Friday, 9 December 2011

Gauridasa Pandita Dasa:There are quite a few tapes missing

On May 14, 2009, dear Ameyatma Prabhu & all, pamro agt Srila Prabhupada! Actually the dictation, signing and discussing of the July 9th Newsletter was done in the garden. That was the routine. The secretary would read letters to Srila Prabhupada in the late mornings in the garden. Srila Prabhupada would dictate a response to the letters and the secretary would type them up and later read them to Prabhupada for his approval and signature before mailing. There was only TKG and myself during these times. I was fanning Prabhupada with the camera all the time he spent in the garden which I took care of. I had to have the Lord Brahma fountain running because Prabhupada liked it. I would put fresh covers on his seat and light his favorite incense (Kesar Chandan, Saffron Sandlewood) and help carry him down from upstairs where he had been translating all night long. My duty was to move his recording equipment around to where he was and always make sure his conversations were recorded. TKG did that most of the time but I’d do it if he wasn’t around. And yes there are quite a few tapes missing that I know were made; especially right after July 9th when more questions were asked.

For example, TKG asked Prabhupada if there could be more ritviks appointed in the future and Srila Prabhupada said, “Yes, the GBC can elect at Mayapur.” TKG: What if a ritvik falls down? Prabhupada said, “Then the GBC can remove”.
TKG: Should we put vyasasanas in the temples for the ritviks?
Prabhupada said, “No, that would create enmity among my disciples.”
I was Srila Prabhupada’s servant not TKG’s as some alledge. Of course we should serve all Vaisnavas, but our main service is to Prabhupada.
You say you remember my emails supporting TKG in the early 80′s but I didn’t have a computer then and I knew TKG did mistreat Prabhupada many times and try to get him to do what he wanted in many ways, sometimes through the back door. As far as the poison, I did not know it was in the Makara Dhaja at that time. But I saw TKG practically force feed the ‘medicine’ to Prabhupada. First Prabhupada said he did not want it. Then TKG said that if he did not take his medicine it meant that Prabhupada did not love his disciples. After hearing that Prabhupada agreed to take the ‘medicine’. So those kinds of things were going on.
As far as Topanga Canyon where Tamal admitted what really happened; then he wasn’t lying. The GBC had kicked him out fir saying that all the devotees had to go through him to get to Prabhupada. After they heard Tamal’s confession and knew the so- called guruship was doomed so they hurriedly let him back and tried to hide the evidence, the recorded conversation.
So there are some answers for now. We need to focus on trying to get the GBC to discuss this and fix it if it’s the last thing we do. Is it for us? a little bit but mostly for the future generations of devotees. It helps us a little because we will get more good association of properly situated devotees.
All glories to the golden age of Lord Chaitanya! All glories to the guru for the golden age Srila Prabhupada! Whether they like it or not!
Hoping this meets you well,
Your servant,
Gauridasa Pandita Dasa
And your life will be sublime!

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