Preaching Requires Truthfulness - 2


Back To Prabhupada, Issue 40, Summer 2013

In the last issue we featured ISKCON guru HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami ("BVKS") attesting to the powerful influence of The Final Order ("TFO") (the foundational document for those who accept Srila Prabhupada as ISKCON's diksa guru), stating that it "has been perhaps the most influential post-1977 publication in the Vaisnava world." (BVKS, 12/1/2013). One reason for this influence is that attempts to defeat its conclusions have relied on lies, and therefore it remains undefeated. For example, ISKCON guru hoaxer HH Bhakti Caru Swami ("BCS"), claims the following:

"On another occasion, Guru Maharaja spoke about the rtviks. He said, "The rtviks, what they are saying -- indirectly -- is that Srila Prabhupada was a failure. He was not able to make one pure devotee."
(BCS Istagosthi, 22/6/2013)

Yet, TFO, which is accepted by ISKCON leaders HH Jayadvaita Swami and BVKS as being the "Bible" for the "rtviks" (the GBC's term for those who accept that Srila Prabhupada is ISKCON's diksa guru), states the exact opposite:

"8. "Are you saying that Srila Prabhupada created no pure devotees?"
No, all we are stating is that Srila Prabhupada did set up the rtvik system to allow initiations to continue. Whether or not Srila Prabhupada created pure devotees is not relevant to his clear and unequivocal final order. [...] the implementation of a rtvik system does not rule out, a priori, the possible existence of pure devotees. There are various scenarios that could easily accommodate both rtviks and pure devotees [...] The fact that Srila Prabhupada did not authorise any of his disciples to act as diksa guru does not necessarily mean that none of them were pure devotees."

(TFO, Page 56)

What is ironic about BCS's lie is that while TFO does not claim or rely on BCS's "no pure devotees made" allegation, the GBC effectively does! For the person who is an authority on ISKCON's gurus, the very chairman of ISKCON's Guru Services Committee, HH Prahladananda Swami ("PAS"), states:

"If the GBC Body sees someone as a self-effulgent acarya who is completely aware of the Supersoul and Srila Prabhupada's desires and instructions they can and should follow his/her instructions. No one so far has been seen in that category."
(PAS, 30/8/2006)

Thus, the facts regarding whether or not TFO states if Srila Prabhupada did, could have, or will create pure devotees, have been stated emphatically and repeatedly since 1996 when TFO was submitted to the GBC. Yet, over 17 years later, BCS still insists on repeating the above lie to try to discredit what the "rtviks" actually state. In this, it appears BCS is depending on the following propaganda tactic, attributed to Lenin, who is supposed to have said:

"A lie told often enough becomes the truth."

Thus, it is hoped that if what is actually claimed by TFO is continually misrepresented, then in the "parallel word" (see BTP 35) of the "cheaters and the cheated" which followers of the guru hoax inhabit, such lies will be accepted as the truth. But as soon as devotees step out of this parallel world and discover the actual truth, such lies will immediately be exposed. Srila Prabhupada teaches that the truth will always be victorious and cannot be defeated:

"So this is sattvam jayate. It must come out triumphant." ["Sattvam jayate" means "truth is victorious".]
(Srila Prabhupada, Morning Walk, 4/5/1973)

Therefore, lies, no matter how many times they are told, will never be able to defeat the actual truth. This is why, no matter what lies are told, TFO's influence endures in the monumental way BVKS describes, because what it actually states cannot be defeated with lies. Thus, following on from the previous article, we see another example of why, in order for "preaching" to be "effective", one must be truthful!

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