Founder Delusions


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1) An article in the Australian newspaper Northern Star, dated 27/7/16, is headlined: "Hare Krishna founder still celebrating life". The IRM certainly agrees that the Hare Krishna Founder, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, is celebrating life, since he stated:

Reporter: "What will happen to the movement in the United States when you die?"
Srila Prabhupada: "I will never die."
Devotees: "Jaya! Haribol!" [Laughter.]
Srila Prabhupada: "I shall live for my books, and you will utilise."
(Srila Prabhupada Press Conference, 16/7/75)

2) However, it doesn't take long for the reader to discover that the newspaper article is not about Srila Prabhupada, but is in fact a profile of GBC-elected ISKCON guru HH Mukunda Goswami ("MG"). Why would the newspaper claim in its headline that MG is a "Hare Krishna founder", and also in the main body of the article that he is "a co-founder of the movement"? Because, as quoted in the article, MG himself states whilst referring to the movement:

"I was a founder ... but it would have taken off even if I hadn't been there."

3) But, as everyone in ISKCON knows – or should know – Srila Prabhupada alone is The Founder of ISKCON:

Srila Prabhupada: "Which group?"
Kern: "This group, your group, Krsna movement."
Srila Prabhupada: "I am the founder, I am the founder."
Kern: "You founded it."
Srila Prabhupada: "In 1966."
(Conversation, 15/6/76, emphasis added)

Hence, by definition, no "co-founders" can exist, nor can anyone else be "a founder", because then Srila Prabhupada would also have to be "a" founder, rather than "the" founder.

It beggars belief that we are having to defend Srila Prabhupada's position from these absurd claims. Not content with –

a) usurping Srila Prabhupada's position as ISKCON's diksa guru, which MG and others have done,
b) attempting to supersede his books (see article on page 3)

– the guru hoaxers now even wish to impinge on Srila Prabhupada's sole Founder status!

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