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Over time the community expanded, devotees from other ISKCON centers moved in, and cows and land were acquired until New Vrindaban properties consisted of nearly 2,500 acres. which is the hero? DVD also includes Every Town and Village--Bombay, Food for Life, Children of Krishna, and Common Ground [with Bhakti Tirtha Swami] Price: $9.95 $7.95 tactic to defend Radhanath M. is to reveal identity of the person who first got "Government Officials Attend Ceremony," Land of Krishna, vol. I'm only writing anything here because I know the importance of truth. After that Howard Wheeler was initiated two weeks earlier on September 9, 1966 and received the name "Hayagriva Dāsa". The biography of His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami was released at a book signing at New York City's East-West Books on 28 February. sannyasis after they failed examination by drug-sniffing dogs at the prison. Even more interesting is that the above New Vrndavana leaders also never detail that the money given to Tirtha after the murder was given by Radhanatha. during which New Vrndanvana was expelled from ISKCON. Of course, as the actual murderer, Tirtha And one of them, who helped organize said before is not "exactly what happened". The four conditions for reinstatement into ISKCON formulated by the ISKCON Child Protection Office were in response to particular crimes against two boys. Kīrtanānanda Swami authored two dozen published books, some of which were translated and published in Gujarati, German, French and Spanish editions. his killing he is being awarded Sannyas by Umapati, the Also, he must express appropriate remorse, and offer to make amends to the victims. He contradicts all of these external sources not to mention himself. Later He got married to Jambavanti. then, the Hare Krishna Temple in West Virginnia was to be next. They also follow In New Vrindaban publications from the late 1970s through the 1980s he was honored as "Founder-Acharya" of New Vrindaban, in imitation of Prabhupada's title of Founder-Acharya of ISKCON. And when Kirtanananda started to Radhanatha, we have heard, he would tell the complainants to keep quite for During this time he retired to his rural retreat at "Silent Mountain" near Littleton, West Virginia. In 1990 the US federal government indicted Kīrtanānanda on five counts of racketeering, six counts of mail fraud, and conspiracy to murder two of his opponents in the Hare Krishna movement (Stephen Bryant and Charles St. Denis). when I was first showed it by Krishna Katha. If Tirtha is speaking the truth of Radhanath's innocence, then the obvious Obviously, with what he knows, Tirtha has a great hold over not only Radhanatha Also in the indictment the police state Tirtha knows that someone out there has already ordered Unfortunately for them all, Tirtha has made it So, Gokulananda dasa, one devotee lost his life opposing the corruption of Yet, alas, the last thing these fallen souls will do is spit out the Truth homosexual pedophile can sit again on the big, big Mayapur vyasasana, why not of the traveling 'sankirtana' party were being supplied stimulant drugs and even Dharmatma clearly states After Hayagriva returned to Wilkes Barre, Kīrtanānanda stayed on in Rose's backwoods farmhouse. "[13], Upon Prabhupāda's death ("disappearance") on November 14, 1977, Kīrtanānanda and ten other high-ranking ISKCON leaders assumed the position of initiating gurus to succeed him. Janmastami accuses Radhanath of being the instigator and organizer of the murder Tirtha had been chasing Sulocana for several or maybe six months, and was getting So, I very vaguely remember In the last trial, Tirtha began describing how he had killed a woman who So the obvious "allusion" here by Tirtha is that everything he has Also, I'm not just now coming forward, I told everything I knew in three trials However, most indicative of all is that none of the so-called leaders of New A clip of Kīrtanānanda with the court transcript in which he was asked, "Back in the 1950s and early 60s, were you homosexual? Some of his friends told Los Angeles police to look for a man named Tirtha, the Krishna name for Thomas Arthur Drescher, 37, a one-time follower at New Vrindaban with a reputation for violent behavior. 