Mahatma Das Candid About Rejecting Vedic Scripture

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“I wrote a marriage manual based on my own experience of being married for 36 years and other practical considerations than on shastra” – Mahatma Das, GBC Authorised Diskha guru for iskcon

Where as Srila Prabhupad tells us:

“We quote Vedic evidence to support our statements” CC 1.7.132

 

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Gopala Krishna Goswami Exposed (No Speculation!)

GKG Supports Mundane Welfare (feeding poor kids)

Taken from his own webpage www.gkgoffice.com/Biography.aspx ,  where he openly and clearly promotes mundane welfare given the fact that his own god brother, Jayadvaita Maharaj denounces Food For Life in a seminar in 2001.

Inspired by Srila Prabhupada’s instruction given to his disciples in 1974 that, “no one within ten miles radius of the temple should go hungry. I want you to immediately begin serving food”, ISKCON centers distribute sumptuous Krishna prasadam on daily basis, as also on festivals. Besides, many ISKCON centers such as Mumbai and Delhi, are actively taken up to Mid-day Meal Program of the Government as a medium to distribute Krishna prasadam.

ISKCON, Delhi Mid-day Meal program is at the moment serving a staggering 1,75,000 meals everyday, feeding hungry children of Delhi, Noida, Faridabad and Kurukshetra. Very soon, the adjoining areas and cities would be covered under the scheme. United Nations – World Food Program has appreciated this noble program and has agreed to provide technical assistance. The Government of India also acknowledges these noble efforts and the State Governments all around want to expand this project to other cities of their respective States.

Glorifying Mundane Welfare

http://www.iskconmumbai.com/hot-meals-for-150000-underprivilaged-on-makar-sankranti/#more-7953

GKG Started a Karmi Syllabus School

http://www.newbgis.org/aboutus.php

Ironically, he was the one who 40 years ago proposed this and was refused by Prabhupada, nevertheless he went on with this nonsense idea which was rejected by Prabhupada.

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SP outlaws government school syllabus in ISKCON

“As soon as possible we should open our own school and teach children KC through English medium, that is one of our programs.
Our school will not be government recognized because we cannot follow the government syllabus. We want to teach only Krishna Consciousness. […]
If we can introduce this system, our girl disciples may be engaged for teaching them: a little English grammar, reading and writing, geography, arithmetic, history, sanskrit,, but all of them should be Krishna Conscious–that is Bhagavata program: kaumaram acarer prajno dharman bhagavatan iha”
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, 12/4/72)

“So far the school of Sumati Morarji, make the children into Vaisnavas through English medium of learning. We are not going to abide by the government schedule.
They should be taught our books as soon as they can read and write.”
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, 30/7/72)

SP forbids government schools in ISKCON

Gopala Krsna: “I was thinking, Srila Prabhupada, we should get this gurukula accepted by the government also…”
Prabhupada: “No, no, no. Never do that.”
(Conversation, 25/10/72)

Indian Man: “Is this a government-recognized college now?”
Prabhupada: “No. Government recognition means we have to abide by the orders of government. We cannot teach Bhagavad-gita only or Bhagavata. But our aim is to teach… We have got another school in Dallas for small children. There we are Sanskrit, teaching Sanskrit and English. Yes.”
(Room conversation, 12/9/73)

Prabhupada: Therefore we have to follow the sastra. Then it will be possible. Brahmacari gurukule…”
Indian lady: “Christian has their own government schools everywhere. And we can have our own Krsna consciousness school.”
Prabhupada: “Yes. We are having our own all over the world. We don’t follow the government regulations.” (Conversation, 5/1/77)
Government curriculum is “useless” “We haven’t got to take any help from the government by getting so-called accreditation. If outsiders want to send their children to us, it will not be for their accreditation, but because they will get the best education for relieving them of all anxieties of material life and for this education the government has no idea.”
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, 7/3/72)

