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.
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?
When I first moved into an Iskcon temple I had already read Prabhupada’s Bhagavad Gita As It Is twice, as well as a few other of Prabhupada’s books. So when I first moved into the ashram and I started reading Radhanath Swami’s The Journey Home almost right away (like most new bhaktas these days it seems) I noticed that Radhanath Swami was praising various bogus gurus and yogis. I found this to be somewhat perplexing as Srila Prabhupada strongly criticized these types of people all throughout his books. I don’t remember asking anybody about this apparent contradiction between what Radhanath Swami was saying about these people and what Prabhupada says about these types of people, however I somehow or other came to the standard Iskcon approved understanding that The Journey Home is a preaching/introductory book and that Radhanath Swami’s intention when praising these pseudo-spiritualists is just to attract people to Krishna without upsetting them with strong criticism.
OK, we are going to break the first rule of ISKCON. The first rule is: Never criticize pure devotees when they are doing nonsense. This is very important because pure devotees feel uncomfortable if their nonsense is criticized. How will they proceed in doing nonsense if they are constantly criticized?(more…)
You thought that Sacinandana “Swami” who travels with his girlfriend Bhanu Nandini around the world was the most obvious deviation within Srila Prabhupada’s followers? You were wrong. In recent weeks, rtvik Madhu Pandit was able to steal “most retarded Prabhupada follower” award from Sacinandana Swami.
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