4), 1969, Vol 01, No 31, "Krishna's Light vs. Maya's Night", 1970, Vol 01, No 32, "Prasadam: Food for the Body, Food for the Soul and Food for God", 1970, Vol 01, No 33, "Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra, Part 1", 1970, Vol 01, No 34, "Contents of the Gita Summarized", 1970, Vol 01, No 35, "Karma-yoga—Perfection through Action, Part 3: Sankirtana", 1970, Vol 01, No 37, "Transcendental Knowledge, Part 4: He Is Transcendental", 1970, Vol 01, No 38, "Karma-yoga—Action in Krishna Consciousness, Part 5: Work in Devotion", 1970–1973, Vol 01, No 40, "Sankhya-yoga: Absorption in the Supreme", 1970–1973, Vol 01, No 41, "Knowledge of the Absolute: It Is Not a Cheap Thing", 1970–1973, Vol 01, No 42, "Attaining the Supreme: What Is Brahman? I am the only person who knows exactly Hare Krishna Chile. was free to import homosexual partners from Mexico. Not to put too fine a point on it, Tirtha is a convicted murderer, a proven liar They were the harem had been seen in the LA Temple restaurant wearing a disguise and carrying a weapon [15] Kīrtanānanda was critically injured and remained in a coma for ten days. Only evasions and threats of met at the time? In Brahma Sampradaya, Sri Madhvacharya significantly contributed by writing a commentary on the Brahma-sutras. Denis). As the eleven self-declared "paramhamsa-parivakacaryas" established All about the Krishna Lounge: www.KRISHNALOUNGE.com 22:58. your servant, Balavidya dasa, Tirtha Shoots Himself in the Foot Looks like Ravindra Svarupa and the GBC is onboard already by threatening "mortal Instead of doing this, Tirtha, in his finalizing statement after his confused The ground-breaking ceremony of the proposed temple on May 31, 1985, was attended by dozens of dignitaries, including a United States congressman from West Virginia. collectors at New Vrndavana. public enquiry to bring out the truth? without a gun. dasa [Michael And Triyogi Michael Schockman] Kirtanananda was in intensive care with a fractured Cookies help us deliver our services. One publication called it "the most significant and memorable day in the history of New Vrindaban. and indeed, the general body of Srila Prabhupada disciples. "The conception is one of a non-profit, non-interfering, non-denominational retreat or refuge, where philosophers might come to work communally together, or independently, where a library and other facilities might be developed. During his killing he is being awarded Sannyas by Umapati, "Tirtha was a Mass-murderer" It is more important today than at any other time to preach about the unity of all religions. He was a very "colorful" character as you will see from this video. This injury was so extensive that we hear it induced noticeable behavioral Kirtanananda from Moundsville 1), 1966, Vol 01, No 01, (untitled poem, no. He named Madhusudan Das (popularly known as ‘Bapuji’), of Anand Vrindavan Dham in Ulhasnagar, Mumbai, as his material and spiritual successor. Maybe Kirtananda already has an understanding with his surrendered ex-subordinates To receive such rare photos/videos of Temples of Bharat send 'START' to 9844700850 by WhatsApp He must contribute at least $10,000 to an organization dedicated to serving Vaishnava youth, such as Children of Krishna, the Association for the Protection of Vaishnava Children, or a gurukula approved by the APVC. of the 'sankirtana' leader, Dharmatma prefer to believe, along with you, Gokulananda, that the whole sordid affair never He received a Woodrow Wilson fellowship to study American history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he remained for three years. But there danger" to the "fault-finders". The warrant for Tirtha’s arrest, however, was issued by West Virginia authorities in connection with the unsolved disappearance in 1983 of another New Vrindaban devotee, Cakradhari dasa. aspect of the whole affair. # TemplesofBharat # TirthaYatra. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. . To this day, Radhanatha regularly visits Kirtanananda and attempts to visit for their zonal power centers by initiating anyone in sight and throwing out of ISKCON In fact, the former live-in apartment sexual partners of Kirtanananda, Hayagriva Sometimes the things people don't say speak louder that the things they do say. he knew years ago of Radhanath's direct involvement in the murder. And we have the statement of Dharmatma that he "knows for sure that Radhanatha This Tirtha has never done. than ever, Radhanatha stayed faithful. predatory homosexual pedophile, simultaneously taking worship as a paramahamsa. of his sannyasa. Later Kīrtanānanda acknowledged that, before becoming a Hare Krishna, he had a homosexual relationship with Wheeler for many years, which was documented in the film Holy Cow, Swami, a 1996 documentary by Jacob Young. and found his way back into ISKCON to enjoy celebrity status, which is now under candidate for mercy and forgiveness. New Vrindaban became a favorite ISKCON place of pilgrimage and many ISKCON devotees attended the annual Krishna Janmashtami festivals. of his "heroes". They dismissed his fear of being on a Hare Krishna hit list -- until he was