Very recently I had the privilege to exchange with two respected members of the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. I thank them very much for standing out of the crowd, coming forward and breaking OMERTA. Amazingly, my I-dictionary gives as origin for Omerta “Italian dialect, variant of umiltà ‘humility.” So we may conclude that there must be something good about Omerta, if it is related to humility. What struck me most is their automatic assumption that Jayadvaita is a “Vaishnava.” Does anyone who wears a dhoti, a kurta, kanthi mala, and tilak–he may even carry a danda–qualify as a Vaishnava? Is Vaishnava such a cheap thing? A dog can wear these. Does it make him a Vaishnava? Some dogs are excellently cared for by their masters, better than some humans treat their own children. You will not believe it if you haven’t seen it! But how would a dog carry a danda? He would have to constantly walk on his hind legs only. We cant expect this type of tapasya from a dog! It would be unreasonable. But it certainly would make him a proud dog! Obeisances Dog Das Goswami! Obeisances over and over again! Obeisances from the front, Obeisances from the back, Obeisances from left and right as well. In other words: Obeisances from all sides, just like in the eleventh chapter of BGAII 11.35 onwards, the Universal Form.
As we try to compliment them, some Sannyasis—we especially think of one respected Sannyasi, —surprisingly and openly declared: “I am a dog.” I certainly will not give a name, no, no and no! Are you disappointed in your Sannyasi envy? That’s just the way it will have to be. But that kind of frank and public remark about the state of a sannyasi’s own spiritual life, would rather draw respect because indirectly he admits publicly and frankly that he hasn’t reached the topmost state of sannyasa life, which is the Parama Hamsa state, but that he is honestly and strainingly trying his very best. There are four stages of progressive sannyasa life: Bahudak, Kutichak, Parivrajakacharya, and Paramahamsa. It’s all about the degree of freedom from sex life. Sex life are the so-called sweet-window-reinforced-iron-bars that keep us locked in the cell of this material world. Some of the lingerie shops are called “Hidden Delights,” in that respect. Ummmmmm, “Hidden Delights,”what a treat, some kind of supreme cheese cake,with cream and all! No treat you fool, another powerful trick by Maya! There is a Sankirtan Book Distribution true story about that. I’ll tell it another time. It happened to me in Victoria state.
Correlatively, freedom from sex life means liberation from this world. One is never completely free from the sex impression. SEX is not fundamentally BAAAAAAAAD, as some of us may have been inculcated since childhood under the Judeo-Christian system of ethics. In some countries the population reproduction rates are unsustainable. Is it because cheating sex is practiced on a large scale or is it because people are just so harassed by the struggle for existence that they want to forget about sex altogether? In Japan– a non-Judeo-Christian society– the latter seems to be the case. The sexual revolution may only be a direct reaction to the Judeo-Christian system of repressive sexual ethics. Bhagavad-gita As It Is 3.33 also asks the question: “What can repression accomplish?” or in the Sanskrit language “Nigrahah kim karishyati.” The answer will be “The tired, old and perhaps dying Judeo-Christian system of thought and ethics, it seems, has unwittingly produced a sexual revolution.” Powerful Material Nature– God or Krishna’s Nature indeed– has inbuilt and infallible systems of balance. These can not at all be altered even by the most powerful and simultaneously insignificant scientists.
It is debatable whether the Judeo-Christian ethics have not unwittingly produced such things as child molesting individuals (priests), whether they have not unwittingly produced pornography etc. One thing is clear. Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.11.19 advises: “It is better that prostitutes, (nowadays so-called more respectfully called sex workers) be available in the marketplace so that the sanctity of society can be maintained.” The chapter is called “Lord Krishna’s Entrance into Dvaraka.”:
varamukhyas ca sataso
WORD FOR WORD TRANSLATION
varamukhyah — well-known prostitutes; ca — and; satasah — hundreds of; yanaih — by vehicles; tat-darsana — for meeting Him (Lord Sri Krsna); utsukah — very much anxious; lasat — hanging; kundala — earrings; nirbhata — dazzling; kapola — forehead; vadana — face; sriyah — beauty.