Prabhupada: “Government curriculum is useless.” (Conversation, 24/6/77)
Gurudasa: “We would not do anything with the government if they restricted our curriculum…”
Prabhupada: “Yes […] So we are not going to follow the university curriculum, no. We have got our own.”
(Conversation, 25/10/72)
ISKCON education should not turn into an “ordinary school”
“Now in Mayapur there are two much important programs, namely, first of all, a school must be started in English medium. The children may work in the temple compound for gardening and cleansing, then they shall attend class. If they are given sufficient comfort, they will stay with us and develop nicely. Comfort means no bodily discomfort, and for this Krishna Consciousness education, many Calcutta rich men will send their children. Actually the Bhaktivinode Institute was started for this purpose, but they have turned it into an ordinary school.”
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, 14/4/72)
Prabhupada: No, if you take government help…
Indian lady: But the students go for examination in the board also.
Prabhupada: Examination or no examination, if you, they practice the rules, that is sufficient examination. […]
So if one is rising early in the morning, then what is the examination? That is already examined. If one has to rise early in the morning, attend the mangala arati, sitting in the class and reading Bhagavad-gita, chanting Hare Krsna… These are all practical. There is no need of examination […]
Indian lady: But the parents want certificate.
Prabhupada: Therefore, if you want to satisfy the parents, the government, then it is not possible. You have to satisfy Krsna.
(Room Conversation, 5/1/77)
Not sannyasi business

Prabhupada:

“It is not sannyasi’s business. For starting a school, the government is there, public is there. Why you are…? That means brahma satyam you could not understand. You are coming to school-starting.”
(Conversation, 11/7/73)

Gaudiya Math & its Crooked Gurus Smashed by Bhakti Vidya Purna Swami

“They have the most closed door policy amongst themselves. We are the one that’s the open ones, we are the idiots. You know what I am saying? So first let them go out there and create cooperation amongst the Gaudiya Maths. “

Prabhu: It’s a question about the relationship of ISKCON and other maths, sometimes we have…
His Holiness Bhaktividya Purna Swami Maharaja: Other maths…
Prabhu: Other organizations, spiritual organizations, who… You know, sometimes we have a very hostile relationship and there is some fear, or they say, ‘You are afraid, because… You are not being free. Why we should, you know, why we should just keep ISKCON, why we just don’t have one family? Because we all…’
HH BVPS Maharaja: Tell them, tell them, tell them… As soon as they say that, as soon as they say any of that, say, ‘Why don’t you practice what you preach?’ It says, ‘Don’t be a hypocrite and walk in here.’ It says, ‘We are doing that light years more than you, light years.’ Gaudiya Math is a generic term, but what is each one of them called? Gaudiya Math? You know, Gaudiya Saraswata Caitanya Math, Caitanya Saraswat Gaudiya Math, Gaudiya Caitanya Saraswat Mayapur Math, why? Because each, if you are a guru, you have to have your own math, your own institution. So where is their cooperation? Can Narayana Maharaja go over to Govinda Maharaja’s place and sit down and give a Bhagavatam class? You tell me.
Prabhu: Probably not.
HH BVPS Maharaja: No. And vice versa. They have the most closed door policy amongst themselves. We are the one that’s the open ones, we are the idiots. You know what I am saying? So first let them go out there and create cooperation amongst the Gaudiya Maths. When you’ve done that, then we’ll consider whether we want to be part of it or not. But first let them do that. They haven’t done it in the last 80 years. So why don’t they work out that first? Then come over here and make stupid comments like that about us. What do you mean we are not free? What do you mean? So why doesn’t he just go off, leave his acarya and go live in another math? Try that. ‘You are not free.’ ‘Well, I wouldn’t want to.’ So we don’t want it either. ‘Oh, you can’t hear from this Maharaja.’ We don’t want to hear from this Maharaja and that Maharaja, why do we need to hear from them? We have our Acarya. It’s like telling the married man, ‘Oh, you are not free, why don’t you go out with that woman or this woman?’ ‘I don’t want to, I got my wife,’ what’s the thing? You know what I am saying? It’s just foolishness. And all it is is, when their acarya dies, then you see what happens to them. Then they go off to another math. Where is their loyalty? Where is their loyalty?
So it’s like, they can say whatever they like, the point is is, we don’t come to your math and talk about our acarya and say that, ‘You know, our acarya has got it and yours doesn’t.’ So you would consider that very offensive, so why should we consider that that’s such a nice thing that you are coming to our math and doing that? So therefore don’t be a hypocrite. You want to do that, try go over to Govinda Maharaja’s math, tell them that they don’t know what they are doing and that your acarya knows what he is doing. Go ahead, go for it, let’s see what happens. It’s just nonsense what they are talking.
We’ve been living here with the Gaudiya Math forever, right? There is a formal relationship, there is some formal function, there is a formal invitation, and people formally go and formally speak, and formally take prasada, and formally leave. It’s been like that, it’s always been like that, that’s the way it is from math to math, that’s the way it is from ISKCON to these other maths, it’s always been like that. But in the West they try to make tricks.