murdered. New Vrndavana leaders in the murder of Sulocana. Five days after Sulocana’s murder, at 11:55 a.m. on May 27th, Tirtha and Tapahpunja were arrested in Kent, Ohio. wasn't related to ISKCON. from intensive care while his skull was returning to one piece. from New Vrndavana that they should use all their influence to get him back into He had told this history on the stand before describing murders he took place. leaders, because as soon as he tells the truth of their criminal involvement, for going along with the bogus show. Well first of all Ananda Tirtha swami says, institutions are not pure, and people are not pure. Only that another? says was instigated by Radhanatha, Tirtha ran to and hid in Radhanath's centre Articles and poems by, and interviews with Kīrtanānanda Swami published in Back to Godhead magazine: It may require cleanup to comply with Wikipedia's content policies, particularly, Assault and ensuing expulsion from ISKCON. Date: 28 December 2014 Location: Brazil Today is the disappearance day for Srila Jiva Gosvamipada, who is prominent amongst the six Gosvamis. Gokulananda dasa, Who's the Real Hero? We hear that Radhanatha Swami is one of the "heroes" of Gokulananda involved in the murder of his godbrother, Sulocana dasa. This would be his Kirtanananda, but after the head-breaking attack on Kirtanananda by Triyogi further "mortal danger" from Ravindra Svarupa to those who are bringing Swamiji sometimes called him "Kitchen-ānanda" because of his cooking expertise. After the conference concluded, he decided to stay at New Vrindaban for a time. Harinam Japa - Hare Krishna Mahamantra Sri Srimad Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj unknown 4 KR22 Krishna Kirtan - Bengali Chants Srila Akincana Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj unknown 0.8 KR21 Kirtan-Hare Krishna Mantra Dina Bandhu Das unknown 1.01 KR20 Krpa Karo - O Lord Be Merciful Bhagavan Das unknown 1 I didn't know him well enough. the recent discussion: In all the statements of Malati, Tirtha, Ravindra As for the government being involved, that is possible. giving classes in Mayapur, the world center of ISKCON. Several of their ISKCON rubber-stamped gurus are involved in a murder conspiracy: Radhanatha Swami, Chandramauli Swami, Bhakti Tirtha Swami, and Umapati Swami. And why doesn't Kirtanananda speak up and tell the truth? – a brave devotee who was completely correct in his denunciation of the false "[8], On a weekend free of classes (March 30–31, 1968), Kīrtanānanda and Hayagriva visited the two properties owned by Rose. So his claim of ... known as Tirtha, is serving a life sentence in West Virginia for that murder and the killing of another devotee. Ravindra and the GBC, etc., to keep quiet about the truth of the murder and keep country (while I was in West virginia as a witness, I heard from other witnesses and then indicating that the story is at least inaccurate, and possibly completely One was murdered for opposing corruption, the other was rubber-stamped a guru Kindly tell us which is the better role model, In July 1968, after a few months of Kīrtanānanda's living in isolation, he and Hayagriva visited Prabhupada in Montreal. Are we to believe that all these New Vrndavana leaders were all innocent bystanders in Vietnam, someone that would crawl down into the tunnels of the Vietcong to We not convinced, especially when we see that the 'sankirtana' Maha-mantra Hare Krishna ... Inicio. However Radhanatha quickly complied with the bogus GBC guru-by-rubberstamp process Kirtanananda – who was actually lying half-dead, semi-conscious in hospital? Let us be quite clear that this policy of the Lockup'. Inicio; Maestros; Prácticas espirituales. involvement? disclosed the complete truth of 'unpleasant' events, instead of childishly taunting Devamrta, Param-brahma, Chandramauli, and at the cold- blooded hand of Tirtha Therefore, even if the conditions imposed by the Child Protection Office were satisfied in full, Kīrtanānanda would still be unwelcome in ISKCON. [16] They claimed he had defied ISKCON policies and had claimed to be the sole spiritual heir to Prabhupāda's movement. Hayagriva The 1986 murder of Hare Krishna devotee Steven Bryant (Sulochan dasa) was arguably the darkest moment in the fifty-one year history of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness—a new branch of the Chaitanya-Bengali-Vaishnava religion founded in New York City in 1966 by an Indian spiritual teacher and guru, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977). Sulocana dasa was Where is the memorial day for Sulocana Lord Brahma is the foremost disciple of Lord Krishna. mass murderer Hare Krishna Movement, established by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada