Few weeks back, I published an article about cadmium poisoning of Srila Prabhupada. Not only that I published this video, but to be fair, I contacted GBC executive committee and asked them if they gonna do something about it. And I was as polite as a flagrant rose in the early morning:
My email to the GBC executive committee
Message-ID: <CAHEdfkG8TqSwbCVEu=9ma6eFX1nAohR_W2Yh=nemgML4-LuN4A@mail.gmail.com> Date: Wed, 31 May 2017 07:57:56 +0000 Subject: new cadmium evidence From: Hanuman das To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Bhakti Caru Swami, dear Madhusevita Prabhu, dear Bhaktivaibhava Swami.
please accept my humble obeincances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I am writing you regarding new documentary movie which was published recently by Nityananda das from Fiji.
You can see the movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIBqNBMbPvY
At the end of this video, he presents evidence of cadmium poisoning which was obtained from Srila Prabhupada’s hair.
Is there a plan to respond to this accusation. If we pretend that this video doesn’t exist, this think this is worst possible scenario. ISKCON leadership will look guilty as hell.
It is true that video is made by rtvik, and we don’t negotiate with terrorists, but evidence presented in this movie is substantial, especially the cadmium part. And my humble opinion is that it should be addressed.
If we repeat same mistake that was done by “Cost of silence” video, and that is that response was late, this is not a good PR move.
your servant, Hanuman das
After 11 days, better late then never, I got response from GBC body member. It was short and sweet:
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:34 +0300 From: "Madhu Sevita (das) ACBSP (GBC) (I)" <Madhu.Sevita.ACBSP@pamho.net> To: "Hanuman (das) SDHS (Zagreb - HR)" <Hanuman.SDHS@pamho.net> Cc: EC <EC@pamho.net> Subject: new cadmium evidence X-Mailer: COM 3.89.6 X-Com-Textno: PAMHO29844598
Dear Hanuman Prabhu, my obeisances; all glories to Srila Prabhupada.
A letter from the EC is going to be released soon.
Ok, that was 17 days ago, I hope that “soon” is not in Brahma’s terms. In the mean time, terrorists from the cadmium camp unleashed another video, blasting all the counter arguments presented so far.
If you are on standard sheep level of Krishna consciousness, don’t even watch this video. This video was not approved by GBC body and therefore is not to be watched.
If you watch it anyway, you will have to confess your sin in front of ISKCON sannyasi and his female secretary.
This article originally appeared on Lasting Impression website