At the same time, many hundreds of well-known prostitutes began to proceed on various vehicles. They were all very eager to meet the Lord, and their beautiful faces were decorated with dazzling earrings, which enhanced the beauty of their foreheads.
We may not hate even the prostitutes if they are devotees of the Lord. Even to date there are many prostitutes in great cities of India who are sincere devotees of the Lord. By tricks of chance one may be obliged to adopt a profession which is not very adorable in society, but that does not hamper one in executing devotional service to the Lord. Devotional service to the Lord is uncheckable in all circumstances. It is understood herewith that even in those days, about five thousand years ago, there were prostitutes in a city like Dvaraka, where Lord Krsna resided. This means that prostitutes are necessary citizens for the proper upkeep of society. The government opens wine shops, but this does not mean that the government encourages the drinking of wine. The idea is that there is a class of men who will drink at any cost, and it has been experienced that prohibition in great cities encouraged illicit smuggling of wine. Similarly, men who are not satisfied at home require such concessions as prostitution, and if there is no prostitute, then such low men will induce others into prostitution. It is better that prostitutes be available in the marketplace so that the sanctity of society can be maintained. It is better to maintain a class of prostitutes than to encourage prostitutes within society. The real reformation is to enlighten all people to become devotees of the Lord, and that will check all kinds of deteriorating factors of life.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 1.11.19
In fact, when properly used, understood and CONTROLLED, SEX is GOD, or Krishna. Krishna Himself confirms this fact in the Bhagavag-gita As It Is 7.11:
balam balavatam caham
kamo ‘smi bharatarsabha
Word for word translation. (“SYNONYMS” is very wrong)
balam — strength; bala-vatam — of the strong; ca — and; aham — I am; kama — passion; raga — and attachment; vivarjitam — devoid of; dharma-aviruddhah — not against religious principles; bhutesu — in all beings; kamah — sex life; asmi — I am; bharata-rsabha — O lord of the Bharatas.
I am the strength of the strong, devoid of passion and desire. I am sex life which is not contrary to religious principles, O lord of the Bharatas [Arjuna].
The strong man’s strength should be applied to protect the weak, not for personal aggression. Similarly, sex life, according to religious principles (dharma), should be for the propagation of children, not otherwise. The responsibility of parents is then to make their offspring Krsna conscious.
Ref. VedaBase => Bg 7.12
When Lord Shiva was provoked by Parvati, he immediately surrendered and thus Kartikeya was born. And where is the loss?
“Lord Siva was deep in meditation, but when Parvati agitated him for sense pleasure, he agreed to the proposal, and as a result Kartikeya was born.” Ref. VedaBase => Bg 2.62
Sex is the reproduction function of the species. It is strictly forbidden to be alone with a woman in a confined space, other than one’s own wife. If my memory is correct, Srila Prabhupada set such an example even in the company of His own sister, of all women! But the sex urge can be controlled. There are many examples of this glorious self-control within ISKCON and the whole Vedic system aims at this goal. Again I shall not give any names. That would be distasteful! You can analyze for yourself. Lord Brahma is very functional in his creation indeed. All schools of thought, like the Mayavada school of Sankaracarya for example, all except the school of bhakti-yoga– which is very strong or is “super-strong”–demands strict and uncompromising abstinence from sex life. The bhakti school, however, allows sex life under strict disciplinary control and regulations i. e. in duly married life and for procreation and not otherwise.
Here lies indeed the superiority of the bhakti school in the sense that, in expert hands, practically everything can be engaged in the Lord’s divine service, including the genitals, as well as atomic intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM with MIRVs) in the case where a demoniac godless state(s) threatens a more God or Krishna inclined state or states or culture, a war against an “axis of evil” in U.S. President George W. Bush own parlance, so to say. Of course, war should only be used as a last resort, when diplomacy fails completely, as was the case for the Battle of Kurushetra, 5000 years ago in India. Let us get back to our original subject matter.
