Chakra Discussions

Srila Prabhupada or no hope

by Bhakta Mario Pineda

Posted March 13, 2005

Unless ISKCON rectifies what I consider a deviation in guru tattva, there is no hope for it. Srila Prabhupada was asked about gurus, and he gave clear instructions, but ISKCON has not followed.

His order to call his disciples to Vrindavan and to go to Govardhan Hill were also not followed. There are four "mad elephant" offenses: not following the order of the spiritual master, which totally destroys the creeper of devotion; child abuse; molestation; and murder.

These and other crimes are all due to not following the ritvik order. I believe Srila Prabhupada is the only diksa guru in ISKCON; thousands see it that also, and many of those are dedicated to exposing the apparent total neglect of his instructions.

You can can have many meetings, but it will not work unless the most serious offenses are acknowledged and rectified. Now, only one in four ISKCON leaders show financial statements. Jib jago!

In contrast, the ritvik devotees are feeding, free of charge, nearly 30 million children a year, distributing more books than practically the whole of ISKCON, and have beautiful building projects going. Krishna is sending them four times the money they need, because He is most pleased that they worship only the true guru Srila Prabhupada. Krishna becomes most displeased when the worship of His diksa guru is stolen by self-made men posing practically as gods, often elected by eclectical vote as unfortunately is done in ISKCON.

Spiritual life is not so easy. It's harder for a rich person to enter the spiritual world than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. I hope this will help at least one person.