This Treatise seriously subpoenas these 2 adjectives, and their Krishna meanings, as will be presented shortly. This Treatise unconditionally states that the majority of Srila Prabhupada disciples, especially the leaders of ISKCON, have become,
Moreover, because they are ‘useless”, it has caused ISKCON to become,
“Not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome.”
“The physical destruction or disintegration of something or the state of disintegrating or being destroyed.”
These words are certainly “unpalatable” to many, however, to some they are not because they know it is the “truth”. Nevertheless, these accusations will be explained later on in this Treatise. In addition, they will be supported and proved with logic and reason that is based on the Gaudiya Vaisnava Principle of, “GSS”.
Even more significant, these emotionally charged adjectives are not the words concocted, or rationalized opinions, by the writer of this Treatise. This Treatise is simply repeating the adjectives used by Krishna dasa Kaviraja Gosvami, in his Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, where he also references Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, and Srila Jiva Gosvami. Moreover, Srila Prabhupada has also used these emotionally charged adjectives in his purports; where he also references Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, and Srila Jiva Gosvami.
Both, leaders and rank-and-file devotees, disciples of Srila Prabhupada or disciples of his disciples, and the ISKCON institution in general, can be described with these two adjectives, “USELESS & RUINED”.
Why? Simply because of just ONE, (1), reason! Yes! Only one reason; and that is:
“They are not following the orders and instructions given by Srila Prabhupada.”
Srila Prabhupada gave orders & instructions, and advice of two types.
- Those applicable to all his disciples.
- Those applicable to only the disciples who comprise the leadership, namely the GBC’s-Ministers, Sannyasis, and Temple Presidents, and their Officers, like Temple Commanders, Secretaries, and Treasures.
Nevertheless, if the leaders of ISKCON, for some reason or another, have not followed his principal orders & instructions; this defiance will also filter on down to the rank-and-file devotees, causing negative personal consequences to them as well.
who are followers of the leadership of ISKCON.
This Treatise posits that the failure to follow the following 2 instructions or orders is the root cause.
Hence, we can now describe what this Treatise considers the two most important, and consequential issues, that effect both ISKCON as an institution, and the rank-and-file devotees of why ISKCON “Is What it Is”; Useless and Ruined.
These two instructions are,
- Not following his orders and instructions, regarding the “Selecting of a Spiritual Master”, known as the “Guru-Issue”. Moreover, and specifically, ISKCON has instituted an Unauthorized and Concocted Guru selection System, that is not sanctioned or supported by Gaudiya-Vaisnavas Siddhanta, Sastra, or the principle of “GSS”.
- Not following the orders and instructions, on how ISKCON should be managed; both while he was with us, and after his departure, known as the “Management of ISKCON Issue.”