Kṛṣṇacandra Dāsa – Śrī Vṛndāvan Dham: Well here it is – Prabhavisnu Dāsa’s official declaration of his fall from grace. He is being honest for once, however this honesty is slightly tainted with his claim that the Supreme Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa arranged for him to take the various positions he held within ISKCON and it was not really his doing or ambition.
Anyway let’s see what his life will be from now on and how he will take responsibility for all those innocent souls that he ‘let down’ who are now in a state of shock, disheartened or suffering great loss. He did more than let them down…
As I have said, when he picks up the pieces of his life he should take responsibility for his actions and inactions and seek to make recompense for his betrayal of his disciples, followers and Śrīla Prabhupāda.
It is important to know that after all is said and done that Prabhavisnu Dasa was finally courageous enough to admit his fall down and step down from all his positions. This is remarkable when historically so many of them have desperately clung to their positions and hoped that we would all forgive and forget… Such as Indradyumna Swami who defiantly ignores his fall down and continues business as usual.
Once he has taken full responsibility for his sinful behavior we can forgive him and we should, but what the Lord will say is up to His divinely sweet will and he is yet to face His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda…
Yours in the service of Śrīla Prabhupāda
To the members of the GBC and devotees of ISKCON,
Dear Maharajas and prabhus,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupad!
It is with deep regret that I wish to inform you that I have resigned from all positions of leadership within ISKCON, including GBC member, sannyas, and initiating guru. This is because in recent times I have not been able to maintain the required spiritual standards for those who hold such positions.
I have become physically and mentally exhausted due to constant travel and managerial pressures. It has been especially draining for me to try to solve disputes amongst devotees, as I am by nature a non-conflictive type of person.
I have travelled almost constantly throughout my life since childhood and now I feel the need to settle in one place where I find the climate and culture to be agreeable my physical and mental nature. I am considering staying in Thailand as I find it to be such a place, and as I have also developed some affection for a person there who is decent, kind-hearted, diligent and humble. If that works out for me then I certainly hope to render some service to ISKCON there. If not, then I would hope to try and live in an ISKCON temple or community, perhaps in South India.
I am very sorry to have let you all down. I have never asked to be put in any of these positions of leadership, but by Krsna’s arrangement they have been conferred upon me. I have tried my best, but somehow I no longer feel able to continue in such capacity. Nevertheless, I have always been very happy in ISKCON from the moment I joined till the present. It has been a great honour for me to have had the opportunity to render some service to Srila Prabhupad’s movement, and to have had all of your association. I hope to be able to continue to maintain contact with devotees, visit ISKCON temples from time to time and render service to ISKCON in the future.
Once again my deepest apologies to you all. Kindly forgive any mistakes that I have made or any offences that I may have committed to any of you.
I hope this finds you in good health and Krsna conscious mood,
Your unqualified servant,