Kṛṣṇacandra Dāsa – Śrī Vṛndāvan Dham: The main theme of the 2012 GBC meetings has finally been released to the general devotees. By the nature of the reports released at this year’s meet it is quite obvious that the GBC is more interested in the corporatization of our Vaiṣṇava institution and damage control than the real issues that our society faces.
The published ‘edited’ version of the GBC meetings is pathetic to say the least for a worldwide organization.
Resolution 101 – 104 Appointments
Resolution 201 – 202 Finance
Resolution 301 – 313 Internal ISKCON
That’s it? Well perhaps that is all they are willing to publish and you can be sure that what they have published has been well sanitized… Surely there must be more stuff done at these annual general meetings? The Grannies Baking Convention [GBC] of some one horse town would have more on their agenda that this!
The Strategic Planning thrust of the GBC headed by the Businessman Greg Stein [AKA Gopala Bhatta] is still the main focus of the members of the GBC and the various Ministries and Committees that make up institutional ISKCON. The rationale behind this is simple – ISKCON has turned into a business to make the Gurus and other senior leaders independently wealthy. The wealth of information on this makes an explanation superfluous at this stage in the history of our ISKCON Society.
It is obvious that the ISKCON leaders have no interest in pure devotional service or the creation of a Brahminical society or for the true welfare of the members of our society what to speak about the rest of mankind. The GBC’s interest for decades has been directed internally in establishing an impersonal religious institution that is more interested in charity and money making schemes rather than Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtan Mission.
Yet where does all the money go? The whole international institutional budget for the years is $86,691.00 which is such a paltry figure that one has to wonder where the money goes? So many Sannyāsīs, 24 odd ambitiously waiting to be given a crack at joining the ranks of the most debauched members of our society – The ISKCON Sannyāsa Guru Club. 88 existing panhandling FISKCON Sannyāsīs already out collecting money for three and a half decades and the annual budget for the institution is only eighty six thousand bucks? Where in the love of God does all that money go? The money that these fabulously rich Sannyāsa Gurus have in their private bank accounts and ISKCON and are copiously collecting from their stupid disciples and rich Indian Donors that they have stuffed into their bank accounts or whatever, where does it go if it is not given to the institution to help it grow and expand?
Sure a hell of a lot of it is spent on their lavish lifestyles but some of the ISKCON gurus are millionaires so where is this money coming from and where is it going must certainly be shown in the resolutions of the GBC? Yet it is never mentioned nor is it accounted for officially anywhere.
86 thousand bucks a year means ISKCON is a paltry two bit organization…
What did they do this year? Rearrange the Zones? That would have taken all of five minutes…
Then resolution 305
Which was all about how a disciple of a prospective disciple should be indoctrinated into accepting a kannistha guru no matter what śāstra says or Śrīla Prabhupāda says about accepting a bona fide spiritual master and for this they want to have some seminars or workshops… What will they learn? How to choose the best of a bad bunch? How to choose between a lusty dog guru and a filthy rich one?
This is of course in answer to the fact that they are losing the battle to be able to easily pull the wool over the eyes of newcomers and their existing disciples who are rapidly being educated that a debaucher guru is not a guru but a fraud.
The fallen guru like Prabhavisnu Dāsa and the active guru like Indradyumna Swami are prime examples of the best that ISKCON can provide as kannistha or less than kannistha gurus for their members.
Well this is indicative of the fact that the GBCs and Gurus are not interested in making Temple Devotees who are trained in Śāstra and Śrīla Prabhupāda’s teachings. The inability to look after Deities is simply due to the fact that the GBC and Gurus don’t want devotees educated in pure devotional service but to be part of their institutional corporate pseudo religious society and stay at home or college and get a job and pay them money.
Well here we are seeing the GBC running around trying to write up a better damage control procedure to show that their screening of prospective kannistha or less devotees is better than before. Which means; they will still appoint the usual flotsam and jetsam of materially ambitious and spiritually bankrupt riff raff to the position of an imitating… I mean initiating spiritual master, but on paper it would look like they made a sincere effort to weed out the obvious cheaters.
Is about Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Samadhi which at face value seems a good thing however the main problem that faced the Samādhi was from the Temple Administration which is always looking at ways at making money have been using it as a cheap food and trinket stall like some parochial side show.
What should be for Śrīla Prabhupāda’s glorification has turned into a money making affair.
However typical of a bureaucratic institution they think the problem will be solved by forming a committee who is responsible to the Vṛndāvan Executive Board which is responsible for the debacle in the first place!
Mother Parvati was doing a fine job and all that would have been needed is that a closer working relationship with the Temple authorities which would mean getting rid of the side show in Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Museum and main problem would be solved.
Well adding Śrīla Prabhupāda to these rascal’s websites would possibly be offensive. Indradyumna Swami on his Travelling Monkey Website had Śrīla Prabhupāda on the right side and on the left as part of a slide show he had a picture of a topless six year old girl at the beach. Go figure… Of course he has taken this particular photo down after I exposed his perverse outlook on spirituality but for him to post it in the first place deems him inappropriate to represent His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda in any shape or form.
What to speak of the fact that all his close friends and family know that the stories he posts are fairytales and should begin with ‘once upon a time…’
These bogus ISKCON gurus should not be allowed to have their apostate websites depicting them as being followers of Śrīla Prabhupāda or members of ISKCON at all. Why should they when none of the money goes to ISKCON and all of it goes to their private projects?
The GBC by its annual budget cannot afford any more GBC members!
Big issue! Prabhavisnu is perhaps the most embarrassing thing to happen to ISKCON since well since Radhanatha Swami was caught playing the Harmonica at some cheap blues mayavadi get together…
This man cheated thousands of devotees and is a debaucher of the first order and the whole GBC is moving to get behind supporting him? Rumor has it that some of his disciples purchased a house in Bangkok for him to live out his retirement???
The question should be asked why do the GBC throw their support behind the real bad guys of ISKCON and vilify anyone who points out their hypocrisy.
Why should the GBC go out of their way to support such a man when it is he who should come crawling to His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda and his ISKCON society by first admitting that the guru system is false and is only capable of producing cheaters like himself!
Here we see the GBC welcome back a wayward son… How nice is that! No such thing for us who believe that they are apostates who have offended Śrīla Prabhupāda.
This is the result of the annual general meeting of a worldwide Kṛṣṇa Conscious organization after being around for over forty years? These people are responsible for the spiritual lives of mankind in the age of Kali? How dumbed down is the general devotee to think that this meeting of supposed senior spiritual advisors for mankind is something worthy of praise and support??
One cursory look by any half way intelligent person would see right through this report and recognize it as a farce.
The world situation is not getting any better as the kali yuga deepens and this is all that these people can come up with?
No strategies to increase sankirtan or book distribution? No question of self sufficient communities? No question of spiritually uplifting devotional communities and preparing them for harder economic times and social unrest?
Nothing but damage control that ensures their corporate business/money making strategies are being enacted and enforced along with their image as pure devotees is not tarnished by relentless fall down of their bogus spiritual leaders that they hoist onto our devotional community.
Their lip service to the maha bhagavata devotee His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda is offensive to even think about. Even their stupid claim that Śrīla Prabhupāda is the preeminent śikṣā guru of ISKCON is meaningless when they don’t listen to his instructions or teachings!