ISKCON-Bangalore has always attracted well-educated full-time devotees from cultured backgrounds. These missionaries have given up promising and lucrative careers and bright futures to pursue the spiritual path taught by Srila Prabhupada. Since 1999, they are in the midst of the struggle, come what may, to question and sort out the wrong practices of the ISKCON guru system.
Much to the dismay and horror of the devotees of ISKCON-Bangalore, they have had to face unimaginable trauma caused by the self-proclaimed ‘gurus’ and their fanatical disciples who jumped into action. The self-proclaimed ‘gurus’ tried to drive them away from the Bangalore temple, malign them within ISKCON and in public, challenged their right to serve in ISKCON. They even went to the extent of threatening some of their lives (Madhu Pandit Dasa and others) !
The years that followed 1999 have been years of intense torment and testing for the devotees of ISKCON-Bangalore. The self-proclaimed ‘gurus’ under the support of ISKCON-Mumbai (which is represented and controlled by the self-proclaimed ‘gurus’), have left no stones unturned in their ferocious attempts to destroy the lives and spiritual pursuits of the devotees of ISKCON-Bangalore.