Someone Has Poisoned Me

April 23, 1999   VNN3681   WORLD
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Someone Has Poisoned Me


USA, Apr 23 (VNN) — The Facts About Srila Prabhupada's Poisoning by Arsenic

A letter-report-book, from-by Nityananda das New Jaipur Press, 416 pages, 6 x 9 inches, softcover Illustrated with color plates and graphs

Dear followers of Srila Prabhupada,

The dreaded day has arrived when I can no longer postpone the announcement of my investigative report into the chronic arsenic poisoning of Srila Prabhupada. It is with great regret and a heavy heart that I must be the bearer of such bad news; I had undertaken this research project because my conscience would not allow me to avoid it. Only because I am convinced that the truth in this matter is proven with great certitude, have I compiled the evidence to date into this extensive publication, which I want to put in the hands of every follower of Srila Prabhupada. I only ask for a donation of $10 (or more) to help defray the printing costs and pursue further investigative work. If you would like a copy of the book, please send your donation and mailing address to:

Vedic Village, PO Box 208, Mayodan, NC 27027
or e-mail me
or call 1-800-242-0115.

Please include $2 postage for USA, $4 for Canada & Mexico, $7 all other places. Foreign air mail: $15.

We can take Visa/MC also. This is not a money making project; I am already out in printing and investigative expenses more than I hope to recover even a fraction of. Besides, nothing free is taken seriously.

It is my position that this book, Someone Has Poisoned Me, solidly and irrefutably PROVES that Srila Prabhupada was slowly poisoned with arsenic for nine or more months in 1977.

Let the naysayers and critics, doctors and ISKCON apologists come forth to meet the cold, hard truth. It is my proposition that the problems in ISKCON since the departure of Srila Prabhupada have been due to the FACT of His Divine Grace's being poisoned with one of the world's most deadly and horrible poisons- namely and specifically, arsenic. This book is not hype, speculation or unworthy of your serious inspection. It is not anti-anyone or politically motivated.

It is an honest and open presentation of facts and evidence. There are seven categories of confirming evidence discussed in detail in 45 chapters and 22 appendices in over 400 pages of small print. It is organized carefully and supported by extensive bibliographical references.

My investigation's findings are harmonious with those of Balavanta Prabhu, the official ISKCON poison-issue investigator, who will be concluding his own report within the near future for the GBC's eyes only. However, it is believed that my report contains much more extensive interpretation, general evidence and technical detail. Further, my report is available to anyone. I have 4000 copies to distribute, so if you can help pass them out in your area, please call me. The first step is to distribute the truth.

The book contains:
1. Full disclosure of audio forensics with spectrographs of the poison whispers.

2. All major and relevant documents, letters, statements, etc to date on the poison investigation.

3. A history of the investigation.

4. Analysis of the Chandra Swami "connection." 5. Triple verified translation of key Bengali and Hindi-spoken portions of tape recordings from 1977 where Srila Prabhupada and others speak about the poisoning.

6. Analysis of the symptoms of arsenic poisoning and kidney disease.

7. A 154 page section called the Health Chronicle, a detailed compilation of Srila Prabhupada's health symptoms and deterioration in 1977, reconstructed from all known available biographical sources.

8. Analysis of Srila Prabhupada's health symptoms and conclusion of chronic arsenic poisoning.

9. Results and interpretation of two neutron activation analyses performed on two different sample-relics of Srila Prabhupada's hair.

10. Comparison with other case histories of arsenic poisoning, including that of Napoleon Bonaparte.

11. Discussion of possible motives, suspects, witnesses, the science of reverse speech, poisoning methodology, conclusions.

12. Other contents include: poisoning throughout history, appointment tape audio forensic analyses, analysis of Tamal Krishna as a suspect, was the water or makharadhvaja tainted, and 13. Much much more...

It is my hope that every follower of Srila Prabhupada will take the time with an open mind to study the hardcore evidence presented in this report and judge for themselves its value. Despite the expected ISKCON and GBC denials and discrediting of what they still believe to be a "malicious theory," please help me to put this book in the hands of those who are devoted to Srila Prabhupada. This is a grass roots program to establish the truth.

Again, Srila Prabhupada was definitely poisoned by arsenic in 1977, and most probably by His own disciples who are probably still present in ISKCON today. The fact of the poisoning may be difficult to cope with, but it is the truth, and I apologize for any distress or turmoil this truth may bring.

Your servant,
Nityananda das

Distribution points thus far:
Niscinta das, Los Angeles.

Madhusudana & Mahasringa, Alachua.

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Update On Srila Prabhupada Poisoning Investigation

August 26, 1999   VNN4591 WORLD
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USA, Aug 26 (VNN) For the last 15 weeks the underground distribution of Someone Has Poisoned Me, a 412 page book written as a letter to all followers of Srila Prabhupada, has circulated throughout the devotee world in the USA, Canada, China, India, England, Fiji, Trinidad, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and many other countries. Almost half the original printing of 4000 copies are "out there." The spontaneous network through which these books have passed was formed by those wanting to know about the compiled evidence which establishes conclusively that Srila Prabhupada was slowly poisoned by arsenic in 1977. However, it is not known who perpetrated this horrible act, at least not yet.

