Kṛṣṇacandra Dāsa – Śrī Vṛndāvan Dham: The Kali-yuga has been in full swing for over five thousand years and although it appears that human society is more civilized than in the past it is merely an illusion caused by mechanistic science and technology. Actual civilization is based on consciousness of God and not on materialistic pursuit, science and technology; which only offers the illusion of being civilized but lacks substance.
People are still taking birth despite birth control; they are still getting sick, old and dying despite tremendous advancements in modern scientific medicine. In the past people would die with God on the minds and in their hearts amongst others who shared the same beliefs, now however death is stark clinical and impersonal.
Globalization has seen the development of large scale farming / mining and multinational businesses sidelining small farming and small/family businesses and a rise in urban migration due to diminished employment opportunities in the rural sector. This development has served to disconnect man from the land and forced them to live in crowded urban and suburban areas and made them totally rely on mass manufactured goods and services based on secular humanism and aimed at promoting hedonistic consumer based culture
The most perfect system for the perpetuation of this mentality is the urban based consumerist culture of the western world where man lives enthralled by the modes of passion and ignorance which feed their sensual desires to gratify their senses. The rural based culture is deemphasized as it is more in the mode of goodness, sattvic, and due to the peacefulness of the area mans hunger, needs and wants are lessened and more grounded in the earth for their sustenance, work and pleasure. This environment is precisely the environment that the cold corporate hedonistic world abhors so they promote and support initiatives that perpetuate urbanization and consumerism.
Our Vaiṣṇava society is only meant to preach in these urban citadels of modern kali yuga culture and live in the rural regions where simple living and high thinking is a reality and not a advertising slogan.
A somewhat aware modern man has some inkling that modern western capitalistic society is on a fast track to self annihilation. Capitalism is on very shaky grounds as world economies are tottering on a point of collapse. Democracy is giving way the Communist Socialist agenda which will see more governmental control of the state and its people and the various countries of the world tending toward police / military controlled states.
This is all due to the groundswell of disenchantment of the people who are largely dissatisfied with the globalist agenda and policies of the New World Order power elite who desire global sociopolitical homogenization which aids in increasing the ability of Governments to control the masses.
As more people become disenfranchised and dissatisfied with their respective governments they will require alternatives and leadership.
ISKCON is a prime vehicle to provide such assistance to humanity.
However where is ISKCON itself headed? It ‘was’ headed to provide a practical and God conscious solution to mankind’s woes however since ISKCON was converted into FISKCON and has made a 180 degree turnabout from Śrīla Prabhupāda original intention for his society we are heading into the waiting jaws of death…
FISKCON leaders relentlessly push for urbanization / corporatization / bureaucracy / secular urban based education and have created a psychosocial environment where their followers are indoctrinated not to educate themselves on the geopolitical reality of their lives but to seek academic qualification to fulfill clerical administrative roles within the corporate structure of their FISKCON society.
All resources funding and man power are aimed at institutional urban research and development and none on rural research and development.
The main donors are wealthy Indians and Westerners who have been fooled into believing that ISKCON exists in this FISKCON institution where the Gurus ply their trade and so they only see value in lending their support to the institution.
Indians in particular are very generous when it comes to giving donations as they can understand that giving money to a suitable person is a guaranteed bank balance in their next life. Even if they give money to an unqualified person they get it back again in their next life.
However they are not aware that Śrīla Prabhupāda says that if they give it to a half educated Brāhmaṇa the money is returned double. However should they give the money to a learned Brahman the money is given back hundred and a thousand times more in their next life. Should they give money to a veda-paraga or the maha bhagavata devotee it is returned by a unlimited multiplication.
Should the Indian donors or any donors be educated that they are giving their money to rascal cheaters then they may be more discriminating as to whom they donate their hard earned, from past life, money! Once the donors wake up and realize that they are being cheated by the Institution then these FISKCON leaders will lose their actual power base.
For their power base is after all money. Without money they have nothing… Just the saffron cloth that they wear…
This is why education is so important.
However we live in troubled times where war, financial/social collapse, geographic disaster is just around the corner and at the same time looming over our heads.
The reality of the situation is that thanks to FISKCON we are by no means prepared for any such event. Most devotees are ignorant of our predicament and have foolishly placed their trust in urban development and personal economic stability and growth. They will in the end fall victim to the circumstances of the times just as they have fallen victim to the GBC and their Rubber Stamped Guru scam. This unfortunately is the bulk of the devotees trapped within the illusion of FISKCON.
The ‘awake’ ones will be comprised of the doers and the followers. The followers far outweigh the doers. The ‘doers’ must get together to plan our future or there is no hope for the ‘awake’ followers… The main problem for the doers is funding. We may have all the best intentions skills and commitment but the funds have been allocated by kali to go to the kali chela Gurus from their disciples and to the GBC from the Temples.
The main reason why the GBC and the Rubber Stamped Guru’s have anything at all is because they strive day and night to ambitiously work together to make money and build their enterprises. They take risks and according to their karma it pays off for them.
We on the other hand don’t.
This has to change in order to not remain fragmented parts scattered across the globe.
We all have our plans and ideas that we need to discuss and work out how to organize. This of course will not be easy but nothing really is easy. We will have to work it out and work it out together in order for any effort to amount to practical viable solutions.
We are hoping that this website can be a catalyst for such a process to be established. We are trying to offer as many services to the devotees as possible in order to open up avenues to bring us all together on the platform of love and trust in Śrīla Prabhupāda and each other.
We want this website to belong to the Prabhupāda Loyalists and are very open to any of your input and involvement.
We need to begin constructively working together to provide practical solutions to further our cause and bring devotees together. Or die trying…
Among the four yugas—Satya, Tretā, Dvāpara and Kali—the Kali-yuga is the worst, but if the process of varṇāśrama-dharma is introduced, even in this age of Kali, the situation of Satya-yuga can be invoked. The Hare Kṛṣṇa movement, or Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, is meant for this purpose. [SB.9.10.51]
This institutional function of human society is known as the system of varṇāśrama-dharma, which is quite natural for the civilized life. The varṇāśrama institution is constructed to enable one to realize the Absolute Truth. It is not for artificial domination of one division over another. When the aim of life, i.e., realization of the Absolute Truth, is missed by too much attachment for indriya-prīti, or sense gratification, as already discussed hereinbefore, the institution of the varṇāśrama is utilized by selfish men to pose an artificial predominance over the weaker section. In the Kali-yuga, or in the age of quarrel, this artificial predominance is already current, but the saner section of the people know it well that the divisions of castes and orders of life are meant for smooth social intercourse and high-thinking self-realization and not for any other purpose.
Herein the statement of Bhāgavatam is that the highest aim of life or the highest perfection of the institution of the varṇāśrama-dharma is to cooperate jointly for the satisfaction of the Supreme Lord. This is also confirmed in the Bhagavad-gītā