ISKCON’s Parallel World:
Chewing the Chewed


Back To Prabhupada, Issue 35, Spring 2012

In the previous article we presented an example of a parallel world which relied on constructing a false representation of what certain persons are supposed to have said. Below we present an example which relies on simply choosing to remain in ignorance of reality due to restricting oneself from accessing real world information.

Chewing the chewed

If an argument has been rebutted, then representing it will yield no value, since it has already been defeated. Rather, to do so would be similar to the concept of chewing the chewed which characterises material life:

"punah punas carvita-carvananam (SB 7.5.30). If one picks up a piece of sugarcane which has already been chewed, he is a fool. We must know that the juice has already been taken out of that sugarcane. What will one get by chewing it?"
(Teachings of Lord Kapila, Chapter 7, verse 12)

However, if one lives in a parallel world where information is severely restricted, then one can present false, already defeated arguments, since in this parallel world, this limited information will be the only reality. The excerpts from the internet newsletter of ISKCON guru hoaxer, GBC elected guru HG Sankarshan Das, dated 6/2/2012, shown below in the shaded boxes, illustrate such a world.

Already defeated

What is ritvik philosophy? Who practices it?
Your unworthy servant,
Padma Charana Das

(Sankarshan Das): Answer: An Envious Denial of Disciplic Succession
Ritvik philosophy is the incorrect idea that Srila Prabhupada wanted the disciplic succession to end with him, that after him there would be no more initiating spiritual masters. This is clearly not the case because Srila Prabhupada told us that after his departure the new devotees who join his movement would become the disciples of his disciples. In this regard Srila Prabhupada stated in an arrival lecture in Los Angeles on 18 May 1972:
"So we have got this message from Krishna, from Caitanya Mahaprabhu, from the six Goswamis, later on, Bhaktivinode Thakur, Bhaktisiddhanta Thakur. And we are trying our bit also to distribute this knowledge. Now, tenth, eleventh, twelfth. My Guru Maharaja is tenth from Caitanya Mahaprabhu, I am eleventh, you are the twelfth. So distribute this knowledge. People are suffering."

Sankarshan Das here presents a quote that BTP had already demonstrated 5 years ago does not state what Sankarshan Das claims:

"Srila Prabhupada simply states that since he is the eleventh, and since he has disciples, they automatically become the 12th generation coming from Caitanya Mahaprabhu. That Srila Prabhupada had disciples who have become the 12th generation is not disputed by anyone. What is non-existent is the order from Srila Prabhupada asking his disciples to initiate their own disciples, thus producing a 13th generation."
(BTP 15, "Phantom Orders part 2")

Neither does Srila Prabhupada state that devotees will become the "disciples of his disciples" as Sankarshan Das also falsely claims. But, the questioner will not know that the reality of Sankarshan Das' claims were already exposed many years ago because he chooses to accept as his reality the parallel world he lives in with Sankarshan Das, where Sankarshan Das recycles arguments which in the real world have already been debunked.

Contradictory reality

Sankarshan Das: Ritvik philosophy is being currently propounded by envious persons who do not want to accept the leadership system set up by Srila Prabhupada for managing the Krishna consciousness movement.

Continuing with his answer, Sankarshan Das makes a statement which would reveal that he was completely unqualified to act as the bona fide spiritual master he claims he is. But this would only be the case if the questioner stepped outside his parallel world and accessed the other statements Sankarshan Das has made. For Sankarshan Das also stated:

"I have no doubt learned a lot about proper Vaisnava dealings through my association with him (BTP Editor), and I feel that I can continue to grow as a Vaisnava through my association with him. Even though he and I stand on two sides of an issue we stand united in our desire to serve and please Srila Prabhupada. This is why in spite of our differences I consider his association to be a great blessing. […] Because he is chanting Hare Krishna I also accept that he is spiritual. He did correct me on a point of etiquette, and I accepted his correction. I still consider the association of anyone who is trying to serve Srila Prabhupada as a blessing even if I disagree with them. How many people on this planet are willing to dedicate their lives to Srila Prabhupada?"
(Sankarshan Das, 27/1/2004 & 1/2/2005)

So according to Sankarshan Das, "ritviks" are both envious, and also: spiritual; dedicating their lives to serving Srila Prabhupada; offering association which is a blessing; and helping us grow as Vaisnavas! Sankarshan Das' 180 degree flip-flop reveals him to be someone who has no idea what he is talking about. Either he is lying now, or he was lying just a few years ago, and he cannot be trusted to not lie again. Either way, he is certainly not a bona fide spiritual master consistently speaking the absolute truth. But none of this will come to light for his followers while they remain entrapped within their own parallel world, refusing to ever step out of it and come into the real world.


The mind-control cult which today's ISKCON is, uses various means such as warning against committing "Vaisnava aparadha" (spiritual offences) and the threat of excommunication, to ensure its members remain firmly entrapped in these false parallel worlds, which is the very definition of being in maya or illusion:

"We are entrapped by the false reality, maya."
(Srila Prabhupada lecture, 16/11/1973)

The irony is that ISKCON was set up specifically to expose and preach against such illusory worlds - not construct them! Vaisnavas are supposed to be above even brahmanas, which means they transcend all the modes of material nature, including the mode of goodness. Yet, we have demonstrated that due to their intense attachment to remaining trapped in illusory parallel worlds, primarily to avoid surrendering to Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON members have not even removed themselves from the mode of ignorance.

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