Uniting ISKCON


Back To Prabhupada, Issue 69, Vol 2, 2021

Welcome to Issue 69 of Back To Prabhupada (BTP).

1) Srila Prabhupada warned that even a "little impurity" will lead to everything deteriorating and going to hell (all emphases in all quotes added):

"simply introduce our Krsna Consciousness program anywhere and everywhere, without any compromise or deviation from the highest standard of devotional practice [...] As soon as there is little impurity, the whole thing will deteriorate and go to hell."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, 29/12/72)

In BTP we have practically documented that never mind a "little impurity", the movement is deviating on a large scale. Thus, the situation has deteriorated to such an extent that GBC voted-in guru HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami ("BVKS") stated that the GBC is:

"going along with the modern demoniac society."
(All BVKS quotes are from a podcast dated 16/4/21)

And he states the situation is so grave that:

"ISKCON's headed for a schism [...] there's a major fault and there's going to be an earthquake. It's inevitable. [...] we have a major cultural rift which is not going to get solved, and let's just move on and split the movement".

This condemnation supports Srila Prabhupada's prediction that due to deviations the movement will undergo deterioration and "go to hell":

a) It is now following the trajectory of "modern demoniac society".
b) It is facing a major, inevitable split.

2) Yet, BVKS himself is also promoting serious deterioration in ISKCON. In the BTP 29 article "Fiction Fever Grips ISKCON", we exposed how GBC voted-in guru HH Sivarama Swami ("SRS") writes sahajiya "gopi fiction". We documented SRS admitting he writes books where he invents fictional characters, where he imagines these made up characters interacting with Radha and Krsna, thinking they are gopis, and invents other such imaginations involving the sacred pastimes of Radha and Krsna in Vrndavana. BVKS promotes sahajiyaism by declaring that SRS writing such sahajiya fiction is actually proof that:

"Clearly in his heart Krsna is manifesting, the pastimes of Vrndavana are manifesting. He's writing it in books."

3) What unites the different ways in which both groups deviate (as well as how they deviate in the same way such as the guru hoax), is that although they may have a "cultural" rift with each other – they both have a "strictly following" rift with Srila Prabhupada! Which is that neither wishes to adhere strictly to only Srila Prabhupada's recorded instructions – the "Prabhupada-Only Paradigm" or POP. All their deviations can be proven to be rooted in not following POP. Ironically, detractors of the IRM accuse us of trying to cause a divide in Srila Prabhupada's movement simply because we expose such deviations from both sides. But nobody has been able to point out any untruths in what we are publishing, and it is only the truth about Srila Prabhupada and his instructions that can actually unite all of us, and bring us back to the "highest standard of devotional practice".

4) The proof that the POP can dissolve philosophical disagreements is demonstrated by our "unwitting" articles. This is our frequent practice of showing how, when ISKCON leaders accurately present Srila Prabhupada's statements without interpretation, they end up "unwittingly" agreeing with the IRM! We present case studies of this in most BTP issues, and the first article of the last issue and the article on page 14 of this issue are also examples of this. Indeed, we even have a whole "ISKCON Leaders" BTP special issue dedicated just to this phenomenon. Thus, if the POP is able to unite even the GBC and the IRM, even when ISKCON's leaders are setting out to actively oppose the IRM, then it will surely also prevent all the various ISKCON factions from needing to split since they will all stop deviating – whether in similar or different ways! So, let us all return to the POP, thereby returning "Back to Prabhupada", and emerge as the one united Prabhupada ISKCON that existed during Srila Prabhupada's physical presence when the POP was strictly adhered to.

Thank you and Hare Krsna.
In Srila Prabhupada's service,


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