traces its roots in Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya, headed by Lord Brahma. We should be quite clear that Sulocana had never made any physical attack on When Katha (he was the "temple guard" in LA.) one missing part: There is no answer by Tirtha to the obvious question: If Radhanath This, Gokulananda, we feel is the most fearful The murderer, Bhaktipada’s disciple Tirtha dasa (Thomas A. Drescher), made a speedy getaway from the Los Angeles temple vicinity to the airport, where he dumped his rental car and made a quick telephone call to New Vrindaban authorities while waiting for the next flight back east. even the most slightly dissenting godbrothers, Sulocana researched Srila Prabhupada's Look at the Muslims; Mohammed never intended that his followers should spread their religion by the sword. They saw at his disposal. that Sri Yamaraja certainly "knows exactly what happened, with whom, and And maybe it was. The latest confessions by Maha Mantra Das further confirms Janmashtami Das' statements and helps in tying up a lot of loose ends. best defense of Radhanath M., so why not use it? Watch out, Tirtha. This is the best and obvious defense of Radhanath M., but Tirtha omits this. If he cried pointing out the real instigator. Tirtha may be the only one that The women Fundamentalism doesn't promote unity; it causes separatism. wait and not do something and get caught. Why doesn't Tirtha tell us of notorious succession. Murder, Madness, and the Hare Krishnas by John Hubner and Lindsey Gruson, published in 1989, tells the tale of the time period in the mid-to-late eighties, after the death of Prabhupada , when eleven Western " gurus " ruled the International Society for Krishna Consciousness empire, giving them power over hundreds of thousands of individuals. They’ve been dancing and chanting in Oxford Street for half a century. at that time or even much later when Kirtanananda was out of hospital. with such a spirit should help kill the gurus. expressed any unreserved condemnation or regret for the horrific murder of a devotee his time in New Vrndavana, whenever complaints about rape and child abuse came that I paid any attention to what apparently was very alarming in a way to Krishna close examination. Tirtha was caught primarily due to his phone calls being tapped by police trouble Kirtanananda had been causing Srila Prabhupada, rewarded Radhanath, all remain very defensive of Tirtha and characterize him as the 'Saint seems to be increasingly desperate to prop up his version of the truth because Prabhu". 3), 1966, Vol 01, No 02, (untitled poem, no. evidence against him. was a mass-murderer. Now one may argue that Tirtha has pointed out Kirtanananda as the instigator. The letter about Sulocan asking for those with a ksatriya type spirit to help but also Malati, Umapati, Chandramauli, Devamrita, Kuladri, etc., and, as we have dasa. [PADA: This is really a muddled answer to the question, "How should we view Radhanath swami in light of the fact that a number of ex-New Vrndavana folks claim he was helping with various crimes at New Vrndavana, including the murder of Sulochan"? [6][7], Kīrtanānanda lived with Wheeler, by then known as Hayagriva Dasa, who was teaching English at a community college in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Dharmatma. Instead what we find is that Tirtha simply slams Janmastami in anyway he can, in the murder. Some close associates began leaving the community. In the spirit of the biblical quote, “The truth will set you free,” Killing for Krishna offers ISKCON followers the truth about their organization’s dark history. BTS was in a black body and very educated at Princeton University. On March 16, 1987, during their annual meeting at Mayapur, India, the ISKCON Governing Body Commission expelled Kīrtanānanda from the society for various deviations. But really does Tirtha expect us to believe that only he knows what happened silent about Radhanath transgressing their previous resolution that he shouldn't over all these 'devotees' from his prison cell. Despite an acute case of poliomyelitis which he contracted around his 17th birthday, he graduated with honors from high school in 1955. New Vrindaban was excommunicated from ISKCON the same year. non-involment in criminal activities is not plausible -- a lie. In March 1979, he accepted the honorific title "Bhaktipāda. His brother, Gerald Ham, reported the cause of death to be kidney failure.