HAS THE "SWAMI" TITLE GONE TO KAPINDRA'S HEAD "QUARTERS" ?
Dear Prabhu's please accept my humble obeisances.
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I am writing this letter to expose some unconstitutional behavior by Kapindra swami which violates the teachings of Srila Prabhupada.
After hearing the blasphemous charges made by the windle turley law firm and their plaintiffs i compiled various artiles in defense of Srila Prabhupada's honor.
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All of these articles are completely in line with Srila Prabhupada's teachings and their content is 90% Prabhupada quotations.
Kapindra swami actually never took the time to read these articles but acted on the fanatical rhetoric he had heard from certain individuals. This in itself is completely whimsical to say the least. Here is his public letter.
Mukunda das officially rejected by Prabhupada Sankirtan Society
Prabhu's, all glories to Srila Prabhupada.
In regards to his rejection, he would first of all need to carefully read what i have compiled then he should try to follow Srila Prabhupada's guidance if he considered there was some fault in my articles:
Yes. You have the right attitude towards disturbing comments of fellow devotees.. Lord Caitanya has advised us to always remain more humble than the grasses and more tolerant than the tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and ready to offer respects to all persons. It is not our policy to reject someone on any personal grounds. Rather it is our duty to encourage him on the common platform of devotional service to Krsna.
(S.P. Letter to: Satsvarupa Bombay, 25 November, 1970)
We can reject anyone, that is very easy, but to reform him that requires great skill and tact and if you can reform him there by kind words and dealings, that is best.
(S.P. Letter to: Madhudvisa, Amogha , Los Angeles, 24 August, 1972)
To create a devotee takes much labor and to reject him in a minute is not to our credit so please try to do the needful in this regard. Consult the other GBC men there, then make a proposal to Hayagriva and if still he is incorrigible then you take the necessary steps
(S.P. Letter to: Karandhara, Auckland, 21 February, 1973)
In regards to his statement "Therefore we are no longer affiliated with Mukunda Prabhu or his temple in Oldham England" Here he is actually saying that he is banning our Oldham Temple from the Prabhupada Sankirtana Society.
If we look at Srila Prabhupada's 1970 Direction of Management we can note the following:
Removal of a Temple president by the GBC requires support by the local Temple members.
(Direction of Management 1970)
N.B. Regarding replacing Abhirama and Damodara I refer to the "Direction of Management" as follows: "Removal of a Temple President by GBC requires support by the local Temple members." Therefore you should take a vote of the Temple members and do the needful. A. C. B.S.
(S.P. Letter to: Rupanuga, Bombay, 7 November, 1974)
Regarding the agitation to remove Tejas: No, Tejas must not be removed. Stop this. This is a clique. I don't want this. Why has Subala Maharaja gone there. He is an outsider, why are they interfering. Subala left India now why has he returned without permission? This removal of the president is very unconstitutional. The devotees who do not like to work with Tejas should immediately go away from the temple. But he may not. Those who feel against him can go away. Devotees come from the outside and interfere. No, they cannot change the president. Who sent Janmanjoya there? Why is he taking to politics?
(S.P. Letter to: Tamala Krsna, Los Angeles, 11 January, 1974)
So for the GBC to remove a Temple president from his position without the support by the local Temple members is unconstitutional, so what to speak of whimsically trying to remove a whole temple from an organisation !
Srila Prabhupada guidance on how temples should function in his society are as follows:
As far as possible the centers should act freely, but conjointly. They must look forward to the common development. That should be the principle.
(S.P. Letter to: Tamala Krsna Tittenhurst 13 October, 1969)
Do not centralize anything. Each temple must remain independent and self-sufficient. That was my plan from the very beginning, why you are thinking otherwise? Once before you wanted to do something centralizing with your GBC meeting, and if I did not interfere the whole thing would have been killed. Do not think in this way of big corporation, big credits, centralization--these are all nonsense proposals. Only thing I wanted was that books printing and distribution should be centralized, therefore I appointed you and Bali Mardan to do it. Otherwise, management, everything, should be done locally by local men. Accounts must be kept, things must be in order and lawfully done, but that should be each temple's concern, not yours. Krishna Consciousness Movement is for training men to be independently thoughtful and competent in all types of departments of knowledge and action, not for making bureaucracy. Once there is bureaucracy the whole thing will be spoiled. There must be always individual striving and work and responsibility, competitive spirit, not that one shall dominate and distribute benefits to the others and they do nothing but beg from you and you provide. No. Never mind there may be botheration to register each centre, take tax certificate each, become separate corporations in each state. That will train men how to do these things, and they shall develop reliability and responsibility, that is the point. I am little observing now, especially in your country, that our men are losing their enthusiasm for spreading on our programmes of Krishna Consciousness movement.
(S.P. Letter to: Karandhara Bombay 22 December, 1972)
Regarding incorporation of our ISKCON centers, we want to run all our centers as nonprofit religious organizations; that is the main point. Keeping this point in view too much official control is not good in spiritual life. The centers should remain spiritually fit and independent. Some control must be there as is now. Too much control means so many vouchers. Gradually it will become a mundane institution. All our managers should be spiritually advanced simple and honest in carrying out the orders of the spiritual master and Krsna. That will be a nice standard. Democracy in spiritual affairs is not at all good but breeds power politics. We should be careful about power politics. Our only aim should be that each and every devotee is full dedicated to Krsna, then things will go on nicely.
(S.P. Letter to: Karandhara 19th July, 1973)
So Kapindra's behaviour is POWER POLITICS and that ONE SHALL DOMINATE, and if you don't follow me you are rejected. Srila Prabhupada instructs us to avoid this mentality.
After he "banned" our center from Prabhupada Sankirtana Society he started to advertise his New York center in various web sites and newsletters as follows:
* NEW YORK "Prabhupada Sankirtana Society," Headquarters 48 Ave. B NY, NY
10009 (212) 674-0680, PSS108@juno.com
Did Srila Prabhupada every sanction his followers calling their particular temple the Headquaters of ISKCON ??? It does appear that the tamul disease has poisoned so many souls.
1. Kapindra swami should first carefully read the articles or letters of other devotees if he believes his role is that of some spiritual leader. Simply hearing the fanatical rhetoric of others is mental speculation and acting on that is simply nonsensical.
2. After careful study of that devotees articles etc. if he finds any philosophical discrepencies he should try to reform that devotee by kind words and dealings and of course present the correct conclusion to him from Srila Prabhupada's teachings. . It is not Srila Prabhupada's policy to reject someone on any personal grounds.
3. Kapindra Swami should clearly understand that he has no authority to ban or reject anyone (what to speak of a whole temple) from Srila Prabhupada's Sankirtana movement. That idea is simply rascaldom coming from the false ego platform that one shall dominate. All devotees have been throughly disgusted by this type of treatment from the tamul sinister movement.
4. Kapindra swami should clearly understand that all temples are indepentant and that none is the head rather all are the instrumental humble servants of Srila Prabhupada's desire to spread the Holy Name in ever town and village.
Your servant Mukunda dasa.
A gentleman, if he commits some mistake, he admits