdher gopī-bhartuḥ pada-kamalayor dāsa-dāsānudāsaḥ

(Padyāvalī 63)

“I am not a brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya or śūdra. I am not a brahmacārī, gṛhastha, vānaprastha or sannyāsī. What am I? I am the eternal servant of the servant of the servant of Lord Kṛṣṇa.” Through the disciplic succession, one can attain this conclusion, which is perfect elevation to the transcendental platform.

Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/sb/4/29/46

Some Conclusions - In this one purport alone Srila Prabhupada sums up the entire gamut of degraded modern or ancient progressive civilization.. Varnashrama Dharma is progressive pious materialistic civilization which simply does not exist today in the world . Today it is only animalistic life-eat sleep mate defend, then die and go to some hellish destination which they know nothing about. So for those pious souls who are fortunate to take to some form of regulated pious activity (Varnashram duties) even they are attracted to karmic activities and later to speculative acts, none of which will give us the audience of God-Krsna. 

They will receive nice facility for sense gratification of all sorts-and he says- that is all illusion. But Prabhupada further says when a devotee is blessed by another devotee he becomes free from karmic and jnana khanda activities.Unless one gets the seed of bhakti from a pure devotee this illusory life thru karma khanda and jnana khanda activities will just continue as one is satisfied with so called comfortable material living. But he never gets free from the wheel of samsara, continual birth and death. 

So where is the real happiness or satisfaction by continually sitting on a ferris wheel at the carnival-life after life? The actual process followed and recommended by pure devotees is to constantly engage in the Lords service favorably and without motive or mental speculation. Many devotees seem to find some pleasure in continually hearing about fallen gurus world events of disaster, etc etc, yet this is not what the Srimad Bhagavatam advises us to do. We will find our time better suited if we are constantly thinking of Krsna and how to serve Him-that will make us happy and stop materialistic life.

Hare Krsna

Damaghosa das

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

PART FIFTY-FIVE: From Here to Eternity...

" After the time of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, those faithful to Him kept apart from nondevotees, to avoid contamination. Seeing this, the personality of Kali sent his representatives in disguise to pollute the Vaisnava sampradaya.

Posing as Vaisnavas, they spread their wicked doctrines, and appeared so intelligent and devoted that only pure devotees could detect their real identity. Most devotees—not only the most neophyte—were enchanted by their tricks. In this way Kali's agents expertly introduced karma, jnana, and anyābhilāṣa in the Vaisnava sampradaya and caused suddha-bhakti to vanish from the world. ''
-HDG Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami-Maharaj. -From His Magazine- -The Harmonist


PART FIFTY-FIVE: From Here to Eternity... 

by Kaliya Mardan Dasa

Shrila Prabhupada created centers of Vaikuntha in cities and towns all over the world so that all sincere souls might find shelter from the world of samsara through pure devotional service. He created his temples for executing the principles of genuine bhakti-yoga and nothing else. For the loyal followers of ISKCON (and I hope that I may include myself in that mix), Shrila Prabhupada is none other than an empowered pure devotee of the Supreme Lord Shri Krishna. His Divine Grace is a Shaktyavesha Avatara who has appeared on behalf of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to re-establish a genuine understanding of sanatana dharma all over the world. 

For the less advanced persons struggling to enter into transcendental devotional service, he is a traditional Indian Swami teaching Vaishnavism. Such neophytes see him as a saintly personality who, on the order of his spiritual master, came to spread the lessons of Shrimad-Bhagavatam to a suffering world. 

However, no matter how Shrila Prabhupada's mission is viewed, from whichever level of vision the devotee is trying to understand, the purpose of ISKCON remains one: the deliverance of fallen souls. Krishna consciousness is only meant for a single purpose—returning Krishna's disenfranchised parts and parcels to the divine transcendental service of the Lord's lotus feet. 

The final word is that Lord Krishna sent His empowered pure devotee for this purpose and his success all over the world is proof of that. There are many side benefits that follow in the wake of Krishna consciousness which come naturally for the surrendered devotee. Such perks include better health, happiness, a satisfying social life, a nice family life, a sense of self-confidence, knowing what is to be done and what is not to be done, common sense, philosophical wisdom and proper use of wealth. 


[PADA: These good results are the -- hopeful -- results of serving Krishna's mission. However, the process needs to be followed properly. If the process is mis-used, it can produce ill results, just like so many other "false religions" are producing problems around the globe.

Meanwhile! 

