Attn: Jayapataka Swami-1
Hare Krishna Jayapataka Swami,
Obeisances. All Glories to Srila
Your disinclination to submit a
statement in connection with the mysterious circumstances surrounding
the passing of His Divine Grace, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
may appear strategically acquittable to you, but does no such thing
for those investigating the evidence. Although convinced beyond
measure that you will remain silent, hence uncommitted, your
constant presence at the deathbed of His Divine Grace in 1977, involves
you directly in the allegations of poisoning made by the deceased, the
poison 'whispers', the poison conversations, negligence to report
the same to medical authorities and/or Law Enforcement. Ergo,
conspiring to keep secret a (possible) homicide in progress, and after
Having briefly outlined our reasons for
making contact, we would like to point out that you have not been
singled out as a target for inquiry. Bhakti Caru Swami has
also been contacted. But even at the expense of having his name and
reputation tarnished via International exposure, has refused to answer
even the most basic questions, which, for any innocent party, would have
been effortless. Our letter to him is accessible on www.b-i-f.com .
Should you follow Bhakti Caru Swami's lead in choosing to pretentiously
ignore the work being done to effectually bring matters to a
conclusion, we will be forced to email this letter/questionnaire out to
devotees, media, and Life Members, and upload the same with your
bio/ photograph onto the internet where it will hang long after your
Along with these objectives
presented for your reflection, we put before you, and in the event of
your failing to comply, before the world, the first of our
questionnaires to you, Jayapataka Swami.
Questions re. The
Poisoning of Srila Prabhupada
Attn: JAYAPATAKA SWAMI-1
Firstly, and of grave concern, we draw your attention
to audio tape T-46/B, or BBT publication- Conversations with Srila
Prabhupada, Vol. 36, p391. On the tape, we hear Bhakti Caru Swami
very clearly saying (Bengali) to Krishna Das Babaji Maharaja: "Aro
ek deen pora asho", after which your voice can be heard
for a ...(indistinct).". Then, we hear
Srila Prabhupada say in a high pitched voice, "To
We have sent T-46 to the same forensic analyst who
worked on the "Nixon Tapes", and are currently awaiting results.
1) What were you saying to His Divine
Grace in connection with poison that caused him to raise his voice in
Throughout the discussions concerning Srila
Prabhupada's wish to go on "parikrama" (T-45/46.
Con. Vol 36, p 369-391), you showed yourself to be in agreement. Here
are some of your quotes:
a) The kaviraja said....he said that even a healthy
cow, if it's kept locked up inside of a room, then it will
b) This kaviraja assures that by taking a little milk
frequently during the day...
c) Which holy places you would like to visit, Srila
d) You are very famous, Srila Prabhupada, wherever you
go there will be crowds of people to have your darsana.
e) I'll be back to say that you defy all medical
f) ...if you feel any pain or experience any
difficulty, then we can bring you back.
Then, after the quotes transcribed above, we hear you
say to Srila Prabhupada- "Poisoning for
We then hear Srila Prabhupada ask- "To
me?" after which we hear no more from you. There
is a break in recording, and then we hear Tamal Krishna Swami (who
claims to have met with some devotees) make a speech to Srila
Prabhupada which ends with: "...So
why are we throwing everything out the window, that we must go
tomorrow? I cannot understand". Then
Srila Prabhupada says: "I cannot refuse
all your requests".
2) Were you in the meeting where everyone
changed their minds and voted to request His Divine Grace not to go on
3) Why did you change your mind and accept what
Tamal Krishna thought best, and against the expressed wish of His
4) Who/what caused you to change your
5) You were present when Srila Prabhupada
said if he went on parikrama he would be cured, why did you choose to
6) You heard Srila Prabhupada say if he didn't
go on parikrama a 'Ravana' would kill him. You were there. What
do you think he was talking about?
You heard Tamal Krishna say to Srila Prabhupada- "Now
you have to choose which suicide" . You
were there. What do you think he was talking about?
When Srila Prabhupada was asked how he had received
information about his poisoning, he said- "Ye
saab friends". Meaning, those who were in the room at the
time, were discussing his poisoning. You were in the room along
with Tamal Krishna and Bhakti Caru Swamis:
7) Were you discussing the poisoning?
8) Who, if not you, was discussing the
9) If you were not involved, and did not hear
the discussions, how do you think it possible that Srila Prabhupada
overheard the discussions?
10) Did you believe Srila Prabhupada when he
said that he had heard those present (All
these friends) discussing his poisoning?
In the letter to Bhakti Caru Swami, we have asked a
number of questions that also apply to you; a perspective witness.
We will now present to you the same facts we presented him, before
asking you some fundamental questions that beg answers.
Here are the facts:
Kaviraja: "Yeh Maharaja, yeh
kotha aap kaise bola aaj ki koi bola hi ki poison diya hai?........"
Kaviraja: "Dekhye, bat yeh
hai, ki koi rakshas ne diyo ho."....
Kaviraja: "Yeh bolte hai to
isme kuch na kuch satya he. Isme koi sandeha nahin."....
"Someone gave him poison here!"
Tamala Krsna: Srila Prabhupada,
Sastriji says that there must be some truth to it if you say that.
So who is it that has
Tamal Krsna: "Prabhupada
was thinking that someone had poisoned him."
