Great Guru Hoax, Part 3 in action - again!


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Back to Prabhupada, Issue 21, Autumn 2008

By Krishnakant

Here we see another shameless example of the guru hoax:

Dear Lokanatha Maharaja […] Now that you have awarded me sannyasa on behalf of Srila Prabhupada I am begging for the privilege to also have a drop of that taste and become a dancing puppet in Prabhupada’s hands.”
(Janananda Goswami’s “Vyasa-puja” offering to Lokanatha Swami, July 25th, 2008)

Here, HH Janananda Goswami (“JG”) claims that HH Lokanatha Swami is not the guru who initiated him into the sannyasa (renounced) order of life, but rather Lokanatha Swami (“LOK”) was simply acting “on behalf of Srila Prabhupada”. This “on behalf of Srila Prabhupada” claim reminds one of a representative system of initiations called “ritvik”, which Srila Prabhupada ordered was the system to be followed in ISKCON:

...continue to become ritvik and act on my behalf.”
(Letter of July 31st, 1977, recording Srila Prabhupada conversation of July 19th, 1977).

Yet both JG and LOK are happy to continue acting “on behalf of Srila Prabhupada” by claiming his disciples as their own!

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