None of these above good results are hardly existing substantially in the upper crust managing of the GBC of ISKCON. For starters, they are claiming to be diksha gurus and equals to Jesus. And thus they are taking sins as diksha gurus. This is causing all sorts of maladies, including what someone told us is "an epidemic" of these leader's ill health, fall down, if not premature death. And these folks are also turning ISKCON into a sort of Hindu mumbo jumbo Yoga class, as you have pointed out yourself.

Never mind all the spin-off public media scandals, expensive lawsuits, police raids, beatings, murders and assorted chaos -- and so on ad infinitum -- that their policy produces. Never mind that a number of these leaders have just gone stark raving bonkers. 

And the children / gurukulis then became the unwanted progeny of this process and they ended up rejecting and abandoning ISKCON almost wholesale. 

Then, a number of the rank and file became despondent over the chaos in their society. And this subsequently produced numerous social problems for them such as: divorces, drug addictions, alcohol addictions, fall downs, criminal regressions, running away to other Maths and / or other gurus, and overall disintegration of the social fabric of ISKCON. 

Did I forget to mention this type of trauma has often caused the "layman" group to also to have health problems, including mental health problems, deaths from alcohol poisoning, drugs, and then we have the apparent fatal ailments / cancer epidemic in this group as well.]  

Although Krishna consciousness is the blueprint to living joyously, the many benefits that follow along are actually by-products of the essence—bhakti-yoga. The devotee does not need any extraneous endeavor—he simply relies on Krishna by the grace of the pure devotee spiritual master. 

[PADA: Here is the first problem. In ISKCON they say the spiritual masters are falling down left, right and center. The GBC gurus are in "a chain of gurus" -- some of whom are falling down into illicit sex with men, women and children, drinking Vodka and so on. Where is the "reliance on the pure devotee," when people have to worship bogus people instead of the pure devotee according to various vociferous GBC decrees and policies.] 

To this end, for delivering fallen souls all over the world, Shrila Prabhupada named his magazine Back to Godhead. In other words, his Hare Krishna Centers are meant to be localized spots of Vaikuntha wherein conditioned souls can walk in and personally experience a taste of transcendental devotional service. Shrila Prabhupada's Shri Shri Radha-Krishna Temples are meant to restore the jiva living to his eternal function of loving servant at Krishna's lotus feet. 

But when the by-products become emphasized—when exercise, happiness, peace of mind, or physical health become the goal—the shelter of pure devotional service becomes lost. This means that when temples sponsor programmes that emphasize vegetarianism, yoga, life coaching, festivals of color or even voting—then there is no difference between ISKCON and the world of samsara wherein the three modes of Nature are supreme. 

[PADA: And the people leading ISKCON into all these deviations are the so-called post-1977 gurus.]

Reflecting mere piety or a material sense of goodness destroys the Society's set purpose for delivering fallen souls. There can be no deliverance from the world of birth and death if ISKCON comfortably merges into the world it was meant to deliver. Therefore, when the ISKCON centers are used for "bridge preaching" with pure devotional service de-emphasized or even hidden from the agenda, the movement is being destroyed from the inside. This is not mere paranoia because assaults on the principles of pure devotional service as taught by Shrila Prabhupada have become a very real threat to the future of ISKCON.

[PADA: Even in 1986 a senior ISKCON devotee told me, "We have borrowed the worst elements of both cultures" (India and Western). Its been known for quite a long time that the GBC was compromised with mundane consciousness.] 

Substituting pure bhakti with mundane activities has become more prevalent especially since the publication of Radhanath's The Journey Home. Since the GBC in their ignorance has accepted this book as bona fide, this approval has become a convenient carte blanche to introduce mundane activities such as yoga exercises and life coaching into ISKCON centers. 

[PADA: This guy is a Johnny come very late in the game. Jayatirtha was introducing "the new dispensation" of adding drugs to Krishna consciousness right out of the gate. All sorts of deviations have been going on left, right and center starting way back in the early 1980s and this was widely known at the time. These types of deviations have not just manifested recently, they have been going on all along since 1978.] 
Things have gone so far downhill that "Ira the Yogacharya of Hair Yoga" has been invited to teach her exercises for enhanced physical beauty at Govardhan Eco-Village (see Part Forty-Nine of this series). This domino effect to hell has begun, and other ISKCON centers are joining in one after another, falling into the trap of offering paid yoga lessons to karmis. Since Radhanath and the other GBC members have decided that charging money for instructing mundane exercises is a swell way for ISKCON to rake in the shekels, who are the obedient members of ISKCON to object? 

