A quick recap of the evidence which the ISKCON misleaders all ignore and pretend is non-existent is as follows:
SEVEN audio forensic certifications by top-notch laboratories and sound studios, confirming Srila Prabhupada’s caretakers were discussing homicidal poisoning and that they found it amusing as well.
Neutron activation analysis by one of the world’s foremost research facilities at MURR found three of Srila Prabhupada’s 1977 authenticated hair samples to have sky-high lethal levels of cadmium and also three pre-1977 hair samples to have perfectly normal cadmium levels.
Virtual confession of the poisoning by Tamal Krishna Goswami in his “mercy-killing” interview done by Satsvarupa days after Srila Prabhupada’s departure.
Srila Prabhupada himself stating clearly three times that he thought he had been poisoned.
Tamal, Bhakticharu, Bhavananda, the last kaviraja, and others engaged in lengthy discussions with Srila Prabhupada on Nov. 9-10, 1977 about Srila Prabhupada being homicidally poisoned.
Tamal asking Srila Prabhupada, “So who is it that has poisoned (you)?”
Srila Prabhupada exhibited a distinct set of physical symptoms unique to cadmium poisoning, and which are not found in diabetes or kidney disease, which the GBC insists were the natural causes of demise.
One of Srila Prabhupada’s trusted old friends and kavirajas, Bonamali, did an Ayurvedic test of Srila Prabhupada’s urine and decided there was poisoning, and thus declined to give further treatment.
Much more evidence is chronicled in a 828 page book Kill Guru, Become Guru: The Poisoning of Srila Prabhupada’s Body, available online for free and quick download.
Are other ISKCON leaders open to the truth of the facts and evidence that Srila Prabhupada was poisoned? Well, we doubt it very much, otherwise why are they all silent? I did have some brief but polite correspondence with another GBC member, Malati dasi, but she then ceased communicating.
Here is her reply when I asked her if she had any questions from me about the cadmium evidence:
“As a person who does not shy away from controversy, I have looked into the various so called evidences and films that have been presented related to the Poison Theory. I have consulted both a non devotee doctor and attorney for their opinion. Neither one agreed that there was any merit, as the so-called evidence was not substantial. I am not at all interested to discuss this topic further. I can easily live with those who do not see eye to eye with or do not accept the views of the GBC so long as they are servants of Srila Prabhupada. I cannot live with those who are blasphemous serial criticizers. It is unhealthy for anyone, including the persons themselves. […] I am done with this issue from my end. I will not nor do I try to convince persons who are already convinced of something. When I mentioned a doctor and an attorney, it was only part of my effort. I consulted them as outside persons who were not likely to have any personal opinion, one way or the other. Frankly, I don't remember all of the details at this point. I did not keep a ‘file.’”
Malati declined to tell me what the doctor and attorney had found to be defective in the evidence. We doubt that Malati has even a basic knowledge of what the evidence actually is, but it is clear she wants nothing to do with it at all, and she thinks those who would be concerned that the actual evidence may have validity are “blasphemous serial criticizers” and “unhealthy.” She also implies that anyone concerned by the poison facts and evidence is blinded by a prior conviction they are erroneously justifying. Chicken or egg came first? So here is another ISKCON institutional MISLEADER.
Then Amala Bhakta Swami forwarded an email about the poisoning evidence to Badrinarayan Maharaja, another GBC member, just as a point of information. The response was standard Badrinarayan Swami, and he included some 20 year old letters from ISKCON deniers like Ravindra Swarup, Abhirama, Srutirupa, and Bhakticharu which denounced the poisoning theory, and with a link to the online ISKCON book of lies and fraud, Not That I Am Poisoned (2000).
“Please relay the attached to the foolish person who contacted you. This poison issue raises its ugly and deeply offensive head periodically. Any reasonable person, after reading the attached, rejects the claim. Please do not give this person my e-address. I have enough fools in my life already.”