Narayana Maharaja openly declares that Srila Prabhupada was wrong

Prabhu: Why is there a relationship like that?
HH BVPS Maharaja: Why is there a relationship like that? Ask them. Prabhupada tried really hard to work with them, he tried to get them to preach and do everything. He asked Narayana Maharaja to go with him to America. He said, ‘No, I’d rather sit here and do my bhajana.’ But now he is claiming he is the next acarya. Where is this nonsense coming from? You know what I am saying? Has any one, I just ask this one question, has any one of the Gaudiya acaryas, Gaudiya Math acaryas, taken their Bengali boys or Hindustani boys and then just themselves gone over to the West and on their own tried to do anything and preach and be successful? Not one. And who are they going to the West with and being successful with? Prabhupada’s disciples, trained by Prabhupada. And then after doing that then they criticize. What is that called? That’s called being ungrateful, so that’s not even human. So therefore why do we even have to discuss these points with them?
Those that are honest say, I heard one of the Gaudiya acaryas saying, ‘The only way that we are preaching and doing all this being successful nowadays is because of the mercy of Srila Prabhupada.’ Bas. He will say it straight and he is the head of his math, so he could say whatever he likes. He knows it, just the others aren’t, they just want to cover it. But they’ve all gone with Prabhupada’s preachers, no one else. They’ve been sitting here from since time immemorial and gone nowhere. Not that they as individuals aren’t advanced, not that they don’t have something to offer, but they are talking here organization.
So if you want to talk organization, let’s talk organization here. They are the ones that have made the rule, if you want to be an acarya, you have to open your own math. We don’t make that, therefore we have a hundred gurus working together in one mission. We don’t have a problem like that. They are the ones with a problem like that. Then like women they are trying to say it’s us. The woman does something wrong, then she blames the man, I mean, that’s the way it goes. So therefore we are not buying this, and they are going to spin-doctor this on us. You want to talk philosophy, that’s fine, you want to talk this other stupidness, then what’s the use, what’s the meaning? What’s the importance? If they are so satisfied, then be satisfied. We can go through a whole day, a week, month, years, and never even think of the Gaudiya Math and our life goes on. But they have to always talk about us. So then? Who is free and who is independent? We in no way, shape or form need them. You know what I am saying? We acknowledge that they as a bonafide institution can take people back to Godhead, we don’t have any problem with that. But that’s their business. You go out, you go take your stick and fish around in the gutter and find somebody and pull them out, then great, we are happy. That’s not a problem.
Prabhu: So it’s behavioral issue?
HH BVPS Maharaja: It’s an etiquette issue. They don’t follow etiquette, but they try to say that we are the ones that don’t know the etiquette. What do you mean? We may be rough around the edges, they don’t know, but then that makes them worse, because they supposedly know. How do you tell somebody that your acarya took you to this level, now our acarya will take you to this other level? Where in Gaudiya etiquette is that allowed? Where is that allowed? And then if you say, if somebody complains, ‘Oh, they are envious and therefore according to Krishna-bhajanamrita then you can leave the guru, it says like that,” this is nonsense. No actual Gaudiya acarya will ever do this. It’s just they don’t do this stuff, that’s what the neophytes do. I am not saying the acarya is doing it, but his neophyte disciples are doing this. Like the kids, the kids like to play the mother and father off of each other. You go to one and then you get trouble, then you go to the other and say this, and it starts the fight there? You know what I am saying? So that’s what they do. Somebody says something and then they tell that to their acarya, he makes a comment and then you tell that back, and then it creates this whole thing. What happens? We had a fine relationship way before you came along. So why you are coming in-between and messing it up?
You know the point, ‘They don’t cooperate,’ cooperate on what terms? Why don’t you take our books, go out, distribute them? That’s our terms. No, it’s all you want is that your guru can come into our math, talk and make disciples from here, that’s all, that’s what your terms are. Our terms is, you take your people, take our books and go out and distribute them. They don’t want to cooperate, they are just looking for opportunities, they are business people, they just look where is an opportunity, so they can get profit, that’s all. They are not looking really to push on mission, otherwise, here, there is plenty of people outside, there is six billion people on this planet, why bother the ones over here? How many we have? A few thousand? Like that. Go out there, there is plenty. So that’s why it’s saying, where is the potency? Where is the potency?
