Whenever I hear about these rules I wonder how there are so many stories of sex scandals in ISKCON? They have been accused of abusing children in their organization's branches in different countries. There have been many charges for child abuse and they managed to declare those branches bankrupt and pay a minimal sum to those victims and their families. There will be many more people and children who have been abused and didn't go public because of shame or similar reasons.
Everybody knows however that in this sect, where sex is nearly forbidden, people have most sex. There have been a lot of rumors about homosexuality among devotees, both lower and higher in their hierarchy. Lately there has been a lot of talk about prostitution among members of the organization, especially here in Vrindavan.
Many of the sect's devotees have come to India from former countries of the Soviet Union where the economic situation is bad, where they don't find a job and cannot earn their living. They have joined the Hare Krishna movement as they can do chanting and service there in exchange for food and sometimes board. With the cover of spirituality and religiosity, they come to Vrindavan, show themselves as devotees and soon find another quick and easy way to earn money: prostitution.
We have heard from local people that this is the situation of many female devotees. Some rich Indian people who are looking for paid sex like women with fair skin and don't mind to pay a bit more for having sex with foreigners. And many guesthouses and Ashrams are available on rent to provide place for some hours for a low amount of rupees.
You can have really funny conversations with such devotees. Ask them what they do.
'I do Bhakti', which means as much as doing service or having devotion.
But what do you live from, how do you survive?
'The universe provides!'
So which activities does this Bhakti include?
'We are doing social work'.
Okay, social work! And of what kind?
'We just try to make others happy and fulfill their wishes'.
It is really a virtue, wanting to keep others happy. And if you earn some money by fulfilling other peoples' wishes, everybody is happy!
It is not any wonder that the sect tells everybody to cut their ties with their family and friends because they might oppose such a development of one of their loved ones.
Unfortunately this is what is going on now in our Vrindavan. It is sad to see but it is what is connected with sects such as this one. And there are several organizations with different names but the same rules. They are founded by former members of ISKCON who either did not like the bad name ISKCON got with all their 'social work' or who became ambitious and wanted to be a Guru of their own with their own sect. They are like small ISKCON groups with the same principles, only with different names and Gurus.
I can only warn people of joining this sect and advise everyone to stay away from any organization similar to this one.
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From: "Padmagarbha dasa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: cult antics
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:03:02 GMT
BIF: New Delhi, Oct 11, 2012 (IANS) "Today, Oct 11, is the UN's first International Day of the Girl Child. For its first observance, this year's day focuses on child marriage, which is a fundamental human rights violation and impacts all aspects of a girl's life."
"Child marriage is not a solution to protecting girls from sexual crimes including rape. In fact, child marriage denies a girl of her childhood, disrupts her education, limits her opportunities, increases her risk to be a victim of violence, jeopardizes her health and, therefore, constitutes an obstacle to the achievement of nearly every Millennium Development Goal and the development of healthy communities," the letter stressed.
"There is an urgent need to raise awareness on the negative consequences of child marriage for girls and for society as a whole, " the letter said, adding the UN "re-affirms its commitment to working hand in hand with the Government of India to deliver a multi sectoral response to addressing child marriage, including strengthening law enforcement, investing in the education of girls and giving them skills to become economically empowered."
The letter was jointly signed by Frederika Meijer, Country Representative, UN Population Fund (UNFPA); Louis-Georges Arsenault, representative, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); Anne Stenhammer, Regional Programme Director, UN Women, South Asia Sub Regional Office; and Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, Director, UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan.
20. Pg, in his abusive stumble to support a cultist who has run through wives like Henry VIII, fails to note two significant facts- a) Being married and chaste to just one man in the iskcon cult is another Hare hallucination- b) Legislated laws already exist in America, and the law says- The LEGAL AGE of CONSENT across the United States of America (yes, girls are protected) has been set between SIXTEEN and EIGHTEEN years of age. Violation of the statute is punishable under-Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), statutory rape, carnal knowledge of a minor, and corruption of a minor.
FYI. The criminal offense of statutory rape is committed when an adult sexually penetrates a person who, under the law, is incapable of consenting to sex. Minors and physically and mentally incapacitated persons are deemed incapable of consenting to sex under rape statutes in all states. These persons are considered deserving of special protection because they are especially vulnerable due to their youth or condition.
