We just got to see Madhu Pandit’s talk to Bangalore devotees regarding the 06 June status-quo. It was an eye opener as one gets the shocking realization that he is controlling this group like a cult. A personality cult to be precise. Unfortunately the video is designated “private ‘ and unless you get a permission from the cult, you cant see it on Youtube!
The way he plays the gullible crowd is shocking and tragic. Isolated from the court events and the reality of the dispute the devotees hear only his version of it. And they lap it up like innocent children. Rather than stating the gravity of the situation he spins a web of half-truths and lies and exploits the sentiments devotees have for the Deities. He whips up passions to fight! Shouts of “Hari Bol ” from the crowds followed his deft statements that stoked hatred and anger as he openly instigated them to fight. He compares it to Krsna asking Arjuna to fight a dharmic war. ‘Lets fight’ is the refrain he repeated all through. Its shocking !
Most of the devotees are new, having joined after the fraud was committed. So they have no idea of the nature of the manipulations that took place before they joined unlike the early ones all of whom have left. Kept isolated & strictly monitored like prisoners these devotees do not know the devotees from other ISKCON centers. This is very convenient for MPD as he can paint them all as demons.
But are the opponents atheistic demons? How many of the devotees see the opposition as devotees like themselves who are serving in the movement that Srila Prabhupada founded? The real ISKCON. How many devotees are aware that these ‘demoniac’ opponents have been asking MPD to stop the fight, stop wasting time & money, offering to settle things? These so called demons have agreed to allow the practice of his concocted & ever changing versions of the Ritvik philosophy in the temples.[Editor: They do?] Do they know that it is Madhu Pandit who dragged these ‘Demons’ to court? Who is the Demon here? Think!
While some raised a few serious & relevant questions, MPD’s answers were passionate rabble-rousing responses than sensible or realistic answers. At one point he even adds that they cannot touch any of his other projects and gives them all a false sense of security even as the Supreme Court refused a stay sought on the High Court findings that MPD & his family were indeed crooks. No one asked, ” What if we lost in the supreme court too, like we did in the high court?”
How many of them are aware that MPD is dragging them also into criminal liability? How many know that they are being used? As cover ups for a series of fraudulent & criminal activities. MPD knows his case is full of holes with his own evidences contradicting each other. He knows his fabricated fraudulent documents have no chance of winning at the Supreme Court having been exposed fully by the High Court. The same documents & evidence will reach the Supreme Court. The fraudster knows very well his own fraud better than anyone else and yet he bluffs & cheats people who have trusted him. Cheats them into being partners in crime and implicating them into false cases that will mess up their lives totally.
So why does he do this?
He needs people now. Money he has in plenty. He needs to show the he has a cause worth fighting for. A cause that 300 devotees are fighting for. He has to look like a leader, a jihadi with a genuine cause. He has to have a base of people so that his lawyers can say ” My Lord , hundreds & thousands of devotees are with him”. This way the Judge will have some consideration for him when they see that he is just another Ramalinga Raju or A. Raja. This is his only hope.
So with no knowledge of the nature of the cases and being in total denial of what the High Court has established after a thorough investigation a whole bunch of innocent devotees are allowing MPD to gamble with their lives. Its amazing that such things are possible even today and that people like MPD can do such things to devotees with such impunity. This is exactly what Kirtananda x-Swami, Bhagavan Das x-Goswami and Jayathirtha x-Swami did with their foolish followers. We all know what happened to them and yet history repeats itself! It is indeed as Srila Prabhupada says – a society of the cheated & the cheaters! This is very sad for those poor devotees. Really Sad. When will these devotees become independent souls who can think for themselves?
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