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Vaischnavebhyo namo namah!

Om Schrila Prabhupadaya namah!

Jaya Schri Krishna-Caitanya, Prabhu Nityananda, Schri Advaita, Gadadhara, Schrivasaadi gaura-bhakta vrinda!

Om Shri Vasudevaya namah!

How did Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada leave his body?

Has A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada poisoned by his own disciples who wanted to become gurus themselves? Here is a German text on the subject. Below this link you will find an English-language text that sheds light on the controversy. Here is a video, a whole book on the subject.

The designer of this website is neither a saint nor a guru. He only recommends knowledge about Krishna (God), which he regards as very useful, as it is conveyed in the Vedic scriptures. I do not belong to any religious institution. Don't trust me, trust Krishna and his authentic representatives.

Should one intend to visit the centers or temples of the International Krishna Consciousness Society (ISKCON) or to become a member, he or she is warned that it is no longer the same institution that Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada founded and founded has built. Before taking such a step, you should find out exactly what is happening in ISKCON today on the Internet, otherwise you can quickly become a victim of clever lies!

Prabhupada's original English books: Here

Prabhupada's German books: here


That both our body and the nature that surrounds us are an intelligent creation becomes apparent to a person who studies the Vedic knowledge and follows the path of love of God as he does in that Bhagavad-gita taught by Krishna herself is easily evident. The Vedas systematically lead one to love the Supreme Lord, who is not only a strict Almighty, but is also affectionately inclined to his devotees. Step by step you can awaken your dormant Krishna consciousness again and develop an intimate relationship with him already in this world and live happily through it. But this relationship is also based on not expecting too much, but always being aware that everything originally comes from the Supreme Lord and that we should not have excessive claims. However, the circumstances in this age are already so difficult that they alone mean renunciation for the people. Therefore, one should not fall into the trap of leading a life that is too renounced, which can lead to bitterness and frustration.


I personally recommend the books of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the seeker, as well as fellowship with people who have already advanced on the spiritual path. Even among them, certainly not everyone should be considered perfect, but those who are already experienced on the spiritual path and who have a sincere desire to serve Krishna can at least point others in the right direction.


Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna movement in the west, once said: Krishna consciousness consists of 80% common sense and 20% bhakti (bhakti is love and devotion to Krishna or his different incarnations)


All texts and contents on this website, unless otherwise indicated, by me, Bernd Zikeli. Imprint see below. I'm just someone who bhakti Tried to develop into Radha-Govinda, but has not yet done one.


Find truth

In search of the absolute one must first understand that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution has been refuted. Newer variants of the theory of evolution are also inconclusive. The evolutionists lack the findings they need to prove an uninterrupted chain of life forms up to man today. Apart from that, there are very numerous finds that contradict the theory of evolution. However, this theory is still preached by the evolutionists even in universities. The evolutionary theorists and their religious community show clear signs of a sect: they deny the countless contradictions of their faith, defame, insult and suppress those who think differently, etc.


In the absence of evolution, the question of the origin of living beings arises. My conclusion is that there is a personal God who created the world and living things. I find the most convincing theology in the Vedas. Krishna's (God's) existence ultimately reveals itself to me not only through logic, but in the heart. But since you don't just want to cling to a sentimental belief, you ask questions and want to know more. It is for this purpose that the Vedas were written down to give a truth seeker the knowledge and instruction necessary to understand Krishna. There is the feminine - Radharani - and the original masculine form of God - Krishna. The goal of life, according to the conclusion of the Vedas, is to develop love for Radharani and Krishna, their incarnations and their pure devotees. This is called bhakti-yoga.


We are not our temporary physical body, but the eternal, conscious soul. We reincarnate from body to body until we are purified enough to enter one of Radha and Krishna's realms. By staying in the womb for nine months, we forget our last life. The Vedas describe the soul as a tiny, atomic part of Krishna, which due to its tiny size always remains dependent on Krishna.


Using a search engine, the terms "evolution theory refuted" and "reincarnation evidence" can be researched and a lot of very helpful information can be found.