It should be known that in 2004 Badrinarayan listened to Srila Prabhupada’s 1977 recorded statements about being poisoned and the discussions about poisoning with his caretakers, spending hours with Naveen Krishna das, and at that time was open to this truth, but he has since reverted to full denial mode. What happened?
Submerged in serious conflicts of interest, still the institutional obstructionists’ message is:
“OK, fools and mushrooms, back into your dark caves. Stop asking questions and just accept what you are being told! How could you doubt us, Srila Prabhupada’s ultimate authority?”
It is clear they have not looked at the cadmium evidence and do not comprehend its significance. They dare not appear even slightly open to the truth of the matter lest they risk the wrath of the total GBC body, which is controlled to this day by those who poisoned Srila Prabhupada or those who got their power and positions by loyalty and fealty to them. ISKCON is steeped in denials, repression, and the deepest corruption. If the ISKCON leadership is so close-minded, it does not bode well for their future.
In a final attempt to rescue any sincere or innocent members that may still remain in the leadership, we will issue an offer of amnesty and an ultimatum to cooperate with ongoing investigations. Strenuous pressure must be applied to force them to declare their individual positions: get off the sinking ship or go down with it.
There were also some Facebook posts from one of the previous zonal acharyas, Rameswara das:
“I know the devotees who were serving Srila Prabhupada in the final months – this horrific rumor is not only inconceivable to anyone who knows how much they love Srila Prabhupada and would cut their throats for him, but it's inconceivable to me than any sincere devotees could even entertain or consider such an evil rumor [poisoning Srila Prabhupada]. Please move on and away from this illusory obsession.”
We refer to a Nov. 23, 1999 lecture by Tamal, whom Rameswara appears to be defending, where Tamal talks how those who disagreed with ISKCON institutional obstructionists were dealt with:
"You can see people got kicked out of ISKCON for taking different positions. ISKCON takes very strong stands; it's quite typical of religious institutions, that they are always trying to identify themselves correctly, to define their positions, and they do so by saying who's wrong, and the people who are wrong are demonized and driven out, or (chuckles) burned at the stake…"
A reply to Rameswara’s post also came from former GBC Neveen Krishna das:
“And we also got to know these loving “disciples” very well, the same people that Srila Prabhupada called his Ravana caretakers and those he pointed out to be his poisoners in his last days. Srila Prabhupada knew them a lot better than you and he tells us they were disguised as devotees. Also they have destroyed or damaged thousands of dedicated servants of Srila Prabhupada and caused so much devastation in his global family. We who know this without a doubt includes many former GBC’s, temple presidents, other leaders who have kept their vows and sadhana intact. What about you? What is your track record after you joined the mass deception and thieving party after hijacking the mission in early 1978 as one of the original cheaters? There is always room for regrets and apologies to Srila Prabhupada. Have the courage to start there? We are happy to go over the evidence with you step by step and leave no room for doubt.”
Another reply to Rameswara from Padmagarbha das was too heavy to repeat here.
Rameswara was one of the obstructionists of Srila Prabhupada’s last request that all his disciples come to see him in October ’77. He arranged with other GBCs to change this instruction, that only senior devotees, a few at a time on a rotating basis, should go to see srila Prabhupada in his last days. This is documented in Book Two: The Poisoning of Srila Prabhupada’s Mission, due for immediate release online.
Rameswara over-rode Srila Prabhupada’s request and thousands of his disciples missed their last chance to be with their eternal guru. And Rameswara will advise us about how much love the caretakers had? Love or not, it is a clinical fact in psychology that emotions are often mixed, and sometimes opposite emotions struggle for dominance in the same person.