Practically the entire society in its obedience has become diluted, polluted and convoluted. But Shrila Prabhupada said it best and we have taken some instructions of the Founder-Acharya from a lecture delivered in Honolulu: 

"People actually do not know what is religion; therefore we have got so many religious system, man-made, or concocted ideas."-Shrila Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Religion is the Same for Everybody "People actually do not know what is religion; therefore we have got so many religious system, man-made, or concocted ideas. Actually, religion means the law given by God. That is religion. Dharmaṁ tu sākṣād bhagavat-praṇītam (SB 6.3.19). Just like the law given by the state, by the government, you have to accept it. There is no question that the government is Christian government or Muhammadan government or Hindu government. 

"It doesn't matter. The law given by the government, you must accept. You cannot deny it. So actually God is neither Hindu God nor Muhammadan God nor Christian God. God is God. His power is omnipotent. It is equally applicable to Hindu, to Muslim, to Christian—anyone—to animal, to human being. Just like God has given this law, 'You must die.' This is applicable to everyone—Hindu, Muslim, Christian, man, animal, trees, birds, beasts, everyone. It cannot be disobeyed. That is law. That is God's law. You may be very much advanced in knowledge or so-called science, but because God says that in the material life you must die, you cannot avoid this law. 

"That is called dharma. Dharma means the characteristic, that God has given this law that everyone should die; therefore all living beings' characteristic is that he must die. This is called religion. Similarly, God says that 'You are My eternal servant. You must obey Me.' That is religion. You try to understand the meaning of religion. Religion means the law given by God, and you must accept it. That is religion." The Eternal Dharma Cannot Be Manufactured "So people do not know. They manufacture religion. So how you can manufacture religion? Law can be given by the king, by the state, by the government. If you manufacture some law at your home, consulting your wife or father and mother, who will accept it? Nobody will accept. 

"You may be puffed up that you have manufactured a law, but nobody will care for it. The law given by the state will have to be accepted, either you like it or don't like it. The law will not depend on your liking and disliking. You must accept. If you don't accept, then you are a law breaker; you will be punished. Similarly, the religion means, as Kṛṣṇa says in the Bhagavad … sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja (Bg. 18.66). That is religion, that 'You have manufactured so many types of religion. You give it up. Kick it out. This is religion: you surrender unto Me.' 

"So if you become a surrendered soul to God—that means you become a devotee—then you are religionist. Otherwise you are criminal. Therefore śāstra says that you should follow the great devotees. That is religion. You cannot manufacture religion, you cannot concoct religion. You just try to follow the great personalities, and that is religion." All Devotees Are Mystics Who are Protected by the Supreme Mystic "A devotee never practices any mystic power. But a devotee, being protected by the supreme mystic, Kṛṣṇa, a devotee is never in danger in all circumstances. That is the instruction in this... So just to try … Try to remain a devotee always, and Kṛṣṇa will give you protection in all circumstance. There is no fear. Devotees, they remain devotee of Kṛṣṇa, and Kṛṣṇa does everything. If something mystic or magic has to be shown, the devotee does not take any credit for that magic, because the magic is done by Kṛṣṇa for the sake of devotee. 

"So he doesn't require to learn the art of magic to cheat the people. That is not. When magic is required, Kṛṣṇa plays. Kṛṣṇa is called Yogeśvara. Yoga is mystic power, and He is the Yogeśvara, master of yoga, mystic power. Yatra yogeśvaraḥ hariḥ. Just like Kṛṣṇa was on the chariot of the Kurukṣetra battle, Arjuna. Arjuna was facing enemies, big, big enemies like Bhīṣma, Karṇa, Dronācārya, and many other who were very very powerful. Arjuna was nothing before them. They are compared with timiṅgila, timiṅgila, a big fish which swallows up the whale fishes. So Mahārāja Parīkṣit said that 'Although they were timiṅgila-like, they could kill thousands of Arjuna, but still, because You were protecting him, sitting on his chariot, they were killed; Arjuna was not killed.' 

"So the devotee, he doesn't require to acquire any mystic power. What mystic power Prahlāda could attain? He was only five years old. So there was no opportunity of acquiring any mystic power. But he was being protected by the supreme mystic, Kṛṣṇa. That should be a devotee's point of view. Don't waste your time for acquiring so-called mystic power. Just devote yourself to remain a pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa, and you become the supreme mystic. That is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gītā (6.47): yoginām api sarveṣāṁ mad-gatenāntarātmanā śraddhāvān bhajate yo māṁ sa me yuktatamo mataḥ "There are many yogis, mystics, but Kṛṣṇa confirms that 'Of all the yogis, of all the mystics, a person who is always thinking of Me,' śraddhāvān bhajate yo mām, yoginām api sarveṣāṁ mad-gatenāntarātmanā, 'always thinking Me, Kṛṣṇa, within himself: Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare....' 

