ISKCON Mumbai and their Gurus greed for Property, By Virupaksha Dasa (ISKCON Bangalore, India)
Why is Iskcon Mumbai in a hurry to occupy the temple on Hare Krishna Hill? Why are they so desperate that they are not even conscious of dharma or adharma? The court has already given the order in their favor and the temple is not going anywhere from the hill… The authorities at the HK Hill are fully ready and willing to abide by the orders of the Hon’ble High Court, then why such restlessness that, what to talk about spiritualists, does not even befit an ordinary gentleman. Are they really spiritualists or are they even worse than a worldly being? It has got nothing to do with hurry or restlessness but is an undercover plot for siege.
Everyday they are threatening the authorities at the Hare Krishna Hill that they will walk in and occupy the temple. Varada Krishna and his party very well know that chances of staying the High Court judgment are very high. So before the matter goes to the Supreme Court and a ‘maintain status quo’ order comes from there, they want to enter into the premises and settle down here. To this effect they formed a supervisory committee, which was thoroughly bogus. The committee was led by none other the gallant heroes from Mumbai management, Varada Krishna Dasa and Doyarama Dasa. Doyaram is already well known for his chivalrous activities in Calcutta, of getting goons into the temple, thrashing the devotees, physically occupying the offices and then manipulating the vouchers and putting a false criminal case against the then president, Adhridharan Dasa. Here also they planned to do a similar thing that by entering as a supervisory committee they will get control over all the accounts and vouchers. Then they manipulate them and file an embezzlement case against Madhu Pandita Prabhu. But somehow Lord willing it didn’t work out this time, as it had against Adhridharan Prabhu by getting him arrested. Even when this bogus supervisory committee wanted to visit the temple the information was of the same was first given to the media than to the authorities on the HK Hill to create unrest among the management and the devotees on the HK Hill and make them victims of mental harassment apart from the planned conspiracy. And of course also to gain cheap popularity and sympathy from the masses.
Now they are afraid that if the case gets admitted in the Supreme Court and Iskcon Bangalore gets the stay order then they will have no chance to ever step on this Hare Krishna Hill. They know very well that once the case goes to the Supreme Court that their most cherished dream of enjoying the property of Srila Prabhupada will be delayed and they cannot tolerate that. So before the stay order comes from the Supreme Court they somehow or the other want to physically land up on Hare Krishna Hill, which is not happening. And which will never happen also for all the offenses they have committed against Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra, pure devotee Srila Prabhupada and vaishnavas who are sincere followers of Srila Prabhupada. Frustrated they are with their own futile mundane attempts thus they have resorted to cheap stunts of calling ill names to the HK Hill devotees. Blaming them of false charges, and what not. They utter ‘fraud’ and ‘property’ more number of times than they utter ‘Hare Krishna’. Krishna only knows, whether they remember the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra also or not.
Banging on their deceitful scheme of infiltrating the temple administration on HK Hill through the bogus supervisory committee, before the expiry of the 6 weeks time, Honorable Justice Kedambady Jagannatha Shetty, Former Judge of High Court of Karnataka gave his legal opinion saying: “The question is whether the Decree Holder could execute the decree even before the expiry of the appeal period. The answer is that Decree Holder cannot execute the decree before the expiry period of appeal under Article 136 of the Constitution of India.” Further the opinion says, “As such the very act of Iskcon Mumbai, under the guise of constituting Supervisory Committee and interfering with the management and day to day work of ISKCON Bangalore is not only illegal but also unjust.”
The entire dispute is based on the Guru issue, where the devotees on the Hare Krishna Hill accept Srila Prabhupada as the sole Diksha Guru of Iskcon based on Srila Prabhupada’s written directive issued on July 9th 1977. This very order is unbearable for the power hungry bogus gurus of Iskcon, of whom Jaya Pataka Swami is the prime figure. They are so envious of Srila Prabhupada that anyone who is following his orders becomes an eyesore for them. They are burning with the unfulfilled desire of thwarting the mission of Srila Prabhupada and establish the unchallenged reign of bogus gurus, in which they can nicely exploit the property and followers of Srila Prabhupada for their own personal aggrandizement. This is very well evident from the shameless statements of Doyarama Dasa in the media where he hasn’t uttered a single word other than connected to property. “We want property… we want property” had been his slogan from the day one. On the contrary Madhu Pandit Prabhu and Chanchalapathi Prabhu had been pleading, “We want service to Sri Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra and Srila Prabhupada.” Has this service word come even once on the lips of VKD or DRD??? Even to make a show in public they haven’t uttered it once. This clearly indicates what their modus operandi is. How much hardcore greed is to occupy and enjoy this property blazing within their hearts is very clearly visible. On the other hand, in the television, before lakhs of people Chanchalapathi Prabhu has declared that if GBC agrees to pass a resolution that Srila Prabhupada will be the Sole Diksha Guru of Iskcon and anybody not following this will be thrown out of Iskcon, he himself along with MPP is ready give up all property, post, etc. and will render vessel washing service in Iskcon. Its very clear that how envious JPS and his party are of Srila Prabhupada that they can’t stand even the thought of Srila Prabhupada being worshiped in Iskcon as Guru and taking control of all the property, activities and followers of his own mission.
Varada Krishna Dasa and Doyarama Dasa are nothing more than the attack dogs of Jaya Pataka Swami instituted for the displacing Madhu Pandit Prabhu, for the only reason that he had blatantly refused to accept the Swami as his guru. This opposition stole away the chance of his being the ‘Lord’ of Iskcon Bangalore, sidelining the divine position of Srila Prabhupada. Unable to bend them and unable to bear this humiliation, he plotted to expel Madhu Pandit Prabhu and Chanchalapati Prabhu from Iskcon society. A similar thing had happened in Mayapur when Yahsomati Nandan Prabhu sternly opposed the Zonal Acharya system. JPS sent his goons with sticks to fetch YNPrabhu and forced him to fall at the Swami’s feet and beg forgiveness while massaging the latter’s feet. Such inhuman and brutal behavior with a Vaishnava shouts of his saintliness. No wonder… one who can betray his own spiritual master can go down to any extent to satisfy his own senses and whims.
We pray to Lord Krishna and his pure devotee Srila Prabhupada that these people come out their guru aparadha and become sane devotees.