BY: RAMA DASA
Jun 04, 2011 — TIMBUKTU (SUN) — Rohith Kaushik wrote a very common sense article, “Winning a Battle Only to Lose a War“. Why disturb a temple that is so greatly spreading Krishna Consciousness and even surpassing all ISKCON temples in its performance.
We heard a lengthy account by a godsister, of a visit she took to the Bangalore temple. She was actually amazed at every step of the way! She described in detail each alcove, how fantastically expertly this temple is run. Why would any Krishna Conscious person want to change this when they could not make it any better in glorifying Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna?
We have all seen many articles now on this topic, but who exactly in ISKCON is behind the main thrust to dismantle the Bangalore temple from Madhu Pandit, and therefore who exactly has spent the great sums of money to accomplish this in the courts? Who? Jayapataka Swami? The old GBC for Canada, Gopal Krishna Swami? Who?
We have all heard the history of the money spent in court battles after Srila Prabhupada’s guru, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Swami, disappeared and how our Srila Prabhupada begged us all with his loving attitude, to cooperate with each other. Is it simply because ISKCON does not control the laksmi flow at the Bangalore temple?
Now most every ISKCON guru I hear about always initiates new disciples with the phrase, “I am initiating you on behalf of Srila Prabhupada.” It’s no longer the ‘worship me’ attitude. So is it simply a false ego issue? In the case of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta’s assets, they squandered it all on court cases, whereas he had said we can rip out all the temple marble in order to publish and sell books. They simply lost it all to court expenses.
In the case of Bangalore temple, it could hardly be doing any better, although it appears to be continually expanding. ISKCON would simply have its GBC take over, thus losing most of the expert devotees now in charge under Madhu Pandit. They would be dismayed to see Srila Prabhupada’s importance diminished in any way. All of a sudden, you would get a parade of ISKCON guru’s coming through to speak and be worshiped as good as God, which they are not.
So what are the names of the infamous devotees who have spent all the money to take over the Bangalore temple?