In a breaking news, on April 17th 2009, in the Trial Court of Bangalore, the judge finally passed an order in the matter of ISKCON, Bangalore vs ISKCON Mumbai.
He ruled in favor of ISKCON Bangalore Society giving it the ownership to the Hare Krishna Hill and famous temple atop it. He thereby once for all put to rest all allegations of wrong doing or corrupt family dealings among the leadership of ISKCON Bangalore.
This ruling again reiterated the fact that ISKCON Bangalore, under the leadership of Sriman Madhu Pandit Das, is on the path shown by Krishna separate from the corrupt ISKCON Mumbai Society and its GBC leadership. This result will further enhance and deepen the quality of service of all the residents of Hare Krishna Hill to Sri Sri Radha Krishnacandra for the benefit of all humanity without unnecessary influences.
This ruling is further proof that what Krishna promises in the Bhagavad Gita that My devotees will never perish, is hundred percent true even though we may not know His workings most of the time.
Thanks goes to devotees worldwide who stood by the ISKCON Bangalore devotees and their decade long struggle to reinstate Srila Prabhupada in the center of ISKCON inspite of severe hardships.
A message to HH Radhanath Swami, HH Jayaptaka Swami, HH Gopal Krishna Goswami and HH Bhakti Caru Swami: Please take this result, which has come inspite of immense funds sacrificed by you all (to the tune of many millions of dollars) and repeated confident assurances by Doyaram Das as Lord Krishnas indication that NO ONE CAN DISTURB THE SERVICES OF HIS SINCERE SERVANTS.
Hence please desist from further prolonging the case in Bangalore or supporting the dirty cause of Varada Krishna das who is trashing devotees in a tabloid manner through some websites. Please call for an end to all hostilities being undertaken by means of your underlings in Bangalore and let us concentrate on preaching in our own areas and services given to us by Srila Prabhupada.
Only pure devotional service rendered for the benefit of the
conditioned souls will help us at the time of fast approaching death. Let
us preach by our own strenghts depending on Srila Prabhupada and Krishna and
then LET THE RESULTS SPEAK.
Victory for Iskcon Bangalore Society Temple
Iskcon-Mumbai has no ownership rights over the Radhakrishna temple in Bangalore temple, rules city civil court. Posted On Saturday, April 18, 2009
Itís a victory for Iskcon
Bangalore Society Temple
President Madhu Pandit Dasa
The Fifth Additional Bangalore City Civil Court has declared Iskcon-Bangalore as the absolute owner of Radhakrishna temple at Rajajinagar and ordered Iskcon-Mumbai not to interfere in the affairs of the Bangalore body.
End of 9-yr-old- dispute
The court on Friday passed the judgement on the nine-year-old dispute between Iskcon-Bangalore and Iskcon-Mumbai over the temple ownership.
This means Iskcon-Bangalore is an independent body separate from the society registered in Mumbai.
The dispute originated following the dispute over succession
following the death of Srila Prabhupada, the founder of Iskcon. Iskcon-Bangalore,
an independent society registered in Karnataka, opposed the succession of
western disciples to the post of 'acharya'.
While Iskcon-Mumbai claimed the Bangalore body was a part of it, Iskcon-Bangalore claimed it was an independent body.
The matter had reached the Karnataka High Court and the Supreme Court over financial spendings by the Bangalore body. The High Court and Supreme Court had permitted Iskcon-Bangalore to carry on their religious and other charitable activities.
After months of trial, Judge K S Balakrishna ruled Iskcon-Bangalore is an independent body and owner of Radhakrishna temple, Hare Krishna Hill and other properties.
The court passed a permanent injunction against Iskcon-Mumbai against interfering in the affairs of Iskcon-Bangalore.
Since http://news.iskcon.com, dandavats.com, planetiskcon.com are keeping silent about Madhu Pandit's success, it should be clear that these people are envious and have no Vaishnava etiquette, are not even gentlemen.
The good thing is that the newspapers are now getting conscious about what actually happened, "Hence, he didn't name a successor but gave a written directive that he would remain acharya of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in the future as well." And: Times of India: "The genesis of the dispute was the difference that arose between the devotees of the two parties on the issue of spiritual succession in ISKCON after founder-acharya Srila Prabhupada's death. He had before his death, noted that none of his disciples (mostly young westerners) were qualified to occupy the spiritual post of acharya. Hence, he didn't name a successor but gave a written directive that he would remain acharya of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in the future as well." (TOI)
Court awards temple to ISKCON-Bangalore
Times of India // TOIMobile
BANGALORE: In a nine-year-old litigation between ISKCON-Bangalore and ISKCON-Mumbai over the ownership of the Sri Radha Krishna Temple on Hare Krishna Hill, Rajajinagar, the Bangalore city civil court on Friday declared ISKCON-Bangalore to be the absolute owner of the Temple and that ISKCON-Mumbai has no right to interfere in ISKON-Bangalore's affairs.
