Beware of Meclonoda partiesHanuman das
In this articles, we will analyze a new phenomenon in ISKCON, Meclonoda (MLEcha CLOTthes NOnsense DAnce) party.
Let’s be positive
It’s a free world, every individual is free to organise their wedding or any other party as they please. So, this guys had decency to do their nonsense outside of temple.
I am sure everybody on this party “had much fun”.
The philosophical side
Although it is possible to somewhat practice Krishna consciousness without much knowledge, it is a very risky thing to do because on the long run, Maya will surely win.
If we read Srila Prabhupada’s books, we can see that the goal of life is to become pure devotee of Krishna, the Supreme personality of Godhead. Majority of people are unable to approach transcendental devotional service because of being too much attached to sense gratification.
Out of all types of sense gratification, attachment to opposite sex is the greatest. Therefore, as Srila Prabhupada used to say, the goal is to “decrease the temperature”, not to increase it.
Therefore, in Krishna consciousness, we are cultivating divine life in the mode of goodness, and we are trying to avoid mode of passion. For that reason, we will find that we don’t organise half naked fashion shows (although there are some exceptions), and we don’t have celebrations where men and women dance together on stage. Primary role for men are to be responsible husbands, and primary role for women is to be chaste and shy:
Prabhupāda: …in the Dallas there is no problem. Educate the girls how to become faithful, chaste wife and how to cook nicely. Let them learn varieties of cooking. Is very difficult? These two qualifications, apart from Kṛṣṇa consciousness, materially they should learn. There are many stories, Nala-Damayantī, then Pārvatī, Sītā—five chaste women in the history. They should read their life. And by fifteenth, sixteenth year they should be married. And if they are qualified, it will be not difficult to find out a nice husband. Here the boys, they do not want to marry because they are not very much inclined to marry unchaste wife. They know it, that “I shall marry a girl, she is unchaste.” What do you think?
Prabhupāda: This is psychology. If woman is chaste, even though she is not very beautiful, she will be liked by the husband. So train them in that way = very chaste, faithful wife and knows how to cook very nicely. Other qualification, even they haven’t, that’s all right. And Kṛṣṇa consciousness is being trained up. Then there will be no difficulty. And boys should be first-class man. Then our Gurukula will be successful. What do you think? Am I right?“ (Morning Walk, July 10, 1975, Chicago)
ok? I hope I don’t have to point out that chaste woman never dances publicly on stage. I hope that is crystal clear.
New Govardhana farm congregation is obviously gradually advancing. Although this wedding is not ideal, we must understand that marriage between man and woman is much more advanced than homosex pujari couple on that farm who we had to deal with last year:
And it is definitely more advanced than girl hugging brahmacari we wrote about last week: