Sadhu-ninda hypocrisy


'Back to Prabhupada, Issue 26, Winter 2009/10'

By Krishnakant

In 1996, ISKCON GBC voted-in guru HH Jayadvaita Swami ("JS") attempted to defeat the "ritvik" philosophy by stating:

"That a spiritual master initiates until his departure and then his disciples initiate next is the normal system. On this we are all in agreement. This is what Srila Prabhupada taught the entire time he was with us."
(Where the Ritvik People are Wrong, Jayadvaita Swami, 1996)

However, JS then became one of the first to overturn this "normal" system, authorizing his own disciple, HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, to initiate his own disciples in his presence, thus doing the opposite of what he preaches - or, in other words, being a hypocrite. Over a decade later, his hypocrisy continues unabated, as we now demonstrate.

In BTP 22, we quoted JS attacking the content of BTP as follows:

"We don't do it in print! It's the last thing you do! To publish vilification of a sadhu? Are you out of your mind? You don't do that. Ever! And the internet is worse. To publish it on the internet for the whole world? Sadhu-ninda? And I don't care who does it."

The most widely distributed issue of BTP is our Special Summary Issue, where we profile the original 11 guru hoaxers who hijacked Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON movement.

One of the profiles reads:

"Hamsadutta: Left ISKCON after being caught engaging in illicit activity. Later confessed to the "Guru hoax". Trying to become active again."
(BTP Special Summary Issue, p. 5)

According to JS, such a statement would classify as "sadhuninda" (offenses to Vaishnavas), even though it is a statement of historical fact. According to JS, publishing such a statement about Hamsadutta would be much worse if it was published on the internet. JS wrote above that "And I don't care who does it", and just to show us that he actually means this, he decides to do it himself, showing he really does not care who does it, by lambasting Hamsadutta all over the internet (even though he has warned everyone else not to do so!):

HH Jayadvaita Swami:
Even "worse" than BTP!

"...And now, contrary to that desire, we were giving a license to a second publisher, one led by a person notorious for drinking, guns, and women. And you think we were satisfied? […] We agreed to that license to keep a fallen "guru" from taking over the BBT. […] Which meant we were facing the prospect that a person grossly breaking even the most basic principles set forth by Srila Prabhupada […] PS: I have no ill will towards Hamsaduta and am sorry to have to bring up unpleasant things about his past."
(JS, "An open response to Madhuha Prabhu", December 25th, 2009, published on the internet)

So again we see the usual display of mass hypocrisy from the guru hoaxers, which is only to be expected since this is Kali-yuga, the age of hypocrisy:

"This is the age, Kali. It is called Kali. Hypocrisy, simply hypocrisy. Kali means full of hypocrisy."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, 26/11/1966)

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Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare.
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