Do as I say, not as I do


Back to Prabhupada, Issue 20, Summer 2008

GBC voted-in guru HH Bhakti Vikash Swami (“BVKS”), has plumbed new depths of hypocrisy, even for the GBC’s unauthorised guru system which is suffused with hypocrisy, as we have continually documented. Please compare BVKS’s requirements for his new disciples, with his own behaviour:

On respect for ISKCON’s gurus

“Candidates should have respect for all initiating gurus in ISKCON”
(“First initiation requirement”, BVKS)

“Bhakti Tirtha Swami has a history of talking and publishing imaginative nonsense that disqualifies him from being an acarya. […] This nonsense must stop. It is simply cheating.”
(Bhakti Vikash Swami, August 19th, 2003)

On faultfinding

“Candidates should have a humble service attitude towards Vaisnavas, and amicable dealings with them, and not cultivate a tendency to faultfinding.”
(“First initiation requirement”, BVKS)

“My objection is that by making statements opposed to the system of following parampara, Bhakti Tirtha Swami has done a disservice to the parampara.”
(HH Bhakti Vikash Swami, quoted in ISKCON Cultural Journal, 23 November 2004)

On co-operating with the GBC

“Candidates should have a general attitude of cooperation with ISKCON authorities.”
(“First initiation requirement”, BVKS)

“As the GBC cannot be expected to take needed action to stop deviations before they become disasters, it seems the only recourse for responsible members of ISKCON is to take the matter to gutter level, i.e. the internet. ”
(HH Bhakti Vikash Swami, PAMHO Text: 7160561, March 23rd, 2003)


Please chant: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare,
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare.
And be Happy!