My review of “Divine or demoniac? spiritual movements and enemies within”Hanuman das
I have been running this website for 3 years now. I have received anonymous support from many devotees, and I have even received support by supporters who dared to support me publicly. but I never received the support of any senior ISKCON member.
Well, we might think that all the things I publish on my website don’t exist. Although all my articles are backed up by photos, links, screenshots, and other evidence, brainless ISKCON followers don’t have any regard for truth. In the mind of retarded ISKCON follower, there is no such thing as truth and fallacy, there are only “pure devotees” and “faultfinders”. Truth is not important at all.
But, in the whole echelon of senior ISKCON devotees, there is at least one honest man. Well, he is no longer in ISKCON, because he will be kicked from ISKCON soon, since ISKCON is the movement dedicated to preaching the absolute truth, but if you say the truth, you will be kicked out.
His name is Dhanesvara das, he recently wrote a brilliant book about the destruction of Srila Prabhupada’s legacy.
Interestingly enough, in his book, he confirmed the majority of topics that I am writing about for the last 3 years. He writes a lot in his book about “guru list guru” deviation. And he talks even about deviation that happened even before that, the “eleven zonal acaryas” deviation. Here is a quote from the book:
Spiritual life means complete freedom of choice and action, and every individual must have the freedom to follow their heart. Yet even gurus, who are supposed to be in direct contact with the Supersoul, are required to submit to the GBC. Incredibly this imposition is mandated by the “ultimate managing authority,” who have replaced Shrila Prabhupada with themselves as ISKCON’s highest authority. Their externally imposed authority demonstrates either their lack of understanding of the spiritual process, and/or their contempt for it, since they interfere so willingly and dramatically with it.
And there is more:
There is also the “ISKCON Guru Seminar” for those aspiring to become “ISKCON gurus.” Note that they are not simply gurus, but “ISKCON gurus,” that is, institutional gurus. Those actually qualified to be guru would never participate in this apasiddhanta, designed to control both guru and disciple. Shrila Prabhupada never mentioned the idea of “ISKCON gurus” or “ISKCON disciples.” He, as well as his guru, taught that the bona fide guru is a transcendental autocrat, not an institutional sycophant. Shrila Prabhupada emphasized that the proper role of the corporation of ISKCON was as a tool for spreading Krishna Consciousness, not an instrument for controlling members.
Dhamesvara Prabhu did what every real follower of Srila Prabhupada should do: Recognize, dissect and reject the abomination called ISKCON, a Gestapo society based on teachings of Srila Prabhupada, who was the most authentic acarya, and who never exhibited a trace of Gestapo behavior.
Luckily, Dhanesvara proposed a solution to a current mess. That is the formation of a new society based on actual teachings of Srila Prabhupada. This is discussed in Part 3 of his book.
And this is actually the correct solution. Enemies of the ISKCON Gestapo regime usually start following Gaudiya Math mosquito gurus or start believing in New age Christianity where Srila Prabhupada is new Jesus (also called rtvik theory).
Dhanesvara Prabhu will be marginalized and kicked out from ISKCON, his preaching opportunities within ISKCON will probably be nil. But by doing this sacrifice, he became a leader of the new, sane movement which will hopefully be established when enough people pass through the ISKCON Gestapo grinding machine.
You can order the book on Amazon for 1.24$, and that’s gonna be the best way to spend a dollar in your life.