ISKCON introduces apologetic sannyasi tattvaHanuman das
Here is my commentary to Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami’s video about murderers in leadership positions.
Things to keep in mind:
Swami says at the beginning it is a good question. This a joke. This question is the exact type of question you should not ask in ISKCON. This type of question will be considered offensive, and you will be kicked out for asking this question.
This video is very important because it marks ISKCON’s entry into its apologetic stage. So far, Radhanath Swami murder accomplice issue was largely ignored in ISKCON, with either rejecting to speak about it or attacking the person who asked the question. But now we see the attempt to actually present justification for murdering of whistleblowers. As you will see in the video and my comments, now the thrust is toward recognizing the issue but trying to water it down. “Oh, bad people are always there, it is easy to judge, but it is not easy to think” and so.
Main points by Bhakti Tirtha Ananda Swami
Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami says: 1. Keep that absorption in Krishna consciousness
My comment: Krishna consciousness includes the ability to recognize that a whistleblower killer doesn’t belong to a leadership position. This reminds me of the Holy Inquisition, who had a similar idea: “Please remain absorbed in Jesus while we burn the witches and torture offenders in the torture chambers. The name says it all, we are not just inquisition, we are the Holy inquisition, and killing whistleblowers is such a fun”.
Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami says: 2. The organization is staffed by people, and people are morally and spiritually imperfect.
My comment: This is terribly offensive. Since this question is about Radhanath Swami’s involvement in a murder, and Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami says: “You can expect all kinds of things from imperfect people.” I guess he considers Radhanath Swami as an imperfect person. But, hey, how can you say that a Sulocana murderer is not perfect? That is very offensive. I mean, Radhanath killed Sulocana perfectly. He killed him in a such a way, that he is able to remain in ISKCON leadership although he is a murder accomplice, I find that cunningly perfect.
Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami: Participate in the institution to the extent that it is productive. It something is not productive in the institution, move away from it. The moment it is evil, you stay away from it.
My comment: So, we actually need to participate in the institution which has a murderer accomplice in the top leadership position. It’s like saying: “I like being a member of the Ku-Klux clan. I like to participate in the positive activities of the Ku-Klux clan. I like singing songs and dancing in the forest. I just don’t like the part when we hunt negroes in the forest. So, I don’t participate in it.”
Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami: It is not realistic to expect absolute goodness.
My comment: So, having a murder accomplice in the top management is ok, because hey, you can’t expect absolute goodness. A few murder accomplices gurus here and there is something quite normal. This is nothing strange. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami: If something bad happened, and it is not in your zone of influence, “let the river of time wash it off”.
My comment: Well, ISKCON gangsters killed Sulocana, and then they put murder accomplice to be a guru and a leader in ISKCON. I don’t think that the river of time will wash that off anytime soon.
Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami: Don’t be quick to judge. Moral reasoning is a very complex process.
My comment: Of course, it is very difficult to decide if we should kill whistleblowers or not. It is a very complex process. How can we decide if it is ok for pure devotees to be murder accomplices? It is a very difficult topic. I was studying this issue for many years, and I came to the conclusion that it is ok to kill a few whistleblowers here and there. I mean people have to understand who is the pure Gestapo boss here. If you don’t kill people from time to time, then ISKCON members will get all those crazy ideas about free speech and stuff. We can’t allow that.
Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami: Too many people don’t have patience and moral integrity to engage in quality moral reasoning.
My comment: Look at the hypocrisy here, Bhakti Ananda Tirtha does not even dare to say that Sulocana murder was wrong and that murder accomplice Radhanath Swami should be kicked out from ISKCON. And at the same time, he is speaking about “moral integrity”. Bhakti Tirtha Ananda Swami is so blind, that he doesn’t even see that ISKCON members are not allowed to do any moral reasoning. Think about it, did you ever see any ISKCON guru writing an article or giving a lecture about Sulocana. Never, because, that is a “controversial topic” which is not to be discussed and which is “very offensive”. ISKCON members are not allowed to do moral reasoning. Try bringing the book “Killing for Krishna” to any ISKCON temple and try to engage in a debate, you will be kicked out from the movement within 60 seconds. So when Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami speaks about moral reasoning in ISKCON, he is either delusional or a complete cheater.
Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami: Many people seek cheap rewards, they only peripherally examine the situation, draw the moral conclusion and feel great about themselves.
My comment: And some ISKCON sannyasis are so spineless that they can never say the truth, they can never utter the sentence “Sulocana murder is wrong and murder accomplices should not be in the leadership position“.
Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami: Don’t be quick to judge. You just read one article, but good moral reasoning is thorough. Good moral reasoning takes time and effort. “Thinking is hard so I judge”.
My comment: Well, being a blind follower who participates in the organization which is murdering whistleblowers is also hard. We are all waiting for Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami to invest time and effort and finally tell us if Sulocana’s murder was wrong or not. And he should also give us his stance if murder accomplice Radhanath Swami should be a leader in Srila Prabhupada’s movement. But, since he is spineless, he couldn’t even utter his actual stance.
Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami: I am a monk because I want the betterment of the world in the best possible way.
My comment: All the best in serving murderous organization where murder accomplices are not punished, rather they are promoted. Such an organization will surely bring betterment to the world. 🤣🤣🤣
Conclusion – The only way to improve ISKCON
Corrupt GBC officials will keep Radhanath Swami within the movement as long as benefits outweigh the negative consequences of such a decision. They are simply interested in profit, the number of followers, real estate and so on.
Currently, murder accomplice Radhanath Swami brought some people to ISKCON, and some people also left ISKCON because of him.
Problem is, the number of people who left ISKCON because of Radhanath Swami is very small. So, the “benefits” by far outweigh the negative consequences of such a decision.
So, what we need to see in the future is whole temples leaving ISKCON because of ISKCON’s tragic policy to promote murder accomplices to leadership positions. We need to see some kind of organized resistance that would force GBC to get rid of mayavadi Radhanath baba. But unfortunately, instead of discussing murderers in leadership positions, ISKCON members are discussing if we should be vegan or not, if the earth is flat or not, or if we should have female diksa gurus or not. All these topics are completely insignificant compared to the Radhanath Swami issue.