All of our devotees we picked up ourself from the gutter. How many have they picked up? A few they have, but in proportion I don’t think so. They are on Parikrama now, they got six hundred Western devotees, where are those six hundred from? They are not six hundred that they picked up. So what’s the credit? Okay, you got them engaged in this service again, that’s nice, that’s great. But then to say that’s because you got something better? What do you mean got something better? Let’s come back in ten years, then I want to hear people of that math say that, the Westerners. You know what I am saying? Bengalis will still be there, but I want to see if the whities are still there.
Prabhu: So we give them credit for what they do good and…?
HH BVPS Maharaja: Yeah. The point is their philosophy and our philosophy is the same. The only difference between them and us is the GBC, that’s the only difference. These other things are inconsequencial. We offer obeisances during Jaya-dhvani, they stand up, that’s the end of the world? Jaya-dhvani are offering respects to somebody. So if you do that standing up or offering obeisances, then what’s the problem? That’s not an issue. To make that an issue means you don’t know what devotional service is. Otherwise, why would you make that an issue?
Prabhu: Initiation stuff, you know?
HH BVPS Maharaja: Initiation stuff?
Prabhu: Quick initiation when somebody comes…
HH BVPS Maharaja: That’s just a matter if they want to take the karma of somebody they don’t know, hey, that’s their choice, what do we care? It says, we don’t do it, we believe in Purvaishcharya-viddhi and everything and make sure that everything all goes very pukka and everything, like that. We are following that mood of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. He is the one that slowed down the initiation. Him, not us. Before it was, you got first and second together, it’s diksha, it has five aspects, they came together. But seeing the need that the living entities are so conditioned by the Kali-yuga he split it into the first and second, and there was the first three and the last two, like that. That’s all.
And then they formalized this position of getting people to chant. We don’t even consider, we get people to chant and it’s like that, we don’t even consider. They have a formalization of that.
Prabhu: Formalization means…?
HH BVPS Maharaja: Formalization means…
Prabhu: No, no, I mean, how? Which way they do?
HH BVPS Maharaja: They call it something, I think, that’s your Nama-guru. Do we say that? Who gave you the Holy Name?
Prabhu: To me? Prabhupada.
HH BVPS Maharaja: Prabhupada came up and personally said, “Here, chant this mantra,” or was it bhakta, you know…
Prabhu: Someone.
HH BVPS Maharaja: Yeah, it was bhakta… Whatever was their name. So that’s the point. Who is the more, more… What do you call it?
Prabhu: Liberal?
HH BVPS Maharaja: Liberal, but also just more raganuga here? You know what I am saying? That’s the point, we are way raga beyond these guys, our organization and our everything. We don’t have a head, we just cooperate and work together. So where do you find that? Is there a head of Vraja?
Prabhu: Krishna.
HH BVPS Maharaja: I mean, there is Krishna, but does He have seniors?
Prabhu: Yes.
HH BVPS Maharaja: So technically then it’s all mixed. Is there a head of Vaikuntha?
Prabhu: Krishna, yes.
HH BVPS Maharaja: Very obvious. There is Krishna, no one is equal, no one is above Him, that’s it. Now, which of those is vaidhi and which one is raga? Vrindavana or Vaikuntha, tell me.
Prabhu: Obvious.
HH BVPS Maharaja: Obvious, okay, so, Vaikuntha is the vaidhi, and Vrindavana is the raga. Now let us look at this very carefully here. Now, we have our gurus, but they work with the GBC, no GBC is on top, there is no like that. So everybody has their position of authority, but everybody works cooperatively together. Okay? Then, let us go to the Gaudiya Math where they have one acarya and he is above everyone. Even if they have a GBC, he is still above it. So going by that, by organization, which of the two, the Vaikuntha or the Vrindavana, would you classify ISKCON? Vrindavana, right? And which would you classify the Gaudiya Math?
Prabhu: Vaikuntha.
HH BVPS Maharaja: Yes. And then they have the audacity to tell us that we are just stuck in the vaidhi. So this is the difference between the two, this is the difference between the Gaudiya Matha and us, it’s this one point. Philosophy and all that, we don’t have a difference. We are the same mission. Just they don’t accept the order of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura to establish a GBC and just work together. Otherwise, they say they have a GBC, yeah, you have a GBC for your math with your one acarya but when another one comes up, then…? And why is it that he is not working with them? You know what I am saying? So it’s there, it’s a problem, neophyte problem. It’s not a madhyama problem.
(From His Holiness Bhaktividya Purna Swami Maharaja’s lecture on Mahabharata, questions after class, 11th March 2008, Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sri Mayapur Dhama)

