Hare Krsna To all
Glories to Srila Prabhupada
Soon we will be distributing a summary of nectar from Volume 3 of the Srimad Bhagavatam lectures. In the meantime...below are three excerpts from these talks.The first one Srila Prabhupada explains the term "spiritual master" to mean the little girl, Sarasvati, daughter of Shyamasundara simply because she would tell everybody that Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Simply by this one action, anyone can be considered GURU by Caitanya Mahaprabhu. . However there is no mention whatsoever that Sarasvati would be taking any of these adults she happened to meet as her disciples and initiating them as such!!The point many miss is that one can be a guru, or spiritual master-- and not have any disciples !! And Prabhupada tells us it is-- "BEST NOT" to have any disciples since we are not qualified, nor have ever been so ordered nor are we uttama adhkaris, capable of delivering these people from birth and death. THAT responsibility is left to Krsnas pure and powerful devotee- Srila Prabhupada. He said- "I am the initiator guru and you (the GBC and all others) are the instructer gurus" 1) 741003SB.MAY Lectures Just like that child, Sarasvati's, preaching, "Do you know Krsna?" Hesays, "No." "He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead." Simply saylike that, "He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead," and "Chant Hisholy name, Hare Krsna." If you do this, then you are preacher; you arespiritual master. It is so nice. You don't require to become very...Caitanya Mahaprabhu says that yare dekha tare kaha krsna-upadesa. Hedoes not say that you become a learned Vedic scholar. That is the goalof Vedic scholarship. If you simply know that Krsna is the SupremePersonality of Godhead, then your Vedic study finished. You are M.A.,doctor of Krsna philosophy, simply if you know this. You may not knowin details, but if you simply believe, firmly convinced, that "Krsnais the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is my master. He is mysavior," in this way, if you accept, then you become perfect, and you become liberated…
2). 741004SB.MAY Lectures the responsibility to raise the fatherless children. So Dhrtarastratook charge as the eldest member. So maya is very strong. He began tothink that "Actually this kingdom belongs to me. I am the eldest son,but because I am born blind, therefore it was given to my youngerbrother. Now he is dead. Now he's dead, so the property belongs to me.Some way or other, it was transferred to my younger brother. Now theyounger brother is dead. Then again I become proprietor. So at least Icould not rule over the kingdom, why not my sons?" This was thebeginning. Just like one of our Godbrothers,(Tirtha Maharaj) he's thinking that "Thisinstitution was started by me and Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati aspartners. Now the senior partner is dead. Therefore I am the soleproprietor. Who are these Godbrothers? Let them go away." So this ismaya, the same maya Dhrtarastra was thinking
The above statements by Srila Prabhupada show us what happens when we dont understand what hemeant by WHO is to REMAIN spiritual master of HIS institution after he left. Due to excessive ambition, greed, and nepotism, Dhrtarastra wanted his sons to be Kings of the empire. This was not to be.
Similarly in Iskcon, the ambitious and greedy so called disciples of Srila Prabhupada wanted HIS ASANA for themselves and they systematically and consciously drove out all those who objected to their theft. Here is the proof that history repeats itself. It happened before Kuruksetra, it happened in the Gaudiya matha and , although sufficiently warned , it happened again in Iskcon after Nov 14, 1977.
3). 730412SB.NY Lectures So in the beginning, if you take to Krsna consciousness, there willbe so many disturbances by the maya. Maya will test you how far youare fixed up. She will test you. She is also agent of Krsna. She doesnot allow anyone who is meant for disturbing Krsna. Therefore shetests very rigidly whether you are..., you have taken Krsnaconsciousness to disturb Krsna, or you are actually serious. That ismaya's business. So there will be in the beginning test by maya, andyou will feel so much disturbances in making progress in Krsnaconsciousness. But if you remain steady... Steady means if you followthe rules and regulations and chant sixteen rounds, then you willremain steady. And if you neglect, then maya will capture you,immediately. Maya is always ready. We are in the ocean. At any moment,we will be disturbed. So therefore one who is not disturbed at all, heis called paramahamsa......... You judge an action by its result. "Karma phalena paricyate.." This is a very powerful argumentof logic to help one understand what happens by our actions. And if we are paying attention, we should understand what happened to the Original Magnificent 11-- in their personal lives-- what NOT to do for the rest of us. We all know what happened to these original ritviks who wouldn't take that order of Srila Prabhupada and Krsna and just be simple "representatives of the Acarya". No, they had to desire for more and more and as a result got less and less over a very short time. They were and some still are a great disturbance to Krsna so Maya has finished them off in various different ways. If we do not want to disturb Krsna then this means we want to serve Him in His Lilas by serving Him and His pure devotee Srila Prabhupada--favorably!!. So the devotees who are still left and in good standing (following the promises they all originally made) these devotees are NOT causing Krsna disturbance but in fact are giving Krsna great pleasure by their humble service and attitudes.This devotee association is desirable and will help us in our own spiritual development.Hare KrsnaDamaghosa das------------------------------ below our field of dandelion flowers before the first spring cut