IGNORANCE, RUDENESS, LACK OF HYGIENE, BETRAYAL, MISMANAGEMENT AND HYPOCRISY! imp.v.2

There is one young and perhaps immature world wide religious organisation, the name of which I am going to keep a great secret. In that religious organisation, there is an aspiring member of the international board of directors, whose name I am going to keep a great secret as well. This man ( Yes, I can reveal that much: its a male, not a female, although there are females sitting on the international board of directors) has unsuccessfully cultivated this particular aspiration for many years. In that religious organization great devotees are honoured with the title “Bhakta” such as Bhakta Prahlada etc. etc……

So Bhakta X personally and privately owns one of the premises used and leased by this religious society as the main function premises in that particular city.

At least partly, He is also responsible for the colossal multimillion corporate land sale and land bungle and disaster. Whether any illegal activities have taken place during the sale of the land is still unknown. The land was sold quickly by the organization, at below costs-price, whereas successive owners thereafter pocketed legitimately millions of dollars of profit from the sale of the same land.

These types of proceedings are highly irregular and in stark contradiction to the very best interests of the said organization.

For the purpose of my article, let me present some of the basic doctrinal tenets of this religious organization.

1) God is the supreme owner and landlord of everything.

2) God is absolutely non-different from His authorized statue-representations. (“Statue-representations” is plural because God has got many different varieties of statue representations, just as He has thousands of names, including Allah and Jehovah.)

3) The constitutional position (dharma) of the living entity is to be servant of God.

Now if God owns my house, and everything else for that matter, and if I am servant of God, then how can I invite Him to my house and charge Him a fee for staying at my house? This is most foolish and contradictory!

I should instead be extremely honored that the great God, the supreme being in His authorized statue form, has accepted my invitation to stay at my house and employ my intelligence and wealth to serve Him and make sure He is well cared for and absolutely pleased with my presentation, so that He may be pleased to stay at my house for a maximum amount of time.

My house will then become God’s house, just as my body is the Lord’s temple as well. God in His expansion as the Supersoul lives in my heart at all times. No just my heart. He very kindly agrees to lives transcendentally in the heart of all living entities at all times, including dogs and pigs and others…. He is waiting for the day when we shall turn towards Him again and redevelop and cultivate our love for Him. In the present stage, we  have unfortunately turned our back to Him, just like a crazy and rebellious son rejects the connection with his well-to-do father.  Just imagine the benefits derived from closeness to God. It is not that I have been scheming for these benefits. But even if I did, its all right to scheme for God’s association, especially through the constant chanting of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra:

HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA

KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

HARE RAMA HARE RAMA

RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

I suppose my accountant will call them fringe benefits. They come automatically with the presence of God. I will then benefit from God’s “umbrella” and prestige, just like in the cold war times the European countries benefited from the nuclear umbrella of the powerful United States of America. Besides that God is also called Madhava, the husband of the Goddess of Fortune, Laksmi.

It is a kind of religious cheating as well. In Sanskrit it is called “kaitava dharma”. SB 1.1.2. It is firmly rejected by grantha raja Srimad Bhagavatam (SB) as a contaminated form of religion.

It is however not possible to cheat God!

To the cheater, God is the greater cheater, because He is supreme in all respects.

How can the servant demand and exact rental payment from the landlord? This is the world upside down! There is a confusion here about who is the servant and Who is the Lord and it needs to be eradicated!

Suppose I invite Prime Minister Turnbull to my house and out of his kindness he accepts my invitation.

But my hidden and actual plan and petty agenda is to charge Prime Minister Turnbull and his entourage for everything they do and require as soon as they step into my house. I am so hopelessly profit oriented that if I could, I would charge them for the air they breath in my house. It’s my house, it’s my air! Business as usual, right?

So the questions will then be: “What kind of a discourteous and stupid fool I am?”

“What will be the consequences for me for such an offensive behavior towards the best and leading man in the country?”

It will be a catastrophe and will have far reaching negative consequences for my own life!

