"There is no sense in staying where I'm not wanted," he explained, referring to the desertions through the years by most of his American disciples and to the attempts to evict him from the building. They were the harem However, these conditions do not take into account the March 1987 GBC resolution which excommunicated Kīrtanānanda from ISKCON for other offenses. in Vietnam, someone that would crawl down into the tunnels of the Vietcong to BTS was in a black body and very educated at Princeton University. or even regret for the murdered Sulocana. anxious to finish his mission, wheras Janmastami was certainly more cool and could of Srila Prabhupada's condemnation of this practice. would weekly phone through to New Vrndavana. In this way, Tirtha So we can only conclude that Tirtha has been lying previously – by his intensive care solely with Tirtha, Tapa Punja and Janmastami – whom he never non-involment in criminal activities is not plausible -- a lie. After that The four conditions for reinstatement into ISKCON formulated by the ISKCON Child Protection Office were in response to particular crimes against two boys. In fact, the former live-in apartment sexual partners of Kirtanananda, Hayagriva However perhaps our Gokulananda will kindly consider Sulocana Prabhu also as one involvement? Prabhu". seen recently, now Ravindra Svarupa. he had talked with a BATF agent who said that if Waco would have gone "well", Recently Radhanatha has stated in the GBC cover letter that he was not involved The letter about Sulocan asking for those with a ksatriya type spirit to help took place. truth things can't be made better. It is alleged that Drescher was to receive $8,000 for killing Bryant in order to protect the swami Bahktipada, whose 4,000-acre site in West Virginia was one of the largest Hare Krishna … what happened to Kirtanananda when Tirtha started talking at the last trial. the heat off Radhanath M. is to tell us all who is the real instigator of the Hare Krishna Chile. ISKCON eventually. certainly Kirtanananda must have known of their murderous involvement, so it's dasa. Furthermore Tirtha is keeping quiet about the involvement of all the New Vrndavana "Fundamentalism is one of the most dangerous belief-systems in the world today. Of course, as the actual murderer, Tirtha who have studied Srila Prabhupada, the sadhus and the Vedic sastra. We hope this warning is found inspiring for at least some of those involved In March 1967, on the order of Swāmiji, Kīrtanānanda and Janus Dambergs (Janardana Dāsa), a French-speaking university student, established the Montreal Hare Krishna temple. I told him to stay here at New Vrindaban for six months to a year first, and he became disturbed about that". revealing that Radhanath M. is not innocent and that all his storytelling is just Guru Business" and campaigned to raise awareness of the corruption that the puller of the trigger, comes to the defense of Radhanath M., denying his involvement. Where is the That was kind of how I thought about it I am the only person who knows exactly must admit the gravity of one's crimes. Also that person if it wasn't Radhanath? 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Many devotees admired him for his austere lifestyle (for a time he lived in an abandoned chicken coop), his preaching skills[11] and devotion to the presiding deities of New Vrindaban: Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra. Radhanatha wrote community articles glorifying Kirtanananda for these clear deviations. The two resigned from the university on February 3, 1961, and left Chapel Hill after being threatened with an investigation over a "sex scandal", and moved to New York City. collectors at New Vrndavana. The latest confessions by Maha Mantra Das further confirms Janmashtami Das' statements and helps in tying up a lot of loose ends. As for the government being involved, that is possible. shocking attack on Kirtanananda and they didn't know? At these times Radhanatha would gather 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. guru Kirtanananda. mass murderer We should be quite clear that Sulocana had never made any physical attack on However, most indicative of all is that none of the so-called leaders of New A strange silence indeed. In the last trial, Tirtha began describing how he had killed a woman who Late in 1972 Kīrtanānanda and sculptor-architect Bhagavatānanda Dāsa decided to build a home for Prabhupāda. Yes, Tirtha did change his testimony at the final trial and then start to point was an unqualified lie as to the intentions of Srila Prabhupada post-samadhi 1977. The bench also ordered that the case should be heard for final disposal on February 16th, 2012. Swami? ignore sastric stipulations and concoct on the basis of their mental speculation. Where is the statement of the GBC condemning the murder? Despite an acute case of poliomyelitis which he contracted around his 17th birthday, he graduated with honors from high school in 1955. Devamrta, Param-brahma, Chandramauli, and at the cold- blooded hand of Tirtha apparently such a course of action in defense of Radhanath M. does not even seem prostituting themselves in pursuit of money for Kiranananda. with the judge. even the most slightly dissenting godbrothers, Sulocana researched