Bhakti Caitanya Swami drowns Radharani in flowersHanuman das
Today is appearance day of Srimati Radharani. For her pleasure, and for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada, we will expose deviation in form of concocted Deity worship ceremonies performed in ISKCON.
Let’s look at the description of the video on facebook:
Ok, they say this is called “puspa abhisek”. Only problem is that “puspa abhisek” doesn’t exist. It is concocted word that we found nowhere in Srila Prabhupada’s books, letters and lectures. We don’t find it anywhere if 4 bonafide vaisnava sampradayas.
What really exists is “pushya abhiseka”, but pushya abhiseka doesn’t have anything to do with throwing flowers on the Deities. Word pushya comes from month called “Push”, not from flowers.
Srila Prabhupada’s warning
It’s not that fake GBC body cares about instructions of Srila Prabhupada, they would ban this nonsense if they really cared, but nevertheless, we will quote what Srila Prabhupada says about concocted Deity worship ceremonies:
The greatest danger to our movement will come when we manufacture and create our own process for worshiping the deities. (Letter to Dhruvananda, 4/1/73)
Suppose here, in our temple, we have got some regulative principles. But if everyone says that “I can manufacture my own way of worshiping the Deity,” then what will be the condition?
It will be simply pandemonium. You see? So that is going on. Everyone is manufacturing a type of religion, meditation, without any reference to the authorized books. Śruti-smṛti-purāṇādi [Brs. 1.2.101]. Therefore, people are becoming atheists, no religion, no principles, and the whole world is in chaos due to this. So Rūpa Gosvāmī has forbidden. And in Bhagavad-gītā also it is said, yaḥ śāstra-vidhim utsṛjya vartate kāma-kārataḥ: [Bg. 16.23] “Anyone who does not give respect to the authorized śāstras, but he lives whimsically, according to his own way,” na sa siddhim avāpnoti, “Such kind of discovering new path of religious system, new path of this or that, he never gets perfection,” na sa siddhim avāpnoti, na sukham, “neither happiness. (Lecture SB 2.3.24, Los Angeles, 22/6/72)
The Deity worship should be done just in the way it was carried out in my presence. (Letter to Karandhara, 13/11/70)
Genuine guru Bhakti Vikasa Swami warns us about pushya abhiseka:
This deviation was initially started by pseudo-guru Radhanath Swami, and now we can see that is is spreading to Africa, let’s see who is GBC for Durban who allowed this nonsense. GBC zonal assignments for 2018 can help us:
And in this video, we can hear Kadamba Kanana Swami signing, he also shared in deviant video, so we will mark him as supporter of “puspa abhiseka” nonsense.
Krishna should be worshipped according to instructions by previous acaryas. But if you insist on remaining retarded and worshiping Krishna according to your own whims, Krishna mercifully allows you to do that creating “ignorant guru tattva” so that you can get initiated by ever-smiling guru who doesn’t have a clue about Deity worship.