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Narayana Maharaja and ISKCON

ISKCON authorities fail to realize is that they will never be able to stop the flow of ISKCON devotees into Narayan Maharaj’s camp because they are not offering something better. Our devotees have lost faith in the GBC and present guru system because so many of these so-called ‘gurus’ have proven themselves unworthy of the title.

Dear Assembled Devotees:

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

Lately different temple communities have been expressing their feelings about Srila Narayan Maharaja and his followers in the form of open letters posted on various websites like VNN and Chakra. The gist of these letters is the same – leave us alone, we don’t want you canvassing ISKCON members, etc.

What the ISKCON authorities fail to realize is that they will never be able to stop the flow of ISKCON devotees into Narayan Maharaj’s camp because they are not offering something better. Our devotees have lost faith in the GBC and present guru system because so many of these so-called ‘gurus’ have proven themselves unworthy of the title. Practically speaking we see one or two stalwart ISKCON gurus fall down every year! How are we to expect ISKCON members to remain faithful to such a corrupt and crooked system of leadership?

Srila Prabhupada clearly stated that he would live forever in his books, and that we could approach His Divine Grace through his instructions even in the absence of his physical presence. The only way to stop the exodus of ISKCON devotees to Narayan Maharaj’s camp is to offer them a better alternative. Why are you obstructing the devotees from approaching Srila Prabhupada directly? Many of us have worked hard to bring new devotees to Krishna consciousness, only to have them leave ISKCON to join Narayan Maharaj’s camp because they could see what cheaters the ISKCON gurus are.

We implore the leaders of ISKCON to give up their false guru positions. Get out of the way and let Srila Prabhupada preach to the devotees. Give up your pride, take a straw in your teeth and beg the forgiveness of your Godbrothers and sisters who have been driven away by your arrogance. Can you not see you are fighting a losing battle? Narayan Maharaj’s camp is gaining strength and will only continue to do so.

If you really want to save ISKCON from Narayan Maharaj you must allow Srila Prabhupada his rightful position as the diksa guru of all ISKCON members.

Yours in the service of Srila Prabhupada

Sudama das Adhikari

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6 Responses to Narayana Maharaja and ISKCON

  1. Rasika says:

    Return ISKCON to Srila Prabhupada!!!
    Indeed, i muist admit to it that so many of my fre\iends left the movement for they did not get wehat they came looking for. Love ,care and compassion is practically inexistant then adding a guruship mentality of the followers. So many things changed that i sometime prefer to say that Prabhupada ISKCON itself is not AS IT WAS!!!
    If we gave the best things then no one would have left for shelter elsewhere.. PRABHUPADA GAVE THE REAL THING THUS ISKCON EMERGED!!!!

  2. Sanjay Arora says:

    Hari bol prabhu

    I hardly started reading and chanting of shrila prabupadas books and now i am big fan of prabhupada as shril prabhupada said we are nothing but only the servant of shree krishna,i respect narayana maharaja but cant we stop blaming on each other and start serve krishna plz this is my humble request to all plz fall down deep in krishna contentiousness and this is only our moto krihsna is for every one every one belongs to krishna
    Hare krisha hare krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

  3. Aradhana Das says:

    Hari Bol

    Dear Prabhuji/ Mataji and most senior Vaishnava.

    PAMHO, AGTSP

    I have very simple questions , I am expecting answers to put more light on this topic and to guide our future.

    1. Why did Srila Prapbhupada left Gaudiya Math and founded ISKCON?
    2. Did Srila Prabhupada told us to leave ISKCON and join something.
    3. Did Srila Prabhupada told us to go out to find spiritual knowledge by our own way somewhere else , because He said that my spiritual knowledge is not complete and He can not take all of us to back to god head if we follow Him?

    Thanks in advance
    your humble servant and dasaunudas

    Aradhana Das

    • Hare Krishna Aradhana Prabhu

      Srila Prabhupada was never really in the Gaudiya Matha. He was their supporter. He never lived in the Gaudiya Matha temples. One time, when Srila Prabhuapda had retired from his business, the Gaudiya Math devotees approached Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura and suggested that Srila Prabhupada was living outside and retired, why not ask him to join the math? And Bhaktsiddhanta said, “No. He will do everything himself in time.”

      So Prabhupada did not leave the Gaudiya Matha, he was only ever a supporter of them. And when he saw everything destroyed in the Gaudiya Matha after Srila Bhaktsiddhanta disappeared and saw all his godbrothers stop preaching and instead fight in the courts over the property of the Gaudiya Matha. And when he saw them elect one bogus acharya after another, he was disgusted with the Gaudiya Matha.

      It was obvious that the Gaudiya Matha had lost the potency to spread Krishna consciousness all over the world because they disobeyed the orders of Srila Bhaktsiddhanta who did not appoint any successor but instead suggested that the mission be managed by a Governing Body. His disciples disobeyed this instruction and the Gaudiya Matha was lost.

      So Prabhupada was never really a member of the Gaudiya Math and there was nothing to leave. It was destroyed after Srila Bhaktsiddhanta disappeared.

      Srila Prabhupada never told us to leave ISKCON. He said we should stay in ISKCON.

      Prabhuapda said he has given us everything in his books. We simply have to read his books and take advantage. There is nothing higher to be found anywhere. Everything is in Srila Prabhupada’s books.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  4. chandini says:

    yes..hail to prabhupad… His teachings are great… He was able to capture the hearts of the devotees. and had lead them to krsna and helped them understand krsna by his beautiful books. Prabhupad is great.. He was good in every way. but then ISKCON now is different than ISKCON before with prabhupad.
    The ISKCON right now is different…way too different.
    maybe we devoteed have a right to choose and take shelter from a bona fide guru.

  5. radha says:

    krishna is my soul. i keep him as my as me, he is me. there is nothing other than krishna. prapupada is my very very fav person. i have been done any (thavam) to hear prabupada’s words.


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