Astounding differencesHanuman das
Do you remember varna asrama? Well, if you are reading Prabhupada’s books, you surely remember that word, since something regarding varna-asrama is mentioned every 10 to 15 pages in Prabhupada’s books.
But the interesting thing is to notice the astounding difference how various Prabhupada’s disciple approach this topic.
Bhakti Raghava Swami just publish varna asrama android app and accompanying video:
You can android app here.
Besides Bhakti Raghava Swami who is pushing varna-asrama. Bhakti Vikasa Swami is also establishing vedic villages such as Nandagram village:
Important difference is that, this time, varna asrama is established in a proper way, there is no twisted gurukula setups which existed before in ISKCON, where children would stay on the “farm”, while their parents would travel arounds selling incense and baseball caps (New Vrindavan deja vu) to earn money for fake guru who was living in illusion of doing Prabhupada’s work. Rather, parents take care of the cows and agriculture and live together with children.
Additionally, essential aspect of varna-asrama culture is gender segregation and different roles for men and women as explained in the book “Mothers or masters”. Gender segregation and different social roles for men and women is what Prabhupada called “rising above cat and dog level”.
The dark side
From the other side, varna-asrama preaching is virtually non-existent in preaching of majority of fake guru-list gurus.
For example, Radhanath baba’s version of varna-asrama, is that you stay in the city, develop your career, and then, when you get tired by working like na ass, you go to varna-asrama village, Govardhana eco-village, which is nothing else than a tourist resort, and there you practice yoga with girls and brahmacaries. 😀 😀 😀
Although majority of people are not interested in varna-asrama, nevertheless, we must preach about it, because Prabhupada had a plan to establish new civilisation based on spiritual principles. And if we don’t preach about varna-asrama, it will never happen. And, of course, many people are also not interested in preaching about 4th regulative principles, but still, we must preach about it, because, if we don’t, we end up having a Saibaba-like society on a cat and dog level.
But such preaching can’t happen in society where leaders are corrupt sannyasis with female secretaries, such as Sacinandana baba.