Look at this video carefully, at 1:05, they say that they opened hospital “based the on teachings of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada”.
Then they said “under the full guidance of Radhanath Swami Maharaja”.
Unfortunately, their guru Radhanath Swami cheated them because opening hospitals was never supported by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, on the contrary, he was very much against it.
Of course, devotees can do any kind of business together, including opening gas stations, but to say that gas station is opened based on teachings of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is a lie. Same logic applies to hospitals.
And now, look at the real teachings of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:
The Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is teaching all over the world this philosophy, that your first and foremost business is to become Kṛṣṇa conscious. There is no question of so-called economic development, sense gratification. No. These are not important things. There are many missionaries, they open hospitals or similar philanthropic activities, BUT WE NEVER DO THAT. So many friends advised me to open some hospitals, dispensaries. Oh, I flatly said that “WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THE HOSPITALS.” There are so many hospitals. So people who are interested in hospitals, they can go there. Here is spiritual hospital. The disease is the other hospitals, they cannot stop death, but our hospital can stop death. (Lecture on CC Adi-lila 1.15 – Dallas, March 4, 1975)
Therefore the so-called good men of this world, who are engaged in so many welfare activities, humanitarian activities, by mental concoction, they may be all foolish activities in the estimation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. They are very much puffed up, that “We are doing this, opening hospital and school, and philanthropism, nationalism.” Is there any such thing in the Bhagavad-gītā? Is there any advice that “You open hospital, school and do this philanthropic work”? No. (BG Lecture, London August 3, 1973)
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