The demon and devotee are both there in the same person. Is it hard to understand that a few loving disciples could also be simultaneously consumed with envy, resentment, or personal ambitions? It is a common scenario where “loving” children will murder their parents due to love mixed with other emotions such as greed or revenge. Let us get over this silly argument of loving disciples could not do such a thing. It happens in the outside world all the time…
Also an ISKCON initiating guru wrote to me several times with feedback from two senior ISKCON leaders, as follows:
“If he thinks he has a real case then bring it to the police. Criminal cases have higher standards of evidence than just swaying public opinion. If the police think it is credible they will take him up, if not they will let him know why his case falls apart. If he really had a case, he could just go to the relevant police authorities and they would jail the culprits if they were found guilty. Instead he is just blowing hot air. He has no case; that is why he doesn’t bring it to the police. He doesn’t need GBC permission for that. What he does need is a solid case that is up to standards of evidence in criminal law. If his evidence is not good enough for a police investigation then I have no interest in hearing his nonsense anymore. He is not interested in bringing wrong doers to justice but only in attacking his enemies. If he is serious about justice, bring it to the law; until then he is just another liar with an agenda.”
These are the kind of supposedly intelligent leaders who are left in the ISKCON institution. Consider that poisoning is often established, but the poisoners are not apprehended or sent to jail. Many poisonings are accepted facts but who did them may often be unknown or unproven, although there are often suspects. So a poisoning is not proven only when someone is sent to jail.
There are two separate parts of the poison issue:
1. Was Srila Prabhupada poisoned?
2. And who did it?
That there was a homicidal poisoning is now proven very strongly by the evidence. And this evidence is not worthless because mundane institutions have not prosecuted the perpetrators of Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning. Except, that is, for those with insufficient intelligence and sense to assess and judge things for themselves. The mode of deceitful denial where one requires a verdict from a mundane court is also often a bluff. We note the misplaced faith in mundane law and courts as well.
But not to worry, such a verdict is coming, it is just a matter of time and effort, of development of the case by private individuals who struggle to establish the truth in the face of institutional obstruction. That there was a poisoning is now a given, despite all the institutional cover-ups and denials, and we have ascertained beyond a reasonable doubt that Tamal was the head of Srila Prabhupada’s poisoners. This is laid out in Part Seven of Book One for those interested in the evidence.
We have very strong leads on the others involved, and they should be very worried now. We are coming after them. We want justice, the truth, and them.
It is ironic that in 1997 the GBC felt compelled to organize an investigation into this matter, phony as it was, and that they always required “family matters” to be resolved internally.
Now their new attitude is: “Take it to the police, otherwise it is a personal agenda.” Is that what the GBC told the abused children?
They could care less if Srila Prabhupada was poisoned. They are corrupt hypocrites. It is their responsibility to properly deal with issues of this magnitude, not to ignore them.
What is the reason they are avoiding this issue? Because, if Srila Prabhupada was poisoned, based on the conclusive evidence, then they are forced to look in their own ranks as to WHO DID IT. And that they cannot do because the poisoners, and those beholden and indebted to them over the last 40 years, are in control of the institution and no one will risk their wrath. Go along to get along. In ISKCON, a formerly spiritual institution that is now totally politically corrupt, it is not truth that matters, it is being politically correct.
The institution and its leaders have no more conscience or sincerity – it’s all about letting the vultures continue to feast on the Founder-Acharya’s assets while the complicit participants collude, make no protest, and are spineless, apathetic, unable to stand up for the truth and Srila Prabhupada.
As another example, there is little financial accountability for the 100 ISKCON gurus, and constant rumors of missing millions, such as in Mayapur.
ISKCON is run by very polished and sophisticated criminals and poisoners of the pure devotee of the Lord.
In control are dangerous and desperate men who will do anything to further their personal ambitions. Everything they have is mortally threatened by the truth about Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning. Why else are they in such hateful denial, unreasonably so, and have deliberately sabotaged and undermined all attempts to honestly investigate the crime of the millennium, Srila Prabhupada’s heavy metal poisoning? They have cleverly bewildered the membership into believing that they represent Srila Prabhupada and that the thought of Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning is blasphemy and spiritually fatal. But, as long as one does not look at the actual facts and evidence, he will not be able to appreciate this reality. The Kill Guru, Become Guru trilogy is a real eye-opener with forbidden knowledge of facts and history.
