This new Version of “Saragrahi.Org”, will Concentrate on Facilitating 2 Specific Missions; to “Make a Case for the Reconstitution”, of Srila Prabhupada’s Mission, and to lay Down a Foundation, Which will Specify Essential Elements, Which Srila Prabhupada has Delineated in his Books, Lectures, Conversations, and Letters
This new version of this Website, will apply what is written in Segment 1; with the intention of facilitating a specific mission; the mission of Srila Prabhupada, which has been lost.
Simple said, Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON, as we knew it, and have never forgotten, does not exist anymore. ISKCON does not EXIST ANYMORE, according to both Gaudiya Vaisnavas Siddhanta, and even Legal-Law in any country of this Planet Earth.
The unscrupulous “GBC of West Bengal India”, is not the GBC, and Management Structure as specified by the DOM (Direction of Management), letter written by Srila Prabhupada; in addition, it ignores all of the ISKCON Incorporations that were established legally in the USA from 1965 to 1977.
If you are an old Srila Prabhupada disciple, like myself, you know that is the “TRUTH”, and nothing but the “TRUTH”. His mission has been lost and ruined.
There are two (2), primary and essential issues, that have caused this condition in ISKCON, and they will be addressed in a “serious” manner on this Website.
We humbly request, and encourage you to read and study, the Treatise “Moving Forward”; A Case for the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s Mission. This Treatise, and the Saragrahi mentality has built its foundation with simple and plain “TRUTH”.
Srila Prabhupada wrote in his Purport to Bhagavad-gita 10.4-5:
“Satyam, truthfulness, means that facts should be presented as they are, for the benefit of others. Facts should not be misrepresented. According to social conventions, it is said that one can speak the truth only when it is palatable to others. But that is not truthfulness. The truth should be spoken in a straightforward way, so that others will understand what the facts are. If a man is a thief, and if people are warned that he is a thief, that is truth. Although sometimes the truth is unpalatable, one should not refrain from speaking it. Truthfulness demands that the facts be presented as they are for the benefit of others. That is the definition of truth.”
In this Website, it is possible that some may find some words “unpalatable”. Nevertheless, because they are the “Truth”, this Treatise will do what Srila Prabhupada instructed in the above reference.
In Part Two, His Message-Mission and Personality, Chapter: The Revolutionary Preacher of Truth, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada’s Wrote,
“Unless we fearlessly speak the truth, Sri Sri Gauranga will not be pleased. The more determined one is in devotional service, the bolder and more courageous he will be as a preacher.”
Yes! This Website, will present the truth, although unpalatable to some, in a Bold, Fearless, Determined, Courageous, and Truthful manner,
“For the benefit of others.”, and “For the welfare of all.”
Srila Prabhupada wrote in the above Purport:
“Truthfulness demands that the facts be presented as they are for the benefit of others.”
So, who are the “others” who will “benefit” by such “truthfulness?”
These “others” means YOU, the readers of the contents of this Website, and the rest of the communities of Gaudiya Vaisnavas, who have not yet read it, for it is vital that they do.
Many devotees may cry,
“Prabhu! Why can you not just be a humble; Vaisnava? Are we not supposed to be humble?”
Srila Prabhupada gives the answer to this question in the following true story, that once in Vrindavan India, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada asked him.
“Srila Prabhupada! What does it mean to be humble?”
Srila Prabhupada thought for a moment.
And then in one very rapid motion, he clenched his fist, raised his arm up in the air, and slammed his fist on his desk.
This startled everyone.
At the exact same moment that Srila Prabhupada fist slammed on the desk, with a loud thump, Srila Prabhupada said,
“Be Bold for Krishna!”
The word “bold” at first glance, does not seem to be the same as “humble”; so let us have a closer look.
The dictionary defines “humble” as,
“Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance.”
Vaisnavas have 26 qualities. Number 2 on that list is that “they are humble”.
In this story just told, Srila Prabhupada said that “humble” means to “be bold for Krishna”.
Let us see what the word “bold” means:
Bold means, “Showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous”.
So, when Srila Prabhupada said, “be bold for Krishna”. He is saying,
“That, as preachers of Krishna consciousness, we must take risks for Krishna, with confidence, and courage.” And that is being humble”.
If we show modesty, because we have a low estimate of our importance; and lay-low, and ignore the “Truth”, for the purpose of showing “humility”. That is not being “truthful”, according to the definition Srila Prabhupada gave in the purport just sited.
Therefore, this Website will be “Bold for Krishna”.