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ISKCON leaders that think they are God....???

dandavat pranams
all glories to the lotusfeet of my Gurudeva, Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja and Lord Gauranga and all His associates.
all glories to Srila Prabhupada
Harikesa always used to tell everyone they think they have become God, actually that was his own problem.Due to this he allowed himself to be worshipped on an equal level with Srila Prabhupada for which he was not qualified, the rest is history.The same goes on by many ISKCON leaders.They think they are God and can do as they please.
They think it is ok to have bingo hall at a temple and marry non devotees at the temple, they think it is ok to live as a parasite in ISKCON and take salary for service and/ or steal money from ISKCON.Never do Harinama and bookdistribution...
At Ratha yatra recently one young brahmacary grapped different senior devotees to himself and pushed them out of the way for their " pure sannyasi Guru to walk" .When he grapped around me ,I immediately grapped his hand in a self defense lock,:" Get your hands of me I told him". There has been so many gays in ISKCON also I do not allow anyone to grap me or threaten me or push me out of the way for their "God Guru".
paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam
dharma-samsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge
In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium.
Yuge yuge means millennium after millennium , but in English it sounds like : "Are you gay ,are you gay"???Manidhara in Sweden told me how the astrologer told him that his wife was a gay in his previous life and then they ended up getting married in this life and she became a female. I was disgusted, even if that was true ,do not speak such nonsense, we have had way to many gays in ISKCON...
I do not allow persons I do not know to touch me...
... I do not like to offer pranams to any sannyasi that does not chant 64 rounds daily and free from attachment to the false ego. I never said I was , but they take on the role of being free of false ego and is fully absorbed in the ahankara thinking how great they are.
Krsna has given us all a strong warning: :
mac-cittah sarva-durgani mat-prasadat tarisyasi atha cet tvam ahankaran na srosyasi vinanksyasi
SYNONYMS
mat--My; cittah--consciousness; sarva--all; durgani--impediments; mat--My; prasadat--My mercy; tarisyasi--you will overcome; atha--therefore; cet--if; tvam--you; ahankarat--by false ego; na--not; srosyasi--do not hear; vinanksyasi--then lose yourself.
TRANSLATION
If you become conscious of Me, you will pass over all the obstacles of conditional life by My grace. If, however, you do not work in such consciousness but act through false ego, not hearing Me, you will be lost.
Krsna Himself is sitting in our hearts and trying to constantly direct and guide us, at every step we are being tested Ahankara or Krsna.One siksa disciple asked me about the ahankara, I said , as soon as we are not fully engaged in Krsnas service and hearing about Krsnas glories .Maya will test our sincerity 24/7 360 days a year.
Ramabhadra das was pointing figers at me, not realizing 3 was pointing at him... gambling at the temple, meat prices and intoxications.
Thus over so many years, I have seen many socalled ISKCON leaders under the full influence of ahankara trying to become God and lord it over you.
They want you for 3 reasons, to give them money or gifts, to flatter their false egoes, and tell them they are God ,and make them feel they are always superior to you.None of the 3 are symptoms of a vaisnava.
Once Srivasa Thakura was being obstructed from viewing Lord Jagannatha and pushed around by a servant of Prataparudra Maharaja. He turned around and slapped him.
He was protesting to Prataparudra Maharaja that why is Srivasa Thakura slapping me.
CC Madhya 13.91: With his hands on the shoulders of Haricandana, King Pratāparudra could see Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu dancing, and the King felt great ecstasy.
CC Madhya 13.92: While the King beheld the dancing, Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura, standing in front of him, became ecstatic as he saw the dancing of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
CC Madhya 13.93: Seeing Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura standing before the King, Haricandana touched Śrīvāsa with his hand and requested him to step aside.
CC Madhya 13.94: Absorbed in watching Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu dance, Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura could not understand why he was being touched and pushed. After he was pushed again and again, he became angry.
CC Madhya 13.95: Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura slapped Haricandana to stop him from pushing him. In turn, this made Haricandana angry.
CC Madhya 13.96: As the angered Haricandana was about to speak to Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura, Pratāparudra Mahārāja personally stopped him.
CC Madhya 13.97: King Pratāparudra said, "You are very fortunate, for you have been graced by the touch of Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura. I am not so fortunate. You should feel obliged to him."
SYNONYMS
bhāgyavān tumi — you are very fortunate; ińhāra — of Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura; hasta — of the hand; sparśa — touch; pāilā — have received; āmāra bhāgyein my fortune; nāhi — there is no such thing; tumi — you; kṛta-artha hailā — have become graced.