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He never recommended anyone to be acarya of the Gaudiya Math. But Sridhara Maharaja is responsible for disobeying this order of Guru Maharaja, and he and others who are already dead unnecessarily thought that there must be one acarya.
So it is better not to mix with my Godbrothers very intimately because instead of inspiring our students and disciples they may sometimes pollute them. This attempt was made previously by them, especially Madhava Maharaja and Tirtha Maharaja and Bon Maharaja but somehow or other I saved the situation.
This is going on. We shall be very careful about them and not mix with them. This is my instruction to you all. They cannot help us in our movement, but they are very competent to harm our natural progress. So we must be very careful about them.
LETTER TO RUPANUGA
Tirupati 28 April, 1974
Washington D.C.
There should be no dealings with
Srila Prabhupada’s so-called godbrothers
8 November 1975
NOTICE TO ALL CENTERS
Dear President,
Prabhus, please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Srila Prabhupada has asked me to write to you to make it very explicit that there should be no dealings between you and Prabhupada’s so-called godbrothers. They are all jealous and are all trying to do harm to our mission and also to Srila Prabhupada. So without Srila Prabhupada’s permission, no one should correspond with any of them, and no one should have anything to do with any of them, without asking Srila Prabhupada. No one should give them any of Srila Prabhupada’s books, no one should purchase their books, no one should visit their temples without authorization. I hope this is clear. It is very important. Please instruct all your devotees regarding this. [crossed out words] And when the devotees come for the annual festival, you should also instruct them not to visit or have any dealings with any of the godbrothers. I hope this is clear and I hope this meets you in good health.
Your servant,
Brahmananda Swami
Personal Secretary to
His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada
BS/mdd

“Prabhupada is NOT the Founder of ISKCON. I am ISKCON”, Naryana Maharaja

Narayana Maharaja Mathura, October 24, 1999:

“We can glorify Swamiji, Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja. But those who are falling down, how can they glorify him? They cannot glorify him, never; they are cutting. They are establishing that he was the founder of ISKCON, but I know that he was not founder, he was one of the members of this in guru parampara. It was founded by Krishna, and first acarya was Brahma, then Narada, then Vyasa. Only he has changed the name and he has preached these things in Western countries.”

Narayana Maharaja, Murwillumbah, Australia, February 18th, 2002:

“I am the real successor of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja, and there is no other.”

Narayana Maharaja 28th April 1999, morning speech, Caracas, Venezuela:

“Also you should know that Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the founder of ISKCON. Swamiji, AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja is one of the prominent acaryas in this line only. He is not founder.”

But Srila Prabhupada says:

Kern: The origin of the group, where…? Who was the original founder, Your Excellency? The original founder of the group?

Prabhupāda: Which group?

Kern: This group, your group, Kṛṣṇa movement.

Prabhupāda: I am the founder, I am the founder.

(Conversation with Clergymen — June 15, 1976, Detroit)

“I am the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.” (Letter to Dr. Bigelow, Allahabad, January 20th, 1971)

Srila Prabhupada Only a servant of Mahavisnu?

