THERE IS NO QUESTION OF
DIRECT OR INDIRECT
Similarly if our Krsna consciousness is rightly connected, then there is no question of direct or indirect. Because absolute world there is no difference. As soon as it is touched with the direct connection... That is called disciplic succession. Because the connection is coming down one after another, so if we touch here, the spiritual master who is connected by the same way, then the electric connection is there. There is no question of direct or indirect.
(Bhagavad-gita Lecture 2.13-17 Los Angeles, November 29, 1968)
NOTE: Srila Prabhupada's statements about himself being poisoned are all Absolute there is no difference between direct or indirect. Therefore IRM's argument that Srila Prabhupada is not making a direct statement is false. Due to trying to analyse Srila Prabhupada's Absolute words with mundane material logic they have come to the wrong conclusion.
Unfortunately, when such logicians take to this path without the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, they remain on the platform of logic and argument and do not advance in spiritual life. However, if one is intelligent enough to apply his arguments and logic to the subtle understanding of the fundamental spiritual substance, he will be able to know that a poor fund of knowledge established on the basis of material logic cannot help one understand the Absolute Truth, which is beyond the reach of imperfect senses. The Mahabharata therefore says: acintyah khalu ye bhava na tams tarkena yojayet. (Mahabharata, Bhisma-parva 5.22) How can that which is beyond the imagination or sensory speculation of mundane creatures be approached simply by logic? Logic and argument are very poor in spiritual strength and always imperfect when applied to spiritual understanding. By putting forward mundane logic one frequently comes to the wrong conclusion regarding the Absolute Truth, and as a result of such a conclusion one may fall down to accept a body like that of a jackal.
(C.C. Adi Lila 8.15)