The newspapers will publish plenty of derisible and sarcastic articles about my uncouth behavior.

This is the overall situation at this particular branch of this religious organization.

I have personally asked Bhakta X to please change this wrongful policy and breach of protocol. ”This is not going to happen.” was his final reply.

What can be done?

The future will show.

What is more is that the kitchen at this branch of this religious institution sits exactly on top of the septic tank. The septic tank concrete cover is right in the middle of the kitchen. YUK YUK YUK !!! And they cook a LOT. I mean a REAL LOT. They are known as the kitchen religion. Not sure whether this type of arrangement will satisfied X City Council’s food hygiene requirements. A case to be tested….. No wonder one gets immediate (with a few hours) gastroenteritis after taking one’s meal at some food outlets of this particular organisation. Over the year, I personally had this unpleasant experience several times, not less than at three different outlets of this particular organisation across the nation. To be followed…..

And what is absolutely intolerable is that the head of this particular branch obstinately quibbles and refuses to display a full set of constitutional books of the Founder in the main assembly hall, for everyone to consult freely. This is standard policy throughout the organisation.  But this particular individual strongly and stubbornly objects. Perhaps He plans to introduce his still non-existent own writings instead. If that is the case, let him go elsewhere and found his own organization. We don’t tolerate sedition. Neither do we tolerate those kind of corporate raiders. We fight them vehemently! Aggressors must be punished, as explained in Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, (BGAII), chapter 1, text 36. Any sane person,  with good common sense, in any organisation, would take the open and free display of the Founder’s constitutional writings for granted.

The Founder of the organization Himself absolutely insisted on the propagation of His writings in the hard copy book form. It is an open secret that the institution’s Founder  wants to see a set of His books in each and every home, what to speak of in His each and every establishments around the world!!! When someone employs one, one had better follow the directions of the owner of the concern; otherwise one is foolishly endangering one’s own position and future. This is especially true for someone in a leading position. Such attitude represents a kind of betrayal and deviation and would not be dissimilar to a leading politician, who openly defies the nation’s constitution and minimizes and disrespects the constitutional book itself: disrespects the book or disrespects the flag of the country for that matter. What will happen to him?

So far I have been unable to pinpoint the actual reason for such a grotesque refusal and opposition. It will be more than a mere clashes of ego, because his original plan was to have no bookshelf at all. He had to be repeatedly and firmly prompted over a long period of time to even purchase a bookshelf. It’s probably just plain ignorance, whence the title of this article. Or would it have to do with the books’ content? In those books there are some candid assertions by the Founder that in this organization not everyone is a devotee of God. Opposite number imposters are present as well and one should strictly ignore them.

The test for being a PURE DEVOTEE OF GOD is very simple. It is as follows. One must strictly follow the rules and discipline of Bhakti-yoga as enunciated by the Founder of this organisation.

That is:

One must rise from bed everyday no later than 4 AM.

One must chant the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra a minimum of 1728 times every day without fail, with the help of some counting device such as beads or tally counter. If one fails, one has a chance to make up the difference the next day, in addition to the regular 1728 daily mantras.

One must strictly follow the four regulative principles, which are as follows:

No illicit sex.

No meat, no fish and no egg eating whatsovever.

No gambling.

No intoxication of any kind including tea and coffee.

We are not saying that meat-eating devotees of God are not devotees of God. They are some kind of devotees. My own mother was a very good example. We are saying that meat-eating devotees of God cannot be PURE DEVOTEES OF GOD, unless we renounce this nasty and bloody (Meaning full of blood. This is not some kind of an offensive adjective!) killing of poor defenseless animals and meat eating business. All living entities are sons and daughters of God. How can one son or daughter claim the right to kill and / or eat one’s sisters and brothers? What kind of a son and daughter is he /she? The comsumption of meat is not only primitive but is definitely sinful!

