Just Imagine! Cooperation?
By Devarsi Muni dasa
Though some CHAKRA readers may question the value of visiting VNN, I
would like to report something that occurred recently in the
"Forums" section of VNN that could have great value.
© CHAKRA 9-August-2000
"Death of COM" not fooling me
By Balarama Dasa
an article entitled 'the death of com' appeared on VNN. I have this to say
about that article, and 70% of everything else I read on VNN:
© CHAKRA 11-April-2000
Too much VNN - not enough seva
By Jagannatha das
Be advised that my stance on the Poison Lies has not,
and could never bring me anything but a very hard time. I have come forward ONLY
to help disperse this nasty tempest (of Nityananda’s making) and not see my
name (or any bastardization of it) up in lights on either VNN or Chakra.
Frankly, I am already quite well known in my field and have honestly earned
quite a lot of fuss from my twenty secular books on rock music. I don’t want
to be a Krishna celebrity in any sphere thank you. What I want is the truth and
that is exactly what I have given to everyone involved.
Claims VNN Statement Bizarre
by Vipramukhya Swami
CHAKRA (Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK) -
May 19, 1999: Anuttama dasa has issued a statement in which he calls a
recent post on VNN bizarre.
According to Anuttama, "I don't know if we are supposed to respond
to every bizarre claim made by every keyboard in the universe."
Anuttama says there is a child protection office in place (CPO) that assists ISKCON
kids that need help. "The CPO has ceiling of $2,000 available for counseling and
other needs." He says that hopefully, the recent money pledged will raise that
oldchakra.com to our sponsor and host,
VNN on GHQ
from a letter to CHAKRA by Bir Krishna das
It seems that VNN is falsely publishing some statement that the NA
GBC has censured members of the GHQ conference. The NA GBC has not censured anyone. Our
only statement was the one you already published that abhorred some of the comments on the
conference that were derogatory towards women. No one was specifically pointed out. There
are many innocent members of that conference who have no fault. So please clear this up. I
am not able to sign onto the web right now as I am travelling, so if you could check out
VNN to see what nonsense they published and deal with it, I would be most grateful.
I hope this meets you in good health.
Bir Krishna das Goswami
by the North American GBC," Nov 24, 1998)
© CHAKRA 28-Nov-98
Caru Swami Addresses Controversy Raised by VNN
CHAKRA (Bhaktivedanta Manor, England) -
18 June 2001: His Holiness Bhakti Caru Swami has submitted the following
for printing on CHAKRA after being ignored by the VNN web site. It is in
response to an article previously posted on VNN in which a man named Mr.
Kay Maharaj complained that he had been cheated by the "Abhaya Charan"
administrative office and some "Hare Krishna Devotees."
© CHAKRA 18-June-2001
The Straw that Broke The Back of my
Opinion of CHAKRA
By Vraja Kishor das
VNN Finally Offline," an article written and rushed to
publication by Pujyapad Vipramukhya Swami, was the straw that broke the
back of my opinion of oldchakra.com.
Is VNN Finally Offline?
By Vipramukhya Swami
CHAKRA (Freeport, L.I., N.Y.) - Today
CHAKRA readers reported that the anti-ISKCON, pro-Gaudia Math Web Site,
VNN, was down. Users visiting the site receive the following message:
This account has been disabled..
To have the account restored, contact Customer Service.
It appears that VNN is offline.
© CHAKRA 10-June-2000
Truth - Gour Govinda Swami and Narayana Maharaja
By Sadhika devi dasi
On April 12, 2000, VNN published an
article by Jagadish Pandit das called "ISKCON and Non-ISKCON" in
which numerous false allegations were made against Hi Holiness Gour
Govinda Swami. We have audio and video recordings
of numerous lectures delivered by him that clearly indicate that ISKCON
devotees must remain faithful to the Institution created by His Divine
Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.
© CHAKRA 4-June-2000
By Advatiachandra das
of you may have recently read an editorial on the VNN website, submitted
by Hrishikeshananda prabhu, in which a number of allegations were made
against Torchlight Publishing and myself. Regrettably, VNN made no attempt
to investigate the veracity of these allegations before making them
© CHAKRA 12-May-2000
By Bhagavat Dharma das
to you and your spiritual masters.
be aware that this person 'Kurma Rupa dasa' who is attacking COM through
your pages is speaking nonsense, and to carry on reporting his
attention-seeking rumors is only discrediting your page. There has been no
mass exodus from COM. There are currently 2780 active members of the
© CHAKRA 22-April-2000
VNN's "Killed by Friendly Fire"
By Radhikarani devi dasi
regards to the Mahamantra issue in general and the VNN editorial story in
particular, I wish to humbly put forward several points and what I
perceive as solutions. This is not a personal attack on anyone and neither
is it my intention to get embroiled in this sorry state of affairs.
Suffice to say, and what most would fail to recognize is that in this
"war," the wife of Mahamantra is not the only victim. There are
other causalities as a result of the snowballing effect.
© CHAKRA 14-April-2000
By the Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple
is an attempt to correct some of the information included in an article
published by “Satyam das” on VNN dated 31st January. It is not
intended to provoke any further articles or arguments on the issue, and it
therefore contains no opinions or speculations, but just substantiated
© CHAKRA 14-Feb-2000
VNN story of
curtailment of free speech false
By Devarsi Muni dasa
(Crescent City, CA USA) - August 18, 1999: Your
story on email taxes ("Curtailment of Free Speech" USA, June 13
(VNN)) is a complete hoax. Please read the following article, which
appeared in the 4/21/99 London Free Press. The details of the scam exactly
mirror the details you listed, with American political and legal titles
replacing the European.
my warning, there IS NO "Bill-602P"(602P is not even a valid
bill number); no "Berger, Stepp and Gorman " attorneys listed in
Vienna, VA; and no congressman Tony Schnell, Republican OR Democrat, House
OR Senate, anywhere in the United States. You should really be more
careful when posting a story. It took me less than 20 minutes to verify
that this was a hoax. I must say that this does not engender my trust in
the credibility of other news stories which appear on your web site.