The response has been much different than I expected. Actually, there has been absolutely NO official response from ISKCON, nor from any GBC, "guru", sannyasi or committee. This silence is interpreted as either a total lack of leadership, or a quiet fear of dealing with an issue that the growing evidence will not allow to be refuted. Many expressions of dismay have been heard by myself about this silence of those responsible for Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON. Indeed, silence by the ISKCON leaders in this situation can be said to be equal to a degree of complicity. A most terrible crime has been uncovered, and they are silent! It connotes shades of tacit approval or casual indifference. Not even a denial, nor questions, nor pursuit of further corroboration, nor any inquiries - NOTHING.

I am a rotten soul, full of faults, and I have had a lifetime of clumsy failures. Still, with whatever dignity is still musterable, I appeal herewith to all my godbrothers, godsisters and fellow followers of Srila Prabhupada to take this poisoning issue seriously, and fulfill your responsibility as benefactors of the Messenger of Godhead by acting in your individual capacities for a conclusive resolution of this evil deed and its consequences. The "poison investigation" and the search for the truth in this matter requires (and demands) your participation and support.

Please do not turn away and allow this crime to be obscured by time, ignorance, fear or apathy. Contribute to a final resolution.

The first suggestion is to study the published evidence to date in my open letter/ book, available on a donation basis from PO Box 28, Efland, NC 27243; email at How can someone address the issue without becoming fully acquainted with the evidence? Perhaps many suspect my book is sloppy, accusatory, unscientific or speculative. Not so.

It is well-researched and documented, sticks to the facts, and contains a new, 150 page biographical account of Srila Prabhupada's last year. It is organized and scientific. I worked on it very hard for one year in cooperation with many other devotees.

In summary, the evidence presented in the publication is:

1. Audio forensic test results of the "poison whispers."

2. Analysis of Srila Prabhupada's 1977 hair.

3. Analysis of chronic arsenic poisoning symptoms in Srila Prabhupada's 1977 health record, and comparison to other case studies.

4. New translations of foreign language taped conversations wherein Srila Prabhupada discusses His being poisoned.

5. In depth look at the issues of water, medicines, suspects and much more.

Once familiar with the facts, my second suggestion for those wanting to help with this investigation is to help locate authentic Srila Prabhupada hair samples from 1977 that can be analyzed for further confirmation of results already accumulated. Also, anyone who has any information regarding the incidents and circumstances surrounding Srila Prabhupada's deteriorating health in 1977 may please contact myself (at above address or 1 800 242 0115) or Naveen Krishna Prabhu at PO Box 1119, Alachua, Fl 32615 (or 904 462 2310).

The VNN poll in May/ June showed about half of the readers believed Srila Prabhupada had been poisoned. If you doubt this, please first acquaint yourself with the evidence in my book. Whether you send me the $5 donation as requested or not, I will be happy to send you a copy. The establishment of the full truth of this matter through honest and scientific investigation is crucial to the future health of Srila Prabhupada's Mission to rescue the fallen souls of this dark age. Again, please help by getting involved. Please don't be an ostrich. Read the book and then do as your conscience dictates.

Balavanta Prabhu is quietly continuing to accumulate further evidence in his separate investigation into Srila Prabhupada's poisoning. Apparently his testing of Vrindaban and Mayapur water samples has settled any question that there was arsenic contaminated drinking water that would produce the levels of arsenic he found in Srila Prabhupada's hair. Balavanta Prabhu's silent strategy is certainly aggravating to those who are impatient to know what evidence he has gathered, but, I, for one, am confident that his upcoming report will be honest, thorough and shocking. Many are hoping that his report will be made available soon.

Investigation by Restore the Mission, an independent entity, continues and new, crucial evidence continues to be documented in bits and pieces. The Supreme Lord will decide when the final breakthrough is revealed; we are confident that it will come soon.

The first truth is that His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada WAS poisoned with arsenic. The evidence is substantial and practically irrefutable (except by those who speak out of ignorance, not having studied my report and jumping to conclusions about the nature of arsenic poisoning, making vague generalizations, etc). The second truth, yet to be established but very important to each of us and the cause of spiritual justice, is WHO POISONED Srila Prabhupada? Again, I appeal to all of you: do not turn your back on Srila Prabhupada, the search for truth and your responsibilty to the ideal of justice. Better late than never.

In the near future, I will attempt to discuss, more philosophically, some of the typical reactions that have surfaced to the "poison issue." Contributions would be appreciated.

May you be blessed with the mercy of the pure devotee, Srila Prabhupada.

Remaining your decrepid servant, I ask pardon for my offenses.

Nityananda das