Before continuing, let me first say what is actually Krishna consciousness. Let’s allow Srila Prabhupada guide us regarding attitude toward opposite sex:
Therefore woman is called yoṣit. In spiritual advancement, association with yoṣit is always restricted because if one is like a play doll in the hands of yoṣit, then all his spiritual advancement is at once stopped. It is said, “Those who are just like playthings in the hands of a woman (yoṣit-krīḍā-mṛgeṣu) cannot make any advancement in spiritual realization. (SB 4.3.11p)
Website of official ISKCON center is public posting highly inappropriate photos. Look at the photo and tell me, do you honestly believe that Pandava’s paradise ISKCON center represent Prabhupada. Instead of preaching Srila Prabhupada’s philosophy, they are publishing this nonsense.
When Prabhupada wrote his books, he revealed to us a great secret, and that is we should have his books in our mind. But instead of following Prabhupada’s instructions, so called “devotees” from Pandava’s paradise ISKCON center think we should have half naked girl on our head.
Leader to blame - Giridhari das
So, who is running this nonsense? It’s Giridhari prabhu, the founder of Brazilian unlimited sex theory and brahminically initiated disciple of Hridayananda das Goswami.
Spiritual authority to blame - Hridayananda das Goswami
Hridayananda das Goswami was supposed to correct his disciple or reject him, but he is actually supporting this nonsense as visible from my last video.
Hridayananda das Goswami calls Pandava’s paradise “one of best Krishna West programs”, see this dandavats post
Managerial authority to blame - GBC Executing committee
Now here comes the real hypocricy, Brazil is directly managed by GBC executive committee, as you can see on GBC page
GBC just released new document in which they try to portrait themselves as guardians of Prabhupada’s legacy. In this document, they write:
Maintaining Srila Prabhupada’s Standards Worldwide
Srila Prabhupada wrote to a GBC member: “Now I have invested the GBC for maintaining the standard of our Krsna Consciousness Society, so keep the GBC very vigilant. I have already given you full directions in my books.” (Letter to Satsvarupa, 5 September 13, 1970) Later, Srila Prabhupada wrote to another member of the GBC:
“I have formed this GBC for that purpose, to keep the devotional standards at the highest level and at the same time to manage a world-wide organization.” (Letter to Rupanuga, November 4, 1970)
Does keeping the highest level of devotional standards includes publishing photos of kissing yoginis?
By failing to act, GBC body portrays itself as weak and incompetent, since they are not doing anything to protect Srila Prabhupada’s legacy. They look completely powerless. Why? Because Giridhari is a rich guy who has money, therefore he is allowed to insult Prabhupada so that we could all live in illusion that we have ISKCON resort in Brazil, while the actual reality is that GBC body will now look as traitors who are completely clueless about how to guide anybody to back to spiritual world. I am not sure that GBC made a right decision when they entered this deal. Spiritually, they gain nothing, and they lost their reputation. And reputation is most valuable thing that GBC body could ever have.
Point to remember, if you understand that leadership of this movement is weak and if you read Prabhupada’s books regularly, that will hopefully eliminate possibility of you being cheated.
And of course, any nonsense done by anybody in ISKCON is always justified by using three magical words “Indirect preaching strategy”, while I prefer to use more realistic term, “Indirect nonsense”.
When real Pandavas find out that this nonsense is bearing their name, especially Bhima, it will be nasty. Due to this offense towards Pandavas, I think manager of this free mixing club, his guru and all ISKCON authorities who failed to act on this issue will have to taste Bhima’s mace. Bhima will show them how real Pandava’s paradise looks like.
Welcome to Pandava’s paradise, place where you can imagine that you are Krishna and you can have fun with half-naked gopis.
- Facebook Post 1: https://www.facebook.com/pandavas/photos/a.252638121428775.82745.156137137745541/719113818114534/?type=3&theater
- Facebook Post 2: https://www.facebook.com/pandavas/photos/a.252638121428775.82745.156137137745541/893098657382715/?type=3&theater
- Facebook post 3: https://www.facebook.com/pandavas/photos/a.252638121428775.82745.156137137745541/675195895839660/?type=3&theater
- Facebook post 4: https://www.facebook.com/pandavas/photos/a.252638121428775.82745.156137137745541/698061280219788/?type=3&theater
- Facebook post 5: https://www.facebook.com/pandavas/photos/a.252638121428775.82745.156137137745541/1210269502332294/?type=3&theater
This article originally appeared on Lasting Impression website