TRANSLATION
King Pratāparudra said, "You are very fortunate, for you have been graced by the touch of Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura. I am not so fortunate. You should feel obliged to him."
Harischandana may not have been mentioned in the CC by name if it had not been for the slap of Srivasa Thakura.Of course we can not imitate such things, neither should we grap someone at Ratha yatra or slap anyone .We should simply behave.
At Ratha yatra there is no time for politics only the seva of Lord Jagannatha, and the distribution of transcendental literatures and chanting Hare Krishna and serving and taking prasadam and associating with vaisnavas.
Hearing Lord Caitanya Ratha yatra pastimes is as powerful as hearing Krsnas Rasa lila.
Prataparudra Maharaja was a king and the incarnation of Indraduymna, Ramananda Raya glorified him so much in his drama Jagannatha Vallabha Nataka, and praised him even stating other kings of India feared him. One may ask why would he glorify him so much ,Ramananda raya is directly the incanation of Viskaha.
He is by far superior to Maharaja Prataparudra. These are the pastimes of Krsna.Even Sanatana Goswami and Srila Rupa Goswami was servants of the wicked muslim king of Bengal . So our ISKCON leaders should be saintly because the lack of proper vaisna behavior will be seen. I also get criticized sometimes for being rude, but when you deal with bullies you also have to be one, humility is not language they will accept.
Lord Caitanya used to chastise Prataparudra Maharaja to other vaisnavas , that I will not see a king.Or I shall leave you all and leave Puri.
Narada Muni also had to serve Hiranyakasipu :
jagur mahendrāsanam ojasā sthitaḿ
viśvāvasus tumburur asmad-ādayaḥ
gandharva-siddhā ṛṣayo 'stuvan muhur
vidyādharāś cāpsarasaś ca pāṇḍava
SYNONYMS
jaguḥ — sung of the glories; mahendra-āsanam — the throne of King Indra; ojasā — by personal power; sthitam — situated on; viśvāvasuḥ — the chief singer of the Gandharvas; tumburuḥ — another Gandharva singer; asmat-ādayaḥ — including ourselves (Nārada and others also glorified Hiraṇyakaśipu); gandharva — the inhabitants of Gandharva-loka; siddhāḥ — the inhabitants of Siddhaloka; ṛṣayaḥ — the great sages and saintly persons; astuvan — offered prayers; muhuḥ — again and again; vidyādharāḥ — the inhabitants of Vidyādhara-loka; ca — and; apsarasaḥ — the inhabitants of Apsaroloka; ca — and; pāṇḍavaO descendant of Pāṇḍu.
TRANSLATION
O Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, descendant of Pāṇḍu, by dint of his personal power, Hiraṇyakaśipu, being situated on the throne of King Indra, controlled the inhabitants of all the other planets. The two Gandharvas Viśvāvasu and Tumburu, I myself and the Vidyādharas, Apsarās and sages all offered prayers to him again and again just to glorify him.
PURPORT
The asuras sometimes become so powerful that they can engage even Nārada Muni and similar devotees in their service. This does not mean that Nārada was subordinate to Hiraṇyakaśipu. Sometimes, however, it so happens in this material world that great personalities, even great devotees, can also be controlled by the asuras.
So we have to be careful we do not serve ISKCON leaders to closely attached to soft bed and comfort at the temple , bank balance,powers , free travels and lodging and false prestige etc.We have to serve them as they are representing Srila Prabhupada or are supposed to. And we have to cooporate as much as we can, but we do not have to accept huge false egoes as KC.
A siksa disciple in India wanted to invite some ISKCON devotees to do some chanting and preaching ,they said you have to give us each 2000 rs only then we will come.This is the kind of mentality that goes on in ISKCON. very sad.They are just acting like their Guru.
One time when we arranged a festival in Viriginia attended by 1000 devotees from all over the world to honor our Gurudeva, Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja.His secretary was so greedy for money and Narayana Maharaja was very upset about his greed for money . This caused my split with Gaudiya Samiti , because the same kind of problem I had seen in ISKCON for many years.Srila Prabhupada came to me in my dreams and said : "I need your services in ISKCON again", I said Srila Prabhupada I have zero faith in the leaders in ISKCON, he told me: " You just have faith in me". So this is my mood , I have faith in Srila Prabhupada fully and work with those who follow Srila Prabhupada and to the extend they do, if they deviate, I stay far away.Srila Prabhuapda writes in the CC even if there is many "pseudo vaisnavas" one can just take shelter of the Guru , in this case him.
But ISKCON is based on cooporation and love and trust, if that trust is broken likely is it will never be repaired.
your servant
Paramananda das

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