Sulocana, Chakradara, Nataipada, Catur Bahu, and others (like the unnamed bodies in the unmarked graves at New Vrndavana) were murdered.  Sulocana and Chakradara were positively murdered by their Godbrothers, in conspiracy.  The others murders are in the cold case files with no further investigations going on.  A few months after Sulocana's murder,  Sulocana’s three year old son, Nimai, drowned mysteriously in a lake at New Vrndavana.  Nimai never went near the water.  Shortly after Chakradari's murder, his infant son was found suffocated in an abandoned refrigerator at New Vrndavana. Jadurani, Adridharan, and many other devotees have been beaten by their Godsisters and Godbrothers for defying ISKCON policies. And there have been all kinds of threats, from “breaking your fingers” to “please refrain from such blaspheme or? else like Sisupala you may commit the 100th offense and have your head taken off like others in the past that have taken Vaisnava Aparadha lightly.”  Several devotees have died or “vanished” under suspicious circumstances.  Taru Das and Visnujana Swami just disappeared.  Todd Schenker was found with a bullet in his brain.  Randal Gorby, an FBI informant, had his house blown up the day after Tirtha das was arrested.  There was an open gas line in his house when he lit a cigarette.  Recently Aindra das died from a gas explosion in his room in Vrndavana, India.  He lit a match.  The accident happened just days before the release of his book, which slams ISKCON leadership.  ISKCON insists the timing was coincidental.  Aindra’s body was cremated quickly after the incident.  In India, investigations are a joke.
 
Was Srila Prabhupada poisoned by his closest disciples, in 1977, Vrndavana, India?  There was no investigation, as the chief murder suspect felt there was no need for one.  (Mahasana Das- "The Seeds of Violence)
 
Violence, history reveals, is an efficacious option for Iskcon's Governing Body Commission. (GBC).  From everyday threats, to one- on-one bashings by GBC empowered goons, and onto the protection of pedophiles, homosexual gurus, frauds, cheaters and murderers, the GBC has managed to cover its criminal involvement from the secular world, and deviously use Iskcon legislated law, enforced by zonal secretaries and GBC appointed gurus, via ad hoc committees, to quash concerns of devotees. 
 
MURDER
 
Free of any comeuppance, criminals within the Iskcon infrastructure, wander at large and unchecked.  What to speak of retribution for crime, an absurdity exists within Iskcon wherein culprits, when detected, are given stations even higher than what they occupied when first exposed.  A cardinal example of this outré can be seen in the rise-and-rise of Radanatha Swami:
 
http://www.harekrsna.org/gbc/black/radanath.htm
 
It is a shocking truth that Radanath 'Swami' has been identified, by the perpetrators, as the contractor in the murder of Sulochan das (Steve Bryant).  It is not that someone had a vendetta against this Iskcon GBC endorsed Guru/ GBC/ Officer-for-Life, the truth of his involvement as abridger in the murder, is a matter of fact.  Yet, the Iskcon GBC, has given him the position of GBC and representative in the legal wranglings against Bangalore's Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra mandir.  Between the time of his involvement in Bryant's murder and current times, Radhanath Swami has amassed millions in financial loot, and grows evermore virulent under the protective wing of the Iskcon GBC.
 
 
CHILD ABUSE
 
When the massive child abuse case was made public, we at BIF, contacted the Iskcon lawyer- Gupta das, and asked him why it was that the perpetrators were not being pursued and dealt with by secular law.  He told us- "This is just the first round," implying that there would be further 'rounds' wherein the predators would be exposed to retribution.  We are still waiting for the next 'round', while the molesters and abusers remain hidden within Iskcon, eating drinking and dancing with their protectors in the GBC, and giving 'sadhu sanga' to the unwary, and to their children. 
 
While the child-abuse case was being enacted within a 'Chapter Eleven Code' smoke and mirrors legal strategy by Iskcon, BIF had agents within Iskcon's Child Protection Office (CPO), telling us that other cover-ups were ongoing and current at the Bhaktivedanta Gurukula Village (BGV), Mayapur, India:
 
"Although the investigation was not considered (by the investigators themselves) to be comprehensive, being subject to time and resource. the J/11 report portrayed a disgusting scenario of widespread sexual abuse involving force, coercion, intimidation and fear. It revealed that 'repeated homosexual attacks' were perpetrated by 11 identified abusers on more than two-dozen victims.   The report left no room for doubt as to the predatory nature of the attacks."
 
