The Poison Conspiracy Antidote – Chapter 1 – Why This Now?

Millennial Controversies

Just prior to the turn of the century, there was an upheaval of controversy that had never before been experienced in ISKCON.  Some creative writers got together and published a bunch of unconventional ideas in a title referred to as the ‘Final Order.’  I had an opportunity to see it in draft form somewhere around 1977, and the first time I looked at it I thought to myself: “This is such complete nonsense, who is ever going to take it seriously?” Then a few years later, to my astonishment, the “RitVik” controversy was tearing long-standing friendships apart and wreaking havoc everywhere.   As I watched the destruction, my heart broke.  After all, one of Srila Prabhupada’s most important final instructions to us was that “You will show your love for me by your cooperation.” Srila Prabhupada had given us something so wonderful and simple, but because of our sick western pride, we simply could not integrate it into our life without nearly killing one another over how to follow his instruction.

In an effort to see if I could find a common ground and bring everyone back together as one Hare Krishna movement, I wrote a treatise that was immediately published on VNN.  The heart of that culminated in a paper called: read more

The Poison Conspiracy Antidote – Preface

Preface

Those who have been disturbed by the allegations that His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami might have been poisoned by some of his top disciples will find solace in this rebuttal.  If this paper gives any individual relief from the hailstorm of sloppy research, prejudicial conclusions, and any of the mendacious evidence, then I will consider the time and effort I made to swim in this veritable “cesspool” of a subject worthwhile. If at the end, you are one of those individuals who would like to identify yourself, I would appreciate knowing that I helped clarify this matter for you.   I am not going to apologize for the length of this rebuttal because it is trivial in comparison to the avalanche of poison propaganda that is being unloaded like trash from a garbage truck upon innocent devotees worldwide:

  • Someone Has Poisoned Me (SHPM) 408Pages
  • Judge For Yourself (JFY) 123
  • KILL GURU BECOME GURU PART 1(54:25 Min Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIBqNBMbPvY&t=2655s
  • Kill Guru Become Guru Part 1(KGBG) 828 PDF Pages
  • Kill Guru Become Guru Part 2(KGBG2) ? Pages
  • Kill Guru Become Guru Part 3(KGBG3) ? Pages
  • CRIME OF THE MILLENIUM: (31.19 Min Video)   ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMuUqqZDqTQ
  • Total 1359 + Pages & 85.44 min Video with more irrelevant scathing vitriol promised to come!

There is probably much more material than this which I am unaware of, but all of it is more of the same.  What I will show in this study is that all of it is irrelevant, tangential, unsubstantiated and dramatically enhanced to support a sardonic imagination buttressed up by the worst of all possible interpretation of events.   While the volume of material has the patina of “Evidence”, it’s not much more than the rambling fantasies of those obsessed with a dolus agenda.  Virtually none of what makes up the volume of this so-called evidence would ever stand up to the scrutiny of a courtroom which is why it will never find its way into a courtroom despite all the bravado and posturing otherwise. read more

Rochana Prabhu’s Double Standard

Janus

On 12 June 2017, I submitted to the Sampradaya Sun website an article addressing some of Sanaka Rsi Prabhu’s recent, misleading statements and unfair accusations against Bhakti Vikasa Maharaja (my guru maharaja). But the site’s editor, Rocana Prabhu, rejected it.

In his response to me, dated 16 June 2017, he outlined two reasons for his rejection. The first has to do with giving those directly affected by past abuse the opportunity to respond first. He said he wants to wait for Bhakti Vikasa Maharaja to first post all his responses to Sanaka Rsi Prabhu (although he refused an article from Maharaja as well! This is now published here) and then only will he be inclined to publish articles from supporters, from both sides. He also clarified that he has been publishing commentaries only from those who have a direct personal connection with the child abuse issue. read more

Men of Sterner Stuff

With regard to Sanaka-Rishi Prabhu’s recent communications on the Sampradaya Sun website, specifically on the matter of corporeal punishment in relation to some statements made by H.H. Bhakti Vikasa Swami (who is my spiritual master), I would like to share an experience of mine that I think germane to this matter.

In 2011 I worked as a civilian contractor at a U.S. military installation in Dallas. During my time there, I spent eight months sharing a 6 x 6 foot cubicle with a colleague from Nigeria by the name of John (not his real name). He was about my age, was married and had three children, all of them boys and teenagers. He was also quite visibly a Christian. When we ate together he said his prayers and sometimes spiced his speech with phrases like, “Lord, have mercy!” He was also a strict disciplinarian with his children. Often during the course of the day, he would call his children to find out what mischief they were up to and reprimand them, sometimes threatening them with sterner punishment that can be delivered only in person. And he was quite capable of carrying out his ultimatums, too. He was very strong; his arms were as thick as legs. He was a hard worker, thoroughly honest, devoted to his family, and a gentleman. read more

Serious Accusations, But False

After a hectic visit to Mayapur (that was long previously scheduled), I am gradually catching up with pending matters including discussions on the Sampradaya Sun regarding child abuse.

Sanaka Rsi Prabhu has made serious accusations against me. He wrote: read more

Sorry, Sanaka, You Are Wrong

Response to http://www.harekrsna.com/sun/editorials/05-17/editorials14911.htm

Sanaka, you are intelligent, articulate, and dedicated to a noble cause. You also seem to be fully convinced that you are right in all respects and that anyone who disagrees with you must be just plain wrong. However, you have erred in your portrayal of myself as quoting Srila Prabhupada out of context. The context is Srila Prabhupada’s statements on corporal punishment of children, especially in gurukula. I supplied quotes in which Srila Prabhupada generally endorsed corporal punishment and one in which he himself advised beating (pito) a badly behaved gurukula boy. (See http://akincana.net/gurukula_controversy/child-abuse-definitions-and-subjectivity/) read more

About Bhaktividya Purna Swami

In the mid 1980s when talk of Bhaktividya Purna Swami and child abuse first surfaced I made a point to ask him about it on my next visit to Mayapura. Which I did. He explained to me that in the early days of the Mayapura gurukula he had no control over which boys were admitted and that many parents sent difficult cases, children who they could not control. And that the only way to keep some kind of order in the school was via argumentum ad baculam.

Did he go too far? Seems so, according to CPO reports. Although until the advent of liberal values throughout the world, in most countries corporal punishment—even to quite a severe degree—in homes and schools was generally considered normal and proper, and some quotes from Srila Prabhupada (cited in a previous article) indicate that he also felt the same way. read more