Documentary film: Science proves - there is God


Reincarnation: Examples of past life memories verified (click here)

Reincarnation in Christianity

Comment on the otherwise good video above: I don't see any scientific. Proof of man-made climate change. Scientists about it

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Children and adults remember past lives

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Jesus learned in India and his grave in Kashmir (n.-w. India)


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Biologist Prof. Dr. Siegfried Scherer: Evolution - between science and worldview (click here)



Computer scientist Prof. Dr. Werner Gitt on the evolution lie (click here)


Prof. Gitt and Prof. Scherer unfortunately stick to the statements of the Bible. Jesus is recognized by many representatives of the Vedic faith as a holy representative of God, but is not regarded as the only outstanding Son of God. God can send more than just a son or a daughter into the world! Furthermore, Jesus is quoted in John 16.12 with the words: "I still have a lot to tell you, but you cannot bear it now." (According to Luther's translation, digitalized edition from 1912 from; whether Jesus is reliably quoted in the Bible and how authentic the Bible is as a whole, everyone has to find out for himself; this would not be the main focus of this website). I assume that everything that still needs to be said spiritually is in the Vedas, especially in the bhakti-shastri (Vedic scriptures, the bhakti-yoga explain), which would also help any professor to read.



The best known Vedic work is the Bhagavad-Gita (the song of God). Here is a PDF filetheEdition of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in the German translation from 1983 (click). The German editions from 1987 onwards contain regrettable and unauthorized changes by one or the other student of his. These changes have been carried over from the changed English editions from after 1983.

(content on July 18, "16 corrected text)


Here is a link to an Internet site in which you can find numerous books, pictures and songs by the outstanding representative of the bhakti-yoga, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, free download can:, also




The Hare Krishna mantra is used for purification of the heart and for spiritual elevation:


Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

 Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare


Please try to pray or chant this ancient mantra, which is an invocation to three forms of God (Hara, Krishna and Rama). If you do this with faith, you will experience a positive effect. The Vedas say that Krishna is present in his name. Hara is a name of the feminine form of God and becomes Hare in the grammatical case of the vocative, while Krishna and Rama keep the same ending in the vocative.



Brief Vedic Cosmology

Mahavishnu, a form of Krishna, breathes in and out countless universes. Our universe has existed for billions of years. The earth is billions of years old and has always been inhabited. Other planets are also inhabited.

There are heavenly planets, the earth, lower planets and beyond all these material planets Krishna's transcendental planets, the spiritual world.

The earth cannot be literally made into a heavenly planet. At most one can create heaven-like conditions on earth, in the sense that everyone lives in good conditions. However, the earth remains the planet on which the souls collect good or bad karma and after their earthly life suffer and enjoy the fruits of their actions.



Impersonal and personal absolute

The Vaishnavas and theirs acaryassuch as Madhva, Nimbarka, Vallabha or Ramanujacarya see Krishna as the origin of everything, including the origin of the impersonal Brahman. They see the impersonal Brahman as a subordinate aspect of Krishna. There is an impersonal absolute called brahma-jyoti. Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita that he is the starting point of the brahma-jyoti. The brahma-jyoti is all pervasive. Souls who wish to enter into it have either not yet understood the existence of the Personal Supreme Lord, Krishna, or wish to enter into it because they are frustrated by dealing with other individuals and are striving for liberation into an impersonal Absolute. Sometimes you meet people who say that they have no more desire for another life and that one life would be enough for them. This shows frustration and disaffection. Such souls can enter the impersonal Absolute if they attain liberation, but there they will not be able to participate in the transcendental pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna. Entering into the impersonal brahma-jyoti is like falling into a deep, very comfortable sleep. After a very long time, the living being's urge to be active can cause it to fall back into the material world. There it has the opportunity to strive for the liberation that will bring one to the numerous planets of Krishna or its extensions.


Not all statements in the Vedas are to be taken literally

Someone who reads the Vedic Scriptures often comes across very high figures that they consider unrealistic. In my opinion, this is because the Vedas use a natural language and simply want to use these large numbers to denote a large quantity or a large number. If the history of the Mahabharata reads that Arjuna shot 10,000 arrows at his opponent, I understand that he shot a very large number of arrows at his enemy. In everyday life we ​​often say things like: “I tried it a thousand times and it didn't work!” Or “There were a thousand people there yesterday!” Or “I've already told you a thousand times, but you don't hear!” Mine does not mean it literally here, but just wants to express that you have tried it very often, many people were there or you have already said something very often. So even with statements such as: “He donated ten million cows!” Or “He came with ten million soldiers”, one can only understand that a very large number was meant.