The latter is an independent society registered in Karnataka in 1978 under Karnataka Society Registration Act and ISKCON-Mumbai is a separate society registered in Mumbai.
The genesis of the dispute was the difference that arose between the devotees of the two parties on the issue of spiritual succession in ISKCON after founder-acharya Srila Prabhupada's death. He had before his death, noted that none of his disciples (mostly young westerners) were qualified to occupy the spiritual post of acharya. Hence, he didn't name a successor but gave a written directive that he would remain acharya of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in the future as well.
TIMES OF INDIA
HC issues injunction against Mumbai-Iskcon
Bangalore: the karnataka high court has issued an injunction against the mumbai-iskcon refraining them from interfering with the peaceful possession and enjoyment of the properties by the bangalore-iskcon. the civil suit between the parties regarding the rights over the properties of the iskcon-bangalore is a pending disposal. justice a.m. farooq of the karnataka high court on friday allowed an appeal filed by stoka krishna dasa of bangalore-iskcon, challenging the order of the city civil judge in the suit declining to grant interim order of injunction against the mumbai-iskcon. the appellant (bangalore-iskcon) contended that it had instituted a civil suit against the mumbai-iskcon and others as the latter was trying to forcibly dispose them from the properties and also interfere in the functioning of the institution. the bangalore-iskcon is a society registered under the karnataka societies' registration act and that it was an independent institution which had nothing to do with the mumbai-iskcon. the appelent had sought for permanent injunction against the defendant. allowing the appeal, the judge said that the court was satisfied that the appellant had made a "prima facie'' case for grant of injunction pending disposal of the suit by the trial court and accordingly allowed the appeal.
ISKCON Bangalore absolute owner of Hare Krishna Hill Temple
Express News Service
First Published : 18 Apr 2009 09:49:17 AM IST
BANGALORE: City Civil Court Judge K S Balakrishna on Friday declared ISKCON Bangalore as the absolute owner of the temple on the Hare Krishna Hill in Rajajinagar. ISKCON Bangalore represented by its Secretary Stoka Krishna Das filed a case in the City Civil Courts seeking the court to restrain ISKCON Mumbai from interfering in the affairs of ISKCON Bangalore in 2001.
The difference cropped up over the issue of spiritual succession in ISCKON after Prabhupada.
According to ISKCON Bangalore, Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON, had given a written directive that he shall remain the Acharya of ISKCON organisation even after his
death as none of his devotees were qualified to become Gurus. However, his western disciples declared themselves Acharyas and occupied the position of Guru, thereby governing the lives of thousands of devotees. ISKCON Bangalore, headed by its president Madhu Pandit Dasa opposed the existing succession system and said that they would abide by Prabhupads directive and consider only him as their Guru. Following which, ISKCON Mumbai tried to dislodge the office-bearers of ISKCON Bangalore, prompting them to file case.
After listening to the arguments and counter arguments of both the parties for nine years, City Civil Court Judge KS Balakrishna declared ISKCON Bangalore as the owner of the Sri Radha Krishna Temple.
PADA: This is great news. The bogus ISKCON GBC has been spending millions of rupees trying to sue the Bangalore devotees, so they could re-establish their pedophile messiahs club there. And of course they were also trying to shut down our free food program which is feeding a million people a day, so their big fat gurus would have a bigger plate of food for themselves. They also took over the Calcutta temple with a violent gangster attack with knives, machetes and guns, but after the pedophile messiahs club took it over, they ruined the program there, so they wanted to ruin the Bangalore program too.
One of their biggest fat gurus just had a stroke because he weighed as
much as a tug boat, so they are upset that others are eating something because
they want to eat everything. Anyway, this is great, the GBC will not be
spending $35,000 per court hearing and millions on lawyers fees, etc. so
maybe they will have five cents left over to pay for the $10,000,000 they
owe the molested gurukulis. Narayana Maharaja also said that the Bangalore
program is bogus, and the reason for that is simple: he abandoned his teen
age wife just as she had his baby, so Narayana Mahaaja wants to make sure
these abandoned widows and their babies (that he creates) are not being
fed. He wants to see the widows and babies starving. No wonder he has been
the cheif cheer leader of the pedophile messiahs project. Anyway, he too
has been defeated by this ruling. thanks pd]
Gauridasa Pandita Dasa writes: Dear prabhus, Please accept my respectful obeisance's. All glories to out jagat guru Srila Prabhupada and his chaste followers!