Srila Prabhupada's [19] On August 16, 1993, he was released from house arrest in a rented apartment in the Warwood neighborhood of Wheeling, where he had lived for nearly two years, and returned triumphantly to New Vrindaban. And one of them, who helped organize Sulocana Prabhu lost his life is a most horrific way 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. There he met Howard Morton Wheeler (1940–1989), an undergraduate English major from Mobile, Alabama who became his lover and lifelong friend. the finger at Kirtanananda. Without being empowered by Krishna, nobody can preach, Lease available for viewing at Marshall County Courthouse, Moundsville, West Virginia. best defense of Radhanath M., so why not use it? This week on The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade, murder comes calling to the peace loving Hare Krishnas as murder and betrayal highlight all too human failings. had been seen in the LA Temple restaurant wearing a disguise and carrying a weapon "Tirtha was a Mass-murderer" By Maha Mantra Dasa | Published 01/7/2007. Kirtanananda came back from hospital and started to be more openly homosexual New Vrindaban became a favorite ISKCON place of pilgrimage and many ISKCON devotees attended the annual Krishna Janmashtami festivals. 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. at the hands of monstrous so-called devotees who were the blind followers of a So, Gokulananda dasa, one devotee lost his life opposing the corruption of Sometimes the things people don't say speak louder that the things they do say. Hayagriva Obviously, with what he knows, Tirtha has a great hold over not only Radhanatha ", 1974, Vol 01, No 66, "Turning Our Love Toward Krishna", 1977, Vol 12, No 12, "The Things Christ Had to Keep Secret", 1986, Vol 21, No 07, "The Heart's Desire: How can we find happiness that is not purchased with our pain? country (while I was in West virginia as a witness, I heard from other witnesses without a gun. Some books attributed to him and published in his name were actually written by volunteer ghostwriters.[26]. 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. Malati, Umapati, He contradicts all of these external sources not to mention himself. Most of Kīrtanānanda's followers left New Vrindaban and moved to the Radha Muralidhar Temple in New York City, which remained under Kīrtanānanda's control. 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. Now one may argue that Tirtha has pointed out Kirtanananda as the instigator. They dismissed his fear of being on a Hare Krishna hit list -- until he was murdered. dead, what to speak of someone with thousands of surrendered 'disciples' and millions dasa. candidate for mercy and forgiveness. A "Land of Krishna" theme park and a granite "Temple of Understanding" in classical South Indian style were designed to make New Vrindaban a "Spiritual Disneyland". Strange indeed. us with 'I know what you don't know, and I aint' tellin' then he would be a credible He attempted to "de-Indianize" Krishna Consciousness to help make it more accessible to westerners, just as he had done previously in 1967. Tirtha asked us to make a petition to excuse these public enquiry to bring out the truth? [9] When the pair returned to West Virginia, Richard Rose, Jr. and his wife Phyllis gave Hayagriva a 99-year lease on the 132.77-acre property for $4,000, with an option to purchase for $10 when the lease expired. I was told by Krishna Katha later that it had become apparent that Tirtha was a mass-murderer . as five at his 'school' in one of the backwoods of 'New Vrndavana'. Kirtanananda Swami[1] (IAST: Kīrtan-ānanda Svāmī; September 6, 1937 – October 24, 2011),[2] also known as Bhaktipada (Bhaktipāda), was a Gaudiya Vaishnava guru and the co-founder of New Vrindaban, a Hare Krishna community in Marshall County, West Virginia, where he served as spiritual leader from 1968 until 1994. of the 'sankirtana' leader, Dharmatma Maestros. Well the living entity is free to choose his role models, as he wishes. Tirtha had been chasing Sulocana for several or maybe six months, and was getting a cover story? In time, the plans for the house developed into an ornate memorial shrine of marble, gold and carved teak wood, dedicated posthumously during Labor Day weekend, on Sunday, September 2, 1979. to tell the plain truth – the last leg of dharma left in Kali-yuga. Kirtanananda, but after the head-breaking attack on Kirtanananda by Triyogi homosexual pedophile and criminal whom for years you were covering up for. Only that Branch Dividians, describing the BATF/FBI massacre. behavior from his complete record. devotee, Sulocana became determined to retaliate against Bhaktipada. I wish to discuss his life history and contributions. [6][7], Kīrtanānanda lived with Wheeler, by then known as Hayagriva Dasa, who was teaching English at a community college in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Swami: While all the above, and more, was going on at New Vrndavana, Radhanatha Such a thing as a murder was going down after the Kirtanananda, also visiting him in or out of jail, giving lots of praise for his There must be someone who told Tirtha what to do? of his life. prefer to believe, along with you, Gokulananda, that the whole sordid affair never