Questions and Answers
with Tripurari Swami (Tom Beaudry)

This is an ongoing investigation into the Tripurari cult and his mentor Sridhara Swami.
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PADA: First of all, Tripurari swami in person and on his web site says he follows "BR Sridhara Maharaja" of the Gaudiya Matha. When I was in Mayapura in 1970 we were told that Hansadutta's wife "Himavati" had came back crying from Sridhara's matha in Navadvip. Himavati had complained to Srila Prabhupada: the followers of Sridhara had been criticizing Srila Prabhupada as "the guru of the hippies and mlecchas." So Srila Prabhupada ordered all of us, do not visit Sridhara Maharaja's math, and none of us did for the next two years that I was there. 

In 1974 Srila Prabhupada verified this when he wrote a letter to Rupanuga saying that Sridhara Maharaja was one of the founder fathers of the Gaudiya Matha's false guru deviation. Therefore, Srila Prabhupada warned in that letter, do not associate with my God brothers (such as Sridhara Maharaja) because they are "very competant to harm our natural progress." The letter also says "amongst my God brothers (such as Sridhara Maharaja) no one is qualified to be acharya." Yet Tripurari and others claim that Sridhara Maharaja is an acharya?  

Tripurari swami's mentor Sridhara Maharaja promoted "Ananta Vasudeva" as the guru of the Gaudiya Matha after 1936, here is a short history given by Srila Prabhupada:

Prabhupada: Yes. Wine and sex. They see from childhood. One boy, Rancor (who was the step-son of Ananta Vasudeva), so his father and mother divorced and he was young child. He was the first child of his mother. And the mother, he said, would daily bring a new friend. So he could understand.

[PADA: Ranchor was the son of Ananta Vasudeva's wife, and she was working as a prostitute. As the boy grew older he began to question the actions of his mother, why was she bringing new men into the house all the time?] 

Pusta Krsna: A new woman.
Prabhupada: Not new woman, his mother, he was under the care of mother.
Pusta Krsna: Oh, mother had new husbands, new boyfriends.
Prabhupada: Daily night. And he was shocked. One of my Gaudiya Matha Godbrothers (Ananta Vasudeva), big, he became the head of this Bhag Bazaar Gaudiya Matha. So his wife was debauched, and she was bringing new paramour, and the child protested.

[PADA: Srila Prabhupada says Sridhara Maharaja is one of the founder fathers of the Bagh Bazaar (Ananta Vasudeva) branch of the Gaudiya Matha. However, the "guru mata of the Gaudiya Matha" was working as a prostitute "day and night." Her son began to protest, so the wife of Ananta Vasudeva realized that the boy was going to pose a threat to the Gaudiya Matha because -- what if he would expose that the wife of "the acharya" created by Sridhara Maharaja was bogus? This was a threat to the credibility of the "acharya" appointed by Sridhara Maharaja.]

Pusta Krsna: New?
Prabhupada: Paramour. And the boy, he was ten years or twelve years old, he could understand: "Who is this man?" So he protested and said, "I shall tell all these things to my father." And (the step-son named Rancor) he was killed.

[PADA: Ananta Vasudeva's son was killed so the Gaudiya Matha mission's acharya would not be exposed in the scandal of marrying a prostitute.]

Pusta Krsna: The boy was killed?
Prabhupada: By the mother.
Hari-sauri: She murdered him?
Prabhupada: Yes. Killed means given poison. And the father, that is, my God brother, seeing this, he also took poison. This is the end of Gaudiya Ma?ha scandal. He was also one of the trustees. This Tirtha Maharaja was a trustee, and another God brother and this man. In the beginning, they were made trustees. In the beginning, Prabhupada was to undergo surgical operation. So he was a little nervous, that "I may die." So he made a scrap paper, that "In case I die, these three disciples will be trustees of the Gaudiya Matha Institute." That's all. So this Kunja Babu kept this. There are many long histories. So one of the so-called trustees was this Vasudeva. So he died, his end was like this.

[PADA: This is very clear, the Gaudiya Matha leaders were only appointed as Governing Body trustees (a GBC), not as gurus. Yet Sridhara Maharaja insisted that some of these trustees be given the title of guru, and this caused the break down of the Gaudiya Matha. Sridhara Maharaja also claimed that the 11 governing body trustees of ISKCON were gurus as well. Sorry, a Governing Body of trustees are not the gurus / acharyas / messiah of the mission.]