And if a Sannyasi maintains this positive, frank, honest and progressive attitude through thick and thin, certainly Lord Krishna will reward him with the desired goal of Parama Hamsa, the supreme swan among men. And should that particular sannyasi happen to read this article and recognize himself, then I shall very hastily throw myself in the dust of his holy lotus feet and pay my humble obeisances to him and compliment: “Maharaja, your kirtans are truly out of this world, meaning they are truly Vaikuntha kirtans. Thank you so very much for giving shelter in that way!”
Let us not forget that according to Srila Prabhupada in Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.6.20, purport: “Sex life in the renounced order of life is THE MOST PERVERTED FORM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE.” There are eight different varieties of sex life from the subtle mental form down to the gross material platfom:
“So it is the bona fide process for breaking free from all kinds of material attachments. When one has firmly resolved that his only business shall be to take the order of the guru as his life and soul and to give up all kinds of considerations for bodily comforts, and for any kind of material arrangement, then it is allowed that a person may take sannyasa. The sannyasi has to be very strict in following the principles of strict avoidance of any kind of entanglement with women. This entanglement with woman is described by Sridhara Svami to come in eight different varieties, beginning simply with remembering, then going on to speaking about any kind of relationship, and seeing a woman with lustful eyes, and meeting in a secluded place, and discussing and making arrangement for a relationship, and making firm resolution, and eventually having some kind of relationship of sex life. The sannyasi must be very strict to avoid any kind of association of this nature, because such association can very quickly cause falldown.
Ref. VedaBase => Sannyasa and Harinama Initiations – March 16, 1976, Mayapur
There is however another kind of pseudo-Vaishnava, who is called Kali Cela. Perhaps the term was coined by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur who served as Chief Magistrate of the High Court in Puri, Odisha, a post that included honorary jurisdiction over the ancient temple of Jagannatha and also an avid student of world religions.
“This behavior is indicative of real Vaisnavas. When they saw that Rupa and Sanatana were fortunate enough to receive the mercy of the Lord, they were so pleased that they all congratulated the two brothers. A jealous person in the dress of a Vaisnava is not at all happy to see the success of another Vaisnava in receiving the Lord’s mercy. Unfortunately, in this Age of Kali there are many mundane persons in the dress of Vaisnavas, and Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has described them as disciples of Kali. He says, kali-cela. He indicates that there is another Vaisnava, a pseudo-Vaisnava with tilaka on his nose and kanthi beads around his neck. Such a pseudo-Vaisnava associates with money and women and is jealous of successful Vaisnavas. Although passing for a Vaisnava, his only business is earning money in the dress of a Vaisnava. Bhaktivinoda Thakura, therefore, says that such a pseudo-Vaisnava is not a Vaisnava at all but a disciple of Kali-yuga. A disciple of Kali cannot become an Acarya by the decision of some high court. Mundane votes have no jurisdiction to elect a Vaisnava Acarya. A Vaisnava Acarya is self-effulgent, and there is no need for any court judgment. A false Acarya may try to override a Vaisnava by a high-court decision, but Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that he is nothing but a disciple of Kali-yuga.”
Ref. VedaBase => Madhya 1.220
Now let us go back to BGAII V2, 10.42 purport:
“There is a Mission that regularly propounds that worship of any demigod will lead one to the Supreme Personality of Godhead or the supreme goal. But here in the Tenth Chapter, that idea is thoroughly discouraged. To completely eradicate this wrong idea, in this chapter Lord Krsna informs us that even the greatest demigods like Brahma and Siva represent only part of the opulence of the Supreme Lord. He is the origin of everyone born, and no one is greater than Him. He is asamordhva, which means that no one is superior to Him and that no one is equal to Him. In the Padma Purana it is said that one who considers the Supreme Lord Krsna in the same category with demigods — be they even Brahma or Siva– becomes at once an atheist.”
