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What you say about Iskcon is only partially true as you have only touched on one side. There are two aspects to Iskcon which are going on side by side. One side which you describe is the external, or materialistic side. This side is full of superficial members who are not serious and Krishna gives them superficial gurus (the cheaters and the cheated). Bhaktisiddhanta Maharaja calls them dupes and underdupes. This side makes up the majority. They mechanically follow the temple programs, principles etc. just for show and to be accepted in the community as “good devotees”.
There is however an internal Iskcon which is for the serious student. Those who are truly serious are allowed entry into this Iskcon. Through prayer and dedication this true Iskcon is revealed. Those who are happy in the external Iskcon circus can stay there. But for those that want the real deal, that is also available. There is nothing lacking in Srila Prabhpada’s movement…the only lacking is with us.
» Posted By Gaurahari das On August 20, 2009 @ 7:03 pm
Pray sincerely to Krishna and he will reveal everything.
» Posted By Gaurahari das On August 16, 2009 @ 8:01 am
This is not a complex issue. It is actually quite clear.
There are two things here which should be understood:
One is the institutional (material side) the other is the
pure devotee and disciple side (spiritual side). The institution
does not deliver the disciple, it is the pure devotee spiritual
master who delivers the disciple. The institution is to attract
people to come to a place where they have a good chance to come in contact
with a pure devotee and thus surrender. Through surrender to such
a pure devotee, one gets the chance to serve him and thus carefully tread the
path back to Krishna. The institution is only the vehicle for this to happen.
The institution is necessary and the regular gurus are also necessary for the upkeep of this vehicle and to spread Mahaprabhu’s message, but these regular
kanishta and madhyama gurus should know their position, be honest and should also be searching for the guidance of a pure devotee, uttama guru themselves…otherwise they are simply cheating themselves and their disciples.
» Posted By Gaurahari Das On August 12, 2009 @ 6:23 am
In 1996 Srila Prabhupada appeared to me in a lucid dream with a beaming blissful smile telling me with his own mouth that I did the right thing considering my initiation by Tamal Krishna Goswami, ritvikly performed on his behalf. He indicated for me to speak more about my journey and realization and results of choosing this course. He also indicated to me that I should record what I say and these videos are a result of my execution of Srila Prabhupada’s personal instruction to me. I spent 5 years in the early eighties within the walls of iskcon, from the first day I got his book in 1980 and in two minutes I went down to the temple and surender my life to his mission.
Here are some links to the latest videos I made about making Srila Prabhupada my life and soul and eternal Guru without any one else in between. I humbly present these ideas which i believe reconcile many ideas that have lead us away from the idea of just following the instructions of Srila Prabhupada to give diksha on his behalf. I lovingly present these ideas wholy inspired by my relationship with Srila Prabhupada before the assembled vaishnavas as a contribution to help us all reconcile this core issue. Just as the Christians always hold Jesus as their corner stone with no one else in the way that continues to give so many enthusiasm to build churches all over the world to worship God like wise we also need to hold Srila Prabhupada as the true cornerstone to build the iskcon temple on. The reason we should do this outside of all other considerions and arguments against this is simple because both these unique and proven all powerful personalities Jesus and Srila Prabhupada were inspired by God(Krishna)to say so. Jesus spoke it into eternal law and Srila Prabhupa in the hearing of Gauridas pandita das and others both spoke it and to make sure we understood clearly wrote how he wanted ISKCON to continue in sighned document on July 9th, 1977.
Hare Krishna your servant,
» Posted By Gaurahari das On August 11, 2009 @ 9:27 am
Thanks for finally sharing this after 30 years. Actually you would not of been a fault finder for sticking up for the truth and the pure devotee Srila Prabhupada. Some devotees may have listened and saved them a lot of heart ache. Krishna das kaviraja stuck up for minikatan rama das who chastised a Brahman for disrespecting Nityananda. Nityananda came in dream and awarded him vrndavan for sticking up for his true devotee. So many devotees don’t undertand these subtle truths and are bambosled by others telling them to shut their mouth about telling the truth because its offensive. Its the oposite actually. Anyway I met you in mayapur and you shared what you did for Srila Prabhupada. So much sincere service! Hare Krishna
» Posted By Gaurahari Das On August 7, 2017 @ 9:21 am
In my observation iskcon and personal experience living withing the organization for five years has become just like the churches discribed in Bhaktisidanta Saraswatis article. What is needed is the unconventional preceptor teaching real vaishnavism out side the box cut by Material motivated motivated leaders speculations.
We have developed a unconventional working prototype for vaishnavism that has worked to deliver the ultimate result of Krishna prema. As unbelievable as it sounds we have done it and have practical examples of persons manifesting the symptoms of pure devotion to Krishna confirmed by the bonafide devotional scriptures. So like the author of the article says. The church of ISKCON is not interested. Like the author the article says. There has never been an example of a religious organization That would work to deliver the masses due to natural by product of religion which is corruption. So the real work for real advancement in vaishnavism beyond the neophyte stage will be naturally done in more small groups under the guidance and shelter of a genuinely empowered person genuinely linked to the real disciplic succession
» Posted By Gaurahari Das On November 8, 2019 @ 3:02 am
They are both right and wrong. Yes you have to hear here the bhagavatam from a bona fide spiritual master. But not from one who is pretending to be be bona fide. A real spiritual master has pure devotion for Krishna Awakened in their heart. hear from them that’s perfect
» Posted By Gaurahari Das On July 31, 2019 @ 11:49 pm