Is the Universal Opinion Poll on Prabhupada's
BY: RAMA DASA
Apr 02, 2011 TIMBUKTU (SUN) Ravindra Svarupa's response, "we have all the power, and you have none", displays that he has lost his Krsna consciousness due to this "power" that God has given him. He has misused the power that God has given him. GBC/Guru is meant to be the topmost servant of Krsna, not the topmost wielder of power.
He used to do hari nam sankirtan because, he told me early on, 1971, they were performing hari nam on a Saturday when the $400 rent money which they did not have was due the next day, Sunday. The owner of the house they were using as a temple said, "I would rather burn the house down than have you Hare Krsna's living in it". Ravindra Svarupa told me that he saw a tall being/man coming towards them from a distance, and as he passed by them he gave them an envelope which contained 8 fifty dollar bills. Perhaps he was a demigod, Ravindra said.
So where is the need for any individual power when Krsna is assisting His devotees so mystically with all their material needs? But still, instead of learning the lesson in this way, the power of position, name and fame took over his consciousness, as is also the case with his close associate, Jayadvaita Swami. There is no need to change Srila Prabhupada's perfect books written by Krsna, (see Punya das article). They are much more potent as they are, rather than changed along with the pictures.
Allowing Jayadvaita to change Prabhupada's books shows the public how little faith the leaders of this Hare Krsna movement have in their Spiritual Master. Gurudas prabhu's comments about Prabhupada's books show his utmost love and appreciation for Prabhupada's position and His exalted books, whereas Jayadvaita's continual changing of Prabhupada's already perfect books show that he, Jayadvaita, is more concerned about his own position.
Birds of a feather flock together; Jayadvaita Swami and Ravindra Svarupa, the power broker GBC club. Who in their right Krsna conscious mind would allow themselves to tolerate such barbaric cutting up of Srila Prabhupada's perfect grammar? What Srila Prabhupada says is, by definition, perfect. He is the embodiment of perfection, in all His speaking, writing and actions in general. We all knew that at one time in the Hare Krsna movement.
Those who chose to forget about Srila Prabhupada's all encompassing perfection did so for their own "personel" reasons, although and in spite of the fact that they thoroughly dismayed and disgusted the majority of their own godbrothers and sisters
by their actions. Just as some of the original eleven Zonal Acarya's by force had their own godbrothers and sisters bow down and worship them or leave the Hare Krsna movement, the house which Srila Prabhupada built for the whole world to enter. They became so consumed by their new found personel power and prestige that they sacrificed the very essence of Lord Chaitanya's movement, which they themselves joined! Just see the power of false prestige, adoration, and glorification, not to speak of the Money, which many of them took and left the movement with, and others still continue to do so today from within the movement. That they would take Prabhupada's money and leave the movement is proof that they became overwhelmed by material desires, which are the very reasons we came to this material world in the first place.
So although the conditioned soul may have all good intentions at first, if he/she is tempted by Maya, they may very easily fall because we/they are already fallen.