The animal flesh eater will generally express disgust at the idea of eating human flesh. But if humans are just another species of animals, then we may clinically ask the questions:  “Why not eat human flesh instead?” “What is the difference?”At least from a theoretical point of view, there will be no difference. Other questions will follow such as: “ Who will be my next meal?” And finally we shall have to confront the more frightening question “Whose meal I am going to be next?” The poor animals are constantly facing this question:”Whose meal I am going to be next?” It is a fact however that the predator may be non-human in that case. It is also said that under extremely harsh conditions of war, soldiers sometimes eat human flesh to survive, the flesh of the dead fighters from one side or the other.

Sadly according to Vedic Shastra (Sanskrit scripture), this is what the world is coming too in some thousands of years. But please don’t worry. This is only one negative perspective. Everything is cyclic. The seasons are cyclic. Days and nights are cyclic. Weeks are cyclic. Birth and death are cyclic. Similarly, according to Vedic Shastra, the cosmic evolution is cyclic as well. After the current Kali-yuga age, the age of quarrel and hypocrisy, the golden age of Satya-yuga will automatically be ushered in again by arrangement of the supreme commander, Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The cycle will start fresh again by degenerating order: Satya yuga, Treta yuga, Dvapara yuga and Kali yuga, the current age, all up some 4 million something years. The important thing is to realize one’s existential position as confirmed in Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, (BGAII) 13.8-12: to develop “the perception of the evil of birth, death, old age and disease”. And consequently make a firm and determined plan to extricate oneself from this unpleasant situation. We are not these bodies. We are spirit souls. BGAII 2.12:” Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.” Our present prospects of happiness are about as ample as the prospect of happiness of a fish out of his natural environment: water. There is a fundamental dichotomy between our real spiritual identity and our present material atmosphere of existence. The solution of this dilemma is given in the books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder of the International Hare Krishna movement. It is given both in theory and in praxis. The better we follow His suggestions, the greater our success.

The process is called Bhakti-yoga and it is infallible. The question is: “How strong is our determination to achieve the designated goal?”

Here in Australia there is the surfing challenge, there is the marathon challenge, there are the iron person challenge and so many other challenges. We are presenting the PURE DEVOTEE OF GOD challenge. It is open to everyone. It looks deceptively easy, but “Although nondevotees declare that the path of bhakti, or devotional service, is very easy, they cannot practice it. If the path of bhakti is so easy, as the nondevotee class of men proclaim, then why do they take up the difficult path? Actually the path of bhakti is not easy. The so-called path of bhakti practiced by unauthorized persons without knowledge of bhakti may be easy, but when it is practiced factually according to the rules and regulations, the speculative scholars and philosophers fall away from the path. ” BGAII 7.3 P. Please take it up and you will be greatly and eternally benefited. Thank you very much.

“In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear.” BGAII 2.40

HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA

KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

HARE RAMA HARE RAMA

RAMA RAMA HARE HARE.

EPILOGUE.

We remember that when the great and enlightened Founder of this religious institution left his mundane family, the final trigger was his wife cashing in His holy books (SB) to enable her to purchase tea. When he learned about his wife’s misadventure, He simply uttered: “It’s the tea or me” and finally left his mundane family for the renounced order of life and execution of His glorious mission.

Similarly I am saying loud and clear to this communal family and especially to the leader(s) of the community:” No full set, no me.” I have indeed already implemented this policy. It is not only the leaders who are responsible. Every single members shares in the  responsibility for what happens in and to the community. So please anyone(s), stand up and take some proper initiatives on these issues. Thank you and Amen!

Om namah bhagavate vasudevaya.

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The endurance and tenacity of the GOPALS HARE KRISHNA RESTAURANT at Sherwood, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia under the leadership and supervision of HG Murari Chaitanya Prabhu (tkg) and family along with his team of dedicated workers.

The entire shopping centre has closed down. Everyone is gone during renovations. But not GOPALS HARE KRISHNA RESTAURANT, as you may judge by the pictureimg_2351 taken in late evening after sunset! GOPALS stands tall, alone and on top of things, a tribute to Murari Caitanya Prabhu’s endurance in his greatest welfare work of distributing KARMA FREE PRASADAM MEALS to the neighboring community. An example to follow!!!

