13TH MAY 2000

One of the key points that we quote in the Final Order to show that any diksa Gurus in ISKCON would have had to been specifically authorised by Srila Prabhupada, is the following verse from the Srimad Bhagavatam:

"One should take initiation from a bona fide spiritual master coming in the disciplic succession, who is authorised by his predecessor spiritual master. This is called diksa-vidhana."
(S.B. 4.8.54, purport)

The key part of this quotation is the 'authorised by his predecessor spiritual master', since this smashes their current bogus Guru program as it requires them to show specific authorisation from Srila Prabhupada.

They cannot palm us off with some vague notion that it is 'automatic', or that it is a 'timeless order' or that it is 'tradition' or any other such nonsense. They need to show authorisation from Srila Prabhupada directly.

And as we have shown repeatedly they cannot do so. So hard-pressed are they do this, that after 23 years they still can only trot out the same 'appointment tape' with its 5 different transcripts and 4 different official GBC interpretations - which have been used to justify different guru systems by the GBC.

Simple. Get rid of this troublesome quote. 

And that is exactly what Bhakti Caru Swami has done in his Bengali translation of the Srimad Bhagavatam. As the official BBT Bengali translator for the Bhagavatam, he has translated the above as:

"Manuser Kartabbo hoche guruparampara dharay sadguru kach theke diksa Grahan kara. Eka bale diksa-bidhan".
"One should take initiation from a bona fide spiritual master coming in the disciplic succession. This is called diksa-vidhana." 
(S.B. 4.8.54, purport)

Yes, he has simply removed the troublesome phrase - the literary equivalent of 'splicing'. This proves two things:

  1. That the above quote does deliver a death-blow to the current ISKCON Guru system just as 'The Final Order' claims. Otherwise why take it out?
  2. That Bhakti-Caru Maharaja, who of course is one the current illegitimate diksa Gurus in ISKCON, has shamefacedly engaged in this blatant cheating to try and save his Guruship. He has desecrated the teachings of Srila Prabhupada simply to keep his Guru ambitions afloat.

Never mind being a sannyasi and a Guru. Such an example of blatant dishonesty does not even qualify him to be a Brahmin.

Having realised that the game is up they can only resort to the last refuge - cheating - to try and prop up their bogus temporary occupation of Srila Prabhupada's seat.