The Revival of Krishna Consciousness


Back To Prabhupada, Issue 32, Summer 2011, Editorial

Welcome to Issue 32 of Back To Prabhupada (BTP).

In the last editorial, we detailed how deviation from Srila Prabhupada’s orders is merely a symptom of a much larger problem, which is a result of the following chain reaction:

Self-motivation ----> Lack of understanding* ----> No POP** ----> Deviation from Srila Prabhupada’s orders.

* From Srila Prabhupada Letter 21/9/1970
** Prabhupada Only Paradigm

As long as one continues deviating from Srila Prabhupada’s orders it will not be possible to become Krishna conscious (see page 12). Conversely, the more Krishna conscious one becomes, the more one will become free of self-motivation and adhere to following Srila Prabhupada’s orders. In this case the above chain reaction then becomes inverted into a virtuous circle as follows:

No self-motivation ----> Correct understanding ----> POP ----> Strictly following Srila Prabhupada’s orders without deviation ----> Krishna conscious ----> No self-motivation.

Clearly, therefore, in reviving Srila Prabhupada’s real ISKCON by adhering strictly to his orders, we are also reviving our Krishna consciousness, for this is the ultimate goal. By adhering strictly to Srila Prabhupada’s orders we shall become Krishna conscious, and being Krishna conscious will ensure we adhere strictly to Srila Prabhupada’s orders!

The IRM aims to assist devotees in this task not only by presenting Srila Prabhupada’s teachings but also by exposing those who are misleading others in Srila Prabhupada’s name. And this in turn, as we have previously explained, is done by the simple process of reading what Srila Prabhupada states and comparing that with what others claim Srila Prabhupada is saying. Many devotees have benefited and are benefiting from our work by being able to follow Srila Prabhupada’s teachings correctly. It is not of importance to us if they then claim affiliation to the IRM or give the IRM credit. For the IRM is not a political movement concerned with acquiring properties, followers or name and fame, but an educational movement concerned only with assisting as many people as possible to please Srila Prabhupada and to not be misled.

Reinstating Srila Prabhupada into his correct position as the diksa guru of ISKCON means more than just using the correct label when speaking about his position. Accepting Srila Prabhupada as the diksa guru actually means all of the following:

a) Giving Srila Prabhupada and the other members of ISKCON their correct labels as diksa guru, siksa gurus, ritviks, teachers, etc.
b) Correctly understanding the meaning of these titles and their application.
c) Accepting Srila Prabhupada’s absolute authority and adhering strictly to his teachings in all areas.

Unless all 3 parts - a), b) and c) - are followed simultaneously, there is no meaning to claiming that Srila Prabhupada is the guru, whether diksa or siksa. Rather, such claims then become merely a label hoax; a political ploy to continue to hold on to position and power. In BTP and our other publications:

- through exposing ‘The Great Guru Hoax, Parts 1 and 2’, we have shown how parts a) and b) above are not being adhered to;
- through exposing ‘The Great Guru Hoax, Part 3’, we have shown part b) is not being adhered to, even though one may claim to follow part a);
- through exposing Hinduisation, secularisation, commercialisation and other deviant practises and teachings, we have shown how part c) is not being followed, regardless of whether or not one is claiming to correctly follow part a).

Therefore, reviving our Krishna consciousness is not just about whether or not the official ISKCON and others use the correct labels for themselves and Srila Prabhupada. As we have detailed, through our efforts this has largely in any case already been achieved, at least in substance, if not in form. Rather, one must surrender in all respects to following all of Srila Prabhupada’s orders, and the different deviations we have highlighted under categories a) to c) above are merely symptoms of this lack of surrender.

Please feel free to write to me at the following email address:

Thank you and Hare Krishna.

Yours in the service of Srila Prabhupada,


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