Narayana Maharaja Lecture, September 19th, 1994:

“Those who are not rasika Vaisnavas, they don’t know tattva, they have not gone to association with any Vaisnava…they think that to preach whole world…the name of Krishna…and to give Gita sandesha…is the whole thing. So I want to say that your Prabhupada has given these things…only these things…and not beyond these things. Then he was only the servant of Mahavisnu, not of Krishna. A strange thing… for them who are ignorant. But those who are wise and have done initiation from any rasika vaisnava, bhava bhakta of Caitanya Mahaprabhu,… Those who have given their heart to them and have realized anything…very little…they can realize these things……At first, if any temple is going on…we’ll have to clear… the ground. The thorns are there, the trees having thorns …useless…to be cut, and to give some land… But to dig and to sweep is not everything. To dig for basement of this big temple is not everything. So Swamiji has at first cleared the atmosphere…Prepared the ground…by preaching name and the sandesh of Gita…he prepared. So very important work. Without this, without this, he could not have given these things. As Caitanya Mahaprabhu first preached the whole world Krishna name, and he wanted all Vaisnavas to understand His inner mood….Otherwise everyone cannot understand…so he has done this task and it was so necessary for that world…for all world…he has done but he has not done everything …by that doing. It was only basement…Foundation.“

Self-promotion

Narayana Maharaja, Murwillumbah, Australia, February 18th, 2002:

“Your Prabhupada, Srila Swami Maharaja, only changed the name into English. He is not the founder acarya of that eternal ISKCON. I am ISKCON. I’m not different from ISKCON. I am ‘Bhaktivedanta’ [Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja]. Like father, like son. I am the real successor of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja, and there is no other. You should know this very openly. I am Bhaktivedanta and he is Bhaktivedanta, but he received this name after did. I’m senior to him in this regard. I’m Bhaktivedanta, and I’m also ISKCON. Don’t think that I’m out of ISKCON.”

N.M. doesn’t even agree with Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu!

Is conjugal love in separation the highest expression of bhakti?

Narayana Maharaja Sri Vraja-Mandala Parikrama, p. 45:

“Those who have not scrutinizingly studied the scripture Srimad Bhagavatam, and who have not conscientiously comprehended Sri Caitanya Caritamrita, and who have also not properly understood books like Bhakti Rasamrta Sindhu, Brhad Bhagavatamrta, Ujvala Nilamani, Krishna Karnamrta and other literatures of this nature. These people consider vipralambha, the mood of separation to be the highest level of ecstasy. Our previous acaryas also considered vipralambha to be an exalted state; but after much reflection they perceived vipralambha as a prerequisite to highlight and more fully embellish and amplify the ecstasy of reunion. If there would be only vipralambha for all of eternity what would be the use? What would be its service? Vipralambha is necessary only because it intensifies the ecstatic feelings of reunion again.”

Narayana Maharaja Sri Vraja-Mandala Parikrama, p.46:

“So you can see that the mood of vipralambha is much more complex than possibly the way you envisioned it to be before. And those who still persist in advocating that vipralambha is the highest, they do not yet have the spiritual maturity and understanding to realize that it is not possible for anything to be more elevated than Srimati Radharani and Krishna’s ecstatic loving exchanges in reuniting again.”

But Srila Prabhupada says:

“Upon hearing of these transcendental activities, Lord Caitanya said, “My dear Ramananda, what you have explained regarding the transcendental pastimes of Sri Radha and Krishna is perfectly correct, yet there is something more I would like to hear from you.” “It is very difficult for me to express anything beyond this,” Ramananda Raya replied. “I can only say that there is an emotional activity called prema-vilasa-vivarta, which I may try to explain but I do not know whether You will be happy to hear it.” In prema-vilasa there are two kinds of emotional activities–separation and meeting. That transcendental separation is so acute that it is actually more ecstatic than meeting.”

