ISKCON will sell whatever is popular, falling to the standard of mundane corporation, aiming to “please the public” and collect some money. ISKCON no longer has much in common with original Krishna consciousness as given by Srila Prabhupada.
Some devotees are organising programs which portray Prabhupada as a clown, and his movement as a cheap new age community of brainless people. I am not worried about that, I am worried that nobody is protesting. Everybody is silent, so called leaders are silent, majority of so called lion gurus are as silent as a harmless puppies.
When somebody complains about your guru, your duty as disciple is to defend your guru. Therefore, if you accept nonsense guru, you will have to defend nonsense. But, it seems yoga baba Prahladananda doesn’t have any disciples, because nobody is trying to defend him. Well, actually, somebody is trying to defend him, sort of. Here is an email I received today, together with my reply.
This video is dedicated to A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, greatest yogi that ever lived, who saved us from Kali-yuga nonsense.
Human life is meant for being elevated to the highest platform of good character and controlling the senses, controlling the mind, remain very clean. Then you can make progress and your life can become successful. So because they are not accustomed already to follow this, therefore so many rascals and dangerous yogīs are advertising that “There is no need of control. You can join this yoga system and give me money. I shall give you mantra, and you become God.” Be careful of these dogs. (SB 6.1.55, Praris, Aug 11 1975)
Finally, Sivarama Swami have shown some boldness to speak against this yoga nonsense, cheating yoga is not only problematic in greater society, but it is also problem in ISKCON. Especially, Radhanath baba is cheating people by inviting them to pay big amounts of money for fake yoga sessions, just check my previous articles on the subject such as HEY GIRLS, Radhanath baba needs you to advertise yoga and BREAKING NEWS: Radhanath Swami joins Prabhupada’s enemies
Can somebody remind me what is the purpose of Hare Krishna movement? Can somebody remind me why Srila Prabhupada came to the west? I thought that Prabhupada came to establish true religion, and blast mayavadis, sahajiyas and all other types of nonsense people. Prabhupada came to destroy nonsense philosophies because those philosophies only bewilder people.