Most legislatures include statutory rape provisions in statutes that punish a number of different types of sexual assault. Statutory rape is different from other types of rape in that force and lack of consent are not necessary for conviction. A defendant may be convicted of statutory rape even if the complainant explicitly consented to the sexual contact and no force was used by the actor. By contrast, other rape generally occurs when a person overcomes another person by force and without the person's consent.
Mr Cult Froggy
BV Tirtha Maharaj
He was performing an "exorcism" (like, since when do they do that kinda shit) on 2 YOUNG sisters, they were naked, and he started massaging their bodies with oil and put his fingers in their privates. They are still deciding on what to do with the filthy bastard (yeah, like you need to decide, the logical and best thing to do is strip him of all authority and title, and hand him over to the police and let them deal with the piece of shit) There was all sorts of wild rumors going around (all of which are probably true) so one of their other "sinyassis" took it upon himself to write a public letter on FB. It reads as follows:
Dear Maharajas, Prabhus and Didis, please accept my dandavat pranams.
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
An increasing number of devotees in our sanga are becoming aware that our dear BV Tirtha Maharaja was involved in an unfortunate incident about a month ago in Europe. Most of our sannyasis are presently preaching all over the world, so there has been no opportunity to collectively discuss the situation in a formal manner. Therefore, as yet, no resolutions have been passed and no official communication has been issued. A meeting has been scheduled for 25th October in Vrindavan. This has left room in the meantime for all kinds of speculation and wild rumors; arguments are being exchanged, unfortunately along with offenses. On the Internet recently, so much has been said. I therefore feel compelled to write this letter, in order to help clarify the situation. This is not an official paper.
Besides his wonderful qualities and outstanding service, our BV Tirtha Maharaja seems to be afflicted with a weakness which, unfortunately, has caused him difficulty in the past. Some years ago, Srila Gurudeva dealt personally with the situation and commented that 'the witch of wanting to touch a woman's body has been following him for a long time.'
Unfortunately Maharaja's weakness has again manifested. In the process of exorcising one young woman from ghosts, he proceeded to massage both her and her sister's naked bodies with oil and touched them in very inappropriate ways. They froze in shock and passively allowed him to continue believing this was part of the exorcism.
These two girls are now traumatized because they had faith and respect in him as a spiritual authority. They are Srila Gurudeva's daughters and naturally deserve and expect justice and respect.
After denying it at first - accusing both the girls and his personal servant of lying and claiming himself to be a victim of politics - Maharaja finally admitted his misbehavior, and asked for help. He then shortened his tour and flew back to India, wherefrom he wrote a letter of apology to the two young ladies and their family.
This time, Srila Gurudeva is not physically here to deal with this painful situation. All the senior devotees are so sorry and concerned, and we wish to address this issue in the best interests of everyone involved, included our BV Tirtha Maharaja. The Gita verse api cet suduracaro is of course in everyone's mind. But what are the repercussions of his fall-down for the sanga at large, for his disciples, and for the conduct of the upcoming Vrajamandala parikrama? All this has only been discussed in informal meetings or private conversations by various senior devotees, and will be thoroughly addressed in the meeting on the 25th.
I am therefore begging everyone to avoid speculating, spreading rumors, or becoming involved in making or hearing offensive accusations. After the meeting on the 25th (Oct. 2012) an official paper will be released. If anything I have written hurts your feelings and convictions, please forgive me.
Jai Sri Sri Guru and Guaranga!!!
I hope your preaching is going well.
Please forgive me for any offenses I make, I am just an ignorant materialist, completely fallen soul...
I humbly suggest that the details be left out (oil message, naked, etc), it just doesn't seem necessary to describe such details...its disturbing to the mind, and seems to be appropriate uddipan to commit aparad and for mental masturbation...i am not for or against the publication of this letter, this is your free will and right to express yourself, I only just humbly request that you edit the explicit details out for the welfare of any readers...when I think of Nitya lila pravista Om Sri Srimad Bhakti Promod Puri Godwami Maharaj, Sri Srimad Bhakti Sri-rupa Siddhanti Gosvami Maharaj, and our Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva's harikatha that i have heard or read, i just cant fathom that they would condone such description.
Once again please forgive me for any offense I may have made in this comment, my intention is not ill, I have so much respect for you and admiration for your preaching and Guruseva.
aspiring to serve Sri Hari, Guru, and Vaishnavas,
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada
October 17 at 2:32pm · 1