Great news! I was in Bangalore a few years ago and was very impressed at all the great service being done there and in Sri Vrindavan Dhama with the new huge property. There was a court case going on then also. This is about the 14th court case! It costs at least $35,000 dollars every time they go to court! Hopefully this will end the wasting of Krsna's Laxmi and harrassment of His pure devotees!
It's a great thing that It'sAcon Mombai didn't get to take over because all the great service going on would not be maintained. As even President Obama said, by cooperating the Bangalore temple (and it's branches)have done great service to society. This was one of Srila Prabhpada's last requests, that we show our love for him by cooperating to serve.
Good things take time and this is a major victory in the war against the anti-Prabhupada as guru crowd, the GBC etc., who will all fade away like all the warriors on the battlefield of Kurukshetra except for the righteous and illegally exiled,as we, Pandava brothers, as Lord Krsna promised.
I know there are at least 3 groups of devotees that advocate the ritvik system and I am pleading with you to drop your differences and support each other. Then we will be able to make more breakthroughs all around the world until the war against maya is won and Srila Prabhupada's mission is well established and saves the world from maya. There is no other way out and into the spiritual world. Give peace a chance; support the real mission of Sri Sri Guru and Gouranga!!!
If you treat Srila Prabhupada like he is alive, he is alive. To those who say he is dead and gone, to them he is. But in Bangalore Srila Prabhupada is alive and well! Very well.
Hope this meets you all in an encouraging mood!
Your servant, Gauridasa Pandita Dasa
Dear Nimai Pandit prabhu and Madhu Pandit prabhu,
Please Accept my most humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Congratulations on the brilliant result granted you by Lord Krishna, and which serves as a verification of your sincere service to Him throughout the ordeals such as were endured by the Pandavas and Sita Ram and Laxman.
This is a clear indicator of the way forward for Srila Prabhupada's genuine Iskcon movement and an alternative to merely "trashing" the present controlling assembly of "career criminals" posing as legitimate GBC. These GBC were never to be granted dictatorial powers, and it is clear that Lord Krishna favors the support of HIs Pure Devotee's order that the GBC be elected and representative of the vital body Temple Presidents.
It is time to invite the bulk of the Indian leadership to join the Bangalore model, and to give up the idea that Dictatorship "represents" the Transcendental Mood of Lord Chaitanaya more than independent devotees voluntarily and freely gathered into an International Society....... for the cultivation of Krishna Consciousness.
We must now create the "groundswell" that brings the DOM to every Iskcon temple in the world. Reaching "Critical Mass" is the fulfillment of revolutionary success. Once the DOM is the "law of the land" all other factors, such as rittvik initiations the restoration of the BBT etc will gradually fall into place. The present Iskcon dictatorship cannot continue as it is, and it must crumble under it's own sinful weight.
"EVERY EVIL EMPIRE THAT HAS EVER STOOD, HAS FALLEN"....(Gandhi)
Lord Krishna will support and even empower this change, should we choose to engage ourselves in that vital service to HIm.
Your eternal servant,
Pratyatosa das writes: These Indian bodied Ritvik disciples of Srila Prabhupada have immense potency. They are blessed by Lord Sri Krishna, and we should give them our blessings as well. ISKCONís "gurus" are simply clowns in comparison, and will go down in infamy along with all of histories other "bad guys."
issues notice to Bangalore ISKCON
Express News Service
First Published : 23 Apr 2009 03:37:00 AM IST
BANGALORE: The High Court on Wednesday allowed an appeal filed by Mumbai ISKCON over the ownership of the temple on Hare Krishna Hill in Rajajinagar and issued a notice to Bangalore ISKCON.
It may be recalled that the lower court had issued a decree on April 17 asking Mumbai ISKCON not to interfere in the affairs of Bangalore ISKCON and had declared Bangalore ISKCON to be the absolute owner of the temple in question.
Mumbai ISKCON filed an appeal against the lower courts order. Justice K Sridhar Rao allowed the appeal and issued a notice to Bangalore ISKCON.
Express News Service
First Published : 24 Apr 2009 03:32:00 AM IST
BANGALORE: There has been an error in reporting in the story 'HC issues notice to Bangalore ISKCON' published on page 5 of The New Indian Express dated April 23.
