A Treatise; Making a “Case” for the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s “Mission”
We Must Follow Srila Prabhupada’s Orders & Instructions, Part 1
After Srila Prabhupada disappearance. The state of affairs of the ISKCON institution, declined in a very serious way. The references (from Srila Prabhupada, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, and Srila Jiva Gosvami), sited in this Treatise, were used as evidence in the prosecution of charges, that the leaders of ISKCON, (GBCs, Sannaysis, Gurus, and Temple-presidents), did not follow Srila Prabhupada’s instructions and orders, in regards to the two most important issues of,
- Instructions & Orders on Guru-tattva. This transgression, made its appearance after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance.
- Instructions & Orders on how ISKCON should be managed. These transgressions existed before and after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance.
With a careful investigation, one can easily determine that many other instructions and orders were also not followed by Srila Prabhupada’s disciples, especially the Leaders. It is not the scope of this Treatise to prosecute these; except those that pertain to Srila Prabhupada expressed mission for the Krishna-consciousness movement, which will be explained at the end of the Treatise.
The leaders of ISKCON, before and after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance, all became “Useless”, and thus they at the time “Ruined” ISKCON. These two “cancers”, if you will, overwhelmed the whole body of ISKCON in a viral manner after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance. Around 5 decades of gradual decay, these sicknesses have rendered ISKCON as no longer representing Srila Prabhupada and his missions.
This Treatise has demonstrated what Srila Prabhupada desired in regards to the two issues just mentioned, and thus gave instructions and orders, in his written and spoken words, to that extent.
Srila Prabhupada also made it very clear what would happen if his orders and instructions are followed. Conversely, he also made it very clear what would happen if his orders and instructions are not followed.
Srila Prabhupada said that the GBC who disobeyed and discarded, his orders and instructions; would be punished severely, to the extent that they would become Sudra again. Five decades of ISKCON Leader’s History is testimony to this fact.
It is very clear that Srila Prabhupada’s disciples and leaders became “Useless” in the due course of their participation in ISKCON. Hence, because of this “useless” nature of the GBCs, Sannaysis, Gurus, and Temple-presidents; ISKCON became “Ruined.” This is the conclusion that is supported by the written or spoken words of Srila Prabhupada, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, and Srila Jiva Gosvami.
If ISKCON cannot correct their current guru system and renounce it in favor of a guru system that is in accordance with Srila Prabhupada’s instructions and orders, it will lose their only chance or opportunity to renovate the “Ruined” ISKCON.
This reconstruction of ISKCON will also require that the management of ISKCON be reformed so that it reflects Srila Prabhupada’s “Direction of Management”, “The Urgency Letter”, “The Art of Management Letter”, and his last will and testament.
Not following the orders and instruction of one’s spiritual master, was also the reason, that “Ruined” Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Gosvami Maharaja Prabhupada’s Gaudiya Matha. What happened to the Gaudiya Math was described by Srila Prabhupada himself. In the case of the Gaudiya Matha, it’s “ruin” came about mostly due to “Factionalisms“.
Vaisnavas have the duty and right to decide whom to accept as a Siksa-guru(s) and/or Diksa-guru.
- Under no circumstance, should someone else, dictate or tell you who your guru can be or should be.
- You should not accept a spiritual master by terms of hereditary or customary social and ecclesiastical conventions.
- This personal decision must be made on the bases of verifiable criteria. Srila Prabhupada and the past-acharyas of the Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya have left us such siddhanta, that states “that under no circumstance”, should someone else, dictate or tell you who your guru can be, or should be.
 Factionalism —A group or clique within a larger group, party, organization, or the like. It is characterized by party strife, intrigue, dissension, squabble, clash, discord, disunity, disagreement, fighting, quarrel, friction, animosity, controversy, rivalry, conflict, dispute, bickering, and hostility.