(Cc Madhya lila 8.191-197 in Teachings of Lord Caitanya)

 

Narayana Maharaja, p.23, ISKCON Journal 1990:

“Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura has not mentioned that so many others will do acarya, yet they have done. This is the system. So Tirtha Maharaja, Madhav Maharaja, Sridhar Maharaja, our Gurudeva, Swamiji Swamiji Bhaktivedanta Swami they all became acaryas.”

But Srila Prabhupada says:

“He never recommended anyone to be acarya of the Gaudiya Math. But Sridhara Maharaja is responsible for disobeying this order of Guru Maharaja, and he and others who are already dead unnecessarily thought that there must be one acarya. If Guru Maharaja could have seen someone who was qualified at that time to be acarya he would have mentioned. Because on the night before he passed away he talked of so many things, but never mentioned an acarya. His idea was acarya was not to be nominated amongst the governing body. He said openly you make a GBC and conduct the mission. So his idea was amongst the members of GBC who would come out successful and self effulgent acarya would be automatically selected. So Sridhara Maharaja and his two associate gentlemen unauthorizedly selected one acarya and later it proved a failure. The result is now everyone is claiming to be acarya even though they may be kanistha adhikari with no ability to preach. In some of the camps the acarya is being changed three times a year. Therefore we may not commit the same mistake in our ISKCON camp. Actually amongst my Godbrothers no one is qualified to become acarya. So it is better not to mix with my Godbrothers very intimately because instead of inspiring our students and disciples they may sometimes pollute them.”

“Just like my Guru Mahārāja did not travel all over the world, so I have got double energy than him. So you must triple energy, four times energy than me. Then actually disciple. My Godbrothers are envious because they could not do. They could not do even half of Guru Mahārāja’s work, and I am doing ten times. So therefore they are envious.” (Room Conversation — April 2, 1972, Sydney)

Prabhupada speaks about his Godbrothers part 3

Prabhupāda: Yes. If by the dress of sannyāsī, you take some money and eat and sleep, then it is transcendental fraud. (SP laughs) (Hindi) Just like others are toiling, and we are getting money by some dress. That’s all. They are getting money by laboring hard, and we are getting money… In India, mostly the sannyāsīs, they do that. The priests also, they do that. This is our profession, just… My Guru Mahārāja said that ṭhākura dekhiye pāya rasta karache, rastaye ‘yandiya jīvika badram karam bhari (?). Instead of earning livelihood by showing the Deity in the temple, it is better to take the profession of a sweeper in the street and live honestly. He said like that. The sweeper is working hard toiling and getting some money and living. This is honest living. But just like in Vṛndāvana, all the Goswamis. They have got their Deity. People are coming, contributing. Typical example, Gauracānda Goswami. Ṭhākura dekhiye paisa rasta. (?) All the sevaites, they are meant for… Our Kunja Babu also planned like that. He thought, “By cheating all the God-brothers, I have got now Caitanya Maṭha. And people will come to see Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s birthplace, and I will get good income. And it will be distributed amongst my brothers and sons and myself. That’s all.” That is his scheme.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Perfect material plan.

Prabhupāda: Yes. It is another way of earning money. And he was always after Guru Mahārāja only for this purpose. Guru Mahārāja took that “Oh, this man is helping me.” But he had no such plan, to help Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī. He had the plan, “Keep Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī in front, earn money, and put it in my pocket.” That was his very beginning. He was taking money like anything. But he was a good manager. Other God-brothers complained, sannyāsīs. Guru Mahārāja used to say that “Why you are complaining? You cannot reform him, your God-brother? And if I would have to keep expert manager like him, I would have to pay something. Suppose he is taking something, why do you grudge?” (Prabhupāda laughing) He would say like that. So nobody could say anything. But after the demise, everything burst out. “Kunja Babu must be driven out.” That was the whole plan of Gauḍīya Maṭha breakdown. The grudge was against Kunja Babu.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Who is Kunja Babu?

Prabhupāda: That Tīrtha Mahārāja. His name is Kunja Vihari Sar. So that was boiling in everyone’s heart. So as soon as Guru Mahārāja passed away, so that burst out. And the whole plan was how to get out this Kunja Babu.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Not how to preach.