Chanchalapathi Dasa, vice-president of ISKCON Bangalore clarified: "What happened in RFA No 421/09 filed by ISKCON-Mumbai is that the court directed issue of emergent notice to respondents and also further directed filing of paper books and called for trial court records." "The report says that the High Court allowed an appeal.
The expression "allowed an appeal" means that the court heard the matter and set aside the order of the Banglore City Civil Court. The court did not hear the appeal, and the appeal is not even admitted.
Under these circumstances, the question of it allowing the same does not arise," he said.
Comment: This is very good news, "ISKCON is planning an appealing
the Banagalore decision". Means we will inform immediately all the
Indian News sites about how ISKCON Mumbai is an unteachable, negative and
hateful gang of thieves who want to steal what the Prabhupadanugas in Bangalore
built up with hard work. If India's population is properly informed about
what ISKCON Mumbai actually is, they will make sure that ISKCON Mumbai will
be faced with ruin, kicked out of India.
Simply planning and dying
It is now legally binding, ISKCON Mumbai filed on appeal. In other words the whole thing starts again from zero. 9 years it lastet already, looks like JPS follows exactly the same lineage which Prabhupada mentioned:
"That Tirtha Maharaja, unnecessarily he was envious, whole life fighting, fighting, fighting in the court and died. Simply planning."
Comment: Jayapatakas Situation is so complicated that it is being discussed by higher authorities what will happen next. So it was decided to give JPS another chance and he recovered from this usually deadly coma. It is irreproducible why JPS doesn't take into consideration that he made a mistake before he fell in coma. He is now adding authority to his previous mistake in his dealings with Madhu Pandit. In other words, he position becomes now clearly deliberate, willful, purposely and intentional. His future destination - fully self-inflicted, can't blame anyone for being punished.
Krishna gave Jayapataka a broad hint to turn in his wrong understanding how to treat the Bangalore Prabhupadanugas. By lodging an appeal on points of law against Vaishnavas who spread the Holy Names of the Lord he missed the opportunity to redeem himself from his fallen position. Srila Prabhupada once explained what happens when someone is in a state of coma:
"These things are finished very quickly. And if it takes little time, then this man who is dying, he remains in coma and does not die. Because the judgement is going on, the decision waiting, coma.You have seen sometimes a man is in coma for seven days, eight days? Yes. That means his judgement is going on, thatÖ Such kind of death means very sinful death. Not yet settled up, very complicated case. Therefore it takes time."
Yadubara: What about persons who die in their sleep? Is that a sinful death?
Prabhupada: Yes. Dream or awakened, everything is dream, gross dream and subtle dream. Thats all. This is also dream. What do you mean by dream? Dream means existent for a little period. Thats all. So night dream is for two hours and this dream is for twenty-four hours.
Yashomatinandana: So in other words when it says that one goes to hell, any lower species is also like hell. If one is going to assume a dogs body, then does he go to hell before he assumes a dogs body?
Prabhupada: There is statement like that, that one is put into the hellish condition for practicing little, and then he is put into the womb of such mother.
Swami's disciples "Oath
"I hereby solemnly make the following vows: I accept Srila Jayapataka Swami to be my initiating (diksa) and instructing (siksa) spiritual master (Guru) forever, even life after life".
All Glories to Iskcon Bangalore. All Glories to Madhu Pandit. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
"On the back cover of the latest Back To Prabhupad magazine, (Issue 22, Winter 2008/9), Krishna Kant prints the vow taken by all Jayapataka disciples: "I hereby solemnly make the following vows: I accept Srila Jayapataka Swami to be my initiating (diksa) and instructing (siksa) spiritual master (Guru) forever, even life after life". ('Initiation Acceptance Oath", HH Jayapataka Swami). (based on where he is 'going', after Yamaraja sends him on his way, do you really think even his most fanatic cheerleaders, after a short view of him in hell, will ever run into him again, throughout eternity? what are the odds?). Jayadvaita& Hridayananda, ("Acharyadeva"), are 'featured'."
Comment: WOW -- this is really good news. In our NEXT lives we will not see these folks again, because they all will follow Jayapotatoe into Hell. Great news indeed.
If you make a pact with the devil, he will ask to give your life to him. Jayapataka is worst than the devil, because he demands life after life, which not even the devil is asking. Is this black magic or what?
