The Facts About Srila Prabhupada's Poisoning by Arsenic

by Puru Das Adhikari

poisoncover.gif - 24348 Bytes All glories to our founder-acarya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

The Bhaktivedanta Memorial Library very gravely offers a short review of the latest title it is distributing:

"Someone Has Poisoned Me" - The Facts About Srila Prabhupada's Poisoning by Arsenic

"So as Krishna was attempted to be killed... And Lord Jesus Christ was killed. So they may kill me also." Srila Prabhupada, May 3, l976, Honolulu

A letter from Nityananda das
New Jaipur Press
PO Box 208
Mayodan, NC 27027
Order line: 1-800-242-0115
Donation requested: $5.00

My comments:
Anyone who has any feeling or connection to the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness must read this book.

The assassination of our beloved spiritual master is the crime of the Kalpa. You may not find the subject palatable, or the premise acceptable, but if you read this book you cannot deny the voluminous amount of circumstantial and forensic evidence that give the title of the book credibility. Above and beyond anything we might say are the words of our Acarya himself, and confirmation from others that indeed His Divine Grace was aware of what crime was perpetrated upon his physical person. Though unaffected in terms of his transcendental consciousness, which is eternally at the feet of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna in Goloka, His Divine Grace's physical deterioration was a fact from 1976 until his departure in 1977. Arsenic levels found in his hair cannot be explained by any other factor than deliberate poisoning. The details are in the book.

This book is comprised of 45 chapters and 24 Appendixes. Written information is accompanied by spectrogram charts of whispers detected on audio tapes from the period under discussion, just prior to His Divine Grace's departure from this earthly plane in 1977, as well as one heart rendering photo of His Divine Grace, in a color center. The Appendixes are comprehensive offering clear analysis of missing tapes,astrological calculations, Tamal Krsna's diary, audio engineering reports,information about sources for arsenic. etc. to only mention a few. They must be read to be believed.

There is no need to go into the detail of the information. You should read and examine the book itself, which clearly offers concrete, and substantiated evidence, and it not based on anyone's speculation or guesswork, rather lab work done by the best forensic audio specialists in the world. Many helpful charts are also in the book, including one of His Divine Grace's medical condition and the subsequent doctors or treatments offered, and their result in chapter 42. Some conclusions are drawn by the author, throughout, but he allows for the reader to either agree with him or come to some other explanation for events and occurrences. Often both possibilities are offered where two scenarios might explain events, and you can make up your own mind.

No blind followers need read this book. Only thoughtful, intelligent seekers of the truth who are willing to be open minded and think for themselves.

I urge everyone to read this book. It is highly likely that Balavanta will never present his report, either to the GBC or the public for scrutiny, since forensic and circumstantial evidence that has been compiled may be insufficient for legal prosecution of individuals in the American courts. Perhaps the authorities in India will take the murder of such a great sadhu-pure devotee more seriously and act regardless.

Either way, the criminals will not escape punishment. They can run but they cannot hide from Supersoul and the ultimate judgment of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and Lord Yamaraj.

My own suspicion is that even if the GBC receives any report from Balavanta they will either not read it, or prevent it from ever reaching anyone else's eyes. Bhata Caru did this to Gaura Kesava prabhus' 1988 paper, "Sri Guru Ashraya" which discussed the efficacy or lack thereof of re-initiation. It would not be surprising for the same managers, or similarly motivated administrators to do a repeat performance and ignore a study they asked for themselves, when the results are not what they either expected or want to hear. Balavanta should speak up or he is implicated in a cover up and branded coward.

Emil Zola was famous French author, who spent his life exposing corruption in pre-World War II France. His letter "J'accuse, served to bring attention to the Dreyfus case. Dreyfus was a Jewish officer, falsely convicted of espionage and sent to "Devil's Island" prison until finally some years after his incarceration, Zola accused the French military of complicity and cover up. Dreyfus was eventually cleared, freed from prison and restored to military rank.

Emil Zola said, "Truth is on the march, and no one can stop her." Please read this book and do not allow the murderers of our Mission, guru and hope bury again behind a saffron curtain of deceit and subterfuge the information in this book. No doubt it will be treated with the same contemptuous disregard and condemnation that "Not Even the Leaves Fall from Vaikuntha" by Kundali prabhu was greeted with. Do not let Ravindra Svarup and the GBC think for you prabhus. Buy this book, read it and make up your own mind, please. So far no one on the GBC has responded to Nityananda's email offer to them to purchase a copy. I am not surprised. Are you? Copies are available from River Village or from myself. Contact me through the email address in the author's section of VNN.

Om Tat Sat
Your servant,
Puru Das Adhikari

[Originally published 05/19/99 on VNN]

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