"So Kṛṣṇa said, 'he is the best yogi.' Yoginām api sarveṣāṁ. Sarveṣam means 'of all.' 'Of all kinds of yogis, the best yogi is who is always thinking of Me.' That is Kṛṣṇa's philosophy, He is teaching in the Bhagavad-gītā. Man-manā bhava mad-bhakto mad-yājī māṁ namaskuru (Bg. 18.65). Four things. If you sincerely do these four things—always think of Kṛṣṇa, man-manā; just become His devotee, man-manā bhava mad-bhakto; mad-yājī, worship Kṛṣṇa... Just like we do in the temple room. Man-manā... You can do worship anywhere if you are a devotee. A devotee can worship Kṛṣṇa anywhere, underneath a tree. Because Kṛṣṇa is in everyone's heart. Īśvaraḥ sarva-bhūtānāṁ hṛd-deśe 'rjuna tiṣṭhati (Bg. 18.61). So if underneath a tree you think of Kṛṣṇa and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, that is sufficient." 

"The Devotee Should Not be a Mercantile Man "Kṛṣṇa does not require any big paraphernalia. He only wants how you are a sincere devotee. That's all. And that devotional service can be discharged in any condition. Ahaituky apratihatā. It cannot be checked by the material circumstances. This is the process of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. And you see the five-years-old boy, how he was protected from all kinds of dangers and he refused to take any benediction. He refused. "The devotee should not be a mercantile man: 'If you give me something, then I shall give you something.' That is business. A devotee is not like that. He understands that he is eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa, his duty is to serve Kṛṣṇa." 

"In the material world a servant works when money is paid, wages. A devotee is not like that. A devotee serves Kṛṣṇa out of duty. That is God consciousness, Kṛṣṇa consciousness, that 'It is my duty.' And then Kṛṣṇa takes the responsibility, 'It is My duty to protect this devotee.' This reciprocation is called Kṛṣṇa consciousness. There is no question of business transaction. Then he will be protected. "Kṛṣṇa is nobody's servant, but everyone is Kṛṣṇa's servant. If everyone becomes Kṛṣṇa's servant, then everyone is protected by Kṛṣṇa." "Kṛṣṇa is protecting. Kṛṣṇa is God, so He is protecting everyone, He is giving food everyone, but especially inclined to the devotees. Samaḥ sarveṣu-bhūteṣu. So try to become devotee of Kṛṣṇa. 

"Our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is teaching this philosophy. We have got so many books. Whoever comes here must read the books, devotee, the inmates of the temple, outsider, then you will understand what is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Or you should chant Hare Kṛṣṇa only. Don't talk rubbish things, waste time. That is not good. A single moment is so valuable that you cannot purchase it by millions of dollars. Now today is 25th May, four o'clock gone. You cannot bring it back. Four o'clock, 25th May, 1975, if you want to get it back again by paying millions of dollars, it will not be possible. Therefore we should be very careful of our time. Time once wasted, you cannot get it back return. Better utilize this time. The best utilization is to chant Hare Kṛṣṇa or think of Kṛṣṇa, worship Kṛṣṇa. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. Thank you very much." (end) (Srila Prabhupada Lecture delivered 25 May 1975, Honolulu. 

Full lecture with text and sound is here) 

What other instructions are required, Prabhus? Everything has been very plainly said right here in this very talk. There is no need for any extraneous effort to learn mysticism when the Supreme Lord—Yogeshwara—is protecting the devotee. There is no need to become a mercantile man by using Srila Prabhupada's temples for personal business and profit. Anyone who claims to be a devotee yet violates these simple instructions is either daft, or he is a member of a willfully devious cabal of conspirators who are out to destroy the very foundations of ISKCON from the inside.

[PADA: OK but we need to know first of all, who is going to be the guru and thus the authority of the society? And unless we make that clear, then all these deviations will continue and get worse. ys pd]

Interview with Bhaja Hari das (Video)


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Varsana Swami is Homeless

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-for-varsana-swami?