Prabhupāda: No. This was the cause of breakdown. This was suppressed by Guru Mahārāja under his influence, but the rebellious was there during his lifetime. And it burst into… Therefore he advised that “You make a governing body and Kunja Babu should be allowed to remain manager.” This was directly spoken. He never asked anybody to become ācārya. He asked that “You form a governing body of twelve men and go on preaching, and Kunja Babu may be allowed to remain manager during his lifetime.” He never said that Kunja Babu should be ācārya. None, none of them were advised by Guru Mahārāja to become ācārya. His idea was “Let them manage; then whoever will be actual qualified for becoming ācārya, they will elect. Why I should enforce upon them?” That was his plan. “Let them manage by strong governing body, as it is going on. Then ācārya will come by his qualifications.” But they wanted that… Because at heart, they were, “After demise of Guru, I shall become ācārya.” “I shall become ācārya.” So all the ācāryas began fight. One side, that Vāsudeva Ācārya and Sar Kunja Babu Ācārya. And Paramānanda, he thought that “Whoever will be powerful, I shall join them.” (laughing) He only thought. But Guru Mahārāja never asked that these three men should be trustees. He wanted governing body. So the rebellion broke out immediately after his passing away. And then fight in the high-court. And Kunja Babu, he is very intelligent man. So from the very beginning he knew that “There will be fight after the demise of Guru Mahārāja. So fight will be in the high-court. So at the expense of Guru Mahārāja, let my brother and sons become attorneys and barrister so I will have not to pay all these things.” It was a planned thing. And that is being done. He was a clerk, it was not in his power to make his brother and sons attorneys and barristers. They were all made at the cost of Gauḍīya Maṭha to fight with (indistinct) in favor of Tīrtha Mahārāja. These were the planned things. But I was a rotten gṛhastha. I did not join any one of them. (Prabhupāda laughs) I was rotting in my household life. That’s all. But I was planning how to make, how to make this. That was my desire from the very beginning, since I heard it. But I was never with them, either this party or that party. And Guru Mahārāja also recommended, apnader tasturi tublia thaki bhavan. Takhona (?). “When there will be need, he will do himself. There is no need of living with you. It is better to live apart from you.” When I was recommended by Goswami Mahārāja to live in the Maṭha, that “He is so nice.” Sometimes he recommended. In Bombay, here in this Bombay. That house. Yes. He (Guru Mahārāja) said “Yes, he is very expert. He can do. So it is better to live apart from you. And he will do everything when there is need.” He said. I could not understand. Although I was apart from them, a gṛhastha. In this Bombay I was doing business. (people talking outside)

Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara Maharaja disobeyed Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati – said Prabhupada

He never recommended anyone to be acarya of the Gaudiya Math. But Sridhara Maharaja is responsible for disobeying this order of Guru Maharaja, and he and others who are already dead unnecessarily thought that there must be one acarya.

So it is better not to mix with my Godbrothers very intimately because instead of inspiring our students and disciples they may sometimes pollute them. This attempt was made previously by them, especially Madhava Maharaja and Tirtha Maharaja and Bon Maharaja but somehow or other I saved the situation.

This is going on. We shall be very careful about them and not mix with them. This is my instruction to you all. They cannot help us in our movement, but they are very competent to harm our natural progress. So we must be very careful about them.

LETTER TO RUPANUGA

Tirupati 28 April, 1974
Washington D.C.

There should be no dealings with
Srila Prabhupada’s so-called godbrothers

8 November 1975
NOTICE TO ALL CENTERS
Dear President,

Prabhus, please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Srila Prabhupada has asked me to write to you to make it very explicit that there should be no dealings between you and Prabhupada’s so-called godbrothers. They are all jealous and are all trying to do harm to our mission and also to Srila Prabhupada. So without Srila Prabhupada’s permission, no one should correspond with any of them, and no one should have anything to do with any of them, without asking Srila Prabhupada. No one should give them any of Srila Prabhupada’s books, no one should purchase their books, no one should visit their temples without authorization. I hope this is clear. It is very important. Please instruct all your devotees regarding this. [crossed out words] And when the devotees come for the annual festival, you should also instruct them not to visit or have any dealings with any of the godbrothers. I hope this is clear and I hope this meets you in good health.

Your servant,
Brahmananda Swami
Personal Secretary to
His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada
BS/mdd