TAMAL CALLS PRABHUPADA SENILE OLD MAN
Date:15 Oct. 1999
>From VNN Forums "Srila Prabhupada Poisoned" more food for thought:
Dear Vaikunthanantha das Kaviraja Member,
I want to thank you for your comments and concerns re my evaluation of Tamal Krishna
Goswami's posting. One point that I would like to make clear is that other than
the poison issue and the fact that Tamak KG said that
Srila Prabhupada was "senile" within my hearing, that I have NO NEGATIVE
PERSONAL ISSUES WITH TAMAK KG WHATSOEVER.
Tamal joined the movement with Vishnujana approximately six months before I did
in 1968. It was his preaching that convinced me that Srila Prabhupada's teachings
gave us all access to the SUPREME ABSOLUTE TRUTH. I was (not surprisingly) an
impersonalist philosopher living in San Francisce. Tamal peresonally preached
to my brother Makanlal and myself during a series of evening meetings that resulted
in my being completely and irreversibly drawn to surrender to Srila Prabhupada's
Just as Yudhisthir Maharaja could not understand why he automatically gazed respectfully
at the feet of Karna (until he found out that Karna was his older, therefore worshipable
brother) in a similar manner, I could never seriously fault Tamal, as I (as a
matter of affection and honor) held him to be responsible for my causeless good
fortune in joining Iskcon.
Over the years it was impossible not to notice Tamal's
"scary" shortcomings, his violence, his blind fanaticism, his assumption that
he was Srila Prabhupada's "MOON" and that all else wre mere stars.
His obssessive compulsive "love" for Srila Prabhupada often seemed to me to be
more "homoerotic" than devotional in the "Master, disciple" sence of the word.
Even in 1968 and 1969, he continuously and obliviously
would overturn and overide Srila Prabhupada's direct instructions, and would never
ever seem to be aware that he was doing so. In 1989, Tamal brought
an article to Srila Prabhupada which described a man in India who had chopped
off his manhood as an act of renunciation of sex. Tamal was beside himself with
exitement! He excitedly asked Srila Prabhupada if this was not indeed a wonderful
thing. Srila Prabhupada replied with curled lips,"IT IS DISGUSTING!" He went on
to explain to Tamal that our process is to surrender our senses to Lord Hrishikesha,
who when sincerely asked, would kindly control them for us so that our minute
free will could then be used fully and without distraction to serve Krishna.
Later, when I learned that Tamal had had his male member
"disabled" in China by a Chinese doctor, I realized that Tamal had
never forgotten that article, but had evidently forgotten Srila Prabhupada's comments
on the matter. So, one may ask why I did not "do anything" when
I overheard Tamal and Shayamasundhara describing Srila Prabhupada as "old and
attached" and a "Senile old man" etc, regarding the purchase of the
Bombay Juhu land. (Tamal was arguing that we would never be able to build there,
and it was only Srila Prabhupada's "senility" and "attachment to that land" that
kept Him from selling it back to the Nair's who had owned it.
It is interesting that less than five years later(a few days after Srila Prabhupada
had left His body) Tamal had taken over Srila Prabhupada's
quarters in the HUGE MARBLE TEMPLE IN JUHU BOMBAY, (The same one that
Tamal said "would never be built") and declared those
rooms as "his own personal quarters" and that no one else could sleep in them
(on Srila Prabhupada's bed) except him! His outraged
godbrothers "kicked him out" shortly thereafter, but it was clear as
to what he had done. (At this time, Srila Prabhupada's in all Iskcon temples are
considered to be HOLY TIRTHAS, and are not lived in by any disciple or anyone
else, for that matter)
So I did not attack Tamal, and the reason is simple: HE HAD BROUGHT ME TO KRISHNA
CONSCIOUSNESS, AND THE TRANSCENDENTAL LOVE THAT I FELT FOR HIM FOR HAVING DONE
SO, OVERODE A NORMAL DISCIPLE'S REACTION TO THE WORD THAT I HEARD HIM UTTER.
If it should turn out that Tamal had even a small role to play in a poisoning
of Srila Prbhupada, then I will have to live with the cruel realization that of
all Srila Prabhupada's disciples, that I had been in a unique position to prevent
that from happening by following the Instructions in the "Nectar of Devotion"
on how to deal with accute blasphemy of a Pure Devotee of the Lord.
I find your own questions valuable, and I can only pray that THE TRUTH EMERGE,
and that we will all have the character to not "frame" anyone simply because we
do not personally like them, or excuse them on the basis
of false "awe and reverence" of their "exalted" position. Just as the
Demigods Prayed to Lord Vishnu on the shore of the Ocean of Milk for Krisna's
Advent, so let us pray that LORD PARAMATMA will guide us to a FINAL SIDDHANTA
on this disturbing set of questions and bits of evidence that CALL FOR A COMPLETE
AND WELL FUNDED INVESTIGATION to either implicate or exonerate those who were
with Him in His last days.
Your eternal servant,
Nara Narayan Vishwakarma das
Krishna and Shayamasundhara das held a conversation in Bombay that I personally
overheard in which Srila Prabhupada was described as Old
and attached, a senile old man, senile etc. Tamal BLASPHEMED
Srila Prabhupada in my hearing whether he remembers or admits it himself or not.
This is no fiction. I am the witness. I call upon the Akashic record as my authority
of verification. In the Court of Yamaraja, it will all come out. That is what
was said. If Tamal Krishna believes in life after death and the judgement of Yamaraja,
he will have to agree that what I say is the truth.
Tamal made many statements within the hearing of devotees that reveal his utter
lack of respect or belief in Srila Prabhupada.
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