The Insanity of the PAD Disease


Back To Prabhupada, Issue 43, Spring 2014

ISKCON GBC guru HH Bhakti Charu Swami summarises a common objection offered by ISKCON's leadership for why Srila Prabhupada can no longer be ISKCON's diksa guru (which they dub as "rtvik") -- because there is no historical precedence for such a system:

"The difference is that rtviks are saying that Prabhupada will continue to give diksa. That is the point that we cannot accept because there is no such precedence in the past."
(BCS Lecture, 14/8/04)

So, they are claiming that Srila Prabhupada cannot still be a diksa guru ("rtvik" system) because such a system would be unique in the history of Vaisnavism -- unprecedented. Instead, as this year's GBC Resolutions describe, we are told that we must accept the current ISKCON guru system of many diksa gurus working under a GBC management board:

"ISKCON's ethos of multiple diksa- and siksa-gurus serving under the auspices of a global managerial board is unique in the history of Vaisnavism, and so is the challenge it poses."
(GBC Resolution 318, Part A, 2014)

That is, the same persons are claiming that the current ISKCON guru system also has no historical precedence -- "unique in the history of Vaisnavism". Thus, to summarise, we are told that we cannot have a guru system with Srila Prabhupada because it is unprecedented, and because instead we must accept a guru system which is unprecedented.

Therefore, according to the GBC: we must reject a guru system as not being bona fide because it is unprecedented, because the bona fide guru system is actually unprecedented!

To anyone who is even remotely sane, such reasoning would be obviously insane, rather than the considered reasoning of supposedly the highest spiritual body in the world. Unfortunately, such insanity is the result of what happens when one becomes overcome with the desire to be worshipped as good as God. One loses one's intelligence. (See this issue's Editorial for more on the topic of the need for intelligence.)

Thus, those persons who are motivated by the desire for Profit, Adoration and Distinction (PAD), which can be achieved through usurping Srila Prabhupada's position, will find that they are unable to think straight as their reasoning becomes corrupted by their desires for position and power -- with the end result being that they will come up with any nonsense they can to reject Srila Prabhupada, and any reason they can to justify their own positions, even if it means offering exactly the same reason for both courses of action! Once motivation enters it is not possible to understand the truth, as one will only understand and see what will satisfy one's desires:

"As soon as personal motivation comes in it is not possible for one to understand our Krishna Consciousness philosophy."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, 21/9/70)

Anyone can claim anything, and engage in name-calling, but only the IRM are able to consistently document the madness of the insane reasoning which is exhibited by those who oppose the IRM's conclusions. We present such insane reasoning here once again, and no doubt we will continue to present it again in the future.

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