When the Principal of the school, Bhaktividya Purna Swami (BVPS), under whose tutelage and administration these foul and ungodly happenings were occurring, was notified of the findings, he pooh-poohed the report by saying that he would not accept the rampant homosexuality and predation under his management to be perpetrator/victim related.  Meaning that there was no real reason for concern as these were just one of incidents.  As a result the eleven perpetrators were never exposed to secular law, reprimanded or medically treated / counseled for their sickness.  Even so, the fact that the CPO had used its powers to bring to light such matters and thereby embarrass a swami, one of the GBC's very own, the CPO was revamped and its Chief Executive Officer replaced.  Today, we hear not a peep from the CPO, or of any incidents from the BGV, which, not all that long ago, had a ..."..disgusting scenario of widespread sexual abuse involving force, coercion, intimidation and fear..."  Isn't it amazing how the GBC, by changing staff at the Child Protection Office, has accomplished what corrective institutions around the globe could not, e.g, stop predators from re-offending ? 
 
And after all the dust on the child abuse case has settled, we ask our readers to spare a thought for those poor village boys in India, who came to study and to serve in Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON.  Do you actually believe they were not victimized and sodomised by GBC protected pedophiles and homosexuals?  Where is their day in court?  Where is their compensation for acts perpetrated on their hearts and souls?  Has Iskcon taken a body count in India with the intention of compensating for wrongs perpetrated by their twisted Officers-for- Life in the Indian sub-continent?  The American victims were put through hell for some miserly monies, but the Indian count of victims will never see the light of day, and that is the sad truth.
 
On our web site, there is also evidence of money laundering, thievery, pedophilia, poisoning, and many more exposes yet to hit our screen.  All of these contribute to the development of criminality and violence that exists, and has been so, within the Iskcon matha since its beginnings, and most certainly after the departure of His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
 
Thank You for your attention.  We will now hand you over to Mahasana Prabhu, for some memories and insights into early ISKCON:
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                       The Seeds of Violence – by Mahasana dasa
 
Chatur Bahu dasa was the co-president of New Orleans and was an assistant in the Mississippi "painting business" of Jayapataka's zone.  He ran a little painting shop in New Orleans and he was trying to "make a secret deal with the GBC leaders" over some expose he was working on.  The last thing he wrote in his diary was:  "I am going to blow the lid off of ISKCON."
 
So perhaps the painting business was a front for a drug business or who knows what, but he was then found murdered -- throat slashed from ear to ear, hands tied behind his back, sitting in a chair in his shop when a "temple devotee" asked his wife to go into the shop (they knew he was dead in there, so they sent her in there to "freak her out" and make her too scared to protest).
Police then agreed, it was "an inside job"…
 
from:   http://www.harekrsna.org/gbc/black/Chatur-Bahu.htm
 
When I read the above passage, I thought about what ISKCON was, and what it has become.
 
It was 1979.  The San Diego temple, New Govardhana, was under siege by a gang of thugs called “The Rats.”  The Rats were a neo-Nazi group connected to Tom Metzger, the leader of the W.A.R. (White Aryan Resistance) movement, situated in Oceanside, CA.  During the day, the Rats would shoot pellets at the devotee children, and at night, armed with baseball bats and double-edged axes, they would beat on the back of the temple, harassing the brahmacaris inside.
 
At that time I was the bhakta director.  Being a householder, I slept with my family, across the street from the temple, and not with the brahmacaris.  I slept with a metal pipe by my side.
 
Because of the threat to the temple and to the devotees, Ramesvara Swami, the Zonal Guru, met with Badrinarayana dasa, the San Diego Temple President, and promised to send some Los Angeles ksatriyas to help us out.  The situation was serious because the San Diego police gave us no protection, leaving us vulnerable to the Rats.
 
As luck would have it, Ramesvara sent the ksatriyas earlier than expected.  Four ksatriyas arrived at the temple late in the evening, and, the moment they got out of their car, some Rats threw a bottle at them.  Perfect timing.  The ksatriyas jumped back in their car and chased the Rats to a park where the whole gang was hanging out.  The ksatriyas decided to come back to the temple and prepare for battle.  They put on football gear (helmets, knee and shoulder pads, elbow protectors, and chest protectors) and armed themselves with wooden shields and clubs.  The ksatriyas had handguns too, but kept them hidden in their car.  Then, they set a Rat trap.  In the back of the temple, they placed two dumpsters about 100 feet apart and out of the alleyway itself.  Hiding behind the dumpsters, they waited for the Rats to come.
 
Three carloads and two motorcycles of Rats soon drove down the alley looking for trouble.  When the Rats were in just the right spot, the ksatriyas pushed the dumpsters into the alley and boxed the Rats in.  Then Mother Durga Devi took over…
 
Meanwhile the temple devotees were in deep pre-mangala arotika sleep.  I awoke to car wheels squealing and people screaming.  With my heart pounding, I grabbed my pipe and headed out the door towards the temple, not knowing what to expect. 
 
My four year old daughter, awakened by the commotion, was crying and shaking.  She looked terrified.  My wife was crying too.
 