I am also confident that this Krishna conscious venture will satisfied Srila Prabhupada’s anti bureaucratic requirements as per letter dated December 22th 1972 to Karandhar:

“Regarding your points about taxation, corporate status, etc., I have heard from Jayatirtha you want to make big plan for centralization of management, taxes, monies, corporate status, bookkeeping, credit, like that. I do not at all approve of such plan. Do not centralize anything. Each temple must remain independent and self-sufficient. That was my plan from the very beginning, why you are thinking otherwise? Once before you wanted to do something centralizing with your GBC meeting, and if I did not interfere the whole thing would have been killed. Do not think in this way of big corporation, big credits, centralization—these are all nonsense proposals. Only thing I wanted was that books printing and distribution should be centralized, therefore I appointed you and Bali Mardan to do it. Otherwise, management, everything, should be done locally by local men. Accounts must be kept, things must be in order and lawfully done, but that should be each temple’s concern, not yours. Krishna Consciousness Movement is for training men to be independently thoughtful and competent in all types of departments of knowledge and action, not for making bureaucracy. Once there is bureaucracy the whole thing will be spoiled. There must be always individual striving and work and responsibility, competitive spirit, not that one shall dominate and distribute benefits to the others and they do nothing but beg from you and you provide. No. Never mind there may be botheration to register each centre, take tax certificate each, become separate corporations in each state. That will train men how to do these things, and they shall develop reliability and responsibility, that is the point. I am little observing now, especially in your country, that our men are losing their enthusiasm for spreading on our programmes of Krishna Consciousness movement. Otherwise, why so many letters of problems are coming, dissatisfied? That is not a very good sign. The whole problem is they are not following the regulative principles, that I can detect. Without this, enthusiasm will be lacking. Even mechanically following, and if he gets gradually understanding from the class, he will come to the point of spontaneous enthusiasm. This spontaneous loving devotional service is not so easy matter, but if one simply sticks strictly to the rules and regulations, like rising early, chanting 16 rounds, chanting gayatri, keeping always clean—then his enthusiasm will grow more and more, and if there is also patience and determination, one day he will come to the platform of spontaneous devotion, then his life will be perfect. All of this I have told you in Nectar of Devotion. So I do not think the leaders are themselves following, nor they are seeing the others are following strictly. That must be rectified at once. Each centre remain independent, that’s all right, but the president and other officers must themselves follow and see the others are following the regulative principles carefully, and giving them good instruction so they may understand nicely why this tapasya is necessary. And GBC and Sannyasis will travel and see the officers are doing this, and if they observe anything lowering of the standard, they must reform and advise, or if there is some discrepancy I shall remove it. Of course, if new men are coming, they may not be expected immediately to take to our regulative principles cent per cent. Therefore we should not be so anxious to induce them to live in the temple. Anyone who lives in the temple must agree to follow the rules and regulations without fail. So if some new man moves in with us he may become discouraged if he is forced in this way. Therefore let them live outside and become gradually convinced in the class why they should accept some austerity, then they will live with us out of their own accord and follow nicely everything. It is very difficult to give up very quickly so many bad habits as you have got in your country, so educate them gradually, first with chanting, and do not be so much anxious to count up so many numbers of new devotees, if such devotees go away later being too early forced. I want to see a few sincere devotees, not many false devotees or pretenders.”

All glories to Murari Caitanya Prabhu’s service to Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtan movement! Let us all go there and have regular KARMA FREE PRASADAM MEALS and thus pave our way to Krishna conscious liberation along with chanting of

HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA

KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

HARE RAMA HARE RAMA

RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

All glories to Srila Prabhupada, the ultimate facilitator!

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THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS, ACRONYM ”ISKCON”, IS WILFULLY CORRUPTED! improved V. 2

THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS, ACRONYM ”ISKCON” IS WILFULLY CORRUPTED!

 

Devotees in particular and people in general please read me:

 

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, acronym ISKCON, is willfully corrupted!

 

Now you may say: “What a tall claim!”

Or you may think: “This is a false claim!”