Pusta Krsna: His son was killed, isn't it?
Prabhupada: His wife was a regular prostitute, and she killed her child, and on this shock, he took poison and died.
Pusta Krsna: He killed himself, oh.
Prabhupada: Naturally, he became shocked, that "This is my family life -- the wife is prostitute and son is killed. What is the value of my life?" This was his spiritual realization. Just see. (laughs) And he was made the chief, and one of the supporters was Sridhara Maharaja.

[PADA: Once again notice, the main supporter of the false acharya Ananta Vasudeva was Sridhara Maharaja.]

Pusta Krsna: Vasudeva Sridhara?
Prabhupada: No, no. He was made chief. Guru Maharaja did not make him chief. But after his passing away, some of our God brothers (like Sridhara Maharaja) voted him chief.

[PADA: Notice, Ananta Vasudeva was not made the acharya, he was voted in as acharya by Sridhara maharaja and others who deviated from the order to make a governing body.] 

Pusta Krsna: Am I missing...? You had told me once, I'm not certain. Maybe I made a mistake. You said that Vasudeva, it was known fact that he was homosex?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Pusta Krsna: Ananta Vasudeva.
Prabhupada: He was homosex and sex, everything.

[PADA: Rather amazing identical history, the 11 ISKCON "gurus" Sridhara Maharaja supported after 1977 were also "homosex and sex, everything."]

From -- Conversations: June 18, 1976, Toronto 

[PADA:  Our question to the followers of BR Sridhara Maharaja and BV Tripurari swami: why should we accept the authority of people who promote, endorse, cheer lead and vociferously advocate for deviants, homosexuals "sex and sex and everything" fools as "gurus and messiahs" in both post 1936 and then later in post 1977? And did we forget to mention that children get poisoned, molested, abused, beaten, and so forth, by promoting such bogus messiahs? Never mind the bad publicity and so on that goes on? Never mind that the mission of Krishna is hampered if not halted by these deviations? ys pd]

A few more quotes from Srila Prabhupada about the Gaudiya Matha:


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Pradyumna 02/17/68: "Regarding Bhakti Puri Tirtha Maharaja, they are my God-brothers and should be shown respect. But you should not have any intimate connection with them as they have gone against the orders of my Guru Maharaja." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Narayana Maharaja 9/30/69: "Regarding the 92 section case against the Gaudiya Math, I don't think there is any possibility of compromise. Both the Bhagbazar Party [Sridhar Maharaja's group] and Mayapur party [Tirtha Maharaja's group] have unlawfully usurped the missionary institution of Srila Prabhupada, and whenever they will talk of a compromise, it means another complication." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Hayagriva 9/14/70: "Disturbance is caused by ignorance; where there is no ignorance, there is no disturbance. The four Sannyasis may bark, but still the caravan will pass. There is every evidence that they are influenced by some of my fourth-class Godbrothers." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Yamuna 11/18/70: "Regarding the Gaudiya Math, our position has nothing to do with them. They cannot do anything and if somebody does something, they will be envious. That is the nature of third class men." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Gurudasa 8/29/72: "Do not be depressed. All along my God brothers gave me only depression, repression, compression--but I continued strong in my duty. So never mind there is some discouragement, continue with your work in full enthusiastic Krishna Consciousness attitude of service." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Niranjana 5/21/73: "Our big, big godbrothers in India, they could not preach Lord Gauranga's name all over India. They are simply inclined to criticize me, that my students call me Prabhupada. They could not do anything practical and tangible. They are satisfied with a temple and a few disciples begging alms for the maintenance of the temple. So, we can understand that they have all become sudras. How can they have interest in Bhagavad-gita. Although some of them have been born in brahmana families, but by quality are all sudras." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Sukadeva 11/14/73: "Regarding the Gaudiya Matha's books being circulated there, who is distributing? Who is sending these books? The Gaudiya Math does not sell our books, why we should sell their books. Who has introduced these books? Let me know. These books should not at all be circulated in our Society. Bhakti Vilas Tirtha is very much antagonistic to our society and he has no clear conception of devotional service. He is contaminated. Anyway, who has introduced these books? You say that you would read only one book if that was all that I had written, so you teach others to do like that. You have very good determination." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Rupanuga 4/28/74: "In the latter days of my Guru Maharaja he was very disgusted. Actually, he left this world earlier, otherwise he would have continued to live for more years. Still he requested his disciples to form a strong Governing body for preaching the cult of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. 