It can also be read in the Vedas that in this age of Kali-Yuga (the present age of strife and hypocrisy) one does not enter the state of renunciation, the sannyasashould occur. But this is still done by many, since we are still at the beginning of Kali-Yuga and a few are qualified to do so. It is also said that in the Kali-Yuga one should not accept more than twelve disciples as a guru. Even so, many gurus accept well over twelve disciples, as some very advanced souls can do so. However, some have already taken over it. Furthermore, one can read that in Kali-Yuga all only shudras or are members of the lowest caste. However, not least because we are still at the beginning of Kali-Yuga, there are many who belong to higher castes. So it is not all to be taken literally. Statements in the scriptures must be understood and applied according to the time, place, and circumstances.

Furthermore, in some Vedic writings Shiva is referred to as the supreme lord, in some the four-headed Brahma and in others Vishnu or Krishna. This is because they guna avatars are each for the tama-guna, the material appearance of ignorance, the raja-guna, the material appearance of passion and the sattva-guna, the material mode of virtue. People whose thinking is strongly influenced by one of these material manifestations also tend to use these respective ones guna avatars to worship. Ultimately, the Vedas aim to bring everyone to the highest level of pure sattva or to exalt virtue on which he worships the Supreme Personality of Godhead Shri Krishna or one of his extensions, such as Vishnu. Krishna knows the state of mind of all living beings and also knows how everyone thinks according to their current level. Thus, through his literary incarnation Veda Vyasadeva, he had different writings written, which are intended for people with precisely these different states of mind.

There are also sometimes very harsh-sounding instructions or statements in the scriptures; However, if you read on, it often turns out that there are exceptions to the rules, the instructions must also be applied according to time, place and circumstances, etc. So here too everything is not always eaten as hot as it is cooked. Still exists apa-dharma, which means that religious duties and regulations do not have to be observed in times of need. It must be decided here according to the time, place and circumstances.


Material and Spiritual Illusion

One who worships the saints and Radha and Krishna and their incarnations will soon experience states of bliss that cannot easily be described. You have to try it out yourself to feel it and get to know it. Belief in the saints and Radha and Krishna grows with the transcendental bliss experienced in practicing faith. Krishna will not appear in a test tube to prove herself. He reveals himself in the heart of the believers who serve Him with love.

In the material world, living beings in different body forms are made to believe by the material illusion, Maha-Maya, that they are the body that they have appropriated through their actions and desires in their last lives. In this way, living beings in different bodies enjoy the material world.

The spiritual illusion, yoga maya, increasingly affects devotees the more they surrender to Krishna. Yoga Maya enables souls to pass the time with Krishna in his various forms as if he were their friend, child, or lover. This positive, spiritual illusion unfolds to the fullest in Krishna's transcendent realm Goloka-Vrindavana while he enjoys delightful games with his transcendental playmates, the Gopis. These highest games of the personality of God cannot be compared with worldly love affairs and should not be imitated



Lectures on the Vedic Scriptures:

I offer lectures on the Vedas at universities, schools or in smaller groups, also in private households.

Possible content: short general introduction to the Vedic scriptures; the teachings of the standard works such as Bhagavad-Gita, Shrimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) and Caitanya Caritamrita, which describe Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. We are eternal souls reincarnating. Our bodies are the result of past life actions and desires. We are already working on our next body. The Vedas lead us to knowledge of ourselves and God, which should lead to love for Krishna or his various incarnations. Who are the demigods? What are the different paths? Etc. At the end, many questions can be asked.

In addition, pictures and photos can be projected or shown on a large screen to illustrate the content of the lecture. If you are interested, please contact me: b.zikeli (at)



Another book by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada that is not to be found everywhere:


Shri Caitanya: His sannyasa and sankirtana movement by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada from 1959 (approx. 130 pages); the book consists largely of the conversations of Ramananda Raya and Caitanya Mahaprabhu. 2014 translated and edited by Bernd Zikeli.