 

I am saying and repeating it again. The real fact is that

“The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, acronym ISKCON, is willfully corrupted!”

 

Current rendition of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (BGAII) by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of ISKCON and Institutor of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, chapter 2, verse 5 represents an irrefutable proof of my claim. There may be other instances indeed. Please search and find them! When one cooks rice, the testing of one single grain will give a sufficient indication of the stage of advancement of the cooking.

 

For those who are new to this debate and controversy let me just remind us briefly that there are two competing and dividing versions of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad Gita As It Is in existence.

 

The current and official version two (V2) edition of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, also called “Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged”, mainly under the supervision of His Holiness Jayadvaita Swami, sannyasa disciple of Srila Prabhupada, replaced version one (V1), also called “Complete Edition”, in 1983. V 1 was originally introduced to the market in 1972 in New York, under the personal supervision of Srila Prabhupada, the translator and commentator, even though due to a very busy schedule as the overall overseer of his fledging ISKCON institution, he left a lot of the editing to his disciples assistants.

 

Some later comers individuals do not realize that there exists a version one (V1) of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. This is the effect of the time factor. May this article be sufficiently informative to inform them of the actual facts.

 

Over all version two (V2) of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, is in my humble opinion the better presentation. It is the best we have currently. Our gratitudes go to His Holiness Jayadvaita Swami for this achievement. That does not mean however that it is flawless and that version one (V1) is to be totally rejected. On the contrary, version one (V1) still has many superiorities over version two (V2). That may also mean that history glides toward a third and final version (V3) of Srila Prabhupada’s glorious Bhagavad-Gita As It Is.

Now let us examine the two versions of verse 2.5.

V1 reads:” It is better to live in this world by begging than to live at the cost of the lives of great souls who are my teachers. Even though they are avaricious, they are nonetheless superiors. If they are killed, our spoils will be tainted with blood.”

And V2 reads:” It would be better to live in this world by begging than to live at the cost of the lives of great souls who are my teachers. Even though desiring worldly gain, they are superiors. If they are killed, everything we enjoy will be tainted with blood.”

The main difference is the transformation of “Even though they are avaricious” into “Even though desiring worldly gain.” The main difference is in fact a difference in morality. The moral standards have dropped from high moral standards and shading to no morals standards and shading at all. Morality has been erased from BGAII V2, 2.5. THIS IS SYMPTOMATIC INDEED!!!

The question is: “Which version is correct? Is it V1 or is it V2?” To find the answer to that question, we have to study the history of the battle of Kurukhsetra. What brought about the terrible battle of Kurukshetra, just north west of New Dehli about 5000 years ago, a kind of a world war wherein millions of soldiers were slaughtered? Unlike today, in these days only soldiers were affected by war. War was kept away from residential cities and towns. The pious civilian population remained unaffected. We all know that the battle of Kurushetra was brought about by the illegitimate claims to world power by the physically and spiritually blind Dhritarastra and his sons, headed by the wicked Duryodhana.

Because their claim was illegitimate, they were not just after “worldly gain”. They were actually “avaricious”. Everyone is after worldly gain. Nothing wrong here. And there is plenty of worldly gain to be shared by everyone, as the Supreme Father Sri Krishna is perfectly able to maintain his innumerable children in 8 400 000 different bodily forms. But when we start coveting another person’s property, that’s when we develop the criminal mentality of a thief. We may say we become avaricious. This was the case of Dritarastra’s party. Therefore V1 is correct and V2 is morally corrupt in comparison! And whoever supports V2 is either foolish and / or morally corrupt as well! And BGAII 2.5 V2 will certainly engender further moral corruption. That means Srila Prabhupada purpose is lost and we are very seriously misguided and misled.

