Srila Prabhupada’s

 Antya-lila

Was Srila Prabhupada Systematically “Positioned”?

Prologue81” “82” “83”  “84” “85”  “86

Introduction Part 1.

In June of 1993, I retired from my work as a Professional Business Computer Systems Consulate; specializing in Hewlett Packard Main-frame Computer Systems.  I left Los Angeles California, and in less than 20 hours I arrived in New Delhi India.  The last time I had traveled to India was in 1974; that is a very long story which you will have to refer to my Autobiography, which I plan to write, for details.  It was so hot when I arrived at the New Delhi Air Port.  I arrived just after mid-night, and I thought that I would make my way to the New Delhi train stations, where I thought I would catch a train to Matura, and then a rickshaw of some kind to Våndavana.  Before leaving Los Angeles, one young gurukuli devotee told me that I could catch a taxi from New Delhi to Våndavana for 700 Rupees.  I totally forgot this advice, and my mind was operating based on my last experience of traveling between New Delhi and Våndavana 20 years prior.  I got a taxi, an old Ambassador, from the airport to the train station.  The ticket counters were lined up with hundreds, thousands it seemed; of people trying to get tickets for trains.  If you do not know, in India, amongst the mass, there is no such thing as any orderly clam straight line in front of counter.  It is the opposite, which is very difficult to describe, other than to say it was CHAOS.  & MAYHEM.  It was absolutely madness, if you catch my drift..  All signs were in Hindi, everyone spoke Hindi, and I was absolutely, lost and started to get terrified a little. 

In India, especially in New Delhi, there are always persons trolling the airport, the train stations, for business, so to speak.  The biggest catch for these people is westerner, or just anyone who is not familiar with navigating this part of India.  I noticed this one fella, staring at me.  Eventually he came over to me and said,

“Sir my name is Nitu, I speak English, can I maybe help you in some way?”

“Oh yes!  I need a train ticket to Matura, please help me and I will pay you something”.

“No No Prabhuji, there is no train to Matura until morning time.  I have taxi, and I can take you to hotel for you to spend the night because you look tired,, and in the morning I can arrange a taxi to take you to Våndavana directly”

“I do not have too much money; I do not know if I can afford all that expense.  So, how much will all that cost?”

“Do not worry about the cost, it will be very cheap, you first rest the knight at my hotel, I have taxi to take us there, and we take care of you, and tomorrow morning we arrange taxi for Våndavana”.

I was so exhausted, burned out, everything.  Forgot the advice of that young devotee about the 700 Rupee taxi from the airport to Våndavana; I was sweating like a pig, or a ditch digger underneath a blazing sun, with a temperature of 116 Fahrenheit.   Talk about experiencing Bhagavad-gita 15.15,

“I am seated in everyone’s heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness.  …”

So, I submitted to these young man’s intention of helping me get to Våndavana.  I desired a 7-Up soft drink with crushed ice, and I was hoping that following the lead of this young Indian man, would lead me to my desire..

At the hotel, all shops around it, where closed, so in no time I realized that my desire for a cold 7-up was not to be fulfilled by my Supersoul.   With somewhat of a struggle; I arrive in Vrindavan, from New Delhi, in the first week of June.  The taxi got some serious engine problems, half way, and a 3-hour trip took 7 hours, with the taxi crawling along a about 20 miles per hour.  On top of that, I was charged 2,800 rupees for the fare, which at that time was about $100, but it should have cost me $25; however, I did not know that at the time.  Talk about getting “fleeced”.  

Våndavana was the same as I remember; DRY and SUPER HOT.  Yep!  What a coincidence; I arrived in Vrindavan in the same month, in 1974 and 1993.

I will now jump to around early 1994.  I do not remember the actual date.  Nevertheless, the story on how I came into the possession of a trunk full of typed manuscripts that resulted in this book, is as follows.

I was by that time, a well-established member of the JIVAS project.  Briefly, this project was commissioned by the International BBT; to translate the literatures of the Six Goswami’s of Vrindavan and especially those of Srila Jiva Goswami from Sanskrit into English, and then print these books in the same manner as were the books of Srila Prabhupada..  For more information on this terminated project, I refer you to the brochure for this project which you will find on this Website in the “The Food for Thought”, section in the Saragrahi.org Content Page.   This project was inspired by Srila Prabhupada himself, and this testimony by Srila Prabhupada is reproduced in this brochure.    Moreover, it was understood by the BBT and the GBC that Srila Prabhupada would have transudate the Six Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami, right after he finished the Srimad Bhagavatam.  Un-fortunately for all of humanity; he only completed up to the 10th Canto.  This project was comprised of 5 initial devotees, including myself.  It was 1994 and the BBT has given this initial JIVA project team $450,000 USD’s to purchase land, design, and construct a very large building that would house all the devotees that would take part in this project, from translation of the six Goswami’s literatures, to book production, to include artist to paint pictures just like the BBT did for Srila Prabhupada books.  This project was a vision of Srila Prabhupada, and that vision was that he wanted an institute to do this.  Moreover, he wanted to call it the Jiva Institute for Vaiñëava Studies, thus the acronym JIVAS. 

One year had passed, the first volume of Srila Jiva Gosvami ‘s Tattva Sandarbha had been produced and was awaiting the paintings to be completed before the printing would we be done.  At that time this small group of 5, were working on the next volume, the Bhagavat-sandarbha.  At the land that was purchased, the digging of the basement of the building dad been dug up by hand, the dirt hauled up by donkeys, the concrete basement, and the pillars for the building’s first floor were finished.  In late 1996, suddenly the project was terminated.  Moreover, to this date, the translation and production of Srila Jiva Gosvami works, even the Sat-Sandarbha’s have been taken over by Satyanarayana dasa, one of the two leaders of the IIVAS project, forming his own institution called JIVA.org.  He has completed the transudations of all the Sandarbhas of Srila Jiva Goswami, and is continuing the transudations of other Gaudiya Vaisnavas literature as outlined din the JIVAS Project brochure.  That project, and what happen at this time, is a long and very interesting story with elements of drama, intrigue, espionage, corruption, deceit, and betrayal, and again you will have to refer that story, in the just mentioned section of the Saragrahi.org Content Page, for details; actually, very interesting event. 

This event and this period were a pivotal point in ISKCON’s history.  As I write this Introduction it is November 2021.  The details of this history have been forgotten due to it being covered up by the ISKCON GBC and the assistants of many senior Srila Prabhupada disciples.  The proceedings of the GBC in concert with the head of the IBBT, at the 1996 Mayapur Festival, was secret, and has been sealed, and it was never published Why did these disciples of Srila Prabhupada do this in 1996?  I can only resolve in my mind that it is a par-excellent example of “personal ambition”.  Therefore, I will certainly provide these details in my Dairy.

In this regard, about a month after the Mayapur festival in the spring of 1996, in Vrindavan, Kurma-rupa Dasa and I approached one of these GBC sannyasis and we were discussing this event looking for answers.  At one point in the conversation Kurma-rupa Dasa asked this sannaysi, the following question,

“So!  What about the truth?”

He replied,

“The truth is not the issue”.

Thus, a clue to this intriguing event, which I concluded that the “issue” was “power”, keeping their reigns on their “Power”, in ISKCON, and the “Truth” was irrelevant. One of the principal members of the JIVAS project was Kundali Dasa.  I had a very close relationship with him for the next 7 years.   He certainly helped me to understand what I believe to be one of the most important aspects of Srila Prabhupada teachings.  That will become apparent to anyone who visits the website which I plan to launch in early 2022.

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