1) To hell with trying to secure a comfortable situation within this temporary world of shadowy afflictions!
To hell with trying to secure a comfortable situation within this temporary world of shadowy afflictions!

2) To hell with hoping for heavenly delights on earth, elevation to svarga-loka, or residence on any of the highest planets within this cosmos!

3) To hell with the achievement of mystic perfections!

4) To hell with all our exuberant eating, sleeping, mating, and defending on the plea of keeping body and soul together for the performance of sacrifice!

5) To hell with the attempt to curtail our generally excessive eating, sleeping, mating, and defending, with the aim of practicing the principles of practical renunciation!

6) To hell with undergoing severe penances and austerities for the sake of self-realization and God consciousness!
To hell with undergoing severe penances and austerities for the sake of self-realization and God consciousness!

7) To hell with the achievement of the five kinds of liberation!

8) To hell with the attainment of Vaikuntha-loka in the eternal kingdom of God!

9) To hell with having been born on Earth as some kind of dull-headed humanoid in this most glorious Age of Kali in which Lord Caitanya has appeared to make self-realization easy by inaugurating the sankirtana movement of the Holy Name!

10) To hell with conceitedly boasting of our descent from a most venerable disciplic succession of eternally perfect Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas!

11) To hell with exploiting the prestige of sitting at the lotus feet of such a topmost rasika Vaisnava as His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, or any other for that matter!

12) To hell with strictly following the principles of varnasrama- dharma! That is for the kanintha-adhikaris having meager pure devotional sraddha.

13) To hell with playing “Mommy” and “Daddy” in the material world!
To hell with playing “Mommy” and “Daddy” in the material world!

14) To hell with our having opened hundreds of temples, restaurants, and farm communities with the aim of delivering all the fallen conditioned souls in the universe from the cycle of repeated birth and death!

15) To hell with animal husbandry!

16) To hell with following from A to Z all the damn rules and regulations of the International Society for Rules and Regulations!

17) To hell with trying to become a Hare Krishna clone!

To hell with trying to become a Hare Krishna clone!

18) To hell with our having “advanced” through the fires of years upon years of ordeal in the almost intolerable association of blundering neophytes!

19) To hell with attempting to express our love for guru and Krishna in terms of endlessly bearing the brunt of relentless institutional strife!

20) To hell with toeing the party line!

21) To hell with the institutionalism of the institutionalists! To hell with religio-institutional corporatocracy!

22) To hell with trying to reconcile ourselves to the neoteric drift of a movement’s henpecked leadership!

23) To hell with being a Hare Krishna yes-man!

To hell with being a Hare Krishna yes-man!

24) To hell with all the superficial role-modeling!

25) To hell with our profiling as advanced devotees when we know damn well we’re not!

26) To hell with palming off self-affected, spiritually gutless macho Kali-yuga so-called heroism as inspirational devotional dignity! Real heroism aims exclusively to conquer the heart of Krishna.

27) To hell with grappling for socioreligious eminence!

28) To hell with the institutional rubber-stamping of sampradayic supermen!

29) To hell with the “necessary evil” of (poorly) organized religion! To hell with all the meetings, resolutions, revolutions, dissolutions, and no solutions ad-infinitum!
To hell with the “necessary evil” of (poorly) organized religion! To hell with all the meetings, resolutions, revolutions, dissolutions, and no solutions ad-infinitum!

30) To hell with the ever-abounding, all-entangling crisis (mis) management syndrome! What could be expected of an institution that currently runs rather like a decapitated donkey?

31) To hell with our having supposedly heard and regurgitated hundreds and thousands of Bhagavatam classes, dutifully attended thousands and millions of mangala-aratrika and guru-puja kirtanas, and perfunctorily chanted millions and billions of rounds of maha-mantra-japa! Shnick, Shnick, Raam, Raam!

32) To hell with all our vehemently preaching about preaching about preaching about how we’re supposed to preach about preaching about preaching about how we’re supposed to preach! What are we “preachers” supposed to be preach-preachidy-preaching about? To what extent have we actually understood?

33) To hell with the profiteering of the cash-covetous, business- brained mongers of transcendental knowledge!

34) To hell with the Hindu-bindu Society for Currency (oops! I mean Krishna) Consciousness! I say to hell with milking the Hindu cash cow!
To hell with the Hindu-bindu Society for Currency (oops! I mean Krnna) Consciousness! I say to hell with milking the Hindu cash cow!

35) To hell with the cost-effective, vogue-wise Hare Krishna phobia!

36) To hell with the painfully put-on sankirtana smile!

37) To hell with it! Like infatuated children, avidly engrossed in the perpetual pastime of competitively collecting rare and unusual coinage, we accumulate the hundreds and thousands of unqualified neophyte disciples under the pretext of perpetuating the sampradaya. I say, to hell with it!