Besides that Srila Prabhupada Himself comments in 681125BG.LA:” This is another indication how superiors should be shown respect. Arjuna says, “Although they have become avaricious, still, they are my superior.” Avaricious, why? “They have got full affection for me. My grandfather Bhisma has got full affection for me. And Dronacarya, I am his very dear student so he has also my very affection… good affection for me. But because Duryodhana has paid them, he has accepted their service. Paid them. So avaricious. Simply for money, in spite of so much affection and intimate relationship, they have accepted the service of Duryodhana, counting on money. So therefore they are avaricious. But in spite of their being avaricious, they are my respectful.” This is respect. This is respect, that the respectful person who is my respectful, even there are some characteristics who does not command respect, still respect should be offered………”

 

If Srila Prabhupada would have found “avaricious” objectionable, He would have voiced His opposition, as He did with the former “cattle raising” of BGAII V1, 18.44, which by the way, the editors of BGAII V1 haven’t been able to correct even after forty years plus of editing!!! But He did not do so! On the contrary, he actually vibrated the word “avaricious” Himself about seven times in this context. Therefore BGAII V1, 2.5 is correct and the whole verse as it is, should be restored.

 

In conclusion, I may give an analogy in this respect: Current version two of BGAII 2.5 is like taking a fairly wide paintbrush, diligently dipping it into the pot of heavy and thick oil paint and then with one stroke brushing over Srila Prabhupada’s face. How authoritative is that? And above all how respectful is that to the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and Institutor of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust?

 

We therefore appeal herewith to the responsible members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and members of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust to make the appropriate changes without further delay and restore the original version of BGAII 2.5. Except for chapter five of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, there are others perverted passages in Srila Prabhupada’s book as well, yet to be unequivocally identified .

 

For example, in version two of BGAII, 16.7, word for word, a similar moral perplexity, impropriety and confusion has been willfully constructed. Chapter 16 of Bhagagavad-Gita As It Is is titled “The divine and demoniac natures.” It should also be noted that Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, speaks throughout verses 1 to 24 of chapter 16 without interruptions whatsoever. In other chapters, other parties such as Arjuna, Krishna’s friend or Sanjaya, Dhrtarastra’s secretary or even the old and blind Dhritarastra himself speak. But in chapter 16 only Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead speaks. He tries to convey to us condition souls with limited discrimination, what is to be done and what is not to be done, what proper actions are and what improper actions are. He tries to help us distinguish between the divine and demoniac natures.

In version one, we rightfully find “pravrttim” equals “proper action” and “nivrttim” equals “improper action”. But in version two “nivrttim” all of a sudden becomes “not acting improperly”. According to the logic that two negations become an affirmation, here in BGAII version two “nivrttim” becomes as good as “pravrttim”, meaning to say “improper action” becomes “proper action”. Now why would Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, as well as the Supreme Linguist use two different consecutive Sanskrit words to indicate exactly the very same thing? He simply wouldn’t. His intelligence is not entangled. Neither is He addicted to academic pedantry, as the editor seems to be.

 

So I repeat it again, all of a sudden improper action becomes proper action in version two of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. How can that be? In plain language: stealing becomes good, killing becomes good and raping women becomes good as well. Now my dear readers, I am asking you: “Can there be a greater perversion of morality than when improper action becomes proper action?” We all know the answer to that question. When we are being victimized by propaganda that seeks to make us believe that night is day and vice versa and that white is black and vice versa, then we shall have entered the era of total chaos. This is especially true if such false propaganda comes from those who wish to pose themselves as authorities. Fortunately this mistake is not reflected in the verse itself, which is identical in all respects to V1, 16.7:

“ Those who are demoniac do not know what is to be done and what is not to be done. Neither cleanliness nor proper behavior nor truth is found in them.”

But the purpose of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is is just the opposite of chaos. So is the purpose of Srimad Bhagavatam:

 

“krishne sva-dhämopagate

dharma-jnänädibhih saha

kalau nasta-drsäm esa

puränärko ‘dhunoditah

 

TRANSLATION

 

“This Bhägavata Puräna is as brilliant as the sun, and it has arisen just after the departure of Lord Krishna to His own abode, accompanied by religion, knowledge, etc. Persons who have lost their vision due to the dense darkness of ignorance in the age of Kali shall get light from this Puräna.” SB 1.3.43

 

It is therefore of utmost importance that Srila Prabhuada books be presented to the world as He intended them to be presented, and not the way some somewhat wayward editor has devised.

