Srila Prabhupada’s concern — ” they try to poison my disciples as far as possible so that the whole institution may be poisoned and break. This is their propaganda.”

January 2, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Srila Prabhupada’s warning  about the danger of the babaji class

Srila Prabhupada’s concern — ” they try to poison my disciples as far as possible
so that the whole institution may be poisoned and break. This is their propaganda.”

Srila Prabhupāda: Yes. This is exactly the same case. Punar mūṣiko bhava, you know the whole story? A mūṣika, a mouse, was made a tiger, and the tiger wanted to eat the saintly person who made him. First of all he was mouse. So he came to the saintly person, “Sir, I am troubled. Give me some benediction.” “What do you want?” “Now, the cat always chases.” “All right, you become cat so that you’ll not be attacked.” Then after some time he came, “I am being chased by the dog.” “All right, you become a dog.” From cat to dog, from mouse to . . . then again he came. “Still they are chasing me. Fox.” And then in this way, and ultimately he was made a tiger. And after becoming a tiger, he began to look, staring on the . . . “What do you mean by this?” “I shall eat you.” “Oh? You become again a mouse.” (laughter) Again he become mouse. That’s all.
Hari-śauri: The perfect example.

Srila Prabhupāda: Ha?
Hari-śauri: The perfect example.

Pṛthu-putra: Now he look like dirty. You know, like brown. The dhotī’s not white. It’s like brownish, you know, like . . .

Srila Prabhupāda: He harassed. “He has not increased my . . .” Hearing and hearing, he wants to go. So why not, if he found some real disciplic succession, some bābājī, why he did not remain there? He is criticizing that our is not in the proper succession. So why he did not remain where he found the proper succession? Why he’s sometimes in Vṛndāvana, sometimes Delhi, sometimes here? Why he is loitering? Crazy. Unfortunate. Unnecessarily picking out some trouble.
Hari-śauri: Fault-finding.

Srila Prabhupāda: The bābājīs, they are against anything preaching. They are very, very much against preaching. So I am preaching. Bābājīs, the Māyāvādī sannyāsīs, and all of them, their idea is that I am ruining this bhajana and Hindu dharma. This is the propaganda. What I am writing, they are all wrong, and they are making . . . and they try to poison my disciples as far as possible so that the whole institution may be poisoned and break. This is their propaganda.
Hari-śauri: That was one thing that Nitāi put in his letter, that the teachings of ISKCON are completely opposite or contradictory to what is actually in the śāstra.

Srila Prabhupāda: Now he has become tiger. He wants to kill that philosophy. When he did not know anything, he came to us. Now he has become learned, he wants to criticize. The same philosophy, “You have made me tiger, now I can see you are my eatable . . . (indistinct) . . .” (laughs) He could not find out any other eatable. “I shall eat you.” The rascal. What can be done? (end)

[Conversation -VRNDAVAN – October 26, 1976 ]

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada Tirobhava tithi (Disappearance day)

January 2, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada Tirobhava tithi (Disappearance day)
Sunday, January 03, 2020 (Mayapura, West Bengal, India time)

Compiled bv Damaghosa dasa and Yasoda nandana dasa


Srila Prabhupada explains about the glories of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
Books : Bhagavad-gita As It Is – Macmillan 1972 Edition : Bg: introduction : 1)Kṛṣṇa, 2) Brahmā, 3) Nārada; 4) Vyāsa, 5) Madhva, 6) Padmanābha, 7) Nṛhari, 8) Mādhava, 9) Akṣobhya, 10) Jayatīrtha, 11) Jñānasindhu, 12) Dayānidhi, 13) Vidyānidhi, 14) Rājendra, 15) Jayadharma, 16) Puruṣottama, 17) Brahmaṇyatīrtha, 18) Vyāsatīrtha, 19) Lakṣmīpati, 20) Mādhavendra Purī, 21) Īśvara Purī, (Nityānanda, Advaita), 22)Lord Caitanya, 23) Rūpa (Svarūpa, Sanātana), 24) Raghunātha, Jīva, 25) Kṛṣṇadāsa, 26) Narottama, 27) Viśvanātha, 28) (Baladeva) Jagannātha, 29) Bhaktivinode, 30) Gaurakiśora, 31) Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī, 32) His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

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Srila Bhaksiddhanta Saraswati Thakur explains which Gurus should be rejected

January 2, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Srila Bhaksiddhanta Saraswati Thakur explains which Gurus should be rejected

These are also several other important points to which we have to attend if we want to preserve the purity of communal worship. Those who occupy the pulpit must not deviate from the true principles of the religion and indulge in promulgating the concoctions of their imaginations. No one is fit to be a teacher of religion who is not really free from all taint of any ambition for popular applause or ‘self-conceit.

