Srila Prabhupada’s Will:

Madhusudana’s second reply to Locanananda


By Madhusudana das, IRM New York



15th December 2001

Dear Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Thank you for your letter, prabhu. It’s amazing the twists and turns you have made in your theories to try and vainly hold onto the idea that you can somehow become a Guru. Let us review:

  1. You started of by saying that the phrase 'an initiated disciple' was acceptable for Srila Prabhupada's will, even though it does not appear in the actual signed written version. This would imply that the will was valid for many future generations since the need for those initiated other than by Srila Prabhupada would only come into after the current generation had passed. To also not accept the final written word as supreme and final in all respects is also a violation of the principle of arsha prayoga, even though you had always previously been a champion of this principle.

  2. Having had the 'an' over 'my' arguments defeated you switched tack and instead put forward the argument that we need to understand the purpose of the will, and that this does not include the issue of initiations.

  3. Having now been shown clearly how the issue of initiations is fully supported by the purposes of the will, you have now come up with your most bizzare theory to date. Namely that a Will can only be valid for 1 generation. The IRM had the Will checked right at the outset by lawyers in India and there is no such principle in Indian estate law. Please forward the appropriate statute. I would be very interested to see this legal principle that apparently all the lawyers have missed. For your information in India, and in particular where institutions are concerned, Wills are commonly made with provisions that affect the complete life-time of the institution, not just one generation. And Srila Prabhupada's Will is not for all time anyway. It is for the life-time of ISKCON, which at the most can be for a further 9500 years. And as already stated, even if your point was correct, then it completely contradicts your 'an initiated disciple' theory, since if a Will was only made for one generation, then there would be no need to use a phrase that would only become relevant after one generation; until then 'my disciples' would have sufficed.

So from every angle, whether it be from trying to alter the final wording of the Will, the purpose of the Will, or Estate law, your attempts at avoiding the final written and signed words of the acarya have been defeated.

And as for your speculations over the May 28th tape, they were already defeated by Adri in the e-mail discussion you had with him over a year ago, and from which you had to withdraw. We can get onto that next once you have accepted defeat over your speculations regarding Srila Prabhupada's Will.

Even Madhudvisa has rejected your GBC philosophy in all respects, that's how faulty it is!

Thank you,


Your servant

Madhusudana das