Ref. VedaBase => Bg 10.42
I was going to aim at Jayadvaita for censoring the word “logicians” in BGAII OT 2.27, purport. BGAII OT 2.27, purport, reads: “According to logicians, one has to take his birth according to one’s activities of life.” But that would be rather unfair to Jayadvaita, as the original culprit-censor is Hayagriva himself and that is quite disappointing and a discredit to him. Jayadvaita rubber-stamped the censure only. It is just as bad. Had he been an honest person, he would have restored the original text containing the words “According to logicians.” The point is: Neither of them likes logicians because logicians will unmask their masterful, manipulative, underhand and global deception and cheating. They knew it in advance. And it is happening now. AFTER EXACTLY 50 YEARS OF DECEIT AND CHEATING OR HALF A CENTURY OF DECEIT AND CHEATING FROM 1972 TO 2022, IT IS HAPPENING NOW! DOES THAT MAKE 1) JAYADVAITA, for inventing and composing the non-parampara fraudulent text, 2) THE BBT or The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishing house for producing the fraudulent book AND 3) ISKCON or The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, for globally mass-distributing the fraudulent book, DOES IT MAKE THESE THREE ENTITIES THE WORLD’S CHEATING and DECEPTION CHAMPIONS? I AM CONFIDENT THEY WILL CERTAINLY GET THEIR MENTION IN THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS BOOK! The rot goes further indeed because other well placed Prabhupada key-words such as engineer (4.13), time serving mentality (7.16 p.), imaginative brain (7.15), transcendental performances (7.19p), “modes” in “modes of devotional service” (9.14), ” LAZY’ in BGAII 10.7, purport, subversive (6.10) and “industrialists” 10.36 have all been unceremoniously censored for no legitimate reason. The illegitimate reasons are mischief and rascaldom. This represents both treason to Srila Prabhupada and deception of the whole world and requires appropriate countermeasure. I have written to the Minister of Justice about this. Let us see what will ensue. But if appropriate action is not forthcoming, it will have to go to NON-ISKCON courts of law. Deceit of that magnitude calls for appropriate sanctions. I have further documented these editorial deceit matters in my article: https://krishnaculture.org/2021/11/27/bhagavad-gita-as-it-is-an-ongoing-comparative-analytical-study-of-srila-prabhupadas-original-transcript-bgaii-ot-and-both-the-1972macmillan-edition-bgaii-v-1-and-current-offici/
These 6 sentences give us the key to Jayadvaita’s real identity. Please let me explain. Out of four parties, Jayadvaita is the only one to capitalize the “Mission” for demigods. BGAII OT, 10.42 reads: ” There is a regular proponent of mission to advertise that one can worship any form of demigods and that will lead one to the Supreme Personality of Godhead or the Supreme Goal.” In BGAII V1, 10.42, Hayagriva Prabhu wittingly avoids the word “mission” altogether. And BGAII V3, 10.42 will have the word “mission” with a small “m” because it is found in BGAII OT. This cannot be avoided. Now, why do we capitalize? We capitalize to show respect. And we capitalize to show even more respect. So Jayadvaita here shows more respect to the demigods than to Vishnu, where he begrudges a capital “Who” when referring to Him, Vishnu. The last sentence of the six gives us the conclusion: “In the Padma Purana it is said that one who considers the Supreme Lord Krsna in the same category with demigods — be they even Brahma or Siva– becomes at once an atheist.” Jayadvaita does not put Vishnu and the demigods in the same class. He is far worse. Through his actions, he places the demigods even above Lord Vishnu. That means he is super-atheist and he may be stupid enough not to realize this fact himself about himself, I dont know, but in any case
JAYADVAITA IS A SUPER ATHEIST
JAYADVAITA IS A SUPER ATHEIST
JAYADVAITA IS A SUPPER ATHEIST
There is no other possible conclusion. Can anyone fail my logic?
That means also that ISKCON is misled and gives allegiance to a BGAII version edited by a super-atheist.
