How corporations destroy Absolute TruthHanuman das
I found an amazing article today which completely dismantles ISKCON corporate guru dogma.
As you probably understood from many articles I wrote so far, a guru is never appointed by a corporate body. Srila Prabhupada never gave such instruction, nevertheless, the GBC mafia decided to implement such a system in order to control and enjoy Srila Prabhupada’s assets and so that nobody can criticize their wrongdoings. Whoever criticizes “pure devotees” of ISKCON is automatically becomes marked as an “offender” no matter if he is speaking the truth or not.
However, GBC could never implement such a Gestapo society without the support of corporate gurus who must repeat the same dogma. In return, mini-gurus can travel for free, use free accommodation in ISKCON temples, and receive the worship of illusioned disciples who consider them to be the preachers of Absolute Truth.
On the contrary, the real pure devotee’s mission is to dismantle corporate religions and establish the real truth. Bhaktisiddhanta writes:
But no mechanical regulation has any value, even for such a purpose. The bona-fide teacher of religion is neither any product of, nor the favourer of, any mechanical system.
This is exactly what ISKCON is doing, ISKCON is “creating” gurus through an administrative process of signing forms and voting. However, neither Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati nor Srila Prabhupada ever approved the administrative appointment of gurus who must sign a gag order not to criticize the corporation. Srila Prabhupada writes:
Every student is expected to become Acarya. Acarya means one who knows the scriptural injunctions and follows them practically in life, and teaches them to his disciples. …Keep trained up very rigidly and then you are bona fide Guru, and you can accept disciples on the same principle. But as a matter of etiquette it is the custom that during the lifetime of your Spiritual Master you bring the prospective disciples to him, and in his absence or disappearance you can accept disciples without any limitation. This is the law of disciplic succession. I want to see my disciples become bona fide Spiritual Master and spread Krishna consciousness very widely, that will make me and Krishna very happy. (Letter to Tusta Krsna, 2 Dec. 1975)
Further, more ISKCON’s corrupt guru approval system directly Nectar of Instruction, Srila Prabhupada writes:
Everyone should therefore be very careful not to be jealous of an empowered Vaiṣṇava, or a śuddha-vaiṣṇava. It is also an offense to consider an empowered Vaiṣṇava an object of disciplinary action. It is offensive to try to give him advice or to correct him. One can distinguish between a neophyte Vaiṣṇava and an advanced Vaiṣṇava by their activities. The advanced Vaiṣṇava is always situated as the spiritual master, and the neophyte is always considered his disciple. The spiritual master must not be subjected to the advice of a disciple, nor should a spiritual master be obliged to take instructions from those who are not his disciples. This is the sum and substance of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s advice in the sixth verse. (Nectar of Instruction 6, purport)
And the GBC mafia is doing exactly that, they are disciplining gurus by suspending them, they are giving them advice and correcting them. And every ISKCON guru is obliged to take instructions from GBC, although he should not be obliged to take instructions from those who are not his disciples. This is a clear violation of Krishna’s instructions.
Srila Prabhupada says that every disciple can become a guru after his own guru leaves “without any limitation”. He is not mentioning gag orders, forms, corporate approvals, these are all imagined by the corrupt ISKCON mafia. If you think about it logically, why would a pure devotee have to sign a form promising not to criticize another pure devotee? Just by looking at this arrangement makes it clear that none of these people are really pure. ISKCON guru’s primary role is not to preach the absolute truth, rather, their mission is to protect the rotten corporation and its scandals.
Not only gurus, everyone should speak the Absolute Truth if they want to please Krishna. But in ISKCON, nobody is allowed to speak the truth. How can you speak the truth in ISKCON? When your one guru is a corporate employee who signed the statement never to criticize the corporation. If the guru is not allowed to preach the Absolute truth and give his honest opinion about the deviations in the corporation, then disciples surely can’t do the same. Unfortunately, ISKCON gurus and ISKCON disciple compromise 99% of ISKCON today. And thus, the Absolute Truth becomes lost.
The idea of an organized church in an intelligible form, indeed, marks the close of the living spiritual movement. The great ecclesiastical establishments are the dikes and dams to retain the current that cannot be held by any such contrivances. They, indeed, indicate a desire on the part of the masses to exploit a spiritual movement for their own purpose. They also unmistakably indicate the end of the absolute and unconventional guidance of the bona-fide spiritual teacher.
