Yes! There is no uncertainly! Srila Prabhupada and the past-acharyas have spoken! This Treatise has presented two sets of extremely vital Orders and Instructions, that Srila Prabhupada clearly gave and explained, and which are recorded in his books, lectures, conversations, and letters.
Srila Prabhupada and the past-acharyas have spoken, with clarity, what is the result of not following the orders and instruction of the spiritual master.
Thus, anyone can understand what was happening in ISKCON, before Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance; and even more seriously, what happened to ISKCON after his disappearance.
Srila Prabhupada’s disciples, especially the leaders, became “USELESS”, and this caused ISKCON to become “RUINED”. These are the words used by Srila Prabhupada and the past-acharyas.
It has been almost 5 decades since Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance; and in this regard one could ask the following question,
“Were all of Srila Prabhupada disciples clueless; to the problems in ISKCON, before and after his disappearance?”
The answers are a serious “NO!”
What are the solutions to what has happened to ISKCON since Srila Prabhupada’s departure?
In the first half of the 1990’s, a team of Srila Prabhupada disciples and disciples of ISKCON gurus, residing in Vrindhavan for many years; each with a different set of skills, joined together to form the project named “JIVAS”, (Jiva Institute for Vaisnava Studies), funded by the BBTI, with the main objective of translating the works of Srila Jiva Goswami, especially his Sat-sandarbhas.
Moreover, they also gave lectures and seminars, wrote essays and books, and published 2 monthly magazines, “Srila Prabhupada Smaranam”, and “The Vrindavana Newsletter”. The books published, dealt with the follow subject matter.
- Why all these problems before and after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance, happened in the first place.
- The solutions that would fix and restore ISKCON to the ISKCON Srila Prabhupada intended.
At that time, book printing was the best way to communicate to the masses, so to speak. Therefore, by 1994, several small books were printed in Vrindavan India. These books were very well received by the general ISKCON community, and a few of its leaders, GBCs, gurus, and Sannaysis, as well.
Unfortunately, in 1995, a group of powerful influential leaders convinced the GBC to adopt resolutions that banned these books. This story is complex, but exhilarating, to recount. However, the intent of this Treatise, is not to focus on the two aspects. that are in the books, by the titles “Aspects of Vaisnava Theory & Practice Part One”, and “Aspects of Vaisnava Theory & Practice Part Two”. These two books address the following two issues,
- Part One: Get an idea and understanding, what caused ISKCON’s problems; before and after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance.
- Part Two: Knowing the “why”, this book, will focus on laying a foundation to how these problems can be solved.
That is the purpose of these two books; that they be, a “blue-print”, a “catalyst”, for serious Vaisnavas, who someday soon, will take it to their hearts, and apply the knowledge found in these two books, and eventually fix ISKCON, or reconstitute Srila Prabhupada’s mission, in a manner that his mission can be brought to its logical and glorious conclusion.
Yes, these books were banned by a corrupt GBC in 1995. Nevertheless, we are expected not to accept things “blindly”. Hence, you can “judge” for yourself if these books are Krishna conscious or not. A good question to ask is,
“Who bans or burns books?”
The answer is,
- The Roman Catholic Church,
- Nazi Germany,
- And the USSR.
Now you can add ISKCON to this historical list.
Moreover, they are offered to you as a sample of solutions that would fix the two problems presented by this Treatise; and thus, restore ISKCON to the ISKCON Srila Prabhupada intended.