He never recommended anyone to be acarya of the Gaudiya Math. But Sridhara Maharaja is responsible for disobeying this order of Guru Maharaja, and he and others who are already dead unnecessarily thought that there must be one acarya. If Guru Maharaja could have seen someone who was qualified at that time to be acarya he would have mentioned. Because on the night before he passed away he talked of so many things, but never mentioned an acarya. 

He talked of so many things, but never mentioned an acarya. His idea was acarya was not to be nominated amongst the governing body. He said openly you make a GBC and conduct the mission. So his idea was amongst the members of GBC who would come out successful and self effulgent acarya would be automatically selected. 

So Sridhara Maharaja and his two associate gentlemen unauthorizedly selected one acarya and later it proved a failure. The result is now everyone is claiming to be acarya even though they may be kanistha adhikari with no ability to preach. In some of the camps the acarya is being changed three times a year. Therefore we may not commit the same mistake in our ISKCON camp. Actually amongst my Godbrothers no one is qualified to become acarya. So it is better not to mix with my Godbrothers very intimately because instead of inspiring our students and disciples they may sometimes pollute them. This attempt was made previously by them, especially Madhava Maharaja and Tirtha Maharaja and Bon Maharaja but somehow or other I saved the situation. This is going on. We shall be very careful about them and not mix with them. This is my instruction to you all. They cannot help us in our movement, but they are very competent to harm our natural progress. So we must be
very careful about them." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Acutananada 6/8/74: "You should not write anything to Madhava Maharaja's camp. You may have talked many things with Mangala Niloy but why write him in black and white. The letter must not be sent. Their policy has been all along to suppress me and take credit for himself. Their proposal for cooperation is a myth. They haven't done anything which is cooperative. You know in a recent article they managed to write in such a way that Madhava is doing the world movement and we are his subordinate. From the beginning that has been their mentality. So there is no possibility of cooperation with them. Rather you should avoid strictly meeting with them. They are not after preaching but material gain and reputation and adoration. Otherwise why they are non cooperating with me? So no cooperation is possible. Do not think or indulge in loose talks. Be careful always. Let us do the duty of propagation sincerely and seriously on our own
principles. Krsna and Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura are our only hope and they and helping us. If anything thing has to be done it is to be talked on the higher level between Madhava Maharaja and myself, but I know his mentality is different and there is no possibility of cooperation." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Karandhara 10/8/74: "In India some of the important members they have collected huge amounts in the name of the Society and spent it luxuriously. I wanted you all my experienced disciples should manage the whole institution very cleverly without any personal ambition like ordinary materialistic men. The Gaudiya Math institution has become smashed, at least stopped its program of preaching work on account of personal ambitions." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Subala 10/15/74: "My other godbrothers they are concerned with litigations, politics, and diplomacy, so what is the pracara? As far as I am concerned I have the blessings of my guru maharaj. I do not need anything else. That is how I went to your country, just to try to carry out his order. By his blessings it has come out successful." 