The private investigation by the Truth Committee found the smoking gun, and it is just a matter of time before this truth dissipates the fog of institutional corruption. But they cannot see it coming. None of the evidence has been made up, exaggerated, tweaked, or finessed. No one in ISKCON wants to face the music of this truth because it jeopardizes their status quo… selfish cowards and hypocrites, what kind of leaders are these?
No honesty, totally corrupt, as everyone, including themselves, knows very well. What kind of leadership for 20 years deliberately hides from Prabhuvishnu’s disciples that he regularly visited Bangkok for R & R? It was common knowledge to the entire GBC, as it is of many of the leaders’ nonsense.
We have multiple reports of sexual shenanigans by three top ISKCON gurus, but to look into this would be bad for ISKCON, wouldn’t it? Similarly ISKCON claims it would be bad to look into the facts about Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning, that such a person must be an unhealthy, envious blasphemer, and… just blowing hot air? But not so. All this is institutional obstruction of truth.
Why is "take it to the police" a valid response to the new evidence? Does the GBC really want the mundane law authorities to meddle in ISKCON's business?
When Kirtanananda dared them, the law put him in jail and almost closed down New Vrindaban.
ISKCON misleaders are bluffing like this because they know that they have a problem, hoping that a 40 year old case of poisoning cannot be legally prosecuted.
But it will be prosecuted in three courts:
- the mundane courts
- the court of public opinion
- the court of Yamaraja
Yes, it is a horrible and shocking thing to even have to imagine, that some of Srila Prabhupada’s own men would poison him. About giving Srila Prabhupada medicine (or poison) to die now, Tamal said on tape “we could have done that…” Truth has a way of sticking with intelligent persons, and many are appreciating the truth of this matter, and the credibility of and support for the ISKCON misleadership continues to dwindle, until one day soon there will be a revolution.
They should consider that their support base is evaporating. As for the motives of the Truth Committee, we have no agenda except to bring the unvarnished facts and figures to the light of day. We seek nothing but the truth. The ISKCON leadership is totally corrupt, unaccountable, unanswerable, defunct, and useless. It is running only on some fumes of sentimentality in a cheated membership who will very soon snap out of the spell that enslaves them to the poisoners of the pure devotee. As long as the institution functions to facilitate the personal ambitions of its elite, this self-consuming cancer will spread to its final end, just as a parasite ultimately kills its host and thus itself too.
The main reason devotees have a hard time believing that Srila Prabhupada was actually poisoned is because they do not know the facts, evidence, and the actual ISKCON history. Parts Twelve and Thirteen of Book Two chronicle this post-1977 history, and it becomes painfully obvious why Srila Prabhupada was poisoned.
It was a coup, a hijacking, a take-over by ambitious men, nothing more, nothing less. Until they look carefully at the evidence, the 1977 conversations, listen to the late 1977 tapes, read the books on the subject, they cannot understand how a poisoning is not only possible, but now scientifically a proven fact.
The Truth Committee consists of former GBC members, temple presidents, or hard-working devotees, many in ISKCON for decades. They follow the principles, chant their rounds, and want Srila Prabhupada’s mission to be restored. The institutional leadership hates them because they speak the truth and are a threat to their corrupt regime.
This same ISKCON sannyasi guru wrote further:
“This is such a heavy accusation that all the purported evidence needs to be assessed by neutral parties before coming to such a damning conclusion. There are all kinds of possible variables, plus the consideration that the proffered evidence is presented by persons who believed or strongly suspected that Srila Prabhupada had been poisoned. You are so confident of the guilty verdict that you widely publicize it. Yet you will not submit to a court of law, where truly such matters belong. There is no statute of limitations on murder; the state is required to take up such cases. Murder is not the same as child abuse. It can be forensically tested by getting a tissue sample from the body – a small side tunnel can be dug under the samadhi and a tiny tissue sample can be taken to decide once and for all.”
Just for the record… the Truth Committee does not favor any kind of exhumation or disturbance to Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi. Only the Indian government could do such a thing, and the ISKCON misleaders’ obstruction and failure to honestly investigate the matter will be to blame. This is what “take it to the police” will result in.