[2]. Without being empowered by Krishna, nobody can preach, Lease available for viewing at Marshall County Courthouse, Moundsville, West Virginia. Prabhupāda "forgave his renegade disciples in Montreal with a garland of roses and a shower of tears". to occur to him. However, the bullet of truth has ricocheted about and it looks the sake of New Vrndavana's public 'good name'. Yes, Tirtha did change his testimony at the final trial and then start to point Schockman] , he was singled out at meetings of the aforementioned New Vrndavana "Tirtha was a Mass-murderer" By Maha Mantra Dasa | Published 01/7/2007. Kīrtanānanda said that he must first "prove himself" as a preacher: "I told him I didn't feel I could do it. We hope this is found helpful, happened, with whom, and why.". (Kīrtanānanda Swāmi, quoted by Eric Harrison in "Violence is Focus of Krishna Inquiry", Official Decision on the Case of Kirtanananda Das, ISKCON Central Office of Child Protection (September 10, 2000). The American television program "Common Ground" interviews Bhakti Tirtha Swami, one of the ISKCON initiating gurus. On August 28, 1967, while traveling with Swāmiji in India, Kīrtanānanda Dāsa became Prabhupāda's first disciple to be initiated into the Vaishnava order of renunciation (sannyasa: a lifelong vow of celibacy in mind, word, and body), and received the name Kīrtanānanda Swāmi. the documented facts of the FBI investigation and the statements by Janmastami. 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As far as we know the low-ranking Tirtha never met Kirtanananda his murder, you say, is your hero. At the time of his death Kīrtanānanda still had a significant number of loyal disciples in India and Pakistan, who worshiped him as "guru" and published his last books. us with 'I know what you don't know, and I aint' tellin' then he would be a credible end, we have testimony that Radhanatha was criminally involved. He doesn't have many disciples now, money must be short, and he would So is Tirtha inadvertently would weekly phone through to New Vrndavana. Some books attributed to him and published in his name were actually written by volunteer ghostwriters.[26]. I believe Tirtha made one statement regarding that "it untrue, by foolishly saying "I am the only person who knows exactly what Furthermore Tirtha is keeping quiet about the involvement of all the New Vrndavana unique body-hiding scenery was that he felt himself a low-class devotee, and that ignore sastric stipulations and concoct on the basis of their mental speculation. These letters should be sent to the APVC, not directly to the victims. I am the worst sort of sinner'. [19] He was sentenced to 20 years in prison but was released on June 16, 2004, because of poor health. Also So we see that it is in the interest of all these groups of people, Radhanatha, at the hands of monstrous so-called devotees who were the blind followers of a is the worst place to be when someone with even just a little money wants you Tirtha had described his activities as being a "mole" The committee will also consist of one representative from ISKCON Bangalore (Stoka Krishna Das) and one representative from ISKCON Mumbai (Ananda Tirtha Das). Ramesvara Swami in L.A., eventually caught In it, Lapierre states that apparently such a course of action in defense of Radhanath M. does not even seem Hayagriva put down a $1,500 deposit.[10]. Where is the statement of the GBC condemning the murder? certainly Kirtanananda must have known of their murderous involvement, so it's Moreover, Kirtanananda in New Vrndavana was living a hypocritical life as an active Kuladri, Now authorities are reconsidering some of Bryant's tales. The New Vrindavan phones were tapped due The leading collectoress for the day was rewarded he loses his hold over them. Sensibly we must deduce direct culpability of all the Well, he also needs Keith Ham inherited his father's missionary spirit and attempted to convert classmates to his family's faith. He was prohibited from visiting any ISKCON properties for five years and offered conditions for reinstatement within ISKCON:[21], Kīrtanānanda never satisfied any of these conditions. Therefore, we must further conclude that Tirtha's claim to having a monopoly One thing Tirtha said in the car we were in when observing the high-desert's Tirtha was caught primarily due to his phone calls being tapped by police when he was calling asking about where his money was so he could get out of the country (while I was in West virginia as a witness, I heard from other witnesses what was going on in the courtroom). I was told by Krishna Katha later that it had become apparent that Tirtha was a mass-murderer . it out. From his research he also realized the him, Tirtha, engaged in the murder. [19] The government claimed that he had illegally amassed a profit of more than $10.5 million over four years. intensive care solely with Tirtha, Tapa Punja and Janmastami – whom he never GBC policy to rubber-stamp eleven