The Machiavellian

Hare Krsna Prs.,

Namaste aur Pranam.  All Glories to His Divine Grace.
 
Soon after 14th. Nov. '77, Tamal Krsna Goswami (TKG), distributed copies of  Niccolò Machiavelli's work to his GBC cooperatives. 
 
Jul 08, INDIA (SUN) — With relation to Gadadhara prabhu's "ISKCON Leaders - Followers of Machiavelli" article, it should be noted that when the 1977 GBC did their ISKCON takeover, Tamal Krsna Goswami passed out to ALL GBC members this EXACT book, "The Prince." Thus, "officially" since that time (and earlier), the GBC has been working on these Machiavellian principles.
 
For those who are unfamiliar with the works of this fifteenth century political scientist, philosopher and playwright; to say that he was controversial, cruel and dangerous even for his time, would be and understatement.  Yet, those in Tamal Krsna's coterie, never did question why a devotee/guru in ISKCON, and a recognized leader in Sri Chaitanya's Mission, would be a student of a writer whose reputation had birthed the pejorative-'Machiavellian, a misnomer describing someone who deceives and manipulates others for gain.  Not a single recipient of the free copy handed them by TKG is on record as a conscientious objector to this leader's open declaration of affiliation and subjection to the "Art of War", "The Prince" (a manual for acquiring and holding power), and other works of cruel domination and strategic deception.  How could a band of 'Governing Body Commissioners' (GBC), after having read these works, not summate: the philosophy behind Machiavelli's mind-set stems in his awareness of the irony of good results coming from evil actions?  Is ISKCON being administered by a gaggle of geese, or are we to conclude that their tacit accedence was no more than subjuciated anticipation to The Prince's (TKG's) nomination and division of echelon and wealth: ..."But when the guru departs, sadhu and sastra can take on a new import, as those who succeed him become the new interpreters of past precedents, scriptural law, and the new set of circumstances".  (TKG- HKSMU p297).  
 
What members of the GBC would have read in the free copy handed them by TKG, are quotes such as this:

"To retain power, the hereditary prince must carefully maintain the socio-political institutions to which the people are accustomed; whereas a new prince has the more difficult task in ruling, since he must first stabilize his new-found power in order to build an enduring political structure. That requires the prince being a public figure above reproach, whilst privately acting amorally to achieve State goals".

In Tamal Krsna's memoirs, it becomes painfully obvious that this student of Machiavelli, perceived himself as rana tika (heir apparent).  Quotes such as this: 'Indeed Lord Caitanya had given an open order for all to 'become a spiritual master and try to liberate everyone in this land.' But a succession of 'all' is a succession of none,'  were indicative of his burning ambition to rule all, and to do so under the guidance of his true guru- Machiavelli.  Like his true guru, TKG did not dismiss morality, instead he politically defined morality as the criteria for acceptable cruel action if it could be justified for the benefit of advancing ambition in governance.  Selecting carefully those who appeared as moral statesmen, but whose secret lives, weaknesses and perversions, were known to him,: a coalition of the compromised **, TKG acted as Machiavelli had instructed: decisively, swiftly, effectively and in short duration to establish himself, not as a hereditary prince, to which he could lay no claim, but as the new prince:"Tamal Krishna Goswami, the leader of a large number of sannyasis and brahmacari preachers, had insisted that he was now their via media in relating to Prabhupada and expected that his godbrothers follow him absolutely." (HKSMU, 305P, a book written by TKG) . To understand how he proposed implementing his acquired knowledge of governance, which was in contradiction with directives of the Founder and Acarya of ISKCON, we will need to peruse the writings of our protagonist, who is also chief suspect in the poisoning of his predecessor; the murder-for-profit of His Divine Grace, A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.  All the information garnered on this Machiavellian can be viewed for free and/or copy/pasted from our e-book, Judge for Yourself, posted on our web site www.b-i-f.com  
 
**1. Bhavananda Goswami-  Homosexual, child abuser, blackmailed into complicity by TKG.
   2. Sathadanya Maharaja- Child sex rapist, compromised into complicity by TKG.
   3. Bhakti Caru Swam- Weak. Suspect homosexual. Was made guru for his silence, which facilitated the millions he now possesses.
   4. Jayapataka Swami- Known, but uninvestigated homosexual. Suspect co-conspirator in murder-for-profit. Was made guru after the alleged murder. Known as the worlds 'most frequent flier'. Lived the life of a multi millionaire/jet-setter. Now decrepit, awaiting death.
 
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