As for being bold in our stand, we have yet to hear of any plausible variables or alternative explanations to the evidence. Again, unless one knows the full evidential picture, he will not see the reality of the situation. We waited 18 years hoping for other explanations and for others to take up the investigation, and now we are resolved to see it through to the end. Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning has been uncovered and there will be no more burying it again with institutional obstruction. We do not at all enjoy this task, and greatly suffer our burden as the messenger, but the truth must be known.
Yes, it is so heavy how the evidence points to the suspects and to state that Srila Prabhupada was definitely maliciously poisoned. But anyone who comes to honestly understand the total evidence will have to admit the truth of it, and acknowledge it, and live with it, and do what their conscience dictates, starting with cleaning Srila Prabhupada’s poisoners out of the institution and undoing all that the poisoners have done since 1977. All the many years of research has been compiled into an online reference presentation titled Kill Guru, Become Guru. It is straight facts and evidence with no ulterior agenda: look and see for yourself, please.
The blind dishonest denials of the evidence is regretable. This truth has major, earthshaking ramifications for the movement. The ISKCON leaders can sense that it does, and they react by denial, but that will not work for much longer because thousands of devotees who are looking at the evidence with an open mind are becoming convinced. When a threshold of convinced devotees is reached, the existing regime will collapse due to their own mismanagement and disqualifications. The evidence is extremely compelling, thus their blind denials simply increase. They are like rabbits closing their eyes when in danger, or like the deer frozen in their tracks by the blinding light of the truth…
We’ve answered all the doubts the institution has thrown out – it was bad medicine, we can’t take what Srila Prabhupada said seriously, such a thing is impossible, there were only loving disciples, Krishna would have not allowed a poisoning, Srila Prabhupada would have known and stopped the poisoning, all these and other false theories and defective objections have been answered in our book and videos.
See the film POISONING OBJECTIONS ANSWERED:
The noise of protest is fading away, slowly but surely, as this truth is being accepted, and the institution’s bucket of denials now empty. Senior disciples, headed by Tamal, apparently poisoned Srila Prabhupada throughout 1977 to more quickly remove him so they could hijack the institution and take his place as the next acharyas… which they in fact did as zonal acharyas. They claimed to be pure devotees, to be empowered by Srila Prabhupada, that they were shaktyavesa; this is the history of ISKCON. And these poisoner hijackers steered the mission in deviant ways to suit their personal agendas. Now, four decades later, devotees tend to get lost in the forest and cannot see the trees around them because of the very heavy repression to honest open thinking. That is the ISKCON atmosphere. But to those on the outside, it is all quite obvious.
Most of the objections refer to the misconception that it is not possible that Srila Prabhupada could have been poisoned due to Krishna’s protection of a pure devotee. But is a pure devotee’s departure due to diabetes Krishna’s protection and by poisoning not?
Regarding whether an acharya can be poisoned:
The actual history of Ramanujacharya is that he was also poisoned, although he did not depart at that time because his mission was not yet complete, whereas apparently Srila Prahupada’s mission was complete.
"One day in the evening Ramanuja went to the temple to have darsan of the Lord. The high priest […] gave him some of the sacramental water laced with a virulent poison. Ramanuja went into a trance-like state and staggered out of the temple. The next morning instead of seeing the smoke from his funeral pyre the high priest saw Ramanuja is a state of spiritual ecstasy with tears flowing down his cheeks. Ramanuja had lost all body consciousness and was absorbed in the beatific vision of the Lord. The high priest was filled with remorse and threw himself at the feet of Ramanuja, beating his head on the ground. Ramanuja regained body consciousness and tenderly raised the postulant sinner, forgave him and healed his wounds with his touch."
This story effectively ends all protests that Srila Prabhupada could not be poisoned because of this, that, etc…
Jesus Christ also was crucified, although not killed; he went on to Kashmir.
Srila Prabhupada was poisoned, but left only when he was ready to leave. Srila Prabhupada somehow waited far longer to leave than what an ordinary man would have been able to withstand in terms of such a catastrophic cadmium poisoning.
