seeing through the eyes of scriptures
when your Guru only wants money !
I recall in 1984 I realized how materialistic my then ISKCON Guru was only thinking about money always and wanting devotees collect illegally instead of selling Srila Prabhupadas books actually asking for donations as we do not sell them .One devotee told me his wife wants to take reinitiation from Danavir Swami , I think it is not needed she was initiated by Bhakti Caru Swami , but she saw how he engaged in business all the time investing in stock market and asking one family for a large donation because they had been in a horrible medical malpractice .Srila Narayana Maharaja sometimes got angry with ISKCON leaders absorption in money for themselves and said they can not give bhakti all they want is money(settlement from the case) .It is sad when we see our sannyasis leave this world wealthy. If some sannyasi had inheritance and they live renounced from that who can blame ? But at the expense of others will always be a stain on the sannyasa order of life.Here at ISKCON Potomac also Satsvarupa and Sesa his right hand man has devotee stop selling Prabhupadas books also and start selling paintings some devotees are pained to this day such things took place in ISKCON ,BEcause our Socalled ISKCON leaders want a life of comfort for themselves as the top most goal for other devotees.Srila Prabhupada never approved of such schemes of ISKCON leadership to enrich themselves nor salaries etc.But yet they go on and they need to stop .Money is used for preaching , but I recall in Dublin how Tribhuvanath and Balabhadra schemed because in Scotland they collected in the name of Food for life but did not have it really that time.Not like in other places and instead Balabhadra stuffed himself with money and electric guitars to eventually be exposed when he wanted see the breasts of his female disciples I guess he thought he was Krsna ? Stealing the Gopis cloth surely some nasty demoniac enjoying spirit for an ISKCON Guru and sannyasi to have .Srimad Bhagavatam states that in Kali yuga most sannyasis are greedy for money , thus sannyasa is actually forbidden in Kali yuga
asvamedham gavalambham sannyasam palapaitrkam
devarena sutopattim kalau panca vivarjayet
“Five things are forbidden in the age of Kali – horse-sacrifice, cow-sacrifice, acceptance of sannyasa, offering flesh to the forefathers and begetting a child in the womb of the wife of one’s elder brother.” (Brahma-vaivarta Purana, Krsna-jnama Khanda 185.180).
In Gadiya math the standard was for first initiation you needed to chant 64 rounds ,this was Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupadas standard, nowaways what sannyasi in ISKCON chant 64 rounds ,they are not even up to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupadas standard for a new Bhakta.Srila Prabhupada chanted 64 rounds for 10 years before taking diksa in 1932