There is no doubt about it, such attempts to distort Srila Prabhupada’s message are criminal attempts. Such a double attempt to corrupt Srila Prabhupada’s message on morality is definitely demoniac itself as well. I would assume it is similar to attempting to pervert the course of justice, a serious and punishable offense. Let us therefore unite our energies and fight this type of perversion of transcendental literature in order to reestablish Srila Prabhupada’s intentions, a most noble cause indeed.  Simply by studying scrutinizingly and very deeply the person Srila Prabhupada, as well as the very prolific message emanating from His lotus lips, this purpose can be easily achieved! Jai Srila Prabhupada!!!

 

Hare Krishna and

Thank you!

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada’s appearance day.                                                                          Brisbane, Australia, February 16 th 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BUREAUCRACY, DIPLOMACY / POLITICS AND PROCRASTINATION. (BDPP)

 

We are fighting 3 things:

 

BUREAUCRACY.

 

“Regarding your points about taxation, corporate status, etc., I have heard from Jayatirtha you want to make big plan for centralization of management, taxes, monies, corporate status, bookkeeping, credit, like that. I do not at all approve of such plan. Do not centralize anything. Each temple must remain independent and self-sufficient. That was my plan from the very beginning, why you are thinking otherwise? Once before you wanted to do something centralizing with your GBC meeting, and if I did not interfere the whole thing would have been killed. Do not think in this way of big corporation, big credits, centralization—these are all nonsense proposals. Only thing I wanted was that books printing and distribution should be centralized, therefore I appointed you and Bali Mardan to do it. Otherwise, management, everything, should be done locally by local men. Accounts must be kept, things must be in order and lawfully done, but that should be each temple’s concern, not yours. Krishna Consciousness Movement is for training men to be independently thoughtful and competent in all types of departments of knowledge and action, not for making bureaucracy. Once there is bureaucracy the whole thing will be spoiled. There must be always individual striving and work and responsibility, competitive spirit, not that one shall dominate and distribute benefits to the others and they do nothing but beg from you and you provide. No. Never mind there may be botheration to register each centre, take tax certificate each, become separate corporations in each state. That will train men how to do these things, and they shall develop reliability and responsibility, that is the point. I am little observing now, especially in your country, that our men are losing their enthusiasm for spreading on our programmes of Krishna Consciousness movement. Otherwise, why so many letters of problems are coming, dissatisfied? That is not a very good sign. The whole problem is they are not following the regulative principles, that I can detect. Without this, enthusiasm will be lacking. Even mechanically following, and if he gets gradually understanding from the class, he will come to the point of spontaneous enthusiasm. This spontaneous loving devotional service is not so easy matter, but if one simply sticks strictly to the rules and regulations, like rising early, chanting 16 rounds, chanting gayatri, keeping always clean—then his enthusiasm will grow more and more, and if there is also patience and determination, one day he will come to the platform of spontaneous devotion, then his life will be perfect. All of this I have told you in Nectar of Devotion. So I do not think the leaders are themselves following, nor they are seeing the others are following strictly. That must be rectified at once. Each centre remain independent, that’s all right, but the president and other officers must themselves follow and see the others are following the regulative principles carefully, and giving them good instruction so they may understand nicely why this tapasya is necessary. And GBC and Sannyasis will travel and see the officers are doing this, and if they observe anything lowering of the standard, they must reform and advise, or if there is some discrepancy I shall remove it.” 721222let.Karandhara

 

POLITICS AND DIPLOMACY.