Srila Prabhupada's Room Conversation with a Reporter in Johannesburg 10/16/75: "Krsna sakti vina nahe krsna name pracara: 'Without Krsna's special power of attorney, nobody can preach His name.' Caitanya-caritamrta. So these rascals, Godbrothers, they are envious that... What he has written? Bon Maharaja. Just see what kind of men they are. They are not even ordinary human being. They are envious of me, and what to speak of make a judgment by estimation? They're envious. Enviousness is immediately disqualification of Vaisnava, immediate. He is not a human being. Paramo nirmatsaranam satam. This Bhagavatam is meant for the person who is completely not envious. That is the beginning. Why a Vaisnava should be envious for anyone? Everyone is working according to his karma. He is trying to rectify him, that 'Be out of these clutches of karma. You come to bhakti.' Why he should be envious? Vancha-kalpatarubhyas ca krpa-sindhubhya eva ca. A Vaisnava should be
like ocean of mercy to reclaim the fallen souls. That is Vaisnava's qualification. So Vaisnava should be envious? Just see. So these persons, they are not even human being, what to speak of Vaisnava. Vaisnava cannot be envious. Vaisnava should be: 'Oh, my Lord's name is being broadcast. He is getting, giving so much service to make Krsna known.' That man has appreciated, that 'All these spiritual leaders, they are deriding. You are the only man... You are... It enthuses us, give us more encouragement, that you are keeping intact, love of Krsna.' This is an appreciation. Why he should be envious? He should be, rather, very much enthused that 'This single man is keeping Krsna all over the world.' And everyone is deriding. Even Gandhi is killing Krsna. Dr. Radhakrishnan is killing. Their only business is to kill Krsna. He is also doing that, our, this Bon Maharaja. He never speaks of Krsna. His rascal, that Institute of Indian Philosophy, nobody goes to
[pass] urine there. We see practically. And our temple is always filled up, five hundred men. And he is trying for the last forty years. He is simply planning: 'This will be playground. This will be this ground. This will be this ground.' And it is becoming jungle. Still, he is so envious, black snake. So one circular letter should be issued to all our center, that 'Any Bon Maharaja or anyone, his representative, should not be received.' They are envious. Yes. Quoting that. We have got several complaints like that. Satsvarupa also complained. Sometimes our order was cancelled by Bon Maharaja's propaganda." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Gurukrpa, 9/30/75: "Why is there this politics? This is not good. If politics come, then the preaching will be stopped. That is the difficulty. As soon as politics come, everything is spoiled. In the Gaudiya Math the politics is still going on. My Guru Maharaja left in 1936, and now it is 1976, so after 40 years the litigation is still going on. Do not come to this." 


Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Visvakarma, 11/9/75: "So I have now issued orders that all my disciples should avoid all of my godbrothers. They should not have any dealings with them nor even correspondence, nor should they give them any of my books or should they purchase any of their books, neither should you visit any of their temples. Please avoid them." 


Srila Prabhupada's Room Conversation in Bombay 1/8/77: "There are similarly men also. Unnecessarily they are envious, offensive, unnecessary. They cannot tolerate others' opulence. Just like our Godbrothers. They are envious. What I have done to them? I am doing my business, trying to serve my Guru Maharaja. But they are envious because I am so opulent. I have got so much fame, so many influence, so much influence all over the world. Everyone is praising me about... That is ignorance. And this is regrettable because they are posing themselves as Vaisnava. Ordinary man can do that, but they are dressing like Vaisnava, and they are so envious. That Tirtha Maharaja, unnecessarily he was envious, whole life fighting, fighting, fighting in the court and died. Simply planning." 


Srila Prabhupada's Room Conversation in Vrindaban 5/24/77: "If somebody thinks, 'Oh, here is a snake with jewel. Let me embrace him, no, no, no, it is very ferocious. Even it is jewel there, it is ferocious. Similarly, these people are envious. Although they have become so-called Vaisnava, they are ferocious. They have not acquired the qualification of Vaisnava. Simply vesopidin(?), by dress." "[Krishna consciousness] is simple for the simple, but it is very hard for the crooked." (Initiation lecture by Srila Prabhupada, Boston 12/26/69) 

NOTE: The "simple" disciple of Srila Prabhupada will simply follow his or her spiritual master's instructions, and refuse to associate with any of Srila Prabhupada's godbrothers or godnephews. The "crooked" disciple, on the other hand, finds so many excuses to try and rationalize such forbidden association. 

Will be continued ........ !


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Sridhara Maharaja's 'Final Ritvik Order'

The Gaudia Math vs. Iskcon History
Srila Prabhupada on his Godbrothers
Srila Prabhupada Speaks about his Gaudiya Math Godbrothers
Prabhupada's Godbrothers AVOID THEM! [Rupanuga letter]
Conversation with Sridhara Maharaja

History of Sridhara Swami - Gaudia Math
Sridhara- and Narayana Maharajas
Conditioned soul Sridhara Maharaja versus Srila Prabhupada the Mahabhagavata
Sridhara Maharaja – EXPOSED

Iskcon's eleven bogus successor acaryas
The 11 IskCon socalled Gurus and their deviations

please also see:

Tripurari's Sanga and various Tripurari updates

General Board of Complaints Prabhupadanuga's Austria

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