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Re: REQUEST : Hare Krishna Group

Posted By Vivek Sadananda Pai (vivek@cs.rice.edu)
3 Jan 1997 16:37:51 GMT

In article <ghenE3EvBF.772@netcom.com>,
Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <rbalasub@ecn.purdue.edu> wrote:
[...]
>This "hindu"
>definition will then be used to divert attention. Frequently people don't
>know much about Hindusim and get sidetracked, as intended.
[...]
>Note that direct disciples of Prabhupada, like Kirtanananda have been
>convicted of racketeering.

Not trying to divert attention yourself, eh, Ramakrishnan?

Pot. Kettle. Black.

>It's no use asserting that he was not in ISKCON when it
>happened. The fact is that he was doing these things when he was in ISKCON
>and the organisation jettisoned him to avoid negative publicity, at the
>last minute.

You make quite the historian. He was kicked out in 1986, and his
guilty plea was in 1996, a full decade after his expulsion. In other
words, ISKCON took action against him well before the government had a
case against him. Ten years hardly qualifies as "the last minute".

>So there's no point in asserting ad nauseam about the
>"regulative principles".

Let's see - Srila Prabhupada had about 5000 direct disciples, and
you've mentioned one who didn't follow his instructions. There are
others, of course, but I fail to see what this has to do with
anything. That they didn't follow the teachings of Srila Prabhupada is
not in debate.

Would you care to point me to any organization where every person has
followed all of the teachings? If one doesn't exist, then it seems
that you have some bone to pick here rather than a real point to make.

Or, perhaps you just wanted to divert attention.

-Vivek

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