Letter from ex-follower of ISKCON:
I do not mean to offend anyone but I have just one doubt like I know what all is going on in ISKCON but I had one doubt that Prabhupada instructed us to distribute his original books and he is living in his divine instructions so can I just follow Prabhupada as I have made him my shiksha guru?
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December 26th 2019
I am glad that you have decided to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s original books. Did you ever meet Srila Prabhupada face-to-face? Do you actually know which are his original books? I am a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and had distributed thousands of His books, made many devotees, and collected millions in funds around the world until I found out that his books were altered without his knowledge. When I resigned from ISKCON Gopala Krishna, a GBC and in charge of BBT India wrote me a hand written letter that I would not be sold any books, magazines or pamphlets at any cost, no matter how much I requested. This letter of Gopala Krishna was hand delivered to me by then ISKCON Delhi temple president, Radharaman Das.
If you met Srila Prabhupada and you are his spiritually initiated disciple then it is your ultimate duty to find the tapes in which he dictated his books into ( He did not write books by hand). If you are not his direct disciple then you are breaking the age old spiritual tradition of Vedic civilization. I do not know what your background is but your name is an Indian name therefore I think you are somehow related to Vedic civilization. If you break the standard of Vedic civilization than you become criminal in the eyes of God because He personally had started this civilization on earth that is why it is called Sanatana Dharma. If you think you are not the direct cause of breaking the age old civilization then you are complicit (involved) in breaking it because participating in breaking it is almost the same as being involved in the conspiracy by supporting or not rejecting them.
Please know that at present ISKCON has gone 100% wrong spiritually. They may have big buildings, lots of money and many followers but they neither have Srila Prabhupada nor have Lord Krsna with them. They both are angry with these law breakers.
These people are spiritually impotent that is why they are trying to control their followers by saying do it for Srila Prabhupada and it is Srila Prabhupada whom you have to be dedicated to, and distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books as he lives in his books etc. while taking and enjoying the results for themselves. Many spiritually unlucky people are falling prey to their such kind of psychological talks. This is a very unfortunate situation for both-the followers and the so called leaders of present ISKCON because their so called spiritual life is not bearing them any beneficial results. Guru is supposed to say ‘do it for Lord Krsna and follow me’ that’s how Srila Prabhupada dealt with us and that’s how the age old spiritual tradition dictates. This is the actual way of the proper spiritual establishment.
Those who never met Srila Prabhupada face to face are not supposed to talk much about Srila Prabhupada nor should directly worship Srila Prabhupada as I do not directly worship or talk much about my Grand Guru, Srila Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. First of all, these gurus of ISKCON are not authorized by Vedic scriptures to initiate anyone to become devotees nor are they suppose to accept or own disciples. The new comers should not also accept the departed Guru as their spiritual guide because the departed Guru cannot come down to correct the new comer if somehow a mistake happens. Therefore, these two parties, the unauthorized gurus and those who accept non physically present Guru, are rejected in the eyes of spiritual Vedic civilization. The worst of these two parties are those who think Srila Prabhupada is their Guru (although not physically present) because such an inauthentic thing never happened previously in the Vedic civilization.
If this letter makes sense then please follow what is right correctly and if this letter does not make sense to you then please do what you think is fit for you.
Hoping you do the right thing,
Jai Sri Radhe.
Yours in Lord Krsna’s service,
Krsna Balaram Swami