As I rounded the side of the temple, a devotee stopped me and said, “Get rid of the pipe!”  Another devotee had his hands in the air.  The police had nearly shot him for aiming a pellet gun in their direction.
 
The back alley itself was brightly lit with car headlights and police spotlights.  The Rats were yelling at the police, “They attacked us.”  The Rats, numbering a dozen or so, had the living shit kicked out of them by the ksatriyas.  Some of the Rats were bloody and one had a broken arm.  An open, jeep-type vehicle had the windshield smashed.  Although the Rats were complaining to the police that they had been attacked, it was obvious that they were the aggressors, because, they were behind our temple and outnumbered the devotees three to one.  The Rats were shocked and bewildered by the outcome of the fight.  Those mellow devotees in skirts weren’t so mellow after all.
 
I knew all four ksatriyas.  One was very well built.  He was the only survivor of a Vietcong ambush.  He had the reputation of being a “gangbuster.”  He was the toughest ksatriya.  Another ksatriya was (and is) a close friend.  He is a fearless devotee with a generous heart and a sastric mind.  The third ksatriya was a martial arts technician.  A clean cut, well mannered guy.  He was famous for placing his heel on the face of the lobster man at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.  The lobster man, a big mouthed bully, had been hassling the sankirtana girls for months.  It is said that the lobster man challenged this devotee and got laid out with one kick.  The fourth ksatriya was the “gentle giant” who knew how to handle himself.  He and I made good friends after we had both left ISKCON.  He had a small wife and they were a close couple.  His name was Catur Bahu.
 
The ksatriyas stayed at the San Diego temple for a couple of weeks to give us protection.  During their stay they were once surrounded at Pacific Beach by the Rats, armed with double-edged axes and seeking revenge;  but the cops came on the scene just in time and broke up the potential fight.  The ksatriyas had no weapons and were really in danger that day.  Such was the atmosphere in San Diego.  It was Dodge City. 
 
After the ksatriyas left San Diego for LA, things quieted down for a while.  It was an uneasy moratorium.  The ksatriyas had put the Rats on notice.  I wondered when the Rats were going to figure out that the ksatriyas had left.
 
During the lull in violence, I moved into the brahmacari asrama and recruited a few new bhaktas.  To that point, the San Diego temple had no muscle at all.  Our men were the stereotypical brahmanas, competing to see who could memorize the most verses and get by on the least sleep.  Fortunately, Krsna sent us some new men, and some of them were tough guys, who took over where the ksatriyas left off. 
 
One was bhakta Buck, a small muscular guy who had been the leader of a motorcycle gang.  He bragged that he had shot a cop.  Another was Bhakta Walter, a 6 foot 7 inch black guy, who was an amateur boxer.  A third was Bhakta Victor.  Victor wasn’t allowed to live in the brahmacari asrama because, during his entry interview, he talked about being able to travel back and forth to the moon on “moonbeam smoke.”  Yudhisthira dasa, a Ramasvara initiate, came on board somewhere around this time.  He was quick with his hands and had a fiery temper.  Then there was Bhakta Mitch, a long time friend of the devotees who wound up guarding the temple at night.  Mitch was an easy-going guy who we all suspected smoked pot.  It puzzled me why he wanted to be a guard.  Last to join our mini-army was Bhakta Dan, a short, older, stocky, balding guy who rode a motor scooter.  Dan moved into the temple after a fight with his wife.  He knew San Soo karate and taught classes at Balboa Park.  We nicknamed him, “Bhakta Dan the San Soo Man.”  He was expert at martial arts and agreed to train our men, so I set up an area in a garage and Dan taught karate classes there.  I remember him doing karate “windmills” during kirtana while the rest of us did “The Swami.”
 
The martial arts classes lasted until one of the trainees broke his foot in practice.  Gunagrahi dasa, the former bhakta director and former temple president, who had recently taken sannyasa and was driving a motor home all over southern U.S.A., sent a message to stop the classes.  I wanted the classes to continue, but Guna trumped me.  As a blind uncle is better than no uncle, we employed our half-trained min-army to guard the temple.
 
Things stayed relatively quiet with the Rats until Badrinarayana left for India and put me in charge of the temple.  I was the “acting President” as I had no power but was supposed to make sure things happened.  Badri had barely driven out of sight when a carload of Rats drove by the front of the temple and threw a bottle.  They liked throwing things.  I was still standing on the sidewalk, having just bid farewell to Badri.  I felt a lump in my stomach and I knew my two weeks as the substitute San Diego temple President were going to be rough.
 
Round two with the Rats came in just a few days.  Our mini-army was sleeping on the roof over the kitchen in the back of the temple, in case the Rats came by.  It was around midnight when they paid us their next visit.  A carload of Rats, driving through our infamous back alley, tossed a Molotov cocktail on the temple roof.  Immediately Yudhisthira jumped up and, at full speed, ran off the kitchen roof and onto the pavement in hot pursuit.  However he only managed to take a few more steps when he was overcome with pain.  He had shattered his heel.  Since then, he has walked with a limp.
 