Bhakticaru: "He said that when
Srila Prabhupada was saying that (He was being poisoned) THERE MUST
BE SOME TRUTH
asked Srila Prabhupada later what was the cause of his mental
Prabhupada disclosed his thoughts that someone
has poisoned him." TKG's
Here are the questions:
11) Do you concede that Srila Prabhupada (and everyone
in the room) WAS THINKING SOMEONE HAD POISONED
HIM, or not?
Bhakti Caru Swami has written to us saying: "As a matter of
fact, when we heard His Divine Grace speaking in that way, we
12) Were you also worried.. Why/Why not?
13) Why didn't you alert the authorities to a
possible homicide in progress, or after the fact?
14) Who decided against informing Law
Enforcement/pathology? Was it you?
15) May we have the names of those who decided not to
investigate Srila Prabhupada's plaint?
Here are some more facts:
SP: No, these kind of symptoms are seen when a man is
poisoned. He said like that, not that I am poisoned.
TK: Did anyone tell you that or you know it from before? (Know
what from before...that he was NOT POISONED?)
SP: I read something, (Read
what...that he was NOT POISONED?)
TK: Ah, I see. That's why actually we cannot allow anyone
to cook for you. (Why would Tamal
Krishna want to stop "anyone"
from cooking for SP, unless
he believed in the poisoning as a reality?)
Here's what the kaviraja had to say:
"Look, this is the thing, that maybe some rakshasa gave him
poison". (...the kaviraja also believed in the
"If he says (that he has been poisoned) there must be some
truth to it. There's no doubt". (So, there is
doubt in the mind of Srila Prabhupada's attending doctor.)
Bhakti Caru Swami and Tamal Krishna Goswami believed:
"He's saying that someone gave him poison".
Krishna: "Prabhupada was thinking that someone had
Krishna: "That was the mental distress?"
It appears that Srila
Prabhupada, Bhakti Caru Swami, Tamal Krishna Goswami, and the
Kaviraja, are all convinced in the
poisoning as a fact. Now
Maharaja, in light of the evidence presented above, we ask you:-
16) Do you accede that
His Divine Grace had apprised you (et al) of his poisoning?
17) Do you concede that everyone there attested
to the fact?
18) Considering the evidence- why did you enter
into a conspiracy to keep the evidence hidden?
19) Why have you not entered a statement to clarify
your position on this matter?
20) Why did you instruct your disciple to publish
a book of deception (Not That I am Poisoned) only after the
discovered, and to protect you and your confederacy
21) Do you or don't you accept the 'not that I am
poisoned' excerpt, behind which you have hidden for four
be a distortion of the truth?
22) Do you actually believe, in view of the
revelations, that twenty years of silence by YOU and your
does not in fact betray a concerted
effort to cover-up a murder conspiracy?
Further, on an occasion in Mayapur, Srila Prabhupada
discovered two poisonous snakes in his room. When he
called out, you were the first one to dash into his room.
In your explanation for rushing up the stairs and being first
into Srila Prabhupada's room, you said you had heard
Srila Prabhupada call to you in your heart. Could you
please elaborate on the story for us. We are very
interested in this special spiritual bond you shared with
His Divine Grace. But most of all, we are interested in
the details of the story itself. Could you help?
Maharaja, in conclusion, we understand that you are seated on
the "Ministry for the Protection of ISKCON", the
same 'ministry' that published "Not That I am
Poisoned"; a book that lied and cheated to protect
you and your confederacy from suspicions of murder. Now,
after only a little digging, we find you and Bhakti Caru
Swami, have never really wandered far from crime or the
criminal element. For example- the horrible, and yet to
be exposed child abuse in Mayapur, happened directly under the
jurisdiction of you and your old buddy, Bhakti Caru
Swami. And, once again we find you two in the
chiaroscuro, working overtime to broom damning
evidence of perversion and predation under a non-secular
Additionally, there are many- an inordinate number- of ISKCON
confirmed and alleged paedophiles and child abusers who are
disciples of Bhakti Caru Swami. And, he has done what he
has always done when finding it in his interest to do so, and
that is to turn the other way, even in the face of credible
evidence against the accused. There is one case where a person
whom a Child Protection Office panel determined had illicit
sexual contact, including intercourse, with at least one
underage girl (beginning when she was 12 and continuing for
several years), was a major contributor to the Bhakti Caru
profile/fund. Even after the official decision on the
case, Bhakti Caru would reside at the home of this person,
support and defend him, etc. Under the circumstances even a
pig would walk away, but you Swamis appear to attract criminal
depravity, and defend it. Then there was the case of
YOUR secretary who was caught in aggressive homosexual
activity. The Mayapur Administrative Council, about 2-3 years
ago, voted to ban him from the property, or some such
sanctions. But you, Jayapataka Maharaja, overrode
the ban. You said that as GBC, you had authority over
the Administrative Council. As a result, the sanctions
placed on YOUR secretary were thrown out, and his services
were retained by you. This behaviour is considered
unconscionable even among hogs and dogs.
Devotees and public are yet unaware of the diabolic activity
that has been ongoing in Mayapur, and directly under your
management. The world's attention is focussed on
the ISKCON child abuse case in America, but the horrible abuse
that has taken place in Mayapur, and hidden by YOU for all
these years, is yet unknown. However the truth is about
to surface, and when it does, it will show you to be a sinister
personality who has never exposed a single felon to legal
process, and who is capable of keeping the darkest secrets.
In the vain hope that you will appreciate the importance of
cooperating with us in this investigation,
Bhaktivedanta Investigation Force