Author: H.G. Sulocana Prabhu
(Sulocana Prabhu was murdered May 22nd, 1986, 1:00 a.m.,
Los Angeles, two days after this story was written.)
Whenever an acarya comes, following the superior orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or His representative, he establishes the principles of religion, as enunciated in Bhagavad-gita. Religion means abiding by the orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Religious principles begin from the time one surrenders to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is the acarya's duty to spread a bona fide religious system and induce everyone to bow down before the Supreme Lord. One executes the religious principles by rendering devotional service, specifically the nine items like hearing, chanting and remembering. Unfortunately, when the acarya disappears, rogues and nondevotees take advantage and immediately begin to introduce unauthorized principles in the name of so-called svamis, yogis, philanthropists, welfare workers and so on….The acarya, the authorized representative of the Supreme Lord, establishes these principles, but when he disappears, things once again become disordered. The perfect disciples of the acarya try to relieve the situation by sincerely following the instructions of the spiritual master….Similarly, a devoted disciple of the spiritual master would rather die with the spiritual master than fail to execute the spiritual master's mission. As the Supreme Personality of Godhead comes down upon this earth to re-establish the principles of religion, so His representative, the spiritual master, also comes to re-establish religious principles. It is the duty of the disciples to take charge of the mission of the spiritual master and execute it properly. Otherwise the disciple should decide to die along with the spiritual master. In other words, to execute the will of the spiritual master, the disciple should be prepared to lay down his life and abandon all personal considerations…. When one becomes serious to follow the mission of the spiritual master, his resolution is tantamount to seeing the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As explained before, this means meeting the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the instruction of the spiritual master. This is technically called vani-seva. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura states in his Bhagavad-gita commentary on the verse vyavasayatmika buddhir ekeha kuru-nandana (Bg. 2.41) that one should serve the words of the spiritual master. The disciple must stick to whatever the spiritual master orders. Simply by following on that line, one sees the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
(Srila Prabhupada from Srimad Bhagavatam 4.28.48,50,51)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface - A Rude Awakening
Chapter 1 - They Will Just Be Showbottle
Purity is the real force behind any genuine spiritual movement. Prabhupada predicted his "leaders" would not live up to the standards he personally set.
Chapter 2 - Do Not Dishonor Me
The personal ambition of the "big guns" and how it has ruined the society, bringing dishonor to Prabhupada's good name.
Chapter 3 - Cheap Gurus, Cheap Disciples
The truth about the spiritual master. How becoming a bona fide guru is not by appointment, but by a lifetime of sincere hard work and devotion.
Chapter 4 - What Is Your Philosophy?
The first step to sanity: A logical and scriptural confrontation.
Chapter 5 - Just to Chastise the Evil Doers
Srila Prabhupada was not a sentimentalist. Rather he taught that violence is often necessary to combat evil. All else failing, it may be necessary to use force to stop the "guru" imposition in ISKCON.
Chapter 6 - Let Them Dig Their Own Graves
This famous quote by Sridhar Maharaja is one of hundreds of quotes contradictory to Srila Prabhupada's teachings, that helped ISKCON's appointed "gurus" to "dig their own graves." Unfortunately, ISKCON got buried as well. Srila Prabhupada had specifically warned not to take Sridhar Maharaja's advice.
Chapter 7 - A Very Human Story - Planting the Weed
How the "authorized" biography of ISKCON's founder minimizes the qualifications of a true saint, thereby giving full reign to charlatans eager to profit from their "guru business."
Chapter 8 - The Conspiracy
A running history showing the most important events of the takeover and the efforts made to thwart it, beginning in 1977 [Not complete].
Chapter 9 - ISKCON Women: Protected or Exploited?
How ISKCON leaders, especially the "gurus" manipulate innocent women for their own selfish profit, adoration, and distinction. Thus ISKCON's 90% divorce rate. Also the real reason why Prabhupada gave sannyasa to his sexually inclined disciples.
Chapter 10 - A Crazy Man - Kirtanananda 'Swami'
The first in a series of exposes on corrupt ISKCON "gurus." The story behind his personality cult, including the truth about the "PALACE OF GOLD" tourist attraction in West Virginia.
Number 5 - Letter of Radhanatha Dasa to his "guru," Satsvarupa.
Number 8 - Rohini Kumar Swami's paper on "Regular Gurus."
Number 10 - 1978 GBC Report on Women sexploitation techniques.
Number 12 - Mother Mahara's statement about abortion & illicit sex: The real New Vrindaban.
Number 18 - Interview on the subtle sex life of Hrydayananda.
Number 20 - The Real May & June "Appointment" Transcripts.
Number 22 - GBC Document rationalizes breaking marriages.
Number 25 - Interview about Women's sexploitation at New Vrindaban.
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