Kamrā devī dāsī Autobiography Part 4
If something came out about misconduct in the churches by church leaders or whatever, it would be seen as their own discrepancy, and not blamed on Jesus Christ; that he taught them to do that or condoned the behavior. A lot of people follow Jesus without having allegiance to the churches, because they know something went wrong in the institutions. The church misbehavior does not tarnish Jesus Christ or minimize his teachings. If we look at the histories, it was not just that the real teachings of Jesus became mostly hidden over time due to natural factors, but also that there were actual demonic efforts to keep his mood and his teachings from the people, to try to destroy the pure transmission. Christianity is mainstream, but the real teachings of Jesus have become obscured. Evil personalities were envious of Jesus Christ and his mission, while he was on Earth and after.
In the same way, it is essential that Śrila Prabhupāda is not lumped in with what some of his alleged followers did. There were, still are, those who externally glorified Śrila Prabhupāda, but actually created an empire of evil based on their deep envy of him. They appear, or appeared, as great devotees of the Lord. They dressed in a certain way, spoke in a certain way, maybe had great charismatic appeal and a lot of followers, but acted to undermine Śrila Prabhupāda’s mission in the most insidious of ways. They acted in partnership with high level, like-minded demonic personalities outside the Hare Kṛṣṇa organization. There has been a move to make Kṛṣṇa Consciousness acceptable in the mainstream, but that also has created compromise. Śrila Prabhupāda wanted the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahamantra to be known in every household, but in its pure rendition.
Śrila Prabhupāda was a most exemplary personality, a topmost pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa. But again, it’s not just about misrepresenting him, it’s also about the endeavor to purposefully destroy everything he stood for and developed.
These deviant beings were personally empowered and disguised by the personality of Kali, the master of this iron age of quarrel and hypocrisy, Kali-yuga, or the Age of Kali. That is why hardly anyone can recognize them for what they are. Only a pure devotee, by the grace of Kṛṣṇa, is able to recognize such infidels, according to Śrila Prabhupāda’s spiritual master, His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, who also confirmed why they are so difficult to recognize.
I don’t claim to be a pure devotee. I know these things because of my personal experiences. I tried to keep the Hare Kṛṣṇa school system free of persons who should never have been around children. I didn’t realize I was dealing with the topmost organized crime. The worst of betrayal- betrayal of motherhood, betrayal of the guru-disciple relationship, they attacked at the core. Śrila Prabhupāda never betrayed anyone, but his false followers teamed up with others in very high places and tried to destroy the relationship between him and his disciples. There is no greater offense. They purposefully tried to destroy anything good, anything Godly. They almost did.
One astrologer told me that I was born into the hands of an angel, that there were protective factors, so even though I was brutally tortured and threatened for trying to keep the Hare Kṛṣṇa school system clean, I am still here.
Śrila Prabhupāda observed with great sadness the developing situation, even while he was present with us, and said, “After I leave, there will be no protection for the women and children.”
For my own part, I wrote an essay called “Not in his Name.” It will give more information. It is available for reading on this website, and Jvalamukhi also read it along with some of her own commentary and posted it as a video. It should be available on this site and also on Jvalamukhi.com.
There is a lot that could be said here, but I will wait and continue with this in further presentations. There are many important points.
As far as my own work in this world, one excellent Vedic astrologer called me an “Ambassador of Transformation.” It was in Durham, North Carolina, maybe the year 2000 or 2001. It was a health fair, an expo, where you pay some hefty amount to set up a booth in hopes of getting some public exposure. Well, the public never showed up. It was an unpopular show, and the practitioners had put out a lot of money to get to know each other and trade samples of their work. A very excellent Jyotish, Vedic astrologer, looked at my chart briefly and my hands, and said, “Ambassador of Transformation.” It was very validating, very emotional for me.
I had her do a full chart for me some years later, maybe 2010 or 2011. I reminded her of what she had said to me when we first met, and she said that was the understatement of the century. She said that in my later years, I would be doing transformational work at a level never seen before. Whether that occurs or not will attest to how good an astrologer she really is… It’s now my later years. If it is meant to be, there is no greater outlet for that than to push forward the teachings and example of His Divine Grace. Śrila Prabhupāda wanted Kṛṣṇa Conscious, sustainable community development in order to provide an atmosphere of practical support and culture for individuals and families in their quest for the highest goal of life, developing love of God. He wanted the glorification, the chanting of God’s Holy Names to be heard in every town and village, and his books to be preserved, widely distributed, studied, and practically applied.
That was my purpose in starting Purely Prabhupada Inc, with its supporting websites, PurelyPrabhupada.com and PurelyPrabhupada.org. Śrila Prabhupāda wrote that the highest Truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare of all. Everything our team presents is based on the Vedic teachings as given by Śrila Prabhupāda. It is the culture of Truth, the most joyful Absolute Truth, far beyond the scope of the relative truths of this world. My goal is to see the teachings, the mission, and the mood of Śrila Prabhupāda spread all over the planet, even beyond, as much as possible. It is said that the fame of the bonafide spiritual teacher is spread all over the three worlds. That is a lot more than just this planet, so many planetary systems, upper, middle, and lower.
Sometimes we are asked what is our target audience. I have prayed that people can hear spiritual Truth, I have asked Kṛṣṇa to send the ones who can hear, who are ready to hear, to set the stage for people being ready to hear. So, the audience is up to God Himself. What we present will go where it belongs, the right people will find it. But the message that Śrila Prabhupāda gave, the message of the Absolute Truth, may not be available to those who wear earplugs of dogmatic indoctrination from any religion or belief system. It may not be available to those who don’t want their prayers interrupted by Truth.
When it rains, it rains everywhere, but some places are more able to accept the rain mercy. The oceans accept, the forests accept, even the deserts accept, but the rocks may not be able to accept, even though there is the opportunity. We have to be a little porous, a little open, to accept these highest teachings. That is the audience, and I can’t predict who will take it, but we have to offer it.