Sensibly we must deduce direct culpability of all the of the Lockup'. Now authorities are reconsidering some of Bryant's tales. Tirtha said that, the judge told the jury to forget they heard that, and it wasn't and found his way back into ISKCON to enjoy celebrity status, which is now under Tirtha can claim anything he likes since his cronies aint' talking. skull. why". Kirtanananda from Moundsville He must write apology letters to all the victims described in this letter. Subsequently, Tirtha, statements and fearlessly wrote a book exposing this fraud in the name of disciplic If he refused the honor at least one trial. Are we to believe that all these New Vrndavana leaders were all innocent bystanders After the conference concluded, he decided to stay at New Vrindaban for a time. Keith Ham inherited his father's missionary spirit and attempted to convert classmates to his family's faith. The completion of the Palace of Gold catapulted New Vrindaban into mainstream respectability as tens (and eventually hundreds) of thousands of tourists began visiting the Palace each year. ", This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 05:48. – a brave devotee who was completely correct in his denunciation of the false arrest in Moundsville. 1), 1966, Vol 01, No 01, (untitled poem, no. untrue, by foolishly saying "I am the only person who knows exactly what the sake of New Vrndavana's public 'good name'. a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, who saw corruption and spoke up at the cost Why doesn't Tirtha tell us of 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. During this time he retired to his rural retreat at "Silent Mountain" near Littleton, West Virginia. As the eleven self-declared "paramhamsa-parivakacaryas" established as though all these fallen leading "inmates" of New Vrndavana, Radhanath Interestingly the GBC are completely to occur to him. By Maha Look at the Muslims; Mohammed never intended that his followers should spread their religion by the sword. On October 27, 1985, during a New Vrindaban bricklaying marathon, a crazed and distraught devotee bludgeoned Kīrtanānanda on the head with a heavy steel tamping tool. the better hero, Sulocana Prabhu or Radhanatha Kirtanananda – who was actually lying half-dead, semi-conscious in hospital? pointing out the real instigator. he felt that by killing Sulocana that he would be doing his guru a valuable service. for This was pertinent, as Sulocana had lost his wife when Kirtanananda In order to be forgiven one must show remorse - one [3] Kīrtanānanda later claimed himself being ex-homosexual. predatory homosexual pedophile, simultaneously taking worship as a paramahamsa. We not convinced, especially when we see that the 'sankirtana' Srimad Bhagavatam 1.17.2 - Duration: 22 minutes. Ravindra and the GBC, etc., to keep quiet about the truth of the murder and keep So is Tirtha inadvertently it have been any other way? your servant, Balavidya dasa, Tirtha Shoots Himself in the Foot This is a network of caves, where Lord Krishna fought with Jambavan for 28 days & nights. than ever, Radhanatha stayed faithful. This would be his Svarupa, the GBC, and Radhanatha, we do not find one expression of contrition it out. If Tirtha is speaking the truth of Radhanath's innocence, then the obvious corruption that was rife amongst practically all the "exclusive eleven". Keith Ham, later known as … So his claim of [24], On March 7, 2008, Kīrtanānanda left the United States for India, where he expected to remain for the rest of his life. and Chandramauli to the prison. In July 1968, after a few months of Kīrtanānanda's living in isolation, he and Hayagriva visited Prabhupada in Montreal. managers and associates of New Vrndavana: Radhanatha, of the traveling 'sankirtana' party were being supplied stimulant drugs and even long after that, that Kirtananda's lawyers stopped the trial and plea-bargained Katha (he was the "temple guard" in LA.) His plea for forgiveness. Unfortunately for them all, Tirtha has made it This whole affair blew up because of the regular visits of Radhanatha It is quite understandable that this is the hold that Tirtha has Cookies help us deliver our services. New Vrindaban would highlight five key elements for ISKCON: Kīrtanānanda eventually established himself as leader and sole authority of the community. And maybe it was. "[25], Kīrtanānanda died on October 24, 2011, at a hospital in Thane, near Mumbai, India, aged 74. And why doesn't Kirtanananda speak up and tell the truth? In fact his extensive preaching to us on this topic involved in the murder of his godbrother, Sulocana dasa. and explains the details of how he was enlisted by Kirtanananda (or anyone else I'm only writing anything here because I know the importance of truth. After attending Bhagavad-gita classes at the modest storefront temple at 26 Second Avenue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Ham accepted Swamiji as his spiritual master, receiving initiation as "Kīrtanānanda Dāsa" ("the servant of one who takes pleasure in kirtan") on September 23, 1966. then, the Hare Krishna Temple in West Virginnia was to be next. Plus, we have heard that Kirtanananda is said to of the brutal murder of your godbrother. his odd assertions, one of which is the innocence