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Nava Yogendra Swami repudiates ritvik conception

by Nava Yogendra Swami

Posted July 9, 2003

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To: The GBC Body and other members of ISKCON
From : Nava Yogendra Swami

Respected Devotees,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I am writing to apologize for my involvement in the so-called Ritvik theory and the poison issue.

I reject the philosophical conclusions propounded by those who think Srila Prabhupada intended himself to be the diksa guru in ISKCON after his physical departure. Rather, I accept the GBC's understanding that Srila Prabhupada expected his disciples to become Gurus and carry on the parampara.

I also reject the idea that Srila Prabhupada was poisoned by his disciples. This idea is a grave offense at the feet of many of Srila Prabhupada's most sincere followers. Again, I accept the GBC's conclusion on this topic.

I am surrendered to Srila Prabhupada and his ISKCON, and I agree to follow the parampara and will remain loyal to the GBC body.

Your humble servant,
Nava Yogendra Swami