 

“And sato vritteh, dealing very straightforward. No diplomacy, no politics, no duplicity. That will not help. Sato vritteh. Vritteh, his profession should be very straightforward. No underhand dealings. Sato vritteh” 700802NP.LA

 

For Vaishnava there is no suffering, personally. But he is very much anxious, “How these rascals will be happy?” That is his business. “These rascals are misled. They are going astray, unhappy. So how they should be happy?” So that is Vaishnava’s business. So the Vaishnava, therefore, will have no politics. Politics means planning for one’s own happiness. That is politics. So in our society there should be no diplomacy, no politics. Everyone should be eager how to do good to others. That is Vaishnava. If he’s planning something, that “I shall be leader,” “I shall be doing something,” that is not Vaishnavism. That politics is not good. 740315MW.Vrn

 

PROCRASTINATION

BHAGAVAD-GITA AS IT IS 18.28

TRANSLATION

 

The worker who is always engaged in work against the injunctions of the scripture, who is materialistic, obstinate, cheating and expert in insulting others, and who is lazy, always morose and procrastinating is said to be a worker in the mode of ignorance.

 

PURPORT

 

In the scriptural injunctions we find what sort of work should be performed and what sort of work should not be performed. Those who do not care for those injunctions engage in work not to be done, and such persons are generally materialistic. They work according to the modes of nature, not according to the injunctions of the scripture. Such workers are not very gentle, and generally they are always cunning and expert in insulting others. They are very lazy; even though they have some duty, they do not do it properly, and they put it aside to be done later on. Therefore they appear to be morose. They procrastinate; anything which can be done in an hour, they drag on for years. Such workers are situated in the mode of ignorance.

 

 

 

 

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SRILA PRABHUPADA QUOTE OF THE DAY

And the whole world is problem for ordinary persons, but to us it is not problem. Because we see everything Krishna’s. If there is problem, it is Krishna’s problem. Why my problem? Krishna can know how to solve problem. So we have no problem practically. Krishna’s problem. Krishna will see to it. Just like Arjuna was encouraged that nimitta-mätram bhava savyasäcin. “You don’t worry about your victory. I have already arranged.” So we should have such faith and conviction and let us try. Let us do very sincerely and seriously. Then everything Krishna will do. I haven’t got to do anything. 690524SB.NV

 

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CELINE DION, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SING FOR KRISHNA.

 

Vyasapuja 2017 extract:

“There are seemingly mundane expressions of beauty that cannot fail to remind us of Krishna as per His words in Bhagavad-Gita As It Is 10.41:

 

yad yad vibhütimat sattvam

srimad ürjitam eva vä

tat tad evävagaccha team

mama tejo-‘msa-sambhavam

 

“Know that all opulent, beautiful and glorious creations spring from but a spark of My splendor.”

In this respect my other dream it to see the Canadian singer Celine Dion sing for Krishna, just as George Harrison sang “My sweet Lord” and others for Krishna. She has a very dynamic personality, is an excellent singer and has sung for Christ in the past. So why not sing for Krishna as well? Because of her wonderful God given talents, it will be a great success.”

CELINE DION, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SING FOR KRISHNA.

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FURTHER CONSIDERATION ON SRILA PRABHUPADA WORSHIP. Latest version 2

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Their Lordship Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda on the ISKCON rural community of Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA. Photo credit Avinash Prabhu.(Ph. D.)

It is a fact that the more we offend Srila Prabhupada in particular, as the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, and Guru in general and fail to follow Their instructions, the less They are going to be with us and the less Srila Prabhupada is sitting on the Vyasasana, even though with our gross senses we may see His murti sitting on the Vyasasana. These are natural inter-personal dynamics applicable both in the mundane and spiritual realm.

If you offend me, I would rather not find myself in your association if only to avoid further and more aggravated conflict. This is an example only! In other words, to leave the place of offence and the association of the offender is a passive but highly effective method of conflict resolution, which is a very popular and Kali-yuga relevant subject matter. This is confirmed in principle by Lord Shiva’s wife, Sati, in Srimad-Bhagavatam (4.4.17):
“If one hears an irresponsible person blaspheme the master and controller of religion, he should block his ears and go away if unable to punish him…..”

Lord Indra lost an important battle because he neglected his own Guru. If we neglect Srila Prabhupada or Guru and Their instructions, to the extend of our neglect, They will leave and neglect us in return and ultimately we shall become plain losers as well. Please beware!

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