PADA: Yep, we need to raise funds so he can have a cabin. Did I forget to mention that his program always seems to have, I dunno maybe a spare $100,000,000 on hand, to spend on bogus lawsuits?

ys pd

Disappearance of Srila Sanatana Gosvami, Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Lord Chaitanya

Disappearance of Srila Sanatana Gosvami, Tuesday, July 16, 2019 

Shri Sanatana Goswami appeared in 1488, five years before Shri Rupa Goswami, in a Sarasvata brahmana family in Bengal. Sanatana and his two brothers, Rupa and Anupama, were always absorbed in bhava bhakti from early childhood. Remembering Vrindavana, they named the forests in which they played after Vraja's twelve forests (Talavana, Madhuvana, Kamyavana, Mahavana). They called their favorite bathing ponds Radha-kunda and Shyama-kunda.

In his youth, Shri Sanatana dreamed that a beautiful brahmana boy gave him a Shrimad Bhagavatam. Feeling ecstatic he awoke. But seeing neither the boy nor the Bhagavatam he felt sad. When Sanatana began his puja that morning, however, Krishna Himself, disguised as a beautiful brahmana boy, came and said, 'Take this Shrimad Bhagavatam from Me, always study it, and you will attain perfection. "

In Krishna-lila-stava, Shri Sanatana Goswami glorifies the Shrimad Bhagavatam: "0 holy Bhagavata, you are my only company, my only friend, and my guru. You are my greatest treasure and my personal saviour. You are the emblem of my highest fortune and the very form of ecstasy. I offer my obeisances unto you."

Forced to submit to the ruling Muslim government, Shri Rupa and Shri Sanatana became ministers and lived at Ramakeli. But their real engagement was teaching shastras which they learned from Vidyavachaspati, brother of Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya. Pandits and brahmanas from all over India came to study under the two brothers. Shri Rupa and Sanatana were acclaimed as the "crest jewels of the Gaudiya Vaishnava scholars." After the Lord visited Ramakeli and freed them, they renounced everything for Lord Gauranga's service. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu ordered Shri Rupa and Sanatana Goswamis to move to Vrindavana and perform four services:

(1) Uncover Shri Krishna's pastime places.
(2) Install Deities, arrange for Their puja.
(3) Compile bhakti scriptures.
(4) Propagate the rules of devotional life.

"Entering Lord Chaitanya's service, they resolutely gave up power, riches, and position to live in Vrindavana as humble beggars absorbed in bhajana. One cannot properly perform Krishna bhajana until one renounces all attachments both internally and externally, and adopts a life of simplicity and humility." (Shri Vraja Mandala Parikrama).

They traveled extensively through Vraja mandala discovering many lila sthanas of Radha-Madhava. Having no fixed residence, they would catch a few winks of sleep (no more than one and a half hours per day) under a tree or bush. Shri Rupa and Shri Sanatana Goswamis spent all their time writing, discussing Krishna's pastimes, and chanting Krishna's Holy Names.

To maintain himself Sanatana would beg some wheat flour, roll it into a ball by adding a touch of Yamuna water, and drop it in smoldering coals to cook. He would offer this bati (salt-free, baked bread ball) to his Deity of Madana Mohana. Giving up all kinds of material enjoyment, the Goswamis accepted the poorest way of life as mendicants. They ate just enough to maintain their bodies.

The Radha-Madana Mohana mandir established by Sanatana Goswami was the first one opened in Vrindavana by the six Goswamis. Described as "the personal extension of the body of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu," Shri Sanatana is the ideal spiritual master because he gives one shelter at the lotus feet of Madana Mohana. The three Vrindavana Deities (Madana Mohana, Govindaji and Gopinatha) are the life and soul of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas. The Deity of Madana Mohana has the specific quality of helping the neophyte Devotees understand their eternal relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Shri Krishna.

"Madana Mohana" means Krishna who is so indescribably beautiful that He even attracts Cupid, Kamadeva. Sanatana Goswami is the sambandha acharya who gives us knowledge of our proper relationship with Krishna, And his Deity, Madana Mohana, helps us overcome our attraction for material sense gratification (Cupid) and fix our minds on devotional service.

Shri Sanatana Goswami spent forty-three years wandering from village to village in Vrindavana. The Vrajavasis would 'affectionately care for him treating him like their father. With patience and concern he listened to their problems. Then he would please all the villagers by his preaching and practical advice on everything from increasing crop yields to solving family quarrels.
"Renouncing all worldly pleasures, Sanatana Goswami was humble, detached, always absorbed in study. Mahaprabhu often said that Sanatana Goswami was His favorite Devotee. As an ocean of love and mercy, Sanatana excelled all other Devotees in his compassion toward the suffering souls." (Bhakti-ratnakar)

In his last years, he left his beloved Deity of Madana Mohana with Krishna Dasa brahmachari, his disciple. He did bhajana on the banks of Manasi Ganga next to Chakaleshvara Mahadeva at Govardhana. Daily he walked the twenty-four mile parikrama (original longer route) of Govardhana Hill. Although he was sixty-five years old, he kept his daily vow of offering 1,008 obeisances to Govardhana Hill and to any Vaishnava whom he met.