In a conversation in August 2014, the current `GBC` (administrative authority) of ISKCON Germany told me that I would be informed in May 2015 at the latest whether this book by the founder of ISKCON could also be sold in German-speaking centers of ISKCON. So far (2019) I have not received an answer. A local administrator of the ISKCON center in Berlin told me that although the book was liked, it was not published by the BBT, Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's publisher, which is now under the control of ISKCON. That's why I couldn't sell it in ISKCON-Berlin events. So you'd only sell it if you had control over it. Which in practice means that you would possibly delete or change unpleasant passages in the book, etc. I didn't even need to ask whether you didn't like me. Experience has shown that honest conversations with these people are hardly possible.


 The PDF file of the book can be downloaded for free here (click).



Authenticity of the books


The best-selling Vedic books of our time are the A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupadas. Unfortunately, some of his students started changing his books years ago. It is often said that you only improved your English. A closer look reveals, however, that the content has been changed in individual places, here and there even entire paragraphs have been replaced. This is not allowed. An improvement in English may still be accepted, but a change in the meaning of the content is not. If someone does not agree with certain contents of his books, he should write his own books. A website that explains this in more detail can be found here (click).


Who is now in ISKCON Guru?

According to A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's departure took over eleven of his disciples (six of them from Jewish families), whom he had made merely administrative authorities in his will, the position of initiating gurus without any verifiable legitimation. Click here.


More in the following video and text:


Puri Maharaja, a godbrother of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, affirms that Prabhupada did not appoint any gurus. Click here to see the video.



Initiation into the worship of Radha and Krishna in ISKCON

The worship of Shri Shri Radha Krishna, the male and female form of God, was established in the western world by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in the USA in 1965. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada initiated thousands of disciples as a guru into the loving worship of Shri Shri Radha Krishna.

A real guru is a representative of Krishna and has a correspondingly high authority. As his disciple, he is honored at the highest level and served as best one can.

According to A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami's departure eleven of his disciples took on the role of initiating guru. However, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Shrila Prabhupada for short) did not leave any written or oral instructions that these particular disciples should take on the role of initiating guru. Many ISKCON members saw the assumption of the task of initiating guru by said eleven disciples as an arrogance that had no justification. According to A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's passing there were problems of various kinds which made a great number of people lose faith in these eleven disciples. Many ISKCON members left ISKCON, be it out of frustration, a lack of perspective or because they were pushed out.

Months before he passed away, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada the written instruction that the aforementioned eleven disciples as ritviks (Priests who act on behalf of someone else) had to initiate disciples, but who were considered to be the disciples of Prabhupada. From this, some ISKCON members justified that Srila Prabhupada continued disciples even after his departure ritviks wanted to initiate. Unfortunately on the question of whether this ritvik-System should continue to exist even after his departure, no clear instructions from Prabhupada were left behind - at least none has been handed down. Personally, I am not entirely convinced that Prabhupada does this ritvikSystem for the entire time after his departure, but can understand that ISKCON members, because of the problems that existed with his disciples who had assumed the role of gurus, did not trust them and came to the conclusion that Prabhupada that ritvikSystem had also been in place for the entire period after his departure. Said eleven and several other gurus in ISKCON disabled devotees from directly worshiping or focusing on Prabhupada by spreading that Prabhupada was only accessible through them. Even if Prabhupada wanted living gurus, they must not claim to be the only access to Prabhupada. The more you know about a historical personality, the more you know how that person thought and what they wanted. Prabhupada also wrote in a letter to Dinesh that the conclusion of the Guruparampara to assume that it is more important than initiation:

 "Regarding the disciplic succession coming from Arjuna, disciplic succession does not always mean that one has to be initiated officially. Disciplic succession means to accept the disciplic conclusion. "(Letter to Dinesh, October 31st, 1969)

"Regarding the fact that disciplinary succession comes from Arjuna, discipleship does not always mean officially initiating. Disciplinary succession means accepting the conclusion of the successors." (Letter to Dinesh, October 31, 1969)

Unfortunately, it looks very much like someone has made numerous tapes of conversations Prabhupada from the last year of his life in 1977 disappear. It is believed that in these conversations he clarified the question of his successors. It is simply inconceivable that Prabhupada wrote thousands of pages of books, but not a single line has been recorded on this important subject of who should succeed him as a guru. It is known of at least one letter from Prabhupada to his disciple Puranjana that it disappeared in a mysterious manner and was never delivered.

