Guru hoaxer agrees there was a Guru hoax

Winter 2003/4

Our opening article in the last issue of Back To Prabhupada documented how ISKCON was hijacked by unauthorised 'Gurus' determined to remove Srila Prabhupada from his position, and instead install themselves as his false successor Gurus.
This takeover took place in two parts: Guru Hoax part 1, 1978 - where first 11 men installed themselves as false Gurus; and then Guru Hoax part 2, 1987 - where a further 60-70 joined the false Guru programme in the following years. In case any of our readers thought we were exaggerating or making any of this up, we will now present the recent words of one of the Guru hoaxers themselves, confirming all that we wrote.

Guru Hoax Part 1, 1978

"Since Srila Prabhupada's disappearance, ISKCON has experienced a series of losses. When eleven gurus started to function as if they were the "chosen ones" who inherited Srila Prabhupada's legacy, senior godbrothers became disheartened and left the movement. […] Then the gurus started to fall down and left the movement. […] Today, only a handful of Srila Prabhupada's disciples are in ISKCON. And if we consider how many second generation devotees have been lost due to the falldown of their gurus, it very clearly indicates why ISKCON's progress has been thwarted in so many countries in such a pathetic way".

"As a result Prabhupada's position became obscured…in 1981 we started to face a crisis due to this system. The major crisis was that the gurus started to have spiritual diffculties. Out of eleven gurus, six gurus fell down and there was a massive catastrophe in our society."
(Disciple's Meeting, 19/5/2003, PAMHO Text 6829041)


Guru Hoax Part 2, 1987

"Like in 1987, although we had a reform, after so many gurus fell down, there was a fifty man committee formed, and there was reform; it was not actually, at least my perception is that it was not actually a reform. It was kind of watering down the same misconception and continuing. Like what we did was we appointed some more gurus and opened up the world for anybody to initiate wherever he wanted. Whereas previous to that it was a kind of zonal acarya. So that I think is the main mistake where we started, that took place after Srila Prabhupada's disappearance that has never been properly rectified. […]
Yes, I agree, to begin with, I think at the beginning I said our main problem was introducing a defective initiation system. And that defective system may have been watered down to some extent but it's still prevailing. After Harikesa fell down in 1998, in 1999 I proposed that it's obvious that we are going in the wrong direction. Now, when you go wrong, when you know you're going in the wrong direction, what do you do? You stop to find the right way. So for the time-being, let's stop giving initiation and find out what is actually the problem and what is the solution to this problem, whether we can find a solution and until then, let us stop." (July 20th 2003, Toronto)

Not only therefore does this Guru hoaxer agree with our analysis of the Guru hoax in toto, but for good measure he also completely agrees with us that only Srila Prabhupada should be the initiating (Diksa) Guru:

"Like some individuals are very open, like Bhakti Marg Maharaja, he is kind of, even, he was telling me yesterday when he gives initiation he tells his disciples that you are actually Prabhupada's disciple and I am taking care of you, trying to help you to become engaged in Srila Prabhupada's mission. Now that's actually the crux of the whole thing, that if everybody understands and makes that point clear to their disciples then I think that a lot of our problems will be solved."
(July 20th 2003, Toronto)

That is the amazing good news - that we are correct, as confirmed from the mouth of one of the Guru hoaxers themselves. Now here comes the amazing bad news - having admitted that the current Guru system is defective and that everyone should really be initiated by Srila Prabhupada, what do you think this Guru hoaxer actually DID? Did he ever STOP initiating new disciples, since as he says it has always been "obvious" he was "going in the wrong direction"?

NO, he did absolutely nothing, but rather he carried on with 'business as usual'- the Guru business that is. Indeed, he BECAME a Guru as a result of the Guru hoax part 2 which he admits was perpetrated in 1987 when the GBC opened up being Guru to anyone and everyone. Rather than follow his own advice, he continues to this day to embrace an initiation system which he claims is "defective", and accumulate disciples by the dozens.
And for good measure, he has these disciples give him regular worship on the Vyasasana - those big, ornate thrones we mentioned last time - worshipping and thinking of him in the same way a disciple of Srila Prabhupada would think of Srila Prabhupada. So even when they agree we are right, the unauthorised 80 Gurus still do not want to give up their positions, so strong is the attachment to being Guru and being worshipped as good as God.

The name of this hoaxer is given below, and the next time anyone meets him, please ask him why he says one thing but does another.

HH Bhakti Caru Swami: admits that the Guru hoax happened, but still happy to perpetuate it.