A couple of days later, while chanting japa outside the temple, I noticed a car parked down the alley with two men in it.  Since I was the “acting” temple president,  I decided to check it out.  Approaching the passenger, I said, “Hi, what are you fellows up to?  Is there anything I can help you with?”  My service for years had been book distribution so approaching people was natural for me.  They were both in suits and looked serious.  The man on the passenger side pulled out his wallet, flashed a badge, and said, “We’re with Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.”  He put his wallet away and continued, “You know, you have some pretty tough cookies guarding your temple.  One of them has a murder rap.”
 
Stunned, I asked, “Who?
 
The ATF agent, avoiding my question, continued, “We have been watching your place for a while.  We are after the guys that threw a firebomb on your roof.  The same people threw a bomb through the front window of a bar.” Later, I learned it was a gay bar that had been attacked.
 
“You know,” he added, “If these guys bomb your temple again, you can reciprocate, and we will look the other way.”
 
Knowing that one of our guards sat up at night with a shotgun, I inquired, “Does that mean that if they attack us again, one of our guards can use a shotgun to protect the temple?”  I wanted to be specific.
 
He answered, “Yes,” and turned his back to me.  That ended our conversation.
 
The next day,  the ATF officers were gone and I never saw them again.  Bhakta Victor was gone, too.
 
The Rats didn’t come by the temple anymore and I assumed their gang activity, which extended beyond the San Diego temple, had caught up with them.  Also, in the news at this time, was the murder of two Muslim students.  They had been shot, execution style.  They were found tied to a pole on one of the San Diego beaches.  Since the Rats were connected to Tom Metzger, and Metzger was the “leader” of the racist W.A.R. movement, my guess is that Metzger was behind the murders, and, with the ATF on the hunt, Metzger instructed the Rats to lay low.
 
After this, there was a calm in San Diego, and, within a year, I moved to Los Angeles.
 
I suspect that this scene played out at many other temples.  With little or no police protection, we did what we had to do.  Violence and violent people became an integral part of ISKCON temple life.  We used violence to protect the devotees against the demons, or so we justified.  Violence can be like the surgeon’s knife, when used properly. Unfortunately, when Srila Prabhupada passed away, materialistic gurus took over ISKCON.  Devotees protecting devotees morphed into devotees attacking devotees and the seed of dark violence was sewn.  The transition from licit to illicit violence was smooth and invisible.  The surgeon’s knife became the butcher’s knife.  Devotees who “got in the way” became “demons” and were punished.
 
Sulocana, Chakradara, Nataipada, Catur Bahu, and others (like the unnamed bodies in the unmarked graves at New Vrndavana) were murdered.  Sulocana and Chakradara were positively murdered by their Godbrothers, in conspiracy.  The others murders are in the cold case files with no further investigations going on.  A few months after Sulocana's murder,  Sulocana’s three year old son, Nimai, drowned mysteriously in a lake at New Vrndavana.  Nimai never went near the water.  Shortly after Chakradari's murder, his infant son was found suffocated in an abandoned refrigerator at New Vrndavana. Jadurani, Adridharan, and many other devotees have been beaten by their Godsisters and Godbrothers for defying ISKCON policies. And there have been all kinds of threats, from “breaking your fingers” to “please refrain from such blaspheme or? else like Sisupala you may commit the 100th offense and have your head taken off like others in the past that have taken Vaisnava Aparadha lightly.”  Several devotees have died or “vanished” under suspicious circumstances.  Taru Das and Visnujana Swami just disappeared.  Todd Schenker was found with a bullet in his brain.  Randal Gorby, an FBI informant, had his house blown up the day after Tirtha das was arrested.  There was an open gas line in his house when he lit a cigarette.  Recently Aindra das died from a gas explosion in his room in Vrndavana, India.  He lit a match.  The accident happened just days before the release of his book, which slams ISKCON leadership.  ISKCON insists the timing was coincidental.  Aindra’s body was cremated quickly after the incident.  In India, investigations are a joke.
 
Was Srila Prabhupada poisoned by his closest disciples, in 1977, Vrndavana, India?  There was no investigation, as the chief murder suspect felt there was no need for one.
 
As a rank and file devotee, I was privy to nothing, though I experienced violent people in ISKCON and know that ISKCON devotees feel justified when ordered to use violence.  They take an order from a “guru” as God sent and carry it out without conscience.  Such an order is “absolute” and “transcendental” to mundane right and wrong.  As far as inside information goes… it is guarded like gold in ISKCON.  What secrets are buried in ISKCON?  Only Krsna knows.