Therefore, Srila Prabhupada always emphasized decentralization, he was allergic to big management and constantly advised his disciples to simplify things. But instead of following Srila Prabhupada’s orders, the GBC mafia centralized everything, starting with guru approvals. Along the line, they imagined many other dogmas such as “suspended guru”, a guru who can’t initiate but he is bonafide to lead his current disciples to the spiritual world and a bunch of other nonsense.
Since it is Kali-yuga, it is to be expected that fake gurus will appear. So, how can ISKCON get rid of them without the approval/suspension process? It is very easy, ISKCON can prevent fake gurus from preaching on ISKCON premises. But a fake guru is not somebody who exposes deviations, he must actually preach deviant philosophy. In this case, he will be challenged by genuine gurus through lectures, articles, and videos. And as an ultimate measure, he will be removed from society. That is the natural way of handling deviations. But ISKCON did exactly the opposite, he forced corporate, spineless gurus to sign gag-order and since absolute truth is not preached anymore, nobody knows who is bonafide and who is a deviant. It’s a society where everybody is brainless, except for the GBC body, who will decide everything. And we are supposed to believe such leadership which is headed by Radhanath baba, murder accomplice and all-out mayavadi.
If we want to have any chance to redirect the course of Srila Prabhupada’s society, if we want to reform the current ISKCON Machiavellian Gestapo organization, the only solution is to have independent gurus. Gurus who are more devoted to speaking the Absolute Truth than pleasing their corporate GBC masters. However, everybody seems happy with the current cheating society which they established. GBC mafia is definitely enjoying life, so-called gurus are satisfied in being silent about Radhanath baba, and other sahajiya and mayavadi influences, and brainless members also don’t care that they are being cheated and sold a fake religion which they are supposed to finance.
So, currently, Srila Prabhupada’s legacy is in limbo, similar to the one which we had from 1937 until 1965. 1937. was the year when Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati left his world. Immediately after his demise, his disciples started fighting about the control of temples. None of them were really the next acarya, none of them faithfully followed the instruction of his guru. Then, in 1965, Srila Prabhupada started his journey to the west and it became clear who will preserve Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati’s legacy. However, Srila Prabhupada was never “approved” by Gaudiya Math leadership and nobody told him to sign the “guru form”.
Similarly, since ISKCON is not curable, we are waiting for the appearance of a true guru who could speak the truth without being a member of the evil corporation called ISKCON.
Organized Religion (article by Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, emphasis mine)
Sri Krishna manifests His eternal birth, the pure cognitive essence of the serving soul who is located above all mundane limitations. King Kamsa [the demon king who wanted to kill Lord Krishna] is the typical empiricist, ever on the lookout for the appearance of the truth for the purpose of suppressing Him before He has time to develop. This is no exaggeration of the real connotation of the consistent empiric position. The materialist has a natural repugnance for the transcendent. He is disposed to link that faith in the incomprehensible is the parent of dogmatism and hypocrisy in the guise of religion. He is also equally under the delusion that there is no real dividing line between the material and the spiritual. He is strengthened in his delusion by the interpretation of scriptures by persons who are like-minded with himself. This includes all the lexicographic interpreters.
The lexicographical interpretation is upheld by Kamsa as the real scientific explanation of the scriptures, and is perfectly in keeping with his dread of and aversion for the transcendental. These lexicographical interpreters are employed by Kamsa in putting down the first suspected appearance of any genuine faith in the transcendental. King Kamsa knows very well that if the faith in the transcendental is once allowed to grow it is sure to upset all his empiric prospects.
There is historical ground for such misgivings. Accordingly if the empiric domination is to be preserved in tact it would be necessary not to lose a moment to put down the transcendental heresy the instant it threatens to make its appearance in earnest. King Kamsa, acting on this traditional fear, is never slow to take the scientific precaution of deputing empiric teachers of the scriptures, backed by the resources of dictionary and grammar and all empiric subtleties to put down, by the show of specious arguments based on hypothetical principles, the true interpretation of the eternal religion revealed by the scriptures.