38) To hell with, on the plea of concern for others, becoming so blunderingly bogged down with all the petty little problems of the hundreds and thousands of corporeally attached sinya-praya “disciples” that one fails to oneself find the time and space required to complete even the minimum nama-bhajana expected of a new bhakta; what then of achieving the advanced internal devotional realizations needed to become, for the benefit of one’s disciples, anything better than a half-baked cookie!

39) To hell with the undignified, artfully employed, hard-nosed, cunningly politic, cold-shouldering, dog-eat-dog bureaucratic ecclesiastico-oligarchic spin control! Has anyone ever achieved prema by this approach?
To hell with the undignified, artfully employed, hard-nosed, cunningly politic, cold-shouldering, dog-eat-dog bureaucratic ecclesiastico-oligarchic spin control! Has anyone ever achieved prema by this approach?

40) To hell with socioreligious mass consensual trance!

41) To hell with being a pawn on the religio-managerialist chessboard of any stool-passing mortal!

42) To hell with coyly compromising the truth to kowtow to the cacophonous misconclusions of dull-headed under-enlightened ecclesiastics of religio-executive clout!

43) To hell with all the rubbish, time-wasting, power-politicking religio-institutional/interinstitutional hostilities! Are there not yet innumerable grumblers, intent on being inexorably encumbered by such endless, trivial affairs?
To hell with all the rubbish, time-wasting, power-politicking religio-institutional/interinstitutional hostilities! Are there not yet innumerable grumblers, intent on being inexorably encumbered by such endless, trivial affairs?

44) To hell with in-house party-spirited pseudo-disciplic partiality.

45) To hell with the materially concocted hallucination of having so-called friends and enemies among the Vaisnavas!

46) To hell with the perfidiously inflicted, heartlessly top-heavy centralized manipulation of manpower and money! On the threadbare plea of “spreading love of Godhead,” do such scheming preoccupations now indispensably supersede our life’s mission of becoming mad after Krishna?

47) To hell with scrambling to savor varieties of mundane rasa on the pretext of fostering socially feasible spiritual enrichment!

48) To hell with the fools who conscientiously avoid hearing, chanting, and remembering the Lord’s rasa-lila and other madhurya pastimes with the gopis. They will never attain perfection. If I chance to encounter the likes of such imposter Vaisnavas, I will close my ears to their philosophical absurdities, refuse to see their faces, and scorn the dismal air about their corpse-like material bodies.

49) To hell with fashionably passing off sub-religious quasi-Krishna- conscious eclecticism as harmonious devotional practice!

50) To hell with being anyone’s giggling guru!

51) To hell with being anyone’s giggling disciple!
To hell with being anyone’s giggling disciple!

52) To hell with the deliberate dumbing down of the Krishna consciousness movement!

53) To hell with pandering to the psycho-physical indulgences of the movement’s lowest common denominator!

54) To hell with the deaf ears of the conceited, self-complacent, ivory-towered religio-administrative power elites!

55) To hell with spineless, self-serving ecclesiastico-political correctitude!
To hell with spineless, self-serving ecclesiastico-political correctitude!

56) To hell with our having distributed billions and trillions of transcendental literatures all over the world in scores of languages to give everyone else a chance to become fully Krishna conscious!

I say to hell with it all!

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  • bhagavat purana das

    Most beautifully written and expressed, respectfully by the original author Sripad Aindra Dasa, and the owner of

    Gaura Halleluya! :D

    • Robert Grant

      Somebody here are so offensive to Srila Prabhupada that couldn’t be written by any true disciple of Prabhupada! Example- #14 blasphemes what Srila Prabhupada did and what e instructed his disciples to do

      • http://iskcon.us/ Alexander Shenkar

        “Much of the afore-denounced may be wonderful, meritorious or pressingly (depressingly) important on one level or another, but if in the end, after all is said and done, we ourselves, as individuals, could not effectively grasp, take to heart, factually realize, and blissfully relish the deepest essential living import of the Gaudiya Vainnava siddhanta (learning to love Vrajendra-nandana Syama by carefully pursuing the bhavas of the supra-exemplary damsels of Vraja), what would we have really gained from the whole affair? Truly speaking, what would be the sense or significance of any other allegedly laudable undertaking or feat?” – The Heart of Transcendental Book Distribution

      • Devi

        Prabhu, It would seem that way first read I suppose, but I think #14 is a higher vision saying something like, “Do not be so proud of having all these things (we’re not the doer, after all). This is not the essential.” Something like that.

  • Maha vishnu das

    I dont think this is a language of an vaishnava, so i dont believe Aindra prabhu wrote that.

    • http://iskcon.us/ Alexander Shenkar

      The reference to the book along with the pages are included at the top of the post. You can even download the book with the link provided. This is a real book by no other than Aindra Prabhu himself. Please read the book to understand the full context. This is only a brief excerpt.

  • Lambert

    Man number 14 is especially true… Get real for real niggaz. Hari hari om.

  • lalitkishor

    AWESOMENESS PERSONIFIED. :)