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With a Case for the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s “Mission”.

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Why are The Adjectives[1], “Ruined & Useless” Being Seriously Used by this Treatise?

This Treatise seriously subpoenas these 2 adjectives, and their Krishna Consciousness meanings, as will be presented shortly. This Treatise unconditionally states that the majority of Srila Prabhupada disciples, especially the leaders of ISKCON, have become,

“USELESS”.

Moreover, because they are ‘useless”, it has caused ISKCON to become,

“RUINED”.

Useless”, means:

“Not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome.”

Ruined”, means:

“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[1], in his Sri Caitanya-caritamrita[2], where he also references Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura[3], and Srila Jiva Gosvami[4].  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[5] in general, can be described with these two adjectives, “USELESS & RUINED”, 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.

1. Those applicable to all his disciples.

2. Those applicable to only the disciples who comprise the leadership, namely the GBC’s[6]-Ministers, Sannyasis[7], 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[8] 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,

1. 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”.

2. 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.”

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Foot Notes:

[1] Adjectives: a word or phrase naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.

[1] Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami—author of the immortal Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, considered the greatest work on the life and philosophy of Lord Caitanya. He composed it in his nineties, despite bodily infirmity. This book is especially revered by Gaudiya Vaisnavas. He was ordered by Lord Nityananda in a dream to go to Vrndavana where he studied the Gosvami literature under the direction of Raghunatha dasa Gosvami.

[2] Caitanya-caritamrta—translated as “the character of the living force in immortality,” it is the title of the authorized biography of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu written in the late sixteenth century and compiled by Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, presenting the Lord’s pastimes and teachings. Written in Bengali, with many Sanskrit verses as well, it is regarded as the most authoritative book on Lord Caitanya’s life and teachings; Written by Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, this biography of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the single most important text of Gaudiya Vaisnava philosophy. Caitanya-caritamrta means the immortal character of the living force. It is the postgraduate study of spiritual knowledge, and so is not intended for the novice. Ideally, one begins with Bhagavad-gita and advances through Srimad-Bhagavatam to the Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. Although alI these great scriptures are on the same absolute level, for the sake of comparative study Sri Caitanya-caritamrta is considered to be on the highest platform.

[3] Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura—a great acarya in the Caitanya school of Vaisnavism and the most prominent acarya after Narottama dasa Thakura. On the order of his guru he went to Vrndavana and by his life’s end he had composed twenty-four valuable books on the science of bhakti. He established the Gokulananda Temple. In his final years he lived at Radha-kunda; he has written commentaries on Srimad-Bhagavatam and Srimad Bhagavad-gita.

[4] Jiva Gosvami—one of the Six Gosvamis of Vrndavana and the nephew of Rupa and Sanatana Gosvamis. His father, Anupama, died when the boy was very young. He grew up absorbed in the worship of Krishna and Balarama. Lord Caitanya instructed him in a dream to proceed to Navadvipa, and there he toured that sacred place in the association of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. He then went to Benares to study Sanskrit, and from there to Vrndavana to be under the shelter of his uncles. He became a disciple of Rupa Gosvami and wrote eighteen major works on Vaisnava philosophy, comprising more than 400,000 verses. He is considered by many philosophers and Sanskritists to be the greatest scholar who ever lived.

[5] Institution: a society or organization founded for a religious, educational, social, or similar purpose.

[6]  GBC —The Governing Body Commission (GBC) is the managerial authority of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

[7]  Sannyasi—one in the sannyasa (renounced) order.

[8]  Rank-and-File—The individuals who constitute the body of an organization, or society)

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