That means also that, if not careful, at least theoretically, the members of ISKCON are on their way of becoming super-atheists themselves by the magical power of powerful association. They are certainly heading in the wrong direction.
“May Lord Krishna kindly intervene to correct the tangential trajectory of ISKCON,” will be my only prayer.
OM TAT SAT
PS: There is one more funny and symptomatic thing going on. I am 100% sure that I have read somewhere the passage where Srila Prabhupada pronounces the following words: “We don’t blow on boils, we slash them with a knife.” The medical technical term is “lance” as in “lance the boil of corruption.” As far as I can remember Srila Prabhupada was in Hari Dvara or Hrishikesha and talking to a yogini Ashram leader. But I can not find or remember the source. It is not to be found in Vedabase either. Neither does Hari Sauri Prabhu, Srila Prabhupada’s gloriously longest-serving personal servant remember this occasion. Nor does His Grace Sruta Kirti Das. So where is that passage from? Dear reader, if you have the answer to this enigma, please inform us and you will become the recipient of ten virtual gulab jamun or perhaps more if required :):):)
There is no need to fear as today’s dental and medical techniques are mostly painless. I shall be at the dentist myself in exactly four hours and forty minutes. This is my fourth visit over the last couple of months and the final result will be excellent. There may be a little pain afterward because extractions, more than just repairs, are quite serious interventions in the normal functioning of the body. And it never ends. After a certain age, the body deconstructs itself slowly and progressively. This is natural. As a matter of yardstick, Srila Prabhupada says:
“Kaumaram means the age up to fifteen years. The age up to fifteen years, that is called kaumara. And after fif…, from sixteen years, so upwards, say up to forty years, one is youth. And then, after forty years, one becomes old. This is the process of this body”
Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 2.13 – March 11, 1966, New York
Kaumara means from five years to fifteen years. From sixteenth year, one becomes…, one’s youthfulness begins, say, up to forty years. Then middle age up to sixty years. Then after sixty years, one is old. This is the definition of different ages.
Ref. VedaBase => Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.6.1 – June 12, 1968, Montreal
One last piece of advice: Please keep Srila Prabhupada out of this controversy. His Divine Grace is totally transcendental. I do think though that we ought to use capital letters when referring to Him, the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON on the principles enunciated in the second last stanza # 7 of Sri Sri Gurvasataka:
uktas tatha bhavyata eva sadbhih
kintu prabhor yah priya eva tasya
vande guroh sri-caranaravindam
7) The spiritual master is to be honored as much as the Supreme Lord, because he is the most confidential servitor of the Lord. This is acknowledged in all revealed scriptures and followed by all authorities. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is a bona fide representative of Sri Hari [Krsna].
Ref. VedaBase => Sri Sri Gurv-astaka
I suppose this would have to apply to all ISKCON gurus irrespective of their Ashrams, except for Jayadvaita, whose future “whereabouts are unknown.”
This expression “whereabouts are unknown” or “gupta-bodha,” comes up only once in Vedabase, besides numerous Vyasapuja offerings. It is, as always, a very elegant phrase by Paramahamsa Srila Prabhupada and was consequently very much in vogue in the older days of ISKCON, as evidenced by these older Vysapuja offerings.
“They warn the kurari not to expect Krsna to hear her lamentation and show some mercy. In case the kurari might think that Krsna is sleeping with His queens, they deny this by saying that He is gupta-bodha: His whereabouts are unknown to them. He is out in the world somewhere this night, but they have no idea where to go looking for Him.”
Ref. VedaBase => SB 10.90.15
I have discovered it here: https://krishnaculture.org/2020/05/04/the-importance-of-chanting-16-rounds-minimum-of-hare-krishna-maha-mantra-daily-as-set-by-srila-prabhupada-the-founder-acarya-of-iskcon-and-founder-of-bbt-and-btg-which-will-take-about-2-hours/ in a Prabhupada conversation related by His Grace Nanda Kumara Prabhu.