Understanding the difficulty of His pure Devotee, Shri Madana Mohana appeared one day and said, "Baba! You are too old. Don't take so much trouble to walk around Govardhana Hill everyday."

Sanatana replied, "This is one of the daily activities of my bhajana: I must maintain it."

"Since you are old," said Madana Mohana, "you may now give up this vow."
Starting to walk again, Sanatana replied, "I will never give up my religious principles."

Sanatana Goswami's firm determination to complete his daily devotional vow pleased Shri Madana Mohana (Krishna). But in the loving dealings between the Lord and His pure Devotee, Krishna's desire to please His Devotee often defeats the Devotee's desire to please Him. So out of loving compassion for His Devotee, Shri Krishna stood on a large flat stone (Govardhana shila) taken from Giriraja. He played His irresistable flute. The Govardhana shila melted in ecstasy, capturing the impression of Krishna's lotus feet.

Presenting this to Sanatana, Krishna said, "If you circumambulate this shila everyday it will be the same as going around Govardhana Hill everyday. You will keep your vow intact and not compromise your religious principles." Seeing that Giriraja Himself (Shri Krishna) had given the shila, Sanatana Goswami gratefully accepted. One can still see that Govardhana shila in the Radha Damodara Temple.

Shri Bhaktivinoda Thakura said in Jaiva Dharma: "Sanatana Goswami was empowered to explain the esoteric aspects of Krishna's manifest and unimanifest Vraja lila." Sanatana Goswami made a significant literary contribution to the Gauidya sampradaya with his Hari-bhakti-vilasa, Brhad-Bhagavatamrta, and Brhad-Vaishnava-toshani.

In the form of Labanga manjari Sanatana Goswami serves Shrimati Vishakha-sakhi in Radha-Madhava's nitya nikunja-lila. Sanatana Goswami's samadhi is behind Radha Madana Mohana's Temple.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Rocana: Fortunately the Radhanath Guru Program Won!



Direction of Management

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 12, 2019 — CANADA (SUN) —

Today we begin an excerpted reprise of a 2013 Sun editorial series entitled "The DOM, ISKCON Inc. and Ritvikism". At the time of initial publication, we were still four years away from settlement of the ISKCON GBC vs. Long Island, NY Temple lawsuit. At the center of that legal dispute were two historical documents: Srila Prabhupada's "Direction of Management" (DOM) and "Topmost Urgency" memorandum.

Our series on the DOM was primarily a byproduct of the groundwork we had done for the Constitution of ISKCON As It Is, released in 2015. It also encompassed some of the research done for our 2012 paper, "Defeat of Ritvik-vada.

In this reprise series, we will only publish the first 11 parts of the complete 22-part presentation of "The DOM, ISKCON Inc. and Ritvikism". The remaining 11 segments dealt primarily with the Ritvik strategy of promoting the DOM and attempting to use it to bolster their position in the Long Island temple lawsuit, and our speculations about potential outcomes of the lawsuit. (We will provide links to that content for those interested in the history.)

Fortunately, the Long Island lawsuit was settled in 2017, in favour of the GBC and against the Long Island Ritvik devotees. But given that the DOM is still occasionally mentioned in ISKCON discussions, and we thought it might be helpful to refresh our memories and inform new readers of this important aspect of history.


[PADA: Yes, "fortunately," the party that: 

* Makes Radhanath their messiah and guru from heaven; 

* Makes burial "samadhis" in the dham for molesters and porno swamis; 

* Says acharyas often fall into illicit sex with men, women and children; 

* Orchestrates a program that self-evidently bans, beats, molests, sues and assassinates Vaishnavas; 

* Makes a "guru reform" program that reinstates "oral sex with Taxi drivers" as their Vishnupada acharya (and Rocana had been a leader in the 1986 reform); 

*Makes a program that has created basically a criminal regime out of ISKCON -- that had to be raided in various places by the police; 

* Helped Rocana's "guru reform" excommunicate Sulochana -- (and which even Sulochan said would aid in his being assassinated); 

* Makes a program that promotes Radhanath's writings; Ad infinitum, is great because "they won." 

And the people who wanted to worship Srila Prabhupada lost, so that is a good thing. Good for whom?

