This book puts forward 3 basic propositions:
Now propositions 1 & 2 are fine. It is proposition 3) which reveals the real political purpose of the book – which is to divert everyone’s
attention away from Srila Prabhupada’s actual position as the
SOLE Diksha Guru for ISKCON. Instead we are diverted away from the
REAL issue by discussing Siksa – and how all of us including Srila Prabhupada fit into this scheme of things. Thus
Srila Prabhupada’s ‘position’ is secure because ‘we’ have ‘given’ him a very ‘prominent’ position as everyone ‘predominant Siksa Guru’, and all the other devotees who are not ‘making it’ by being allowed into the ‘diksa
guru circle’ are also appeased since they are given some post as a type of Guru. So those who want Srila Prabhupada to have a higher profile are appeased, and those who want a higher profile themselves are appeased, whilst the current Diksha Gurus get to keep their positions, and their disciples.
In this way everyone is happy. This is what is known as ‘honour amongst thieves’ – let us share out the pie so that everyone is pacified and the status quo remains. This is the real purpose of the book. Please note the following:
In 1978 May 28th Tape is forwarded as evidence that 11 ‘successor Diksha Gurus’ were appointed.
Later on May 28th Tape is actually heard widely for the first time and the
hoax is exposed. Now the
tape is forwarded to justify that
Guru falldowns occur and an attempt is made to defuse the situation by gradually reducing the worship of the Gurus.
July 9th directive becomes widely circulated throughout the society and now an attempt is made to defuse the situation by stating that Diksha is not so important anyway.
To diffuse the situation even more, Srila Prabhupada is promoted as the ‘main siksa Guru’.
Now it is also suggested that major ‘GBC reform’ should also be undertaken.
So Sivarama’s book is simply the latest tool in a long line of tools which have
been used to keep us focused on
See the pattern. What I am stating is
NOT my opinion, since we can
Please note for yourself that the
ONLY REAL RESULT of
these schemes is that the
DIKSA GURU STATUS QUO REMAINS – somehow or another they always get to keep their disciples, and Srila Prabhupada remains frozen out of his true role of Diksha
Guru from his
society. So I hope this has helped in understanding the true purpose of this
As stated yesterday, during your meeting please always stay fixed on
“Koriho mane asa. – the July 9th directive. And do not become
distracted by – “Do not try to research anything. That is final. Ar na koriho mane asa.” All GBC proposals are simply ‘research’ attempts to hide the truth – and Sivarama’s book is simply the latest in along line of such truth-destroying ‘research’ tools. Please remember that the
May 28th tape and private letter to Tusta Krishna, even though originating from Srila Prabhupada, are also used as tools to divert us from the truth. I explained yesterday how they fallaciously use the letter to Tusta Krishna in this manner, and I will just remind you here of the
fallacy in attempting to try and use the May 28th tape in the same way:
This refers to the May 28th conversations that took place in Vrindavan.
Just like you have a business meeting where there is much to and fro discussion and then the conclusions are MINUTED in writing, APPROVED and then DISTRIBUTED. This is exactly what happened here. Whatever was discussed was written down, approved by Srila Prabhupada, and distributed to the whole movement. Thus the idea that the July 9th directive can be understood or modified by referring to the tape is ludicrous. Rather the tape must be understood and modified by referring to the written output. Just as a bystander who attended your company board meeting may not be able to make sense of exactly what everyone is meaning and saying, but as soon as the minutes are released it becomes clear. That is the system:
So I think you are now well-armed to deal with all the truth-destroying tools they may throw at you to divert you from your real mission, whether it be
the issue of GBC reform, Sivarama’s book, May 28th tape, letter to Tusta Krishna etc.etc. So please stay fixed in the truth on behalf of Srila Prabhupada. You may feel daunted and alone going up against all the ‘big men’ of the GBC,
but please remember,
will have truth on your side and therefore: