> Corboy: I have not been able to conform this, but
> I have it on very good authority that Tapahpunja
> (Terry Sheldon) is residing at New Vrindavana
> again (after having left New Talavana), and is
> today the bhakta leader there. If this is true,
> then it's a terrible development; it's terrible
> that he would be given that access to young
> people, to bhaktas. Tapahpunja and another
> devotee with the initials NS conspired together to
> murder a devotee named GAURA KARUNA DAS just a few
> years or so ago. This was at New Talavana, after
> the pandemic began. That part I know for a fact
> to be true, about Tapahpunja and NS conspiring to
> murder Gaura Karuna. Gaura Karuna fled and today
> lives outside of a devotee community. He is far
> from New Talavana at this time. Law enforcement
> was of course made aware. Tapah is gone from New
> Talavana, but he's at New Vrindavana and I hear he
> is a bhakta leader there. That's terrible, if
> it's true. He should have been excommunicated
> like Keith Ham was, years ago.
Here are some details which will prove my truthfulness, in terms of what I described above:
Tapahpunja and a devotee I will identify by the initials "NS" were going to kill Gaura Karuna and make it look like Gaura KarunaK was killed while trying to kill NS.
In other words, they were going to kill Gaura Karuna and make it look like NS killed him out of self-defense. They were going to shoot him, then place a gun in Gaura Karuna's hand to make it look as if Gaura Karuna tried to shoot NS first. This was the plan that Tapahpunja and NS devised together.
They did this because NS believed that Gaura Karuna and the wife of NS were conspiring together to cheat NS out of some inheritance he felt he had coming to him.
The plot came to light, and was foiled, when NS was both dumb and arrogant enough to give the temple president there at New Talavana the heads up about what they were planning. Then the temple president let Gaura Karuna know was was being plotted, and Gaura Karuna alerted law enforcement and then fled New Talavana.
Why was Tapah not excommunicated from ISKCON for his involvement in the Sulocana murder, you may ask?
The answer is simple: after he went on the lam and the law caught up with him in Malaysia in 1990, he went to prison for several years and he kept his mouth shut. He told the Feds nothing they did not already know.
Then he got paroled after five years and I don't remember how he wound up at New Talavana instead of New Vrindavana. But eventually he got run out of New Talavana too. He told me the whole story, but I forget certain details. I can find out, though.
He also swore up and down to me, to my face, that Radhanatha Swami had nothing to do with the murder, Tapah did. He said that Radhanatha Swami was just the bagman, so to speak, and did not know what they were planning.