Eric Johanson -- Puranjana prabhu. Pranams. Jaya Srila Prabhupada. I appreciate your frankness regarding the use of the rittvik term, but jeez, you're like implicating me for dishonoring Sulocana dasa for something I didn't even know about. As far as I know the "appointment tape" was given to Jadurani devi dasi and it led to Ramesvara removing his vyasasana from LA temple around 1981. That 1977 conversation was shortly followed by the 1977 letter appointing 11 rittviks, so the word was hardly a secret. Anyway, you're obsessed with extreme victim mentality. Kailasa Candra dasa and Rocana dasa and the ISKCON institution leaders all revile each other as much as they do you. They are hardly a conspiracy out to get you. 

Such is the state of current "Krishna consciousness." You are the FOX news tabloid expression of this infighting, constantly throwing out half-truth accusations - and there will always be some dull kali-chelas to believe you. The GBC are like the state press and Rocana and Kailasa are like muckrakers. A point you constantly ignore is that Srila Prabhupada said hundreds of time more than he used the word rittvik to "find a guru." 

This means a physically manifest realized soul. It is the process of all the sastras also. Yes, thousands were misled by GBC recommended cheaters, and all sorts of horrors were visited on those victims and their children. But that doesn't mean we should throw out the standard process. Just because there is much broken glass, doesn't mean diamonds don't exist. Why don't you then start throwing the previous acaryas and Mahaprabhu in that list of those who are conspiring to get you? They never recommended rittvik either.


PADA: Its very dishoring in my view to say that Sulochana was not using the term ritvik, when he was essentially killed for liberating the term ritvik? So first of all, you folks are re-writing the actual history here. Sulochana was the first person to make the transcript of the May tape, and you folks are not only not giving him credit, you are denying he even did that. That is FOX news stuff is it not? 

As for Kailash and Rocana not liking the GBC, ok, not sure how that helps anything? They are still doing what the GBC is doing, telling people Srila Prabhupada is not their guru, which explains why GBC people often cite Rocana / Kailash et al. when they write to complain about our idea of worship of the acharya. Narayan Maharaja people also don't like the GBC, and they don't like me either? Which means what exactly? 

Yes, Rocana has said for years that people cannot worship Srila Prabhupada as their guru, and they have to find another guru, and most of the followers of ISKCON did exactly that. And they sent their children off to "other gurus" and the results were catastrophic for those children. If you tell people in the Church that Jesus is not their guru, and they have to go and find another guru, there won't be any Church left after a generation, everyone will leave to go find another guru, which is what happened to ISKCON following the GBC / Rocana idea to go find another guru. 

I never said we should throw out the standard practice, I said that Kailash has mislead people by saying that there is a guru somewhere, so there is no need to worship Srila Prabhupada as your guru now, go find the "other" guru somewhere else. This is mental speculation, i.e. he has no idea where this guru is, or even if such person exists. 

Its a wild goose chase, and his process has victimized thousands of people looking for this alleged phantom guru. To say that Srila Prabhupada is not the guru has devastated the society, and they will be held accountable for making this process. 

Srila Prabhupada is the person who recommends ritvik, its on the May tape. Apart from that, he said none of you can take sins and it will make you get sick, fall down or both if you become diksha gurus prematurely, and Rocana's living gurus have been falling down, getting sick, getting into scandals, and dying left, right and center from taking sins without authority. The society suffers, and even his living gurus suffer. Rocana was a leader of the 1986 guru reform, they excommunicated Sulochana, which helped get him assassinated. And Rocana never even apologizes for his role in that process. ys pd

Torben Nielsen: No previous acarya ever, ever recommended formal initiation to a departed guru. The fanatical ritvik-dogma does. And this disqualifies them completely. And makes any co-operation very, very difficult. 
They will of course CONFUSE the subject matter. The acceptance of Srila Prabhupada as siksa guru / informal acceptance of his spiritual bonafide pondus and the formal / official initiation. They will confuse these two on purpose. In order to continue their canvassing. The ritvik-dogma thrives on confusion. And intimidation. And harrasment. And it works apparently.

PADA: Yes, but we had to have the people who worship a departed guru, namely Lord Jesus, to use their police force, FBI, courts, media and others to save me from being killed by your folks living guru's process? They also helped have your living gurus process sued for $400,000,000 for mass child abuse. And you guys still say my complaining about the molesting process is "Fox news"? 

Well, without the worshipers of a departed guru, your idea would have had me exterminated. I am being chased with baseball bats from the living guru party, and this is the same party that cites Rocana and Kailash as their authority when they argue with me, and I am the person using intimidation tactics? The party citing Rocana and Kailash are also sending me death threats etc., and I am the aggressor? Hee hee! So it is only by the mercy of the worshipers of a departed guru, that I even survived from your living guru party's propaganda. 