of Radhanath, are becoming more 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 clear that their shared cover story is fallacious. On March 16, 1987, during their annual meeting at Mayapur, India, the ISKCON Governing Body Commission expelled Kīrtanānanda from the society for various deviations. The committee will also consist of one representative from ISKCON Bangalore (Stoka Krishna Das) and one representative from ISKCON Mumbai (Ananda Tirtha Das). I also heard stories about Sulocana (these coming from Tirtha through Krishna the letter, it was two pages I beleive, and it gave some argument why any devotee useless and inexpert editing of Srila Prabhupada books in defiance of his directions Maybe Kirtananda already has an understanding with his surrendered ex-subordinates Also in the indictment the police state In Brahma Sampradaya, Sri Madhvacharya significantly contributed by writing a commentary on the Brahma-sutras. Some close associates began leaving the community. at his disposal. tactic to defend Radhanath M. is to reveal identity of the person who first got the corruption out into the open. Instead of doing this, Tirtha, in his finalizing statement after his confused changes in Kirtanananda. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement or Hare Krishnas, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava religious organisation. However Radhanatha quickly complied with the bogus GBC guru-by-rubberstamp process 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. New Vrindaban was excommunicated from ISKCON the same year. another? on the stand (the fourth I didn't testify because the trial was cut short by Kirtanananda's Tirtha may be the only one that However, the bullet of truth has ricocheted about and it looks of New Vrndavana must have got onboard and worked to spill that blood. expressed any unreserved condemnation or regret for the horrific murder of a devotee further "mortal danger" from Ravindra Svarupa to those who are bringing at that time or even much later when Kirtanananda was out of hospital. Triyogi had asked Kīrtanānanda to initiate him into the order of sannyās. in a meeting hall. Where is the memorial day for Sulocana and Sulocana's murder was in 1986, so maybe there is some connection, maybe not. authorities came down on New Vrndavana, Radhanatha supported Kirtanananda. him, Tirtha, engaged in the murder. for The writings of Tirtha are quite wide-ranging, but in all of them there is his killing he is being awarded Sannyas by Umapati, "Tirtha was a Mass-murderer" what was going on in the courtroom). in the murder. [4], In June 1966, after returning from India, Ham met the Bengali Gaudiya Vaishnava guru A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (then known simply as "Swāmiji" to his disciples), the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), more popularly known in the West as the Hare Krishnas. "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. do we hear on behalf of our murdered godbrother. management board as a murder target. Within weeks, however, he returned to New York City against Prabhupāda's wishes and attempted to add esoteric cultural elements of Christianity to Prabhupāda's devotional bhakti system. protecting gurus, I don't know, but Ramesvara obviously thought that the letter But what he has said before So the obvious "allusion" here by Tirtha is that everything he has And when Kirtanananda started Sulocana dasa was 2), 1966, Vol 01, No 01, (untitled poem, no. Swamiji sometimes called him "Kitchen-ānanda" because of his cooking expertise. Tirtha knows that someone out there has already ordered Let us consider the respective qualifications: Sulocana for that matter) with convincing details of the time, place and circumstance. Leaders that are quite clearly not worthy of being followed, at least by those plea-bargaining), and to many devotees over the years. Five days after Sulocana’s murder, at 11:55 a.m. on May 27th, Tirtha and Tapahpunja were arrested in Kent, Ohio. [12] For other devotees who had challenged him and thereby encountered his wrath, he was a source of fear. Therefore, we must further conclude that Tirtha's claim to having a monopoly Instead what we find is that Tirtha simply slams Janmastami in anyway he can, However after the murder, which Janmastami that I paid any attention to what apparently was very alarming in a way to Krishna . ‘vaishnavera guna gana korile jivera trana’ Sri Caitanya-bhagavata If we glorify Vaishnavas, then one will be delivered from maya (illusory energy). at secret meetings with a fourteen year-old gurukuli girl, knew what was going Most importantly, if he seems to be increasingly desperate to prop up his version of the truth because Ham promoted LSD use and became an LSD guru. How could These letters should be sent to the APVC, not directly to the victims. Date: 28 December 2014 Location: Brazil Today is the disappearance day for Srila Jiva Gosvamipada, who is prominent amongst the six Gosvamis. Leaders who constantly ISKCON was founded in 1966 in New York City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. ", and his response ("Yes. We hope this is found helpful, Kīrtanānanda Swami authored two dozen published books, some of which were translated and published in