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Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON
« on: July 06, 2022, 03:02:29 am »
Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second )

can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or your whole hour, day, week, month, year or your whole life ??

if you are not able to tell me about this life then what proof do you have that you didn't forget your past ? and that you will not forget this present life in the future ?

that is Fact that Supreme Lord Krishna exists but we posses no such intelligence to understand him.
there is also next life. and i already proved you that no scientist, no politician, no so-called intelligent man in this world is able to understand this Truth. cuz they are imagining. and you cannot imagine what is god, who is god, what is after life etc.
for example :Your father existed before your birth. you cannot say that before your birth your father don,t exists.

So you have to ask from mother, "Who is my father?" And if she says, "This gentleman is your father," then it is all right. It is easy.
Otherwise, if you makes research, "Who is my father?" go on searching for life; you'll never find your father.

( now maybe...maybe you will say that i will search my father from D.N.A, or i will prove it by photo's, or many other thing's which i will get from my mother and prove it that who is my Real father.{ So you have to believe the authority. who is that authority ? she is your mother. you cannot claim of any photo's, D.N.A or many other things without authority ( or ur mother ).

if you will show D.N.A, photo's, and many other proofs from other women then your mother. then what is use of those proofs ??} )

same you have to follow real authority. "Whatever You have spoken, I accept it," Then there is no difficulty. And You are accepted by Devala, Narada, Vyasa, and You are speaking Yourself, and later on, all the acaryas have accepted. Then I'll follow.
I'll have to follow great personalities. The same reason mother says, this gentleman is my father. That's all. Finish business. Where is the necessity of making research? All authorities accept Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You accept it; then your searching after God is finished.

Why should you waste your time?
all that is you need is to hear from authority ( same like mother ). and i heard this truth from authority " Srila Prabhupada " he is my spiritual master.
im not talking these all things from my own.

in this world no `1 can be Peace full. this is all along Fact.

cuz we all are suffering in this world 4 Problems which are Disease, Old age, Death, and Birth after Birth.

tell me are you really happy ?? you can,t be happy if you will ignore these 4 main problem. then still you will be Forced by Nature.

if you really want to be happy then follow these 6 Things which are No illicit s.ex, No g.ambling, No d.rugs ( No tea & coffee ), No meat-eating ( No onion & garlic's )

5th thing is whatever you eat `1st offer it to Supreme Lord Krishna. ( if you know it what is Guru parama-para then offer them food not direct Supreme Lord Krishna )

and 6th " Main Thing " is you have to Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare ".
If your not able to follow these 4 things no illicit s.ex, no g.ambling, no d.rugs, no meat-eating then don,t worry but chanting of this holy name ( Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra ) is very-very and very important.

Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare " and be happy.

if you still don,t believe on me then chant any other name for 5 Min's and chant this holy name for 5 Min's and you will see effect. i promise you it works And chanting at least 16 rounds ( each round of 108 beads ) of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra daily.
Here is no Question of Holy Books quotes, Personal Experiences, Faith or Belief. i accept that Sometimes Faith is also Blind. Here is already Practical explanation which already proved that every`1 else in this world is nothing more then Busy Foolish and totally idiot.
every `1 is already Blind in this world and if you will follow another Blind then you both will fall in hole. so try to follow that person who have Spiritual Eyes who can Guide you on Actual Right Path. ( my Authority & Guide is my Spiritual Master " Srila Prabhupada " )
if you want to see Actual Purpose of human life then see this link : ( triple w ( d . o . t ) asitis ( d . o . t ) c . o . m {Bookmark it })
read it complete. ( i promise only readers of this book that they { he/she } will get every single answer which they want to know about why im in this material world, who im, what will happen after this life, what is best thing which will make Human Life Perfect, and what is perfection of Human Life. ) purpose of human life is not to live like animal cuz every`1 at present time doing 4 thing which are sleeping, eating, s.ex & fear. purpose of human life is to become freed from Birth after birth, Old Age, Disease, and Death.
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Re: Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2022, 11:29:44 am »
I'm not sure why you thought spamming a group with evangelizing for a cult would get you anyone agreeing. This is the current scandal these past years.

ISKCON finds itself in a holy mess after students file $400-million sexual abuse suit
The organisation finds itself in a holy mess after students file a $400-million sexual abuse suit.

June 26, 2000
ISSUE DATE: June 26, 2000UPDATED: December 21, 2012 12:54 IST

Paeans are no longer a salve for pain
Controversy hovers over them like a halo. Two years ago, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was rocked by reports of sexual and physical abuse at the society's gurukuls (boarding schools) in both India and the US. Hare Krishna leaders had immediately moved in with a series of damage-control measures, including a promise to set aside $250,000 (Rs 12 crore) annually to investigate the abuse and to provide counselling and financial help to the victims.

Last week, however, ISKCON relived the nightmare when 44 former students of these gurukuls filed a $400-million (Rs 1,800 crore) lawsuit, alleging years of sexual, physical and emotional torture. The suit was filed in Dallas by high-flying Texas attorney Windle Turley, who had successfully sued a Catholic archdiocese in Texas for over $50 million in sexual abuse cases last year.
Turley believes that at least 1,000 children - some as young as three years old - were abused at the gurukuls. He has been quoted as saying that the abuse was of an "unthinkable" nature and included rape, sexual abuse, physical torture and emotional terror.

There are also allegations that teaching positions were granted to sexual predators so that they could have access to children and that young girls from the boarding schools were offered as brides to older men who had donated money to the organisation. The wrongdoings are alleged to have begun in 1972 at ISKCON's first school in Dallas and continued into the early 1990s.

For the first time, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Hare Krishna founder who died in 1977 - has been implicated as one of the accused. Founded in 1966, ISKCON today has a million devotees, runs 50 day schools, 50 spiritual centres, 60 rural communities and 60 restaurants in the US alone.

According to the lawsuit, Swami Prabhupada had ruled that children should be sent to boarding schools at the age of five so that they could learn to become pure devotees.

 Damning Charges
Around 1,000 children were alleged to have been sexually, physically and emotionally abused in ISKCON schools.
The abuse is said to have taken place in 11 schools in the US and two in India between 1972 and the early 1990s.
Many of those abused reportedly became alcoholics and drug-users later. Some even committed suicide.
The late founder Swami Prabhupada is also an accused in the case.
In 1972, when Swami Prabhupada controlled the institution, he was informed about the extensive physical and sexual abuse of minors but he had concealed the wrongdoings from the public as well as the parents, confiding only in a handful of close advisers, the complaint states. The abuse occurred at 11 gurukulsin America and at two in India. Of these only one gurukul exists today in America, says the suit.

The suit goes on to say that teachers and leaders in Indian schools were among the worst offenders and many of them had also been in schools in the US. It is, however, quick to point out that the boarding schools in India were "staffed and controlled by appointees of ISKCON who were, for most part, assigned from the US".

The suit also alleges that a significant number of ISKCON children have become alcoholics and drug users, with many having committed suicide. They suffer from a profound sense of guilt, helplessness and loss of self-esteem, it says.

Turley and his associates are demanding $200 million in actual damages and an equal amount in punitive damages, saying that the second demand seeks to "punish and deter outrageous conduct carried out in heedless and reckless disregard for the safety of plaintiffs". Turley dismisses the ISKCON claim that the organisation does not even have a fraction of the money sought by the plaintiffs. The critics believe that the property and assets of the ISKCON temples would amount to over $500 million.

While the teachers and leaders named in the suit are non-Indians (with the exception of the founder), several Indians who were on the governing body of ISKCON find themselves being named in the suit. Among them is Naveen Khurana who is described as the registered agent for Alachua, the Florida-based ISKCON Foundation.

Another accused is Gopal Khanna, a Montreal businessman and an executor of Swami Prabhupada's estate. Most of the defendants refuse to comment on the case, seeking time to read the complaint and prepare their defence.

Though the Hare Krishna clique was reportedly aware of the abuse of children, it chose to keep the information under wraps.
ISKCON was first forced to confront the problem of student abuse at one of its meetings four years ago when 10 former pupils announced that they had been regularly beaten and caned at school, denied medicines and sexually molested and raped at knife point. "I remember being made to sleep naked in a cold bathtub for a month," disclosed Jahnavi Dasi, 26, who was sent to a boarding school in Los Angeles as a four-year-old. "I had wet my bed and it was easier for them to make me sleep in the tub than to change my sheets," she had said. Jahnavi also said that she had gone into a diabetic coma for three weeks because "they neglected to take me to a doctor".

The meeting led to serious introspection within ISKCON. "We need to get to the bottom of this," Anuttama Dasa, ISKCON North American director of communications, had said. "And to the best of our ability, we have to do whatever we can to try and repair the damage to the children and show them that we do care as a religious society," he had added.

A sociology professor, E. Burke Rochford Jr from Middlebury College in Vermont, had also been commissioned to carry out a study, which ended up confirming several cases of sexual abuse. However, Turley and the 44 plaintiffs think ISKCON has not done enough and are determined to seek retribution for a scarred childhood.