Prabhupāda Says: Now, the Revatīnandana and this man and Śyāmasundara is making a clique. I can understand. What they are planning, that also I know. But I don’t wish to disclose it. So if these things come, then how this movement will go on? Politics, diplomacy, fraud, cheating, these are the general qualification of the western countries.
Prabhupāda: Politics, diplomacy, fraud, cheating. These things are the general qualification of the western people. Do you admit or not?
Prabhupāda: If they are, these things come within our movement, then it will not be succesful. Tat-paratvena nirmalam. One has to become purified. Even sometimes we have to take… But that is for Kṛṣṇa’s. There must be now checking that all these rascals may not join and spoil the movement. You should not admit.
Bali Mardana: Yes.
Prabhupāda: They can come and go.
Bali Mardana: We should not make a haven for rascals.
Bali Mardana: We should not create a haven for rascals.
Prabhupāda: Yes. So how it will be done unless you GBC members become very strong and with good brain?
[Morning Walk – LA July 13 1974]
Here Śrīla Prabhupāda is explaining how the devotees above were engaging in private business ventures but did not repay their debts to ISKCON. We need to understand that Śrīla Prabhupāda knows what is best for his ISKCON society as the Maha Bhāgavata devotee and any independent personal endeavor while practicing Kṛṣṇa consciousness will open us up to fall down.
ISKCON has now become a Haven For Rascals…