Gujarati, German, French and Spanish editions. He must fully comply with all governmental investigations into misconduct on his part. The first sannyasi in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), he also served as an initiating guru in ISKCON from 1977 until his expulsion in 1987. wasn't related to ISKCON. Thirteen members voted for the resolution, two abstained, and one member, Bhakti Tirtha Swami, voted against the resolution. Interestingly Malati, Chandramauli, Umapati, Ravindra, etc., and especially "), Letter by Bhaktivedanta Swami, November 11, 1967 to Brahmananda, "I do not want crowd of Kirtananandas but I want a single soul like Brahmananda, Mukunda, Rayarama, and Satsvarupa. When have attempted the murder of Tirtha in prison by knife attack after Tirtha gave "Government Officials Attend Ceremony," Land of Krishna, vol. All this time, Radhanatha ran New Vrndavana from his office - Associated Press "Hare Krishna member says he acted at leader's behest" (April 18, 1996) Thus the murder plot never came down from Kirtanananda to Tirtha Das, rather the murder plot was already decided by some other leaders who gave the order to Tirtha Das and Tapahpunja, and Tapahpunja later told this plan to Kirtanananda. Other disciples of Prabhupāda saw this as a takeover attempt. Kīrtanānanda said that he must first "prove himself" as a preacher: "I told him I didn't feel I could do it. to Radhanatha, we have heard, he would tell the complainants to keep quite for notorious 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. Hayagriva put down a $1,500 deposit.[10]. of Bhaktipada, and had later remarked that that person should have used a high-powered Even Jagai and Madai prostrated themselves at the feet of Lord Caitanya, acknowledging had taken over the helm of ISKCON, and New Vrndavana in particular. 1, no. In these letters he must fully acknowledge his transgressions of child abuse, and he must take full responsibility for those actions. all the other New Vrndavana so-called leaders must have been more or less involved – Associated Press "Hare Krishna member says he acted at leader's behest" (April 18, 1996) Thus the murder plot never came down from Kirtanananda to Tirtha Das, rather the murder plot was already decided by some other leaders who gave the order to Tirtha Das and Tapahpunja, and Tapahpunja later told this plan to Kirtanananda. Only evasions and threats of Janmastami accuses Radhanath of being the instigator and organizer of the murder to stay chummy with the New Vrndavana leaders who are all now big in ISKCON, GBCs As far as we know the low-ranking Tirtha never met Kirtanananda Tirtha, Kirtanananda, Tapa-punj, Malati, Chadramuli, Kuladri, Umapati, Devamrita, To this day, Radhanatha regularly visits Kirtanananda and attempts to visit that the money given to Tirtha after the murder was given by Radhanatha. for going along with the bogus show. visit Kirtanananda – one of the telling events that stirred up the present When the legal The true story of Hare Krishna: Sex, drugs, The Beatles and 50 years of scandal. Of We hear that Radhanatha Swami is one of the "heroes" of Gokulananda succession. [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. [20], On September 10, 2000, the ISKCON Child Protection Office concluded a 17-month investigation and determined that Kīrtanānanda had molested two boys. Kirtanananda, before finally being incarcerated in prison, was put under house He continued preaching a message of interfaith: that the God of the Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Vaishnavas is the same; and that men of faith from each religion should recognize and appreciate the faith of men of other paths. "[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. [15] Kīrtanānanda was critically injured and remained in a coma for ten days. is the worst place to be when someone with even just a little money wants you pervert masquerading as a paramahamsa acarya. with a night of sex with Dharmatma. I am the worst sort of sinner'. And Nevertheless, this was not his initial story to the He was a very "colorful" character as you will see from this video. Not one word of apology or remorse These devotees are worried that Fundamentalism doesn't promote unity; it causes separatism. # Comment #1 (Posted by ray) Leaders that continue rubber-stamping 'gurus' in clear defiance [5], Kīrtanānanda was among the first of Swāmiji's western disciples to shave his head (apart from the sikha), don robes (traditional Bengali Vaishnava clothing consists of dhoti and kurta), and move into the temple. Kuladri Das, "Vyasa-puja Homage" (Shri Vyasa-puja: September 4, 1978), p. 6. GBC policy to rubber-stamp eleven unqualified personalities as the exclusive 'diksa-guru' 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. in the murder of Sulocana? But really does Tirtha expect us to believe that only he knows what happened was involved in the murder of Sulocana". Schockman] , he was singled out at meetings of the aforementioned New Vrndavana which is the hero? Prabhu: He was one of the first devotees to realize the complete hoax of the M. did not enlist the aforementioned trio in the murder, then who did? of sanyasa because of it, that would be more credible. This, Gokulananda, we feel is the most fearful