The Whacky World of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC)


'Back to Prabhupada, Issue 24, Summer 2009'

By Krishnakant

As we see below, the GBC via their Resolutions continue to provide yet more evidence of their constantly shifting positions, inevitably contradicting themselves in the process. By now it should be clear to most rational people that we should be following Srila Prabhupada alone as the only diksa (initiating) guru in ISKCON, and not the GBC s whacky world of voted-in gurus!

We need more as good-as-God gurus

“Whereas there is a factual need for more diksa-gurus in ISKCON to accommodate the worldwide preaching […]”
(GBC Resolution 305, 2009)

…but they may be deviants!

“Discipline of Devotees Approved to act as Initiating Gurus
Reasons For Discipline […] Misconduct, such as physical assault, except in self-defence, improper relationships with the opposite sex, improper sexual behavior, abusive behavior to devotees, improper dealings with external society, etc […] Misuse of Funds. […] Failure to follow any of the four regulative principles or to regularly chant sixteen rounds of japa.
(GBC Resolution 315, 2009)

We follow tradition

“On the strength of our Vaisnava tradition and the statements of Srila Prabhupada, the GBC concludes that Srila Prabhupada
intended his disciples to become “regular Gurus” after he physically departed.”
(GBC Resolution 409, 2004)

…by being unprecedented!

“Whereas ISKCON is an unprecedented worldwide Gaudiya Vaisnava mission which aims to incorporate many individual diksa
and siksa gurus and their disciples.”
(GBC Resolution 316, 2009)

We want to focus on Srila Prabhupada

“Whereas the Srila Prabhupada’s Position committee wishes to focus our ISKCON laws more solidly on Srila Prabhupada’s position”
(GBC Resolution 316, 2009)

…by having our feet bathed in public!

“In order to focus more fully on Srila Prabhupada and every devotee’s special relationship with him, an ISKCON siksa or diksa guru may accept public guru-puja (arati and/or foot bathing) in person once a year on ISKCON property on his or her Vyasa­puja.
(GBC Resolution 316, 2009)

Please chant: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare,
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare.
And be Happy!