Spring 2006

The IRM’s position, for which its supporters have been harassed, banned, beaten and hounded out of ISKCON by the GBC and its fanatical followers, is that only Srila Prabhupada can deliver us back To Godhead, and we at best can only bring people to Srila Prabhupada. Below we see statements from HH Bhakti Caru Swami (BCS), a GBC voted-in guru, where he admits that Srila Prabhupada actually delivers the devotees in ISKCON, and he at best can only bring people to Srila Prabhupada:

“I have some responsibility towards you all. That is to guide you properly to the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada. […]
I have mentioned many times that my responsibility as your spiritual master is to take you to the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada. […]
Therefore our responsibility is to mediate between you and Srila Prabhupada, and Srila Prabhupada will take you to Krsna.

(BCS, Durban disciples meeting, reported on April 7th, 2006)

However Srila Prabhupada states:

“And if you get a bona fide spiritual master, he will take you to Krsna.”
(Laws of Material Nature, Chapter 1)

Also BCS states:

“I make it very clear to them that disciples in ISKCON do not belong to their gurus; They belong to Srila Prabhupada.”
(BCS Istagosthi, 22/4/2006)

  1. So BCS is admitting that he himself is not a bona fide spiritual master, since he can not take anyone to Krishna himself, but rather has to take people to Srila Prabhupada, who can take people to Krishna. He also states that “his” disciples actually belong to Srila Prabhupada.
  2. During Srila Prabhupada’s physical presence on the planet, the role of every single devotee in ISKCON was to take people to Srila Prabhupada’s lotus feet. So BCS is claiming he is supposed to be acting now in EXACTLY the same way as he did when Srila Prabhupada was physically present – bringing people to Srila Prabhupada like an agent, for them to “belong” to Srila Prabhupada as disciples and be taken to Krishna, since BCS himself cannot take people to Krishna.
  3. To act with “no change”, despite Srila Prabhupada’s physical departure, is the correct course of action and is the IRM’s position. However, even though BCS claims this is his position, he has made one monumental change - he makes everyone worship, serve and treat him as if he is Srila Prabhupada, evidence of which was given previously.


Therefore for BCS to admit that he can at best only function today as a simple preacher or siksa (instructing) guru just as he did when Srila Prabhupada was on the planet, but at the same time in actuality masquerade as a substitute diksa (fully self-realised, initiating) Guru for Srila Prabhupada, is cheating of the highest order. Hence in reality BCS takes his followers neither to Krishna or Srila Prabhupada. He brings his followers only to himself.