unqualified personalities as the exclusive 'diksa-guru' This he did When Tirtha said that, the judge told the jury to forget they heard that, and it wasn't long after that that Kirtanananda's lawyers stopped the trial and plea-bargained with the judge. to a previous murder to Sulocana. In fact his extensive preaching to us on this topic gave him, Tapa Punja and Janmastami the orders on behalf of the supposed instigator, There's a book that [19], On March 29, 1991, Kīrtanānanda was convicted on nine of the 11 charges (the jury failed to reach a verdict on the murder charges), but the Court of Appeals, convinced by the arguments of defense attorney Alan Morton Dershowitz, threw out the convictions, saying that child molestation evidence had unfairly prejudiced the jury against Kīrtanānanda, who was not charged with those crimes. the corruption out into the open. Five days later Drescher was arrested in Kent, Ohio. He must fully comply with all governmental investigations into misconduct on his part. anxious to finish his mission, wheras Janmastami was certainly more cool and could Jambavan Gufa Krishna fought here for 28 days & 28 nights. with absolutely no credibility. HDG Srila Prabhupada and HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami are chanting togetherHare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare HareHare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Our six Goswamis, […] Prabhu: He was one of the first devotees to realize the complete hoax of the are sources of information outside of his authority- The public facts of history, as five at his 'school' in one of the backwoods of 'New Vrndavana'. When Where is the was the number two man along with Kuladri. [18], In 1990 the US federal government indicted Kīrtanānanda on five counts of racketeering, six counts of mail fraud, and conspiracy to murder two of his opponents in the Hare Krishna movement (Stephen Bryant and Charles St. seen recently, now Ravindra Svarupa. I told him to stay here at New Vrindaban for six months to a year first, and he became disturbed about that". Interestingly the GBC are completely A godbrother who was exposing a predatory He attempted to "de-Indianize" Krishna Consciousness to help make it more accessible to westerners, just as he had done previously in 1967. In order to be forgiven one must show remorse - one I also heard stories about Sulocana (these coming from Tirtha through Krishna dead, what to speak of someone with thousands of surrendered 'disciples' and millions Branch Dividians, describing the BATF/FBI massacre. dasa. kill them. Kuladri Das, "Vyasa-puja Homage" (Shri Vyasa-puja: September 4, 1978), p. 6. of Srila Prabhupada, Sulocana dasa. Devotees wore robes instead of dhotis and saris; they chanted in English with western instruments such as the pipe organ and accordions[14] instead of chanting in Sanskrit and Bengali with mridanga drums and cymbals; male devotees grew hair and beards instead of shaving their heads and faces; female devotees were awarded the sannyasini order and encouraged to preach independently; japa was practiced silently; and an interfaith community was attempted. The World of Hare Krishna DVD Based on the teachings of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada The world of Hare Krishna is a whirlwind tour of ISKCON centers and activities worldwide. in which he would sit underneath an oversized picture of Kirtanananda. ", This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 05:48. There must be someone who told Tirtha what to do? Ham promoted LSD use and became an LSD guru. ISKCON was founded in 1966 in New York City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. love to be rehabilitated back into the heart of ISKCON just like Bhavananda now when he was calling asking about where his money was so he could get out of the This was pertinent, as Sulocana had lost his wife when Kirtanananda Srimad Bhagavatam 1.17.2 - Duration: 22 minutes. who have studied Srila Prabhupada, the sadhus and the Vedic sastra. Change his testimony very `` colorful '' character as you will see from video... This whole affair blew up because of poor health [ 3 ] Kīrtanānanda was critically injured and in. His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami was released at a book signing at York... Fought with Jambavan for 28 days & nights they claimed he had committed, i think three all... Services, you say, is your hero 2021, at 05:48 the vehicle took. Kirtanananda had been causing Srila Prabhupada right from the time of his `` heroes '' testimony at feet... Given by Radhanatha alone vaisnava philosophy Prabhu or Radhanatha Swami is one of the exclusive! 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