No, there is no confusion at our Prabhupadanuga programs, everyone worships the acharya and they tell their children and others to do the same. Its growing nicely and we are getting more nice inquiries all the time. Rocana's "reform" party helped have Sulochana vilified and excommunicated, that lead to his death, there is blood on their hands and you are citing them as your authority? And Kailash is Rocana's ghost writer contributor, they are in league together? 

I get it already, the followers of a departed guru (Jesus) had to save me from the hands of Rocana's living guru party process (which he was a big cheer leader of after 1978) -- and his 1986 reformers, and their excommunicating tactics, and you guys are not happy we survived. 

ROCANA: Fortunately, the Long Island lawsuit was settled in 2017, in favour of the GBC and against the Long Island Ritvik devotees. But given that the DOM is still occasionally mentioned in ISKCON discussions, and we thought it might be helpful to refresh our memories and inform new readers of this important aspect of history. 

[PADA: Fortunately, the people who bury pedophiles in samadhis have won, told ya!]

HD: What happened to the Long Island temple?

PADA: Some Prabhupadanugas tried to take the Long Island temple after the temple president allegedly ran off with over $150,000 and the GBC did not want to prosecute. As expected, Rocana supported the GBC side and he claims the case has been settled. I am not sure it has been? 


In any case, Rocana is glad the GBC / Radhanath party wins, but oddly, he keeps saying they are the deviants? He wants the deviants to win? And people like Torben quote Rocana as an authority, and Kailash writes for Rocana, never mind Rocana was part of the 1986 reform that excommunicated Sulochan. The DOM document was never implemented and it was never supposed to end when the acharya departs? 

Anyway there you have it, the program that promotes Radhanath as the messiah wins, and Rocana and his apparent clones or disciples like Torben / Hanuman Croatia / Ajit Krishna et al. are doing the happy dance, because they love to cite Rocana as their shiksha authority. Of course then we have some self-styled "ritviks" who like to cite Radhanath's lovers club leaders like Bhakta das. Told ya! ys pd]

Nikhilananda das (Nikolay Jankowsky) left this world on July 11, 2019



By Atmavidya Das


Yesterday at 5:20 AM

Farewell, dear Brother and Fearless Soldier.

With deep sadness I learned of your passing from this world.


A full eulogy would perhaps be in order. However, I am not able to write one at present as my mood just two days after your departure is one of contemplation and quiet prayers. I am therefore happy that Padmapani Prabhu already wrote a wonderful piece about your time together in the Middle East, and war torn Beirut / Lebanon in particular – risking your neck in the service of our spiritual master, along with the other members of the crew.

The last few days I am reflecting on our times together. And we go back a long way. Although we never spent long periods together in our service, we always met up somewhere in the world – immediately engaged in long conversations on our philosophy and the glories of our spiritual master. And many times, it was purely adventurous – such as the occasion when I was hiding you from the police at my parent’s house, after our main centre had been raided.

When I was still a regular guest at the Hamburg temple, you did join the movement against all odds and adversities. Not even being of legal age. I always admired you for that – going to school every day with shaved head and full Vaishnava attire. Wow! – I thought, he is younger than me, and he is taking up Krishna consciousness with full determination. That determination and fearlessness remained and grew with you throughout your life. 

Sure, you could be very stubborn in your opinions – but that is true to all intelligent persons. So, we did not agree on every single issue in regard to the institution and certain individuals. But that is a moot point now as you have moved on.

Personally, I have no idea how others seem to know the destination of departed devotees, I do not feel qualified for that. But of one thing I am certain: You must be with our beloved Śrīla Prabhupāda at this time – somewhere in time and space, and hopefully beyond that. And that is all we desire, don’t we? How sublimely wonderful it was when we were in the physical presence of our spiritual master! It was almost a mood of “Vaikuntha can wait.”
We will meet again if and when our Lordships Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa so desire.

Atmavidya das
July 13, 2019
Nikhilananda das (Nikolay Jankowsky) left this world on July 11, 2019.

[PADA: Yes, God speed to your departed soul prabhu. Another God brother of mine is now in hospital with cancer, and its going to be a little while before we know how its going to work out. Its pretty clear that we "old timers" are being picked off -- one by one -- through the agency of the time factor. Anyway, we are all ultimately in Krishna's hands. And hopefully those of us who were attracted to Krishna, whether somewhat or a great deal, and we attempted to serve Him, will be given special consideration for our future destination. ys pd]