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Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day

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vancha-kalpa-tarubhyas ca

krpa-sindhubhya eva ca

patitanam pavanebhyo

vaisnavebhyo namo namah


May this offering please the disciples of our Srila Prabhupada, His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on this Day of his Divine Disappearance, now celebrated on the wrong day by most, but celebrated none-the-less.


All Glories to Srila Prabhupada on his Disappearance Day. A bittersweet day indeed, sweet to remember him and Sri Krsna and how he lifted me from the gutter of ignorance so mercifully, bitter because of the tenacious and strident resistance on the part of myself and every devotee on this forum to take to heart that we are each supposed to be part of a cult, and who better than devotees to embody the transcendental manifestation of what is reflected pervertedly as a mundane cult. The cultic tendency of the mundane human being is to place, for pious or demoniac reasons, their own self or some other person at the center, it is called leadership. The Kings consult those they know are wiser, the Rogue goes deeply into false ego for more power and leads others who enjoy that path.


Ah, but when the attractive center of a cult is Sri Krsna Caitanya, now that is a Sankirtana Party.


But then the Bhakti Cult of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu went under ground, and was "lost" to each and every one of us envious God-rejecting westerners, until a handful of Krsna's maidservants came themselves and had mercy on us by sending their jewel like Senapati master in our midst, patita pavana Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacarya Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

He brought the invitaition to membership in Mahaprabhu's Bhakti cult, on the condition we keep the his instructions as our pole star. Remembering that we did not understand anything until he came, we can see His coming to us IS EXACTLY EQUAL TO SUPERSOUL HIMSELF assessing us and then instructing us so that we could then FOLLOW or REJECT the instruction. So if we accept, we get knowledge.

Just read the Gita text below where SP describes that Knowledge inspired by EITHER SCRIPTURE OR GURU is our inspiration to work. And next the CC purport where he claims sastra is the central litmus test for whether or not to accept a thing as genuine.

Who is telling us this? Why do we have faith that his telling us to keep sastra at the center is what we should do? Because we knew nothing about nada before he showed up to tell it AS IT IS. We never would have been speaking the following words to each other, unless we heard it from him first.

"If a spiritual master does not speak according to revealed scripture, he is not to be accepted."

He was the spiritual master telling us all these things we never knew, and instructing us for our benefit, and so we have built a small lexicon and have some taste and suddenly we need to check everything he told us against the scriptures he gave us?

A spiritual master DOES NOT SPEAK AGAINST revealed scripture, because anyone who does speak against scripture was certainly not a spiritual master to begin with, this is the point of that statement.

Unfortunately many twist this statement into the falsity that a spiritual master can suddenly become a self-aggrandizing abuser who concocts his own version to cheat others.

Similar to those who believe that one who is a bosom friend and servant of Sri Krsna can fall asleep and dream an almost neverending lucid nightmare that they are a donkey being beaten daily for some grass, a worm in stool, or some dumb white boy who thinks he knows something.

Finally, later in that same purport, he lays down the criteria for remaining outside of any mundane pretender cult of personality, Including One's Own, and be able to stay centered around the true incarnation of God, Sri Krsna Caitanya. The criteria to receive this ultimate benediction includes following the instructions of the acarya. Acarya instructions at the center = Mahaprabhu at the center. Kapeesh??


Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.


There are three kinds of impetus for daily work: knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower. The instruments of work, the work itself and the worker are called the constituents of work. Any work done by any human being has these elements. Before one acts, there is some impetus, which is called inspiration. Any solution arrived at before work is actualized is a subtle form of work. Then work takes the form of action. First one has to undergo the psychological processes of thinking, feeling and willing, and that is called impetus. Actually the faith to perform acts is called knowledge. The inspiration to work is the same if it comes from the scripture or from the instruction of the spiritual master. When the inspiration is there and the worker is there, then actual activity takes place by the help of the senses. The mind is the center of all senses, and the object is work itself. These are the different phases of work as described in Bhagavad-gita. The sum total of all activities is called accumulation of work.

Madhya 20 TEXT 352


prabhu kahe,--"anyavatara sastra-dvare jani

kalite avatara taiche sastra-vakye mani


prabhu kahe—Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said; anya-avatara—the incarnations in other yugas; sastra-dvare jani—one has to accept by reference to the sastras; kalite—in this Age of Kali; avatara—incarnation; taiche—similarly; sastra-vakye mani—one has to accept according to the description of revealed scriptures.


Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu replied, "As in other ages an incarnation is accepted according to the directions of the sastras, in this Age of Kali an incarnation of God should be accepted in that way.


According to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, this is the way an incarnation should be accepted. Srila Narottama dasa Thakura says, sadhu-sastra-guru-vakya, cittete kariya aikya. One should accept a thing as genuine by studying the words of saintly people, the spiritual master and sastra. The actual center is sastra, the revealed scripture. If a spiritual master does not speak according to revealed scripture, he is not to be accepted. Similarly, if a saintly person does not speak according to the sastra, he is not a saintly person. Sastra is the center for all. Unfortunately, at the present moment, people do not refer to the sastras; therefore they accept rascals as incarnations, and consequently they have made incarnations into a very cheap thing. Intelligent people who follow Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's instructions and the instructions of the acarya, the bona fide spiritual master, will not accept a pretender as an incarnation of God. In Kali-yuga, the only incarnation is Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Imitation incarnations take advantage of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The Lord appeared within the past five hundred years, played as the son of a brahmana from Nadia and introduced the sankirtana movement. Imitating Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and ignoring the sastra, rascals present themselves as incarnations and introduce their rascaldom as a religious process. As we have repeatedly said, religion can be given only by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. From the discussions in Caitanya-caritamrta, we can understand that in different ages the Supreme Lord introduces different systems and different religious duties. In this Age of Kali, the only incarnation of Krsna is Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and He introduced the religious duty of Kali-yuga, the chanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare HareHare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.







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Ananda bolo hari bhaja vrndavan, sri guru vaisnava pade majihya mana.


Gurudeva Patita pavana.


Or the day the earth danced like madmen. Disappearance and appearance are non-different. 11-14-77. Prabhupada moved from the dwindling biology form into the vibrancy of his disciples hearts.


This is what friends are for. Hare Krsna, ys, mahaksadasa

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