Don’t change one word–SP

July 2, 2022 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Dec 28 1968 LA

Prabhupāda: (chants first four verses) Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu instructed His disciples to write books on the science of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. A task which those who follow Him have continued to carry out down to the present day. The elaboration and exposition on the philosophy taught by Lord Caitanya are in fact the most voluminous, exacting, and consistentdue to the unbreakable system of disciplic succession of any religious culture in the world. Yet Lord Caitanya in His youth widely renowned as a scholar Himself, left us only eight verses called Śikṣāṣṭaka.

 
When  I read these words above by Srila Prabhupada I  know that I can be safe in my understanding that what he will deliver to me is 100% accurate  and if I follow his words of instruction I can go back to home back to Godhead and in so doing achieve the goal of this human form of life.. 
Without that accurate help, I will remain here forever in this material world.
 
However what we have today due to the irresponsible  and sinful behavior of  all the iskcon  misleaders is a total break in this “unbreakable system of disciplic succession of any religious culture in the world.”
Only  people (I wont even call them devotees) who have lost all their intelligence would dare to meddle with or change in any way the vani of such a great Acarya as Srila Prabhupada.   And  worse still, he told us not to change one word on top of that and  still they did it anyway with now thousands of changes.
 
Who  would or could do such a thing? Who is on the same level as Srila Prabhupada and do what he did worldwide? If it wasn’t for him they would not even have the opportunity to work on his books and help him  publish them in all major world languages and be sold in the millions?
 
Here is who would dare such a thing—only one  who is influenced by the external energy  called Maya, of the Supreme Lord. 
 
June 13 1974 Paris
Prabhupāda: What do you understand by the word “māyā”?
Yogeśvara: That which is not.
Puṣṭa-kṛṣṇa: Things which we place value on that have no relation to Kṛṣṇa.
Prabhupāda: The māyā is explained very nicely in the Bhāgavata, yathābhāso yathā tamaḥ. Just like sun is reflected in the water, and the light is reflected again on the wall. This is the exact explanation of māyā. Reality, this material world, the man who manufactured all these things, nobody knows where he has gone, but these things are taken as reality. This will be also finished. It will remain as relics, as Rome, relics, but when it was…, the houses were prepared with great enthusiasm as reality. And now it is as relics. So the energy expended for manufacturing those house, that is also māyā, and now they are being visited as relics. That is also māyā. So all these things are māyāra vaibhava, expansion of māyā. So if somebody says that you don’t appreciate these things? No, we appreciate, very much appreciate intelligence. But if you, for this appreciation, if you forget, then it is māyā. Forget Kṛṣṇa.
Puṣṭa-kṛṣṇa: Kṛṣṇa.
Prabhupāda: Then it is māyā. Otherwise, it is reality. If they would have installed Deity worship in these buildings, how much nice it would have been. People chanting, dancing, and taking prasādam, twenty-four hours. Then it is no more māyā. It is reality. Such big, big, nice houses, they should have been places of worshiping Kṛṣṇa. But they’re worshiping bones, keeping some dead bones, and….
 
Some Conclusions–So if one disobeys the orders of Gods bona fide representative how can we get free of illusion or Maya? Above Prabhupada explains maya as light reflected on water which then reflects on a wall which is taken as reality If people take this reflection as reality they are in what we call “Maya” or illusion. So these people who have changed the books are the same as people who take the relics in Rome as reality. They have forgotten the orders under which they operate as disciples-not to change anything. And if they had obeyed Srila Prabhupada then so much good could have come out of iskcon. But they changed everything and instead of those buildings we see as relics today they could have been made as temples of Krsna , then an entire different history would have been written in iskcon.
And this is what the misleader people in iskcon have done with Srila Prabhupadas books. They have DARED to enter into the internal region of pure devotional service when they are all nothing more than neophyte devotees-at best.
June 12 1974 Paris
Devotee: Prabhupāda, what is the devotee’s greatest enemy? A devotee’s greatest enemy?
Prabhupāda: He, he himself. Because he’s a rascal, he’s his greatest enemy. So just get out of this rascaldom, and you become your friend. Nobody is enemy. You are yourself your enemy. Nobody is enemy. (pause) Which one?
 
June 22 1977 Vrndavana
Prabhupāda: So write them immediately that “The rascal editors, they are doing havoc, and they are being maintained by Ramesvara and party.”