Srila Prabhupada Is Not a Liar


Back To Prabhupada, Issue 73, Vol. 2, 2022

In our book Srila Prabhupada: The Founder-Acarya of ISKCON – Presenting the Conclusions of the GBC Foundational Document, we showed how, by quoting both the GBC and Srila Prabhupada, Srila Prabhupada's status as the Acarya of ISKCON establishes that he will always be ISKCON's sole diksa guru. This stunning conclusion has led to the use of desperate cheating tactics to try to counter the fact that Srila Prabhupada is the Acarya of ISKCON, and hence also its diksa guru. Thus, GBC voted-in guru HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami ("BVKS"):

1) First tried blatantly lying by claiming that:

"Prabhupada didn't call himself the Founder and Acarya" (BVKS Lecture, 24/3/20)

a) This lie was easily exposed by us in BTP 66 by simply quoting Srila Prabhupada calling himself the "Founder and Acarya"!

b) Given this humiliating expose, BVKS has now had to correct himself and state that:

"Srila Prabhupada did use this term, ‘Founder and Acarya'" (BVKS Lecture, 26/2/22)

Srila Prabhupada used this term in official situations such as opening bank accounts where he was required to explain his actual position in ISKCON for the record. Thus, this proves that "Founder and Acarya" was simply the explanation of what the "Founder-Acarya" title meant.

2) BVKS now claims that:

"‘Founder hyphen Acarya', which means they are going to be other acaryas of ISKCON [...] If you say ‘Founder and Acarya' that means no more acaryas." (BVKS Lecture, 26/2/22)

a) BVKS is claiming that "Founder-Acarya" means the opposite of "Founder and Acarya" since the former means there will be more acaryas, but the latter means that there will be no more acaryas.

b) Since BVKS has already admitted that Srila Prabhupada did use the term "Founder and Acarya", BVKS is claiming that by using both "Founder and Acarya" and "Founder-Acarya" at the same time, Srila Prabhupada described his position in ISKCON as meaning two contradictory things. Which would mean that, according to BVKS, Srila Prabhupada was either lying when he said he was "Founder and Acarya" of ISKCON, or lying when he said he was "Founder-Acarya", which BVKS claims does not mean "Founder and Acarya". Thus, having first been exposed as lying himself about Srila Prabhupada using the term "Founder and Acarya", as documented in point 1) above, BVKS is now asserting that Srila Prabhupada must be a liar who contradicted himself.

3) BVKS claims in the same lecture that Srila Prabhupada:

"didn't stress – as the rtvik-vadis claim, they just change it a little bit – ‘Founder and Acarya', which changes the meaning"

a) BVKS is lying again. The IRM (who BVKS calls "rtvik-vadis") does not claim that Srila Prabhupada did "stress" the "Founder and Acarya" term. We have simply stated the fact, as admitted now by BVKS, that Srila Prabhupada did use "Founder and Acarya", and that it was used by Srila Prabhupada to explain his position in ISKCON as explained in point 1) above. Hence, saying "Founder and Acarya", as Srila Prabhupada did, does not change the meaning of "Founder-Acarya" as BVKS claims, but rather it explains the meaning of "Founder-Acarya".

b) Thus, BVKS is also lying when he claims that we "change it", meaning that we changed "Founder-Acarya" to "Founder and Acarya". We did not change it, since it was Srila Prabhupada who used the "Founder and Acarya" term, and we have simply pointed this fact out.

4) Thus, BVKS's whole argument is that:

a) Srila Prabhupada used two different titles at the same time which meant opposite things to describe his position in ISKCON. Which means that Srila Prabhupada must be a liar who contradicted himself.

b) However, BVKS's argument fails simply because Srila Prabhupada is not a liar who contradicts himself. Rather, he is the bona fide spiritual master and Acarya of ISKCON. That BVKS would engage in such an offensive attack on Srila Prabhupada is not surprising. We already exposed him in the last issue making a similarly offensive "Psycho" attack on Srila Prabhupada, where he compared Srila Prabhupada to a rotting corpse from an Alfred Hitchcock film. He did this in his desperation to try to show that Srila Prabhupada cannot continue to be the diksa guru of ISKCON. Similarly, the same desperation has now resulted in BVKS attacking Srila Prabhupada as a liar, because if Srila Prabhupada remains the Acarya of ISKCON, then, as we stated at the outset, this means he also remains ISKCON's diksa guru, and BVKS will lose his cushy position as a diksa guru.

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