The only bona fide ISKCON guru
HG Kratu Das:
Became Srila Prabhupada’s disciple after Srila Prabhupada departed?
“Dear Srila Bhaktipada, […] Please be merciful unto me, I am so fallen; yet you have accepted me as your disciple. Thank you very much. It is only by your mercy, that I am a devotee. […]
Kratu Das, Amrita Keli Devi Dasi
Similar Vyasa-Puja offerings are present in previous years as well, confirming beyond a doubt that Kratu Das and Amrita Keli Devi Dasi are the initiated disciples of Kirtanananda Swami. The offerings are listed as coming from Vancouver, Canada, which is where the website of the “guru” Kratu Das states he was residing, at the time these offerings were made.
We welcome both His Grace Kratu Das and the GBC to clear up this mystery. Is it that by some amazing coincidence there were two pairs of devotees called Kratu Das and Amrita Keli Devi Dasi, living in the same place at the same time? Or is it that one of the GBC gurus is claiming to be Srila Prabhupada’s initiated disciple, when he actually took initiation later on from one of the guru hoaxers? In which case, are the GBC conceding that actually we are all Srila Prabhupada’s initiated disciples after all, since even one of their own gurus claims this, having never taken initiation from Srila Prabhupada when Srila Prabhupada was on the planet? In which case, why are they so vehemently and violently opposed to allowing all of us to become Srila Prabhupada’s disciples? And if Kratu Das can become Srila Prabhupada’s initiated disciple retrospectively, when actually he took initiation from, and became the disciple of, someone else, why is he preventing others from doing this by insisting they must take initiation from him?