German Veda Vyasa Prabhu (ACBSP)
>> Veda Vyasa's character is far from amicable, sweet and people minded. He is known among his own godbrothers (e.g., ask Bhakti Caru Swami) as a fierce, cold-hearted fanatic, incapable of developing normal relationships with anyone. Except for his own family, he actually counseled his daughter to take initiation from Puri Maharaja, and she and her husband (Puri Maharaj disciples, too) are taking care of the day-to-day farm operation now. He is known also to despise ISKCON gurus and GBC, typical of a tamo guna devotee, thinking that he alone is very advanced. >>
What's Going On in Spain?
BY: JAGANNATHA MISHRA DAS
bogus German devotee
Oct 30, CANARY ISLANDS (SUN) All of a sudden and after almost 20 years living his own life apart, Veda Vyasa Prabhu (ACBSP) came to "rescue" Málaga temple. The situation is even worse than before after a year, and just ask the regular people why they stop going there. And a few months later, he volunteered to "help" New Vrajamandala farm, going there for a few months. After barely 3 months of "helping out", he sends a report to the European GBC with a specific plan for the sale of the farm (a 5? million property at this moment, according to some devotees' calculations), without consulting any of the residents of the farm or grassroots Spanish devotees? not even the Swami in charge of the farm, Kadamba Kanana Swami.
The deal with the European GBC's is to sell for half the price (see worldwide economic crisis), and half of that goes for his own project in another part of Spain. Yes, you read well, Temple President for Malaga, for the farm, and now wanting to use half of the money to buy land for his newly added project. Neat.
Now it looks like he has done a good deal to partition the booty with the National Spanish Council (laxsmi is always needed, after all) and probably has a deal with the European GBC's to boost European projects, too.
Such spoliation is done by a person who has serious character flaws and problems with money management. During more than 10 years, he controlled exclusively all the millions that were pouring over from the Sankirtan parties in the early eighties. We have the raw figures, but the expenses, documents, and details were burned by Veda Vyasa himself, when confronted by us. At that time the Sankirtan leaders wanted some explanation on the accounts, after Bhagavan and the local swami fell down. We got no explanation and this fact led many devotees to stop Sankirtan and collecting Laxmi altogether.
Veda Vyasa's character is far from amicable, sweet and people minded. He is known among his own godbrothers (e.g., ask Bhakti Caru Swami) as a fierce, cold-hearted fanatic, incapable of developing normal relationships with anyone. Except for his own family, he actually counseled his daughter to take initiation from Puri Maharaja, and she and her husband (Puri Maharaj disciples, too) are taking care of the day-to-day farm operation now. He is known also to despise ISKCON gurus and GBC, typical of a tamo guna devotee, thinking that he alone is very advanced.
And the cherry on top is that he is going to be proposed as GBC for Spain. Sounds familiar? A Prabhupada "man" with a power trip?
A few days ago, an Internet group was opened in haste by concerned devotees to inform Spanish devotees about the rascal silent operation. All is going very fast. In a few days, 3, 4 and 5 of next month Euro GBC's are coming to the farm to cement the deal. They say they'll come to consult the residents, but we know by now how these things go: pre-meetings, emails and telephone calls among a few elite authorities, suffice to close the deal.
And having said all this, we, Spanish devotees deserve it by all these years of silence, individualism and impersonalism. There you see, you have what you deserve after all. Alea jacta est.
Personal Data: VedaVyasa
das alias Christian Jansen
Vedavyasa Dasa, born in Germany in 1951 as Christian Jansen,
met devotees in Hamburg in the summer of 1971, while he was doing mandatory
military service. During the sixties, he had searched for the meaning of life
by experimenting with drugs, listening to Indian music, and reading about
yoga and Eastern philosophy. This reading led him to an impersonal conception
of the Absolute. However, that changed when he studied Srila Prabhupada's
translation of Sri Isopanisad and received guidance from Prabhupada's disciples
at the Hamburg Hare Krishna center. When he joined the Iskcon Temple in 1972
he was ask to help translating Srila Prabhupadas english books into German.
After going to Spain in 1981, he oversaw the printing of books produced by the Spanish BBT in Los Angeles for ISKCON Spain and assisted in the administration. In 1985, he established the European office of the Spanish BBT and set up its own production facility, where, during the next ten years, the complete Srimad-Bhagavatam and several other books were published and the entire Sri Caitanya-caritamrita was translated and prepared for publication. Nowadays, Vedavyasa serves as the president of the Malaga Temple and oversees ISKCON's activities in Spain.
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