The eleven in question were among his leading disciples at the time of Prabhupada's incarnation here, although he had only appointed them administrative authorities in his will. These eleven, however, extended this provision to the extent that they illegally claimed to have also been appointed gurus. So they established themselves as such and fought against those who think differently. This resulted in a system in which only these eleven initiations were given. Later they elected more to this ranks, which they considered suitable to give initiations as well.

In my humble opinion, I consider it possible that Srila Prabhupada that ritvik-System also wanted for the time after his departure, but, as already mentioned, I am not sure whether he actually wanted this. He possibly assumed that the future ISKCON members would recognize even very advanced devotees and be initiated by them. A few of the eleven administrative authorities, as long as they did well and after Srila Prabhupada had passed away, as advanced Krishna devotees had shown their spiritual leadership as real gurus, could have initiated their own disciples and with the desire for initiation by them, also from new ISKCON -Members can be approached. However, they should have granted other appropriately qualified Krishna devotees this right to initiate new disciples. So a system arose in which these eleven dominated and only initiated those who accepted their presumptuous position as the only gurus appointed by Srila Prabhupada. Many of the current gurus in ISKCON, who were elected gurus by the eleven named above, would probably also have become gurus in a system that was independent of these eleven. So a situation has arisen in which a lack of trust and doubts about today's gurus arise again and again. Yes, the entire current guru system is overshadowed by the initial presumption of the eleven administrative authorities that they are the only initiating gurus after Prabhupada. And this is still expressed very cautiously. Those who are left of the above eleven would have to admit the truth, as four of them have already (Hansaduta, Tamal Krishna, Harikesha) and be held accountable for the numerous problems they have caused. The seizure of all their property and the distribution of the same to their victims would be a beginning to repair the damage caused.

Background information and details can be found in various publications by representatives of the ritvikSystem and by others who do not believe in the system of eleven.

An interview with Yashodanandana Prabhu from 2009 on this topic can also be found here (click here).

With all the mistakes, offenses, inconsistencies and falsehoods that have occurred or are still occurring in ISKCON, I believe that many ISKCON members sincerely and honestly try to worship Radha and Krishna, but are sometimes misguided, exploited or betrayed. Many become new members, but many leave ISKCON again out of frustration, because they feel that they are not progressing spiritually in ISKCON as they could have expected under normal circumstances, or because they are too honest and are pushed away. Administrative or authority positions were bestowed upon loyalty to established leaders. As a result, such followers were bred into many responsible positions in ISKCON, who at least outwardly did not criticize the established ones too much. With the pressure from below, of course, many things improved over the years, but it took a lot of effort. The basic problem lies in believing in false gurus. Looking at ISKCON, one feels reminded of the machinations of the Catholic Church, whose leaders went from worshiping Jesus to worshiping materialism under the guise of holiness. You can understand it when someone falls for hypocrites for a few years, but not when someone follows fanatically false authorities for decades or even his entire life just because he is too lazy or too comfortable to check who is real and who is who does not. There are plenty of books and the Internet these days where you can be brought closer to facts by others that you might find difficult to find out yourself. If one wishes to advance on the path to Krishna, one can do so well at home by reading the original books of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada reads ( and followed it without fanaticism (see the `explanation` to 2.7.128 from the Caitanya-caritamrita). Prabhupada's books can also be ordered in printed form from Used books in German can be found at,, and similar sites.

From an early age Srila Prabhupada had to contend with the deviations and falsehoods of his leading disciples. His student Kirtanananda Swami, the first of his students whom he introduced to the state of life, is exemplary sannyasa, of renunciation, inaugurated. A sannyasi should live even more renounced than normal devotees of Krishna and show exemplary behavior. Sannyasis have the title Swami or Goswami in their name, which they call sannyasis indicates. In everyday use they also have the title Maharaja, which is added to their name or used instead of Swami or Goswami.

Kirtanananda Swami formed himself to know a lot better than his Guru Srila Prabhupada and had to be rebuked and corrected by him. After Prabhupada's departure, Kirtanananda established himself even more as the leader of the farm project in the US state of West Virginia called New Vrindavana. There he built an expensive temple that overstrained the resources and capabilities of the community. He then ordered farm members to illegally raise money by selling counterfeit branded goods, drugs, and the like. to get. He was one of the eleven who, after Prabhupada's departure in November 1977, acted as gurus and claimed high authority for themselves. ISKCON members who contradicted or rightly criticized him were disgusted or even murdered. He broke up marriages, mistreated women, and allowed ill-treatment and abuse of children at the local ISKCON school. He also assaulted children himself. Ultimately, he and one of his blind followers ended up in prison. According to witness statements, a certain Radanatha Swami was responsible for one of the murders behind the scenes. He appeared to have acted in concert with other ISKCON leaders. This Radanatha Swami is being passed around today by ISKCON as a star saint.


