Here is another classic example of what happens when people who are inspired by Srila Prabhupada’s books discover my website. They start sharing the good news.
Look at this video, o my God, Srila Prabhupada looks angry.
Ok let’s establish some Vaishnava epistemology: Kirtan is a sacrifice of one’s time and energy that is meant only for the pleasure of Krishna. Ideally, the motivation to do kirtan should be purely for the pleasure of Guru and Krishna, but we all have material desires and false egos too, I get it. However one should not knowingly exploit Krishna, whether in the form of His Names, Deity, etc. For example in India, we find caste “goswamis” making a living by showing the Deities installed in their family temple and taking payment for darshan in the form of donations from pilgrims. Thus the temple becomes their personal storefront and the Deities are like zoo animals that they show off to the public for a fee (Krishna forgive me for even repeating such an offensive thing). These “caste goswamis” may be devotees, however, we can presume by their grossly exploitive attitude toward Krishna that they are neophyte devotees, or “mundane religionists” as Srila Prabhupada called these types of people.
I didn’t have so much fun recording a video for quite some time.
Radhanath baba’s mayavadi crew continues to push mundane tourism through ISKCON channels.
So this Jai Uttal guy is a big big famous Mayavadi nonsense kirtaniya rockstar. I’m sure that most of us have heard of him. He feels the bhakti when he chants demigod mantra kirtans, he feels the bhakti when women throw themselves at him (because he’s a rockstar), he feels the bhakti when he is at the beach, watching T.V., and so on and so forth.
Did you know that chanting on japa was introduced by Vasco da Gama, Caitanya Mahaprabhu picked it up from him? Read on.
Today, we are talking about “guru approvers”. If you are a believer in the Corporate ISKCON fairytale, then you surely know that in order to go Back to Godhead, you need to become a disciple. And in order to become a disciple, you must find a guru. But, who is a guru?