Contradiction and the attack on Prabhupada


Back To Prabhupada, Issue 32, Summer 2011

As seen on page 7 inside this issue, the book about ISKCON guru HH Bhakti Charu Swami (“BCS”) - 100 Contradictions - has met largely with a positive response. This was to be expected, for since the content of the book is simply BCS’s own words, what can one say?! Either one accepts BCS’s words as authoritative, which leads to the conclusion that he is not qualified to be any sort of authority since he speaks contradictory, disobedient nonsense, or one does not accept BCS as an authority to start with – either way the result is the same. Indeed, so indisputable are the contents of the book, that, as we will see, the only way that a handful of persons have tried to discredit the book is by attacking Srila Prabhupada! Realising that the book presents nothing but 100 documented contradictions of BCS, one person wrote:

“If you look at Srila Prabhupada you will also see apparent contradictions.”

This is similar to the line taken by GBC-elected guru hoaxer HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami (“BVKS”), who also wrote about the IRM’s publications that:

“They claim that the GBC speaks contradictorily. Well, it may be like that apparently. You can say that about Prabhupada also. Prabhupada sometimes said one thing and sometimes he said something else.”
(BVKS, 2/9/2009, “Reply to Ritvikism”)

In both cases it is seen that:
a) One is forced to concede that “Yes, BCS and the GBC do contradict themselves”
b) As a defence it is claimed that this does not matter since Srila Prabhupada also supposedly contradicted himself.

Thus, rather than just accept that it is wrong to contradict oneself, and that they should stop doing it, instead they would rather attack Srila Prabhupada. This is how low-class ISKCON and its supporters have now become in their desperate attempt at claiming that their guru hoax still has credibility.

Another response to the BCS book was:

“An intelligent person knows the deeper meanings behind the apparent contradictions contained within your book of 100 apparent contradictions by the guru/ sannyasi. If only you had the intelligence to inquire from him you might find out why he said all those things”

Well, the book effectively inquires from BCS – at least 100 times! And his answers can be read in the book. Only they contradict each other and Srila Prabhupada. Another “defence” of the BCS book has been the argument that:

“As far as Bhakticaru Swami it’s not like you caught him having sex with one or more of his disciples.”

Here we have the strange argument that since BCS has “only” been shown to be usurping Srila Prabhupada’s position and contradicting himself, Srila Prabhupada and other authorities he regards as bona fide, this does not merit exposure, since it’s not as if he has been caught breaking one of the regulative principles. ISKCON’s guru hoax has such low standards, that as long as one has not been caught with one’s dhoti down, it seems one can do or say anything else, and it’s not too bad. This attitude merely reveals a complete lack of understanding of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings and the philosophy of Krishna consciousness. For Srila Prabhupada states that any disciple of his who teaches anything different to what he has taught, as BCS’s contradictions have revealed him doing both in word and deed, is not a diksa guru, but a demon:

“Then so siksa and diksa-guru... A siksa-guru who instructs against the instruction of spiritual, he is not a diksa-guru. He is a demon. […] Siksa-guru does not mean he is speaking something against the teachings of the diksa-guru. He is not a siksa-guru. He is a rascal.”
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, 4/7/1974)

These arguments merely demonstrate that desperate, discredited, disintegrating guru hoaxes require really desperate arguments to try to prop them up!

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