The eleven false gurus who, after Prabhupada's departure, claimed the highest authority in ISKCON, sometimes couldn't stand one another, but always worked together when their position was questioned or disputed. After the departure of the founder of ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada, problems arose in various temples around the world. Individual Internet sites such as, or report on this in detail.

When I got to know the International Society for Krishna Consciousness myself in early 1991, I was not told in German temples that eleven Americans had appointed themselves gurus after Srila Prabhupada left his body. Critics and those who think differently were tried to be badmouthed. Harikesha Svami, one of the eleven and then local Obermotz, made no move to admit his self-appointment as a guru. Only after leaving ISKCON did he do this. I myself ended up with one of the eleven self-appointed hypocrites who was recommended to me as a so-called guru, a certain Hridayananda Goswami. The latter is an American from a Jewish family who makes you guru. At some point I left him because his behavior showed that he was not a guru.



Through the initiation ceremony into the worship of Radha and Krishna, the initiate vows to bind himself to his Guru for a lifetime. If there are reasonable doubts as to whether you are dealing with a real guru, this acceptance of formal initiation and the bond that comes with it is something that needs to be considered very carefully, which is why one should take a lot of time in deciding to be initiated should and should check very carefully whether the initiating guru is actually one, and whether he can actually maintain guru status under the problematic circumstances of today's western world. In practice, at least in the western world, many who have taken the position of guru are unable to maintain this status for a lifetime. Unorthodox devotees of Radhas and Krishnas in India usually do not allow themselves to be initiated. There are many warning texts on the problems faced by some of today's gurus.


The claim of the eleven self-appointed gurus that Prabhupada is only accessible through them is simply a lie. Prabhpada can guide one even in one's absence after giving up one's physical body. Here are a few more thoughts on the subject: Out of their mercy, this is the common teaching, the acharyas, the outstanding gurus, make themselves accessible on their days of appearance and on their days of divorce. What if Prabhupada simply extended his mercy to any other point in time after his departure in order to be available to all sincere followers at all times? Furthermore, it is standard doctrine that demigods who do not dwell on earth are accessible to their devotees. If so, then an eminent guru like Prabhupada will also be able to be available to his followers.

The fact that I or others criticize some of the current gurus or leaders in ISKCON does not, of course, automatically make me or the other criticism pure, error-free people. Spreading high spiritual knowledge is not easy and being a true guru is the most demanding task. Therefore, it is not unrealistic to expect problems and errors to arise. But these difficulties must also be dealt with honestly and constructively. The latter was not the strength of those who assumed the highest positions in ISKCON after Prabhupada's departure. The fact that problems are only addressed years after the pressure from below has become insurmountable shows that there is a dishonest mentality.Exemplary of the dishonesty and carelessness of the ISKCON leaders was the previous handling of cases of child abuse and abuse in ISKCON's own schools. Children were sometimes poorly fed, beaten and in some cases sexually abused. One speaks of over a thousand affected children. It was only when the problem could no longer be denied that serious action was taken. Previously, only half-hearted measures were taken.


Fortunately, the Internet offers opportunities to find out more about all of these topics. Anyone who is toying with the idea of ​​joining a certain institution should find out beforehand what is already known about them.




The Hare Krishna mantra is used for purification of the heart and for spiritual elevation:


Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare


Please try to pray or chant this mantra, which is an invocation to three forms of God (Hara, Krishna and Rama) more often. If you do this with faith, you will experience a positive effect. The Vedas say that Krishna is present in his name.


A few links to other websites



In order to find pictures and photos of Radha and Krishna and their figures, one can enter "Radha Krishna" into a search engine after clicking on the `Pictures` option, which pretends that the search engine is only looking for pictures. The same can be done with the search terms "Prabhupada", "Sita Rama", "Nitai Gauranga" and the like.