The Truth Committee wants to take this matter to the mundane courts, but ISKCON will use fraud, bribery, political influence, and anything they can to obstruct this, while they chide us for not yet doing so.
They stonewalled the child abuse investigation and forced the gurukulis to sue them in court. They continue to change Srila Prabhupada’s books bit by bit until they are something else. They have still not shastrically justified their concocted voted guru system even though resolving more than once to do so. They suspended some gurus for sexual improprieties and then later reinstated them again as deliverers of the fallen souls. How much chicanery and farce does it take to see that the institutional misleaders are dedicated to untruth? Do not cooperate with a criminal organisation controlled by:
(1) those who poisoned Srila Prabhupada or
- those benefitting from systems and doctrines that the poisoners introduced after 1977.
There are two stages in the unfolding of the truth in this matter:
(1) Was Srila Prabhupada poisoned? Yes, the evidence conclusively confirms it.
(2) Who did it? This is the second stage of the investigation, now underway.
In an individual’s progression of understanding the evidence, there is no sense to go to part two unless part one is first addressed. Do not worry about who did it if you are not sure that it happened. Commonly we see denials of Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning due to disbelief that Tamal or others could do such a thing. Once one understands the evidence of a homicidal poisoning, then one will become very angry at what happened to Srila Prabhupada.
It was not a witch who flew in the window, it was the caretakers, led by Tamal and Bhavananda, who have been forensically certified by many top notch audio laboratories to be discussing and giggling about HOMICIDAL POISONING.
As far as settling the issue goes, yes, unfortunately there are deniers that are not impressed by what Srila Prabhupada himself said about being poisoned, or who do not have the power of critical, independent thinking to assess the existing evidence, and they will need a mundane court or agency to confirm for them that there was a poisoning.
Further hair tests by any party other than law authorities will have credibility issues. Meanwhile we bring our case to the court of public opinion, where the devotees will decide based on guru, sadhu, shastra and their own intelligence, despite institutional obstruction.
Ultimately, that is where the truth will stick, because the common devotees have far, far more sincerity and honesty than the good old boys club that only functions for one purpose – to preserve the status quo of the elite's privileges, something the poisoning evidence mortally threatens.
The GBC has and will continue to cover-up and obstruct the truth of Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance pastimes. Four months now- since we made the cadmium findings public, and not any official word from the GBC. They do not want this matter discussed, nor the truth to be established. They cannot be trusted with anything. They are an enemy of this truth.
Therefore we are being heavy; it is a war against the corrupt establishment that has spoiled Srila Prabhupada's mission. First they poisoned him physically, then they poisoned his mission. So no more Mr. Nice Guy. No more begging, polite petitions, cooperation, or even expectations of any kind from the misleadership.
This matter is so serious that it cannot be ignored. The Sampradaya Acharya, Jagat Guru His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada was poisoned maliciously by those who then took over his institution! The GBC could try to disprove this, but they are scared to death that they cannot, so they just deny it and try to cover it up. Why don't they order and require the suspects to submit to interviews, truth tests, or arrange for a trusted third party to handle further investigation? Why not? Got something to hide? Think about this…
They won't even look at how the hair samples that Hari Sauri had arranged to be tested but did not complete, were remotely paid for by the Truth Committee and what those results were. Why are they not interested in this? Because they know they are now in deep do-do, that their own hair tests show that Srila Prabhupada WAS poisoned with 250 times the normal levels of cadmium, a totally unprecedented level not to be found anywhere in the scientific literatures…
This informational campaign to establish the truth about Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning is not the efforts of a lone wolf… it is resonating with thousands of Krishna bhaktas all over the world, leaving the corrupt leaders behind, and this will bring an end to their tyranny shortly. The truth will finish them. No one can outrun the truth.
No one should want to be a part of the poisoner's regime. Get ahead of the future. Srila Prabhupada’s mission must be restored by the power of the truth and the sincerity of honest devotees, by those who do not care for the institutional obstructionists, who need to be removed for good and for the good of all.