Thakur Bhaktivinode warns everybody to be extremely cautious in the election of the spiritual guide. The preceptor must be fit in every way to instruct one in the true principles of religion. The preceptor who initiates is to be implicitly obeyed and cannot be discarded except for two definite reasons viz. (I) if the disciple at the time of choice of preceptor “failed to choose as his guru one who is ignorant of the principles of religion and is not a Vaisnava, i e. a true devotee of the Absolute, such a guru has to be discarded for the reason that be is of no practical help ; and (2) if the preceptor although he happened to be a Vaisnava and well-versed in the principles of religion at the time when initiation as received from him, subsequently comes a professor of illusionist doctrines or a hater of Vaisnavas such a guru should also be discarded.
Thakur Bhaktivinode lays special stress on the avoidance of all association with un-godly persons. These un-godly persons fall broadly in two classes ‘viz. 
(I) those who are carnally addicted to women and (II) those who are without
devotion for Krishna. There will be absolutely no spiritual progress if  such aloofness is not strictly maintained despite the adoption of every other
process that is recommended by the Scriptures.
[Thakur Bhaktivinode, The Harmonist, June 1928, Vol. 26]

Srila Prabhupada gives proven result on original BG: “The proven result I would like to share with you.”

January 2, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Srila Prabhupada gives proven result on original BG:
“The proven result I would like to share with you.”
However, if we do not want to understand, concoct our own meaning, destroy the Bhagavad-gītā and give it to people. Neither are the people going to understand, nor will you. You perhaps know, that the Bhagavad-gītā we distribute and preach is called Bhagavad-gītā As It Is. There is no need to distort the meaning, we have to present it exactly the way the Supreme Person has spoken.

The proven result I would like to share with you. Our Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, is being published by the MacMillan company. They are printing 50,000 copies every year. This started in 1968. ’68, ’69, ’70, ’71 – there are four editions. Now it is the fifth edition. People in America and England are eagerly accepting it. Even though there are many English editions, written by reputed scholars from India, as well as scholars of other countries.
[Lecture Bengali RV – Calcutta – – March 12, 1973]

Srila Prabhupada – “One should not make a livelihood by forming a professional band to carry out congregational chanting, nor should one perform devotional service when one is attached to mundane society, friendship and love.”

January 2, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Srila Prabhupada – “One should not make a livelihood by forming a professional band to carry out congregational chanting, nor should one perform devotional service when one is attached to mundane society, friendship and love.”

Here Srila Prabhupada explains about the types of pseudo devotees who whimsically invent their own practices of devotional service and also those who condemn the pure devotees. 

Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila 8.83, 1975 Edition
TEXT 83

kintu yāṅra yei rasa, sei sarvottamataṭa-stha hañā vicārile, āche tara-tama

SYNONYMS

kintu—nevertheless; yāṅra—of some devotees; yei rasa—whatever the mellow of exchanges of love; sei—that; sarva-uttama—the best; taṭa-stha—neutral; hañā—being; vicārile—if considering; āche—there is; tara-tama—lower and higher levels.

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Authorized Conclusions vs. Bogus Interpretations

January 2, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Srila Prabhupada April 1977 prediction – “Not that you take the place of the guru. That is nonsense, very dangerous. Then everything will be spoiled. As soon as you become ambitious to take the place of guru—guruṣu nara-matiḥ . “

January 2, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Srila Prabhupada April 1977 prediction – “Not that you take the place of the guru. That is nonsense, very dangerous. Then everything will be spoiled. As soon as you become ambitious to take the place of guru—guruṣu nara-matiḥ . . . that is the material disease.  “Hare Krishna, all glories to Srila Prabhupada, an excellent prediction by Srila Prabhupada is presented below just a few months prior to his physical departure.
Key predictions:

  • This is our position. That is very easy for us. We haven’t got to manufacture. To manufacture idea is troublesome.
  • What our guru has said, that is our life and soul. We do not want . . .” āra nā kariha mane āśā. 
  • As soon as this poison will come—”Suppress guru and I become prominent”—everything finished. Spiritual life is finished.  Gauḍīya Maṭha finished, that . . . violated the orders of Guru Mahārāja.
  • Whatever little success is there for me, I did not manufacture any idea.
  • Our mission is to serve bhakta-viśeṣa and live with devotees.
  • Not that you take the place of the guru. That is nonsense, very dangerous. 
  • As soon as you become ambitious to take the place of guru—guruṣu nara-matiḥ . . .that is the material disease. 
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jayadvaita paper 1987

January 2, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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