We are well aware of present ISKCON's process to capitalize
on a policy of letting people who are hard up and want to join to take shelter
at Krishna's Lotusfeet - let them sign sign a contract. It is immoral in that
sense, that it contravenes the human rights making contracts with the distressed
- this is not Prabhupada's program how to make people join Lord Caitanya's
Sankirtan Movement and become real Vaishnavas. Poor people who are whipsawed
by kali-yuga governments to let them sign a contract when joining Prabhupada's
movement, it is even against public policy.
When getting initiated by an ISKCON guru, again, let them sign a contract.
So, what happens, only people sign such a contract who consider that they can somehow materially exploit the situation. Those who are actually devotees will not consider this as a genuine spiritual movement. Remember when Prabhupada made people to chant Hare Krishna, now, what would have happened when saying, I have written a contract, in case you consider to join, could you lease sign this contract?
BY: MAHASRNGA DASA
Approximately six months ago, being heavily under the modes ofpassion and ignorance, I unknowingly or subconsciously became enviousof Madhu Pandit prabhu and under the banner of false ego, I sought toexpose the truth according to my understanding based on hearsayinformation.
I was given some mis-information in the form of facts, figures, anddocuments along with rumors and foolishly swallowed them hook, line andsinker; then leaping before looking intelligently, investigatingthoroughly, or speaking with the accused.
Some of the things I wrote were actually liable for action by thecourt system, but because of our past relationship and Madhu Panditssoft heart, he called off the legal beagles before they would have mademy life miserable.
A week ago, on April 16, 2009, while travelling through Bangalore,Madhu Pandit contacted me and asked if I would like to visit theAkshaya Patra account office and look into the accounts myself.
I went to the Bangalore Temple the following day and attended themorning program. I was greeted with respect and had a wonderfulspiritual experience with the assembled devotees. At 12:30 pm we had ameeting and I presented Madhu Pandit with my information, documents andhalf-truths that I had been told, and was actually shocked with hisresponses. He showed me court documents, explaining what reallyhappened while gently rebuking me in a way so that I wouldnt make sucha fool of myself in the future. In the end I was embarrassed that I hadnot personally contacted him before shooting off my mouth.
After lunch I was brought to the accounting department of AkshayaPatra and introduced to the head accountant. He was instructed toanswer all my questions and to show me whatever account books Irequested. Previously I was told that Madhu Pandit was making millionsof dollars from Akshaya Patra and that he was funneling the access intoland deals all over the world. I couldnt have been more mislead orhoodwinked. The Akshaya Patra project is operated by 8 Trustees who arefrom the top rung of society. Three are from INFOSYS, one is the CEO ofNarvana Technologies, one is a successful industrialist, and three arefrom ISKCON Bangalore, which means the devotees dont even have amajority vote.
Their accounts are audited by a group of chartered accountants inIndia called BSR & Co., who are a subsidiary of the Global firmKMPG, who audit NASDAQ. There are 17 prasada distribution centers inIndia which each has a chartered accountant, who in turn sends theiraccounts to the Bangalore office to be doubled checked and verified byanother 10 accountants. Then there is a 3 man audit committee set up bythe Board of Trustees to triple check the accounts for discrepancies,errors, or to find ways to increase distribution efficiency. And aboveall, there is the control of the government auditors, who areequivalent to the IRS in America, who periodically make unscheduled andsurprise audits of their own.
When I asked the chief accountant what direct role Madhu Panditplayed in handling the finance and accounts in the whole scheme ofAkshaya Patra, he simply stated that he was the least person in thepicture. There is even an advisory board chaired by the ex-ChiefJustice of the Supreme Court of India along with the Secretary ofEducation, a commissioner of Education and two prominent industrialistswho give advice based on the vision of the Trustee/Board of Directorsof Akshaya Patra.
I had also heard the complaint that the menu and quality of prasadambeing distributed was of inferior quality. However after furtherinvestigation, I found out that there is a BED (Block EducationOfficer) who immediately checks into all complaints for the government,to insure quality control. The bottom line is that the Akshaya Patraproject is not the money making machine I so wrongfully accused it ofbeing. In fact, the accounts showed a 1.73 cr. deficit for the year08/09.
I feel in all honesty that I must apologize to the world, andpersonally to Madhu Pandit prabhu for not thoroughly investigating mysources of information, and for not contacting him personally as agodbrother before going public, and also to the organizers, workers andparticipants of the Akshaya Patra Foundation. Please forgive me for myignorant and foolish offenses.
That picture shows Jaya Pataka Swami cross-examination at Appellant Court in Bangalore, India. Claiming that Bangalore Temple and Akshaya Patra belongs to him and other ISKCON Gurus/GBC.
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