Food offere​d to bogus gurus does not produce Krsna Prasadam-p​roof from Prabhupada

January 1, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

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Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
 
Below we have a concise analysis (from Prabhupada’s  quotes) that food offered thru bogus iskcon gurus-is not Krsna  Prasadam. Sound alarming? Then please read further…..
 
Over the years, we have all seen a lot of damage to the once prestigious  worldwide Iskcon organization. Now, it is only a mere shadow of its past glory.  And here below is one key reason. The present leaders of iskcon have minimized  the actual instructions of Srila Prabhupada, and created their “own” version of Bhakti Tattva.
Starting every day with the offering of bhoga to turn it into Krsna  Prasadam thru the un-authorized gurus of iskcon, everyone there is eating sinful  foodstuffs, and not Krsna prasadam. See the proof below.
 
Hare Krsna,
Damaghosa das
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760613mw.det                 Conversations                 Prabhupada: Who is my disciple? First of all let him follow  strictly the disciplined rules. Devotee (2): As long as one is  following, then he is… Prabhupada: Then he is all right.
 
69-07-11.Jay               Letter:  Jayapataka             Master.  Out of the ten kinds of offenses, the number one offense is to disobey the  orders of the Spiritual Master. The instructions given to the disciple by  the Spiritual Master at the time of initiation should be strictly followed.  That will make one advance to the spiritual path. But if one deliberately  defies such instructions, then his advancement is hampered from the very  beginning. This defying means to disconnect the relationship with the  Spiritual Master. And anyone who defies and therefore  disconnects the relationship with the Spiritual Master can hardly  expect the assistance of the Spiritual Master life after life. I hope this will clear up this question sufficiently for you.’
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Without going into all the hundreds of changes the iskcon GBC’s  have authorized, merely changing
whimsically ,only ONE instruction, disconnects themselves from  the param para and renders that “service” useless. What to speak of main instructions-like first of all-HOW TO OFFER  FOOD TO GOD !!  Now here below is the actual words of Srila  Prabhupada , where he tells his early disciples  the process of offering bhoga or food to God, Krsna. And there are many  other quotes like this one.
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16 June, 1969  

New Vrindaban

Letter to Arundhati

 

“Regarding your question about offering Prasadam, whatever is  offered to the Deity actually it goes through the Spiritual  MasterThe  Spiritual Master offers to Lord Caitanya, and Lord Caitanya offers it to  Krishna. Then Radha Krishna eats, or Jagannatha eats, then Caitanya Mahaprabhu eats, then the Spiritual Master eats, and it becomes  Mahaprasadam. So when you offer something, you think like that and chant the Gayatri  mantra, and then everything is complete. At last, ring the bell, take out  the plate and wipe the place where the plate was kept.”

 

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Prabhupada warns us to NOT change what he has given–SP

January 1, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

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750509rc.per                 Conversations                 380176/530501 Paramahamsa: Yes. The Christians always say that Christ was  eating fish and drinking wine, so what problem have we got? Drinking a  little alcohol, eating a little meat? Prabhupada: Then how did he say that  “Thou shall not kill”? Srutakirti: That was actually the Ten Commandments.  That was given by God. Ganesa: Given to Moses. Srutakirti: That was  given to Moses by God. The Ten Commandments. Prabhupada: That is not Christ  has said? Srutakirti: Well, Christ enforced it. Paramahamsa: It was  accepted by him as one of the rules. Srutakirti: Christ’s greatest  commandment was to love God above all things. So if one is to love God, one  must follow His instructions. Prabhupada: Who is following the  instructions? Srutakirti: We are. Prabhupada: But supposing Christ  distributed fish, but did he say that we shall maintain regular  slaughterhouse for killing animals? Srutakirti: He was against that. He  threw the men out of the temple, because they were selling lambs in the  temple to be offered at the altar. So he kicked them out, saying this temple  is not a place for sellling animals for slaughter. Paramahamsa: But in one place they say  Christ encouraged fishermen. Because he came and the fishermen were fishing  on one side of the boat, and Christ came along and said, “You are fishing on  the wrong side of the boat.” He said, “Put your nets on the other side, and  you will get more fish.” An they did that and they got huge amounts  of fish. And so they were encouraged in their fish-eating in this  way. Ganesa: Jesus also said to the fisherman, “Give up you fishing and  I will make you fishers of men.” He said this to his  disciples. Prabhupada: Then on the whole it comes that his instructions  are sometimes contradictory. Paramahamsa: Not only that but they say  that… Usually when it comes right down to it, the Bible has gone through  so many interpretations and so many changes in the last two thousand years  that… Prabhupada: Yes. It is very  difficult. Paramahamsa: People…, I’ve talked to professors who  know the original Hebrew and the original tongues that the Bible was  written in. They say that is has changed so much that you can  hardly… Prabhupada: Yes, they are changing. Just like he  said, “Thou shall not kill.” They are now changing, “Thow shall not commit  murder.” They are doing that. Paramahamsa: Yes. They have a modern Bible,  using all modern terminology. Prabhupada: So, when you change, then the authority is lost. Just like in our society, sometimes they do  something nonsense and they say, “Prabhupada said.” (laughter) They  are doing that. We know that. It is deteriorated like  that. Read the rest of this entry →