January 3, 2004 VNN8503 Related VNN Stories
Ambarisa Das Seeks Professional Investigation
BY SHYAMASUNDARA DASA
USA, Jan 3 (VNN) (See also VNN story 8520)
ISKCON's Ambarisa Prabhu has publicly addressed the controversy over the alleged poisoning of ISKCON Founder-Acarya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
In an open letter he endorses "a full and proper investigation" based on "honesty, fairness and justice".
This suggests, of course, that previous GBC investigations were neither full, nor proper, nor honest, nor fair, nor just.
LETTER From AMBARISA DAS
To whom it may concern:
As a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, I have to take with gravity, the statements of my Guru Maharaj. As Srila Prabhupada has stated three times in one day that he has been poisoned by someone, I have to hear these words with the utmost seriousness. To dismiss these statements as trivial or lacking authenticity is extremely offensive and cruel.
As such, I am not satisfied with the results of any of the investigations or reports issued so far. I do not believe that Balavanta prabhu was given adequate facility to complete his investigation. He has stated as much himself. Although there are some members of our society who believe this subject is better forgotten, I do not believe it can or should be until a full and proper investigation has been carried out.
My participation is purely for honesty, fairness and justice. My role is to try, in my humble way, to keep an investigation from becoming a trial.
The process needs to be a professional and systematic gathering of facts.
Out of our love for Srila Prabhupada, I feel we need to put to rest, as much as possible, the lingering questions which are residing in the minds of many of our Godbrothers and Godsisters. We also need to create an accurate historical record. To do less would be negligent and indifferent.
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