Pratyatosa Dasa (ACBSP), Sat, 27 Mar 2010: Even if they are qualified, Srila Prabhupada prescribed his ritvik system for ISKCON. Therefore, if they feel that they absolutely must become diksa gurus, then they should do it outside of ISKCON. They should follow Srila Prabhupada’s example and start their own institutions.
I could be wrong, but I don’t think that the GBC will ever allow my wife to be a diksa guru. Why should they?
Ameyatma Dasa (ACBSP): And, on what authority would they be doing so? They were never assigned such authority to ELECT or ALLOW ANY ONE to be a diksha guru. That duty or power was never given to them by Srila Prabhupada.
Show me in writing where Srila Prabhupada gave such duty and authority to the GBC – to elect or allow anyone to be guru? I have submitted letter signed by him where he quotes that his guru did not want this.
Did Srila Prabhupada ever go against this order of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Maharaja? If anyone thinks so, then submit the evidence. Otherwise, the GBC have only acted outside his written and signed orders.
Because of this obvious conflict of interest, the only new diksa gurus that the GBC is going to approve are the ones….
The GBC has no authority to APPROVE of ANYONE. PERIOD. In fact, according to the DOM authored and signed by Srila Prabhupada they have NO Authority to act as GBC since they have not followed the election process.
The 1974 TopMost Urgency Written and Signed Decree still stands – it was never repealed or negated by Srila Prabhupada. That instruction is yet to be carried out. Until them, these GBC have no authority at all….. They are renegads misdirecting Prabhupada’s mission and masquerading as big big authorities. They have no real authority.
In court they admitted the only legal paper giving them authority is the DOM. Outside of the DOM they have no legal authority. But, despite that, GBC was never given authority to APPROVE who will or will not be future Gurus.
That is a bogus idea – Srila Prabhupada only said that the GBC can add to the Rtvik list, and it is from this that the GBC have construed that they also have authority to approve or elect Diksha gurus. They have no such authority, and that fact should be challenged in public – in news publications, TV, if it can be, in court of law.
…..who either are not going to be very much competition or the ones who they are afraid might reveal their “skeletons in the closet, in other words, the ones who “have the goods on them.”
Your servant, Pratyatosa Dasa