Kamsa is strongly persuaded that faith in the transcendental can be effectively put down by empiricism if prompt and decisive measures are adopted at the very outset. He attributes the failure of atheism in the past to the neglect of the adoption of such measures before the theistic fallacy has had time to spread among the fanatical masses.
But Kamsa is found to count without his host. When Krishna is born, He is found to be able to upset all sinister designs against those who are apprized by Himself of His advent. The apparently causeless faith displayed by persons irrespective of age, sex and condition may confound all rabid empiricists who are on principle adverse to the Absolute Truth Whose appearance is utterly incompatible with the domination of empiricism.
But no adverse efforts of the empiricists whose rule seems till then to be perfectly well-established over the minds of the deluded souls of this world can dissuade any person from exclusively following the Truth when He actually manifests His birth in the pure cognitive essence of the soul.
Putana [the demoness who tried to kill Krishna] is the slayer of all infants. The baby, when he or she comes out of the mother’s womb, falls at once into the hands of the pseudo-teachers of religion. These teachers are successful in forestalling the attempts of the good preceptor whose help is never sought by the atheists of this world at the baptism of their babies. This is ensured by the arrangements of all established churches of the world. They have been successful only in supplying watchful Putanas for effecting the spiritual destruction of persons from the moment of their birth with cooperation of their worldly parents. No human contrivance can prevent these Putanas from obtaining possession of their pulpits. This is due to the general prevalence of atheistic disposition in the people of this world.
The church that has the best chance of survival in this damned world is that of atheism under the convenient guise of theism. The churches have always proved the staunchest upholders of the grossest form of worldliness from which even the worst of non-ecclesiastical criminals are found to recoil.
It is not from any deliberate opposition to the ordained clergy that these observations are made. The original purpose of the established churches of the world may not always be objectionable. But no stable religious arrangement for instructing the masses has yet been successful. The Supreme Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, in pursuance of the teachings of the scriptures enjoins all absence of conventionalism for the teachers of the eternal religion. It does not follow that the mechanical adoption of the unconventional life by any person will make him a fit teacher of religion. Regulation is necessary for controlling the inherent worldliness of conditioned souls.
But no mechanical regulation has any value, even for such a purpose. The bona-fide teacher of religion is neither any product of, nor the favourer of, any mechanical system. In his hands no system has likewise the chance of denigrating into a lifeless arrangement. The mere pursuit of fixed doctrines and fixed liturgies cannot hold a person to the true spirit of doctrine or liturgy.
The idea of an organized church in an intelligible form, indeed, marks the close of the living spiritual movement. The great ecclesiastical establishments are the dikes and dams to retain the current that cannot be held by any such contrivances. They, indeed, indicate a desire on the part of the masses to exploit a spiritual movement for their own purpose. They also unmistakably indicate the end of the absolute and unconventional guidance of the bona-fide spiritual teacher. The people of this world understand preventive systems, they have no idea at all of the unprevented positive eternal life. Neither can there be any earthy contrivance for the permanent preservation of the life eternal on this mundane plane on the popular scale.
Those are, therefore, greatly mistaken who are disposed to look forward to the amelioration of the worldly state in any worldly sense from the worldly success of any really spiritual movement. It is these worldly expectants who become the patrons of the mischievous race of the pseudo-teachers of religion, the Putanas, whose congenial function is to stifle the theistic disposition at the very moment of its suspected appearance. But the theistic disposition can never be stifled by the efforts of those Putanas. The Putanas have power only over the atheist. It is a thankless but salutary task which they perform for the benefit of their unwilling victims.
But as soon as theistic disposition proper makes its appearance in the pure cognitive essence of the awakened soul, the Putanas are decisively silenced at the very earliest stage of their encounter with the new-born Krishna. The would-be slayer of herself slain. This is the reward of the negative services that the Putanas unwittingly render to the cause of theism by strangling all hypocritical demonstrations against their own hypocrisy.
But Putana does not at all like to receive her reward in only form which involves the total destruction of her wrong personality. King Kamsa also does not like to lose the services of the most trusted of his agents. The effective silencing of the whole race of pseudo-teachers of religion is the first clear indication of the appearance of the Absolute on the mundane plane. The bona-fide teacher of the Absolute, heralds the Advent of Krishna by his uncompromising campaign against the pseudo-teachers of religion. (Published in volume 29, number 7, of The Harmonist)